Pied-a-Terre in SD w/ Priv Entry

House - Entire home/apt · E Lakeview Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040, United States

The Space

Beautiful studio located in San Diego county located merely 20 miles east of San Diego's major attractions.

This listing would be ideal for a single traveler or a couple who want to relax in a safe garden/country setting and yet still be within minutes of the beaches, the zoo, and downtown San Diego.

The private flat which is attached to a main house comes fully equipped with a full bed that fits two, a couch, a tv with cable, a kitchen table for two, a hot plate, microwave, a panini press, sink and your own private bathroom with shower. There are plates to use, utensils, cups and a coffee maker.

This flat has its own private entry and private patio. The owner is my mother-in-law Lynda (Ben's mom) who will fix you an amazing welcome drink of Southern Sweet Iced tea and have it waiting for you when you check-in. After check-in you are given your own privacy to do whatever you like.

For the coffee connoisseurs, we provide Starbucks whole bean coffee (with your own coffee grinder) or pre-ground beans. We provide a French press for your coffee whims.

There is very reliable high-speed wifi for your internet needs.

You will be provided clean linens and fresh towels as well. Should you feel like going to the beach, we can provide beach towels and a little cooler to pack your picnic in.

Best of all, you will have your own private separate entrance. Should you feel like having your morning coffee amidst the chirp of birds, simply step out of your sliding door and have a seat on one of the many lounging areas in the garden. Take a stroll through the grape vines and the vegetable patch. Pick tomatoes, herbs, squash for your cooking needs. You are free to help yourself to the garden bounty.

Take your yoga mat with you and come deepen your practice under the trees, amidst the songbirds, and the smell of oranges.

At night, sit by the warmth of the patio chimenea.

All you need for a relaxing vacation in San Diego County!

Distances to Major Attractions:

- 23.4 Miles to San Diego Zoo
- 24.9 Miles to Sea World
- 21.1 Miles to the Gaslamp
- 26.4 Miles to La Jolla Cove

Should you feel you want to take the off-the-beaten track, head up to the little mountain town of Julian, where they have an amazing fall apple festival and great apple cider year round.

For those who would like to hike the beautiful trails in San Diego, head to Iron Mountain for a challenging 3 hour hike, or head up to Julian where you will find a woodland wonderland.

We have a Walmart nearby, a Sprouts health food store, a VONS, and if you must--fast food is closeby as well.

We hope to host you very soon.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This place was perfect! Very clean with lots of extras to make the stay very comfortable. The back patio area was really nice to sit in.

    We were very surprised to see the complement of food items, treats and other things waiting for us. After riding the MCs all day, it was nice to come back to such a comfortable place.

    Thanks for all the attention!

    April 2014
  • This is an airbnb gem! This quaint little studio is perfect for anyone traveling solo or as a couple. This location is conveniently located near many of San Diego's attractions, however, far away enough that you can escape the city. A parking spot was provided in the driveway and I was pleasantly surprised by the wine, cheese, and other hor d'oeuvres waiting for me. Lynda, Ben, and Anna also provide guest with essential we might forget (like shampoo). Overall this was a wonderful place to stay and I will keep in mind for future San Diego trips.

    April 2014
  • Lynda's cozy get-away was relaxing and charming! Every little need was considered and taken care of as well as relaxing amenities to set the mood! We arrived late but were greeted with a smiling face, helpful information about the area, and a beautiful platter with chilled wine, various cheeses, and chocolate. We were expecting a functional room with just the basics, but were pleasantly surprised with a resort-like feel that still remained completely independent and relaxed. Lynda is truly a kind, genuine, and lovely host! We hope to visit again very soon!

    March 2014
  • Pied-a-Terre is a very private suite, tastefully decorated and very clean with everything we needed and more. The bed is comfortable making for a restful nights sleep, plus a backyard and patio make it a wonderful place to relax and listen to the beautiful songbirds. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe. Always prompt to our any need or question, Lynda was the perfect hostess (she had some tasty treats waiting for us upon our arrival)

    The San Diego Trolley Station is within a few minutes drive and freeway access is close and convenient. We did lots of fun exploring on the trolley... just so many places to see and experience. We stayed almost two months (snow birds), and highly recommend this little piece of paradise.

    March 2014
  • I was looking for a place to stay for about a month, as a solo artistic retreat, and I couldn't have imagined a more peaceful place to think and work! The place itself is much larger than it seems from the photographs and is aesthetically very stylish. Lynda is an incredibly gracious host, and provided everything one could possibly need, down to Kleenex being in the exact spot on the side table where you would want them to be in the middle of the night. The place has a regular sized fridge, so you can stock up on food to save money on meals, along with coffee/coffeemaker, hot plate, cutlery, pots/pans, cooking utensils, microwave, cups/plates - the works! She has a spacious, beautiful backyard in which you can have coffee and breakfast with birdsong, or a late night drink underneath twinkling lights. Lynda also makes herself easily accessible, in case you have questions or particular needs. I would recommend this rental for a) anyone looking for a long-term getaway to work on creative endeavours/artist retreat or b) anyone who's visiting the San Diego area, as you would not be able to get this type of comfort in a hotel at the same price. The town itself is very small, but there is a nearby town (Santee) where there are plenty of restaurants, and most areas of San Diego are about a 20 minute drive away. For those who are interested in hiking/nature activities, Lakeside has lovely trails, and it's also only about 45 mins away from Julian (an old mining town with the best apple pie I've ever had!) and Laka Cuyamaca, where you can easily spend a glorious afternoon. Highly, highly recommended, I would definitely return. And Lynda's sweet tea is the best - I hoarded it for days!

    December 2012
  • Lynda was a wonderful host and provided everything we could imagine! The pied-a-terre was perfect - clean, private, and everything we needed. We were very comfortable and would definitely stay here again!

    October 2012
  • Beyond Perfect. I want to go back. Pied-a-Terre is exactly as pictured, though we found it bigger then we expected. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom more spacious then anticipated, it isn't a stall showerl, as I was expecting. Lynda is a wonderful host, her tea is perfect. The patio is the most peaceful place I have been in a long time. I loved sitting reading with a drink listening to birds. There are even twinkle lights set up. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio, that was a treat.

    San Diego was amazing. So much more to see. The location worked well for us. though most attractions are 30 minutes or more away, we enjoyed the drives. I highly recommend staying here.

    October 2012
  • The Pied-a-Terre is the epitome of what an airbnb experience should be! From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and provided with every comfort we needed after a long journey. Ben’s mother Lynda was an amazing host, she was very friendly and was extremely thoughtful. In regards to the place it was a lovely clean place with all the comforts of home. The highlight was being able to eat our breakfast in the back patio amongst the hummingbirds and flowers. The place is a bit outside of San Diego but if you plan on renting a car it’s a very quick it only 15min away from the city center and well worth it. We would highly recommend the Pied-a-Terre.

    Ray and Biliana

    August 2012
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Pied-a-Terre for a week this August. We had an exceptional time! The place was very stylish and charming. It had everything we needed, including a lovely kitchenette and all possible cookware. I loved the outdoor patio where you can relax and watch hummingbirds while having breakfast in the shade of a tangerine tree. Linda was the best host, very nice to us and helpful. We highly recommend this place.

    August 2012
  • I had a wonderful experience staying at Ben and Anna's flat. Lynda was hosting this weekend and she was great. She was very friendly and accommodating. The flat was very comfortable and well stocked with extras. I would highly recommend them as hosts, and look forward to staying with them again.

    July 2012
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Anna likes to travel, cook, decorate and karaoke. Ben likes to bmx, surf, and watch horror movies. We own a kitty named Bentley, and we live in sunny San Diego where we love to go mountain biking. We are unobtrusive hosts, but always willing to help. :)
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