About this listing
Make yourself at home staying at “The Pennrich” during your visit to beautiful San Diego. Located in the central neighborhood of Hillcrest, famous for its diverse population, gay friendly, and home to many bars, restaurants, shops, and transportation, my studio apartment is located above a garage with a private entrance and has no common walls. You can enjoy sitting on your private balcony and enjoy a leisurely breakfast or your evening happy hour. Inside the unit you will find a queen size bed, queen size futon, a full size kitchen stocked with basic cooking supplies including a french press coffee maker, toaster, blender, and a nice selection of coffee, teas, sugar, sweetener, and creamers, TV, DVD player (I have a selection of movies you may borrow, or you can rent movies from a nearby Red Box machine). There is a Mexican marble bathroom with large pedestal sink, bathtub(towels supplied) , and European shower head. There is plenty of natural light, wonderful natural ventilation, cathedral ceilings, track lighting, along with hardwood, tile and marble floors. In the evening you can enjoy the ambiance of a gas burning fireplace, or sit out on the balcony by candlelight. To be honest, airbnb's photography makes my place seem larger than it really is, but it's far from feeling claustrophobic having such high ceilings, even in the bathroom. There is plenty of free street parking in front of the studio should you have a rental car. A major bus line is only 3 blocks away which will take you to the center of the city in about 20 minutes, or you could walk there in less than an hour. The world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park is a short 15 minute walk, and you are a short 5 minute walk away from grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Ralphs, Trader Joe's, and a liquor store.There is also a Rite Aid (24 hour pharmacy) within walking distance, as well as close proximity to both Scripps Mercy Hospital and UCSD Medical Center. In addition, no matter what type of food you’re craving, you will be satisfied with your choices of Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Continental, Indian, Mediterranean, and American cuisine within a 10 minute walk, along with a 7 Eleven, McDonalds, Subway, Starbucks Papa John's Pizza, Fed Ex and a Post Office. There is a wide choice of bars within walking distance, including gay, straight, mixed, or wine, where you can dance or socialize. The Alibi, Hillcrest’s oldest bar is 3 blocks away, and each Sunday morning there is a wonderful farmer’s market where you can shop for fresh produce, hot and cold prepared foods, and inexpensive fresh flowers.
Your host is a native San Diegan, and can give you many recommendations of “must sees” in San Diego. Whether you are here to enjoy Pride weekend, the Rock and Roll Marathon, Comic-Con, or any other large event, or just here to relax. I will try my best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, and hope you will visit us soon. If you find you are unhappy at The Pennrich for any reason, I will be more than happy to refund your full rental costs (minus airbnb's own fees) for any unused nights. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to meeting you in “America’s Finest City” soon!
P.S. I'm sorry, but our property is not suitable for those with children. Babies who are not yet walking are welcome though. I do have a wireless internet connection, but have received complaints about it's strength, so no longer list it as an included amenity. Some guests have had no problems making a good connection though. There is a coffee shop and McDonald's 3 blocks away which both offer free internet service if it is absolutely necessary for you. Please keep this in mind when reserving my space. This is a non smoking rental.
Own entrance gate, and private balcony.
Interaction with Guests
There are only a few short hours per day that neither one of is is at home and on the property should you have any problems or need assistance. We respect our guest's privacy, so will leave it up to you as to how much you'd like to interact with us. We will be more than happy to sit down chat whenever you'd like though, and give you advice as what to see and where to eat. :)
The neighborhood of Hillcrest is quite trendy, very friendly, and always lively, yet quiet during the late night hours when you're ready to rest. It truly offers everything you could possibly want or need.
The main bus line is just 3 blocks away, so access to Old Town, the Fashion Valley shopping center, and the city center are very easy to access for those who don't have access to a private vehicle.
Other Things to Note
Please be aware that there is a 2 adult guest limit, and we do not allow children on the premises at any time.
This is a pet free, smoke free property, but you may smoke out on the sidewalk or in the neighborhood as allowed. We live in a quiet residential neighborhood and ask that guests respect the peacefulness of our property and respect the neighbor's low noise level as well. We also ask that you report any damages you notice immediately so we can take note and know that it was not caused by you. Also, please wash and store any dishes, pots, or pans you use before your departure in preparation for the next guests. There is a 2 adult guest limit, and please, no children allowed on premises.