About the property
- Apartment1450 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
Located on the boardwalk upstairs of the building , the Hamel's Castle is a oceanfront luxurious unit that 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 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 6 people ( 3 couples) but it will accommodate up to 8 people - considering that 2 people will sleep in the living room. No private parties with more than maximum occupancy is allowed in the unit. No visitors overnight is allowed if maximum capacity is exceeded.
There is a designated parking spot detached from the building (about 150-200 feet away) 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! Our home system allows music in the balcony and TV or DVD at the family room. There is one portable A/C in the living room and one portable A/C in one of the bedrooms. (Wall A/C units are out of order ).
There are security cameras surrounding the building, Verizon antenna and power generator in the building. If noises are a concern to your party, please inquire.
Total space ( including the balcony) is around 2,300 sq ft. No pets allowed!
If you need a bigger place to accommodate your family and friends, please check my other apartment at the same building - next door ! Description and photos at VRBO # 479249 - around 550 sq ft 1 BR / 1 BA perfect for 2, but it can accommodate up to 4 - with sleeping arrangements in the living room with sofa bed.
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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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Claudia Shaw chose Mission Beach
Conveniently located at the boardwalk
What makes this Apartment unique
Retailers downstairs of the apartment with: bike rentals, surf and skate shop, resort wear store with clothing, souvenirs, beach toys, sunglasses, etc. Mention that you are a guest upstairs to get the renter's discount.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The house was clean and beautiful! The best part is you don't have to cook if you don't want to, burgers, tacos ,salads everything you want is below and of course Ice Cream. Great Sushi restaurant just a few doors down.
There are a lot of people on the boardwalk but being up on the patio keeps you away from everything. And the view is fantastic! My kids loved it! My son loved being close to the rollercoaster:) Thank you Claudia for always picking up your phone for any questions we had.
The shop below gives 20% off purchases because you are staying above and they are very helpful
We had a great time! Can’t wat to come back
This property is very nice and is right in the middle of everything at Mission Beach! Thank you!
Another great stay at The Castle
Thanks for having us again Claudia! We had everything we needed and more at The Castle. Looking forward to our next stay!
Just get this place!!!!
I can not say enough wonderful things about our visit to the Castle. Claudia has everything you could possibly want here. Three beds, three baths, everything you could need as if it was your own home. Saw a ton of dolphins from the huge deck. Had laundry, games, stuff for the kids to use in the sand, just everything! Perfect location. Picture perfect view. Everything you could want in walking distance. Stop reading reviews now and just book this place! It’s worth every penny!!! Can’t wait to come back!
Best place to stay!
Could not of had a better experience. Claudia was more than accommodating, the place was beautiful, the view was great! This will be my “go to” when I come to San Diego!
Thank you for your kind words. It's always good to hear when our guests have a good experience to share. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any ideas on how we can improve the location for next time you come to San Diego.
It was my pleasure having your group at the castle!
Beautiful condo with a great deck overlooking the promenade and the ocean. Plenty of space for everyone. We enjoyed all the activities going on around us. Plenty of shops and restaurants close by, with Belmont Park just across the street. If we wanted to join in with the outdoor activities we could, if not, we had privacy. We especially liked the fact the deck was one story up so that beach goers weren't walking directly in front of our outdoor space. Great space!
Thank you for your kind descriptive review and for taking good care of the place. We will be looking forward to having your group again in the future. Repeating customers get 10% on regular rates ! 😉
All communication and payment should be direct with the owner. NO personal check accepted. Thank you.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. Renters agree with the terms of our rental agreement when booking the location. However, renter is still required to print and sign documents before arriving at the location.