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Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat is a 3-level condo located 1/2 block from the sand in beautiful Imperial Beach, California, the most southwesterly city in the continental United States. The beaches are wide and sandy, and Imperial Beach is a laid-back little town, with less traffic and fewer beach crowds than most other beaches in San Diego.

Within a 5-minute walk, you'll find at least 8 casual restaurants, two coffeehouses, two neighborhood taverns, a convenience store, a small grocery, two public parks on the beach, an ice cream parlor, as well as the main lifeguard station, the sheriff's substation, and the Imperial Beach Pier.

The condo includes 1050 square feet (98 square meters) of living space on two levels with an attached two-car garage below.

The garage has a roll-up door and remote opener and is suitable for one large vehicle and one small vehicle. There is a full-size Kenmore washer and properly-vented dryer in the garage. The garage also holds the extensive beach gear, which includes high-quality beach chairs, beach towels, a beach cart, umbrella, body boards for kids and adults, two bicycles and even basic fishing gear (fishing off the Imperial Beach Pier, about 500 yards away, does not require a fishing permit).

The middle level consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen and half bathroom. The living room includes a 47' LCD flat screen TV with HD programming and HBO, DVD/CD player, secure wireless internet (at no additional cost), a leather corner unit and two leather chairs. The dining table includes 6 chairs but will seat 8 comfortably (there are two extra folding chairs). The kitchen includes full-sized refrigerator, gas stove and oven, built-in microwave and dishwasher. All normal housewares are provided including cookware, flatware, plates, glasses, and small appliances. The half bath contains a toilet and a pedestal sink. The small patio in front has two chairs, a cocktail table and a propane-fueled grill.

The top level features two bedrooms separated by a full bathroom. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, twin bunk beds, a large wardrobe and 3-drawer dresser. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed and a 6-drawer dresser in the large closet. There are also two folding cube mattresses suitable for kids. All sheets and comforters are provided. All beds are in good condition, are comfortable and have good reading lights. Each bedroom has an alarm clock and a ceiling fan. The bathroom was completely renovated in December 2013 and includes a bathtub with tiled surround and tiled wainscoting all around. Lots of clean towels are provided.

The Neighborhood: Imperial Beach is a small, laid-back town of about 25,000 people and it's less busy than most beach areas in San Diego County. There are at least 8 restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the condo. There is a surprisingly well-stocked 7-11 convenience store and a taco shop about 100 yards away, and two coffee houses within 200 yards. There are many fine restaurants including several at the Hotel del Coronado, in the beautiful and very exclusive city of Coronado, located about 7 mile north of Imperial Beach along the 'Silver Strand' that separates the Pacific Ocean from San Diego Bay. The condo is located on Palm Avenue, which is a major street further to the east, but by the time it gets to the beach, it's a two-lane road. To get to the beach from the condo, it's a walk of about 200 yards crossing one street, Seacoast Drive, which is controlled by a three-way stop sign.

The Beach: Imperial Beach has wide sandy beaches, all of which are publicly accessible. The surf is excellent, the area just north of the Imperial Beach Pier and another area about 1 mile south are among the best surfing locations is Southern California. The City of Imperial Beach has been working to emphasize the surfing theme, and the plentiful public art reflects that. There are two beach-front public parks within walking distance of the condo, one at the foot of the Imperial Beach Pier. The pier is about 300 yards long and there's a restaurant at the end. Even at prime time on weekends. it's easy to find a place to set up at Imperial Beach. No alcohol is allowed at the beach or in the public parks and the public places are very family-friendly. Imperial Beach is not a 'party' area compared to other San Diego County beaches such as Mission Beach or Pacific Beach.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The condo is well-suited for families....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only allowed on the front patio....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Front bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Bunk beds in front bedroom....moreless

  • Rear Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 child bed

    2 twin folding mattresses...moreless

  • The front bedroom has a queen bed, bunk beds, a 3-drawer chest and a wardrobe cabinet. The rear bedroom has a queen bed, two folding mattresses suitable for kids, a 6-drawer chest and a large closet. A Pack N Play crib is also provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • The upstairs full bathroom separates the two bedrooms. The half bath on the middle (living) level has a toilet and a pedestal sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The condo is completely ready for you to simply arrive and start relaxing. Bring your clothes and toiletries - all other necessities are provided. If you have any special request items, let me know, maybe I can provide them for you....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a collection of paperback books at the condo, please feel free to take one with you if you don't finish it....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There's a 47' LCD HDTV. Extended HD programming and HBO are included....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys for kids are kept in the garage. There are also a few games and puzzles for kids and adults kept at the condo....moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The condo is an easy and flat 200 yard walk to the excellent and relatively uncrowded beach....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Imperial Beach is a laid back community and the beaches are less crowded than others in San Diego. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No air-conditioning, which is rare at the beach in San Diego, but I have installed a whole-house fan that can help to cool the condo down in the evenings on the rare occasions that it's too warm....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Garage is attached and can fit one large vehicle and one small vehicle...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The full kitchen is completely fitted with cookware, plates, serving pieces, glasses, flatware, knives and small appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    2 beach cruisers are kept at the condo....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The front patio is small but has room for the grill and two chairs....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A propane-fueled grill is provided on the patio....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid-Summer 2015
Jun 6 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,250
Late Summer 2015
Aug 22 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,000
Fall 2015
Sep 12 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$750 $2,200
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,000
New Year's 2015-16
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak/Santa Fe Depot
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5 / Interstate 15
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Imperial Beach

Car: Recommended

Imperial Beach is a small town of about 25,000 people, and is the most southwesterly city in the continental United States. The populated beachfront is about 1.5 miles long, bordered on the north by a U.S. Navy Radio Station, and on the south by the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Tijuana River National Estuarine Sanctuary, and Border Field State Park. The river estuary is a birdwatchers' paradise, and pelicans, storks and many other interesting birds are daily visitors to the local beaches. The beach can be walked all the way to the US/Mexico border, about 3 miles south of the center of town. The beach south of town is beautiful and practically deserted. Imperial Beach has terrific wide beaches with fine gray-white sand. All beaches have public access. The San Diego area is a great place to visit at any time of the year, with activities to suit just about anyone's tastes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I'm the owner and operator of the property, my name is Scott Hamren. I bought the condo in 2005 and have been operating it as a short-term rental property since that time. This is the only such property that I own. I make improvements to the condo on a regular basis to keep it looking top-notch. For instance, in December 2013, I worked alongside a contractor friend of mine to completely renovate the main bathroom. I live about 20 miles away in La Mesa, California and I'm a San Diego native. My goal is to provide a comfortable, relaxed and carefree stay for my guests. I hope you will consider contacting me about the condo, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Living Room showing seating and entertainment center.

    Living Room showing seating and entertainment center.

  • Dining table seats 6-8.  Cookware and tableware is provided.

    Dining table seats 6-8. Cookware and tableware is provided.

  • Rear bedroom includes comfortable queen bed and dresser in the large closet.

    Rear bedroom includes comfortable queen bed and dresser in the large closet.

  • Upstairs full bath was completely renovated in 2014.

    Upstairs full bath was completely renovated in 2014.

  • Summer sunset at Imperial Beach.

    Summer sunset at Imperial Beach.

  • View looking west from condo on Palm Avenue towards the beach.

    View looking west from condo on Palm Avenue towards the beach.

  • Imperial Beach looking north towards downtown San Diego.

    Imperial Beach looking north towards downtown San Diego.

  • Living Room seating.

    Living Room seating.

  • Kitchen with gas stove and oven, microwave, full refrigerator and dishwasher.

    Kitchen with gas stove and oven, microwave, full refrigerator and dishwasher.

  • Front bedroom includes a queen bed, bunk beds, dresser and wardrobe.

    Front bedroom includes a queen bed, bunk beds, dresser and wardrobe.

  • Adjustable shower in upstairs full bathroom.

    Adjustable shower in upstairs full bathroom.

  • Front view of condo.

    Front view of condo.

  • Imperial Beach looking south from Palm Street access.

    Imperial Beach looking south from Palm Street access.

$750 - $1,250 per week (USD)
Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Condo
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/21/2015
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