IMPERIAL BEACH SAND AND SEA RETREAT

Scott Hamren

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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IMPERIAL BEACH SAND AND SEA RETREAT

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2 Bedrooms, 1-1/2 Baths. Sleeps up to 8, 6 Adults Max.

Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat is a 3-level condo located 1/2 block from the sand in beautiful Imperial Beach, California, the most southwesterly city in the continental United States. The beaches are wide and sandy, and Imperial Beach is a laid-back little town, with less traffic and fewer beach crowds than most other beaches in San Diego.

Within a 5-minute walk, you'll find at least 8 casual restaurants, two coffeehouses, two neighborhood taverns, a convenience store, a small grocery, two public parks on the beach, an ice cream parlor, as well as the main lifeguard station, the sheriff's substation, and the Imperial Beach Pier.

The condo includes 1050 square feet (98 square meters) of living space on two levels with an attached two-car garage below.

The garage has a roll-up door and remote opener and is suitable for one large vehicle and one small vehicle. There is a full-size Kenmore washer and properly-vented dryer in the garage. The garage also holds the extensive beach gear, which includes high-quality beach chairs, beach towels, a beach cart, umbrella, body boards for kids and adults, two bicycles and even basic fishing gear (fishing off the Imperial Beach Pier, about 500 yards away, does not require a fishing permit).

The middle level consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen and half bathroom. The living room includes a 47' LCD flat screen TV with HD programming and HBO, DVD/CD player, secure wireless internet (at no additional cost), a leather corner unit and two leather chairs. The dining table includes 6 chairs but will seat 8 comfortably (there are two extra folding chairs). The kitchen includes full-sized refrigerator, gas stove and oven, built-in microwave and dishwasher. All normal housewares are provided including cookware, flatware, plates, glasses, and small appliances. The half bath contains a toilet and a pedestal sink. The small patio in front has two chairs, a cocktail table and a propane-fueled grill.

The top level features two bedrooms separated by a full bathroom. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, twin bunk beds, a large wardrobe and 3-drawer dresser. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed and a 6-drawer dresser in the large closet. There are also two folding cube mattresses suitable for kids. All sheets and comforters are provided. All beds are in good condition, are comfortable and have good reading lights. Each bedroom has an alarm clock and a ceiling fan. The bathroom was completely renovated in December 2013 and includes a bathtub with tiled surround and tiled wainscoting all around. Lots of clean towels are provided.

The Neighborhood: Imperial Beach is a small, laid-back town of about 25,000 people and it's less busy than most beach areas in San Diego County. There are at least 8 restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the condo. There is a surprisingly well-stocked 7-11 convenience store and a taco shop about 100 yards away, and two coffee houses within 200 yards. There are many fine restaurants including several at the Hotel del Coronado, in the beautiful and very exclusive city of Coronado, located about 7 mile north of Imperial Beach along the 'Silver Strand' that separates the Pacific Ocean from San Diego Bay. The condo is located on Palm Avenue, which is a major street further to the east, but by the time it gets to the beach, it's a two-lane road. To get to the beach from the condo, it's a walk of about 200 yards crossing one street, Seacoast Drive, which is controlled by a three-way stop sign.

The Beach: Imperial Beach has wide sandy beaches, all of which are publicly accessible. The surf is excellent, the area just north of the Imperial Beach Pier and another area about 1 mile south are among the best surfing locations is Southern California. The City of Imperial Beach has been working to emphasize the surfing theme, and the plentiful public art reflects that. There are two beach-front public parks within walking distance of the condo, one at the foot of the Imperial Beach Pier. The pier is about 300 yards long and there's a restaurant at the end. Even at prime time on weekends. it's easy to find a place to set up at Imperial Beach. No alcohol is allowed at the beach or in the public parks and the public places are very family-friendly. Imperial Beach is not a 'party' area compared to other San Diego County beaches such as Mission Beach or Pacific Beach.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott Hamren

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I'm the owner and operator of the property, my name is Scott Hamren. I bought the condo in 2005 and have been operating it as a short-term rental property since that time. This is the only such property that I own. I make improvements to the condo on a regular basis to keep it looking top-notch. For instance, in December 2013, I worked alongside a contractor friend of mine to completely renovate the main bathroom. I live about 20 miles away in La Mesa, California and I'm a San Diego native. My goal is to provide a comfortable, relaxed and carefree stay for my guests. I hope you will consider contacting me about the condo, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Scott Hamren purchased this condo in 2005
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137116
+1 6197411441
Imperial Beach San Diego County
Joseph City, AZ
5

A DREAM RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
My overall experience for this rental was far above the "5" I listed. This condo was everything advertised and more. The appearance of the property was perfect and the owner had added a few personal touches to make our stay very pleasant. The details on the website matched what we found when we arrived. With the exception of food and clothing, we could have left everything else at home. Towels (lots of towels), toys, a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of beach stuff were perfect. The highlight of the trip was the close (5 minute) walk to the beach. We stayed this past summer and had so much fun that we booked it again this past fall. The owner was easy to work with and available for calls. I would, and have, highly recommended this property to my friends. I hope to stay there again this coming summer.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137116
+1 6197411441
Imperial Beach San Diego County
5

Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5
This rental was even better than we expected from the pictures and description. My wife and myself, daughter and her husband and my youngest son were all very happy with our week at the Sea and Sand Retreat.

The condo was meticulously clean and extremely well appointed. The bathroom was just refinished and looked and worked great. We were all very impressed with all the amenities provided by Scott, the owner. Everything we wanted was in the kitchen, down to a coffee grinder, paper towels, detergent, spices, you name it. Plenty of towels, soaps, pillows, blankets, everything we looked for, we found. We really appreciated all the beach items provided. Yes we used the boogie boards, cooler and giant beach towels in January! The weather was in the 70's all week long!

We were all very happy with the location also. Less than a five minute walk to the beach and plenty restaurants, bars, convenience and liquor stores. No need to get in the car, which was a real treat for this suburbanite that normally has to drive to get a loaf of bread or a six pack of beer. By the way, the remote garage door opener was a convenient, unexpected bonus.

Scott was very accommodating, communicative and easy to work with as well. He quickly responded to all my questions. I felt that if there was a problem with our stay, he would be there quickly. Fortunately I never had to test this as everything was provided and worked perfectly.

I would recommend this rental to family or friends without hesitation. Myself and my family will most likely be return visitors ourselves.

Scott - thanks for a very comfortable, care free stay in IB!

Cheers!
Dave
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137116
+1 6197411441
Imperial Beach San Diego County
Provo, Utah
5

Better than we could have hoped for!

  • 5 of 5
Great condo within easy walking distance of the beach, we walked back and forth multiple times a day. I have stayed in a few other rentals like this one and I was thrilled by how clean it was. It was also very well outfitted. Much more stuff than was listed on the site. The owner was very easy to work with and prompt with responses to questions. We really felt like we were at home. We couldn't have asked for a better location. The closest beach was clean and not too crowded and there were restaurants, gas stations, shopping, and markets in easy driving or walking distance. We would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137116
+1 6197411441
Imperial Beach San Diego County
5

Awesome place, great location, fantastic owner!

  • 5 of 5
The condo itself was great. The amenities included were top notch. You really don't have to bring anything but yourself, your clothes and some food. The in-house garage was SO helpful and was filled with all the things you'd need for the beach. This is also the perfect place for small children - a pack n play, stroller, booster chair and even plastic cups and silverware are included which was a huge bonus.

The location is ideal - 100 yards from the beach and a very short walk (even with kids). Plus, Imperial Beach is great - laid back and the beaches aren't crazy like other areas (Mission, etc). And there are many places to eat within a short walking distance.

And finally, Scott, the owner was so wonderful - very responsive and helpful. Fantastic customer service!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137116
+1 6197411441
Imperial Beach San Diego County
5

Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5
I would say this I easily the best experience we have had yet. Scott was very responsive and helpful with all our questions. The condo exceeded our expectations with very helpful brochures of local businesses in the area. The binder on the coffee table was also full of great places to visit nearby with directions. In my opinion, the condo is close to everything from Downtown San Diego to Tijuana. I-5 is very access able from the condo. The beach is close and the surrounding area includes great shops and a pier with breathtaking views. There is no going wrong with this condo.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137116
+1 6197411441
Imperial Beach San Diego County
5

Our Imperial Beach stay

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Imperial Beach was excellent!! Our 3 person party included my uncle (age 55), my grandmother ((78) and myself (37). I state our ages since none of us could have had any complaints about this listing, the condo or it's location which is often times difficult for differing needs/likes/abilities.

I cannot stress how easy it is to work with this owner- Scott was very responsive prior to our stay and after our stay. Communication was prompt and clear which is so important in dealing with someone from 3000 miles away since we live on the East Coast- most importantly everything promised was delivered with no nonsense. I couldn't have asked for anything more in dealing with a property owner.

The property itself is half a block from the beach, it was very quiet but within close proximity to anything that you would possibly need/want. It is not the newest property in town but it is clean, quiet, and well taken care of. The 3 level setup was not a hindrance for my grandmother to easily traverse. Scott has provided a number of things (from fishing gear to baby needs to books and movies)- the condo was clean, full of extra linens and towels and nothing that we could think of was missing for a vacation stay.

I highly recommend this condo and owner if you are looking at a stay in Imperial Beach. You can't go wrong!

Having grown up in Imperial Beach- the condo location was perfect to show off IB and San Diego to my extended family- with short commutes (15 minutes) to downtown, Coronado, the outlet shops along the border (10 minutes) and pretty much anywhere else you'd want to explore in San Diego.

We had a great time. Thank you Scott for working with us! We will certainly stay here again when visiting!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak/Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5 / Interstate 15
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Imperial Beach
Car: recommended

Imperial Beach is a small town of about 25,000 people, and is the most southwesterly city in the continental United States. The populated beachfront is about 1.5 miles long, bordered on the north by a U.S. Navy Radio Station, and on the south by the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Tijuana River National Estuarine Sanctuary, and Border Field State Park. The river estuary is a birdwatchers' paradise, and pelicans, storks and many other interesting birds are daily visitors to the local beaches. The beach can be walked all the way to the US/Mexico border, about 3 miles south of the center of town. The beach south of town is beautiful and practically deserted. Imperial Beach has terrific wide beaches with fine gray-white sand. All beaches have public access. The San Diego area is a great place to visit at any time of the year, with activities to suit just about anyone's tastes.

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Availability & Rates

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Imperial Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$750
$2,200
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
New Year's 2015
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Spring 2015
Jan 3 2015 - May 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$750
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Imperial Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Maps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The upstairs full bathroom separates the two bedrooms. The half bath on the middle (living) level has a toilet and a pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Front bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds in front bedroom.
    Rear Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 child bed , 2 twin folding mattresses
  • The front bedroom has a queen bed, bunk beds, a 3-drawer chest and a wardrobe cabinet. The rear bedroom has a queen bed, two folding mattresses suitable for kids, a 6-drawer chest and a large closet. A Pack N Play crib is also provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • museums
  • playground
  • bay/sound
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The condo is completely ready for you to simply arrive and start relaxing. Bring your clothes and toiletries - all other necessities are provided. If you have any special request items, let me know, maybe I can provide them for you.
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