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Adorable San Diego Guesthouse

61 reviews

  • Entire home/flat

    Entire home/flat

  • Guests

    4 guests

  • Bedrooms

    1 Bedrooms

  • Beds

    2 Beds

This is a very special upstairs in-law apartment on a quiet street in the wonderful neighborhood of South Park. The home is full of light and beautifully decorated with West Elm and Mid-Century Modern vintage furniture.

The space

The home is meticulously maintained. The unit is for non-smokers and does not host pets. For your comfort, all cleaning products are as fragrance free and as allergy free as possible. Luxury bedding, air conditioning, high-speed internet (both bard-wired and WiFi) and 32 inch HDTV with premium cable are included. The sofa turns into a comfortable twin bed (not a futon or pull out couch) so this home can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. The charming kitchen has the perfect "Gramma" style Formica table and all the cooking supplies you will need. The host owner has set this home up the way she prefers it when she travels and, as a result, the unit comes with all the comforts of a home only better.

Guest access

This is a stand-alone mother-in-law that is above the garage which is entirely separate from the mai

Interaction with guests

As little or as much as you prefer.. I live in the home in the front which is just steps from the guest house but a completely separate structure.

Other things to note

Despite ABB's cancellation policy, I will refund 100% (less any ABB fees) for any cancellations made prior to 30 days from your arrival date. Thereafter I will refund the 50% ABB keeps to the extent I am able to re-rent the unit for the days cancelled. For stays longer than 30 days, I require a deposit in the amount of one month's rent to be paid offline due 60 days prior to arrival.


  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Smartlock
  • High chair
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Hot water
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Long term stays allowed

House Rules

Just come to have fun and enjoy the great neighborhood of South Park (and all the other stuff that San Diego has to offer...). This is a pet-free, fragrance-free, NON-SMOKING/VAPING unit.

61 Reviews on Airbnb

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This spot is great! So much to do within walking distance, and central enough that cabs/ubers/lyfts are always close by if you want to leave the neighborhood. Would definitely recommend this spot.

Nice place. Convenient for all of San Diego. My only criticism is the windows are very old and hard to open and close. Some are broken and need to be replaced.

Great location. Number of good restaurants within walking distance plus a Target w/groceries within walking as well. Close to Balboa park. Neighborhood quiet and friendly.

We stayed in the guest house for a week, and it was very comfortable! There was plenty of closet and drawer space and the kitchen was well equipped. The location is excellent -- a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of bars, restaurants and shops. Our host furnished soap, lotion, a hair dryer and even left suggestions and information about what to do, where to eat, etc. We appreciate being made so welcome and will gladly stay here again in the future.

We stayed here for a long weekend and it was great. Quiet neighborhood, close walking distance to dining options. We appreciated the list of recommendations (restaurants, farmers markets, beaches etc) and Aaron was very flexible with our arrival/departure. The beach towels and the empty growler for fill-up were nice touches. We have a toddler and there is a great kid-friendly restaurant a few blocks away and a park about a 15 minute walk away.

We had a good experience at Aaron's apartment. The location is great and the amenities were as described. During our stay, it rained in San Diego and the weather was hit and humid, which is unusual. The air conditioning in the unit was working, however, it wasn't cooling properly. We don't know if it was because of the humidity or because of the unit needing a coolant recharge. We were also never able to connect to the wifi with the provided password on any of our devices. Other than this, our stay in the apartment was as described.

Aaron's place is delightful. The space is exactly as it appears in the photos, the bed is comfortable, and the South Park neighborhood is a real jem.

This apt is adorable and enough space to host 4 guests comfortably (the couch is a twin size, a fold-up mattress is available). Aaron/Lucy were quick to respond to our questions and requests; we got an added treat and got lemons and tomatoes from Lucy's yard. Artistically decorated, almost all furnishings new. The bed was more than comfortable/excellent quality. The location was right for us, walking distance to Grant's, wine stores, eateries and bars which we fully experienced; but it is on a quiet street so no worries there. We liked walking down Dale St. If you're staying long term (stayed 5 days), ask/work out the wi-fi early. The connection was not stable initially but Lucy was on top of it and approached us about getting a better connection. This helped me personally as I had to connect to work for a deadline that Saturday. Thank you, Lucy! A bright, clean, convenient and warm place to stay, go check it out.

We really liked the South Park neighborhood. It felt very safe, was not too busy and was close to the park, zoo and to freeway access for other parts of San Diego. Lucy was very helpful. There was some confusion about the number of guests that the home could sleep, but we came to a resolution that worked for everyone. The home was clean and comfortable.

My husband and I stayed at this house for a long weekend vacation. The house was very cozy, and had everything we needed. The "welcome" packet was so thoughtful, and gave us great suggestions for restaurants and things to do in the neighborhood. The bed was comfortable, the house was very clean, and in a great location. The homeowner, Lucy, gave us some personal recommendations for things to do in the area, which was very thoughtful, and I just received a great voicemail from Aaron checking in on our experience. If we head back to San Diego, I will definitely be checking availability on this apartment!

My husband and I loved our stay in South Park. The apartment was well appointed and immaculate. The bed is firm and very comfortable with lovely bedding. The bedroom also has a nice closet and built-ins that give you plenty of storage for luggage and clothing. I especially liked the built-in next to the bathroom, as there was a shelf that allowed you to put make-up, toiletries etc out. The air conditioner in the bedroom was a big plus especially since there was a heat wave in SD the week of our stay. The street is very quiet yet it is walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars. During our visit, we discovered the Acai bowl (smoothie bowl) at Captain Kirk's, a nearby coffee hut, and were hooked! We didn't cook while we were there but you definitely could, as there is a full kitchen and there are plenty of pots, plans, dinnerware etc. Luci also let us use her boogie boards which was great. I visit SD at least yearly and plan to rent for future trips.

We had a good time staying here. The neighborhood was awesome, loved being able to walk to good restaurants, bars, shops, ect. Street parking right in front or within a block was easy to get both in the morning, day, and night. The apartment was cozy the photos were accurate. We traveled with our small child and found the apartment easily accommodated two adults and child. We could put him to bed in the bedroom and shut the door during nap time.

This guest house was big, beautiful, and full of light. Parking on the street was no problem and the location couldn't be better. The bed was super comfortable and the decor was charming. It helped make a cozy place even cozier. I would happily stay here again on my next visit to San Diego.

Really appreciated owner Luci's tips on the beach, loan of boogie boards and beach towels. Fresh lemons, too. Extremely thoughtful and right next door. This is a great neighborhood, very convenient to everything - zoo, Balboa Park, beach, restaurants, shopping. Apartment was extremely well equipped with plates, glassware, silver, and cooking equipment.

Wonderful central location: easy walk to markets, shops and restaurants; nice, quiet neighborhood; sunset and sunrise views.

Great location, close to shops, restaurants and Balboa Park. Nice quiet neighborhood.

Great space, great location, wonderful hostess!

This is a very good place for my parents to stay! Very nice and clean neighborhood, with 711 and target nearby. The guest house was just the same as the pictures showed here!

It’s a bit sparse and use worn. Great location

It's a great location. Everything is close by.

Great quaint cozy spot! Quiet walkable neighborhood with all the right eateries and stops within 5 mins by foot. The place is cute, quiet, and feels like a retro throwback to the 50’s in a fun way. Would stay again especially if Luci is around. She came to greet me with a big smile:-) She’s an amazing owner/host with a big heart and warm soul.

Great location. Apartment looked exactly like the photos.

Small but great for what we needed. Bed a little hard and creaky, bath/shower plug doesn't drain well. Luci was very welcoming. Close to bus stop. Close to laundry mat and a few cafes and restaurants.

Our stay was very pleasant and peaceful. Betsey was a wonderful host. She was incredibly hospitable and even brought us lemons from her lemon tree in the back of her home! The location of the rental is perfect. It is literally a block from the local Target and is in walkable distance of tons of cafes, bars, restaurants, etc. If you like golfing you can walk to the golf course in Balboa Park. The bed was extremely comfortable. Best sleep I had in a while. Again, adorable, quaint place. Great location and beautifully hospitable host.

This was a cute over the garage apartment in a fun neighborhood. It's a humble set-up, but clean and nicely decorated. We slept well in the bed and used the kitchen for breakfast. It was fun walking to neighborhood restaurants, petting dogs, and enjoying a couple of lemons from the tree in the yard. The communication for getting in was excellent and the onsite caretaker, Luci, checked in during our stay to make sure we had all we needed. We had a great experience at this location.

Amazing location! Can walk to food, coffee, drinks, and shops. Easy parking - could always find a spot. Would stay again! Thanks for everything

Good value, great host, wonderful location.

The location is great. South park has a lot of nice little shops, cafes, and restaurants to check out. The apartment is a great size and convenient to downtown or mission valley. The only hesitation I would have to book here again is the lack of in unit laundry. There is a laundromat only a block away!

Nice quaint little place in a really great location in South Park. You can easily walk to shops and restaurants in the area. The bed is pretty firm, the way I like it!

Great place with great location! All the amenities I needed and a clean home to stay in!

Great private place in centralized South Park location. Would definitely stay there again.

Great experience with Aaron! He really helped us find a place by the beach that worked for us (two adults and a 2 year old). Had some initial snafus, but Aaron was great working them out for us. We had a wonderful time in San Diego and thought the place we stayed was totally awesome!

Accurate description. Host very nice and helpful. Neighborhood offers lots of food options within walking distance.

Aaron was great in getting back to me promptly and answer any questions I had. Check in and out was convenient and easy. The apartment was lovely and the bed was so comfortable! Great location with many restaurants, bars and even a Target express within walking distance and many other attractions a short drive away. Really enjoyed staying here and will stay here again if I'm back in San Diego in the near future.

We had a marvelous stay at this apartment. The location was great for strolling both ends of the friendly South Park neighborhood with its shops and restaurants. Also an easy location for getting around to other parts of the city. Lots of street parking available. Aaron was helpful in the reservation process and Luci checked in with us as we arrived and had lots of helpful information about the city. We felt very welcome. The apartment is clean, bright, and comfortable. We'd stay here again.

This was a fantastic little place to stay, very clean and comfortable and South Park is an awesome neighborhood to immerse yourself in. Thanks for a great stay Aaron!

Charming spot. A little gem in a cute neighborhood. We would love to stay again soon.

The experience was very enjoyable! The location was close to the convention center and very easy to navigate. I would definitely stay here again.

Loved this place! It was exactly like the pictures and in a pleasant little neighborhood - perfect if you want to feel like a local, not like you're in a tourist trap. Aaron was quick to reply to questions prior to my arrival and while I didn't meet him I did meet the downstairs tenant, who was nice but had to come in with a repairman briefly while we were there. I thought it odd that we weren't given a heads-up, but Aaron did accommodate our request for a one hour later check out. Overall this apartment is very clean, thoughtfully furnished/appointed (plenty of towels, extra pillows of varying firmness, etc.) and was perfect for our weekend getaway. Would absolutely stay here again.

Absolute best Airbnb experience so far! The host Aaron was very communicative and very quick to respond to any questions throughout the entire stay. The owner Luci is so, so, nice! I had a birthday card waiting for me upon my arrival since she knew we were in town celebrating, and she even gave us some fresh tomatoes from her garden! The place is exactly as pictures and the location is perfect. The neighborhood is so cool with lots to see and do within walking distance. I would Definitely stay here again!

Perfect little place for our stay in San Diego! Very cute apartment. Communication with Aaron was good and the landlady Luci made us feel very welcome. The area has plenty of shops, cafes and bars and is only a short trip from downtown SD.

Very cute place to stay. Easy to walk to bars and restaurants. Coffee stand and Target Express nearby. Spent a great day at Balboa Park which is also very close.

Our stay was pleasurable. The place looks exactly like the photos. Is close to all tourist destinations. The communication with Aaron and Luci was excellent and they were always available to help us. I recommend this place as it is close to restaurants, laundry, pharmacies everything. It was an amazing vacation. 10 min from airport, Balboa Park, Midway, Petco, Downtown, etc. Thank you so much.

Convenient spot in South Park. Close to everything. Great communication with host through out stay.

This was my 2nd time staying in Aaron's place. Really appreciate the location near Balboa Park and the shops/restaurants of South Park.

Perfectly isolated on the second floor with no adjoining walls the space is quiet and peaceful. 2 blocks away you can dine or walk in the park.

Great little place in a lovely neighborhood. The apt has everything you need and is walkable to lots of cute restaurants, bars, and even the park. The place is super clean and just a relaxing place to base yourself during your time in SD!

What a great space! Room for two of us to spread out and get comfy, full well-stocked kitchen allowed us to save money by dining in much of the time, great location within walking distance to fun and funky shops and restaurants (for when we didn't want to dine in!) and short drive to the beach, Balboa Park, and really all points San Diego. We stayed for six nights and loved finding fresh lemons off the lemon tree in the backyard waiting on the kitchen table! Aaron checked in on us shortly after arrival and Luci (the owner) stopped in for a visit the next day. A very gracious and knowledgeable hostess, we were privileged to see her studio and artwork in her home next-door, what a treat! Also appreciated the ability to borrow beach chairs and boogie boards for the beach visits. The kitchen was used extensively and had almost everything I wanted to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinners - only thing missing was tongs (and was able to make do). Parenthetically, I burnt more than 50% of what was prepared, so consider yourself forewarned that both the oven and the stove seem to run hotter than normal (it COULDN'T be my skills, right?!?). (Also note that as a result of one such mishap, we learned that the smoke detectors work ;-)). The bedroom was very comfy with plenty of storage space for a week-long stay. The first few days of our stay were unseasonably warm and the bedroom did get warmer than the other rooms: the ac helped but it was still a touch warm. After that though we were able to sleep with the windows open and it was perfect. There is some ambient light through the windows but not enough to bother either of us. Water pressure in the shower is great! Towels were plush and comfy and the addition of toiletries (including sunscreen and aloe gel for when the sunscreen is haphazardly applied) is greatly appreciated. Decor (including Luci's own photographs) throughout is delightful, really love the lava lamp in the living room :) WiFi was fast and we had no issues. One warning: prolonged sitting on the couch in the living room led to back/neck pain for both of us. It was relieved by using some of the extra pillows as back support. Overall this is a great home to stay in: very private and easily accessible, perfect location and all the comforts of home. Highly recommend!

We were staying in San Diego to visit family who live in the neighborhood. We were already familiar with the area, and really enjoyed the apartment. It had a nice retro vibe, and the couch in the living room made a very comfortable twin sized bed for our daughter. We didn't really get to use the kitchen but it seemed like it had all the basics. We also appreciated the easy check in and clear communications. The owner lived next door and let us borrow beach gear, which was nice. Also, the apartment was shockingly quiet given the close proximity to restaurants, target, etc. I would absolutely stay there again.

The apartment was perfect for my small family of three. The South Park neighborhood, just outside of Balboa Park, was a great spot to stay. Easy walk to local restaurants and shops. Got coffee and an acai bowl from Captain Kirk's Coffee every morning (going to miss that). Communication with the landlord was easy and the advice on local things to do was very helpful.

Great facility and location. A nice quiet neighbourhood. If you don’t have what you need within walking distance, everything is about a 10 minute ride away. Enjoy the area!

Lovely, cozy home in a very convenient location.

A great place to stay.

Clean, comfortable, nice place close to everything you need to explore San Diego. Spacious enough to easily accommodate two people even if you aren't sharing the bed. Great place to stay

Many thanks to Betsy and the team for an easy process and special experience! The communication and care was impressive! Luci is a pleasant and wonderful host! Her home is cozy and quaint! The neighborhood had a small-town appeal even though it is right in the heart of the city! Will be back and highly recommend.

We stayed here for a week and it was a charming little place to rent. Luci the owner lives next door and she was so helpful and kind when we needed anything. The bed was comfy and there were plenty of extra pillows and blankets. The kitchen was well stocked with all the necessary items needed for making food. Our trip wasn’t as great as planned, when my daughter got food poisoning but everyone was gracious and helpful, and sent cleaners the following day. I don’t know what I would have done without the kindness from these people and I am so glad we had a comfy, cozy, and safe place to stay. The neighborhood is also very quaint. There are little shops and restaurants all within a short walking distance, as well as an express target. The location is super close to the zoo as well and the highway.. very convenient location! We would definitely go back! Thank you Vacation Rentals by Aaron!

We loved staying in this place! Clean, sunny, great location. We walked to breakfast closeby most days. Easy street parking, usually right out front. Great communication when we needed to extend our stay one more night and we also got a wonderful parting gift of a box of lemons we picked from the back yard!! Thanks so much!

Good location. Very quiet area and clean.

Nice house in south park close to cafés and restaurants. the neighbourhood is quiet and you‘ll sleep very well and feel at home. the apartment is clean and as in the pictures on the website.

loved it. would definitely come back


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