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Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 2), Cozy Luxury Studio

Urbana is the perfect get away, right in the middle of it all. It’s located in the heart of San Diego's most thriving cultural, business and leisure districts but when you step inside the gate, you leave it all behind. The house was built in 1889 and charms visitors with original architecture that’s been completely re-imagined and designed to accommodate guests with a taste for modern amenities and a contemporary aesthetic.

When you come to the flat from a day exploring the beaches, parks, and charming districts of San Diego, you step into an adult playground all your own. Use the gas BBQ and outdoor dining table while you enjoy the lush landscapes, raised bed gardens, bamboo fences and curving hard-scapes around you. Dine on the patio as you watch the sun set over downtown San Diego's skyline. Look down into the garden for a more secluded, peaceful view.

The kitchen offers everything you need with fully stocked cookware, new stainless steel appliances, BBQ tools, dish and glassware, silverware, a full set of chef’s cookware, graters, strainers, steamers and much more. The television and iPod doc are both there to entertain you while you whip up culinary creations as well.

The living space offers a flat screen and DVD player, Wifi board games and books to help you unwind and let your mind play.

Use it as a work, sleep or play space. It has a custom built Murphy bed with luxurious bedding to lounge on in the evening. During the day, the Murphy bed tucks away and a rolling designer cushioned bench pushes against it to serve as a sitting area. Custom designed and built floating shelves hold the Blu-ray player and IHome speaker/charger/alarm clock. Lounge and read a book or catch up on emails under the reading lamp in a designer nail rimmed sitting chair.

The bathroom has been completely remodeled with shower and fixtures. All linens, toilet paper and paper towels included.

Use the two person dining table at meals, and convert it to a work-desk when you need to. When the weather is nice (95% of the time in San Diego!) enjoy the outdoor sitting table and BBQ.

The studio has black out blinds, double paned windows that shut out the city sounds, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, heater, and all new cabinetry, tile, and fixtures. We love staying here, and hope you will too!

The studio also has soundproofed double doors that can be opened up to a neighboring rental. If you're interested in a larger space, or in vacationing with another couple or with kids, this a great way to share lodging with the option of privacy. Please let us know if you're interested in a double studio stay!

More Details

Owner
Marie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Marie

Our family has lived in Ramona since the 1960s, and works to refurbish homes in San Diego, hoping to breath new life into their communities. We worked together to transform this 1889 historic home into a contemporary playground for vacationers and a respite for business people. Rob is a green designer and builder who has innovated energy efficient homes in San Diego for 40 years. Deborah, his wife, has worked to design the landscape, raised bed gardens, and hard-scapes surrounding the house. I worked together with my parents to design the interiors, furnish the cottage, and make prints of my original paintings for the interiors. I have a masters degree in painting and lived in the bay area for the past ten years working with kids.

We're a family of four generations of San Diego musicians, builders and artists who hope to host visitors and show them the best of what our home town has to offer. We love to travel, meet new people, and create. We hope that this flat feels like home to you.

Marie purchased this apartment in 2001

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you SO MUCH! This place was amazing! Wonderful memories! We'll be back. We love Urbana! xoxo
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Bankers Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The studio is a living space that converts into a bedroom. The custom designed Murphy bed has a queen sized mattress and was built by a local artisan. Lower it, and the room transforms into a luxurious bedroom for lounging and rest. Enjoy the table as a work desk or for dining. Armchair, lamp, rug, shelves, closet, and original artwork combine to make this space feel comfortable for work or play.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1889 Historic house that has been completely remodeled to cater to a contemporary aesthetic. The interior of the cottage is an architect's delight. It's a very playful, homey space that's been decorated with original artwork and everything we could think of to make your stay wonderful.

Reviews

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Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego
average rating of 4.4727273 based on 57 reviews
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

It was very good but I think paying $100 for cleaning is a bit excesive if I have to take out the trash, change the sheets of the bed and leave the kitchen stuff clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great distance to all things San Diego. Perfect for a couple getaway

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Excellent value

  • 5 of 5

Nice cozy studio. Great location. Could walk or Lyft most places. If you are here on a Saturday check out Little Italy Farmers Market! Also, if you have a car be sure to check street overnight parking restrictions for street cleaning.

Overall excellent value!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Cozy and Convenient apartment in beautiful San Diego

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at this quaint little home. There are many reviews negatively describing the Murphy bed but we found it absolutely delightful and never needed to stow it away. The kitchen had everything we needed and the whole place was spotless when we arrived. This place is in walking distance to everything that down town San Diego has to offer including; Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and the USS Midway museum. You can also walk to the ferry that takes you to Coronado and is free during commuter hours or otherwise just $5. Our personal favorite was Little Italy as there is a farmers market on Saturdays where locals provide free samples of their creative goods and the restaurants in the area are amazing. We would highly highly recommend this place to financially conscious couples looking to experience all that San Diego has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great for the solo traveler or couple

  • 4 of 5

Quaint, clean and comfortable place.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect place for a holiday weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The neighborhood has so much to offer and the studio was in perfect shape. Very comfortable and clean. High quality linens and towels.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Little Italy or Tin Can Ale House
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
San Diego Harbor
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Coronado Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Water ski at San Diego Bay adventures
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Ocean Beach

This contemporary flat in the city is bordered on all sides by San Diego's most famous neighborhoods. A five-minute walk to the west takes visitors to the beautiful Little Italy area of downtown San Diego. Here you can stroll through coffee shops, boutiques, bars and some of the most unique specialty shops and restaurants San Diego has to offer. Have dinner and a cocktail at el Camino, or pick up hand made pasta and imported olives from assenti’s and bring them back to the cottage’s fully stocked kitchen to have an Italian dinner at home in the garden. Walk three blocks in the opposite direction to reach Balboa Park, the Old Globe theater, art museums and the famous Prado restaurant.

To the south, it is just minutes to the Convention Center, Gas Lamp District, and Petco Park. To the north, visitors can get lost in the architecture along Banker’s Hill and in Hillcrest daytime boutiques and buzzing nightlife.

Stroll to the nearby waterfront, visit Sea World, San Diego Marina District, Seaport Village, Horton plaza, Symphony Hall, the Embarcadero, and of course, the famous San Diego zoo. These are all accessible by bus, car, trolley, or on foot.

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Rates & Availability

Bankers Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$110
Fri,Sat,Sun
$600
$2,200
 
 
fall
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$75
$455
$1,800
 
 
thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$85
From
$100
Fri,Sat,Sun
$600
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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