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Ocean View Penthouse (3 bdr/2ba) sleeps 8-10 with large ocean facing deck

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

360 Degree views, walk to restaurants, shopping and sandy beach.

The PENTHOUSE at Palm Plaza includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, fire place in living room, full kitchen, large wrap around ocean facing deck with BarBeQue and patio furniture,fully equipped kitchen, dish washer, washer and dryer, 4 flat screen TVs, cable with HBO and Starz movie channels, WiFi , F/P, original water color art of local attractions. 1 (one) Assigned carport under unit, (Penthouse is on a 3rd floor)

Imperial Beach is a small, laid-back town of about 25,000 people and it's less busy than most beach areas in San Diego County. There are at least 8 restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the condo. There is a well-stocked 7-11 convenience store and a taco shop about 20 yards away, and two coffee houses within 200 yards. There are many fine restaurants including several at the Hotel Del Coronado, in the beautiful and very exclusive city of Coronado, located about 8 miles north of Imperial Beach along the 'Silver Strand' that separates the Pacific Ocean from San Diego Bay. The condo is located on 177 Palm Avenue, which is a major street further to the east, but by the time it gets to the beach, it's a two-lane road. To get to the beach from the condo, it's a walk of about 200 yards crossing one street, Seacoast Drive, which is controlled by a four way stop sign.

Imperial Beach has wide sandy beaches, all of which are publicly accessible. The surf is excellent, the area just north of the Imperial Beach Pier and another area about 1 mile south are among the best surfing locations in Southern California. The City of Imperial Beach has been working to emphasize the surfing theme, and the plentiful public art reflects that. There are two beach-front public parks within walking distance of the condo, one at the foot of the Imperial Beach Pier. The pier is about 300 yards long and there's a restaurant at the end. Even at prime time on weekends. it's easy to find a place to set up at Imperial Beach. No alcohol is allowed at the beach or in the public parks and the public places are very family-friendly. Imperial Beach is not a 'party' area compared to other San Diego County beaches such as Mission Beach or Pacific Beach.

Easy walking distance to the beach, all shops, restaurants and historic pier. Enjoy small beach town unhurried atmosphere, estuary, ocean and bay. Also close to Coronado and San Diego for more shopping, restaurants and water activities. Close to Coronado, Las Americas outlet mall, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Lego Land and Baja California Mexico. Bring your passport when you visit in case you want to go to Baja!

*Our standard Winter and Summer rental rates are subject to change without notice.

*QUOTE IS BASED ON 6 (six) GUESTS, INCLUDING CHILDREN OVER 12 MONTHS,any additional guest will be charged an additional guest fee, per person, per night plus tax at season fee. WE DO GREET OUR GUESTS IN PERSON.

*The REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT will be released to the person in which the reservations was made, after departure of guests, the property will be completely checked for no damages to the property, including keys of property, furniture, appliances, windows, doors, televisions, tvs remote controls, WI-Fi modem, patio furniture, linens, towels, blankets, bedcovers, kitchen equipment, etc). It will take 4 to 8 business days to show up on your account after CHECK OUT DATE, as long as our property and belongings are in the working conditions as guests received them at CHECK IN DATE AND TIME.

More Details

Property Manager
John Haupt/Emily Berumen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About John Haupt/Emily Berumen

Born in Philadelphia and raised there. attended West Chester State University, and Bloomsburgh State University for graduate degree in Audiology. I have worked in the private label Tea & Coffee business on the East Coast and later moved to San Diego in 1989 and to Imperial Beach in 1998. Have worked here as Restaurant Owner (Beach Club Grille & Woodies Cantina), as an Audiologist in Private Practice and operator of vacation rentals.

I have been active with the Chamber of Commerce, the Boy's and Girl's Club and served on the board of a number of HOAs. One year I was voted Business Man of the Year in IB. I live both in IB and in Mexico and enjoy both for what they are and provide to me.

I enjoy supporting the arts, family life and taking care of animals in need. My hobbies include sailing, the beach, friends, listening to music and it seems, repairing cars in inconvenient places.

John Haupt/Emily Berumen purchased this condo in 2004

Why John Haupt/Emily Berumen chose San Diego County

In the heart of the beach area, with restaurants, pubs and easy access in and out of town. One of the more unique properties in IB with an huge ocean facing deck. The views are incredible and wrap around the entire property, from mountain sun rises in the morning to ocean sunsets in the evening.

What makes this condo unique

360 degree views of surroundings. Huge ocean facing wrap around deck with white water views. Bar B Que in the open fresh air while toasting the sunset!

High speed wireless internet, fireplace and a total of 4 flat screen TVs with cox cable and premium HBO & Starz movie channels, high speed WiFi , boogie boards, beach chairs, beach toys.local original water color artwork of Imperial Beach tourist attractions.

Map

San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Seaport Village
USS Midway Museum
Little Italy District
Star of India -- CLOSED
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
San Diego Bay
Coronado Ferry Landing
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Hornblower Cruises & Events
San Diego Museum of Man
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
The Old Globe
Whaley House
Timken Museum of Art
Spreckels Organ Pavillion
Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Ye Old Plank
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Coronado
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Coronado
Nearest Train
18 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 5 both North or South
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sea 180
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Water Skiing-Mission Bay
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Imperial Beach
Car: recommended

The Penthouse @ Palm Plaza is located less than 1 block from a sandy lifeguard patrolled beach. Views of dolphins, whales (in season), incredible sunsets, islands and city views as well. Just steps away from the Penthouse you'll find Mexican restaurants, 7/11, West Coast Coffee Shop, VFW, Ye Old Plank Inn for libations and billiards. Jump into the car and visit Coronado's Hotel Del Coronado, restaurants and shops. A little further and you explore San Diego's Gas Lamp District. the Zoo, Sea World, Lego Land, Sea Port Village, Balboa Park and much, much more.The Neighborhood: Imperial Beach is a small, laid-back town of about 28,000 people and it's less busy than most beach areas in San Diego County. There are at least 8 restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the condo. There is a surprisingly well-stocked 7-11 convenience store and a taco shop about 200 feet away, and two coffee houses within 200 yards. There are many fine restaurants including several at the Hotel del Coronado, in the beautiful and very exclusive city of Coronado, located about 7 mile north of Imperial Beach along the 'Silver Strand' that separates the Pacific Ocean from San Diego Bay. The condo is located on Palm Avenue, which is a major street further to the east, but by the time it gets to the beach, it's a two-lane road. To get to the beach from the condo, it's a walk of about 200 yards crossing one street, Seacoast Drive, which is controlled by a four-way stop sign.

The Beach: Imperial Beach has wide sandy beaches, all of which are publicly accessible. The surf is excellent, the area just north of the Imperial Beach Pier and another area about 1 mile south are among the best surfing locations in Southern California. The City of Imperial Beach has been working to emphasize the surfing theme, and the plentiful public art reflects that. There are two beach-front public parks within walking distance of the condo, one at the foot of the Imperial Beach Pier. The pier is about 300 yards long and there's a restaurant at the end. Even at prime time on weekends. it's easy to find a place to set up at Imperial Beach. No alcohol is allowed at the beach or in the public parks and the public places are very family-friendly. Imperial Beach is not a 'party' area compared to other San Diego County beaches such as Mission Beach or Pacific Beach.

Amenities

Imperial Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between bedrooms #1 & #2 in Penthouse
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to bedroom #3 in Penthouse
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Living Room - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen size sofa beds and full size fold a bed available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Roomy/flat screen & private entrance to ocean facing deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Bunk bed/full size futon/adjacent full bath/flatscreen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Roomy/flat screen TV with full bath adjacent.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For guests renting 1 week or longer during months of May through October-check out Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay. If you want to see any one concert during your stay, you can enjoy that concert (up to 4 guests) from a sailboat docked next to the stage. Loads of Fun. You can bar-b-que and even make your own video! If you bring passports, we might even arrange a tour of northern Baja during your stay-Rosarito-Ensenada-Guadalupe Wine Valley-La Bufadora blowhole. Hiking trails close by in Tijuana Estuary, bike rentals a block away. Long bike path from IB to Coronado all the way along the Silver Strand. Sandy.Beach is 500 ft away. Restaurant discounts are included -ask owner. Sailing lessons and daysails are available at additional cost. Guided RV trips to Baja MeXico are also available at extra cost. (Passports required)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View Penthouse (3 bdr/2ba) sleeps 8-10 with large ocean facing deck
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 43 reviews
New York City & Las Vegas
5

Great getaway in Imperial Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at John and Emily's place at Imperial Beach for a quick 3 day weekend - Anniversary getaway. The place was perfect - exactly as represented in the listing. Communication with Emily was easy and she even met us in person at the property to get us settled. Emily is a great host. She went above and beyond by having us as guests on her sailboat one night in the Marina so we could watch the Beach Boys concert at Humphrey's By The Bay. It was really amazing!

The condo in Imperial Beach is a great location and home base for staying in the San Diego area. It seconds from the beach - nice local restuarants and a couple coffee shops. You can easily jump in the car and get to Coronado Island and up to Downtown SD. The trolley stop to get to Mexico is also a 2 minute drive away. Would definitely recommend John and Emily's place. We will likey be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were just out for our first vacation to Imperial beach. The house is walking distance to the beach, pier, park and a bunch of shops and restaurants. The porch was our favorite part since you can see the ocean and relax. Emily was an absolute pleasure to work with and made sure we were all taken care of. We would definitely recommend this home for a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Matt and family, It was a pleasure meeting and having you and your beautiful family as guests. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our home! We appreciate very much your review! Thank you! Sincerely, Emily & John
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5

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Ocean View Penthouse. The owners are wonderful and Emily greeted us when we arrived. The condo is in a great location and Imperial Beach is a laid back beach town with walkable restaurants and the beach is a block away. The condo is well stocked and the penthouse deck is comfortable and spacious. We did take advantage of a concert on their boat near the Summer stage in the Marina. Emily and friends were a pleasure to spend time with. Our family enjoyed the entire experience. Easy to get to all attractions, Coronado and Downtown San Diego. Owners are helpful and accessible.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise and beautiful family, it was a pleasure meeting you a your ADORABLE FAMILY. THANK you so much for this wonderful review! Until we meet again! Take care. Sincerely, Emily & John
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5

Great time

  • 5 of 5

A great place for our family get together with folks coming in from New York Texas Washington.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry and family,we are so glad that our properly worked well for your family! Thanks again for your review! Sincerely, Emily & John
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Great location to beach but not sure if I would stay there again.

  • 1 of 5

Too many ants on counters in kitchen and bedroom closets, gas grill didn't work, even with all the fans the kids bedroom was extremely hot, busy street so couldn't sleep at night with kids running back n forth between the bars. No recycling trash bins.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, thanks for your feedback, we will keep it in mind, if you would have call me to let me know as your host it would have given me the OPPORTUNITY to fix it and MAKE IT UP to YOU! Still we very much appreciate doing business with you. Kind regards, Emily & John
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5

The view from the patio is spectacular

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay They owners really downplayed the penthouse even though there was only one parking spacec we found parking in the street to be no problem. The condo came stocked with plenty of towels and extra blankets. I would defiantly book this place again. I had family over that lived in the area and it was perf ft for entertaining. Between the huge patio deck and the living room there was plenty of room for people to spread out and feel comfortable. The beach access is about 120yds away. An easy 2 minute walk and your in the sand. There's a 7/11 two doors down and ample restaurants within walking distance of the condo. Overall I would girl it 5 stars for the location ,the floor layout and the close proximity to the ocean made this amendable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick, Thanks for the very kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Bring your passport next time so we can provide a tour of northern Baja. Get ready for zip lines, kayaking, sailing, fishing, off roading and a visit to the wine valley! As a side note, Emily had attempted to contact you several times since your departure when we found your sandals left behind. We are still holding them awaiting your preferred shipping address. Again, thanks for your stay! Regards John & Emily
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning at departure $149
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please note: All Quotes apply to Penthouse Only.
We rent for 7 day minimums during July and August our high demand months.
Rental fees are based upon a total of 4 guests. Additional guests please add $40 per guest per night.
Holiday weeks are at an additional fee. Ask for a quote specific to time frame and number of guests.

Sailing lessons, day sailing trips, guided RV trips to northern Baja are scheduled in advance with owner.
Payment is due prior to the activity. Sailing cancellations due to weather or other acts of God are cause for refund
of fees paid by guest and is the sole recourse and extent of liability owed by provider.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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