This 2 story condo is located in Mission Beach just steps from the sand. Walk 30 seconds to the ocean or bay! Family friendly and comfortably sleeps up to 7 people. Features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room with sofa bed, fully supplied kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, & large balcony with view of the water. It includes a garage with space for 2 cars. Included are beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, sand toys & boogie boards. Only 7 miles from San Diego airport.
If you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway look no further!
This vacation rental is positioned in the heart of Mission Beach, a gorgeous beach community on a super narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. Walk 30 seconds in either direction (West or East) and you'll encounter pristine white beaches. Both the ocean and bay side have wide boardwalks for bicycle riding, walking, or jogging. On the bay-side you'll enjoy a relaxing sail bay with a calm atmosphere, while on the ocean-side you'll enjoy ocean waves for surfing and a lively beach scene. With year-round comfortable outdoor temperatures and laid back beach vibe you will find it the ideal getaway.
On the first level is the garage for parking. On the second level is the kitchen, living room with a pull-out sofa bed, a bedroom with a queen bed, and a full bathroom. On the third floor is the huge master bedroom featuring both a queen bed and a twin bed, plus a master bathroom, and a big walk out balcony with a barbecue.
The living room comes complete with a flat screen television, DVD player, and surround sound stereo. It is equipped with cable TV. What's more, there is free WIFI and plenty of outlets to keep you plugged in.
The kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, dishwasher, and a coffee maker. We supply you with all the cooking pans, dishes, and utensils you might need. There are the usual kitchen gadgets such as bottle openers and cork screws. Plus the home has a gas barbecue on the balcony for outdoor grilling.
Included with the rental is the use of boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and a few sand toys for the kids.
The garage holds two cars for convenient off-street parking. Keep in mind that the garage is long and narrow and will fit only average sized cars parked in tandem. A mini van or SUV will fit as long as it's not too tall. (Garage clearance is 76")
The house comes supplied with the basics you'd expect at any hotel like a hair dryer and iron. Plus you have a fully supplied kitchen and a living room to relax in. We think of everything you might need and even stock you with beach towels so you don't need to pack those in your suitcase. Why stay at a hotel when you can stay in the comfort of your own home in a friendly neighborhood? Vacation like a local.
This listing, Casa Rosa B, is one of two units in a 3-level duplex. This unit is the back half of the building. The second unit is the front part of the building, Casa Rosa A, which sleeps 9 people. Both units together sleep a total of 16. It is possible to rent both units of the duplex for families or groups who need the extra space but want to remain close to each other. (Please inquire for details.)
The best thing about the neighborhood is that there is so much within walking distance that you may not need a car. You could just take a taxi from the airport (8 miles away), get dropped off here and you're at the beach! We have local restaurants, trendy beach bars, excellent coffee spots, and breakfasts cafes all within a few short blocks. Sea World is just 3 miles away.
The location is the best spot of all of Mission Beach. It is on the south side of Santa Clara Place (the only traffic light in North Mission Beach), which means a non district area. It is far enough (1 mile) north of the roller coaster area so it's very removed from the tourist noise. It is off of the main boulevard and on one of the tiny inner courts with friendly neighbors and a quiet homey atmosphere.
Recreational opportunities abound. It is within walking distance to Santa Clara point where there are numerous recreation activities and rentals available including: stand up paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis, windsurfing, catamarans, sail boats, water ski boats, and even jet packs. There are group classes and private lessons available in all of these activities. What's more there are free yoga classes on the beach each day.
It is equally centered between Belmont Park (the roller coaster area) and Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, which are both 1 mile away, making this location removed from the tourist noise but yet accessible to the action if that's what you want.
There is a fantastic surf spot at the beach out front for beginners to the advanced surfer and great for the spectator as well. There are affordable surf lessons offered daily in the beach right out in front by our friends at Surfari Surf School. What's more, we can point you to all the best surf spots in San Diego County. And we have two world class board shapers who are neighbors in case you want to get a new surf board while you are here.
This unit includes a garage that can fit 2 average size cars parked in tandem. (One in front of the other.) Standard sedans or compact SUVs generally fit. But if you bring a large truck, van, or SUV your car may may be too tall and may not fit in the garage and you will need to park on the street (Clearance is 76"). Street parking is free (not metered) but can be difficult to find during the summer months.
To orient you here are some distances from the home:
2 miles to Sea World
3 miles to La Jolla Cove
5 miles to Historic Old Town
8 miles to San Diego Airport
9.5 miles to San Diego Zoo/Balboa Park
10 miles to Gaslamp Quarter
If you don't bring a car you will be quite fine. More than half of our guests have come without a car and all have gotten around quite easily. Restaurants, shops, and convenience stores are within walking distance. It is less than a 10-15 minute walk to Belmont Park where there is a giant roller coaster, rides, restaurants, bars, and shops.
Uber cars are readily available for local transport at an affordable rate. If you've never used this service before download the phone app and use this code to get your first ride free (up to $15): janetb397.
Riding bikes along the boardwalk is usually the most scenic way to get around and take in the atmosphere. There is a rental shop called "Cheap Rentals" just 2 blocks away that rents bikes by the hour, day, or the week. They also rent surfboards, wetsuits, standup paddle boards and a lot of other fun beach equipment.
There is also a bus stop a few yards away that travels down Mission Blvd and will take you to Old Town in minutes. At Old Town there is a major transportation hub where you can transfer to any other bus line or transfer to the Trolley (San Diego's metro line) which will take you downtown.
Please note, as with most homes on the coast in California this property does not have air conditioning due to the moderate climate at the beach. With the windows open there is usually a nice coastal breeze to keep things cool. Floor fans are provided.
NOTE: This listing does indeed welcome and accommodate dogs (25lbs and under, dogs only) at a nominal cost of $200 non-refundable fee. Please let us know ahead of time if you are bringing your dog and we will make a slight alteration to the reservation with the added fee included. Thank you for your understanding!
We can include a private bonfire on the beach for an extra fee. Includes set up and take down, portable steel fire drum, roasting sticks, hot dogs, and s'mores. A perfect activity while waiting for the nightly summer Sea World fireworks over the bay. Inquire for details.
Want family pictures on the beach? What better backdrop for a group shot than the stunning backdrop of the ocean or bay at sunset! For an extra fee we can arrange for a local portrait photographer to do a photo session of your family on the beach. Let us know in advanced if you're interested and we can make an appointment with the photographer during your stay.
The beach house is thoroughly cleaned between each stay. However if you wish for a cleaning and change of linens during your stay we can arrange for the maid to come for an additional charge of $140. Please give us one day's notice so we can get this scheduled.
Past Guest discount is available for returning guests. Inquire for details.