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Spacious Balcony - Oceanfront Castle

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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 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! 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 under repair).

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,

More Details

Property Manager
Claudia Shaw
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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.


Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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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Spacious Balcony - Oceanfront Castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay at Hamel's. The condo has a great layout and is spacious. I highly recommend renting here.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great layout amazing balcony

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need inside & out! We loved the bedrooms and layout of the condo as well. We had the most perfect time.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at the castle

  • 5 of 5

The castle was great!! Claudia was super to work with and had everything ready upon our arrival. I definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a great place to stay with family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome, fun beach location! Perfect for families and grilling outdoors

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for family vacation; would have been fun for just adults too! Great jogging and restaurants/activities; close to the zoo also. Kids loved the roller coaster and rides in the "back yard". Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun time. Great View.

  • 5 of 5

Property was in great condition. The beach is jus steps away. Good places to eat are just around the corner. The balcony view is great.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love the castle and stay here every chance we get! The location is perfect as we are close to La Jolla and all it has to offer and to the gas lamp district. Bravo to Claudia and Skylar who run the property with perfection

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $215
Damage Deposit $1,000

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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