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Historic Point Loma Cottage with Loft
Historic Point Loma Cottage with Loft
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Enter through the antique gate & white picket fence to your private, detached, beautifully decorated studio/loft, conveniently located in the seaside community of Point Loma with easy access to America's Finest City.

The space

Welcome to Historic Point Loma Cottage! The recently renovated cottage was built in 1927 and the property received a historical designation. This charming studio/loft shares enchanting English gardens, lovely brick patios and courtyards, inviting gazebo, spa, gurgling fountain and much more. The Colonial inspired main house has been featured in Woman's World Magazine , Country Sampler Magazine's Special Home Tour Edition, Point Loma Diamond Tour, Holiday Home Tour, San Diego Floral Association Centennial Garden Tour, Loma Portal Home & Garden Tour, Point Loma Garden Walk, and All Souls' Christmas Home Tour.

Stroll past the historic garden and main house through the gate to your private detached guest house, complete with custom made queen sleeper sofa with no bar and upgraded contour memory foam mattress, cozy, cottage chic sleeping loft with queen loft bed and loft ladder, lots of pillows, linens, wing back chair perfect for curling up with your favorite book, hand painted secretary with matching chair, blackout cellular shades, flat screen free-cable TV, Wi-Fi, clock radio with white noise options, Fijitsu 15k btu minisplit air conditioner/heater just installed in January of 2017 for much better climate control, energy efficiency, and super quiet. Cozy bathroom with shower, towels, toiletries; separate eat-in kitchen equipped with all the essentials from home, with access to and overlooking a beautiful private garden with Adirondack seating area and fireplace. Forget something? We can probably provide it for you....just ask! Approximately 350 sq. feet/32.56 sq. meters. ***PLEASE REFER TO "OTHER THINGS TO NOTE" BEFORE INQUIRING OR REQUESTING A RESERVATION.
Personal Concierge Service Available:
Please contact host after booking for more information.

Guest access

We want our guest(s) to feel at home in The Cottage and enjoy all that the property has to offer. The patios, gazebo and gardens are all accessible to the cottage to be enjoyed by guest(s), along with the amenities in the cottage itself.

Interaction with guests

Our family loves guests and has been hosting students from around the world for years. We live on the property and look forward to meeting you and helping to make your trip to San Diego the best ever!

Other things to note

***The San Diego Airport is close by and we are on the flight path. The airport has a curfew meaning the last plane to land is at 11:30 pm and the first airplane to take off is 6:30 am. We provide earplugs and a white noise clock radio for those of you who are sensitive to the airplanes. Other than that it is a quiet residential area with the occasional dog barking.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $15 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $59 NZD
Security Deposit $295 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $146 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM


A Release & Waiver Of Liability And Indemnity Agreement must be signed to enter premises and property for vacation rental or any other purpose.

Check In Time: After 3:00 pm
Check Out Time: 11 am

Please contact me if you need other arrangements and I will do my best to accommodate your requests.

PLEASE keep all gate entrances to the studio closed and locked. We have a dog on the property.

No loud noise! As much as we love bass thumping dub step, we prefer that you leave it at the clubs. We ask that you refrain from playing loud music, talking loudly or anything else that would disturb us or our neighbors especially after 10:00 at night or before 8:00 in the morning.

No smoking on any part of the property at any time. None, zero, zip. No tobacco, no pot, no cloves, no dried banana peels.
No candles inside or outside the house.

No pets

There is NO GARBAGE DISPOSAL so please use the trash cans to dispose of food; there is a container for grease under the sink, or personal items. Same goes for the toilet. Do not flush anything other than toilet paper down it.

You are responsible for doing all dishes and putting them back where you found them.

Please empty the trash before you check-out in the plastic bags provided under the kitchen sink. Place trash bags in the large black bin by the gate and recyclables in the blue bin.

Make sure you turn the coffee pot off when you have finished using it and or leave the studio.

Please do your part to conserve water because California is in a drought emergency.

Please turn off the heater/air conditioner if you leave for the day. Electricity is very expensive in San Diego and this will help keep our costs down and rates affordable for our guests.

The studio is approximately 350 sq. ft. and can only accommodate four guests.

Our garage is off limits.

You must have a stay of at least a week or longer to use the washer and dryer.

Children 5 years old and under are not allowed to use the spa/hot tub even, with adult supervision.

Supervise children at all times to decrease risk of injury or drowning.

Do Not Walk On Spa Cover.

Only children 8 years old and older are allowed to use the loft ladder and loft with adult supervision.

Loft ladder should never be moved or altered and must be used to enter and exit the rental loft.

Fireplace is available for your use and all fire safety rules must be observed. Please provide your own firewood and fire starter. Only use wood to burn (not treated or painted). Fireplace should never be left unattended and must be completely extinguished after use. Never put hot embers, or wood in trash.

Please read carefully the Release & Waiver Of Liability And Indemnity Agreement, sign, and return to host before 9pm the day of your check-in.


You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - In the cottage there are two steps from the main living area to the bathroom and kitchen.
Potential for noise - The airport is close by and the property is on the flight path. The last plane to land is at 11:30 pm and the 1st plane to take off is at 6:30 am.
Pet(s) live on property - We have one 13 pound dog that is a Shih tzu and eight years old. He is very sweet, well behaved, and not a barker.
No parking on property - We have residential parking on the street in front of the property. It's usually only a few steps to the cottage mainly through the garden.
Some spaces are shared - The gardens and outside space are shared with your hosts but you have private areas. The cottage is separate from the main house.
Amenity limitations - We do have a washer and dryer available for stays that are at least a week long. We do make exceptions to the rule if you ask in advance.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

144 Reviews

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Tyler User Profile
October 2017
The space is amazing and the cottage is very cozy and relaxing. It’s a great getaway for anyone, Solo travel or families! The cute doggy Teddy was a precious morning coffee guest. Katherine has worked very hard to create an immaculate garden and living space to share and it shows! I loved my vacation at her cottage.

Lauren User Profile
October 2017
Katherine was a fabulous host and this place is beautiful! Quaint and clean, it’s an oasis after a long day out and about in San Diego. Katherine pays attention to all the little details, ensuring an absolute memorable experience. Would highly recommend and would definitely come back and stay here again!

Anne User Profile
October 2017
This was a perfect, peaceful home base for a San Diego vacation! Liberty Station is very close and we appreciated having Vons and Trader Joe's so we could make meals at home and save $$ for activities. All of the personal touches in the garden and cottage made it a great getaway. Note that Point Loma is charming and also very, very close to the airport, so there was air traffic from morning til late at night. But the charm made up for it and Katherine was a helpful and responsive host!

Josh User Profile
September 2017
Came down to San Diego with my wife and our baby for our wedding anniversary. We had a great time at the cottage. It’s close to restaurants and the beach. Host responded quickly to our last minute booking. I would definitely recommend this cottage. Thanks for the great stay!

Desiree User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely amazing place!! The cottage is cozy and welcoming and Katherine is very sweet, we really enjoyed sitting in the gorgeous backyard and having a glass of wine with her. Would absolutely recommend this location

Kristy User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful place to stay! Within walking distance to shops and located in a nice neighborhood. The cottage is clean and well decorated. Its comfortable and feels like home away from home. We would recommend to anyone staying in the area!

Marin User Profile
September 2017
Great little spot. Only noteworthy issue is that for the older traveler you will be sleeping on a sofa bed since the sleeping loft with good mattress is mainly for the young and agile

San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.

A little about our family:

Katherine is a San Diego native and stay at home mom with a BA in Applied Arts and Sciences, a fancy way of saying theater art. Katherine loves entertaining, gardening, movies, theater, antiquing, walking, reading, traveling, fine dining, has a passion for decorating and spending time with family and friends. She loves living in San Diego and enjoys playing tour guide to out-of-town guest.

Dan, a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and transplant from North Carolina, arrived here in 1986 to complete his Naval Seal Training. He has traveled the world via his tours of duty with the Marines, Army, and Navy. Retired from his military adventures, he is now a San Diego Police Officer and calls Point Loma home. He enjoys anything military, history and travel.

Daniel, Geek God, is 16 years old and his parent's pride and joy. He attends high school and is a straight A student. He has been playing the piano since age 4 and is a member of The Piano Guild. Daniel enjoys participating in the CyberPatriot Club at Coleman University and running HO Scale trains on the weekends at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. In his spare time he enjoys being a teenager and hanging out with friends; anything involving technology, science, teaching piano, and building his computer repair business.

Teddy, family's best friend, is our adorable 13 lb. Shinese. He is very smart, does not bark, and enjoys car rides, treats, and his toys.

Our profile photo was taken in April, 2013 on our Disney Caribbean Pirate Cruise to celebrate Daniel's 13th birthday.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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