Heart of SD, Adorable Neighborhood

House - Entire home/apt · Biona Dr, San Diego, CA 92116, United States

Comfortable 3 bed, 2.5 bath Spanish home with a full chef's kitchen and awesome outdoor eating area. We live in the (very) safe & walkable Kensington neighborhood close to award-winning restaurants, cozy cafes and a cute little park.

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Comfortable 3 bed, 2.5 bath Spanish home with a full chef's kitchen and awesome outdoor eating area. We live in the (very) safe & walkable Kensington neighborhood close to award-winning restaurants, cozy cafes and a cute little park.

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Our home is a delightful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Spanish bungalow within a few blocks of delicious, award-winning restaurants, cozy cafes and an adorable park. We are located in the beautiful, historic, (very) safe and walkable Kensington neighborhood! and in the heart of San Diego.

The home features a large outdoor dining space (complete with a built-in BBQ, large 10 person rustic wood dining table, fireplace and sectional) to enjoy the beautiful San Diego nights outside. Just inside the two four-panel sliding glass doors you'll find a large chef's kitchen with a viking range and all of the equipment you might need!

This is our family's home - not a vacation rental or second property that is consistently available to rent. We screen our renters thoroughly because we hope that you will enjoy and respect the coziness of our personal belongings, family photos and mementos as much as we do. It is a home away from home, and one full of charm. This house is also a full time home to our gentle yellow lab (who travels with us) but please note if you are allergic to dogs.

We are at the very heart of San Diego and the center of the city. Beaches are about 15 minutes away to the west (by car - choose between Coronado, Ocean Beach or Mission/Pacific Beach as your closest), the beautiful Julian apple orchards and Temecula wine country 45 minutes to the east. Balboa park is a ten minute drive (wonderful museums, great place to walk around + Old Globe theater + the world famous zoo!!), and downtown with its lively night scene + the Petco ball park + Seaport Village/Embarcadero is a quick hop on the freeway. La Jolla is roughly 20 minutes north, Mexico is 20 minutes south. We are happy to offer recommendations and to help prepare you for your visit!

Rental includes a welcome packet (eggs from our two hens can usually be found in the fridge) as well as ideas on where to go, favorite restaurants and what's a must-see in San Diego.

Home offers wi-fi as well as a washer & dryer (available by request only). Parking is plentiful on our street just in front of the home. We have a permanent tenant in a granny flat unit on the back of the property, she has a separate entrance and parking through the alley. She's also available to help answer house and area questions.

Children of all ages are absolutely welcome, there are plenty of toys and accessories (high chair, stroller, etc) if you need them (please let us know so we can leave them out). Our outdoor area also features a sandbox for play during outdoor dining meals. We have two young girls so please let us know in advance if you'd like us to leave toddler or baby supplies available.

We have three bedrooms with the ability to sleep 6-8: one with a queen bed, one with a double and one set up as a nursery (we have a very comfy double-height air mattress that can be used if you note it in advance - or our huge sectional couch can be converted into two twin beds in the living room). If you'd like to use the air mattress be sure to ask us to leave it out.

This casa is ideal for the family or for travelers that are looking for a comfortable, well-amenitied haven in an urban city.

**Please note that the current listing price is discounted from our usual listing amount because we are making minor updates around the house. Nothing that would affect your stay but you might notice a soon-to-be-painted new window installed or a flower bed in-progress while you're a guest.**

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $60
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Morgan thank you so much for allowing my family to stay in your beautiful home. It was so nice having a crib for our daughter to sleep in and a kitchen to cook breakfast, The beds were very comfortable, we really enjoyed ourselves. We had a wonderful stay and it was nice to not have to worry about a check in or check out time. You guys have done an amazing job with all the remodeling.

    The neighborhood was fantastic as well, so many great places within walking distance. The neighbors were also very friendly. There we lots of people out jogging or walking their dogs. We really like the family feel. The next time we take a trip to San Diego we will check to see if your place is available. We highly recommend this place to anyone who is planning a vacation but wants to feel at home. Thanks again!

    October 2013
  • Morgan, what a beautiful home you have! Everything was ready for us just as described and we loved the deck/fireplace! The check-in went incredibly smoothly. We also really appreciated your list of local restaurants/pubs, many of which we took advantage of. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a comfortable, convenient place to stay near lots of attractions and will definitely look at your availability the next time I'm in San Diego. Thank you again for such a great experience.

    October 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 34 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    September 2013
  • The house was everything we expected and then some. Quaint and cozy, everything we needed in the kitchen, and we enjoyed the grill and deck with fireplace. Very nice neighborhood, quiet, and easy walking distance to many restaurants and coffee shops. I would absolutely recommend Morgan's hope if you're looking for somewhere to stay in San Diego.

    April 2013
  • Morgan's family home was a perfect stay for our extended family visit to the San Diego area. The house is comfortable, beautifully decorated and feels like a home away from home. Our favorite was the kitchen! If the sun had shown more while we were there, the patio would have been a very close second. The location is ideal for day trips to Sea world, the beaches and Balboa Park. The Kennsington neighborhood is great for walking to restaurants and coffee shops. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Morgan was a great communicator as well.

    January 2013
  • Nice and charming house in a silent neighbourhood in Kensington. Great kitchen and nice terraces right next to. Nice new bathroom.
    Close to freeway, so it´s easy to get to Downtown, Zoo and harbour.

    December 2012
  • This is a clean, comfortable and spacious house in a lovely neighborhood. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped and the patio is a great place to relax in the warm San Diego sunshine. We much appreciated being able to walk to shops and restaurants. Morgan and Kevin were very responsive through the entire process. The closet space is limited but we did not find it a problem.

    November 2012
  • We stayed 5 nights in Morgan's lovely casa. I totally agree with the previous reviews, this is a great place to stay. Morgan always answered my messages promptly and was very helpful. We were even able to arrange an early check in which was very much appreciated after a long international flight. The house was perfect for our requirements. It is in a quiet and safe area, which meant we were able to sleep off our jetlag without any worries, but is also very close to a freeway which meant sight seeing was a breeze. Mind you we didn't have to go far to see sights because to us their street itself was one of our favourite sights of San Diego.

    October 2012
  • This is a lovely home with an awesome deck and patio area for entertaining. It is in a nice, safe part of town in easy walking distance to Starbucks and many eateries. We were there for the triathlon in Mission Bay which was easy to get to. Also there's a great driving range called Stadium Golf within minutes - a double decker range with views and lights. The house is minutes from the freeway, but quiet. Other than that the house is short on closet space and has no microwave, we were perfectly happy there. It was clean and attractive. Morgan answered all of our questions via e-mail with a fairly immediate response. I would certainly stay there again!

    October 2012
  • The house is so pretty and really beautiful! Everything is prepared with a lot of style and love. We enjoyed also very much the backyard with the cozy lounge, the nice ambiance... just great!
    Morgan has a very cute family. You can see that people are living there and that let you really feel home.
    The neighborhood is quiet and it`s a very nice and friendly area. We enjoyed a lot the lots of activities you can do and Morgan gave us great advises.
    Even the family was in holidays for a few days the communication was great and she gave a lot of effort for us. Everything was greatly organized. We can recommend Morgan and her family as a very great and beautiful host. We would love to come back to that place. thanks a lot!

    September 2012
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Aptos High, University of Southern California
We are a family of four from sunny San Diego. My husband is the owner of a wood-fired food truck company, I am the director of marketing in the motion control industry and we have two young , sweet daughters. We enjoy small towns and big cities, hiking, biking, art, farmer's markets and exploring with our family. Our home is our haven and we are happy to host kind, responsible and respectful guests in our beautiful neighborhood while we are away traveling. We are flexible, easy to work with and excited to show off our grand city. We hope you enjoy!
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