Kitchen includes microwave, range and oven, fridge with water and ice.  Also stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc.Another view of kitchen with entrance and living area.
Cute North Park Cottage - Great Location!

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

A private cottage in the heart of North Park, San Diego's most vibrant urban neighborhood. Near to Balboa Park & Zoo and many cafes, bars, and restaurants nearby. Explore San Diego from the heart of a great community!

The space

Studio cottage in the heart of North Park. Quiet street and very close to 30th & University and great breweries, shops, restaurants, bars, coffee houses, and more in North Park and other surrounding neighborhoods like South Park, Normal Heights, Hillcrest, and others.

Favorite spots in the neighborhood include: Caffe Calabria, Carnitas' Snack Shack, Balboa Park, Bottlecraft, Underbelly, Modern Times, Tiger! Tiger! and many more. In the cottage you'll find a binder with a detailed list and information for your stay.

Cottage has a small full kitchen (stove, refrigerator, etc.) and comes ready to do your culinary bidding. Glassware, cutlery, plates and bowls, and pots and pans are ready for your use. Refrigerator has ice and water dispensers for cool, filtered drinking water.

Enjoy the DecoBike bike-share program, MTS bus, or walking to explore North Park. We are in a wonderful neighborhood for biking and many great attractions (zoo, downtown, restaurants, etc.) are within pedaling distance.

Living area has a 42 inch TV, stereo with surround speakers, and two large bookshelves full of books you can borrow or take with you - help yourself! Cable is included with more than 150 channels to enjoy. Closet includes hangers and an iron and ironing board.

Location is well served by bus transit, but if you're looking to venture to farther areas of San Diego you may want to rent a car since many parts of the region are car-centric. (Street parking is safe and very easy to find.)

The cottage is professionally cleaned after each stay so you can be sure you'll have a clean, comfortable, relaxing stay.

Our home is on the same lot as the cottage so during your visit you may meet our family. We're fun, like to have a good time, and are generally good neighbors. We hope you have a great trip to America's Finest City.

Check-out is 11 AM and check-in is 4 PM.

I use an automated pricing tool, so please let me know if you'd like to stay but need some help on overall price. I'm happy to help. :)

Thank you!

Guest access

The entrance to the cottage is via a path on the side of our house. The path is for exclusive use by guests and has lights for use at night. We have key code access to the cottage to allow for guests to arrive and depart on their own schedule.

Street parking is very easy and there are no permits needed, time limits, or other restrictions.

Interaction with guests

We have two small children so don't often have time to share drinks or a meal with guests. We do enjoy sharing our wonderful city with visitors from near and far and are happy to answer questions, share recommendations, and otherwise help to make every visit a great one.

Other things to note

Nightly rate does not include the City of San Diego transient occupancy tax (hotel tax) of 11.05%. This charge is added by Airbnb and directly paid to the City of San Diego.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

No drugs or smoking anywhere on the property or street.
No overly loud noise or music between 10 PM and 8 AM.
No pets allowed.
Ideal for two guests, the bed is a queen size memory foam mattress.

Have a great stay and please let us know if you need anything or have any questions about the neighborhood or city.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

347 Reviews

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Emily User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay at John's place. The house is comfortable and clean and really close to a lot of the great highlights of North Park. John was very helpful in getting us settled in and throughout our stay. We would definitely recommend anyone to stay here.

Jacob User Profile
June 2017
John is a great host. Very personable and professional. Family feel, homey vibe and great location!

Lauren User Profile
June 2017
John's place was great! Incredible spot central to Balboa Park, the Zoo, downtown and walking distance to great restaurants and shops in North Park. The place was great to stay at and John was an excellent host. Highly recommend!
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Glad you had a good stay and enjoyed hosting you. Take care!
June 2017

Rachel User Profile
June 2017
We were attending a show at the Observatory and this place was perfect. Easy safe walking distance, the best neighborhood!! Not intrusive or awkwardly standoffish, it's nicer than it looks in photos and we would definitely stay here again next time some artist can't be bothered to come down to phoenix!

Daniela User Profile
June 2017
We stayed at John'a cottage for over a month and we had a great time. The location is amazing with a lot of restaurants around. In the cottage there is everything you need: a big hoven, microwave, TV with Netflix, amazon TV with a lot of movies, a fast internet connection, a desk and a sofa. John let you use also his washing and dryer machine for the laundry and he provides also the washing soap! Communication with John was super easy and he really takes care of his guests! We really recommend his place to enjoy San Diego!

Kipp User Profile
May 2017
Great place to stay and fantastic garden with lots of California native plants. As a botanist/restoration ecologist I really appreciated that. Thanks John!
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thanks for noticing the plants! It's a work in progress but we feel strongly about preserving and improving our environment. Take care!
May 2017

Amberlea User Profile
May 2017
John's place is a catch! Totally recommend if you're looking for a stay in San Diego. It's about five-ten minute drive from Coronado & just about anything else! There are plenty of places to eat nearby & there is also a CVS right around the corner. The communication was great between the host and I. He made us feel very comfortable and the privacy is a plus for this cute little cottage. Really recommend & would love to stay here again in the future if needed :)

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San Diego, California, United States · Joined in July 2011
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

I live in San Diego, enjoy hiking, running, reading, cooking, and trying to surf. I love learning about my adopted city and am happy to share recommendations and insights on the local scene for outdoor activities, restaurants, bars, breweries, museums, and whatever else you might be interested in.

I enjoy travelling via Airbnb to stay in neighborhoods and experience places less as a tourist. Hosting via Airbnb has been a great way to showcase our great city and give visitors an authentic feel for San Diego.

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