About This Listing
This three bedroom craftsman home in the charming downtown San Diego neighborhood of South Park has been completely renovated and features a private porch and shared yard.
This three bedroom craftsman home in the hip walkable downtown San Diego neighborhood of South Park has been completely renovated and features a private patio, shared yard, full use of the kitchen, and enough beds for 4 (in addition to a included, and really comfy, queen size air mattress (2 more) and couch space an additional 1).
Though the home is walking distance to Balboa Park, and less than three miles from the San Diego Zoo & downtown San Diego, the neighborhood has plenty of free parking, is very quiet and offers plenty to do. The home is also walking distance from the 30th street corridor where guests will find popular restaurants, and some of the best beer bars in the country. My favorite place for a drink is Hamilton's Tavern (which is consistently rated one of the best beer bars in the nation. If you just want a nice night in, feel free take our growler to any of the nearby brewery tasting rooms (Thorn St. Brewery, Riptide, Fall, Modern Times, etc.) Travelers wishing to explore further are only 10 minutes from downtown or five minutes from Balboa park via a nearby bus stop, or several small rental cars from the company car2go.
At our pad, travelers also have access to our shared patio area with covered shade, yard, kid's playhouse, free wireless internet, our record collection and player, plenty of pots and pans to cook something tasty, closet space, free laundry (washer and dryer).
Guests will have private access to the full 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, including kitchen and laundry facilities. Guests will also have access to a porch with rocking chairs in front of the home.
Guest will also have shared access to the backyard (with hammock, outdoor seating, and BBQ grill), but seeing as this is a multi-unit property they will share the space with 2 other long-term renters.
Interaction with Guests
I can recommend services and restaurants via phone or Airbnb app, but most of the time we let guests have the property to themselves.
Parking is free and plentiful.
On 30th and Grape there are bike share stations using the city's new Decobike system (take a bike from one station and return it to another one at your destination).
You are welcome to use spices and cooking supplies. Please leave food (dry and canned goods) as you found them.
Please be respectful of neighbors and keep the noise down after 10pm.
Pets are not allowed on the property. Sorry, but this is a courtesy to the tenants who share the property.
Please do not smoke on the patio or on in the home. If you must smoke, do so in the front yard.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
The house was absolutely amazing and Mat has been a perfect host. We stayed there for 3 nights, and enjoyed the house a lot: it was super clean, spacious, very tastefully decorated and it was easy to find everything we needed. For the few questions we had, Mat has been super responsive and provided all the information we needed in no time and clearly. One huge bonus is that the neighborhood is absolutely adorable - with tons of cafes and bars, and only 10 minutes walk from Balboa park! We highly recommend this house and had the best experience.
Very sweet South Park neighborhood with bungalows and beautiful gardens. Though residential, it was also centrally located and a quick trip to anywhere we wanted to be. Matthew was very accommodating and quick to respond when we had questions, and the house was true to the photos with a lovely back patio, spacious kitchen and dining room, and great design throughout. It's clear his family has put love into the home.
Matthew's house was great in all aspects. Perfectly situated close enough to all the SD action, but in a quiet neighborhood with cute coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance. We were traveling with little ones in tow and so when they walked into the nursery and saw all the books, they were super pumped. We read a different one each night.
Two things I didn't notice before booking, which may not be an issue to some people, 1) this house has an upstairs unit and in-law back house rented out by long-term tenants so the outdoor space is not yours alone, and 2) there is no tv. Listen, a break from tv is awesome, but sometimes my kids need a little distraction so grownups can shower, etc. So just make sure to bring along a laptop and take advantage of the wifi.
I'd definitely recommend to a friend traveling to SD!
Matthews house was totally amazing! It has nice showers, comfy beds an a large backyard. We have never seen matthew in person but the airbnb-messaging worked perfectly. He is uncomplicated and easy-going. I would totally recommend going to this place!
What can I say that hasn't already been said. matt has been a great host. This is my second time renting from Mathew and I have to say " The Craftsman " does not disappoint. Its clean, comfortable, and just a great neighborhood.
Matt's house was a great place to stay for our San Diego vacation. It is family friendly with a cute little nursery and a great back (shared) yard for the kids to play in. There is plenty of room for kids and parents to have spread out and for parents to have privacy and space to themselves after the kiddos are asleep, which is something you won't get from hotel room! The house is beautifully remodeled and in a cool part of town, walking distance to coffee shops, a grocery store and restaurants. The kitchen is well-stocked and great for cooking in with its ample counter space, chef's stove and farm sink.
Matt was a good communicator and very available to respond to any concern we had. We ran into a few snags while staying there (caused by a rowdy, messy group that had rented the place before us)--I communicated these issues to Matt and he addressed them promptly and courteously.
You should know that this place is on a property that has multiple long-term renters (a very nice family in an in-law unit in back and a very quiet female renter in the unit above the house). The renters were very quiet and kept to themselves so they were no bother to us, but if you are looking to rent a whole house that is very private, you should just be aware of the situation.
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About the Host, Matthew
My wife and I are teachers in San Diego, California, and enjoy travelling on our summer vacations. We are always interested in meeting new people and getting to know new cultures. We are new to airbnb, but we have hosted many people from other countries before, and we have traveled rather extensively. If you are coming to San Diego when we are here then we would love to show you around. If we are coming to your town, then I hope you can o the same (if you are available!) We look forward to meeting you!
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