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Beth Galdieri

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Villa Barajas - Spacious, Modern Suite near Park, Zoo, Beaches

32 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

San Diego County Villa Rental Photos and Description

Fabulous 1 bedroom 1 bath - total renovation with backyard grill, ping pong

A home away from home, warm and wonderful in North Park, #13 on Forbes' list of the 'hippest' neighborhoods in the US. The feeling and ambiance of 1926 historic Spanish 'Villa Barajas' is both warm and modern.

The Bungalow Suite (#3317) is a large one bedroom, 1 bath, which sleeps 4 using the comfortable pull-out sofa in the large living room. Newly renovated with high quality finishes and cheerful eclectic style -- Mid century meets Deco meets vintage and reclaimed. Sunny, colorful, and casually elegant.

Beautiful original hardwood floors and large wood windows, cafe style eat-in kitchen, restored vintage stove with griddle, top line appliances, washer and dryer in suite, central heat/AC, deep Euro tub/shower in large, Deco style bathroom. Small private patio with bistro dining for two outside front door. New furnishings and backyard with grill, dining, ping pong table and lounge chairs.

We also provide amenities -- K-cup and French press coffee makers, beach towels, blow dryer, iron/ironing board, luggage rack, books and games, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, hand soaps, other essentials. WIFI and smart TV -- Stream Netflix and Pandora while you relax or enjoy a light meal in the suite.

We have a 50mb WIFI network in the unit -- nice and fast -- and 4 other networks in the building, all of which are accessible to all guests, so it's pretty much bullet proof service if your unit's network happens to go down.

Spacious grounds with gas grill, ping pong table and delightful seating areas. Walk a few blocks to Balboa Park, restaurants, cafes, golf, community pool, tennis, recreation. 5 minutes to downtown -- Little Italy, The GasLamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Convention Center, the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and museums, Old Globe Theatre. 10 min to beaches and other major attractions, including Coronado Island and Seaworld.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Beth Galdieri (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Beth Galdieri

We love homes, vacations, people, and customer service. Making people happy in beautiful environments is our 'thing.'

Beth Galdieri purchased this villa in 2012

Why Beth Galdieri chose San Diego County

When we saw this building, with its old world charm and quaint sophistication- we knew that we had to own it, renovate it- and then provide fabulous, beautiful, comfortable and 'cool' accommodations where people could relax, enjoy the Park, the Zoo, the many restaurants- all within the context of a local San Diego Urban Walkable neighborhood experience. AND WE ARE 5 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND 10 MINUTES FROM FABULOUS BEACHES!

What makes this villa unique

This building is thought to have been owned a century ago by a nearby historic church and resided in by church members or out of town visitors. It is a beautiful building and stands out as regal, yet simple. This combination of simplicity and beauty attracted us. Additionally, we were inspired by a European vacation where we found quaint older buildings renovated with a mix of Asian, modern and European touches that made our vacation more enjoyable. We wished to pass these feelings on to others.

Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

Villa Barajas - Spacious, Modern Suite near Park, Zoo, Beaches
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Villa Barajas. It is exactly as pictured and in a great location. We would certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great place, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Stop looking. This is the place you want. I do a lot of VRBO around the country, and couldn't be more pleased. Clean & everything in working order.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Villa Barajas is situated in the lovely North Park neighborhood. The neighborhood is quiet with lots of young active families taking advantage of the proximity to Balboa Park. Within a couple blocks you can sit at an outdoor cafe for breakfast, get delicious tacos for lunch, and have a number of dinner and outdoor evening drinks options. Within a short drive you are at Trader Joe’s and Ralph’s for groceries. I was always able to park on the street in front of the property during the day. If I was coming in late, the property’s private alley parking was a life-saver.

Upon entering the unit, I was immediately filled with a sense that I was home. The attention to detail is something you only get from very caring and conscious homeowners. Every part of the home is well thought out to provide a stress free stay and perfect for a couple-month business stay or short vacation rental. There is high-speed wi-fi with redundancy, distilled water for the iron, and Meyer’s natural cleaning products just to give a few examples. The vintage stove, farmers sink, and colorful Italian glass in the kitchen transport you. The living space is not only decorated in a modern and very visually appealing aesthetic, but is also functional and comfortable (which is where many other vacation rentals fall short). The yard gets wonderful morning light for lounging and is private from the neighboring properties. Villa Barajas is truly a gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great Choice, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Whether you select this villa for a business or vacation stay, or a combination of both—for a week or a month or two—you will have made a great choice. You are minutes from the San Diego Airport and you arrive to a quiet, family, North Park neighborhood to an exquisitely executed villa with ample parking—no detail is too small and none are overlooked in this welcoming villa—from beautifully executed aesthetics, cleanliness, and creature comforts—this is a class act.

You will settle in immediately on arrival, put your head down on the pillow and feel like you are home—the bed is made to sleep in soundly. While here, I had a business meeting in LaJolla and spent several days at some of the beaches: Ocean, Pacific, LaJolla, and Imperial; and, explored the village communities of North Park, Little Italy, Hillcrest, South Park and Kensington. Though situated at the perimeter of Balboa Park and a stones throw from the San Diego Zoo, Museums, and Sea World, with the exception of the Gas Lamp Quarter, I deferred the tourist attractions for another time. For this visit, I felt and lived like a local—cute cafes for breakfast/brunch, authentic taco eateries for a quick lunch, mid-afternoon pick-me up with organic green juice, shopping at farmers’ markets, and any option you desire for dinner from $ to $$$ or a home-cooked meal.

This location and venue has it all—when you book it, you can look forward to a wonderful experience whether travelling solo or with friends or family.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Well-designed apartment in a cool neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We will stay here again. Clean, comfortable, stylish apartment with all of the equipment you will need to live as if at home. North Park is a wonderful neighborhood; it's just to walk by all of the bungalows and see the variety in their front yard gardens. Close to freeway access but also to neighborhood haunts.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Excellent Property, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in a number of VRBO properties, and hotels in San Diego over the years. This one really worked for me. Will be back.

Loved the interior design and decoration. Great use of space, and extremely well equipped. Classy but not fussy or overdone.

The neighborhood is very pleasant, with stores, coffee and food within easy walking distance.

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  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Downtown San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Bay
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
North Park/Balboa Park/Hillcrest
Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
So many fun eateries and taverns
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Downtown Harbor to Coronado
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Amtrak & Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-805 to: I-8,I-15,94
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
So many to choose from!
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pacific/Coronado/Mission
Car: recommended

Located minutes to The World Famous San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego and the Convention Center, Balboa Park with its Hiking Trails, Olympic Size Pool, Tennis Courts, Disc Golf Course, Archery Course, 3 Dog Parks, and a 10 minutes drive to San Diego Beaches. You get the best of Urban San Diego with its Zoo, Park &Museums and Downtown SD with the Convention Center and all the night life you could desire, as well as close Beach Proximity. The North Park Neighborhood in the most progressive neighborhood in San Diego with it's art, dance, yoga, restaurants, and coffee shops...it is the Mecca of the Urban Neighborhoods surrounding Downtown San Diego!

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Rates & Availability

North Park Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Peak 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,323
$4,470
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$149
$1,043
$3,120
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Between Holidays 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$149
$1,043
 
 
Winter Holidays 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,085
$3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$169
$1,155
$3,570
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Check-out Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates in table are representative and may vary based on number of occupants and specific dates requested. Rates and minimum stays during holidays and special events, such as Comic-Con, are typically higher. San Diego requires that occupancy taxes be charged for stays of fewer than 31 nights (10.5%). Cleaning fee, insurance and refundable security deposit are additional. Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

For stays of one month or more, we charge for bi-weekly cleaning, in addition to a final cleaning fee. This will not be auto-generated via a reservation request -- We will need to revise the quote to include the biweekly cleanings.

Many people ask about this: We include a third party damage protection policy in our quotes, which is a nonrefundable fee. The policy protects you and us. With the policy in place, we're able to charge a very low cash security deposit that covers minor damages (such as stained towels or linens or broken plates). The insurance policy covers more significant accidental damages (for example, to furniture, floors, appliances, counters, walls, mirrors, plumbing fixtures, lamps, window glass and coverings, other elements). The insurance also enables you to recover your security deposit in the event of a qualified incident. VRBO offers you the option of either purchasing the insurance policy we've quoted or paying an additional refundable security deposit equal to the coverage/face value of the policy. For example, suppose we are charging $250 refundable security and you opt NOT to purchase the insurance (which in this example has a coverage value of $1,500) -- Your new combined REFUNDABLE security deposit would be $250 + $1500 = $1,750. Please note that the price of the insurance policy and the coverage amount are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Diego County Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully remodeled bathroom with deep Euro style tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - Queen sofa bed
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are 4 one bedroom suites in the building. Two suites on each floor can be connected to accommodate extended families or groups. The entire building also can be reserved for larger groups. Check in - 4 pm Check out - 11 am

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