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Jungle Paradise near Beach & Bay in Pacific Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath with large private deck and back yard - sleeps 7

Casa de Gringo is a private, beach-area home within a short walk to the beach, bay, Sea World and bars & restaurants! No car needed! Fully furnished, 2 bedroom/1 Bath that comfortably sleeps 6 (plus one on the couch). PETS ALLOWED (with owner approval)!

* Just a few blocks to Sail Bay and the beach, you can watch spectacular sunsets, see Sea World fireworks, surf, and relax in paradise!

* Spacious private deck and backyard with fire pit - great for parties and entertaining in a jungle-like yard.

* Short walk to the Catamaran Resort and the ocean boardwalk, Beach volleyball courts, children's play area, & grassy park on Sail Bay.

* Modern kitchen with upscale appliances including dishwasher.

* Washer & Dryer included.

* Includes blender, coffee maker, iron/board, hair dryer and most kitchen necessities.

* Hi-Speed Wi-Fi with access to streaming movies through Netflix & Amazon Prime.

* 1-car garage and private driveway.

Prices are seasonal - please use the "Detailed Pricing" link below the Book It button to the right or contact us for more information. Rates subject to change without notice.

Beds= 1 Queen, 2 twin, 1 Sleeper Sofa & 1 large couch (1 queen-size inflatible). Grocery and drug stores within 2 blocks. Numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs, are also within a short walking distance.

Rental includes multiple adult & kids beach-cruiser bikes (plenty of places to rent more close by), beach games, beach chairs, Streaming video player, high-speed Wi-fi, DVD player, Netflix, 42' HDTV, all linens, many kitchen appliances, and much much more!

Keywords: 2-bedroom, 1 bath private home, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Bay, 1-car garage, sunshine, happiness, Ocean, kid friendly, Beach Cruisers, Surfing, spacious, Sea World, Balboa Park.

Note: There is some traffic noise from the street.

More Details

Owner
Stephen Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Stephen Brown

I've lived and worked in Pacific Beach for over 15 years and love the beach and lifestyle. I love being able to walk to the beach and bay as well as local restaurants and grocery stores.

Stephen Brown purchased this house in 1998

Why Stephen Brown chose San Diego County

This is a charming house close - walking distance - to the beach and bay. It's walking distance to major bars and restaurants in the PB area. I don't have to leave PB to have fun nor drive! The house has a nice deck which is semi-secluded by the vegetation making it a bit of a "jungle paradise". Pets are welcome.

What makes this house unique

You don't need a car to get around and enjoy the best location in the US! Giant birds of paradise and private back yard - you'll feel like you're on vacation (and you are!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stephen's house is very tastefully decorated and in a great location, a short walk to Pacific ocean and Mission Bay. Garnet Ave is only two short blocks away. Here you will find many restaurants and clothing stores. His yard is like a well-kept jungle, nicer than the pictures. We spent a lot of time relaxing on his backyard deck. The house/yard feels private even though it is situated on noisier streets. Our host allowed us to store bicycles, that we brought with us, in his garage. This is a spectacular area for bike riding. We found the bed to be pretty comfortable. The kitchen was nice, with a dishwasher, microwave and a coffee pot. The laundry machines were convenient and worked well. The WiFi was somewhat weak, but we were able to use a cable and that was flawless. Our host was unobtrusive. He quickly fixed a small problem for us. Thank you for allowing us to feels like Pacific Beach locals. We would definitely return here and recommend others visit as well.
Nov 2015
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Jungle Paradise near Beach & Bay in Pacific Beach
average rating of 4.5365853 based on 47 reviews
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a week and loved it. We were in San Diego to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal on the beach and a small dinner party for family and friends that came into town for it. First, Stephen was amazing! Always answered questions promptly even when we locked ourselves out the first night. He sent someone over within 5 minutes of us calling. The house was very cute. I thought it was going to feel small but the back deck becomes an extension of the house when you open up the French doors. Our 2 small dogs loved the backyard and we made good use of the fire pit in the yard. The yard is private and lush with vegetation. The house is located on a busy street with lots of car noise but that didn't bother us. It might bother you if you aren't used to it. The only hard thing was backing out of the driveway but there's a mirror on the tree that definitely helps. I did think we were going to be closer to the beach but you are actually closer to the bay. I ended up loving that better because it was less busy, calmer water to just float around and we could bring the dogs after 6pm. The house is stocked with plenty of linens and the kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans. I would recommend a Kuerig machine though for those times you want a cup of coffee but don't need a full pot. There is a coffee maker though. All in all, I definitely recommend the house. We loved it. It was cozy, homey, and pretty comfortable. We will definitely be staying there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DISAPPOINTED

  • 2 of 5

Location and layout of property was accurate. Convenient access to nearby restaurant, grocery shopping and to the beach are definitely plus. So are trails for biking and running as well as walking a dog.

This is a little cute house with a nice deck but it is definitely in need of deep cleaning. . Travelers usually focus on the dishes, beds, linens, towels, stuff their body comes in contact with. Unfortunately, what we experienced was in "to use or not to use" category. Kitchen, that is aesthetically pleasing in design, appears not be taken care of for a while (sticky dirty cabinets, old scratched dishes). Dishwasher, which belongs to amenities in appliance class, was broken beyond use. Nothing was offered to substitute it.

Communication with the owner before our stay was proficient. We raised some concerns at the beginning of our stay - the sheets on my bed were not changed. Originally I thought that only the pillow case was dirty (which was corrected ) but later on after I’ve checked I noticed that the whole bedding was not fresh. However, I decided not to complain about it, because it was too embarrassing, and manage to sleep somehow under the blanket. With days passing and issues surfacing our disappointment was growing ( too many things to mention, but definitely one awful one was that the garbage can was in bad sanitary condition so it was full of flies that were coming into the house). However, we chose not to spoil our vacations and left to deal with it during review time. This is our first time to rent a private house and we did not know that we could address our concerns to VRBO at the time of our staying.

We would not recommend this place unless it is cleaned up and properly managed.

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  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very sorry about the unsatisfactory stay. We take all comments very seriously and work to make the house and stay meet expectations. I have definitely talked to our cleaning service about the issues addressed. And, even though I feel the sheets were clean (more details below), they have all been replaced with new hotel-quality sheets. There is now a new, Maytag, stainless steel, super quiet dishwasher installed. (It stopped working the weekend before this stay and it took time to find out the issue, learn it wasn't repairable and then research and get a new one - as well as get it delivered and installed). The house is professionally cleaned and we have at least 2 sheets per bed. Sheets are replaced with clean ones and the old ones are taken away to be washed. The pillow case in question (the sheets were not mentioned) was replaced and additional swim towels were brought, but upon my inspection, seemed clean. In any case, I have replaced all of the sheets, pillows and comforters as well as bath towels. If we had known about this during the stay, we would have had them replaced immediately as well as any other concerns. There are flies in San Diego and they will come into the house from time to time. And garbage cans tend to attract flies - especially when filled with garbage. When I lived there, I tried numerous tactics including strips, water bags, spraying, etc. and nothing worked. Again, I am very disappointed about the less than satisfactory stay and hope the changes we've made have addressed these issues, but I do believe the house is in excellent shape.
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5

Spectacular Location in Pacific Beach !!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for what we were looking for during our Pacific Beach stay. The location was "amazing" as it was within short walking distance of both a bay beach and an ocean beach. Also, there was off street parking in the driveway and the garage. Once we arrived, we never had to use the car again for the two days we were there. Everything, including restaurants, bars, ice cream stands, and grocery stores (Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Ralph's and Von's), were all short walks from the home. In addition, there were a number of bikes ready to use in the garage for anything considered further than a walk. There was also a city bus stop right at the corner of Grand if a longer trip into the city was on someones schedule to avoid the trouble and expense of parking out there.

The home itself was very comfortable (classic California Beach Bungalow) and could have easily slept another 3 people had we brought more company along. The yard was very private (despite fronting to a major street) and tropical with large mature Giant Birds of Paradise bordering much of the back yard. The back yard was entirely fenced with a large shaded deck, and the front yard had a plush carpet of grass bordered by privacy hedges and some tropical palms and other lush shade trees. We used the nice new gas grill and ate out on the deck to enjoy the weather and the tropical surroundings the second night we were there.

Booking this rental was very convenient, considering we were looking for a place to stay only a few days out from when we arrived. The owner was very organized, his calendar was up to date, and he contacted us within a few hours of our inquiry. What made our decision easy with this property was the owners comfort level with allowing us to bring the dog along. Many properties are difficult to book on short notice, especially with dogs over 30 pounds. When I inquired about restrictions on pets, the owner simply responded saying he had lived there for a period of time with two larger breed dogs, and that they were perfectly content there. No weight restrictions, no questions about breed type, and no concerns about keeping the dog out of certain rooms and off certain pieces of furniture. As it turned out, our dog was comfortable enough on the wood floors, short area rugs, and tiled kitchen floor, that he never wanted to spend any time on the beds or the furniture. In short, a great value for the money in an ideal location to experience San Diego.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Neat and clean. Well stocked. Conveniently located. User information was helpful. Had a great visit

  • 4 of 5

It is on a busy street so there is a little noise, but it is very conveniently located. Backyard deck was the best part as it allowed for us to all get together outside. Thanks so much for the accommodations!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful property close to beach. (Bring your own camping chairs to put by fire pit).

Loved riding bikes everyday.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I walked into this house, I could tell that it was very well taken care of. It was clean and cozy and had everything we needed to make our stay a good one. The bikes were awesome to use and all of the beach equipment was there if you wanted to use it. The backyard was amazing and if we stay here again (which we probably will), we're going to make use of that grill and fire pit too. I was completely satisfied with my stay here and my family all agreed. This is the perfect place close to everything and well maintained. I will be staying here again for our next trip to San Diego.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International - SAN
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tap Room
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Mission Bay Golf
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tap Room
Nearest Ski
145 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Pacific Beach

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning & Set Up $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.05%

Rates subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Stays less than 4 nights are sometimes permitted. Please contact us for availability.

Rates are subject to change at any time. Please contact us for dates that are 1 year+ from now as pricing is only set up for 358 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Pacific Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front - 2 twin/ single
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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