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Serenity by the Sea~So. SD~"Imperial Beach Chic"~Lux Oceanfront 3Bd Condo w/Pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

On The Beach in Imperial Beach. 20-30 minute drive to most San Diego Attractions

🏖Your Private South San Diego Getaway🐬

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*****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 barbecues, a weight room, outdoor shower and lush landscape. The street-front shops include The Surf Hut (sales and rentals of surfing gear)and Barrels, 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

Cd Player

Phone (3 extensions)

260 sq ft Ocean Front Private Patio

Outdoor Dining Table/Chairs

Umbrellas & 4 Chaise Lounges

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Blender/Nutribullet/Crockpot

Pancake Griddle-Waffle Iron

Coffee Pot/Grinder

Crock Pot:Waffle Maker-Pancake Griddle

Microwave

Dishwasher

Inside Dining for 6

Outside Dining for 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 only)

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

Barrels - Sports Bar

Aroma Thai Restaurant

Italian/Pizza Take Out

Subway Sandwiches

Katy's Coffee House

Ye Olde Plank - Beach Bar

Imperial Beach (IB) Forum. Steaks Hambugers Grilled Chicken/Fish/Shrimp Tacos

El Tapatio Mexican

Coronado Brewery

Fillipi's Italian

Corner Market

Marriott's Pier South Resort's Sea 180 Happy Hour 2:30-5 and 6-10p Oceanfront dining

right next door

More Details

Owner
Nancy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Mermaid
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Nancy

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.

Nancy purchased this condo in 1991

Why Nancy chose San Diego County

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.

What makes this condo unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy is a dynamic woman, with an enthusiastic and warm personality. She's also a gracious host! Her beach condo is RIGHT on the SAND with an open air patio that faces the breaking waves. I loved leaving the patio for the short walk to the surf, and later, sipping a glass of wine while enjoying front row seating to the most amazing sunsets! Nancy's meticulous decor reflects her organized, detail-oriented style. Nancy loves living well, and is an experienced traveler. This gives her great insight in how to make her guests feel at home, away from home. She has a spirited adventurer's soul, and also loves the finer things in life. Nice towels, comfy chairs inside and outside, facing the ocean. We all had so much fun with her (my sister, mother and myself) on our women's holiday! Highly recommend staying in Nancy's spacious, beautiful, ocean dream house and feel confidant in letting her handle the vacay details!
Feb 2016
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Amenities

Imperial Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The hall bath has a tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sinks
  • Both bathrooms were totally remodeled in 2016
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Second bedroom - 1 queen
    Oceanfront Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kid's Bunkbed Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room has a full bottom bunk and a twin top bunk.
  • There is a pack and play in the closet for my tiny visitors.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

Serenity by the Sea~So. SD~"Imperial Beach Chic"~Lux Oceanfront 3Bd Condo w/Pool
average rating of 4.95 based on 82 reviews
5

Heaven on a beach.

  • 5 of 5

Nancy was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was great about answering questions and responded quickly.

If you are looking for a place to party and get crazy- This is not for you. This is a quiet family friendly community. It pretty much shuts down by 9pm on weekends and earlier on weekdays.

We traveled with my husband, our children age 10 months and 4 yrs, plus my parents. We stayed in SD last year and stayed DT but wanted more of a family and beach experience this stay. Serenity was perfect. There was not one thing I wished for while I was there.

Nancy keeps the home absolutely stocked up with anything you think you might need. It was perfect for us. There was stuff for my baby, as well as tons of toys for my 4yr old.

The beach is glorious and we enjoyed every day of it. It was perfect for us as when my baby was napping someone could be in the home on the patio while watching the rest of us on the beach. We also did not have to haul down tons of gear because we just did beach time then headed in for lunch or snacks ect.

The kitchen and bathrooms are both recently redone and so beautiful. Nancy has an eye for detail and it shows!! Felt like I was at a spa!! The rooms were very comfortable and had ample room for luggage and clothes. I let my parents have the master and it was very nice with patio access. You can hear the ocean all night..beautiful. The kitchen has lots of stocked items- such as condiments and spices- coffee filters ect. It also has filtered water on the fridge and instant hot and cold water which is also filtered. Maybe check out whats there before doing your shopping.

We shopped at Vons, Walmart, and Costco- all withing reasonable distance. If you plan on eating out while there, there are some great spots! Katy's Cafe was fantastic (the artic monkey a must try). Coronado brew company also looked delicious.

The pool and hot tub were great )pool is heated but it is still cool in the spring. I'm sure it warms up perfectly during summer months. It was a great break from the beach, or before settling in for the evening.

There is a playground right beside Nancy's that we went to everyday. There is no direct access off the patio but there are a few different exits out of the building that were very close. We enjoyed walking down to the pier, getting ice cream and coffees, and playing on the other playground daily.

Everything was perfect for our little family and we will def be back. Thanks Nancy!!!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely detailed review. It warms my heart to hear that my guests are so happy with their experience at SerenitybytheSea.
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5

Beautiful oceanfront property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days and the condo was a perfect fit for our family. The ocean view was spectacular and we enjoyed taking walks along the pier too. Nancy was great to work with and easy to communicate with as well. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix
5

Great time at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Serenity by the Sea was great. Great location, right on the beach. Also walking distance to places to eat. My family had a great time. We collected quite a few sand dollars at the beach. It had the perfect amount of bedrooms (3) for my family and all of the conveniences of being at home but on vacation. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family enjoyed their stay at Serenity by the Sea!
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Albuquerque
5

Great location and terrific owner.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for our girls weekend getaway. The Friday market on the beach provided a delicious array of foods and flowers and fresh fruits. Sitting on the patio watching the waves crash and walking along the beach were the orders of the day. Great stay!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your girlfriend weekend was a good one. It really is the perfect set up for catching up and spending quality time with those you love.
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5

GREAT time at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent spring break at Serenity by the Seas and had an incredible time! The condo was perfect, we loved the patio and we had all the comforts of home. Nancy was great to work with and provided a seamless experience from contract to recommendations for things to do in the area. The perfect getaway! Thanks Nancy!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! Please come again.
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Euless, Texas
5

More than I expected

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. The location was perfect, right on the beach. Very quiet location. Roomy enough for six people with lots of space for all. Easy walk to pubs and resturants. Nancy was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely stay here again. The patio was the best.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Come again❤
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Imperial Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
4 Nights In June 2017
Jun 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Booked
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
End of August 2017
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Booked
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Fall Back In LOVE 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,175
 
 
Serenity at Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
 
Snowflakes vs Seashells 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,175
 
 
Springtime @ Serenity 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Jun 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
 
 
Summer 2018@The Mermaids House
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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