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Mike Bythewood

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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

94 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

San Diego County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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. We also have a DecoBike kiosk 1/2 block away and 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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Bythewood (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 94 traveler reviews

Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
average rating of 4.9468083 based on 94 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Can't go wrong here. Very nice place. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay delightful.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage, situated behind the owners property, is in a lovely neighbourhood and has everything that is required for a holiday home. It is well situated for exploring the wonderful sights in San Diego and has many restaurants in North Park within walking distance. Mike and Sharon, the owners, are discreet but available if you have any questions. We would not hesitate to stay here again the next time we visit the city.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many different places in San Diego over the years and without a doubt, this was by far the VERY BEST!!! The cottage is absolutely charming, in immaculate condition, and delightfully decorated. It is very centrally located to all San Diego activities, and in a very quiet neighborhood. The private patio was perfect for enjoying the outdoors and the bbq. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was the last of 13 different accommodations my husband and I stayed in during our 3 weeks in California. It was a great end to a great trip. The cottage is the perfect size for the 2 of us. It was spacious and private and had everything we could need. The washer and dryer were one of the biggest plus for us. We met Mike and Sharon upon arrival and their adorable dogs. The let us pick a couple of lemons from their lemon tree and they were delicious. From booking to leaving the cottage, everything was smooth, easy, and allowed us to have a great vacation. Thank you so much for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. So comfortable...so central to everything...next to the park....so well maintained! I wish I could have stayed for a year.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The perfect place to stay in San Diego!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is better than a 5 star hotel. It is comfortable, roomy, clean, centrally located and has more amenities than most hotels. The whirlpool tub was awesome after a day of walking at Sea World and Balboa Park. Free parking, tons of restaurants near by and the soothing sound of running water from Mike and Sharon's Koi pond to lull you to sleep. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking meals and there are books and extras in the cottage for a day of reading or hanging out at the beach. It would have been nice to have time to cook a steak on the grill and eat out on the patio. The large walk in closet (room) was perfect for travelers with suit cases. And it was very nice having a washer dryer after a week on the road. I wished we could have stayed longer - I wish we could live there! The Cottage is tastefully decorated and is charming beyond belief. Quiet and peaceful I can't imagine a better place to stay. Thank you Mike and Sharon for providing such a wonderful option for visitors to San Diego. We will definitely be staying here again next time we visit. I can not recommend the Spruce Street Cottage enough. Perfect for traveling couples...especially if you are looking for a romantic get-a-way.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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.

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Rates & Availability

North Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
Fri,Sat,Sun
$784
 

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.05%

Rates: Please note we have a 3 night minimum and 14 night maximum
$125.00 nightly
$784.00 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)

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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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Amenities

San Diego County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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

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