Victorian Gem

  • Guest Victorian lover (Palo Cedro, CA)
  • Date of stay 05/14/14
  • Review Submitted 05/22/14

We stayed here for a family reunion. There were 7 of us, two couples and three singles, and we are all retired and aged 65+ so we opted for the first two floors of the four floors available so we wouldn’t have to climb several flights of stairs. The house is a beautiful Victorian filled with unique and colorful antiques and period pieces. The owner has done a wonderful job of making each floor comfortable. She showed us all four floors and the upstairs rooms are lovely too. Floor two housed our two couples, with two private bedrooms, single bathroom, living room and kitchen. We were able to gather as a group in that living area each evening. The three singles in our party were on the bottom floor which can be arranged into 4 separate sleeping areas if needed. There isn’t a kitchen on the first floor, but it is cleverly set up with a sink, cupboard with dishes, toaster oven, coffee press, microwave, refrigerator, and a small sitting area, complete with TV. This floor also has two bathrooms, two showers, and a lovely spa tub, which I used to ease my aching joints at the end of the day. The house is centrally located and after we got the hang of the one-way streets, we were able to get down to the harbor and over to Balboa Park and even the airport within minutes driving. It is certainly possible to walk to many of the restaurants close by, but we opted to drive. Parking is definitely an issue in San Diego, or at least in this area, but there is a parking structure under the park/playground down by the Maritime Museum which gave us a good launching point for our dinners and sightseeing in the harbor area. We appreciated the Wi-Fi access, although reception downstairs was sometimes spotty. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay together in this house and were especially pleased that we happened to be there when all the jacaranda trees were blooming. It was a beautiful vacation and I would definitely recommend this house.

Recommended for: Sightseeing.