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Casa de la Playa 3681, ground floor Oceanfront Couples retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 466 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Ocean Front On Mission Beach

This cute cozy condo is perfect for a getaway for a couple. It is located in a four plex with three 2-bedroom units, but is protected from the noise in the alley by the building on three sides. With the Pacific Ocean in front, you can listen to the power of the waves without worry, and stay warm and watch dolphins jump in the surf from your living room.

All the necessities of home are here. Password protected wireless internet, cable TV/DVD, and all the dishes and BBQ utensils you need plus your own patio with BBQ. Enjoy cooking or eating out at the restaurants within walking distance. There is a designated parking space in the alley side of the building.

Paula Christensen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Paula Christensen

We have long enjoyed San Diego and Mission Beach and always wanted to own something here. We got our opportunity when we sold our farm. Casa de la Playa is a departure from farming, but it has been an adventure learning how to make this vacation rental a comfortable place for us as well as you to stay while seeing all the wonderful things in this area.

Paula Christensen purchased this condo in 2006

Why Paula Christensen chose San Diego County

When we were finally able to afford to buy in San Diego, we found that this property was just what we wanted due to its central Mission Beach location, and since we have four children, it would be a good way to pass a 'Beach Home' on to them in future.

What makes this condo unique

The benefits of owning Casa de la Playa for us is the fact that it is a place that we can enjoy also. We try to always maintain the condos in the best shape possible and are always updating the furnishings and keeping everything in good working order.


Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 466 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom 3681
  • shelves and closet space for longer stays,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Casa de la Playa 3681, ground floor Oceanfront Couples retreat
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot on the beach, squeaky clean unit, we would choose it again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We will pass on the comments to the housekeepers! We hope that you can return again to our "house on the beach", Casa de la Playa!
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Beautiful view of the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We loved waking up in the morning and seeing the ocean through the sliding glass doors. We loved hearing the sound of the surf while we barbecued on the patio. We loved having the boardwalk so close so we could bike or walk for miles.

The condo is conveniently located a block or so from Cheap Rentals, where we rented bikes for 3 days. It is also walking or biking distance to Ralph's grocery. There is a surf school nearby and we enjoyed watching the groups learn to surf each day. The owner is very nice and made it very easy to rent her condo. Thank you Paula!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We hope that you return again soon to Casa de la Playa!
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Our stay

  • 3 of 5

We always enjoy our stay. This year it was dampened due to all the rain storms, though CA needs the rain. Hope next year will be more sunny.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE are sorry that the rain was not good for your vacation, but it DEFINITELY helped end the California drought !! We hope that you can continue to come to San Diego in the future.
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Great location and suite

  • 4 of 5

Located right in the middle of the strip of Mission Beach and directly on the ocean front, this location is great for a San Diego get away. We enjoyed walking and biking on the ocean and lagoon (even though it was chilly in Dec), and it was great to have a parking spot as we drove to other San Diego theme parks/attractions. The living/dining area isn't huge, so keep that in mind when booking. But the pull-out couch was sufficiently comfortable and the bedroom is great. A nice, clean suite overall - would recommend it for anyone wanting an ocean front suite.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your remarks. We know that the one bedroom unit is small, but at 350 square feet, We made it as comfortable as we could. It is ideally suited for 2 people, although with the LAZY BOY sofa bed, up to four can sleep in the unit. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in San Diego. we hope that you can return again.
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Our stay was absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The location is ideal, the property was very clean, and the owner was very kind and helpfull, I would love to stay again, If I could afford to stay more often I would, Darla Andrew 503-515-3170

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your patronage and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you are able to return again soon. Fall is our favorite time of year on Mission Beach.....the summer crowds are gone and the weather is good. Casa de la Playa is more affordable per day if you are able to stay longer. I will pass on your comment about cleanliness to the housekeeping company.
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Fun and can't beat the view .

  • 4 of 5

We came in to a clean very cute place . There was more room than we expected and we were happy it was equipped with everything to bbq to baking pans . We enjoyed our vist and will be back Agian . Just wish check out was a little later .:)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We try to keep Casa de la Playa well stocked and the units are professionally cleaned between guests. Unfortunately, when there is another guest arriving the same day, we cannot allow late checkouts. We hope you can return again and stay longer.
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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
Mission Beach
Car: not necessary

San Diego is a tourist destination for many reasons. Its many Museums, Parks, Sport venues, and golfing, swimming and surfing make it a fun place to spend ANY season.

San Diego hosts many conventions and annual events, and its mild climate makes it a good vacation spot year round. Mission Beach is located close enough to down town San Diego to make it a convenient place to stay and still be able to work (if you HAVE to). Even on rare rainy days, the ocean surf is wonderful to watch and dolphins and sometimes whales leap out of the water while you watch from the comfort of your cozy condo.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Reservations may be made up to one year in advance unless current guests request those dates.
Stay funds refunded in full if reservation cancelled prior to 60 days of date of stay. If reservation cancelled within 60 days of stay date, funds held for a future stay unless unit can be re rented for the same time period.

10% off on multiple unit bookings.

Guests agree to make full payment of all funds before stay commences.

Deposits will be refunded after guests vacate, within two weeks, pending costs associated with damages or extra cleaning. Deposits will be refunded via same method as payments were made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.