Luxury private one bedroom apartment in a house on a ½ acre lot. Such a large lot that is heavily landscaped with many trees gives a feeling of being in the country while still being in the city.
Beautifully decorated thru-out from tile artwork to Tiffany lamps, glass block is used in the large walk-in shower and a window. Handicap friendly, the large shower has grab bars and a chair.
From your private deck at the apartment entrance, you have a view of the water garden. The half-acre of land in the backyard is beautifully landscaped with two large aviaries, a Koi pond, a water garden, and a jungle of trees. In addition to the parakeets, pheasants and homing pigeons in the aviaries, there is a mated pair of Emu's (Australian Ostriches) in the lower end of the yard.
Solar heated swimming pool and gas heated hot tub. A bathroom and hot water shower are also available in the pool area. The pool area is shared by my guests, I have two apartments.
Child friendly, there is a Pack-N-Play available to put in the apartment where your infant can safely play and sleep. There are surfboards, floats, boogie boards, diving masks, swim fins, for your children to use in the pool and hot tub. You are welcome to borrow these to take with you to the local beaches.
In the bedroom is a comfortable queen size bed with a pillow top mattress and in the living room there is a large sofa bed with a comfortable mattress topper. Parties of more than 4 people are welcome. Air mattresses and extra bedding are available. The bedroom has a wall-to-wall mirrored closet and dresser, providing plenty of space for your belongings.
Plasma TV’s are in both the living room and the bedroom. Premium cable TV with TiVo and a large library of movies, as well as high speed internet service is available by cable in both the living room and bedroom, as well as Wi-Fi thru-out the apartment.
The kitchen is fully furnished with a refrigerator, an ice maker, oven, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder (gourmet coffee beans are provided), cooking utensils, tableware. The kitchen is also stocked with some food, canned food, frozen meals, a fruit bowl, and some beverages. Attached to the deck railing is a gas barbeque with a cooking grill and rotisserie for your personal use.
A washer and dryer are provided for your exclusive use on an outside deck around the corner of the house from your private deck. An ironing board and iron are also available for your use in the apartment.
My house is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, there is always on-street parking available. The apartment is situated away from the neighbors and has a private, well-lit entrance.
From my house to downtown San Diego is a 15 minute drive. In the opposite direction it is a 15 minute drive to Tijuana, Mexico. The closest bus stop is 1 block away, and the historic downtown area of Chula Vista now called the 3rd Avenue Village where there are many restaurants is a 2 block walk from my home. This is the cultural heart of Chula Vista, additional Information on this and many other attractions is available from thirdavenuevillage web page.
Please check out my other listing, my other apartment at the same address, here is the link:
Hope to host you Soon!
Over the last 25 years that I have owned my house, I have made improvements in the back yard. A koi pond, an Emu pen, a water garden, two aviaries. It has been a lot of fun, but until now I rarely had the opportunity to share my little piece of paradise. Thank you airbnb.
My guests are welcome to explore all of the back yard.
However... Please do not allow your pet or children to enter the emu pen. Feeding the emus sliced apples over the fence is fine, but if you do enter the emu pen, you should carry a broom or stick to defend yourself. Do not allow the emu to come within striking distance. If you wave the stick or broom around, they will keep their distance. It is the center claw on their feet that they use to strike.
You are welcome to enter the aviaries, you can bring your children up close with the parakeets, pheasants, bunnies, koi fish, turtles, bull frogs and homing pigeons. Up close with the emus is not recommended.
Interaction with Guests
I will always be available if you need anything. Other than that I will respect your privacy.
Please do not smoke in the apartment. Outside on your private deck is fine. The solar heated pool and gas heated hot-tub are available for your use. Please do not allow any child 14 years or younger to enter the pool area unattended by an adult. Please do not allow your pet or a small child to enter the Emu pen. If you enter the Emu pen, you should carry a broom or large stick for your defense.
Please no parties, only groups of 6 or less who are all booked guests.
Please be respectful of my neighbors.
Enjoy your stay! Thank you for being my guest.
Micheals place was lovely. The garden, hot tub and swimming pool was a delight. It exceeded our expectations. Michael was a brilliant host
Great host, and great place. Everything went perfect. Location is perfect, and there is always a place to park. My kids loved the property and seeing the animals.
Wonderful place. Very private and quiet. Michael was very nice. We really loved it.
We stayed at Michael's apartment for three nights in March 2015. Michael prepared it really well for our arrival. Everything we need was already there, and more. It was quiet, clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. Our preschool age kids enjoyed watching the birds and feeding the emus. My wife and I especially enjoyed taking showers with the steamy, high-pressure showerhead. The bed was not of the best quality, it was very OK for a short stay. I'd recommend this property to my friends.
We stayed in Michael's apartment for three weeks during the month of February 2015. We were very comfortable with the accommodations. It is a very comfortable space for two people. From the apartment, we were easily able to make our way to Coronado and Imperial Beaches, the zoo, Balboa Park, and Torrey Pines Preserve. We also recommend checking out Chula Vista, particularly a restaurant that we went to three times during our stay, Italianissimo, basically right down the street. We also enjoyed Karina's Mexican Seafood restaurant, about 10 minutes away.
Although the apartment features street parking, we never had any trouble finding a space. The property itself is like enjoying a jungle, albeit a very civilized ones. The emus are naturally comedic, and the parakeets are colorful and fun to watch. We also enjoyed the spa (it was a little chilly for the pool, although our son, who visited with us, enjoyed it). Nearly every day was sunny and delightful. We would highly recommend Michael's apartment.
Michael was extremely pleasant and flexible with arrival time, and showed us around the apartment and property. The apartment itself is very nice, with a comfortable sofa bed in the living room and queen size bed in the bedroom. The kitchen was well stocked, the bathroom was clean and Michael provided directions to nearby grocery stores and attractions.
In terms of location, it is a very safe neighborhood about 15 mins S of downtown driving. It is quiet and pleasant, with stores and food nearby, but not much within walking distance. I would recommend strongly having a car if you stay here.
Definitely an awesome, unique and affordable place to stay.
This host has 60 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
I am retired and enjoying my retirement. I like to do home improvement projects around my house. All of the artistic tile in the apartment was my doing. I am single, living alone. I am very quiet, you won't even know there is someone else in the house. I hope that hosting thru Airbnb will be a way to meet interesting people and make a little extra income. Enjoy your stay!