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Villa Barajas - Gorgeous, modern hide-away near Zoo & Park

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Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in North Park - Villa Barajas - Suite 3321

Fabulous 1 bed, 1 bath - total renovation with backyard grill, ping pong

# 13 on Forbes' list of the 'hippest' neighborhoods in the US, North Park is a vibrant, diverse urban village with a life of its own. Conveniently located near terrific restaurants, cafes and nightlife as well as Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, downtown San Diego and Coronado Island, this location can't be beat.

Our 1926 Spanish villa -- 'Villa Barajas' -- combines historic character with modern features. We restored this place for everyone to enjoy the kind of travel experience we most appreciate ourselves -- authentic local living, in luxury style, with the comforts of home! Serene, comfortable, private and yet so accessible to what's happening in the village!

The Baker's Suite (#3321) is a cozy, compact 1 bed, 1 bath (just under 400 SF), ideal for two, but can accommodate up to 2 adults with 1-2 children using the comfortable full size sofa bed (auto inflating air mattress). Overall, the feel is organic, clean lined, modern and very warm and inviting -- The French baker's table used for dining was made from reclaimed 19th century scaffolding.

Gorgeous original hardwood floors, exposed brick, fine cabinetry and furnishings, deep Euro tub/shower, central heat/AC, washer and dryer in suite, all new fully equipped kitchen and bath.

We also provide amenities to get your trip started the right way -- K-cup and French press coffee makers, beach towels, blow dryer, iron, luggage rack, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, hand soaps, laundry detergent, paper products. The kitchen is fully equipped with cookware, dishware, utensils, spices...pretty much whatever you'll need. There is free WIFI and smart TV -- Stream Netflix and Pandora while you relax or enjoy a light meal in the suite.

We have a 50mb WIFI network in the unit -- nice and fast -- and 4 other networks in the building, all of which are accessible to all guests, so if your WIFI happens to go down, just tie into any one of the other 4!

Spacious grounds with gas grill, ping pong table and delightful seating areas. There is parking for your car on the property. Parking on surrounding streets also is free and typically available.

Walk just two blocks to terrific restaurants -- Italian, French, Mexican, Asian, Vegetarian, Sushi, Pizza -- as well as cafes, breakfast places, home-baked goods, micro brewery, wine bar. Enjoy "La Perla" gourmet tacos with a short or tall brew under the stars. The ramen/noodle house "Underbelly" hops -- there's communal outdoor seating around firepits that make this a lively social spot day or night. Our guests also love "The Smoking Goat" french bistro. A few blocks more and there's a weekly farmer's market (every Thursday), more wine bars, artisan pizza, Asian fusion, American/Californian, homemade ice cream...too many places to list.

With all this eating and imbibing, you may want to get your fitness fix as well, or tune up your mind/body connection, and North Park has yoga, pilates, dance, boxing, various full service gyms...there's even a pole dancing school, for the daring amongst us.

Then again, you're here to enjoy the outdoors, right?

So walk a few blocks to Balboa Park! -- community pool, tennis, golf, hiking and running trains, bike track, bocce court, picnic area, children's play area. On the farther side of Balboa Park, still walking distance (20-30 minutes) or a short ride, are San Diego Zoo, museums and Old Globe Theater.

Drive 5-9 minutes to downtown destinations or take the bus one block away (about 20 minutes with stops) -- The GasLamp Quarter, Little Italy, Seaport Village, Convention Center, Petco Park. Drive 10 min over the bridge to Coronado Island's beautiful beaches and the famous Hotel Del Coronado -- This is the best spot for a beach day, with a huge stretch of beautiful fine sand beach, a promenade for strolling or peddling along the water, beach chair and cabana cover rentals, peddle car rentals, oceanfront restaurants, lounges, cafes and shops. Or, drive 10-15 minutes to other central San Diego beaches (Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach) and other major attractions, including Seaworld.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Beth Galdieri
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Beth Galdieri

We love homes, vacations, people, and customer service. Making people happy in beautiful environments is our 'thing.'

Beth Galdieri purchased this villa in 2012

Why Beth Galdieri chose San Diego County

When we saw this building, with its old world charm and sophistication - we knew that we had to own it, renovate it - and then provide fabulous, beautiful, comfortable and 'cool' accommodations where people could relax, enjoy the Park, the Zoo, the many restaurants- all within the context of a local San

What makes this villa unique

This building is thought to have been owned a century ago by a church nearby and resided in by church members or out of town visitors. It is a beautiful building and stands out as regal yet simple. This combination of simplicity and beauty attracted us.


based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Villa Barajas - Gorgeous, modern hide-away near Zoo & Park
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great experience from beginning to the end. San Diego is a beautiful city with so much fun things to do. My wife and I were busy constantly. The villa is beautiful clean and very comfortable. Thank you Beth for a wonderful stay. Your villa is 5 stars and highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Gal loves Southern Cal

  • 5 of 5

Villas Barajas was nothing short of perfect. The amount of space and provisions were just right for my husband and I. The property was immaculate and well maintained.

The location is close to all the great spots of San Diego. North Park eateries, markets, and shops were in walking distance. We really enjoyed our stay and we would definitely consider staying here again

Thank you to Beth, Gail, and Matthew for being so accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was exactly as pictured. Well designed & clean compact space.

  • 5 of 5

We love the laid back style of San Diego and this was a nice location to call home while we were exploring. Lots of great restaurants close by. Nice neighbourhood to walk, felt safe. We felt looked after, and would stay here again on our next visit. :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was excellent

  • 5 of 5

We live locally and rented this space while family was in town for 2 of my family members to stay at. The apartment was small and nice - suited our needs great. The furnishing and decorations appeared new and well cared for. And the backyard space with ping pong table was a fun bonus! The location was close to restaurants and parks. The owner and rental coordinator were very easy to work with. We'd definitely rent this space again if the need arises!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Safe, Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay for the week. They worked with me despite my last minute need for a rental. The accommodations were just as pictured on the website. I will definitely stay here again whenever I visit San Diego again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in central location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 3yr old son stayed at this North Park area unit for 4 nights. What an awesome time!! I loved the central location of this property close to everything if you have a car. We visited the San Diego zoo (a few mins away by car), Coronado beach (about a ten to fifteen minute drive), ocean beach and pacific beach, downtown (10 mins by car), and gas light district. Nothing took more that 20 mins to get to. We did stay during the week, so I'm sure additional travel time would be required on the weekends. Each morning we walked to Santos coffee shop which is only 2 blocks away. We also walked and ate The Smoaking Goat one night, good food and good vibes.

The unit is modern and has a peaceful vibe. Everything was very clean. We left the place like we found it, with the exception of some dirty towels and were promptly refunded our deposit. I saw some other reviews with complaints of not getting back the regund, the rental agreement is very clear so just follow those rules and be respectful of this well kept property.

Some recommendations for anyone looking to stay here. Take a good look at the outside picture of the unit if coming in at night. I forgot and the addresses are not easy to see on any of the homes. The streets are full with parked cars and my husband had to get out and walk to find the place. If your driving and have the option of a small car that would be better. We drove our minivan and that was not a good option for San Diego where you have to parallel park everywhere. I can see why there were so many of the little smart cars on the road ;-) Also the minivan wouldn't fit in the garage, so had we traveled during a busier time we would have had more difficulties parking our vehicle. These are not complaints at all, just advice for any other travelers.

We will 100% be staying here on our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Downtown San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Bay
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
So many fun eateries and taverns
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Downtown Harbor to Coronado
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Amtrak & Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-805 to: I-8,I-15,94
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
So many to choose from!
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mission Beach/Pacific Beach/Coronado
Car: recommended

Located minutes to The World Famous San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego and the Convention Center, Balboa Park with its Hiking Trails, Olympic Size Pool, Tennis Courts, Disc Golf Course, Archery Course, 3 Dog Parks, and a 10 minute drive to San Diego Beaches. You get the best of Urban San Diego


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in North Park, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2016
6 Sep 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Between Holidays 2016
28 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Holidays 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Property Damage Protection £49
Check-out Cleaning £82
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates in table are representative and may vary based on number of occupants and specific dates requested. Rates and minimum stays during holidays and special events, such as Comic-Con, are typically higher. San Diego requires that occupancy taxes be charged for stays of fewer than 31 nights (10.5%). Cleaning fee, insurance and refundable security deposit are additional. Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

For stays of one month or more, we charge for bi-weekly cleaning, in addition to a final cleaning fee. This will not be auto-generated via a reservation request -- We will need to revise the quote to include the biweekly cleanings.

Many people ask about this: We include a third party damage protection policy in our quotes, which is a nonrefundable fee. The policy protects you and us. With the policy in place, we're able to charge a very low cash security deposit that covers minor damages (such as stained towels or linens or broken plates). The insurance policy covers more significant accidental damages (for example, to furniture, floors, appliances, counters, walls, mirrors, plumbing fixtures, lamps, window glass and coverings, other elements). The insurance also enables you to recover your security deposit in the event of a qualified incident. VRBO offers you the option of either purchasing the insurance policy we've quoted or paying an additional refundable security deposit equal to the coverage/face value of the policy. For example, suppose we are charging $250 refundable security and you opt NOT to purchase the insurance (which in this example has a coverage value of $1,500) -- Your new combined REFUNDABLE security deposit would be $250 + $1500 = $1,750. Please note the price of the insurance policy and coverage amount are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in North Park in California

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fully remodeled bathroom with deep tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Rom - Full size sofa bed
  • Queen size bed (1); Full size bed (1)
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are 4 one-bedroom suites in the villa. Two units on each floor can be connected to accommodate extended families or groups. The entire building also can be rented for larger groups. Check in - 4 pm Check out - 11 am

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