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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


About the property

Loft Style Studio with Fireplace & Private Yard

Ideal for persons 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

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 North Park

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
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise: Quiet Hours are between 10:00 PM and 8:00AM. Outdoor noise shall be kept to a minimum in consideration of neighbors.
  • Energy Conservation: Please save energy by turning off air conditioning, heater, and lights off when leaving the property.
  • Cleaning: Cookware and dishes shall be clean, dried, put back in cupboards when your stay is complete. Dirty sheets & towels may be left in a pile.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • 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.
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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.


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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: July 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: December 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: November 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: July 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: June 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Mission North Park
Breakfast Restaurant
Rigoberto's Taco Shop
Mexican Restaurant
Carnitas' Snack Shack - North Park
American Restaurant
Breakfast Republic
Breakfast Restaurant
Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar
Japanese Restaurant
The Barbecue Pit
Barbecue Restaurant
Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar
Mexican Restaurant
Swami's Cafe
American Restaurant
Ranchos Cocina
Mexican Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Riki Sushi
Japanese Restaurant
Berkeley Pizza North Park
Pizza Restaurant
Olympic Cafe
Greek Restaurant
Colima's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Balboa Tennis Club
Coffee & Tea Collective
Café Madeleine
French Restaurant
Switzer Canyon
Balboa Park Carousel
San Diego Zoo
Cafe Madeleine
Desert Garden
Coffee Shop
Spanish Village Art Center
Front Street Cafe
Jungle Java
Coffee Shop
Living Tea Tap Room
Tea House
San Diego Natural History Museum
Greenzoo Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Casa del Prado Theatre
Vision Cafe & Market
Hua Mei Café
Fleet Science Center
Botanical Building
Treehouse Cafe
Captain Kirk's Coffee
Coffee Shop
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Timken Museum of Art
Sculpture Garden Cafe
Hawthorn Coffee
Coffee Shop
Antique Row Cafe
Coffee Shop
The Old Globe
Cafe Mingei
The Tea Pavilion
Balboa Park Golf Course
San Diego Museum of Man
California Tower
Soltan Banoo
Persian Restaurant
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Modern Times Fermentorium
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Santa Fe Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
805 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Mission Cafe
Nearest Ski
144 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

Fun and funky North Park started coming into its own early in the new millennium. When a check-cashing store changed over to a dessert restaurant, local residents knew something was happening. New restaurants are still opening, and the neighborhood has become home to hipsters from all walks of life. The New York Times had articles about our burgeoning neighborhood in 2009 and 2012.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

We welcome inquiries for stays that are 90 days or longer.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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