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South Mission Beach Spanish Charm, Ocean view deck - 50 steps to ocean!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located JUST 50 STEPS FROM THE BEACH this charming second floor casita/condo is just one house back from the ocean in South Mission Beach. With OCEAN VIEWS from the deck you will RELAX as you hear SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN (not street traffic:)). Yet you a just a short (10-15 min walk) to all the action (amusement park, bars, restaruants, The Wave House, etc.!)

A queen in each bedroom, plus a futon in the living room. Big FLAT SCREEN TV in living room can also be seen from the kitchen with open-style eat-in counter height bar stools. IPOD Docking Station lets you enjoy your own beach tunes!. The hardwood floors, Saltillo tiles and Mexican decor provide a charming rustic Spanish feel!

The private OUTDOOR DECK with BBQ has VIEW OF THE WAVES CRASHING ON JETTY, surfers at sunset, volleyball courts, etc., and provides more outdoor living space (dining, reading, relaxing!) to take in the sun and sea air! Step downstairs through the courtyard, and you are just 50 STEPS FROM THE BEACH and boardwalk!

This unit features all the comforts of home including full kitchen and all cooking/dining utensils, bed linens and bath towels(Laundry Room with coin operated washer and dryer on site, too!) You’ll also have beach towels, boogie boards, BEACH BIKES, sand toys, beach chairs and umbrella to fully enjoy the beach fun! Even one GARAGE PARKING SPOT to tuck away your car (a real bonus in this area!)

One of three condominium units we rent in a four-unit courtyard style building, this two -bedroom, one-bath casita is a cozy home for 2-4 (6 max), and makes a perfect location from which to base your San Diego getaway, or just tuck in for a romantic retreat. BEACHSIDE, and JUST ONE HOUSE FROM THE OCEAN - it's the next best thing to ocean front.

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 (Belmont amusement Park, The Wave House).

When you’re ready to see more of San Diego, you are just a few minutes drive from most of San Diego's greatest attractions -- 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

More Details

Julie Tudela
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Julie Tudela

Even though we live in San Diego, we love the beach, and so do our children and grandchildren! So we rented here for several years and created great memories of our kids and grandkids splashing in the ocean! We spent every minute possible outdoors -- mornings and evenings were spent looking for shells and making art projects, or having meals on the patios.

After years of vacations in Baja, we love the Spanish charm of these casitas as much as the proximity to the ocean!

South Mission Beach provides such a wonderful tranquil family environment, and when we are ready for a little nightlife we head up to central Mission or Pacific Beach - but always head back to South Mission, where the sound of the waves lull us to sleep.

We hope you'll come and enjoy these casitas (3B/1ba, 2B/1ba and 1B/1ba condos) as much as we do!

Julie Tudela purchased this condo in 2008

Why Julie Tudela chose San Diego County

It's the next best thing to oceanfront! Also close to the lively excitement of Mission Beach and Belmont Park but far enough (just a 10 minute walk) to make it quiet and family-friendly! Just one row back from Ocean front, we listen to the waves, not the sounds of the traffic or rabble-rouser's coming home from the bars!

What makes this condo unique

Again, a view of the waves crashing on the jetty, volleyballers playing in the sand, sounds and smells of the ocean waves....and all this ocean fun, but not at Ocean front prices! The bay and beautiful grassy playground just steps away for us to enjoy with our grandchildren!


Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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South Mission Beach Spanish Charm, Ocean view deck - 50 steps to ocean!!
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
Rochester, NY

Great location, hospitality and communication!

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as billed in the descriptions and reviews. Moreover, Julie was extremely responsive and accommodating to our needs. In fact, she extended our check out time upon our request.

The location is just off the beach. This may appeal to those who value privacy since you do not have to content with the boardwalk foot traffic.

Everything was in working condition and the pictures fairly show the property.

I highly recommend this property to those looking to have immediate access to the beach without all the bustle.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Annual Family Beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and i meet with my childhood friend and her family - almost three generations!- at this condo compound just a few steps from the sand. The location is ideal, as there is something for everyone with the beach, boardwalk, Belmont park all so near. The condo is upstairs, clean and well appointed. There are bikes and chairs and towels. A big table on the deck for family meals and a grill. We look forward to returning next July!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Auntie A (:)), Thanks so much for the kind comments! We love having you and your extended family stay in both (or sometimes all three casitas/condos)...what has it been now, 8 years!? Thank you so very much for your continued business. We love that your family is making so many memories here! Julie
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Memorable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Julie and family for a wonderful vacation! Your 2 bedroom condo was clean and well organized. My family enjoyed our stay! South Mission Beach was just steps away and you had all the chairs, beach towels and beach toys we needed. The deck and grill was put to good use every single day!

The condo was small but met our family needs perfectly! It was nice to be able to park in the garage and also to do laundry on site.

We also appreciate how easy the check in and check out process was!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janel, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your kind comments! Yes, the condo is on the small side. Just under 800 sf. I always say, this unit is perfect for young families, or maybe two couples and one or two toddlers or young children. It also works great for super active families who are just looking for comfy beds to lay their heads at night. However, If you've got teens who want to hang out inside/stay glued to the TV's, the space might feel cramped (important to note that once you open the sofa bed in the living room, it doesn't leave much room to move around)! Hope this is helpful for others inquiring. It is still a great location, and a great price for an ocean view deck/50-steps to the sand kind of place! :) Thanks again, Julie
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom was perfect for my family of 4 for a short stay in San Diego. Beach was so close and South Mission was perfect for the kids (ages 6 and 3). Easy walk to park/playground and even to Belmont. Had all the toys we could want at the beach. Bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs, sand toys...there was even a kite! The apartment was perfect, small but fit us all comfortably. It was super clean with comfy beds. Deck was not huge but functional and we ate al fresco with ease. Kitchen was cute and easy to cook in with a bar kids sat at to eat prior to our adventures. Easy access to highway. Overall, great spot for great price. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alvin, Thanks for staying with us, and taking the time to write a review! Although our casita/condo, does sleep up to 6 max (Q in ea bedroom, and sofabed in living room), it is not ample. We call it "cozy" (smallish), and I always try to make sure guests are aware of that...Most of our guests spend their vacation time at the beach or sightseeing, so it's a great place to lay your head at night to hear ocean breezes (can't get closer to ocean without paying ocean front prices)! But for families who want to really hang around inside, it might feel a bit cramped. The outdoor dining area adds living space with a view, but the inside is under 700 sf. Glad you agree that it is a great deal! We want to keep it affordable so that young working families can enjoy a beach getaway with an ocean view! Thanks again for staying, and for your feedback! Julie, Mi Casa Beach Rentals
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USD graduation trip

  • 4 of 5

Very nice to be able to stay so near Mission Beach and my son's college rental beach house on Brighton Ct. Great to have garage space for a vehicle. Loved the beds, appreciated the geraniums in the planters! Didn't really use the kitchen, but would have been nice to have some coffee and creamer, and some small bottles of shampoo and bar of soap. We are more acclimated to staying in hotels, and those things are so helpful! Didn't use the bikes, but wanted to...The chains were mighty rusty, and made me a little nervous...Had a work crew arrive on Saturday to do some painting touchup and repairs. That was unexpected. It was so nice to have the front door open while at the house, but having a work crew made us disinclined. Julie got right on it, tho, and asked them to stay out of our way...Would stay there again, and would recommend it for families with young kids or teens....We did struggle with the TV remote functions. I think there were 4 there, and it was confusing to know which did what....:) Would recommend the Mission Beach Coffee Break acai bowls with peanut butter. WOW! Loaded with fresh fruit! Don't miss World Famous breakfast, either...And the restaurant called Amplified in Pacific Beach has the best parmesan french fries you'll ever eat....

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, Linda! Yes, our home is just a simple, but cozy, beach home (not a hotel, with those nice extra little amenities). We do provide hand soap, dish soap and bar soap in all our units (sorry maybe our mistake on missing bar soap?). No coffee, or creamer, that would be nice, but most of our guests buy or bring their favorite coffee or tea (tried providing gift baskets many years ago, but found that no one really used the coffee or tea we provided...sadly, ended up throwing stale stuff away). As for the repairs, totally my fault for miscommunicating with our workers, again, my apologies! Regarding the rusty bike chains, I will see about replacing the chains! Unfortunately, the bikes stay out in the elements, and we don't have a staff to ensure that everyone takes perfect care of them. They don't look great, but are in working order. (Sadly, the last two times I provided shiny new beach cruisers, they walked away). Our dedicated bike enthusiasts often bring or rent their own bikes for the week, and we happily let them lock up at our rack. And lastly, you'll be happy to hear that we did hire someone to install Smart Remotes for the TV's... thanks! (I'm the least techie person ever, so totally get the frustration!). Now that you've perhaps warmed up the the Home vs Hotel idea....Hope to have you back again someday! Thank you! Julie
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Mission beach.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location. Kitchen well stocked. Loved having bikes available, our family used daily! Also enjoyed the deck! Wish check out was a little later! Thanks Julie!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kari, thanks for your response! Yes, I always wish check out was later when I'm on vacation too! Unfortunately, we need that time from 10am to do a thorough cleaning (linens, kitchen, deck, bbq, and sand usually everywhere :)) in preparation for our next guests, at 3pm. Occasionally, we can accommodate a later check out -- next time, please feel free to ask. Thanks again for staying!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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