This is the sofa bed downstairs.  It is a queen, and this area is very large - 600 square feet for the kitchenette and common room.  There is a large flat screen TV, books, games, puzzles, etc. for guests to enjoy.This is the private bedroom.  It is a full bed with an attached bathroom.  There is a large flat screen TV in the room, with ample bureau storage.  Windows look onto the deck/pool area.
Private, large granny flat and outdoor oasis
Private, large granny flat and outdoor oasis
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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We are empty nesters that built an awesome entertaining and outdoor play area for our kids, and now they have gone on to their own lives. The pool is lonely! Our rental of the lower level of our home and outdoor area (600 square foot common room with sofa bed and kitchenette, plus a private bedroom with bathroom) gives guests a private entrance off the deck with complete privacy. We are located close to major freeways and 20 minutes from the zoo, beaches and the Gaslamp Quarter.

The space

Extensive outdoor recreation area, with large deck, two-story gazebo, two dining areas (one 8 person, one 6 person), pool, jacuzzi, fire pit, etc. Private bedroom with attached bathroom has full bed; common room has queen sleeper sofa. All amenities provided, include boogie boards, games, movies, etc.

Guest access

Guests have complete and private use of the bottom area of house and outdoors. Separate entrance from the main house.

Interaction with guests

We will be available for assistance with heating the pool or jacuzzi, outdoor lighting, or other questions. Other than that, we plan to let you enjoy San Diego and our property without interruption.

Other things to note

We have dogs, but they will be upstairs. They can visit if you like.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $66 AUD
Security Deposit $657 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We receive many requests for birthday parties, baby showers and other events. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate these requests. When booking, please note the maximum of four guests, and the availability of one parking spot.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Jared User Profile
October 2017
Very beautiful location. Very gracious and friendly hosts. Will certainly book for our next San Diego adventure!

Tom User Profile
September 2017
Carla and Jim are great hosts . Everything was as promised clean and comfortable as well a great location. The lights , fire pit and pool were also a welcome addition. Hope to return on our Next SAN Diego visit Thanks Agin Tom & Jeanne

Nadia User Profile
September 2017
We absolutely LOVED our stay in Carla and her husbands beautiful home. It was our first time using AIRBNB and we truly had an amazing experience. They were absolutely amazing hosts to our family. With 2 little children we didn't want to stay in a hotel without a kitchenette and we didn't want them playing on dirty hotel floors. So I decided to look into AIRBNB for a home for the weekend. We truly found a gem in the city of La Mesa. The guest house was everything and more as indicated in the description. The backyard is stunning and extremely relaxing. The home is very clean and inviting. They offered us toiletries as if we were in a hotel and a full little kitchen with a large bar to sit at. The living space is large and very comfortable. I can't even begin to describe the relaxing backyard. Every evening after a long day out visiting San Diego's landmarks with 2 children, Carla and her husband were always very willing and quick to turn on the spa, waterfall, fire pit, and lights for all of us to relax in the evening. We finished everyday relaxed and comfortable. To top it off, every morning she would bake us some yummy pastries to get us on our way to a long day. They were absolutely wonderful hosts. Thanks again for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful home.

Crystal User Profile
September 2017
The pictures do not accurately display just how amazing this place is. The home is beautiful and the backyard is breathtaking. They really mean it when they say they will interact only as much or as little as you ask. Carla and her husband were incredibly helpful and kind. Best hosts ever. My husband and I woke up to wonderful freshly baked muffins Sunday morning. They really go above and beyond here. Will definitely stay here again next time we're in town!

Thomas User Profile
August 2017
IF you are looking for a place you can get away from it all, and yet have an easy drive to nightlife, beach, etc. this is it! As others have said the pool area is amazing, I have never seen anything like this in a private residence before. We didn't ever get a chance to meet Carla, but her husband Jim is really friendly and helped us out with everything we needed. They even made some breakfast bread for us which was a nice little touch and unexpected.
Carla User ProfileCarla is a superhost.
Response from Carla:
Thanks Thomas - wish I had a chance to meet you and family -- I am an SAT tutor and college counselor, so this is my BUSY time of year. Glad Jim was a good substitute and that you enjoyed your stay. :)
August 2017

Christine User Profile
August 2017
Carla and Jim were wonderful hosts- were attentive while giving me privacy I needed. There unit is lovely and more spacious than I expected - beautiful property and neighborhood. I would be happy to come back

Hennie User Profile
August 2017
Our stay here was amazing. We planned on staying for 3 nights but added another night because we didn't want to leave. The pool is outstanding and beautiful as is the entire backyard area. Carla and Jim were amazing hostesses too, giving us anything we needed, while giving us privacy too. The pictures do not do justice at all- it is even more breathtaking in real life. We would definitely would come again and recommended this place to all our family and friends already.

Joined in July 2017
Carla User ProfileCarla is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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