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Welcome to Serenity by the Sea. Located on the tranquil Southern California coastline, this delightfully decorated 'Mermaid's House' condo will transport you to a world of warmth and relaxation. Experience the roar of the crashing waves while sitting on your private veranda overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Watch the pelicans swoop down into the water and the dolphins play in the surf. Drag your toes through the warm and soothing sand.
Less then a 30-minute drive from the San Diego airport, Serenity by the Sea combines the magic of a remote getaway with the convenience of a nearby city. San Diego's temperate year-round weather is a favorite destination for snowbirds longing for warmth in winter and Arizonians escaping the heat of summer. Visitors from near and far have found their way to the 'Mermaid's House' in Imperial Beach to relax, rejuvenate and restore their body and soul.
Downtown San Diego beckons with all the wonders of a world class city. The delightfully upscale Coronado Island enclave with its legendary Hotel Del is just a 10-minute drive up the scenic Silver Strand Hwy. The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, museums galore, Mexico and restaurants for every palate are nearby---if you can pull yourself away from the soothing sounds of the waves and the magical sunsets long enough to go sightseeing.
Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience a natural wonder with your family, you will find what you are looking for at Serenity by the Sea. Stroll along the uncrowded shoreline for miles or lounge on the beach or by the courtyard pool and jacuzzi.
Serenity by the Sea awaits your arrival....
This 3 bedroom 2 bath privately owned ocean front luxury condo is a favorite for travelers seeking a beautiful, romantic destination or an upscale cozy retreat for the family. The 'Mermaid's House' and its charming 'beach chic' decor is located on the first floor of a 45 unit three story complex.This ground floor unit is elevated from the sand by the building's seawall and has a large private veranda with a dining table and chairs and several chaise lounges overlooking the ocean with a stunning view of the Imperial Beach Pier. The interior courtyard features a large heated swimming pool and spa, gas barbeques,a weight room, outdoor shower and is lushly landscaped. The street-front shops include The Surf Hut (sales and rentals of surfing gear)and The Imperial Beach Grill, a family run Greek-American casual restaurant perfect for when you don't want to cook.There is Aroma Thai right across the street and a coffee house next door.
Private Luxury Vacation Rental by Owner
'...your beach home away from home.'
Non-Smoking ~ Pet Free
Ocean-Front Unit w/Stunning
View of Imperial Beach Pier
Entirely Smoke-Free Unit-Building and Beach
High Speed Wifi
2 Flat Screen TV's w/Uverse
Sony Blu-Ray Players
Phone (3 extensions)
Huge Ocean Front Private Patio
Outdoor Dining Table/Chairs
Umbrellas & 4 Chaise Lounges
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Inside Dining for 6
Outside Dining for 4-6
Binoculars for Dolphin Watching
Washer/Dryer in Unit
Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard
Community Gas BBQs
Outdoor Shower In Courtyard
Elevator from parking garage
Two Gated Parking Spaces
Your Comfort Is In The Details
3b/2bth Luxury Ocean-Front Condo
High Thread Count Linens/Towels
Sleeps 7 - No Sleeper Sofa
Master Bedroom/Queen/Ocean View
2nd Bedroom - Queen
3rd Bedroom-Bunk Bed w/Full-Twin
Living Room/Kitchen Ocean View
Fireplace (presto type logs)
Custom 'Beach-Chic' Decor
Beach Themed Artwork Throughout
Plenty of Books and Magazines
Beach Towels/Kids Beach Toys
Bed Tray for Breakfast in Bed
Right Outside Your Door
Miles of Sand & Surf
Surf Board Rental ShopDownstairs
Pier with Fishing/Restaurant/Shops
Imperial Beach Grill - Greek/American Restaurt
Aroma Thai Restaurant
Italian/Pizza Take Out
Ye Olde Plank - Beach Bar
My unit including the patio is non smoking. I will keep the entire deposit if there is the smell of smoke after checkout. The building including the courtyard and garage are non smoking with fines imposed for violation. The city beach is non smoking. There is not anywhere for a smoker to smoke in this whole complex. ...moreless
Not needed when windows are opened for cross ventilation. Fans in each room for evenings and white noise if needed. A/C should only be used on the rare occasion of high humidity and heat, usually Aug....moreless
Well stocked with plenty of dishes, pans, spices and appliances. Toaster oven, coffee pot, blender, hand mixer, coffee grinder, milk frother. Electric range and oven, micdishwasher side by side fridge...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Springtime is Sublime
Mar 15 - Jun 13, 2015
2 night min stay
Summer @ Serenity by the Sea
Jun 14 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall Back In Love
Sep 19 - Dec 5, 2015
2 night min stay
Winter Sand and Solace
Dec 6 - Mar 12, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
The $500 refundable deposit check is due at booking with signed contracts. Full balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival by check or Paypal. The keys will be mailed to you one week prior to your arrival. Your deposit will be returned after the unit is cleaned and I have received the keys back in the mail in a sturdy envelope.
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Year Purchased: 1991
About the owner: Some of my long time guest's children have dubbed me 'Fancy Nancy' because they love all the beachy decorative touches I've made there. They even bought me a 'Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid' children's book for the condo.
Why the Owner Chose Imperial Beach:
I know that you have many choices when it comes to beach rental properties and I appreciate you checking out my page . I will not be the cheapest rental on the beach or in my complex, but you will be hard pressed to find a better place for your precious family vacation. Whether it is a yearly event or a once in a lifetime splurge, your time at 'Serenity by the Sea-The Mermaids House', will become a treasured memory. The creation of my vacation home and Guest Get-Away was put in place with your comfort in mind. I walked the complex in the construction stage and was led to this unit which was, I thought, beyond my means. The year round sunset view, huge all day sunny and wind buffered furnished patio, 3 bedrooms, prime southwest corner facing the incoming waves, southern view of the IB Pier, ocean front master bedroom with patio access, tucked away from the pool noises and no foot traffic passed the ocean view windows made this unit my beach house dream come true. The 'beach chic' décor will charm all the girls in your family, no matter their age. The men have commented that their wive's have never been happier with their vacation choice. I have AT&T Uverse with high speed wifi and On Demand. Smart Blu Ray players will get you to Netflix and Hulu etc. Eclectically decorated with a fair share of sparkle, seashells and mermaids, Serenity never becomes too 'frilly' for the man of the Sand Castle. From ultra high thread count sheets and a plethora of pillow types, to binoculars for watching the dolphins play in the surf from your private furnished patio, you will feel pampered. There are spices in the cabinets and condiments in the fridge. Mundane things like toilet paper, paper towels and laundry/dish soap are there waiting for you. I tell people it is like visiting a friend but they aren't home. From the moment you walk in the front door you will feel as though you have ' come home'. I have done my very best to make my cherished second home be perfect for you.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Please check out my wonderful guest reviews. I hope to see yours posted here soon. I also have a handwritten guestbook on the winerack that is full of wonderful vacation stories. Reading it is the first thing I do when I go for a visit...my own personal Hallmark card!
Serenity by the Sea.... Picture Yourself Here.
Custom Tile Work Fireplace. Presto Logs Only. Serenity by the Sea
Cupboards have spices and most everything you would ever need.
Master Bath with Walk in Closet. Large Shower Sinks and New Handheld Shower Head
Second Bedroom with QUEEN BED.Older 20' TV is now on dresser with cd/dvd player.
Guest bath with tub and shower. New shower head with hand held and grab bars.
Summer Fun All Year Long! Heated Pool and Jacuzzi with Plenty of Seating.
Iphone Photo of Stunning Sunset from the patio of Serenity by the Sea.
Does it get any better then this?
I love this picture from my patio, don't you?
Family fun January 2015
Living Room View from Kitchen Looking Out to Patio and Ocean View of IB Pier.
Kitchen Table Opens Up To Seat Six. Booster Seat with Tray for a Baby.
Master Bedroom Exits to Ocean Front Patio.Ocean View From Window. New Mattresses
Master Bedroom Chaise and Lighted Palm Trees w/Remote.
Second Bedroom with Queen Bed. Mattresses were replaced October 2013
Third Bedroom has Bunkbed with Full Bottom & Twin Top New Mattresses @ 10/2013
Stacked Washer Dryer and Detergent Supplied.
Under Building Secured Garage Offers Two Assigned Parking Spaces.
View from the Patio of Imperial Beach Pier. Serenity by the Sea
The Imperial Beach Club at High Tide
My family enjoying January 2015 at Serenity by the Sea.
My Grandkids enjoying Nanny's Jan. 2015 Birthday in an outside warm water shower
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