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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach

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

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Overview

San Diego County House Rental Photos and Description

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

SPECIAL UPDATE: The Carriage House is being featured on HGTV!! The show is being filmed so we’ll let you know when it airs! We are making some upgrades to the decor and are excited for our regulars to come back and see the new changes. Thank you everyone for your amazing reviews and being a part of this amazing The Carriage House!

Make your vacation unforgettable by staying in a spacious, newly remodeled historic Carriage House located in the most desirable area of San Diego, the historic Mission Hills District.

Originally built in 1913 as a building for the horse carriage and caretakers family, this wonderfully inviting home was remodeled by a local architect/design team to include the finest of luxury modern living while capturing the artistic detail using period antiques and custom artwork. This spacious one bedroom/one bath home is perfect for artists, writers, world travelers or anyone who appreciates a home that is itself a living work of art. All of the amenities have been carefully planned and selected for your comfort. Features in this home include a king sized signature HEAVENLY BED and HEAVENLY PILLOWS purchased directly from the Westin, hardwood floors, exquisite linens, gorgeous raised mahogany wood beam ceilings, French doors, restored antique decorative doors, soothing water feature, custom lighting imported from Morocco, flat screen TVs, mood lighting, WIFI, Internet Ready Blue Ray player which allows you to access your personal HuluPlus or Netflix account, IPOD docking station, custom walk-in closet, an additional sitting room with incredibly comfortable chairs for reading or watching TV, separate laundry area with washer/dryer, central heat/air conditioning, and professionally designed landscaping including organic herbs for cooking. The kitchen is set-up for anyone who loves to cook including heavy-duty cooper pots and pans, basic spices, gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The large outdoor deck is completely private and has lighting on timers with an outdoor gas BBQ grill, accentuating it as a wonderful space for outdoor dining all year round.

But the best part of all is, the owners of The Carriage House are passionate about helping horses and believe in respecting the circle of life for the horses that once lived on the property therefore 10% of all proceeds will be donated to non-profit horse rescues.

THINGS TO DO:

Choose from some of the best restaurants in town, less than one mile away.

Walk three blocks to The Mission Hills Nursery, the oldest plant nursery in San Diego established in 1910.

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

Stay in and read or watch TV in bed to the peaceful sound of the water feature or the silence of the majestic old trees.

Join the famous Mission Hills Garden Walk and meet new people while getting a first hand tour of this architecturally unique and affluent neighborhood.

Open the numerous windows and doors in the sunroom to create a feeling of being outdoors yet inside reading or watching TV.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the English pub table or dine 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 just a few block for morning coffee at the local bakery/coffee shop and stop to shop for gifts, get a massage, take a yoga class or pick up some food items at the neighborhood market on your way home.

Throw the beach towels in the car (supplied) and drive ten miles to the beach. At the end of the day you get to come home to a spotlessly clean quite house away from the crowds.

And of course, don’t miss the opportunity for food, music, and local produce at the Mission Hills Farmer’s Market every Wednesday. Experience local San Diego.

Keywords: Private House, Retreat, Charming, Boutique, Horses, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, San Diego, University Heights, Del Mar

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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!!!!

Reviews

5
based on 87 traveler reviews

Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach
average rating of 4.988506 based on 87 reviews
Los Angeles, CA USA
4

Quaint, comfortable, quiet

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay and appreciated the quirkiness of the house. The owners clearly put a lot of thought into ensuring we had everything we needed and more. This is a perfect location for visiting the city - it's central to all of the "must sees" in San Diego. I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baby Shower Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the carriage house. Very special property that makes you feel like you are in a secluded cottage, right in the heart of San Diego.

The owners were very attentive to our needs. It was a memorable weekend, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect little carriage house

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to spend a few days before embarking on a Pacific cruise. The Carriage House fit the bill perfectly and is adorable! And the area info Susanne provided before our arrival was invaluable. We enjoyed the surrounding neighborhoods and explored San Diego at our leisure.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect location in a gorgeous neighborhood!!

  • 5 of 5

It was my husband and I's first time visiting San Diego and we could never of found a more perfect location to experience It. The home is tucked in the beautiful Mission Hills area with lovely homes surrounding it. We loved taking our walks through the neighborhood and stopping at Expresso Mio for a beverage and treat!! Susanne and Elizabeth made it very convenient to find places to visit and eat at with their helpful printout. The home is very relaxing and quaint and we spent every morning in the delightful porch off the kitchen having our morning coffee listening to the birds chirp. It is conveniently located to everything and you can either walk or have a short trip in the car to get where you are going. We would not hesitate to come back and stay again!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Beautiful home and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the nearby coffee shops and restaurants. Public transportation was accessible and easy. The owners were thoughtful with their attention to details. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Our stay at the Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

We found the Carriage House online, and we were fascinated by the history and architecture of the house. It is located on a wonderful street in a beautiful neighborhood and near great restaurants. We sat in the beautiful courtyard every evening with a glass of wine after a day of sightseeing. Suzanne was very accommodating in working out our schedules and made great suggestions for local activities. You will not be disappointed in a vacation in San Diego at the Carriage House.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Additional information: Location By Downtown, Old Town, Hillcrest and Ocean Beach.

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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
 
High Season
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,390
 
 
Comic Con
Jul 17 2016 - Jul 24 2016
8 night minimum stay
$1,960
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$840
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter season
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,290
 
 
Valentine's Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
President day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Mother's Day
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.05%

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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Amenities

San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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