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Historic Victorian 1BR / 1BA - Close To Convention Center #1

Bedrooms 1
Space 314 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom And Sofa Bed. 1 Queen Bed And 1 Queen Sofa Bed.

Located in Historic District on Slope above Downtown San Diego, beautiful Queen Ann Victorian Private Unit accommodates 4 people. Minutes from Convention Center, Gas Lamp district, Coronado & Airport. Easy Freeway, Trolley and Bus Line Access. Beautifully Decorated Featuring, Barbecue, Gazebo, Fire Pit & Laundry facility with Historic Cistern Basement.

This Multi-Unit Queen Ann Victorian was built in the early 1800's and was known in those days as “The Kennedy House”. Each self contained and completely private unit has been upgraded to the highest standards and redesigned with their own unique characteristics. This unit features a converted temperature controlled cistern basement. Formerly used by its residents to collect rain water for cooking and bathing, it now provides easy access to beach chairs, a boogie board, an ironing board and infant high chair. The main building as well as each unit are accessed via electronic key pads, so no keys are required. The property consists of 3 buildings one of which was formerly a horse barn. Built above today's current downtown formerly known to residents as “New Town” it is surrounded by Historic buildings of the period.

Front Porch Table and Chairs

Lighted Gazebo with Large Table and Chairs


Fire Pit

Laundry Facility

Our guests are kept informed from the moment a reservation request is made until the end of their stay with us. We are always available to answer questions or provide insights into events and activities in San Diego and the surrounding areas.

The proximity of this property to all of the best that San Diego has to offer is very compelling. It's location in a historic district above downtown offers easy access to the energy of the city, beaches and airport while offering privacy and easy parking.

Bus transit stops are located in and out of downtown within a half block of property on both sides of Market St. Access to 2 major freeways are located within 1 minute driving to of property.

Instant Bookings - This unit has a Queen size bed in the bedroom as well as a Queen size pull out sofa bed in the living area. Both beds have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable. While this unit is designed to accommodate 4 Guests it could be a bit challenging if all of them are adults. We want to ensure this arrangement will comfortably accommodate your group.

More Details

John Reardon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About John Reardon

I grew up in Northampton Massachusetts, a town with countless beautiful old homes and lots of woods. I spent countless days in my youth building tree forts never knowing that those 2 dynamics would intersect at this point. Upon arriving in San Diego with an interest in building and purchasing real estate, I became immediately interested in the largely neglected Victorian buildings in this area of town. This property became a labor of love for me many years ago and I hope that legacy will be carried forward by my 3 sons. My wife if Japanese, so our family often divides our time between 2 very different worlds, both with much to offer.

John Reardon purchased this condo in 1991

Why John Reardon chose Sherman Heights

It is our hope that our guests will appreciate the attention to detail and uniqueness of design that has been incorporated into every aspect of this property.

What makes this condo unique

This property is strategically located close to most of San Diego's most popular destinations. It's central location and proximity to a newly revitalized downtown, airport, beaches and parks affords our guests the best possible experience while visiting San Diego.


Sherman Heights Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is new and has a full shower/tub combination. All linens are of the highest quality and plenty of towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2.
  • There is a bedroom with a Queen bed. An additional Full Size Sofa Bed Couch is available in the living area. Both beds have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Victorian 1BR / 1BA - Close To Convention Center #1
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews

Conveniently located vacation rental with everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

Super convenient location. Nice and quiet. The unit we had provided us with everything we needed. Owner was very helpful and very responsive both before and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Extremely clean and very accommodating. Great communication with John. Able to walk to gas lamp district, Balboa park, Little Italy, the Bay Area to name a few.If you choose to Uber, 5-15 minutes away. Thank you John !!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and quick responses from John and his team if we needed anything.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you John for a wonderful stay! We would definitely stay here again when in San Diego. It was a short 5 minute Uber to downtown and plenty of street parking for our car. The outdoor patio was a nice touch since the weather was beautiful during the day. It may be a little tight for 4 adults if there are two couples or you aren't a family but we didn't have any issues.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for two people traveling to SD. Clean and Quiet :)

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location, clean property, and great city.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the fire pit, BBQ, and the orange tree in the back yard. 1.3 ish mile walk to Gas Light District or a cheap Uber ride away.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable queen bed (sofa bed needs an upgrade), clean room with thoughtful details. BeShock Ramen on Market Street is excellent (walk down Broadway instead of Market as there is a lot of transient issues south on Market). There was a strong perfume smell in the room when we arrived but it lessened after a few days. Would be nice to have Kleenex provided and a book in the room with the house rules and restaurant recommendations :)

Owner was a accommodating in letting us leave our luggage for a few hours before our plane and checking in with us during our stay. We'd stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Downtown San Diego is experiencing another major building renaissance with as many as 20 cranes dominating the city landscape. These projects have displaced a portion of the homeless population which is typical in almost every American City these days. News reports over the past few months have highlighted this recent phenomenon which is impacting many areas of San Diego including the Beach Communities. The City Council recently addressed this issue by allocating millions of dollars towards a fund intended to provide viable solutions. We are located well above downtown on the slope, but at least for the time being, the homeless population is more noticeable than usual when walking through downtown. Thankfully, San Diego has a very low crime rate when compared to almost any other major metropolitan area and it is believed that this issue will begin to subside over the summer.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego Inernational Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
San Diego Municipal Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Downtown Terminal
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 5 and 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Our property is located immediately adjacent to and on the slope above Downtown San Diego which has become the center of energy for all of San Diego. Restaurants and bars of every conceivable type, shopping, theaters, the library, the airport, San Diego Municipal Golf Course, Golden Hill Park, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, the Del Coronado Hotel, Beaches, Major Freeways and the Airport are all very close and accessible.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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