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Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), whirlpool tub

We love our cottage but of course our opinion is biased. Please click on 'Reviews' for unbiased opinions.

That said... if you want to walk to the Zoo, museums, dozens of local restaurants and bars, we have the place for you. San Diego's downtown historic Gas Lamp district and Coronado beaches are just a 15 minute drive away. For sports enthusiasts will find golf, disc golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and running trails all within walking distance.

Built in 1911, our 105 year old stable has been converted to a comfortable 1 bedroom cottage complete with all the amenities of home.

Here are just a few:

Full kitchen with all the utensils needed to prepare a gourmet meal. Heated tile floors in the bathroom and a whirlpool tub, hair dryer, quality shampoo and body wash, plenty of towels. Queen-size bed with memory foam mattress top (you will this see mentioned in our guest reviews.) Walk-in closet (almost bedroom size) with a laundry room with front load washer and dryer. Broadband internet access with WIFI and a printer/scanner. HD Cable TV, Blu-ray player, Netflix, Pandora web browser & more. Private fenced patio with stainless steel 3-burner BBQ.

More Details

Owner
Mike Bythewood
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Mike Bythewood

We love Craftsman style homes! Sharon is a Realtor and Michael is a General Contractor. Our passion is making our homes comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Mike Bythewood purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mike Bythewood chose San Diego County

Location, location, location! Centrally located North Park offers easy access to the most popular attractions San Diego has to offer. Great year-round weather and no bugs are a plus too! (We're both originally from southern states) Since moving to San Diego in 1983 we have resided in Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach and Downtown San Diego but North Park is by far our favorite place to live.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is on a quiet, 1-block long section of Spruce. North Park is a centrally located San Diego neighborhood and an easy drive to Sea World, Coronado, Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, the downtown bayfront and dozens of other attractions.

Amenities

North Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with whirlpool tub, shower and heated stone floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed with memory foam mattress topper
  • Queen Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(127 traveler reviews)

Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
average rating of 4.929134 based on 127 reviews
5

San Diego Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for 3 nights and it was amazing! The location is great! Close to parks and walking distance to great restaurants. My husband and I stayed with our two year old and newborn. There was plenty of room and very comfortable. We can't say enough good things about our stay. The owners were extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate, charming cottage with amazing walkability factor!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Spruce cottage! Spacious yet cozy, lovely bath products, comfortable bed, jetted tub, and spotless. Nestled in the owners' lovely garden, yet walkable to so many fun parks, restaurants, trails, sights. We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owners thought of everything!

  • 4 of 5

Great property - includes a comfy bed, spacious bath w/jetted tub, complete kitchen and living area, and a private and serene patio area that's perfect for morning coffee or wine before dinner! You have no choice but to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather in this quiet neighborhood.

This property is just minutes from Balboa Park and easy access to downtown or main highways north to the wine country and beaches. We loved how easy it was to get anywhere, and the neighborhood restaurants and bars gave us a true taste of the local cuisine! I found a basket full of information about the area and a notebook full of menus from local restaurants - so helpful!

But it was the small things that we noticed and appreciated most - umbrellas for the occasional rain shower, lots of books about everything and anything, games, movies, glasses for every kind of libation - even trays of heart-shaped ice cubes in the freezer!

A TV in the bedroom and living area offering Dish Network, Netflix and local channels was great and our internet signal was good.

In summary, we truly enjoyed this property and the owners were always available to answer questions and help if needed. We appreciate their attention to detail - what a great experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Peaceful location, Private, lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 5 nights in this very peaceful neighborhood. Very clean, bright and cheery cottage with nice decor. Lighting in the cottage was great. The closet/extra room is really nice to keep all your stuff spread out. Plenty of hot water for the jetted tub. The outdoor patio area is very small and somewhat 'closed in' feeling, otherwise it would have been 5 stars (but large patio areas are hard to find in San Diego). This wasn't a problem for us, but want to mention it for people who might like to spend a lot of time on the patio relaxing. There was always a parking spot for us right in front of the house. Mike and Sharon were friendly and helpful. We would stay there again for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

North Park Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Excellent location: close to restaurants, Balboa Park, bus to downtown, golf courses and groceries. Pleasant outdoor space with barbecue. Kitchen supplies are great for cooking meals.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely bright, sunny cottage in a great area

  • 4 of 5

We spent two very fun weeks in this cozy cottage in North Park. So close to everything we needed, Balboa Park, Little Italy and walking distance to shops and restaurants in North Park, a very lively area. Although the weather could have been better it didn't stop us from exploring and taking advantage of their private little patio for a afternoon cocktail. The kitchen was well equipped and the bbq was great have right out the front door. The bed could have been a little firmer, perhaps an egg crate instead of a soft foamy. Other wise everything was fantastic, I took full advantage of the jetted tub on those cool rainy days.

Thanks Mike for your great tips and a new brush for the BBQ,

All the Best, Lynn and Rick Bagnall

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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San Diego Zoo
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Balboa Park
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Balboa Park Golf Course
"Small but challenging course."
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Switzer Canyon
"http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/pdf/switzertrailmap.pdf"
Gaslamp Quarter
"The Historic Gaslamp Quarter has successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining an..."
Old Town
"4 stars for the food. Old Town Mex is our favorite. LOTS of tourist shops. Great place to ea..."
Petco Park
"Awesome ballpark right in the middle of downtown. Take the #2 bus from the stop 1/2 block fr..."
USS Midway Museum
"You could spend a whole day here!"
Gaslamp Quarter
"The Historic Gaslamp Quarter has successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining an..."
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Modern Times Brewery Tasting Room
Nearest Ferry
4.3 Miles
Coronade Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Balboa Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Smokin' Goat
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mountain High / Big Bear
Nearest Beach
6.9 Miles
Coronado Island
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Public Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Ray Street Art District
Nearest Point of Interest
Mosaic Wine Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
The Smoking Goat
Nearest Point of Interest
Bird Park Summer Concerts
Nearest Point of Interest
Station Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Switzer Canyon Hiking Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Stone Brewing Outlet Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Park Museums
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Gaslamp Quarter
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Alexander's on 30th
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Rocket Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Zensi Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
Cardamom Cafe & Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Vagabond Kitchen of the World
Nearest Point of Interest
Urban Solace
Nearest Point of Interest
The Linkery
Nearest Point of Interest
Heaven Sent Desserts
Nearest Point of Interest
The BIG Kitchen
Car: not necessary

Our cottage is walking distance from Balboa park and the world famous San Diego Zoo.

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Rates & Availability

North Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$138
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning weekly $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates: Please note we have a 3 night minimum and 14 night maximum
$138.00 nightly
$875.00 per week
$95.00 cleaning each week + cleaning after departure
Pets considered with additional deposit
10.50% lodging tax (TOT) + .55% Tourism marketing tax (TMD)

*PLEASE NOTE THAT VRBO / HOMEAWAY CHARGES ALL RENTERS A VARIABLE "SERVICE FEE" WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN YOU REQUEST A QUOTE.

Here is VRBO / Homeaway's explaination of the service fee...

Overview
The service fee is paid by the traveler when booking through the HomeAway websites. This fee covers the cost of providing 24/7 customer support, enhanced site and mobile features for both owner and travelers, plus expanded marketing efforts to generate more exposure to global audiences. Additionally, when a traveler books and pays through HomeAway, they are eligible for the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

Paying the fee
Travelers pay the service fee by credit card when paying through the secure HomeAway checkout process. The service fee is only charged to the card once the booking has been accepted by the property owner or manager. The service fee is, on average, approximately 6% of the rental amount, excluding refundable deposit or taxes. This fee is lower than other travel websites that charge a similar fee.

Refunding the fee
The owner does not have the ability to discount or waive the service fee amount. The only time the service fee can be refunded is when an owner uses the Cancellation Refund feature from their dashboard and the cancellation is requested within the terms of the owner/manager's cancellation policy. However, if the reservation is not canceled and all payments fully refunded to the traveler, the service fee will not be refunded.

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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