About this listing
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 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. If you have any canine phobias or allergies, you may not be entirely comfortable. Despite their short hair, they do shed.
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. No cable service but I do have a few basic network stations.
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. (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!)
Check in no later than 10:00 p.m.
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. 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.
Smoking is allowed, but only outdoors.
About the Host, Jennifer
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, for the past 25 years, 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 enjoy a good wine. My home is filled with my ceramics and other art. I love being outdoors, hiking, walking, discovering new places, investigating back alleys and roads.
I work from home and so am available for your arrival most anytime.
I am also a volunteer for the California German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue. I foster GSPs from time to time while they wait for their new homes.
I love meeting new people and am looking forward to meeting you!