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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


North Park Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Murphy Bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)



Gorgeous 900 sq/ft 1 bedroom 1 bathroom flat built in 1907 has 13 windows which provide an abundance of light and air and amazing views. They are completely and comfortably furnished and outfitted; from the flat screen TV to the iPod dock, premium linens to gourmet cookware, and boogie boards to bikes. There are original built-ins in the living room, dining room and kitchen plus beautiful original wood floors throughout. The large bedroom includes a queen size bed while another double bed is conveniently tucked away in the living room in the form of a pull-down Murphy bed. The 2 separate sleeping areas make it comfortable for 2 couples or a family. The kitchen is large with a cool vintage gas stove and is well stocked with all you will need to make your own meals including a variety of herbs, spices and oils. The claw foot tub is a perfect place to soak and recharge after a day of biking, shopping or surfing. The bathroom has an en-suite entrance and a 2nd door from the sunroom/office. At the back of the flat is an office/sunroom space with a view off the large deck in the upper flat. The deck includes a table and chairs for 4 and downstairs in the common courtyard is a BBQ for our long and short-term residents. A coin-op washer and dryer are located in the courtyard area for residents use.

PLEASE NOTE - We do not accept reservations of less than 1 month more than 30 days in advance - unless it fills a gap in our calendar or it's a special event. We ALWAYS have a 7-night minimum.

The neighborhood is the hub of the burgeoning San Diego restaurant and craft beer scene and is only minutes from Hillcrest, South Park, Normal Heights, Balboa Park, SD Zoo and Downtown. Walk to restaurants, galleries, boutiques, a grocery store, a farmers market, brew pubs, bars, banks, and more!

Gas grill, boogie boards, and bikes are available for use during your stay.

Of course, all utilities - high-speed wireless internet, DirecTV and gas/power are included!

All units are just blocks from a major bus hub.

There is no smoking allowed in these apartments nor on the property.

Keywords: North Park, Normal Heights, Balboa Park, San Diego Beer Week, Comic-Con, San Diego Pride Parade, View, San Diego Zoo, Adams Ave, Normal Heights

San Diego Urban Rentals is a local, family owned Real Estate and Property Management Company. We have lived in urban San Diego and owned properties in the area for more than 25 years. We are strong supporters of the rejuvenation of San Diego's urban neighborhoods.

We take great pride in maintaining unique, high-quality residences in the urban core of San Diego and have a wide range of rental properties; historic single family residences, unique cottages, duplexes and more modern apartments and condos.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Janella

We are residents of Central San Diego and love the vibrancy and quaintness of the neighborhoods. We are foodies, love art and music and are always willing to share our recommendations.

Janella purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Janella chose San Diego County

It is one of the most gorgeous properties in North Park, one of the fastest changing neighborhoods in San Diego. Turn of the century but well maintained with modern conveniences.

What makes this apartment unique



based on 12 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
Indianapolis, Indiana


  • 5 of 5

I rented the COTTAGE for 2 months while serving an internship at an area hospital. The cottage is well maintained, well furnished and has a fully stocked kitchen. Loved the hard wood floors and comfortable living room. The queen bed is very comfortable and the bathroom is nice. The cottage is very private and quiet with a small courtyard across from the main apartment building. The locked gate and privacy fence provides for a very safe and secure environment. Within walking distance to all restaurants, bars and shopping in the bustling North Park district. (My favorites were Subterranean Coffee Boutique, Underbelly North Park and Saguaro's). Close proximity to Balboa Park is great for running and hiking. The on-site washer and dryer was a plus. Easy access to the freeways for a quick drive to downtown, Coronado Island, beaches and Mission Bay. Janella and James are great to work with and responsive to any questions and needs. The COTTAGE was a great home away from home!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review the cottage! We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage and the neighborhood!
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in San Diego and the upper flat was great. Janella, the owner, was very responsive and accommodating. The property provided everything we wanted. The residents in the building were very friendly and helpful too. This property was in a great location with the beaches, airport, naval base and San Diego State University all within 10 to 20 minutes.

My only suggestion is to put a shelf in the bath/shower for your soap and shampoo.

We will definitely look to see if this is available next time we come to San Diego!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not safe for people with small children

  • 1 of 5

We rented this house for a month but had to leave after only 4 days. It was extremely cold the first couple nights, down in the 30's and we have a 14 month old baby and the house really has no effective heating system. I had to call the maintenance man to come and light the pilot light on the one heater and while there he said that since the heater was so old that if we were going to turn it off to make sure we turn off the heater and the gas supply just to "be safe". This made me uncomfortable to say the least. The heater was ancient and the exterior of it was sold metal which got hot enough to burn after we had it on for only about an hour. This was a worry as well since I did not want my baby to touch it and get burned. I contacted the owner and she said she would give us space heaters but as far as the house heater went, she said I should go and purchase a baby gate or watch my child better. She did have space heaters brought to us so we plugged them in and they immediately flipped off one of the main circuit breakers to the house. I contacted the owner again and expressed my concerns over the space heaters and the fact that the property did not have any smoke or CO2 detectors. I said I would pay for the rest of the week but that I wanted to move out because I just didn't feel safe there and at this point we had gotten no sleep for 3 nights because my son would wake up every couple of hours crying because he was so cold. She did no seem to care at all and lectured me regarding how to raise my children and that her property was well represented in her ad and that I was putting her family at risk because the rental was how she fed her family. She did end up compromising though, she made me pay for 2 full weeks and then refunded the remaining 2 weeks. Some compromise. I would not recommend this house to anyone with small kids. Super bad experience for me and my family.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a family-run business, our top priority across all 14 of our vacation rentals is the safety and satisfaction of our guests. In our ad we clearly recommend this property is suitable for children older than 6. The age of the building is highlighted, as is a prominent picture of the gas heater. The heater is safe and keeps the flat warm enough for most guests even during the rare "cold snaps" when it gets down into the 40's. As dictated by the law and common sense, all of our units contain hard-wired carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. I spoke to this guest twice before she rented the property and she never mentioned having a toddler and another young child. When it became clear that the guest was not satisfied, we negotiated what I believe to be a fair compromise. I did not feel it was my responsibility to refund all the rent as I had turned down numerous reservation requests spanning the Christmas holidays. Yet I refunded 1/2 the rent paid and agreed to refund any rent I might collect if I was able to re-rent the flat. At the time, she agreed to this solution and thanked me for working with her. Unfortunately, as it was so close to the holidays I was not able to re-rent the unit.
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Palm Springs

Cute Apartment in the very heart of Northpark

  • 4 of 5

Although this is a bare bones apartment, it is cutely furnished and quite a bit bigger than we'd expected. The hardwood floors are old, but wonderful and natural light pours into every room, thanks to the many windows. Since we were on the 2nd floor, nobody was above us and we could look out onto Northpark in several directions. There are about 6 units in the building, half of which have full time tenants and half are vacation rentals. Everybody in the building was very friendly, especially the full-timers. You get a sense when living here that you're a local. There is a lot of street noise, but we got used to it quickly. I guess that's the price you pay for living right dab in the middle of a vibrant, young neighborhood. We could walk to several craft beer houses, restaurants, groceries and the amazing Balboa Park. The neighborhood is full of gorgeous Craftsmen houses, so a self guided architecture tour is a must. We were lucky enough to stay a month and we'd do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming clean fully equipped units in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my husband and two children and all of us enjoyed everything about. We were able to walk to all kinds of restaurants, shopping grocery, entertainment. If you want to explore the rest of the city easy freeway access makes it a breeze. Only a 10 uber ride to any part of the city you want to go to. Highly recommend it and will be putting my family and friends up in it when they come to town.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The flat we had was very clean, fully equipped, comfortable and made us feel like it was our home away from home. I would highly recommend it to anyone as it was cozy, close to a variety of places to eat, grocery shop and entertainment. We were impressed and will stay here again and again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
"Must sees include The Museum of Art and Panama 66 for food, music and cocktails!"
Caffe Calabria
"Best selection of local craft beer AND amazing food to boot!"
Blind Lady Ale House
"An original! Go for the beer and pizza and don't forget to check out the amazing beer can c..."
The Ritual Tavern
"beer, food, wine, music and a fabulous patio!"
Il Postino
Heaven Sent Desserts
Urban Solace
"A neighborhood favorite with a great bar."
Jaynes Gastropub
Cantina Mayahuel
Blue Foot Bar and Lounge
"big bowls of steaming ramen served up al fresco in north park!"
The Smoking Goat
Influx - North Park
"great for working from (near) home. "
Sipz Vegetarian Fusion Cafe
North Park San Diego
Modern Times Brewery
Panama 66
"spectacular setting, amazing food & great cocktails alongside the sculpture garden in balboa..."
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Bar Pink, Blue Foot, El Take it Easy, Toronado
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
San Diego Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Linkery, Urban Solace, Sea Rocket, Cafe Calabria,
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

North Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
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Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
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Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
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Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400


This is a non-smoking property!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) Original double murphy bed with new matress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1906 flat with vintage features, 180 degree views (from upper unit) from 13 windows, 2 bikes and boogy boards, on bus line.

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