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Ron & Susan Oleson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Slp/4 + Garage/3Min Downtown, Convention Ctr, Zoo

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment

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Cozy Apt In Tropical Setting, Convenient To All.

Surrounded by tropical ambiance this cozy and charming bungalow is the perfect place to get away. Located in the heart of the old, unique and beautiful neighborhood of Golden Hill, this is a prime location for a visit to San Diego. Located on a side street there is ample, safe and free parking. There is a single car Garage included.

Within just a few blocks you have the choice of a plethora of delicious local eateries. Cook your own steak at the legendary Turf Club, enjoy Humberto’s famous carne asada fries, or have a stone oven pizza while enjoying the outdoor patio of Luigis.

Just 4 minutes away you can visit the baby panda’s at the zoo or take in a museum and a walk through beautiful Balboa Park. Head about 1 mile straight down Broadway into the lively downtown, Gaslamp or Little Italy, extremely convenient for Convention Center visits. If you are too tuckered after a busy day downtown, grab a bus as it drops you off just 1/2 block from the bungalow. Want to see a spectacular view of the San Diego bay? Hop on the ferry and cross the bay to Coronado for a day on the island. Golden Hill has easy access to all the major San Diego highways, making a trip to most San Diego beaches just 10-20 minutes away.

The bungalow is the perfect home away from home to return to after a funfilled day in San Diego. With granite countertops and stainless steal appliances, the kitchen provides all the amnemities needed to cook your own fish tacos! Pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes are all provided. Sit under the avocado tree, and enjoy the dual BBQ and charcoal grill on the patio/lounge area while relaxing in our comfy lounge chairs. Beware of falling avocados! Grab them for some homemade guacamole!

Sit back on the couch and enjoy the flat screen tv with HDTV or hop on the internet with our free WiFi. Did your clothes get sandy at the beach? We have on site washers and dryers that are FREE with soap provided.

Each room is decorated with the comforts of home in mind. Sheets, towels and blankets are all provided as well as dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels.

Have pets? We are a pet friendly property and the yard provides a great romp and play area for your dog.

Your safety and peace are our priority and we provide 24hour video survellience for the extra layer of security.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ron & Susan Oleson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Ron & Susan Oleson

Owner is a professor emeritus from SDSU. She & Terry, a retired real estate developer, travel extensively, & recognize the importance of clean/comfortable vacation rentals. Terry is on call to answer any questions, concerns, & to make recommendations for tourist sites.

Ron & Susan Oleson purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Ron & Susan Oleson chose San Diego

Convenience is key to this site; being centrally located & right near several freeways, it makes sightseeing easy. On the bus line, it facilitates transport needs for those without cars. Cleanliness & comfort underscore how this site is evaluated. The tropical ambience contributes to the vacation atmosphere.

What makes this apartment unique

There is a pizza parlor, cafe, coffee shop, taco shops & several bars close by & a small grocery & bakery within feet of site. Contempo, two blocks away is a popular brewery. The golf course is just blocks away & closeness to zoo & Balboa Park makes visiting a must.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Slp/4 + Garage/3Min Downtown, Convention Ctr, Zoo
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Very convenient location- walkable distance to restaurants and close to the freeway.

  • 4 of 5

Considering the area-having the garage was great. Just a precaution-an SUV or minivan would probably not fit. We have an Avalon and it just made it. When we thought we forgot an item after we left, it was very easy contacting the owners. We had our two preschoolers with us. It was a tight fit. Probably a better unit for a couple or a couple with one child. The unit was clean and the garden areas very lovely.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very comfortable and well appointed place to spend a few nights (or more) in San Diego.

  • 4 of 5

Positives of this unit: Comfortable, Air Conditioned (needed this particular weekend) private parking in garage, kitchen is well stocked (nice s/s pans), clean, nice stove and refrigerator. Bed is comfortable, bathroom very nice. Nice neighborhood with a GREAT coffee shop within a short walk down the street; Krakatoa Coffee. A very nice grocery/butcher/vegetable market equally close.

Unit can be a little noisy from the other people staying there, and from planes landing at SAN. (I like planes, so this was not an issue for me :-) They seem to stop landing around 10:00PM. Private garage is large enough for a VW Eurovan, so any car will fit. Garage door opens to courtyard of the building, and your car enters from the alley behind the building. Historic building, owned by Wyatt Earp.

We would have no hesitations about staying here again anytime we have activities in San Diego that require staying overnight.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis in the city

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in the city! Would stay again. MUCH better than paying for a hotel in the city. The garden enterance was really neat. The kids loved it! We walked up for pizza at Luigi Pizza (excellent), bakery and Balboa park. Quick drive to conference center and Zoo. Nice to have a garage (will fit a mid size SUV or less). Owners with great communication.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!! The rental is in a great location, very clean, nicely decorated, and stocked with the essentials! The neighbors were wonderful and we met so many lovely people. There is an organic grocery store less than a block away with a great selection. We were minutes from great hiking trails and we enjoyed the local cuisine. Didn't rent a car for this trip but Lyfts were very reasonable with the centralized location. We would certainly stay here again and again!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great stay. Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this VRBO. Pictures are accurate and the place was nice and clean. The unit itself is very comfortable and works well for two. The kitchen is well equipped to do any meal in - breakfast, lunch or dinner and with working barbecues in the garden, we did some of each. There a good grocery store and bakery at the corner. Good and sufficient towels in the bathroom. It is at the back of a deep property ( you go through a lovely garden to get to it) so you are not bothered by street noise. We had a little mix-up over access to garage space which we had been expecting, but ended up not having too much difficulty finding street parking - more challenging the later we got home. But we found it. And Bob compensated us for the mixup by giving us one night for free which we appreciated.Easy to get to all the interesting places. It is on transit so you could get around without a car. We were visiting some relatives on Coronado and up the coast so wanted a car. I would recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and well equipped and a great value for the price. Everything we needed for our stay. The bed was very comfortable. The garage was small, but fit our rental nicely. It was great to have to garage as the parking on the street filled up early in the evening. One other note for renters - planes fly overhead frequently, but the stop before it gets too late so it wasn't a big deal at all. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

There is a local Mexican bakery right down the street - it is amazing! Check them out. Around the corner there is a restaurant called Humberto's. Best Mexican we had while in San Diego and very reasonable. Both had 4+ stars on Yelp and we agreed. Check them out!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Broadway Pier
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
South/North 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Golden Hill Cafe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles

This is near Balboa Park & Zoo, just 3 min away by car. It is 6 min away from Gaslamp District with great restaurants/bars. Also 8 min from Convention Center. Bus line is on same street which gets to Gaslamp & Downtown Shopping Mall in 15 min. Close to major freeways which get you to Beaches in 20 min.


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Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $90

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San Diego Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One queen bed and sofa/bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Very close to Down town, Balboa park, Convention Center.

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