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Walk to Balboa Park...Eco- and Pet-friendly, EASY PARKING, jacuzzi + courtyard

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Spacious Solar-Powered Studio With Large Private Courtyard, jacuzzi + easy pkng


Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof. Rainwater harvesting used to water the landscaping in the courtyard. Covered compost barrel. LED 'dark-sky' exterior lighting, solar LED walkway lighting, energy efficient lighting throughout. Charge your electric car at the private charging station in the driveway.


Spacious 550 S.F. studio apartment, french doors open onto relaxing sunny courtyard with fragrant trumpet tree which shades the colorful hammock.

Separate bedroom area with comfortable king-sized bed and high-quality linens. Walk-in closet. Pull-out Queen size sofabed in living room area.


2-person jacuzzi in private courtyard, shared with guests in upstairs 1-bedroom apartment.

Fully stocked chef's kitchen with new breakfast bar & 2 stools.

Large, recently renovated bathroom with two-person shower and dual shower heads. Luxurious Bath towels provided.

Free easy street parking.

Flat-screen 32" Philips TV, DirecTV with HBO/Showtime/Cinemax, netflix-ready DVD player, WiFi wireless high-speed internet.

Shared washer & dryer with upstairs unit. Laundry room is around the side of the house.

Grab one of the books off the shelf and lounge in the hammock. Play a board game! BBQ with the gas grill in the courtyard.

Public pool in Balboa Park is just over 2 miles from the Eco Studio.

Well behaved dogs and cats allowed.

Keypad lock entry so your arrival time is flexible, you can let yourselves in whenever you pull into town.

Check-in after 4pm and Check-out before 12 noon. If you need an early check-in or late check-out, inquire at time of booking (additional fee required).

If the guest departs more than 30 minutes after the checkout time they will be charged a $50 late checkout fee. We need the full cleaning window to get the place sparkling clean for the next guest and when a departing guest leaves late it can impact the arriving guest, and that's not fair to them or to us.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Rosemary

We are in our late-30s, we love cooking/eating, going to the beach, running, biking, hiking, yoga, reading. we work long hours during the week and have a quiet and relaxed lifestyle on the weekends. Sean works in renewable energy and is the homeowner. Rosemary is an interior designer and the property manager.

Rosemary purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Rosemary chose San Diego

Sean and I are eco-conscious. We installed 3 solar panel systems (one on the front house and one on the back house and one on the house in University Heights). There is a fast charging station with reserved parking for your electric car. We harvest rainwater and use laundry grey water for the landscape in the courtyard. The Eco Studio is the perfect combination of beautiful, comfortable yet also sustainable living.

What makes this apartment unique

South Park is such a unique neighborhood. You will not find any cookie-cutter houses here, unless you consider the 100-year-old craftsman houses which are everywhere you look. It's a beautiful, vibrant, and friendly neighborhood. No big box chain stores/restaurants/shops. Everything has a mom & pop feel to it. But the chain stores are a short drive when you need them.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Walk to Balboa Park...Eco- and Pet-friendly, EASY PARKING, jacuzzi + courtyard
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews
Littleton, CO USA

Eco Studio Review

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Close to most of San Diego. You have a lot of privacy at unit. Very clean living quarters, and courtyard. Management is very approachable. they wish to make your stay in San Diego very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We might not stay in a hotel again after this!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had 3 adults, 1 teenager and a toddler. We were all extremely happy with the accomodations. We loves the courtyard. There was enough room. The place had all the essentials and a few extras that were very much appreciated. The hostess was one text away and replied immediately. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Thanks for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals!
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Los Altos, CA

Nice stay in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our small puppy for two days. The studio is clean and comfortable, with all the amenities you need. We especially enjoyed the courtyard for our puppy and the quiet neighborhood. We can highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals. Come back again soon!
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Scottsdale, AZ

Great place in San Diego!

  • 5 of 5

My dogs and I stayed at the Eco Studio for 4 days and I loved it! It is very cute, and extremely clean. The courtyard was great for the dogs and during warmer months it would be a great place to relax outside. The owners have provided nice towels, wonderful sheets on the very comfortable bed, a nice TV & couch and a roomy closet that you can hang up your clothes and store your luggage in. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes & utensils, and you have a fridge and stove if you choose to eat your meals in. The location is great - it was a $9. Uber ride to Gaslamp District and it was about a 15 min. drive to Coronado. The neighborhood is beautiful and my dogs and I enjoyed our walks very much. I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to others. Oh, and the price is great - so much more value and enjoyment than you would get in a hotel.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sheryl, it was a pleasure to host you. Come back again soon! Thank you for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals.
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This looks like the place for us

  • 4 of 5

The Eco Studio was the perfect location for us - We didn't have to take a highway to most of the spots we wanted to visit which was a big plus!!! The furnishing were a bit dated but everything was neat and clean - The bed and pillows were incredibly comfortable and the neighborhood was very quiet. The studio is a good fit for two. We look forward to future visits.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is our spot for future visits.

  • 5 of 5

My partner, daughter and I came to visit from Arizona. We wanted to save money by eating in which was the main reason we searched for a condo to stay at. It saved us money and more. The condo is located in the perfect area! It's just minutes from downtown and nestled in an area full of culture. The condo had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay and also allowed us to feel like we were part of the wonderful city. Highly recommend this condo as it is clean, well stocked, and comfy! We will be staying here for our future visits. So don't worry if your searching for a place. This is it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you, Alyse. Thank you for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals!
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Eclipse Chocolat
San Diego Natural History Museum
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Hamilton's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-5, 15, 163, 805, and 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

South Park is a safe and trendy residential neighborhood, a short walk from Balboa Park Golf Course, Hamilton's Tavern, Grant's Market (amazing hot chocolate and deli), Ginseng yoga studio and massage, Alchemy Restaurant, South Park Fitness, Stone Brewery Tasting Room, Whistlestop Bar, The Station (kid-friendly indoor/outdoor bar/restaurant), coffee shops, ice cream parlor, and hipster boutiques.

10 minute drive downtown, Gaslamp District, beaches, historic Hotel Del Coronado, Sea World, Airport, Seaport Village, Little Italy.

Ride your bike to the world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park museums!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $95 + Tax
professional cleaning fee $105 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are guaranteed only once reservation is booked. 10.5% TOT and 0.55% TMD tax will be added to nightly rate (for stays shorter than 1 month).

additional $10/person per night for over 2 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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South Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with two-person shower and dual showerheads. wall sconces and overhead lights allow you to customize your preferred lighting level. Floor to ceiling cabinets provide ample storage. Bath towels are new and very plush.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen sized pull-out couch. Pack n' Play left by previous guest is available for your use but please note we do not maintain it--it is offered as-is (note we have never had any complaints about it).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Charge your electric car at the charging station in the driveway.

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