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Beach Front Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The beach cottage is roomy and homey. The 1 bedroom (w/queen-size bed) is separate from the living area to give you privacy if you come with your children. The living room area sleeps 2. The direct access to the beach makes it the perfect place to enjoy being in the sun and then coming in for a nap if you like. You'll never have to leave once you fill up the fridge for your stay.

Within a mile you will find several wonderful restaurants or have pizza delivered if you like. This is the perfect romantic getaway, but children are welcome with their parents of course.

The neighborhood is very quiet, so no late night parties allowed. Swimming, kayaking and other water activities are just out your backdoor. Come and enjoy!

Keywords: beach, casita, private, house, oceanfront, bay front, cottage

More Details

Karen Harrop
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Karen Harrop

My husband and I work hard all day and love to come home to the tranquility of the Bay. We have two small cockapoos who enjoy welcoming new guests to our home.

Karen Harrop purchased this bungalow in 1972

Why Karen Harrop chose San Diego

This Point Loma home has been my husband's home since childhood. The cottage unit has been refurbished to make it comfortable for guests. We hope you will come to love the Bay as much as we do.

What makes this bungalow unique

If you are a yacht club member, you are within walking distance of at least 3 local yacht clubs to enjoy their reciprocal amenities.


La Playa Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, sink, commode
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Navy trains both dolphins and seals in the water and on the beach directly in front of the bungalow during weekdays. It is very entertaining and for no additional fee! In addition, you will see cruise ships coming in and out of the bay and military carriers. The constant Bay activity is a delight. You can see Mexico from the property as well and the first point of entry for the United States is right across the water in front of you. Large yachts dock at the Kona Kai Club across from us and you may see helicopters coming to and from the yacht to deliver passengers from the airport which is just a 5 to 10 minute cab ride from the bungalow.


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Beach Front Paradise
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Awesome as always, we love coming back to this house!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful city and a great place to stay. Very convenient location that is quiet in the evenings, perfect place for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you and your family each year - so glad to see you building family memories that will last for years to come.
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Minneapolis, MN

Perfect location, great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several properties through HomeAway (VRBO) and Airbnb and have never been disappointed. We can add this rental to our list of favorites. Everything was as described. Clean and comfortable with all of the amenities you need for a great stay. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bathroom is supplied with several fluffy towels, shampoo, etc. Extremely comfortable bed, which is at the top of our list of "musts". It's always nice having a washer and dryer too.

The location is perfect and the view is spectacular. Karen and John made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you for being such gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that this is the perfect location and so love sharing it with our wonderful guests.
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Awesome beachfront property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property in a quiet neighborhood right on the beach. Perfect spot for watching the boats come and go from the marina. Kitchen is very well-equipped if you want to do your own cooking. Close to shopping, restaurants, walking paths, and easy access to downtown as well. The property owners are gracious and helpful. Highly recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our gracious guests make it easy to enjoy sharing our wonderful property with them.
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great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location. Exactly as described. If returning to SD I would not stay anywhere else!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have many repeat guests and look forward to seeing you all again.
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Ankeny, Iowa

Nice location, clean

  • 4 of 5

Centrally located between the coast and the bay. Close enough to shopping and dining downtown and on the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Cottage Right on the Beach across from Shelter Island

  • 5 of 5

Such a cozy cottage, right on the water and in the heart of Point Loma! Karen and her husband were not at all intrusive but so helpful when asked, providing initial information and great resources for the SD history museum, restaurants, adventures, etc. Everything is close by and very convenient. There's a sandy beach right out the backyard gate (with a combo lock, so your bikes, etc., are safe!). From the patio which has nice tables and chairs, you can watch ships arrive via the main channel to the harbor. Many boats stop to check in at the Harbor Police/Customs office directly across the water from the backyard. The adjacent sailboat harbor is very calm and every morning (no matter how drizzly or cold!) people are out with paddle boards, kayaks or just swimming with wetsuits (it's chilly in late Dec!). A wonderful walking/biking trail starts at the end of the block (50ft away), and follows the waterfront for miles. We used it for an easy bike excursion into the La Playa business area for breakfast. What a beautiful ride!

We had zero problems with street parking right in front of our door. People fill the street with cars first thing in the morning to walk their dogs, play on the beach or swim/kayak, then leave in the afternoon. There's 2hr parking limit, though we had no issue leaving our car out all day. Ralphs market (Rosecrans & Nimitz Blvd) is the closest market (abt 1.5mi away) and has simply "everything", gourmet and otherwise. Pick up some of their many varieties of brats for grilling on the nice gas range on the patio! If you want cheaper groceries, there's a Vons superstore about 2.5 miles away down Rosecrans at Liberty Station.

Liberty Public Market shouldn't be missed for lots of interesting food, arts & crafts. We also greatly enjoyed Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano (is indeed the best Italian in Point Loma!) and the Fig Tree Café at Liberty Station which has amazing stuffed French toast for breakfast.

All in all, it was a wonderful place to stay, with gracious hosts and SO convenient to everything! We definitely are looking forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Harbortown Pub
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4.4 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Old Venice
Nearest Beach
Kellogg Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Cabrillo Lighthouse
Car: recommended

City and Bay views; Concerts on the Bay - accessible by kayak in season; beach path to town (less than 1 mile into town on the path); Downtown nightlife in San Diego Gaslamp: Balboa Park with numerous museums.


Rates & Availability

La Playa Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Summer
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

All reservations require a 100% payment to reserve. If cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival a full refund is given. Cancellations less than 30days of arrival date will be refunded if the property is rented to someone else instead for the same reservation period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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