About this listing
Our house... all yours. Full kitchen for extensive cooking, free parking, fast wifi, $7 Lyft ride to downtown. Enjoy SD!
This little house provides a cozy and charming urban stay for travelers who want the convenience of the city but also appreciate nature, simplicity and distance from the usual crowds.
Street parking is consistently available directly in front of the house. There's quick freeway access so you spend less time driving to popular destinations. Some things are within walking distance though most guests drive or use a car service like Uber. It’s 2.4 miles to downtown / convention center / Gaslamp — walk 4 minutes and a bus will take you there. Trolley is nearby too.
You'll find fast wireless internet for all your video streaming needs and a full kitchen stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and pantry essentials ready for extensive cooking. Perfect for long-term rentals and those looking to make San Diego their home. Enjoy the colorful fruits, local flavors and comfortable cottage living.
Previous guests have made fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning, picking the fruits directly from the trees in our yard. Feel free to enjoy apples, oranges, lemons, peaches, guavas, and avocados as they ripen — pick as much as you like while you're here.
This home seems best suited to those who seek to live like a local and eat like a local. The neighborhood is lively and active. It's a 5-minute walk to ethnic Mexican market, popular Salvadoran restaurant (pupusas!), new coffee shop (Imperial Grounds), tamale vendors, and occasional taco truck. (San Diego's fish tacos are the best!) With a diversity index of .678 you'll have a high chance of encountering ethnicities other than your own.
Stay in and luxuriate, or explore the great venues and activities our city has to offer. The bedroom closet will provide plenty of room for your luggage and clothes to be stored away out of sight.
Enjoy FREE PARKING on the street in front of the house with no time limitations or street sweeping requirements.
You'll be less than a mile to freeway entrances I-5, SR-94, and I-15. That means: a less-than-10-minute drive to Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Coronado Bridge & only 15 minutes to the closest beach (Coronado), Mission Bay, the airport, and the Mexico border.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Clean linens & towels
- Refrigerator, stove/oven, cookware, utensils, wine glasses, microwave, toaster, salad spinner, oils, salt, pepper, spices for cooking & baking.
- Initial supplies for your stay including soaps, travel-sized hairdryer, COFFEE & TEA, sweeteners, creamer, etc
- Password secure FAST WIFI network (speeds up to 50 mbps)
- i-device compatible CD player/radio
- Bring your own laptop
- Maps, menus, info about fun things to do waiting for you upon arrival.
- Airport shuttle, errands, tour guide available if arrangements are made in advance.
- For the pet-allergy types, this is a pet-free house (no animals on the premises).
- Light sleepers: we are situated well south of the airport landing pattern.
There is a small load, twin tub WASHING MACHINE with spin dryer and a backyard clothesline for your minimal laundry needs. (It’s definitely not your average washing machine, but it’s a tiny house and an average washer/dryer definitely doesn’t fit!)
In addition to the above you'll find eclectic zen vibes, energy efficient choices, and character that comes with vintage 1940's houses. The whole house stays generally cool year round... we installed a heater for chilly mornings. We provide electric fans in the summer. (The rest of the time these are stored out of the way, so if you need them, just ask.)
You get the key to the whole house. Your own four walls. The property is not shared with anyone.
There’s no private parking for guests, but lots of street parking.
Interaction with guests
Our approach is uncomplicated: message us if there's anything you need, anytime. Many guests have remarked on our quick response time. We hope this is something you'll appreciate, too.
We’ve lived in Central San Diego for a few years, so If you prefer to have guided attention and local suggestions, let us know. Otherwise, you have your privacy.
Other things to note
This is a whole house, not an apartment or a backyard studio. There used to be a noisy dog next door but he moved away. Our neighbors are great. Pretend like you live here and enjoy! .
*** If you are uncomfortable around people of color, please look elsewhere for accommodation. Thank you. ***
Welcome to our little house! Make yourself at home.
Help yourself to any fallen fruit in the yard or pick it directly from the trees. Seriously, we can't keep on top of all the delicious fruit our trees produce! Give some to our neighbors too!
QUICK RULES: 1) No smoking & no pets. 2) Keep the kitchen clean. 3) No outside guests without prior approval.
Detailed house instructions will be emailed to you prior to your stay.
Travel safely & don't hesitate to call or text me with questions.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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Hillary & Michael : We’ve been Airbnb hosts for over 5 years now and we use Airbnb when we travel, too. Combined, we have LOTS of world travel experience. Whether it's a hiking/surfing/cycling trip, crossing borders in an old beat-up camper van, working abroad, carving our own path or tagging along with a host family, we love meeting interesting people, outdoor adventures, food, culture… expanding our horizons. We're happy to share stories if we meet up sometime.
Wherever we've lived, our spare bedroom or couch has always been open to friends and family, and we have enjoyed opening up the whole house for business travelers, backpackers, and vacationers, too. Positive experiences all around!