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Luxury-Hidden Gem! Walking to Beach/Restaurants/Shopping!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Location, Location, Location! Amazing Modern/New and Spacious 1/1, sleeps 3!

Diamond Hideaway! Super New! Just finished an amazing renovation. Absolutely gorgeous. Less than a half a block to the best beach in Pacific beach. You can hear the waves break on shore and smell the ocean breeze. Diamond Hideaway is a beautiful 1 bed/ 1 bath that has been completely renovated for the modern upscale traveler. Modern, clean, and simply gorgeous are a few of the words that describe this rental. Parking, outdoor BBQ, beach equipment included.

Tara Strauss
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Basic Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Tara Strauss

My husband and I manage and operate this family property. We are both Firefighter/Engineers with San Diego Fire and Rescue Department and have a total of 37 years of experience assisting the people of San Diego. We are honest good and fair people and we truly want to make your stay at our property to be fun, enjoyable and well worth your hard earned money. We take pride in delivering a beautiful vacation rental that you can make your own during your stay. Come and enjoy our beautiful San Diego!

Tara Strauss purchased this apartment in 1975

Why Tara Strauss chose North Pacific Beach

We think this property is the ideal place for your San Diego getaway, whether you're a couple looking for a romantic retreat, a few friends on vacation, or a family looking for fun activities for parents and little ones alike. First floor location gives you immediate access to the beach. One parking stall provides off-street parking and protection for one vehicles. Take advantage of our complimentary beach towels, bags, umbrella and beach chairs to enjoy this perfectly-situated location. Enjoy outdoor barbecuing on the spacious patio or cook up a meal in our well-appointed kitchen. Watch TV or a Netflix movie on our flat-screen TV, and connect to complimentary wireless internet for your electronic devices.

What makes this apartment unique

Your a half of a block from the beach! Many of the best bars and restaurants are located a block away. You will get an absolutely amazing opportunity to get immersed into San Diego's beach scene and enjoy it. You don't need a car, everything is in walking distance. Property is newly renovated and modern, clean and luxurious.


North Pacific Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom, walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen Bed There is also a fold out twin bed to accommodate another adult or one or two little ones while on vacation.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You can Uber from the Airport and walk to everything you need without issue. There are bus stops a block away that will whisk you off to where ever you would like to venture to in San Diego. If you want to get out of the beach area during your stay, grab a car and you will have a highly coveted parking spot just for you.


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Clean and close to beach

  • 5 of 5

Great overnight stay for a quick visit. Hope to return for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our first impression when walking in the door of 624 was "oh my goodness it's small!" But by the time we had our suitcases unpacked, picked up groceries and rearranged a few things, everything fit just fine ( could use a small shelf over the bathroom sink). There is all new appliances, pots & pans (I would love a set like this at home), & dishes. The kitchen was very well stocked with small appliances and containers for leftovers. We also accessed the wifi and used the tv in the evenings but the couch wasn't terribly comfy; one chair would have been nice. The bed was VERY comfy. There were 2 BBQ's for use but they ran out of propane which when mentioned to Tara, she was going to check right away. There is a nice nook to sit in the sun to have morning coffee or while barbecuing. Remember to take quarters as the laundromat is coin-op. Tara was easy to get in touch with and was most helpful with any questions. When I met Tara I realized why everything was up high. She is very tall and I am very short with a husband with bad shoulders. The kitchen cabinets and bathroom towel bars are designed for tall people and thankfully there was a ladder in the kitchen as I had to use it frequently. We ended up not even using the high bathroom towel bar as we couldn't reach it. If I had been installing the kitchen cabinets they would have been placed at least two, maybe three backsplash blocks lower. The location was amazing with the beach not even half a block away, restaurants and shopping nearby and a grocery store within walking distance (we drove as we usually had quite a few groceries). We got used to being in Maui with condos not on ground level where we could leave drapery open to the scenery. We felt quite shut in in this cottage as we kept the blinds drawn for privacy. I would have rated this property a 5 except for the few little things that were minor inconveniences. This would be a great little place for a younger couple!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage on the beach near EVERYTHING!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we wanted and more. Great location and "yes" a car is really not necessary. Ample room for a couple to relax and sit inside our outside. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So quaint and steps from the beach

  • 4 of 5

I loved the cottage! It was quaint and just steps from the beach. The location was central to all the restaurants and bars, which were in walking distance. It was great to have assigned parking. Everything was clean. The kitchen was useful for cooking breakfast. The owner, Tara, was on top of the communication. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was price.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic spot

  • 5 of 5

Loved it, steps from the ocean and the house is well kept and very comfortable. Beaches, restaurants, grocery stores etc... are all within walking distance, you can easily have a wonderful vacation here without ever getting in your car.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous. Updated and beachy

  • 5 of 5

We made our plans very last minute and the owner was very accommodating. She was a joy to work with through the whole process. When we arrived at the property we were pleasantly surprised to find an even better location that we expected, less than a block to the beach. Having a parking spot so close the the property and the beach made it even better. Not having to search for a spot every time we got back to the property was very helpful. When we opened the door to the property we were very pleased to find an extremely clean and updated beachy decorated home. It had all the kitchen tools you would need, the bedding was comfortable, and the bathroom was spacious. We had a really wonderful stay! We highly recommend this property and working with these owners. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
san diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Duck DIve
Nearest Restaurant
45 Metres
Village Thai
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
1/2 block
Car: not necessary

You can Uber from the Airport and walk to everything you need without issue. There are bus stops a block away that will whisk you off to where ever you would like to venture to in San Diego. If you want to get out of the beach area during your stay, grab a car and you will have a highly coveted parking spot just for you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $300

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.

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