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Downtown convention Center Zoo 4 minutes away studio Sleeps 3

Bedrooms 1
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Ron & Susan Oleson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2017

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 Golden Hill

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.


Golden Hill Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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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(34 traveler reviews)

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Downtown convention Center Zoo 4 minutes away studio Sleeps 3
average rating of 4.2058825 based on 34 reviews

Affordable, convenient apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time that my father has stayed in this apartment while visiting San Diego. It is close to downtown, convenient to take the #2 bus and close to North and South Park. We will definitely consider having him stay here again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 5
Seattle, Washington

Vacation time in san Diego

  • 5 of 5

My stay on golden hill at Ron Oleson property was excellent. Very quite, comfortable unit, the place was loaded with everything and the price was perfect. The area in golden hill district is historic nice neighborhood walking distance to delicious restaurant. My 2 favorite was the turf club you can grill your own steaks and second was a humberto's Mexican restaurant that's open 24 hours on the corner 25th & Broadway before you get to turf's they had excellent burrito's. Also the bus line just a few steps away on Broadway. I even had a rental car i didn't have no problem in finding street parking and it's free in the neighborhood. Ron the owner lives in Nevada just a call away he did everything his policy stated.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 5

This cottage was perfect for us during our stay in San Diego.

  • 5 of 5

It was clean and they furnished several toiletries that most rentals don't. Perfect location to several things that we wanted to do. Quiet neighborhood and didn't hear highway traffic. The only thing was it was very hot during our stay, so we had to use a floor fan to help circulate the cool air to help the small floor air conditioning unit keep the cottage cold. Lastly, they don't have coin laundry. They furnished 2 nice large washing machines, 1 nice large dryer and laundry detergent. We will definitely rent one of their cottages again, great property. Thank you for helping to make our vacation wonderful and memorable. M&M from Arkansas

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 5
Sacramento, CA

Great location but not so clean

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice budget friendly place to stay, great location. The place was not too clean and smelled pretty depressing. Our sink in the bathroom leaked and there was no vent in the bathroom so all the offensive odors covered with sweet spray would go into the room. We tried to keep our front door open as much as possible to vent out the odors. The response from the owner was prompt, and I have to say they let us check in a few hours earlier than 4 pm, it was very nice of them. The kitchen was nice, big spacious fridge. We didn't like our neighbors smoking right outside our door and the air conditioner pulling the second hand smoke into our room, but those neighbors stayed only for couple of nights. Overall you get what you paid for.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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9 0

High crime area. Not so clean.

  • 2 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is nice. The owner rent the apartmentung people who came at 2 am and make impossi

  • 2 of 5

You rent one of your apptmet to 6 guys .They came a 2 30 am . We can t sleep. Also on the wall there is a peace of paper that talk about " peace and tranquility. "

I m going home tomorrow at noon. I spect you take care of me or I will take care of this situaton.. Your grills are dirty, not Cook for that reason.

Also went I try to leave a voice message, and you don't accept message. I going to try to sleep. If you are no to busy, can you call me

Thks for your cooperation

We spect some money back for your poor service

Also, in the kitchen smell gas

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $25

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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