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Villa Barajas - Compact, Sexy, Modern 1 Bedroom Near Park, Zoo, Beaches

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Fabulous 1 bed, 1 bath - entirely new renovation with backyard grill, ping pong

# 13 on Forbes' list of the 'hippest' neighborhoods in the US, North Park is a vibrant, diverse urban village with a life of its own and conveniently located near the park, zoo and downtown San Diego.

Our 1926 Spanish villa -- 'Villa Barajas' -- combines historic character with modern features. Enjoy an authentic local living experience, in luxury style, with the comforts of home!

The Carrara Suite (#3323) on the second floor is a sunny, comfortable 1 bed, 1 bath retreat for two (just under 400 SF) that can accommodate a baby or small child on the sofa (or we can provide a twin air bed or Pack 'n Play). The famous white and gray marble for which the suite is named graces the bath as well as the dining table. Overall, the feel is urban, sexy, modern and minimalist, with black, white and shades of gray...

Gorgeous original hardwood floors, large windows, exposed brick, fine cabinetry and furnishings, deep Euro tub/shower, central heat/AC, washer and dryer in suite, all new fully equipped kitchen and bath.

We also provide amenities -- K-cup and French press coffee makers, beach towels, blow dryer, iron, luggage rack, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, hand soaps, other essentials. WIFI and smart TV -- Stream Netflix and Pandora while you relax or enjoy a light meal in the suite.

We have a 50mb WIFI network in the unit -- nice and fast -- and 4 other networks in the building, all of which are accessible to all guests, so it's pretty much bullet proof service if your unit's network happens to go down.

Spacious grounds with gas grill, ping pong table and delightful seating areas. Walk a few blocks to Balboa Park, restaurants, cafes, golf, community pool, tennis, recreation. 5 minutes to downtown -- Little Italy, The GasLamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Convention Center, the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and museums, Old Globe Theatre. 10 min to beaches and other major attractions, including Coronado Island and Seaworld.

More Details

Beth Galdieri
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Beth Galdieri

We love homes, vacations, people, and customer service. Making people happy in beautiful environments is our 'thing.'

Beth Galdieri purchased this villa in 2012

Why Beth Galdieri chose North Park

When we saw this building, with its old world charm and quaint sophistication- we knew that we had to own it, renovate it- and then provide fabulous, beautiful, comfortable and 'cool' accommodations where people could relax, enjoy the Park, the Zoo, the many restaurants- all within the context of an authentic, local San Diego experience

What makes this villa unique

This building is thought to have been owned a century ago by an historic church nearby and resided in by church members or out of town visitors. It is a beautiful building and stands out as regal yet simple. This combination of simplicity and beauty attracted us.


North Park Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully remodeled bathroom with tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Small sofa for child
  • Queen size bed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are 4 one-bedroom suites in the building. Front and back units can be connected if desired for extended families or groups. The entire building also can be reserved for larger groups. Check in - 4 pm Check out - 11 am


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Villa Barajas - Compact, Sexy, Modern 1 Bedroom Near Park, Zoo, Beaches
average rating of 4.780488 based on 41 reviews

Very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great stay in your apartment. We loved the week that we had there.



  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belcamp, MD

Efficient but noisy

  • 3 of 5

The property is beautiful. Everything is efficiently located, making excellent use of the space. Close to downtown San Diego. Thankfully the weather was beautiful since we couldn't figure out the ac. Open windows allowed for a nice breeze but also made for noisy mornings and evenings when all the neighborhood dogs would decide to bark in unison for hours on end.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have taken care of this sudden barking dog issue. There's a new neighbor 2 doors down who recently acquired a dog that was being left outside when neighbor was not home. We're very sorry for your inconvenience. That said, this is an urban village -- a relatively dense residential area -- and dogs barking and other sounds will be heard from time to time.
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Clean and in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was the first air bnb experience, overall there were no real complaints. The space was very clean and in a great location. Only issues we had with the place was with finding parking in the back, that being said we were able to find free parking on the front street within a block or so.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southport, NC/USA

Nice property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at the condo. It had everything we needed and was well located for walking to restaurants, parks, shopping, etc. We lived like locals for a month and walked everywhere. Public transportation was also available and very convenient. The owners were responsive and helpful when needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying in this one bdrm modern suite. This upstairs unit was nice and bright with plenty of windows to get the cross breezes going through all four sides of the suite. Kitchen was well appointed for cooking and I loved the Keurig!

I really appreciated the modern decor and fixtures. The washer/dryer was so convenient and easy to use. What I also liked is that it was very quiet! The villa is close to restaurants and bars, yet super quiet neighbors.

The owners were very responsive to all my questions and requests, and easy to work with, they keep the yard and building clean!

I highly recommend the villa and this suite!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Wonderful Place and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in one of the flats for a few months over the summer. The place is perfect. I had to be away from my home unexpectedly and this was truly a home away from home. The owners are incredibly friendly and responsive. You can tell they have put much love into making these units a lovely place to stay. The ground are an oasis and there are so many restaurants and bars that are walking distance. As a San Diego native, this is probably the best location to stay in...away from tourists so you really get a feel for the San Diegan vibe.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Switzer Canyon
Ranchos Cocina
Mexican Restaurant
Swami's Cafe
American Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar
Mexican Restaurant
The Barbecue Pit
Barbecue Restaurant
Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar
Japanese Restaurant
Riki Sushi
Japanese Restaurant
Berkeley Pizza North Park
Pizza Restaurant
The Mission North Park
Breakfast Restaurant
Breakfast Republic
Breakfast Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Cafe Madeleine
Rigoberto's Taco Shop
Mexican Restaurant
Carnitas' Snack Shack - North Park
American Restaurant
Balboa Tennis Club
Captain Kirk's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Olympic Cafe
Greek Restaurant
Colima's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Coffee & Tea Collective
Café Madeleine
French Restaurant
Balboa Park Carousel
Desert Garden
Balboa Park Golf Course
Spanish Village Art Center
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Zoo
Fleet Science Center
Casa del Prado Theatre
Front Street Cafe
Buona Forchetta
Pizza Restaurant
Jungle Java
Coffee Shop
Botanical Building
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Greenzoo Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Timken Museum of Art
Sculpture Garden Cafe
Hua Mei Café
Treehouse Cafe
The Tea Pavilion
Living Tea Tap Room
Tea House
Cafe Mingei
Centro Cultural de la Raza
Vision Cafe & Market
Saint Tropez Bistro
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
The Old Globe
California Tower
San Diego Museum of Man
Hawthorn Coffee
Coffee Shop
Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
So many fun eateries and taverns
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Downtown Harbor to Coronado
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Amtrak & Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-805 to: I-8,I-15,94
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Many right around the corner
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mission Beach/Pacific Beach/Coronado
Car: recommended

Located minutes to The World Famous San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego and the Convention Center, Balboa Park with its Hiking Trails, Olympic Size Pool, Tennis Courts, Disc Golf Course, Archery Course, 3 Dog Parks, and a 10 minutes drive to San Diego Beaches.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Check-out Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates in table are representative and may vary based on number of occupants and specific dates requested. Rates and minimum stays during holidays and special events, such as Comic-Con, are typically higher. San Diego requires that occupancy taxes be charged for stays of fewer than 31 nights (10.5%). Cleaning fee, insurance and refundable security deposit are additional. Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

For stays of one month or more, we charge for bi-weekly cleaning, in addition to a final cleaning fee. This will not be auto-generated via a reservation request -- We will need to revise the quote to include the biweekly cleanings.

Many people ask about this: We include a third party damage protection policy in our quotes, which is a nonrefundable fee. The policy protects you and us. With the policy in place, we're able to charge a very low cash security deposit that covers minor damages (such as stained towels or linens or broken plates). The insurance policy covers more significant accidental damages (for example, to furniture, floors, appliances, counters, walls, mirrors, plumbing fixtures, lamps, window glass and coverings, other elements). The insurance also enables you to recover your security deposit in the event of a qualified incident. VRBO offers you the option of either purchasing the insurance policy we've quoted or paying an additional refundable security deposit equal to the coverage/face value of the policy. For example, suppose we are charging $250 refundable security and you opt NOT to purchase the insurance (which in this example has a coverage value of $1,500) -- Your new combined REFUNDABLE security deposit would be $250 + $1500 = $1,750. Please note that the price of the insurance policy and the coverage amount are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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