The room is comfortable and quiet with its private entrance, located in the back yard with easy access to your very own orange trees.
The neighborhood is friendly and quiet, with cafes, restaurants and boutiques and quick access to buses and freeway.
We love to meet people and tell them about our city. We are centrally located and close to freeways, bus routes and trolley. I have a double bed, independent entry to bedroom in the garden, with private shower, sink and toilet. Newly renovated.
Internet, cable and parking on the street available. Mini fridge, coffee pot and kettle for tea or oatmeal. No cooking allowed.
We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood, 10 minutes from the Zoo, 15 minutes from the beach, 5 minutes from downtown.
Vons and Haggen supermarkets a 5 minute walk away, with numerous cafes and restaurants nearby in both Mission Hills and Hillcrest.
Car2Go available in the neighborhood, check them out online, they have very reasonable rates. There are buses and trolleys within 5-10 minutes walking distance, but I highly recommend renting a car. Many of our guests rent bicycles and I recommend (URL HIDDEN)
They deliver and pick up the bikes and are super friendly and helpful.
Please, absolutely no smoking .
Interakcija s gostima
As much or as little as they like. We have become friends with some of them and some I hardly saw. Left the key on the door for them and found it on the counter when they left.
As befits “America’s Finest City,” there is lots to do and see in San Diego. Here are some tips, whether you’re an old hand or a first-time visitor.
It works best to visit San Diego by neighborhood. Here are some of the best:
Balboa Park, the largest city park in the United States, a beautiful collection of landscaped themed gardens, museums (17!), fountains, and attractions including the Botanical Building and the International Cottages. You can easily spend a day just walking round this urban gem or taking advantage of the free park tram. Our favorite spots include the Mingei International Museum, Japanese Friendship Garden, the Rose Garden, the Timken Museum of Art (always free), and the Air & Space Museum. There’s also the Model Railroad Museum, the Fleet Science Center, and the Automotive Museum, too.
Inside the park, dining options include The Prado restaurant and some decent cafes. But for more excellent choices, exit the park on its west side and head to the Uptown neighborhoods, where there are too many good restaurants to try them all, serving every kind of food you can imagine.
Some top choices include:
Bankers Hill (New American)
Barrio Star (nuevo Mexicano)
Burger Lounge (cheap, grass-fed delicious burgers, plus veggie options)
East Village Asian Diner (Asian-Korean fusion)
Khyber Pass (Afghani)
Au Revoir (classic French bistro)
Saigon on Fifth (Vietnamese)
Chocolat (French café, crêpes, gelato)
Croce’s Park West (live jazz, new American cuisine)
Izakaya Masa (tiny Japanese place, open late)
Brooklyn Girl (new American)
The Patio (new American) great food
Local Habit (brewpub)
Cucina Urbana (modern Italian, great value)
Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Café (Mexican specialties, great family dining)
In Hillcrest, you’ll notice lots of rainbow flags, hootin’ and hollerin’, and fabulousness. So if that’s your bag, have fun—you’re in one of America’s most colorful gayborhoods, with boutiques and bookstores, cafes, clubs, and diners galore, as well as America’s first gay microbrewery, Hillcrest Brewing Company.
We have a Little Italy, nearby. It’s cute and very walkable. And edible. Some of our faves:
Prepkitchen (new American)
Ironside Fish & Oyster
Juniper & Ivy (Top Chef’s Richard Blais presents molecular gastronomy)
North & South Park
The hipster heart of San Diego is the neighborhood along the 30th Street corridor, with great restaurants, bars, and artisanal shops.
Coin-Op Game Room (vintage arcade games!)
Waypoint Public (brewpub, kid-friendly)
Ritual Tavern (brewpub)
Blind Lady Ale House (brewpub)
Tiger! Tiger! Tavern (brewpub)
Carnitas’ Snack Shack (best value for money)
San Diego Bay & Dining with a View
First-time visitors should not miss a chance to walk along San Diego’s bay, where you can see urban art installations and the Maritime Museum’s historic tall ships, Soviet submarine, paddlewheeler, and more. Military and history buffs can tour the USS Midway Museum and dine on the fantail. Here are some restaurants with both good food and a Bay view:
The Fish Market
Anthony’s Star of the Sea (upscale)
C Level Lounge
Island Prime (steakhouse)
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle (great sausages and beer)
Point Loma Seafoods (cheapest on this list)
Speaking of views, at the top of Point Loma, visit Cabrillo National Monument and the original San Diego lighthouse. And a walk along Sunset Cliffs gives you the ocean side of the view, with surfers and tide pools below.
If you want to hit the surf, consider La Jolla, Del Mar, Coronado, South Carlsbad, or Encinitas. The beach outside Coronado’s historic Hotel Del Coronado has been voted the number one beach in America many times. Take the time to tour the Hotel as well.
In Mission Beach, kids will enjoy visiting Belmont Park amusement park, but head south of the vintage wooden roller coaster to find a quieter, less zoo-like atmosphere along the beach boardwalk.
Beach-area dining options include The Patio on Lamont, South Coast Bar & Grille, Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, Caffe Bella Italia, Sushi Ota, and Tower 23.
Speaking of Zoos…
Ours really is the best in the world. Truly.
Speaking of the Gaslamp Quarter…
Yes, even more great restaurants, and a lively nightlife along Fifth Avenue, especially on the weekend. Lots of boutiques and shops as well. We recommend:
Searsucker (Top Chef’s Brian Malarkey’s place)
Café Chloe (French bistro)
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine (seafood)
Jsix (new American)
Currant (new American)
Nobu (pricey sushi)
Café 21 (European fusion)
Fogo de Chau (Brazilian steakhouse)
Blind Burro (nuevo Mexicano)
Cowboy Star (steakhouse)
Beer Lovers, Rejoice
Have you heard San Diego is the craft beer capital of the U.S.? Well, it is. With award-winning craft breweries like Stone, Green Flash, Ballast Point, AleSmith, Port Brewing, Karl Strauss, and more than 70 microbreweries, you can be sloshed for days on end and never repeat a pint. Many of the restos mentioned above (especially in North and South Park) will have local craft brew on tap. (Blind Lady Ale House and Tiger! Tiger! Tavern brew their own Automatic Brewing Company beers, for example.) But for a spectacular venue at which to both imbibe and eat (and play bocce ball), try Stone Brewing’s World Bistro and Gardens in Liberty Station. Otherwise, visit San Diego Magazine’s online beer guide to see which brands offer tasting rooms and/or brewpubs.
La Jolla and Points North
Stroll along La Jolla Cove, watch the crashing waves along the spectacular shoreline and admire the sea lion colony at the Children’s Pool. Along Prospect and Girard, there’s lots of good shopping, and… you guessed it… restaurants.
Herringbone (another Brian Malarkey restaurant)
Whisknladle (new American)
Nine-Ten (one of the best restaurants in San Diego)
Roppongi (Asian fusion)
George’s at the Cove and George’s Modern (also top-notch, chef Trey Foshee)
Puesto (Mexican street tacos)
Tapenade (best French restaurant in San Diego)
For the Truly Dedicated Foodie:
• SuperNatural Sandwiches is in a strip mall in an industrial area, but worth a special trip.
• Bull Taco (locations in Oceanside or Encinitas) is for the adventurous, with all kinds of exotic meats and fish served up in daily specials, including alligator, rattlesnake, and kangaroo.
• The unlovely Convoy Street corridor in Kearny Mesa is where the best Asian places are to be found. We especially recommend Dumpling Inn and Yakitori Yakyudori, but there are MANY.
• Way down in Bonita is the only place you can eat celebrichef Javier Plascencia’s food north of the border, at Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro. On the other hand, if you’re willing to cross into Baja, a whole other world of exciting dining awaits you.
Questions? Just ask…
No (URL HIDDEN) cooking allowed. The room is detached from the house, so there are really no rules. As long as the guest is clean and quiet, with no kids or pets, it should be fine.
There's a mini fridge, a coffee pot and a kettle.
I am an active yoga practitioner, I love to travel, swim, read and eat! I know many of the good restaurants in San Diego and can tell you where to go depending on your tastes and budget.
I speak French, Arabic and Italian with a smattering of Spanish.
I love meeting new people and when i travel I like to see how the locals live and eat. I've been to France, England, Ireland, Wales, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and Greece. Also, Japan, Mexico, Guatemala and Canada.