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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:
May 24, 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 -
(132 traveler reviews)

Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
average rating of 4.931818 based on 132 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

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything. It is clean,light,bright. All appliances including washer and dryer. I could go on and on about all it has to offer but the main thing is it has every thing you need or desire for a comfortable stay. The owners are wonderful and continue to improve and beautify the property. Great patio and BBQ. Quiet well kept and lovely yard. We go as often as we can and have never been disappointed. Thank you Mike and Sharon. We Will see you again soon.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy North Park Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect set up for two. Convenient North Park location. The neighborhood is quiet. Parking is on the street in front of the main house. There is a small patio area that is shielded from the main house so you have privacy. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a full laundry setup. We would get up in the morning, eat breakfast and have a leisurely cup of coffee. Then we would set out for the day and have lunch out. After a day of running around we would come back to the cottage, eat our supper and relax for the evening. We really felt like we were in our own home and not sitting in some bland, stuffy motel room.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland Park, IL
5

I would give this cozy cottage 6 stars out of 5 if I could!

  • 5 of 5

I can't think of anything that would have made this place and our stay nicer than it was. It was equipped with everything (washer/dryer/printer/tv/grill/beautiful outside sitting area/lovely outdoor lighting...). It was clean and quiet with the sound of the koi pond gently streaming in the background. The owner pays attention to all the details to make it perfectly lovely. Great find!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV
5

Weekend Getaway/Super Cute Immaculate Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is the cutest cottage I have ever seen! Great location, immaculate condition and the owners, Mike and Sharon, thought of everything and were very gracious and helpful if we needed anything. It's located in a super quiet location, and within walking distance to restaurants, Balboa Park, dog parks, etc. The bed was absolute HEAVEN! This cottage is the place to stay when visiting San Diego. Mike and Sharon, thanks for everything. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Map

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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$875
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$138
$875
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$138
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

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