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Deborah Giraud

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish

Charming 1 Bedroom Cottage with Tropical Garden Near Gaslamp

32 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

San Diego Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Casita Encanto (Spanish for enchanted little house) is located in San Diego, California, near the Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego. Casita Encanto is a charming, luxury, one bedroom, fully furnished cottaget, just 7 miles from downtown San Diego in a unique, eclectic, semi-rural neighborhood. We are zoned agricultural with a 1/2 acre minimum lot requirement. Because of the zoning laws, there are no apartment buildings - just one house on each 1/2 acre. As a result, you feel like you are in the country, even though we're just a few miles away from the city. It is very quiet and peaceful here. You will not find any trendy restaurants in this neighborhood, but there are countless of them just a few miles away. We have been in this neighborhood for 24 years and absolutely love it. It is the best kept secret in all of San Diego - as far as I'm concerned.

When you step off the porch of the Casita, you are in the most beautiful, fragrant shade garden. Relax on your private redwood deck and enjoy the pleasure of watching hummingbirds and butterflies play. Smell the extraordinary perfume of the trumpet trees and night blooming jasmine. You can catch the morning sun on the upper deck or the middle deck. Sit and relax in the blue alcove and you will feel like you've been transported to some tropical jungle. Wander into the back yard or down into the fruit orchard and pick some ripe, organically grown fruit. Because we are located in a subtropical environment, our gardens and plants are beautiful year round. We also have great nighttime views. Imagine how wonderful it would be to get away from the cold and snow and spend some time here in warm, sunny San Diego. Have a romantic getaway or bring the kids. We can accommodate up to 4 people. Come stay for a few days, a week or a month.

Downtown San Diego is a vibrant, energetic area with many fine restaurants, live music venues and broadway theater. We are very close to Coronado Island and the Silver Strand Beach, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Petco Park, the Convention Center, Seaport Village, San Diego Harbor, the Embarcadero, Old Town, Mission Hills, and much more.

Keywords: Charming one bedroom cottage near the Gaslamp area of San Diego; great night time views; sleeps up to 6; 125 nt/$700 week/$2500 month.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Giraud (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Deborah Giraud

My husband Jerry and I bought our house in 1992. We built a granny flat for my mother-in-law. She lived there until just recently when we moved her into a board and care at the age of 96. We have remodeled the granny flat and it is now Casita Encanto. We have a beautiful, unique piece of property close to downtown San Diego and thought that we would like to share this wonderful place with people from all over the world.

Deborah Giraud purchased this cottage in 1992

What makes this cottage unique

Casita Encanto is extremely comfortable. The furniture is comfortable. The beds are comfortable. The towels are absorbant and soft. The colors are soothing. The entertainment system is state-of-the-art. The best part is the beauty of the gardens, the quiet of the neighborhood, and the feeling that you have been transported into a tropical hideaway. We are less than 10 minutes away from the Gaslamp District which has countless 4 and 5 star restaurants, live theater and great music venues. We are also close to Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Petco Park, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Coronado Island, to name just a few of great San Diego tourist areas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to recommend an enjoyable vacation stay at Casita Encanto which is a small cottage fully contained and fully equipped that is located in the hills about 7 miles east from downtown San Diego near Fwy 94. The bed is wonderful and it gave me great slumber and the grounds are lush and tropical. I recommend Casita Encanto highly to those who love to try new adventures and who love life. The host and hostess are tremendous people and very cordial. Sure beats a motel or hotel.



Jim Chester

Nevada
Jan 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

Charming 1 Bedroom Cottage with Tropical Garden Near Gaslamp
average rating of 4.9375 based on 33 reviews
Minnesota
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Laura R.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I - and our two little dogs - spent the month of February at Deborah and Jerry's lovely guest house and felt very comfortable and welcome. The casita sits in the middle of a beautiful, peaceful garden. It was a very relaxing place to return to after the hustle and bustle of sightseeing in San Diego. The casita is modest, but was the right size for us. We did a lot of cooking, mainly just eating lunches out. The kitchen is modest, but with the gas cook top, toaster oven and gas grill on the deck, we had all we needed to prepare meals. Jerry and Deborah were great hosts, always ready to offer whatever we needed to enjoy our stay. Their dogs Osso and Moe were great hosts as well. There is so much to see and do in San Diego, but at times we were tempted to just sit on the deck and enjoy the lovely, fragrant flowers and plants surrounding us.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Cozy cottage in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Being a tourist can be exhausting but not so when you have a cozy, comfortable, oasis to come "home" to. Here it is easy to recharge. The cottage is well stocked with everything you need. The peaceful energies welcome you as you first enter the gate. My husband and I spent 4 nights here - enjoyed the beautiful garden (even though January is probably not the best time for a garden), the hot tub, the many quaint areas to enjoy your morning coffee. Deborah and Jerry are welcoming and helpful - provide stuff you need for the beach and thank goodness they love dogs. We have stayed in a lot of VRBOs and this one is special.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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A quiet private oasis

  • 4 of 5

The peace and quiet of the comfortable little casita was wonderful to come home to after a busy day of sightseeing in the San Diego area. We loved the surrounding garden and comfortable outside areas.

Deborah and Jerry were friendly, helpful hosts who also respected our privacy.

We hope to stay again.

C & L, Vancouver, BC

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

The BEST for Comic Con or anything in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely perfect location to be close to the action but just far enough away that you can take a break and get some rest.

The property itself is nothing short of stunning. The gardens surrounding the cottage are magnificent. It was wonderful to get up in the mornings and have a cup of coffee on the patio while enjoying the view and tranquility. Everything we needed was provided and the place was extremely clean.

We also learned that many Uber drivers live in the neighborhood. You could barely finish closing the app before the car was there. It's a cheap and quick ride into town.

I highly recommend this place and would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Otsego, MN
5

Incredible Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to San Diego and we wanted a non-hotel accommodation. We are so fortunate this property became available. We fell in love with the pictures and they didn't do justice to the beauty and environment of this secluded, peaceful property. My significant other, our 3 children and I stayed over the 4th of July and it was the perfect accommodations for what we were looking for. The owner was so kind and helpful and her three dogs made us feel like we were back home! We spent the 4th of July at the beach and Deborah supplied us with all the beach gear we needed. We will definitely be going back. Thanks, Deborah, for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
5

Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to San Diego for 18 years and have always stayed in a hotel. That will not be happening in the future. The pictures do not tell the story of how beautiful this property is and how kind the owners are. My husband and 1 year old daughter stayed there this past trip and had such an amazing experience that we will hopefully be renting this location for years to come. The work that they put into the gardens is stunning and smell incredible in the evening. They also have 3 dogs that greet you at the gate whether your are coming and going. One of the puppies even comes to visit and loves to play ball. If you have small children its perfect because they have a locking gate on the porch so you can leave the door open and the children can play on the porch without being able to wonder off. The couch pulls out to a bed and they put an air mattress on there that is very easy to inflate every night if you decide to fold up for extra space. The cottage has a homey feeling that makes you never want to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Lindberg Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Coronado Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Strand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lindbergh Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Petco Park
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Optimum Health Institute
Nearest Point of Interest
Gaslamp District
Nearest Point of Interest
Knotts Berry Farm Soak City
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Mar 20 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
$800
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 11.05%

Dogs are accepted without additional fees. We do ask that all dogs be treated for fleas, that you cover the furniture and that they be friendly to other dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Diego Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • No tub, only a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the bedroom with a 2" visco elastic foam topper, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) portable crib and playpen, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Ethan Allen sleeper sofa with easily inflatable air mattress and 1" visco elastic foam topper
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fabulous environment with beautiful, fragrant garden and seating areas. Country-like setting, minutes from downtown. Furniture is luxurious and comfortable. Three inch memory foam topper on queen bed.

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