You will love this new beach house (built 2009) located steps away from the bay and the ocean. The charming sophisticated home offers brand new furniture and finest appointments. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with Dacor appliances, slab granite, open floorplan, flat screen TV's with DVD players in each room, HVAC, cable, WiFi and laundry in garage.
Sleeping arrangements include a King bed and a pullout twin in the Master Suite, a queen bed the second bedroom and a bunk bed (with a double and two twin beds) in the third bedroom. Almost all mattresses are brand new (bought August 2013). The master bedroom is a sumptuous suite... with a nice bathroom/rainbow shower and private balcony. Each bedroom is on a different level of the house and has its own full bathroom attached. The ground level bedroom leads to a furnished patio.
This 1,508 sq ft coastal charmer with its great location will capture your heart! The house has a spacious garage attached (fits 2 cars) and offers 2 balconies with ocean and bay views.
Structure of the house: 1st Level:
Bedroom (sleeps 4): bunk bed - double and two twin beds, plasma TV with DVD, PlayStation 2 w/ a lot of games
Garage: fits 2 cars, washer & dryer
Patio: sits 4, extra seating available
Living Area: sits 6 people comfortably, plasma TV with DVD and Apple TV
Master bedroom (sleeps 4): king and twin pullout, plasma TV with DVD
Bathroom: sumptuous shower
Balcony: views bay and ocean
Linens, towels, beach towels, 3 beach cruisers, 2 kids bikes, 4 beach chairs, 2 boogie boards, sand toys, pack n play, high chair and a PlayStation 2 with lots of games are provided for your convenience.
Left on 02/06/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Alex H
This was a perfect rental home for our family with two children ages 2 and 5. The house itself was very clean, very nicely furnished in good taste and had just about anything one would need or want. Included with the house were any kitchen need one would have from dishes to coffee maker to wine corks and condiments, board games, extra linens and towels, beach chairs, video games, patio furniture, 4 flat screan tv's, really everything. There is a supermarket and pharmacy near by for any needs. The house itself is closer to the water on both sides than the pictures reveal. The bay which is about 3 homes down boasts a more quiet beach, great biking or running trails (bikes, beach chairs & towels included with the home) and is a great place for water activities. We rented 2 paddle boards from a local rental shop, stored them in the house garage and took them out on the bay about twice a day. One of the highlights of our vacation were a couple dolphins in the bay that were swimming around our boards as we paddled for 20 minutes! On the other side of the home a very short block away is the ocean side. This beach is far more active and also has a great biking and running trail as well as several good places to eat along the waterfront. The sunsets are amazing and there are rental homes all along the ocean front. I caution those considering renting along the water that although beautiful, there is no privacy to these homes, a lot of noise, and a lot of characters walking along with direct access to all the homes. Location of San Rafael is also a plus. It's residential but only a few blocks away from good restaurants and about a 15 minute drive to any desirable point in San Diego. In summary, we loved our stay, the house was perfect, very well appointed and we hope to be back again. A few of our favorites for anybody visiting ... "Swell" for coffee, "Rubicon" for an amazing lunch sandwich, "Konos" for breakfast.
Left on 12/28/2013 for a stay in December 2013 | Oilblr
Stayed here with our son and his family. Plenty of room for the six of us and all sort's of amenities to use for all of us. Good supply of sundries and condiments and is very clean and well set up for use. Plenty to keep youngsters busy nearby especially the ocean and is convenient to most spots that you want to visit in San Diego. Worth a another visit someday soon.
My wife and I spent a week at this property celebrating our 40th anniversary with our children. The property was well situated and in excellent shape. Everything was clean and in great working order. We especially liked the proximity to the ocean, bay and biking and jogging trails. Shopping and restaurants were within easy walking distance. The representatives from the management company were very professional and helpful throughout.
This house is beautiful. The listing description and photos are accurate but do not do it full justice. The house was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is excellent for meal prep after a long day of sightseeing. All newer, modern appliances. And the third floor master suite (bed, bath, balcony) was a comfortable oasis. The garage is a plus in this area since street parking is virtually non-existent. Navigating in and out would be a bit tricky in a full size SUV or truck, which I wouldn't recommend. The car rental agency gave us a Chevy Traverse and it was no problem.
The location was perfect for us. Convenient to Balboa Park, Seaworld, downtown, La Jolla, airport, etc. There is a Ralphs (grocery) right down the street. Walking distance to many local restuarants and coffee shops. And of course, the bay and ocean beaches are steps away and just gorgeous. There is a marina on the bay within walking distance that rents sail boats, paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis, etc.
The owner and management company are very easy to work with and responsive to questions and issues. We just had one small problem with the cable. I emailed the owner who called me within minutes and helped resolve the problem. Then followed up the next day to confirm. The refund of our security deposit was the quickest I've ever experienced.
I would rent this property again on any future trips to the area and would recommend this property and the management company to anyone.
Thank you Peter and Nicole for a wonderful stay in San Diego.
Left on 04/12/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Wendy
We were very pleased with our decision to rent this house. The pictures and video give you an exact idea of what you are getting. The furniture, linens, kitchen supplies were all perfectly acceptable and plentiful. We loved having a washer and dryer available. The two balconies and patio in the front yard gave us lots of outdoor space. We parked a minivan and regular sized car in the garage. We had six adults and two small boys staying at the house and had five other family members from San Diego over most of our waking hours. We were all able to visit and have meals together right there. The location near Mission Beach on the ocean side and the Bay area gave us two choices for our beachtime and family walks. The house provided all the beach equipment we needed.
It is close to the main street of Mission Beach and there is noise from the traffic. We knew that from another review. It didn't bother us at all but if you are seeking peace and quiet, may not be right for you. Once on the beach all you hear is the surf. Parking (other than the two car garage) is always tough in this area also.
We spent a day at SeaWorld and another at the San Diego Zoo. Crowded but fun. The rest of the time was spent enjoying the enclosed front yard at the house or the beach areas. The days flew by. There were multiple restaurants and takeout places within an easy walk and grocery stores and drug stores just down the road. I am certain we will return to this house again for future trips to this area.
Left on 03/27/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Chanda & Judy
We had the most amazing time. This house was beautiful, perfect and just a promised. The neighbors were als fantastic. They allowed us to park in front of their place the entire time. We had 2 vehicles and the truck was a 4 wheel drive and to tall to go in the garage, it wasn't an issue thanks to the friendly neighbors. The bikes were a hugh plus, we used them all of the time. The kids didn't want to leave. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The house was very clean, close to the beach and the bay, The house is located between them. Fabulous, fabulous place to stay, We will stay there again for sure. I will recommend to everyone wanting to vacation in San Diego. We really had an amazing time!!! Oh, the sun sets were spectacular!
Left on 03/07/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | Dr. Carsten Brockmann
We've had wonderful days in San Diego. All went in the right way. No problems with the rental home. Our family enjoyed to live in this house. Full equipped. The location was absolutely perfect. The only bad thing was, that we had just one week. We'd love to stay longer. We are thinking about coming back next year.
Left on 10/20/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Lisa
This house is amaing. It is beautiful, clean and perfectly situated just steps from the beach and the bay. We booked from australia, and despite the distance, communication from the realtor was excellent, and everything was as-described. The kitchen is complete, there is a double garage, washer and dryer, beach towels, games consoles, board games, and tons of equipment for the beach. You won't be disappointed! Just note that the house is on three levels so there are a lot of steps.
Left on 07/08/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Mac_Fam
This beautiful beach house by far exceeded our expectations. Everything you need for a great beach vacation is provided. The home was clean and modern, yet warm & inviting. Our family felt at home from the moment we stepped into the house. The location is perfect, with the beach and bay only footsteps away. Conveniently located with many restaurants and shops close by. We had the perfect vacation staying at this house and have decided to now make this a yearly trip & hope to stay at this home time and time again. We are already dreaming of our next stay!
Left on 06/22/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | NF1995
The house is exactly as described and even better in person. It has all the modern amenities you would need. It's clean and very well kept. We loved the fact that each bedroom had its own bathroom. Initially, I was a little worried that the kids were staying in a room on the first level (that's the room with the bunk beds) because it was separated from the master bedroom by two levels (the master is on the top floor). But my 6 and 8 year olds did just fine and it wasn't a problem at all. There's a balcony or patio on each floor, with great views. It was wonderful to sit outside with a cup of coffee in the morning. The wireless internet also worked great. The only minor complaint is that the house wasn't very well sound proofed. It did get a little noisy at night. You easily hear neighbors who are sitting outside talking and motorcycles and cars going by. But because we were exhausted at the end of each day, it didn't bother us too much. The location couldn't be better. It didn't take us more than 15 minutes to get anywhere. The beach is literally steps away. We also walked to several restaurants- enjoyed the Green Flash. Ralph's (a grocery store) and Starbucks were a 10 minute walk away, which was very convenient. I felt that for a family with young children, the location was very convenient. Also, Nicole was great to work with. The rental agency was very professional and responsive. They were also prompt in returning the deposit. Overall, I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay there again on our next trip.
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