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Surf Rider Ocean Front Condo on the Boardwalk $275pn Sept-May

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Shared Hot Tub


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

OFF SEASON (Sept to May) Nightly rate is $275 per night. Summer rates are higher.

Weekly rental during the summer months: Saturday to Saturday ONLY.

The nightly rate does NOT include tax, cleaning, reservation fee or damage waiver.

The rate of $275pn is for the 'off season' which is September to May only.

Summer rates listed below and on my website.

I DO NOT list my Surf Rider Condo on Craigslist. There have been many vacation rental scams on CL recently. If you see a Surf Rider condo listed on CL and the nightly rate seems to good to be true, then it probably is.

Each Surf Rider Condo is individually owned and managed. I only own and manage this listing within the Surf Rider Condo complex.

This upstairs middle unit, ocean front condo is totally TOP OF THE LINE!! Luxuries include a Jacuzzi, large plasma screen TV with a DVD player, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, slate flooring throughout, granite counter tops in kitchen, travertine in both bathrooms, top of the line stainless steel appliances, Bosch dishwasher, and a front loading washer and dryer in the condo.


The interior offers breathtaking views from the living room, as well as from the pillow-top ultra comfy bed with 500 thread count sheets in the master bedroom where you can sit in bed and enjoy the waves, dolphins and surfers. There are also ocean views from the second bedroom which has its own private entrance. (yes, this bed also has high end linens for your comfort)

The Surf Rider ocean front condo will sleep 4 adults in two queen beds. The sofa in the living room will make into a double bed for extra sleeping space.

This condo is on the 2nd floor, the second unit in from the boardwalk with amazing ocean views and has a private patio with seating which is located outside, directly in front of the interior dining area. (Photo #5 shows the 6' sliding glass door and a 7' unobstructed window facing the ocean, this is where the condo's reserved patio area is located.) In addition to the private patio area for our condo, there is also a large common (shared) patio area surrounding the Jacuzzi and BBQ area complete with chairs and chaise lounges for your use.

We have stocked the property with all the cooking utensils you could ask for... lots of pots & pans, knives, hand mixer, the VERY important blender for making margaritas, wine glasses, wine opener, plastic tumblers to take to the beach, beach chairs, beach towels, serving dishes and utensils, BBQ tools's all here for your use and enjoyment.

Don't miss your chance!! Reserve your week in this deluxe ocean front condo now.

This condo has ONE reserved parking spot. (Please note: The owners do not guarantee your vehicle will be able to fit in the parking space provided, nor are we able to provide additional parking if the assigned parking is too small. We have never had a problem with large vehicles NOT fitting into the parking spot provided, though it may need to be backed in if it is a large SUV)

PLEASE NOTE: The owner does not guarantee that the Jacuzzi will be available or operational. Jacuzzi could be closed for service or not working. Although we hope that any such interruptions would be brief, owner is not responsible for the availability of the Jacuzzi during your stay.

No Parties allowed on property. Partying may result in immediate removal from property without refund.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Heather Robinson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

About Heather Robinson

Welcome to the Surf Rider! I absolutely love living near the coast and know that your trip to our area will be a wonderful time, there is so much to see and do in Sunny San Diego! My name is Heather and I will be the one you have the most contact with. I have been managing vacation rental properties for the past 15 years and for 8 of those years I have owned and operated two seperate boutique vacation rental company in Mission Beach, not far from La Jolla where we now live. Please feel free to email with any questions about our properties listed here on VRBO! I'm happy to help.

Heather Robinson purchased this condo in 2004

Why Heather Robinson chose San Diego County

San Diego is our home, we love it here and know that you will too! The Surf Rider holds a special place in our hearts as our family has many memories of playing on the beach and watching sunsets.

What makes this condo unique

Walks on the beach, sunsets each night, bike rides up and down the boardwalk in Mission Beach, great food, friendly people...the list goes on and on...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Heather,

We have had a wonderful stay in your condo. It has met all our needs in a great location; it's a terrific place. The communication you provide along with the reservation and the written info in the unit are very helpful. Everything went smoothly. The condo is clean, organized and arranged with furniture and kitchen appliances & supplies to meet all our needs. All we had to do was unlock the doors & begin our San Diego beach vacation! Being able to look out the huge windows, or sit on our deck or lower patio & see the beach and fabulous boardwalk activity right in front of us was awesome & very entertaining!! Undoubtedly the best beach rental we have done so far. Truly love your place!
Sep 2015
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Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms. Each bathroom has a standing shower only, no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) The condo has a queen bed in each bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Internet access, built in gas BBQ grill on common patio, Jacuzzi, all linens provided, Washer/Dryer, Hair dryer, DVD/CD.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Surf Rider Ocean Front Condo on the Boardwalk $275pn Sept-May
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 27 reviews

Fantastic place to stay, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

4th year in a row we stayed at this property. It's super clean, beautiful and great location. Can't beat it. Heather is very accommodating and makes booking a breeze

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind works Daniel. It is always a pleasure having you stay at the Surf Rider. Hope we get to see you again next year! Yours, Heather
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Surf Rider Ocean front condo unit L is AWESOME !!!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 boys and myself stayed in this Surf Rider Ocean Front condo unit L and it was AWESOME !! Everything top of the line, Slate floors, Granite Counter tops, flat screen TV's, views of the ocean from every room in the condo. The showers are all natural stone and glass with giant shower heads which make you feel like your are in a rain storm rather than a shower !! The kitchen is fully equipped to the point that if had more cooking untensiles than I have at home !! Washer and dryer in the unit is a real convience!! Oh and the owner is so easy to work with, great communication and did everything they promised.... very organized very professional !!! We loved it so much we booked it again !! Highly recommend this condo !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thank you for your positive review of your stay in our Surf Rider Condo. I am so glad to hear you and the boys had a great time playing on the beach over the July 4th holiday. I see you already reserved my condo online for the July 4th week in 2017! I look forward to seeing you and the boys again next year. Take Care, Heather
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best location on Mission Beach. Great condo.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay for a very easy vacation and get away. The condo complex is located right on the beach, ocean view. This unit (L) is well cared for, nicely appointed, and the owners are great to work with. We love the surf rider and will not stay anywhere else when we come to San Diego. There are plenty of beach chairs and toys in the outside closet if you want to play on the beach...which was nice for our toddler. It is the best front row view of all the passers-by on the boardwalk, and the ocean, while sitting or laying on the patio furniture. It's one of mine and my husband's favorite things to do while there...spectating from such great seats! The hot tub is perfectly located for great ambiance and ocean view as well. This location and unit are highly recommended. Our stay is so relaxing, and always anticipated. The condo has everything you need for an easy stay, if you need groceries there's a mini store across the street (behind property) and Ralph's just a short drive away. Bars and restaurants are walking distance away. There's nothing but good about this place!! Thank you Heather and Dana for being so great and providing such a wonderful rental!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hannie for your review. We are happy that our condo can be a part of the memories you and your family are making here at the Surf Rider. We also have great memories of vacationing at the Surf Rider when our daughter was just a toddler, many years ago. It is a pleasure to share it with others! Dana and I look forward to having you return next year and many years to come!
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Loved our stay and can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay last summer and we can't wait to go back! The unit is in a great location and has everything that you need to make your stay complete: laundry machines, full kitchen (all utensils and pans), dining room table with a view, good closet space, plenty of seating, unit-specific instructions, and easy access to your dedicated parking spot. This location was perfect for easy trips to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, and close enough to the sand that we could easily see our beach chairs from the dining room or patio. We loved going out to the beach in the morning for walks and sitting out on the patio in the evening watching and listening to the waves roll in. Heather was accessible and very helpful, and I would definitely recommend this to a friend. We cannot wait to go back in 2016!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Luke, Thank you for your review of your stay in our condo. Its always nice to hear positive feedback from our vacation renters. We are looking forward to having you and the family come back again this summer!
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Pine, AZ

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This condo had everything in it. Very clean. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

This place has it all -- we truly LOVED it

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I used this condo as a weekend “staycation” and we LOVED it.

We’ve both lived in San Diego for over 30 years. In fact, we used to live in Mission Beach, so we know it well. Let me tell you, the quality of the condos for rent on the boardwalk are all over the map. And THIS one is top-shelf, absolutely.

On a personal note, let me tell you why this was such a good fit for us. I happen to love the beach, growing up on the Jersey shore every summer. My wife on the other hand isn't much for the crowds and loud going ons that beach areas can sometimes be known for.

That said this, was the best of both worlds.

I had the beach right there — I lifted my head off the pillow and was able to check the surf. Literally that close.

The unit is on the second floor, which made it feel like a private sanctuary. Very quiet and relaxing.

The fully appointed kitchen made it easy to BBQ and enjoy a meal overlooking the ocean, then just a short walk down to one of the several restaurants/bars for a nightcap.

We also made great use of the hot tub, which was HUGE and very clean and worked perfectly. A local friend of ours stopped by and his comment rang true. He said, “This isn't like most rentals. You could live here, it's set up more like a home.”

On a practical note, everything we needed was clearly explained, including all instruction for keys, Wifi access and all the little things you need but might not think about ahead of time.

Finally, I have to say that what we experienced in the unit truly lived up to the description in the ad. It is REALLY well-appointed. Can you tell we didn’t want to leave??!! Bottom line, huge thumbs-up.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill, Thank you for your positive review of your stay at our Surf Rider Condo. I work diligently to keep the condo well appointed and feeling comfortable...more like a home, as opposed to a 'rental'. The location is truly great, isn't it? We love that the condo is close enough to walk to a variety of restaurants and bars but also far enough away to not have the crowds/noise that come with it. I am so glad you had a relaxing time at the Surf Rider...I hope you come back for another 'stay-cation' before too long! Cheers, Heather
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Beach
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

Ocean, Sport Fishing, Whale Watching (in season), bike riding on the boardwalk, walks on the beach, sunsets, whale watching tours, para sailing, walk to dining, walk to Belmont Park


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season Sept-May
Sep 5 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season (summer)
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $49
Departure Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

I do not allow for cancellations and do not offer refunds should you have to cancel your stay after you reserve. I will do my best to work with you and try to get the condo re-rented should you have a change of plans. If I need to discount the rental rate of the condo in order to re-rent it for the same time frame you had rented, you will lose the amount of the discount as well as a $150 cancellation fee. If the condo does not re-rent for the time frame you canceled you will lose the entire cost of the reservation and not receive a refund. If you think you may have to cancel your stay I suggest you either wait to book my condo until you are sure, or purchase travel insurance. Make sure to read the TI policy so you know what IS and IS NOT covered. You can purchase it through any TI site you wish. I cannot insure against the reasons you may need to cancel, but you can by purchasing travel insurance. We are not a hotel and cannot immediately replace a cancelation with a new reservation. Once we have a reservation, it means that we lose all of the other potential reservations that may have wanted to rent the same time period. This is why we cannot accept cancelations. Thank you for your understanding.

You may pay using your Visa or MC. We do not accept AMEX. If you are booking for a stay that is more than 90 days away then 1/3 of the rental amount is due at the time of reserving. The balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. I do not take a deposit from you. Instead I charge a $49 NON-refundable damage waiver fee which purchases $1500 worth of damage protection for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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