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Downtown's Highest Rated Vacation Rental

Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This beautiful California Craftsman was built in 1905. It features a luxury apartment. The building has been restored to its original old world elegance, but has been upgraded with the best of modern amenities. This classic craftsman rests in the heart of downtown San Diego's trendy/artsy East Village. Enjoy a truly unique San Diego experience, with a one of a kind historic luxury in the heart of downtowns most vibrant neighborhood.

The apartment rests in between neighborhood best described as Wrigleyville and Bourbon Street. Just steps to Petco(Padres Ballpark) and the Gaslamp Quarter and a short walk to the Convention Center.

The Flat is a large suite 600-700 sq. ft. with an open floor plan. A full size kitchen with modern appliances and cooking utensils. The Bathroom has imported ceramic tile, original claw foot tub and shower and has been fully restored.

On site owners can help with tickets, directions, great nightlife tips. Great B&B vibe with out the corny part.

Keywords: Bed and Breakfast, vacation rental, boutique hotel,convention lodging,corporate lodging.

More Details

Mike and Linda
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

About Mike and Linda

Hi we are Michael and Linda Funes we are the owner's and innkeepers of this hidden urban paradise. With degrees in art and design and 25 years of combined hospitality experience. We are willing to go the extra mile to provide a five star experience. Having lived in the heart of downtown San Diego for over 14 years we have vast knowledge of the this exciting neighborhood and intimate knowledge of the local nightlife.

Mike and Linda purchased this hotel in 1998

Why Mike and Linda chose San Diego

It is in the best location with the best value of any downtown San Diego rentals. A truly one of a kind boutique hotel or intimate bed and breakfast experience in the heart of the city. Walking distance to all of the city attractions.

What makes this hotel unique

As onsite innkeepers we pay attention to every detail. At Mudville Flats you have all the benefits of home while your on vacation or business.


Downtown Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
42' Hi-def lcd Flat screen TV w/ HBO/showtime, King size Westin heavenly beds, soaps, shampoos, lotions, Iron w/board, coffee maker, hairdryer, tropical courtyard.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Downtown's Highest Rated Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Orange, California

Phil & Blakesley

  • 5 of 5

Mike & Linda the owners were very courteous, nice and helpful, they made my wife's and my experience in San Diego a very good one. They also respected our privacy. I would highly recommend this place to anybody. This is the kind of place that is hard to find, looking forward to coming back. Phil & Debbie Blakesley.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place was clean, comfortable, stylish, and roomy for our family of 4 ( two sons ages 12 and 23). The location is unbeatable, within walking distance to all major attractions. It is a 30 min walk to Balboa Park and even shorter walk to the Gaslamp district (~10 min). We are from NY, we walk everywhere. There is a big bonus- peaceful backyard, where we would dine al fresco when too tired to go out. Also, the security was superior. To top it off we had freshly cut roses in our room and a large library to browse. Thank you, Linda!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the sweet review. We loved having you as our guests. We are happy you took full advantage of all the great things in within walking distance of Mudville Flats. As a former New Yorker I know that when it is less than 20 blocks away you always walk. I love that. We were just named as one of the top 20 coolest small businesses in San Diego by The Wall Street Journal Business Blog a big thanks to all of our New York friends. Please come back and see us.
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San Diego

In The Middle Of It All

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place with a fantastic location and owners who go the extra mile, this is the place. I came to San Diego to find permanent housing and this location allowed me to walk to my realtor and walk to all downtown apartments she showed me. It really gave me the feel of the city while being very clean and well-maintained. Having the owners on the property helps when you need advice and direction. I learned important info about San Diego and felt very comfortable and safe. Thank you Mike and Linda for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Perfect location to see the city of San Diego!

  • 5 of 5

Location is fantastic even if you don't have a car. Close to everything, we walked everywhere and it was just short cab ride to Balboa park. Trolley Bus Tour took us to all the sights. Gas Lamp Quarter right around the corner. Mike and Linda were fantastic hosts. Slept great & the bed was really comfortable and the linens luxurious. Quiet room even in the heart of the city. We loved having meals on the deck and looking down into the garden that was done beautifully

  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penticton, BC, Canada

Fabulous bed, spotlessly clean, very nice hosts, only downside is lack of inside eating table

  • 4 of 5

This vacation rental is perfectly located to walk or drive virtually anywhere in San Diego. The bed is a dream and the outside patio is lovely to sit on overlooking the charming courtyard. Very clean and the hosts are helpful and friendly. A small issue was dealt with honestly and openly.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Petco Park
San Diego Convention Center
Seaport Village
"Shopping and restaurants"
Mudville Flats
Horton Plaza
"Huge outdoor shopping mall"
Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation
Petco Park
Seaport Village
"Shopping and restaurants"
USS Midway Museum
Coronado Beach
Old Town Trolley
The Prado at Balboa Park
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Linbergh Intl
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to Harbor and Seaport Village,4 blocks to Petco Park (Padres Ballpark),Short walk to mall, Gaslamp Quarter, Convention center, close to trolley stop, Balboa park, zoo. Easy access to all major highways in and out of the city. Surrounded by shopping and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.05%

Booking is easy through our website or call us directly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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