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Updated Craftsman Home Centrally Located To Everything In San Diego

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedroom. 2 Bathroom

Less than 2 miles from QualComm Stadium, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Excellent restaurants within walking distance, Meditation Park near by,

the house is modern with Cherry wood floors, granite kitchen, Heated Jacuzzi tub, and great energy.

Security deposit is negotiable depending on applicants

My home is a classic Craftsman lovingly rebuilt and 900 sg' added in the Craftsman Style. Cherry wood floors, built ins, a modern kitchen, the master bath had an awesome heated jacuzzi tub and a very private back yard. It isn't fancy it is a cool house in a very cool neighbourhood.

I am growing a Giant Redwood in the back yard it is about 19 ' tall. It is winter so the trumpet vines are cut back so the hemming birds are not as active.

The traditional living room is empty I use it for various band rehearsals and Zumba classes so that is your bonus room. the living room is now located in the old dining room.

You will have access to the entire house and backyard with the barbecue. The garage which is semi detached from the house has a private entrance. I will be moving my sports car in and out of the garage carport area.

Only if there is a problem. As stated I will only be by to get into the garage which is accessed from The carport area. I will be getting my sports car and suits that are stored there. We would arrange an easy way to communicate. Otherwise I have no desire to be around. I will be living on my sail boat. Tough life.

The house is nestled in University Heights on the North side of Adams Avenue. My home is at the beginning of the Adams Avenue Business District (website hidden) is considered user friendly with affordable classy restaurants, coffee shops with wonderful daily pastries, and a great breakfast joint, several wine bars interspersed over the 2.5 miles of eating and shopping. Not many neighbourhoods can boast of a tequila bar with over 209 different ones to choose. ( It's 3 blocks away) . Antique shops and a Peace park to meditate not more than a quarter block away.

The neighbours are friendly, and a big pine tree hides the front of the house.

The bus stop to go down town, Balboa Park or the Zoo is a quarter block away, the bus stop for Qualcomm Stadium is on Texas Street which is about 2 blocks away. I use the cab to go to the stadium to avoid driving or walk down Texas St to the trolley and go to the Stadiu/m. I feel everything is very walk-able.

The house has charm and has it's own seasonal personality as the wood adjusts to the weather. Pizza delivery is good, Chinese is near,

I have 2 flat screen TV that use a digital antennae and net flicks via my computer.

More Details

Ed owner / property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Ed owner / property manager

I have been a musician/actor the majority of my life blessed with seeing the world and make people smile. I do have a good business side to me and I like to have fun. Keep it simple.

Ed owner / property manager purchased this house in 1989

Why Ed owner / property manager chose Mission Valley

Location, Location, Location

Approximately 10 years ago I added an additional 900 sq' the older portion was taken down to the studs. What I ended up with is a home that is deceiving from the front.

The house has a custom kitchen, modernized front bathroom, and a master bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and glass block wall.

Cherry wood floors a small back that has a thriving Redwood Tree. Presently, a muralist is painting a wonderful scene on the back wall.

Is the house perfect NO her bones are over a 100 years old that is lovingly maintained. It is a nice home.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location.

My home is located in an older classy community. I have restaurants, bars, coffee shops, eateries, meditation park, I am located close to the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, QualComm Stadium, and Petco Park and a short ride to Seaworld.


Mission Valley East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , great heated Jacuzzi tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , CAL KING Pillow top on Ethan Allen bedroom set
    Purple room or Mom's room - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed with new up graded mattress bright and cheery
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cherry Room located in the front of house heated pillow top
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
It is a classic cool house located in a great neighborhood for your comfort so you do not have to drive.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Updated Craftsman Home Centrally Located To Everything In San Diego
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
Midlothian, VA

Great house, great location, great stay

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, relaxing, safe and in great distance to everything you need. My family & I visited San Diego for my sister’s graduation and stayed here. It was the first time that I actually had the opportunity to visit California- and as we know the place we stay is usually a large part on the success or failure of a trip. This trip was definitely a “BIG” success! Not only was all the restaurants in the area amazing- the place was so centrally located that aside from the very easy commute to and from the graduation sites we were also able to enjoy some of San Diego’s local attractions.

I highly recommend this place- you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a joyful experience providing a location for a family coming from all corners of the US to party together Jeff's family was fun to interact with his parents were a blast to chat with If Jeff reaches out to rent from you book him without hesitation they are a very hip family
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Round Rock, Texas

Perfect stay in San Diego.

  • 5 of 5

Our family was lucky to have booked a stay at Ed's craftsman home in March, 2017. We were greeted when we arrived by Ed who introduced us to his lovely home. His home has been recently restored and was just perfect for us. The kitchen was well equipped and We slept so well in the comfortable beds. We toured the beautiful city every day and we felt as if we were coming home every night. Great restaurants were walking distance away and our host had a folder of coupons and menus for us to review before we chose a restaurant each day. We will return to Ed's bungalow when I come back to San Diego- we can't imagine a better home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Warren family was absolutely delightful to host. If you are ever contact by this family to share your home do so you will not be disappointed. very nice family
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Los Angeles, California

Clean, well kept, cozy.

  • 4 of 5

This property is on a quiet street, just off of a busier street, yet we had no problem with noise. We stayed here over a week and were very happy with the location. We really enjoyed walks and the restaurants in the neighborhood. The owner was very attentive and checked in with us by texts to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We really only prepared breakfasts while we were there, and the kitchen supplies were more than adequate for that. We especially enjoyed using the griddle provided.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Kait and her family. Briefly meeting part of the family from back East was very enjoyable. They left my home clean and were courteous. The treated my home as their own and seemed to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere provided. I would highly recommend this family to anyone considering sharing your home with them. It was a very pleasant experience.
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Older property nicely refurbished.

  • 4 of 5

Property owner was extremely nice and helpful with tips on nearby eateries. Four of us stayed 4 nights on business. It was as advertised.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Your group was very easy to work with and you left the house in great shape.
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Awesome comfortable oasis in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

The home had all the comforts of home for our family of four and caught a great breeze from the canyon. The house was clean and tidy. Ed was a great host and very helpful with local information. The house was a few miles from Balboa Park which you could reach in less than 10 minutes by car. The kitchen was fully equipped if you wanted to cook but the house was within walking distance of many great restaurants, bars and shops on Adams Avenue. It was also very close to the University section of the city with more restaurants and bars and stores. There was a parking spot as well. It was about 15 minutes to get down to the harbor and several beaches and was also not too bad to jump on the highway to get up to Escondido, where we were visiting family. It was in a quiet section of town despite it close location to Adam's street. I really fell in love with this part of San Diego. Thank you Ed for all your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great home in a great community

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything that that the profile states. The home is surprising large with lots of personal space. Most San Diego attractions including the Zoo, Beaches, Downtown, Petco Park and Qualcomm stadium are within a 15 minute drive. The area is outstanding with lots of local culture right around the corner.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, Thank you for using my home I look forward to you and your family visiting my home in the future. I urge anyone considering renting to Jim do so without hesitation. They are very cool and respectful individuals they were fun to BS with. Ed
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San Diego Zoo
"The Zoo is less than 15 minutes away. You will never forget the ZOO"
Balboa Park
"Celebrate the Centennial of Balboa Park an amazing museums, views and activities"
Old Town
"Visit Historic Old San Diego see live demonstrations of craftsman of the early days of San D..."
Gaslamp Quarter
"The Gaslamp Quarter is about 20 minutes away by CAB party hardy enjoy the night life of San ..."
Qualcomm Stadium
"Approximately 2 miles away from the home of the San Diego Chargers and where the Holiday Bow..."
Adams Avenue Business Association
"Download the application AABA for your iphone or Droid to find out what is going on in the n..."
Old Trolley Barn Neighborhood Park
"Approximately 2 blocks away from the house relax at a child friendly park. During July and ..."
Westfield Mission Valley
Cantina Mayahuel
"2.5 Blocks away enjoy over 209 hand crafted Tequila's a must stop the the TACOS are awesome."
Ponce's Mexican Restaurant
"Authentic Mexican FOOD a nice walk from the house. check the app AABA for specials"
Proprietor's Reserve Wine Bar
"Diverse selection of Wine"
Antique Row Cafe
"a true Breakfast restaurant EXCELLENT SERVICE and FAST "
Polite Provisions
"Great MIXED drinks"
Stay Classy Bike Rentals
"Bike rentals while you visit San Diego. My neighborhood is a great area to do casual biking"
Zac's Attic
"A true Antique and Collectables a fun place to buy a memento of your visit to San Diego"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Cantina Mayquel Teguila Bar
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Mission Valley East House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Comic Con
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $160
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.01%

During the Christmas and Thanksgiving rental period I am waiving the maximum occupancy from 6 to 10 people so visiting families will be able to have more family visit. This is the only time this will be allowed. I have sleeping bags and an air mattress and extra towels to accommodate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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