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Private bedroom and bath in Birdland.
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

Private bedroom and bath in Birdland.Private bedroom and bath, separate from the house, with private side entrance. Bedroom has a TV, WiFi, microwave, mini fridge, and a closet. Bath also includes a stackable washer & dryer. Neighborhood is called Birdland, and is very quiet. Has outside security cameras and outside lights for added security. Centrally located close to 163, 8, and 805 freeways. 10 minutes away from Fashion Valley & Mission Valley malls, 15 min from beaches, SeaWorld and the Zoo. Perfect for travel nurses.

Quiet, private bedroom/bathroom
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

Quiet, private bedroom/bathroomQuiet, upstairs private bedroom & bathroom in Mira Mesa. Near to all San Diego has to offer: Downtown: 25 min, Coaster Station: 10 min, Sorrento Valley & Qualcomm: 5 min, Beaches: 15 min, UCSD campus: 15 min, San Diego Zoo,Balboa Park,SeaWorld, Legoland: 20 to 30 min We do have a friendly, hypoallergenic dog that is kept behind a dog gate. Room has desk, TV with Netflix, coffee/tea provided, mini frig, microwave, fans and portable room A/C. Front door has a key pad for easy self entry.

Private Room with Private Entrance near Beach
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Private room · 2 guests · 0 beds · 1 private bath

Private Room with Private Entrance near BeachThe room has a private entrance. It's ideally located in a residential area of Ocean Beach. 5 blocks to the beach, OB pier, and 2 blocks to village life, shops & restaurants. It has a queen futon, a small private bathroom with a shower, a fridge, TV, Wifi, microwave, etc. Guests will love the location and privacy! Beach chairs, towels, umbrella, etc. available for your enjoyment. Enjoy the great ocean view from the backyard.

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Popular house amenities in San Diego

  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen

Other great vacation rentals in San Diego

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Private beach guesthouse w/ private parking
G$25,059 per night
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*BRAND NEW* Sunny Home in Golden Hill
G$20,346 per night
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Surf Studio!
G$18,287 per night
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La Jolla Shores redwood beach cottage
G$49,910 per night
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Private & Separate place Near downtown!
G$18,406 per night
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Just renovated! North Park Private Patio Studio
G$19,868 per night
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Shell Beach Hideaway
G$29,892 per night
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Eclectic & Cozy Suite w/ Private Entry & Patio
G$15,810 per night
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Fabulous Cottage at the Beach
G$43,944 per night
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Dog friendly in heart of Hillcrest
G$30,280 per night
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Comfortable Coastal Two Bedroom Hideaway
G$22,136 per night
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Cozy guest studio with private deck
G$16,259 per night

Top-rated things to do in San Diego

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Surfing with a Cali Bro for Beginners
    The beautiful & vibrant coast of Ocean Beach will serve as your area to experience the sport of surfing. You will first begin by meeting me on the beach with a great attitude and the willingness to learn. I will provide a 8ft Soft Top Wavestorm and a Wetsuit that fits your body composition. We will begin in the interaction stage, where I will develop a better understanding of your previous experience, desired learning style, and go over any questions you may have before we start the learning process. We will begin by getting you fitted into a wetsuit of your choice. (10 mins) To change, you will use the public bathrooms provided at Ocean Beach. Once changed, We will then start the teaching process by going over safety hazards, proper etiquette, and formal technique on the sand. (10 mins) Once you are comfortable and understand the first stage of learning on the sand, we will then transition into the ocean. Once in the ocean, we will begin in shallow water by implementing what you learned on the sand, to live action. (20 mins -) This will include demonstrating your ability to properly paddle, gain momentum with the wave, and properly stand up. We will remain in the shallow water practicing the basic fundamentals until you are comfortable and have demonstrated that you are ready to progress into deeper waters. You can surf as long as you want!
    From Price:G$16,498 / person
  • Kayak in La Jolla (Sea Caves and Marine Reserve)
    Update: We are OPEN and SAFE. La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve. No experience is required. Great for all skill levels. Your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial on the beach. If surf exists we will help push your kayak through any breakers. As we paddle through La Jolla’s Marine Reserve keep an eye out for Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphin and Gray whales in the fall/winter. Note: We cannot guarantee sea life. If conditions are safe we will help guide your kayak into Emerald Cave. If it's not safe to enter Emerald Cave we will still paddle out & explore La Jolla's World Famous Marine Reserve. Note: if not safe we will not enter Emerald Cave, we don't cancel if the cave isn't safe and spend about a minute inside. La Jolla Bay is an Uncontrollable Environment. Please come enjoy this place we love knowing each day is different than the last. La Jolla is a popular place to swim, surf, snorkel, kayak and SUP. Every day endless stoked people share this special place. Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feel this was a 5 star trip, message me.
    From Price:G$10,442 / person
  • King Wolf Animal Sanctuary Virtual Tour
    During this virtual experience, you will meet all of the animals that call the King Wolf Animal Sanctuary their forever-home. We have close to 50 animals at our sanctuary! You will meet Charlie our cow, Teddy our alpaca, our pigs Hamlet and Lydia, our goats, chickens, mini horses, big horses, and more! You will also be able to meet our handsome wolf dog, Wolfie, who most visitors do not get to meet because he is very shy. You will learn the background story of each animal and will discover how they ended up at the King Wolf Animal Sanctuary. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about our animals and our non-profit organization. This virtual experience is great for families, groups, and team-building activities! Contact us to request a new date/time that is not offered on our calendar. Other things to note This experience can be viewed from your computer, cell phone, or tablet.
    From Price:G$4,177 / person
  • 2 hour self-drive Speed Boat Adventure
    Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. You’ll navigate and captain your own speed boat for the entirety of the tour while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication systems mounted in each boat so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speed boat adventure is a great way see the beautiful San Diego harbor and learn about its history while speeding through water. You are not expected to get wet on this adventures, maybe just a light spray.
    From Price:G$18,795 / person
  • Pasta cooking class
    We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
    From Price:G$10,442 / person

Your guide to San Diego

All About San Diego

Laidback surf-town vibes meet a buzzing metropolitan center in San Diego, a city situated on the Pacific coast just 15 miles from California’s southern border. Catch your first wave at Mission Bay and follow it up with a tasting flight at one of the 150 local craft breweries. Neighborhoods such as La Jolla and the Gaslamp Quarter offer trendy dining experiences that visitors expect from the Golden State, but San Diego’s abundance of sandy beaches and outdoor spaces such as Balboa Park encourage you to slow down and enjoy the sunshine. Resist the temptation to cram everything into one trip, and savor the relaxed demeanor that permeates San Diego.


How do I get around San Diego?

San Diego International Airport (SAN) sits about halfway between the ocean and downtown, taking a mere 15 minutes to arrive at either destination. If you’re in town for a weekend and plan on sticking to star attractions such as Old Town, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter, you can easily get by on rideshare services and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Catch the 992 bus right outside baggage claim at the airport and relax on cushy seats for a short ride to the downtown area. For longer stays, rent a car to reach theme parks, less crowded beaches, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest state park.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Diego?

San Diego’s climate remains relatively moderate year-round: Highs hover between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows only dip down to the mid-40s in winter. After the gray, overcast skies of June Gloom clear away, the air becomes more humid than average through September. Late summer and early fall bring ideal conditions for experienced surfers as the Santa Ana winds kick up, but pay attention to local weather reports, as the Santa Anas also increase wildfire risk in Southern California. During all seasons, be sure to pack layers — after spending all day in the sun, you may want a light jacket to stave off the slight evening chill.


What are the top things to do in San Diego?

Balboa Park

Encapsulating 17 museums, 19 gardens, a 100-year-old carousel, and even a miniature train, Balboa Park can feel like its own city. Highlights include the Botanical Building, one of the largest wooden lath structures in the world, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the open-air Spreckels Organ Pavilion, home to a 5,000-pipe organ, the world’s largest.

Old Town

This small, stroller-friendly neighborhood offers opportunities to soak up Spanish Colonial architecture, pop into boutique shops, and treat your dog to lunch on a pet-friendly restaurant patio. Fans of thrills and chills should visit the Whaley House Museum, considered by some the most haunted house in the United States.

Mission Bay

Head to Mission Bay for equipment rentals and lessons in sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, and more. Bordering the bay is Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, both ideal spots to learn how to surf. While in the area, check out Mission Beach to watch X Games hopefuls at the skatepark and take a spin on a 95-year-old wooden roller coaster at an oceanfront theme park.

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