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Views from top floor, Steps to Beach & Bay, Free Parking in Garage, Elevator

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4, with great views of the Pacific Ocean and Bay, seconds to the beach

This lovely one bedroom (with additional sofa bed) condo is on the top floor of one of the tallest buildings in Mission Beach with GREAT VIEWS. From the wall of windows you can see all the way south to downtown, north to La Jolla, west to the Pacific and east to Mission Bay.

The moment that you step in the door, you are surrounded by a feeling of relaxation and calm. The bright new furnishings and happy decor make it easy to jump right in to a 'leave your troubles behind' mood, and the fact that you are only steps from the Mission Beach Boardwalk with miles of sand and sea bring that feeling into reality!

MISSION BEACH, the BEACHWALK, MISSION BAY, RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, BELMONT PARK (with it's roller coaster and wave machine) are just a short walk away. SEA WORLD is a five minute drive while SAN DIEGO ZOO, BALBOA PARK, DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO with it's GAS LAMP DISTRICT and OLD TOWN are within a 15-20 minute drive!

The wall of windows and terrace off of the sunny living room look out to the Pacific Ocean on the right and Mission Bay on the left. With views of the Downtown San Diego skyline and Sea World fireworks (nightly in the summer...weekends year round!). You can see for miles while you sit on the terrace with your morning coffee.

If you insist on working or just keeping up with the internet, we provide super fast WiFi service. And also have additional sports channels for your enjoyment...when you're not outside at the beach!

The kitchen is equipped with new stainless steel appliances, including a microwave, dishwasher and trash compactor. Just bring food because everything else is provided! All this is surrounded by beautiful marble counters and floors.

Extra care has been taken to provide the most comfortable bed (the mattress was recently replaced with a $4000. luxury mattress that sleeps like heaven!) with down pillows and comforters. We've also recently installed an aircondtioner in the bedroom which enables you to choose the most comfortable temperature for your sleep preferences. And if you're too chilly, there's a fireplace on the wall that not only provides heat but delicious romantic atmosphere!

The bath, with tub and drenching rain shower head, has been completely remodeled and surrounded with travertine marble tile on the floors, shower and vanity top.

Every care has been taken in the hope that you feel like the special and valued guest that you are!

More Details

Sandi Ellis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Sandi Ellis

Sandi and Rick Ellis have lived in Grants Pass Oregon for the past 5 years since moving from Carmel Valley California. We are semi retired and share our lives with our four dogs and one horse. We enjoy updating the condo when we visit several times a year for a clean and new feeling for our guests.

Sandi Ellis purchased this condo in 1998

Why Sandi Ellis chose Bay View Villas

We purchased this condo when our daughter was earning her pHd and needed a bright place to live for five years that was close to shopping and recreation. Since then our family and friends have enjoyed using the condo to vacation at the beach. Because our family and friends use this home, we have decorated and maintained it not so much for rental but for our enjoyment, so it's nicer than you might expect from a beach rental.

What makes this condo unique

We are located on what locals call "The Strand" which is a spit of land only a few hundred feet wide. Mission Blvd. runs down the middle of it and the Pacific is just steps away as well as Mission Bay on the other side.

It's a truly unique location. The bright atmosphere first attracted us to this condo but the additional advantages that we appreciate now are the proximity to restaurants, shops and rental businesses. Not to mention the beach and bay on either side of the building. We can pull in to the gated and secure garage and never use our car again until we're ready to return on our journey.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I loved our visit to your condo. It was perfect, a lovely place to relax.

Best part was the easy walk to the beach.

Katherine is a gem. Kind, understanding, smart, personable, just a sweet person. Really enjoyed meeting her.

To sum up our visit, my husband said as were we pulling out of the garage,

"When you stay here there is nothing that you need".

Hope to visit again.
Apr 2013
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Bay View Villas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We welcome children but request that they are well behaved and attended by a parent.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Recently remodeled with travertine walls and floor. Shower AND tub. Lovely.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sleeper sofa makes into a larger than double bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) Wonderful comfortable bed with down comforter and pillows in the bedroom with queen sofa sleeper in the living room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Listen to the waves through the open glass door while sleeping on the comfy sofa sleeper in the living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking at the beach is very difficult. Having a gated garage with your own reserved space is a huge benefit! The elevator and washer and dryer on site are very convenient!


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Views from top floor, Steps to Beach & Bay, Free Parking in Garage, Elevator
average rating of 4.845238 based on 89 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to San Diego so we did not have any idea of where to stay or the things to do when we started planning this trip. My wife and I picked this unit based on the reviews and were not disappointed. It was the perfect location for us, a block from the beach along with being centrally located. Katherine was a wonderful hostess. She gave us a great lay of the land along with excellent recommendations. We loved eating at the local restaurants in the area, seeing all of the different shops and of course the people watching. Our trips to the various sights, i.e. USS Midway, Old Town, San Diego Zoo and LaJolla were all within a 15 - 20 minute drive. The condo itself was perfect for us. We enjoyed the decor which was stylish, fresh and modern. The bed was super comfy!! This is a great place for long walks on the beach, sitting on the balcony watching the sunset or perusing the neighborhood. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! It's nice to have such wonderful guests and it seems that all our guests (with the exception of maybe 2 over all these years) are the best. I have one comment about this review: the beach is only a building away from ours, about 30 steps. Just far enough away to avoid the beach activity and create a peaceful getaway. Thanks again, we hope to see you again soon!
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Great location, beautiful home perfectly stocked for every comfort

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views and perfect location to enjoy the beach and everything surrounding the area. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

The hostess, Katherine, was great and prompt to meet us for both check in and check out. The owner, Sandi was quick to reply to any emails. The condo was in a great location, had nice views, and was clean and well stocked with everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent Location & Very Clean. Garage was a HUGE plus. Bed in Master was really comfortable, we would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT, CLEAN, BEAUTIFUL Views and Everything we needed was provided!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for us. It is bright and happy and so much nicer than any of the other rentals that we visited at the beach. I noticed right away that it is very clean. The décor seemed professionally done and is very nice and first class. The kitchen and bath seems brand new and everything that we needed to have meals at the condo was there...BUT we enjoyed the restaurants that were just downstairs and a short walk away. We had great fun walking on the boardwalk at the beach, twice a day and sometimes more. We also rented bikes right on the same block and enjoyed riding the level area with no strain. We were able to walk every place that we wanted for an entire week, no need to drive anyplace! We will definitely be back...often!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with easy access to beach and entertainment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with easy access to beach and entertainment

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lindberg Field
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Mission Beach and Mission Bay both just steps away
Car: not necessary

This lovely condo is in the perfect location. You can park your car in the GATED GARAGE with your own RESERVED SPACE while you walk south to BELMONT PARK with it's historic wooden roller coaster (one of only a few running today), wave machine and carnival atmosphere. The BEACH WALK runs for miles along the BEACH (50 steps from the condo) and is perfect for anything from a leisurely stroll to running or anything in between...(the best thing is people watching here). It's an easy stroll to DINING, GROCERY STORES and there's a convenience market right next door. MISSION BAY is just across the street and half block away, ideal for enjoying the quieter side with sailing, and loads of water activities.

Of course a visit to San Diego wouldn't be complete without seeing SEA WORLD, (a ten minute drive) and BALBOA PARK and the SAN DIEGO ZOO, (both about a 20 minute drive).

This area boasts a wide variety of RESTAURANTS and COCKTAIL LOUNGES, BIKE AND SURFBOARD RENTALS, and more to occupy your time than you can imagine.... OR choose to sit on the beach and RELAX!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

Quotes are in US Dollars. My bank charges me for foreign transactions, so there will be a $35.00 charge if paid by foreign check (sorry, even bank drafts).

We have just renovated the condo! New carpet, paint, furnishings, linens, etc.. This is a very relaxing and welcoming destination, ready for your visit! Check out our reviews!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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