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Compact, Modern Suite - Sleeps 2, Near Park, Zoo, Beaches

33 Reviews
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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday studio in North Park - Villa Barajas - Suite 3317A

Light And Airy Garden Studio - Total Renovation - Spacious Backyard

It's true what they say... dynamite comes in small packages and this beautiful garden studio is just that. This stylish unit offers luxury quality, plus the comforts of home! Enjoy a sexy, secret hideaway...

This comfortable retreat sleeps two - has gorgeous plank flooring, fine cabinetry and furnishings, top line appliances, central heat/AC, washer and dryer in suite, fully equipped kitchen and bath with luxury shower. A light and and serene space, just steps from garden, patio, grill and ping pong, too.

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 if your WIFI happens to go down, just tie into any one of the other 4!

Forbes magazine named North Park as one of America's best hipster neighborhoods, noting that culturally diverse North Park is home to Craftsman cottages, cafes and diners, coffee shops, several microbreweries, boutiques, and the North Park Farmers Market. The North Park Theater and the Ray Street Arts District are also bastions of creativity in the area'. The Los Angeles Times writes: 'North Park has all the ingredients for the cool school: It's culturally diverse and has art galleries, boutiques, trendy bars with handcrafted cocktails and local brews, and foodie-approved eateries.'

An eclectic and diverse array of restaurants, as well as independent coffee shops, can be found along the main arteries of 30th Street and University Avenue. The area is also dotted with bars and night clubs that cater to a wide diversity of patrons. Downtown North Park contains the Ray Street Arts District. Ray at Night is a gallery walk held the second Saturday of every month in North Park. It is the largest and longest running art walk in San Diego's history. Nearby, the Birch North Park Theatre reopened after major renovations in 2005. It is the home of Lyric Opera San Diego.

North Park has a Farmers Market every Thursday which has been listed as one of the top 40 in the USA. The market is located in the parking lot at University and 32nd Streets. The Spring/Summer hours are 3pm-sunset, Fall/Winter 2pm-Sunset. They feature over 35 independent vendors; locally grown produce/flowers; gourmet/ethnic foods; arts and crafts; books; and, often, live music.

Walk a few blocks to Balboa Park, restaurants, cafes, golf, community pool, tennis, recreation. 5 minutes to downtown -- Little Italy, The Gas Lamp 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.

After a fun-packed day of sight-seeing, enjoy the tranquility of the spacious grounds with gas grill, ping pong table and delightful seating areas.

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

Beth Galdieri
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few 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 studio 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 studio 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 33 holidaymaker reviews

Compact, Modern Suite - Sleeps 2, Near Park, Zoo, Beaches
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Eugene, OR

Everything you need in a clean, quiet space.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at the Grim Street studio. What you see in the photos is exactly what you get. Checking in was easy and information was provided as promised. We didn't do any cooking but the option was available. The kitchen had everything we needed. Nice shower and bathroom. Washer and dryer were easy to use. Everything was clean, clean, clean! The neighborhood was quiet and felt safe. Easy parking in back. Near the bus line when we traveled that way. This was our first time in the area so we did all the typical touristy things. Zoo, Hotel Del and beach, USS Midway, and rented bikes in Mission Beach. All very fun! Close-by food: City Taco on University Avenue has great food. Also discovered Amorcito Corazon Mexican Bistro at 3442 30th Street on our last night. Delicious! Several breweries within walking distance.

I highly recommend the Grim Street Studio if you want a safe, clean, walkable place to stay in San Diego!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful property for two weeks and it was truly perfect. It is in a quiet location but close to everything. The owners were friendly and extremely helpful when booking and throughout our stay. They truly thought of everything when it comes to this property. I would not hesitate to book again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in San Diego and this property was our perfect hideaway at the end of each day. Close to everything, great shops and restaurant very near by (walking distance), always room to park. Quiet, clean, fully equip. Recommend to anyone who likes comfy cozy studio. It was perfect for us (a couple), I would believe a couple with a baby would fit ok as well.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spot, wish the bed was a bit firmer. But all in all great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Hidden Jewel

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Great location! Great property! The interior was really well done and laid out. Clean, comfortable, convenient.

Very comfortable for a single (me) or a couple. Just a couple of blocks away from great bars and restaurants on 30th Street, a five minute walk to University and plenty of other restaurants and bars.

Would definitely recommend.

My only wish (truly) was that there be more towels and wash cloths.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Clean, and Comfortable in a Cool Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our Grim Street stay. A quiet little place close to the Balboa Park museums and smack dab in the middle between North Park and South Park. Convenient located just a five-minute walk from the Thorn Street Brewery which has a wonderful selection of craft beer and a different food truck parked out front (of the brewery, not the apartment) every night! Everything about the apartment was exactly as represented. Couldn't have done better for what we wanted out of our week away from the snow of Colorado.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
So Many!
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Downtown Harbor to Coronado Island
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak & Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-805 to I-8, I-15, I-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
So Many to Choose From!
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pacific/Coronado/Mission Beach

Located minutes to the World Famous San Diego Zoo, downtown San Diego and the Convention Center, Balboa Park with hiking trails, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, golf course, archery and 10 minutes to San Diego beaches.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio 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
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Weekend 2017
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Start 2017
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 4th Week 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Peak 2017
10 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Comic-Con 2017
19 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
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 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 studio in North Park in California

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 380 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • 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 (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Luxury shower with large showerhead and handspray
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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