Travel Writer's Pad

4.97Superhost

Entire residential home hosted by Maggie

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Ciao, Ni Hao!
For the past two decades my career as a travel journalist has taken me around the globe. I’ve stayed at thousands of accommodations, where I learned personal touches create a comfortable home away from home. Certain places I visited offered extra special amenities, such as Green tea at a Japanese Ryokan & chardonnay infused bath salts at a Mexican posada. These kinds of touches are in the home. I welcome you, but no parties or events at the house. Thanks!

The space
The house was built in 1946. My family lived in it for 25 years. We added modern day amenities and appliances, but kept the historic integrity of the sweet bungalow. The property has a 1/3-acre park-like, fenced backyard surrounded by citrus, fig, and persimmon trees, whose fruit you’re welcome to enjoy. Adirondack chairs sit nearby for you to relax, sip coffee and watch your children or dog run around the lawn.
A secluded patio extends outside the dining room French doors. Vine covered walls, blooming flower beds, and a Mexican terra-cotta chiminea are the perfect setting for grilling and dinner at the outdoor table.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 152 reviews

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Where you’ll be

La Mesa, California, United States

The home is in a quiet neighborhood. No parties or events are allowed. The location is easily accessible to San Diego highlights — the San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, beaches, Balboa Park museums, Petco Park, Seaworld, and the airport. Yet, it’s away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Plus, the added benefit of being close to hiking and mountain biking trails.

Our house is a five minute drive to popular La Mesa Village with it’s trendy restaurants and boutique shops. Grocery stores and Starbucks are within walking distance. And, San Diego State University is two miles away, with concert venues and sports stadium.

Hosted by Maggie

  1. Joined in May 2016
  • 152 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
I've been a travel journalist for 20 years. Staying in accommodations around the world has taught me the importance of providing a clean, comfortable, well equip, nicely decorated property for my guests. I find great joy in welcoming people from around the globe to stay at the Travel Writer's Pad. Hope to see you soon!
I've been a travel journalist for 20 years. Staying in accommodations around the world has taught me the importance of providing a clean, comfortable, well equip, nicely decorated…

During your stay

I live 3 miles from the Airbnb. I provide each guest with my cell number/text so they can reach me anytime. I meet each guest at check in to show them around the house.

Maggie is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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