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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
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 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 Mission Beach

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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(30 traveler reviews)

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Casa de la Playa 3681, ground floor Oceanfront Couples retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews

Will come again.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy looking out at the ocean every day and watch the changes that occur. Also the weather was great this year with sun each day.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma city

Fun spot.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time. The owners were very responsive to any needs.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We try to address any problems with the units as soon as we are aware of them. We hope that you can return again to Casa de la Playa.
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Perfect size for two adults. Location is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Mission Beach is our favorite place to stay, a perfect mix of everything you need especially with family in Chula Vista. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your remarks. We are glad that you found Casa de la Playa, and hope that you can return again soon!!
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Ada Michigan

Vacation in November

  • 5 of 5

It was everything it was advertised to be. Clean, clean,clean... Right on the ocean; boardwalk at you front door. Walking distance to great dining, bike rentals, and shopping. Met the owners who were exceptionally hospitable. Would love to stay again.

Great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love meeting guests, but since we live in the Midwest, it is not often that we are able to meet them personally. If there are ever any problems with the units, we do have local people that can handle anything that comes up. We hope that you can return again to our "beach homes"!!
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Great condo, awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was clean and stocked with everything we needed. We were steps to the sand, no road to cross, and the boardwalk was great for walks with shops and restaurants in either direction. When we had a question Paula was quick to respond which was appreciated. Enjoyed the condo and beach very much and would like to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We also like the great location, exactly one mile from either Belmont Park or Crystal Pier, the two busy areas in the Mission Beach area. So Casa de la Playa is close enough to walk to restaurants, but far enough away from the noisy areas to be quiet at night. When we are in San Diego, we like the easy walk to wherever we want to go. We hope you can return again to visit our “beach home”!
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Great place to stay!!!

  • 4 of 5

The place was very clean, the location was great. We enjoyed our stay at casa de la playa. Only knock was the kids upstairs running back and fourth in the morning. But I would recommend and definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always hope that guests will be able to get a restful stay at Casa de la Playa, and encourage all guests to respect each other's space. I am sorry that the children were noisy. Perhaps in future, talking to the other guests might help. People sometimes do not realize how much noise is created by children. I hope that you give Casa de la Playa another chance.
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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