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Description from owner

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 smart TV, Wifi, Blu-ray player, board games and books to help you unwind and let your mind play.

Use it as a work, sleep or play space. It has full bed with luxurious bedding to lounge on during the day and sleep comfortably at the end of your day's adventures. A custom designed and built floating shelf holds 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 playfully buttoned designer 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, AC 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!

Beds: 1 Double Bed



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (1)

Excellent – based on 1 review Excellent
1 review

“A Short Walk From Many Major Attractions”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2015

The Designer Flat was a well kept apartment that felt like my own home the moment I walked in the door. Although the apartment itself was amazing, the location is what really stuck out. My friend and I were able to walk to attractions like Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Balboa Park, and the Harbour front. Not only did we save money since we did not need to rent a vehicle, we got to experience more of San Diego and explore all the shops and restaurants in between these attractions. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a great flat in an optimal location in San Diego.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Five Stars *****
(On original listing)

Bernice Lee said...
Jul 28, 2014
Owner is amazing, location is great, flat is as advertised
1755 2nd Ave #3, San Diego , CA, 92101, United States

Date of Stay
June 13, 2014

Marie was incredibly helpful in accommodating with the multiple changes (dates, # of rooms, etc.) as this unit was to house wedding guests that cancelled and made changes last minute. Easily fit 6 people on the three beds and was comfortable. Parking was not too difficult as it is far enough from downtown to find free parking, even on the weekend. It is walkable (5-10 min) to Little Italy area. Thanks Marie so much for helping making a bride's job easier!

Five Stars *****
(On original listing)

Hilary Womble said...
May 25, 2014
A wonderful place to stay In SD
1755 2nd Ave #3, San Diego , CA, 92101, United States
Date of Stay
May 15, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Urbana. It was a lovely oasis that was convenient to the rest of the city. We had everything we needed including beach towels for our trip to Coronado. We would highly recommend Urbana as a place to stay in San Diego.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Five Stars *****
(On original listing)

Kim Marks said...

Great getaway location! Central to all!
1755 2nd Ave #3, San Diego , CA, 92101, United States

Date of Stay
April 30, 2014

Spent a week here while I was in town visiting my young son. Fantastic location. Convenient access to freeway and walkable to great restaurants and shops, as well as Balboa Park. Marie was very responsive and easy to communicate with. Property had wonderful details and up-to-date amenities. Loved it!

Recommended for: Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing

Five Stars *****
(On original listing)

Katrin Duerr said...
Mar 17, 2014
Awesome place, we loved it!!
1755 2nd Ave #3, San Diego , CA, 92101, United States

Date of Stay
February 27, 2014

We had such a great time in San Diego. And we were glad to come "home" to the Urbana every night. It was such a wonderful place to stay. We stayed there for four nights and we couldn't have rented a better place in San Diego. We had both apartments upstairs for a very very good price. Marie, the owner, is such a wonderful person. She helped us out in need and was very understanding and helpful. The Welcome Package she provided for us, helped us to get oriented very quickly. The Apartment was very clean and fully stocked. Everything was very new and all devices (kitchen, TV, WIFI) worked out perfectly. The stay was even better than in an hotel!=) We deifinitely recommend it to everyone, try it and you will love it!!
Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Five Stars *****
(On original listing)

Anabell Sintas said...
Mar 2, 2014
1755 2nd Ave #3, San Diego , CA, 92101, United States (511912)
Date of Stay
February 14, 2014

Our stay in Sand Diego was wonderful and I cannot tell you how great our stay at Urbana was. The room was clean, fully stocked, and the location was centrally located to the city. The room was as descibed and it was cute and quaint. Marie was wonderful in working with and she checked-up on us twice to make sure that our stay was pleasant. I will definetly come back to stay at Urbana in the future.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway