PACIFIC BEACH PRIVATE HOME - NEAR BEACH & BAY

Stephen Brown

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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PACIFIC BEACH PRIVATE HOME - NEAR BEACH & BAY

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2 bedroom, 1 bath with large private deck and back yard - sleeps 7

Casa de Gringo is a private, beach-area home within a short walk to the beach, bay, Sea World and bars & restaurants! No car needed! Fully furnished, 2 bedroom/1 Bath that comfortably sleeps 6 (plus one on the couch). PETS ALLOWED (with owner approval)!

* Just a few blocks to Sail Bay and the beach, you can watch spectacular sunsets, see Sea World fireworks, surf, and relax in paradise!

* Spacious private deck and backyard with fire pit - great for parties and entertaining in a jungle-like yard.

* Short walk to the Catamaran Resort and the ocean boardwalk, Beach volleyball courts, children's play area, & grassy park on Sail Bay.

* Modern kitchen with upscale appliances including dishwasher.

* Washer & Dryer included.

* Includes blender, coffee maker, iron/board, hair dryer and most kitchen necessities.

* Hi-Speed Wi-Fi with access to streaming movies through Netflix & Amazon Prime.

* 1-car garage and private driveway.

Rents weekly or monthly; Rates range from $1,950/week in high season: (mid-May, June, July, August, to Mid-September) and $1,350/week in the off season: (January to mid-May and mid-September to December). Four (4) night minimum rental period required, $500 security/damage deposit required for all reservations. Monthly rentals for off-season 2012 months January - May or September - December available at $3,500/month. Please check accompanying calendar for weeks/months available for rent.

Add cleaning fee of $150 to all rates ($50 extra for pets). Refundable security deposit of $500 collected with rents (normally waived for returning guests).

Beds= 1 Queen, 2 twin, 1 Sleeper Sofa & 1 large couch (1 queen-size inflatible). Grocery and drug stores within 2 block. Numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs, are also within a short walking distance.

Rental includes 3 beach-cruiser bikes (plenty of places to rent more close by), beach games, beach chairs, Streaming video player, high-speed Wi-fi, DVD player, Netflix, 42' HDTV, all linens, many kitchen appliances, and much much more!

Keywords: 2-bedroom, 1 bath private home, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Bay, 1-car garage, sunshine, happiness, Ocean, kid friendly, Beach Cruisers, Surfing, spacious, Sea World, Balboa Park

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We just got here....and IT'S AMAZING!!! My family is so happy! The kids are running around talking about how cool it is, and can't wait to hit the beach:) thank you so much for having this up for rent. This is going to be a far better vacation for my family then I even expected! By the way your kitchen is superb!
Jul 2013
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Stephen Brown

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I've lived and worked in Pacific Beach for over 15 years and love the beach and lifestyle. I love being able to walk to the beach and bay as well as local restaurants and grocery stores.

Stephen Brown purchased this house in 1998

This is a charming house close to the beach and bay. I love being able to walk to Trader Jo's and Sprouts as well as the Tap Room and Casa Brava. I don't have to leave PB to have fun nor drive!

You don't need a car to get around and enjoy the best location in the US! Giant birds of paradise and private back yard - you'll feel like you're on vacation (and you are!)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.8
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Pacific Beach Private Home - Near Beach & Bay
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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Pacific Beach Private Home - Near Beach & Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480454vb
6199858662
Pacific Beach San Diego County
Nevada
4

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5
Loved our stay at this cute little rental! Great for us (2 moms and 4 teen girls). Location was close enough to walk to the beach, restaurant and shops, but far enough to get away from the craziness of the area. Perfect area for teens to twenty somethings. Used the bikes a lot to get around even though we had a car. The added mirror at the driveway made backing out onto Grand a breeze. Would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pacific Beach Private Home - Near Beach & Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480454vb
6199858662
Pacific Beach San Diego County
Littleton, Colorado
5

Great beach rental in Pacific Beach

  • 5 of 5
We had a terrific week in Pacific Beach at Casa de Gringo. We had been concerned about the bus and the busy street, but we found that it was relatively quiet for a beach rental. Much quieter than closer to the beach. This is California!
The house itself is very comfortable and the back yard is where you will spend all your time! We ate, read, played games,... on the deck. With the front and back door open, you get a comfortable breeze through the house (there are also ceiling fans in both bedrooms) - of course we hardly spent any of the day at the house - we were out at the beach, the Zoo, or Seaworld....
It is an easy 5 minute drive from the house to Seaworld, and less than 15 to the Zoo or the USS Midway Museum on the Navy Pier. So convenient!
The beach itself is an easy walk 4-5 blocks down Grand Ave, or go around the corner and walk down Thomas for a very quiet walk. The grocery store is a block off the beach and easy to drive or walk to. You can also take Fanuel and walk to the bay - enjoying that boardwalk, follow the bay boardwalk all the way to the beach, or just sit at night on the bay benches and watch the Seaworld fireworks. There are many little shops on the boardwalk, a Starbucks, IHOP, Trader Joes,...
We were worried about the driveway, but never had any problems getting out. We usually just left in the morning and went sightseeing, then came home and left the car, walking to the beach or bay.
The shower is tricky, but the whole house is so relaxing, we didn't mind.
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay or time in San Diego. Thanks so much Stephen!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback! Glad you had a great time.

We've added a larger convex mirror to the driveway to make it easier to see on-coming traffic.

Additionally, after feedback, we investigated the shower issue and found the cartridges needed to be replaced so the shower has been fixed.
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Pacific Beach Private Home - Near Beach & Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480454vb
6199858662
Pacific Beach San Diego County
Boston, MA
3

Cute House - Very Loud

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at this house for 5 nights while visiting San Diego to run the marathon. The pictures are very accurate and the house is cute and comfortable. The deck was a wonderful feature and we spent much of our time out there. We had a great time, however, I think it's fair to let others know of some things to be aware of, things I WISH I knew ahead of time:

1). This house is located on a VERY busy road and it is INCREDIBLY noisy. There were 5 of us staying here, and I would say we all slept 2-3 hours a night, at best. The traffic/drunk wanderer noise was almost unbearable. The house has no AC, which is fine with windows open, however we shut all windows with hopes to get some silence and it was still horribly loud with them shut. We bought a mass supply of earplugs which helped, a bit.
2). The bus stop is literally ON TOP of the house. The bus comes every 10-15 minutes, you will hear it every time, an interesting crowd waits there, and you will risk your life every time you attempt to pull the car out of the driveway.
3). The shower is very temperamental, it's near impossible to reach a comfortable temperature. It is either scolding hot or frigid, you pick your poison.

While those three things were a considerable disappointment, I do want to reiterate that this is a cozy little home, the noise was just a massive issue for us. You are walking distance to many dive (young) bars and restaurants, and beaches as well. Good stay in San Diego, but we would not return to this rental.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. If you're coming from the suburbs or haven't lived in a beach community, you are likely to experience more noise than what you may be used to. I lived in the house for 15 years and did experience the occasional noise issue - but not any more than most places I've lived and most of the time it's relatively quite.

There is a bus stop in front of the house on the corner of the street but I've never had issues with the bus or the people. Most people are just sitting quietly waiting for the bus.

The house does not have AC but it's never needed as there is tons of shade and the coastal breeze keeps the house cool. It often feels like there's an air conditioner and it's usually 5-10 degrees colder in the house than the outside b/c of the shade (and san diego is generally 72 degrees year round).

You do have to be careful when access the street from the driveway but no more so than many other places you may have to drive. It's obviously more challenging when backing out. To this end, I've added a 22" outdoor convex mirror that allows you to see on-coming traffic and exiting the driveway is much easier now.

The house was built in the 50's and although all of the plumbing has been replaced and the bathroom was remodeled, the water temp in the shower can be a bit temperamental. There are detailed instructions on how to dial it in at the house.

We welcome all comments and feedback and always try to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
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Pacific Beach Private Home - Near Beach & Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480454vb
6199858662
Pacific Beach San Diego County
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5
This house was better than the pictures. Our family had an amazing stay and the prices are great. It is on a busy corner but we knew that going in. It's so close to everything , backing out was not a problem because we walked everywhere. The back yard was paradise, I could have slept there in a hammock. We will definitely be back next year. Thank you for a memorable vaca Stephen.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Pacific Beach Private Home - Near Beach & Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480454vb
6199858662
Pacific Beach San Diego County
Brentwood, CA
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely great stay at this house. The description and pictures were true to the house. We had everything we needed and Stephen was wonderful to talk to. This house is located in a great location. I highly recommend this home for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pacific Beach Private Home - Near Beach & Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480454vb
6199858662
Pacific Beach San Diego County
SYRACUSE, NY
4

Nice clean place

  • 4 of 5
Overall for the money the house is quite lovely. I loved the serenity of the back yard, it was my favorite thing about the house. After reading all the reviews i am so surprised that it didn't bother anyone else that you are six feet from a bus stop and trying to pull in and out of the driveway was taking your life in your hands. There were some shady people waiting at that bus stop quite often so it was a little concerning. And when i say you are six feet from a bus stop you are six feet from a bus stop!!! And the bus stops all the time and blocks your driveway!!!! Trying to back into the driveway everytime is close to impossible. You are right on a corner and it is quite busy all the time!!!! And the noise level is very loud!! If other reviewers would have fore warned me about this i may not have rented it. All in all it was decent but please take this into consideration when renting here. Security locks were a big plus!!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I lived in the house for almost 15 years and never had any issues. with the bus. The bus does block the driveway when it stops - but only for a few seconds.

Pulling out of the driveway can be an issue sometimes but you can always wait for the light to change to red and then back out or have another passenger help watch for openings. Again, I lived there for 15 years and no one had an accident pulling out. But we've installed an outdoor mirror at the end of the driveway so that you can see on-coming traffic.

There can be some noise sometimes - it is a beach community. But when the double-glass windows and doors are closed, they filter most of the noise and the house is relatively quite most of the time - especially when you're in the back yard.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International - SAN
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-5
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Pacific Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tap Room
Nearest Ski
145 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Mission Bay Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tap Room
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Pacific Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$199
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,499
$5,999
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$169
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,099
$3,499
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 28 2014
1 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Dec Holiday
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 26 2014
1 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 3 2015
1 night minimum stay
$399
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$149
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$4,499
$3,490
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,590
$5,930
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
July
Jul 6 2015 - Jul 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$349
From
$369
Fri,Sat
$2,399
$7,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$129
From
$159
Fri,Sat
$899
$3,370
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning & Set Up $150
Notes Rates subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Stays less than 4 nights are sometimes permitted. Please contact us for availability.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Pacific Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front - 2 twin/ single
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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