Private guest room in a 1912 California Craftsman bungalow in the heart of historic Kensington, central San Diego.
My home is a 1912 California Craftsman bungalow in the heart of historic Kensington, central San Diego. The guest room has one full-size bed, best for 1-2 people. The room is quiet, situated at the back of the house away from the street. The one bathroom is shared.
A quick walk around the corner you'll find shops, restaurants, cafes, a library, a park, an independent movie cinema, a locally-owned video store (Ken Video! the best in San Diego!) and quick access to two major freeways, which will get you anywhere you want to go in San Diego. A 10-minute drive will take you to the San Diego Zoo, historic Balboa Park, the downtown Gaslamp Quarter and, of course, our famous San Diego beaches, bays and harbor. Drive east 1 hour and you will find yourself in the beautiful Laguna Mountains (visit Julian for apple pie or wine tasting!) or the Anza-Borrego desert. (Great for hunting fossils!)
As a volunteer for the California German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, I foster dogs— usually one at a time. While I will crate my dogs if there is reason to do so, they generally have free access to the house and backyard. GSPs are smart, social and curious; they will want to check you out. If you have any canine phobias or allergies, you may not be entirely comfortable. Despite their breed, they do shed. (I vacuum alot.)
My current dog, Roxy, is approx. 11 years old, a happy, sweet gal and very mellow for a GSP. She has not been toddler-tested yet so please inquire further if you have small children.
Wi-Fi and Internet access available and (website hidden) is limited (basic network stations). Free NetFlix. Street parking is always available.
You are welcome to use the washer and dryer for a small extra charge ($5.00/load).
No car? You can catch the No. 11 bus just at the end of the street that will take you through midtown San Diego, down along Balboa Park and on into Downtown San Diego. (My mom even took that bus, alone, all the way to the end of the line and back, through Barrio Logan. She said it was a really interesting round trip!)
Guests have access to the entire home, including kitchen, dining room, living room, backyard and hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
I work from home so am available at all times to answer questions or give recommendations. We love to get to know our guests but will never intrude.
Smoking is allowed, but only outdoors.
Beautiful home and wonderful, clean room. Jennifer was very hospitable, and even offered us coffee in the morning. Would definitely recommend!
Jennifer was a great host! Our stay was super short, but she was very helpful and available to give us tips! Thanks Jennifer!
Jennifer was very welcoming and her home is beautiful. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful at night yet a close walk to shops and restaurants. The guest room was comfortable and clean. It was a lovely stay!
Jennifer is such a beautiful and welcoming lady. She is so nice to provide necessary items to us. The room is comfortable and clean. We enjoy the two wonderful days there. If there is another time to San Deigo, I will still live her house the best choice.
Jennifer was a fantastic host! She had a beautiful home and was very welcoming. We had a great brunch at the Kensington Cafe and enjoyed an afternoon on Jennifer's sunny patio.
I am a graphic/web designer and photographer. I grew up in Phoenix, AZ. As an adult I have lived in New York City, Paris, New Hampshire (briefly) and, as of 1989, here in San Diego. I was born in France (although I only lived there until age 3). I speak some French...assez bien! I've travelled throughout Europe, Argentina and Chile. I've also been to Hong Kong, Australia, Bali and Egypt. I love to cook. I enjoy a good wine, my favorites being Zins from the Lodi, CA region. My home is filled with my ceramics and other art. I love being outdoors, hiking, walking, discovering new places, investigating back alleys and roads.
My boyfriend, Patrick, is a contractor, craftsman and a musical instrument builder. The instrument he builds is unique and one-of-a-kind. Search for "Array mbira" and you'll see something you've probably never seen before. Needless to say, music features big in our life. We love jam sessions, even with those who don't "play." (I'm not trained, I mostly just noodle around, but we manage to get some good stuff happening at times.) If you are musically-inclined, Patrick has many instruments to share with you: the Array mbira, a Balinese trompong, a Japanese koto, gongs, guitars, keyboards...or just sit back and enjoy the jam.
I am also a volunteer for the California German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue. My old guy, Bruno, recently passed away, but I am now fostering GSPs from time to time while they wait for their new homes. I only foster one dog at a time, each with their own personalities. Some get along well with other dogs, some not as well, so if you have a dog with you, please contact me for compatibility details. Sorry, no cats please. Most GSPs are natural born hunters.
Let us know if you would like to visit. And we'll do the same!
Looking forward to meeting you.