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Charming Tropical Oasis in Urban North Park - Sleeps 2 or 3!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2016
Beautiful, Tranquil courtyard building amidst the bustling city of San Diego.

Our vacation apartment offers beautiful bamboo floors throughout, travertine bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, recessed lighting, huge bright windows and so much more. Fully stocked with kitchenware's, bathroom essentials, cable, WiFi, and comfortable bedding for will be coming back again and again!

This is a studio, one bathroom apartment with full-sized kitchen in the southwest corner of our adorable courtyard building. Walk, bike or drive only minutes west on University Ave for snacks, drinks, or fabulous dining. Take the bus, trolley or your rental car a few more minutes down the road to Balboa Park, Hillcrest, Downtown, Beaches and more!

This vacation apartment opens out to a gorgeous tropical pool area and the building offers you bicycles, laundry, plenty of outdoor furniture, and much more.

Located in an URBAN Neighborhood.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I have found so much pleasure and meaning in nurturing a sense community for the 23 incredible, unique and comforting homes with fantastic residents. This unique property has completely changed in looks, feelsand even functions! I am so proud of the camaraderie our residents have and the compassion they feel for each other. Guest I have hosted have been so happy with their experience among the charming gardens, and cozy grounds.

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Speaks: english, spanish

19 Reviews

based on 19 traveler reviews


Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying in a VRBO. Never see us returning to a hotel again. This unit is as great as the pictures depict. Super clean, comfortable and well equipped. Off street parking was never an issue. Great donut/coffee shop a short morning walk to the corner. Quick access to highway and all San Diego has to offer.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great studio in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stay at this studio every time we go to San Diego. It has everything we need, plenty of space, and clean. There are also bikes you can use and a swimming pool. The location is perfect, right next to all the bar/restaurants on University Ave. If you want to go anywhere else in San Diego you have access to all the freeways. Andy has always been great with helping us with the rental, making sure we have everything we need. Don't look anywhere else, book this place now!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Safe, comfortable, and well appointed but parking is a challenge

  • 3 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay in North Park, San Diego. The unit was on a residential street just minutes away from the main highways. We were able to get anywhere we wanted within 30 minutes with our car, and about 15 minutes to Balboa park. The unit included a locked gate to a quaint courtyard and pool, which made us feel safe. The guests were quiet and an on site supervisor was there to help us with accessing the rental and questions. The unit itself was fairly comfortable. The kitchen was large and perfect and the bed was also comfortable. The air conditioner kept the unit cooler than outdoors but was loud and had to be run constantly to keep the unit in the mid 70s or even higher. At night we slept with no clothes and no sheets to stay comfortable temperature wise. We struggled using the entertainment unit, and after a few nights eventually had to unplug and replug the cords to reset it and get access to the cable. The tub also had an issue plugging up so that the water filled up to over our ankles each time we showered. I addressed these issues in several messages to the owner via the homeaway message app. I got one reply but ultimately she could not or did not have the chance to address the issues with the supervisor during our five night stay. We also struggled with parking, as the spots in front of the units were reserved for permanent residents. There is free parking on the street outside the unit, but all the neighbors and visitors seemed to be in competition to use it. On one occasion we found parking several blocks away and on another occasion couldn't find that and ended up parking illegally into the red zone and got up early to move the car in the morning crossing our fingers that we didn't get a ticket or worse, towed. Because of this, we decided to use the bus system to go into the city to watch a baseball game one night, rather than lose a parking spot close to our rental. Using the bus system definitely added an hour and a half onto our transportation time that evening. Overall the unit was clean and comfortable and I loved the kitchen, but beware that parking is difficult, and since using a car in San Diego is so important to us, if we ever stay again, we'll make sure we get a place that includes free parking.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property was exactly as advertised. We were pleasantly surprised at how bright and clean it was

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely one of the best VRBO apartments we have stayed in. Very clean, quiet and convenient. Although there is no guaranteed parking in front, we always found a spot very close by. The pool is very inviting, sadly the weather wasn't pool-worthy. It is an easy drive to all major freeways and attractions.

We will return to this apartment and have already shared the info with good friends who visit often but have yet to find a good VRBO ....think they might just have found another home! Thank you for helping to make San Diego feel like home .

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lois, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing your review. I do hope you visit us again =)
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Perfect, would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome. It was in the perfect neighborhood, close to everything and anything. The only downfall about it though would have to be the parking, since there's not an assigned spot for this apartment, you have to find parking 2-4 blocks away, which kinda sucked, but wasn't that much of an inconvenience. We stayed for 3 nights and didn't run into any problems, no loud neighbors and it comes stocked with anything you'd need really! It definitely felt like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Met Expectations

  • 4 of 5

For the cost, this property is more affordable than a hotel and you have more amenities. The studio was clean, modern and had a sufficient kitchen. There is no assigned parking, this would be the only downfall. The kitchen had all I needed to cook, including some spices. The complex was quiet and serene. I would definitely stay at this location again.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Gated secure complex that surrounds a small pool and peaceful courtyard. When you're here, you forget you are in the middle of the city. Mimosas and Yahtzee on a sunny morning by the pool anyone? Our residents (and YOU) are always enjoying the community. This is the kind of place where you can be inside or out...they're both equally beautiful, tranquil and comforting. Only a moments drive from all of San Diego's enchanted offerings.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Diego International Airport at 8.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : U-31 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Coronado Ferry at 6 Miles Nearest Golf : Balboa Park at 1.8 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Fe Amtrak at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-805 at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Filibertos Taco Shop at 0.01 Miles Nearest Ski : Big Bear Mountain at 143 Miles Nearest Beach : Ocean Beach at 9 Miles Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Thanksgiving Rate
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.05%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 22, 2016
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From the Owner

Courtyard Pool, Small-Town Feel, friendly Neighbors, Lounge Areas outdoors, Gardens,& Quiet Tranquil Courtyard. Also enjoy the four 'Beach cruiser" bicycles available for use during your stay.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 450 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, High End Comfortable Finishes


  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 double, Studio- Open Concept


  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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