Last week I took a mini-break down to San Diego, and I stayed in this adorable Carriage House. I found this beautiful home long, long ago when daydreaming about vacations and browsing through VRBO rental options. The recent ending of my long-term relationship had me itching to get away, and I ended up booking this place at the very last minute (2 days before Memorial Day weekend started -- I could not believe my luck that it was available!!!). It was SO CUTE! Absolutely adorable! So much character, and so many fabulous details. Pics below for your enjoyment.
fresh flowers were waiting for me as soon as I opened the door! Squeal!
I LOVE ALL OF THE DETAILS!
All of the horsey things!
All of the beautiful wood and tile! Scream!
This bed was SO COMFORTABLE! And the pillows? 14 million times better than my own.
Plenty of room for two in the big bed, but given my recently SINGLE status,
I got so sprawl diagonally in it and had plenty of room to spare.
The official description of this lovely little Carriage House, courtesy of VRBO.com:
Make your vacation unforgettable by staying in a spacious, newly remodeled historic Carriage House located in the most desirable area of San Diego, the historic Mission Hills District.
Originally built in 1913 as a building for the horse carriage and caretakers family, this wonderfully inviting home was remodeled by a local architect/design team to include the finest of luxury modern living while capturing the artistic detail using period antiques and custom artwork. This spacious one bedroom/one bath home is perfect for artists, writers, world travelers or anyone who appreciates a home that is itself a living work of art. All of the amenities have been carefully planned and selected for your comfort. Features in this home include a king sized signature HEAVENLY BED and HEAVENLY PILLOWS purchased directly from the Westin, hardwood floors, exquisite linens, gorgeous raised mahogany wood beam ceilings, French doors, restored antique decorative doors, soothing water feature, custom lighting imported from Morocco, flat screen TVs, mood lighting, WIFI, Internet Ready Blue Ray player which allows you to access your personal HuluPlus or Netflix account, IPOD docking station, custom walk-in closet, an additional sitting room with incredibly comfortable chairs for reading or watching TV, separate laundry area with washer/dryer, central heat/air conditioning, and professionally designed landscaping including organic herbs for cooking. The kitchen is set-up for anyone who loves to cook including heavy-duty cooper pots and pans, basic spices, gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The large outdoor deck is completely private and has lighting on timers with an outdoor gas BBQ grill, accentuating it as a wonderful space for outdoor dining all year round.
But the best part of all is, the owners of The Carriage House are passionate about helping horses and believe in respecting the circle of life for the horses that once lived on the property therefore 10% of all proceeds will be donated to non-profit horse rescues. YAY!!!
THINGS TO DO:
Choose from some of the best restaurants in town, less than one mile away.
Walk three blocks to The Mission Hills Nursery, the oldest plant nursery in San Diego established in 1910.
Take a five-minute cab ride to Old Town for authentic Mexican food.
Stay in and read or watch TV in bed to the peaceful sound of the water feature or the silence of the majestic old trees.
Join the famous Mission Hills Garden Walk and meet new people while getting a first hand tour of this architecturally unique and affluent neighborhood.
Open the numerous windows and doors in the sunroom to create a feeling of being outdoors yet inside reading or watching TV.
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the English pub table or dine outdoors on the spacious deck under the stars.
Venture just four miles away to the famous downtown Gaslamp district where you will find entertainment, theater, live music, movies, shopping, and internationally acclaimed restaurants
Walk just a few block for morning coffee at the local bakery/coffee shop and stop to shop for gifts, get a massage, take a yoga class or pick up some food items at the neighborhood market on your way home.
Throw the beach towels in the car (supplied) and drive ten miles to the beach. At the end of the day you get to come home to a spotlessly clean quite house away from the crowds.
And of course, don’t miss the opportunity for food, music, and local produce at the Mission Hills Farmer’s Market every Wednesday. Experience local San Diego.
If you are interested in renting this lovely lovely lovely little home, you can find it at VRBO.com, Listing #412455. I wholeheartedly recommend it and would love to visit again soon.