About this listing
Mike's Place is an artistic retreat right in the middle of the city. It sits between a California Bungalow from 1910 and an art studio.
Located in a turn-of-the-century neighborhood surrounded by canyons and less than a block from the pedestrian "Poetry Bridge" that connects to all of Hillcrest. Within a five minute walk are restaurants, theaters, coffee shops, gyms, and bookstores. The San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park can be reached on foot or by bus. The beaches and the airport are a ten minute drive. Relish the seclusion and revel in the night-life and culture of central San Diego.
The cottage features full amenities that include:
Tempurpedic™ queen-size bed.
Wi-Fi or High Speed Computer Ethernet connection.
HDTV with Premium Channel Cable, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, coffee maker, toaster, and iron.
Window seat for sitting, reading or lounging.
Off street-parking, private entrance and patio connecting to a courtyard and Japanese garden.
Spacious bathroom with 12 foot high tiled shower.
French doors open to a private sitting area for cozy talks and an evening breeze.
All furnishings and appointments are the utmost quality.
Enjoy access to the patio, front porch and garden.
Every effort has been taken to create a special space for people to enjoy and remember.
$120.00 per night, 2 night minimum.
No pets or children...sorry.
Smoking on the patio only.
Two person limit, no children or pets and no smoking (except patio). Early check-in and late check-out possible depending on bookings.
Cannot find the words to adequately describe what a delightful and unique place Mike's Place is. Beautiful, charming, peaceful, relaxing, a delight to the eye, perfection, stunning, artistic, an enjoyable helpful host. Mike thoughtfulness, and attention to detail is unmatched. If you are considering staying here, you could not go wrong. We would stay at no other place on any future trips o San Diego.
Mike was the perfect host! He was warm, responsive and very available if we had questions/concerns. Yet, he really respected our privacy. The cottage is an absolute gem. It is so well appointed down to the last detail. The woodwork, artwork, and especially the entry-way garden was totally zen.
We stayed for a week which was a perfect amount of time. Since there is not a stove (just a microwave), we would probably not want to stay much longer. I would definitely want to return!
Mikes place was exactly what we wanted- a comfortable, clean, and nice place to stay for the weekend. The cottage was so cute, and you can tell mike has paid attention to every last detail. We had plenty of privacy, which was a concern of my husband's. Mike was very friendly and helpful both times we saw him. Great experience!
We had a wonderful stay at Mike's place. The interior was clean, comfortable, and impeccably furnished. The outside gardens provided a shady oasis from the heat and sun. Mike was available to answer questions, but respectful of our privacy. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Even though my husband and I did not have the pleasure of meeting Mike, he made us feel right at home. He gave us detailed instructions of how to get to the cottage, where the keys were, and also had a guest book available with information about the cottage and neighborhood. Mike has a beautiful home and we are so lucky that he shared it with us. We would absolutely recommend Mike's Place to anyone looking to stay in San Diego!
My wife and I stayed at Mike's cottage for a couple of days while visiting San Diego.
I can summarize the place as an oasis of beauty and tranquility in the middle of a busy, fascinating city. Mike is a charming, warm and friendly person, who makes his guests feel welcome at his home.
I am reluctant to recommend his place to others, only because I'd like this gem of a guesthouse to be available only to me and my friends. Seriously though - if you are considering booking Mike's cottage, go for it without hesitation. You'll love it the way we did. Thanks, Mike.
Mike's cottage is simply superb. Mike is a fabulous host and has covered every detail in meticulous fashion. The cottage is spacious and in immaculate condition. The location is very quiet and in a safe neighbourhood. We had a rental car and there was always parking available outside Mike's place. A short 8 min walk over the motorway foot bridge, you'll find a shopping centre that will serve all your needs. 100% recommend Mike's cottage, THE BEST IN SAN DIEGO!
Regards, Shane & Pania, Australia
About the Host, Mike
I am a painter and an art instructor and have worked in the field for thirty years. I have lived in this residence for 26 years and have applied all of my skills and interest to restoring this house to its historic roots. I was delighted when my zero-scape garden won the neighborhood award and was mentioned in a "Sunset Magazine" walking tour of the area. I spend most of my time painting in the art studio and therefore, enjoys the opportunity to meet people from other places.