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1 bedroom cottage in best the area of North Park w private yar

Bedrooms 1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Walk To Balboa Park and resturants

This vintage turn of the century cottage has 1 bedroom and 1 newly renovated bathroom. Has a fully stocked kitchen, living room and outdoor decks.The bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a futon in the living room. The outdoor living space is very comfortable and seats 4 for dining alfresco.

This is the place to kick off your flip flops and RELAX! The tropical setting with a beachy vibe honors this cottages past life. Originally a beach cottage from the Island of Coronado it was moved onto the property in the 1970's. It now sets behind it's sister vacation property the 1928 Craftsman Cottage in San Diego's premiere craftsman district of North Park.

North Park was voted 13 hippest neighborhood in the nation by Forbes magazine. Home of many sustainable farm to table restaurants, Shopping, and night life and live theater is all blocks away.

World famous San Diego Zoo, museums, golf and gardens are all only 2 blocks away in Balboa Park. Beaches, Downtown Gas-lamp District and Fashion Valley mall are within a 10 minute drive.

This is a 2 on 1 property. two houses on one lot. book both cottages for a great way to vacation together. Check out the sister listing at;

VRBO Listing #442800

More Details

Rick Spear
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Rick Spear

Fun loving active guy enjoying my Southern California lifestyle. I surf in the summers and snowboard in the winter. Taking in the local culture and all that this city has to offer. Ask me for my favorites. I live 2 blocks from the cottage.

Rick Spear purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Rick Spear chose North Park

Location Location Location. Minutes to everything yet comfortable relaxed setting to call home. Walk to Balboa Park & San Diego Zoo. Downtown night life, Hillcrest eateries, North Park Art scene and so much more.

What makes this cottage unique

Charming cottage and outdoor living spaces make this the perfect vacation home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in North Park in Mid-City

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bath and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed with Tommy Bahama comforter. walk in closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

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1 bedroom cottage in best the area of North Park w private yar
average rating of 4.6486487 based on 37 reviews

North park experience

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in a cottage in North Park tucked behind the main house. While everything you need is provided, the place can benefit from a significant upgrade of nearly everything inside. Couch is not comfortable and sags, rugs are dirty and stained, they had not been vacuumed (disturbing when you know how much you pay for clean up). The location, however is very convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasco, WA

Wonderful as always.

  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth stay at this rental. Always a pleasure. The location is quiet, shaded, the bed is comfortable, and the owners very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely quiet secluded setting in a nice neighborhood. Having been a 30 year resident of San Diego 10 years ago - I have seen the growing pains the city is experiencing.

Rick has created a peaceful private environment for a get away, yet still be close to everything.

The patio is rich in vegetation including a fig tree and birds. Parking was ample. The area was very quiet. A local friendly squirrel stops by for a snack.

I have just a couple of suggestions to make things a little easier for visitors.

I carry a laptop with me everywhere I go for work. There were not enough outlets in the cottage to accommodate all of the peripherals I needed to plug in. A power strip would be a great solution.

Some of the windows do not lock. Living in a remote area, I don't get concerned with these things, but some may.

A cutting board would have come in very handy...so as not to cut on the surface of the sink etc. Because there is little counter space anyway, a cutting board would solve both issues.

Many people have left their goodies behind for others to enjoy and use...which is great.

I had the opportunity of peeking inside the front house (also a rental), and it is a charming craftsman style house.

Thank you Rick for hosting us!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very convenient location. Cottage is functional and therefore priced accordingly.

  • 4 of 5

Owner was extremely helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pine, AZ

Privacy, peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is quite small but it was just what I was looking for.. It is private and out of the mainstream of things unless you choose the activity.. The location is great and close or within easy access to the wonderful sites that only San Diego has to offer.

Rick, the owner is very accomodating but he leaves you to your space and privacy unless you need him.

The cottage is a great little getaway place..

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A second stay is just as nice

  • 5 of 5

Rick's secret cottage is still as quiet and comfy as the last time we stayed six months ago. It is just the right size for the two of us with all the amenities we need. The neighborhood is convenient to many of San Diego's best sights and if you have a car, parking is so easy compared to a lot of other places. We look forward to another stay in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Olympic Cafe
"closest eatery. Family owned and operated. Home style Greek food. "
In-N-Out Burger
The Prado at Balboa Park
Hillcrest Farmers Market
"Largest market in the county every Sunday 9 am - 1 pm huge selection University Ave @ Norm..."
Urban Solace
"Comfort Food"
Lil B's Urban Eatery -- CLOSED
"Good Eats"
Carnitas' Snack Shack Del Mar -- CLOSED
"Try the Carniitas Tacos and Beet Tureens "
Riki Sushi
"Loud but excellent rolls on a budget"
"Closest Store. good for when you need a quick item or two. Go to Sprouts for Produce Costco..."
Whole Foods Market
"Whole paycheck market"
Trader Joe's
Swanky & Stylish Suite
Richard Joseph Salon
"Richard Joseph Salon 1717 University Ave. San Diego, California 92103 Phone: 619.542.1144"
North Park Farmers Market
"Every Thursday 3 pm - 7 pm "
The Smoking Goat
Lefty's Chicago Pizzaria
"Try the Italian Beef sandwich also pizza by the slice"
Tacos Perla
Wow Wow Waffles
Swami's Cafe
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
"Bring your camera, take a nice stroll in the shade "
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
West Coast Tavern, 2895 University Avenue, SD CA
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Coronado Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.6 Miles
Coronado Ferry Landing
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Highway 163 - University Ave exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Alexanders North Park, 3391 30th St, San Diego, CA
Nearest Ski
148 Miles
Snow Summit, Big Bear, CA
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Coronado Beach, Ocean Boulevard, Coronado, CA
Car: recommended

San Diego Little House is located 2 blocks from San Diego's crown jewel Balboa Park and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Museums, Old Globe Theater, Botanical gardens, athletics and much much more. San Diego's waterfront, Downtown, Gas Lamp District plus 12 Beaches and 2 Bays are all with in a short drive. Balboa Park

World Famous San Diego Zoo

Sea World

San Diego Beaches

Hotel Del Coronado


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in North Park, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56.29 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.1
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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