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 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.
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.
Smoking is allowed, but only outdoors.
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