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Downtown convention Center Zoo 4 minutes away studio Sleeps 3

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow

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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 (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)
Downtown convention Center Zoo 4 minutes away studio Sleeps 3
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 19 reviews

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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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

The neighborhood is quiet, safe and the place is clean! Travelled with a toddler to visit the Zoo and Seaworld. We were close to the freeway , went home for naps and went back to the parks until closing. The recommended pizza place nearby is also amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Place for the Price

  • 4 of 5

This place is very centrally located and has several places within walking distance to pick up groceries or eat. Which I recommend walking or Ubering as much as possible since finding a parking space in the evenings can be a challenge. Very cute property for a couple to stay for a short visit.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Exactly What I expected

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! Condo was exactly what I expected. It had everything we needed. Bed was very comfortable. Neighborhood was quiet at night and very centrally located. No complaints and would highly recommend this place for a couple. Place is small as indicated but very comfy


  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great location!....but the old wood smell

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean and well equipped with everything that you need for your stay. It is very close to downtown (10 min by car, 30 min walk) and we found nice restaurants/cafes near the property (Luigi Pizzeria, Influx Cafe, etc.). The owners responded to my questions very fast. Thank you Susan & Ron!! The only recommendation is that it might be time to change the wood floor, which it has the typical old wood smell that might bother some renters. I would go all tiles and you don't have to worry anymore in the future. In summary, it was a great stay and I'll be happy to use this property again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, cozy and convenient

  • 4 of 5

We stayed three nights in this little space, and it was perfect if you plan on being out and about, which we were. It was neat and extremely clean, with anything we could have needed. It is only a five minute drive to Gaslamp district, with neat shops and restaurants bars and pubs. It also has a handful of great little restaurants just a five minute walk away - we enjoyed some great Mexican one evening and a hearty and cheap breakfast at a little diner another day. It is just two blocks off the entrance to I5, so getting around is very easy if you are travelling by car. We were surprised at how close we were to things. The only drawback if it concerns you is that parking can be tight; one evening we ended up parking a street over. This didn't concern us with an empty rental car, but it's worth noting. The walls are thin to the adjacent rental space, but we didn't have any problem with the other guests during our stay, though quiet neighbours can't always be guaranteed.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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

San Diego Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
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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San Diego 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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