Non-smoking, fun little condo that we have remodeled while we lived here. This place is fully furnished and comes with washer, dryer, dishwasher, and gas stove. Includes 1 king size bed and 1 sofa bed with separate bed sheets for both. Nice quiet neighborhood with quick access to Interstate 5 and 56 west. Walk-able area with nice hikes and trails close by. Guests will have access to pool, both upper and lower hot tubs, and gym. We provide a 24 hr security camera on the porch.
IMPORTANT!!! Please watch the video or carefully read the instructions that go over how to use the access code on our door. Super simple if you realize that all the lock controls is the "dead bolt". There is a finite time that after you enter your code the dead bolt is activated to twist to open. When unlocking, only twist CLOCKWISE and when unlocking only twist COUNTERCLOCKWISE. After about 3 seconds of entering the code the dead bolt goes inactive and twisting the knob does not activate the deadbolt anymore.
Equally IMPORTANT!!! Please read over every paragraph below before booking to make sure you are fully aware of what our property provides and to make your experience staying at our place is a smooth one. The few concerns and feedback I get from guests will be discussed in the following paragraphs. Please keep the feedback coming. Especially important if we don't deserve an outstanding 5 star rating :) We are always looking to improve.
Using the front door lock is very simple to use and carefully reading the instructions you will get the week before visiting will save you any anguish when trying to gain access to our home. There is a video on unlocking the door, personalizing your code, and locking the door. Each is less than 20 seconds. You can also click on the link embedded in the pre-check in email that will be sent to you sometime before check-in. Be sure to check your junk mail if you didn't ever receive the access code email.
Neighborhood park right across the street from our complex. Walking distance to two shopping centers. Quick and easy drive to Del Mar beach or Torrey Pines state reserve (for great hiking).
Avis car rental walking distance from condo.
Ceiling fans in both living room and bedroom. (3 speeds)
The space is 650 square feet.
The guest bed in the living room is actually more like a futon and not a sofa bed but airbnb.com does not have "futon" and after reading all the negative reviews about the comfort of sofa beds we decided the futon was a better option.
"The you've been warned" section :)
Just a heads up. San Diego stays relatively pleasant throughout the year (upper low to upper 70's) but there will be about 3-4 weeks during the summer that it can get into the high 80's or low 90's. Even though we provide ceiling fans and table fans it can get a little uncomfortably warm during the day hours so hang out at the pool or go sight see if it starts to warm up. This is especially true if you have more bodies in the condo. 4 guests vs. only 2 guests. At night it can get uncomfortably warm 1 to 2 weeks out of the whole year. So it can be quite random but again happens a small fraction of the time throughout the year. Leave the windows open to let out any warm air while you are away during the summer months.
Our neighbor hood is one of the safest in San Diego but even with safe neighborhoods if a car is loaded with valuables a burglar meandering through the parking lot will not hesitate to break a car window. As a precaution hide or take anything valuable in the car. (Happy to say no guests have been burglarized since we started hosting back in August of 2015. Again I only bring that up because I randomly thought of it and would hate to have you have an unpleasant experience.
My cleanliness rating is sparkling clean but if our place does have a cleaning detergent smell to it when you first arrive, just open the windows and door and light the scented candle on the black side table and it will be gone in a matter of minutes. (My cleaners mop the floors and on occasion use more liquid mop solution than needed which has caused a slightly noticeable detergent smell right after a cleaning).
Please call or message us any questions about the location of our place. The last thing we want is a guest that booked our place thinking it was in the middle of downtown and then was surprised when they showed up and found out it was not in the middle of downtown. The map that airbnb provides showing the approximate location of our place is 100% accurate but sometimes guests expect our place to be right in downtown or somewhere that it is not.
Guests will have access to wireless internet, gym, pool, hot tub, tennis courts and bbq grill. Bbq grill is located next to the pool. Pool is right around the corner of our building. If you walk out of the condo and turn right to follow the sidewalk and then turn right again (so you are now walking through the complex), you will see the pool on your left along with the bbq grill, hot tub, and gym. Then second hot tub is located in the middle of the complex.
Feel free to use our two boogie boards during your stay as well as any of the beach toys in the basket on the porch. Unfortunately the bikes on the porch are not for guests use.
Uncovered parking available and there is 99% of the time 5-6 spots always open in from of our place to park in.
Interaction with guests
Feel free to call, text, or email. Call or text me anytime during the day or night. No matter how late in the night or early in the morning. (Especially if you have trouble finding the place.) I also use VR Front Desk to help manage my property and to be available around the clock for questions. They or myself will always be available to answer any questions you may have.
Other things to note
There is a retractable screen on the front door for the hotter days but to keep any bugs out. Please be sure to open and close it gently.
No smoking in condo or in parking lot please. Unfortunately no pets allowed. If window or door is open please talk relatively normal (i.e. not loud).
Please leave the bathroom door open after showers or else it can get too stuffy since humid air gets trapped in there.
The security camera on the porch provides us with peace of mind when packages or reordered supplies get delivered or during times of vacancy. If there is any concern about the camera during your stay feel free to carefully place a hand clothe over it if it feels too invasive. We completely understand. Just remember to remove that hand clothe upon checkout.
Please close the front porch gate gently so as to not cause a loud "BANG".
I may have installed hot/cold handle on shower backwards. To get warm/hot water, handle should between the 4 o'clock to 5 o'clock position. Also I have had some international guests ask me how to turn the shower on. Just pull on the hot/cold knob and the water will come out.
Let us know if you have any questions. We are very flexible and friendly and love to answer guests questions.
No smoking allowed. We trust that you will not speak too loudly and not use offensive language during your stay. Our condo stays relatively quite and peaceful. (It's one of the many things that attracted us to this complex). Please help us to maintain this peace and quite when you visit. Please also close the front porch gate carefully/quietly as well as the front door. IMPORTANT!!! If you are arriving or departing after 10 PM or before 8 AM please do not talk loud or make a lot of noise. In other words be a good neighbor and their impression of Airbnb. Do not put your Uber driver on speaker phone for all my neighbors to hear at 3 AM giving your driver directions while standing on the porch. Any reasonable neighbor may get annoyed by that.
This is not a party house and we ask that you keep looking elsewhere if you are looking for a riotous party place. You don't need to whisper, just be mindful :) We have great relationships with our neighbors and want to continue to make ourselves available on airbnb to future guests. Please respect the House Rules and we will do everything we can to make sure you enjoy your stay. Friends are welcome to come over and visit during your stay but please make them aware of these house rules.
If you move a lamp or take off the bedroom tempurpedic mattress top please put it back on before you check-out. In other words please place things back where you found them when you leave.
Don't forget to click on the 3 links in the access code email that will tell you how to lock and unlock the front door. You will receive this email sometime before check-in. Please read the entire description about "the space" in this listing before booking.
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We like our condo and we hope you like it as well.
We provide the most updated and comfortable living situation to attract the most respectful guests. We created a place that we imagined we would enjoy if we were visiting San Diego.
We live between San Diego and New York City. Anna is attending Columbia's Nurse Practitioner program while Scott works at Fidelity Investments.
We like to be as involved in your experience as you would like us to be. We are more than happy to provide recommendations of places to eat or see during your stay. When we host we like to see guests enjoying our place and respecting the work we have put into it. When we travel we like to provide that same level of respect to hosts. We have lived in 3 cities during the time we've been married. Salt Lake City, San Diego, and NYC and have loved all 3.