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Casa de la Playa Oceanfront family retreat

Bedrooms 11
Space 2,760 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, sleeps 22

These 4 individual condos located in the middle of Mission Beach can be your family reunion tradition, or a gathering for your favorite 4 families. All units are in one building and are adjacent to each other and can be combined to make two units if desired, with suite doors between units on each floor. There are FOUR parking spaces in the rear of the building, one for each unit.

The complex is owned by a single owner, and all condos have numerical keyless entry code doors, negating the need for keys. All units have internet and cable TV with DVD. The entry codes can be programmed for one master code, or can be programmed for 4 different entry codes for more privacy. There are three different patio areas, 2 on the ground floor, and a rooftop deck shared by the top two units. These units can also be rented individually (see also VRBO listings 511939, 511940, 511941, and 511942)

The calendar associated with this listing covers ONLY booking dates and rates available for the WHOLE building.

If a date is available in this calendar, you are assured that you can book a property that is just right for your party of 22 or less.

More Details

Paula Christensen
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Paula Christensen

We have always enjoyed the San Diego area and Mission Beach in particular. We owned a farm and when we sold it, we had the opportunity to buy this building. We are happy to be able to share it with you.

Paula Christensen purchased this condo in 2006

Why Paula Christensen chose Mission Beach

Mission Beach property has upgraded a lot recently and with new buildings being built all around, it was a good property to buy. The area on the beach where Casa de la Playa is located, is a quiet zone between the bars and cafes of the Crystal Pier area, and the roller coaster area of Belmont Park. We enjoy the beautiful sunsets and dolphins we see out the front window.

What makes this condo unique

Casa de la Playa is an easy walk to shopping, and restaurants. You feel safer because you are close to Lifeguard station #19, and surf schools teach surfing right in front of you on the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

WE love it! This is a great place!
Jun 2017
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Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3677 hall bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3677 Master bedroom bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3681 bethroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3679 Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3683 bathroom
  • 3677 Ocean front Walk has two bathrooms, the other three units have ONE bathroom
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3681 master bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3677 unit master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 3677 unit 2nd bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3677 sofa bed in living room ( all units have sofa beds)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3681 living room sofa bed (all units have sofa beds)
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 3679 Master bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 3679 2nd Bedroom
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3679 living room sofa bed ( all units have sofa beds)
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king , 3683 Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single , 3683 2nd Bedroom
    Bedroom 11 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3683 Living room sofa bed (all units have sofa beds)
  • 7 separate and private bedrooms, 4 living room sofa beds, maximum occupancy 22
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Using Casa de la Playa as a 'home base' for exploring San Diego, a family or corporate group can 'be together' or have some privacy. Having a lifeguard station right by the units allows families security for the children. Being able to sit and watch the people walk, bike, and skate by is entertainment itself. Night life is far enough away to not be intrusive, and close enough to walk to if you desire. Casa de la Playa is a 10 minute walk to the Catamaran Hotel if there is a convention there. It is also a short drive to downtown San Diego and the Convention center. The local bus line takes you directly to Sea World, so no parking fees needed!


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Casa de la Playa Oceanfront family retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Nice and quaint right on the beach

  • 3 of 5

The place was nice and convenient with regard to the beach. Not very big but adequate for 1-2 bedroom units. It was comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. The only issue we had was with regard to having to pay for laundry. For paying so much for 4 units, it would seem that laundry would not be a coin operated machine. That was the frustration. But other than that, the units were clean. Was nice to have parking. The TV's could be a bit bigger but they served their purpose.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We try to keep Casa de la Playa in good condition. The units are not huge, but average size for the area. Regarding the laundry, we tried having machines free for the guests, but even with the locked door, we found that the neighborhood was using them. We have the coin operated machines set to a lower amount than the laundromat. If there were a way to place machines in the individual units, we would do so. TVs are short lived on the beach, we are replacing them about every two years, due to the salt air. Next time you stay they may be larger. we hope that you can stay again in our "beach homes", Casas de la Playa.
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  • 5 of 5

We love coming to San Diego and wanted to share the experience with some friends. We had 3 other families come with us and we all had a great time. The kids had plenty of room and the location was perfect. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you had a good vacation, and we hope you can stay again at Casa de la Playa, your “home at the beach” !!!
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Palo Alto, CA

Amazing location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time here! Can’t beat the location - right on the beach, walking distance to everything. We had 18 people (16 years old and up) and were comfortable. The kitchens were well-stocked, although we could have used a few more bath towels and a grill brush. But we made do. It was great having a washer/dryer (bring quarters if you plan to use). Paula was great to work with and answered immediately when we had a couple of minor questions. My only complaint is that since it is 4 separate units, there is no single large family room or dining space to accommodate everyone. It would have been nice at night to be able to all play a game together or watch a movie. And on the cold nights, it would have been nice to fit everyone inside a single unit to eat together. But it seems all large units in this area have this multi-condo layout, so I don’t blame this unit. At least the 2 upper units connect to each other, as do the 2 lower, so the people in those adjoining units felt a bit more connected. We would definitely recommend it to any large group wanting to go to Mission Beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We instruct the housekeepers to leave 8 towel sets per two bedroom unit and 5 towels sets for the one bedroom unit. This allows you to have a spare set for emergency use. There should have been a grill brush. I will make sure that one gets delivered for each condo. We are glad that you found the units convenient for groups. The dining space IS geared for the individual units, with tables that seat 6 in the two bedroom units, and a table that seats 4 in the one bedroom unit. The patio tables add an additional seating for 10, but if everyone wants to sit at a big table, a large group would need a banquet hall! We think that other than the dining options, the units are great for groups, allowing privacy, and yet the ability to be close to each other. we hope that the positives outweighed the negatives, and that you can return again to our "beach houses".
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Relaxing ! Close to everything. Something for everyone in the family to do .

  • 5 of 5

The place has a great location . It's very clean and comfortable. Love to sit up in the roof and watch all the happenings on the beach. So fun ..,,

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you have a great time at Casa de la Playa. We love it, too!!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our time at the Casa De la Playa. It's location right on the ocean was perfect. We had a large group (21 people) and found it to be very comfortable. There were beach toys in the closet and we purchased a few more body boards and left them there for future guests. It has all the pots and pans stocked for easy cooking, and plenty of towels. Note: you do need to bring your own beach towels). We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love repeat guests, and if you decide to return next year at this same time, the calendar is blocked for returning guess for the year in advance, and open 11 months in advance for general bookings. Thank you also for the boogie board additions to the beach closet! We always encourage guests to check that closet first before they buy sand toys, etc. Sometimes there are umbrellas, beach chairs, and other things that guests have left. Thanks again for visiting our "beach home".
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Meridian, Idaho

Great location, very clean and well-stocked to service many guests

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 20 spent a week at this property and absolutely loved the way it is set up. Each of us had plenty of space and great sleeping accommodations. The kitchens were well-stocked with anything you would need including blender, crockpot, cooking trays and large pots and pans to cook for a crowd. The location is centrally located on Mission Bay in a safe area and the parking is convenient. Paula was very friendly and available for assistance. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casa de la Playa Group rental can accommodate 22 people if using all four sofa beds in the four condominiums. But each unit can still be separate from the others if the suite doors between the units are closed, allowing extra privacy. We try to provide enough cooking pots and pans for a larger group. This makes it easier to feel like you are "at home" on vacation, and have what you need. We hope that you can return again to our "home on the beach". The group listing opens up 11 months in advance of date of stay.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Boardwalk Bar and Cafe
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack Downtown San Diego
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Mission Boulevard
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Olives Cafe
Nearest Beach
On Mission Beach

Located in the middle of the Mission beach area, this 4 unit complex is in the "quiet" zone of Mission beach, exactly one mile SOUTH of the Crystal Pier business and restaurant area, and one mile NORTH of busy Belmont Park. You can easily walk to both ends of Mission beach, But you have a quiet area to rest at night! This building is located right by Lifeguard station #19, so you can be assured that your children are safe while they swim.

Check in time in the Group rental is 3:00PM, and checkout time is 10:00AM, unless previously arranged with owner, to allow the housekeepers adequate time to clean the unit so you have a perfect stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $2,000

Refund of deposit and stay funds in full if cancelled prior to date stay funds are due (60 days prior to date of occupancy)

If reservation cancelled within 60 days of date of occupancy, funds will be held unless property re-rented Property will be opened up for availability again, and if rented to another party, funds will be refunded in full. If property is only partially rented, funds prorated.

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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