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Villa Barajas - Compact, Sexy, Modern 1 Bedroom Near Park, Zoo, Beaches

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in North Park - Villa Barajas - Suite 3323

Fabulous 1 bed, 1 bath - entirely new 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 and conveniently located near the park, zoo and downtown San Diego.

Our 1926 Spanish villa -- 'Villa Barajas' -- combines historic character with modern features. Enjoy an authentic local living experience, in luxury style, with the comforts of home!

The Carrara Suite (#3323) on the second floor is a sunny, comfortable 1 bed, 1 bath retreat for two (just under 400 SF) that can accommodate a baby or small child on the sofa (or we can provide a twin air bed or Pack 'n Play). The famous white and gray marble for which the suite is named graces the bath as well as the dining table. Overall, the feel is urban, sexy, modern and minimalist, with black, white and shades of gray...

Gorgeous original hardwood floors, large windows, 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 -- K-cup and French press coffee makers, beach towels, blow dryer, iron, luggage rack, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, hand soaps, other essentials. 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 it's pretty much bullet proof service if your unit's network happens to go down.

Spacious grounds with gas grill, ping pong table and delightful seating areas. Walk a few blocks to Balboa Park, restaurants, cafes, golf, community pool, tennis, recreation. 5 minutes to downtown -- Little Italy, The GasLamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Convention Center, the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and museums, Old Globe Theatre. 10 min to beaches and other major attractions, including Coronado Island and 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 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 quaint 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 an authentic, local San Diego experience

What makes this villa unique

This building is thought to have been owned a century ago by an historic 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 34 holidaymaker reviews

Villa Barajas - Compact, Sexy, Modern 1 Bedroom Near Park, Zoo, Beaches
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved our short stay. Perfect size for a couple and an especially great location close to several wonderful restaurants. The pizza at Alexander's was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great clean place and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the owners, Beth and Gail were great to work with. Secondly, Matthew, the rental coordinator was super responsive, and sent all of the check in instructions early and resolved my small HVAC issue in a matter of hours. The actual property is extremely well maintained with all of the essentials and everything was very clean and kept up. The location is within walking distance of breweries, restaurants, and everything you'd need. It is also a $7 uber ride to the Gaslamp. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

Let me just say, I am so glad we chose this condo. Yes it is very small but the furnishings are incredibly well done and it fit the two of us perfectly. The best thing about this condo is the location. We were close to everything - North Park, the Zoo/Balboa Park, and Downtown/Gaslamp District among others.

The only thing I was not 100% happy with was the parking. Our mid size sedan wouldn't fit in the garage and though it was advertised that there were 3 spots outside, only two cars could fit there. We usually came home later at night so we would have to drive around for a while to find a spot on the street because the spots outside the garage were full. We always found a spot though so I didn't lose sleep over it.

If it was available I would absolutely stay here again, it was a great experience for my first time in San Diego!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda, thanks for staying at our place and glad you enjoyed! We're going to make sure to communicate that the 5 parking spaces are compact size. One space beside the garage is really tight, in particular.
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Comfortable and modern apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, recently renovated with style, and thoughtfully stocked with all the supplies you need for a comfortable stay. The neighborhood is vibrant with plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed it

  • 5 of 5

This place is great for 1-2 people who enjoy an updated, clean, quiet and functional space. Also located in Northpark, which is an awesome part of town and 10-20 min from most SD attractions. Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Week stay combo work and play

  • 5 of 5

Great North Park walkable neighborhood. Excellent, helpful management. Tiny but cute apartment with everything you need. Only suggestion I can think of is more lighting on walkway or more sensitive auto sensors. If my travels bring me back to San Diego, will definitely stay again. Blows away a hotel stay and only a 7 minute, easy Uber ride from the convention center!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Many right around the corner
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 minutes drive to San Diego Beaches.


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

Check-out Cleaning £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £204
Property Damage Protection £48
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 that the price of the insurance policy and the 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 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fully remodeled bathroom with tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Small sofa for child
  • Queen size bed
  • 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
  • theme parks
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are 4 one-bedroom suites in the building. Front and back units can be connected if desired for extended families or groups. The entire building also can be reserved for larger groups. Check in - 4 pm Check out - 11 am

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