About this listing
This is a lovely one bedroom apartment with a queen size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. There is a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steal appliances. Decorated to be your home away from home.
Surrounded by tropical ambiance this cozy and charming bungalow is the perfect place to get away. Located in the heart of the old, unique and beautiful neighborhood of Golden Hill, this is a prime location for a visit to San Diego. Located on a side street there is ample, safe and free parking.
Within just a few blocks you have the choice of a plethora of delicious local eateries. Cook your own steak at the legendary Turf Club, enjoy Humberto’s famous carne asada fries, or have a stone oven pizza while enjoying the outdoor patio of Luigis.
Just 4 minutes away you can visit the baby panda’s at the zoo or take in a museum and a walk through beautiful Balboa Park. Head about 1 1/2 miles straight down Broadway into the lively downtown, Gaslamp or Little Italy, extremely convenient for Convention Center visits. If you are too tuckered after a busy day downtown, grab a bus as it drops you off just 1/2 block from the bungalow. Want to see a spectacular view of the San Diego bay? Hop on the ferry and cross the bay to Coronado for a day on the island. Golden Hill has easy access to all the major San Diego highways, making a trip to most San Diego beaches just 10-20 minutes away.
The bungalow is the perfect home away from home to return to after a funfilled day in San Diego. With granite countertops and stainless steal appliances, the kitchen provides all the amnemities needed to cook your own fish tacos! Pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes are all provided. Sit under the avocado tree, and enjoy the dual BBQ and charcoal grill on the newly designed patio/lounge area while relaxing in our comfy lounge chairs. Beware of falling avocados! Grab them for some homemade guacamole!
Sit back on the couch and enjoy the flat screen tv with HDTV or hop on the internet with our free WiFi. Did your clothes get sandy at the beach? We have on site laundry with quarters provided.
Each room is decorated with the comforts of home in mind. Sheets, towels and blankets are all provided as well as dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels.
Have pets? We are a pet friendly property and the yard provides a great romp and play area for your dog.
Your safety and peace are our priority and we provide 24hour video survellience for the extra layer of security.
The property boasts a spacious patio shaded by tropical foliage with comfy lounge chairs, multiple lounging areas and 2 dual charcoal and gas bbq. There is onsite laundry
Interaction with Guests
Terry and Kate live nearby and are available for any questions or concerns during the guest's stay.
The property is located in the heart of Golden Hill, a neighborhood of the original San Diego and has the charm of a historic and old neighborhood. There are several local eateries that you can walk to including a cook your own steaks (Turf Club), Luigi's pizza, stone wood fired pizza, Humbertos, legendary Mexican Food, a couple coffee/sandwhich smoothie shops, Counter Point Wine Bar to name a few. Golden Hill park is down the street with trails that lead to the trails of Balboa Park, which is 4 minutes away as well as the zoo. Golden Hill is about 1 mile up the hill from downtown and makes for a great walk. If you are too tired to walk back, the bus come within a couple blocks of the unit and goes straight there from downtown, the bay and gaslamp. Access to all major San Diego freeways are just a few blocks away.
The bus stop is just 1/2 block away. All routes can be (email hidden). Go to trip planner on the menu You can enter your location and destination and the trip planner will show you multiple options for buses and stops.
We ask you to find that balance. Have a wonderful time and help us to maintain the peaceful ambiance of the property. Kate and Terry
Everything was great with our little San Diego getaway. The place felt secure and comfortable and had all the extras I may have forgotten at home. Beautiful garden, quiet neighbors, quick access to parks, beaches and downtown. We didn't want to leave! Thanks for being great hosts and leaving us our privacy as well!
Terry's apartment was great. The yard was absolutely beautiful! We arrived to SD quite late and first we couldn't find the garage or the key to it but then we called to Terry and got help immediately. The garage was quite small but we could fit a van (chevy uplander) there with a few inches on both sides when driving in. The apartment was quite small too but we stayed there with 4 adults and a baby and we all had enough room. Terry was we'll prepared for a baby too since they had a high chair and a pack and play for the small guests. I would definitely recommend this apartment for everyone!
We had a great time and my only issue was that I did not receive any itinerary as far as accessing the place but that may have been an airbnb issue since I had my account info compromised which was a bummer since this is my very first Airbnb experience.
This was a great central location to everything we wanted to do (Balboa Park, Pacific Beach, SD zoo, Sea World) and my husband spoke with Kate whom I believe lives there as well and she gave him several great recommendations to visit in the local neighborhood. We loved Panchita's panaderia, there is a great organic grocery store about 1 minute (walking distance away) and we also enjoyed pizza from Luigi's despite the oven breaking down and it taking over an hour to get 3 slices.
We were also on the bottom floor, I'm not sure if the their were options to either top or bottom but it was very easy access to the beautiful garden area. We loved the onsite BBQ and my husband was able to cook from the grill like he loves twice! I also liked that there was a washer/dryer unit on site (with a quarter machine to exchange for dollars) and we were able to do laundry which was necessary when traveling with children :) I also appreciated that they allowed children to stay here.
Overall it was a great experience and Terry responded very quickly when we were trying to get settled (keys/entrance access, garage, internet access etc.) so I appreciated that very (website hidden) has a lot to explore and at the end of a tiring day it was nice to come back and relax here.
We've already told several friends about this place! Thanks again for everything!
Thank you Jene for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We did send the itinerary on our end, however I think this was lost when your page was hacked. We love that you enjoyed the central location and the delicious eateries within just a few blocks. The onsite BBQ is a favorite and perfect for San Diego nights. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime and we hope to see you again. Terry and Kate
Terry send me a pretty detailed email about the place. Everything was explained pretty well. The place was clean, nice and quiet. Had a little problem with the WiFi password but we resolved it fairly quickly.
Did not spend much time in the area but it seemed ok. Walked to a nice local cafe one of the days and it was nice to be with the locals and not feel like a tourist.
We really enjoyed staying at the Condo. It was very clean and relaxing. Great place if you have a dog. Very dog friendly! Easy access to all the local attractions and public transportation! I have told several people about this place and I recommended it! I will be back! Thanks!
While the host was unable to accommodate an early check-in, the place was quiet and the garden area was beautiful. The bedding was old and scratchy, should be replaced. The furniture was obviously used, felt like a cheap motel furnished the place. The garage and the bathroom were the highlight of this place. I would recommend updating the furniture and bedding to make it more comfortable and clean.
Thank you Jessica for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful ambiance of our garden/patio and the newly renovated bathroom. Due to the short amount of time between guest check out and the next guest check in we are unable to offer the option of early check in. We hope that you found our offer to drop your luggage off early helpful. We offer this option as we know that our guests want to get out and enjoy beautiful San Diego as quickly as possible without the hassle of additional baggage. We operate 10 different vacation rentals and we stay very busy. As we provide full bedding, linens, and towels, these do experience wear and tear. Thank you for letting us know that it might be time to replace the bedding in the apartment in which you stayed. We will follow up on checking the condition and of course replacing if it has become worn. We were surprised to read that you felt the furniture was not of good condition. We do purchase our furniture from a local reputable furniture store and respectively disagree with your assessment of “cheap motel furniture.” We will check to see if there are scratches or nicks, and of course replace the furniture if this is the case. We have been operating vacation rentals for over 4 years. We have the pleasure of receiving an overwhelming number of positive reviews, with guests often noting the beautifully decorated comfortable environment of our homes as well as appreciation for the quality of the amenities provided. We take every review seriously and will explore all areas of your feedback. Thank you for visiting our San Diego vacation home.
The place was clean, in a great location. Lots of nice cafes around and easy to get to everything. The pull out bed was not worth sleeping on, if you need two beds, bring your own matress to sleep on the floor. Apart from that, it was a lovely spot. Would recommend for a couple.
Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review Jake. Thank you for the feedback on the sofa bed, based on feedback we are working on switching out the sofa beds with new beds. The neighborhood is awesome and we glad you enjoyed a lovely stay and the great neighborhood. You are welcome back anytime and we hope to see you again. Thank you for visiting our humble abode Kate and Terry
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About the Host, Terry
Jovial, real estate developer, apartment owner, lived many years in Hawaii. Enjoyed fishing. Now travel a lot throughout the world. Still many great places left to see. Use cruise ships to get around. Love to read and am constantly learning new things. I work well with people. I go out of my way to accommodate their needs. I respond immediately to any concerns or needs of my guests. Maria, my partner speaks Spanish and works hard to insure that the accommodations for our guests are comfortable and up to the standards we expect when we travel.