Coastal artists retreat walk to all

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Muir Ave, San Diego, CA 92107, United States

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Welcome to our colorful artists retreat. This 2 bedroom 1 bath home has everything you need for your San Diego beach vacation. A bohemian walking paradise in a charming beachfront community full of eclectic charm. 10 minutes to downtown on major bus routes, convenient to all freeways in a safe neighborhood just two blocks from the hustle of the main shopping area.

Assigned parking with shared yards great for grilling and relaxing. Hammock, vintage preway fireplace, multiple seating areas, and charming decor. Outdoor shower perfect for cooling off after a day at the beach.

Full kitchen with all utensils, all beach towels, linens included. Feel free to borrow one of our bikes, surfboards and we are happy to arrange anything else to make your trip more memorable.

Just two blocks from Dog beach, surfing and sunset cliffs. Walk down to the popular Newport Avenue, boasting everything from Antique Shops to some of our favorite restaurants, as well as a great farmers market on Wednesdays. Great dive bars and tacos await!

Please note that like much of greater downtown area, we are on flight path. Although it is convenient to have our airport downtown, it makes a lot of san diegos urban areas on the flight path and some people may notice it, some people may not.

Visit our neighborhood park, Robb Field- a recreation complex with multiple tennis, basketball and handball court. It also has a fitness gym, lighted softball and multi-purpose fields, playground area for kids, and acres of wide open grass with picnic tables and shade trees.

Just one mile from the Ocean Beach pier, the second longest pier in California. It’s an amazing, panoramic location from which to drop a fishing line (no license needed), take a romantic stroll, or grab a burger and a beer at the OB Pier Café.

Be sure to visit the Tide pools at sunset cliffs , one of the most beautiful locations in the world, named after its amazing sunsets. Take a leisurely stroll down to sea level and explore the magic and the mystery of the tide pools at low tide.


10 MINUTES – is all the driving time you need to visit Sea World, Seaport Village, Historic Old Town, Downtown San Diego and the historic Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Convention Center, Little Italy, Maritime Museums, Petco Park (Padres stadium), and San Diego’s main airport, Lindbergh field.

20 MINUTES – to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Museums, Torrey Pines Golf Course, five outdoor shopping malls, Qualcomm stadium (Chargers), Coronado Island and the historic Hotel Del Coronado, Cabrillo National Monument and Lighthouse.

30 MINUTES - to Tijuana and the Mexico border, Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, Several Indian gaming casinos, Legoland, etc.

As you can see, there is so much to see and do within a close distance of our charming neighborhood.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $160
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Working with Helene was great - she responded quickly to my questions and provided us with just about everything we needed to know about the neighborhood. The property itself is clean and laid out well, with really fun decorations that we all enjoyed (especially my 5 year old daughter!). She also has some board games in the living room which was nice in evenings after a long day out. We did have to park on the street a few times but that was not a problem. The property is close to everything, and if we come back to San Diego we would definitely come back here!

    June 2013
  • Helene was exceptional in every way! She greeted us upon arrival and playfully showed our daughter the chocolates on her pillow. Her warm personality and perfect attention to detail made our stay wonderful. We definitely would stay at one of Helene's properties again!

    April 2013
  • Helene's 's place was a delight to stay at. Helene herself was very easy to communicate with. She was responsive to everything we asked. The place itself is incredibly cute. There is everything we needed, including plenty of hot water, and a basket of fruit. We really enjoyed taking the bikes down to the beach. This place is perfect for two or three people And Helene is a exceptional host.

    March 2013
  • Well appointed and centrally located apartment. My wife and I had a great time exploring Ocean Beach and enjoyed coming back to relax at this retreat. :)

    March 2013
  • Great location - not luxurious but comfortable. Very convenient. Kitchen is well stocked making it easy to cook if you wish.

    March 2013
    Response from Helene:

    Thanks for the feedback Jan, we are always happy to give our guests a variety of rental options as we manage several luxury units as well and want to be sure our guests have a comfortable stay- just ask about our other listings!. This particular unit is priced really low, as we want to be able to give our guests who are on a budget a great experience too ;)

  • Helene was very accommodating and we enjoyed all of the little touches (toiletries, a big bowl of fresh fruit). The place was very clean and in an easy location - quick walk to the beach and cab ride from the airport. I would certainly stay here again!

    February 2013
  • If you're looking for a place to stay in OB... You'll love any and all of Helene's properties! She has all of her places pimped out and looking good! She's supaa nice and easy to get along with. I'd highly recommend staying at one of her beautiful properties if you have the chance

    February 2013
  • At the last minute we needed a place to stay in San Diego. Helene to the rescue. Not only is she a great hostess but also a creative decorator. We loved her place. The patio was a great place to enjoy my morning coffee and the hammock made for nice afternoon naps. Even though there is parking I found a spot on the street right out front. I never used my car as the beach and Newport Ave shopping district just a 10-15 minute walk away. This was my first time exploring the eclectic neighborhood of Ocean Beach. I loved the many choices of unique shops, great food (Pizza Port and Azucar for coffee) and interesting people watching. Thanks Helene, we'll be back!

    November 2012
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HI! I am a photographer and my husband is a musician and scientist. Our house is our sanctuary and we love to share it with others for their own little slice of paradise while on vacation or staycation. The Juniper Zen Palace is a 2 bedroom house and serves as our primary residence, although we vacate when the entire home is rented. We have an extra detached guest suite with its own bathroom, fridge, and microwave that is available as well and sleeps 2, or is available with the entire house for an additional charge. Our pride and joy is our Mobile Love Den, a 1958 Dalton canned ham that is fully restored and has gotten rave reviews so be sure to check that out if that sort of thing floats your boat! We will also rent out our inside guest bedroom by itself sometimes, so email if you are just looking for one room. We have a small dog, June Bug, who is a Boston Terrier. She stays at her friend's house when the entire home is rented. If you intend to rent the suite or spare room, please be warned that she may come in for a morning snuggle and may jump on your luggage when you first arrive. Our home is a charming early 20th century craftsman that has been nicely restored and is designed in our own eclectic style. If you rent the whole house, you'll have shelves full of LP records, cd's, and great books to keep you company. Also at your disposal are fresh fruit and veggies from the garden, backyard bbq, fire pit, cabana and banquet table with night lights, hammock under the tall bamboo and banana trees, and many more simple but fun delights. We truly do love hosting people and have had great guests from all over the world gracing the pages of our guest book.
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