Surrounded by tropical ambiance this cozy and charming bungalow is the perfect place to get away. Located in the heart of the old, unique and beautiful neighborhood of Golden Hill, this is a prime location for a visit to San Diego. Located on a side street there is ample, safe and free parking.
Within just a few blocks you have the choice of delicious local eateries. Cook your own steak at the legendary Turf Club, enjoy Humberto’s famous carne asada fries, or have a stone oven pizza while enjoying the outdoor patio of Luigis.
Just 4 minutes away you can visit the baby panda’s at the zoo or take in a museum and a walk through beautiful Balboa Park. Head about 1 milesstraight down Broadway into the lively downtown, Gaslamp or Little Italy, extremely convenient for Convention Center visits. If you are too tuckered after a busy day downtown, grab a bus as it drops you off just 1/2 block from the bungalow. Want to see a spectacular view of the San Diego bay? Hop on the ferry and cross the bay to Coronado for a day on the island. Golden Hill has easy access to all the major San Diego highways, making a trip to most San Diego beaches just 10-20 minutes away.
The bungalow is the perfect home away from home to return to after a funfilled day in San Diego. With granite countertops and stainless steal appliances, the kitchen provides all the amnemities needed to cook your own fish tacos! Pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes are all provided. Sit under the avocado tree, and enjoy the dual BBQ and charcoal grill on the patio/lounge area while relaxing in our comfy lounge chairs. Beware of falling avocados! Grab them for some homemade guacamole!
Sit back on the couch and enjoy the flat screen tv with HDTV or hop on the internet with our free WiFi. Did your clothes get sandy at the beach? We have on site FREE laundry with complimentary soap
Each room is decorated with the comforts of home in mind. Sheets, towels and blankets are all provided as well as dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels.
Have pets? We are a pet friendly property and the yard provides a great romp and play area for your dog.
Your safety and peace are our priority and we provide 24hour video survellience for the extra layer of security.
Retired professor. We travel internationally & have two Bichon's. Love to walk on the waterfront and eat the best fresh fish at Mitch's Seafood which is located at the Sport fishing landing. Balboa Park & the Zoo are favorites; Park has the Prado Restaurant which has great happy hour drinks & food; Zoo has Albert's Tree Restaurant which many do not know about; it is breezy & has an African motif.
Ron & Susan Oleson purchased this apartment in 1990
We have a vacation home rental & realized our geographic apartment location would be great for its accessibility to all that San Diego offers. We have a century home in front of the apartments & really enjoy San Diego's great sites like our Ball Park, just 3 minutes away & the Gaslamp.
Accessibility is key and the airport is so convenient due to our travels that we know those coming to San Diego can benefit from this travel ease.
Great apartment in a good central location to visit the city. About 10 minutes by car to all venues. Good internet. Very nice space for two people. I read the reviews that the garage is small so I got a smaller car and it was fine. Very nice to have secure parking. The stairs are a little steep, but not a real issue. Very good value for Money.
Our overall experience was excellent. We planned a trip to San Diego before school started and the house was able to accommodate two adults and 3 kids. It is literally located on downtown San Diego 5-10 min away from the zoo and balboa park. Everything you need is withing walking distance (restaurants, store). The kids loves the experience and it was definitely better than a hotel. The only thing that I would have to complain about is the size of the garage but we have a Chevy traverse and made it fit but it was tough.. other than that the experience was amazing.
We have stayed at this property 4 times now, and will keep coming back. The apartments are spotlessly clean, beautifully outfitted with most everything you might need, and so convenient to all the places you want to see in San Diego. There are many great places to eat within walking distance- don't miss Pizzeria Luigi's, Panchita's Bakery and Humberto's! The units are quiet and peaceful because they are set back from the street, surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden of towering palms and trees. There are three grill/patio areas and other areas to just sit outside and relax in, which we did often. The property owner, Terry Portwood, is on the premises, and his daughter Susan manages the units very well. We feel like we're welcomed back as old friends when we come! Love this place!
John and Linda Urban
My husband, dog, and I stayed here for a long weekend in San Diego. The location and price (no dog fee or deposit!) is fantastic! Close to major attractions, restaurants, a grocery store, and downtown (short uber ride away). However, the bed and pillows were very uncomfortable. Also, I thought a 4pm check in was a little late.
Other than those two negatives, we enjoyed our stay. I would stay here again, and I will be recommending this rental to others. Thank you again for the hospitality! :)
This apartment is small for 4 people but if you don't plan on being in it much like us it works just fine.
Only 2 complaints. The walkway from the front sidewalk and gate to the stairway was pitch black. A little creepy.
San Diego was cold the 4 days we were there. At night it was in the 40's. The apartment has plug in heating and cooling units. One in the living room and one in the bedroom. They were not sufficient to warm up anything but a space of a couple of feet around it leaving the bathroom so cold and only the person closest to the heaters a little warm. The noise of them is quite loud as well.
That being said the price was right and the location was superb.
The neighborhood has a market and many places to eat. Do yourself a favor and go to the eateries within walking distance. Pancheta's bakery has a selection that will astound you. The prices are so low you will think it is a mistake.
Humberto's Mexican eatery is cheap with huge tasty portions. Lines out the door at many times of the day.
Anakins right next door to Humberto's has great fresh juices and smoothies.
Pizzeria Luigi has the best pizza we have ever had.
We felt safe walking at night and the people were always friendly.
We drove all around the city and the apartment was close enough to everything. We had a garage but parking near would not have been a problem either.
There is one coin operated washer and dryer on the premises but it can be a pain to wait for others to use it. There is a laundromat though really close as well.
Except for the cold room at night we enjoyed our stay.
We stayed here for a week with our two small children. The apartment was immaculate and the patio area was so charming. The smell was a bit musty but I think that's just because the building, while renovated, is old and the air is humid. The bedroom was great but the futon was terribly uncomfortable, as all futons are. Our midsize car was able to squeeze into the garage. The apartment was stocked with everything we would need. There were even beach chairs and coolers that we could borrow. Another reviewer said that the planes were noisy at night, but we had the fan on and it drowned out all outside noise. The location can't be beat. It's within minutes of the zoo, Balboa Park, USS Midway museum, ferry to Coronado, Little Italy and a 20 min drive to Sea World. We didn't have to drive for more than 45 minutes to get to Legoland, La Jolla, or Safari Park. The restaurants near the apartment were so cheap! We went to the Mexican bakery every morning for pastries and never spent more than $5, a large cheese pizza at Luigi's was only $15 and Humberto's was cheap and the portion sizes were huge.
The property is located in the heart of Golden Hill, a neighborhood of the original San Diego and has the charm of a historic and old neighborhood. There are several local eateries that you can walk to including a cook your own steaks (Turf Club), Luigi's pizza, stone wood fired pizza, Humbertos, legendary Mexican Food, a couple coffee/sandwhich smoothie shops, Counter Point Wine Bar to name a few. Golden Hill park is down the street with trails that lead to the trails of Balboa Park, which is 4 minutes away as well as the zoo. Golden Hill is about 1 mile up the hill from downtown and makes for a great walk. If you are too tired to walk back, the bus come within a couple blocks of the unit and goes straight there from downtown, the bay and gaslamp. Access to all major San Diego freeways are just a few blocks away.
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