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Mission Bay on Sand Panoramic View -Upscale

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

**June/July/August - Saturday-Saturday**

55" Flat Screen Television! King size bed in bedroom and an additional queen size Murphy Bed overlooking the bay! Wireless Internet too! FREE long distance to US and Canada!

Remodeled, very nicely decorated with travertine flooring, granite counters, stone fireplace, whirlpool tub, separate shower with rain shower head, wine refrigerator and bar, dimmed lighting throughout, feather bed with high thread count sheets, high speed internet access and more! Not to mention the panoramic bay view. Luxury all the way!

This large, upscale condo features a panoramic view of beautiful Mission Bay. A large glass sliding door opens up onto a balcony overlooking the boardwalk. Enjoy watching the sail boats, windsurfers, water skiiers and more!

This home comes furnished with a King-size bed in the bedroom and a queen size murphy bed in the living room. Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking. Enjoy many of the beach activities by day and watch the beautiful lights by night, while relaxing in front of our fireplace and taking in a DVD from our library.

Underground parking with electronic gate for one car is provided. Two beach cruisers (bikes), beach chairs and a gas barbecue are included for your enjoyment.

Need a larger place? Rent two, three or four units in this 22 unit complex. My friends have other rental units in this building so please ask and we may be able to accomodate you.

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More Details

Robin Espensen
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Robin Espensen

I am really enjoying being a mom! It's my favorite thing.

Robin Espensen purchased this condo in 1994

Why Robin Espensen chose San Diego County

This was my personal residence from 1994 to 1998. I really loved living there! I felt like I was on vacation all the time! I love this place.

What makes this condo unique

The fabulous view! Being so close to the water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi and thank you for taking the time to look for guest comments. It shows you are a savy, careful shopper and I admire that! While Robin's condo has been a very popular vacation rental for several years now, it has never had a guestbook of it's own. You can read all the comments for our 7 Riviera Villas vacation rental condos in our general guestbook on my website at "nancysvacationrentals" or at VRBO/18977. Robin's condo is directly below mine in the same building with the same floor plan and view. You will be able to get an idea of what our guests think of the building, the view, the Sail Bay area and of me, the person to whom you will be trusting your hard-earned money and vacation time! I hope YOUR comments will be added to them in the near future!

sincerely, Nancy; Nancy's Vacation Rentals

Please see my website at: nancysvacationrentals
Feb 2006
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Mission Bay on Sand Panoramic View -Upscale
average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews

Dreamy on the beach away from maddening crowds San Diego!

  • 5 of 5

Eleganst, tastefully decorated, travertine, granite, soothing and inviting art on the walls not competing with Sail Bay view through wall off glass, yet homey-comfortable. Has every amenity u might want or need to cook gormet or enjoy plethora of fine dining from low cost to spendy...temp controlled wine bar too. Deluxe powerful jetted two person tub plus glassed-in shower and lots of shelving and storage for your things in bathroom and rest of home...solid king bed and supportive queen Murphy drops in front of view.

I loved being on the beach every day walking, riding supplied bicycles and interacting with a locale that felt local - most are from surrounding neighborhood. Super polite condo neighbors whether visitors or homeowners. Spotless beach with CLEAN sand unlike Santa Monica Palisades filth. I didn't realize how very special Rivierra Drive million dollar homes are (this one bedroom easily sleeps 4 is over $800,000, at over 900 sq feet could be a 2bedrm but instead maximizes fabulous view! Perfect. + elevator close yet far enough to not be noisy. 👌Washer/dryer.

I didn't realize how exclusive it is inside the Bay versus across the bay in a rental right on the Pacific Ocean which was a congested, cacophony, over run like a New York City sidewalk versus the quiet polite paved walking and riding all around the inside Bay...and a short stroll to the Catamaran Resort where we rented sailboats at less the cost of other boat rentals on the Bay. Music , happy hour, champagne brunch, lunches and dinners are 4 Star at the Catamaran - nice to avoid the Holiday sidewalk and road crowds to enjoy this resort, but found side streets and a short cruise to tony La Jolla. Just blocks away are great Mission Bay and Pacific Beach joy spots and shopping: Trader Joe's and Sprouts which suffice for those strung out on Whole Foods. Walk and ride a bike and never want to leave. Locals at surf spots south toward Cabrillo Park Ocean beach were decent to our surfer, and nearby Pacific Beach's Tourmaline surf break was wonderful - lots of beginners and tourists who were kind.

Don't know if it's a positive or negative for one, but for me it was unusual and took me back to my childhood in the 60's and 70's in Los Altos Hills CA and Ashland Oregon: I saw almost exclusively on the beach around Sail Bay every day for a week 99% Caucasians.

I adore RobinEspensen. She's considerate and available. She loves her 2nd home and hopes to have guests who do too.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Peaceful, breathtaking views from a great condo

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Robin's condo. Wonderful views from a clean, modern, well-equipped condo. The perfect get-away. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Mission Bay for our first anniversary. The process of renting the condo from Robin was seamless. Everything was provided for us upon our arrival. Our condo was clean and spacious and the view was Heavenly. I let Robin know we will be back to do business with her. This was our first time vacationing like this but it will be our favored way to travel. We rented a car but really could have gotten by with uber or the city buses. However, the rental car did make traveling to other places more convenient. Shopping and entertainment are all within walking distance. Our deposit was returned to us in a very timely fashion. We spoke with Robin a couple of time and found her to be quite personable and hospitable. This was our best vacation ever! No complaints only compliments! Thank you, Robin!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, GA

Mission Bay Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo in Mission Bay was lovely! The furniture was comfortable and classy. Security was great. Access to the beach from the garage was very convenient - we could stop by the storage shed where we parked to pick up chairs, etc. Four steps from the garage gate and we were sitting on the sand. Beautiful!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here for our 20th Anniversary and it was a beautiful way to celebrate together. We enjoyed every moment of biking the bay or heading to the beach! Owner was perfectly accommodating, receptive and helpful, it was absolutely perfect. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brick Township, New Jersey

First trip to California

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to California was truly wonderful. The condo was very nice and well equipped with everything you need. The only issue we had was there was a heatwave issued. For a few days the weather was unusually hot for this time of year and there is no air conditioning. We tried to leave the sliding doors open but bugs came in since there is no screen. We understood this was very unusual, however we did let the owner know and made the suggestion of installing a screen. She was a pleasure to deal with and answered emails very quickly. There was an odd smell coming from the sink and right away she sent someone over to address it while we were out. By the time we returned the smell was gone. The condo had all the essentials you needed to cook, if you chose to do so and also had really nice plush towels and beautiful bed linens. There was soap and shampoo in the bathroom and the kitchen also had dish soap, towels, nice dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc.

The building has security which is very good. You have a designated parking space in the garage underneath the building. You need to use a key in the elevator to get to and from the garage to your floor. The storage unit in front of your space has a combination lock and inside the unit are boogie boards, 2 beach chairs, 2 cruiser bikes, and a beach umbrella. The units can use a little updating, however they do the job they are meant to do. Once outside the unit you are literally steps from the water. There is a really nice path that goes around the bay where you can bike, walk or jog. The Catamaran Resort is a short walk from the condo and they have a riverboat called the Bahia Belle which for $10 per person will take you around the bay. Check out for schedule and events. On Friday night there was a live band. Sometimes at night people would bring their beach chairs down by the water and build a small fire.

You can't ask for a better location as it is very close to all the major attractions, Seaworld, downtown, Gaslamp district, the zoo and Balboa Park. It is much nicer and quieter to stay here than near the ocean but is close enough to bike, walk or drive to it. The balcony is good for relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying the beautiful view and people watching.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sea World, San Diego Zoo, LegoLand, Bicycling & Rollerblading!


Rates & Availability

Pacific Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 21 2017 - Jan 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Jan 31 2017 - Feb 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Valentine/Presdents Week
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring Holiday
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
6 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday/Early Summer
May 25 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Add 11.05% tax and an 85.00 cleaning fee. There is a $300 refundable security/damage deposit. I take Visa/MC for your convenience. 7 night minimum. No smoking/pets Holiday Rates are slightly higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pacific Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
High Speed Wireless Internet Service, flat screen Smart Television, Jaccuzi Tub, Rain Shower, Wine Refrigerator, Common Washer & Dryer on floor, Gated Garage

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