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

51 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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Dove Braunstein
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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 51 traveler reviews

Charming, Newly Remodeled Cottage In The Heart Of Old Town!!
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews

Great location in Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, updated, and centrally located. We had a wonderful time! Great for wandering around Old Town, access to I-5, nearby theme parks, and just relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the property. Clean & Cozy. Great having a parking space. Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay here again. Perfect spot in the heart of Old Town.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Shirley! Always makes us happy when we hear about an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Dove & Joan
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much S! We're glad you had everything you needed and your trip worked out so well! We'd be happy to have you back anytime.
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

For anyone afraid to take a chance on an unknown place thru VRBO, please don't be afraid of this adorable cottage. It is everything the great reviews say it is. Right smack in the heart of Old Town, San Diego and within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants.

Dove and Joan have thought of everything and I mean EVERYTHING. I brought so much stuff with us and that we didn't need. This cute, clean place is equipped with all you will need and probably more. They are also friendly and helpful and if you need anything they are only a phone call away.

It is a tad hard to find but just look for Dante's Leather and the driveway is right next door between them and the Old Town Public restaurant. Since we have tried nearly all of the Mexican restaurants in Old Town both this trip and the one two years ago I feel confident in recommending Miquels and the best one and no, I am not being paid to say that :-).

We had a delightful stay and will definitely be going back next spring. Thank you Joan and Dove!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, What a sweet and thoughtful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much, and thanks for the additional help in identifying the tucked-away location! We look forward to having you back again! Dove & Joan
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Very clean and comfortable! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a delightful place to stay while in S.D. Everything we needed down to the smallest detail. Highly recommend this cute little place! And there is even a parking spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Old Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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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