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More of the comfy queen-size bed.View of the rest of the room and canyon from the bed.
Secluded Studio with Canyon View
Secluded Studio with Canyon View
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Perched on a secluded canyon rim in the heart of San Diego, this light and airy studio cottage is only 1.5 miles from the Zoo and Balboa Park. Perfect for one or two, it has canyon views and is dog friendly. Optional pet sitting services offered.

The space

This property is on a secluded single lane street that runs along a ridge in a quiet residential neighborhood in the heart of San Diego. This cottage is one of two buildings on the property (the other being Aurelia's little house on the street) and is set back behind a beautiful wooden fence. It is perched on the edge of an expansive canyon and is light and airy and comfortably furnished for one or two people. On the back side french doors open onto a balcony with a northeastern exposure offering an exquisite canyon view. Numerous birds, including hawks, and even a owl or two, frequent the canyon and sometimes fly by at, or below, eye level. Bird song fills the air all day.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the Zen garden that is at the entrance to the cottage and access to the patios, terraces, and balconies on the back side of the property.

Interaction with guests

Aurelia lives in the main house on the property and will be in and out. Cate and Barry live down the street a few blocks. All three of us will be available if needed. One of the beauties of the cottage is the privacy, so interaction with Aurelia is upon your mutual discretion.

Other things to note

While there is not a full kitchen in the cottage, it does have a coffee-maker, small refrigerator, microwave, and a few dining and serving amenities. Breakfast will not be provided everyday, but the cottage is stocked with coffee, tea, fresh fruit, bagels, and cream cheese at the beginning of your stay. Friendly and quiet small to medium-sized dogs are welcome, and dog sitting is available for an extra charge if arranged in advance.

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $60 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Because this is a quiet residential neighborhood, please no loud or late parties. No smoking tobacco, please. There is no parking on the street. You can park on the street about two blocks away and walk down to the cottage, or there is room for two cars to park in tandem in the driveway. Please let us know if you will have a car during your visit, so we can make parking arrangements with you.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Two corgis live on the property
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

114 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
November 2017
We loved this airy, comfortable studio. The location was great--quiet, peaceful, and very easy to get anywhere in the city with a car. Easy to walk to the grocery store, too. I'd highly recommend it for a "getaway" feeling (but still really close to everything), and the hosts were really responsive and helpful throughout. Thanks all!

Winta User Profile
November 2017
This place is so amazing!!!! We had come down for a short weekend trip to San Diego and booked this place last minute. It was so perfect and beautiful. The canyon view is gorgeous and it's very quiet. The place is a cute studio and is very contemporary and had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and the studio was spacious enough for two people. For breakfast, there were English muffins and jam that was very delicious. It didn't have a kitchen which was great because we didn't need/want to cook, especially since the food in San Diego is so delicious. We only met Aurelia, who was very nice and communicated with us when she wasn't able to check us in, the other two hosts were available in case we needed them. I would definitely come back here again.

JoAnne User Profile
October 2017
The studio was a quiet, clean, and relaxing place to spend the week. I met both Aurelia and Cate and they were very friendly and accommodating. The view was beautiful!

Jennie User Profile
October 2017
Aurelia is an EXCELLENT host. Whenever I had a question or comment, Aurelia would message me back within minutes. This place... is absolutely INCREDIBLE. I was sad to leave this apartment because i wouldn’t be able to watch the beautiful sunrise over the valley anymore. If I am ever in the area again, this will be the first place I check for housing!

Andrea User Profile
September 2017
This place is amazing and the views are spectacular. It is so wonderful to wake up and be able to just walk outside to enjoy the view every morning. The hosts are SUPER responsive (I even accidentally misplaced the key at one point and a replacement key was provided SO fast) and they give great tips (told me about a corgi meetup for me and my pup). The space is perfect and I highly recommend to stay.

Tony User Profile
September 2017
Very clean and cozy with a million dollar view!

Brent User Profile
September 2017
Aurelia was a great host! The place was just as advertised and very clean. Aurelia was very accommodating, and gave us great recommendations of places to visit. We loved staying here and would definitely visit again!

San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Aurelia, Cate, And Barry User Profile

We are a family of artists. Barry and Aurelia draw, paint, and photograph. Cate was a choreographer and modern dancer. As a former architect, Barry designed numerous homes in the San Diego area, including two in our neighborhood (one being our home) that you will drive past on your way to this lovely canyon hideaway. Barry lent his artistic eye to renovating and designing the interior and exterior spaces of this sweet little property that has been in the family for almost 25 years. Cate and Barry have lived in this neighborhood for more than 25 years and Aurelia has lived here all of her 22 years. She now lives in the little grey house at this property, and being an animal enthusiast and magnet, is offering her services as a dog sitter for those canines who accompany their humans during their stay and don't want to be left alone all day while their humans sightsee and visit the Zoo.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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