Private Cottage. Walk to Little Italy/Gaslamp!
Private Cottage. Walk to Little Italy/Gaslamp!
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

ADORABLE Cottage in the heart of San Diego! Few blocks to Little Italy, Balboa Park, and a short ride to the airport and the Zoo!

Planes do fly RIGHT overhead and it can be noisy from 7a-11pm.

Built 1939, this downtown gem has rare outdoor space with a beautiful fire-pit & rose garden & is ideally located walking distance to Little Italy, Gaslamp & Balboa Park. Huge outdoor space perfect for a pet and kids. Enjoy a pear from the tree!

The space

This home is truly a downtown gem. Ideally located between beautiful Balboa Park & Little Italy, Bankers Hill is a local favorite. Filled with historic homes, local restaurants and bars, and just a short walk to the myriad of restaurants in Little Italy, this cottage is the perfect home base for your San Diego experience.

The Cottage was originally built in 1939 as migrant worker bungalows and it comes with lots of history and even more charm. The interior is around 500 sq feet and is a fully equipped living space featuring art from a local photographer, simple, classic furniture and a chic character. Enjoy fresh picked fruit from one of the many fruit trees on property such as pears and oranges.

The highlight of this gem is definitely the spacious fenced in outdoor space complete with a rose garden, fire-pit with sitting area as well as a raised dining table. The yard is also perfect for your furry friend. Space like this is rare in downtown San Diego, and we are thrilled to show you our little slice of paradise.

So spark the fire-pit, open a bottle of wine and enjoy the plane-spotting! Keep your eye out for the 777 British Airways arriving from London late in the afternoon. Cheers!

Guest access

The Cottage is located on the south side of the lot and, it is the last unit in the complex. It is a corner unit with access from the front of the house, as well as a side entrance through the backyard. The cottage is on a lock box attached to the front door.

There are other cottages in the complex which are home to full time residents. All guests have access to the main courtyard which is shared by residents.

Interaction with guests

We are longtime San Diego residents, and we love to help our guests get the most out of their time with us. We have partnerships with some of the best tour operators in the city, and we love to recommend activities and restaurants.

Other things to note

Airbed and mattress topper can be placed in the living room area to provide additional sleeping space if needed. If needed, the Air Mattress is stored in the top of the closet in the bedroom along with sheets.

The Cottage is located directly in the flight path of San Diego International Airport. Planes fly directly overhead approaching the runway for landing. The home is complete with dual-pane windows and is certified under The Quieter Homes Program in San Diego. Noise is significantly reduced indoors, however outdoor noise is noticeable.

Planes do not fly between approximately midnight to 7 AM normally.

Business travel
   This listing has essential business travel amenities. 

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly

Extra people $13 CAD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $75 CAD
Security Deposit $127 CAD
Weekly Discount: 9%
Weekend Price $164 CAD / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM


Please keep use limited to the guests staying at the cottage

No parties or events

No smoking inside

Please pick up after your pet. Cleaning fees may be incurred if droppings are left

Please do not move fire pit into any other area

Quiet hours after 10:30 PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

81 Reviews

Check In
Victoria User Profile
September 2017
The little cottage was nice and comfortable. I knew planes flew over but not almost every five minutes, it was definitely extremely loud and definitely takes some time to get used too. Carlos was very helpful and responded quickly. Overall San Diego was a great experience.

James User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at Carlos' cottage was great! It's an ideal location with convenient walking to Balboa park and Little Italy. We had a car with us, no issues finding parking and super easy to get around to all the neighborhoods and beaches in the area. We had some questions during our stay and Carlos responded immediately.

Erica User Profile
September 2017
I really wanted to love this place and it is not unreasonable expectations that leads me to give an ok review; it is the fact that so many pieces of this stay fell apart. First, the next door neighbors play music pretty loudly (two nights in a row there was consistency in the loudness) into the evening (10pm+) and there is the sound of the planes (which is well noted in the house listing and understood about the area, but when added to the music is a lot of sound at night). During the day, the windows were open because there is no air conditioning and only one fan-- and lady who waters the plants put water through the window that was open and it landed on my computer. Now, comes the ants and spiders. There were ants and spiders all over the bathroom. It was tremendous. Someone came over with ant traps on day 2, but it didn't seem to change anything during the stay. It made the bathroom feel very unclean. The house is in a good area, the communication was good... I wanted to give it 5 stars, but it just wasn't a 5 star experience.

Heather User Profile
August 2017
Carlos's place is as described. It is a nice, quaint place to stay. I loved the little backyard attached to the cottage. Great place to hang out and watch the planes fly directly overhead. The bed and linens were comfortable and there are many windows to provide a breeze. The internet worked great and Carlos provided Apple TV which was nice. It is a bit difficult to find parking in front of or around the cottage. But I could usually find a spot within a block or two. The cottage is central to many of the activities San Diego is known for, like the zoo, the harbor, and beaches. Easy access to the freeways. I enjoyed my stay at Carlos's and would definitely stay again.

Elisa User Profile
August 2017
My boyfriend and I had such a lovely time!! It's the perfect little place for two people. Everything was relatively close to us. Thank you for being a wonderful host and we will definitely be back to this cottage!

Randy User Profile
July 2017
Stayed in this great little cottage for a weekend when I was in SD for a wedding. The location was amazing! Super close to the airport and all the best spots in Little Italy. Communication and check-in was a breeze. The backyard area is very cool and I enjoyed sitting out there in the morning while I watched the planes fly over. I would definitely stay here again.

Courtney User Profile
July 2017
My fiancé and I just loved staying here! As long as you don't mind the planes, I would definitely suggest staying here! the location is great and we walked every night into Little Italy for dinner and drinks, and enjoyed night caps out in the courtyard at the cottage. Super quaint and clean and communication with Carlos was fantastic! We will definitely come back! :)

This host has 181 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews
San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Carlos User Profile

Living the dream one day at a time.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Carlos’s place.
Javier, Esmeralda and Melissa help host.

The neighbourhood

Similar listings