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3 Br & 3 Baths. Charming, Stylish and Fun. Air Conditioned! Great location!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Master Bedrooms. 3 bedroom & 3 bathroom house full of charm.

Charming, Stylish, Fun and Playful!

Welcome to 'The Heart of San Diego', a California Arts and Crafts Bungalow built in 1914. Set yourself apart from the crowd, and experience a part of early 20th-century American architectural history! Our authentic California bungalow offers a fun and refreshing experience in one of the very best residential neighborhoods in San Diego!

Enjoy the warmth and enchantment of this house that has been lovingly restored and newly updated with modern amenities. During its most recent remodel, we took utmost care to preserve the charm and character while being playful with many of the decorations. Enjoy old world charm with modern appliances and conveniences.

There is a King Size bed in the rear master bedroom. The front master bedroom has a Queen Size bed plus a Twin Size pull out couch. The third bedroom has two Twin Size beds. The living room has a second pull-out couch; Queen Size. Both pull out couches have memory foam mattresses for extra comfort! The two Master Bedrooms and the three bathrooms makes everyone happy.

For the little ones we have a high chair, a Pack 'n Play crib, safety gates and an outdoor Little Tikes Climb and Slide.

Relax with a cup of coffee on the front porch, enjoy a book and glass of wine on the patio, soak in the Whirlpool bathtub, or take a stroll through the neighborhood and park. Of, if you're looking for a bit more excitement, grill on the patio and enjoy the outdoor living space, walk to the nearby shops, restaurants, and breweries. Get out and enjoy the weather and all that San Diego has to offer!

Finally, don't forget, the world famous beaches, parks, Coronado, the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and Sea World are all close by. If you're up for an even bigger adventure, there's always a day trip to Tijuana Mexico, Legoland, and Disneyland. The San Diego Convention Center is just minutes away.

We think 'The Heart of San Diego' is a gem, and we hope that you will, too!

* Dual master bedrooms: The rear master bedroom with a King Size bed...

and the front master bedroom with a Queen Size bed.

* The front master bedroom also has a separate seating area including a

twin sized sofa bed with a memory foam mattress!

* Third bedroom with 2 Twin Size beds

* Queen Sized sofa bed in the living room with a memory foam


* Extra Queen air mattress with internal pump for easy and fast


* Three full bathrooms

* Laundry room

* Central Air-conditioning and Central Heat

* Cable

* High speed WiFi

* Fireplace

* Hardwood floors and lots of charm

* Whirlpool jets in the bath tub

* Dishwasher

* High chair and a Pack 'n Play

* Driveway parking

* Fenced yard with BBQ grill, table and patio furniture

* Great location near Morley Field Park and walking distance to restaurants and shops!

North Park is a village community located inside the City of San Diego' and central to everything San Diego! We like to call North Park , 'The Heart of San Diego'!

See more information about the area detailed below!

Note: Some furniture and decorations may be changed from time to time.

Registered City of San Diego TOT/TMD Certificate Number 614301

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Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Ed

Proud to be born and raised near Boston Mass. I was lucky enough to spend a couple of years in California as a child. Not too soon after college, I had to pack up and move to San Diego. I've been here for over 20 years and I still appreciate the beauty of every single day.

I love living in this amazing San Diego neighborhood of North Park.

Ed purchased this house in 2005

Why Ed chose North Park

Relax and enjoy all this charming home complete with modern conveniences. This quiet location has all of the conveniences within a short walk yet is central to San Diego's larger attractions. I love walking 3 blocks to the trails at Bird Park and Balboa Park.


North Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful claw foot tub.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full size bathrooms; one in each of the two master bedrooms and a third bathroom off of the living room area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom with a Cal King Bed for tall guests! - 1 king , 13' x 12' One of two Masters with a private full bathroom!
    Another Master Bedroom plus a seating area! - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 18' x 12' master w/ private bathroom including Whirlpool tub
    Bedroom #3 - 2 twin/ single , 11.5' x 8.5' Fits two twin size beds and a dresser.
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 memory foam Queen pull-out couch.
    Also available: - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 Queen size inflatable bed. 1 Pack-n-Play folding crib.
  • There is a King Size bed in the rear master bedroom. The front master bedroom has a Queen Size bed plus a seating area with a Twin Size pull out couch. The third bedroom has two Twin Size beds. The living room has a second pull-out couch; Queen Size. Both pull out couches have memory foam mattresses for extra comfort! The two Master Bedrooms and the three bathrooms makes everyone happy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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South Dakota

Very comfortable, charming vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We come to San Diego often to visit our daughter and her family. Our son and girlfriend were coming this time and we needed extra room. This home was a perfect get away for all of us including 2 grandsons (ages 4 & 13). A very comfortable, well cared for home in a nice quiet neighborhood within walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

We had never spent time in this area, and it was great to experience the North Park area. It’s very close to Balboa Park and the zoo. The home is equipped with anything you need, perfect with 2 ensuite master bedrooms, plus a 3rd full bathroom. We were able to cook great dinners and even grill outside. I would definitely stay here again, no complaints at all. Ed was very accommodating with an early check in and very attentive to our needs even on a Saturday night. Thanks Ed!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Just finished our stay, loved the home, loved the location! Great North Park location, close to restaurants and stores but off the main drag so quiet in the evenings. The house is spacious and has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. It was very comfortable for four of us and still would have been comfortable with 6 or 7. The kitchen had everything we needed and there were plenty of towels. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Perfect location for kids or family. Close to park, shops and restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

Private, safe back yard for kids. Living - dining - kitchen area is great gathering spot for family. Third bathroom is great. We had a wonderful time together, loved touring San Diego.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming property ideally located

  • 5 of 5

My two children (under 6) and wife and I recently stayed at this property during a visit to San Diego. We could not have been more pleased with the home or the owner. The house is in the California Craftsman style and is quite charming; wood paneling and built in cabinets and period details abound. There are three bedrooms and bathrooms including tubs which are ideal for families with children. The North Park location is perfect with easy access to all of the key area attractions; we were able to spend our time enjoying the area instead of driving around. Moreover, there is a quaint business district just a few blocks away with an excellent coffee shop and a truly outstanding Chicago-style restaurant called Lefty’s. It is also near a couple of grocery stores and in combination these factors made a family trip so much easier. One of the best things is that the house literally has everything that one requires from plates to towels to beach toys! Last but no least, the owner Ed was a pleasure to do business with and arranged for an early check in so that we were able to attend an event in the early afternoon with the benefit of a costume change, so to speak. We have a boat docked at Harbor Island and know that we will be returning to this lovely home, so much more interesting and comfortable than a hotel and not as crowded as staying on the boat. Highly recommend this property !

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We took our daughter, son-in-law, and 2 young girls to San Diego for a 4 day vacation to see the Zoo, Sea World, etc. This home was perfect for us. It is ideally located, has all the amenities, and Ed is super responsive to any questions and to getting us settled in. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a spacious, comfortable, and convenient place to stay while in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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This was a great home and a great first time Home Away experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our three young children and my two adult siblings. The house was very conveniently located to all the attractions we wanted to see. Ed, the home owner was also very helpful - the iron stopped working right before we needed to go out to a formal event and within 15 minutes of calling Ed, he showed up with a new one. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies and having a washer and dryer available was great. Having plenty of towels and bedding was also a plus. I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to San Diego!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Modern Times Brewery
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Balboa Park: 1.3 miles. Torrey Pines: 18 miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Underbelly North Park, The Smoking Goat, etc...
Nearest Ski
148 Miles
Bear Mountain Resort, Big Bear
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

The community of North Park is located in the heart of the City of San Diego. North Park is home to Craftsman cottages, cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, several microbreweries, boutiques, and the North Park Farmers Market. The old North Park Theater has been rebuilt and now houses 'The Observatory North Park' featuring classic movies, shows and wonderful concerts. Ray Street Arts District is a bastion of creativity in the area.

This home is located on the North East corner of Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

Just a few blocks away is Morley Field Park recreation area. Enjoy golf, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, tennis courts, baseball fields, a community pool, and picnic areas. Plus, the amazing disk 'Frisbee' golf course is perfect fun for all skill levels!

The surrounding community: Bordered by Hillcrest, University Heights and South Park, it is about a 10 minutes drive to downtown San Diego, the Historic Gaslamp District, and Petco Park Padres baseball stadium. Within 10 to 15 minutes are 4 major beaches; Coronado, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.

We are central to everything in San Diego and only 45 minutes to Legoland, 1 1/2 hours to Disneyland and 2 hours to Los Angeles & Hollywood.

Take a look at the links below for lots of wonderful information about the surrounding area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Move out cleaning $145 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.5%

To help make sure that this is a good fit, please tell me a bit about your group.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Some furniture shown in the pictures will be replaced from time to time.

* Check in after 4pm. Check out by 11am.
* VALID PHOTO ID AND THE CREDIT CARD USED to make the reservation will be required at check in.
* Quiet hours are 9pm - 8am; Patio closed 9pm.
* Please keep excessive noise indoors by closing doors and windows when necessary.
* No smoking indoors
* No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.