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Ocean View Central San Diego Treehouse Super Quiet Easy Parking

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property


Apartment is a 'granny flat' located above a garage, away from the street, and has a nice ocean view from the living room and porch. Free and easy parking, wifi included. Very centrally located- 5.5 miles from Ocean Beach, 5.8 miles to San Diego Zoo/Balboa Park, 6.5 miles from Sea World, 7.4 miles to Little Italy, 8 miles to Petco Park/Downtown/Convention Center, 9.5 miles to La Jolla, 9 miles to SDSU, 2.8 miles to USD, 12 miles to UCSD.

Apartment is cozy, with compact living room and kitchen, but large bedroom with walk-in closet, and good sized bathroom with shower/bathtub. House looks down on the rest of the neighborhood, and makes you feel like a bird in its nest! Very cool in summer- we lived here when we first bought the house (a very hot summer), and never slept without the comforter while all our neighbors were complaining about the heat. House overlooks the backyard, which is filled with fruit trees. Living room looks west toward ocean. Granny flat is accessed by a series of steps that go up to the apartment from the top of the driveway; outside the front door is a covered 'lanai' or balcony that overlooks the yard the and neighborhood to the northwest (mt soledad is clearly visible). Great spot for happy hour or a coffee in the morning. The door has a real wood door and a security screen- if you just lock the security screen in summer, you'll come home to a cool apartment. Our neighborhood has 'natural' air conditioning; the prevailing westerly sea breeze comes off the ocean, crosses mission bay, funnels into tecolote canyon at Sea World Drive, and then filters through our neighborhood.

The apartment is very private- you do not share a wall with the main house, and the bedroom faces east and south, so you do not hear or see main house occupants. Inside the door is a small but cozy living room with two chairs, two lamps, a small table between the chairs, a tv with dvd and vcr, and a small bookcase with books, dvds and vhs tapes. Beyond the living room is a nice kitchen with full-sized fridge, gas oven and stove, a bistro-style kitchen table and two chairs, and all kitchen accessories- microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, knife set, etc. The bathroom is compact, with a decent vanity, a tub/shower with removeable shower head 'wand', and toilet.

Between the bathroom and bedroom is a large linen closet with extra towels and sheets.

The bedroom is pretty big, with a queen size bed with premium memory foam mattress and a wrought iron frame. At the foot of the bed is a chest of drawers (9 in all) with lamp and stereo on top. There is a nightstand on the north side of the bed with a small lamp. Between the bed and the walk-in closet is a small desk with a few drawers and a chair. Inside the walk-in closet are extra blankets and pillows.

The neighborhood is quiet. Unlike a lot of areas of SD (South Park, Little Italy, Logan Heights, Ocean Beach, Loma Portal, Point Loma, University City, Mira Mesa, Northern La Jolla all have significant and repetitive jet 'fly over'....remember 'Top Gun'? Filmed here), we have no jet 'fly over'. Parking is abundant and easy. Apartment is even quieter as it's away from the street and in the backyard. If you would like to see a lot of different areas of the city, but return to a nice apartment in a quiet neighborhood with easy parking, you'll probably like this apartment. Another 'ace in the hole' for this neighborhood (and this apartment) is that unlike Hillcrest, North Park, Little Italy, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Downtown, we have free, easy, and abundant street parking steps from the apartment. If you would like to visit all the aforementioned areas (some of which have jet fly over, all have parking problems), but would like to return to a quiet apartment in a safe neighborhood with easy parking, you'll probably like it here.

Some other facts about the apartment and ourselves as hosts-

1) We clean the apartment ourselves, because only guests and hosts care if it's clean. We do not employ cleaners that have no 'stake' in the guest experience.

2) The bed is a premium memory foam mattress, and both mattress and box spring are zipped into 'anti bed bug' covers. These covers prevent bed bugs from entering the mattress or box spring. Not nice to think about- but you should, if you're traveling to an unfamiliar apartment that has been used by others.

3) You have cable tv/dvd....i think it's about 75 channels.

4) stovetop and oven run on gas.

5) We use premium bath tissue- not cheap single ply garbage.

More Details

Property Manager
Scott Hamashige
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, serbo croatian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Scott Hamashige

I'm a Socal native, having grown up in LA and Orange counties. Studied at the University of Hawaii and UCSD. I enjoy surfing, yoga, mountain biking and working.

Scott Hamashige purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Scott Hamashige chose Mission Valley

If you like quiet, this is a great space. We're bordered on the north and west by Tecolote Canyon natural preserve, so there's no 'thru' traffic. We're near the end of the street, so there's little traffic. Our neighbors are working people and very quiet. Apartment is in the backyard, and bedroom is facing away from street, so it's quiet. Birds woke us up when we first lived here. Furthermore, the prevailing westerly breeze crosses mission bay, funnels into tecolote canyon, and filters through our neighborhood, keeping us cool when other areas of san diego are sweltering. At other times, when the beach is foggy and freezing (june gloom/may gray), we're usually basking in the sunshine. Very quiet, easy access to all of san diego. Little to no traffic or congestion (unlike beach). Easy parking.

What makes this apartment unique

The backyard is very nice. Very quiet and private. Apartment is cute.


Linda Vista Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • decent size bathroom with detachable shower head and full tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom is quite large, with lots of storage space in two chest of drawers, a desk, and a walk-in closet. Small stero/cd player in bedroom. Nice views of neighborhood from windows, high exposed-beam ceilings. Laminate flooring.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Ocean View Central San Diego Treehouse Super Quiet Easy Parking
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This was the perfect stay for us. We spent 4 nights and if felt like home to us. Everything was clean, orderly, and the kitchen had some basics. We were able to stock the fridge, come back in the evening and relax after a long day. Neighborhood is quiet, and groceries are a short drive. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This home is absolutely amazing close to all the attractions in San Diego very comfortable me and my daughter really enjoyed our stayed highly recommend this home

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 4 of 5

Lived up to or exceeded expectations - stairs a little steep and up dark driveway at night, but location perfect for visiting city- small but comfortable - easy to cook in- Scott not there but friend Ivan was fantastic- girlfriend said place could use one or two mirrors and location of close grocer would help. Would come back

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apartment lived up to expectations

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

My boyfriend and I just stayed at this property. It was clean, quiet, centrally located, and had everything we needed. The shower was wonderful and the bed very comfortable. It was nice to be on the second floor to have a view. They had space heaters to keep it from getting too cold at night. While the wifi address wasn't automatically supplied, when prompted, the owners got it to us. I would definitely recommend staying at this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The rental is perfect. Plenty of room, quiet, great location. You can easily access highways or get anywhere in San Diego on surface streets. Wonderful hosts. I look forward to my return.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay for the price.

  • 5 of 5

The rental was very clean and quite comfortable. The neighborhood is an older neighborhood, but it seemed safe. The owners were very nice and always responded quickly to emails. The rental is upstairs so you must be able to climb them. The unit is not fancy, but it's very functional. Everything you need to cook is available. I was very satisfied with my stay. The price is great! I plan on staying there everytime I return to San Diego.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego (Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Padre Gold
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Tecolote Canyon
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Old Town
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sab-e-Lee Thai Food
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
ocean Beach
Car: recommended

We're located in Linda Vista, in the heart of San Diego. We're close to the airport, Downtown, Petco Park, Old Town, Qualcomm Stadium, Balboa Park, Little Italy, Beaches, Sea World, SD Zoo, Mission Bay, North Park and other cool stuff.


Rates & Availability

Linda Vista Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 31 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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