Luxury Compound, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps
Designed & outfitted for double cccupancy -- this spacious Apartment-Suite offers resort like Indoor/Outdoor Living at its best -- with French doors opening to a flower filled Terrace, ideal for morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Visitors feel transported to tropical Costa Rica, they say. The spacious & comfortable Living Room has oversized windows, leather recliner, down sofa, dining area, and flat screen TV. The fully appointed Kitchen provides dishwasher, microwave, gas range, cooking & serving ware, and washer/dryer. AC is also available for the occasional warm spells. The Master Bedroom has an extra deep queen sized bed with down comforter and TV while the auxiliary bedroom/den also has a queen bed. Set among towering palms, lush foliage, and visting birds, this gated enclave offers two vacation Apartment-suites, and numerous areas for quiet outdoor relaxation. It is located just blocks from fine museums, restaurants, award winning theaters, and the San Diego Zoo. Constructed in 1926 and restored in 2004 this duplex built residence was recently featured in San Diego's Save Our Heritage Organization's Tour of historic homes and gardens. While centrally located near popular Hillcrest and Downtown, this special Hideaway offers an Oasis of tranquility in the heart of San Diego.
About the Owner
I spent years restoring this sprawling 3 level Craftsman compound originally built in the 1920's. The lush wraparound gardens provide a resort like environment reminiscent of Hawaii or Bali. The property is walled and gated for added privacy. I have renovated custom homes for over 30 years, and this handsome villa with its two spacious vacation suites continues to delight dozens of repeat guests who reserve a stay here annually.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We wanted to thank you again for your hospitality this past week. We had a great time -- very relaxing! The weather was perfect for us -- we were loathe to come back to 105 + degrees. Your home is beautiful -- and I am in love with the back yard! Thank you again, Lyndsay
5 based on 31 traveler reviews
New look for an old friend...
Beautiful, peaceful, tropical retreat
Good value and home base for exploring San Diego
Beyond all expectations
From the Owner
“Ideal location in Uptown San Diego adjacent Balboa Park, and in a quiet residential neighborhood of charming bungalows and fine homes. This large Craftsman enclave has two vacation suites of nearly 1,000 sq ft each, triple sized parcel lot covering nearly an acre of gardens -- so affords great privacy and beauty in the middle of our city.”
Activity and Interests
1200 Acre Balboa Park-- San Diego's equivalent of NY's Central Park -- is within walking
distance. A dozen tennis courts, municipal golf course, fine museums, Planetarium, Old Globe
Theaters, the San Diego Zoo, the Prado restaurant, bike and running paths, and hundreds of acres of beautifully manicured gardens for strolling.
Just a mile west is the commercial district of Hillcrest -- home to hundreds
of unique eateries and ethnic restaurants, whole Foods, Trader Joe's, bakeries, coffee houses, boutiques, and entertainment. Recently voted one of America's Ten Best Neighborhoods
(along with San Francisco's North Beach) Hillcrest is noted for its historic character, personality, and lively energy.
Freeway close and only one exit south on I-5 -- Don't miss sensational
Home to magnificent beaches, the legendary Del Coronado Hotel (a Grand
Beach side Resort with something for Everyone!), and the charming laid
back pace of this idyllic and exclusive Island.
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My Standard Rate
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $50
- Tax Rate 10.0%
Pre-paid deposit of 50% by personal check secures the reservation. The balance is due in cash, traveler's checks, or cashier's check at arrival.
Nightly Rate: $185 - $185
Weekly Rate: $1000 - $1000
Monthly Rate: $3500 - $3500
$185 is Nightly rate (4 nights Minimum) plus $50 cleaning fee.
$1000 is discounted Weekly rate (7 nights) plus $50 cleaning fee.
Transient Occupancy Tax of 10.5% is added, and sent to City of San Diego.
Stays of a Month or longer are exempt from City's Transient Occupancy Tax. Please contact owner for Long Term Rate quotes.
- Dining Area
- pets not allowed
- botanical garden
- live theater
- recreation center
- theme parks
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Guests provide their own meals
- 2 TVs, DVD player, complimentary Wifi access, fully appointed Custom Kitchen w/gas range, DW, microwave, fridge, and private laundry. Outdoor Terrace w/ dining table & chairs, Master Bedroom w/queen bed, one bathroom w/tub-shower, second Bedroom w/queen bed, dramatic garden views from all windows. Also provided: coffee maker, quality towels & linens, hair dryer, and other comforts. Located in an established single family home neighborhood, this is a quiet non smoking property. Sorry, no pets. Maid service during one's stay can be provided at extra charge. If this Suite is currently reserved, as there are many repeat guests who reserve 2 to 8 weeks yearly -- there is an additional on site accommodation -- a spacious one bedroom Suite w/ large luxurious Living Room, handsome eat in kitchen, and large Master Suite. See photos & descriptions of it at the VRBO site #260850 or contact me directly about price & availability. It's called the Courtyard Suite, has over 800 sq ft of interior living space and offers secluded patio-courtyard w/lush gardens & fountain.