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Adorable 1 bd cottage, heart of Old Town-- WE LOVE PETS!

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Please see listing # 972676 for our neighboring 2 bedroom!

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. Also please see listing #972676 for our neighboring 2 bedroom.

More Details

Dove Braunstein
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

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 Old Town

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Old Town in Point Loma

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Adorable 1 bd cottage, heart of Old Town-- WE LOVE PETS!
average rating of 4.942029 based on 69 reviews

Property in great condition. Parking space right outside your door.

  • 5 of 5

House is clean and up to date. All the comforts of home are provided. Walking distance to lots of great restaurants. Close to the beach and downtown. Love this home!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Terre! We are always happy to have you stay with us, and appreciate such a nice review! Looking forward to seeing you again! Best, Dove & Joan
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  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 months here with my husband ,2 cats and 1 dog. Loved it.

Joan and Dove, mother and daughter team, are the very best! If you need anything they are there otherwise they live you alone to enjoy your privacy .

Excellent location! Right in the middle of Old Town. Great walks through town and tons of restaurants . Highly recommend ! Nice to have a secure parking space, too!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Mark! So great to hear such positive feedback and we hope you'll come back to see us again! All the best, Dove & Joan
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  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect! The location was a couple minute walk to the heart of Old Town. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen appears to be recently renovated. The bed was comfortable, great water pressure in the shower. And the off-street parking was a must for that area! The outside area, while small, was large enough for our dogs to do their business. It wraps around most of the cottage. I loved that Dove and Joan had a bowl of water, dog treats and a dog bed for our two pooches. They are really very thoughtful (Joan and Dove that is….although are dogs can be thoughtful too LOL)

We had car trouble and did not arrive on the first night of our stay. As no one had reserved the cottage for the day of our departure Dove and Joan very generously offered the cottage to us for an additional night to make up for the night we missed. They really go above and beyond for their guests. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Thank you for your sweet words! We're so glad you enjoyed your time... and the doggies too! Haha! We'll still have that extra night for you if you make it back down! :) All the best, Dove & Joan
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Best experience!!'

  • 5 of 5

Location, location...location! Close to everything! Sea world - 8 min, Coronado - 12 min and everything else!

Clean, nice and wonderful! Joan greeted us and made is feel right at home! Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Todd! We sure do love to hear that you had such a good experience in our cottage and in San Diego. We'd love to have you back in the future! Best, Dove & Joan :)
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Amazing spot near everything!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was so amazing. It was right in the perfect spot in Old Town where we could walk to many different stores and restaurants. The house was very clean and it made myself, my wife, and our 2 dogs feel right at home. I will definitely be coming back to this cottage when we come back and visit SD.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Greg for the wonderful review! We love to hear that you enjoyed your time and everything was to your liking. We look forward to having you back in the future! -Dove and Joan
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Stratford, ON

Top notch vacation rental--spacious and well-appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts provided such considerate personal attention that we felt very comfortable in our new environment. The cottage was perfect in every way and there wasn't one thing missing and many things that we wouldn't have expected such as beach toys and towels. The setting in Old Town was unique and close to many interesting tourist attractions but the local tavern and restaurant owners also appreciated repeat business and I felt "part of the family" when mentioning our host as she eats in the places she recommends to guests. Super service wherever we went locally. The proximity to the transit station was also notable and the hosts provided reloadable cards to make using transit easy and worry-free. We also had an assigned parking spot if necessary, another bonus in this busy area. We just loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, wow! What a touching and heartfelt review! Thank you so much. We loved having you and sure did enjoy how adventurous you were during your stay! (Susan and her husband were even bold enough to venture down to Tijuana!) We know the weather didn't exactly cooperate and hope that didn't detract from your time here. All the best in your travels to come and keep up the adventurous spirit! Cheers! Dove & Joan
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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

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £186.13

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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