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Casa de la Playa 3677, ground floor, oceanfront

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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. Landline phones are also provided for local calls.

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

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 San Diego County

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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Casa de la Playa 3677, ground floor, oceanfront
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Always great!

  • 5 of 5

Our "go to" spot on Mission Beach. If it's not available, we don't go! Right on the oceanfront. Plenty of towels, great kitchen with lots of dishes and pots and pans to cook a full meal. Clean every time we've been there, and the owner is accessible if any problem arises.

Great location to walk to restaurants and less than a mile to the boardwalk! Love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Owner Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several places on the beach 2 to 4 times a year and this was the best of all. The owner was extremely accommodating and made our stay great for my ailing Dad and our family. We would defiantly stay at this owners property again



  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We are glad that you were able to give your father some fresh "sea air".
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the unit was very clean and had everything you needed. The electronic locks are very convenient and worked as mentioned. The owners were very responsive when emailed with questions, thank you! The only thing that was kid of a bummer was the neighbors in the next unit, sharing the patio, were smoking the majority of the time, so leaving the door open to enjoy the sounds of the ocean was tough. But that is nothing the owners can control.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your comments. We try to be responsive whenever guests have comments or concerns. There is not much we can do about other guests smoking on the shared patio or roof top deck. We do not allow smoking inside our condos. We do expect our guests to respect the other guests renting Casa de la Playa condos. We can not ban smoking, which is not illegal. We hope you understand and will consider returning to Casa de la Playa again.
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Comfortable with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great place on the beach. Really enjoyed our time. The transaction of the stay was timely and managed professionally. Can't wait to come back and stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We found that the center of Mission Beach is the best area of the beach to stay, and we try to keep Casa de la Playa in good shape. We value our guests, and hope that you return again.
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Best location on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Casa de la Playa over the Labor Day weekend and we loved it! Great location on the boardwalk, the condo was in excellent condition and ready for us when we arrived and Paula was a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend this place to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We try to provide a good value for guests. We agree that Casa de la Playa IS in the best location , midway between the two "busy" ends of the beach, and in the more quiet area at night, away from the bars and hotels, yet within walking distance (about a mile away) We hope that your family can return again to our "home on the beach"!!
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Perfect vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Casa de la Playa and we couldn't be happier. It's located in the best location on Mission Beach right in between the roller coaster and the pier. Everything is within walking distance. The house has everything you need and is very well maintained. I have recommended it to several of our friends. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We try to keep Casa de la Playa furnished the way we would like to have it when we are there, and we love the fact that Casa de la Playa is located in the "quiet zone" of Mission Beach, and we like return guests! We hope you can return again.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Boardwalk Bar and Cafe
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack Downtown San Diego
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Mission Boulevard
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Olives 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

Mission Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
OFF Season, except Holidays
Jan 4 2017 - May 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 25 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall off season 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
winter off season 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
off season except holiday
Jan 3 2018 - May 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 24 2018 - Jun 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Off Season except Holidays
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
Off Season except Holidays
Nov 28 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 3 2019 - May 23 2019
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 24 2019 - May 28 2019
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 29 2019 - Jun 28 2019
5 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 29 2019 - Aug 16 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 17 2019 - Sep 3 2019
5 night minimum stay
Off Season Except Holidays
Sep 4 2019 - Nov 25 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.
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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.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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