About this listing
A cozy 1BD guest casita at the end of a quiet street overlooks a tranquil canyon. With private entrance, full kitchen & bath, and double french doors opening onto a 500 sq ft deck, it's the ideal retreat to come back to after exploring San Diego.
Come enjoy a tranquil stay in our "casita"….a lovely 1 bedroom guest house with a wrap-around deck to enjoy the beauty of San Diego. Tons of privacy! You will feel a zillion miles away from it all. This is a perfect spot for your relaxing, romantic getaway, a visit to San Diego for sightseeing, or for visiting loved ones…...whether a long weekend or an extended stay, the casita is a welcoming retreat. The casita is its own detached structure, separate from our main house. The way the casita is situated, you have the quiet solitude of the canyon all to yourself and lots of privacy. The west-facing deck overlooks the canyon with lovely sunset views, while the north-facing deck is the perfect spot to relax with your morning cup of coffee. The kitchen is fully stocked for you with dishes and cooking supplies should you choose to prepare your own meals. There is always coffee on hand, some snacks, fresh fruit, and a couple "welcome" beers chilling in the fridge. The living room has ample space and a large flat-screen TV with premium channels and HBO available for you. Wi-fi is ready and waiting, of course. The bedroom has a full-sized closet with cozy robes, and a queen-size bed with soft 800-thread count sheets. A sofa in the living room has an additional pull-out full size bed. This space is ideal for two people, but can sleep a maximum of three people very comfortably.
The guest house and surrounding decks are yours alone to enjoy. You can easily come and go as you please without ever seeing anyone, however, we live nearby should you need anything or have any emergency. Late arrivals are no problem. Tons of on-street parking.
Interaction with Guests
I am available as a hostess should be…close by if you need me, but respectful of your privacy, space and time, if that's what's you prefer. I will make sure that you are welcomed when you arrive and have everything you need to make your stay perfect. I am always happy to provide anything extra that might be needed....beach chairs, coolers, etc. But if what you prefer is just to quietly enjoy the views and the tranquility of the canyon, this will be a great spot for you. Some guests have come and gone and rarely did we see each other.
Our Talmadge neighborhood is a lovely place to feel away from it all yet have the convenience of being only 8 miles from downtown San Diego, Balboa Park and the SD Zoo, and just 11 miles from Sea World. It's an easy drive to all parts of San Diego and just a two mile drive to a trolley stop, if that is your preferred mode of transportation. A great little wine bar with excellent Polish food is a few short blocks away…easily walkable.
Although we are close to multiple freeways and just a short drive to all the major attractions, there is not easy access to public transportation, and very little within walking distance, so our place is most ideal for someone who has a car while they are here. Parking is ample. The airport is a short cab ride away (approximately a $35 fare). An Uber ride to the downtown area is as low as $12-$15.
Other Things to Note
We have a fabulous, very professional, licensed massage therapist that lives in the neighborhood. She has an in-home massage room OR she will bring her portable massage table here….imagine a massage out on the back deck on a warm day. (I suggest the 90 minute massage….amazing). Once you have booked your casita visit, I will give you her contact info if you are interested so that you can contact her for details about her rates and to see if she is available during your stay.
For longer stays, we will provide you with fresh linens as needed. Pack and play, stroller, and travel high chair available upon request.
We welcome you to San Diego and to our casita. We truly hope you enjoy your stay.
-General respect for our property and our neighbors' peace and privacy is expected. (Our neighbors like us, and we want to keep it that way. :)
-Please no smoking or pets.
-If you are planning to have guests visit you during your stay in the casita, please let us know ahead of time. We kindly ask that the casita not be used as a party location, as the canyon setting carries noise easily to our neighbors across the canyon.
The "canyon retreat" was indeed serene. Beautiful little casita with simple yet tasteful interior, kitchen and bathroom complete with supplies, first class bed and pull out bed, amazing view of the canyons and front row view of the sunset! Most of all, a lovely host! Erin's just been very responsive to inquiries from the very beginning. Just an email away, always there when you need her but also respectful of guests' privacy. Just the perfect little get away home away from home in San Diego! And the location is just perfect! Easy access to major places to visit in San Diego. Can't imagine a better place for a couple to rent for vacation in that area. I will certainly be back and will also spread the word about this serene one bedroom canyon retreat!
What a fabulous place! We really enjoyed our trip to San Diego and staying here was the icing on the cake. Just as advertised, Erin was a tremendous host, making us feel very welcome and assuring we had everything we needed. The location was divine, sunny and quiet, peaceful and yet in close proximity to everything. The casita was pristine, well-organized, and well-stocked with a blender for our morning smoothies and a charcoal grill for our evening barbeques. A real gem of a place! Thank you, Erin, for making our trip so comfortable!
Bright modern casita with great decks overlooking green canyon. Good parking, quiet, high standard accommodation. Friendly host.
Erin's place is even better in person! She cares about her guests and their experience in san diego. She strives to accomodate in anyway possible. I would live at erin's place! It's great! Great neighborhood and extremely convienent to downtown. I was attending a conference at the convention center, which was only a 15-20 min drive with traffic.
Erin was the perfect hostess- attentive without being invasive, genuine and open, friendly and thoughtful. She has thought of everything and if you're looking for a peaceful getaway without being too far from the center of San Diego and all it has to offer- this is the perfect place for you. We can't recommend this place and Erin enough- I only worry if we keep raving about it there'll be no availability for our next trip!
Erin was the best host I've ever had. She made us feel so welcomed even though she was on vacation during our stay. She was writing small text messages to make ensure our stay would be perfect.
The Casita is just as amazing as on the pictures, perfectly equipped with everything you need and nicely decorated. The apartment is very tastefully furnished with great attention to details and the view from the terrace is simply stunning. If we ever visit San Diego again, we will definitely contact Erin to stay again in her wonderful casita!
Erin is an outstanding host. She quickly responds to all requests. The casita was perfect We enjoyed our San Diego getaway. Thank you so much Erin for sharing your casita with our family.
About the Host, Erin
I'm a busy mom keeping our family of four organized and sane. We love to travel and have enjoyed MANY private rentals over our years of travel, so I am happy to get to return the favor of providing great, thoughtful, super clean and tidy lodging for visitors to San Diego. I am truly a hostess at heart; I LOVE creating a fabulous experience for our guests. I strive for everyone that visits the casita to walk in and say "Wow, this is amazing", and to leave and say "We'll be back"! Huge thanks to all our wonderful guests.....I'm tickled pink to have earned Airbnb "Superhost" status....you make hosting so much fun!
My life motto? "Pick up one piece of trash every day that was not yours", which translates loosely to, "look beyond yourself and do something for others....just because."
We hope you will come relax in the casita, enjoy the amazing view and serenity of our canyon, and stay for awhile!