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Villa Barajas - Modern, Romantic Suite Near Park, Zoo, Coronado Island

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A home away from home in North Park, #13 on Forbes' list of the 'hippest' neighborhoods in the US. This 1926 historic Spanish villa ('Villa Barajas') combines old world charm with designer style and modern amenities.

This beautiful second floor suite exudes charm and has a private balcony overlooking an historic church. Step onto the balcony each morning and enjoy coffee or breakfast and some of the best weather in the country. There are windows on all four sides, making the space bright, airy and serene.

This suite is the latest to come on line in this building and is comparable to other suites in the villa that have been in service since July, 2013. Please see these listing numbers for other positive reviews of our guests: 471900, 422746, 471897.

This suite boasts a remodeled kitchen with high end fixtures, a vintage stove with griddle and stone counters. There's a bistro style dining area for four and a large living room with high ceiling, abundant windows and architectural details. An auto-inflating queen air mattress extending from the sofa ensures a soothing night's sleep.

The windowed bathroom is newly renovated -- a sexy, black & white space with a deep tub, large pivoting mirror and eye-catching details. The bath can be entered from two sides, making it easy to share and maintain privacy.

Heat/AC system, dishwasher, disposal and washer and dryer in the suite. Beautiful original hardwood floors and new furnishings. The look and feel is artful, modern and sensual. A joyful way to start your day and a thoroughly comfortable, quiet retreat at night.

We also provide amenities -- K-cup and French press coffee makers, beach towels, blow dryer, iron/ironing board, luggage rack, books and games, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, hand soaps, other essentials. WIFI and smart TV -- Stream Netflix and Pandora while you relax or enjoy a light meal in the suite. Or walk to nearby restaurants, pubs and cafes.

We have a 50mb WIFI network in the unit -- nice and fast -- and 4 other networks in the building, all of which are accessible to all guests, so it's pretty much bullet proof service if your unit's network happens to go down.

Spacious grounds with gas grill, ping pong table and delightful seating areas. Walk a few blocks to restaurants, cafes, bars, fitness, shops and Balboa Park and Florida Canyon -- pool, golf, tennis, hiking and running trails, bike track, bocce courts, picnic area, playground, athletic facilities. On the farther side of the park, still walking distance or a short ride are the San Diego Zoo, Old Globe Theatre and the museums. 5 minutes to downtown -- Little Italy, The GasLamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Convention Center and Petco Park. 10 min to beaches and other major attractions, including Coronado Island and Seaworld.

More Details

Property Manager
Beth Galdieri
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Beth Galdieri

We love homes, vacations, people, and customer service. Making people happy in beautiful environments is our 'thing.'

Beth Galdieri purchased this villa in 2012

Why Beth Galdieri chose North Park

When we saw this building, with its old world charm, wonderful light and airy spaces, and felt its good energy -- we knew that we had to own it, restore it and then provide beautiful, comfortable and 'cool' accommodations where people could relax, enjoy the Park, the Zoo, the many restaurants - all within the context of a local San Diego Urban Walkable neighborhood experience. And we are 10 minutes away from fabulous beaches!

What makes this villa unique

This building is thought to have been owned a century ago by a nearby church and resided in by church members or out of town visitors. It is a beautiful building and stands out as regal yet simple. This combination of simplicity and beauty attracted us. Additionally, we were inspired by a European vacation during which we enjoyed a series of very special boutique hotels that combined historic architecture, modern design, luxury amenities and excellent service. We wanted to capture and share a bit of that experience with others, in an economical format.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Review #11244132 “Amazing alternative to hotels”

Absolutely great value and service all the way around. The owners make checking in and out a breeze and are very attentive to any need you may have during your stay. This is an amazing alternative to 4 and 5 star hotels with all the comforts as if you were in your very own home. Walkable to the hip and happening area's of North Park. It just so happens that during my stay, a movie was being filmed at the intersection of Upas and 30th street and this great venue called "Underbelly". In addition to hip bars, restaurants and clubs all at your fingertips, one of the most amazing cafe's located on Upas is an absolute must called Cardamom which is owned by a lovely women who bakes every single delicious pastry, muffin, cookies and in addition serves breakfast and lunch and is just so part of the neighborhood feel you get when you stay at this property.

Close proximity to all major freeway's, beaches and attractions. I simply can not say enough bout this very well run and managed property offering a vacation alternative to your hum drum stay's at any major brand name hotel.
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in North Park, California

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Deep tub. Spacious bath with room for two.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Call Owners Gail Feldman or Beth Galdieri for more info on San Diego Vacations Check in - 4 pm Check out - 11 am


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average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews
Port Huron, Michigan for the last 20 years

Finally a place I'd give a 10 for cleanliness! It was well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

It was vintage and well appointed. Not too far from North Park scene but a bit of a walk there and back for the older folks. .7 there and back plus the walking around when there. People in apt behind me made a lot of noise opening and closing their door. I think of simple attractive frame to note reminding people that quiet in that realm is appreciated.

I would have liked coffee bec I brought mi e but they had a only keruug and a French press.

Tons of spices for guests but no garlic powder. Plenty of starter soaps for hair, dishwasher, laundry. No bleach which should be there for guests to run the bleach clean ing setting that cleans the washer itself. All and all, I felt it was a good value and spacious. And CLEAN!

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Space

  • 5 of 5

This space located in North Park was perfect for my boyfriend and I. Everything was pristinely clean, the kitchen had every supply we could possibly need, the balcony was charming, and the owner was extremely attentive. This place is located near tons of great restaurants and shops, and just 10 minutes away from Coronado, Hillcrest, La Jolla, and other places we wanted to visit. I would give this place a 10/10 and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The place was great, plenty of room for 2 adults with two kids. Great kitchen and bathroom all remodeled. This place has AC in each room which is a must in the summer can't wait to book this property next summer!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment close to downtown zoo and beaches

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped apartment. We drove from north cal all the way to San Diego so was very happy that we didn't need to drive more than 10min to reach anywhere while there. Ample restaurants beaches and zoo is less than 10min drive.

There is a small patio with small table and chair my toddler loved it...

The parking was at the back sometimes tricky to find the street at night .We didn't use any of the common equipments like grill and tabletennis but they do have it. My daughter keeps asking me "are we going to Diego house again".. 😊?.

Only side note we were 2 adults and a kid so one queen and the pull out in the living room was more than enough for us. But it could be a little snug for 4 adults.



  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The quaint 1 bedroom villa was lovely, even better than shown in the pictures! The property was located close to everything we wanted to do while visiting San Diego, i.e. zoo, shopping, beaches. We really enjoyed our week stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a prime location to walk to food, farmers market, and balboa park. North Park is full of everything for all ages. The apartment was well equipped and beautifully decorated. We cooked breakfast everyday and enjoyed having a keurig available. It was also very helpful to have a washer and dryer. Parking can be challenging at times if u have a truck or large SUV. The property manager responded quickly to our questions which made staying in an unfamiliar place easier.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
So many fun eateries and taverns
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Downtown Harbor
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles

Located minutes to The World Famous San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego and the Convention Center, Balboa Park with its Hiking Trails, Olympic Size Pool, Tennis Courts, Disc Golf Course, Archery Course, 3 Dog Parks, and a 10 minutes drive to San Diego Beaches. You get the best of Urban San Diego with its Zoo, Park &Museums and Downtown SD with the Convention Center and all the night life you could desire, as well as close Beach Proximity. The North Park Neighborhood in the most progressive neighborhood in San Diego with it's art, dance, yoga, restaurants, and coffee is the Mecca of the Urban Neighborhoods surrounding Downtown San Diego!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$198.73
Damage Insurance AU$78.17
Damage Deposit AU$331.22

Rates in table are representative and may vary based on number of occupants and specific dates requested. Rates and minimum stays during holidays and special events, such as Comic-Con, are typically higher. San Diego requires that occupancy taxes be charged for stays of fewer than 31 nights (10.5%). Cleaning fee, insurance and refundable security deposit are additional. Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

For stays of one month or more, we charge for bi-weekly cleaning, in addition to a final cleaning fee. This will not be auto-generated via a reservation request -- We will need to revise the quote to include the biweekly cleanings.

Many people ask about this: We include a third party damage protection policy in our quotes, which is a nonrefundable fee. The policy protects you and us. With the policy in place, we're able to charge a very low cash security deposit that covers minor damages (such as stained towels or linens or broken plates). The insurance policy covers more significant accidental damages (for example, to furniture, floors, appliances, counters, walls, mirrors, plumbing fixtures, lamps, window glass and coverings, other elements). The insurance also enables you to recover your security deposit in the event of a qualified incident. VRBO offers you the option of either purchasing the insurance policy we've quoted or paying an additional refundable security deposit equal to the coverage/face value of the policy. For example, suppose we are charging $250 refundable security and you opt NOT to purchase the insurance (which in this example has a coverage value of $1,500) -- Your new combined REFUNDABLE security deposit would be $250 + $1500 = $1,750. Please note that the price of the insurance policy and the coverage amount are subject to change.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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