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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:
September 23, 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Casa de la Playa 3681, ground floor Oceanfront Couples retreat
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Happy Days!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa de la Playa was a wonderful graduation gift for my grandaughter and a great way for my Sis to get to know her great niece a lot better! Weather was beautiful, the other guests were quiet and everything in the unit was very well taken care of! I would recommend this unit to anyone! Just wish it could have lasted longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can return again soon to our "homes on the beach"!
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The perfect place to be in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights at the end of August 2017. The booking process was very easy and friendly. The appartmenet itself is clean and cosy. We loved to have breakfast outside with a beautiful view towards the ocean. We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love repeat guests, and allow them "first choice" to re book for the next year. The calendars open approximately 11 months in advance for the general public to make a booking. We try to keep Casa de la Playa clean, stocked and ready for you to enjoy the beach without worries.
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Glendale AZ

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great views, clean and comfortable. Will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We love repeat guests, and we hope you can return EVERY year to Casa de la Playa, your "home on the beach"!
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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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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.

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