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Casa de la Playa 3683, 2nd Floor, Oceanfront, roof deck

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3683 Ocean Front Wk 2 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor condo with roof deck, BBQ

Located halfway between Belmont Park and Crystal Pier, Casa de la Playa is a perfect vacation spot for being ON the beach, yet close to all the attractions that the San DIego area offers.

Casa de la Playa is located in the 'quieter zone' of Mission Beach, far enough away from the Noise and crowds of the Pier and Belmont park, yet close enough to walk easily to any part of the Mission Beach area.

This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Condo has all the amenities you need to make your stay comfortable and the free, password protected, wireless internet keeps you connected. This unit can be rented along with 3679 Ocean Front Walk in the same building and connected via a suite door to allow a party of up to 12 people to share its 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a PRIVATE roof top deck only accessible by 3679 and 3683 Ocean Front Walk. It is perfect for a girls retreat, or two families, and the suite door between the units can be shut by either party for privacy.

This unit is part of a four plex all owned by the same owner, and pride of ownership can be clearly seen in its furnishings, and attention to detail. (To see the other units, please see VRBO listings 511938, 511939, 511940, (the adjoining unit 3679), and 511941, or check out the owners website at . Each unit in the building has its own BBQ and assigned parking spot. All have Ocean Front views from the living rooms. All are decorated the same and have the same amenities.

You will find Casa de la Playa a delightful place to vacation on the beach, and want to return to San Diego as often as you can!

More Details

Paula Christensen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Paula Christensen

We have traveled to San Diego for work since the mid-1970s. It has been a spot we always wanted to be a part of, but were unable to afford, until we sold our farm. Our dream of beach ownership came true when we sold our farm for 'just enough' to afford Casa de la Playa.

Paula Christensen purchased this condo in 2006

Why Paula Christensen chose San Diego County

We liked the idea of four condos in one building because we have four children, and this would allow them to have a place on the beach of their own someday. Because we worked in the area, we knew that the Mission Beach area was rapidly becoming more upscale, and since we have purchased this property, we have improved its infrastructure, and added the features that make it more desirable (roof top deck for upper two units).

What makes this condo unique

The unique benefits of owning this condo, is that while you sit in comfort in your living room, you can sip your morning coffee and watch the dolphins and the surfers from the comfort of your sofa.

You can also enjoy more private sunbathing on your rooftop deck area.

We enjoy staying at any one of the condos in the building, and since the wireless is provided by two different carriers, you can be assured of 'being connected'


Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • All linens provided except BEACH TOWELS, storage in Bedroom for longer stays. NOTE: YOU MUST SUPPLY YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Casa de la Playa is located near a bus stop (on Mission Boulevard 1 block away, for easy mass transit to Old Town San Diego, or further north to the La Jolla area. The unit has a more private area than the beach for sunbathing, and if rented with 3679, the roof top deck is totally private and an ideal spot for a 'girls getaway'.


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Casa de la Playa 3683, 2nd Floor, Oceanfront, roof deck
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic condo on Mission Beach Oceanfront- at Lifeguard station 19

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at numerous rentals in Mission Beach- and Casa de la Playa was fantastic! This has been the best stocked condo with all the essentials. We normally travel with back up trashbags, papertowels, scissors, etc... based on a growing list of essentials that we have not found at previous rentals. This was much appreciated! The roof top deck was fantastic. The beds were extremely comfortable, and with the fans running inside the typical mission beach noise on strandway was much less intrusive than experienced at other rentals. The blinds were also darker than most- we felt like we were in a quiet cave- not always the case when you stay right on the boardwalk! All in all this was a fantastic condo, and we would highly recommend if you are looking for an ocean front condo centrally located to many restaurants and easy access to the watercraft rental companies on the bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We also like the rooftop deck. Sometimes both upstairs units are rented by the same person, and since only the upstairs units have access to the rooftop, it is very private and secure. We hope that you can return to our "beach homes". We love repeat guests!
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Our second stay here, I will be coming back.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks. We love repeat guests, and hope you can make Casa de la Playa your family tradition!
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Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Every year, for the past several years, my entire family and I spend a week long family vacation in the top two units at this location. We love it. We hope to continue to vacation there for the next several years.

The units are spacious and clean and have everything we need to enjoy our stay. The units have an amazing view of the beach and ocean. The roof access has a beautiful view as well, and we make sure we're always up there at the end of the day to enjoy the sunset. It also has plenty of chairs and tables to accommodate a large family along with two grills.

Our grade school aged children have an absolute blast. The beach is only a ten second walk across the boardwalk. There are several restaurants and specialty shops within walking distance.

We love this place, it has allowed us to create great memories that we will cherish forever. I highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a wonderful place to spend a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your patronage, and your kind remarks. We LOVE repeat guests, also, and offer a conditional discount for multiple unit bookings. We agree that the second floor units are ideal for two families that want to have a more private roof top deck. (The roof top deck is ONLY accessible to the second floor units, and if BOTH are rented by the same party, the deck is private.) There is still some semi privacy with each unit having its own BBQ, table, chairs, and space. we hope that you continue to make Casa de la Playa your family tradition. To make it easier for repeat guests to re book, we also allow repeat guests a month "grace period" to have a chance to priority re book the same units for the same time period the next year. The calendar is opened to the general public for stays 11 months in advance. Thanks again!
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lacey family

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a family of 4 with teen and preteen boys! We enjoyed Case de la Playa very much!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We offer present guests first chance at rebooking before opening the calendars to all 11 months in advance. We hope you can return soon!
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Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean, great views, central to Beach rentals restaurants, mission bay, excellent communication from owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We also like the location and enjoy coming to this area ourselves. We hope you can return again soon!
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Peoria, AZ

PERFECT No Frills Destination

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented the 2 upstairs units for a party of six during Thanksgiving week. The accommodations were exactly as described. Everything was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with all necessary cookware and dishes. The beds were comfortable; although we did not utilize the pull-out sofa bed and can't comment on it. The patios offered remarkable views with morning coffee. The rooftop deck provided ample space for soaking up some sun when away from the beach. The owners are very responsive and will answer any questions promptly. If you want to show-off then spend thousands more for a luxury rental. If you want to be comfortable AND beach-front select Casa de la Playa. You won't regret it!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We try to provide kitchen items and cookware in the condos that many people appreciate, and since we also stay at Casa de la Playa sometimes, we like to cook, too! We also love the ocean front location, and the on shore breeze is always refreshing. We hope that you can return again to our "home on the beach"!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mission Boulevard
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
La Jolla
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Old Town san Diego, Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Near Interstate 5 and Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mission Boulevard
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Sierra Nevada mountains
Car: not necessary

San Diego is a tourist destination for anyone who enjoys History, Amusement parks, Sports teams, the World class zoo, Winery and local agriculture. and deep sea fishing. Mission Beach tops that with its golden sand beaches and mild weather so enjoying the beach can be a year round experience.

Check in time is 3:00PM, and checkout 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
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
3 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
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Off Season Winter
Jan 3 2018 - May 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 24 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 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
Fall Off Season
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Off Season
Nov 28 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Year
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 3 2019 - May 23 2019
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 24 2019 - Jun 28 2019
4 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 29 2019 - Aug 16 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 17 2019 - Sep 3 2019
4 night minimum stay
Off Season except holidays
Sep 4 2019 - Nov 25 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation Policy: Funds will be refunded in full if reservation cancelled before final stay funds due. Refunds within 60 days of occupancy dependent on ability to re-rent property to another party. All funds paid will be applied to a future reservation, if cancellation necessary.
Discounts on multiple units booked will be given after stay is complete, if furnishings are returned to original units.
All RENTERS must agree to abide by Mission Beach area rules of conduct. NO LOUD, LATE, or LARGE parties will be allowed. Quiet times are 10:00PM to 8:00AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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