• Accommodates
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Size
    300 ft²
  • Floor No.
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • Parking available
  • Lockable room
  • Balcony/terrace
  • TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels
  • Internet/WiFi
Property summary
Address Union St, 92103 San Diego, United States
Property type Apartment
Property ID 8OK3HSRB
Property listed by
This property is managed by Belinda. Belinda will arrange to give you the key to the property upon arrival.
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Contact Belinda here
Hello Travelers!

Welcome to Fordham Studio, a completely private apartment located minutes from EVERYTHING in San Diego, in the exclusive Mission Hills neighborhood.

This apartment is definitely small, but it is A BRAND NEW STUDIO, with gorgeous kitchenette, private patio, vaulted ceilings, large private storage area, and your own personal washer/dryer. The studio is one end of a private home but is completely separate.

The neighborhood is central, and within walking distance to many shops and bars. It is also freeway close, and within walking distance from the Washington Street Trolley. And it is a 2-minute drive up to Hillcrest, our gay area of town, and one of the most lively. It is also a mile from UCSD Medical and Scripps Mercy Hospital if you are a physician in training. The area is alternately called, "Midtown" because it is between downtown SD and Uptown (Hillcrest/Banker's Hill) and east of Little Italy, but south of I-8/Mission Valley.

-Queen-size bed with goose-down comforter & 500 thread-count sheets
-Coffee Machine
-Gas Stove and Oven
-New Microwave
-New Fridge with Freezer
-Private Storage Area
-FREE Wifi
-32" tv with multiple channels (Roku with Amazon Prime for movies, Pandora, Netflix, Hulu etc.)
-Dock Station Stereo Speaker Made for iPad or iPhone.
-Internal heater with thermostat, because San Diego gets to 45 degrees sometimes. (OK, once in a blue moon!)
-Lots of wine glasses, plates, cups, cooking utensils, pots, pans, salad spinner, mixing bowls, etc.
-Mini travel hair-dryer (not super powerful, but handy in case you forget yours.)
-Iron, and ironing board
-Detergent and dryer sheets for your laundry are provided also.
-I also provide COFFEE, TEA, creamer, sweeteners, mustard, mayo, olive oil, canola oil, salt, pepper, spices etc. (If you are there for an extended stay and run of of coffee say, then you are on your own for additional provisions.)
-2 big BEACH towels and 2 beach chairs.
-If you want to try SURFING, I can lend you a SURF BOARD, but you must have a car that can carry it. And, let's talk about this one extensively because surfing in SD is for strong swimmers only.
-Plentiful PARKING on my quiet street.

- For international guests, the studio also has a cellphone. 1-hour calling cards are $15.00 which you may purchase from me when you arrive. It is a simple phone with basic calling and texting capabilities.
- Car2go is a smart car daily rental service that is very handy, and parked within 2 blocks of my house.

You are within walking distance by a couple of blocks of some top bars and restaurants!
- Gelato Vero Cafe - on the corner, 2 mins by foot for coffee, scones, muffins etc. And yummy desserts.
- Starlite Lounge (just south) - San Diego's trendiest supper club for hipsters
- The Regal Beagle - a craft beer drinker's heaven, & they make the most amazing sausages. I recommend the Moroccan Lamb!
- Aero Club - one of San Diego's oldest bars
- Shakespeare's Pub - British food, beer and soccer 24/7
- El Indio Mexican Food - our best tacos!
See my guidebook link for all faves.

You are 5 minutes by car from Fashion Valley, Mission Valley, Sea World, Downtown, Old Town, and Balboa Park. You are 10 minutes from the beach, and 20 from the Mexican Border and North County (for the best surf!).
-Trolley and Bus Lines to downtown or Hillcrest, Little Italy, or Old Town around the corner. The bus stop is a 4 minute walk, and the trolley station (Washington St) is 7 minutes. There are bus schedules/routes in the apartment to peruse.

My very first guest baked biscuits one morning during her stay, which is a testament to how comfortable and easy living in Fordham Studio is. I think you will be just as comfortable despite it's size, and I hope you enjoy your time in San Diego.
House rules
Here are few simple rules I have. They are helpful to keep us 'on the same page' as they say!
• You may park anywhere except in my driveway, or outside my neighbor’s house with the white tented awning. (Immediate right if you are looking at my house from the street.) Parking is plentiful, so it shouldn't be a problem.
• Always use the trash cans to dispose of food or personal items. There is no garbage disposal, and if you clog the drain, it is your responsibility to un-clog it.
• Same goes for the toilet. Do not flush anything other than toilet paper down it.
• No smoking inside or out.
• You are responsible for doing all dishes. When you leave, you may leave them drying on the rack, and I will put them away.
• Please keep the gate entrance to the Studio closed if you are not home.
• Please put your trash in the black garbage can/bin, and put all recyclables in the blue can/bin. (In California we recycle almost all paper, plastic, metals, etc.)

Price for > 1 guests $ 11 US per guest/night extra
Check-in after 2 PM
Check-in before On arrangement
Check-out before 11 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Available for check–in
Reviews of this property
10 Excellent
January 2014

Thanks Belinda, your studio apartment was great to stay in and it was nice to meet you.
We really appreciated your helpful suggestions as to where to visit and where to eat. Also greatly appreciated the fact that the apartment had everything that we needed.
It was a fantastic start to our five weeks in California.
Many thanks
Sheila and Martin

10 Excellent
September 2013

We stayed in Belinda's studio apartment and it was just great, lovely quiet safe area, Belinda has done a great job with the place, very clean, anything we needed was already supplied and she couldn't have been more helpful in telling us the hotspots close by and further out in San Diego. I definitely recommend staying here

10 Excellent
April 2013

We had such a great stay at Belinda's apartment! It is extremely well furnished: there's a very comfy bed, a nice sitting area, all you need to cook a meal and a convenient and very clean bathroom! The apartment is well situated, we loved just having to take one trolley into town. The area seems very safe as well.
Belinda was very friendly and helpful, it was a pleasure meeting her! We will definitely be back on our next visit to San Diego!

10 Excellent
January 2013

Very nice and well equipped apartment in San Diego with a very kind and helpful host. Highly recommended...

10 Excellent
October 2012

Comfortable flat with a very nice and helpful host. You have to walk about ten minutes to the public transport (metro and bus), but it is quite easy to get anywhere you want from here (city, harbour, San Diego Zoo etc.)
Great TV-on-demand :-)
Highly recommended!

10 Excellent
July 2012

Belinda is a very kind and caring host. She answered any questions very quick and was very helpful. The place was better than expected.
I highly recommend her.

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