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Private & Cozy Condo in San Diego, Close to Mexico (Visit 2 Places for 1 Price!)

3.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 9, 2016
Costs the same (if not less) than a local motel/hotel, but it's a Home.

HOUSE RULES:

This is a living community, and are people's homes. There are standard HOA rules of conduct to be followed. (Capacity: 3 Guests in Total - Per City Regulations.) No extra guest parking. No loud music, noise, parties, or horseplay of any kind is allowed in or around the premises. Guests are 100% responsible for their children, their well being, their causes and actions. For child safety reasons, this condo isn't recommended for children under 6 years of age. To eliminate under-age drinking on the premises, we ask that guests intending to rent this unit be at least 21 years of age. Guests will be checked in by appointment, and sign an agreement. 3rd party rentals are not allowed. No Smoking of any kind. No Drugs of any kind. No damage to the unit itself will be tolerated, or you will be asked to leave without a refund. Please Note: To keep our prices low, we expect you to keep the Condo and surrounding areas clean and neat. Please clean up leftover food particles and wash your dishes; we don't want to attract critters. Occasionally we will approve one small pet. Please read through the "Other Things to Note section." We ask that you be respectful of our home and our community, because we live here too. (Anything stated throughout the Details of the Listing and Expanded Descriptions also count as part of the House Rules, and should be read before booking.) We thank you for your cooperation.

THE SPACE:

You get the condo to yourselves! Features: 2 Full Sized Beds, 1 Gated/Covered Parking Space, Balcony, Full Kitchen, Pool, Indoor W/D, WiFi & Netflix. Perfect for a quick trip to San Diego, without paying more for a hotel that doesn't include the simple convenience of home amenities. For child safety purposes, this condo isn't recommended for any children under 6 years of age. The bed is very comfortable - we made sure of it! Let us know if you need the futon set up... we have a topper for it to make it comfy too. Getting a good nights sleep while on vacation is a priority, and we understand that. (Housing Occupancy: 3 Guests Total - San Diego City Regulations.) Our policy is not to challenge the City on maximum guest occupancy.

GUEST ACCESS:

You will have a gated and covered parking space. Access to 2 swimming pools (during summer months). We also have - Cox High Speed WiFi, Netflix, and Play Station Now (Bring your own controllers from home and sign in to your PSN account). Check in times must be discussed and set in advance. All intended guests must be present at time of check-in for the walk-thru.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS:

We will meet with you personally to show you into the condo complex, provide you with details of the house, and we'll go over information about San Diego. At that time all occupants/guests will be asked to review and sign a copy of the house rules and safety guidelines. Then guests will receive the house keys, a pool key, and the electric gate remote. Guests will be admitted to the vacation rental in person during the walk-thru only. It is because of this that the check-in appointment is necessary - we will not just leave the keys, so please don't ask... Please allow at least 15 minutes for the check-in.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

This is a residential area. Close to shopping markets, Plaza de Las Americas Premium Outlets, and various restaurants. The condo is a quick drive to Downtown San Diego, to Tijuana Mexico, and many other tourist attractions. Our Condo is located South of Downtown. It is located on the 2nd floor, adjacent to and within 500 feet of the 5 freeway. Some guests consider this a convenience. Other guests who like to have the Windows Open may be more sensitive to sounds of cars driving by. Everyone is different, so please take this into consideration before booking. We do provide earplugs just in case. San Diego is also known as a "Border Town," and is located very close to the Tijuana, Mexico border. You can visit Two Vacation Destinations for the price of one.

***AVERAGE TRAVEL TIMES BY CAR***

-BALBOA PARK (Sightseeing/Museums) - 12 min

-CORONADO ISLAND (By Silver Strand) - 14 min

-CORONADO ISLAND (By Coronado Bridge) - 24 min

-DOWNTOWN/ GAS-LAMP QUARTER (Nightlife, Sightseeing) - 12 min

-FREEWAYS - 1 min

-HARBOR/CRUISE- SHIP TERMINAL - 12 min

-HILL-CREST - 16 min

-IMPERIAL BEACH - 10 min

-LA JOLLA (Fine Dinning/SEALS/COVE/Dolphins) - 23 min

-OCEAN BEACH - 25 min

-OLD TOWN - (Historical Tours and Good Food) - 18 min

-PACIFIC BEACH - 23 min

-PLAZA DE LAS AMERICAS (Shopping Centers) - 3 min

-SEA-WORLD - 20 min.

-TIJUANA, MEXICO (Sightseeing) - 5 min

-WORLD FAMOUS SAN DIEGO ZOO - 15 min

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

Our City of San Diego Permits are posted visibly in the Condo.

Swimming Pool: Closed during the winter months.

Pets: This is a gated community and people have had pets in or around this condo. We do our best to clean and sanitize between each booking, but please consider if you or your extended guests have had pet allergies. We will occasionally allow one small house trained pet of 25 lbs or less, but only IF we are asked in advance. We ask that your pet is up-to-date with all their vaccinations and is flea free before booking. Pets will Not be Allowed in the Bedroom area. Pets are only allowed in the living-room, kitchen, balcony, and community grass areas - and they are required to be on a leash at all times when out-side in our community. (We can only allow one small pet along with 2 guests - the pet is considered to be the 3rd guest.)

Allergies: We as the hosts are not responsible for any allergic reactions any guest or extended guests may have resulting from being in or around our condo. This includes but not limited to *any kind* of residues or substances left by foods, cleaning supplies, animals, insects, plants, fabrics, personal care products, medications or otherwise. Guests and extended guests are responsible for protecting their own health and safety.

Cleaning Fees: To keep our prices low, cleaning fees are specific to - sanitizing the condo, laundering and the changing of linens and towels, the scrubbing and sanitizing of the condo's kitchen areas (not including dishes), bathroom, toilet, tub, and floors. Upkeep of amenities - such as soaps, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, ice, spare snack foods provided in the partially stocked kitchen, and more. Cleaning between guests usually takes an average of 2.5 hours to make sure that the place is as perfect for the next guest as it was for the people before them. (Rule of Thumb: Try to leave it the way you found it, we will take care of the rest.)

Incidents: Guests and extended guests are responsible for protecting their own health and safety. It is the guests sole responsibility to report all incidents such as Accidents, Fire, Flood, or Damage to the House or any Household Items. Guests and extended guests are responsible for paying for damages to any exterior or interior household items that have Torn, Stained, Broken, or Ruined in any way; regardless of injury while causing damages. Please be forthright. All incidents must be reported to the within 2 hours of any occurrence.

Disclaimer: We as the hosts have taken the time to detail our listing thoroughly and accurately. We do our best to accommodate everyone, as every guests needs may vary. We in turn, try to determine in advance if our condo is a good match for guests and their vacation needs before accepting a booking. If we feel our condo won't meet your needs, we may decline the request, and possibly refer you to another listing. We do go out of our way to make sure that our booked guests feel right at home... We are not responsible for guests dissatisfaction with our home if it is something that is already outlined in the details of our description. It is the guests responsibility to practice due-diligence and read our online description in its entirety before booking. This includes, but is not limited to, picture descriptions, map locations, house rules and expectations. Guests are encouraged to ask questions before booking. Guests are expected to be transparent and are responsible for disclosing correct and forthright information about their booking needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, or disability. Guests and potential guests must be able to read, understand, or have translated to them Verbally, the Vacation Rental Agreements Terms and Conditions. (Internet translations will not be accepted, as there is too much room for error.) WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE OR CANCEL A BOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: 1) Communication Efforts: If guests or potential guests are overly vague when making the initial booking request and fail to communicate information about themselves and their booking needs; guests or potential guests who fail to communicate back with us within a timely manner after we have responded. 2) Failure to Follow Instructions: If guests or potential guests that give us any reason to suspect that they have not read the listing; guests or potential guests who are negligent of the house rules and safety recommendations; guests or potential guests who ask questions which are already outlined and answered in the listing description. 3) Timing: If guests or potential guests cannot meet check-in requirements; also guests who fail to show up for the required check-in appointment in excess of two hours. (This does not apply to real-time situations, out of the control of the guest which can be verified, and were unknown at the time of the guests departure. Such as excessive traffic, a late flight, hazardous weather conditions, or severe illness.) 4) Honesty: Guests or potential guests who give us any reason to believe, they have been, or intend to be dishonest.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hi there, my name is Maya,

I am a local Charter Bus Driver & Tour Guide here in San Diego. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, I moved to Mexico for what was supposed to be a short term arrangement. I fell in-love with San Diego and never moved back. I love all people, welcome small pets upon approval, and I'm here to assist you in your vacation adventure.

Thank you for taking the time to view our listing.

Speaks: english, spanish

3 Reviews

3.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

4

Clean and cozy. Close to attractions. Good price.

  • 4 of 5

The place was well maintained and small but cozy. It was close to a lot of San Diego attractions I wanted to see and also some across the border. The manager paid great attention to details. And the price was definitely right. What more could I ask for?

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very nice hosts but not the accomodations we anticipated

  • 2 of 5

We stayed for a week in December 2015. We had purchased the Go San Diego pass and planned to do all of the attractions for the week and use the lodging as a hub between them (go to Legoland, come back for a rest, go to the zoo, return to the place). We never knew where the apartment was until we were given the keys. The place is “officially” in San Diego, but is actually a mile from the border in San Ysidro.

It is rather far from many of the San Diego attractions – it is 40 minutes from Legoland and 15 minutes from downtown. We could not use it as hub, when we returned to the lodging, it was so far out of the way that it was our last stop. It is much different than we had envisioned from the pictures online and the description. We would have cancelled after the first night, with the no hot tub and very uncomfortable beds, but we were locked in to our non refundable reservations.

The owners are very accommodating, they were very nice and thoughtful and tried to anticipate every need.

We made the reservation when it was listed with a pool and hot tub, and I made the reservation because it had pool and hot tub. When we showed up the hot tub and pool were out of season and not working. We also envisioned using the full kitchen and barbecue grill to have fresh fruit and vegetables and cook our own meals. We ended up cooking our own breakfast and lunch and eating out for dinner. The apartment looks cute but is older, VERY small and reminds us of a college dorm. There are heavy surveillance cameras on the front porch, so it is not as comfortable to sit out. The unit is VERY VERY close to the freeway and is noisy. The “beds” are only futons and bunk beds and are really uncomfortable – it is hard to get a good night's rest, which is what we envisioned for our vacation.

The owners were very helpful with recommendations for local attractions and restaurants and since it was Christmas they did put up Christmas decor and lights.

We were disappointed in our reservation and wish we had gone with a motel (with an inside pool and hot tub) – not only to use after our long days but you can cancel after one night and go to another one. We cannot say we would recommend this accommodation, and would not return, but the owners are very nice.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everything is listed quite clearly. To protect privacy, we do NOT give out the address in advance. This review is quite surprising as we have the exact same listing on Airbnb and have 5 stars; I honestly feel they didn't read the listing thoroughly before booking.
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This condo was the perfect fit for us.

  • 4 of 5

Was very comfortable and location was only 2.5 miles from our son. Area was close to food and the interstate.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

It's the perfect location for an easy drive to all the best things to do. We love San Diego, with an average temperatures of 72 during the day and 69 at night we experience wonderful weather with a cool ocean breeze throughout the county.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Diego Airport (SAN) at 17.2 Miles Nearest Barpub : Galley at the Marina (Great Live Music) at 5.9 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ferry to Coronado (For Pedestrians, Not Cars) at 13.6 Miles Nearest Golf : www.golfnow.com/sandiego at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Iris Trolley Station at 0.07 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 5 Freeway (500 ft) at 0.07 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coco's Bakery (Next Door) at 0.08 Miles Nearest Ski : Big Bear at 156 Miles Nearest Beach : Imperial Beach at 4.1 Miles Car: recommended

I am a tour guides here in San Diego, will be happy to help you map out your vacation adventure.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$71
$495
$1,701
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.05%

Please allow 15 minutes for Check In. All intended occupants/guests should be present at time of Check In. We will meet with you personally to show you into the condo complex, provide you with details of the house, and we'll go over information about San Diego if needed. At that time all occupants/guests will be asked to review and sign a copy of the house rules and safety guidelines, and will receive the house keys, a pool key, and the electric gate remote.

(Upon special request, we may provide Airport Transportation and Guided Services for San Diego - Pricing may vary for City Tours.)

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.
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Amenities

From the Owner

We have taken the time to detail the apartment in a way that makes life easy. We've provided (2) chargers for 3 kinds of phones, towels, linens, emergency supplies, toothpaste, you name it. We went all out to make sure our guests feel right at home.

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • The bathroom features a full bathtub/shower combo, and is stocked with fresh towels, toilet paper, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, a first aid kit, a flat iron and blow dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Built-in Bed. Full Size.
  • This space has a Built-In Full Bed (see pictures). This bed is very comfortable - we made sure of it! Getting a good nights sleep while on vacation is a priority, and we understand that. The sofa in the living area also converts into a full sized bed.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • I am a Charter Bus Driver & Tour Guide for San Diego and Tijuana, let me help you map out your vacation adventure. Who better to ask?!

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