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Family Friendly Pacific Beach Rental, 4 Blocks to Beach & Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Pacific Beach Duplex. 4 Blocks to the Beach, 4 Blocks to the Bay, in the heart of Pacific Beach.

Live like a local - fully furnished 2 Bedroom (2 Queen beds), 2 Bath with full kitchen, BBQ on private deck for grilling. Large front yard. Full sized washer and dryer. No need to rent beach equipment--use our bikes, boogie boards, games and more! Beautiful front yard with garden. 2 off street parking spots to easily come and go in the busy summer months...but you may not need to move your car as grocery stores, restaurants, and nightlife are within 2 blocks walking distance. We are even pet friendly if you are traveling with your pet. This is an 1100 square foot unit.

This is a family oriented property and we ask that quiet hours between 10 pm and 8 am are respected for our neighbors and for the community. Manager/Owner is available to offer concierge services if desired.

Distance to:

Sea World 3 miles

San Diego Zoo 10 miles

Downtown San Diego 9 miles

La Jolla 5 miles

San Diego Wild Animal Park 31 miles

Soak City Waterpark 25 miles

Disneyland 88 miles

Knotts Berry Farm 95 miles

Universal Studios Hollywood 123 miles

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About The Owner

My husband, son, and I lived on one side of the property and rented out the other for many years. We love the Pacific Beach community and love sharing it with vacationers. As our family grew, we moved a few blocks up and now both sides of the duplex are available to rent. Whenever we travel, we like to ask the locals where their favorite spots are and love doing the same for our renters. We are happy to give you the inside scoop so that you can get the most out of your San Diego vacation.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

What makes this house unique

What we love most is parking our car on Friday and not having to move it again until Monday morning. Everything you need is within walking distance--the beach, the bay, restaurants, shops, grocery stores. There is so much to do or you can do nothing at all. And if you do venture out...there is so much so close by. Within a 20 minute drive you can be in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, at La Jolla Shores, visiting museums in Balboa Park, at Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, or Petco Park watching the San Diego Padres.


Nearest Point of Interest
Sea World
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Gaslamp District
Nearest Point of Interest
Petco Park--San Diego Padres
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Zoo

Distance to:

Sea World 3 miles,

San Diego Zoo 10 miles,

Downtown San Diego 9 miles,

La Jolla 5 miles,

San Diego Wild Animal Park 31 miles,

Soak City Waterpark 25 miles,

Disneyland 88 miles,

Knotts Berry Farm 95 miles,

Universal Studios Hollywood 123 miles.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Basketball Court, Miniature golf


Mission Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Inflatable queen size mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly Pacific Beach Rental, 4 Blocks to Beach & Bay
average rating of 4.659091 based on 44 reviews

Not what we thought it would be

  • 3 of 5

Although the place is nice it is older and need some updating especially in the kitchen and master bathroom. The refrigerator needs replaced and they need to rethink where the microwave is. We enjoyed the fact that it is close to the beach and lots to do around the Pacific Beach area. What really bothered us is that there was nothing in the kitchen to cook with except some old pots and pans. The dishes are chipped and cracked and there was no oil or spices or anything. I mean the refrigerator was completely empty. Every other place we stayed had at least some essential things in the cabinets and refrigerator.

If I owned this property, I would seriously consider closing down for a month and redoing the whole place. Fix the flooring, the paint, the doors, the plumbing, everything. I think it would pay off in the end.

Like I said earlier, it is a nice place and it's close to everything, it just needs some TLC. Guests who stay should expect to bring everything with them including soap, shampoo and all things necessary to cook with.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home near the beaches and easy to get to all the attractions

  • 5 of 5

Owners take good care of this home. It was clean and in a nice area. We loved the 2 nice bikes and the grill worked well. A great deck to sit out on in the evenings. The bedrooms are large. Lots of space in this place. We will come back here on our next trip to San Diego!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy property

  • 5 of 5

The home was cozy and was conviently located a few blocks from the boardwalk. I would recommend this place if your looking to stay in the heart of pacific beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good times

  • 5 of 5

We came to SD for a semester abroad and it was harder than expected to find a long term accommodation for 6 students in Pacific Beach. Christiana and Joseph did not hesitate to rent their beautiful home to us. They were simply great hosts, who made us feel warmly welcome. They were always available for any questions or issues we had. The home was very comfortable and exactly as described. We had a cleaning service twice a month, which was definitely a plus! We loved having BBQ's with friends on our patio and the location was just perfect for us! (Garnet Ave with bars, shops, restaurants and of course the beach!)

I would highly recommend this home to anyone I know and I wouldn't hesitate to come back.

We all had such a good time with invaluable memories. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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close walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

2 beds that sleep 2 each and a comfy couch that sleeps 2 more. We were expected a pull out bed but we made it work. We were provided with everything we needed from big pots and pans to cook for all 6 of us to nice toiletries that were provided. Short walk to the beach and nice neighbors. We were so happy to be able to bring our dogs. Overall nice, clean stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. In lieu of a fold out couch, we have a queen sized inflatable mattress in the master bedroom closet. We apologize if you did not find that. We look forward to having you back on your next trip to San Diego.
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Very disappointed.

  • 1 of 5

Property owners were very nice and tried to please, but in our experience, the place was not well maintained. Many things were not ready when we arrived, i.e. missing or burned out light bulbs, dirty grill, flat bike tires to name a few. The place was clean on the surface, but there was dirt and debris under furniture. Owners worked hard to be responsive and fixed some things but lots still need attention. For example: the grill never worked, washer and dryer are still missing some control knobs and dryer is stuck on high and there is no light in this outside area, the light fixture and fan in the dining area never worked. I think the owners would serve themselves and renters better if they came and stayed in the house for a week and could see and try to live with all the things that are not up to snuff. The house has great space and is in a good location but it needs some work.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, this review does not come as a surprise to us. Despite every effort we made to resolve the issues identified by these guests, they simply could not be satisfied. Many of their concerns were simply a matter of not knowing how to use the appliances--microwave and oven both work just fine, they did not know how to turn them on. Some of their concerns were unavoidable issues that we resolved immediately--light bulb burned out, remote control needed new batteries. That said, they did bring to our attention a few issues that we hadn't noticed in the time between our previous guests leaving and their arrival. We always appreciate feedback from our guests and make every effort to resolve those issues as soon as possible. In this case, an issue they notices with the fan required new parts to be ordered, which has since arrived and has been repaired. We also purchased a new gas grill and additional lighting for the unit. We believe that every concern identified by these guests has been completely resolved and regret that they found their experience disappointing.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.05%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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