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Adorable 1 bd cottage, heart of Old Town-- WE LOVE PETS!

Bedrooms 1
Space 60 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Please see listing # 972676 for our neighboring 2 bedroom!

This charming one bedroom cottage is in the heart of all the excitement, history, heritage and charm of Old Town San Diego. Private and tropical, this adorable cottage is located in the center of the birthplace of San Diego, walking distance from a plethora of delicious restaurants, quaint shops, Old Town state historic park, all in a fun and lively authentic Mexican atmosphere! Visit many FREE museums that explore some of the more mysterious legends of early San Diego, offer tours of original historical sites, 'haunted tours,' and more! In addition, you will find Mariachi shows, dancers, live outdoor theatre performances and more surprises as you explore the streets of Old Town on foot.

Close proximity to beaches, Sea World, downtown, San Diego zoo, Coronado-- this property is central to all! The Old Town trolley offers a delightful tour of the city, and leaves two blocks from cottage!

Public transit center is less than a half mile away with access to both buses, light rail and Amtrak. Renting a car is entirely optional!

Cottage features one full bedroom with queen bed, full upgraded bath with shower/tub, full size fold out sofa in living room, full upgraded kitchen with dishwasher, microwave & coffeemaker. For folks with little ones, we can provide a high chair and a pack and play. One designated parking spot OFF street! Private patio area with table and chairs for al fresco dining or just relaxing in your own landscaped retreat. Also please see listing #972676 for our neighboring 2 bedroom.

PLEASE NOTE: As we do have a very welcoming pet policy, please advise us ahead of time of any allergies or sensitivities so that we are able to make sure you are comfortable. Cottages are meticulously cleaned after each stay; however, some severe allergies can still be affected by the past presence of animals, so we will do what we can to remove any allergens before your stay. Thanks!

More Details

Dove Braunstein
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Dove Braunstein

I have been a San Diego resident for fifteen years now and absolutely LOVE my city. I want the world to get to experience the beautiful place I call home!

I love the SoCal lifestyle; am into fitness, animals, and travel-- although no matter what amazing places in the world I may visit, I love to come home. There is nothing like the San Diego sunshine!

I believe in leaving the world better than we found it, spreading joy and loving one another.

Dove Braunstein purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Dove Braunstein chose Old Town

I fell in love with these cottages on sight. Walking by them, we saw that they were for sale and knew that they would make a delightful vacation rental. Old Town is such a hot spot in San Diego and there isn't much in the way of a residential area, much less vacation rentals. What better location than the heart of one of the most vibrant, highly visited destinations in San Diego!? The beautiful, lush property sits hidden amongst brilliant bougainvillea and tropical landscaping, and steps away from some of the best Mexican food in San Diego!

What makes this cottage unique

Parking in Old Town? Unheard of! A designated spot in the driveway is yours!

A private patio area in back allows you to enjoy the balmy weather, dine alfresco, or just relax in the San Diego sun.

Wonderfully upgraded throughout, this cottage has recently had substantial renovations, including a new kitchen, remodeled bathroom, water filtration system, eliminating the need to constantly be buying water! (The icemaker in the freezer is also plumbed to the water filter!) All new furniture, paint, and appliances!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Old Town, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , New fixtures!
  • Newly upgraded bathroom!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed, large closet and dresser
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9466667 based on 75 reviews

Great location! Super clean!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 6 nights. A perfect stay. Everything was perfectly clean. The bed was really comfortable. It had a memory foam mattress. I never met the owner but I was greeted by her mother, Joane. It was very obvious that she took a lot of pride in keeping the place up and making sure that everything you could need was there. She gave me a tour of the other unit on the property. Just as nice and a two bedroom for larger groups. Parking was right outside the door.

The location was also great. Two minutes to the interstate. Restaurants all around. A couple of them one minute away walking! Old Tow is a perfect central location while staying in San Diego. I highly recommend this property and I’ll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the adorable cottage with our baby and toddler. Joan was so kind, bringing us toys and books for them and providing a high chair and crib.

The cottage is lovely and had everything we needed.

The area is very walkable and has plenty of running trails nearby. It's also 10 minutes to everything: sea world, balboa park, downtown San Diego. We couldn't have asked for a better location. There are restaurants and shops nearby: a little tourist-y but very sweet. You have to drive to get coffee or groceries.

We had such a lovely time here, on our 9 day vacation in February - my only complaint is that it wasn't very clean and also got quite cold at night despite the electric heaters.

Thank you so much for your gracious hosting! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable cottage, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was at this Old Town cottage! We stayed for 2.5 weeks and Joan was the best host you could ask for. Our pets were welcome and secure, we could walk everywhere, it’s close to everything but also very quiet and peaceful. Having off street parking was a great perk. Our kids did not want to leave and feel like Old Town natives. We went on a ghost tour, explored the park, ate at fabulous restaurants, took in tha beach and much more! We will definitely be back and highly recommend Joan’s cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife and two young kids and loved the location. Old town is a nice neighborhood to eat and walk around. Despite being just steps away from all the action, the place was quiet. The place was clean, comfortable and the hosts were great. I would definitely stay again and recommend the place.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Shane! What a wonderful review; we're always so glad to hear it when someone has had such a positive experience and a great trip! Hope to see you again! All the best, Dove & Joan
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Great location right in old town. Can walk to everything so seldom need to take out the car. Really nice that there is off street parking.

The cabin is always clean and ready when we arrive. Joan and Dove are very nice and respond quickly to any correspondence. This was our second stay and we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Karen! It was a pleasure to have you, what a lovely review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again one day. All the best, Dove & Joan
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Would do it again!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, well layed out, convenient, and most of all (to us) very dog-friendly !! Very nice owner in great part of town. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda! Being dog-friendly is almost our most important feature, haha! We do love our four legged guests... as well as the two-legged kind! Thanks so much and have a wonderful holiday!
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Nearest Airport
3.9 Miles
San Diego Intl Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pacific Beach-- Mission Beach-- Coronado Beach
Car: recommended

Cottage resides in the center of famous Old Town San Diego, amongst many restaurants (the best Mexican food in the city!), unique shops, museums and more! Venture a little further and you'll find beautiful Balboa Park, including the world famous San Diego Zoo and several fascinating museums. Also in close proximity are several beaches to choose from; La Jolla shores, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Coronado Beach, plus serene Mission Bay, perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, boating and more! Enjoy a different beach every day!

Just four miles away is downtown San Diego, with award-winning restaurants, clubs, action and nightlife galore! The transit center, a depot for the bus, trolley and commuter train, just 1/2 mile away makes it easy to get anywhere without renting a car.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$318.57

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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