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My husband, daughter (7yrs old), and I just spent 15 fabulous nights in Shelly's condo and it was a little oasis, a home away from home. Her condo is lovely, tastefully decorated, pristinely clean, with a spectacular view of the bay! The pics are true to what you see. This was our first experience of using Airbnb and Shelly was the most gracious, helpful, thoughtful host. She gave excellent recommendations of where to eat (PB fish shop on Garnett Ave amazing fish tacos). It was our first time visiting CA and Shelly's condo was a gem of a place to stay. The area is quiet and we felt very safe. My daughter loved the heated pool, jacuzzi, and sauna. They also have a quaint gym to work out which we utilized a few times and the location of her condo is centrally located to everything, beaches, sea world, parks, grocery stores, etc...We are so happy we chose Shelly's place and would definitely stay again in her condo for a return visit to CA.
We stayed 7 nights at Bayside Charm and loved it. The condo was beautifully furnished, very comfortable, and had nice amenities. We cooked at least half our meals there. The view from the living room and bedroom is gorgeous. I particularly loved sitting on the patio in the morning, soaking in the sun and watching/listening to the wildlife. While going to the ocean and watching the sun set was certainly beautiful, watching the sun rise from the condo was equally beautiful. If you want the convenience of being "near" the San Diego attractions and Pacific Beach but cherish a more peaceful and serene living accommodation, Bayside Charm is for you.
Very nice place, warm and friendly. I stayed there for a conference and only found one limitation: you must have a car there (I couldn't rent because my license expired).
Public transportation in san diego it's not great and during weekends it's not even good.
Al of the rest was perfect...
"Bayside Charm" is an excellent title for this place...it could even be called "Bayside Peace" or "Bayside Calm". After two days in bustling downtown San Diego, we loved the peace and calm we experienced here. Because it is on the marshes of the bay, it sits way back from all the bayside activities and noises.
The apartment itself has lovely, inspiring decor. We loved the feast for our eyes and senses. Shelly did a great job in decorating! Everything was cleaned pristinely, and communication was warm and thoughtful. all the dishes and pans are in excellent condition too.
We enjoyed the hot tub and poolside. For a wide range of "Dive" like food and high class cuisine-visit Konos and Tower 23, both staples on the Pacific Beach ocean walk. We thoroughly enjoyed both! The burgers at Konos were some of the best ever...the steak was great at Tower 23, but the fish was somewhat flavorless.
Back to the apartment, The only potential negative was the open patio, seemingly shared with the neighbor next door. It made for some awkward moments....
Shelly was really great about keeping in touch, explaining everything and making sure all went smoothly. She always responded within minutes if I had a question. The place is beautiful and charming, my wife absolutely loved it, some serious feng shui going on in that place. I'd recommend this to anyone. Really fun neighborhood, best fish tacos of your life across the street.
This is a delightful apartment in Pacific Beach! We immediately felt at home the moment we walked in, and felt so comfy the entire time. The kitchen is well fit-out, and we made the most of it, and it's a nice large place for just two people.
As others have said, the noise from the school/daycare below is not a problem at all, and it's actually quite fun to stay amidst all the toys and playthings. The evening cleaner/handyman is so friendly, as are the school staff.
The only slight negative is some street noise in the bedroom at night - you can hear noise from Garnett street - and some light that comes into the bedroom. Luckily we always travel with earplugs and eye masks so we were able to zone out, but something to know about before you arrive.
Shelly is a great host, super communicator!
The place is exactly that with pictures show, great decoration, very well lit, comfortable and stocked kitchen, roomy and comfortable living spaces!
On top of all of this the location of the house is perfect, close to stores, beaches, restaurants, bars and even a bike rental place.
The house is everything the description say it is! When I got back to SD for vacations I will always look to get this house!
This is literally the best deal in town! Shelly is an amazing host, this was our second time booking with her. For our second trip to San Diego we considered being closer to the beach or trying another neighborhood, but none of the other options we found were nearly as good: The space, the quality of the well thought out decoration, the quietness, cleanliness, and convenience of this charming apartment (a block from all essentials) all made for a wonderful 10 days in sunny SD. We simply had to return to San Diego charm!
And if you have young kids, this is perfect because of the daycare playground on the ground level.
Parking is also free and super easy.
Would go back in a heartbeat!
Such a great place. Shelly thinks of everything, including a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and the washer/dryer actually came in handy as well. Nicely stocked kitchen, too. The entire place is well-decorated, very private, and spic and span. Shelly was very responsive and pleasant.
Parking is on the street, and it does get very crowded, so be prepared to walk a block or so (don't get too many groceries at once!). Yes, the apartment is in the midst of a daycare center, so there are happy children sounds all day long (I assume only on weekdays). I just used earplugs when I wanted to get work done without distraction, and Shelly even has a nice little fountain near the front door that helps with the noise.
There's a beautiful enormous map in the living room, if you want to dream about world travels. There is a TV both in the bedroom and the living room. The view over rooftops is pleasant, and the location is great - you're only 10 minutes from La Jolla, 5 minutes from the beach or Mission Bay, and about 20 minutes from San Diego proper.
I had a lovely stay. Better than a hotel, by far.
It was a pleasure hosting Shelly and her 2 friends during their stay in Paris. They were a really nice and friendly group. All communications prior to their arrival were always quick, precise and very pleasant. They arrived right on schedule, were super discreet during their entire stay and left the apartment in perfect conditions. I highly recommend Shelly to other hosts and I wish her and her friends many other wonderful trips together!