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THE COTTAGE 1930's - August is Calling!

Entire home/flat

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

A perfect setting for nearby concerts (see photo) , beaches and attractions!
This charming place is just in back of my Chula Vista home, on 2 acres, surrounded by roses, and nearly 2 acres of grounds. A full kitchen is included, w/a washer/dryer. It has a double (full) bed, and a twin memory foam mattress. I have plenty of off-street parking. The Cottage is private, but you can call or text me for any needs. Come and relax in a beautiful setting, near all that San Diego has to offer.

The space

The cottage sits on a gated 2 acre property, next to a cool barn, and in back of my 1896 home. The space is about 800 square feet, with a ginormous kitchen, and a full bathroom. It has a double (full) bed, plus an additional folding memory foam mattress if desired. You are secluded, but minutes away from downtown San Diego, concert venues, all area beaches, and Mexico.

Guest access

You have full privacy - the place is yours for your stay. The property is gated, and you will be provided with a gate controller.

Interaction with guests

I will be here at check-in, and will be available as you need me, but don't worry. I will not hover.

Other things to note

I have a friendly dog, several outdoor cats, and various shades of wildlife. Who knows - you might see our neighborhood fox!

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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £24
Security Deposit: £81
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: £77 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

1. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
2. The space is not intended for use other than by those noted on the reservation.
3. The home is located in an established neighborhood, and between the hours of 9PM to 8AM, the residence should be kept relatively quiet.
4. The home and grounds are designated non-smoking.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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William User Profile
May 2017
This place is great! So at first, we were super creeped out because we arrived as the sun was setting so the property looked like we were entering a haunted mansion and the plate next to the door said "Established 1896". As we went in we saw how beautiful the cozy the cottage was! Melanie was nice enough to leave yogurt, coffee and other things in the kitchen for us. We were spooked the first night but after we realized it was all just us being we enjoyed staying here for the weekend. I slept AMAZING both nights! Loved it
Melanie User Profile
Response from Melanie:
Glad you enjoyed the place! Yes - another guest had inadvertently taken the wrong key set, but I was here and gave them another set promptly. I hope that my listing and pictures help in anyone's choice for The Cottage - it's 1896, but light and bright!
May 2017

Such an amazing place and host! If you are looking for a place in San Diego, you can't find better! Melanie is super nice and welcoming! The cottage is sweet, charming, with all you need. This certainly is one the best airbnb's you can experience.

Marcella User Profile
May 2017
The instructions to check in are clear and easy. It feels like a small house and grounds are beautiful. It is safe and close to all. The little extras (yogurt, fruit, coffee, eggs) are so nice when you are a tired traveler. The bed is comfy and parking convenient (next to house). Quiet grounds, and lots of trees. Excellent price. We would definitely stay here again

Tanya User Profile
February 2017
This was my 1st bnb experience and I would recommend staying at the exquisite location fit for 2 (comfort wise). There is room for a 3rd guest, however, honestly, it's perfect for 2. Not only are you welcomed by a host whom provides accommodating amenities for her guest, she mindfully exceeds your expectations. Without hesitation "if" I stay in Chula Vista again, I will seek this location as my #1 desired residence while vacationing. Thank you so much for the stay M :) You're a blessing. - Tanya

Mark User Profile
January 2017
Melanie's place is absolutely exquisite! It's the nicest Airbnb I've stayed at and is unforgettable for it's beauty and her warm hospitality. Her historic home is in perfect condition and is only 20 minutes from the San Diego airport. The home is beautifully decorated and the upstairs wing is private and cozy. The interiors are vintage decor, yet everything is updated from bath fixtures to solar panels. As an architect, I appreciated Melanie's attention to every detail. There are lots of windows overlooking the grounds and lush gardens too. Don't miss an opportunity to stay in this historic estate home if you'r looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I definitely plan to come back for another stay!

Teresa User Profile
December 2016
She was great, very welcoming, explained things very well.

Holly User Profile
December 2016
We had a perfect stay, as we did the last time we were here. This place is too good to be true! The house and grounds are amazing - eating breakfast on the lovely patio by the swimming pool, playing ping-pong and pool, watching the sweet little finches, walking among the trees in the beautiful yard, coffee in our bedroom - yes, it's THAT nice! The hostess could not be more accommodating, adding extra niceties to make us even more welcome. The bedrooms are lovely and beds super comfortable. And most importantly, the hostess made us feel like family. We are so grateful to have found her and this place and we can't wait to come back!

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Chula Vista, California, United States · Joined in August 2014
Melanie User Profile

Live the life you love - that's my motto of late! I am a recently retired elementary school teacher heading out in new directions now. Meeting fellow travelers is one of those steps on this changed path!

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