Sunny, charming cottage in Kensington


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Quiet, charming neighborhood with plenty of easy parking in Kensington. Walking distance to tons of great restaurants, coffee shops, a great park, theater and public library. Tons of charm Built-ins Open floor plan Full-size washing machine & dryer Full kitchen Easy free street parking Private front patio and shared back patio Wood burning BBQ Air Conditioning FULLY FURNISHED UTILITIES INCLUDED (Cox cable w/ HBO, highspeed WiFi, filtered water, soft water, electric, gas, etc.) Queen bed in Master bedroom and a sofa in living room. Comfortable, stylish furnishings. A blow up mattress is also available. Note: This is a quiet and upscale neighborhood. This is not a party house and no smoking is allowed inside or outside.

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  1. Courtney B.
    My experience at this adorable cottage in Kensington was nothing less than perfect. The way they have the property set up is totally private, and the cottage had everything I needed, not to mention it is right in the heart of town and has other amenities nearby. The owners were flexible and friendly, overall, 5 star experience! 29 June 2016 - 17:13:00
  2. Victor M.
    We arrived late at night, and the owner was very accommodating. Everything that we used in the apartment worked properly. We did not spend much time there, as we basically just slept there. Overall happy with the place. Thanks 25 July 2016 - 15:55:00
  3. Judy I.
    Kensington cottage was perfect for our San Diego weekend get-a-way. Quiet and comfortable, it had everything we needed. We loved the walkable neighborhood of Kensington. Plenty of restaurants nearby, and a Von's grocery a short drive away. The cottage is a short drive from downtown and many attractions. We loved our stay and hope to return when we're in San Diego again. Thanks for a lovely weekend. 04 August 2016 - 12:28:00
  4. Megan
    This place was everything we wanted for our vacation. Great location and very clean. Owners are very friendly and make you feel as though you have your own private space. This rental saved us so much on our trip and gave us a very comfortable place to call home for a week. Everything you could possibly need is available with this rental. 09 June 2014 - 14:25:12
  5. My husband, baby and I stayed at the cottage in Kensington and we cannot wait to go back! The homeowner and other tenant that lived next door were wonderful. Everyone was so friendly. The space itself was great for just the 3 of us. The queen size bed was perfect. The couch would have been comfortable enough to sleep on if we had to, but we were fine. The kitchen accommodations were also perfect. We cooked at the house several times (gas range! Loved it!) since the grocery store was a short 5 minute drive. We walked to one of the restaurants (Burger yummy), which was amazing. If our daughter wasn't with us, we would have checked out the neat bars nearby, as well. Clem's Bottle Shop was a cool deli/beer shop that my husband really enjoyed! The wifi worked perfectly, as well. Nearly everything was 15-30 minutes away - the zoo, the fair, the beach! So convenient to the highway and the neighborhood was so peaceful and gorgeous. They just finished putting in a fresh, new fence to give the cottage a private patio that I used several times. The washer and dryer are in the common / shared area and they provided the soap and dryer sheets. So nice! Christy and I communicated a bunch before arriving. They were very accommodating and helpful. Overall, I would definitely recommend to my friends and family to stay here and we will be sure to book again the next time we're in town. 23 June 2015 - 21:12:13
  6. Kathy W.
    i rented this place for the whole month of July. I made sure it would be a place that had air conditioning. Technically, I guess you could say it did. It was a small AC unit that did not cool the place off. The windows are sealed and there's no ventilation. Very uncomfortable and hot. I left after 2wks. They rented out the place for the next 2 weeks, but refused to give me a 2 wk. refund. VERY disapointing. Also, the place looks bigger and more roomy in the pics, then it actually is. Won't be returning. 18 July 2015 - 19:27:45
  7. Becky B.
    I stayed here with my boyfriend and mom for three nights and had a blast! The cottage is comfortable and clean, with all the necessities for cooking a good meal. The area just south is not the nicest, but not the worst either. I would have given 5 stars if it was easier to figure out how to open the front gate and if the noise in the morning coming from the owner doing laundry (before 8am) wasn't as loud. Also, the description is a bit vague, but this is a private cottage in the back of the owner's house and the patio in the back is NOT private. This patio & laundry area connects the front house to another rental or office on their property. All in all, it was a very nice place to stay and close to the North Park breweries and San Diego beaches! 01 October 2014 - 00:47:31
  8. Minden T.
    This is a really cozy and stylish little cottage, with all the amenities of a larger house, just two blocks from Kensington's main drag. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. There are three units/individual houses on the small property, so we did not have quite as much privacy as we were expecting. 04 November 2014 - 18:10:32
  9. Rori J.
    My recent stay in this little cottage was so nice and convenient for me. I went down to see my son and his girlfriend and this place ended up being right around a couple or corners from her place. The cottage was small and cozy but, big enough for me to bring a card table and do some sewing. Yes, the property owner lives right on the property and I did not see it to be a problem with her family members going back and forth thru the gate from one house to another. I will definitely be staying here again if it is just my husband and I. It's was so cute with character. 24 November 2014 - 14:08:45
  10. Angela W.
    The property is in a great location - just a few blocks from 2 entertainment and shopping districts. It's so quiet an tranquil in the neighborhood, You would never know you were so close to 2 main thoroughfares. My husband and I and our 11 year old son stayed in the 1 bdrm unit. We originally booked the cottage, but they were so kind and gracious to upgrade us to their 1 bdrm unit as it was not occupied during the time of our stay and they felt we would be more comfortable. The decor is very laid back and a bit eclectic. The bed was comfortable, everything you need to make meals is available in the full kitchen (the stove is a conversation piece for sure - I wish I had one just like it!) We had access to a private front yard sitting area (love the tree) and a shared back patio. The owner responded in a timely manner the couple of times I contacted her and was very friendly and approachable. You are walking distance from A LOT of cafes, coffee shops, etc. on Adams street. Perfect area for a leisurely stroll. I felt like we were house sitting for a friend and not a renter. 12 April 2015 - 15:48:08
  11. Marlene P.
    Pros: 1.Location-close to many SD attractions but still would need a car. About 30 minutes to seaworld and 15 minutes to SD zoo/Balboa Park 2. Local restaurants were great: Ponce's (Mexican) and Burger Lounge 3. Cheaper than a hotel 4. Accessible street parking Cons: 1. Very small restroom and shower. Had black and red stains on towels. I would recommend to bring your own. 2. Gets noisy at time because is located in an alley and shared back patio with another unit. One morning we were awaken at 7:15am from the back unit doing laundry. 3. Cottage is about 400 sqft, not too much moving space. Comfortable for 2-3 adults. 27 June 2015 - 21:00:33
  12. Elias H.
    Elias Honein,MD,FRCS[C] [retired] [email protected] a quiet ,clean and well equipped property in a nice residential area and within easy reach of shopping and popular restaurants .my visit was short but it achieved my objective of visiting a friend in the neighbourhood. That was my first experience with vrbo and I will repeat it in the future 09 July 2015 - 21:39:07
  13. Michael C.
    We loved the property, it was exactly as advertised, the only reason that we didn't give 5 stars is the gas range is in need of repair, it doesn't light as it should. The property owners and the other tenant were friendly and respectful of giving you your space. We would stay again if we come to town. 26 August 2015 - 11:59:44
  14. cheryl L.
    My time in Kensington, was make that much nicer with this sweet room. Very welcoming, fresh flowers, fluffy towels. Decorator touches. Christy did everything to make my stay as comfortable as she could. She was a excellent host. The room looks just like the pictures, clean . If you like to see vintage old homes, you can walk through the neighbors and see some amazing places. Some great restaurants near by. 21 August 2014 - 04:47:24

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