|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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. Sea World fireworks are also visible from the living room and kitchen. Apartment is small, with small 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. 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 small but nice kitchen with full-sized fridge, gas oven and stove, a small 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. Apartment feels a bit like a treehouse in that you look down on the entire surrounding neighborhood.
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, it's hard to beat this neighborhood for city access- another 'ace in the hole' for this neighborhood (and this apartment) is that unlike Hillcrest, North Park, Little Italy, 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 don't mind returning to a quiet apartment in a safe neighborhood with easy parking, you'll probably like it here.
Some other facts about the apartment-
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.
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
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. In addition, the 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.
The backyard is very nice. Very quiet and private. Apartment is cute.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Such the perfect place to stay while in San Diego! Far exceeded our expectations :) so clean and inviting! Had everything you would need away from home to make a nice and yet affordable vacation. Such a peaceful neighborhood, not noisy, great parking, clean and safe! And really 15 mins from everywhere! Would highly recommend and stay here again!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 31 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.