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Condo in the Heart of Gaslamp III

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Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment in San Diego, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

This condo is in the best location possible. Walk to Petco Park, Convention Center, Balboa Park, the Zoo, the Bay, etc... All the best restaurants and bars a stones throw away in every direction. The airport is just a 7 minute taxi ride. The famous Horton Plaza mall is just 2 blocks away! Walk Score calls it a "Walker's Paradise" with a rating of "100"!


The building is on F street and between 6th and 5th in the most popular Gaslamp District.

1. Live Music: The Gaslamp Quarter is the center of San Diegos live music scene. Representing a wide range of musical genres, you will surely find a melody that moves you! Check out the House of Blues for big name acts, Croces Restaurant and Bar for jazz, The Field Irish Pub for lively drinking music, Sevilla for South-of-the-border musical flair, or Dicks Last Resort for classic rock on their entertainment stage every night of the week. Florent, Patricks II, and Gaslamp Tavern are also popular venues for a diverse group of local music.

2. Shopping: One could spend days browsing unique boutiques and specialty shops along the Gaslamp Quarters 16 blocks. Visit G-Star to fulfill your denim dreams or Eyes on Fifth for a new pair of shades. Two floors of specialty wines are available at The Wine Bank Inc. and there are travel bags galore at Le Travel Store. Quicksilver Boardriders Club, Puma, and Oakley provide San Diego with all our sporting good needs.

3. Nightclubs: Unleash your inner dance goddess/god at one of the districts many incendiary nightclubs! From local fav Stingaree to the ever changing interior of FLUXX to the underground electricity of Belo or Red C, the Gaslamp District is the ideal place to let loose and party the night away.

4. Festivals/Block Parties: Gaslamp Quarter is home to many popular festivals throughout the year including Mardi Gras, ShamROCK, Halloween Time, and the San Diego Film Festival. Locals look forward to June when the Taste of Gaslamp festival allows participants to explore and sample food from several restaurants in the district. The Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade is not to be missed in December!

5. History: This National Historic District was founded in 1867 when Alonzo Horton bought the land for $256. It contains many Victorian-era buildings and a rich history, some of which is of a less-than-wholesome nature. After becoming a red light and gambling district for sailors in the early 1900s, a massive preservation and redevelopment effort in the 70s and 80s transformed the area into the internationally renowned destination that it is today. Take a walking tour of the Gaslamp, featuring local historians and reflections of its diverse past are seen throughout the areas architecture.

6. Horton Plaza: A five-level architectural marvel, Horton Plaza is downtown San Diegos retail sanctuary. Macys and Nordstroms are the massive complexs featured department stores. With a movie theater, event space, diverse dining options, a gym, the Lyceum Theater, and even a dog park, this is much more than just a mall!

7. Petco Park: Located at 19 Tony Gwynn Way, the beautiful Petco Park is one of San Diegos newest traditions. Opened in 2004, this uniquely-designed home of the Padres offers state-of-the-art fan amenities and spectacular views of San Diego Bay, the San Diego skyline, and Balboa Park. Integration of the historic Western Supply Co. building and the grassy Park at the Park that slopes above the outfield are only a few of the features that distinguish this spectacular baseball stadium.

8. Searsucker: Celebrity Chef Brian Malarky has opened 5 ultra-popular restaurants throughout San Diego including his the mega-hit, Sear sucker, which is located in the heart of the Gaslamp District. Time Magazine named it Americas #2 hottest restaurant! Featuring an open kitchen and airy design, Sear sucker serves local seafood with local lagers and ales.

9.San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau: The San Diego Convention Center is the citys premiere, award-winning facility for major conventions, trade shows, meetings and special events. Situated along the harbor just a short walk from the main Gaslamp area, the attractive complex is a steward of San Diego with a commitment to sustainable practice and community leadership. In the same vein, The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau works extremely hard to bring happiness to locals and visitors alike.

10. Harbor Cruises: The many cruises around San Diego Harbor offer scenic escapes away from the bustle of the city. You can eat and drink in style aboard a pleasure ship while enjoying the freedom of the water. For the more audacious, Pirate Ship Adventures provides the opportunity to join a buccaneer crew and participate in swashbuckling activities while exploring the Harbor.

11. Civic Theater: Catch a Broadway show, an opera, or a ballet at the San Diego Civic Theater, the regions largest performing arts and community gathering center. Opened in 1965, the theater contains 2,967 seats and a chic interior.

12. The New Childrens Museum: Visitors and locals with children can think, play, and create at the innovative New Childrens Museum. This dynamic educational environment celebrates kids and the language of art, providing a safe space to learn and grow. The environmentally sustainable facility consists of galleries, interactive exhibits, open studio space, and an Arts Education Center.

13. Luckys Lunch Counter: Though new to the scene, Luckys Lunch Counter has quickly become a San Diego favorite. Themed like a retro Chicago lunch counter, the eatery serves traditional, high quality diner fare all day long. Located just across from Petco Park, Luckys is the perfect place to catch a meal before or after the big game!

14. The Trolley: Cars and taxis are not necessary here. The Gaslamp Quarter is conveniently located along the San Diego Trolley Orange Line. From San Ysidro to Santee, downtowns entertainment district is easily accessible via an efficient and comfortable trolley from all over San Diego.

15. Copley Symphony Hall: Home to the San Diego Symphony, this multi-functional facility was originally The Fox Theater movie palace, built in 1929. State-of-the-art digital sound and lighting capabilities have been installed in this continually updated venue, but, rest assured, the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber have been preserved. A full-sized Robert Morton pneumatic pipe organ and two carbon-arc film projectors are featured within the performance chamber. This symphony hall is not just for music though, it can accommodate comedy shows, corporate and civic events, and film screenings.

16. The San Diego-Coronado Bridge: Though not directly in the Gaslamp, this stunning structure provides an amazing backdrop to the neighborhood. Majestically arching over the bay and linking downtown San Diego with the resort city of Coronado, The San Diego-Coronado Bridge is a local landmark. Its two mile length is uniquely designed as a 200-foot high curve to accommodate the large Naval ships that pass underneath. The bridges eastern support pillars are located in Chicano Park and feature the largest collection of Chicano art murals in the world. I highly recommend taking the ferry to Coronado Island for the day and renting electric bikes to check out the island.

17. Segways: Explore the Gaslamp Quarter aboard the latest in electric, two-wheeled personal transportation technology, the Segway! History and culinary tours can be experienced aboard these fun and quirky vehicles. Quickly maneuvering down the sidewalk by leaning back and forth is the best way to navigate Gaslamps many blocks.

18. Seaport Village: Just a short walk from the Gaslamp, along the scenic San Diego Bay, sits the waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment complex of Seaport Village. Cobblestone pathways, ponds, lakes, fountains, and tropical landscape wind through a plethora of architectural styles housing a variety of boutique shops. Everything from San Diego souvenirs to high-end apparel and art galleries can be found in Seaport Villages 54 shops, 13 casual eateries, and 4 fine dining restaurants. Musicians and street artists inhabit this nostalgic seaside village year-round and an 1895 antique Charles Loof carousel is another major attraction!

House Rules: Treat it as if it were your own! Please be courteous to the property, building, and people around. NO SMOKING! No partying, drugs, excessive noise, etc. Please be responsible !!!

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017


Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 bed (Real Bed)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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Condo in the Heart of Gaslamp III
average rating of 4.0 based on 16 reviews

Nicely located in heart of Gaslamp, walking distance to anywhere. My only negative would be elevator

  • 4 of 5

Nicely located in heart of Gaslamp, walking distance to anywhere.

My only negative would be elevator not working first 2 days, no wifi available, and noise from outdoors (bars/music)

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Location, location, location. Can't beat it. Right in the heart of downtown with easy access to all

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. Can't beat it. Right in the heart of downtown with easy access to all the gaslamp quarter has to offer. Regarding the host, 1) He responded within two minutes of me requesting help with getting the TV working, and 2) Upon thinking I had lost a key, he was arranging for his cousin to bring a spare set to the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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Great place. Great location. A little bit loud on the Friday and Saturday nights given the party

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Great location. A little bit loud on the Friday and Saturday nights given the party atmosphere in the Gaslamp, but hey, it's San Diego and people are having fun. If you want super quiet, the suburbs are a short drive away. But for a great San Diego experience and location, this condo is outstanding. You are literally in the heart of great restaurants, shopping, etc. Also if you are attending a conference by the water, this condo is only a 7-8 minute walk away (Hilton, Manchester Hyatt, etc). Also 3 minutes from the baseball park.

The price is great compared to other places on VRBO. The condo is spacious, and everything you need is in the condo (bottle opener, towel, iron, ironing board, etc.). The building is old, but the condo has clearly had some nice renovation work. The building has some cool character...with the old school elevator and all. This condo was heads above staying in an overpriced 'surgical suite' in the Hilton or one of the other conference hotels.

The wifi was a bit slow, but it worked and did the trick when I needed it.

Sarp the owner was great. No hassle and no nonsense. Next conference I attend in San Diego, I'll be booking this condo for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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Get what you pay for

  • 3 of 5

The location of the condo was ideal and therefore, we chose to overlook the fact that it was dirty and noisy. Keep in mind that the building is old and worn and due to the location, parking is difficult to find. Park It On Market is a few blocks away and you can park on the street for free on Sundays if you can find a spot. There were only two bath towels and no wash cloths and we barely had enough toilet paper. We wore shoes the whole time because of the stains on the carpet. The noise from local bars and restaurants was very loud and carried on till 2 a.m. We enjoyed our stay, but will consider staying somewhere else next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but plenty of issues. The condo is right in the middle of the middle of the gaslamp

  • 2 of 5

Great location but plenty of issues. The condo is right in the middle of the middle of the gaslamp district easy walk to the convention center or Petco.

When I booked this for a convention months beforehand I had no information about ShamRock a huge block party for St Patrick's day. If Sarp had let us know that the

Condo was inside the block party and someone was going to bring us wristbands I might have scheduled a later flight or not booked the last night. Our flight out was at 7am on Saturday after the Friday night bash. We tried to contact Sarp earlier in the week to see if we could check out a night earlier and maybe he could have found someone that wanted the wristbands and their own private bathroom. It could have really been a selling point if we would have known. As it was we had to make other arrangements for Friday night. Sarp never replied to our request.

Also as others mentioned the carpet was filthy. The bed skirt looked like someone vomited on it. The condo was on the 4th floor and the elevator was ancient. It was also out of order both when we brought our bags in and out. The TV in the bedroom was not connected to the cable box. We contacted Sarp about this issue as well and he did not respond. The bathroom had only 2 towels for the week and no bath mat.

Most of these things could have easily been dealt with if Sarp had informed us about the party and responded to our questions.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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The condo definitely is old and there are a lot of stains in the carpet, otherwise it was pretty

  • 4 of 5

The condo definitely is old and there are a lot of stains in the carpet, otherwise it was pretty clean. The noise hasn't been mentioned by other reviewers and I recommend finding lodging elsewhere if you're sensitive to noise at all. There's a few bars behind the condo and the walls are thin.

Location is excellent and host was moderately easy to get a hold of.

I think it's a "get what you pay for" kind of place.

I wouldn't stay here again but it's because of the noise issue.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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  • Cleaning Fee: USD 30 per stay
    Additional Guests: USD 30 per night (after 2 guests)
    Weekend pricing applies to Friday, Saturday
    Check in after 2:00 PM, check out before 12:00 PM
    Cancellation Policy - Moderate: Full refund 5 days prior to arrival (cancellation charges may apply)