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The heart of Little Italy--Perfectly Furnished!

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bright, beautifully remodeled and furnished in heart of Little Italy. 950 sq.ft

Beautifully remodeled and furnished in the most desirable area of San Diego. First floor duplex. Large one bedroom with King size bed, and a futon bed in the living room for a third person and blow up mattress for 4th person. Very large and spacious 950 sq. ft. . Amenities include laundry, hotel style bath robes, high quality linens and fully equipped kitchen. Warm and comfortable living room, open to full kitchen, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and dining for up to 8. 5 minutes to the Zoo, Balboa Park, SeaWorld, Convention Center, Old Town. Walking distance to some of San Diegos best restaurants, bars, shops and sites.

Onsite parking is sometimes available for a small additional charge. Ask owner about details.

NOTE: This property is in the flight path. Typically, there are about 0 to 5 planes arriving from 11:30pm to 6:30am.

More Details

Nina LoCoco
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Nina LoCoco

Nina is a native San Diegan and her family is from Little Italy in San Diego. Clint and Nina are professionals, and live and work in San Diego.

Why Nina LoCoco chose Little Italy

This property has been in Nina's family for many years. Her family has owned property in Little Italy since 1926.

What makes this apartment unique

The location of this property is the best...right in Little Italy. It is within walking distance to many attractions and easily accessible to the San Diego trolley and the Santa Fe Station. It is also nicely remodeled, cute and comfortable. It you are looking for a spacious, comfortable, convenient location this is it. Much larger than most listings in Little Italy. Although in the flight path, the airport has a curfew between about 11:30pm and 6:30am.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place absolutely central to Little Italy...decorated nicely, well equipped kitchen which is great since I truly prefer to eat in whenever possible. Hosts were so accomodating that when I needed a hair dryer they brought me one...for which me and my hair were very grateful. You are in the flight path of the airport..but to be honest, my friend and I were able to tune it out and just enjoy eachother's company and had no issues sleeping etc... (hosts provide earplugs...which we didn't need). Loved it and would definitely stay again.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Little Italy in Downtown

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom with stall shower (no tub)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • One King size bed in bedroom. Living room has a futon sofa for an additional person. Blow up mattress for a fourth person.
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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The heart of Little Italy--Perfectly Furnished!
average rating of 4.695652 based on 29 reviews

A gem in Little Italy

  • 5 of 5

The villa is everything you would expect in a 5 star hotel. All the furnishings make your stay so comfortable with so much space. The kitchen is incredible. The location is the best. Only minutes from so many attractions. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and wonderful apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the nicest VRBO places where we have stayed. It was very clean, tastefully furnished, and spacious. It had all the amenities that we needed (even bath robes!). It is in a great location for walking around Little Italy. The flight noise was not a problem. The owners were very conscience. We highly recommend staying there.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. The location was perfect if you don’t mind being in the flight path. Home was very comfortable and roomy. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, California, USA

Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to ourselves but close to everything in Little Italy. And we got exactly what we wanted! Nina & Clint's place is clean, well-stocked, and perfectly located. She is attentive, having checked-in with us a couple of times during our three-night stay. Yeah, the jets landing at the airport took a bit of getting used to (we flinched the first time) but they were never a problem for us. We highly recommend this apartment. We would go back, for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back and see us anytime. You were great guests!
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Very charming!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Little Italy... the location was awesome, the owners were responsive to any questions we had, and made us feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very well-kept, beautiful little place in Little Italy

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place and felt Nina & Clint were perfect hosts. The location is directly below the flight pattern for incoming aircraft, but the noise from their descent is very brief, so we didn't mind it at all. Villa Porticello is within walking distance of loads of restaurants, brew pubs, and tasting rooms from casual to fine dining--truly a dream for folks who love to eat out like us. Thank you for a delightful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ballast Point Brewery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Balboa Gold Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
San Diego Trolley or Santa Fe Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ballast Point
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mission Beach or Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

This is a beautiful apartment in the heart of Little Italy! The location is perfect for guests to easily walk to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, breweries, etc. San Diego Trolley station is a 7 block walk. Petco Park, the Convention Center, Old Town and Gaslamp are all walkable or a short trolley ride. The Zoo and Balboa Park are 1.9 miles.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £42.61
Damage Deposit £142.04

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.