|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Groups of 5–6 people must have at least 2 persons who are related. Sorry, but smoking, vaping, parties and pets are not permitted.
Our 5-star reviews include:
"What a fabulous home, with an extraordinary host. . . Felt like a five-star resort. . . What a treat!"
"We felt like we were in a luxury hotel."
"Our very best experience of many. Highly recommended."
"A great find!"
"The owners are the icing on the cake. . . We hit the jackpot!"
"The kitchen is amazing."
With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room and two outdoor tables, our 1-story, 1,777 square-foot, air-conditioned North Park Beauty very comfortably fits up to six people.
The roomy, tranquil house features a large living room with a flat-panel, smart TV, a DVD player and a small library of DVDs; a master bedroom suite with a king-size bed, flat-panel TV, a private bathroom with dual sinks, and a walk-in closet; a second bedroom with a queen-size bed; and a third bedroom with two twin beds. All the beds are very comfortable and feature luxurious sheets. There is a sunny kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a gas range and countertop seating, a dining room, a large-capacity washer/dryer, and a private backyard with a deck and outdoor shower. WiFi of course.
The private backyard offers a deck with an expandable table for 6 and a picnic table with bench seating, also for 6. The driveway has space for one vehicle and street parking is also available. A gardener will visit every couple of days, but will not need to enter the house.
North Park is ranked by Forbes as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the entire U.S. Founded in 1913, North Park’s Alta Dena section is full of restored Craftsman houses and is safe, quiet and friendly. Our 1930s home is a spacious, modern and beautifully updated 1-story house. Let the cool breezes, comfortable beds and private backyard relax you. Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Coronado Island, the Chargers and the Padres, the Gaslamp District, Legoland, SeaWorld and the beaches are all easy to get to. Downtown, Petco Park and the Convention Center are only a 12-minute drive. Community tennis courts, a kids' playground and a large pool are only about 15 blocks from the house.
A small commercial district is only three blocks away, with: a coffeehouse, supermarket, convenience store, hair salon, brewpub, and a produce store selling organic fruits and vegetables that also prepares soups, salads and sandwiches for you to enjoy outdoors on their patio.
North Park is well known for many great restaurants, pubs and gastropubs. Plus, the trendy South Park neighborhood is only a 5-minute drive and features a coffeehouse, wine bar, craft beer pub, ice cream store, chocolatier, bookstore, restaurants, boutiques and more.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM — FIRM!
Flat-panel large-screen Smart TV
Master bedroom suite with king-size bed and walk-in closet
2nd bedroom with queen-size bed
3rd bedroom with two twin (single) beds
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Central AC & Heating
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Maximum Stay: 27 nights
We are only 10 minutes away and are available for any questions or issues.
My wife, Fougère, and I have stayed at vacation rental homes around the world: Montreal, Boston, Miami Beach, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Bruges, Granada, Seville, Oaxaca and more. Our travel blog is at www.searchingforbeauty.net.
We’ve lived in San Francisco and Manhattan, LA’s Laurel Canyon, on the bluffs overlooking New York’s Hudson River, in Boulder, in the Bay area’s Marin County and the Sierra foothills of California – and San Diego is certainly one of the best! We appreciate its canyons, mountains, beaches and unbeatable climate.
A former French teacher, Fougère is a computer consultant who designs FileMaker Pro databases and Excel spreadsheets, while I’m a writer and editor who works mainly in advertising, marketing, consumer, tech and biotech. We also speak a little Spanish. We like hiking, swimming, Tai Chi and Yoga; cooking and craft beers; movies and theater; art and architecture; and reading – both fiction and nonfiction. In the next few years, we look forward to staying in vacation rental homes in London, Rome, Dublin, Berlin, Iceland and Japan.
As hosts, Steven and I are friendly, helpful and conscientious. As guests, we are quiet, clean, respectful and appreciate the same in return from our hosts, with cleanliness being important. We always enjoy getting to know our hosts.
Steven Englander or Fougère Robertson purchased this house in 2014
Centrally located, our comfortable and spacious house is in one of San Diego's coolest, friendliest and most desirable neighborhoods, with easy access to restaurants, gastropubs, Balboa Park, museums, sports facilities, downtown and major highways.
We purchased our house because of the private backyard, garden, cool breezes, large living room and beautiful condition from the recent renovation, with air conditioning, a modern kitchen, luxurious sheets and off-street parking.
This is a large and very nice home. The Altadena in North Park is one of San Diego's Older neighborhoods. Neighborhood homes are well cared for and the neighborhood is very quiet. We were within walking distance of a small market, a local coffee shop and restaurants. Also, Balboa Park, with its many, activities is no more than a mile away and easy to get to by foot or car. This house is very well equipped and well cared for and includes a nice backyard. That is safe for young children. The master bedroom has a walk-in shower and would be usable by someone with limited mobility. The layout of the house allows for privacy and it is spacious. I've lived in San Diego, including beach areas and North Park is my preferred area.
Loved our stay at North Park Beauty. The home was well kept and spacious and bright, with lots of little amenities to make our stay even nicer, and close to so many things. The owner was very attentive and helpful with every question we had. Loved the beautiful little back yard!
Spent a month in this beautiful home it was wonderful,the owner is great very accommodating and the home was perfect.We love north park and are looking forward to visiting soon
Our family has 3 significant birthdays this year so we met in San Diego to share time together and celebrate. The house suited our needs and the neighborhood was perfect. Everything we needed was within walking distance and the homes in the area are interesting and fun to look at.
We had a wonderful stay at North Park Beauty. After a week of travelling south down the coast we were thrilled to stay in such a comfortable home. Everything we needed was provided from coffee to laundry products and the owner went out of his way to ensure we had all the info we needed for a great stay. The location was very convenient for the Zoo and Bilbao park. We used public transport very easily. Groceries and restaurants easily accessible. Cannot recommend highly enough - book it for your San Diego stay!
Please check all days, times and other information to be sure of current accuracy.
Gaslamp National Historic Quarter (downtown) – lively area with handsome buildings, lots of bars, clubs and restaurants.
Embarcadero – at the edge of downtown, on the water. Includes The National Maritime Museum with an aircraft carrier, sailing ships and submarine. Great for kids (and adults).
Seaport Village – by the Embarcadero.
Central Library – East Village, adjacent to the Gaslamp District.
Location of the Del Coronado Hotel, on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Accessible via car, or by ferries from downtown.
Legoland Aquatic Park
Wild Animal Park
Old Town – a historic district
Marston House – 1905 Arts & Crafts house with tours
Mission Beach Park
La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores
Silver Strand State Beach
Whale-watching and deep-sea fishing tours are available in various locations.
Fashion Valley Mall – Mission Valley
Farmers’ Markets – Hillcrest (Sunday); Little Italy and Old Town (Saturday)
Towns with attractive commercial districts:
Ocean Beach – A bit funky, but fun: antique stores, boutiques, restaurants and bars.
Solana Beach – Cedros Avenue
Gardens and Parks
Balboa Park – see Art, History and Science section for details.
Morley Field Sports Complex – Walking distance: a pool, tiny tots play area, tennis courts, picnic area, golf course, disc golf course, a fitness course, walking trails, a velodrome (bicycle track) and more.
Torrey Pines State Preserve
Cabrillo National Monument – Point Loma
Cowles Regional Park
San Diego Botanic Garden – 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas.
San Diego Zoo – Balboa Park
Wild Animal Park – Escondido. Part of The San Diego Zoo.
SeaWorld – Mission Bay
Whale watching – best in January–February.
Kayak rentals and tours – Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Snorkeling – La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores (near Beach & Tennis Club).
Birch Aquarium – at Scripps Oceanographic Institute.
Athenaeum Library of Arts & Music
Museum of Contemporary Art
Salk Institute – guided architecture tours
Mt. Soledad – Veterans’ Memorial with a great view.
Tapenade – French Provençal
WhisknLadle – California fusion
El Pescador – fish
Puesto – high-end tacos
Caroline’s Seaside Café – La Jolla Shores
George’s at the Cove – Prospect Street
Karl Strauss Brewery – gastropub
Art, History and Science
Balboa Park – The buildings, gardens and museums are superb. balboapark.org:
San Diego Zoo
Mingei Museum – superb crafts
Air & Space Museum
Museum of Photographic Arts
Museum of Man – anthropology
Natural History Museum
Botanical Building – tours at 11am
Birch Aquarium – part of Scripps Oceanographic Institute, La Jolla
Museum of Art
Timken Museum of Art – Old Masters
Model Railroad Museum
Japanese Friendship Garden
Natural History Museum
Science Museum (IMAX)
National Maritime Museum – Embarcadero
Museum of Contemporary Art
Ray Street Art District – North Park. A small but fun block with cool galleries and antiques.
Kayaks – available for rental in La Jolla Shores and elsewhere.
Paddleboarding – Lessons available.
Public Transit – bus route
The #2 bus is on 30th Street. It runs south to downtown and north through University Heights to Normal Heights.The one-way fare is $2.25 for adults and $1.10 for seniors (60+). A day pass is $5.00. San Diego buses are clean and air-conditioned.
Please check online to make sure that the printed schedule we’ve provided is current: www.sdmts.com/mtscr/Route.aspx?r=2
India Street – the north end of Little Italy.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Before booking, please send a brief message telling us a little about yourself and what’s bringing you to San Diego. Please note that the check-out time is FIRM at 11:00 am, since we need a minimum of 5 hours to clean for the next guest.