About the property
- House2700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 6 beds (Sleeps 12)
Plan the perfect family reunion or getaway in this one-of-a-kind 2,700 sq ft. historic home. Built in 1927 by the famous Scripps family in the unique "storybook" style, the home has been remodeled with the latest features to enhance its old world charm. This special "castle" features an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, 5 separate bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and loads of outdoor patio space, providing the ideal mix for both quiet relaxing and fun social time. During the summer season, rentals run from Saturday to Saturday.
Located in the heart of Pacific Beach (PB) San Diego's premier beach destination, the location can't be beat. Pack your wagon with surf and sand toys and head west for 2 blocks to the Pacific Ocean. Or, switch gears and head south 2 blocks to Mission Bay for a leisurely bike ride or to read a book on the sand. Forget something at the store? Ralph's supermarket is a 5 min. walk away, as are a wide variety of restaurants and shops for every taste.
** A great place for wedding parties, professional groups, birthdays and family reunions.**
Indoor amenities :
* Bedrooms: 5 total ( 4 upstairs, 1 first floor )
* Beds: 1 King, 3 Queens, 2 Full ( sleeps 12 very comfortably )
* Gorgeous master suite with 18 ft. ceilings
* 4 bathrooms appointed with marble or tile
* Gourmet kitchen with all essentials and tons of counter top space for entertaining
*Brunswick billiard table, professional, 8 ft.
* High speed internet, cable and large flat screen TV in living room
* Washer and dryer
* Small heated swimming pool (with additional energy charge of $25/day)
* Patio cabana and BBQ gas grill
* Roof top deck with 4 person hot tub with views of Mission Bay and Sea World fireworks
* Plenty of outdoor seating for lounging and dining
* Bikes (4), wagon, beach toys for kids and beach chairs
* Two off street private parking spots
Neighborhood amenities ( All within walking distance )
* Full size super market grocery store and drug store
* Bike rentals and surf shops
* Restaurants and bars
* Catamaran Resort Hotel (popular for weddings and sail boat rentals)
* Souvenir and clothing shops
* Kids playground on the bay
* Sea World
* Crystal Pier
* Belmont Amusement Park
* La Jolla Cove
* San Diego Zoo and Animal Park
* Coronado Island
* Old Town San Diego
* Balboa Park
* Del Mar horse races
* Whale watching and fishing tours
This property is located in a quiet, single family neighborhood.
The owner lives on-site in an adjacent apartment. We only rent to responsible groups, primarily families. This is not a "party house". Guests MUST observe QUIET hours from 10PM to 7AM.
Individuals under 25 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. NO SMOKING AND NO PETS.
Check in 4:00 pm on date of arrival and check out is 10:00 am on date of departure unless other arrangements are made with owner. We look forward to meeting you in PB !
*** Please note that we have included a video of the house that allows you to embark on a virtual walk-through of the property. This ensures that you know exactly what your stay within our beautiful property will feel like, well before you join us!! In the photo section, page to the last photo and the video will be accessible. We can't wait to host you!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Ryan Michaels
Ryan is a semi-retired general contractor from Seattle.
Ryan Michaels purchased this House in 2007
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lots of space, great location!
I had family fly in from the East Coast to attend my Son's graduation. There were 11 of us.
The house is big and the kitchen is great for gathering. Hot tub on the roof is amazing. Views of PB and a lovely spot to hang out in. Pool table inside got a lot of use and added to the amazing hang out vibe of the house. Walk to PB was easy. Walk to the supermarket was easy (we went about 8 times). Ryan was a great host. Very accommodating and generous with some extra requests we made.
I highly recommend this property if you are looking for a comfortable space for a large group.
Thanks Ryan, we will be back!
Perfect Spacious Home -- private back yard, and great rooftop views
There were 10-12 of us for a week stay in this beautiful home. My daughter graduated from PLNU so we had family coming from around the country. This is a perfect location for so much of what San Diego, Pacific and Mission Beaches have to offer. Ryan was a wonderful host and responded quickly to any questions.
We would stay again with a big group, it was perfect!
We have stayed at several properties in San Diego and this was one of the best. San Diego is notorious for very tight parking spaces, but this property had excellent parking for two vehicles, without the typical cement pillar that you must maneuver around.
The backyard was securely fenced, with plenty of seating, and our young grandchildren were in the heated pool several times per day, between the multiple trips to the ocean. The ocean is an easy two block walk, and Ryan had a small foldable wagon that the small children would ride in.
We reviewed some properties that stated 4 or 5 bedrooms, that appeared to be converted walk-in closets, but this property had 5 separate and spacious bedrooms with unique roof configurations due to the design of the house. There was plenty of room inside for relaxation without ever feeling cramped.
Since we had two small children we did not go out for dinner, but with Ralphs only 2 blocks away, a beautiful outside grilling area, and great kitchen, we preferred to stay in and cook.
One of the reviewers mentioned the owner living on the property, but if you didn’t read the comment you would never know it. The owner lives in an apartment on the side of the house, but has a separate entrance and it is external to the main homes fenced yard. We met Ryan upon arrival, and I only saw him one other time on the entire trip, when I actually went over to speak to him while he was working in his garage, again external to the rental home. I thought it was very convenient to have him there if we needed anything, but the house was problem free.
Everyone said it was one of the best vacation homes that we have stayed at to date, and we are looking forward to returning.
Great family house!
Our 3-generation group had the chance to live in this great house near the beach. Bedrooms were large and could easily accomodate more people, especially our 2 babies. Unfortunately, the pool was not working for half of our stay but the owner repaired it as fast as he could and agreed to compensate for it. Only complaint is lack of a wardrobe in the main floor bedroom. Enjoy this almost historic house just as we did!
Great place! Close to everything you need!
We really enjoyed this house with my family of ten. Plenty of room and outdoor space. It’s close to the beach, restaurants and a grocery store!
Great for a large group.
Ryan's home was perfect for a large group! We all had enough personal space as well as "elbow room" when all together. We appreciated the location for easy access to both the Bayfront and Ocean boardwalks!
Thanks Ryan for sharing your home with us!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please note that a check is the preferred method of payment. A bank card transaction fee of 2.9% for domestic and 4.5% for international card fee will be deducted from the deposit in order to keep our rental rates as low as possible. The initial $1000 deposit at booking will not be subject to a fee. Also, check out time is 10 AM.