About This Listing
Charming older home with easy free street parking, quiet neighborhood close tor park and Hillcrest.
We have easy check in and out, no parking problems, and a kitchen. There are none of the hidden charges becoming common in hotels.
Enjoy our lovely private apartment with full kitchen and comfortable lounge. You will be free to enjoy the secluded garden with covered patio. Sit and watch the humming birds buzz around. The apartment is larger than the pictures show. The living room has a couch, love seat and still room for two twin beds. A family of four can sleep comfortably.
The apartment is very close to the historical Spruce Street bridge and part of the very safe and beautiful Bankers Hill neighborhood. This is a favorite area for walkers.
There is a queen bed for 2, another single bed in the living room and ewe can add another mattress.
Your will make yourself a home in a private secluded one bedroom apartment. It is a separate part of a 1922 craftsman style house. The kitchen is a bright room with plenty of storage and a lovely breakfast nook that seats four. The back door leads to secluded colorful garden with a shaded dining area.
Facilities included: WIFI, Direct TV, washer/dryer, queen bed, couch, breakfast nook, and a full kitchen. The washer dryer is in a separate room in the back yard.
We are 5 blocks from the Balboa Park (zoo, museum, and theater), 1 mile from downtown, As the hosts we will be at hand to advise you the sights to see and how to get around. We are only a 5-10 minutes walk away from the numerous excellent restaurants and bars of Hillcrest. Bus stop on corner that is only 5-10 minutes ride to downtown.
You will feel relaxed and comfortable in a quiet secluded area.
The quaint bark garden is there for guests to use. It is a quiet private place to relax and watch hummingbirds frolic.
Interaction with Guests
I leave that up to my guests. Sometimes I never get to meet the guests other times we chat every day. I consider myself friendly but conscious of others privacy.
The west side of Balboa Park is 5 blocks away, with all its museums, walks and the zoo. Hillcrest is 1/2 mile with great restaurants and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Downtown is a mile away, a ten minute bus ride from us.
Bus stop on the corner, (80 feet away) - 11 bus gets you downtown in less than ten minutes or Hillcrest in 5.
Other Things to Note
PLEASE curb your wheels. The street parking is free and there are no restrictions - you can leave it there all day everyday.
When on a hill turn you front wheels to the left if facing up hill, and to the right if facing downhill.
Up and away, down and towards.
We live next door and will be here if you need anything. We will try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you need the kitchen stocked with particular food items please let us know. We are flexible about check, let us know an approximate time and we will meet you, otherwise we can leave the key with a neighbor.
We try to flexible with check in and check outs, but our experiences have shown us that we must hold the right to asks guest to check out by noon unless otherwise arranged. Therefore the check in time we prefer would be after 2pm.
We will let you know the internet password and how to use the tv.
Feel free to email any questions or particular needs.
We had a brief stay. Everything was easy and the place had plenty of space close to downtown.
John and his lovely wife were great hosts! The apartment is just as described and looks like it does in the pictures. The most amazing thing about is the way they turned the back area into jungle with all sorts plants, small trees and statues. Perfect for a chill reading spot. The apartment is also just minutes from downtown and the airport and there is tons of free of parking. Overall I rate my experience a 10/10.
Really great location and a really great stay. We had plenty of space and privacy but John was also very quick to respond.
Excellent walking distance to the park and many great restaurants, plus quick access to the airport, interstate, and beaches.
Adorable and safe neighborhood near to several places to eat and drink. Our bungalow was better and larger than described. It was very cute, refurbished space. The room was ready on time. The space was clean. The owners were pleasant to deal with and very accommodating. The garden was lovely.
We had a wonderful stay in San Diego, and John was a great host. The apartment itself is very comfortable and has everything you could need - we only stayed for two nights, but it was like having a home away from home. The location is super convenient to most places in town, and it was so nice to be able to walk to the restaurants and bars in Hillcrest. John was very responsive both before and during our stay - we needed to use the washer/dryer our second night, and he came right over and showed us where everything was. Even the parking was easy. Highly recommended!
John and his wife are VERY nice and helpful. The apartment is located perfectly. The house is in the middle of everything, yet very quiet and relaxing.
The apartment is so cute! I love the interior, especially the kitchen. The cabinets, table etc. is really wonderful. Would have been a wonderful experience if only ... sorry to put it that way, but it wasn't really clean. Even our kids had the feeling of not wanting to touch too much, since it all felt, looked and smelt kind of not clean. A complete new set of towels would definitely make a big difference, too.
About the Host, John
I am originally from the UK. My wife is a nitve san diegan, but has strong Irish ties. We are both teachers heading towards retirement. We love the San diego restaurents and our two small daogs.
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