About this listing
Stay in a 1928 Spanish Style home. Den is downstairs with a full-size bed. Great location to travel from; downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, & the beach, five minutes away! Conference folks welcome!
Please note: THE KITCHEN is REMODELED, Best if you are a conference person; or going to work all day; write to me for discussion to see if you are a good match clean fee. THANKS !! Come visit San Diego in the poet's neighborhood of Point Loma! Excellent location to all areas, esp. Downtown, Coronado, Ocean Beach, La Jolla, and up the coast. Private downstairs den in a high-end, quaint neighborhood; backyard patio is out from the den's back door. You may choose to relax in the living room, dining room, and kitchen nook.
A car can be in front on street. ( Bicycle can stay on the patio. Three bike shops within one mile.)
Den is downstairs; bedrooms are upstairs, brand new (Spanish period perfect) spectacular bathroom for downstairs den! There brand new bed here; full size.
Refrigerator available for your food. I will have tea, orange juice, and bagels available for you the first two days; and maybe other good food (like brownies)!
Five miles from downtown, the Convention Center; two miles from the airport. $16.+tip taxi ride; (ask me and I can offer a $10. ride on most days) SeaWorld is 3 miles away. UCSD is 11 miles away.
Bus line is across the road, one block from my front door.
We are across the road from the newly developed Liberty Station! ((website hidden) it and you will have all of your maps to get here)
Great stores, restaurants, gyms, parks, and museums to entertain you there; a must-see.
If interested in staying for a longer time, weeks or months, this is an option worth asking about.
Late First Night Arrivals; if you arrive later than 9:15pm; there is a late fee. $10. If after
10pm; pls. consult with me beforehand. ( I would have to get up to orient you)
Note: The new bathroom is a few feet from the (website hidden) with a DVD player is in the living room for any guests (and me too!) WiFi included in the whole house; air conditioning too/ heater for the winter.
6 mi. door to door to the Convention Center via direct bus and trolley.
Extra: if you would like to bring a guest; guest rate is listed; let me know ahead of time is it might work out during your time frame here.
We have no pets.
ComicCon Week: you are welcome here! Enjoy your week! $100. per night plus guest fee.
Fees: more than listed here; in July.
Guest access to the living room and TV; dining room to eat or read/use your computer; and kitchen nook w/ table and chairs. Washer/dryer here; for long term guests only; please buy your detergent.
Interaction with Guests
I can meet and greet you; once in a while; another fine airbnb guest might be upstairs.
This neighborhood is an expensive, high-end Point Loma area. Take a walk and see the varietal architecture style of homes; most are Spanish style with a beautiful large living room window. We are known as the "Poet's neighborhood". Great for ComiCon travel.
Public transit is across the street (100 meters) to walk to everyday. Then get on the trolley to downtown or go east to the shopping malls. Many beaches to the west: Ocean Beach; walk there; Mission Beach; Pacific Beach: 6 miles/10km
Other Things to Note
No pets live here.
ComiCon: July 8-13 week prices are $100. per night.
weekly rate is $700. If you are not here the above week; tell me; a lower rate for June, etc.
No drugs. light alcohol is fine. No smokers here.
No loud noise after 10 pm. Be in the house by 2 a.m. if you are out for the night.
Only long-term guests can use the washer; it is old; I'll show you how to use it./ once per week pls.
Show I.D. upon arrival; please arrive by 9:00 first night.
You can enjoy the living room, dining room too; and yard.
Check in 1pm on most weekdays.
Had a wonderful stay. Melinda made me feel very much at home. Nice room and kitchen. I was able to be alone when I need to or just wanted to rest but also had the chance to socialize with Melinda and another guest when I was ready for that. Liberty Station is very close by for a supermarket and other shopping. Also, if you like to walk or run, there are some nice fields around Liberty Station that are good for getting out for a little exercise.
Melinda made me feel very welcomed during my stay. She was generous with her space and her food. Her home is in a good location in terms of freeway access and is in walking distance to grocery stores and cool bars and restaurants.
Meeting Melinda for the first time was like being greeted by a dear friend; you instantly feel at home. She provides a tour of the house, offers some history on the property, and ensures her guests have everything they need.
Pleasantly -- each room has a familiar likeness to the images posted online.
Point Loma is by far, one of the most desireable neighborhoods in San Diego; it's clean, upscale, safe, convenient, and above all -- stunningly beautiful.
Melinda's photos and room description weren't accurate. The house didn't have A/C as mentioned in the description. None of the windows had screens, so the one time we opened the window a few bugs flew in. The bathroom had bugs crawling around and didn't look like it had been cleaned in a while. We were told that the upstairs bathroom shower didn't work, so Melinda, the other two Airbnb guests, plus my boyfriend and I all used the same downstairs shower... 5 people showering per day. Bring shower shoes.
A couple other things to note about the house - the common areas were very cluttered and smelled musty. Not really a place you'll want to hang out or relax or eat a meal. The refrigerator was full and very dirty, so you may or may not be able to put your food in there. Since the house is older you'll be able to hear everything - like the TV in the living room, people in the bedrooms upstairs, people in the bathroom, etc - I can understand why Melinda would ask people to be home at a certain time because of how easily you can hear noise in this house.
The neighborhood was safe and in a great location, only a couple miles from the beach. The airport noise is very very loud in this area., though, but not as bad as downtown San Diego. We bought a box fan to drown out the plane noise and also keep the room cooler since there was no A/C. It helped a lot.
Melinda was rarely home, but she was there to show us where everything was and give us the wifi password and door entry code.
Oh, and initially there was no light bulb in the lamp. We found one and put it in ourselves. You're welcome.
1. A.C. is here; new ten years ago; for upstairs and downstairs; you never asked.
2. These Spanish style homes don't usually have screens; bugs are rare.
3. Who told you that the new art deco upstairs bathroom shower does not work? It
is only five weeks old; you were offered a bathtub up there too.
4. The downstairs shower is three months old; brand new. ( I use my own shower)
5. Kitchen is two months old; lots of food in the refrigerator; you didn't need it;
didn't eat the yogurt that I provided you.
6. I could hear the fan that you brought. Your room smelled on the second day; I
aired it out the next day.
7. Photos; Airbnb cannot get here for another month, they said, to update.
8. Living room, dining room, and kitchen nook are great places to hang out;
study, and meet folks.
9. Did I mention that I have AC? Or that when you were here, it was 72 outside?
10. You are not welcome back here.
I stayed for 2 nights at this Airbnb. Although Melinda was friendly & responsive, and accepted my booking last minute (which I gifted her flowers for upon my arrival to show my appreciation), these are the reasons why I regretted booking this Airbnb.
The house was very cluttered & messy in the shared living areas.
There was a layer of sand or debris on the floor whenever I walked from the bedroom to the bathroom.
There was a problem with ants in my room, so just placing a drink (coconut water) on the table next to my bed was impossible.
The WIFI kept cutting out, and although this problem was fixable, I experienced the frustration of this happening for the first 2 days until I asked Melinda what was happening.
The listing said bagels would be provided for the first 2 days, so I bought some cheese to accompany them. There weren't any bagels.
The lamp in the bedroom had no lightbulb.
If there was air-conditioning in the house as listed, it was definitely not in my bedroom.
The house is near the airport, so there were some late nights & early mornings lying awake listening to the extremely loud jets flying overhead (what seemed like every 5 mins).
I regret to have to leave this review as Melinda is a pleasant lady, but having hosted myself, and having stayed in Airbnb's all over the globe, the basic expectations are cleanliness and tidiness. If these issues are fixed, I'm sure the house would be a lovely place to stay in, as it is a beautiful home.
Sorry about the bagels; they were just put into the freezer the day before. The airplanes start at 0631; a few, then it gets very quiet here. Boxes still in the dining room are from the construction phase that just ended; they are in no one's way; if it bothers anyone aesthetically, no problem; I am a mom of two children with photos that I am working on. Thanks for the flowers; gracious of you.
Melinda was friendly and helpful. House is near the airport which has its ups and downs.
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About the Host, Melinda
Hello Future and Returning Friends! It is Summer 2015! I look forward to meeting you. Come on over to Point Loma, a beautiful ocean neighborhood in San Diego. I am an active athlete with a positive attitude. I am a runner and cyclist. I have a great Spanish style house. I am a friendly, smiling, professional educator. I'm an excellent tour guide, and very resourceful regarding San Diego to San Francisco!
I have two great kids in college\work that may drop into town to meet you; ages 23 and 25.
I enjoy meeting my new guests; this company has been quite fun. If you have any questions, contact me.
If you have children travelling with you; let me know and ask me as they will be welcome here too (but not in June, thanks!)
I work and have many days off.
No pets are here; (my cat is no longer with us)