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Casa de la Playa 3677, ground floor, oceanfront

Bedrooms 2
Space 792 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6, First Floor Oceanfront W/internet, Cable TV

Sit in your Living room and admire the Ocean from your East coast Nautically decorated 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo with new carpet and furnishings in 2013. The cute décor is enhanced by the owners attention to detail and necessary items you want on vacation. This condo is one of 4 condos in the same building, all owned by the same owner and all advertised also on VRBO (see Listings #s 511938, 511940, 511941, and 511942.

(ALL FOUR UNITS CAN BE RENTED TOGETHER FOR LARGER PARTIES, see listing #511938) The owners take pride in their 'beach homes' and are always available if needed.

Casa de la Playa uses high security numerical entry locks that negate the need for keys. The locks enable guests to have their own unique entry code that is time sensitive, and will not allow any others admittance during their stay.

Casa de la Playa's Ocean Front location enables you to step right out into the warm golden sand of Mission Beach, or just sit at your patio table and watch the people walk, bike, and skate by on Ocean Front Walk. Your vacation home is located in the 'quieter zone' in Mission Beach, near enough to walk to many restaurants and bars, but far enough to avoid the NOISE and traffic.

If you come on vacation and want to park your car, there is one designated parking space for each condo in the rear of the building that is large enough to accommodate most vehicles. There is easy bus access with a stop right on Mission Boulevard at the corner of Santa Clara Court if you want to use mass transit.

Casa de la Playa has a coin operated laundry on the premises for your convenience. The rates are lower than the Laundromat .

3677 Ocean Front Walk sleeps 6, using the sofa bed in the living room, and can be combined with 3681 Ocean Front Walk for a group of up to 10 persons. Combining both units allows a family to have room when desired, and privacy when desired. Invite your in laws to stay and close the suite doors in between the units at night to retain your own privacy. Each unit has a separate entry door with its own unique entry code. The patio in front of each condo is for use by that guest only.

Free wireless high speed internet is provided so you can keep connected.

Although San Diego never gets too hot nor too cold, this condominium has ceiling fans to circulate the air, and heat if you need to warm up after a swim in the cold Pacific Ocean.

Kitchen items include all dishes, utensils, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and stove/oven combos. Starter supplies also provided of dish and hand soap, and paper towels, toilet paper, etc. All you need is your favorite food and beverages. There is a propane BBQ with propane tanks provided for each unit, so you don't need to share your BBQ!

This GROUND FLOOR unit makes it easy to enjoy a care free vacation in San Diego. You can feel safe since Lifeguard station #19 is really close by. Also, if you want to learn to surf, numerous surf schools operate on Mission Beach.

Casa de la Playa's Ocean Front location enables you to step right out into the warm golden sand of Mission Beach!

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Paula Christensen

We have always loved the San Diego area. Although we grew up and now live in the Midwest, we visit our 'beach homes' as often as we can. We are always ready to do what we can to make your stay as a vacationer as comfortable as we can.

Paula Christensen purchased this condo in 2006

Why Paula Christensen chose Mission Beach

We saw this property for sale when we sold our farm and jumped at the chance to finally afford a beach property. Since we have owned it, we have learned a lot about ocean front living.

What makes this condo unique

We prefer to rent all the units, but occasionally when one is available, we take the opportunity to stay at the beach and enjoy San Diego ourselves. We love the ocean front sunsets and like to walk in the area, as well as take in some 'culture' at one of the many art venues in San Diego. We have stayed in all the units, so when we are here, we make sure that they have the needed supplies to keep our guests happy also!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Condo is wonderful. Kids playing on beach now. The place looks great!
Mar 2018
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Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 792 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hall bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjoins Master Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , has adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , hall bathroom is close by
  • All linens supplied, windows have blackout screens to allow no light from neighboring property
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Casa de la Playa 3677, ground floor, oceanfront
average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews
Prescott Arizona USA

Great location and fun for families.

  • 4 of 5

Great condo. Little disappointed that upstairs master bedroom did not have a bathroom. The front door needs to be painted because there is a lot of rust on it. Lots of cracked tiles in the kitchen area. These are cosmetic things. Again, it’s 2.00 to wash and 2.00 to dry clothes. I guess not so bad for the convenience. The location is great and the condo very comfortable. It was sunny the whole week but a bit chilly. Paula is great to respond if you need anything. My kids stayed upstairs while we stayed below them with another couple kids. I’ll come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you plan to return again, but understand that there may be other places available without the cosmetic things you pointed out. We are concerned that your comments were written for 3677 Ocean Front Walk, yet they all pertain to 3679 Ocean Front Walk. 3677 is a two bedroom, two bathroom condo that can sleep six. 3679 Ocean Front Walk, (the other condo that your group rented), is a two bedroom, one bathroom condo with roof-top deck access that can sleep six. We have never advertised 3679 as being otherwise. Eleven of the 3679 kitchen floor tiles were somehow damaged by a previous guest. As they can not be matched, we hope to have the entire floor replaced next December. We can not guarantee this will be done before your next stay. The 3679 door does have some rust. Anything metal rusts due to the moist, salty ocean air. Paint is only a very temporary solution. In time, we will replace the door with a non-metallic one. It is our last metallic door. Regarding the laundry, we have never advertised it as free. There is no room for laundry equipment in the individual condos, so we provide our guests with the option of using on-site appliances at reasonable cost. We do not intend to change this policy. In past years, the laundry was free, which became widely known to nearby local residents. We are glad you had good weather. San Diego does not really have bad weather, but it does rain in the winter, and may be cloudy or windy at times.
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Never disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first choice no matter what the occasion for a stay on Mission Beach. The units are always clean and well stocked with kitchen utensils and appliances. The beds are comfortable and the linens first rate.

Thank you Paula for another worry free visit to San Diego!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks, and repeat patronage! We love returning guests, and give them "first choice" to return to the same unit the next year, before opening the calendar to the general booking. We hope that you always find Casa de la Playa your vacation "home on the beach"!!
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Great location! Condo in good condition. Easy walk to everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

The owner obviously takes good care of this property.

We have stayed here before, and we will come back again.

Great for kids as lifeguard station is right out front.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We like to stay in our condos, and we try to keep them the way WE like them, too! Sometimes we find that getting a rental car is not needed, with the major grocery only a mile away, and the bus stop only one block away. We hope that you can return again to Casa de la Playa, our "home on the beach".
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Amazing Location and very reasonably priced!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the Location and the the place was very comfortable. Did not like the fact that the cleaning crew showed up less than an hour prior to us being able to access the rental (3:00pm). So that tells me that they probably didn't do a thorough job cleaning. I also don't like the fact that before we leave we are instructed to wash our own dishes and put them away...who's to say that people wouldn't just rinse, dry and put away..maybe just leave in the dishwasher and have the cleaning crew take care of that....Hmm? 2 small concerns, other than that it was a wonderful and very relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you were inconvenienced by the cleaning crew on your arrival day. I checked with my inspector and she told me that when she went to inspect between guests, the cleaning crew was there (at 11:30 AM). They mentioned that they had to return to the storage facility to obtain the correct linens for the unit, so they left at about noon. They returned when you noticed them arrive, to finish the cleaning of the unit. If the unit is not clean on your first day, I hope that you will always let me know, because we expect the unit to be professionally cleaned between guests. Regarding the dishes, we ask that they be washed and put away, because you know where they belong, and the cleaning crew (who clean many other units besides Casa de la Playa) do not know where things belong. Also, the trash is collected early in the mornings, and it helps prevent pests to remove the trash from the unit. We hope that this helps you understand the situation better. We are glad that you had a great time in Casa de la Playa, and hope that you can return.
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Fabulous location, everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Simply can't beat the location. We loved the patio and ability to cook our own meals when we wanted or walk 3-5 minutes for everything we needed... breakfast, market, rental bikes, lunch or dinner. Neighbors were great. Kitchen well stocked and good storage too!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are replacing the patio furniture this fall , so the patio will be even more comfortable. We try to provide the things we would like to have to make the units as "vacation friendly" as possible. We hope that you can return again.
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Look no further, have your vacay here!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, Casa de la Playa was a gem! Its perfectly located on the quiet side of this strip right in front of lifeguard tower 19 with 2 minutes walking distance to a bakery, coffee, breakfast-lunch-dinner, ice cream, cheap water toy rentals, bike rentals. I had 2 kids ages 8 and 4 that were able to shoot off to the water upon waking and were were able to watch them from the kitchen while we made breakfast! We spent 90 percent of our waking hrs on the patio people watching or having a bbq. The weather was perfect the whole 10 days and other guests were so friendly.

The unit was comfy, very clean and had everything we need. Owners Paula and Bart checked in on our upon arrival and quickly attended to any questions or requests we had. We will work it out so we can visit again very soon!! Thank you, Paul and Bart!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We try to make Casa de la Playa comfortable and it is in a very convenient, yet less busy area in Mission Beach. For all of our current guests, we give them "first dibs" if they would like to return on the same dates the following year. We open our booking calendar 11 months in advance for all others.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Miss "B"'s Bar and Cafe
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack Downtown San Diego
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Mission Boulevard
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Olive's Cafe
Nearest Beach
Ocean Front at Mission Beach
Car: not necessary

San Diego is the second largest city in California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. San Diego is known for its mild year-round climate, its natural deep-water harbor, and its long association with the US Navy, and Coast Guard.

San Diego has one of the top ten BEST climates listed in the Farmer's Almanac, and has one of the two best summer climates according to the Weather Channel. The average temperature is moderated by the ocean and the average lows in January are 50 Degrees F (10 C) to an average high temperature of 78 F (26 C) in August.

Rainfall averages about 10 inches along the coast annually and most of the rainfall occurs in the cooler months, with February being the 'rainiest' month with an average of 2 inches or more of rain. Though there are few rainy days in a month, when it does rain, it can be heavy.

Tourists love the area for the its many tourist attractions, including Sea World, Balboa Park, The famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, and numerous sporting activities and major Sport teams. San Diego's Spanish and Mexican Heritage is reflected in the many historic sites across the city, including Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and Mission San Diego de Alcala.

Golfers enjoy the many excellent golf courses in the area including the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Annual events in San Diego include Comic-Con, Farmers insurance Open Golf tournament, San Diego Black Film Festival, and Street Scene Music Festival. Each year the San Diego Convention Center hosts over 60 Conventions and trade shows, attracting more than 500,000 visitors.

Come and try out this Beach and Vacation destination! You will fall in love with San Diego.

Check in time is 3:00PM and check out time is 10:00AM, to allow the housekeepers adequate time to thoroughly clean the unit so you have everything you need for a perfect stay in San Diego.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation Policy: 100% refunds of deposit and stay funds if cancellation before final stay funds are due. Cancellation of reservation within 60 days prior to date of occupancy will result in funds to be held for future reservation unless property can be re rented for the same time period to another guest.
Any multiple unit bookings will receive discount on last unit booked.

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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