About This Listing
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.
Plasma TV in the living room with Premium Cable TV with TiVo, large library of movies
This place is AMAZING. In addition to the great, private apartment, you have your own private sanctuary. Michael was a wonderful host, he welcomed us and showed us how to use everything, and gave us a tour of the grounds, he's a really nice man.
We really enjoyed the solitude and privacy of having our own pool and hot tub to relax in, unlike at a hotel where there would no doubt be many other people around to share it with.
The apartment and bedroom had all modern conveniences you could want. The bathroom and kitchen were also fully stocked which made our stay very convenient.
We highly recommend this place. Thanks for everything Michael.
Great and very special place. This is an oasis of plants and animals. Michael has even emus in his garden. Also a big pool and a hot tub.
The room is big enough for two, bedroom is a bit dark for it has no windows. But this doesn't bother at night, right? ;)
Kitchen is fully equipped.
It's very central if you come by car. We recommend the Walmart for anything you need. It's 5min by car.
Michael was very easy about checkin/out. Great stay!
Michael has a wonderful and relaxing oasis which was just what we needed to unwind on our San Diego holiday. He provided a great tour of the apartment and the huge backyard paradise, and provided all the essentials. Our kids (4 and 2) loved the birds, fish, animals, and most of all, the swimming pool and hot tub! Quick access to the highways to the zoo, beaches, etc. Would recommend, and will stay again next time we are in San Diego area. Thanks, Michael!
My husband, 18 month old son and I had a lovely week in Michael's apartment. We used the kitchen daily and enjoyed watching the birds from our windows as well as visiting them throughout the week. We did not use the pool or hot tub as we were too busy at the beach, zoo and around town. The apartment was comfortable and clean upon arrival. Michael gave my husband the property tour while I stayed with our sleeping son, and gave us lots of important information about the property. The TV, TIVO and internet were great! Internet was sometimes weak in the bedroom. We worried about not having a tub for our son's baths, but found that he loved walking around the large shower and playing. The pack & play, high chair and toys in the apartment were life savers!!! I did bring my own sheet and blanket and was glad I did as I think it made my little guy more comfortable. The location was great as it was less than a 20 minute drive to nearly everywhere we wanted to go (La Jolla was more like 30 minutes) and there were plenty of shops and restaurants very close by, but the privacy and quiet of the apartment were exactly what we wanted after long days in the sun! We had a great week and would definitely recommend staying at Michael's place!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Michaels beautiful home for two nights. It was so amazing we loved the backyard it was so relaxing and a great experience. Michael made us feel right at home and gave us complete privacy from the moment we got there. This was my first time using airbnb and I highly recommend it after my stay at the chula vista. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did
Great place to stay, easy to get around from here, and this place provides a great respite at the end of the day. Has everything you need in the apartment, and looks just like the pictures. For people loving to sit outside you would think you were in a tropical paradise only without the humidity. Michael met us and showed us everything we needed including info about feeding the birds if we wanted. The birds are really cool.
Great stay. The grounds are awesome. I would stay again.
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About the Host, Michael
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 hope that hosting thru Airbnb will be a way to meet interesting people and make a little extra income. Enjoy your stay!