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Slp/4 3 Min Convention / Cntr Dtwn / Gaslmp /Zoo (D)

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

Surrounded by tropical ambiance this cozy and studio/ one bedroom is the perfect place to get away. Located in the heart of the old, unique and beautiful neighborhood of Golden Hill, this is a prime location for a visit to San Diego. Located on a side street there is ample, safe and free parking.

Within just a few blocks you have the choice of a plethora of delicious local eateries. Cook your own steak at the legendary Turf Club, enjoy Humberto’s famous carne asada fries, or have a stone oven pizza while enjoying the outdoor patio of Luigis.

Just 4 minutes away you can visit the baby panda’s at the zoo or take in a museum and a walk through beautiful Balboa Park. Head less than 1 mile straight down Broadway into the lively downtown, Gaslamp or Little Italy, extremely convenient for Convention Center visits. If you are too tuckered after a busy day downtown, grab a bus as it drops you off just 1/2 block from the bungalow. Want to see a spectacular view of the San Diego bay? Hop on the ferry and cross the bay to Coronado for a day on the island. Golden Hill has easy access to all the major San Diego highways, making a trip to most San Diego beaches just 10-20 minutes away.

The bungalow is the perfect home away from home to return to after a funfilled day in San Diego. There is a spacious living room with a decorative divider between the living room and bedroom. With granite countertops and stainless steal appliances, the kitchen provides all the amnemities needed to cook your own fish tacos! Pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes are all provided. Sit under the avocado tree, and enjoy the dual BBQ and charcoal grill on the newly designed patio/lounge area while relaxing in our comfy lounge chairs.

Sit back on the couch and enjoy the flat screen tv with HDTV or hop on the internet with our free WiFi. Did your clothes get sandy at the beach? We have on site coin operated washers and dryers. For your convenience we have provided a change machine and provide complimentary soap.

Each room is decorated with the comforts of home in mind. Sheets, towels and blankets are all provided as well as dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels.

Have pets? We are a pet friendly property and the yard provides a great romp and play area for your dog.

Your safety and peace are our priority and we provide 24hour video survellience for the extra layer of security.

More Details

Ron & Susan Oleson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Ron & Susan Oleson

Retired professor. We travel internationally & have two Bichon's. Love to walk on the waterfront and eat the best fresh fish at Mitch's Seafood which is located at the Sport fishing landing. Balboa Park & the Zoo are favorites; Park has the Prado Restaurant which has great happy hour drinks & food; Zoo has Albert's Tree Restaurant which many do not know about; it is breezy & has an African motif.

Ron & Susan Oleson purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Ron & Susan Oleson chose Golden Hill

Very centrally located; less than one mile to Bay of San Diego, and 10 minutes over the bridge to Coronado with it's own beaches & Historic Hotel. Zoo & Balboa Park are a must see with it's multiple museums, Spanish Village free art studios, & great restaurants in & close to Park. From unit you reach park in 4 minutes. Also, Balboa Park Golf Course is 5 blocks away. Beaches are 20 minutes away on freeways; going East Casinos in 30 minutes.

What makes this apartment unique

Original house was built by famous architect, Gill. Has leaded glass windows with coved ceilings; 135 years old. Has been updated with heating/air conditioning. The one bedroom is very large with plenty of windows in all of the rooms. The decor is soothing and makes a comfortable stay for any couple or small family.


Golden Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with 4 ft shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Studio with a bedroom and a divider between the living room and bedroom.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Good location, comfortable setting, bus line on corner. If you have a car, beaches are 20 minutes away.


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(43 traveler reviews)

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Slp/4 3 Min Convention / Cntr Dtwn / Gaslmp /Zoo (D)
average rating of 4.6744184 based on 43 reviews

was a great place very quiet

  • 4 of 5

Great location had a great time

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Adequate, convenient & clean

  • 3 of 5

This property was adequate for our visit to San Diego as we did not spend much time there. Parking is a major problem. We generally had to park a block away from the apartment. We would have liked to know that this was a basement apartment. But it was clean and within walking distance of breakfast spots. Convenient to downtown San Diego for major meals.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OK place for the price

  • 3 of 5

For the price there really isn't anything to complain about. It's a place to come back to and get some sleep for the night. It's small but comfortable. A bit dimly lit as there is only 1 small window in the living area. The walls in the living area were scuffed and/or stained which seemed like it would be an easy fix for the owner and would have really benefitted the aesthetics of the place. It does have everything you need basically though. Would not mind staying again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and cute little studio. Perfect for our needs during our visit to San Diego. Enjoyed our stay and close to everything we wanted to see and do.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location, Cute Little Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

The place was a nice small little bungalow, perfect for our family of four with two young daughters. Safe neighborhood and easy in and out. Best part of this place is it's location. My husband walked to a different coffee shop each morning! Great eats nearby. Loved our stay in San Diego and the next time we return will be to the same apartments!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was very clean and it was a nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Turf Club 2 blocks away
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
5, 94, 8, 805, 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Multiple locations within a few block radius
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended

Central to many San Diego sights. 5 minutes to Zoo & Balboa Park. Just 3 minutes to Gaslamp. Almost walking distance to Downtown. Busline right on corner. Close to Freeways 5 & 94 & 163. Taking 5 you get to Mission Beach in 20 minutes, a few minutes more to La Jolla. Neighborhood has Grocery store on corner, New York Pizza & Taco Shops just two blocks away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 12.0%

After the 20% we provide the code to the door and the address

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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