October 13th - October 20th, 2012
Stayed for 1 week in Flat A
Location: central to everything. 15 minutes by car to the zoo, 45 minutes to the safari, within easy walking distance to good food, Sea Port Village, and the San Diego convention center
Owners: Mike and Linda are a traveler's dream. Relaxed and helpful, they anticipate the needs of their guests. They were understanding of our check in and check out needs due to our odd flight times. Linda greeted us with a genuine and charming smile despite the fact we were an hour later than we originally predicted. She escorted us through our room and the building. During our trip she would check in with us to see if we needed anything or had any questions. When we arrived there were a list of recommended restaurants and cafes in the area in the room along with menus. Before we even arrived Mike and Linda both answered my emails quickly and accuratly. Linda and Mike live on the premises and are very easy to get a hold of if needed.
Kitchen was spotless. Bed was super comfortable. It was easy to keep the room dark with the blinds and curtains.
WiFi included and signal was good.
Location: this is not a "nice" part of town. Probably not the worst part of town either, but early mornings and late nights were a bit creepy. Homeless sleep on the street just outside. There were police and emergency vehicles sirens every couple hours and several nights between 2 and 4am we were woken by fighting just outside our window. In general because of its proximity to the road, the room is a little noisy. The window AC unit is, too.
Bathroom door does not close all the way. Not a huge problem for a married couple, but there is a pullout provided so it could be awkward depending on who is staying in the room. There is also a slippery patch on the floor just outside the bathroom.
This is so silly to say, but - the bath tub is hard to get into and harder to get out of. At 5'2", the side of the tub comes up to my thighs. There isn't anything to hold on to, even a wall to brace yourself again, when getting out, so I worried about falling.
Parking is not on site. It is in a little underground parking garage about half a block up the street. Linda will escort guests there and show them where to park. The spots can be tight and not everyone is careful to stay inside the lines. A little creepy at night and hard to find the outside entrance. The street parking is very limited and metered.