This 750 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 1/4 bathroom is in a popular L-shaped condo complex right on the Pacific Beach/Mission Beach Boardwalk with it’s miles of wide white-sand beach. Completely remodeled in April of 2012, with clean, dust and allergy-free Travertine-style flooring, new kitchen and all new furnishings. You'll find high end decor with beautiful throw rugs and colors that will enliven your vacation fun with added energy.
This particular condo has the best pool view; turquoise water right outside your window! The Whirlpool Hot Tub Spa, Sun Deck and BBQ with tables in the courtyard are very conveniently located, just steps away for outdoor relaxation after a day of sightseeing.
This spacious living room has seating for 6 people and the large window looks out over the pool. A great family area to watch the large flat screen TV, with a multitude of cable channels to choose from, or watch a movie on the DVD player. For music, there is a CD player, an iPod docking station and a huge variety of music styles through the Cable TV music library. Comfy leather furniture with fun lively accent colors adorn the space that your family & friends will enjoy. Show your vacation photos or bring your photo Cd's or DVDs you rarely have time to watch at home.
We have provided a desk for your computer with WiFi access. A 24/7 technician is available at no charge to you, if you need help with any of our electronic devices. Or you may choose to curl up on the sofa or on a lounge chair by the pool and read the many books available.
You can also see the pool area from the dining room and kitchen. The dining room, seats 4 at the round table plus 2 more spaces at the bar between the kitchen and dining room. This room is spacious enough to also be used as a sleeping area. Complete with 2 twin beds, in a trundle/day bed set-up. The bottom bed pulls out entirely & can roll away from the top twin for more privacy. Both beds have comfortable spring coil mattresses. When you are not sleeping here, the bottom bed rolls under the top one and makes into a comfortable day bed for reading or relaxing.
The cook will never feel closed in with this California-style kitchen that looks out into the living and dining room and to the swimming pool beyond over a long breakfast bar where people can sit on the high barstools with comfy backs and visit with the cook. The newly remodeled kitchen sports granite counter-tops, sleek, contemporary all white cabinets and all new appliances including a side-by-side freezer/refrigerator in stainless steel, with cold water in the door and ice maker, both with filters, a new white stove top with a microwave above. The stainless steel double bowl sink & dishwasher make clean up easy. Fully equipped for cooking and eating meals at home or just walk out the door and down the boardwalk or Mission Blvd to the huge variety of ethnic, steak and seafood restaurants in the area.
The large master bedroom towards the back of the condo, will provide you a restful quiet night’s sleep. Here you'll find a top-of-the-line queen pillow-top mattress. The bedroom has a separate wall- mounted TV, between bookcases, with a DVD player. There is large closet the length of the room, with 4 mirrored doors. The queen canopy bed will set the mood for intriguing romance. Or if you love to fall asleep to reading your favorite book, there are convenient lights within reach. Rich tones of magenta, purple, blue & lime adorn the master room and new high thread-count sheets are provided for your comfort. Before bed you can tip toe out to the jacuzzi/hot tub to sooth those tired muscles.
The bathroom layout works great for several people getting ready together. You'll find a separate vanity & sink area with a 6 ft. closet, dressing space, mirror, lighting, etc. Inside the main bathroom is another sink, vanity cabinet, toilet, shower/tub combo, with new clear-glass sliding doors & towel bars. The dressing room and bathroom are clean and white with purple and lilac accent colors.
The hallway has lots of storage cabinets, here you will find beach equipment, & toys. Since you are so close to the beach, you can take out your own personal sand chairs & umbrella, walk a few steps down to the water & relax at the beach all day. It's so close you can come up to your own private bathroom, or to get a snack for the beach.
Two bikes are provided with each condo for cruising the miles and miles of boardwalk paths along the Pacific coastline or around the lovely 4000 acre Mission Bay Aquatic Park. If there are more in your group or you need children’s bikes with helmets, there is a bike rental shop just 2 blocks to the south.
For Yoga enthusiast, walk 3 blocks north to Law Street Palisades Park, voted best beach overlook, where there is a large grassy lawn. Weekend mornings there are Yoga classes by donation. Life does not get much better than stretching out on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, sitting in your beach chairs on the grassy knoll directly in front of the building or watching the sunset over the ocean. Maybe you’ll even catch the Green Flash on a cloudless evening!
Left on 01/01/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Condo well furnished - tons of storage - kitchen nicely equiped. Very close to ocean. Quiet. Loved free Wi-fi. Would remove small blue rug from kitchen as it "shed" & created mess. Smart to have broom & nite lights, etc. Kitchen sink faucet needs tightened - stool runs if not watched. Lots of beach equipment. lots to do within walking & biking distance - loved having bikes. People we met were friendly. Directions & instructions were clear, thorough & concise. Quick response when we needed help & information. Would stay there again.
I enjoyed a lot about it, but ... there are also a lot of things
Left on 10/12/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Paul Wallace
All the things that I did not like about it : 1)The underground parking is very, very small to drive around in. The parking spots are really very small. There was a barrier, as well as bikes to avoid "in" the actual parking-spot. It was really difficult to reverse out of. 2) There were only 2 sets of keys to the apt.
3) The week that my girlfriend and I stayed there, there was a heat-wave in San Diego, California. There was no air-conditioning, at all, except for opening the bedroom window, and the front door.It was always (much) hotter inside the apt. than outside of it. We were told that there were 2 fans in the apt. First of all, I did not find them until after the first night's stay in the apt. None of the fans were floor-fans. One of them did not work well at all. I had to call Nancy... and ask for a floor-fan.4) There were no premium channels on the cable-television. If my girlfriend did not have her lap-top, with a subscription to Netflix on it, then I do not know what we would have done? 5) The bed in the bedroom is only queen-size.6) There was no bedside radio/alarm clock beside the bed. 7) I did not figure out until virtually the last day which of the 2 keys were to unlock the apt. dumpsters, which were outside the apartment complex itself. 8) The apt. pool is really very, very small. What I liked about the apt. : 1) It was right on the beach as advertised.However, you have to walk down a steep flight of steps to get to it. 2) Everything in the apt. is as advertised. 3) Very nice appliances, televisions, etc.I also liked the tables, chairs, furniture, etc. There is a wonderful hair-dryer in the bathroom. Read more
I'm glad they liked the location and furniture. I will try to address the things they didn't like.
1. Since no one else has complained about the garage and we have 5 rentals in this building, perhaps this guest had a very large vehicle. It's a little tight but not as bad as most of the tiny garages that come with individual rentals in the beach area.
2. This is a one bedroom apartment so we only provide two sets of keys. Had they asked for more, we could have provided more but actually we just replaced the door lock with an electronic lock making the key to the door unnecessary.
3. We have about one week a year that AC is necessary. Therefore, you will find that only about 5% of homes in San Diego on the beach have AC. It's just not common in the beach area. I did purchase and bring them a large standing fan which is still in the condo.
4. I have asked the owner to upgrade their cable subscription to include premium channels.
5. Yes, the bed is queen sized and we advertise it as such. We do have many other rentals with king beds if that is preferred.
6. There is a small alarm clock but not a radio/alarm clock.
7. Our instruction address the location of the dumpster and it's the same key as the building key.
8. The pool is not that small but the Jacuzzi hot tub is very small (3 person limit). Perhaps that is the pool they were referring to.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Comfortable beach condo fun with kids
Left on 08/14/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Overall very fun and pleasant experience . Great location, convenient parking, walk to restaurants and beach, nice pool and jacuzzi (although jacuzzi quite tiny but still nice to have).
Very minor negatives: some pillows uncomfortable w plastic wrapping- not fun to sleep on, felt cheap. Noisy neighbors at night and windows need to stay open or gets very stuffy. Broken boogie boards- replaced with a new one. More toilet paper please w a family of 4 and 3 girls- bought more. More towels please - always wet or damp w all the pool and beach and showers.
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Although the exterior of the building isn't much to look at, the condo was clean and in excellent condition; the pool was better than most hotel pools and the kids used it daily. Although PB is a bit of a "party town", the location of the condo on Pacific Beach is great for a family...close to everything and far enough away from the bars to feel quiet and safe.
Left on 06/12/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This was my first time staying in a vacation rental so I didn't know what to expect. Thanks to this experience, I'll definitely do it again.
Summary - Awesome place. Great location. A little bit noisy, but otherwise perfect.
Facility - Neat and clean. Everything you need is available...even beach toys for the kids! Pool was right outside the door; could open the blinds in the living room and watch the family playing. Only downer was no aC but that wasn't a big problem as the temperature never exceeded 75 degrees and opening the windows cooled the place adequately. Unfortunately, this is what caused the noisy comment; open windows means you hear everything going on at the nearby party.
Location - Access to the beach was literally steps away. Several shops, restaurants and convenient stores in walking distance. Short drive to all major attractions.
I've already recommended it to friends and coworkers and contemplating going back next year.
The unit was really close to the beach,and was well outfitted and provisioned; however, the decor and furnishings were not to my taste, the unit had no a/c and air circulation on a hot week was poor. The unit was noisier than I expected, as windows had to be open, and the building behind and the pool in front were very noisy. Installation of window a/c units front and back would be a big plus. Read more
We would like to thank this guest for taking the time to post a review and hope that they still enjoyed their over-all stay regardless of their noted concerns. Unfortunately, we had some rare hot days when they visited this past July. Our temperature on average in San Diego is 70 degrees year-round (http://www.sandiego.org/plan-your-trip/visitor-information/weather.aspx) and air-conditioning by the beach (where the Ocean serves as nature's own air-conditioning!) is very unnecessary and rare in general. We have a few vacation rentals that have air-conditioning should this be a preference of a future guest and we also do advertise this one as 'no a/c'. We believe that the heat-wave probably played a factor in the pool area perhaps being noisier than normal and we are sorry to hear that this disrupted their stay. Regarding taste, it's difficult to meet everyone's expectations in this area as taste is such a personal matter, but please feel free to contact our office to discuss individual preferences in the future; we know our properties and locations intimately and are here to help provide the best recommendation to ensure that a guest's stay both meets and exceeds their expectations.
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Incredible week in San Diego
Left on 10/25/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Absolutely loved the condo! Loved being about to walk to restaurants and the beach was across the bike path. Loved being able to spend time at the beach and then jump into a warm pool at our front door.
Kitchen was well stocked! Great TV, watched the Olympics every late night.
Bedroom bed wasn't the most comfortable, but I have a Temper-Pedic at home, so it's hard to compare to that.
Would stay there again!
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