Garden Cottage blocks to bay/dwntwn

Other - Private room · Front St, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

The Space

FREE USE OF BIKES PARKING IS FREE AND NO ISSUE WALK TO/SAN DIEGO BAY/ DOWNTOWN GASLAMP/ LITTLE ITALY/BALBOA PARK/Private cottage set in what guest have called a sanctuary garden setting with kitchenette very high end gueen bed BnB no B surrounded by gardens and fountains koi pond and nature while in the middle of the city-all windows are 7' in height and most rooms overlook the entire bay and downtown skyline-5 min from airport(while interior is soundproofed) walk just 5 blocks to San Diego bay-2 blocks to Village of Little Italy-to the east just 6 blocks to Balboa park (zoo, trails, museums) and to the south just 8 blocks to the Downtown gas lamp district- 3 outdoor decks with views of everything and gardens watch sailboats, sunsets over bay, night lights from entire San diego Skyline and planes landing-lol (again soundproofed)
*newly renovated private cottage
private entrance to and from property
*opens onto lower deck with jungle like gardens/outdoor bar/surround sound/outdoor summer t.v./outdoor living room shaded with ceiling fan lighting/jacuzzi/jenn air bbg quill
*guest are able to use fully equipped gourmet kitchen/3 outdoor decks
*upper deck has fireplace/firepit with insane views of the entire San Diego skyline and the Entire San Diego bay
*5 blocks to bay
*two blocks to Village of Little Italy
*6 blocks to Balboa park-zoo-museums-hiking trails
*8 blocks to Downtown Gaslamp district-dining/clubs/shopping/ballpark/convention center
*offstreet parkin


Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $1395 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Our stay at the cottage was great. Couldn't have asked for a better location and the staff was great.

    April 2014
  • My stay at the Garden Cottage was wonderful. A friend and I were looking for a place to stay and relax the night before traveling out of town for a wedding and this was just what we needed. The jacuzzi was relaxing, the house was beautiful and the cottage gave us the privacy we were looking to enjoy. Eric was very helpful, providing extra blankets and towels we needed and making sure there was nothing else we could want. The view of the skyline on the deck was beautiful and though the airport was nearby, the cottage was quite sound proof. It's not perfect. If you're paying attention you know when a plane is overhead, but we slept through the night without a problem and were impressed at the efforts Michael has taken to make sure the sound doesn't disturb guests. The house was close to Little Italy and other great neighborhoods. We'd absolutely stay there again. Thanks Michael and Eric!

    April 2014
  • We stayed in the cottage for only one day, but it was great, the entire house has a great vibe, downtown is just a stroll away. We booked the place less than a day before arriving, recieved a quick reply and everything went smoothly. Great experience.

    April 2014
  • The very WORST experience ever. You can almost reach out and touch the commercial JUMBO JETS AIRPLANES flying overhead every 3-5 MINUTES! Not only is it noisy, but our room shook. I can only imagine the health hazard from the constant exhaust from the planes. If you value your health and safety, FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO STAY. We had to scramble at 10:00 pm to find other accommodations -- it was that bad!

    April 2014
    Response from Michael:

    I could defend my business but the best thing to do is read the other 540 reviews. Out of respect for our other guest and her rude behavior she had to be asked to leave as guest come here to relax and not be in a place of disrespect from other guest we value that above the money.

  • Michael was excellent and attentive to us and his other guests! The property is as lovely as advertised, with a European hostel like feel, and just a mile walk or so to most desired SD attractions. While we had a great stay, be warned the house is just a few blocks from the freeway, and directly under the landing trajectory of airplanes flying into SD airport. This made for a pretty noisy stay at times, and sadly contradicted the serene environment Michael has so successfully curated.

    April 2014
  • This place is astoundingly beautiful. There is an impeccable paradise garden in the back of the house where the garden cottage is located. The place was very quiet, relaxing and comfortable. Michael was easy to reach with any questions, and was accommodating in terms of late check in and late check out.

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed in the Garden Cottage for just one night, but we loved our stay. If you are new to Airbnb, this is a great place to try out since it operates with more of a Bed and Breakfast feel.

    The backyard area is so great - Michael has plants everywhere and the hot tub, fire-pit, bar area, and outdoor seating is a treat. We read on the porch in the morning and enjoyed some coffee - felt very relaxed and away from the world.

    The cottage is a great size and while the bathroom is not huge, it worked great for us. Bed was comfortable, planes did not bother us while trying to sleep. I would love to stay here again, hopefully for an even longer visit. The bf and I are in a long distance relationship and we took a short trip to SD from his home in LA. We love to walk and this place is definitely walkable to Little Italy (really short walk), an amazing restaurant called Banker's Hill a few blocks away, and a longer walk (maybe a mile?) to Gaslamp and Hillcrest. Perfect location for us!

    Michael and Eric were both there and were both great. After we checked out in the morning (check out is at noon which is really nice), they offered to keep our bags and told us we were free to hang out in any of the common areas. They even said we could shower in the main house bathrooms if needed. We didn't take them up on it but it just goes to show how accommodating they were.

    We hope to return soon - thanks for everything!

    March 2014
  • Michael and Eric are the most wonderfully warm people. Very accommodating, very helpful and informative, really easy to chat to, yet maintain your privacy at the same time.

    The little haven they have created is nothing short of a spiritual oasis. Sitting in the back courtyard, you can play your own music through a stereo system, surrounded by a beautiful garden that invites the local wildlife to pop in to also enjoy. The hummingbirds were my favourite to watch and other native birds splash about in the water features.

    There is a hot tub, with bamboo surrounding it that gives the impressive of being completely removed from reality. A great end to the day to relax your muscles and soothe your mind before retiring for a restful nights sleep.

    The house is close to everything. Zoo, Seaworld, all types of transportation, Little Italy (the food is to die for), the Gaslamp district, the sea/water, Balboa Park, Old Town San Diego, the airport and more. If you love to walk and explore, you are perfectly located, though if you spend too long out and have shopped too much, a cab ride home is relatively cheap because you are so close to everywhere.

    I hope one day I return to San Diego and get to experience this little piece of heaven again. Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience.

    March 2014
  • We stayed in the cottage for 5 weeks and loved all of it! The location could not have been better and convenient. Eric and Nita were extremely friendly and helpful. We look forward to our return, there is no need to even consider any other accommodations. Some comments were made about the airplane noise.....for us, we got so used to having planes fly, that we were not bothered at all. Besides, they don't fly all night and we rather enjoyed seeing them. The serene environment over compensated everything. What a wonderful place to be!

    March 2014
  • This was a great cozy place right outside of downtown. They wen out of their way to make sure I was comfortable n happy!

    February 2014
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My joys in life is creating a wonderful drama free place for traveler to meet and enjoy the most comfortable resort like feels around, I have created the most wonderful gardens that surround this amazing 4 story victorian. I also love my little dog who helps me shop for all i buy A Vacation is not only where you go but how you stay, Put away the car and enjoy walking to it all we offer not only the ability to walk to The San Diego Bay within 5 minutes, but in the same time or less be in the Village of Little Italy, Balboa Park (Zoo) Downtown Gaslamp, but many other amazing things are available without stepping foot in your car or a taxi. For those attractions further out the main bus line is two blocks away and the main trolley is within 15 min walk
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