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North Park Beauty – a spacious and modern house with a lovely deck and backyard.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,777 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Let the cool breezes, comfortable beds and private backyard relax you.

Groups of 5–6 people must have at least 2 persons who are related. Sorry, but smoking, vaping, parties and pets are not permitted.

Our 5-star reviews include:

"What a fabulous home, with an extraordinary host. . . Felt like a five-star resort. . . What a treat!"

"We felt like we were in a luxury hotel."

"Our very best experience of many. Highly recommended."

"A great find!"

"The owners are the icing on the cake. . . We hit the jackpot!"

"The kitchen is amazing."


With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room and two outdoor tables, our 1-story, 1,777 square-foot, air-conditioned North Park Beauty very comfortably fits up to six people.

The roomy, tranquil house features a large living room with a flat-panel, smart TV, a DVD player and a small library of DVDs; a master bedroom suite with a king-size bed, flat-panel TV, a private bathroom with dual sinks, and a walk-in closet; a second bedroom with a queen-size bed; and a third bedroom with two twin beds. All the beds are very comfortable and feature luxurious sheets. There is a sunny kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a gas range and countertop seating, a dining room, a large-capacity washer/dryer, and a private backyard with a deck and outdoor shower. A Graco folding crib (Pack 'n' Play ) and high chair are available. And WiFi of course.

The private backyard offers a deck with an expandable table for 6 and a picnic table with bench seating, also for 6. The driveway has space for one vehicle and street parking is also available. A gardener will visit every couple of days, but will not need to enter the house.


North Park is ranked by Forbes as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the entire U.S. Founded in 1913, North Park’s Alta Dena section is full of restored Craftsman houses and is safe, quiet and friendly. Our 1930s home is a spacious, modern and beautifully updated 1-story house. Let the cool breezes, comfortable beds and private backyard relax you. Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Coronado Island, the Chargers and the Padres, the Gaslamp District, Legoland, SeaWorld and the beaches are all easy to get to. Downtown, Petco Park and the Convention Center are only a 12-minute drive. Community tennis courts, a kids' playground and a large pool are only about 15 blocks from the house.


A small commercial district is only three blocks away, with: a coffeehouse, supermarket, convenience store, hair salon, brewpub, and a produce store selling organic fruits and vegetables that also prepares soups, salads and sandwiches for you to enjoy outdoors on their patio.

North Park is well known for many great restaurants, pubs and gastropubs. Plus, the trendy South Park neighborhood is only a 5-minute drive and features a coffeehouse, wine bar, craft beer pub, ice cream store, chocolatier, bookstore, restaurants, boutiques and more.

Beds: 4

Check-in: 4:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM — FIRM!

Outdoor shower



Flat-panel large-screen Smart TV

Master bedroom suite with king-size bed and walk-in closet

2nd bedroom with queen-size bed

3rd bedroom with two twin (single) beds

Kitchen with stainless steel appliances

Smart TV

Central AC & Heating



Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Maximum Stay: 27 nights

We are only 10 minutes away and are available for any questions or issues.

More Details

Steven Englander or Fougère Robertson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

About Steven Englander or Fougère Robertson

My wife, Fougère, and I have stayed at vacation rental homes around the world: Montreal, Boston, Miami Beach, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Bruges, Granada, Seville, Oaxaca and more. Our travel blog is at www.searchingforbeauty.net.

We’ve lived in San Francisco and Manhattan, LA’s Laurel Canyon, on the bluffs overlooking New York’s Hudson River, in Boulder, in the Bay area’s Marin County and the Sierra foothills of California – and San Diego is certainly one of the best! We appreciate its canyons, mountains, beaches and unbeatable climate.

A former French teacher, Fougère is a computer consultant who designs FileMaker Pro databases and Excel spreadsheets, while I’m a writer and editor who works mainly in advertising, marketing, consumer, tech and biotech. We also speak a little Spanish. We like hiking, swimming, Tai Chi and Yoga; cooking and craft beers; movies and theater; art and architecture; and reading – both fiction and nonfiction. In the next few years, we look forward to staying in vacation rental homes in London, Rome, Dublin, Berlin, Iceland and Japan.

As hosts, Steven and I are friendly, helpful and conscientious. As guests, we are quiet, clean, respectful and appreciate the same in return from our hosts, with cleanliness being important. We always enjoy getting to know our hosts.

Steven Englander or Fougère Robertson purchased this house in 2014

Why Steven Englander or Fougère Robertson chose Altadena

Centrally located, our comfortable and spacious house is in one of San Diego's coolest, friendliest and most desirable neighborhoods, with easy access to restaurants, gastropubs, Balboa Park, museums, sports facilities, downtown and major highways.

What makes this house unique

We purchased our house because of the private backyard, garden, cool breezes, large living room and beautiful condition from the recent renovation, with air conditioning, a modern kitchen, luxurious sheets and off-street parking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Altadena in Mid-City

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1777 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual sinks
  • The master bathroom features dual sinks, a hair dryer and a lighted magnification mirror for makeup.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ceiling fan
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Flat-panel TV and ceiling fan.
  • Luxurious sheets and restful mattresses. Flat-panel TV in master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We ask that you leave our home in good order: tidy and generally clean, especially the kitchen. Checkout 11 am – It takes a minimum of 5 hours to clean the house for the next guests’ arrival at 4 pm. And please reply now with your checkout time, so our cleaning crew can begin as soon as possible. Bedrooms Pillowcases and sheets – Please strip them from the beds and also separate the sheets from the blankets. Blankets – If possible, put them on a bed, dresser or chair, not on the floor. Towels – Kindly gather all of them together. However, DO NOT start washing any of the above, as the microfiber sheets require special treatment. Kitchen Please leave it neat and clean! Dishwasher – If there are items in the dishwasher, kindly start it. Detergent pellets are under the sink, on the left side next to the dishwasher. Smart TV In case you used your Netflix, Amazon, Hulu or another streaming account(s), please be sure to sign out. Security Please lock the front door upon departure!


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North Park Beauty – a spacious and modern house with a lovely deck and backyard.
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful Home in North Park

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this beautiful home in North Park. It has everything you could possibly need!! The house is very neat and clean and felt like home the minute we walked in. The owners thought of every detail! Thank you so much! Close to everything in San Diego! 5 minutes to the zoo and Balboa Park. 15 mins to Coronado. 10 mins to Old Town. We hope to be able to come back again some day!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a wonderful review! Please note we have a 10% discount for returning guests.
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Charming and comfortable, a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a North Park Beauty. The home is tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The location is perfect and the neighborhood very quiet. Fougere and Steven have really thought of everything from lotions, paper products, condiments, etc. We stayed for a week with our family and could not be happier. One cannot do any better than this!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay with our 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. The house was simply perfect. Accommodated all our needs including a fenced in backyard for kids to play. Exceptionally clean and roomy. Thank you to our host Steven! Can't wait for a return visit. —Melanie & Glenn

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, all the appliances you could need, and a wonderful layout for our family. The backyard was an oasis and neighborhood quiet with great restaurants. The host was so kind and very helpful. We loved our stay and will be back. Thank you so much for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and for leaving the house in such impeccable condition – much appreciated!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The North Park Beauty was spacious, clean, and stocked with all the essentials. We spent a good amount of time enjoying the backyard. After a long day exploring it was the perfect place to come home to. Thank you, Steven!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An interior that's refreshing to one's taste

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay, at a wonderful place, whose owners cared about all the details such as Kleenex brand tissue that's gentle on our face. 5 shiny stars to this magnificent North Park place!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coronado Beach
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USS Midway Museum
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Seaport Village
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"Large and first-rate."
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Urban Solace
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Island Prime Restaurant
"Excellent food with a spectacular view of downtown and the harbor."
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Hillcrest Inn Hotel
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Buona Forchetta
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"Part of the National Maritime District along the Embarcadero (downtown waterfront)."
Little Italy Farmer's Market
"Large and lively. Saturday mornings."
San Diego Museum of Art
"Excellent, and in the center of the park. Adjacent is the museum's popular outdoor café."
San Diego Air & Space Museum
The Old Globe
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Extraordinary Desserts
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Thorn Street Brewery
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Coronado Island
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Balboa Park
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak, San Diego
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grand Ole BBQ/Underbelly/Alexander's/Smoking Goat
Nearest Beach
9.5 Miles
Ocean Beach

Please check all days, times and other information to be sure of current accuracy.


Gaslamp National Historic Quarter (downtown) – lively area with handsome buildings, lots of bars, clubs and restaurants.

Embarcadero – at the edge of downtown, on the water. Includes The National Maritime Museum with an aircraft carrier, sailing ships and submarine. Great for kids (and adults).

Seaport Village – by the Embarcadero.

Central Library – East Village, adjacent to the Gaslamp District.

Coronado Island

Location of the Del Coronado Hotel, on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Accessible via car, or by ferries from downtown.

Mission Bay



Legoland Aquatic Park


Wild Animal Park

Old Town – a historic district


Marston House – 1905 Arts & Crafts house with tours



Del Mar

Mission Beach Park

Pacific Beach

Ocean Beach

La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores

Silver Strand State Beach

Whale-watching and deep-sea fishing tours are available in various locations.


Fashion Valley Mall – Mission Valley

Farmers’ Markets – Hillcrest (Sunday); Little Italy and Old Town (Saturday)

Towns with attractive commercial districts:


La Jolla

Del Mar


Ocean Beach – A bit funky, but fun: antique stores, boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Solana Beach – Cedros Avenue

Gardens and Parks

Balboa Park – see Art, History and Science section for details.

Morley Field Sports Complex – Walking distance: a pool, tiny tots play area, tennis courts, picnic area, golf course, disc golf course, a fitness course, walking trails, a velodrome (bicycle track) and more.

Torrey Pines State Preserve

Cabrillo National Monument – Point Loma

Cowles Regional Park

San Diego Botanic Garden – 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas.


San Diego Zoo – Balboa Park

Wild Animal Park – Escondido. Part of The San Diego Zoo.

SeaWorld – Mission Bay

Whale watching – best in January–February.

La Jolla

Kayak rentals and tours – Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla

Snorkeling – La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores (near Beach & Tennis Club).

Birch Aquarium – at Scripps Oceanographic Institute.

Athenaeum Library of Arts & Music

Museum of Contemporary Art

Salk Institute – guided architecture tours

UCSD sculptures

Mt. Soledad – Veterans’ Memorial with a great view.

Glider Port


Tapenade – French Provençal

WhisknLadle – California fusion

El Pescador – fish

Puesto – high-end tacos

Caroline’s Seaside Café – La Jolla Shores

George’s at the Cove – Prospect Street

Karl Strauss Brewery – gastropub

Art, History and Science

Balboa Park – The buildings, gardens and museums are superb. balboapark.org:

San Diego Zoo

Mingei Museum – superb crafts

Science Center

Air & Space Museum

Museum of Photographic Arts

Museum of Man – anthropology

Natural History Museum

Botanical Building – tours at 11am

Birch Aquarium – part of Scripps Oceanographic Institute, La Jolla

Automotive Museum

Museum of Art

Timken Museum of Art – Old Masters

Model Railroad Museum

Japanese Friendship Garden


Natural History Museum

Science Museum (IMAX)


National Maritime Museum – Embarcadero

Museum of Contemporary Art

Ray Street Art District – North Park. A small but fun block with cool galleries and antiques.

Water Sports

Kayaks – available for rental in La Jolla Shores and elsewhere.

Paddleboarding – Lessons available.

Public Transit – bus route

The #2 bus is on 30th Street. It runs south to downtown and north through University Heights to Normal Heights.The one-way fare is $2.25 for adults and $1.10 for seniors (60+). A day pass is $5.00. San Diego buses are clean and air-conditioned.

Please check online to make sure that the printed schedule we’ve provided is current: www.sdmts.com/mtscr/Route.aspx?r=2


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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112.58
Damage Insurance £44.28
Damage Deposit £375.25

Before booking, please send a brief message telling us a little about yourself and what’s bringing you to San Diego. Please note that the check-out time is FIRM at 11:00 am, since we need a minimum of 5 hours to clean for the next guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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