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South San Diego~Imperial Beach 'Chic'~Luxury Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Condo W/Pool

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Your Private South San Diego Getaway
********Spring 2016 I did a complete remodel of the kitchen, guest bath and patio. The master bathroom is slated for the Fall. It was definitely a labor of LOVE! The Mermaids House became my canvass and the end result is pretty spectacular. I posted pics,hope you love it too!! ****************

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Welcome to Serenity by the Sea. Located on the tranquil Southern California coastline, this delightfully decorated 'Mermaid's House' condo will transport you to a world of warmth and relaxation. Experience the roar of the crashing waves while sitting on your private veranda overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Watch the pelicans swoop down into the water and the dolphins play in the surf. Drag your toes through the warm and soothing sand.

Less than a 30-minute drive from the San Diego airport, Serenity by the Sea combines the magic of a remote getaway with the convenience of a nearby city. San Diego's temperate year-round weather is a favorite destination for snowbirds longing for warmth in winter and Arizonans escaping the heat of summer. Visitors from near and far have found their way to the 'Mermaid's House' in Imperial Beach to relax, rejuvenate and restore their body and soul.

Downtown San Diego beckons with all the wonders of a world class city. The delightfully upscale Coronado Island enclave with its legendary Hotel Del is just a 10-minute drive up the scenic Silver Strand Hwy. The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, museums galore, Mexico and restaurants for every palate are nearby---if you can pull yourself away from the soothing sounds of the waves and the magical sunsets long enough to go sightseeing.

Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience a natural wonder with your family, you will find what you are looking for at Serenity by the Sea. Stroll along the uncrowded shoreline for miles or lounge on the beach or by the courtyard pool and jacuzzi.

Serenity by the Sea awaits your arrival....
This 3 bedroom 2 bath privately owned oceanfront luxury condo is a favorite for travelers seeking a beautiful, romantic destination or an upscale cozy retreat for the family. The 'Mermaid's House' and it's charming 'beach chic' decor is located on the first floor of a 45 unit three story complex.This ground floor unit is elevated from the sand by the building's seawall and has a large private veranda with a dining table and chairs and several chaise lounges and adirondack chairs with ottomans overlooking the ocean with a stunning view of the Imperial Beach Pier. The interior courtyard features a large heated swimming pool and spa, gas barbeques ,a weight room, outdoor shower and is lushly landscaped. The street-front shops include The Surf Hut (sales and rentals of surfing gear)and Barrells, a Sports bar themed casual restaurant perfect for when you don't want to cook.There is Aroma Thai right across the street and a coffee house next door. The IB Forum is 1/4 mile down the block with grill your own steaks and affordable grilled fish and shrimp tacos and burgers of all types. The Marriott's new Pier South Boutique Resort is next door with happy hour at their ocean front bar from 2:30-5 daily. The Coronado Brewery has a new restaurant down the street and Filippis Italian Restaurant has a family friendly branch around the corner. One of my favs is El Tapatio on Palm. It has a beautiful new outdoor patio. I can't resist the rolled tacos and guacamole.



Private Luxury Vacation Rental by Owner
'...your beach home away from home.'
Non-Smoking ~ Pet Free

Ocean-Front Unit w/Stunning
View of Imperial Beach Pier
Entirely Smoke-Free Unit-Building and Beach
High Speed Wifi
2 Flat Screen TV's w/Uverse
Sony Blu-Ray Players
Stereo w/cd/mp
Phone (3 extensions)
Huge Ocean Front Private Patio
Outdoor Dining Table/Chairs
Umbrellas & 4 Chaise Lounges
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Blender
Coffee Pot/Grinder
Microwave
Dishwasher
Inside Dining for 6
Outside Dining for 4-6
Binoculars for Dolphin Watching
Heating/Air Conditioning
Washer/Dryer in Unit

Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard
Community Gas BBQs
Swimming Pool/Spa
Outdoor Shower In Courtyard
Elevator from parking garage
Two Gated Parking Spaces



Your Comfort Is In The Details
3b/2bth Luxury Ocean-Front Condo
High Thread Count Linens/Towels
Comfortable Mattresses
Sleeps 7 - No Sleeper Sofa
Master Bedroom/Queen/Ocean View
2nd Bedroom - Queen
3rd Bedroom-Bunk Bed w/Full-Twin
Living Room/Kitchen Ocean View
Fireplace (presto type logs)
Custom 'Beach-Chic' Decor
Beach Themed Artwork Throughout
Plenty of Books and Magazines
Games/Puzzles/Cards
Beach Towels/Kids Beach Toys
Terry Robes
Bed Tray for Breakfast in Bed



Right Outside Your Door
Miles of Sand & Surf
Surfing/Body Boarding
Surf Board Rental ShopDownstairs

Pier with Fishing/Restaurant/Shops
Imperial Beach Grill - Greek/American Restaurt
Aroma Thai Restaurant
Italian/Pizza Take Out
Subway Sandwiches
Coffee House
Ye Olde Plank - Beach Bar
Corner Market









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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : The first floor is above the street level garage.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Well supervised children are welcome. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    My unit including the patio is non smoking. I will keep the entire deposit if there is the smell of smoke after checkout. The building including the courtyard and garage are non smoking with fines imposed for violation. The city beach is non smoking. There is not anywhere for a smoker to smoke in this whole complex. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Second bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Oceanfront Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Kid's Bunkbed Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    This room has a full bottom bunk and a twin top bunk. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The hall bath has a tub/shower...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Double sinks...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of book in the library. Let me know if you want to take one home if you haven't finished it yet when you leave. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    2 Smart Blu ray players with Netflix and Hulu etc. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CDs in a case are available. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Att Uverse Hulu Netflix...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two 30' Flat Screens One 20' square tv...moreless

  • Toys:

    Sand toys and stuffed animals. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Drawers under master bedroom tv are loaded with DVDs. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Unit is facing the ocean. The view from the patio, living room, kitchen and master bedroom is of the Pacific Ocean and the Imperial Beach Pier ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Building sits right on the sand. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view of Imperial Beach Pier, Surfers, Dolphins and Sunsets....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Hear the waves roll in while you drift off to sleep.....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Building sits right on the sand...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Child's booster seat with tray. Ocean View.....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Not needed when windows are opened for cross ventilation. Fans in each room for evenings and white noise if needed. A/C should only be used on the rare occasion of high humidity and heat, usually Aug....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    The first floor is above the street level garage. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Presto logs only. ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Ocean View...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 spaces in gated garage area. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Soap and fabic sheets provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I just bought the cutest aqua dishes with embossed seashells. I'm taking them down for Easter 2015. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked with plenty of dishes, pans, spices and appliances. Toaster oven, coffee pot, blender, hand mixer, coffee grinder, milk frother. Electric range and oven, micdishwasher side by side fridge...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large private patio with 4 chaises, 2 adirondack chairs with footstools, dining table with chairs and umbrella. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Park next door with grass. Ocean sand directly in front of and below wall of patio. No direct access to beach from patio, common area gate or exit through pedestrian gate in garage....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Up some stairs by the pool in courtyard. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Back In Love
Sep 17 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$300
$2,000
Christmas San Diego Style
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$325
$2,175
Winter Wonderland
Jan 7 - Mar 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$1,900
Springtime is Sublime
Mar 11 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$325
$2,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400
$2,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Deposit of $500 is due upon booking. Balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ye Olde Plank Inn
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coronado
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coronado Island
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown San Diego
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
Imperial Beach, CA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Barrels Grill Downstairs in Complex
Imperial Beach, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
Imperial Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: Some of my long time guest's children have dubbed me 'Fancy Nancy' because they love all the beachy decorative touches I've made there. They even bought me a 'Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid' children's book for the condo. I just was gifted a personalized "Fancy Nancy" tshirt.

Why the Owner Chose Imperial Beach, CA, USA:
I know that you have many choices when it comes to beach rental properties and I appreciate you checking out my page . I will not be the cheapest rental on the beach or in my complex, but you will be hard pressed to find a better place for your precious family vacation. Whether it is a yearly event or a once in a lifetime splurge, your time at 'Serenity by the Sea-The Mermaids House', will become a treasured memory. The creation of my vacation home and Guest Get-Away was put in place with your comfort in mind. I walked the complex in the construction stage and was led to this unit which was, I thought, beyond my means. The year round sunset view, huge all day sunny and wind buffered furnished patio, 3 bedrooms, prime southwest corner facing the incoming waves, southern view of the IB Pier, oceanfront master bedroom with patio access, tucked away from the pool noises and no foot traffic passes the ocean view windows made this unit my beach house dream come true. The 'beach chic' décor will charm all the girls in your family, no matter their age. The men have commented that their wive's have never been happier with their vacation choice. I have AT&T Uverse with high speed wifi and On Demand. Smart Blu Ray players will get you to Netflix and Hulu etc. Eclectically decorated with a fair share of sparkle, seashells and mermaids, Serenity never becomes too 'frilly' for the man of the Sand Castle. From ultra high thread count sheets and a plethora of pillow types, to binoculars for watching the dolphins play in the surf from your private furnished patio, you will feel pampered. There are spices in the cabinets and condiments in the fridge. Mundane things like toilet paper, paper towels and laundry/dish soap are there waiting for you. I tell people it is like visiting a friend but they aren't home. From the moment you walk in the front door you will feel as though you have ' come home'. I have done my very best to make my cherished second home be perfect for you.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Please check out my wonderful guest reviews. I hope to see yours posted here soon. I also have a handwritten guestbook on the winerack that is full of wonderful vacation stories. Reading it is the first thing I do when I go for a visit...my own personal Hallmark card!


Contact us

Speaks: english, Mermaid

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Photos

  • The Perfect Place!

    The Perfect Place!

  • Iphone Photo of Stunning Sunset from the patio of Serenity by the Sea.

    Iphone Photo of Stunning Sunset from the patio of Serenity by the Sea.

  • Sunset View from the Patio of Imperial Beach Pier. Serenity by the Sea

    Sunset View from the Patio of Imperial Beach Pier. Serenity by the Sea

  • The Imperial Beach Club
at Low Tide

    The Imperial Beach Club at Low Tide

  • One of my favorite parts of my remodel.

    One of my favorite parts of my remodel.

  • Living Room with fireplace, bookcase and ocean view.

    Living Room with fireplace, bookcase and ocean view.

  • Master Bath, remodel is slated for Fall 2016.

    Master Bath, remodel is slated for Fall 2016.

  • Master Bedroom with door to ocean front patio.

    Master Bedroom with door to ocean front patio.

  • Master Bedroom with ocean view and reading chaise.

    Master Bedroom with ocean view and reading chaise.

  • Family fun January 2015

    Family fun January 2015

  • My family enjoying January 2015 at Serenity by the Sea.

    My family enjoying January 2015 at Serenity by the Sea.

  • Stacked Washer/Dryer withDetergent Supplied.

    Stacked Washer/Dryer withDetergent Supplied.

  • Patio with new eco friendly furniture.

    Patio with new eco friendly furniture.

  • Summer Fun All Year Long! Heated Pool and Jacuzzi with Plenty of Seating.

    Summer Fun All Year Long! Heated Pool and Jacuzzi with Plenty of Seating.

  • Kitchen/Dining Room Area. There is a leaf under the master bed and 2 more chairs

    Kitchen/Dining Room Area. There is a leaf under the master bed and 2 more chairs

  • View of the new kitchen from the living room.

    View of the new kitchen from the living room.

  • Living Room with Ocean View.

    Living Room with Ocean View.

  • Does it get any better then this?

    Does it get any better then this?

  • Master Bedroom. Extra Chairs to the Dining Table. View is Ocean. Door to patio.

    Master Bedroom. Extra Chairs to the Dining Table. View is Ocean. Door to patio.

  • Fit for a Mermaid! Check out the tub spout.

    Fit for a Mermaid! Check out the tub spout.

  • Brand new pillow top mattress on bottom of Full/Twin Bunk Bed

    Brand new pillow top mattress on bottom of Full/Twin Bunk Bed

  • Queen Guest Room faces courtyard, has flat screen tv and blu-ray player.

    Queen Guest Room faces courtyard, has flat screen tv and blu-ray player.

  • Under Building Secured Garage Offers Two Assigned Parking Spaces.

    Under Building Secured Garage Offers Two Assigned Parking Spaces.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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