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Wonderful Family-Friendly Beach Vacation

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Ocean Front 1 bedroom 1 bath Condominium

This Oceanfront property offers its’ guests a wonderful location-just steps away from the ocean, restaurants, nightclubs, grocery stores and entertainment. Your condominium also offers a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and beautifully landscaped boardwalk. The condominium has recently been completely refurbished with many upgrades: New granite countertops, cabinets and appliances highlight the kitchen. Custom lighting and new tile floors add a feel of openness throughout the unit. You will also appreciate a new tiled bathroom with storage. The bedroom features a queen size bed, the living room a full size pullout couch and an additional aerobed is included for your comfort. Immediately outside your door is a gated swimming pool and spa. Guests have access to the outdoor eating area, large courtyard and use of the gas grill. The building is totally secure. It can only be accessed with a security key. You also have a beautiful view as well as free access to Crystal Pier, a local landmark. You can watch the dolphins interact with the surfers, fish from the pier or simply enjoy the boats and ships as they sail by. The secure building offers 1 underground parking space (small or midsize vehicles only). If you choose to drive, you are minutes away from the world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Petco Baseball Park: Home of the San Diego Padres and Downtown San Diego. Disneyland and Angel Stadium is only a 90 minute drive from your condo which offers the opportunity to have a great day trip for your family.


Owner
Tony McAuliffe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Tony McAuliffe

We are a married couple of 20 years currently living in El Centro, California. Tony is a retired Border Patrol Agent originally from Boston Massachusetts and Dalia a retired California School Teacher.

Tony McAuliffe purchased this condo in 2001

Why Tony McAuliffe chose San Diego County

We chose to purchase this property because it is an absolutely wonderful family and pet friendly area. We wanted to have a place for our family to enjoy while having many activities for both children and adults. When the children were younger (grown-up now) we made it a point to make every visit a relaxing and pleasant one. The kids became great swimmers and enjoyed surfing and outdoor activities available in the area. We often visited the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. As a school teacher I appreciated that both our children became quite knowledgeable in the area of wildlife as well as appreciating the delicate balance of the ocean and its' inhabitants.

What makes this condo unique

When you enter the property and open the floor to ceiling window you will appreciate the fabulous view of the Pacific as well as the ocean breeze that immediately puts you in a state of relaxation. The view of the ocean as well as the people walking by is simply fun!

Amenities

Pacific Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bathroom with storage area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great Boardwalk that one can enjoy for miles and miles. You can walk, bicycle, rollerblade, skateboard, jog, great stroller path.

Reviews

3.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Wonderful Family-Friendly Beach Vacation
average rating of 3.7 based on 10 reviews
2

Great location, Nice Ocean View from Condo but needs work

  • 2 of 5

Stayed in your place from Nov 2016. Here are some Pros & Cons

Pros

We love the location, Ocean view, size of condo, tile flooring, kitchen and bathroom

Cons

The bedroom needs a new bed. The spring is terrible and bounces a lot. You can't get a peace night sleep. Discovered afterwards that mattress is nasty with stains and spots. I would throw it away. This must be changed out!

The dishwasher when we opened it up was smelly and water sitting in the bottom. We hand washed all dishes instead. We let the agency know, but they said they will look at it when we leave.

The dishes when we got there didn't go through a good cleaning and the drinking cups need replacing to glass preferably because the plastic are so cloudy they are not see through any more.

The windows in the living room are very dirty and need good cleaning. Looks like they haven't been cleaned in a while. Also, screens need work as frames are bent and bugs/flies can come in.

Internet wifi is a real pain. You have to login in several times a day because it would kick you out. Using my personal Amazon Instant Video was a challenge as wifi required password to be entered from web pages.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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2 0
Sacramento, CA
1

BEWARE!!!!

  • 1 of 5

Everytime I write a review with a poor rating VRBO sends it back. Latest reject said what I wrote was not relevant to the property. It is very relevant to the property! The screens were not maintained - bedroom screen was filthy - front screen had a large hole in it, making it unsafe to leave open at night. Owner was contacted immediately and offered no help saying that he lived more than 100 miles away. After staying one night we went to the rental office with this problem. They offered to clean one screen and repair the other. We preferred to check out since I have allergy issues and I did not want to be around the dust. We gave a 24 hour notice of our departure and expect to get a refund for two nights we did not use. The rental agent did not fix the screens after we left. We called him about this and he said the owner was responsible for the repair. So, if we stayed we would not have had the screens fixed. This unit was not well maintained, therefore I give it a poor rating. Furthermore, if this is rejected again as not being relevant, I will post this on another website ( which I am not allowed to name ) as a review of the property. We are still waiting for our refund, which VRBO said we would receive two days ago. Our credit account has not shown an adjustment.

Reviewer location

Sacramento, CA

Date of arrival

September 8, 2015

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice condo right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice one bedroom condo right off the beach walkway. The best thing about this condo is the location. The building is quiet, the condo was very clean, and the location is very convenient. The bed is very comfortable. It has its own parking space. You can walk right down to the beach and to a number of good restaurants. There is a large grocery store nearby (Ralphs). The view out the front window is very nice. I plan to rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 0
Tucson, AZ/USA
5

Super cozy beach condo !!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't know what to expect on arrival, but it was a lot bigger than we expected. Open Floorplan. Two pullout sleeper sofas, loveseat and chair! We loved that both top and bottom front window opened. The ocean breeze cooled the room in a hurry. We could see and hear the ocean right from the living room. At night, the ocean waves crashing put us to sleep. Great spot for people watching while eating lunch or dinner! The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. We plan on staying there next time for sure if available!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 0
Beaverton OR
1

Ocean Point Condo 105

  • 1 of 5

In 10 years of renting condos (3-4 rentals over a period of 6-9 weeks each year) I have never come across such a filthy home. I usually take my shoes off when I come indoors. This helps keep the floors clean and it's comfortable to me. Within five minutes of entering the condo, the soles of my feet were black because the floors were so dirty.

There was a very bad odor in the condo. We finally found the source - the dishwasher was full of foul smelling brown water. There were no dishes in it, so I can only assume that the dishwasher had been stopped during the wash cycle and the dishes put in the cupboard still dirty. This was confirmed by what I found in the cupboard. The first four glasses I took out of the kitchen cupboard had varying amounts of dirty liquid sitting in them. I had to wash every dish, glass, piece of silverware, pot and pan before I used any of them. Even the kitchen towels in the drawer had food on them.

When we pulled back the sheets to get into bed, it was clear that the bedding hadn't been washed. There was sand/dirt on the sheets, there was a large area soiled with lipstick, there were streaks of blood, and there were several hairs. This was disgusting. The comforters were also soiled with several large stains.

The toilet obviously hadn't been cleaned in some time. There were both urine and hairs dried on the seat and rim. And, there were no cleaning materials in the condo. I had to go out and buy disinfecting wipes just to make the condo tolerable.

I immediately sent an email to both the owner (Anthony McAuliffe) and to the company managing the rental (San Diego Sunset Vacation Rentals) outlining all of these problems. Incredibly, I never heard from either of them. I do know that they received my emails because a repairman showed up at the door to check the dishwasher, which I had already cleaned. At the end of our rental, I sent the owner another email repeating my earlier list and telling him that I felt he had cheated us out of vacation time spent cleaning and out of our rental cost, which was, in no way, appropriate given the condition of the condo. Again, I received no response from him.

This is the first negative review I've ever written for a condo we've rented. I remain completely baffled by the situation and totally turned off by this VRBO experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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12 0
Las Vegas
5

Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

Pros:

-Excellent views from window

-Beachfront Property

-Adequately furnished for cooking

-Underground parking

-Tiled floors, Granite Counters, SS appliances

Cons:

-Neighbors may be overly sensitive to dogs

-Located on the 1st floor (only a negative if you enjoy views from elevation)

-Bedroom is adjacent to courtyard and thus ambient noise

-Not enough bathroom linens for more than 2 people

-Could benefit from a vacuum in house to clean up sand

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 0

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
5 and 805
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
Pacific Beach
Car: not necessary

This Oceanfront property offers its’ guests a wonderful location-just steps away from the ocean, restaurants, nightclubs, grocery stores and entertainment. Your condominium also offers a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and beautifully landscaped boardwalk. The condominium has recently been completely refurbished with many upgrades: New granite countertops, cabinets and appliances highlight the kitchen. Custom lighting and new tile floors add a feel of openness throughout the unit. You will also appreciate a new tiled bathroom with storage. Immediately outside your door is a gated swimming pool and spa. Guests have access to the outdoor eating area, large courtyard and use of the gas grill. The building is totally secure. It can only be accessed with a security key. You also have a beautiful view as well as free access to Crystal Pier, a local landmark. You can watch the dolphins interact with the surfers, fish from the pier or simply enjoy the boats and ships as they sail by. The secure building offers 1 underground parking space (small or midsize vehicles only). If you choose to drive, you are minutes away from the world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Petco Baseball Park: Home of the San Diego Padres and Downtown San Diego. Disneyland is only a 90 minute drive from your condo which offers the opportunity to have a great day trip for your family. There is no air conditioning in this unit.

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Rates & Availability

Pacific Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 - May 31
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,450
$5,700
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
$4,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 30
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$230
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,290
$5,100
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$230
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,490
$5,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
From
$230
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,602
$5,460
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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