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 love seat in the living room has an additional pull-out single 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.
We try to keep our prices reasonable and fair. Please note that the nightly rate already includes a 10% 'rental' tax that we are required to remit to the City of San Diego. Thank you for understanding!
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).
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.
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.
La maison est parfaite pour se reposer après une journée de visite de San Diego. Le descriptif et les photos correspondent tout à fait à ce que nous avons trouvé sur place. Nous n'avons malheureusement pas rencontré Erin qui était en voyage aussi mais nous sommes restés en contact par e-mail.
Si nous revenons à San Diego, ce sera ici!
My family and I recently came back from a San Diego vacation and we stayed at Erin's casita. It was definitely a great choice! The casita is located at a tiny cul de sac so you don't get any passing traffic. The wrap around balcony was great, and the view it offers of the canyon was beautiful. There are trash and recycle bins right outside the casita, so you won't have trash piling up inside. My wife and I didn't get to meet Erin when we first got there, but we did eventually run into her and her kids. She has a lovely family and they live next door, but she does a great job of balancing her communication with us without intruding. She was so nice, she even asked us if we needed anything from Costco because she was making a shopping run, but we didn't need anything at the time because we actually already had everything we needed already provided in the casita. The full size fridge and the kitchen cabinets were already stocked with necessities we needed that we were free to use. She even had some beers in there which was great! I only had two. My wife is a bit OCD and she loved how clean the place was. She usually uses slippers at all our hotel stays, but she felt comfortable enough to go barefoot at the casita because it was so clean! The tub was spotless. The AC confused us when we first got there, but that's because we didn't read the guest handbook when we first arrived. It provides all the info you need to enjoy your stay without having to bother Erin with questions (although she would love to answer any questions you have). She left a travel high chair in the casita for our baby. The bed was comfortable, the sheets were clean, the Wifi was SUPER fast, the flatscreen TV is a good size, there's tons of channels on cable and lots more great things about this place for you to enjoy. You won't regret your stay here!
Wonderful to have you guys here, Christopher! I'm so glad you found everything so convenient. (And in case anyone is worried about the trash and recycle bins being too close for comfort, they are located beyond one of the outdoor decks, a good sixty feet away from the casita; easily accessible, but not under your nose). We look forward to your return someday, Christopher and family!
There aren't enough nice things to say about Erin and the casita! Located in a quiet, safe neighborhood, the casita looks just like the pictures and the view is even better in person. Erin made us feel right at home and the experience was sooo much better than staying at a hotel. The location is about 10 minute drive to downtown and only cost $12 for an Uber. There are so many things to explore in San Diego and the casita was the perfect home to come back to. We will definitely stay here again!
The little casita was even better than expected. We spent two weeks and would defenitly recommend. Located in a nice neighborhood, on a very private street, still close to everything you would like to visit in the San Diego area.
The appartment is well equipped, comfortable , super clean and has two wonderfull terrasses overlooking the canyon.
Erin is a perfect host , she add a special touch to our stay.
My husband and I just spent a month at the most wonderful Airbnb with Erin as our host. I highly recommend this location and Erin is an exceptional host. When we arrived Erin was there to meet us and she had given us everthing we needed for breakfast and snacks for a few days!! Very generous! Everything was new and modern as far as furnishings and equipment goes.The bed and linens were very comfortable as well. The apt. was also spotless and well decorated. Internet connection was fast and the big flat screen TV was really appreciated. If there was something I needed, she supplied it. One weekend for ex. I needed a large ice chest and plastic bowls for a pic-nic and she loaned us everthing we needed. Fantastic! There is a wrap around deck and very nice outdoor furniture to enjoy San Diego's weather. Great views overlooking a canyon where you can view the wildlife. Hummingbirds, hawks, rabbits, ect. This is a VERY quiet neighborhood with easy axcess to getting anywhere in San Diego. You will need a car and street parking is not a problem at all. Erin was VERY careful not to intrude on us and you have your own private axcess and you do not here them at all. The two houses do not have any adjoining walls. I have very high standards and this is a great place to stay. You will not be dissappointed! Thank you Erin for your efforts and we look forward to seeing you again!
Amamos ficar na casita, foi tudo perfeito e muito bem preparado pela Erin e sua família!!! Com certeza retornaremos a casita quando voltarmos a san diego... Ela nos surpreendeu de várias maneiras, foi sensacional! Só temos a agradecer!!!
Based on my latin-based language knowledge, Gabriela, I think I understand that you loved the casita, everything was perfect and well-prepared.....and you will certainly return when you visit San Diego again.... and something sensational.... :)
....and I as your host couldn't be happier that you had such a wonderful experience. Please come back and enjoy the casita again!
It was UNBELIEVABLE, she was so sweet and very responsive to all my questions prior to my visit!
There was plentiful food to snack on, eggs, yogurt, fruit, coffee etc. Even a nice selection of different beers! Sadly, my friend and I were at a 3 day workshop, so we barely had time to eat there, nonetheless and enjoy it. We slept wonderfully though. the Bed is AMAZING, so comfy and soft. I loved all of the little details, a welcome card for my friend and I, a binder to help out. We were exhausted after the workshops each night, and she kindly gave us the privacy that we were looking for. The canyon just outside the door, was stunning, and would love to wake up in the mornings to gaze outside. It is SUPER clean and new, and just walking in, it had a nice smell. I liked the heater/fan/AC in the main room to control. I wish that I had more time to enjoy the space!
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", 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.
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!