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Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach

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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015
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Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Mission Hills House Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About The Owner

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.

Why The Owner chose Mission Hills

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 makes this house unique

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!!!!

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 56 traveler reviews

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Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
Boise, ID
5

Terrific, terrific!

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House was an oasis after a long, gray, dry winter in southern Idaho! The accommodations were wonderful and the location superb. We walked extensively around the neighborhood and thoroughly enjoyed it, as there are many wonderful historic homes in beautiful, quiet settings. We will never stay anywhere else in San Diego!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Stay here

  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for a more ideal place to stay. The location is unbeatable , the accommodations perfect and Susanne (the owner) a pleasure to work with. Every detail was well thought out. From the linens and towels to the decor to the comfort of the bed. She included a welcome package with restaurant recommendations and places to see. I cannot recommend this house highly enough and I have stayed at many first class accommodations. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicag, IL
5

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at this beautiful cottage. Susanne (the owner), was kind enough to allow also our daughter to stay for two of the nights. She provided us with a camping cot which worked beautifully. The decor in this little home is fascinating and spot on with the horse theme. The neighborhood is unforgettable. The peace and quiet was amazing. I also need to mention that she refunded our damage deposit instantly. Everything was perfect. Can not wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denvre Co
5

Visit with the Grands

  • 5 of 5

We chose the Carriage House because of it's location to family and because it looked so charming in the pictures. We found it much better in person and were so happy with the delightful house. It is on a quiet street with easy parking and just minutes away from restaurants, grocery stores and fun shopping. The house is well equipped for cooking, although we didn't do much. We enjoyed several restaurants.... Bertrand at Mr A's for a great birthday celebration, Bottega Americano, The Patio, and Snooze for a delicious breakfast. All were easy to get to from the Carriage House. All the reviews describe the house perfectly.We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Buffalo, NY
5

Months later, we're still talking about it!

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed a few nights, but could have moved right in!!! We found this listing on Homeaway and were initially reluctant because we felt as though we needed something by the beach or closer to the city, but reviews were just so glowing and the space seemed so unique, we decided to go for it. BEST DECISION EVER! Not only were we mistaken about the location (extremely centrally located, very easy to get to everything great about San Diego, parking right in front, very driveable city, and great neighborhood within walking distance) but the carriage house itself was even better than we could have ever imagined. It was clean, beautifully decorated, and so inspiring! It is very clear that a lot of love and attention was put into this space. We enjoyed long, slow mornings on the deck with coffee, and late nights reading in the big, wonderful bed. It was sublime.

Our hosts were also absolutely wonderful; Susanne provided us with a nice travel crib for our 7 month old son, and made us feel very welcome. We really enjoyed getting to meet her, and are so thankful for our stay at The Carriage House!

I'm so embarrassed that it's taken me so long to sit down & write the review, but we do talk about that trip often & carry it with us still :) Just had to take time to share our experiences so others may have some of that joy as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Gainesville, Florida
5

a week in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, who live in a small town in Florida, really like California. We chose the Carriage House for our stay in San Diego because of the colors! It turned out to be just right for a relaxing, romantic get-away (from our pets!) Everything in the house is carefully chosen--from the nice closet to the tiles and the warm fan in the bathroom to the perks in the kitchen (like aluminum foil). My favorite thing was the lighting, which you could ix and match for whatever mood you were in. You could also watch movies and play music on the tv. And the neighborhood is lovely. Be sure to take Suzanne up on her restaurant suggestions! I walked everywhere!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Additional information: Location By Downtown, Old Town, Hillcrest and Ocean Beach.

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Rates & Availability

From $179 Per night

Mission Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Season
Jan 19 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,190
 
 
Easter
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$630
Flat fee
 
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,390
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$690
Flat fee
 
 
July 4th
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$690
Flat fee
 
 
Comic Con
Jul 9 2015 - Jul 13 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,400
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$840
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
New Year
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 4 2016
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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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