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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 1 - 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. For folks with little ones, we can provide a high chair and a pack and play. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: As we do have a very welcoming pet policy, please advise us ahead of time of any allergies or sensitivities so that we are able to make sure you are comfortable. Cottages are meticulously cleaned after each stay; however, some severe allergies can still be affected by the past presence of animals, so we will do what we can to remove any allergens before your stay. Thanks!

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 guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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 Old Town

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


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Adorable 1 bd cottage, heart of Old Town-- WE LOVE PETS!
average rating of 4.949367 based on 79 reviews
Tucson, AZ

Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this Old Town San Diego cottage. It's clean and has all the amenities needed. Joan was very helpful and attentive to our needs. Fantastic location within walking distance to everything including the train/trolley which we didn't take advantage of but will next time.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really cute, comfortable little home. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

The home is located in Old Town, but is very quiet and feels private. So much fun to get out and wander the streets, exploring the parks, restaurants, and shops. And, very convenient location for going elsewhere in San Diego.

Joan and Dove have thought of everything to make the stay comfortable - just walk in with your suitcase and you’re at home! They are especially accommodating with pets - even had a bowl of water and a jar of treats waiting for our dog when we arrived!

I’ve stayed in a few VRBO homes, and this beats them all for comfort, taking care of details, and just generally feeling like all you have to do is sit down and catch your breath. I’d stay here longer if I could!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place this is, I wish I could live here. Great location and super pet friendly. Totally enclosed back patio for dog or cat and we had both. Super quiet even though it’s in the center of old town. Easy access to freeway to beaches and/or downtown. Had everything we could have needed including water bowls for critters. Highly recommend you book and stay. Will be back!! Thank you, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Vacation, Great Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for five nights with my friend and two dogs. If you’re traveling to the San Diego area with dogs, this really is the perfect place to stay. It couldn’t be more dog-friendly! The location was a big plus also. We spent a lot of our time in Old Town, eating great Mexican food, exploring parks, touring historical sites, and visiting shops. Everything is within walking distance. It’s also convenient to attractions outside of Old Town. You can get to any of the popular San Diego sites within 20 minutes, and Target and Ralph’s are both just a few minute drive away. The property is comfortable and well-stocked. Personally, I would have preferred a little cleaner bathroom, but that’s just me. My friend thought it was fine. All in all, it was a wonderful trip and a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Super clean!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 6 nights. A perfect stay. Everything was perfectly clean. The bed was really comfortable. It had a memory foam mattress. I never met the owner but I was greeted by her mother, Joane. It was very obvious that she took a lot of pride in keeping the place up and making sure that everything you could need was there. She gave me a tour of the other unit on the property. Just as nice and a two bedroom for larger groups. Parking was right outside the door.

The location was also great. Two minutes to the interstate. Restaurants all around. A couple of them one minute away walking! Old Tow is a perfect central location while staying in San Diego. I highly recommend this property and I’ll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rick and thanks for the wonderful feedback! So glad that you had such a pleasant stay with us. "A perfect stay," in fact! We love to hear that!!! Joan is definitely very proud of the cottages and keeping them up to brand new standards! We like you to feel like you're our very first guests. :) We'd love to have you back one day! All the best, D & J
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Lovely little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the adorable cottage with our baby and toddler. Joan was so kind, bringing us toys and books for them and providing a high chair and crib.

The cottage is lovely and had everything we needed.

The area is very walkable and has plenty of running trails nearby. It's also 10 minutes to everything: sea world, balboa park, downtown San Diego. We couldn't have asked for a better location. There are restaurants and shops nearby: a little tourist-y but very sweet. You have to drive to get coffee or groceries.

We had such a lovely time here, on our 9 day vacation in February - my only complaint is that it wasn't very clean and also got quite cold at night despite the electric heaters.

Thank you so much for your gracious hosting! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Benjamin and thanks for your feedback! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us; we're hoping that you meant San Diego wasn't as clean as you expected, not our cottage! :) Like any big city, it can have its issues with litter etc. And the weather certainly could have been better during your stay... we'll talk to someone about that, haha! We do hope you'll come back and see us again! All the best, Joan & Dove
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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 £186.08

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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