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1928 Craftsman Cottage in North Park w relaxing outdoor living space

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


North Park Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Charming Cottage, Large 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) with Dining & outdoor rooms

This 1928 Craftsman Cottage is located in the Morley Field area of North Park, San Diego's most vibrant neighborhood. Perfectly located on Texas St. 2 blocks from Balboa Park and central to all. Walking distance to Balboa Park, world famous San Diego Zoo, Albertsons market and North Park Theater, shops, cafes, bars & restaurants.

This 1928 Cottage is charming with original features such as Fireplace. Gum wood built-ins and hardwood floors. Swanky up scale bath remodel boasts Hansgrohe fixtures and heated towel rack. Interior is fully furnished and decorated. Large rooms include 1 Bedroom, extra large bathroom, Dining room, Kitchen, Living room, enclosed Sun porch. approx. 1068 sf . Private yard with flagstone patio. grassy area, Gas BBQ grill and plenty of seating.

This is a 2 on 1 property. two houses on one lot. book both cottages for a great way to vacation together. Check out the sister listing at;

VRBO Listing #486773

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rick Spear
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Rick Spear

Fun loving active guy enjoying my Southern California lifestyle. I surf in the summers and snowboard in the winter. Taking in the local culture and all that this city has to offer. Ask me for my favorites. I live 2 blocks from the cottage.

Rick Spear purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Rick Spear chose San Diego County

Location Location Location. Minutes to everything yet comfortable relaxed setting to call home. Walk to Balboa Park & San Diego Zoo. Downtown night life, Hillcrest eateries, North Park Art scene and so much more.

What makes this cottage unique

Original gum-wood trim throughout the home and outdoor living spaces make this the perfect vacation home.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

1928 Craftsman Cottage in North Park w relaxing outdoor living space
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

Excellent stay in every respect.

  • 5 of 5

Historical bungalow restored to what I imagine was original condition. Good additional facilities in the kitchen and bathroom. Very well kept garden with ample chairs BBQ etc. Only problem is that if I praise it too much it might be booked the next time I want it! ( English Irony )

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Home

  • 5 of 5

When I approached the property I heard the pleasant sound of a water fountain behind the fence. On entering through the gate I felt welcomed by the landscaping and sense of privacy. The home itself was equally cozy, clean and comfortable. I enjoyed everything about our stay. We were in the area visiting our son and wife who live 3 blocks away. It was a perfect location for us: walking to our son's house, walking to the park and even walking to Balboa Park. I would recommend staying here to anyone interested in comfort and privacy. The property itself has a smaller house nestled next to, but set back from our front house. It also is landscaped separate from the front house. Both are treasures for VRBO.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

Great location on a quiet street. Grounds are well maintained with a nice seating area on the patio surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Didn't use the BBQ but I'm sure it is very functional. The water fountain is a nice touch. The inside of cottage has lots of character with everything you need in a kitchen which is well supplied. Bed was extremely comfortable. Bedroom has a big roomy closet and lots of dresser space. Bathroom is a big plus with the multi-functioning water supply in the shower. Loved the wooden shutters throughout, again lots of character in the interior wood trim and the living room was very comfortable as well. Very homey rental unit, will definitely rent again if we come back to San Diego. Thanks Rick, as Canadian tourists we absolutely loved your property.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and tranquil property. Cottage was very cozy. This location is very close to all of the tourist areas of California. It literally took minutes to get to Old Town, Sea World, Mission Beach, Gas Lamp District and Little Italy. Balboa Park and the Zoo were practically in your backyard. Also was close to major highways. Neighborhood was quiet and street parking was ample. Had no problem parking in front of the property. Owner responded almost immediately to emails and had a book explaining the area and check out procedures was provided. Did not have to call him for anything while we were there, but knew if we did we would have a fast response.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, cozy home with awesome court yard. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Rick introduced us to the property and explained how everything worked. Relaxing and eating meals on the patio was awesome. We will be back, Lord willing.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Cozy, California Home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience!! Everything you would dream of staying in a California home. Very charming style home with built in cabinets thru out the living area, nicely decorated and cozy. Wonderful cross breeze thru out the home with the French doors that open in the spacious bedroom leading out to the deck. Lovely bathroom with dual shower heads.

Very functional kitchen with washer and dryer. All equipped for anything from frozen pizza to pasta dishes, barbeque also available.

This home has a beautiful outdoor area. Lots of sitting areas with hidden gems of plenty of greenery, plants and flowers. Great for a morning cup of coffee to a relaxing glass of wine in the evening.

Close to everything, we were able to go to many of the beaches, little Italy, Seaport Village and the San Diego Zoo.

Being from Chicago with the hustle and bustle-this was a wonderful, memorable vacation.

And on the last note- Rick Spear, the owner was wonderful, leaving snacks and making sure that everything we needed was taken care of

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
West Coast Tavern
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Coronado Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.6 Miles
Amtrak Station - SAN
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Highway 163 - University Ave exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Smoking Goat
Nearest Ski
148 Miles
Snow Summit, Big Bear, CA
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Coronado Beach, Ocean Boulevard, Coronado, CA
Car: recommended

Cottage is located 2 blocks from San Diego's crown jewel Balboa Park and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Museums, Old Globe Theater, Botanical gardens, athletics and much much more. San Diego's waterfront, Downtown, Gas Lamp District plus 12 Beaches and 2 Bays are all with in a short drive.


Rates & Availability

North Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Presidents' Day
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Easter
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Summer
Jun 8 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Comic Con
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $25 per pet
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) 10.5%
Tourism Marketing District Tax (TMD) .55%
*Rates, fees and Taxes are subject to change without notice prior to booking confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1038 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Swanky remodel includes Multiple shower heads and body jets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
  • High quality mattress and linens.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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