The dining room.The main house.

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Private guest room in a 1912 California Craftsman bungalow in the heart of historic Kensington, central San Diego.

The space

My home is a 1912 California Craftsman bungalow in the heart of historic Kensington, central San Diego. The guest room has one queen-size bed for 1-2 people. The room is quiet, situated at the back of the house away from the street. The one bathroom is shared. Two-person maximum. Sorry, no exceptions.

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. My current dog, Roxy, is approx. 11 years old, a happy, sweet gal and very mellow for a GSP.

NOTE: If you have any dog allergies, this might not be a suitable accommodation for you. Despite their short hair, GSPs do shed.

Wi-Fi and Internet access available. No cable service but I do get a few local stations + Netflix.

There is off-street parking available for one vehicle, however free street parking is also 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.

Guest access

Check in no later than 10:00 p.m.

Guests have access to the entire home, including kitchen, dining room, living room and backyard.

Interaction with guests

I work from home so am available at all times to answer questions or give recommendations. I love to get to know my guests but will never intrude.

Other things to note

If you wish to make an inquiry or reservation request, please send me a personal message with some details about yourself and your visit to San Diego. Be sure to complete your airbnb profile, including an image and at least three verifications, otherwise I will be unable to consider your reservation.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 1PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Security Deposit: 100
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House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 1PM - 9PM

Smoking is allowed, but only outdoors.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

284 Reviews

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Shane User Profile
July 2017
What a great experience. This was an extended stay as part of a relocation to San Diego. Jennifer and Dan were helpful, friendly and courteous. They made the extended stay feel like a visit with friends without being intrusive. They helped in any way they could and I can't say enough great things about the stay. The home and the location lived up to, and exceeded my expectations. I hope anyone look for a reasonably priced place in San Diego will choose to stay with them. I did not know much about the area but landed in a true hidden gem by finding Kensington. Best wishes to all who stay here and may you enjoy it as much as we did!!

Al User Profile
June 2017
The stay here was great - the location in the Kensington neighborhood was really nice with a street full of food and drinks while the house of was on a very quiet and picturesque street. The house was beautiful and the hosts were helpful, friendly and great conversationalist!

Danielle User Profile
May 2017
Wow! What a gem Jenn's place is! Jenn, Dan, & their sweet, beautiful dog were incredibly welcoming & Jenn was extremely knowledgeable about the city and gave us great insider tips for things to see & do during our stay. Every detail of her gorgeous home has been chosen with thought, care, and the aesthetic eye of an artist. The bed was so comfortable we made a mental note to find out the brand of the mattress and the sheets so we can try to duplicate the effect in our own home. The house is on a beautiful, quiet street, a short walk from restaurants, cafes, etc., easy to find, and convenient to all that SD has to offer. We could not have been more delighted with our choice of lodging. I would give it 100 stars if they let me.

Greg User Profile
May 2017
Had a great weekend - Jen was very helpful, friendly and open. The house was great and close to our activities for the weekend.

Esther User Profile
April 2017
What a wonderful overnight stay at Jennifer's home. The house is so tastefully furnished and decorated and so immaculately clean and fresh smelling. I felt very comfortable and relaxed as soon as I entered the house. It's located in a quiet neighborhood with cute restaurants and stores within a short walking distance. Although we just chatted shortly when we got in, Jennifer and her partner were so kind and warm. She even prepared us a healthy breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, and coffee which was so lovely to wake up to. Highly recommended!

Josh User Profile
April 2017
It was a pleasant stay.

Kathleen User Profile
April 2017
Jennifer's place is warm and welcoming. I felt right at home the moment I walked in. Very comfortable, very convenient to town and public transportation. Jennifer and Dan are friendly, kind, and helpful, making for outstanding hosts. I really had the perfect place to stay. thank you.

San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Jennifer User ProfileJennifer is a superhost.

I am a graphic/web designer and photographer. I have lived in Arizona, New York City, Paris, New Hampshire (briefly) and, for the past 25 years, here in San Diego. I was born in France (although I only lived there until age 3). My French is...pretty good! I've travelled throughout Europe, Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong, Australia, Bali and Egypt. I am also a volunteer for the California German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue. I work from home and so am available for your arrival most anytime.

Dan is a statistics programmer originally from Green Bay, WI. We enjoy wine, camping, being outdoors, hiking, walking, discovering new places, chess, cooking, and tai chi in the park. We love meeting new people and are looking forward to meeting you!

Jennifer & Dan

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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