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Dove Braunstein

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Charming, Newly Remodeled Cottage In The Heart Of Old Town!!

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Old Town Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One bd, with off street parking! Upgrades throughout, with patio, bbq, w/d

This charming one bedroom cottage is in the heart of all the excitement, history, heritage and charm of Old Town San Diego. Private and tropical, this adorable cottage is located in the center of the birthplace of San Diego, walking distance from a plethora of delicious restaurants, quaint shops, Old Town state historic park, all in a fun and lively authentic Mexican atmosphere! Visit many FREE museums that explore some of the more mysterious legends of early San Diego, offer tours of original historical sites, 'haunted tours,' and more! In addition, you will find Mariachi shows, dancers, live outdoor theatre performances and more surprises as you explore the streets of Old Town on foot.

Close proximity to beaches, Sea World, downtown, San Diego zoo, Coronado-- this property is central to all! The Old Town trolley offers a delightful tour of the city, and leaves two blocks from cottage!

Public transit center is less than a half mile away with access to both buses, light rail and Amtrak. Renting a car is entirely optional!

Cottage features one full bedroom with queen bed, full upgraded bath with shower/tub, full size fold out sofa in living room, full upgraded kitchen with dishwasher, microwave & coffeemaker. One designated parking spot OFF street! Private patio area with table and chairs for al fresco dining or just relaxing in your own landscaped retreat.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Dove Braunstein (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dove Braunstein

I have been a San Diego resident for fifteen years now and absolutely LOVE my city. I want the world to get to experience the beautiful place I call home!

I love the SoCal lifestyle; am into fitness, animals, and travel-- although no matter what amazing places in the world I may visit, I love to come home. There is nothing like the San Diego sunshine!

I believe in leaving the world better than we found it, spreading joy and loving one another.

Dove Braunstein purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Dove Braunstein chose San Diego County

I fell in love with these cottages on sight. Walking by them, we saw that they were for sale and knew that they would make a delightful vacation rental. Old Town is such a hot spot in San Diego and there isn't much in the way of a residential area, much less vacation rentals. What better location than the heart of one of the most vibrant, highly visited destinations in San Diego!? The beautiful, lush property sits hidden amongst brilliant bougainvillea and tropical landscaping, and steps away from some of the best Mexican food in San Diego!

What makes this cottage unique

Parking in Old Town? Unheard of! A designated spot in the driveway is yours!

A private patio area in back allows you to enjoy the balmy weather, dine alfresco, or just relax in the San Diego sun.

Wonderfully upgraded throughout, this cottage has recently had substantial renovations, including a new kitchen, remodeled bathroom, water filtration system, eliminating the need to constantly be buying water! (The icemaker in the freezer is also plumbed to the water filter!) All new furniture, paint, and appliances!


based on 47 traveler reviews

Charming, Newly Remodeled Cottage In The Heart Of Old Town!!
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews

Wonderful cottage in heart of San Diego Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Glad we chose this cottage for our visit to San Diego. It was perfect. I was impressed about how clean it was.. Loved the remodeled kitchen and bath. The location is very central to travel anywhere in San Diego. What was nice too, was having off street parking available. The owners were wonderful. Joan was very accommodating by letting us have an early check in. Thank you Joan it was a pleasure meeting you. Hope to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Everything I needed was there (which means I way over-packed). Me and my 3 year old daughter stayed here and they even had a step stool and toys in the cabinet. The back yard/patio was enclosed so I didn't worry about my daughter going out there to play.

The location is awesome and we went for several walks in the wagon to the old town shops and to get ice cream. It literally took us 6 minutes to get to Sea World. We had a blast and will definitely stay here again when coming to the area.

Thank you :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at this property a few times and we love it the same every time. The house itself is well kept and has everything you need to be comfortable. The location is perfect and the price is right! Can't beat it and I'm already making my plan's for our next stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great space in the middle of Old Town

  • 5 of 5

This is a small cottage style home which is the back property on a lot with 2 homes. Being the lot further from the street made it seem completely private with no street noise. The outdoor area was privately fenced with a nice table and grill. Having an off street parking space made a big difference; it gets really difficult to find parking in this area during the weekends. It's right in the middle of the shops and restaurants; walking distance to lots of great places. Also walking distance to the trolley and a cheap Uber ride downtown or to the beaches. Very nicely decorated with everything that you would need for a short or long stay. We didn't cook but the kitchen had everything (including spices) that you would need if you stay longer and decide to eat in.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable & Charming, fully stocked, ready to enjoy & close to all in Old Town.

  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised! This Cottage is tucked away off one of the main streets, although, located right in the heart of Old Town.

All shops and restaurants were just steps away from the front door. Easy walking to the transit station, especially to catch the Coaster for the day.

Dove and Joan were very accommodating. I have a tendency to cook, even while on vacation. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking implements. I was making favorite dinner of my grandson and was looking for a bit larger skillet. Joan offered to run out and buy one! This was quite a surprise.

The interior was exceptionally clean and well-maintained. The bed was extremely comfortable. The sheets, blankets and bed pillows were fresh and cozy, as well as the items for the pull out.

The air conditioner was an added pleasure! The washer and dryer were an asset.

I would highly recommend The Cottage, Dove and Joan to friends and family. I am hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cozy Cottage in the Heart of Old Town

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay. The cottage was clean and communicating with the owner was a breeze. The pictures are accurate and the place is perfectly outfitted for a short or long stay. We loved the back patio and the ability to park our car and walk everywhere, including the Trolley station to connect with downtown events and sightseeing. Overall a perfect vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
3.9 Miles
San Diego Intl Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pacific Beach-- Mission Beach-- Coronado Beach
Car: recommended

Cottage resides in the center of famous Old Town San Diego, amongst many restaurants (the best Mexican food in the city!), unique shops, museums and more! Venture a little further and you'll find beautiful Balboa Park, including the world famous San Diego Zoo and several fascinating museums. Also in close proximity are several beaches to choose from; La Jolla shores, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Coronado Beach, plus serene Mission Bay, perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, boating and more! Enjoy a different beach every day!

Just four miles away is downtown San Diego, with award-winning restaurants, clubs, action and nightlife galore! The transit center, a depot for the bus, trolley and commuter train, just 1/2 mile away makes it easy to get anywhere without renting a car.


Rates & Availability

Old Town Cottage Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $250

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Old Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New fixtures!
  • Newly upgraded bathroom!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed, large closet and dresser
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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