THE PERFECT LOCATION - for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or just some good beach time!
From your front door it is 49 steps to the Pacific Ocean sand, and just a block to San Juan Cove, Mission Bay -- your choice! Your starting point is a ground floor, air conditioned apartment with a private entrance, lots of light, and two windows in every room. This is a non-smoking unit that sleeps four, with a queen bed and comfy futon sofa/bed. Good for 2 but can sleep 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. If you want to fit 4 adults in, that's okay too. Four persons maximum.
The apartment has a living room, full sized kitchen, one bedroom, full bathroom, and a court-side patio. Steps to both the beach and the bay - just a short walk to restaurants, shops, and the delights of Mission Beach. Easy biking distance to La Jolla, Sea World, Ocean Beach. Live like a local - park your car, grab a bike or board! You're on vacation!!
The living room has south and east facing windows so it's cheery and sunny all day long. Custom paint and berber carpeting. We have a large leather sofa, 46" flatscreen with extended DISH network, books & games, and microstereo/CD player for non-beach time. Our super comfy full size sleeper futon accommodates two people. Leather ottoman, bookcase, A/C and ceiling fan make the space comfortable and homey. High speed wireless throughout the property and a printer for boarding passes, Padres tickets, or whatever. Living area opens to the dining area and the kitchen - this is a large apartment for Mission Beach and has a nice, spacious layout.
The kitchen is big and bright, with lots of counter space and full size fridge, gas stove, microwave, Keurig coffee/tea maker, George Foreman grill and toaster. A perfect blend of classic and modern, it is fully equipped with quality cookware/kitchenware and glassware/accessories. Ready to go for family dinners, cozy suppers or making your own picnic. Just bring your appetite! Cooler and a variety of beach gear and towels are also available for your use.
The bedroom boasts a new Sealy Cloveridge queen bed and 2 south/west facing windows. Also a new comforter, high thread count linens, ceiling fan and ample closet and storage space. Nightstand, lamp and dresser with mirror. Bathroom is sparkling and well stocked with blow dryer, toiletries and linens. Just bring your toothbrush.
Large ground floor patio faces a pedestrian-only court with direct beach access. The patio is very inviting with both sunny and shady areas, seating for 4+, and a gas BBQ. High speed Wi-Fi out here too, if you gotta go to work. You will want to spend time relaxing with family and friends on this patio! You will love being so close to the beach AND to the bay, and you will love our place! Come and enjoy Mission Beach in our comfortable apartment.
We support reducing the carbon footprint and we have bikes for you to use! Beach and Bay are easy walking distance (49 short steps, or less!!). Sea World, La Jolla and downtown San Diego are easy biking distance. #8 bus on Mission Blvd goes to Pacific Beach and Old Town Transit Center for connection to trolleys, trains, etc. Uber, Lyft, Car2Go are all great options - Just ask!
The apartment is at the Beach and is close enough to walk to Crystal Pier, supermarkets, stores, restaurants, and bars. No assigned parking but public parking is within easy walking distance and we know all the tricks! Must be at least 25 years old to book. Please read House Rules prior to booking and feel free to contact us with any questions.
* A maximum of four individuals is allowed; children are people too, and no extra guests, please.
* Check-in time is 3:00 PM and Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
* Smoke outdoors only, please, on patio or street. Be considerate if you choose to smoke, and please clean up after yourself.
* No drugs. We honestly don't really care about weed, but we have made the home a drug free space out of respect for all people. Thanks for understanding....Please do enjoy a glass or wine or beer at your leisure. We are not fuddy duddies here!TripAdvisor property ID 2488437...Read more
49 Steps to the Ocean or the Bay Pacific Beach, California
Additional Location Information
A walk or run one mile south along the beach will take you to Belmont Park as well as restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, shops and great people watching. Most of the action in Mission Beach is centered here at the intersection of Mission Blvd. and West Mission Bay Drive where you can ride the historic Giant Dipper roller coaster, or rent a set of rollerblades to ride up and down the boardwalk. This is where all walks of life all go out for a walk, a ride, a roll, a stroll, a surf, a beer or a bite to eat - or simply to watch other people out doing their thing. Heading north, and much closer, is Crystal Pier, one of the top piers in the state . Crystal Pier is also one of the best piers for at least four species of fish: barred surfperch, walleye surfperch, shovelnose guitarfish and California halibut. It is also seasonally good for yellowfin croaker, queenfish, and gray smoothhound shark (sand shark). The pier is located on a long, sandy beach.
For a more serene experience, you are just across the street - one block - from the tranquil San Juan Cove/Mission Bayfront. Take a stroll while watching the sail boats go by or try something new, like a stand up paddle board lesson, canoeing or water propulsion jetpack! Nearby is the Bahia Resort, where you can hop on the Bahia Belle, one of the oldest paddle wheeler boats on Mission Bay, and ride it to The Catamaran for dinner. Kids LOVE riding the Bahia Belle. The Belle runs on Fri & Sat starting at 6:30 pm and goes until midnight.
We are a short bike ride/drive (2.8 mi.) - to Sea World, the famous San Diego Zoo (10 mi.) or Balboa Park ( 9 mi.), which has 17 museums, beautiful gardens, and performing arts venues. We are also close to the airport, the sea lions at La Jolla Cove, and the downtown Gaslamp area. A bus on Mission Boulevard will take you to Old Town Transit Center where you can connect with other buses, trains and trolleys for further exploring of America's Finest City and beyond.
While some may compare Mission Beach to the East Coastâ€™s Atlantic City and Coney Island, there is a unique Southern California vibe you canâ€™t find anywhere else here. Nestled between Pacific Beach on the north side, and Belmont Park on its southern side, Mission Beach offers a lively and robust variety of activities in the sun, surf and sand. From hot dog stands to fine dining eateries, hot night clubs to street performers, expect to find all kinds of free-spirited beach goers in a fun, carnival-like atmosphere along the sandy shores. ALL walking distance from this apartment.
South Mission Beach offers a slower pace from the lively activity in the Belmont Park area. There are some great spots for fishing at the end of the road at South Mission Beach Park, where you can cast off the jetty and watch the boats pass in and out through the Harbor Channel. You'd never know it to look, but a half-mile off the coast are a series of shipwrecks, placed here to create an artificial reef and a diver's haven for underwater exploration.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Waterfront
Nearest train station: Old Town Transit Center, 5.6 miles Nearest airport: San Diego International (SAN), 6.5 miles Nearest ferry port: B St. Cruise Terminal/Broadway Pier, 8 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 03/22/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 22, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
Linda is very gracious and hospitable as a hostess here- even though this rental is a separate unit, at the beach. Fully stocked with indoor amusements, a full kichen, all the comforts of home- at the beach. Yes, we'll be back.
I literally parked then walked/biked everywhere, except SeaWorld. We did grab a taxi returning with groceries, about 1000ft. The ocean boardwalk is closer than 99steps, and it was really handy to walk home/take a break with aC/go back to the heat and surf.
A cool area- coffeeshops start at 7am, overcast clears by 10, and the beach then starts to get packed. From my east-coast clock, an early lunch was a great break. Seafood, Mexican, beer-at-the-beach, and more are all nearby.
The area quiets down around 4p, as folks prepare for the evening. Lots of clubs north in Pacific Beach, live bands, dancing, dining. Even weeknights, keeps going after midnite. Linda's place is in a residential zone, so it is calm even with everything nearby.
“Perfect Place-One Block to the Beach and amazing Sunsets!”
Left on 03/03/2014 for a stay in September 2013 | Sally EReviewed Mar 3, 2014Stayed Sep 2013
Great place, really the pictures don't do it justice... It felt really comfortable and all the amenities are there that you'll need. I found it easy to walk around to the bars and shops, the beach is less than 50 meters away. Public transportation allowed me to get downtown in a little over 20 minutes. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to meet Linda but she responded to any questions and checked in on us after we arrived. Super, we will be back.
Left on 07/29/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 29, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
! It is quick access to the ocean for the waves and to the bay for the fireworks. The price was fabulous considering the location so close to the beach! Staying here puts you within walking distance to many great restaurants and shops. You wouldn't need a car but if you bring one, parking was not a problem. We often had two cars when my daughter came with her car. We found parking within a block of the condo. There is a wall unit air conditioner which was a plus, for many places in San Diego have no air conditioning. Don't let the fact that this condo is on Mission Blvd scare you. I thought the noise from traffic might be a problem with young children sleeping on the futon in the living room but that was not the case. The condo is well insulated and we never noticed the outside noise. The owners are fantastic. The cleaning crew misplaced part of the coffee pot and within 30 minutes of emailing the owners, the part was replaced. We were surprised with the amenities...over and above what a high end hotel offers! You couldn't ask for more accomodating owners ( we've rented over 12 condos in Mission/Pacific Beach over the years. These owners were the best!!! We will definitely stay here again. We had a ball!
It was a pleasure hosting Dot and her family! From the time the reservation was made, and all during their stay, our communication was excellent. Our 99 Steps units are in the best location in Mission Beach - incredibly central while still being pleasant and relaxing. The interiors are upgraded with the best beds, linens, kitchens, etc. and walking to the beach is a breeze. We pride ourselves on customer service and offer the best rates. Our new housekeeper had removed part of the Keurig for cleaning and we were happy to deliver a new one along with lots of KCups for morning coffee! We are sorry your first visit was so short, and look forward to hosting you again!
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