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Featured on HGTV!! Artistic, Designer, Walk to Dinner, 5 min beach, 10 min dwntn

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Besides the film crew of HGTV, The Carriage House has touched hundreds of people with its charm and amazing energy. It was hand selected by the TV show producers as one of the most unforgettable vacation homes in San Diego. Here is the link to one of our advertisements. http://www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-hunting/season-3/episode-6/small-and-modern-in-san-diego

We’ve had tons of great reviews, but the one comment that keeps coming up is how our attention to detail reflects our love for the place. Since the beginning, our goal with The Carriage House has always been to provide a place that is not just your run of the mill, but part of the vacation experience itself, and to utilize a portion of the proceeds to help unwanted horses. We’re going on five years now, and have helped many horses including eight wild mustangs that were taken from their native land. Because of guest like you, those eight horses now roam thousands of acres in Idaho.

Something else we like to provide is, after you confirm your reservation, we send you a hefty welcome packet that contains lots of local advice on restaurants and places to visit.

The Carriage House was originally built in 1913 and still showcases the dark mahogany floors, antique doors, and gorgeous tall wood beam ceilings. It's located in one of the most sought after areas in San Diego, the historic Mission Hills District. Formerly a home for the horse groom's family, The Carriage House, was recently remodeled by a local architect who transformed this gem into a spacious one bedroom/one bath that is now perfect for anyone who appreciates modern comfort and artistic design.

Features include a king sized signature Heavenly Bed with amazing pillows and linens. Custom lighting that was imported from Morocco to perfectly fill the home with ambiance. WIFI is available as well as two Smart TV’s. Storage is provided in the walk-in closet and there is also an additional sitting room that can be closed off for privacy. The home offers a washer/dryer, central heat/air conditioning, and a kitchen set-up for a chef that includes copper pans, spices, and (of course) a gas stove.

Most guests like to dine outside on the private outdoor patio. It's one of those experiences where soft light, a BBQ grill, and a few glasses are all you need.

THINGS WE LIKE TO DO:

Walk to the local restaurants, only half a mile away. It's a lovely stroll through the neighborhood of 100 year old trees.

Take a five-minute Uber to Old Town for authentic Mexican food and dancing.

Venture just four miles away to the famous downtown Gaslamp district where you will find entertainment, theater, live music, movies, and shopping.

Walk around the corner for morning coffee at the local bakery/coffee shop.

Schedule a massage or take a yoga class just three blocks away.

Throw the beach towels in the car (supplied) and head to the beach about 10 minutes away. We can assure you, at the end of the day you will appreciate coming home to a quiet neighborhood away from the crowds.

More Details

Owner
Susanne McCall
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Susanne McCall

We feel so blessed to be the owners of The Carriage House. Originally we set out with a goal of buying a vacation home to create a reliable stream of revenue for horse rescues. We couldn't believe it when we found an actual Carriage House. Most of these homes that used to hold the horse carriage and caretakers family have been torn down. Despite our full time, sometimes hectic jobs, we love meeting guests who stay at The Carriage House and have made lifelong friends. We feel like its not just us giving back to the horses but all of our guests who are part of this team. For those interested, we send letters with follow up stories on all the horses helped through donations of The Carriage House. What could be better than staying in an amazing place and helping rescue animals.

Why Susanne McCall chose San Diego County

The Carriage House is influenced by our extensive travel and experience staying in boutique hotels. Being in Mission Hills, the most prominent area of San Diego, was a bonus for us when we found the property. We take walks when we are on vacation and loved the fact that our guests can stroll along under hundred year old trees. For us, the place we stay on vacation is part of the experience therefore no detail can be too small. Artistically, the Carriage House decor is focused on a modern worldly feel so that guests from all over the world will feel comfortable. This property is an important part of our goal in creating a reliable source of revenue for the purpose of saving horses. Your stay in The Carriage House directly benefits the lives of horses by providing hay, shelter, and medications. The fact that this home was originally a Carriage House, which held the carriage and was a living area for the caretakers makes it even more special to us. Our hope is that our guests return home from their vacation with their own Carriage House story to tell.

What makes this house unique

What we love about this place is how centrally located it is. It is literally close to everything. At the same time though, you get to get away from the hustle to your own oasis in a quite neighborhood. Walk to the local shops and have coffee. You'll find great restaurants less than one mile away. Actually our favorite restaurant in San Diego is called the Red Door and is so close you hardly need the car. Looking back, we used to sit at this restaurant and, over a few glasses of wine, discuss how we could start a business to fund horse rescues. I guess this house right around the corner was listening!!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gretchen and I had a wonderful visit to the carriage house. The property is lovely. We hated to leave so much that we lingered as long as possible before our flight. We loved the house, the neighborhood and the city. Your directions were clear and your outline of places to visit and eat helped tremendously. We ate at Juniper & Ivy, The Red Door & Trust for dinners. Breakfast each morning at the Farmers Bottega and 2 afternoons at Balboa park wondering and sustaining ourselves at Prado.

Thank you again. We will be back.
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Mission Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9913793 based on 117 reviews
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A true gem!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this beautiful little sanctuary is amazing. Delightful details, lovely furnishings, the MOST comfortable bed, charming antiques and gorgeous neighborhood. Heaven in the midst of a busy city. The location is convenient to everything. Loved our stay. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Charming, well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideal for a week long stay. Very functional kitchen, well stocked with essentials, grill, lovely patio, super comfy bed. It really has everything, and is very peaceful and serene. I'll be back. Highly recommended. Easy walk to restaurants, cafes, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved the house and the location. It was a perfect home base for our vacation in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical and Delightful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I walked through the little gate and it was like entering a secret cottage and garden. It was beautifully decorated with absolutely everything two guests would need including extra towels and a fully equipped kitchen that was scaled to the size of the cottage. We were enchanted with everything and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

This carriage house in San Diego was perfect for two people. Perfect location, perfectly equipped, and perfect for relaxing when your day is done. It has a sunroom and outdoor seating w/a grill. The owners are extremely accommodating and accessible. Part of your fee for the rental goes to fund horse rescues. The owners love of horses shows up in the decor which is very tastefully done. We would definitely return to this property if ever in the San Diego area again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful and very clean. It's in a nice area as well. We definitely enjoyed our stay and if we come back without our kids again we would be delighted to stay there. You do have to take an uber pretty much anywhere you go but that was expected. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
All the happening places on Goldfinch
Nearest Ferry
3.4 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Balboa Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Old Town Transit
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mission Hills
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Ocean Beach

We are located in the historic Mission Hills area of San Diego. It's one of the oldest and most easily accessible areas you can stay in. It's a short neighborhood walk (about half a mile) to great restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Cancel anytime within 60 days and receive 100% refund no questions asked. Cancel within 30 days and receive a 50% refund or credit towards your next booking.
***Holiday and Special Events rates apply**
In order to confirm this reservation we require 50% of the total rental amount, and the remaining 50% 30 days prior to your arrival. Security deposit or Damage Protection Policy is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.