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Charming Spanish Casita

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BR plus bonus room, 1.75 BA, Sleeps 6

This gorgeous, two-bedroom (bonus room is an optional third), 1.75 BA home boasts a newly remodeled interior and exterior, and is alive with character and charm. Conveniently located in an older San Diego neighborhood that borders on hip and trendy Hillcrest and Kensington, just minutes from the beach and downtown.

The house is elevated above the street which lends to the feeling of retreating into a serene and cozy atmosphere after a day of fun in the sun. Comfortable couches make you feel at home. A TV, DVD/VCR, and stereo are provided for your entertainment. Internet hook-up & Laundry. In addition there is A/C.

Delightful backyard with covered patio, fountain & gas BBQ is accessed through French doors from both bedrooms.

The dining room has an arched entrance into the kitchen, which has brand-new stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave), custom concrete countertops, and new cabinets. Dishes, pot and pans, cooking utensils, silverware, glasses, coffee mugs and a coffee machine are provided. Just outside the back door is a pathway that leads you into a serene and tranquil backyard setting with fountain, complete with patio furniture and BBQ. The two bedrooms have French doors leading onto the back patio.

More Details

Owner
Michael Fitzgerald
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Why Michael Fitzgerald chose University Heights

This Spanish charmer is a comfortable clean home well situated for beaches, , Zoo, Balboa Park, Wild Animal Park, Legoland and Downtown. Located in a quiet neighborhood with easy street parking. You will love the serenity this home offers. Kick back on the cool , shaded patio and listen to the fountain.

Ideal Lovers' retreat!

What makes this house unique

House is 2 blocks from good coffee shops and restaurants and 3 blocks to a Kids' park.

On Sundays there is a wonderful Farmers' Market on Normal Street.from 9.30 till 2 pm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Geraldina. Just loved the convenient location, close to so many fun things.

The house is super cute and the backyard is such a relaxing spot.

We are looking forward to another stay in the Spring 2011
May 2010
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Amenities

University Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The main bathroom has a tub and shower, the second bathroom has a shower and stackable washer/dryer. There is street parking right outside and the neighborhood is quiet and safe.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Office - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Both bedrooms have French doors which open onto a tranquil backyard patio area with gas BBQ & fountain. Queen size beds in each bedroom, the beds are comfortable and linen is provided. With prior arrangement the bonus room/office can be used as additional sleeping space, a bed or crib can be placed in the room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7222223 based on 55 reviews
4

Charming house in a terrific location

  • 4 of 5

The house and location was perfect for us in wanting to take little day trips and come back to a comfortable place to spend the evening. The basket of brochures about interesting places to visit was very helpful indeed. We enjoy dining in at night after being out all day and found the kitchen facilities more than sufficient to make our in-house dining very enjoyable and that there were quite a few very good and convenient supermarkets on and off University Ave. We had been assured that we could park in the driveway but also found that on the street was a very viable alternative. Our time at the house and in San Diego was very, very enjoyable, with our thanks.

Tom and Sue

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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4

Quiet neighborhood!

  • 4 of 5

We had a delightful time staying in this home. Everything was clean fresh. The furnishings were a bit tired, but whole and clean. The owners were prompt to answer any questions we had, that was nice. The location was great for our needs and easy to get to and parking was a bit tight, but considering the area, we had no problems!

Thanks for the wonderful memory!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised, great place.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute bungalow, Convenient location, perfect for our recent stay.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property for the week surrounding Labor Day weekend. We were in San Diego for a wedding and this casita proved to be a perfect location. It was really nice to come home from a busy day sight-seeing or wedding prep and be able to relax in a comfortable house instead of a cramped hotel. The two bedrooms were perfect for two couples and both bedrooms had french doors opening out to the patio. We would have used the patio more if it hadn't been so hot that week. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and we did make breakfast each morning, but usually we ate out for lunch and dinner. It was really nice to find some beach chairs and a beach umbrella in the garage. We used them when we went to the beach to cool off.

Parking was a little tricky but we always found street parking somewhere on block. Only once did we have to park around the block. We found that our Toyota Corolla rental was too low to clear the steep grade on the driveway, however our other couple had a Tahoe and it had enough clearance to use the driveway when they could not find street parking.

We recommend Parkhouse Eatery (only a couple blocks walk away for dinner and Oscar's Mexican Seafood on University Ave (small eat in/take out style diner).

Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a perfect San Diego home. Comfortable, quiet, and in a great location. I stayed with two other buddies so we could go explore San Diego and the weekend couldn't have been better. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Quiet and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

House is very clean and comfortable. Great location. Quiet backyard which we enjoyed after a day of sightseeing. We took Uber to Petco, USS Midway and the Gaslamp District. Inexpensive rides, no parking needed! Great rental for two couples or a family. Would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

San Diego Zoo
Car: recommended

This home is about ten minutes away from the beach, downtown, Petco Park, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Fashion Valley, Qualcomm stadium, Sea Port Village, Old Town, and Balboa Park. There is easy access to the freeway leading you north, to the Wild Animal Park and Legoland, or south, to Mexico. Minutes away is the 8 freeway, which can take you either West to the beaches, or East, to the mountains.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

There is a $300.00 REFUNDABLE deposit to secure the dates and book the reservation. The deposit also serves as damage protection for the property. The rental amount is due 30 days before move-in. The $300.00 is refunded to after your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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