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Charming, Newly Remodeled Cottage In The Heart Of Old Town!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Old Town - Old Town Cottage

One bd, with off street parking! Upgrades throughout, with patio, bbq, w/d

This charming one bedroom cottage is in the heart of all the excitement, history, heritage and charm of Old Town San Diego. Private and tropical, this adorable cottage is located in the center of the birthplace of San Diego, walking distance from a plethora of delicious restaurants, quaint shops, Old Town state historic park, all in a fun and lively authentic Mexican atmosphere! Visit many FREE museums that explore some of the more mysterious legends of early San Diego, offer tours of original historical sites, 'haunted tours,' and more! In addition, you will find Mariachi shows, dancers, live outdoor theatre performances and more surprises as you explore the streets of Old Town on foot.

Close proximity to beaches, Sea World, downtown, San Diego zoo, Coronado-- this property is central to all! The Old Town trolley offers a delightful tour of the city, and leaves two blocks from cottage!

Public transit center is less than a half mile away with access to both buses, light rail and Amtrak. Renting a car is entirely optional!

Cottage features one full bedroom with queen bed, full upgraded bath with shower/tub, full size fold out sofa in living room, full upgraded kitchen with dishwasher, microwave & coffeemaker. One designated parking spot OFF street! Private patio area with table and chairs for al fresco dining or just relaxing in your own landscaped retreat.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Dove Braunstein
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About Dove Braunstein

I have been a San Diego resident for fifteen years now and absolutely LOVE my city. I want the world to get to experience the beautiful place I call home!

I love the SoCal lifestyle; am into fitness, animals, and travel-- although no matter what amazing places in the world I may visit, I love to come home. There is nothing like the San Diego sunshine!

I believe in leaving the world better than we found it, spreading joy and loving one another.

Dove Braunstein purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Dove Braunstein chose San Diego County

I fell in love with these cottages on sight. Walking by them, we saw that they were for sale and knew that they would make a delightful vacation rental. Old Town is such a hot spot in San Diego and there isn't much in the way of a residential area, much less vacation rentals. What better location than the heart of one of the most vibrant, highly visited destinations in San Diego!? The beautiful, lush property sits hidden amongst brilliant bougainvillea and tropical landscaping, and steps away from some of the best Mexican food in San Diego!

What makes this cottage unique

Parking in Old Town? Unheard of! A designated spot in the driveway is yours!

A private patio area in back allows you to enjoy the balmy weather, dine alfresco, or just relax in the San Diego sun.

Wonderfully upgraded throughout, this cottage has recently had substantial renovations, including a new kitchen, remodeled bathroom, water filtration system, eliminating the need to constantly be buying water! (The icemaker in the freezer is also plumbed to the water filter!) All new furniture, paint, and appliances!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

Charming, Newly Remodeled Cottage In The Heart Of Old Town!!
average rating of 4.924528 based on 53 reviews

Very nice, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

The reviews of the property are very accurate. The location is prime. The property is perfect size for a couple and we brought our small dogs. Nice small fenced yard and plenty of safe blocks to walk especially in the morning hours. Close to everything in Old town, and a very short walk to the trolley which we used. It was great to not worry about parking etc. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So cozy, well located and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We really, really like this cottage for so many reasons. We have stayed here twice, 2 different long weekends, recently. We love the location, it's walking distance to all of the restaurants and shops in Old Town and only a super short drive to downtown San Diego, the Bay/Harbor activities, Shelter Island/Point Loma, Balboa Park, Mission Bay, etc!, you'll never be without something close by to do! Yet, once inside the cottage it feels secluded and quiet. The perfect retreat between activities. We love the simple layout of the cottage for my husband, myself and our 30lb doggie. It's just the right size for the 3 of us. We had another couple over for dinner one night and there was plenty of room for them to sit and relax. There isn't a dining room table, but the 2 bar stools and sofa and chair in the living room were just fine for a casual gathering. The kitchen really has everything you could ever need. There is even coffee and all the utensils and paper goods and cleaning supplies you could ask for. The appliances are all in great condition and extremely clean. In fact, the whole cottage is spotless. They have extra thoughtful touches like jacket and sweaters in the closet, in case you forgot to bring one, welcoming you to borrow if needed. A very nice, new doggie bed was waiting for our doggie too. The backyard is very small but completely fenced in, perfect for letting our dog outside for her breaks without worrying about her wandering off. There's a full size washer and dryer available for your use, we didn't use them, but that is always nice to have as an option. We love getting to park in a driveway and so close to the front door. We brought our doggie crate and so when we left for several hours (Chargers game) she was inside her crate in the kitchen and we had the peace of mind of knowing that she was safe and also if she did a couple of barks, she wouldn't be disturbing anyone, because this cottage is a detached unit, no adjoining walls with anyone. This is why we prefer cottages over hotel rooms, plus hotels usually don't allow you to leave your dog unattended. We think the bed and bedding in the master bedroom is very comfortable. And we are picky about mattresses ! We all 3 just have a great, great time here ! And the communication is extremely warm and friendly, we were even greeted with a hug our second time! This is really our favorite place to stay now when visiting south county SD ! Thank you Joan and Dove!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, updated, and centrally located. We had a wonderful time! Great for wandering around Old Town, access to I-5, nearby theme parks, and just relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the property. Clean & Cozy. Great having a parking space. Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay here again. Perfect spot in the heart of Old Town.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in heart of San Diego Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Glad we chose this cottage for our visit to San Diego. It was perfect. I was impressed about how clean it was.. Loved the remodeled kitchen and bath. The location is very central to travel anywhere in San Diego. What was nice too, was having off street parking available. The owners were wonderful. Joan was very accommodating by letting us have an early check in. Thank you Joan it was a pleasure meeting you. Hope to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Shirley! Always makes us happy when we hear about an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Dove & Joan
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  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Everything I needed was there (which means I way over-packed). Me and my 3 year old daughter stayed here and they even had a step stool and toys in the cabinet. The back yard/patio was enclosed so I didn't worry about my daughter going out there to play.

The location is awesome and we went for several walks in the wagon to the old town shops and to get ice cream. It literally took us 6 minutes to get to Sea World. We had a blast and will definitely stay here again when coming to the area.

Thank you :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much S! We're glad you had everything you needed and your trip worked out so well! We'd be happy to have you back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
3.9 Miles
San Diego Intl Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pacific Beach-- Mission Beach-- Coronado Beach
Car: recommended

Cottage resides in the center of famous Old Town San Diego, amongst many restaurants (the best Mexican food in the city!), unique shops, museums and more! Venture a little further and you'll find beautiful Balboa Park, including the world famous San Diego Zoo and several fascinating museums. Also in close proximity are several beaches to choose from; La Jolla shores, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Coronado Beach, plus serene Mission Bay, perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, boating and more! Enjoy a different beach every day!

Just four miles away is downtown San Diego, with award-winning restaurants, clubs, action and nightlife galore! The transit center, a depot for the bus, trolley and commuter train, just 1/2 mile away makes it easy to get anywhere without renting a car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Old Town, San Diego County

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £198

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Old Town in California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New fixtures!
  • Newly upgraded bathroom!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed, large closet and dresser
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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