Denise's Beach Retreat! This San Diego Vacation Rental is one of the best locations in Mission Beach: just a couple blocks south of Belmont Amusement Park, 100 steps to put your toes in the water of the Pacific Ocean and just across the street is the lovely 4,000 acre Mission Bay Aquatic Park with a young children's playground just two blocks away.
This very nicely and comfortably furnished condo is on the 3rd floor of an 8 unit building with an elevator. The living room has a small balcony with a table, chairs, and an electric grill. Relax on t...he high-end sofa that converts into the most comfortable sofabed made today, with a memory foam mattress. When you need to use it, the coffee table moves out of the way easily on wheels.
There is a large flat screen TV with cable, high speed internet with WiFi and a phone for local calling. The fully equipped kitchen is convenient for cooking and eating meals at home. The bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed and a view of the ocean from the window. Garage parking for one car, two beach cruiser bicycles for exploring the miles of boardwalk along the ocean. There are 4 beach chairs, 2 boogie boards, sand toys for kids, beach towels...and there is an inexpensive coin-op laundry room on the first floor to wash out all those salty clothes!
Just one mile from SeaWorld, three miles from Old Town, and 7-9 miles from the downtown GasLamp District and San Diego Convention Center, the Embarcadero with it's floating museums and SeaPort Village, the famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, and the San Diego airport.
Just 30 to 45 miles North and NorthEast is LegoLand and Safari Wild Animal Park.
Make this your comfortable home for enjoying all that San Diego has to offer.
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Left on 04/23/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | AmandaB
We stayed for a week with our 2 children, aged 10 and 12. The condo is neat and clean. The boys slept just fine on the pull out couch. The kitchen had everything we needed.
We loved being close to both the ocean and the bay. The kids loved being close to the roller coaster! The bikes were in pretty good condition. We rented two more and biked all around the bay - perfect way to spend a day.
It's a short walk to the bus stop and the bus takes you directly to the Old Town transit station. We were able to get to the Zoo, downtown, and the Cabrillo National Monument by public transit with ease, which saved us the expense of renting a car.
Left on 04/12/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Marguerite B.
The view picture is from a back window in the bedroom. That isn't to say this is a bogus place. On the third floor, accessible by elevator, with one step, this apartment was perfect, an easy walk to the ocean. The mirrored wall in the living room made it feel huge. The decor is cheerful. The sofa bed in the living room is very comfortable. The deck, though small is pleasant. Furnishing throughout were great.
We had some trouble with the video equipment and got help right away.
There were bikes available. There is a washing machine in the basement.
We had no problem with noise, but we were here in winter. A great time to visit Mission Beach!
Ultimately disappointed in my stay
Left on 09/14/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Kudjica
Nancy's Vacation Rentals was nice to work with. When we arrived we noticed the floor was swept but not mopped. I called in and Nancy's sent someone over to mop the floor. They also provided a mop for me in case I needed to mop. That shouldn't have been a problem though, right?
The location is the best feature of the condo. You can't ask for more besides beach front. Also, the beach supplies in the garage are great for a quick beach trip.
If you want to sleep, don't count on it. If you leave the windows open there are people outside on the busy street talking all night long. If you close the windows the fans are not adequate to keep you cool.
The vacuum in the unit didn't work. I had to call in again and we got a working hard floor vacuum. Again, should I have had this problem? Probably not.
The recliner chair's handle was hanging funny, I tried to sit back in the chair and it snapped (it looked like it had been glued together after a previous snap). I called right away to report it, but somehow that report never got to Nancy and it became an issue after we left.
We were accused of damaging the sink, which we didn't do. We only washed bottles in that side of the sink and there is no way we could have caused the problem they accused us of and took pictures of.
Also, don't count on an iron if you plan to go to church or an event you need an iron for. There isn't one in the laundry area downstairs either.
We had a great vacation, but the unit was a huge disappointment. Not getting any sleep for over a week probably had something to do with that. Before you stay there, make sure you check around and probably take pictures of how things are so you have something to protect yourself in case of accusations. Better safe than sorry.
Fort Worth, TX
Quiet, comfortable condo, walking distance to beach.
Left on 08/28/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | L. Evans
Great location, walking distance to beautifully clean Mission Beach. Also, walking distance to Belmont Park. Condo was clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy, but met our needs. Pictures displayed on website were accurate. We had issues with the garage door at check-in. It would not open and we did not have a place to park. After several phone calls, a maintenance man came and fixed it. They were very courteous and helpful, overall. We had issues with flies, probably because a dumpster was below the balcony, in the alley. Despite the negatives, we loved the location and would stay again.
flat near the beach
Left on 08/06/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | yvette
we really liked the appartement. It provided us with everything incl. bikes and surfboards. Nancys team was really really helpful thanks for that!
Great Location! What you see is what you get
Left on 06/13/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | BeachBums327
The location of the condo is great! The supplied bikes are awesome and get you everywhere you need to be on the Boardwalk. The garage parking is a huge benefit since the street parking is often so full. The condo is clean and secure which is great piece of mind. A few very minor amenities upgrades would go a long way - no actual BBQ, outdated kitchen, no ceiling fans, etc. But the description does not over promise any of this so our expectations were met. The location really just cannot be beat. All the beach supplies, the bikes, the garage - you really can't beat that. If you're looking for something simple, this is the place to rent.
Not for us
Left on 05/10/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Tucson
The coffee table was too big for the living room and after banging our knees on it a couple of times, we moved it into the bedroom. The pullout couch was dirty. Poor apartment layout which made me feel like I didn't want to be there. The first nights stay, we were awoken to a man screaming at the top of his lungs for 15 minutes at the park below. The third night, at 2am, we were awoken again by two Jamaicans screaming at each other in the parking lot of the complex, obscenities and the N word for 20 minutes. Lights went on everywhere. There was mold in the laundry basket. The garage door failed to open and we missed dinner reservations. Management and the owner got this resolved quick.
Regardless of the inconveniences, I believe it was just bad timing for us and I would still recommend this location to a casual couple. Even though I loved the fact that it was so close to the beach and under the location tab I checked excellent for that reason only, and the excellent price per night, I'd still spend more elsewhere.
Salt Lake City
Left on 09/24/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Mikayle
Nothing could have made this vacation better.Loved the condo, it was perfect for us! We used the bikes, boogie boards, chairs, and sand toys every day. It was so awesome. Loved being so close to the beach, and to the roller coaster, we didnt drive anywhere the whole week. It was so nice to not have to deal with a check in and out. Everything was really clean, and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. Couldnt have asked for a smoother process.
Awesome beach getaway!!!
Left on 09/14/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | ALEX C.
Great location. The house has everything a family needs to make the beach enjoyable. Easy check in and check out.
Long Distance Lovebirds Meeting Up
Phoenix, Az & Portland, Or
Fabulous Condo but oh so noisy
Left on 09/08/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Long Distance Lovebirds Meeting Up
This was a beautifully decorated condo, but it was in a wrong location for us. A neighbor was up at all hours of the night, talking on his cell phone and smoking dope. The condo is right next to the main drag, you can hear the traffic zoom by and then there's the dumpster in the alley full of flies right below the condo balcony, that managed to fly in. They really should provide a fly swatter! And an iron as we couldn't locate one.
The mattress was another issue. If you are into hard mattresses and not getting any rest due to noisy neighbors than this is the place for you.
We liked the keyless entry and the fact that they provide secure parking. The bicycles were a big plus, but could use a basket for carrying essentials.
They did provide internet service, cable and phone.
The kitchen was small but had everything we needed.
We did like the fact how clean it was, it was spotless!
Left on 09/04/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | The Germans
Nice little appartment in the best location of San Diego. Reservation and payment over the internet worked well. Nancy's Vacation Rentals provided us with excellent instructions.
Great location, price, and very clean!
Left on 07/25/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Annette
We loved the location. The condo was spotless with new furniture and was decorated in a style the would fit all tastes. The added bonus of the bikes and beach chairs were wonderful. We used them everyday and had a great time riding around the boardwalk. The check in directions were so easy to follow. I did call Nancy's vacation once with a question and they were prompt and friendly. The price was great as well.I would highly recommend it!
The Perfect Beach Retreat
Left on 05/13/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Jennifer O
This place was perfect!!! This beautifully beach themed apartment is a great getaway only steps from the beach. The apartment sleeps 4 people very comfortably and has a calming view of the ocean from the master bedroom. There are unexpected luxuries in this cutie like high end bed linens/towels and a big screen TV. The kitchen is well equipped for either grabbing a snack before you hit the sand or making dinner. There is even a deck with a BBQ if you don't feel like wandering down the street for some of the best pizza you will ever have outside of Chicago.
You can't go wrong with this rental if you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation. Trust me you will never want to leave!
Great Beach Retreat!
Left on 05/10/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Peter K.
Denise's Beach Retreat is a great condo to enjoy some time to close to the beach. The condo is newly remodeled, with great colors and furniture. It sleeps comfortably 4 people and it only a minute from the beach and within walking distance to great entertainment and restaurants. I had a great time with my family there and can only recommend it. Next time I will stay there again!
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