South San Diego~Imperial Beach 'Chic'~Luxury Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Condo(69 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
On The Beach in Imperial Beach. 20-30 minute drive to most San Diego Attractions
*** POOL CLOSURE as of 2/3/17***
I was informed today by my HOA that the pool will be out of commission through the end of March at least. I apologize for the inconvenience. If the pool is closed during your stay I will offer a $25 daily rebate towards your family's admission to The Coronado Aquatics Center with a beautiful view of San Diego Bay or any other activity of your choosing. There is no other beachfront property in Imperial Beach with a pool other than the Boutique Marriott next door.
In 2016 I did a complete remodel of the kitchen, guest bath, master bath and patio. . 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
3 Flat Screen TV's w/Uverse
Sony Blu-Ray Players
Phone (3 extensions)
260 sq ft Ocean Front Private Patio
Outdoor Dining Table/Chairs
Umbrellas & 4 Chaise Lounges
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Pancake Griddle-Waffle Iron
Crock Pot:Waffle Maker-Pancake Griddle
Inside Dining for 6
Outside Dining for 6+
Binoculars for Dolphin Watching
Washer/Dryer in Unit
Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard
Community Gas BBQs
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
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 only)
Custom 'Beach-Chic' Decor
Beach Themed Artwork Throughout
Plenty of Books and Magazines
Beach Towels/Kids Beach Toys
Bed Tray for Breakfast in Bed
Right Outside Your Door
Miles of Sand & Surf
Surf Board Rental ShopDownstairs
Pier with Fishing/Restaurant/Shops
Barrels - Sports Bar
Aroma Thai Restaurant
Italian/Pizza Take Out
Katy's Coffee House
Ye Olde Plank - Beach Bar
Imperial Beach (IB) Forum. Steaks Hambugers Grilled Chicken/Fish/Shrimp Tacos
El Tapatio Mexican
Member since: 2014
- On floor 1
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Elevator : The first floor is above the street level garage.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
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. *Smoking includes vaping and marijuana. ...moreless
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- There is a pack and play in the closet for my tiny visitors.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms were totally remodeled in 2016
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
I have a nice supply of towels and beach towels. I ask that the night before you check out you wash and put away all the towels you have used during your stay. Leave the morning towels by the washer. ...moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
As of 2/3/17 the pool is closed and is needing to be rebuilt. Completion date is not know yet. I will rebate $25 per day back to you with your deposit for every day the pool is unavailable to you....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Swap Snowflakes for Seashells
Jan 7 - Mar 10, 2017
2 night min stay
Springtime is Sublime
Mar 11 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017@The Mermaids House
Jun 3 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
End of Summer and Sea Shells
Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Back In LOVE 2017
Sep 9 - Dec 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Serenity at Christmas 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
Trade Snowflakes for Seashells
Jan 6 - Mar 9, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 10%
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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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!
Links to more information:
The Perfect Place!
Summer Fun All Year Long! Heated Pool and Jacuzzi with Plenty of Seating.
Panoramic View @Sunset From The Patio On My Iphone. Pier South Marriott On Lef
Dining and lounging for six.
Living Room with fireplace, bookcase and ocean view.
One of my favorite parts of my remodel.
Ill be getting some better pics of the newly remodeled master bath on here soon!
Master Bedroom. Extra Chairs to the Dining Table. View is Ocean. Door to patio.
Queen Guest Room faces courtyard, has flat screen tv and blu-ray player.
Brand new pillow top mattress on bottom of Full/Twin Bunk Bed
Stacked Washer/Dryer withDetergent Supplied.
The Imperial Beach Club at Low Tide
Patio with new eco friendly furniture.
The Patio of Serenity by the Sea. Even on a gloomy day it is spectacular!
Kitchen/Dining Room Area. There is a leaf under the master bed and 2 more chairs
Living Room with Ocean View.
Does it get any better then this? View from the patio.
Newly Remodeled Master Bath. Man in black is my contractor!
Master Bedroom with ocean view and reading chaise.
Fit for a Mermaid! Check out the tub spout.
My family enjoying January 2015 at Serenity by the Sea.
Under Building Secured Garage Offers Two Assigned Parking Spaces.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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