About this listing
Casa de Paz is a uniquely handcrafted artist's home inspired by the natural beauty of the Old-World European and Mediterranean way of life. This three-bedroom two-bath overlooks a rolling canyon, with quick highway access, 5 minute drive to the Gaslam10-15 minutes to airport and major local beaches, Casa de Paz is the perfect getaway for those who want a peaceful getaway with the convenience of being near to all the action.
Guests have lovingly nicknamed the abode, Casa de Paz (House of Peace) for the special peaceful atmosphere the property embodies. As artists and world travelers, people of great patience, peace and love, Casa de Paz is truly a creation of that spirit. Every spare inch of the house was handcrafted in that essence. With a deep respect to the past, the decor, furnishings, stone-work, and rugs all hold stories of many travels and lives lived around the globe. For this reason, the guests who enjoy this unique space the most have an eye for detail and an uncanny ability to sense the stories of humanity behind each article in the home.
The Basics: Casa de Paz comes fully equipped for living with all the bedding, bath towels, beach towels, toiletries, and kitchen supplies (dishes, cookware, coffee maker, utensils etc) that you might need. We have a television in one of the living areas, connected to a Wii with a huge collection of streaming movies, documentaries, and television shows provided by Netflix. There is a master bedroom with queen bed, a private en suite bath and double french doors that open to a large terra cotta tiled balcony that overlooks the canyon, pool patio, and rising moon. There are two additional bedrooms, one full guest bathroom with a shower, two large living rooms, a formal dining room for 6, a modern marble kitchen with a 3 person dinette, and a smaller private balcony off the living room nearest the kitchen.
Out the backdoor from the kitchen, guests can make their way to the backyard and rolling canyon that sits on several acres of land. There is a large pool patio and a pool house for laundry.
This house is perfect for art lovers, nature lovers, rustic designers, world travelers, romantic getaways, quiet family focused getaways, and meditative retreats.
Because of the unfenced pool patio, surrounding cacti in and outside of the home, and the delicate art work in and around the home, parties traveling with young children must be advised that they are to watch their children carefully at all times.
Interaction with guests
As residents of San Diego for the last 15 years, we know of many great tourist attractions and lesser known secret gems. We can be as hands on or hands off as you need. Interested in recommendations? Just ask and we're happy to oblige! While we do travel a lot, we reside nearby when local. When we have guests, we keep to ourselves, but may be seen around the large acre property for yard/property maintenance from time to time.
Even though the property is located just a few minutes from downtown, it feels like a rural countryside with large plots of land. It's perfect for people who enjoy countryside living, complete with rooster morning wake-up calls to boot. We have the occasional midnight coyote howl, or dog barking in the night, but we also have the sound of the nightingale and get to enjoy the quiet of the canyon by moonlight. If you happen to be bothered by sound, I've left earplugs in the cabinet for your use.
Other things to note
Please note that your unit is completely private, but there is a small private apartment on the ground floor level with the entrance/exit to that apartment on the opposite side of the house. It is occupied by a single person, and long-term guest He may or may not present during the time of your reservation as he travels frequently.
Please also note: this home is one of the many So Cal homes without central air or heat. While SD is best known for its comfortable weather and mild climate throughout the year, this property may not suit the needs of used to temperature controlled living spaces.
*Honor the silence: Casa de Paz is a place of rest and enjoyment. Guests are expected to honor this peace and parties/loud music or noises are not permitted on the premise at any time. We also ask that all guests observe quiet time from 10 pm-8 am to keep with the overall culture of this peaceful retreat setting.
**Enjoy the atmosphere: Casa de Paz has a strict no-smoking policy in the house at all times.
***Keep it simple: There are three rooms with a maximum of 6 persons per reservation, additional guests are not allowed without pre-approval and will be subject to an additional fee of $25 per person per night for the full duration of the reservation.
****Keep it Clean: To protect the integrity of the rugs, rare stone, hand painted tiles, and custom stained wood floors, Casa de Paz requests that guests remove their shoes before entering the house.
****Take Good Care: As an artisan handcrafted home, the décor and wall treatments are one-of-a-kind. Guests are expected to enjoy the beauty and to take extra care to avoid damage to art. Given the unique nature of the Venetian plaster walls, any damage from liquid, nicks, or other marks will require the full security deposit for repair.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
Lovers of Life, Beauty, and Art, Miro and Andrea are both classically trained artists and world travelers, lovers of the Old-World Style. We live for adventures and getting off the beaten path. We love to see things from new perspectives, live our lives fully, and embrace a life of learning and growth. Of all the places we've traveled in this world, we feel blessed to welcome you to our home. San Diego is an amazing city, so we invite you to come and explore everything it has to offer on your own.