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In the heart of where it's at, easy walk to Little Italy, Balboa Park, Downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 825 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Spanish Bungalow With 2 Bedrooms With Attached Baths, Laundry, Patio W/bbq

Mere blocks to Little Italy, Balboa Park and downtown, separate bungalow with great light, bay breezes, Mexican theme design with modern updates.

Master bedroom with attached bath(shower only) and queen bed.

Guest bedroom with attached bath(tub and shower) and double

bed.

Air conditioning.

Automatic fireplace.

Free wifi

Direct TV

Harbor view from front porch

Ceilings fans in bedrooms

Fully furnished kitchen.Lots of glasses and plates.

Ample linens, towels and beach towels

BBQ on patio.

Single car garage for VERY compact car.A Nssan Rogue will fit

after letting out all passengers.

It is close to airport, incoming planes are audible, airport is supposed to be closed from 12-6. The home has triple pane windows and air conditioning. Please read the reviews regarding this.

The home is comfy, casual, classy and convenient. Its within walking distance to the epicenter of the hottest, most popular restaurants and bars in all of San Diego.

Or if you want to stay in and create your own elegant dining experience, there is fun china, hand blown margarita glasses and colorful cloth napkins along with any cooking utensil you could want. Turn on the automatic fireplace with a click, for warmth and ambience. Theres a propane bbq on the outdoor patio, with table and chairs and lovely fountain.

Or sit on the front porch railing and watch the sunset over the San Diego bay. Its a great spot whether you plan to stay home a lot or go out and enjoy the sights because it is minutes to all of that.

More Details

Owner
Lucinda Scalco
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Lucinda Scalco

I am a native San Diegan. We purchased this property 9 years ago because we love the location. My husband and I plan to live there in 10 years. The neighborhood is now a Mecca for fine dining with lots of hip new restaurants, funky old restaurants, breweries and bars . I like to garden, go on bike rides, and have friends over for nice dinners. I am an interior designer and had a lot of fun putting the interior together. It's comfortable, cheerful, and romantic .

Lucinda Scalco purchased this house in 2009

Why Lucinda Scalco chose Bankers Hill

To be honest, if I was coming to San Diego for beaches only, I'd rent a place right on the beach. However if you're here for some beach, but the zoo, downtown, Little Italy, Old Town, Balboa Park, Coronado, then this location is unsurpassed. Who wants to spend all your time in a car? Literally you can walk 4-8 blocks and get to great restaurants, the park, downtown and the harbor. If you want to stay in, the place is very comfy, nice bay breezes, good light. Most of my guests say the airplanes add an element of excitement, noticeable the first day and after that forgotten. Not to mention when you fly in, its less than a 10 minute ride to the house.

What makes this house unique

I'd say the fact that it is a single family dwelling in mid city makes it more unique. Then add the Mexican flavor decor which puts you in the mood for San Diego's ethnic roots. The airplanes add to the excitement of travel. It is almost 100 years old but has the comfort of your favorite old shoes. Sometimes parking is more challenging but the garage guarantees you a spot each and every time.And you can have a successful car free visit to San Diego in this location as well. Uber rides to downtown are $5 and walking is 15 minutes.The city bus has a stop right across the street and the trolley and train are also walking distance away.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bankers Hill, California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor patio noise after 10pm or before 7am.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Both baths are fully tiled. There is one blow dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Queen bed #1is memory foam mattress with memory foam topper.So a softer sleep. It also has a/c and a ceiling fan. Queen bed #2 .This mattress is firmer than the other bedroom but not not super firm. This room has a ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This house is under the flight path.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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In the heart of where it's at, easy walk to Little Italy, Balboa Park, Downtown
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews
5

Absolutely wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The home was amazing. Great location. Super clean. Lovely decoration. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in San Diego. Airplane noise is the only downside but it wasn’t that bad. I would absolutely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Hacienda

  • 4 of 5

This house is so pretty. Well appointed on the inside. Has everything you need. Close to all the San Diego sites. Private getaway. Much nicer than staying at a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable house centrally located

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was centrally located that we could (and did) walk to Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Little Italy, and several coffee shops. The house had everything we needed. The patio in the back is adorable and despite the planes flying right over as they landed at the airport we enjoyed sitting out there. We would look for this property again if we were staying in San Diego again. Lucinda was very accessible and responsive. She has a Welcome book with all kinds of information and recommendations for the area. It was very helpful. Thank you Lucinda!

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved it here!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint and charming little cottage, which was perfect for our stay. We were close to the Harbor, Seaport Village, Balboa Park, Gaslamp District, Little Italy and Old Town. Very clean with all the amenities one would want or need. Absolutely loved everything about it. Over-flying planes made for great conversations and you adjust to them quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a delightful six-day stay in San Diego and Lucinda's casita. The casita is well located for activities such as the San Diego Zoo, the USS Midway Museum, Sea World, Cabrillo National Park, the airport, etc. The casita was well-stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, and supplies. The house was very clean. Our minivan was too large for the garage so we parked on the street each evening and found a parking space within a block and a half each time. The noise of the jets seemed loud at first, but it didn't take long for us to get used to it. It was obvious that Lucinda had spent a lot of time setting her casita up to be a delightful home away from home. We would stay there again! Thanks for sharing your casita with us, Lucinda.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this property. Location and facilities were excellent.

  • 5 of 5

A delightfull property. Very welcoming and homely.

  • Review Submitted: 03/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Lindbergh field
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cherry bomb
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
San Diego / Coronado ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Balboa golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Fe train depot
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hob nob hill
Car: recommended

This house is centrally located to restaurants, museums, airport, park, marina, great restaurants, downtown. It is about 10-15 minutes to Coronado or mission beach. It is three blocks away from interstate 5. San Diego is a hard city to not have a car in but this location would offer a lot even without a car. No walk is very long except for the beach. The Gaslamp and ballpark are about a mile and a half away. The Horton plaza mall is about a mile away with movie theaters there. A walk through Balboa Park puts the zoo and the museums about a mile and a half away.The bay and embarcadero are less than a mile away. There is a city bike sharing program in which you can rent bikes with a credit card and drop them off at many convenient locations. The bike kiosk is just 3 blocks from the house at the corner of hawthorn and 4 th ave.

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Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$130.38
Damage Deposit AU$391.14

The garage is a very small single car space that will only accommodate a compact car. Anything larger will need to find street parking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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