Designer Studio in the Heart of Little Italy

1755 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Overview

Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Apartment
Per night: $85 - $150
Per week: $600 - $800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Diego vacation apartment rental
Urbana is the perfect get away, right in the middle of it all. It’s located in the heart of San Diego's most thriving cultural, business and leisure districts but when you step inside the gate, you leave it all behind. The house was built in 1889 and charms visitors with original architecture that’s been completely re-imagined and designed to accommodate guests with a taste for modern amenities and a contemporary aesthetic.

When you come to the flat from a day exploring the beaches, parks, and charming districts of San Diego, you step into an adult playground all your own. Use the gas BBQ and outdoor dining table while you enjoy the lush landscapes, raised bed gardens, bamboo fences and curving hard-scapes around you. Dine on the patio as you watch the sun set over downtown San Diego's skyline. Look down into the garden for a more secluded, peaceful view.

The kitchen offers everything you need with fully stocked cookware, new stainless steel appliances, BBQ tools, dish and glassware, silverware, a full set of chef’s cookware, graters, strainers, steamers and much more. The television and iPod doc are both there to entertain you while you whip up culinary creations as well.

The living space offers a flat screen and DVD player, Wifi board games and books to help you unwind and let your mind play.

Use it as a work, sleep or play space. It has a custom built Murphy bed with luxurious bedding to lounge on in the evening. During the day, the Murphy bed tucks away and a rolling designer cushioned bench pushes against it to serve as a sitting area. Custom designed and built floating shelves hold the Blu-ray player and IHome speaker/charger/alarm clock. Lounge and read a book or catch up on emails under the reading lamp in a designer nail rimmed sitting chair.

The bathroom has been completely remodeled with shower and fixtures. All linens, toilet paper and paper towels included.

Use the two person dining table at meals, and convert it to a work-desk when you need to. When the weather is nice (95% of the time in San Diego!) enjoy the outdoor sitting table and BBQ.

The studio has black out blinds, double paned windows that shut out the city sounds, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, heater, and all new cabinetry, tile, and fixtures. We love staying here, and hope you will too!

The studio also has soundproofed double doors that can be opened up to a neighboring rental. If you're interested in a larger space, or in vacationing with another couple or with kids, this a great way to share lodging with the option of privacy. Please let us know if you're interested in a double studio stay!
Area Information
This contemporary flat in the city is bordered on all sides by San Diego's most famous neighborhoods. A five-minute walk to the west takes visitors to the beautiful Little Italy area of downtown San Diego. Here you can stroll through coffee shops, boutiques, bars and some of the most unique specialty shops and restaurants San Diego has to offer. Have dinner and a cocktail at el Camino, or pick up hand made pasta and imported olives from assenti’s and bring them back to the cottage’s fully stocked kitchen to have an Italian dinner at home in the garden. Walk three blocks in the opposite direction to reach Balboa Park, the Old Globe theater, art museums and the famous Prado restaurant.

To the south, it is just minutes to the Convention Center, Gas Lamp District, and Petco Park. To the north, visitors can get lost in the architecture along Banker’s Hill and in Hillcrest daytime boutiques and buzzing nightlife.

Stroll to the nearby waterfront, visit Sea World, San Diego Marina District, Seaport Village, Horton plaza, Symphony Hall, the Embarcadero, and of course, the famous San Diego zoo. These are all accessible by bus, car, trolley, or on foot.

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Sep 01 2014 Dec 21 2014 $85 $100 $600 $2,000 3 Nights
Dec 22 2014 Dec 31 2014 $125 - $800 $2,800 3 Nights
Jul 01 2015 Aug 31 2015 $120 $150 $700 $2,400 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.5%
Deposits: Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning $100 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Ice Skating
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (4 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)
  • Winery
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The studio is a living space that converts into a bedroom. The custom designed Murphy bed has a queen sized mattress and was built by a local artisan. Lower it, and the room transforms into a luxurious bedroom for lounging and rest. Enjoy the table as a work desk or for dining. Armchair, lamp, rug, shelves, closet, and original artwork combine to make this space feel comfortable for work or play.

1889 Historic house that has been completely remodeled to cater to a contemporary aesthetic. The interior of the cottage is an architect's delight. It's a very playful, homey space that's been decorated with original artwork and everything we could think of to make your stay wonderful.

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in San Diego, California

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Sean P Hart

Phoenix, AZ

Great urban escape

Truly a great hidden gem in the urban shadows of downtown San Diego. Conveniently located between Balboa Park, Little Italy and the Gaslamp District, this studio offers all the conveniences along with a great little patio to soak up the sun and the skyline views. The unit was very clean and is exactly as advertised. Parking is a bit tricky since there are no dedicated spots for the complex but with a little patience that too isn't an issue. This was our first VRBO experience (VHR) and we're confident that it won't be our last.

Owner Supplied Testimonials
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Sara Christensen said...
Jul 31, 2014
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Amazing Studio!!

Date of Stay
July 23, 2014
I cannot say enough about this darling studio! From the time I entered the front gate, I felt like I was in a secluded paradise right in the middle of the city. I loved everything about my stay here... Clean, cute, new, everything was wonderful. I loved the bed. It was so comfortable. I loved the kitchen. It has everything you could want for food preparation. We were 10 minutes from everything, Coronado, several beaches, shopping malls. Even better, we were in walking distance of Little Italy, which was the most charming area. On Saturday, we walked to the farmers market and spent the morning there and it was wonderful. I loved having the washer and dryer as well. The owners thought of everything. I called and texted then several times with questions and Maria and Max were quick to respond and patient with me. The air conditioner works so well and was so refreshing after a hot day at the beach. The TV is big and the owners pay for Netflix and other movie channels, and that was fun. The sheets and pillows were SO COMFORTABLE. I'm not kidding. My only suggestion would be to work out some parking. We got 2 parking tickets and that was sad (and not the owner's fault), but there is an empty lot next door that would be nice to park in.
Recommended for: Girls Getaway

Renee Becker said...
Aug 6, 2013
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Very Lovely and Cozy - Great Location!!
Date of Stay
August 1, 2013
We stayed for 4 nights and found Urbana Studio very cozy and absolutely lovely! It was very clean and offered wonderful conveniences. We found that Little Italy restaurant area and Gaslamp area were both within walking distance and easily found. The I5 is so close that it is easy to get right on the freeway to the beaches and sea world. We drove into San Diego and was able to find parking as long as we looked and was patient - right up the hill on 2nd avenue even on weekends there always seemed to be parking and was a short walk. I loved that our studio also had a AC unit. Although San Diego weather is wonderful most of the time and opening windows does provide you with cool air I prefer having AC as an option. If you are looking for a cozy place to stay that is super clean this is your place.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Louisa Hardman said...
Jul 29, 2013
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Great Studio!!!
Date of Stay
July 15, 2013
Helpful votes:2/2.
My husband and I recently stayed at the studio for 3 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very clean and well decorated. We rented a car and had no issues finding parking around the area. The apt is located in a quiet neighborhood, a short walk from Little Italy. Kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils, silverware, plates, etc. Cute little table and chair set on terrace. Would definitely stay here again!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Wossene Bayisa said...
Jul 10, 2013
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Date of Stay
April 12, 2013
This Past weekend my boyfriend and I decided to stay at Urbana to enjoy a little "staycation" in our home city. We were looking for a place that was centrally located to everything we wanted to do and this was perfect. It is located in a cozy tucked away section of Downtown/Little Italy right in the heart of all the action. Our experience was instantly started on the right foot when we met Marie. She had so much passion and enthusiasm. She answered all of our questions and was extremely welcoming. It was evident that she treated this place with the same attention to detail that one would put into their own home. To start the place was GORGEOUS! Your can instantly tell that a lot of love and care had gone into renovating this building and making it feel like a home away from home. Almost like a little Oasis in the midst of the city. The building had beautiful landscaping all around and even little garden planters in the back for tenants to use. There was a BBQ that we used on our second night right outside our room! Inside everything was immaculate and well put together. A beautiful color scheme coupled with a tasteful mix of artwork and an innovative custom made Murphy bed! It was so cool! The appliances were all state of the art as were the furnishings. During our stay we were able to enjoy all of the adventures that San Diego has to offer which we don't normally have a chance to take in. While using Urbana as our "home" we were able to have fabulous dining experiences in downtown, Little Italy and Hillcrest. Friday night we headed down to Seaport Village, and then the Gaslamp District. We walked over to the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning in Little Italy, then took in a Baseball game at Petco Park and even made it over to the Zoo on Sunday. Urbana was so convenient because it really was easy to get to and from all of our destinations. The next time we can, we will absolutely be back for more!!!! Thanks for a wonderful experience!
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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