|Minimum Stay||3 - 8 nights|
# 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.
We love homes, vacations, people, and customer service. Making people happy in beautiful environments is our 'thing.'
Beth Galdieri purchased this villa in 2012
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
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.
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!
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.
We VRBO regularly, this condo was hip, clean, but very small. It was centrally located in a nice neighborhood, and was close to all that North Park has to offer. We did not have any problem with the parking concerning the available parking spaces off the alley way. That said, the bad, construction work started across the street at 6:00 am and the next door neighbors had a dog that barked and whined excessively. The other issues we had with this unit was we found the love seat to be very uncomfortable and hard to spend any amount of time on to watch TV etc. In addition, the bedroom needed a blackout shade because the blinds did not keep the morning sun from lighting up the whole room at 6:00 a.m.. I must say the unit was remodeled very nicely with quality appliances etc., however unfortunately they did not replace the single pane windows so the aforementioned noises came right into the unit. Lastly, if you have any issues with mobility be warned, this unit has several steep stairways to climb to get up to the unit.
Loved our short stay. Perfect size for a couple and an especially great location close to several wonderful restaurants. The pizza at Alexander's was fantastic!
First of all, the owners, Beth and Gail were great to work with. Secondly, Matthew, the rental coordinator was super responsive, and sent all of the check in instructions early and resolved my small HVAC issue in a matter of hours. The actual property is extremely well maintained with all of the essentials and everything was very clean and kept up. The location is within walking distance of breweries, restaurants, and everything you'd need. It is also a $7 uber ride to the Gaslamp. I will definitely be back!
Let me just say, I am so glad we chose this condo. Yes it is very small but the furnishings are incredibly well done and it fit the two of us perfectly. The best thing about this condo is the location. We were close to everything - North Park, the Zoo/Balboa Park, and Downtown/Gaslamp District among others.
The only thing I was not 100% happy with was the parking. Our mid size sedan wouldn't fit in the garage and though it was advertised that there were 3 spots outside, only two cars could fit there. We usually came home later at night so we would have to drive around for a while to find a spot on the street because the spots outside the garage were full. We always found a spot though so I didn't lose sleep over it.
If it was available I would absolutely stay here again, it was a great experience for my first time in San Diego!
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.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.