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Marjorie Taylor

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marjorie Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.


based on 40 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Loved the location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. The location was great, close to everything and great shops/restaurants within walking distance. The only complaint would be the bed. It was very hard. Overall, we would stay in the same area.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and liked the neighborhood. We've been debating about whether or not to change out the mattress - some of our guests have commented that they like the firm mattress, but one other person mentioned that they are a side sleeper and prefer something softer. So I guess that we'll go for a pillowtop mattress - I think that would be most comfortable. Thanks for you input. p.s. just to follow up: we now have a new Perfect Sleeper mattress at Maya's Cottage.
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Very comfortable property with a quiet back garden and located for both San Diego and the facilities

  • 5 of 5

Marjorie was an excellent host and the property had everything required for a comfortable stay. There was a small front and back garden with plants and shrubs which allowed for sitting and dining in the quiet of the area. Centrally located for Bilbao Park, Downtown San Diego and the freeways to the beaches and inland. The area and parking were safe and North PArk provided foe great places to dine.

We were coming from the United Kingdon and it was nothing but easy to deal with Marjorie and make the payments.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are happy that you were comfortable at Maya's Cottage and that you were able to easily explore San Diego from our location. It's always nice to know that our guests enjoy the beautiful weather on the patio and garden, too. We hope to see you again next time you visit the USA.
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Fantistic Cottage and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Maya's cottage had an incredible 35 of 37 5 star reviews when my Fiance and I decided to stay there over new years.

The cottage certainly lived up to it's wonderful reputation.

A nice, convenient, and progressive part of San Diego where nice restaurants and street walking abound....

Marjorie was a wonderful host, with wine, coffee and juice in the fridge awaiting us.

And Maya's cottage is just adorable, comfortable and inviting.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you as guests at Maya's Cottage and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit San Diego.
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Wonderful vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Maya's Cottage. What a treat! The cottage was nicely appointed -- everything we needed for a long weekend. The nearby owners were friendly and accommodating, but not intrusive. We walked to nearby restaurants for breakfast. Easy freeway access for daily adventures. We would absolutely stay again if we find our way back to San Diego. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Maya's Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review - we really appreciate it. It's nice that you were able to enjoy some of the great restaurants that are within easy walking distance of the cottage. We look forward to seeing you again the next time that you visit San Diego.
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Home Away from HOME!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cottage for 2.5 weeks, my husband was doing a port visit while on a Navy Ship, myself and my 2 children. It was truly the perfect place for us to regroup as a family and just feel like we were home and not in a hotel. Marjorie was just wonderful..Wine on our arrival. Pictures are exactly the way it looks. She even brought us fresh strawberries one afternoon from the local farmers market. The location in North Park was perfect, lots of great restaurants in the area, many bars as well that we passed but with the little ones didnt make it to. Airport nearby, The Zoo and all of Balboa Park minutes from the house. Everything you need you will find in the cottage. If you are in San Diego and looking to get a vibe of the city , this is your place! We hope to be back soon...

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was a real pleasure meeting you. We were happy and honored to have your family reunited at Maya's Cottage. We strive to make the cottage a home away from home for our guests, and it is especially important, and heartwarming, when we can provide that for the family of active duty military. We hope to see you back in San Diego. Thanks again for taking the time to write such a great review.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and owner are wonderful. It was very convenient to lots of cool places in North Park. The cottage itself was very nice and filled with all the essentials plus more like a bottle of wine. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to conveniently explore cool places in North Park from the Cottage. We certainly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you back in San Diego!
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local craft beer tasting, summer concerts in the park, art and theatre events


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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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San Diego County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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