Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
This beautiful 2BR/2BA condominium is being offered to vacationers for the first time since the current owner’s family built the building. Two generations of family have enjoyed this lovely second floor bay front apartment. In this prime bay front location you may literally walk out the door onto the sand to enjoy the ‘quiet’ side of the beach. This unit has the best view in the building and features a lovely balcony for coffee in the morning and fabulous lights over the water in the evening.
The condo is approximately 1200 + square feet, the building has an elevator and two stairwells leading to the covered parking area or the 3.5 mile bayside walking/biking path. Spend your time on the bay or walk one short block to the bustling ocean boardwalk and all of its excitement. Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld and the Historic Belmont Amusement Park & wooden Roller Coaster are just minutes away.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed and private bathroom; it is large and has an HD TV with cable & DVD player. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and a single folding bed can be provided.
The gourmet kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances including a large refrigerator w/ ice maker, a quiet dishwasher, microwave, standard convection oven and all the gadgets a cooking enthusiast could want!
The living room is comfortably appointed and features Bose surround sound HD TV w/ premium cable, CD & DVD player. The windows are floor to ceiling to make room for the amazing bay views. The gas fireplace may be used during chilly evenings or just for the amenity.
Just a short distance west of the Bahia Resort you may enjoy the happy hour at the Tangier Lounge or a ride around the bay on the Bahia Belle Sternwheeler. The condo is just a five-minute drive to Sea World, and just a short drive to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. It is also just a few miles from downtown San Diego, the San Diego Airport, and La Jolla's famous tide pools.
About the Owner
Steve & I were both lucky and grew up right here is San Diego. This condo is very special to us. Steve's father built the building with friends and it has been in the family ever since. We spent the first year of our married life together in the condo and it has been well loved many years before us! It is our pleasure to offer it for the first time as a vacation home, we love it and hope you do too! We now live an hour away in the San Diego mountains in a little town called Julian on a 45 acre ranchita with horses and dogs & a good ole cat--a little much to bring to the beach! You will truly enjoy our special coastal abode!
4.8 based on 17 traveler reviews
Great location, needs a facelift
The location of this condo couldn't have been better as it is on the quiet, bay side of Mission Beach. We had a great view of the Sea World fireworks ever night. I'm a San Diego local and I rent beach houses every time I have a group of friends in town and this is a perfect location! Half of a block to Starbucks can't be beat!
When we first arrived, the condo was hot and stuffy. It is not air conditioned and most of the time, AC is not needed as there is always a cool breeze coming from the water. We happened to be there during a record breaking heat wave. There were times where we were still pretty miserable from the heat but any other weekend and it would be fine. There are fans in the bedrooms.
Now on to the negatives. There was a grill on the patio that did not work. We tried multiple times to get the grill to work to no avail. We were able to turn it on but not up. Barely a flicker of a flame. I'm assuming that the propane tank needs to be filled.
There was no instructions in the contract as to what to do with our trash. We ended up leaving the trash all bagged up in the condo since we truly had no idea where to take it.
Because we had read a review about being charged for not washing and drying the towels, we brought our own and didn't touch any of the towels in the condo. For our 4 day stay, we never did find the washer and dryer mentioned in the contract.
The decor of the condo needs a lot of work. And if you have someone coming that would normally end up sleeping on the couch, this is not the condo for you. The fabric on the couch is very rough and painful to lay on.
There was no beach/fun equipment provided. Most of the rentals I've stayed at in the same area will provide chairs, towels, boogie boards etc. This is not the case with this rental.
The coffee and seasonings in the condo left for guests to use are all expired and really should be thrown out. I can't imagine what might have happened if we didn't think to check the expiration dates of everything in the cabinets before we used it. One seasoning was YEARS expired.
It's been about a week and a half since we checked out and I haven't received my deposit back. With all of my other rentals, I received my deposit back within a few days. And since we scrubbed the place and only used the sheets on the beds, I do expect a full refund. Will update when I get the deposit back.
We had a great stay here! It was extremely nice being able to walk out on the sand of the bay! We had belmont park within walking distance, a park across the street, and eating places close by. It's a great location. Nice amenities, house was fully furnished with everything we needed. My only complaint was having so many keys, we had a key for the main door, the elevator, and front door to the condo. Was a bit much when trying to get our things up and down when arriving and leaving. Overall really enjoyed our stay though, we would stay here again for sure
Will Be Staying Again
This was our 2nd year staying in this unit and it's a place we'll definitely try and rent again in future years. The unit is comfortable and has a great location, especially for those with kids who want to avoid the noisy/party area of Mission Beach. My only complaint about this rental is the owners request that towels be washed before departing. It wouldn't be such a big deal if there was a washer and dryer in the unit, or even if the washer and dryer on site didn't take 3 hours to dry a load of towels. But, we learned our lesson in 2015 and brought our own towels for our most recent stay so that we didn't have to deal with it. Problem solved :)
Mission Beach Bayside
This is a nice 2nd story apartment (the elevator works fine and we have a young child so we did not use the stairs). It is clean although a little stuffy as we arrived (we opened the windows and let the sea breeze through and it was fine). The night I arrived I was tired and disoriented and I couldn't find my paperwork so I had to call the owner for directions. After a few missed connections he was gracious enough to walk me through the process. The next day after some rest I had my common sense back and everything was ok. As noted before this is on the calm side of Mission Bay beach.
The location is caddy corner to Belmont Park more or less. And as noted there is a parking spot provided. I don't believe the unit has AC but it wasn't a concern for us as the first night was cool, so I know it has heat. Otherwise the breeze was perfect with the windows open. Sea World is about a five minute drive and the unit is walking distance to a bike rental facility. My young son enjoyed it and the view was lovely. No issues or problems and the advertisement was true and honest. I would recommend this location to others.
Peaceful property with easy access to major attractions.
This was our first time using VRBO/Home Away, and we were not disappointed. We arrived on a Monday and left on Friday. We had plenty of space, all the supplies we needed for being comfortable, and such a great view of the bay. We slept like a dream every single night. The bay side was right out the front, and the beach was only 3-4 blocks away. We never heard a peep from neighbors. I worried that my 3 rowdy little boys (5, 8, 11) would be too noisy and disturb the people below us and beside us, but I guess it was never a problem. If you're traveling with young children, this is the only way to go. You can put the kids to bed, close their door, and you can stay up later watching the paddle boat go out and come back in. So much nicer than a single hotel room. Very relaxing.
It was easy to navigate around the area, and it was fun exploring the area. I wish we could've stayed another week.
My only negative would have to be how tight the parking was, but once the other renter parked correctly, it wasn't much of a problem.
We loved our time at the condo. I hope we can come back again some day!
Great Bayside Condo
Great location. Walking distance to Mission Beach, the Bahia or the Catamaran resorts; the bay is right outside the condo. No driving required. Easy access to everything that we wanted. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent nearby. The Master suite is very comfortable and quiet; the kitchen is well stocked with the basics; the furnishings are comfortable and not worn The deck is small but large enough for 2 people and a bottle of wine and allowed us to supervise the grandkids easily. Minimal noise from the other condo units or the bay. Checking out of the unit by 10 am on the last day took some effort, but we managed. All in all, a great vacation and we would definitely return.
Activity and Interests
* Activities (on site and nearby)
* Theme Park (Amusement Park)
* Zoo/Wildlife Park
* Jet Skiing
* Fitness Center/Gym
* Health/Beauty Spa
* Basketball Court
* Cinemas/Movie Theaters
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 5 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rates subject to change until reservation is secured.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Watching fireworks in the summer from the comfort of our living room or balcony.”
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wireless Internet
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- health/beauty spa
- theme parks
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- jet skiing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill