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Heart of North Park 2 Story Home (HA)

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly remodeled 2 story home in an action fun neighborhood.

Welcome friendly dogs & up to 4 adults (sorry, no children). Newly remodeled 2 story home in an action fun neighborhood. Backyard gazebo, laundry, internet & off-street parking for 1 car. Park in the driveway spot labeled "No Parking" under the flag. Cleaning fee waived if guests cleanup after themselves.

(note - we don't accept reservations more than 3 months in advance.)

Non-smoking and no cleaning fee as guests cleanup after themselves!

Sorry, no cats allowed.

Internet is provided and ceiling fans on both levels (no air conditioning).

Upstairs is a double size bed with a full bath and lots of windows. Downstairs is a queen size futon sofa/bed, ½ bath, kitchen, small dining table, electric fireplace and a TV/DVD (no cable).

Out back is a semi-private secure area with grass for your pet and a fantastic gazebo with a ceiling fan, comfy chairs and a fire pit.

Attached is a laundry room for your use although it is shared with another tenant on the property.

Here's a general list of what's provided:

- All bedding

- Bath towels, hair dryer, curling iron, a few rolls of toilet paper.

- Full Kitchen: Electric stove/oven, full size fridge, microwave, toaster, blender, plates, silverware, glasses. ** The kitchen is lightly stocked with dry goods, paper towels, dish soap, kitchen sponge, etc. Sorry, coffee not provided, but plenty of coffee shops in the neighborhood.

- Beach items: 1 beach chair, 2 beach towels, 1 boogie board, 2 tennis rackets

-Electronics: TV with DVD player & HD Cable, Bose music player, wireless internet access.

The home is located in the heart of North Park where you can walk to all types of neighborhood shops, boutiques, coffee houses, pizza parlors, pubs, dive/sports/wine bars, breweries, ice cream, yogurt, sushi, burgers, tacos, grocery/convenience stores, parks, gym, salons, and more. Take a dance class at one of the nearby studios or an evening cooking class where you’ll meet new friends.

Walk to the nearby bus stop or take a quick drive (10 min or less) to fabulous beaches, downtown San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter or Little Italy), Hillcrest, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, SeaWorld, multiple beaches, Old Town, Seaport Village, Convention Center, Petco Park, Balboa Park Golf Course, The Embarcadero, shopping malls, theaters, and the airport.

There should be a couple bus passes laying on the kitchen table. Simply board any bus and pay $5 to use the bus pass for the entire day. Otherwise, you can take a bus for around $2.25 one-way.


From the airport pay $2.25 exact change per person and take bus #992 to the Downtown Trolley Station. From there, pay another $2.25 and take bus #2 to 30th Street & University in North Park which is within a few block walking distance to the property.

Please be respectful of neighbors with no loud noise.

More Details

Michael Geatz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Michael Geatz

Hi Potential Guest -

As a frequent traveler, my home is open for others to enjoy San Diego. I was raised in the Midwest and currently manufacture medical devices as well as do software consulting for other medical device companies. This year's resolution is getting through 'beginner's hell' of salsa/country dancing,



Michael Geatz purchased this house in 2013


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Numerous Bars
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Numerous Restaurants
Nearest Ski
143 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Ocean Beach


North Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs bedroom has private full bath. Downstairs is a futon that converts into a Queen size bed. There's also a 1/2 bath downstairs along with the kitchen/dining/tv area.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing


3.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Heart of North Park 2 Story Home (HA)
average rating of 3.125 based on 8 reviews

Clean bargain based property.

  • 3 of 5

Property was clean and comfortable. Comparable to a no frill bargain based hotel. The yards are very small in this neighborhood so you can hear the dog next door barking and even conversations from neighbors talking on their patio.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value!

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous place & great value. The neighbourhood is wonderful- there are plenty of places to eat, drink, get coffee etc. The apartment itself was bigger than expected from the photos (especially the upstairs bedroom). The outdoor area was also great, we especially loved the little dog who makes herself at home if she comes to visit you (you can lock her out if you're not into dogs). I assume part of the reason the cost is so low for this place is that there's no cleaning fee- so be prepared to clean up after yourself and be aware that you're coming into someone else's clean up job.

Would highly recommend this place or stay here again if we come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renters beware, just the basics here

  • 2 of 5

About a week before our arrival I checked the rental page and saw two new and pretty negative reviews that left me hesitant to contact the owner of the property. (They weren't there at the time of booking). It shouldn't be this way on homeaway. the floors were pretty dirty, my daughter couldn't crawl around even a little without her knees turning black. The kitchen has a stove, but only had one large skillet and one small skillet. So any plans we had for cooking meals to save money were thrown out. The downstairs bathroom clearly used to be a closet, which is fine except that there's no barrier between the bathroom and the storage space so you have to pee while staring at paint cans and whatnot, just odd. Additionally, the morning that we left I received a text message from the owner asking me to "clean up for the next guest that arrives later today." I already knew that we were supposed to put the towels and sheets in the wash and that was fine but I'm not a maid, I'm a guest and I shouldn't be the person responsible for "cleaning up" for the next people who arrive. I would not stay here again and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody else.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we fell short of this guests' expectations. Hundreds of guests have stayed in the past and loved the place. Not sure how the little one got all dirty, the fixtures and floors are less than 2 years old and cleaned quite regularly. Besides, the listing doesn't allow children. Extra cooking utensils are stored under the cabinet. Most guests enjoy saving a few dollars with a waived cleaning fee by simply tossing towels/sheets into the washer before leaving.
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  • 4 of 5

The hosts were beyond exceptional. The house was exactly what we needed: close to food, two sleeping spaces, a nice shower. It wasn't lavish, but completely functional. Parking would have been a breeze in a car, a bit more challenging in a truck/trailer combo. Hosts were so nice that they helped us solve the parking puzzle each night.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

He just cancelled the reservation just because we asked him to get information about where we should leave the car once we arrive and he answered this back;

"I'm sorry, but somebody that asks lots of questions is typically a little bit more discerning and would be better suited in a hotel that specializes in hospitality. I can only offer a clean bed, clean bathroom, Free bottle of wine and a friendly Chihuahua to visit your room. Good luck and have fun in SD..."

All we asked in MONTHS were TWO questions!! One was about the parking place and the other one was regarding the wiffi pasword, and he totally lost his mind. He cancels everything only 5 days before arriving there without giving any explanation. Hard to believe.

A very rude person who doesn't deserve to make money. He just cares about making money but doesn't give a damn about his customers questions, even if they are 2 common and simple questions. All his messages were not longer than 10 words.. unbelievable..

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaume's questions started by seeking a discount and ended with threats if he couldn't find the parking spot before I thought best to cancel his reservation. Would post his fragmented, foul language messages if I didn't think HomeAway would delete my listing - lol.
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You get what you pay for

  • 1 of 5

As they say, "You get what you pay for". This rental unit is little cheaper but not the one you may like to spend nights at. We arrived more than 2 hours late (the owner had communicated us in the morning of arrival day that the dryer was broken so it would take more time to get the house ready) but the house was still not ready. The whole house including the toilets had such a bad smell that it was not possible for us to stay there. We contacted the owner and he said the cleaning lady would show up soon. After waiting for 30-40 mins when nobody showed up, I contacted the owner again, and he said that he couldn't do much and If I want I could look for another accomadation and hang off the phone in a very rude manner. With my parents and 2 years baby it was not easy to find another accomadation in that last minute which had a full kitchen.After waiting for about 30 more mins a friend of the owner showed up and she was very polite and apologized for everything and said that she would clean the house in one hour. We waited in the other unit while she was cleaning the house. She did a very good job but the house was in such a bad condition that we could still feel the bad smell. Probably the house had not been well kept and cleaned thoroughly for a long time. Finally the house was ready for us to enter about 7 pm. We had literally lost precious hours of our 2 day visit to San Diego. I will not recommend this unit to anyone. The only positives were the location of the house, two toilets in the unit, and ease of communication with the owner which apparently didn't end well.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we couldn't get the place cleaned soon enough for this guest. Of course he was welcomed on the premises and likely a little sore for not getting a free night he requested for the few hour preperation delay. He was offered a cancellation with no penalty but opted to stay.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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