I spotted these condos several years ago and was intrigued with them. Many of the units have balconies facing the ocean, they are next to the boardwalk, on Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA, close to restaurants and shops, have miles of beach and boardwalk to walk/bike/scooter/skateboard and have great energy.
Front of Building next to the boardwalk.
All photos by Katelon T Jeffereys
South side of Condo building. I was on the fourth floor, both balconies east of the corner unit were mine.
I had been emailing Holly, whose family owns 11 of them, for years. Wow, what a patient woman! I’d think I finally was going to have the funds to visit, would write her about availability and nope…not enough funds. So when I finally decided to treat myself several weeks ago, communicating with her was a breeze. She immediately emailed back and gave me a list of what was available, what dates they were available and the details on each condo available each week. Once I’d made a decision on the week, she sent me numerous pictures of the place. Check in was a breeze. Holly remained helpful throughout the stay, even allowing I and another couple to visit other vacating condos at the end of the week, so we could check out the differences between them and make notes of favorites for a return visit. Many visitors return year after year. The other woman stated that Holly had been quite patient with her, too, while she requested photos of condo after condo so she could make a decision about which to rent. The price is great compared to many of the beach rentals.
Here I am just arriving, in a rare selfie. You can see the colorful dining table, white leather couch, new ceiling fan, and a reflection of the entry way in the mirrored living room wall.
Here are a few photos of the pretty King size bed, in the Master bedroom. The colors of the condo and decor were all beachy turquoise and white. I’m picky about beds, and travel with foam if I’m in my car and this bed was so comfy, it was great without it. It was soothing to sleep with the sound of the ocean right outside my room and to sit in bed and see the ocean out the window and sliding glass door. There’s a photo of the dresser, and the SW facing balcony. The combo tub/shower bathroom and closet were next to the bedroom.
Here’s a photo of a peek into the full kitchen. It had a window opening to the corridor and courtyard. The courtyard has a Jacuzzi, and lounge chairs facing the boardwalk and ocean. The photo also again shows the cute dining room table and living room. There was a broom closet, a wet bar area, fully stocked kitchen with all you’d need to cook with, and each room had it’s own TV. There is a balcony off the living room, too.
The second bedroom had two twins that could be made up as a king bed, a closet filled with boogie boards, sand toys, a beach umbrella, coolers, and there were beach towels, too….all you’d need for your fun in the sun. The second bathroom had a shower.
On the north side of the buildings was Kono’s for breakfast or lunch. The food is inexpensive, tastes great and there is always a line, but it moves quickly. Kono’s has patios you can sit on outside, inside tables and there is grass outside to the west, too. The pier is right to the west for strolling or fishing.
A few store fronts to the east of Kono’s, is Pacific Bean. It won the coffee taste test over Starbucks. The Barista was a very friendly young Italian man. I had a Mexican Chocolate coffee that came with chocolate whipped cream. Yum!!!
And of course, here’s the beach you come to San Diego to enjoy!
So if you’re going to be visiting San Diego, I suggest you check out Holly’s listing. Her photos are much higher quality than mine, too:
You won’t be disappointed. I ran into a couple women who had rented one of the other condos from Airbnb, had paid more than I had paid and they didn’t have a view. The owner hadn’t even oriented them to the laundry room and other features of the complex. There is garage parking, elevators and two sand showers in the garage, one on each side. It is a secure building.
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