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Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

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Marjorie Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 27, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews
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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Rancho Cucamonga

Absolutely Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin... This was our first time using any kind of vacation rental. We were a bit nervous since we were not sure what to expect. In the past we have always stayed in hotels which just in NO way compare to this amazing cottage! We stayed for 4 nights and We loved our stay at Maya's cottage. The location was great, close to everything. Marjorie, could not have been more welcoming. She was there when we arrived and gave us the tour and let us know that she was available if we were to need anything. She had left a gift basket in the kitchen and had orange juice, milk and water in the fridge awaiting us. Everything we needed was right there in the house.

We are already planning our return to this home away from home and look forward to another wonderful stay. Thank you Marjorie and Steve! : - )

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fabulous review! I empathized with your hesitation because it can certainly be risky to rent an unseen place from strangers! It's great when our guests, like you, tell us the cottage looks just like the pictures. We are so happy that you loved Maya's Cottage and will be returning next year. Our goal is to create a home-away-from-home for our guests and to make it a place that we ourselves would be happy to stay in on vacation. Thank you!
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A Perfect Honeymoon Spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Maya's Cottage for our honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a more perfect getaway! Steve personally greeted us upon arrival and showed us around the Cottage, which we immediately fell in love with. We were so appreciative of the adorable welcome basket and staple items left in the fridge for us and felt right at home. The cottage is just perfect - Marjorie's artwork is beautiful to look at and the decorations and flowers, both indoors and out, make for a cozy feel. We spent many night cooking meals in the kitchen, relaxing outback, or just enjoying a move indoors but the location was also perfect for walking to check out local breweries or just a quick drive to the zoo or park. Overall, Maya's Cottage was a perfect honeymoon escape for our relaxing week on the west coast and lived up to the 5 star rating and description. Thanks again and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We were so honored that you chose Maya's Cottage for your honeymoon, and are happy that it lived up to your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time that you visit San Diego.
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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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local craft beer tasting, summer concerts in the park, art and theatre events


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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North Park 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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