Boy did I luck out on this vacation rental. I stayed here for roughly three months while my home was being renovated- and what a delight it's been for me, my furry companions and numerous visitors. I'm actually getting weepy at the thought of leaving...
First of all, this cottage is situated in a lovely quiet neighborhood just west of I-5 -- A hop skip and a jump from the beach. With such quick access to the freeway, I found myself getting to all my appointments way early. (I now venture out with a book) Turns out living off of I-5 is WAY more convenient than living off the 78. Now I'm wishing I'd bought in this hood- But I digress.
More about the property itself. The huge yard is downright fabulous and a total lifesaver for someone with two wily Great Danes. It is private, fenced in and ripe for entertaining. It even features a cute little mini house which would be an ideal playhouse or better yet- bar. There's plenty of shaded seating outside - which is just where you want to be for summertime bbqs.
The two car garage is big and contains shelving and a washer/dryer. I felt like batman coming home, turning down the alley, pressing the garage door button and coasting into my secret little spot. I also loved the fact that there's loads of parking right in front of the house, which is great for visitors.
There are two bedrooms; a cute guest room at the front of the house and an ample master bed at the back of the house which also features a handy dandy work station. Great for working from home.
How did I spend my time here? When not fretting over my renovation, I spent my weekends snuggled on the sofa netflix binging and my nights hosting several little dinners. The kitchen is open and the dining table seats six easily.
I really loved being here during our unusually rainy winter. The house heats up on a dime and it's fun to listen to the howling wind / rain- (and even hail) when you're warm and toasty inside.
Lastly, renting from the Urangas was a great experience. Jose and Elena are simply lovely people. They arrive weekly to maintain the garden and tend to the property next door, which they also rent. I had a problem with the laundry machine and Jose was Johnny on the spot replacing it an hour later. Who does that?
So, if you want a cozy place to entertain or just hunker down while enjoying our little slice of San Diego heaven, you can't go wrong booking this cottage. Trust me, you will LOVE this little oasis.