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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


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.

More Details

Jim Buysse
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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.


San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Old Town
Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Natural History Museum
Petco Park
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Westfield Horton Plaza
Fashion Valley Mall
Old Town Mexican Cafe
Coronado Ferry Landing
Seaport Village
USS Midway Museum
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


Pacific Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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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See the Sea Beach Condo-Overlooks Crystal Pier, sand and surf; $150-275/night
average rating of 4.647059 based on 34 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Pacific Beach and it was wonnderful! The condo location is ideal and within walking distance to many bars, shops and restaurants. The beach is beautiful. Yes, the bar across the street is noisy but the fans and white noise machine drown everything out. Noise was really not an issue. The building is a family place and very secure. The condo owners were amazing to work with! They checked in when we arrived and again after our trip. We hope to return to Pacific Beach again and would absolutely rent this condo again. Thank you Jim and Jill!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank you for being our guests, and wonderful guests as well. We're delighted that your stay was wonderful. Please keep us in mind if you return to PB. Jill and Jim
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  • 5 of 5

The location can't be beat. We walked down to the beach every day with our 3 year old and had a great time. Multiple great restaurants nearby. The bar across the street was a little loud but nothing we couldn't sleep through.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the beach. If you bring the little one back again in the future, please keep our condo in mind. Jill and Jim
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Perfect retreat on the beach for family fun!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start out our review saying that we are NOT friends or family of the owners!!

With that said... we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! We were looking for something different for our family of 5... we are tired of cramped hotels and spending $80+ for every meal while eating out!! This condo was just what we where looking for!! The condo was as advertised, all areas where clean and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook. There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and not feel on top of one another. Appeasing picky parents who need a break, keeping our 20 and 16-year-old entertained and our 6 year old out of their space was not a challenge staying here!! The older kids had their own room and the youngest enjoyed eating every meal on the patio!! While the area is safe, I liked the feeling of security... the secure access to the building and the garage. We really enjoyed the quick access to the beach and several items at the condo to take with (boogie boards, beach chairs & umbrella etc). The bikes where a bonus as we always rent so that saved us money! The location was great; close to shops, grocery store, the pier and our favorite places to eat (Woody's and World Famous) We stayed at the end of June so summer was in full swing and while the condo is right in the middle of it all, the area during the day was pretty mellow and quite. At night the bar didn't bother us, we got 6 nights of great sleep! All communication with Jill and Jim was timely! We WILL be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. You folks were great guests. It's always a delight to host families when they come to PB for the sand and surf...and the great food. We would welcome the opportunity of hosting you again. Jill and Jim
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Rio Rancho

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I , along with our 15 yr old and 9 month old stayed for a week. We loved this place; it was spacious and a perfect location. Highly recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we're delighted you had a great time in PB. Have a great summer!! Jill and Jim
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A lovely place so close to the beach you can hear it.

  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for nicer or more accommodating hosts than Jim and Jill. They were very responsive to all communication. The condo was just as advertised and well equipped with stuff for beach use and for kitchen use.

The condo is in an urban location with lots going on, so expect some street noise that lasts pretty late (there is a cool bar just across the street). Bring your white noise app or use the white noise machine thoughtfully provided by the hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review. We enjoyed having you as our guests. You were great to work with. Definitely keep us in mind if you come this way again, as we would welcome another opportunity to host you.
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Branson, MO

Everything at your doorstep!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at this wonderful beach condo. It is right in the middle of all the action + the beauty of the Sea. The location was incredible. My children jumped for joy knowing they were so close to the beach. The condo itself is very roomy with the master bedroom especially nice and private. I read comments about noise coming from the local establishments, but it was never a problem for us-- and we stayed during the holiday weekend. I noticed the owners provided various fans and even saw a white noise machine (the day we left) but honestly we didn't have a need. Once I was in bed for the night, I didn't hear a thing. Some nights we didn't even have a need for the fan as the weather was mild and the ocean air just perfect. I am a little confused by some folks even mentioning an issue with noise. We were in heaven. There are plenty of beach chairs (nice ones too) along with boogie boards and even a cooler--but since we were so close, we just ran upstairs when we wanted a snack. The pair of bikes provided were the icing on the cake.

My older son found riding bikes together on the boardwalk his most favorite part of our trip. The owners kept in touch with us to make sure everything was in order- which was very appreciated. For a spot in the middle of Pacific Beach near all kinds of dining + shopping, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We enjoyed having you as our guests, and we're delighted that you had a wonderful time. We also would welcome having you stay with us again should you plan another trip to Pacific Beach. Have a great summer...and thanks for being our guests. Jill and Jim
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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