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

South Park, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Apartment550 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

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 11am. 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.

Take UBER or Taxi from airport. 15 minute ride directly to the Apartment.



Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Rosemary

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 South Park

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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).


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 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.


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      incredibly smooth sheets, down-alternative duvet.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      brand new window A/C unit gets the Eco Studio extra cool on the hot summer days
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      2 space heaters
                    • Internet
                      high speed wireless internet. wired connection available too if preferred, please request it in advance as it requires some set-up.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      shared with the upstairs 1-bedroom.
                    • Living Room
                      32' Philips TV, netflix ready DVD player, DirecTV
                    • Parking
                      free easy street parking, room for an RV, boat or trailer.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      street parking is easy and free. the driveway is reserved for charging electric cars.
                    • Towels Provided
                      set of 4 plush towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      laundry room is around side of house, shared with upstairs guests.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      highspeed wi-fi


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          french press
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          dishes, glasses & utensils for 6 people
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          fully-stocked chef's kitchen!
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Culligan reverse-osmosis filtered water
                        • Refrigerator
                          brand new full-sized fridge
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              breakfast bar with two comfortable barstools.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                  assortment of popular fiction and non-fiction books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  netflix-ready Panasonic
                                • Games
                                  assortment of board games and cards
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DirecTV with HBO/Showtime/Cinemax and tons of good channels
                                • Television
                                  32' Philips flat screen
                                • Video Library
                                  HBO, Cinemax, Showtime with on demand movies


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      fenced courtyard half grass/landscaping and half pavers. 2-person hammock.
                                    • Golf
                                      Balboa Park Municipal Golf course is 6 blocks away.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      ~800 S.F. fenced courtyard half grass/landscaping and half pavers. bamboo, palm trees, blackberries, mexican sage. Two-person hammock.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas BBQ grill (guests are responsible for providing their own propane)
                                    • Tennis
                                      Balboa Tennis Club is a mile away.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • limited accessibility
                                          There are no stairs to get into the property and the french doors open wide but there is a 6" curb on the shower and the bathroom door and entrance to kitchen are less than 36" wide.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              2-person jacuzzi, suitable for adults only. Enjoy!


                                                • museums
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  28 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Eco Studio in center of many activities

                                                                  Staying at the Eco Studio heightened our vacation experience in San Diego. The location of the unit places one in the center of many activities. Go downtown for dinner. Enjoy Seaport Village. Take a cruise of the harbor. Visit the U.S.S. Carrier Midway. Whatever you want to do, you can arrive there in minutes. The management personnel are listening for any needs or concerns. When you arrive, the unit will be clean, and well-maintained. Be sure to enjoy the secluded courtyard, and the spa.

                                                                  Excellent rental unit. Quiet Neighborhood.

                                                                  Have stayed in this rental unit on three previous occasions. Very quiet neighborhood. Good neighbors. Property is well maintained. Plan on staying there, again. Unit has all needed amenities and comforts. If anything is needed, property owners are very quick to respond. San Diego sunshine and temperatures are wonderful. As well, city and surrounding areas have so many activities, attractions, and restaurants to enjoy.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It's always a pleasure to host you both. Thank you for your review, we look forward to hosting you again in 2018!

                                                                  Cozy getaway in South Park!

                                                                  Sara R.Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                                                                  My husband and I came to California for the first time a couple weeks ago and stayed at the studio in South Park. It was easy find with the clear instructions emailed to us by Rosemary. She also checked in on us and made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. We stayed for a week and explored South Park and San Diego at large. We were walking distance to a grocery store and amazing restaurants, which was so awesome. The bed was very comfortable and the whole place clean and functional! The yard so nice to have, especially in the evenings to enjoy dinner and a glass of wine outside. We did not use the hot tub available to us. I would definitely recommend this studio apartment to anyone who's traveling to San Diego!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was a pleasure to host you, thank you for writing a review. Come back again soon!

                                                                  The king size bed was the best part!

                                                                  Emily L.Mesa

                                                                  2 adults, 1 child and 2 dogs stayed here. The studio was clean and it came with everything you would need to cook your own meals. The king size bed was extremely comfortable. The fold out bed is not comfortable at all. The court yard was beautiful but we were not comfortable allowing our dogs to play in the yard due to a tree that is poisonous and was dropping its flowers. We had one issue and Rosemary was quick to respond. There are a lot of rules and many instances in your agreement where you maybe charged extra fees. It was off putting when we first read all the paper work but since there are no refunds once you book we naturally kept our reservation. The neighborhood is beautiful and we loved the area of town that this studio is in. Overall it was a good experience and with we had an amazing time at the beach and out on the town!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for the feedback about the sofabed and the listing of fines in the rental agreement.

                                                                  We are putting a new mattress topper in today so that should make it more comfortable than a traditional sofabed mattress.

                                                                  We will also review the way we present the fines as we don't want to put anyone off but do need to make sure rules are followed to keep the place peaceful, comfortable and looking nice. It's a tough balance but clearly we need to revisit it.

                                                                  We do warn guests that the trumpet tree is supposed to be poisonous for dogs so I understand your caution but we have never had an animal get sick from it and this is a popular spot for guests with dogs.

                                                                  Thanks again for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals. It was a pleasure to host you.

                                                                  Eco Studio Review

                                                                  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.

                                                                  We might not stay in a hotel again after this!

                                                                  Clydelle M.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Thanks for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals!


                                                                  South Park, San Diego, CA, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $5 - $10
                                                                  Damage Insurance
                                                                  Tax Rate

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

                                                                  28 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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