The Market Cottage - San Diego, CA

Charming, family-friendly cottage near Balboa Park, walk to downtown - dogs ok
The Market Cottage 4.5 out of 5 10 ratings 10

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Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2 Queen Bed
Bathrooms: 2
Max Occupancy: 4
Pet Policy: 1 dog max (25 lb weight limit)

The Market Cottage 1285 Essex Street , San Diego, CA 92103

Get ready for a memorable retreat at this charming cottage in San Diego. Offering dog-friendly accommodations and a very convenient location close to all the attractions of Hillcrest and Balboa Park, up to four guests are guaranteed to have a lovely time here!

Located mere blocks from downtown Hillcrest, you'll have many shops, restaurants, and bars within walking distance. Plus, with a location convenient to the freeways, the rest of town and San Diego's best beaches are just a short drive away!

The home itself has a luxurious atmosphere, with sleek, modern decor and furnishings. Grab a seat on the furniture in the living area to enjoy a book or a fun game with the kids. During downtime, you might appreciate watching a DVD on the flatscreen cable TV, but a nap might sound just as good - this is vacation, after all.

Beside the living area is a cute dining table for four with a chandelier overhead, perfect for enjoying home-cooked meals. You'll find an open kitchen here as well, fully equipped for all your cooking needs. Not only are there new, stainless steel appliances, but you'll enjoy extras like a mixer, waffle iron, blender, coffeemaker, and dishwasher - feel free to get creative!

You might dine outside at the patio table under the shade of an umbrella, and cook up some tasty grub on the gas grill. Your small dog of 25 pounds or under will love roaming around the fenced yard, so don't worry about leaving him/her home for this trip (please note a one-dog limit and small, nightly pet fee).

Two bedrooms and two full baths allow this home to comfortably sleep four travelers. In both rooms, you'll find a queen bed and colorful artwork to appease your eyes. Each room has a full bath nearby for convenience, and a private washer/dryer allows for freshening any laundry you may have.

This home is perfect for a small family or a group of friends looking to explore the city while still having some peace and quiet and the ability to walk to nearby attractions. Fun day excursions might include paying a visit to the San Diego Zoo, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Museum of Art, and San Diego Natural History Museum. Of course, you might enjoy just walking with your pup through the beautiful parks in this area, as well!

You'll find many places to eat in the surrounding neighborhoods, including Baja Betty's, Amarin Thai, Project Pie Hillcrest, as well as Ralph's, Trader Joe's, and Hillcrest Farmers Market for groceries. Fun at the beach is just a quick drive, so put on your swimsuit, pack a picnic, and spend the day on the golden sand soaking up rays for a healthy dose of vitamin D to keep you going long after vacation is over!

What are you waiting for? You deserve a trip to San Diego - book today!

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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Adult Games
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C: central
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD
  • Music
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub
  • Grill: gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • The Market Cottage

    Kathleen F.

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    We enjoyed this cute little cottage. The location was perfect for getting around town, and since all 4 of us love to cook, we really appreciated all the kitchen gizmos and accessories. Very well equipped!
    We would definitely stay here again.
  • The Market Cottage

    Larry B.

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    The cottage was as advertised. Beds comfortable, very clean and great location.
  • The Market Cottage

    Patrick V.

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    Good location. Off street parking. Quiet street. Walking distance to restaurants and bars. Street parking is very tight so only bring one car.
  • The Market Cottage

    William D.

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    The house is clean and in great condition. The location works well as you can walk to Balboa Park and the zoo as well as Whole Foods and various delicious restaurants. The backyard is great when the weather is good as you can grill and eat outside (not a lot of bugs!).
  • The Market Cottage

    Christine H.

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    Had a great stay in San Diego at this cute cottage. Good location and nicely updated house! Close to all the attractions that around family would want to go to.
  • The Market Cottage

    Robert C.

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    No complaints. Only thing we missed was having a broom and dust pan to clean up during our stay. Back door needs a bit of weather stripping.
  • The Market Cottage

    Christine L.

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    Great location and perfect for two-four people.
  • The Market Cottage

    Lise B.

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    We stayed in this bungalow in December and were amazed by its proximity to many San Diego attractions. We never seemed more than 5-6 miles from anything we wanted to see (and were often a lot closer). There was also a great grocery store within walking distance.
    The house is very tastefully furnished and was very clean. We did have one issue with the oven, but it was quickly and professionally fixed by the property management company. Highly recommended!
  • The Market Cottage

    Shirley O.

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    We stayed at the Market Cottage for a week of R & R after helping our daughter pack up her house for a move. It allowed us a mini vacation with her and our son's family who live just blocks away from Essex St. We chose this rental home because the location was perfect for our extended family. But, we were pleasantly surprised by it's mix of old CA cottage charm and beautiful new furnishings.
  • The Market Cottage

    James S.

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    My wife and i stayed here in between moving from Mission Bay to Solana Beach. I must say it was very cozy and comfortable. The spot is centrally located so if you want tobhit the beach or downtown your only 5 to 8 minutes away! Property management is there to help and they are responsive to requests within minutes if not seconds.

    University Avenue is 1 block away and there are tons of places to eat and grab a drink or 3.