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Spacious Beach Pad Steps to the Sand - Private Garage

Imperial Beach, CA, USA
  • Condo2050 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights

Step back in time and enjoy the beach life in our luxury home.

The "Pelican Pad" is a beautiful 4 bedroom home with a large private Garage. There are 2 Master bedrooms, the largest has an intimate deck with a view of the ocean. The beach is just across the street!

Our home is very large, open, and spacious. It easily sleeps 8 with 5 beds.

Imperial Beach is the hottest trending beach community to be found in Southern California and our place is right in the heart of it.

You’ll love the comfy beds, the spacious living area, the ocean breeze, and the great neighborhood.

The gourmet chef's Kitchen is fully stocked and the Great room is light and bright with lots of windows to enjoy the ocean breeze.

The private garage is available for your vehicle and stocked with boogie boards, surfboard, chairs, coolers, skim boards, and a grill, everything you need to enjoy the beach life. You can rent additional beach toys across the street and lime bikes are available out on the street.

Restaurants, shops, and fun bars surround our home. Visit the second oldest bar in San Diego, Ye Olde Plank (across street) for a bit of history.

Let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion and we will gladly work with you to make it as memorable as possible.

We look forward to hosting and providing information about San Diego and all it's many attractions. We can direct you to the best food in town and current events as well. Imperial Beach is the last Southern California Beach community to remain family oriented and yet have so many activities. We love the weekly farmers market which is year round on Fridays and you may catch a classic car show there too. A walk down the pier and a homemade pretzel is a must. If you plan it right you may even get to enjoy the annual Sun and Sea Festival or the Sand Castle Sculpting Celebration. There are many fun events to enjoy at the park on the beach and a playground for the kids.

This is a condo on the second floor and there are no elevators. The home is all on one floor, once inside. This is a 3 story building and there is a condo above us. Two bedrooms and living room are street side, being a beach town with bars nearby, you may have late night or early morning noise.

We do allow additional guests and can sleep up to 10 .

Our home is alarmed and monitored at front door for safety and security.

This is not a party house, but a place to relax and enjoy.

House Rules

No smoking, pets or parties.

This home is not a party condo, but a retreat for families and groups looking to get away and enjoy the warmth of sun and sand with out paying huge luxury hotel bills!

House Rules

1. By agreeing to the terms of this booking we have created a de facto rental agreement. Your rental agreement provides for the number of occupants you stated and confirmed with us. Parties larger than 7 occupants may be permitted with an extra charge. No additional overnight guests are permitted.

2. We have created a beautiful environment for our guests. Please treat the home and its contents kindly and gently and keep it clean:

a. Please do not move furniture.

b. We live near the beach but we kindly ask you to not bring it back into the home with you. Please change out of sandy clothes and rinse off sandy feet. There is a hose in the garage.

3. Guests are responsible for charges for plumbing services to rectify clogs and dysfunctions due to improper or excessive disposal of items in toilets, sinks and garbage disposals. We review the property in depth after each guest and will never turn the home over to you with any pre existing issues. Please inform us upon arrival if you discover any problems and we will rectify immediately.

4. This is a non-smoking property. Any evidence of smoking will result in at a damage claim or loss of security deposit to cover deep cleaning and smoke removal.

5. We love animals, but unless we've given explicit authorization, they are not allowed on the property. Any evidence of pets on property will result in at a damage claim or loss of security deposit to cover deep cleaning.

6. No parties or events without prior written consent of owner. Violation may result with loss of security deposit. Maximum 10 guests.

7. Children under 18 years are not permitted on the property without supervision. Guests who do not supervise their children at all times do so at their own risk and hold owners harmless.

You must also acknowledge:

Must climb stairs - one flight of stairs outside the home, once inside home is all one level.

Potential for noise - Home is on main drag and in the heart of a beach town surrounded by activities and local bars


Julie Rapelje

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Julie Rapelje

Julie and Ray: We love traveling and know what is needed to feel comfortable when away from home. We are making this the best vacation rental in Imperial Beach. We love to cook and our Kitchen is perfect for it and fully stocked. We enjoy riding bikes to the famous Coronado Island beach and village, only 8 miles away on a beautiful safe bike trail. If you like getting out and about, you will not run out of things to do in San Diego. Everything is close by including us. We are always available to help you out with anything you may need. Let us know, if your celebrating a special occasion and we can help you to make it more memorable.

Julie Rapelje purchased this Condo in 2016

Why Julie Rapelje chose Imperial Beach

We have lived in San Diego most all our adult lives. Ray is from Iowa and I am from Northern California (Placerville), where I grew up on a horse ranch. We love San Diego and purchased this home to retire too. We chose Imperial Beach because it is the cleanest, quietest beach in Southern California. At Imperial Beach you can still find parking, get a spot on the beach, ride your bike around town, and feel safe. And don't forget, the weather is PERFECT year round!!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master #1, cable TV, and deck
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Master #2 Cable TV and private entrance
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, TV for movies
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Cable TV, now has two new twins


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, Lg shower with hand held spray, overhead rain head, & jets
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
              View the ocean from the Master and small deck off master
            • Water View
              From Master bedroom and deck


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Garage
                          Private Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Space heaters
                        • Internet
                          High Speed
                        • Elevator
                          There is no elevator
                        • Linens Provided
                          Top Quality linens for comfort
                        • Living Room
                          Great Room, large and Spacious with a double couch.
                        • Parking
                          Generally plenty of street parking and private garage
                        • Towels Provided
                          Beach towels too.
                        • Washing Machine
                          In house washer and dryer


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              fully stocked
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Huge, Spacious Gourmet Kitchen. Gas Stove with Griddle in middle. Fully stocked.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Many basic ingredients stocked.
                            • Refrigerator
                              New large double fridge
                            • Stove
                              Gas 4 burners and griddle.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining table seats 6, kitchen bar sits 4
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Games
                                      board and beach games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      5 TV's , 4 with cable and 1 additional with no cable for watching movies. DVD player with small library.
                                    • Toys
                                      2 boogie boards, 1 surfboard, skimboard, umbrella, beach chairs, and cooler.


                                        • Balcony
                                          intimate balcony off master
                                        • Deck / Patio


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • Imperial Beach has it all. Relax in the quiet beach town or enjoy the many sports activities available. The beach is just across the street and Historic Old Town is only 20 minutes away. SeaWorld, SeaWorld water park, San Diego zoo, Gaslamp District, Tijuana, all within 30 minutes.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              35 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Spacious and comfortable

                                                              Jeanne P.Lakeville, MN

                                                              Condo was fantastic, big enough for everyone to have a room, yet right in the middle of the action. So nice to be able to walk to the beach and restaurants and not too far to drive to the tourist spots. Attractively decorated and very comfortable.

                                                              The location is fantastic. Julie was great to work with, great experience.

                                                              John M.

                                                              Julie was fantastic. The location is great, can get noisy late at night but that is just part of the experience. Suggestion, a couple of box springs need to be replaced, very noisy. All in all, great property, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

                                                              Great location. Wonderful space. Good restaurants walking distance.

                                                              kathleen d.

                                                              Lovely condo - space for 3 couples & 2 children. Easy walk to gorgeous beach

                                                              Great location, Great home

                                                              Dale W.

                                                              This was one of the best experience we have had on vacation rentals. The condo was all it promised. Great home right off the beach and easy to get to the city. Julie was helpful and very welcoming.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our quaint little beach town.

                                                              We would love to have you back anytime!

                                                              We had a wonderful stay!

                                                              Catharine B.

                                                              Julie's "pad" was just what we had hoped for when I booked it months in advance - a gathering place for the groom's family, only five minutes from the wedding venue. We found it spacious, well kept, nicely equipped, very comfortable, and close to both beach and bus line, so we could enjoy time in and around the condo in groups, or independently. We were all able gather at the table for breakfast and to plan the day, then on sofas to debrief in the evening. There was enough hot water and water pressure so that we could all get ready for the wedding without standing in line. When my introverted husband and I needed space, we would retreat to our big room or little porch. My brother from the eastern time zone could go walk on the beach at 6:30 a.m. without waking us westerners. The "kids" could sneak in late. I must say I was glad we were not there in high season, when I fear it might have been hotter and noisier. Without air conditioning, we kept the windows open to take advantage of the ocean breeze, which meant it sometimes seemed the motorcycles on Palm Ave. were roaring through the house. That said, we really liked IB - sweet, relaxed, quirky, friendly - and hope to return. And we can't think of a more caring host than Julie, who communicated with me over weeks about everything from new beds, to where to find groceries and good pizza, then came to say hi in person when it best fit in our schedule. Bottom line, I'm very glad I chose Pelican Pad for this vacation/special occasion; we had a wonderful stay!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Catharine and family, it was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad that you found our home to be plenty spacious for your family gatherings. It is well spread out, as you mentioned, offering plenty of privacy for all. Congratulations to your son and we welcome you back anytime.

                                                              We loved the home and its amenities. Great location.

                                                              Cory N.

                                                              We had a great week staying at the Beach Pad; it was really tough to leave. The home is very nice and Imperial Beach is a great beach. However, if you tire of Imperial Beach (we spent at least some time there every day but one), all other San Diego attractions are very close, even when the highway traffic is heavy. We were able to enjoy these other San Diego attractions in the week that we were there: historic old town, San Diego Zoo, La Jolla kayaking and snorkeling, and others. We can not recommend this property enough; we loved it!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Imperial Beach is the bomb and we are so glad you enjoyed it!

                                                              It was our pleasure to host you and your family and we hope you will come back to visit again.


                                                              Imperial Beach, CA, USA

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                                                              35 Reviews
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