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Ocean Front Penthouse

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property

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


This is a penthouse unit in our oceanfront property. Being on the top floor of this 3 story building offers you the most spectacular views of the ocean and southern coast. You will be able to spot the dolphins even when they past the surf breaks. The elevation above the boardwalk also offers for privacy and solitude.

This spacious 2 bedroom condo sleeps 6-7 people comfortably. It is decorated with sophistication with comfort in mind. This home was recently renovated offering fresh surroundings and comfort. One of the bedrooms has two full beds and the second bedroom acts as the master with one queen size bed. There are two bathrooms. The master bath has a shower and the second bath has a bathtub plus shower. The kitchen comes complete with everything you need to enjoy a home-away-from-home vacation on the beach!


There are many high end treatments making this unit comfortable and accommodating including travertine throughout, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer in the unit, dishwasher, wireless internet and parking. There is a private patio for the building with a large stainless steel barbecue and picnic tables. The patio has a view of the ocean!

There are views of the water from all west facing windows! That means you will be watching the sunset into the ocean from the comfort of your living room couch!

We have more condos in the same building that when combined can sleep a total of 24-32!

Keywords: ocean front, oceanfront, penthouse, two bedroom, 2 bed

More Details

Property Manager
Gina Isenburg
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017


Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Penthouse
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews

Views forever!

  • 5 of 5

The best word to describe our experience was breathtaking! The views from the top floor were incredible. We could see past the surf break to where the dolphins swim past. We had two families including 4 adults and 2 children. The house accommodated us all very well. We found all of the dishware we needed to eat at home most of the time. The oceanfront location is obviously ideal for watching sunsets from the living room while the kids played or slept. We also liked the North Mission Beach location because we could walk to all kinds of different restaurants and shopping. We are sincerely looking forward to coming back and hope to stay in the same home.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ

Unbeatable views and beach access!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at the mermaid penthouse about 5 times and there is a reason we keep coming back! As soon as you walk in all you see is the ocean. You are on the boardwalk, but 3 stories up, so your view is not disturbed by people passing by. All you see is waves and the occasional sea lion and dolphin. It truly is magical and an escape like no other.

Besides the view are the awesome amenities. Parking down by the beach is always a nightmare, but the mermaid penthouse comes complete with a parking spot. We have parked a mini van there with no problems. It is so nice having a spot, so you don't have to worry about coming back and circling for hours. Such an added bonus!

Like I mentioned, you are on the third floor, but you have an elevator so when you are bringing up all of your luggage it is super easy. We also grocery shop nearby and bringing in the groceries is a breeze thanks to the elevator.

As I said, we buy groceries, and we cook all of our meals at the penthouse. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could need, including casserole dishes! We eat at the penthouse because, well, why would you go anywhere else when you have that view! There is nothing like eating breakfast in front of the ocean.

Not only can you see the ocean from your window, but you are steps away from the sand. If you have been to Mission Beach before you know that there are access points along the strand to get to the sand, but they are not everywhere. Depending on where you are staying you might have to walk a bit before you can actually cross over the sea wall. Well the mermaid has an access point right out front! It is so easy!

The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are nice and clean, and the closets are huge and full of hangers.

Honestly, you cannot find a better place on the beach for this price. My family and I will never stay anywhere except the mermaid. Thank you Gina, you have given us a new family tradition!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort collins Co

ocean front beauty

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this condo recently . We were so pleased when we arrived , and cant wait to return .

The building and condo were neat and tidy . We enjoyed barbecuing on the ocean front patio.

The views are spectacular and we can not wait to return !

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renter Beware

  • 1 of 5

My family and I stay at a beach house each year and this one was not only the most expensive, but it was by far the most disappointing. Maybe it's because I've been spoiled by the other much nicer ones we've stayed in, I don't know, but I would never stay here again. To start off, the parking spot is the size of one that should be for a compact car, so we only left twice, once when we first got there to have it re-cleaned by cleaning crew(penthouse was very dirty). And second to go to sea world. I have a full size truck and would have to ask the neighbors to move their vehicle each time I had to leave. I loved how in the contract, it asks to rinse off beach items before bringing them back up, which would be fine if there was a place outside to do so. Doing the best we could with that, the place didn't even have a broom to sweep up!! With burnt out light bulbs to absolutely filthy or broken furniture, I would not recommend this place to anyone. It also says what to do to get your deposit back when there is no deposit. We also left some items behind and when asked if they were found, they conveniently were not and it took 10 days for them to get back to us regarding that matter. The place is in desperate need of updating, especially for what they charged.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0

Perfect Family Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my family of 4, great location on Mission Beach with panoramic views of the ocean! We saw a dolphin playing in the ocean! Ideal location, located on the boardwalk, steps from the beach, & you can walk to restaurants and coffee shops in Mission Beach & Pacific Beach. This home was a fantastic base for our family to see all of San Diego, 10 minutes from Sea World, 15 minutes from Downtown San Diego, & 15 minutes from San Diego Zoo. The house was very clean with nice granite countertops, wifi, bbq on patio, light & bright decor, & it has it's own reserved parking space which is a must in Mission Beach. I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1
Seattle, WA

Location, Location, Location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Mermaid Penthouse in late June 2011.

This unit is rented through two different vacation rental services on behalf of the owner. There is another VRBO listing for the same unit.

Pros: The location of the unit in Mission Beach is great. It is central to all Mission Beach locations, 10 minutes to Sea World, 15 minutes to the San Diego Zoo, 35 minutes to the Safari Park, 15 minutes to all downtown locations, 15 minutes to La Jolla. Having a designated parking spot is also a must in Mission Beach and is included with this unit. The “front row” location on the beach with uninterrupted views of the ocean is great. Having this spectacular view and being on the third floor where there is essentially no noise from the boardwalk is a complete win-win. The unit has the majority of things you would want from a vacation unit - basic kitchen items, towels, beach toys, etc. Overall, the location of this unit along with the view is really what makes it worth renting.

Cons: The unit had several small items that needed repair: toilet paper holder was broken, bathroom fan didn’t work, towel racks coming off walls, fire detector batteries missing, rusted metal items (likely from the salt air), dirty front windows, really squeaky floors, burnt out lights, etc. Most of these items would only require a handyman a couple minutes each (and weren’t too annoying), but really should be fixed to justify the stated pricing. The parking space is also by the garbage cans of the property so it’s not a real great experience getting in and out of the car, but, again, not a huge deal. The last item was that the building isn’t really well sound insulated, so when the other penthouse unit owners come home…you definitely know it (and wonder if they are in your unit).

Overall we would suggest this unit based on the location and views. If the owner fixed up some of the other items, it would really make the unit a complete top shelf rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Mission Beach

Other Activities: Parasailing, racquetball, mini golf, boating, basketball, hot air ballooning, shopping, kayaking, health/beauty spa, horseshoes


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 23 2017 - Mar 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 6 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Jan 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $190

Please contact owner directly via phone or email to secure reservation. Contract/payment is done through DocuSign - a secured system. We accept Visa, MasterCard or electronic check for payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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