Your private cottage is detached from our home so you can come and go without worrying about disturbing anyone.Enter through our award-winning garden to the outdoor deck which we encourage you to use.
Craftsman Cottage in Mission Hillls

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Our cozy, private cottage is nestled in Historic Mission Hills at the center of San Diego’s greatest attractions. The highly desirable neighborhood is quiet and safe, but just minutes from popular destinations.

The space

The Cottage
On the property of a historically-designated Craftsman home, The Mission Hills Casita, first built in 1913 as the carriage house, is fully renovated with a double bed, kitchenette (refrigerator, microwave, sink, hotplate, and crockpot), newly renovated bathroom and ample closet space. Very private, the detached Cottage studio is surrounded by brick patio, an outdoor kitchen with gas grill, lounging deck and landscaped grounds for your use and enjoyment.

Two full-service grocery stores are within easy walking distance and each Sunday morning the Hillcrest farmer’s market offers fresh produce, hot and cold prepared foods, and inexpensive fresh flowers galore.

We are very close to both Scripps Mercy Hospital, UCSD Medical Center and the Naval Medical Center San Diego for physician residents needing a place during a rotation, traveling nurses, and family members needing to be close to a hospitalized loved one.

The major freeways of San Diego intersect within 2 miles of our home. A city bus lines runs literally to our curb and the San Diego Trolley station in Old Town is a short walk away. Short taxis and Uber rides to downtown are approximately $15.

The proximity to the ocean keeps both daytime and nighttime temperatures comfortable. Check out the current weather at the Cottage

Guest access

In addition to the cottage, you are encouraged to use our outdoor deck including dining table and grill. It is a great place to enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Interaction with guests

I am generally available in the evenings or via text/email during the day.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 21%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

We live in a quiet residential neighborhood and ask that guests respect the peacefulness of our property and maintain reasonable noise levels for our neighbors. There is plenty of street parking, but we request you to park in front of our house when possible.

We keep a smoke free home, but we provide guests with a designated smoking area in the garden, should they need it.

No more than 2 people allowed to stay overnight (not including infants and toddlers).

Please secure the front gate when entering or existing the property to ensure that our pup, Nerea, stays put.

We want you to have a great time here and I hope you will return on each visit to San Diego. Thanks!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

2 nights minimum stay

161 Reviews

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Jonathan User Profile
May 2017
We had a nice time. The neighborhood, house and patio were beautiful. Our host was very friendly and made their grill available to us. Everything was great. The cottage is located behind the house and the deck is shared with the main house. The only reason we didnt rate them higher is because they always left the patio door completley open. If we were on the deck there wasn't much privacy, or at least it doesn't feel very private Also, they have a big beautiful dog who is very friendly and roams from inside to outside freely. My toddler was scared of the dog so he couldn't enjoy the patio as much as I would have like. Great place, great host just not the right fit for us.

Myles User Profile
May 2017
Overall pretty great. Neighborhood is a little quieter and fancier than I would have liked. Could have been little cleaner, but not dirty in any way.
Celia User Profile
Response from Celia:
Thanks, I will try to do a better job with dusting.
May 2017

Melanie User Profile
May 2017
Great stay! We very much enjoyed exploring local restaurants. Bones enjoyed his time chasing lizards in the backyard. Hope to be back again in the future. Thanks again!

Carolina User Profile
April 2017
We loved to stay in cottage, it is a cozy place and very close to everything by car. Street parking is super easy all the times. We had a great stay and we loved the tips in the book inside cottage (especially the 3 spots for a good coffee near the house). There a much privacy all the time and we feel like our home! This was an amazing experience!

Weston User Profile
March 2017
Excellent location, beaufitful outdoor space and gracious, friendly hosts! The inside of the cottage is smaller than it appears in photos. Kitchenette is really only big enough for coffee and toast, not much cooking. Mattress was slightly uncomfortable. If you are OK with these smallish negatives, this place is a great value.

Jane User Profile
February 2017
Such a nice little cabin, tucked into the back of a lovely yard. The views of San Diego were amazing from the neighborhood. The decor was lovely, the room was clean, the space just right.

Laura User Profile
February 2017
Lovely casita in a family friendly neighborhood. Cheap Uber rides to lots of excellent restaurants and downtown. Casita is just big enough for two with all the essentials. Great refuge while sightseeing in the area! Wifi quite spotty.

San Diego, California, United States · Joined in October 2011
Celia User Profile

Hi! I am a high school student who is eager to share our home and our great city with you. I have lived all my life in San Diego and dedicate much of my free time enjoying all it has to offer. I enjoy photography and hanging out with my friends. I have been hosting Airbnb guests since 2011 and have met so many cool people from all around the world - while saving up money for college. I have even used Airbnb to visit Mexico, France and Spain.

Fortunately, I manage the casita with the help of my parents, Ed and Jamie. When he isn't running an ultra-marathon or doing Crossfit, Papa works for a genomics company. Mama owns a marketing firm but would rather be cooking or travelling - preferably both. Nerea, our border collie pup, takes her job as greeter very seriously. We all love San Diego but spend lots of time south of border too, when time allows.

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