I am a well educated professional guy, who very much enjoys sports and travel. Originally from New York City, now loving life in Los Angeles!
Our stay in Charlie's place was in one word phenomenal! Charlie recently moved to LA and we were to be the final AirBnB visitors to his San Diego condo, since the temporary host, Michael, was to move out.
We immediately had a good feeling about our stay. From the moment our host Michael picked us up at airport we felt an excellent vibe. He's a very nice guy. After a computer gameish drive along palm-strewn streets, he swiftly showed us around the apartment and our room and handed us two sets of keys and told us about the nearby supermarket, some bars, and so on.
The living room was very nice, with two large comfortable couches. We could use the kitchen and all utensils, which we gratefully did (we (well... Frank) cooked some great lasagna!). As a bonus (not listed in the description), Michael told us we could use the washer and dryer, which was great! Our room had two beds and a bathroom. Very nice and clean. Oh and, all lights and fans in the apartment could be remote controlled (extra laziness bonus points!).
The apartment is located in North Park, an upcoming, very safe and lively neighborhood. The supermarket is only a minute or so walk (with very friendly staff), and the area is literally flooded with bars, restaurants, not to mention barber shops (for your 8 dollar California haircut) just a few blocks away.
Buses to downtown and other places go on El Cajon Blvd or University Ave, just a few minutes walk. And if you rent a car, free parking nearby is no problem at all (just carefully read the signs as there might be a street sweep planned!).
We enjoyed it so much here that we decided to extend our stay to meet our flight back to The Netherlands. Charlie very conveniently arranged this for us, and even offered us an additional stay (at no costs!) in his Beverly Hills apartment(!), which we absolutely LOVED!
San Diego is a great and laid back city, which we can highly recommend, and we couldn't have find a better accommodation for our stay. It's really sad that we were the final visitors there. A true loss to the AirBnB community. Five stars all around. Because six stars aren't available.
It was my first experience of living an apt from airbnb, and I am glad that I had such wonderful experience to live in the Charlie's Apt in North Park, San Diego. I was there for almost 2 weeks, and the Michael was really helpful. He is kindness and helpfulness, if you have any questions, he probably could does his best for you. This area is convenience; you can eat different restaurants or go to local bars that are near by. It also closes to freeway, so if you drive, definitely a big plus for you to go anywhere in SD. I hope when you travel to SD and stay in this apt, you will be pleased about it !
Charlie's appartement is located very central, but you will also find enough parking spaces there. The room, bathroom and bed were super comfortable for two or even three people. We had everything we needed. The area is under construction right now and there is a kindergarden in front of your room, which actually was no problem for us but should be kept in mind. There is also a supermarket (Vons) across the street which was really great for us. We had a wonderfull stay in San Diego!
We had everything we needed. The room was clean and comfortable and so was the bathroom. Charlie's friend and our host, Michael, was very helpful and communication was smooth. The area was great and parking was easy to find parking nearby. I would recommend this place to anyone who is visiting San Diego.
Thank you very much!
Charlie's place is fantastic. It's got a lot of space and is in a great neighborhood with tons of amazing bars and restaurants. Michael was an unbelievable host. Parking on the street was a breeze and we were a fifteen minute drive from everything. There's also a bus to take downtown right by the apartment. I can't wait to come back to San Diego and if I do hopefully I can stay here again!
The room was clean, bathroom just the right size and linens sufficient for my stay. The bed was very comfortable. If you want to sleep past 7:30 am you will need earplugs since there is a day care directly across the street that gets very loud. Parking was an issue, especially since I got back later in the evening. The host and co-host were very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this stay.
My husband and I stayed here during our vacation in San Diego. The host, Michael, was very accommodating and hospitable. I would recommend this place for anyone who is visiting San Diego
Our stay at Charlie's place in San Diego was great! The building is located in a nice area with lots of new restaurants and interesting bars! The apartment is very spacious and clean! The beds were incredibly comfortable! Best two nights of sleep of my whole trip, hands down!
Our host, Michael, was very kind, amazingly helpful and very easy to communicate with. He stayed in touch with us while we were in San Diego even though he has a very busy schedule, which was greatly appreciated! He gave us some good tips for restaurants and things to do in the area! He made us feel at home and at ease right away! I cannot say enough great things about Michael! He was an amazing host!
Both my friend and I had a great time staying in Charlie's place for 10 days in SD. The place has a great location and very close to shops, restaurants and major attractions in SD. We have Charlie's friend Michael as our host. Michael is a friendly host and very knowledge about the area. Great place to stay!
Charlie and Tim are wonderful people. They are both very friendly, nice to talk to and are very respectful. They kept pretty busy during their stay, so we hope at least they were able to enjoy some R&R during the nights! Their communication was fabulous and we enjoyed meeting them very much. Welcome here again, anytime!
Charlie was a great guest. You couldn't ask for a friendlier, more courteous guest. Hope he will visit with us again.
Unos chicos excelentes limpios educados y amables unas personas maravillosas "si todos fuésemos como ellos viviríamos en un mundo mejor"no encontrareis unos huésped mejor
We, Moni & Andre – or as Charlie always used to say „$ & Dre“ – stayed at Charlie’s place due to our studies at San Diego State University. Now, we not only value Charlie as a great host during our 5 months but as a lovely friend or, between you and me, as our American “Dad”. If there is a “must do” in San Diego, then it is to stay with Charlie. He is charming, funny, always in a good mood, helps you out with whatever you might have on your mind. Charlie makes things happen! He helped us a lot to get settled in San Diego, gave us tips regarding places to eat or spend a day. Charlie, “our universe will never be the same, we are glad we came!”
Charlie is a great guy who will make you feel at home. He has been at my house with many of my airbnb guests and knows how to make folks feel comfortable. He's just starting out so give him a try. You won't be disappointed.