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See the Sea Beach Condo-Overlooks Crystal Pier, sand and surf; $150-275/night

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Baths/2 Balconies And Sleeps 6

A beautiful condo right on the beach at the corner of the Boardwalk and Crystal Pier. It has outstanding views of the ocean from two balconies and through the archway of the Pier. The condo is recently refurbished, beautifully decorated and quite comfortable, with a spacious, fully equipped kitchen. TV and Wi-Fi are also provided.

Additionally, the building has a secure, enclosed garage with your own private parking space. It also has a large, secure patio perfect for people watching, sun bathing, or a nap while basking in the gentle ocean breeze. And you are minutes from all San Diego has to offer.

PLEASE NOTE that this is not a party condo. It is perfect for couples, families and small groups seeking a pleasant and fun beach experience.

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Jim Buysse
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Jim Buysse

Jill and Jim have been married for over 40 years. Jim is a farm kid from Illinois who moved to Colorado after college and met Jill. They married, enjoyed mountain living and then moved to California in the early 1990's.

Jim Buysse purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jim Buysse chose San Diego County

We've always loved San Diego and the amenities it provides. We are especially fond of Pacific Beach, and we actually stayed at See the Sea in the 1980s when Jill's parents wintered there from Denver. We thought it the perfect location from which to enjoy a beach experience. You are also just minutes from the Zoo, Sea World and many, many other attractions. It really doesn't get any better than this.

What makes this condo unique

You'll find yourself right in the heart of Pacific Beach, just steps from a walk on the Pier, the surf and the water...surrounded by great shops and restaurants. And you have a marvelous condo with great amenities to serve as your base.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

See the Sea Beach Condo-Overlooks Crystal Pier, sand and surf; $150-275/night
average rating of 4.52 based on 25 reviews

Lovely condo by the ocean

  • 5 of 5

See the Sea condo is truly a very nice ,cosy condo with partial ocean views.

It's two balconies were good vantage points to observe what was going on in this little neighbourhood. The area offers great little shops, cafes, restaurants, shopping... lively festivities around the area can also be heard on occasion.

The condo itself was very well appointed with a full kitchen. The bedding was very comfortable. All areas of the condo were extremely clean.

The owners were most helpful when contacted.

Thank you for your lovely hospitality.


  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review. You were a most pleasant guest to work with, and we enjoyed getting acquainted. We would welcome the opportunity of hosting you again should you travel to Pacific Beach in the future. Jill and Jim
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Great Beach Condo!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at See the Sea with two of my co-workers for a work conference. We stayed for 4 nights and loved the condo. It is in an amazing location just steps from the beach, crystal pier, and tons of shopping and restaurants. From the moment I inquired about the property until I received my damage deposit refund, Jim has communicated with me and made us feel right at home! Not to mention, the condo is stocked with everything you would need for a beach day as well as many of the items you use at home but forget how handy they are to have while traveling. We found beach chairs, plenty of clean towels for the beach and condo, a space heater (for those chilly December nights), extra fans, pillows, blankets, you name it. This was actually my second time staying in this complex but I enjoyed my stay much more this second time around since I stayed in this particular unit. I don't think I have any recommendations. I'm very picky about cleanliness when staying in someone else's home or even a hotel and one thing I really really loved was that this unit was spotless. This made me feel comfortable right away which is huge for me personally. I didn't feel like I was staying somewhere that other's had before me. I felt like I was right at home! Thanks so much Jim!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. Jill and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our condo and in Pacific Beach. If you decide to visit PB in the future, we would welcome the opportunity to host you again. We also wish you a joyous holiday season.
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Total let down.

  • 1 of 5

The NOISE is TERRIBLE! 4 adults and a baby and no one had a good nights sleep in the 5 nights we were there! Bar closes between 1-1:30 am - then the bar rats & homeless people take their parties to the street and alley! Sounds like they're in your room. About 4am here comes the delivery & garbage trucks beeping as they back up to the shops in the alley. FANS DO NOT WORK to cover this noise as suggested! I can only guess the 5 star reviews given are friends and family because it's truly a joke and the worst place we've ever stayed in Pacific Beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you feel that way and that we had to find out your concerns after the fact in this review. We can assure you that we have never had family or friends in our condo, so the reviews of other guests are meritorious. Also, we note in our listing that it can be noisy in Pacific Beach. It's a given that PB is busy, especially during holiday periods. For some, that is part of the beach experience. Some of our guests have mentioned noise in their reviews, so that information was also available to you prior to booking. And they have spoken very favorably of us. Again,, we're sorry our beautiful condo didn't work for you.
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Great Location!! Great Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is terrific! Everything was clean. Dishes were provided to do your own cooking if you want. Basically everything you have at home is there and available for you to use during your stay. Condo is just across the boardwalk from the ocean. There are plenty of restaurants and bars close by to keep everyone happy. The location is centrally located so you can get anywhere in San Diego in just a short drive. We had an amazing stay and will definitely be booking this condo next time we are in San Diego.

The garage door opener can be a little tricky - my husband had to get out of the car and walk a little closer to the sensor a couple of times but other than that everything was perfect and I would highly recommend this condo.

Jim and Jill are super attentive and made sure we were settled and were always available by text or email. Thanks for such a terrific experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed our condo and its location. You were great guests, and we would welcome the opportunity of hosting you again. Jill and Jim
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Excellent condo

  • 5 of 5

Very nice condo in a great location. Close to the beach, restaurants, shops , bars, and the "do not miss Baked Bear. Jim was nice to work with, and we had everything we needed. And Jim, I'm feeling a Broncos- Vikings super bowl.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now that would be a Super game? Would love to see it materialize. You folks were excellent guests, and we would welcome having you again as our guests...and catching up on football. Be well!!
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AWESOME Vacation Stay!! All the comforts of home...with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

See the Sea: We LOVED this place! It is in a great location. You can see the ocean right from your balconey(s). You have EVERYTHING available to you within walking distance. Jill and Jim were fantastic. FRIENDLY and HELPFUL We received our directions and condo information in a very timely manner. Our deposit was sent/returned the day after departure...nice!!

The condo was very clean and user friendly. We had a family of 4 adults and there was more than enough room. They provide everything you need for your stay. All the comforts of home! We will definetly be going back. If you are looking for a SAFE, very cool, clean place right off the boardwalk, you will not be sorry. You can park your car in a reserved, safe garage and walk everywhere. It is a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We're delighted you had a great time in Pacific Beach and our condo. We look forward to hosting you again when you return. Jill and Jim
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Lindberg Field
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mission Bay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Mission Bay, USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, Botanical Gardens


Rates & Availability

Pacific Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall, Winter, Spring
Sep 7 2016 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.05%

Summer rates: $275/night; $1,850/week.

Security deposit of $500 due within 7 days of the reservation request. Balance due 45 days prior to date of arrival.

Seasonal monthly rates and snowbird specials are available. Please contact owner for a quote.

We prefer payment by check to control costs and keep rates low but will consider credit cards or payment via Home Away. Contact owner for details.

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Pacific Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • A bathroom with each bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beautiful master bedroom, complete with its own bathroom, walk-in closet, balcony, TV and beautiful views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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