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Luxury Home with Whitewater Views and Private Roof Deck Two Houses From Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,252 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 7

Designed by Golba Architects and built in 2006, this beautiful ocean view, three-story house plus private roof terrace is located on the ocean side of Mission Boulevard on Lido Court, just steps away from the boardwalk and beach. The house features white water ocean views from the Master, Living Room, and Kitchen, and panoramic views from East to West up on our private, exclusive use Roof Deck.

Entering the first floor, the entry has travertine floors leading to two bedrooms, both opening to the private, fully fenced, exclusive-use patio, which has lounge chair seating and a private outdoor beach shower. One room has a queen bed, and the second has twin beds, with a trundle for a third person. Both downstairs bedrooms have television and cable set up. The first floor bath has a soaking tub with custom stone surround, a luxurious rain shower head, travertine floors, and granite countertops. No need to worry about hot water running out since we have a high efficiency tankless water heater that provides unlimited hot water on demand. A full size washer and dryer are on this level.

Going up to the second level, there is the Master Bedroom with a large walk-in closet, private bath with granite counters, travertine stone walls surrounding the soaking tub, tile floors, and a rain shower head for a luxurious shower. There is a small sitting area with a comfortable chair, and a large window looking out to the ocean view. The master bedroom has a flat panel TV with cable box. Stepping out through wall-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, you enter a private balcony with sit-down whitewater views. Here, you will find a bistro table and chairs to relax and enjoy people watching on the boardwalk. Both door and windows to the Master Bedroom can be left open to let in the refreshing ocean breezes, and sound of the surf pounding only 50 meters away.

Continuing up to the third level, there is a landing with a huge, vertical picture window looking out to Mission Bay. A few more steps to enter the Family Room. This has new tile floors, gourmet kitchen with professional Viking stainless steel cooktop, stainless dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, oven, and beautiful Granite Counters. For cooking, we have a fully stocked kitchen with all the dishes, utensils, cookware, and small appliances you need to prepare delicious meals. There is seating for three at the kitchen counter bar, and a table that seats five in the dining nook. As in a boat or RV, the dining nook can be converted to a bed for a young child or small adult. The living area looks out to the sit down whitewater ocean view through two enormous picture windows set with e-glass to help reduce glare. There are four additional windows that open up to let in the ocean breezes, and the sounds of the surf. There is a half bath adjoining the family room, and a french door that leads to the stairs up to the roof terrace.

Our family room has an entertainment center with a flat-screen TV with digital cable as well as a DVR/CD player, and high speed modem for internet access with WiFi so you can bring your laptop and get online any place in the house. We also offer free anytime, anywhere in the USA long distance with our digital phone service.

Open the french door from the family room, and follow the theatre lights up the stairs to the roof terrace which is furnished with lounge chairs, a teak table and chairs to seat six for dining, a propane gas Barbecue grill, and a granite top bar to hold all your food and drinks. 3 Lifeguard Chair Bar Stools are there for you to sit back and take in the scene on the Boardwalk. The view from up here is panoramic, with views to Sea World, Point Loma, Mission Bay, La Jolla, and of course, the beach and boardwalk. In the summer, enjoy dining under the stars and then kick back in your chairs to watch the fireworks show at Sea World from the comfort of our fantastic rooftop terrace.

Parking is in a covered and gated carport with two tandem spaces.

We ask that you respect our strict no smoking policy. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the premises, including the patio and roof terrace.

Come and enjoy the beach lifestyle and the nightly fireworks during the summer, complements of Sea World, in the comfort of our beautiful new sandcastle!

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Cynthia Orr
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Cynthia Orr

Eric and Cynthia invite you to enjoy your San Diego holiday while staying at our beautiful Mission Beach Sandcastle.

Cynthia Orr purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Cynthia Orr chose San Diego County

We were renters at Mission Beach for many years before we bought this home. We wanted to set this up as the perfect place for families to come and celebrate their holiday here in the beautiful city of San Diego. The home is furnished to refect our wish that everyone who stays here feels welcome and right at home from the minute they walk through the door.

What makes this townhome unique

As a stand alone home, with no one else above or below you as in a condo, we have lots of privacy and room to spread out, which works well if you are a large family. Our home has a private patio with beach shower right outside the door to the children's bedroom and the roof terrace is pefect for everyone to gather both day and night. In the evening, we have front row seats for the summertime fireworks shows at Sea World, and in the daytime, we can watch the dolphins play in the surf right in front of our house. The house comes with several beach cuiser bikes, and all the equipment you need to set up camp on the beach, including shade shelters, chairs, coolers, and of course, lots of toys for the beach like boogie boards and even a surf board. We tried to pay attention to details, so all you need to do is move in, drop your bags and start relaxing and having fun here in America's finest city, San Diego!


Mission Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1252 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) portable crib and playpen combo, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 Futon 1 Air Bed /Dining Nook converts to small bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Luxury Home with Whitewater Views and Private Roof Deck Two Houses From Ocean
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Orr Sand Castle

  • 4 of 5

Our family (four adults and two kids) stayed at this property and had a most enjoyable time. The location is perfect. A 5 minute walk to the ocean and a 10 minute walk to the bay. The pictures on the web site depicted the property accurately (including the dolphins swimming past).

Cynthia and Eric have the place well equipped for beach fun. We really appreciated the bikes and boogie boards.

The only downside is the parking. Once I found on street parking, life was perfect. I would stay at the property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Family and friends enjoyed coming over to spend a day a the beach. It is a perfect location it's steps from beach, walking distance to Mission Beach and Belmont Park, and a nice bike ride to Pacific Beach. The house is in excellent condition with all that you need to enjoy a week at the beach, Owners are available for any questions or concerns throughout our reservation and sincerely good to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, Arizona

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and just a few steps to Mission Beach! Clean, just the right amount of space and centrally located. Especially liked the bikes and many beach items for use. This house was awesome as it has no common walls with any other properties, so no loud neighbors. Our group loved the rooftop deck with the fabulous view, watched Sea World fireworks every night!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Visiting from Denver

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at "The Sandcastle" for a week vacation and it was great! We have three little kids and Cynthia let us know upfront what she had available for us to use. It's always nice knowing we don't have to bring a pack-n-play, beach towels, beach toys, etc! The house had nice little homey touches that made it seem more like our home than a vacation rental. The roof deck is nice, although we wished we were able to use it more, but it was just too cold when we were there! The photos are very accurate in showing what the house looks like. The only drawback was the super tight parking space, but at least they have a parking space! Also, be ready to walk a lot of steps because the home is 4 stories tall(when including the roof deck)!! All in all, it was a great place to come home to after busy days in San Diego!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You've Gotta Rent This House!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic vacation rental! Clean, well maintained and fully furnished. Great location right in the heart of Mission Beach and just twenty short steps to the beach. Three things that really made this a "must stay" vacation rental - 1) The roof top deck with the bbq grill. Plenty room up there to enjoy a beautiful San Diego day or watch the Sea World fireworks in the evening. 2) The tandem parking spaces. This was a HUGE PLUS! Parking is a challenge in that area. Having the parking spots was convenient and hassle free. 3) Last but not least - The Owner - Cynthia made it easy. Rent this house!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My first trip to San Diego was totally amazing, much because of the place we stayed at. A fabulous vacation home rental steps from the beach in an ideal mission beach location with all the ammenities. We spent much of our days laying out in the sun on the rooftop deck looking over the beach. They is a BBQ grill up there so great for cooking having a get together. Plenty of room in this house and nicely updated.

I cannot wait to go back to San Diego and I just hope that this house is available for my next trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - May 26 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.05%

50% of rent plus city taxes required to confirm reservation if made 45 days before check in. Balance of Rent and Refundable security deposit of $500.00 due 45 days before check in.

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