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Mike Bythewood

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

North Park 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Bythewood (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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 97 traveler reviews

Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
average rating of 4.9484534 based on 97 reviews
5

Wonderful dog friendly rental

  • 5 of 5

Great dog friendly rental near Balboa park and downtown. Quiet and pretty neighborhood. Well stocked kitchen and comfortable living quarters.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We felt as if we were in a 5 Star Hotel cottage and all of our destinations were just minutes away.

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Sharon were such gracious hosts and so very nice. The cottage offered us a place to relax and unwind following our excursions around San Diego and Coronado Island. It seemed as if everywhere was within a ten minute drive, and sometimes just a 5 minute walk. Balboa Park was not much more than a stone's throw from the cottage and the North Park restaurants offered amazing meals, whether they be breakfast (Cardamom Cafe), lunch or dinner (Smoking Goat). I usually stress a little when staying in more populous areas, but the cottage made me feel at home and stress free. The kitchen was fully outfitted, the bathroom was 5-star and the bed provided the most comfortable sleep. We could unwind in the living area or sit on the cute little patio with a babbling fountain and a koi pond on the other side of the fence. Mike and Sharon provided a full list of restaurants and activities in the cottage; and always inquired if we needed anything. One of our best vacations ever. I could say so much more, but simply put - it was wonderful. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We LOVE it here!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed twice now and are already trying to sort out the exact dates of our next stay. It's incredibly clean, private, comfortable, in a fantastic location and just SO relaxing. Plus, you're greeted with the fantastic smells of a fresh lemon tree as you head in and the soothing sounds of flowing water from the owner's backyard. Speaking of the owners, they are friendly and helpful people who truly go above and beyond. We just can't say enough positive things about the property and the owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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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Map

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:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
Fri,Sat,Sun
$784
 

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly cleaning $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
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)

*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
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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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Amenities

North Park 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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