B5344 Casa de Mariposa

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 8 Sleeps 1591 sq. ft.

Beautiful and historic Spanish-style home with a hot tub and outdoor entertaining area located in the heart of Old Town, San Diego near restaurants, shopping and attractions. - Professionally and locally managed by Bluewater Vacation Homes

HIGHLIGHTS
• Historic Renovated San Diego Cottage
• Prime location in Old Town San Diego
• 3 off-street parking spaces
• Outdoor courtyard with hot-tub
• Outdoor fireplace and dining patio
• Walk to dozens of restaurants and shops

SUITABILITY
• 2 steps up to a single-level floor plan
• No smoking
• Pets OK!
• All guests ages 25+ unless family groups
• Equipped with decibel meters - No parties
• Back yard curfew is 10:00 PM

SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS
• Bedroom 1 – Cal King bed (sleeps 2)
• Bedroom 2 – Queen bed (sleeps 2)
• Bedroom 3 – Twin over Full Bunk + Single (sleeps 4)
• Living Room – Sofa Sleeper Queen (sleeps 2)

Casa de Mariposa is a wonderful historic landmark home in the heart of Old Town San Diego. This lovely Spanish-style property features plenty of charm and interesting details while providing guests the perfect location to stay while exploring all that San Diego has to offer.

A gated landscaped courtyard greets you and leads to a solid wood door in an arched entryway. Step up to the light-filled living room with conversational seating and accented with hardwood floors and arched ceilings (indoor fireplace in pictures is not for guest use). Streaming TV and Cable is located inside the antique armoire.

Adjacent to the living room is the dining room, complete with seating for up to 8 (with leaf) and views to the outdoors and conveniently next to the kitchen. The fully equipped kitchen makes whipping up your favorite meals a breeze. There is a breakfast nook with seating for 6, and a door leading directly to the outdoor courtyard dining and entertaining.

The fully walled and gated courtyard makes the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying San Diego’s world-famous climate. You and your guests will enjoy this well-designed and welcoming outdoor space complete with mature shade trees, Saltillo tiles, a walk-up bar with stools, a chiminea-style fireplace, and a group outdoor dining table under an open-beamed covered patio. Mature tropical trees and splashes of colorful Mexican tiles complete the space and add to the feel of this special retreat. After a full day of sightseeing and activities, there is nothing like sipping a cold drink and soaking in the bubbling hot tub while sharing stories of the day’s adventures.

There are 3 sleeping rooms, each fitted with hotel-style linens and comfortable beds. The primary suite features a king bed and an en-suite bathroom with a jetted tub and shower. French doors open to the interior courtyard and bring light into the space. Bedroom 2 features a queen bed and bedroom 3 comes with a twin over full bunk and a single bed that can sleep up to 4 with children. Each room is equipped with Streaming TV's and Cable services in the Master Bedroom.

Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, ready-made beds, one towel set and beach towel per guest, and a starter kit of all soaps and paper goods.

This home is a designated historic landmark and has been lovingly restored to offer all the modern amenities expected by our guests, but still maintains the charm and old-world touches that make this home something really something special.

Message the Bluewater Vacation Homes team for help finding the perfect home for your group or for assistance planning your vacation to San Diego. Once you arrive, our guest services team is available 24/7 to ensure you have an exceptional experience.

LOCATION
Casa de Mariposa is situated in San Diego’s most popular destination, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Founded in 1769, Old Town was California's first settlement and is the historic heart of San Diego. Known for authentic Mexican Cuisine, Old Town boasts over 30 restaurants, sure to please even the choosiest eater. Dotted with 32 historic sites, attractions, live entertainment, 75 places to shop and the Junipero Serra Museum, Old Town is a must-see for any visitor and those lucky enough to stay at Casa de Mariposa get to live right in the middle of it!

NEARBY SAN DIEGO ATTRACTIONS
• Balboa Park and Museums: 3.4 miles
• Belmont Park: 5 miles
• Gaslamp/Downtown San Diego: 4.5 miles
• La Jolla Cove: 10.5 miles
• Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial: 10 miles
• Old Town State Historic Park: Walk
• San Diego International Airport 3.5 miles
• San Diego Zoo: 5.5 miles
• SeaWorld San Diego: 3 miles
• Seaport Village: 4 miles
• Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve: 15 miles
• USS Midway / Seaport Village: 4.5 miles

THINGS OF NOTE
The indoor fireplace is not for guest use. Yard is not enclosed, pets must be walked offsite.

The City of San Diego's Short-Term Rental Ordinance is strictly enforced. Parties and/or noise disturbances will result in a minimum $1,000 fine and eviction with no refunds.

Guests must sign a separate e-sign agreement with important terms and conditions and ID and credit card verification is required to complete the booking process.

Check-in time: 4:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM. To properly clean, sanitize and maintain the home, we are unable to accommodate early check-ins or check-outs if another guest is arriving or departing that day.

Furnishings and amenities are subject to change. No refunds are given for any reason unless the home is uninhabitable. Guest ages and plans for use of the home must be approved, and reservations may be declined or canceled at management’s discretion.

• License number: STR-03633L TOT Certificate: 639411

Bedroom 1

1 King

Primary Suite - king bed with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Queen bed

Bedroom 3

1 Bunk Bed

Twin over Full Bunk; Separate Twin Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Twin

Twin over Full Bunk; Separate Twin Bed

GENERAL

  • Kitchen
  • Non-Smoking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Entrance
  • Air Conditioning
  • Child Friendly
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly

IN HOME AMENITIES

  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Portable Fans
  • Hot Water
  • Bathtub
  • Closet/Drawers
  • Smart TV / Streaming
  • Cable
  • Dryer
  • Washer
  • Workspace

KITCHEN

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots & Pans
  • Range/Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Wine Glasses
  • Toaster
  • Hot Water Kettle
  • Coffee
  • BBQ Utensils
  • Baking Sheet

SAFETY

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Potential for Noise
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning by Professional Cleaning Companies
  • Disinfectants Used for Cleaning
  • High Touch Surfaces Disinfected
  • Must Climb Stairs

STARTER KIT AMENITIES

  • Beach Towels
  • Dish Sponge and Soap
  • Dishwasher Tabs/Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Kitchen Trash Bags
  • Laundry Detergents
  • Paper Towels (2)
  • Ready- Made Beds with Linens
  • Toilet Paper (2 per bathroom)
  • Towel Set (1 per guest)
  • Travel Sized Toiletries

BEACH/BAY PROXIMITY

  • Coastal Neighborhood

OUTDOOR FEATURES

  • Backyard
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Grill / BBQ
  • Patio
  • Spa

CHECK IN OPTIONS

  • Smart Lock

PARKING

  • Driveway
  • Street Parking
LEAVE A REVIEW
June 2024

This place is so cute, and very comfortable. They were also equipped with towels, spa towels, toilet paper, soap, and hand soap which was amazing for our long weekend.

by Tia D.
This place is so cute, and very comfortable. The patio was great and the hot tub. Everything was clean except the master bathroom had hair in the tub and on the floor. They were also equipped with towels, spa towels, toilet paper, soap, and hand soap which was amazing for our long weekend.
June 2024

I was so impressed. I would definitely recommend this place and stay again.

by Tia D.
This home was great. It was clean and comfortable. They equipped us with soap, toilet paper, paper towel. They had both bath and spa towels. They had a welcome package. I was so impressed. I would definitely recommend this place and stay again.
June 2024

Awesome family vacation stay

by Koky J.
Great location, beautiful home, easy to communicate with management. Two things to note, the garage gate keypad was a little difficult to find, and the driveway is pretty narrow, but there is a spot to park outside the gate.
May 2024

Property was great! Would definitely stay again!

by Kristi H.
Property was great! Very easy check in and communication with agent, house was clean and everything was in working order, including the hot tub! Beds were all comfortable and everyone slept great. Location is perfect for Old Town - one block down is the main street so everything is in walking distance, and you are about 15 minutes from The Gaslamp District, airport, and Marine Training Center. Would definitely stay again! This is a registered historic home with original items like tiles, fixtures and locks. Lots of character and it was great for us ladies! If you are looking for a modern, sleek, brand new type of home this would not be for you.
May 2024

Old Town San Diego stay

by Kathleen I.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the property. Quaint historical home with excellent upkeep. Enjoyed relaxing in the quiet backyard with a hot tub. Just a short walking distance to Old Town… lots of shopping and restaurants close by. Loved our stay!
April 2024

Fun home with everything you need for cooking and towels. I do recommend this property.

by Stewart H.
Family stayed here for 10 days. Fun home with everything you need for cooking and towels. Great help from management. We enjoyed walking around old town and restaurants and used the MTV near us. Trip to zoo, harbor cruise USS Midway and more. I do recommend this property.
April 2024

Great location with awesome entertainment and restaurants!

by Jennifer B.
Good location for Zoo and Balboa Park. Nice Mexican restaurants within walking distance.
April 2024

Highly recommend!

by Francisco D.
Beautiful home. Very clean. Great location 75 feet from Old Town! Highly recommend!
March 2024

Many eating and outdoor visiting options for everyone to be comfortable.

by Deborah P.
Beautiful house in historic district. Walking distance to Old Town with restaurants, shops, and transportation. Many eating and outdoor visiting options for everyone to be comfortable.
March 2024

We enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.

by Sarah H.
The house was great for our family of 5. The location right next to the old town was so great for walking to restaurants and the light rail. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.
February 2024

This was the best managed, most perfectly stocked, clean and comfortable rental we’ve stayed in for some time.

by Bonnie K.
This was the best managed, most perfectly stocked, clean and comfortable rental we’ve stayed in for some time. Great location
February 2024

The home was clean and well-kept. The staff was available to assist with just a text. The location was within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. We loved it.

by Tamra Z.
The home was clean and well-kept. We were able to adjust the temperature to our needs which was nice as it was cooler weather. The staff was available to assist with just a text. The location was within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. We loved it.
January 2024

Loved the vibe of the whole house and the location was ideal.

by Allyson G.
We had a great stay at the house. The backyard was perfect for hanging out. Loved the vibe of the whole house and the location was ideal.
January 2024

This is a great place. My sisters and I stayed 5 days and it was perfect

by Tamra Z.
This is a great place. My sisters and I stayed 5 days and it was perfect. The staff was ready to help if we needed anything. It was clean and close to lots of fun places. We will go back.
December 2023

This will be our go-to place in San Diego

by Ted and Debbie
We enjoyed the location very much-a half block to Old Town but not noisy and a short walk to Presidio Park. Rooms were comfortable and house had everything we needed. This will be our go-to place in San Diego.
December 2023

Two thumbs up!

by Rene L.
Two thumbs up!
November 2023

Communication with the property manager couldn’t have been better! I highly recommend staying here.

by Kristen L.
This beautiful property was perfect for my son’s USMC graduation! It was spacious enough for everyone to feel like they had enough privacy and room to be comfortable. We also loved the historic aspect of the home and surrounding area. Communication with the property manager couldn’t have been better! I highly recommend staying here.
November 2023

This house was perfect for us, cute place for pictures with the photographer before the wedding. This house was delivered.

by Leslie K.
This house was perfect for us. My daughter was getting married and we needed a beautiful home for makeup and hair for her and the bridesmaids, and most importantly, a cute place for pictures with the photographer before the wedding. This house was delivered.
November 2023

This lovely house had so much character! Everything was very clean and the furnishings were so comfortable

by Anne K.
This lovely house had so much character! Everything was very clean and the furnishings were so comfortable. We loved the spacious courtyard and the hot tub too. It was walking distance from all the great restaurants in Old Town San Diego, so every day I was able to get my fix of roasted corn and flan at Coyote Cafe. Such a great stay!
November 2023

Excellent communication from the Bluewater team. Will stay at a BW property again for certain.

by Ed W.
Excellent communication from the Bluewater team. Will stay at a BW property again for certain.
October 2023

Great home

by Benny
We had an excellent experience at this property. It was exactly as depicted and promised. Highly recommend!
October 2023

Great location within walking distance to Old Town San Diego. Lovely home!

by Tabitha B.
Great location within walking distance to Old Town San Diego. Lovely home!
September 2023

Can’t go wrong with staying here, beautiful home in a central location of San Diego.

by Gilma S.
Can’t go wrong with staying here, beautiful home in a central location of San Diego. Old Town is within walking distance as well with lots to do! I’d stay here again
September 2023

One of the best vacation rental experiences I\'ve had.

by Daniel C.
One of the best vacation rental experiences I\'ve had. Great communication from the property manager, a very clean house, and there was even a welcome gift bag with snacks and a bag of coffee from a local roaster. The check-out procedures were very reasonable too which is always a plus. My only complaint: the pillows were all far too thick and firm/springy so that affected my sleep a bit (but the linens were top-notch!). Also, the house is very well furnished but there isn\'t really a relaxing space in the common areas to enjoy as a group. The living room is a little formal and the outside area is great but an outdoor sofa or more comfortable chairs would take it to another level. But I wouldn\'t consider either of these deal breakers. If you\'re looking for a place near Old Town, this is it! A block from the action but still quiet enough to enjoy some peace from the crowds.
September 2023

Amazing Experience

by Daniel C.
One of the best vacation rental experiences I\'ve had. Great communication from the property manager, very clean house, and there was even a welcome gift bag with snacks and a bag of coffee from a local roaster. The check out procedures were very reasonable too which is always a plus. My only complaints: the pillows were all far too thick and firm/springy so that affected my sleep a bit (but the linens were top notch!). Also, the house is very well furnished but there isn\'t really a relaxing space in the common areas to enjoy as a group. The living room is a little formal and the outside area is great but an outdoor sofa or more comfortable chairs would take it to another level. But I wouldn\'t consider either of these deal breakers. If you\'re looking for a place near Old Town, this is it! A block from the action but still quiet enough to enjoy some peace from the crowds.
September 2023

Place was everything I needed and then some. Love how central it was to everything.

by Hugo P.
Place was everything I needed and then some. Love how central it was to everything.
August 2023

Would use Blue Water again!

by Susan P.
Loved our stay in San Diego! The house was in the perfect location and the management team was on top of everything. Would use Blue Water again!
August 2023

Amazing back courtyard with hot tub, fireplace, and lots of seating. Master bedroom — awesome comfortable bed.

by Connie K.
Really cute little house. Amazing back courtyard with hot tub, fireplace, and lots of seating. Master bedroom — awesome comfortable bed. The house was really clean and we really enjoyed it. The driveway is extremely narrow — larger vehicles might have trouble. We had an Altima land it was a bit tight. If you wanted your Armada or Expedition behind the gate at night it might be a tricky parking bit. Overall, we’d return. Great old town location.
March 2023

It was fabulous, thanks!

by Julie P
A perfect spot for visiting San Diego! A five minute walk to Old Town, and such a great space to hang out and everything you need!
March 2023

Comfortable home, perfect location!

by Linda A
Highly recommend the property. Communication from Blue Water Vacations was excellent. We really felt they were interested in us having a good time, concerned that our needs were met. Will use Blue Water in the future!!
December 2022

Perfect San Diego stay.

by David C
Beautiful home, steps away from Old Town. Ample Parking, incredible outdoor space.
December 2022

A wonderful stay!

by Sheryl S
A beautiful home in a good convenient location of SD - especially for first-time visitors. Within walking distance of the Old Town transit station. Our group of 5 particularly loved the outdoor space. Bluewater’s communication was prompt & good and they quickly addressed the few minor issues we noticed upon check-in.
December 2022

Love the location!

by Travis M
Access to old town was wonderful to walk to. The trolley is just a short walk or basically a 15 minute drive to anything else we wanted to see perfect!
April 2022

We loved staying here!

by Yvonne Bommarito
We loved staying here! They checked in with us daily to make sure our stay went well. Would stay again. Thank you so much for all the wonderful hospitality. We loved your home!
March 2022

Fantastic place. Great location!

by Raymond Gomez
Fantastic place. Great location!
February 2022

Plenty of Space, Great Location, Comfortable!

by Catherine Behret
This place was great for our group! Plenty of space and comfortable. In a great location and easy to follow instructions. We didn’t have an extra roll of toilet paper, but the team was super responsive and brought us extra rolls.
June 2024
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