One of the BEST locations in San Diego. Enjoy being walking distance to Old Town and having easy access to the rest of San Diego. Drive a car or utilize the Old Town Transit Center where you can take the train, trolly, coaster, sprinter and amtrak. It's less than 1/2 mile away.
This private 400sf with an incredible 200sf private outdoor livingroom. It is comfortable and a fully functioning home. Enjoy cable TV and wifi while you cook in or walk to a nearby restaurant and explore San Diego.
This space captures the charm of the oldest area of San Diego. Practically located on Old Town's Main Street (but off the path so it's more private and quiet) you can stroll down to enjoy the shops, restaurants and culture. You'll never be bored with this lively and central San Diego location. Almost everything is less than a 10 minute drive away (The Airport, Sea World, Pacific Beach, Mission. Beach, Ocean Beach, La Jolla, Little Italy, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Hillcrest, North Park, Downtown, Coronado Island and more!) There is plenty of outside street parking to use your own car or use Uber and Lyft taxi systems, they are easy to use by downloading the cell phone app and are very affordable or walk to the Old Town Transit station to ride the train, trolley or coaster!!
Guests will have access to entire casita and the private front yard garden area. Use the outdoor charcoal BBQ or cook in the remodeled mother-in-law kitchen. Enjoy eating with your family and friends around the big round garden table while you soak in the fresh San Diego beach air or eat inside at the breakfast nook or on TV trays while watching Netflix or cable.
There is plentiful street parking! No guest has ever had to park more than one block away- ever. Usually, there is an available spot right outside of the front gate.
It's a more residential area-- away from the main strip of restaurants, so even on Friday night, etc, it isn't an issue (or has not been for any guest at all!).
We are available as much as is necessary. We are available 24/7 before and during your stay but only if and when you need assistance. Otherwise, the home is all yours and we won't bother you.
Old Town is Considered the "Birthplace" of California. The town has been preserved as a historic site and education center. Enjoy sightseeing, tours, and museums as San Diego was the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in California.
It was here in 1769, that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the very first mission in a chain of 21 missions that were to be the cornerstone of California’s colonization. Father Serra’s mission and Presidio were built on a hillside overlooking what is currently known as Old Town San Diego. At the base of the hill in 1820’s, a small Mexican community of adobe buildings was formed and by 1835 had attained the status of El Pueblo de San Diego. In 1846, a U.S. Navy Lieutenant and a Marine Lieutenant, raised the American flag in the Old Town San Diego Plaza.
In 1968, the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation established Old Town State Historic Park to preserve the rich heritage that characterized San Diego during the 1821 to 1872 period. The park includes a main plaza, exhibits, museums and living history demonstrations.
Historic buildings include La Casa de Estudillo, La Casa de Bandini, La Casa de Altamirno Pedrorena and the Mason Street School, San Diego’s first one room schoolhouse. Just up the hill from Old Town San Diego Historic State Park, you’ll find Heritage Park where several of San Diego’s most notable Victorian homes have been relocated and authentically restored to their original splendor. Just a short walk down San Diego Avenue is the Whaley House, an officially designated haunted house, the Little Adobe Chapel on Conde Street, the first Church in Old Town San Diego and El Campo Santo on San Diego Avenue, a 1850 Catholic Cemetery.
Come visit the original and reconstructed buildings and furnishings that illustrate the ambiance of 1800’s San Diego . . . where California Began!
This Mexican-Style, charming casita is located inside a gated, quiet casita cottage community that used to be a bed and breakfast. Now most of the residents live there full-time, so please be mindful of upholding the relaxing, quiet, retreat-like vibes.
Quiet hours are at 10 PM.
No smoking inside the cottage.
No pets please.
Well behaved kids are okay.
There is a coin operated laundry room if you walk outside to the big tree and turn right.
Laundry detergent and quarters can be obtained next door at Old Town Liquor & Deli (they also have coffee, breakfast and the best sandwiches in San Diego!)
There is a trash and recycling area behind the laundry room if you keep walking past the laundry room and turn left.
Please do not litter cig butts anywhere in the property. Throw them away.
If the weather is nice sleeping with the windows open and screen door locked is fresh and nice.
I own the casita next door too. Maybe you and your party would enjoy booking both rooms!
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Hello! I am a yoga instructor and spray tan artist who runs a vacation rental business on airbnb offering two properties side by side. I used to use one the properties as my primary residence, and then I offered the other as long term rentals. I've since moved and recently, I discovered my HOA allows for my casitas to be set up as short-term vacation rentals. It's my first year as an airbnb host and I have found one of my callings for many reasons. I truly enjoy creating a nice cozy space for people to enjoy. It inspires and soothes my inner interior designer. Everything you'll find my rentals was hand selected by me digging through thrift stores and bargain shops in Tucson and in San Diego. I wanted to create spaces that we unique and had their own style and flavor to offer a home-like-quality that was something different from a hotel and cookie-cutter rental. I also enjoy the hospitality element of hosting vacationers and businesspeople. I like hearing people's stories and sharing my favorite San Diego places to go with people. My goal is to create lasting relationships with people and to host them again, and again year after year so that my second home can also be theirs.