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Studio with Private Yard Available for Extended Stays 90+ Days

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 90 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Loft Style Studio with Fireplace & Private Yard - Available April 16, 2017

Ideal for families or groups who are relocating, in transition or have short work stays. Private hideaway near downtown in trendy, centrally located North Park. Walk to restaurants, bars, coffee houses, art galleries, and performance venues. Quiet, convenient location features an indoor fireplace, light-filled bathroom, private sculpture garden and firepit/bbq. Just 5 minutes from downtown, 15 minutes from the airport. Ample, free street parking. Short term lease; no pets.

This Quiet Studio Apartment Includes:

* Private Yard with Fire Pit/BBQ

* Indoor Fireplace

* Open Floorplan with High Ceiling

* Patio Seating

* Air Conditioning

Utilities Included in Rent:

* Water

* Electricity

* Basic HDTV

* Wireless Internet Service

* Streaming Netflix Movies

* Gardening Services

More Details

Christian Michaels
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2017

About Christian Michaels

San Diego photographer and gallery owner who loves to travel, take pix, meet people, and continue learning about the world. Wherever you go, there you are - so make the best of it!

Hosting my second home to vacation travelers has really been a joy. I love living in San Diego, so I truly enjoy sharing my city by making suggestions on places to go and things to see according to my guests' taste.

As a traveler, I like to take leisurely ride bikes to explore, visit contemporary art museums, take in the architecture, sample interesting sounds, explore with my camera, and of course meet the local people.

Christian Michaels purchased this studio in 1992

Why Christian Michaels chose San Diego County

As a fellow traveler who loves San Diego, I truly enjoy meeting other travelers and sharing my city with them. I like to help create a fun and interesting experience for my guests. This home embodies art, architecture, convenience and comfort, all under one roof!

What makes this studio unique

Characterized by quiet privacy and open spaciousness, the indoor fireplace and high ceilings of this studio make it feel like a romantic cabin or loft. The sunken, modular living area opens up to a private sculpture garden with fire pit table and seating. All the conveniences of home include a full kitchen, large refrigerator, gas range, microwave, dvd, tv and wi-fi. Queen size bed and futon sofa that folds into a twin bed for a third guest.


North Park Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , small but efficient
  • Bathroom with lots of light and deep tub/shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Has anything one would need for a long term stay. A moveable curtain can separate the sleeping area from the living area.
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Features private yard with firepit and indoor fireplace.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Studio with Private Yard Available for Extended Stays 90+ Days
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property is impeccably maintained. We got the studio with the private yard. The studio is light, bright and spacious enough for two to spend a week in there. Lovely skylit bathroom. The place is walking distance to dozens of restaurants and coffee shops, close to a park, and within 15-20 minutes driving distance to Torrey Pines, 10 mins to Mission Bay, less than 30 mins to Coronado island. It is in a very quiet neighborhood. Parking outside is free. Christian is amazingly helpful and responsive on text. Thanks Christian for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great casita in a great, walkable neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad I chose to stay in the North Park neighborhood on our most recent trip to San Diego and especially this adorable casita!

Location: It's in the North Park area. There are plenty of restaurants and bars within a few blocks. We walked to breakfast most of the days up on University Drive. Since it's a neighborhood, you can't get a hotel room in the area, you can only get vacation rentals like this one. There is plenty of on street parking in front of the house and since the main front house wasn't occupied, Christian just told us to park in the driveway. If you're in breweries, there are nearly a dozen brewpubs up and down 30th St. YAY!

Lodging: This place is perfect for 2 people. The entrance to the property is through a separate gate on the side of the home. We felt totally safe. The space is open and bright! If you hate the sun in the morning, make sure you pull those shades down! The kitchen has everything you need. The shower has good water pressure and the shower head is high enough for someone who is 6'3".

Extra Stuff: There is cable and netflix - which is a nice option. Christian was a pleasure to deal with and everything was a breeze from check-in to check-out. I did snag some lemons from the lemon tree in the backyard, I don't think Christian minded that. :)

Overall, great place for the price!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Christian maintains a lovely property that is located within easy walking distance of numerous restaurants and within a 15 minute drive of all San Diego attractions. He was available and responsuve. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and loved it! Great location with lots of awesome restaurants nearby. The rental had everything we needed and Christian was very helpful. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Great value. Great host - Christian was a joy to work with.

Lots of extras. Look forward to visiting again.

Easy walk to dining and pubs.

Would recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough great things about Christian and this rental property. My spouse and I stayed here for 6 nights and couldn't have been happier. Amazing backyard w/ firepit and an absolutely lovely studio apartment with everything you would need and a great central location. Quiet, secluded, private and perfect. Christian is great to work with as well - always quick to respond and friendly. I'll be recommending this place to lots of friends and family!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Rates & Availability

North Park Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 2 2017 - May 25 2017
90 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
90 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning Fee $100

*Check-in time is 4PM. Check out Time 11AM

*100% refund for cancellation less than 30 days before arrival date.

We welcome inquiries for stays up to 4 months. For stays three months or longer, the security deposit is $500. For stays 5 months or longer, the security deposit is $1000.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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4 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
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3 Miles
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1 Miles
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Car: recommended

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