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Serenity by the SeaSo. SD"Imperial Beach Chic"~Lux Oceanfront 3bd Condo W/Pool

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

🏖Your Private South San Diego Getaway🐬

If you have questions I can answer please do not call the customer service 800# number listed as they do not know anything about my specific unit. Click the button marked "MESSAGE" to send an email and I will get back to you right away! Make sure to input your contact info.

*****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








Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Mermaid
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • 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. *Smoking includes vaping and marijuana. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

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

  • There is a pack and play in the closet for my tiny visitors.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Double sinks...moreless

  • Both bathrooms were totally remodeled in 2016

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:

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

  • Games:

    Scrabble. Monopoly. Scrabble for kids. Etc. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CDs in a black zippered case are available. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Att Uverse Smart DVD player Hulu Netflix...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small CD player in living room...moreless

  • Television:

    Two 30' Flat Screens and one 24"...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:

    Dryer sheets provided. ...moreless

  • Elevator:

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

  • Fireplace:

    Presto logs only. ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Rarely needed as unit faces West and the afternoon sun keeps the unit toasty. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Att Uverse ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are clean sheets on all the beds upon arrival. There are extra sheets in the kids closet if needed during your stay. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Ocean View...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 spaces in gated garage area. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited calling in USA...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    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:

    Soap and fabic sheets provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Brand new in 2016...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new in 2016...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked with plenty of dishes, pans, spices and appliances. Toaster oven, coffee pot, blender, hand mixer, coffee grinder. Totally remodeled in 2016 It looks spectacular!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new in 2016...moreless

  • Oven:

    Brand new in 2016...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large 260 sq ft private patio with 4 chaises, 2 adirondack chairs with footstools, dining table with 6 chairs and umbrella. Extra plastic chairs. ...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 the pedestrian gate in garage....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    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

  • Hot Tub:

    Up some stairs by the pool in courtyard. Pool is closed for long term maintenance project. Jacuzzi is open. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Springtime is Sublime 2017
Mar 11 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$325
$2,175
Summer 2017@The Mermaids House
Jun 10 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Six Nights in August 2017
Aug 12 - Aug 17, 2017
6 night min stay
$400
$2,300
Booked
Aug 18 - Aug 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
5 Nights in August 2017
Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017
5 night min stay
$380
$1,900
End Of Summer Sale 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,700
Fall Back In LOVE 2017
Sep 9 - Dec 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$325
$2,175
Serenity at Christmas 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$350
$2,300
Snowflakes vs Seashells 2018
Jan 6 - Mar 9, 2018
2 night min stay
$325
$2,175
Springtime @ Serenity 2018
Mar 10 - Jun 8, 2018
2 night min stay
$325
$2,175
Summer 2018@The Mermaids House
Jun 9 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,900
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: Recommended

 

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
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Photos

  • The Perfect Place!

    The Perfect Place!

  • 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.

  • Panoramic View @Sunset From The Patio On My Iphone. Pier South Marriott On Lef

    Panoramic View @Sunset From The Patio On My Iphone. Pier South Marriott On Lef

  • Dining and lounging for six.

    Dining and lounging for six.

  • Living Room with fireplace, bookcase and ocean view.

    Living Room with fireplace, bookcase and ocean view.

  • One of my favorite parts of my remodel.

    One of my favorite parts of my remodel.

  • Ill be getting some better pics of the newly remodeled master bath on here soon!

    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.

    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.

    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

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

  • Stacked Washer/Dryer withDetergent Supplied.

    Stacked Washer/Dryer withDetergent Supplied.

  • The Imperial Beach Club
at Low Tide

    The Imperial Beach Club at Low Tide

  • Patio with new eco friendly furniture.

    Patio with new eco friendly furniture.

  • The Patio of Serenity by the Sea. Even on a gloomy day it is spectacular!

    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

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

  • Living Room with Ocean View.

    Living Room with Ocean View.

  • Does it get any better then this? View from the patio.

    Does it get any better then this? View from the patio.

  • Newly Remodeled Master Bath. Man in black is my contractor!

    Newly Remodeled Master Bath. Man in black is my contractor!

  • Master Bedroom with ocean view and reading chaise.

    Master Bedroom with ocean view and reading chaise.

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

    Fit for a Mermaid! Check out the tub spout.

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

    My family enjoying January 2015 at Serenity by the Sea.

  • 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 - Monday, April 24, 2017

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