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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!
Cute North Park Cottage - Great Location!
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

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.


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Beth User Profile
November 2017
John’s place is great! It felt like home away from home.

Pasha User Profile
November 2017
Johnis a great host and his place was very convenient. Will stay again!

Gina User Profile
July 2017
John's place was so perfect! Clean, cozy, and in a great location for us. It felt very private, even though the cottage is located behind his house. I booked his place in the morning of the day we stayed there. I was so grateful we found his place! We didn't want to leave that comfy bed. Seriously, if we didn't have to get up early to sight see I could have slept for hours.

Jesse User Profile
July 2017
John was amazing, such a helpful and welcoming host.

Danielle User Profile
July 2017
Great host. Great space. The bed was super comfortable. Would stay here again.

Ray User Profile
July 2017
John runs a fine AirBNB. Working with him couldn't have been easier. Room was as advertised and very clean. All appliances are in working order and he was kind enough to leave a couple of examples of locally brewed beer in the fridge. Overall a good stay in a quiet spot that is close to the North Park restaurant and brewery scene.

Mattea User Profile
July 2017
Very spacious studio cottage. Great neighborhood--we wish we could've stayed longer! Great communication with John. We would definitely stay here again!

San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in July 2011
John User Profile

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.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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