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  • 1 bathroom

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Right in the heart of Little Italy – one of San Diego’s most vibrant neighbourhoods – this apartment is just a three-minute wander from the Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market. But it doesn’t quite look like a traditional Italian home. This standout villa was built in the 1930s, an excellent example of art-deco-inspired architecture. Pale, mint-green garage doors, roofs, and columns sit at jaunty angles on the cream painted exterior. It truly looks like something right out of the history books. You’ll also have a private patio outside, with a barbecue, bright-pink flowers, and fairy lights to create a Mediterranean atmosphere. Inside, the decor offers a nod to the city’s waterside location – a beach hut vibe. We love these traditional themes, making the home feel truly warm and welcoming with its rustic, family-friendly feel. In the lounge, thanks to rich wooden floors, shell-like embossed cabinets, and woven dining chairs, the space feels reminiscent of driftwood and the seaside. In any case, you are just a seventeen-minute walk from the Maritime Museum of San Diego, right on the waters of the bay.


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What to expect


Highlights

Stroll into the heart of the city's Downtown district in just twelve minutes

Stroll into the heart of the city's Downtown district in just twelve minutes

Hop in a taxi to spend the day on Mission Beach, eleven minutes away

Hop in a taxi to spend the day on Mission Beach, eleven minutes away

Savour your morning espresso on the patio, or a cocktail in the evening

Savour your morning espresso on the patio, or a cocktail in the evening

Admire the striking art deco facade of your home, dating back ninety years

Admire the striking art deco facade of your home, dating back ninety years

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Home truths

    You'll need to climb a flight of external stairs for access

    The entrance is private to your home

    As this home allows for self check-in with a smartlock, you won't meet your host

    The host has beach gear that you can borrow, such as towels

    Onsite parking is not available, but there is paid parking across the road, or street parking is free for two hours (except Sundays and public holidays when it's free all day)

    The dining table is suitable as a workspace

    This mini-villa is part of a complex of three similar homes

    Each bungalow has its own outdoor gathering place, but guests are kindly asked to respect quiet hours from 10 pm

    The laundry facilities are shared with residents onsite (but they are free to use)

About this stay


Amenities

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

1 bathroom

Extras


VIP services

Daily cleaning

Luggage storage

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego has a vibe all of its own. Whether you want craft beer or fine dining, the place is a foodie's dream. With fresh farmer's markets, Italian and Asian delis, and heaps of restaurants and bars, no two meals (or nights) need to be the same in Downtown. The iconic Gaslamp Quarter transports you to another time with its preserved historic buildings and (you guessed it) romantic gaslamps....

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore the Vibrant Atmosphere of Little Italy

Explore the Vibrant Atmosphere of Little Italy

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and lively atmosphere of Little Italy. Wander through charming streets, sample authentic Italian cuisine, and discover the neighborhood's political history.

Enjoy Craft Beers and Refined Bar Fare at Ballast Point Brewing Little Italy

Enjoy Craft Beers and Refined Bar Fare at Ballast Point Brewing Little Italy

Contemporary brewery and pub offering acclaimed beers on tap, delicious food, and a spacious indoor and outdoor seating area. Don't miss their signature BBQ burger and truffle fries.

Dine at Herb & Wood

Dine at Herb & Wood

Sprawling, upscale locale serving rustic, wood-fired dishes & old-school cocktails. Great atmosphere, delicious food, fantastic service. Perfect for brunch or dinner.

Experience La Lucha at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Experience La Lucha at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Immerse yourself in the innovative theater show La Lucha, taking up the whole museum. Enjoy this new and exciting art experience while supporting the investment in the arts.

Dine at Il Dandy

Dine at Il Dandy

Experience modern Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere at Il Dandy. Indulge in delicious dishes such as the Rustichella Pizza and beefcheek ravioli. Enjoy the beautiful decor and attentive service for a satisfying dining experience.

Experience The Lyceum Theatres

Experience The Lyceum Theatres

A well-run live-performance complex under Horton Plaza mall. Enjoy a personable atmosphere and friendly staff. Don't let the construction outside deter you from entering this amazing establishment.

Explore USS Midway Museum

Explore USS Midway Museum

Step aboard this legendary aircraft carrier to discover life-at-sea exhibits, restored planes, and flight simulators. Immerse yourself in the history of naval aviation at this impressive museum.

Enjoy Authentic Italian Cuisine at Osteria Panevino

Enjoy Authentic Italian Cuisine at Osteria Panevino

Dine at this warm, local restaurant and indulge in refined Italian fare paired with an extensive wine list. With accommodating service and delicious dishes like short rib special and lobster ravioli, it's a must-try for food lovers.

Explore the Vibrant Gaslamp Quarter

Explore the Vibrant Gaslamp Quarter

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of this historic neighborhood, known for its bustling nightlife, eclectic dining options, and rich political history.

Dine at Starlite

Dine at Starlite

Enjoy craft cocktails and elevated American eats in a stylish, swanky setting or on the patio. Great atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food make it a must-visit spot in San Diego.

Explore the Charming Seaport Village

Explore the Charming Seaport Village

Discover a captivating waterside complex that offers a delightful blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment. With beautiful views, family-friendly grounds, and a wide selection of eateries, Seaport Village is the perfect spot for an unforgettable afternoon with loved ones.

Experience the Thrills of Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

Experience the Thrills of Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

Step onto this crazy cool suspension bridge that bounces and sways as you walk. Enjoy breathtaking views of the serene valley below while creating lasting memories. A hidden gem worth exploring!

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

No smoking

No pets

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 11:00

On floor 1, steps only

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by George

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. George's family has owned these homes in San Diego's Little Italy neighbourhood for over forty years. He loves to share this wonderful area with guests, and ensuring they fall in love with the place is a top priority.

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