LUXURIOUS, ARTISTIC, DESIGNER CARRIAGE HOUSE - 5 MIN TO GASLAMP, 10 MIN TO BEACH

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Bedrooms 1
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LUXURIOUS, ARTISTIC, DESIGNER CARRIAGE HOUSE - 5 MIN TO GASLAMP, 10 MIN TO BEACH

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House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Make your vacation unforgettable by staying in a spacious, newly remodeled historic Carriage House located in the most desirable area of San Diego, the historic Mission Hills District.

Originally built in 1913 as a building for the horse carriage and caretakers family, this wonderfully inviting home was remodeled by a local architect/design team to include the finest of luxury modern living while capturing the artistic detail using period antiques and custom artwork. This spacious one bedroom/one bath home is perfect for artists, writers, world travelers or anyone who appreciates a home that is itself a living work of art. All of the amenities have been carefully planned and selected for your comfort. Features in this home include a king sized signature HEAVENLY BED and HEAVENLY PILLOWS purchased directly from the Westin, hardwood floors, exquisite linens, gorgeous raised mahogany wood beam ceilings, French doors, restored antique decorative doors, soothing water feature, custom lighting imported from Morocco, flat screen TVs, mood lighting, WIFI, Internet Ready Blue Ray player which allows you to access your personal HuluPlus or Netflix account, IPOD docking station, custom walk-in closet, an additional sitting room with incredibly comfortable chairs for reading or watching TV, separate laundry area with washer/dryer, central heat/air conditioning, and professionally designed landscaping including organic herbs for cooking. The kitchen is set-up for anyone who loves to cook including heavy-duty cooper pots and pans, basic spices, gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The large outdoor deck is completely private and has lighting on timers with an outdoor gas BBQ grill, accentuating it as a wonderful space for outdoor dining all year round.

But the best part of all is, the owners of The Carriage House are passionate about helping horses and believe in respecting the circle of life for the horses that once lived on the property therefore 10% of all proceeds will be donated to non-profit horse rescues.

THINGS TO DO:

Choose from some of the best restaurants in town, less than one mile away.

Walk three blocks to The Mission Hills Nursery, the oldest plant nursery in San Diego established in 1910.

Take a five-minute cab ride to Old Town for authentic Mexican food.

Stay in and read or watch TV in bed to the peaceful sound of the water feature or the silence of the majestic old trees.

Join the famous Mission Hills Garden Walk and meet new people while getting a first hand tour of this architecturally unique and affluent neighborhood.

Open the numerous windows and doors in the sunroom to create a feeling of being outdoors yet inside reading or watching TV.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the English pub table or dine outdoors on the spacious deck under the stars.

Venture just four miles away to the famous downtown Gaslamp district where you will find entertainment, theater, live music, movies, shopping, and internationally acclaimed restaurants

Walk just a few block for morning coffee at the local bakery/coffee shop and stop to shop for gifts, get a massage, take a yoga class or pick up some food items at the neighborhood market on your way home.

Throw the beach towels in the car (supplied) and drive ten miles to the beach. At the end of the day you get to come home to a spotlessly clean quite house away from the crowds.

And of course, don’t miss the opportunity for food, music, and local produce at the Mission Hills Farmer’s Market every Wednesday. Experience local San Diego.

Keywords: Private House, Retreat, Charming, Boutique, Horses, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, San Diego, University Heights, Del Mar

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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We feel so blessed to be the owners of The Carriage House. Originally we set out with a goal of buying a vacation home to create a reliable stream of revenue for horse rescues. We couldn't believe it when we found an actual Carriage House. Most of these homes that used to hold the horse carriage and caretakers family have been torn down. Despite our full time, sometimes hectic jobs, we love meeting guests who stay at The Carriage House and have made lifelong friends. We feel like its not just us giving back to the horses but all of our guests who are part of this team. For those interested, we send letters with follow up stories on all the horses helped through donations of The Carriage House. What could be better than staying in an amazing place and helping rescue animals.

The Carriage House is influenced by our extensive travel and experience staying in boutique hotels. Being in Mission Hills, the most prominent area of San Diego, was a bonus for us when we found the property. We take walks when we are on vacation and loved the fact that our guests can stroll along under hundred year old trees. For us, the place we stay on vacation is part of the experience therefore no detail can be too small. Artistically, the Carriage House decor is focused on a modern worldly feel so that guests from all over the world will feel comfortable. This property is an important part of our goal in creating a reliable source of revenue for the purpose of saving horses. Your stay in The Carriage House directly benefits the lives of horses by providing hay, shelter, and medications. The fact that this home was originally a Carriage House, which held the carriage and was a living area for the caretakers makes it even more special to us. Our hope is that our guests return home from their vacation with their own Carriage House story to tell.

What we love about this place is how centrally located it is. It is literally close to everything. At the same time though, you get to get away from the hustle to your own oasis in a quite neighborhood. Walk to the local shops and have coffee. You'll find great restaurants less than one mile away. Actually our favorite restaurant in San Diego is called the Red Door and is so close you hardly need the car. Looking back, we used to sit at this restaurant and, over a few glasses of wine, discuss how we could start a business to fund horse rescues. I guess this house right around the corner was listening!!!!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
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Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412455vb
619-851-8884
Mission Hills San Diego County
5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5
From the minute we saw this listing on vrbo, we knew this was the place for us! The photos are exactly what you'll find (and sometimes, this is not the case), so we were more than thrilled when we arrived to find this charming, creative gem of a cottage to be exactly what we'd hoped! Susanne's attention to detail not just in upscale amenities and the decor (which are fabulous!!!) but in her attentive way she responds and follows up (you truly get the sense she genuinely cares about the details, needs and comfort of her renters!). The cottage is located in a very beautiful, quiet, residential neighborhood and we felt very safe and very much at 'home'...perfect, just what we wanted/needed! Know, that it is a cozy, intimate place, yet still gives you a few spaces to have some privacy. We were also amazed at how centrally located the cottage was as well, so driving to various parts of town were quick and easy. The other piece that caught our attention is Susanne's passion for her horses and the awareness she brings to their cause! We are happy to know that we are able to participate. Thank you Susanne + Elizabeth for opening up your lovely cottage to strangers and making us feel 'at home' and like 'old friends'! ;) L+A
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure meeting you both! Having such wonderful guests as yourselves is our joy. Really appreciate your time to write a review! Thank you so much for mentioning the horses, it's our passion and our carriage house is a reflection of truly caring.
business
Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412455vb
619-851-8884
Mission Hills San Diego County
Houston, TX
5

PERFECT COTTAGE IN THE HILLS

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing and cozy home! We loved the subtle and classy decor, showing the love of horses, San Diego and all-around world charm! This was our first time to use a vacation rental instead of a hotel, but we are hooked! The personal note, bottle of fantastic red wine, the fully equipped kitchen, outdoor deck area and the comfortable interior just made us feel like we were at a 2nd home! The owners are amazing and have put a lot of work and money into this perfect cottage in Mission Hills. We were truly just minutes away from everything in San Diego. We can't wait to come back again and again!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure meeting you both! Thank you for the awesome review! Really appreciate having wonderful guests! Thank you for taking good care of our cottage.
business
Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412455vb
619-851-8884
Mission Hills San Diego County
5

WONDERFULLY PEACEFUL!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this lovely home for over a week and absolutely LOVED it! The home is fabulously appointed and all our needs were exceeded. The bed, linens, furnishings and amenities are all top of the line. The owners were very attentive and even adjusted to a last minute change of arrival time and accommodated us with no qualms. Their passion for rescuing horses is tremendous and only added to the quality of our stay knowing that our $ was doing something so positive.
The neighborhood is a little slice of heaven in an otherwise busy city and provided us with a beautifully peaceful place to wind down after busy days. The house has a loving, cocooning quality to it that you cannot find in any hotel. We will stay there EVERY time we come to San Diego from now on and suggest it to all our family and friends.
There are so many things to do so close by that walking there is simple. Just a short drive away are parks, museums, historical areas of interest and the ocean. It would take weeks to see it all. The weather was perfect the entire time and can't be beat!
This is a perfect place for a honeymoon, couples looking for a getaway, singles looking to rejuvenate, or a small family. The pics of the property are exactly what you will find. A treasure for travelers and peace for the soul.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to meet you both! Thank you for the great review! Truly appreciate our guests and there attention to detail. Thank you for taking wonderful care of our paradise. Awesome that you mention our with horses.
business
Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412455vb
619-851-8884
Mission Hills San Diego County
San Anselmo, CA
5

WONDERFUL RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
It is the perfect location and a wonderful quiet retreat. Susanne and Elizabeth have thought of everything down to the last detail. You will enjoy your stay at Carriage House.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Truly a joy meeting you both! Thank you for the wonderful review. See you next time in San Diego.
business
Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412455vb
619-851-8884
Mission Hills San Diego County
5

GREAT HOUSE IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time staying here. Owners are incredible with wonderful intentions for providing a great house for travelers while also doing rescue work for the horses. The house is really amazing with everything you could possibly need. The owners really thought of everything. The location is also really incredible. Very quiet and pleasant neighborhood which is very accessible to a lot of restaurants and a little over a mile walk to the trolley which will take you into town. We will be back.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to your next stay with us. Really appreciate that you mention the horse rescues. Pleasure meeting you both!
business
Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412455vb
619-851-8884
Mission Hills San Diego County
5

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED AND CREATIVE/EFFECTIVE USE OF SPACE

  • 5 of 5
The attention to detail in this authentic carriage house makes for a truly pleasant and comfortable stay. We spent three nights and found we had room for everything and were lacking for nothing. Mission Hills is a wonderful charming and quiet residential neighborhood (in fact we were looking for a home to buy in Mission Hills while we were there), We were close to the tennis courts, Balboa Park and the Zoo and the Beach. The owner did a great job of providing us with information on restaurants and things to do and specific and helpful directions on how everything in the carriage house worked. We appreciated the thoughtful additions like a bottle of wine and treats to munch on. The outdoor courtyard is lovely and private. We would definitely stay there again. I am also a lover of horses and support horse rescue. I am delighted that our rental helped to support a cause dear to my heart.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Pleasure meeting you both! Really appreciate you taking in all the attention to detail. We put our heart and soul into our home and rescuing horses. Thank you for your great review!
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Additional information: Location By Downtown, Old Town, Hillcrest and Ocean Beach.

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Mission Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,390
 
 
2014 Comic Con
Jul 23 2014 - Jul 27 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
2014 Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$690
Flat fee
 
 
2014 Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
2014 Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 28 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
2014/15 New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.05%
Notes Cancel anytime within 60 days and receive 100% refund no questions asked. Cancel within 30 days and receive a 50% refund or credit towards your next booking.
***Holiday and Special Events rates apply**
In order to confirm this reservation we require 50% of the total rental amount, and the remaining 50% 30 days prior to your arrival. Security deposit or Damage Protection Policy is required.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mission Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
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