1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
- English, Greek
About Michael Appelman
We love to travel, but prefer to stay at our destinations for longer periods of time, preferably two to three months. The era of VRBO has allowed us the opportunity to rent out our residence and our one-bedroom apartment, funding our somewhat extravagant pastime. We much prefer staying in a vacation rental to a hotel, and meeting our hosts is oftentimes a highlight at each destination. We realize every traveler is unique, with their own unique needs and desires, but we make ourselves available for as much input as each guest desires. Having lived in San Diego for 50+ years provides us with a pretty substantial knowledge base of where to go, when to go, and the all-important why to go. We're here to help, so don't hesitate to ask.
Why Michael Appelman chose Birdland
We are just taking over the management of our properties, and unfortunately prior reviews do not transfer over. However, I would note that most of our guests have been longer stays, from a month or two up to our current guest, who has been with us for about six months. We can honestly say we have enjoyed all of our guests, and we believe these feelings have been mutual. We do allow for shorter stays, with a minimum of three days, so feel free to "check us out" for a few days and book a longer stay when the desire to return to San Diego strikes again.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our home is minutes away from virtually everywhere you might want to visit in San Diego, yet you avoid the bustle and noise oftentimes associated with tourist sites. Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Birdland neighborhood, you have the best of both worlds: Solitude and Proximity.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Cute, quiet and convenient.
Marks place was very nice. We enjoyed the roominess of the apartment. The kitchen was also very useable with pots, pans, dishes and spices. The bathroom was large with a window for fresh air. We enjoyed being off the beaten path. But it was still very close to everything; airport, beaches, convention center etc. Mark was very attentive to our needs. We would stay here again.
Quaint and comfortable!
Spacious, clean, comfortable place in a quiet neighborhood - 10 to 20 minutes from all our popular destinations. Platform bed is quite elevated with small stairs to maneuver, but didn't pose a problem for us. Easy to pull car into driveway and park conveniently. Make sure you have GPS to navigate neighborhood...lots of twists and turns. Will definitely stay there again.
Good location in a safe, quiet neighborhood
Staying above Michael's own home had lots of advantages! He helped with the TV and even accommodated our request for more heat in the morning! We appreciated parking in his driveway in a city where parking is bumper to bumper in many neighborhoods. Everything was clean and comfortable during our stay.
We enjoyed our stay in Birdland (named for all the bird street names in the area). Very clean and spacious. Neighborhood is well kept up and very safe for walking. Owner is very helpful and always available by phone. The only reason we didn't give 5 stars is that the bed is a little awkward, being on a platform that requires going up two steps to be able to get into it, which could be somewhat challenging for some guests. The bed itself is comfortable for sleeping. Sofa is comfortable for two. TV has a great picture, but the control does not allow seeing a guide for anything other than the 500 movie channels, so each channel has to be punched in separately and no info on what's playing or coming. Kitchen is well stocked and all appliances work easily. Bathroom has a nice walk-in shower. We would stay there again.
Just as described!
Quiet, clean, beautiful and very close to everywhere we were scheduled to be during our trip. Michael was extremely helpful when we arrived and even allowed us to check in early when we landed! The property is just as he describes it and even more beautiful than the pictures. Had everything that we needed. Made our trip that much more enjoyable to have the comforts of home away from home in a secure area. Thank you so much Michael! Hope we weren’t too much trouble!
Nice, clean and quiet.
Picture yourself in the heart of an amazing city, with virtually unlimited options of things to do and see. Our home is 10 to 15 minutes away from a wide array of sports activities, restaurants and bars, scenic drives, white-sand beaches, parks, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and so much more. Stay in Birdland, a quiet residential neighborhood, a stone's throw from whatever your heart desires. (Note: Bring your own stones, but we'll provide the home).