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Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

You’ll love exploring San Diego like a local while staying in this comfortable craftsman cottage located in hip and eclectic North Park. Walk to San Diego’s best restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques. Only 10 minutes from the airport and centrally located.

The art lover in you will be nurtured while staying in this beautifully restored hideaway decorated with original plein air paintings. The tranquil garden provides a wonderful retreat if you are inspired to write, draw or paint. Walk up the street to catch a show at the historic North Park Theatre, listen to music at a nearby cafe or bar or visit a local gallery in North Park’s Art & Culture District.

Visit the weekly neighborhood Farmers Market and prepare your own locavore feast in the well equipped kitchen and dine in the private, romantic, tropical garden. This cute one bedroom cottage has a charming bathroom which features the original craftsman cabinetry, great shower and bathtub.

The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Morley Field Athletic Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park are only minutes away. All are accessible by convenient public transportation. A short 15 minute drive will have you soaking up the sun on the beautiful, white sand beaches of Coronado.

A memorable vacation hideaway awaits you at Maya’s Cottage.

Keywords: cottage, craftsman, garden retreat, bungalow,

casita, house

More Details

Marjorie Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Marjorie Taylor

We love living in North Park and we are also passionate about traveling. Marjorie is an oil painter whose artwork can be viewed in the cottage. Steve is an avid bicyclist who has traveled from coast to coast in the US as well as throughout Europe. Their dog, Maya, loves to hike in the nearby canyons.

Marjorie Taylor purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Marjorie Taylor chose San Diego County

We not only bought a vacation rental here, but also live in North Park. The location can't be beat. This eclectic neighborhood offers the best of San Diego.

What makes this cottage unique

We love walking to the nearby restaurants, hiking in the canyon or hopping on the bus downtown to catch a ballgame. Its a quick drive to the beach, and just minutes from the Zoo and Balboa Park. Music, Theatre and Art events are within walking distance.


North Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

Pleasant, Unique San Diego Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a pleasant week in early February at "Maya's Cottage". We loved our stay! The cottage was very comfortable, located in a quiet, modest neighborhood, a short walk to retail stores and restaurants in the North Park area and a short drive to magnificent Balboa Park and downtown San Diego. The hosts have taken great care to make sure the cottage is well-supplied with everything you will need. There are lots of nice artistic touches throughout, including Marjorie's art work. Marjorie and Steve are very accessible if you need to contact them. Perhaps the best feature is the peaceful garden in back. We spent a lot of time exploring San Diego but were always happy to return and relax in the cottage. We are frequent renters through HomeAway and other sites, and this was truly one of our best experiences. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. How nice that you had one of your best vacation rental experiences with us. Thank you for choosing to stay at Maya's Cottage and we hope to see you back!
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Meadowbrook, PA

A Perfect 10!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Maya's Cottage was perfect! This quaint little house had it all...location, amenities, and so much more! From the moment that we arrived, we knew that we had chosen wisely for our stay in San Diego. We were warmly greeted by Marjorie and given a quick tour of the house. Everything was neat and well as charming. Every detail to make our stay a comfortable one was taken care of from linens to a fully stocked kitchen...even o.j. and milk in the frig! Many thanks for all of the information on San Diego that was tucked into the binder. The little patio in the back was an added treat for some quiet time after a busy day of exploring. We especially enjoyed the North Park neighborhood with all of the Craftsmen style homes. If and when we return to San Diego, this is where we will be staying. Many, many thanks, Marjorie & Steve!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as guests and greatly appreciate you rating us a perfect 10! It's nice to know that you plan to return to stay at the cottage the next time you visit San Diego. We have been lucky to have such great people staying at Maya's Cottage. Thank you!
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Maya's Cottage - Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Maya's cottage was perfect for the two of us in San Diego for a wedding. Loved having breakfast on the back patio. I especially loved the paintings throughout the cottage and googled the artist. What a surprise! I'll let you do the same. The hosts made sure that our accommodations were memorable. Next time we come back to San Diego, we'll be staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Maya's Cottage, and it's nice to hear that you would choose to stay here again the next time you visit San Diego. Thank you also for your kind words about the artwork.
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So comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home here right away. What we all look for: clean, comfortable, private, parking right in front of our door, very nice neighborhood, easy walk or drive to anything you want, all things in cottage worked, front stoop for morning sun, private patio in back for any time, washer/dryer, full kitchen, super comfortable bed.

Would stay here again.

Thanks Marjorie & Steve!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you taking the time to review Maya's Cottage. We are happy that you found everything you were looking for in your "home-away-from-home" in San Diego. We hope to see you again next time you visit San Diego.
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Las Vegas

Couldn't Have Chosen a Better Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this fabulous, quiet and comfortable cottage for several days on a trip that was exhausting but exciting for us as well. Our son was returning from deployment and we had moved our daughter in law and infant granddaughter back from Las Vegas, so having a very inviting welcoming place to stay and relax after the big reunion was hugely appreciated. The cottage is so lovely and well-equipped with everything you could possibly need! We were greeted with a gift basket on the counter as well as a few thoughtful items in the refrigerator....what a really neat and thoughtful touch that the owners did and we sincerely appreciated it. The back patio was so adorable and relaxing. It easily accommodated 6 of us and a baby when were all together for a bit of a welcome home/birthday celebration for our son. And I have to say Marjorie was so very kind, communicative from the very first email sent many months ago when planning this trip, and quite attentive to all the details. She was also so accommodating. Our oldest son drove down from Laguna Niguel for the homecoming as well and ended up needing a place to stay for the night and Marjorie said it was no problem for him to stay on the sofa/sleeper in the cottage with us. He was really impressed with the cottage as well....thought it was really cool...not to mention in walking distance to some wonderful restaurants. We had to idea just how easy and accessible they were until we ventured out our 3rd night as it was so quiet and relaxing at Marjorie's cottage. We had very easy access to anywhere we need to go. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and since both our sons are stationed in California for a few years, we will be returning for a stay here at this Charming Cottage should there be an opening!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It makes us happy to know that you and your family enjoyed Maya's Cottage, especially during such a happy reunion. We're happy that you had the opportunity to explore the neighborhood as well. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in San Diego. Thanks again!
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We loved our stay at Maya's cottage. It was a relaxing, charming spot to spend our vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Maya’s cottage is our home away from home in San Diego.

We find the location to be the perfect setting to explore all that San Diego has to offer.

The cottage is situated in the heart of North Park, a vibrant, fun, growing community. It is close to Balboa Park and an easy drive to anywhere in San Diego, including the beaches.

The cottage is a perfect retreat for two people. It is casual, informal, and charming. It is well equipped with everything that we need in order to be comfortable and enjoy our vacation time. It has a lovely outside courtyard where we can dine and entertain. Best of all, it is decorated with Marjorie’s beautiful paintings!

The owners Marjorie and Steve live next-door and are always on hand to help if needed; always helpful and never intrusive!

We would not consider staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for Maya's Cottage. We really appreciate it and are happy that you have found your home away from home here. We have been so lucky to have such great guests who keep returning, and we look forward to your next visit to the cottage. Thank you!!
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Rates & Availability

North Park Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation Policy: 30 days or more notice of cancellation, the entire amount is refundable minus $50 cancellation fee. If less than 30 days notice, the per-night room rate is non-refundable unless we find replacement renter. Tax and cleaning fee are totally refundable.

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