You'll be ten minutes from everything in San Diego in this historic haven!
About Edith Frampton
I grew up in San Diego. After 20 years studying and working in Boston, New York, and London, I can honestly say there is no place like home. San Diego is a magnificent city and California inspires the soul. Our glorious garden studio efficiency for two is the perfect base from which to explore the city. A short walk through the charming, historic village of Kensington takes you to Adams Avenue, with shops, fitness studios, cafes, restaurants, a library, renowned art-film house called the Ken Cinema, and more. A ten-minute drive gets you to the trendy breweries and other night spots of Normal Heights and North Park and the tranquility of Balboa Park, with its museums, theatres, and zoo. A fifteen-minute drive gets you multiple beaches. A seven-minute drive gets you to San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, and Qualcomm Stadium. The garden suite is attached to the main house but is entirely separate, so that you'll have complete privacy.
Edith Frampton purchased this Studio in 2010
Why Edith Frampton chose Mid-City
If you're looking for an immaculately clean, quiet, elegant getaway, in a neighborhood that's one of San Diego's best kept secrets, this is the place for you! Kensington is charming and historic with garden-lined streets. It provides a respite from the hubbub of the beach communities and downtown.
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Great location for me. It was easy to get to the freeway. Beautiful weather and would stay here again. Thank you.
An excellent host and accommodation. Everything you could need plus so many extra treats.
Fantastic communication. Amazing accommodation. Everything you could ever need and then some. So many delicious treats and goodies. Edith is a mine of wonderful local tips and hints. A wonderful host.
Great place to stay.
Everything was great.
Wonderful Weekend at the Garden Suite!
Friend’s wedding had brought my wife and myself to San Diego for the weekend. Wedding was in Mission Beach, a quick 15 min. drive from the Suite.
Upon arrival, found the suite to be spotlessly clean, just like pictured on the website — and in the spirit of ‘sometimes its the little things’ that can add a special touch — we were pleasantly surprised to find drinks in the fridge incl. a bottle of wine, qt. of milk, some La Croix flavored waters, as well as snacks and fruits that were complimentary. Very much appreciated.
As this was a particularly hot weekend by San Diego standards, Edith our hostess was kind enough to offer to turn on the central A/C to the suite, importantly, without us asking. Would’ve been fine without —nights cool in SD but again, much appreciated.
The ‘village’ of Kensington is a short 0.5 mi. walk away through a beautifully manicured neighborhood, where we found wonderful cafes and restaurants. It is clear that this is an area of San Diego the residents take great pride in keeping up. Safe, clean, and felt fortunate to have the opportunity to be there.
Re: Edith our hostess, very good communication both before and during our stay. Any question we had, she responded same day, usually within a half hour. She had great recommendations re: restaurants in Kensington and was gracious in writing a thorough reply containing specifics, a la “A couple of spots popular with the locals are...”.
As the suite is attached to a home, there is always understandable concern about privacy. Again, nothing to worry about there. Guests will be pleased to hear there is total privacy with no disturbance from residents — didn’t even know if they were there — and home is located in a very quiet neighborhood. Would add it’s very nice to have the whole driveway to park, which Edith dedicates exclusively to guests’ use. Another nice touch.
The suite itself is beautifully decorated with Edith’s creative touch. There is a microwave, small fridge, plenty of closet space, complete bathroom, nice television with cable, Netflix et. al, bottled water, and bowls, plates, flatware and glasses for guest use and the bed was quite comfortable.
In closing, I would like to extend to Edith our sincerest thanks for a wonderful weekend and stay, and to our fellow travelers out there, our highest recommendation of the Garden Suite in Kensington for your next San Diego stay. You will not be disappointed!
Cute private clean tucked in beautiful Kensington. Very clean and friendly neighborhood The hostess was wonderful and very detail oriented. 15 minutes from everything.
Charming Kensington Accomodation
Exquisite Garden Suite! Exactly as pictured on listing. Immaculate and comfy. Gorgeous neighborhood.
So many extras: cold cereal choices (with milk provided!) instant oatmeal, energy bars, fresh fruit--everything you would need for your breakfast. Nice little garden area for reading and relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary stay, which Edith made so special!