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Downtown convention Center Zoo 4 minutes away studio Sleeps 3

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow

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Golden Hill Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Studio Apt. So Close To Balboa Park & Zoo & Downtown

Surrounded by tropical ambiance this cozy and charming studio 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 a plethora 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 1/2 miles 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 newly designed 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 coin operated washers and dryers. For your convenience we have provided a change machine.

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.

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
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ron & Susan Oleson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Ron & Susan Oleson

We travel the world so we know the importance of accommodations being clean, comfortable & convenient to local attractions. Owners are retired college professor & retired developer.

Ron & Susan Oleson purchased this bungalow in 1990

Why Ron & Susan Oleson chose San Diego

This studio is centrally located to major attractions in San Diego. Closeness of Convention Center, downtown, Gaslamp, and Balboa Park & Zoo is a major draw for tourists. We live close by to this property so we know first hand how convenient it is.

What makes this bungalow unique

The closeness to the airport makes it easy for travel days. The bus line on the corner insures easy access to great restaurants in the Gaslamp. Taxi fares are not expensive if you don't have a car. Uber is there and costs about $7 to downtown. Closeness to freeways insures quick access to beaches, whether it be Mission, La Jolla or Del Mar or across the bay to Coronado.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Downtown convention Center Zoo 4 minutes away studio Sleeps 3
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews
Tucson, Az

Perfect for location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The property was good. The A/C leaked when turned off. It could be cleaned a little better. Parking was difficult. It was so hard to find parking some times. The landscape needs to be kept up.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great place and centrally located!

  • 5 of 5

This property is clean and affordable in a nice location near the Gaslamp district. I stayed here with my daughter and it was perfect for us.

Susan the host to the property is a doll to work with! I would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Northeast Wisconsin

Comfy and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located in a great neighborhood. Walking distance to park, coffee, diners and grocer. Interior space is limited, which isn't a big problem if the weather lets you spend time on the patio. Walls are a bit thin, so you have to hope your neighbors aren't late-night types.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baldwin park California

Everything was So close By!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place for two people! Very comfortable place to stay over and very close to most attractions in San Diego! I loved the fact that everything was within 15 mins from it. Uber charged us only $5 to ride to GasLamp Quarter

Thank you for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Convenient and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Property was in a great location and the room had everything you could need. It was in a quiet neighborhood and parking was on the street and never an issue. I would recommend this place and would stay again during my next visit. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nice and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

Just as described. Small and parking can be a little tricky but nice. Great location...close to Balboa Park and Petco Field. I'd stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Counterpoint, 4 blocks away
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry to Coronado
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course, less than a mile
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Downtown train station less than a mile
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 5 North (3 blocks away)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Turfclub 4 blocks away
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Mission Beach

San Diego Zoo is world famous & just 4 minutes away by car as is Balboa Park, and Balboa Park Golf Course. Closeness to freeways allows easy access to multiple beaches in area such as Mission, La Jolla, and Del Mar. Closeness to waterfront allows sightseeing of historical Midway aircraft carrier, & Sea of India, oldest & still operating merchant sailing ship. Also ferry to Coronado with historical Hotel Del Coronado & great beach.


Rates & Availability

Golden Hill Bungalow Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $90

All dates
$110 per day. Weekly rate is $700. Monthly rate is $2,300.
$110 per night $700 per week. Deposit of 25% required at booking & balance before occupancy..This includes additional maid fee of $60 .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Golden Hill Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Good size bathroom, shower has a bench and all new shower valves. (very nice)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed, sleeps 2.) Luxury mattress with fine quality bedding., (1) Ikea chair bed sleeps 1 (32'x 75'), Baby Cribs (1) high chair accommodates baby/toddler
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Just a very convenient location!

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