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Luxury Beach Condo. Rooftop Patio. Steps to Ocean & Shops. Free Wifi & Bikes!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 29 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

HappyNest is a 3 bedroom luxury condo with the best location on the block!

Located in the heart of Pacific Beach just three blocks from the shore and Crystal Pier in San Diego, California. HappyNest is a home away from home where memories are built to cherish a life time.

The name comes from the private rooftop patio NEST and the general HAPPY mood everyone is in when they visit the condo at the beach.

The fully remodeled 1400sqft HappyNest features three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, able to sleep up to 7 adults and 1 baby. A beautiful combination of travertine and walnut flooring will put your allergies at ease and set the mood for a relaxing vacation. HappyNest has a full kitchen, gas barbeque, dining area, as well as a spacious living area and private rooftop patio, each with a gas fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, a full size fridge, gas stove/oven, microwave, pots/pans, dishes/glasses/utensils, cooking/grilling utensils, wine bar. Pantry and fridge items are free to use.

Traveling with little ones is made easy with our complimentary crib, high chair, and baby gates. Full size washer and dryer are located on the second floor of the condo.

Wireless internet and Netflix are included. Beach toys for your enjoyment are stored in the garage. Parking space located in rear of building. Sorry, no pets allowed.

When you stay at the HappyNest, you can leave your worries behind. Including your car! Endless beach activities including surfing, boogie boarding, roller blading, sailing, paddle boarding, rowing, wind surfing, kite surfing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, people watching, (and if you're really adventurous...jet pack rentals!). Sprouts Grocery, Trader Joe's, and countless restaurants and bars are within just a few steps of the door. This really is the PERFECT location for vacation.

Imagine spending the day on the beach listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on shore, the song of the sea gulls, or even surfing the day away. Then stopping for dinner at JRDN while watching the sunset. Walking back to the HappyNest through Garnet Avenue and grabbing an authentic Italian gelato at the Gelato Bus Stop and finally reaching the NEST to enjoy the daily summer fireworks from the rooftop with a glass of wine or an ice cold beverage. This is normal daily life at the HappyNest! : )

Check out the links to see photos of HappyNest, fun activities in San Diego and Pacific Beach, condo availability, and guest testimonials.

We hope that you will enjoy the Nest as much as we do and come again soon!

More Details

Jennifer and Stefano
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Jennifer and Stefano

We are a local Pacific Beach family who absolutely LOVE the neighborhood. We purchased the property as our personal vacation retreat and fell in love with the area so much that we decided to permanently move here and share our HappyNest with the rest of the world! Sharing happiness is good karma.

Jennifer and Stefano purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Jennifer and Stefano chose San Diego County

Pacific Beach is the best beach neighborhood. It is less expensive and more dynamic than La Jolla and much more fun and beautiful than Mission Beach. It is centrally located and very close to Sail Bay, so close that we include it in our daily evening walk. PB is very vibrant, with endless restaurants and bar and a stimulant night life. All the main San Diego attractions are within short distance, and there is always something interesting to do for every age group.

What makes this townhome unique

When you stay at the HappyNest you can forget about driving. Beach, bay, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, shopping, drugstores, are all within steps from the property. You can also enjoy public transportation or the CAR2GO service that covers the area.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Luxury Beach Condo. Rooftop Patio. Steps to Ocean & Shops. Free Wifi & Bikes!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Amazing long-term stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Happy Nest for the entire month of July, 2016. The trip was a combination of work and play for me and all play for my wife and two kids (10 and 12). I was looking for a place that would provide a good work-environment as well as a well-located (beach, restaurants, etc.), comfortable, fun space for our family and we got it all. We felt like we were really at a home away from home, which I have rarely experienced during my many years of travel around the world.

HappyNest is a newly remodeled, roomy condo that really has it all, including a private rooftop patio, fireplaces (on rooftop too), full kitchen, barbeque, central living area, full size washer and dryer, wireless internet, Netflix, private parking space and they even had boogie boards and chairs for the beach.

Despite the busy surrounding area, Happy Nest is a quiet environment where you feel that you stepped away from lively Pacific Beach atmosphere, but are still you are only a block to all of the activity on Garnett and three blocks from the beach and Crystal Pier. Thus it fits both a semi-reclusive lifestyle (we spent entire days lounging around the townhouse) and a full-on touristy experience (bars, restaurants, bicycling, beach, etc.). The location is very well situated between downtown San Diego and the great towns up the coast with easy access to Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla, Del Mar, etc.

Jennifer and Stefano were great hosts and helped make the entire experience wonderful and full of life-long memories. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best vacation rental yet!

  • 5 of 5

What can i say other than the house was beautiful, the owners were amazing and the area was fantastic! We liked it so much we're coming back again. I can't recommend the place highly enough. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

Generally this was a good rental for us with everything in the condo in good working condition. Close enough to the ocean which is about a five (5) block walk, many different restaurants and a grocery store within a block. We were out everyday walking or touring around San Diego. Bus service is just out the door, downtown San Diego about a ½ hour ride.

We were five adults, the single adult slept in the bottom bunk bed which was fine. We do not think the unit is equipped to accommodate any more than five (5) adults comfortably.

The few negative things we encountered were: no a/c or ceiling fans and poor (slow) Internet service which locked up watching the only thing on the television “Netflix” (make sure you have data on your devise). We kept the windows opened to dissipate some of the heat, but the trade off was a lot of noise at night from the young people partying, the noise did diminish sometime after midnight. The lighting in the dining area could be improved, maybe LED bulbs?

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental and location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the condo for 5 nights in August while visiting the area. It was me and my husband, plus over the weekend one other friend (adult). The two masters were wonderful for our needs, but we could also see a family using the space very well. We loved the location (walking distance to Pacific Beach) and the layout of the condo. Plus everything was very clean including the washer and dryer, which we were very happy to see after an extended road trip! The location in general was very convenient for all the activities and family time we had planned for our visit, and it was a bonus to be able to walk to the beach. We have already recommended this rental to friends and will certainly look to stay here again next time we are visiting San Diego.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Vacation

  • 3 of 5

Air Conditioning would have been nice, it was very hot. Had all windows open and fans going. The wind kept blowing the blinds and they clanked. Very noisy.

Regular TV stations to follow the news in the world would have been nice. Only Netflix was available.

There was no TV in the upstairs bedroom, only the Living room area. Which was small also.

The outside area upstairs was very deceiving from the picture we saw online. The furniture and cushions did not look appealing and the area was very small.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Very nice rental.

  • 4 of 5

We found the condo to be very nice and the owners very accommodating and easy to work with. It is located near grocery stores, many restaurants and a reasonably short walk to the beach with our 3 and 4.75 year olds. A number of yummy and unique restaurants surrounded us. We were able to use a car service from the airport and have a good visit without having to rent a car. The only surprise was that the area is geared toward college age kids so it was fairly raucous outside at night. Some ear plugs fixed that!

It was a bonus to watch the impressive fireworks from sea world every night from the rooftop deck. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Cabo Cantina
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
9.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4.9 Miles
I-5 (Interstate 5)
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Mika Sushi
Nearest Ski
144 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Pacific Beach
Car: not necessary

Walking Distance from the condo:

Crystal Pier: You can walk here from the condo. Its at the end of Garnet and has amazing views of the ocean. Many fisherman hang out on the pier, so the kids might get to see a few fish (and sometimes a sting ray!) caught off the pier.

Pacific Beach: There are stairs to the sand at the end of Felspar. The closest public bathroom is either a couple blocks north or couple blocks south. The bathroom a couple blocks south is at the main lifeguard station on the shore, which might be fun for the kids to see. Also, there is a large pelican statue kids love to climb on.

Grunion Run: From April to June, there is the “grunion run” where small grunion fish swim ashore to lay their eggs from ~11pm-3am along the San Diego shore (mostly Pacific Beach and La Jolla Shore). There are a few flashlights on the bookshelf on the second floor of the condo you can use to search for them at night. Sometimes a few show up early or late.

Boardwalk: There is a nice boardwalk along Pacific Beach connecting to Mission Beach and wraps around to Sail Bay. There is a stroller in the garage you are welcome to use during your stay.

Sail Bay: This is the bay you see from the rooftop south of the condo. It is about 5-7 blocks south. The water is very calm, but the sand is a little more rough. There is a nice kids park at the south end of Fanuel called Fanuel Park.

Short Drive north:

La Jolla Underwater Park: This includes the Children’s Pool and the Cove where many wild seals and sea birds hang out. I think the kids would love to see the wild life. You can also see many Garibaldi (bright orange fish!) swimming off the shore. snorkeling and swimming are allowed. There is a short walk from the Children’s Pool to the Cove with many areas with access to the sand. There are many large flat rocks for kids to climb and play. sometimes you can find small sea life like crabs and little fish between the rocks.

Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla: Features a seahorse hatchery, hands on tide pool for kids, and many exhibits with different kinds of fish, jellyfish, octopi, etc.

Coronado Hotel: Historic Hotel on Coronado Island (which the Emerald City in Wizard of Oz was modeled after!). The hotel is gorgeous and has restaurants and gift shops underneath. You can rent 4 wheel bicycles nearby that have seats for the kids. There is a short boardwalk along the shore and a few cute gift shops in the city.


Rates & Availability

Pacific Beach Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
29 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $140

No more than 7 adults are allowed on the property.
Cancellation Policy: 100% fully refundable if cancelled within 60 days before arrival date.
Rental Agreement: sent via email to be signed and returned prior to arrival.
Check in time: no earlier than 4:00 pm - Check out time: no later than 11:00 am
No pets allowed - No smoking allowed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pacific Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1401 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 1st Floor
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 3rd Floor
    3rd Bathroom - toilet , 2nd Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite 1 (The Wave) - 1 queen , 1st floor, attached Full Bathroom, Garden Patio access
    Master Suite 2 (The Landing) - 1 queen , 3rd floor, attached Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 (The Cove) - 1 bunk bed , 2nd floor, 1 twin and 1 Full bed
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7 + 1 Baby Crib (portable Pack 'n Play)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Gear: Beach Towels and Blankets, Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Beach Toys. Baby Gear: Portable Crib, High Chair, Baby Toys

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