Enjoy the comfort of your own 2 bed/1 bath non-smoking home. Trees, plants, a quiet canyon and great neighbors help to make this location a perfect retreat. Near everything, yet tucked away for privacy and relaxation.
Clean and comfortable two bedroom/one bath house, fully equipped kitchen, hardwood floors, free Wifi and cable TV, free parking, your own large patio with dining just off the kitchen. Our no pets home features King and Queen beds and a writing desk in the second bedroom.
We are very close to grocery stores, pharmacies, Starbucks, bakeries, flower shops, fresh produce, banks, new restaurants and more.
Movie theaters, book stores, nightclubs and entertainment are minutes away, with many more choices within a 15 min walk to Little Italy and the Bay.
We welcome each guest personally, and provide the code to our home when we meet you. Please coordinate your time of arrival with us in advance. Please provide the names and ages of all guests prior to booking.
Interaction with Guests
We live on property in a separate unit, but give you your complete privacy. There are two cats on premises (Leroy & Elmo), but they are not permitted in the guest house to keep it pristine for other guests with allergies. We require that all guests have a cell phone, or some way for us to reach you during your stay.
Trees, quiet canyon and great neighbors. Just minutes away there are grocery stores, coffee shops, movie theatres, shopping and entertainment. There are many new restaurants to enjoy within a 15 min walk to Hillcrest and get to Little Italy and the bay within a 20 min walk, where there is much more to do along the waterfront. We are also a 10 min drive to Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo.
Bus stops are within a 15 minute walk, trolleys to other metro areas are within a 20 min walk. The train station is a 25-30 min walk. While it is possible to go to many places on public transport, it takes more time. To see all that San Diego has to offer, a car is recommended.
Other Things to Note
Our goal is to ensure your time with us. Please read House Rules prior to booking so there are no surprises.
PRIOR TO BOOKING: Please provide an Airbnb profile and photo, the names of all guests. Once you have booked, we need your cell number and e-mail address.
ARRIVAL/CHECK IN: We meet each of our guests in person. Standard check-in time is 4:00pm, check-out is 10am. We will work with you regarding your check- in/check-out times when possible. We do not permit guests to drop off luggage prior to check-in, or leave it after check-out.
NO SMOKING: To ensure our home stays fresh for all of our guests, we do not permit pets or smoking in the house or on the property.
CHILDREN: Children are NOT permitted to run through the house, or climb the stairs. This is for their safety.
ENERGY CONSERVATION: Please turn off the heat/air conditioning, lights and TV when you leave the house. We respect your privacy, but if there is an emergency or an issue that requires us to enter the home, we reserve the right to do so.
YOUR GUESTS: We reserve the right to approve or deny the number of guests. If you have guests over, we must know in advance the number of guests and they are not to stay overnight. We do not permit large parties.
LAUNDRY: You are welcome to use the washer and dryer, and we provide soap and dryer sheets. Please do not bring sandy beach towels or blankets in the house! Shake them outside before laundering. If we need to use the laundry, we will do it while you are away, and will not disturb you.
PLUMBING: To avoid a costly plumbing bill, please do not put celery, banana peels, veggies or things that may ruin the disposal. If in doubt, throw it out.
DEPOSIT: Your security deposit will be returned if there is no damage to our home and furnishings. If you choose to smoke in the house, your deposit will not be returned.
COMMUNICATION: If you need anything, please let us know right away. Your arrival and departure times, number of guests, and visiting guests...these are all important items to communicate with us to ensure you enjoy every moment of your stay.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We wish you a memorable stay.
We enjoyed our stay at Richard and Stella's house. The house looked just like the description. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean. The location was perfect for us and is close to so many great parts of town. The house was nice and quiet which was important for us traveling with our 1 year old.
We will be back!
Stella and Richard were great hosts. They open their house with generosity and hospitality. They gave us a tour of the house and provided us with everything we needed....from towels to washer and dryer. They make Susan and I extremely comfortable and happy. We were quickly settled and had eggs in frig and chocolate cookies on the counter. I loved early mornings where birds were singing in the backyard with nice breeze coming through bedroom window! I will definitely come back and stay here!
Stella & Richard were great hosts. The house was better than described with well thought out furniture that made it feel more like a home than a rental. They provided almost everything we needed such as a stocked fridge, laundry detergent, and chairs,towels,and toys for the beach. The location was perfect. Minutes from dozens of great restaurants. 20 min from La Jolla and 40 from Legoland. They had great communication from the start and sent multiple emails with ideas and links for planning our trip. We would highly recommend this great place.
We couldn't have asked for better hosts! Richard and Stella are the sweetest and most helpful people on the planet. Stella even brought us more freshly baked cookies when she heard the boys loved them! We had an amazing time in San Diego, and the home was absolutely gorgeous. The garden was beautiful and lovely, the home is centrally located and we had a great time. Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality!
It is hard to be objective, when Richard & Stella are so overwhelmingly nice! :) I'll try anyway:
1. Arrival was impeccable, with Stella giving us a thorough welcome and explaining everything about the house.
2. Communication was excellent, fast and easy, despite the last-minute nature of our reservation.
3. Neighbourhood is perfect, close to Little Italy, Balboa Park and many shops/restaurants on Washington street. It is very safe, and at night it is also very quiet.
4. The house has everything needed; our group of four felt very comfortable and cosy. Once when we needed something extra, Stella came up within 5 minutes! Both Richard and Stella are extremely helpful - and particularly knowledgeable about music! The backyard was very pleasant, we had a couple of meals at the table outside. Summertime, I imagine we would have had them ALL outside.
We travel a lot, and often rent vacation rentals; but we have never had such a wonderful interaction with the owners. Stella and Richard are truly one of a kind! Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this place, THE place, in my opinion for San Diego. Thanks, merci beaucoup, we'll be back!
Dear Carlos & Family,
We are humbled by your "Stellar" review. It must have been the full moon or in the stars for us to meet. To you, sweet Marie, Elaine & Chloe, we will think of you and the very funny Carlos with warmest thoughts until we meet again.
Richard & Stella
We really enjoyed our time staying in your home! It was clean and nicely decorated! After spending a day out sight seeing we would come back and say, "it's good to be home"! We appreciated being able to cook some of our meals on the gas grill for us to use. So nice to have washer & dryer right there for us to use!
Richard and Stella you were both very hospitable, kind and friendly! Wish we had the opportunity to get to know you better.
Great location too!
If we come back to San Diego, I'd definitely stay there again!
We were delighted by the wonderful hospitality we found at the Sunny San Diego home. Richard and Stella are the gold standard for hosting. We would definitely stay here again. ☆☆☆☆☆
Richard is the owner/operator of Blitz Recording Studios in San Diego. Most people know him as Richard "Blitz", a blazing guitarist and great performer; but he is also one of the best recording engineers in the business. An exceptional musician, engineer and music producer, he is well-known in the Southern California area, and has been in business for over 25 years.
Richard's wife, Stella earned her experience in hospitality with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as an Executive Assistant, and as an Outlet Manager for Intercontinental Hotels. With additional experience in Guest Services, Food & Beverage, Operations and Concierge, hospitality is her passion. She also worked in Broadcasting for several of San Diego's noted Radio & Television stations.
Richard and Stella both love photography, graphics and visual arts. Stella has taken many of the photographs of Richard throughout his career and their travel together. Together, they are a perfect match to welcome you to their "Sunny" San Diego home.