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Featured on Tiny House Hunters! Artistic, Designer, 5 min downtown, 10 min beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Featured as the “International House” on the show Tiny House Hunters, 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 the short advertisement. 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 standing out most is that the attention to detail reflects our love for the place. And we couldn’t agree more. Since the beginning our goal with The Carriage House has always been two things: 1) Provide a home that is not just your run of the mill, but is part of the vacation experience itself 2) Utilize 10% of the proceeds to help unwanted horses. We’re going on five years now, and have helped many horses including eight wild mustangs taken from their native land 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.

Built in 1913, The Carriage House was formerly the home for the horse groom and his family. Later, it was remodeled by a local architectural firm who transformed this gem into a spacious one bedroom/one bath that is now perfect for anyone who appreciates comfort and custom design.

Features include a king sized signature Heavenly Bed, hardwood floors, exquisite linens, gorgeous raised mahogany wood beam ceilings, and restored antique doors. Custom lighting was imported from Morocco and fills the home with ambiance. WIFI is available as well as two Smart TV’s that will allow you to log into your online movie accounts. 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.

The large outdoor deck is completely private with automatic lights on timers and a BBQ grill. Given the mild weather in San Diego, this is a wonderful space for outdoor dining all year round.

THINGS TO DO:

Walk through the beautiful neighborhood of Mission Hills to some of the best restaurants in town, only half a mile away.

Take a five-minute cab ride to Old Town for authentic Mexican food.

Have dinner outdoors on the spacious deck under the stars.

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

Walk around the corner for morning coffee at the local bakery/coffee shop. There is also shopping or you can get a massage or take a yoga class.

Throw the beach towels in the car (supplied) and drive ten miles to the beach. At the end of the day you will appreciate coming home to a quiet neighborhood away from the crowds.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About The Owner

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 The Owner 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!!!!

Amenities

Mission Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(102 traveler reviews)

Featured on Tiny House Hunters! Artistic, Designer, 5 min downtown, 10 min beach
average rating of 4.990196 based on 102 reviews
5

Character, comfort, convenience and safety. All you could ask for is here.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. The location is fantastic and the neighborhood was so peaceful and convenient. We're recommending it to friends and family. We'd happily return.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, Kentucky USA
5

Best area of San Diego to stay in

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth stay at the Carriage House and it's still a charm.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay in this art-filled and very comfortable retreat. We were greeted by beautiful flowers and a bottle of wine -- perfect! The house is tucked in a lovely neighborhood with nearby shops and restaurants in walking distance. We hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just a great quaint place decorated so well ... planting , wood flooring added to the atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Terrific place to stay

Everything we really hoped for

Convenient to everything we planned, sailing, kayaking, museums dinning

Owners supplied all the extras

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Restful, zen

  • 5 of 5

This place has a lot of character and ambiance in a small area! Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, it is easy to find dining/entertainment within a short walk. Or a short drive to more trendy areas of San Diego.

The fact that part of the proceeds go to horse rescue organizations is another plus!

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, Nevada
5

Great location, lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

The instructions on how to operate everything were well written, the place is absolutely lovely decorated, the towels were fluffy and and linens were first rate. The entire cottage was clean and bright, lots of privacy. We could tell that the place was decorated with lots of love. Perfect getaway for our 30th wedding anniversary.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information: Location By Downtown, Old Town, Hillcrest and Ocean Beach, Old Town.

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Rates & Availability

Mission Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,410
 
 
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Comic Con
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Thankgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$960
Flat fee
 
 
New Year Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$720
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.05%

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.
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