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Charming South Mission 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, Private Patio - 50 steps to Ocean!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4), 50 steps to Ocean

The next best thing to Ocean front, this super charming home is just ONE HOUSE from the OCEAN, in South Mission Beach!

Located just 50 STEPS from the Ocean, we are in SOUTH MISSION BEACH, what we consider to be the most tranquil and family- friendly part of Mission Beach! Yet close enough (just a 5-10 minute walk up the boardwalk) to all the excitement of the restaurants, bars, and amusement park of Central Mission Beach!

One of three condominium units we rent in a four-unit building, this one-bedroom, one-bath casita/condo is a cozy home for 2-4, and makes a perfect location from which to base your San Diego getaway, or just tuck in for a romantic retreat.

Mexican tile and Spanish decor provide indoor charm, while your own PRIVATE PATIO and barbeque provide wonderful outdoor living space -- great for dining, reading, relaxing. This large but cozy private patio opens onto the Mexican courtyard, where you are just 50 steps to the beach!

A two minute walk takes you south to the jetty. A five minute walk takes you across Mission Blvd to Mission Bay, or to the Grassy Park and Picnic area, with children’s swings and playground equipment! And again, a 5-10 minute walk north takes you into central Mission beach where lots of shops, restaurants, as well as The Wave House and Belmont (Amusement) Parks are located.

This unit features all the comforts of home including full kitchen and all cooking/dining utensils, bed linens and bath towels.

You’ll also have beach towels, boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs and umbrella to fully enjoy the beach fun! Even FOUR BEACH CRUISERS for use by our guests!

One garage parking spot to tuck away your car (a real bonus in this area!)

In addition to miles of lovely coastline of beach and bay boardwalks right outside your door, you are within walking/biking distance of pubs, dining, entertainment, parks and local attractions (like Belmont amusement Park, The Wave House).

When you’re ready to see more of San Diego, you are just minutes from most of San Diego's greatest attractions such as Sea World, Old Town, the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium (Chargers), Petco Park (Padres), Balboa Park, the world famous San Diego Zoo, great shopping, and so much more.

Please check our website (see link below) for more information including availability.

Keywords: condo, casita, flat, beachside bungalow, vacation apartment

More Details

Julie Tudela
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Julie Tudela

Thanks to the kids' grandparents who treated us...we stayed here years ago when our children were ages 2, 4, and 6 -- now they are teenagers and still loving the place! The location is ideal! We love being so close to the ocean (50 steps away), but also enjoy the privacy of the being one house back from the boardwalk.

We also adore the outdoor patios (why be indoors when it is 75 degrees most of the year?) where we can enjoy meals, read, do crafts and play boardgames and relax outdoors. New is great, but we love the old charm and charisma of and this spanish style buiding and courtyard!

The upstairs 3B/2ba, and 2B/1ba are perfect when friends and grandparents want to join us -- all together, but each family has their own space. Perfect!

Hope you'll come visit and make great memories for your family.

Julie Tudela purchased this condo in 2007

Why Julie Tudela chose Mission Beach

We chose this place, because we stayed here years ago and fell in love with the charm, the location, the proximity to the beach!

What makes this condo unique

We love South Mission Beach. It seems quieter and more family friendly than central and North Mission. When we want peace and quiet we hang out here. When we want to see a little more excitement and people watching, we walk five or ten minutes up to Central Mission to The Wave House, Belmont Park area or to check out shops and restaurants. At night one of our favorite things to do is to hop on the bikes and head to Saskas - where the boys have delicious steaks, and the girls have sushi - everyone is happy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a wonderful time staying at Mi Casa! ....

The accomodations were wonderful. We really appreciated the fact that you had bikes, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, beach chairs and mats avaialble and included in the cost of the stay. That's a nice savings, since the cost to rent those items at places down the strand can get expensive over the cours of a week....

Linda and I took advantage of the bikes a couple of times each day riding up the strand to the cliffs at the north end and back...great exercise and fun. We even biked in the morning a couple of times down to The Mission restaurant (one of our favorites) for breakfast, and once to Trader Joes....

I enjoyed the privacy of the covered patio outside our unit at Mi Casa. Linda and I have stayed up by the Crystal Pier once in a place right on the beach, but we much prefer the quietness of the south end. The bikes gave us easy access to the shops, restaurants and activities at the north end, but it was always nice to return to the peaceful south end. Frankly, I don't know why we even rented a car, it sat in the garagemost of the time we were there....

Thanks for being such great hosts, glad we stayed at Mi Casa, and will definitely give you a call on our next trip out!"
Aug 2008
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Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofabed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming South Mission 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, Private Patio - 50 steps to Ocean!
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Charming bungalow, very clean!

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming property ideal for 1-2 people. We found it to be very clean and having everything needed to make our vacation enjoyable. There were a few minor repairs needed, that when we told the owner, she had a handyman there right away to make plans to correct them. The owners are very helpful and accommodating. I can't think of any ways they could've made our vacation experience any better. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, thank you so much for staying as our guests, and taking the time to leave us a nice review! Yes, our home is comfortable, cute, but nothing fancy... but with an outdoor shaded private patio, and in an ideal location - it is the next best thing to Oceanfront, truly! Just 50 steps from our courtyard and you are on the oceanfront boardwalk! Thanks again, Cathy! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Exceptional Experience in South Mission Beach

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of renting this property long term as I finished school in San Diego. The property is located on a quiet street in South Mission Beach, less than 50 steps from the sand. The area is quiet, but walking distance to Belmont Park and various bars and restaurants.

The house has everything you need to enjoy the beach! There are bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards and sand toys made available by Julie, the owner of the property. There is a nice table directly out the front door that seats 6 people and a BBQ. Cooking at the house is easy and there are a few local grocery stores within walking distance as well as a Ralph's and Vons less than a 10 minute drive away. The owner includes one garage spot which makes having a car a breeze in San Diego. The garage is large enough to fit a Cadillac Escalade or minivan. I also had no trouble finding parking spots on the street for guests (be observant of the various street sweeping signs and rules, SD parking enforcement makes a lot of money over the summer).

Daily walks on the beach are a must! Not many visitors are aware of South Mission Beach so there are usually open fire pits, volleyball nets and prime spots on the beach. I watched many sunsets with less than 10 people in sight.

The condo is easy to clean and manage and very comfortable. There is a closet in the bedroom that fits a good amount of clothes and hangers are provided. The decor throughout is very charming. There is a washer and dryer on the property which made doing laundry easy!

I highly recommend staying at this property. Julie is very welcoming and attentive, should a problem arise. The property is in the best location in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach as well and provides all the amenities you could ask for.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very attentive owner

  • 4 of 5

Nice little bungalow and great location. Clean. Beautiful patio. All the accommodations and toys needed for a fun beach trip. Owner Julie was very attentive to anything we needed. I would recommend and stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun family time at the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that I stayed here. My family and I love it. Julie is awesome to rent from. Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sally, thanks for the kind comments, and for staying with us again! Look forward to having you back a third time! Julie
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Beach House Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the beach and staying in the house. It is a cozy and comfortable house that is amazingly close to the beach. Also, is a great location with kids being so close to the beach and is only a short walk to Belmont Park where there are games, rides and fun to be had for the whole family. The house was very clean and comfortable and Julie was very kind and accommodating to us. There are lots of bikes, beach chairs, toys, boogie boards, etc., so no need to bring much to enjoy the beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, thank you for taking the time to post a review! Hope you'll be back again, soon! Thanks, Julie
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First Trip to San Diego

  • 4 of 5

This was our families first trip to San Diego. We have stayed at a beach house in Newport many times, but decide to give San Diego, Mission Beach a try. WE LOVE IT! South Mission was great. Exactly as Julie advertises, quiet and calm, but you can get to the busier section of Mission Beach in minutes.

The rental was easy to find and is 50 Steps from the beach (I think my husband counted 54 steps, lol). It was so convenient to get to the boardwalk and ride the bikes down to the Belmont Park area. We rode the bikes every single day.

It is nice to have everything for the beach at the house. Plenty of Boogie Boards, towels, chairs, umbrella. The greatest part is all the bikes. I think her description has 4 listed, but I believe she has 6. This was wonderful for our family of 4 (two teenage girls). Like I said, we used these bikes every single day. We would jump on the boardwalk and ride to dinner, Belmont Park, shopping, even to rent paddle boards to use in the bay. Without the extra bikes, we would have needed to rent enough for all of us.

We drove down from Salt Lake. It was nice to not have to worry about bringing items for the beach. I was worried when we left that we wouldn't have everything we needed, but we did. Our family has no need to buy Boogie Boards living in Utah, so it was great to have them all there.

Lastly, I would recommend this rental for a small family. Julie is very attentive and communicates with you every steps of the way.

The only issue we had wasn't really about the unit, but the flies. Being on the bottom floor, the garbage cans are right outside the door. These cans create many flies that can become bothersome.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephani, Thanks so much for your kind comments! Glad you enjoyed your stay! As for the flies, yes they are a pain! You will be happy to hear that we found a solution! We now lock the trash cans, which prevents passersby from leaving the cans open, and attracting the flies! Ideally, the neighborhood is organizing in an attempt to get a second trash pick up, but in the meantime, the locked receptacles are working great! Hope you'll give us 5 stars next time, since I think we've resolved the one issue you had! Thanks again for your feedback, we welcome it, so we can address it, and improve your experience!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Beach
South Mission Beach - just 50 steps to the sand!
Car: not necessary

Here in quiet, family friendly South Mission Beach, you will be lulled to sleep by sounds of the Pacific Ocean! Yet you are just a ten minute walk from the lively fun of central Mission Beach with Belmont Park, The Wave House, shops, restaurants, and lots of fun people watching. The Bay is just a five minute walk away, and it provides lovely grass picnic areas, playground, and from the Channel, you can watch the beautiful sailboats and other craft heading in or out to sea!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Minimum Full Week (Sat to Sat) stay in Summer.
Minimum 3 night stay during remainder of year

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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