Relax after a long day of Sunny San Diego
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
Pets allowed - Must clean up after pets, fees apply for items Must clean up after pets, fees apply for items
No parties/events - No late nite outdoor activities as in triplexNo late nite outdoor activities as in triplex
No smoking - Smoking area is on exterior back patioSmoking area is on exterior back patio
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
We had an awesome Thanksgiving with our children and grandchildren.
Great hosts, great location
Daniel and Rick were very sweet and welcoming and having parking right out front was a bonus. The neighborhood was safe and seemed like a nice place to live. It was great that most of the things we wanted to do (Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego harbor) were so close and easy to get to. Daniel was great about communicating with us and very attentive to our needs. The patio garden and pond were delightful.
It was not a problem for us, and I think I remembered this mentioned in another review - this isn't a super quiet location. It is in the path of the airport and planes fly overhead until late at night. The house is older with thin walls and ceilings so people, water and appliance sounds are noticeable overhead and next door. Again, it wasn't a problem for us because we just ignore that sort of thing and even stop hearing it after a short while. It might be a problem for people who are sound sensitive though.
Great cool little getaway !
The place was as advertised! Very comfortable and surprisingly cool given the time of year! Daniel, our host, was very communicative and helpful with any questions we had. Would for sure stay again!
comfortable and charming
We had a great time at Daniel's place. His partner is a master with plants and the front yard is spectacular! The whole place was comfortable and well-appointed. We had everything we needed and then some. I would definitely recommend this property.
WELCOME TO THE “Golden Hill Serenity House”
A brief history of Golden Hill
In 1887, the community received its name when Daniel Schuyler petitioned the City to name the area Golden Hill. Schuyler wrote the following poem which was published in the March, 1887 edition of Golden Era Magazine highlighting the community’s scenic virtues:
“As the sun rolls down and is lost in sight,
tinting the scene with its golden light,
the islands dim and the fading shores,
the ebbing tide through our harbor door,
the drooping sails of an anchored fleet,
the shadowy city at our feet.
With the mountains’ proud peaks so lofty and still,
‘tis a picture worth seeing from Golden Hill.”
Golden Hill is one of San Diego's most historic and architecturally eclectic zones, with many pre-1900 homes and apartments. The neighborhood is also in walking distance of Downtown, City College and much of Balboa Park. Auto access is direct from freeways 5 and 94, The major through streets and bus routes are Broadway (East and West), and 25th Street and 30th Street (North and South). The Zip code is a portion of 92102. Pedestrianism, like in other urban mesa neighborhoods surrounding Balboa Park, is high relative to the rest of San Diego.
Nestled just south of expansive Balboa Park, Golden Hill serves as a gateway to this verdant urban San Diego gem, which contains a dozen museums, several theaters, acres of trails and the San Diego Zoo among many other attractions. Set on a gentle hill, the neighborhood offers residents gorgeous views of downtown, Coronado Island and incredible sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. An eclectic array of pre-1900s homes and apartments dot the landscape, showcasing Victorian, Colonial Revival, Craftsman and Farm House architectural styles. Primarily made up of 20- and 30-something residents, the neighborhood has a hip, up-and-coming vibe. San Diego’s largest alternative newspaper, The Reader, headquarters in Golden Hill, downtown’s closest neighbor to the east. Artist- and musician-friendly, Golden Hill celebrates local musicians at an annual music block party.
Restaurants & Nightlife
The neighborhood may be small, at.6 square miles, but the handful of restaurants pack quality and atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and after hours. Skip Starbucks and head to Krakatoa for specialty coffee at great prices and sweet and savory breakfast sandwiches. If you only try one thing, however, go for the Ubehebe at lunchtime, a turkey, bacon, cream cheese and cranberry sauce flavor combination offered on a telera roll. Excellent Wifi service provides the opportunity to sit outside on the leafy deck and knock out an hour or two of work while sipping a frosted caramel latte. For an authentic New York pizza, Pizzeria Luigi fits the bill with crispy thin crusts and huge pies. The Crime Scene tempts ricotta fans with meatball, tomato sauce, and ricotta cheese, and vegetarian pies such as The Fresh Prince satisfy the no-meat crowd with tasty ingredients including spinach, tomato, mushroom, onion, artichoke and garlic. Bring cash instead of plastic; Luigi’s keeps prices reasonable by cash only payments. For after hours, Turf Supper Club delights with a dark and dive-style friendly atmosphere and the grill-your-own meat concept that dates from the club’s beginnings in 1955. The delicious marinated flank steak tastes of citrus and garlic, and garlic bread and a baked potato grilled alongside complete the meal. A great selection of craft beers on tap and strong cocktails make this a great night spot in the heart of Golden Hill.
Walk-ability ranks high in Golden Hill, with most errands possible on foot. A ten minute stroll can lead to beautiful Balboa Park, university classes at City College, or the downtown area. Cyclists will enjoy the convenience of a quick bike commute to work or shops downtown. Because of a high demand for available parking along the streets, it can be difficult to find a spot. The number 2 bus line runs through Golden Hill with stops close to Panchitas Bakery, the Fire Station, and the Farmer’s Market. A short bus trip provides a speedy link to San Diego’s light rail trolley system, which runs south to the U.S.-Mexico Border and east to Qualcomm Stadium and Viejas Casino. Taxi service is available on a call basis for the most part, and Uber offers transportation to downtown San Diego. Golden Hill is practically bounded by three of San Diego’s main highway thoroughfares, making getting around by car easy. The 94 east/west freeway along the southern border of Golden Hill connects Interstates 5 and 15, which run north and south. These freeways provide convenient access to to coastal, inland, and North and South County areas.
Called the “gateway to Balboa Park,” Golden Hills Park has a dog-friendly, mellow vibe. Trails radiate from this locals’ park, connecting it to greater Balboa Park with its open space and attractions.