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Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Located on the boardwalk upstairs of the castle, the Hamel's Castle, this oceanfront luxurious unit has been remodeled to a 3BR/3BA apartment in 2012. It has a spacious 440 sq ft furnished terrace and breathtaking views. The location by itself is priceless. The apartment is right at the board walk and a couple steps away from the famous Belmont Park. There are retailers downstairs and many shops around, bars, restaurants, pizzerias, etc. Subway Food and Starbucks are on the corner, and much more in the Bay area. Downtown San Diego is easy to reach from here by car (15 minutes) and so are most of San Diego's attractions such as Sea World (5 minutes), Legoland (30 minutes)and the San Diego Zoo (20 minutes) on light traffic day.

This comfortable 1,950 sq ft luxurious apartment offers everything you need for a great escape right on the beach. You will enjoy the nicest appointments, romantic getaways, or just the beach atmosphere in the beautiful Mission Beach in San Diego. The apartment has been remodeled and upgraded in June 2012. The apartment features a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, slab granite counters, pantry room and designer finishes throughout. There are plasma TVs in every room - including one of the bathrooms. The living room area opens up to a spacious private balcony on the 1st floor that offers lots of seating, gas BBQ, home theater stereo in-out doors, and the beautiful ocean view. The main bathroom was remodeled in 2014 and now offers a modern tub/shower. Washer and dryer in-unit.

Sleeping arrangements include one king bed and two queen beds plus a pull out queen sofa in the living room. This unit is ideal for up to 8 people. No private parties with more than maximum occupancy is allowed in the unit.

There is a designated parking spot detached from the building for 2 compact cars (tandem parking) or 1 large car , but lots of parking spaces surrounding the area - one handicapped parking across the street. We provide linens and towels, beach towels, beach toys and umbrella, chairs and complimentary discount vouchers from retailers downstairs. WiFi-Internet is provided with no extra cost to you - bring your laptop! Bring your iPod to plug in the unit or just charge your iPad or iPhone. Our home system allows music in the balcony and TV or DVD at the family room. There are security cameras surrounding the building, Verizon antenna and power generator in the building.

Total space ( including the balcony) is around 2,300 sq ft. Not pets allowed!

Check my other apartment at VRBO # 479249 - around 550 sq ft 1 BR / 1 BA perfect for a family up to 4 - ideally 2 adults and 2 kids .

Here are some details about Mission Beach and surrounding areas to help you with your decision to stay in Mission Beach:

Mission-Beach is a San Diego favorite among locals and visitors alike. It lies between Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean and has nearly two miles of beautiful white sandy beach. The area is filled with pastel colored houses, condos, old style cottages, beach apartments and hotels. The colorful Boardwalk at Mission Beach runs for three miles ending north of Pacific Beach and is always filled with bicyclists, runners, skateboarders and rollerbladers, and has designated lanes for walking. You can engage in people watching and sunbathing on Mission Beach, or the more strenuous activities of swimming, surfing, body boarding and kayaking. The southern part of Mission Beach is known for its' beach volleyball. To the east lies Mission Bay, which contains two islands with many coves and inlets, and has a large marina for pleasure boaters, and facilities for picnics, camping and fishing. One special point of interest at Mission Beach is Belmont Park, once the site of an amusement park that now is home to shops and restaurants, and a completely restored roller coaster. This 73 foot wooden roller coaster called the 'Big Dipper' was built in 1925, closed in 1976 and reopened in 1990. Everything is convenient for visitors to Mission Beach; just two blocks east are coffeehouses, fast food, taco shops, ethnic food or fine dining. Bicycles and in-line skates are both available for rent on the Boardwalk right below our Vacation rentals which is located inside a Mission Beach historical landmark: The Hamels Castle!

Note: Mission Beach is also known as the place for young groups; if you are noise sensitive you probably should research more before making a commitment to stay in this area. We are in the middle of the action. I am not kidding!

Surrounding areas: Mission Bay, California (0.6 mi), Pacific Beach, California (1.3 mi), Bay Park, California (2.7 mi), Ocean Beach, California (2.7 mi), La Jolla, California (4.4 mi), San Diego, California (6.1 mi), Point Loma, California (6.8 mi)

For more available dates and rates, please inquire with owner. We will be looking forward to talking to you soon!

Keywords: Beachfront, Terrace Overlooking the Ocean, Ocean Views from All Rooms, Luxurious, Comfortable, Close to Restaurants, Bars, Shops, Coupons for Clothing and Bike Rentals downstairs, Upscale, enclosed tub/Shower, Tvs in Every Room (Even in Bathroom), gas BBQ , Sleeps 8, inside the castle, top notch,

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Property Manager
Claudia Shaw
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Retailers downstairs of the apartment with: bike rentals, surf and skate shop (private lessons may be offered during high season), resort wear store with clothing, souvenirs, beach toys, sunglasses, etc.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Special Rate at Boardwalk limited availability
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent our week between Christmas and New Year's with family at the Castle. We absolutely loved it! Great location, great people watching from the balcony. Terrific cookware inside the unit. Everything you would ever need in a vacation rental is right there.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at the castle! Always accommodating and very clean. Best location on the boardwalk!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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oroville, CA

Everything we needed and then some!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying in the castle. The location could not have been better. It was very clean and updated. There were three bathrooms which makes it so nice for everyone to get ready in the morning. The balcony is large so there is plenty of room to hang out without feeling crammed in. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. I can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo the first week of Summer. The ease in which we rented this place was like no other. The contact person "Claudia" was so nice and acomidating. She responded to my questions in a timely manor and I had the place rented in 2 days.

Let me just say AMAZING! As we walked into this 3 BR/3 BA home, I immediately noticed how beautifully furnished it was. From the grannet counter tops to the bedrooms, even the showers were beautiful. It had a full kitchen, washer and dryer, wet bar, BBQ and a margarita maker to make those cold slushee drinks for the kids or adults. As I walked out to the huge private deck, I could see the entire beach and boardwalk. INCREDABLE! We were definitely the center of attention, felt like celebrities. There were outside speakers to listen to music and relax on the sectional patio furniture. While my teenage daughter and friends were on the beach, I could keep an eye on them from the deck. They provided sand toys, boogie boards, a wagon and towels. The location was the center of it all. Being right next to Brlmont Park and the Big Dipper Coster was so much fun for the kids, they were there everyday. Having the convenience of the surf and skate shop below was nice. We rented bikes for the boardwalk, surfboards and wetsuits too. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were able to pick up souvenirs and some cool shirts from the store next to the surf shop. Being there for a week we got to know some of the employees there. They recognized us as we walked by everyday and always said Hi. They made us feel like locals. We were only 5 minutes from Old Town and Sea World and 10 minutes from Downtown San Diego. It was awesome to wake up everyday, drink my coffee and see Dolphins swimming past before I took my morning jog on the beach, very cool. Everyone couldn't wait to get the day started. From surfing to riding bikes, being on the beach to Belmont Park, this vacation is one we will not soon forget. I will be making my reservation for next summer as soon as I get home LOL. Thank you all for an incredable experience. Hope to see you all next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, AB

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the 3-bdrm apartment over Christmas. This was such a great place! The furnishings are wonderful, comfortable beds, etc. There wasn't anything that we lacked. It is such a great location. If you have kids of any age, they will love it. So many beach toys, etc., included with the rental. And even if you are all adults, it is still the perfect get away. You can watch all the activities on the beach and boardwalk, all from the comfort of the deck, and never get your feet sandy if you don't want to. There are many stores and restaurants close by. And Skyler and the employees in the stores are awesome! There is so much going on during the day, but it quiets right down at night and is very peaceful. I would recommend though that if you rent a bike, you return it to the store at night and then pick it back up the next day if you want it for several days. My son kept a bike, as he wanted to ride it later at night. He had it locked and behind a gate, which was also behind a locked gate, and it still got stolen. That was very disappointing and in hindsight, he should have turned the bike back in. But it was just a small blip on a wonderful week at The Hamels Castle!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love The Castle

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for everyone. Our group included an infant, toddler, 10 year olds, parents and grandparents. The location was perfect. Having to run back 'home' for diaper changes was convenient as we were super close to Belmont, the wave house, a market, bars & restaurants. The house was great! Noise was not an issue. We slept better at the castle than we do at home. We were supplied with everything we needed and more. It was great to be able to do a quick load of laundry whenever needed or to grab a boogie board and head to the beach. It was so nice to be able to sit on the balcony with the baby and listen to music while grilling & watch the kids play with their grandparents on the beach. The castle has televisions in every room (bathroom included) which made the kids ecstatic. We each brought individual devices and were able to access wifi throughout our stay without issue. Downstairs gave surprisingly great bike rental discounts. We have zero complaints. Our stay was fantastic. We started planning our next visit the minute we had to drive away.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah and Family, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am glad to hear you and your family had a great experience in the castle, and I couldn't have asked for a better family to be there when the dishwasher started acting out. Although it seems to be a minor inconvenience, I really appreciated your understanding and the way you dealt with the issue. After the technical support visit, we ended up buying a new dishwasher for the unit. You are welcome to our place at anytime :)
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Nearest Point of Interest
Mission Beach Resortwear
Nearest Point of Interest
MB Rentals and MB Surf Skate
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea World
Nearest Point of Interest
Belmont Amusement Park
Car: recommended

All communication and payment should be direct with the owner. NO personal check accepted. Thank you.


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 9 2017 - May 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer I
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday week
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer III
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor day week
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $215 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
supplies $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.05%

1st payment is 50% of rental amount. In order to secure reservation, send UPS /FEDEX for faster delivery. Remaining balance of 50% rent should be received within 30 days of check in by cashier's check, or bank deposit. If credit card is the option, extra paperwork will be required to accept Paypal and 3% to cover fees imposed by Paypal.
Refundable damage deposit is required upon check in - no Amex or Discover accepted.
Preferred payment: cashier's check or bank deposit to minimize possibility of fraudulent transactions by CC.
Credit Card Payment: Visa or MC plus 3%. Check with Owner payment terms for signatures and extra paperwork required. Vacation rentals is considered a risk business for credit cards.
Holiday Rates are higher than regular rates. Please contact owner to get your final quote or to get clarification of final quote. Rates disclosed by VRBO/ Homeaway DO NOT reflect the correct amount if holiday falls under the dates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full bathrooms;
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size bed (1) 1 Luxurious bed with built-in drawers on each side., Queen size Beds (2) 2 Luxurious beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a pull out sofa ; it convertes into a queen size bed. Adult limit weight of 250 lb
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Custom-made built-in bar in the lounge area fully equipped with wine fridge, blender, regular fridge, granite counter, wine glasses, sink and faucet. There are speakers inside and outside the apartment - at the balcony. Perfect to enjoy your day surrounded by your favorite music . Owners do not allow the location to be rented for private party in the premises. Please do not rent it if you plan on throwing a party with more than our maximum overnight capacity. Our rental agreement enforces the maximum occupancy of 8 people to overnight - visitors are welcome but do not exceed total of 15 total .

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