Great location, Super nice hosts!
I stayed in Jim's place for a month, and I will definitely look him up if I am travelling in the San Diego area again. The place was clean and everything in it was in great condition. The bed in the extra large bedroom was amazing; I haven't slept that well in any bed except my Tempurpedic back home! The kitchen was all Ikea, but was surprisingly nice, with soft close doors and drawers and an oversized sink. There were plenty of plates, bowls and glasses, and much more kitchen stuff than the places I am used to staying. My brother stayed with me for a few days and slept on the sofa bed in the living room. It gave us a little trouble figuring it out, but once we got it set up it was very comfortable. The location is the real charm for this place though, with awesome restaurants, breweries, and bars all within walking distance. Try the T-deli, Pardon My French, the Olympic Café, Micho's Lebanese Grill, or Colima's Mexican food all less than 10 minutes walk from the house! There's a Smart and Final grocery store across the street, and the world famous Balboa Park a few minutes the other way where there are museums and tourist attractions galore! Really the only gripe I have is that the driveway is very steep and narrow, making it a bit of a hassle getting in and out, but once I started backing my car in it was fine. I didn't get to meet Jim in person, but we communicated by text and e-mail just fine. I did meet Sam, and he was very nice and helpful. Come check this place out; you will be glad you did!
Walking Distance to Balboa Park, Hillcrest and North Park