A little jewel box full of warmth and charm. Experience a unique Bed and Breakfast.
In Spanish 'Sol' means sun. The alternate interpretation is spiritual, Vintage Sol "Old Soul"
new queen size bed 500 thread count sheets Color drenched courtyard with fountains
Front of the main house. Private studio entrance to the right. Stocked kitchen full fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hot plate
Welcome to Vintage Sol B&B
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This pretty Spanish home was built in1939 and in the neighborhood of North Park. San Diego is a wonderful destination city.This area was established in 1925. This historical neighborhood retains many
of the classic homes from that era. We are centrally located and just minutes to all major attractions. You may recognize some of the streets and shops from the series Veronica Mars which filmed some locations in this neighborhood-- props were purchased for the tv show from our shop, Vintage Sol when we had a store front.
Rental is for the small detached studio with private courtyard. This little oasis is your home base for your stay. A perfect couple's getaway. The room decor is a mix Mexican influences and
revolving vintage collections. We offer the same comfort, hospitality and warmth of a traditional B&B but with modern updates. What sets apart from old fashioned B&Bs is the artsy, fun, not fussy vibe, private setting and fresh details. Casual and romantic. Vibrant colors, Mexican handcrafts and a fountain greet you in the garden courtyard.There are lots of unique details, neighborhood gems and local artist contributions that make this vacation retreat truly special.
We offer a generous Traditional or Continental breakfast and complimentary beverages served in your room or out in the courtyard. The detached guest room is adjacent to the main house so it offers more privacy than the typical Inn. It is self-contained with a small kitchen like a tiny casita. French doors open to a sunny colorful courtyard with fountain and outdoor kitchen. There are multiple outdoor seating areas and places to relax. It is for your private use during your stay.The perfect cozy couple's retreat.
Your host are mixed media artist and much of the work is incorporated into the outdoor space. All the ironwork is crafted by my husband or his family. We are inspired by "Urban Urchins"(found objects, old photos, flea market gems and abandoned cast offs). Our interest in recycling and re-purposing is reflected in our quirky artwork. Our Stone Soup shadow box assemblages and altered is funky kitschy fun. We are organic gardeners love to share our fruit and herbs. We try to incorporate it into our breakfast as much as possible. Sample from our fruit and herb garden outside your door.
We are also entrepreneurs and owned a home, garden and gift boutique. So we understand the importance of quality service. San Diego is a beautiful city with many popular attractions. Please take time to visit the small neighborhoods and unusual independent shops that make this city diverse and unique. We support small business and would be happy to introduce you to the many
wonderful independent shops and restaurants in the area. Let us know of any special interest you have and we will be happy to try to find something that would be a good fit. Locals are a valuable resource for travelers to a new city. Staying at a Bed & Breakfast is a great opportunity to feel like part of the community. We are strong supporters of our neighborhood shops and award winning restaurants- many only a 5 minute drive away. We are proud to highlight the growing art culture and business stars of North Park and South Park. This eclectic area has some wonderful old homes, shops and eateries waiting for you to discover!
*The room is smaller than a bread box. So if you are looking to Tango - Studio 54 we are not!
Just a fresh ,cozy and comfortable B&B with a fabulous breakfast. Rates are for Casit only.
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As seen in South Park's Old House Fair 2008 and Quail Botanical Garden's Gala 2008
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click above for Vintage Sol monthly blog for San Diego events, recommendations & specials
Top 10 for Bed and Breakfast in San Diego on Trip Advisor.com
For detailed reviews Press from a travel Magazine Client's Better Homes & Garden March 2010
visit our Landscape & hardscape construction business
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Big Thank Yous to our guests that have left such wonderful reviews. We are honored by the warmth and enthusiasm of your comments! We appreciate the time out you took to leave such detailed feedback. We hope you will share our humble space again. Blessings and Peace to all. ~Paisley
Travel journalist writes "A little birdy recommended that I stay at a newer unique and colorful B&B that knocked my animal print wedges clean off. Vintage Sol is quite possibly the sweetest most comfortable place I have taken roost for the night. The Spanish style B&B is tucked neatly and sweetly into a peaceful North Park nook. Fluffy cotton wrapped marshmallows is the best way I can describe the bed and pillows (I am still dreaming about them!) Outside of my inspiration-on-high cozy quarters the fountain babbled lightly and the salty ocean breeze gently caressed the organic herb and flower garden. The vibrant private courtyard is pleasantly appointed with funky folk art,curly swirly ironwork, colorful tiles, peeping flowers and a setting that is ideal for letting the muses come through to play with your imagination! GO PLAY!"
By popular request a little peek at the inside our Crayola box house. Sorry we don't give tours
Drive time from Vintage Sol
Airport 12 min 8.3 miles
*Convention Center 11 min 6.08 miles
*Gaslamp 11 min 4.07 miles
*Zoo/Balboa Park 7 min 2.07 mi
*Little Italy 10 min 4.64 miles
*Hillcrest 9 min 2.63 miles
Sea World 14 min 9.03 mi
Mexico 20 min 17 mi
Mission Beach 13 min 10.14 miles
Pacific Beach 17 min 12.4 miles
Coronado 16 minutes 9.43 mile
La Jolla Shores 19 min 14.25 miles
Cabrillo National Monument 27 min 15 miles
Wild Animal park 33 min 29.81 miles
*Street drive There is public transportation 5 blocks away but we highly recommend renting a car
Two amazing events. Our home was visited by a 5 foot Great Blue Heron on our roof. He had a case of wanderlust from the nearby San Diego Zoo. On another magical day we had a stream of thousands of migrating butterflies float right in front of the house and own the one way street--the wrong way of course! It was serendipity that we were there to capture both once in a lifetime encounters.
Once you have flown you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward For there you have been, there you long to return- Leonardo Di Vinci *For my humble and beautiful father forever in spirit and heart.
inspired by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
A feast of bold colors and fun table decorations
Delicious pastries samples from our favorite gourmet bakery and Margaritas
Cycle Chic Package *add $50
2 cruisers 1 day
Includes guides to neighborhood resturants and shops
that give discounts to bicyclists.
Nearby attractions: Balboa Park & Hillcrest
Corozon Package *add $100
Surprise your amour
Bouquet flowers, Margaritas, spicy Mexican shrimp cocktails
**packages for 2 and does not include room rate
Prices subject to change without notice and restricted to availability
Must give advance notice. One time set up. No refunds
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