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Beautiful Water View! Quiet, Bright 1BR. Perfect Winter Escape!

(46 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

This condo is in a fantastic location! Get a water view without paying a waterfront price! From your living room, gaze out over the channel to the evening lights of Ocean Beach. Watch the fishing boats leaving early in the morning, and returning at night with a flock of pelicans flying overhead. Just a few minutes walk eastward to the bay, you will find a quiet sandy beach, with sail boats bobbing in the inlet and a large playground for little ones.

Just a few minutes walk west brings you to the magnificent Pacific Ocean. There are often great waves right here at the jetty for surfing. Boogie boarding and swimming are just a little further up the beach. Boardwalks run up both the bay and ocean sides for walking or jogging, biking, skateboarding or roller blading.

This is a clean and bright one bedroom condo overlooking the channel at the southern end of Mission Beach. Features include TV's in famliy and bedroom, free long distance telephone, high speed internet, fully equipped kitchen with pass-through to living room, table and chairs for 4, open living room with windows to the south and west which provide lots of sun and light, tile floors throughout, newly painted, renovated kitchen and bath, queen bed in the bedroom, and two comfy couches in the living room, one of which folds out into a queen bed.

The complex is fully fenced, and includes two large gas grills, tables with umbrellas and a large spa, which is also fenced. A garage space is included.

There are beach bikes, boogie boards, sand toys and beach chairs for your use. All create a warm, wonderful place to base your San Diego vacation. Ours is a quiet complex, so no worries about loud beach parties here!

This place is comfortable, clean, charming and has a terrific location!

Keywords: One bedroom condo, channel view, water view, close to beach, close to bay
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 and older. No undergrads, please. Unit is on second floor up two sets of stairs - one with 14 steps and one with 7 steps....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The complex is fenced all around, and the shared spa is fenced as well. Very safe and child-friendly complex....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the condo or on the second level balcony. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking area on the shared patio....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love animals but renters are not permitted to bring pets into the complex....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Our condo is located on the second floor of our building. There is a short set of stairs to reach the main patio, and one and a half sets of stairs to reach the condo. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    One Queen Bed in Bedroom...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Full & Single Futons in Living Room...moreless

  • Bedroom includes Queen Sized Bed, Large Dresser, Closet, Settee, Large Window with Bay View...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Full Bath with Combination Shower/Bathtub. Window in Bathroom with View of Bay...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The perfect getaway for your family or just the two of you. Quiet, safe, beautiful. We have a couple downstairs who live in the complex full-time, and 24 hour emergency contact for unexpected occurrences. ...moreless


  • Toys:

    Sand toys in garage, boogie boards, 4 beach bikes, stand-up paddle board and oar, skate boards. ALL TOYS ARE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our condo looks across the channel to Dog Beach and Ocean Beach to the south. You can see the Ocean Beach Pier from our porch....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Our unit looks out onto Ocean Beach to the south....moreless

  • Water View:

    Our unit looks out over the channel between Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No A/C, but ceiling fan in living room and portable floor fans provided...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In basement of building. $0.75/load...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance phone service...moreless

  • Garage:

    Included in price of condo....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall heater and portable electric heater provided...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Lots of clean sheets, bath towels and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Airy, sunny living room with water view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Free garage (fits most cars, small trucks and mini-vans. Will not accommodate large SUVs, vans or trucks). Also lots of street parking and a large, safe, free lot around the corner....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There are public lots within 1/4 mile of our condo, and street parking. Watch for street cleaning restrictions on street parking!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local and long distance calling in continental US...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In basement of building. $1.25/load (laundry soap not included)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Good, strong wireless!...moreless



  • Balcony:

    Wide enough for chairs - great for watching seals and boats in the channel...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    4 adult beach bikes with locks....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large shared patio with tables/umbrellas...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn just around the corner...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Clean, well-maintained hot tub with safety fencing all around....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.4
from 46 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,225 $4,000
Memorial Day & Early June 2017
May 25 - Jun 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,400 $4,500
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400 $5,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late summer / Labor Day 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,225 $4,000
Nov 2017 (non holiday)
Nov 1 - Nov 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$975 $3,750
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,225 $4,000
Dec 2017 (non holiday)
Nov 27 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$975 $3,750
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 - Jan 1, 2018
5 night min stay
$1,400 $4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,400 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Admin. Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.05%


Deposit returned within 30 days of last day of visit. Please note that during the summer months we require Saturday to Saturday (7 night min.) stays only.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • La Playa Taco Shop

    "Truly THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD on the beach!"

  • The Fishery

    "Really excellent food, service, decor - everything you want in a wonderful dining experience."

  • Belmont Park

    "Fun for kids and teens, not too sketch - even at night - and a classic roller coaster!"

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    "Classic breakfast at the beach. You must go!"

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    "How many ways can you say how wonderful a breakfast joint is??!? Amazing food, super wonder..."

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    "Used to be better but for Mexican food in a pinch, it's close to our place, it's cool becaus..."

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    "Our new favorite coffee shop."

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    "Excellent coffee, a short walk from the condo, locally owned and operated and, can I say thi..."

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    "If you are a shopper this is really the only mall you need. Great stores, a huge movie thea..."

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    "This is pretty much where we hang. We bike up and down the boardwalk - on the beach side fo..."

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Pennant
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Torrey Pines Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highways 5 & 8
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Sarah's Taco Bar
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
South Mission Beach

Car: Recommended

Our unit is located at the very southern tip of Mission Boulevard. The building is situated so that the unit looks out over the channel with an unobstructed view of Dog Beach, Ocean Beach and Ocean Beach Pier.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Hello, we are the Westphals: Doug, Jean Johnson and our daughters, Talia, 19 and Arianna 17. We live in Northern California a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. We love to travel and would rather be outside hiking, mountain biking, swimming or hanging out with our dogs than just about anything else, except eating, which we also love to do.

Why the Owner Chose Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, USA:
We used to travel to San Diego to visit friends and family once every year or two while we lived back east. When we moved to Northern California we found ourselves there several times a year. It just seemed natural that we would choose America's greatest playground for our vacation home.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We love our location! We get a water view without the waterfront price. Our condo is located at the very southern tip of Mission Blvd. overlooking the channel that connects the ocean to the bay. We all love riding our bikes up the boardwalk to eat at one of our many favorite restaurants, walk on the beach up to Crystal Pier, and boogie board and surf pretty much all year. We all take advantage of the hot tub, and we have our pick of fish taco's from Sarah's, La Playa, World Famous, Rubio's or La Bahia. Life is Good in San Diego!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • View from our living room sofa.

    View from our living room sofa.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Kitchen.


  • Bath and bedroom.

    Bath and bedroom.

  • Roomy bedroom.

    Roomy bedroom.

  • Looking to the right outside our door.

    Looking to the right outside our door.

  • Our patio with hot tub.

    Our patio with hot tub.

  • Clean, large, hot, hot tub!

    Clean, large, hot, hot tub!

  • This is the view coming up our building steps.

    This is the view coming up our building steps.

  • The channel is really gorgeous!

    The channel is really gorgeous!

  • Ahhh....


  • Your own garage space!

    Your own garage space!

  • Living room, dining area, kitchen.  Very open and sunny.

    Living room, dining area, kitchen. Very open and sunny.

  • Dining area and kitchen.

    Dining area and kitchen.

  • Clean kitchen fully stocked and easy to clean!

    Clean kitchen fully stocked and easy to clean!

  • Queen sized bed and huge sunny window.

    Queen sized bed and huge sunny window.

  • Big Closet and Large Dresser.

    Big Closet and Large Dresser.

  • View from our front door.

    View from our front door.

  • Double gas grill and shaded tables on the patio.

    Double gas grill and shaded tables on the patio.

  • View across the street.

    View across the street.

  • Another view of our lovely building.

    Another view of our lovely building.

  • So is the ocean!

    So is the ocean!

  • That's Dog Beach across the channel.

    That's Dog Beach across the channel.

  • With lots of toys!

    With lots of toys!

VRBO #103406

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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