This room has the most amazing private balconies with unobstructed views of the entire San Diego Bay and Downtown skyline with an great outdoor shower overlooking the views and one of the most amazing beds-and bay windows
PARKING IS FREE AND NO ISSUE AMAZING ROOM PRIVATE DECK OVERLOOKING ENTIRE BAY AND DOWNTOWN SKYLINE BAY/DOWNTOWN/LITTLE
ITALY/PARK/ZOO/TROLLY/BUS-RESORT LIKE BnB NOb Room , queen bed, huge closet flat screen t.v.
Private deck overlooking the entire City and Bay Amazing room
Don't pay to be someones roommate in a way out area or unsafe area stay in a place where you meet other travelers and enjoy a Unique Victorian restored BnB no B-located just blocks to all of the best areas of San Diego-Walk to it all-Convention center, Gaslamp downtown San Diego, The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park-Enjoy a place where movie scenes have been shot and famous people have stayed. Located just 6 blocks from the San Diego bay, 2 blocks to the Village of Little Italy, 8 blocks N. of the vibrant Downtown Gaslamp District. and 5 blocks east of the San Diego balboa park and zoo.
*All guest have access to use a fully equipped gourmet Kitchen
*top deck overlooks the entire San Diego Bay and The Downtown skyline
*outdoor fireplace and fire pit
*outdoor living room and bar
* bbq grill
Victorian is soundproofed so outside noise is minimal
*some rooms have private decks overlooking the bay and downtown
*some rooms have private baths
*home to an academy aware winning actor in the 50's
*was an international art studio before I purchased
*house has been spiritually cleanse* 50 foot koi pond with 12 foot water fall in front with spectacular gardens all around- get buzzed by humming birds
*all rooms have high end mattress's and high count sheets
*flat screen t.v. cable and wif*located just 5 minutes from the funky San Diego Airport-watch planes land without the noise inside walls are all insulated and have acoustical soundboard and 4 thick pane windows so enjoy looking out and choosing to watch cruise ships sailboats sunsets over the bay-downtown skyline lit up at night or fireworks almost every night in summer or planes landing(again inside is soundproofed)
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Michael met me at the door with a great smile, genuine kindness, a personal tour of his beautiful Victorian home and the hospitality one hopes they find after traveling 15 hours. I was there on business, and truly enjoyed the laid back environment. I had so much fun talking with others in the home and will go back again with my husband.
Hello other guests - to give you some context of who I am so you can relate to what I am about to share. I am a world traveler and have stayed in many airbnb type arrangements. I tend to have the minimum expectations at most places: bed quality, cleanliness, location.
This is the story of the place that just TRIES TO ALWAYS DELIVER but always comes short of it. It does not take a lot to correct what I am going to share.
HORRIBLE BED: Biggest issue #1. This bed is decades old, it has no support and damn if I was with my girlfriend I would have kept up the other guests because the frame is so noisy. (Sheets and towels are very old, bring your own.) The bed looks awesome in the photo but it does not deliver.
AIRPLANE /JET noise - this house is under the main runway of the San Diego Airport. Yes, I saw a Costco sized box of ear-plugs but this issue should be in bold letters. Every few minutes a jets fly over, and yes it continues into the night. The place looks like a meditation, quite, paradise but it distracts from the truth that planes fly over the place.
The GREEN ROOM has a outdoor shower - sounds awesome, but NO HOT WATER. It's great if its noon and a blistering 100 degrees and humid.... SO, kind of useless. Almost cool but not.
LOCATION SUCKS (It's almost good, but to far) if you want to get to main parts of downtown San Diego. It is not in walking distance so prepare to spend $$ on renting a bike or calling a car service. It's a solid 30-45 min. walk to the parts of town that most folks want to go to.
Cleanliness - ok, not great,closer full of stuff so as a guest you can't even use it. Dusty everywhere and I know its an old victorian but floors and bathroom can be kept clean. WHY CHARGE A CLEANING FEE?
(It's apparent that a professional maid service is not contracted out)
Does the place have nice outside seating areas - Yes. But wear earplugs
Does the place have a cool kitchen - Yes, but food storage- spices and basic commodities are as old as the home. Coffee Maker - is the one K-cup kind...uggh. (NASTY)
Does the place have a cool community area:Living room, dining room, tv room YES!
Ok.... I think you get the picture. With a little re-investment of rent money the owner can make this place way better.
To AirB&B: I suggest you figure out a way to improve quality control on sites listed.
Neighborhood was very close to Balboa Park, little Italy and a 20-minute walk away from the Gaslamp Quarter. Busses stop nearby that can take you downtown or anywhere else for that matter. 10-minute cab ride from airport.
Other visitors were very nice, room was good, common areas were nice and relatively clean. The house has lots of character! Just an all over great place to stay!
While Michael was out of town during our stay, he made sure to stay in easy contact with us and make our stay as hassle-free as possible. Because we walked straight to the area in Little Italy from the airport, we took advantage of the very convenient early luggage drop-off he offered. Upon arriving at his beautiful hillside home, we were able to easily access the house and find our room (Green Room) as per his instructions. The room was the perfect size for my girlfriend and I with gorgeous views of downtown and the bay from our own little private balcony that included that extraordinary outdoor shower. We highly recommend Michael and his house; he also offers several other rooms (including the treehouse!) sharing the same balconies and views. Next time we're visiting San Diego from Minnesota, we will definitely be giving Michael a call!
My friend and I stayed in Michael's lovely Green room. We were greeted and shown around the house by a very helpful guy (wish i remembered your name!). The house was exactly as it was described. Great location. Amazing view of downtown and bay from the room's balcony. Lovely garden area. All the people staying in the house were very polite. I would definitely recommend this place stay to travelers looking to explore San Diego and even meet new people. The art and decor around the house was an added plus. Thanks for hosting us.
We had a wonderful stay in the Green Room. The bed was very comfortable, the room was clean and the overall stay very pleasant. Location wise we where right in the center of everywhere that we wanted to go. We were able to walk comfortably to the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and the harbour just to name a few places. Thank you very much for letting us stay in your beautiful home!
What can I say? This place is in a great location, easily accessible, overall price and cleanliness is satisfactory. We met a few people who were extremely friendly and I'd definitely stay at Michael's place again. Preferably when it is warmer to take advantage of the shower on the patio! Thanks, Michael for a comfortable and convenient location!
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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
As I sage this wonderful space to keep energy fresh and inviting, I ask the Universe to bring the wonderful energy to my guest and protect my space from the Negative or hard to please people so as not to affect my other guest who are all about enjoying this wonderful space
Let me introduce my co worker my dog
My dog cinamon- is an artful dodger of the rules and loves to make guest believe she is starving and has no toys
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