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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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(38 traveler reviews)

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Casa de la Playa 3681, ground floor Oceanfront Couples retreat
average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews
Glendale AZ

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We love the location, too, and hope to keep offering the condos for vacations to our guests in the future!
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! The unit is in a great location and the patio is perfect for people watching.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your “people watching” at our condominium. We hope that the condos will be your spot in the future also.
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Amazing place for two

  • 5 of 5

It's a perfect place for two. Clean and plenty of room. To sit on the front porch and enjoy the ocean without having to haul stuff to the beach is amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope that Casa de la PLaya can remain a spot for a vacation ocean front in your own condominium "home on the beach"!!
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being a repeat guest! We are glad that Casa de la Playa is your “happy place”!
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Awesome property. Very well taken care of

  • 5 of 5

Great experience overall, perfect location...everything you need in the unit. The property is managed well by owners who are involved and care. Would return for sure...

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We also stay at Casa de la Playa from time to time, so we try to make sure that it has everything needed for a "home on the beach" experience. We like return guests, so we hope that you can return soon!
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Great Beachside Condo

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Was Veryt clean and well kept

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We try to keep the property in good condition. I will pass along your review to the housekeepers.
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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

Refundable 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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