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$129 Tropical Ambiance/ 3 Min to Convention Center/ and Down Town. Unit 2

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Surrounded by tropical ambiance this cozy and charming bungalow is the perfect place to get away. Located in the heart of the old, unique and beautiful neighborhood of Golden Hill, this is a prime location for a visit to San Diego. Located on a side street there is ample, safe and free parking.

Within just a few blocks you have the choice of delicious local eateries. Cook your own steak at the legendary Turf Club, enjoy Humberto’s famous carne asada fries, or have a stone oven pizza while enjoying the outdoor patio of Luigis.

Just 4 minutes away you can visit the baby panda’s at the zoo or take in a museum and a walk through beautiful Balboa Park. Head about 1 mile straight down Broadway into the lively downtown, Gaslamp or Little Italy. Extremely convenient for Convention Center visits. If you are too tuckered after a busy day downtown, grab a bus as it drops you off just 1/2 block from the bungalow. Want to see a spectacular view of the San Diego bay? Hop on the ferry and cross the bay to Coronado for a day on the island. Golden Hill has easy access to all the major San Diego highways, making a trip to most San Diego beaches just 10-20 minutes away.

The bungalow is the perfect home away from home to return to after a funfilled day in San Diego. With granite countertops and stainless steal appliances, the kitchen provides all the amnemities needed to cook your own fish tacos! Pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes are all provided. Sit under the avocado tree, and enjoy the dual BBQ and charcoal grill on the patio/lounge area while relaxing in our comfy lounge chairs. Beware of falling avocados! Grab them for some homemade guacamole!

Sit back on the couch and enjoy the flat screen tv with HDTV or hop on the internet with our free WiFi. Did your clothes get sandy at the beach? We have on site laundry with complimentary soap .

Each room is decorated with the comforts of home in mind. Sheets, towels and blankets are all provided as well as dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels.

Have pets? We are a pet friendly property and the yard provides a great romp and play area for your dog. This unit has a pet door!

Your safety and peace are our priority and we provide 24hour video survellience for the extra layer of security.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ron & Susan Oleson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Ron & Susan Oleson

Retired professor & operator of rental properties. We travel extensively so we are aware of the comfort levels expected by guests.

Ron & Susan Oleson purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Ron & Susan Oleson chose San Diego

We strive to insure that the rental stays in top condition.

What makes this apartment unique

Most guests describe site as cozy, convenient, private, with lovely tropical ambience. The site provides all the amenities needed, esp for the kitchen. Patio offers barbecue grill & table for outside eating. Freeways 5, 94, 163, 15 are close by & easy to access. Grocery store, bakery, & eating sites within walking distance such as great Pizza Parlor, a local beer brew & tapas bar, Karatoka coffee spot. Golden Hill park which is 2 blocks away offers a great walking roundabout & city views. Balboa Golf Course is 3 blocks away & Zoo is 3 min away by car as is Balboa Park. Bus stops out front takes one to Gaslamp & back. It is so central to all.


based on 25 traveler reviews

$129 Tropical Ambiance/ 3 Min to Convention Center/ and Down Town. Unit 2
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Cute little apartment in a GREAT location

  • 4 of 5

I spent 3 nights in this cutie and liked it. It was in the perfect spot for all my activities: Balboa Park and Coronado. The first day I was in La Jolla, which was a bit of a hike but no big deal. The apartment comes with access to a private garage, however, heed the owners' warning that the garage is meant for a small car. I had a Volkswagen Jetta as my rental and it fit, but nothing bigger than that. If you are a person that needs some yoga to work out the kinks of travelling, Ginseng Yoga is wonderful an less than a 10 minute drive from the apartment. Wifi is strong and bandwidth is plenty to stream over.

The only heads up that I would give regarding the accommodations is the shower. I'm 5'8" and fit ok under the shower head, however, if you are any taller than that, you might need to duck down to get in the water. The head is maybe set at about 5'10".

Owners were kind and professional. I would absolutely rent from them again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy, Simple and Refreshing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this property and its nice patios. Our 20 month old daughter had fun smelling the flowers. We also liked that it was dog friendly, even though our little dog didn't quite adjust well and the neighbor definitely let know when we got back. (Sorry!) It has a doggy door if you are comfortable with letting your dog out into an enclosed space while you're gone. Ours would have just been an even more nervous wreck with the other little dog running along side the other side of the fence.

Really nice that it had a garage and so many places within walking distance, including the dog friendly coffee shop, 15 minutes to Sea World or the beach.

The owners were nice, gave clear instructions, left a nice book of local places and didn't bother us during our short stay.

Definitely recommend it again! :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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San Diego Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We came to San Diego for a wedding and my family wanted to stay somewhere that can fit our big family. The cottages where perfect place to stay we all had our own privacy but also had the courtyard patio to hang out. No need to drive Uber is so cheap and fast. We will definitely stay here again when the SF Giants come to town. The owners are the greatest people

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Cute little spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for my fiancé and I, just a few minutes from down and great restaurants especially loved Turf Supper Club right around the corner. Apartments fully stocked I was able to hit the pier and grab some fresh sea food off the boats and cook a full sea food buffet. The bed was extremely comfortable, the only con was the garage was a little small. I have a Durango and with some skill I could park in it so if you have a bigger vehicle it won't fit! Other than that 1 small thing it was perfect and the garage parking was a serious luxury because parking anywhere in San Diego is a nightmare!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Location within 15 minute drive from most attractions a plus

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Comfy bed, clean and good location close to Balboa Park. Nice to have washer/dryer on site and nice private patios.

Cons: Heater/Air condition Very loud when in use (never did get warm enough), no dishwasher, futon sofa uncomfortable in living area, smaller than expected (good for maximum of 2 people only).

Good response from owners when had questions. Park nearby and Mexican bakery on same block. 7-11 and good gyro sandwiches in same complex about a block away.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was like being back in tropical Hawaii.....

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the property and its location. Terry was amazing. He met us and our dogs on arrival. The next day he showed us how to make the heater work. Coming from Arizona, we like it hot. He also got a new router for the wi-fi so we could use both our laptop and iPad. He gave us great suggestions for touring and even some phone numbers. We had some real nice visits with him. The best thing Terry did was give us the name of the veterinary clinic open every day just a couple blocks away which we needed on a Sunday for one of our dogs that got sick. The vet was outstanding and so reasonable. Oh, Terry also located a frying pan for us to use. Everything else we needed was in the unit. Unfortunately we didn't meet Kate because she was visiting their daughter in San Francisco. We ended up eating out only twice because we enjoyed hanging around the tropical paradise. One night we went to the Mexican restaurant around the block which was excellent. Another night we went to Fisherman's Market, a wonderful seafood restaurant down on the harbor. Otherwise, we bought a complete Thanksgiving dinner at a nearby Von's and ate it for four straight nights. We also barbecued steak one night outside on one of the gas barbecues. We drove to Coronado Island one day and to La Jolla another day to the fabulous aquarium. We hope to come and stay again. After hearing about our stay, one of our friends is interested in having a family reunion at the property and possibly renting out all of the units.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Linberg Field
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Downtown San Diego
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balboa Park
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Broadway and Kettner Downtown SD
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

Retired professor. We travel internationally & have two Bichon's. Love to walk on the waterfront and eat the best fresh fish at Mitch's Seafood which is located at the Sport fishing landing. Balboa Park & the Zoo are favorites; Park has the Prado Restaurant which has great happy hour drinks & food; Zoo has Albert's Tree Restaurant which many do not know about; it is breezy & has an African motif.


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Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $90

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Golden Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable bed with new & high grade linens. Situated in the bedroom is a Baby Crib (1) Crib for baby or toddler with sheets., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out sofa in living room, sleeps two.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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