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Brand New Beach Bungalow • Walk to Beach, Shops, Dining, and Race Track

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom/1 bath, close to beach, lagoon, shopping, train station and race track

A cascading exterior stair case leads to your second story home-away-from-home, finished in smooth Italian stucco and topped with Tuscan tiles. Once inside the light airy space, kick off your shoes and relax. You just booked a small slice of heaven, in one of the most amazing beach towns on the West Coast.

Locals call Solana Beach "The Bubble” — because once you arrive, there is very little reason to leave. Virtually everything you need is within walking distance from your new home. Cruise Cedros Design District for unique shopping, delicious food and awesome music at the Famous Belly up Tavern. Steal away for a leisurely hike in the San Elijo Lagoon. Or plop yourself on one of our many gorgeous beaches.

If exploring is your thing, then burst out of the bubble!

Hop on the train at the Solana Beach Station and head downtown to explore the historical streets of Old Town, Balboa Park, and the bustling Avenues of the Gas Lamp District.

Grab a ferry across the bay to Coronado Island and step back in time at the Hotel Del, as you sip drinks and enjoy lunch on the beach deck.

Head over to Mission Bay and visit the Mission Bay Sports Center, where you can rent sail boats, Waverunners, kayaks, pedal boats, paddle boards, surf boards and more!

Rent beach cruisers at Pacific Beach Bike Shop in Pacific Beach and explore life along the board walk. Don’t forget to stop at Belmont Park to ride the Giant Dipper roller coaster, zip line, rock climb, conquer a ropes course and get out of an escape room.

Still hungry for adventure? We are surrounded by five incredible theme parks: SeaWorld, Legoland, SeaWorld’s Aquatica Water Park, The Wild Animal Park, and The World Famous San Diego Zoo.

And if you plan your trip between the months of June and November you get the added bonus of experiencing the San Diego Fair and world class horse racing at the Del Mar Race Track.


Virtually everything in this one bedroom one bath apartment is BRAND NEW — from floors to furniture to appliances to linens to rugs to countertops. We use a professional cleaner and pride ourselves on keeping everything spick and span. Our hope is that guests who stay with us will appreciate the pristine environment we provide — help us keep it that way — and want to revisit time and time again.

The kitchen is fully stocked with plates, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, and tea kettle. We have a gas stove, large microwave, and a full size refrigerator and freezer. We do not have a dishwasher. So, all dishes will need to be washed by hand.

The bedroom has a brand new California King mattress with a thick pillow top and four King pillows. The head board is made from the original seat boards from the Hollywood Bowl. We use Vera Wang sheets made from 600 thread count, super soft, 100% Supima Cotton.

We provide bath towels and beach towels.

There is a small grass area in front of your apartment; but for the most part, nature will be your back yard. At the end of our street is the opening to the San Elijo Lagoon Preserve. A variety of beautiful trails wind through the lagoon, with plenty of benches along the way to stop and rest, enjoy the view, and listen to the birds. Annie's Trail is a particular favorite. A fork in the trail takes you left up an open switch back to a stellar view of the Pacific Ocean. More adventurous hikers veer to the right and climb up through narrow canyon walls to reach the view top. To cool off after your hike, take a short 7 to 10 minute walk to the ocean. When the tide is low, explore the tide pools to the left of Seaside Beach.

Your guest house sits at the front of our family home, where we live and work. So, we will be readily available during your stay to answer any questions or provide you with help should you need anything.

More Details

Sean & Kristen Pope
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2018

About Sean & Kristen Pope

When we first purchased this property, back in 1999, we lived in the original structure, a 900 square foot beach bungalow. It was quaint and charming. But in 2002, we had our first son and soon his baby equipment filled up the house. At the same time, my husband's office rent went up and he was tired of the commute. So we decided to rebuild and work from home. We finished construction on the new house in 2004. It was the best decision we have ever made.

Several years later, we now have three boys, a dog and a fish.

This year, we decided to redo my husband's former office and turn it into a rentable home-away-from-home. We hope this will be the second best decision we have ever made. And we hope you will feel the same way after your stay with us. Enjoy!

Sean & Kristen Pope purchased this guest house in 1999

Why Sean & Kristen Pope chose Solana Beach

We bought this property because of it's lot size, central location, proximity to the beach, and top notch school districts.

What makes this guest house unique

Back in the day, we chose this property because it had the most potential for our growing family.


Solana Beach Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Attached to the bedroom is a bathroom with a single sink vanity and a bathtub with a modern glass enclosure. All towels for both bath and beach are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a brand new California King mattress with a thick pillow top and four King pillows. The head board is made from the original seat boards from the Hollywood Bowl. We use Vera Wang sheets made from 600 thread count, super soft, 100% Supima Cotton. A bedroom also includes a walk in closet and dresser for hanging and folding clothes. On top of the dresser is a 48 inch Sony HD flat screen TV.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Brand New Beach Bungalow • Walk to Beach, Shops, Dining, and Race Track
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Long Island, NY

Very comfortable, private, clean and centrally located!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a couple looking to enjoy the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Noel & Lori, Thank you so much for taking such great care of our apartment. You were absolutely wonderful house guests! We are so glad your daughter was able to join you for some quality one-on-one time. Hopefully when ours go off to college we will get the same warm welcome. We look forward to hosting you both again in the future! Cheers, Kristen & Sean
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Beautiful, well appointed apartment with all the amenities needed.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the owners Sean and Kristen were so helpful and accommodating. The ocean and white sandy beach is only about 2 minutes away. The unit is very beautiful and contained everything we needed to make our stay so enjoyable. We definitely plan on returning and enjoying another very relaxing vacation at this same place. There are many great restaurants within a few minutes drive. We would give this unit a six star rating if that were available. Thanks again Sean and Kristen for the beautiful experience we enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gil & Ashleigh, The feeling is mutual. You both were amazing guests & we look forward to having you back soon. Sean & Kristen
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Wonderful Solana Beach Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean bungalow. We felt right at home! It was so bright and cheery due to many windows. The welcome items were such a nice touch. Sean was always available to provide anything needed or answer questions. We loved being able to walk to beach, restaurants, farmer's market, lagoon and design district. We would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and for taking such great care of our place while you were with us! We hope you both come back again for another visit. — All the Best, Kristen & Sean
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Carmel, Indiana

Overall good.

  • 4 of 5

Laundry facility and dishwasher are notable deficiencies to this otherwise excellent rental. I hope the oven is repaired. I appreciate the personal attention and welcome gifts.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick, Thank you again for your staying with us. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay. As we spoke about we do have a laundry service (info is in our guest book) that is very responsive and great to use for longer stays. As for the original brand new oven, I had the appliance company replace it with another NEW oven. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Sean & Kristen Pope
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Solana Beach Bungalow!! It is conveniently located off of I-5 and walking distance to Fletcher's Cove and the Beach!!! The bungalow is just gorgeous and comfortable, quiet, clean, secure and truly a home away from home! The owners are wonderful and we can't wait until we can go back for another long weekend!! We recommend this bungalow to any couple that want's a quiet get-a-way yet close to all the attractions and fun that San Diego offers!!!! Thank you Sean and Kristen for everything!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so wonderful meeting you both! We hope you come back soon. :) Cheers, Sean & Kristen
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Dallas, TX

Terrific Bungalow in Solana Beach...Walk to Beach, Shopping, Train, Restaurants, Yoga, etc.

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is the best VRBO I have experienced. The owner/manager is terrific; prompt, fair, direct and service oriented. I spent ten days working from the bungalow, enjoying Solana Beach and commuting to the barn in Rancho Santa Fe to ride my horses. The bungalow is quiet, sunny, clean, cheerful, comfortable and close to everything. I wanted for nothing. Internet connection was fast for my work. Bedding, towels, décor, appliances and supplies were perfect. I walked to yoga, shopping, beaching even walked to the depot and took the train to San Diego and Comic Con. Everything was so chill and easy. If you go…keep it beautiful because I’ll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terri-Sue, I was just looking over our VRBO site and realized our response to your wonderful review of our property never recorded online. We could not have asked for a better first house guest! One of the best parts of running a VRBO property is getting the opportunity to meet some amazing people. And you are definitely included in that bunch! :) Sean and I hope you are doing great! And we look forward to hosting you again some day. Cheers, Kristen & Sean
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Saddle Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak & Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fletcher Cove
Car: not necessary

We have a large sand volleyball court on the property. Guests wishing to play can contact us to schedule a set time to use the court.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.