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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 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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Beautiful and Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Maya's Cottage is a lovely, convenient hideaway. It is beautifully decorated with original art. It is within walking distance of great coffee houses, restaurants, shops, and gyms. Steve and Marjorie are gracious and responsive hosts. The backyard patio is private and lush. It is our first choice for a stay in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review for Maya's Cottage. We love having such wonderful guests, and especially appreciate our repeat guests. We're glad that you have been able to enjoy all that our neighborhood has to offer, in addition to the cottage. We look forward to seeing you the next time that you visit San Diego. Thanks again!
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Great location in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

The cottage exceeded our expectations. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5-star review. It is nice to know that Maya's Cottage exceeded your expectations. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you the next time you and your family visit San Diego. Thanks again for the kind review.
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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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local craft beer tasting, summer concerts in the park, art and theatre events


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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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