The home is a charming early Twentieth century Craftsman (circa 1915) that has a usable front porch with seating and and spacious back yard area complete with a gas grill, shaded patio seating and herb garden (Mint, Chives, Basil,Thyme, Savory). Part of the joy of not staying in a hotel is doing your own cooking (for some people at least). An amazing Sunday farmers' market 4 blocks away in Hillcrest, grocery shopping (Trader Joe's, Ralph's, Sprouts market) are all within walking or biking distance (we have 2 bikes available to use as part of the rental). But when you are not interested in cooking, there are several great restaurants just 2 blocks away!
Each of the two bedrooms has its own queen bed. There is a pull out couch/ futon in the living room as well as an available portable single bed if necessary.
A gas assisted wood burning fireplace in the living room provides a little extra warmth and coziness for when the temperatures drop in San Diego (Yes, the temps do drop here on occasion) . An AC unit and a whole house fan allows guests to keep cool when the weather heats up.
We also have the home outfitted with a flat screen LCD TV with cable TV programming as well as Netflix and many other Roku channels in addition to an included WiFi network for internet access for our guests.
When you are ready to fire up the gas grill, it will be ready and waiting.
For any tiny vacationers, we have a pac-n-play, infant tub, highchair and toys.
We are proud to feature original art throughout the house from a local artist.
Please also note that we have recently converted the home to a VRBO in August of 2013 and therefore we do not have an abundance of traveler reviews touting the home and its charm and amenities. You can be assured that we will strive to make your stay an enjoyable one. Thanks for looking.
Our family purchased the home as a rental property in 2009, knowing that it would be easy to find great tenants for the property in this popular neighborhood. We recently decided to remodel and turn it into a vacation rental. The location is perfect for out-of-towners in love with (or ready to fall in love with) San Diego. We certainly have enjoyed living in SD both when we were young and single, then as a dating couple, and now raising our kids here.
University Heights is full of quaint restaurants and cafes, close to Hillcrest, the downtown/Gaslamp, little Italy, high-end shopping in Mission Valley, Balboa Park, the Zoo, playgrounds, free summer concert's in the neighborhood park, Petco park and beaches. The US/ Mexico border is approximately a 30 minute drive from the home.
- Amenities for babies (see above)
- Herb Garden
- 2 Bikes included in rental
- Gas BBQ
- Walking distance to FUN
-easy bike ride to Hillcrest shopping (Ralphs & Trader Joes)
University Heights is a neighborhood located in Central San Diego. It is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hillcrest and North Park. There are a number of restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and other eclectic businesses within walking distance of our home. University is centrally located and allows visitors to explore the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park to the immediate South. The larger commercial district of Mission Valley sits in the valley below University Heights and the beaches (Ocean and Mission) are a short 15 minute jaunt to the west. Downtown San Diego and all it has to offer, is a short ten minute drive to the Southwest.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
|Discounts: 6 nights or more: $170 Nightly; 15 nights or more: $155 Nightly|
|cleaning fee||$85.00 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$49.00|
|For any group with a 6th person, We will add $25 per night to the rate determined by the length of stay by that group|
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