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Exquisite Home with Panoramic View of City & Bay Close to Beaches & Attractions

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms , 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This luxury, six-bedroom, four-bath home, in an upscale neighborhood at the top of Point Loma, has not only a fantastic view but a panoramic one: of San Diego's skyline, Coronado Bay Bridge, San Diego Bay, and the Laguna Mountains. This view is visible from the dining room, living room, kitchen, family room, master bedroom, den, and the home's three decks.

In addition, the living room, dining room, and family room (all with fireplaces) open onto the largest of the three decks - a spacious place to barbecue, dine, lounge, and watch the boats on San Diego Bay. This set up makes a convenient place for entertaining, be it a business meeting, , family reunion, birthday, graduation, or anniversary celebration.

The kitchen has a new Jenn-Air range, two new microwaves, dishwasher, and all the small appliances you have at home: mixer, electric can opener, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, blender,, and basic staples. The kitchen connects to the formal dining room and family room, and all three have a view of the city skyline, mountains, Coronado bridge, and bay.

The family room has its own deck, fireplace, cable TV, and DVD. It is conveniently next to the kitchen dining area and the home's largest deck - a great place for barbecuing and large-group activities.

The formal living room also has a fireplace, the spectacular cityscape view, and opens onto the spacious deck. The formal dining, with same view, adjoins.

The second-floor master suite has its own deck, a panoramic view of the bay, gas fireplace, California king-size bed, queen-size hide-a-bed, and large desk. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower with bench, two sinks, and large, cedar, walk-in closet.

A separate sleeping area upstairs has a double-size bed and sitting area with view - a perfect area for privacy.

There are three first-floor bedrooms: The first has a queen-size bed and bath/shower. A second bedroom a queen bedand large bay window. The third bedroom has a cal king bed. These bedrooms have California closets installed. There is another bathroom with a shower/tub between bedroom two and three.

A den off the formal living room has a view of the city and bay, a fireplace, a queen-size sofa bed, and double French doors - a great room for the kids.

This home also has a small yard off the main deck, a laundry room with washer and dryer, a barbecue, and plenty of parking.

This home is close to surfing, tide pools, a skateboard park, Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse, deep-sea fishing and diving, sailing, kayaking, tennis, and golf.

Sea World, Mission Bay, and Sail Bay are just across the bridge. On the bay side of the point, pick up a deep-sea fishing charter in the old Portuguese fishing village of Point Loma, home to the San Diego Yacht Club and Humphrey's By the Bay on Shelter Island.

A short scenic drive from Point Loma around the harbor takes you to the airport, Harbor Island, and the downtown waterfront. On this beautiful bay, you can tour the Aircraft Carrier Museum, the Santa Maria replica, the old Star of India sailing ship, or take a harbor cruise. Stroll further down the bay past cruise ship docks to Seaport Village to eat, shop, or just have an espresso at Upstart Crow, a family-owned bookstore.

Continue south to the waterfront park for the outdoor concerts, or take the ferry across the bay to Coronado Island for lunch or dinner. Walk up Broadway to Horton Plaza, guaranteed a one-of-a-kind mall. A few blocks away is the Gas Lamp District with its great old architecture, sidewalk restaurants, and teeming nightlife.

If you take the Laurel exit off Harbor Drive and follow it up the steep hill to its end, you will be in Balboa Park, home of the San Diego Zoo, Old Globe Theater, Japanese Garden, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, IMAX Theater, and eight museums. Presidio Park and Old Town, the first European settlement in California, are just two exits north of Laurel.



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Lisa Karmazin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english,
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017


Sunset Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This is not a party home. Please do not rent this home if you intend to have a party. Please read booking terms before renting.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed with tempurpedic mattress on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic mattress / main floor of house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic mattress / has stand alone bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King bed on main floor of house
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , This is a small bedroom with sitting area outside/ 2nd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , main floor of house
  • King size beds (2) Cal King bed, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Pak and Go available- highchair available, , Sleep Sofa near upstairs bedroom- good for children. Also one roll away bed is available
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Enjoying the outdoor living space in this beautiful Point Loma home

VRBO Bear stayed here

Apr 5, 2010

The Point Loma area is the place to stay when planning your next family vacation or family reunion in San Diego. Minutes from the airport, this beautiful Point Loma vacation home is close to favorite San Diego attractions such as Sea World, San Diego harbor, downtown San Diego, the Point Loma Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean. This San Diego home with spectacular views was the ideal setting for our Bear family gathering ---bright, light, spacious and relaxing with extra outdoor living spaces. The upstairs expansive master suite allowed us to get away from it all, with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, and private deck with, of course, views of the city and harbor. The three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the main level provided privacy for all. And the large kitchen, eating area, comfortable family room and patio area provided an ideal gathering area. Early-bears enjoyed the beautiful sunrises from this home and nighttime views of downtown San Diego were amazing. Also, on our evening walks, we loved watching the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. A real highlight were the walks in this gorgeous Point Loma neighborhood, with Peet’s coffee our destination and Fresh & Easy market close by for groceries. If you have friends or relatives attending Point Loma Nazarene University, you can easily walk from here to campus. I would highly recommend this home for year-round family gatherings, as well as a place for families of PLNU students to stay while visiting their student. The VRBO Bear

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average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home is a fantastic home with lots of space. It was very clean, well stocked, and had everything we needed. The views were spectacular. I would definitely recommend this home!❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Moana was incredibly spacious so great for large family get togethers. The view was great. Loved all the outside decks. Kitchen was roomy and plenty of space to work in. Nice to have so many bedrooms and bathrooms. The location was great. Ocean Beach is close by and so is the beautiful Sunset Cliffs where we had a photographer come out and take a group picture. Plenty of grocery options and places to eat or take out. Richard met us at the house to give us the keys and show us around. Such a nice young man. He made us feel very comfortable with staying there and gave us recommendations on where to eat and things to see and do. Lisa was great as well. Called us the nite before she left on her vacation to make sure we had Richards number. Very nice to work with. We had a couple of issues but they were taken care of. The ice maker could not keep up with our consumption so it was nice to have another refrigerator in the laundry room where we had a good size freezer for bags of ice. There is a cooler and beach chairs and some sand buckets which was great. The stove and oven was a little hard to figure out and they could use some new pans for cooking. They could make sure if possible to have propane tanks filled or at least let visitors know that they are not filled. We had a little issue with that but it was addressed quickly. Thank You Richard!! Also I wanted to thank the owner for making the house available for 4 or 5 nites instead of 7 nite minimum. Not everyone can be away for the whole 7 days... thank you for that. The house was great and I highly recommend it for anyone especially for a large family get together. Richard I hope you enjoy your vacation and Lisa hope you enjoyed yours. Thank you again for everything. Patti B and family

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We do not provide full propane tanks .If you wish to have a BBQ and the tanks are-low you may bring them to rite aid down the street in Ocean Beach (only 5 minutes away ) for a refill . We do provide two for trade in . We do provide everything you may need at the beach such as beach chairs, ice chest and toys for the little ones. The home is an amazing gem as it offers 5000 square feet ...enough room to get lost in...this is a rare find in San Diego.Thank you for your review. We love what we do! Lisa and Rich
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Needs some repairs and updating

  • 3 of 5

The house is very spacious and had a spectacular view. The landscaping was very nice too. Other positive aspects were: Location, useful lighting, house size, # of bathrooms and bedrooms, # of outlets, the location of the decks and balconies, the water pressure and temperature, key appliances were provided, # of towels, and availability of beach equipment (i.e. Toys, cooler, chairs, etc).

Our overall stay was pleasurable, however, we were disappointed on a number of points (noted below).


1. Piano room blinds were partially torn from the top (Rich was made aware during check-in). On Day 3 of our stay the entire blind tore off during the night and the entire bedroom was now visible to outsiders.

2. There was also another torn blind in one of the bedrooms on the 1st floor.

3. The Piano-room smelled very "musty".

4. The sofa in the piano-room, had a back cushion that was ripped and all the stuffing was exposed. This same sofa had stained seated cushions and was just filthy overall.

5. The extra cot was torn and therefore rendered unusable for the duration of our stay.

6. Many of the cranks on the windows were broken/loose. Some were easy to open but then would not close thus having to be manually closed from the outside a single crank at a time.

7. The linens were not clean. A few of the pillowcases had a blue gel on them which washed off easily when actually cleaned.

8. Patio furniture/cushions and patio railings were dusty and web ridden. We spent the first few hours washing the area to make it suitable for use.

9. The coffee pot was not cleaned and many of the dishes were food stained requiring us to re-wash several of them to avoid getting sick.

10. The grill was filthy and not cleaned. Why bother having it if it is not usable.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you found the house very spacious and had a spectacular view. Location, useful lighting, house size, # of bathrooms and bedrooms, # of outlets, the location of the decks and balconies, the water pressure and temperature, key appliances were provided, # of towels, and availability of beach equipment (i.e. Toys, cooler, chairs, etc). Our overall stay was pleasurable...YAY!!!!! We apologize that you were unhappy with a few other items...and we strive to make your stay PERFECT!!!! The blinds were lopsided and on order upon this guests arrival .We would have gladly put in temporary blinds had we known that they had fallen during their stay...we were not alerted. WE LOVE TO REMEDY ANY ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE DURING YOUR STAY! The blinds have been replaced. The sofa has been addressed We have ditched the torn cot ( it was left by a previous guest) .Windows have been addressed.We have changed our laundry detergent to something that does not leave blue gel behind. We have a lot of spiders in San Diego...they spin their webs every single night... we " de- web " our patios before every guest arrives but cannot control mother nature during your stay. We have discussed your other concerns with our cleaning crew and they will look deeper into the cabinets before guests arrive. Thank you for your review ...guests like you help us run a tighter ship. ...we love the love the feed back ! We are pleased you found the home spacious and spectacular and that your over all stay was pleasurable... ...we love this home too.
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Great location and very spacious

  • 5 of 5

Very roomy and comfortable house, the pictures do not capture how spacious it is. And a very convenient location.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house is a gem with 5000 square feet of space. This is very hard to find in this pristine area of San Diego. Most homes go for the same price with less than half the square footage. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Moana House.
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Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Moana house was perfect for our San Diego family reunion. One of our goals was to have our children enjoy the theme parks and the perfect location of this home helped us to meet that goal. It is in an ideal location, extremely close to Sea World and a close distance to the SD Zoo, Safari Park and Legoland. For the adults in the group, we were able to hop to Petco Park for a Padres game, to Balboa Park for museums and shows, and roll down the hill to trendy Ocean Beach.

The high ceilings and large living rooms gave the house a feel of luxury and grandeur. The six bedrooms and four bathrooms comfortably accommodated our group. The beds were comfortable, bed covers added a homey touch and plush towels provided. We appreciated always having ample hot water for our showers. The kitchen was large with two refrigerators and two microwave ovens ably handling our multi-family group. The large-capacity washer and dryer were also great for our families with small children.

We celebrated the 4th of July with a cookout on the large deck. The gas grill (with two spare tanks!) did a great job with the grilled asparagus and steaks. Instead of having to fight the traffic, we enjoyed the 4-site syncronized fireworks show with a great view of San Diego Bay.

A great house for large groups, a great location and beautiful, panoramic views. We'd definitely book this home again should the occasion arise in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also offer beach gear and fabulous views of the city and bay! Thank you for your review.
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This property was absolutely magnificent!!!

  • 5 of 5

OMG! This property was absolutely magnificent!!! It had everything we asked, location, amenities and the view is to die for.

The staff, Rich and Lisa are two of the most friendliest human beings I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They were the hosts.

My family and I can't wait to book another trip to San Diego, we will only book with this team.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the owner Cheri. She also was a breath of fresh air. I wish I could rate this property and management team with 10 stars, they definitely deserve it.

Thank you guys for making our trip memorable and we look forward to staying with you again real soon!


Cornell Dukes

and Family

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love meeting and greeting our guests. Giving them ideas for adventures in San Diego and helping them feel comfortable and loved while staying at this magnificent home. Thank you for your review! Lisa and Rich!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $385
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $750

All payments are non refundable . We highly recommend taking out travel protection insurance from CSA travel protection to protect your investment. Please read our booking terms before booking this home.If you book using VRBO or any-other way, you are agreeing to our terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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