view from the back deck

Entire home/flat

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

The space

Come and enjoy San Diego's gorgeous year-round weather in one of San Diego's best neighborhoods! Cozy 1920's cottage located minutes from downtown and the best of San Diego's sights.

Nestled in the heart of historic South Park my easy-going home has a big private backyard with lots of nooks and crannies to relax and sunbathe in a garden setting. French doors open off of the bedroom to a deck overlooking the yard and canyon view. Iconic bars and great restaurants are within easy walking distance.

The world famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Embarcadero, Maritime Museum, and Old Town are all nearly next door. Or drive 15 minutes to the best beach in San Diego next door to the Hotel Del Coronado. My South Park neighborhood is full of gorgeous historic Craftsman homes and is a great place to walk.

Enjoy golfing at the Balboa Golf Course, French Fusion food at Vagabond Cafe, or grab a local micro-brew at Hamilton's Pub. Nearby Grant's Market offers a fabulous selection of gourmet foods, wine, coffee and a full deli. A full service grocery store is also within easy walking distance. Safe neighborhood, nice and quiet at night, and the proximity to the ocean keeps both daytime and nighttime temperatures comfortable.

For more details on this great neighborhood and others nearby, check out 'urbanist guide' online.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £40
Security Deposit: £405
Weekly Discount: 19%
Weekend Price: £130 / night
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House Rules

Up to three people can stay here comfortably. I have one real bed in the bedroom and a twin air-mattress that can be set up in the living room.
There is no smoking or pets allowed. A deposit is required. Laundry is available, but you need to check in with me about it. Private driveway parking is available during the months of August, October, December, February, April, June. Convenient street parking is available at all times.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

30 nights minimum stay

59 Reviews

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Patrick User Profile
May 2015
We had a wonderful two month stay in Amy's home! The cottage was as-listed and located in a great neighborhood with many child and adult attractions (e.g., playground, coffee shops, craft breweries, local shops) within easy walking distance. Amy welcomed us to her home with a thoughtful welcome gift and was on-site to show us the property and answer any questions about the house or neighborhood. Throughout our stay, Amy was highly responsive and helpful with every question. We highly recommend Amy and her South Park cottage!

Curt User Profile
January 2014
This is a very tidy, very clean, very cozy cottage. It is conveniently located for exploring the city. There are nice, funky neighborhood restaurants (The Big Kitchen is not to be missed for breakfast) in easy walking distance. My wife and I would gladly return to Amy's place whenever we're in San Diego.

Sudeep User Profile
September 2013
We stayed at Amy's place over labor day weekend. Amy was an excellent host and took care of every detail to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Her place was clean, cozy, and inviting. The front and back yards were perfect for letting our little puppy run around. I would definitely recommend her place to others!

Jenny User Profile
July 2013
Just book it, you won't be sorry! Coming with kids? Lots of room, well equipped kitchen, three markets within a few blocks. Need a base to explore San Diego? Close to freeways, good parking and public trans. Want a fun neighborhood? EVERYTHING is within a few blocks, cute shops, great restaurants, excellent people watching. Nightlife? Yep, its here. Just want to get away? Peaceful, lovely home away from home. Would you like the best hostess ever? That would be Amy, you will not meet a kinder, more thoughtful, lovelier person. So go ahead, just book it!

Christina User Profile
April 2013
The reservation was canceled 86 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Amy User Profile
April 2013
Amy's house is very cute, and in a neighborhood that we enjoyed exploring. She left a folder of menus, maps, recommendations, and clippings that helped guide our wanderings and dining. Her back yard looks over a small canyon. I took a nap in a hammock under an arbor of jasmine. Hummingbirds were prolific! Amy set out an airbed for my son, complete with a teddy bear. Amy was friendly and helpful.

Ericka User Profile
March 2013
Amy's house is located on a quiet street in a great neighborhood. There are plenty of quaint restaurants, coffee shops and bars, all within walking distance. Amy was very responsive and we didn't have any issues. She left us coffee which we took full advantage of (I love the French Press). For last minute shopping, there's a grocery store right around the corner with homemade salsa and a deli. We especially enjoyed drinking coffee on her deck overlooking the beautiful garden. I heard so many birds in the morning - if was like being in an aviary. We had a rental car and easily found parking on the street. The golf course in the Balboa Park is only a couple blocks away but if you want to see the main attractions, it'll be a long walk (the park is huge). Better to drive there (free parking), or take a bus. Coronado is a great beach for families and swimming, and is only minutes away.

San Diego, California, United States · Joined in June 2010
Amy User Profile

Currently working as a personal trainer. I have lived in San Diego for many years and am a great resource for fun places to go, including those hidden gems that are not frequented by crowds. I'm also into gardening and have created a rather nice one around my home. I love the idea of sharing this great space with others interested in relaxing and enjoying doing nothing in particular.
I'm happy to give tours around town and beyond. If you are interested, drop me a line.

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