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Perfect Location to Explore All of San Diego From!

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... North Park is a great neighborhood with easy access to the San Diego Zoo, museums and literally dozens of local restaurants and bars. San Diego's downtown historic Gas Lamp district and Coronado beaches are just a 15 minute drive away. Sports enthusiasts will find golf, disc golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and running trails all within walking distance. We are 1 1/2 blocks from the eastern border of Balboa Park. Measuring approximately 1.5 x 1.5 miles and 1200 acres in size, it is one of the largest urban parks in the country.

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:
September 25, 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.

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San Diego Zoo
"We would give San Diego Zoo 10 stars if we could! Don't miss the Panda exhibit. The line is ..."
Balboa Park
"Allot 2-3 days to see the entire park. Museums and attractions are many. Our favorite is the..."
Balboa Park Golf Course
"Small but challenging course."
Ray Street Art District
"Home of Ray at Night Art-walk the 2nd Saturday of every month. San Diego's longest running a..."
Station Tavern
"2204 Fern St, 92104 619-255-0657 http://stationtavern.com/ Stations inviting open-air design..."
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.

Amenities

North Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum Stay: 14 nights
  • Additional $95.00 + tax mid-stay cleaning is required for reservations of more than 9 nights
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 -
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Perfect Location to Explore All of San Diego From!
average rating of 4.92517 based on 147 reviews
5

We had the most amazing vacation in San Diego primarily because of the adorable cozy cottage on Spru

  • 5 of 5

Convienently located to ANYTHING and ANYPLACE you would want to see or do. Leave the car behind and hop the bus.

Mike and Sharon ( the owners) made sure you had everything you could possibly need. Even a few tips about some local spots.

We would highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wishing you a safe journey and many more good VRBO experiences on your drive back to the east coast. Happy trails to you, Mike, Sharon, Snooki and The Duke
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5

Peaceful, spacious accommodation in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and could have easily spent the week here. It has an adorable modern interior with a great little kitchen, living area and bedroom. We were comfortable with the windows open, letting in breezes from the private enclosed courtyard. We saw hummingbirds at the feeder every day. The house is an easy walk to restaurants and is only a couple of blocks from Balboa Park.

Though we didn't need to contact the owners for anything, they made it clear on all communications that they were easily accessible, providing cell phones and encouragement should we have any questions. They live in the house that includes this separate dwelling in the back.

If you're looking for a peaceful place to stay that's in a quiet neighborhood but close to everything, I would highly recommend this updated space.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Cottage in North Park SD!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was our home for a week visit to San Diego. We chose the cottage based on the description on the website and were not disappointed. Everything was exactly as described. The location was perfect for walking to restaurants, buses and such a great place to come back after a day of site seeing to relax on the patio.

The cottage is very comfortable with fully stocked kitchen and full bathroom.

Mike and Sharon greeted us the first day and gave us lots of tips on dining, bus routes and grocery stores.

On a returning trip to San Diego I would definitely stay again and would highly recommend this cottage.

We did not have a car but the bus stop is close and the buses in San Diego are very easy to use with great connections.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spend 9 nights in the cottage,first time in San Diego and California.We loved the cottage,so clean,got everything you need,perfect location like it says.We would recommend highly to anyone.My husband enjoyed a buggy board sun umbrella,very convenient.

Lena and Peter

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Private, Clean, Character & Great Neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this home and neighbourhood. Lots of great restaurants, pubs and grocers within walking distance. Try Alexanders and sit outside in their courtyard! As a runner I especially appreciated feeling safe with so many street options for long runs. I chose this home for the private courtyard and it was great. We enjoyed morning coffee outside and evening wine. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better than 5 Stars!!

  • 5 of 5

This place had it all. So welcoming. Great hosts! Would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $250

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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