(SC1) Sand Castle Studio Penthouse

  • House in San Diego

(SC1) Sand Castle Studio Penthouse

House in San Diego

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  • From: $597 per night

Property Details

Best Spot Mission Beach, Private Penthouse/Jacuzzi/Dining Floating Above Beautiful Mission Bay, Sunrise/Sunset/Moon Rise, Watch Endless Watercraft Play, Relax/Rejuvenate/
Energize, XL Bedroom w/New King Bed, Fully-Stocked Kitchenette, Parking, EPIC!

* Please be sure to read our cancellation policy and house rules before booking *

Private Penthouse/Jacuzzi/Dining Floating Above Beautiful Mission Bay, Sunrise/Sunset/Moon Rise, Watch Endless Watercraft Play, Relax/Rejuvenate/Energize, XL Bedroom w/New King Bed, Fully-Stocked Kitchenette, Parking, EPIC!

Please note: The Sandcastle property is a triplex consisting of 3 separate units. The penthouse is SC 1 (studio with kitchenette), the middle house is SC 3 (3 bedroom/2 bathroom) and the house is SC 2 ((2 bedroom/2 bathroom). Each unit has exclusive patios that are NOT shared.

Property Highlights:
Feel the stress melt away the instant you arrive atop this award-winning home on beautiful Mission Bay! The rooftop deck creates an amazing setting for your getaway, from the inspiring morning sunrise to incredible sunset views -- all from the privacy of your privileged viewpoint.
The bathroom has been completely retiled with an oversized shower, new windows and new vanity.
Don’t forget to wind down in your PRIVATE HOT TUB overlooking the sweeping panoramic view of Mission Bay -- with a glimpse of an ocean view to the west. Relax and enjoy! It’s a great place to watch San Diego come alive on the bay and boardwalk.
With an interior stairwell and a separate entrance and security gate off the deck, the penthouse is completely private from the rest of the house.
The property has Air Conditioning!!

Spend the evening barbecuing on your rooftop deck or grab a bike and start riding the 16-mile boardwalk that can take you all around the bay, past Seaworld, Belmont Park (the roller coaster!) and along the coast and the famous Mission Beach boardwalk.

Activities outside your door range from swimming, kayaking, boating, to wind surfing, sailing, jet skiing and canoeing. Witness kids building sandcastles (or build your own!) or just watch all the friendly walkers, joggers and cyclists along the beach from your front row seats overlooking the boardwalk.
Within easy walking distance and visible from the deck is the MISSION BAY AQUATIC CENTER, one of the largest instructional waterfront facilities in the world! You can join classes to experience the fun of surfing, sailing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, stand up paddling, water skiing, rowing, kayaking, and windsurfing. Tens of thousands of people have learned to safely enjoy water-sports at Mission Bay Aquatic Center over the past 45 years.

Onsite Parking in Mission Beach!
RESERVED TANDEM PARKING SPACE for 2 VEHICLES -- priceless at the beach!

Bed & Bath Arrangements
SC1 has a unique layout perfect for two people- A studio with a california king, sofa, walk-in closet and a kitchenette. Through the door is your bathroom with a walk in shower, new vanity, and new counter tops!

For the active and adventurous, take advantage of our BOOGIE BOARDS, KAYAKS, AND BIKES all onsite and available for guests’ use. After coffee and people-watching above the boardwalk, grab the bikes or walk to the local shops and markets, or pick from an assortment of great breakfast cafes within a few blocks. There’s no shortage of shops or restaurants within easy walking distance at any time of day. Don’t forget to wind down in your hot tub (exclusive to the SC1 unit) overlooking the sweeping panoramic view of Mission Bay -- with a glimpse of an ocean view to the west. Relax and enjoy! This unit has Air Conditioning!

Personal Concierge/Insider discounts:
Concierge Service Sharing 30 Years of Local Knowledge! We know exactly what to do, where to go, and how to get the best deals in Mission Beach and San Diego. We’re eager to share with you our local insider knowledge that can’t be found on the internet or anywhere else.

We have secured discounts for you with our favorite local merchants to ensure that you receive the best deals on equipment rentals for your fun on land and sea including bikes, surf boards, body boards, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, skateboards, wetsuits and much more. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality concierge services only found in luxury hotels. Wherever you wish to go and whatever you wish to do during your visit, we're eager to share our local's knowledge. We're experts at helping you sequence your days and activities so that you are at the right place at the right time for maximum enjoyment. Your happiness is our goal.

Optimal Location For Top Travel Destinations and World Famous Attractions!
The unmatched combination of attractions and affordability make San Diego America's Finest City and one of the top travel destinations in the United States. Mission Beach is centrally located in San Diego. Everything is at your fingertips. This unique space is nestled in a quiet neighborhood seconds from the pristine beaches and car-free boardwalks of Mission Beach and Mission Bay. Diverse dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee shops, shopping, Belmont Park amusement park, playground and countless beach and bay activities are all within walking distance. San Diego Zoo, Sea World, LegoLand and The Wild Animal Park are all within San Diego County.

Access to Highways:
Easy access to Highways 5 and 8 make it a breeze to get anywhere and everywhere else you'd like to go. Like the famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Wild Animal Park, Petco Park (Padres fans!) Balboa Park (museums, theaters and restaurants), the Gas-lamp Quarter, Del Mar Race Track, Torrey Pines Golf Courses, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, Del Mar (horse racing), Cardiff by the Sea, Torrey Pines National Park, Hotel Del Coronado, Little Italy, Birch Aquarium and Legoland are all within 30 minutes.

Good Neighbor/Occupancy Limit/No Party
1. Please ensure you are comfortable with Magical Mission Beach’s rental terms and conditions as they are strictly enforced.

2. Magical Mission Beach has strict Good Neighbor/No Party/Occupancy Limit Rules.

3. Strict No Smoking Policy

4. If you violate any of these policies, you will be evicted immediately and receive no refunds.

5. If you violate any of these policies you will be assessed a $250.00 penalty.

6. The minimum age to rent is 25 years of age.

7. All of our vacation homes are enforced with strict City of San Diego noise ordinances.

Cancellation Policy:

If Guest’s cancellation request is received 60 days or more prior to check-in date, Guest will receive a full refund,
minus $100 cancellation fee.

• If Guest’s cancellation request is received 30 days to 59 days prior to check-in date, Guest will receive a 50% refund of rental/booking and be refunded for cleaning fees, tax, or damage coverage paid as of cancellation date.

• If a Guest's cancellation request is received less than 30 days prior to check-in date, Guest is not entitled to refund of rental/booking. Guest will however, be refunded for cleaning fees, tax, and damage coverage paid as of cancellation date.

• Guest must submit a cancellation request to MMB by e-mail or letter.

• Consider purchasing Travel Insurance if you're concerned about cancelling your reservation.

- Cleanliness and safety are top priorities at Magical Mission Beach Rentals.
- We want you to feel confident and comfortable while staying in our properties.
- Our cleaning teams use practices that achieve the highest standards of cleanliness.
- We recognize the essential role played by our cleaners and reward them accordingly by paying a living wage.
- Upon guest departure, linens and towels are all removed and replaced.
- Our cleaners clean and sanitize the property.
- Once cleaning is complete, an MMB Quality Control Inspector examines the property to verify that the highest cleaning standards are met.
- You can trust that your vacation rental will be fully sanitized and disinfected prior to your arrival.
- Please note the following are not included in the cleaning fee and must be completed by guests upon departure: Dishes and taking trash out of unit.
- If renting more than one unit, there will be an additional cleaning charge if cleaners have to sort items from other units.

Thank you for booking with Magical Mission Beach Rentals. We are a professional and local management company.

All of your property and reservation details will be sent via the MMB system so please be sure to add us to your email and phone lists so that time sensitive information isn’t blocked or sent to your spam folder:

1. Please ensure you are comfortable with Magical Mission Beach’s rental terms and conditions as they are strictly enforced.

2. Magical Mission Beach has strict Good Neighbor/No Party/Occupancy Limit Rules.
3. If you violate any of these policies, you will be evicted immediately and receive no refunds.
4. If you violate any of these policies you will be assessed a $250.00 penalty.
5. The minimum age to rent is 25 years of age.
6. All of our vacation homes are enforced with strict City of San Diego noise ordinances.
Please Note: There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for any cancellations or any circumstances.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed



  • Bay


  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Boating
  • Paddle Boat
  • Water Sports


  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Biking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Luxury
  • Romantic



3880 Bayside Walk
San Diego, California


Cancellation Policy

Guest(s) who cancel at least 60 days prior check-in date will get back 100% of the amount they've paid minus $100 processing fee.
If cancelled between 31 and 60 days prior to check-in date, guests get back a 50% of the total nightly rate, cleaning, tax and damage deposit.
If cancelled less than 30 days prior to check-in date, guest(s) are not entitled to any refund of rental amount paid. Transient Occupancy Tax, Cleaning Fee and Refundable Damage Deposit will be refunded if guests have already paid.

GOOD NEIGHBOR/NO PARTY/OCCUPANCY LIMIT POLICIES: Magical Mission Beach has a NO TOLERANCE policy regarding parties, excessive noise and/or disturbing the neighbors. Bachelor/Bachelorette parties are not allowed under any circumstances. Parties that disturb the neighbors are prohibited and can lead to immediate eviction and a $250 Party Penalty! All of our vacation homes are enforced with strict City of San Diego noise ordinances.

Deposit Policy

Refundable Damage Deposit is fully refundable provided there is no damage to the property and check-out instructions are followed.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

110 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #881275693773117603 #198076"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #198076


Michael made our stay very comfortable! We loved the AMAZING view on the patio ❤️ Thank you for making our weekend retreat stress free !

"Airbnb Review #876859275761264946 #196661"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #196661


Great location & comfortable bed. Everything was just as described. No issues at all. Would stay here again & recommend to others.

"Airbnb Review #861702348595452956 #194157"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #194157


The pictures should have some a better job explaining that it’s a shared house, and you’re basically renting a room with an exterior door. There were cobwebs, the dishes were dirty (probably because they leave it on tenants responsibility to clean) - we ultimately ended up having to check into a hotel, and didn’t stay in the unit past the first night.

"Airbnb Review #849338375002391625 #193039"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #193039


I’ve been to mission beach every summer for the last 15 years and was quite disappointed with how this rental was designed.
It’s 3 stories and was remodeled to have an outdoor staircase be poorly enclosed to offer multiple entrances for guests. The rain was extremely loud and was leaking through the makeshift “roof” that was made out of fiberglass.
We also weren’t aware of the 30+ steps in order to get to and from our floor. This wasn’t anywhere in the description nor is there an alternative entrance.
On top of this, living with multiple other people below us was very noisy. We heard every conversation, anytime they used the stairwell, as well as their loud conversations and footsteps into the early hours of the morning. There was also some kind of dog facility nearby as we heard dogs barking and getting into fights quite often.
The space itself lacked a dresser which left us living out of our suitcases.
The cost was outrageous for what we experienced when though the view was nice.

"Airbnb Review #831323647570930012 #189787"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #189787


We greatly enjoyed our stay and the easy access to so many activities. A two block walk from the Pacific beach-front, with many food and drink options allowed us endless options for our trip while provided some peace and quiet in a low-traffic neighborhood.

"Airbnb Review #819700350130869469 #187840"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #187840


Great location. We walked to dinner one night and it was some of the best Greek food ever. Breakfast locations were great too. Enjoyed being able to walk to the ocean side but be on the quiet peaceful side at night. Thoroughly enjoyed the jacuzzi as well as the view from the top area. Comfortable furniture. It was great having a parking spot on the property for our rental too. Parking spots are hard to come by on Mission Beach!

"Airbnb Review #816068498732796684 #187839"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #187839


Location and deck area were outstanding. Hot tub set up was perfect for overlooking the bay.

"Airbnb Review #793623463052771163 #183391"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #183391


Great location, amazing view. Hosts were responsive, let us know we could check in early, and made sure we found the building. Check in and check out were seamless. The place was a bit hard to find initially, but I blame that on us never having been to San Diego. Bed was comfortable, hot tub was a nice touch. We planned to go out for most meals, so the kitchen provided what it needed to for us. If you plan to cook, I recommend finding a place with a stovetop. Overall the place is small, but perfect for two people. Had no issues with noise from other folks in the triplex. There is a building that either shelters or provides daycare for dogs right next door - it got a bit noisy over there, but nothing over the top. Would stay here again 1 recommended stay for your first time in San Diego.

"Airbnb Review #765301232426742359 #180678"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #180678


The view and location is 5 stars. We enjoyed watching the sunrise and sunsets from the hot tub on the outdoor rooftop. The location is just a block from pacific beach and many places were walkable. The host was very sweet for allowing up to check in early as our flight was earlier than check in time, we appreciated that. We did notice a bit of an ant problem so had to be mindful with any food or snacks. Another plus was the bathroom had a heater which was nice when getting out of the hot tub and for cold early mornings. I would stay here again but for a special occasion as it was very very pricy, but the view and location are nice. The bedroom area is quite small but comfortable for 2 adults. Also if you have big luggage, be mindful as the stairs are quite narrow and small to get up into the living area. We were able to hear a lot of what was going on directly underneath us so be mindful just because you’re on top floor you’ll still hear neighbors.

"Airbnb Review #744317280581089653 #176692"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #176692


The location is beautiful.

"Airbnb Review #739963912997580529 #175769"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #175769


beautiful place

"Airbnb Review #738513026404965173 #175508"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #175508


To Future Renters of this Airbnb, I really don't want to write a negative review because maybe it fits what you are looking for. The layout of this topfloor unit requires you to go up a narrow staircase of 30 stairs either way which after a while gets to you. The insulation between units could use some work as you can hear the other families in the unit fairly well which makes it hard to actually relax. The location is very busy but not the cleanest surrounding. The views from the bedroom of power poles and lines leaves a lot to be desired. I am sure the bay may be nice a lot of times but while visiting it was covered with seaweed and not very inviting. There were ants which would attack any food left out for any period of time. The layout of the unit makes it feel like you can't move around much without hitting your head on the slanted ceiling above the bed or wiggle around the furniture. we were there for 4 days in which it was hard to ever feel like we were unable to pack and feel comfortable. Maybe for some the location to Seaworld etc is a big attraction but I would never stay there for a relaxing time.

"Airbnb Review #733412362849583049 #173407"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #173407


The studio was small but functional. I do not recommend staying in this particular unit with children as the stairs are steep and the space small. Lots of sunlight and adequate outdoor space w/hot tub and an amazing view! There was an excellent line of communication and the host was easy to reach with any concerns/questions during our stay. Fairly close to some restaurants but would recommend biking to many places…nice rental shop across the way with 15% off courtesy of Magical Mission Beach.

"Airbnb Review #729074587700107260 #173271"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #173271


My stay was great and the outside deck with the jacuzzi was the best part!

"Airbnb Review #724690088349228625 #172012"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #172012


Had our the two days after our wedding at this location. Unfortunately, did not have much time to spend in the unit and amazing hot tub, but the few moments we were there were great! the location and unit is a dream

"Airbnb Review #723316140809905898 #171299"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #171299


Amazing bay view apartment. Love the view from the hot tub on the deck. Communicative host and exactly as described. Will be back again.

"Airbnb Review #721043417108850663 #171300"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #171300


Hot tub, beach access, bikes…everything you need for a beach getaway is here. We even took surfing lessons.
AC unit worked great when we needed it. Small kitchen but just enough. Grilled in the deck and coffee in the mornings while watching the sunrise
Would definitely go back!!

"Airbnb Review #716758460221571176 #170870"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #170870


We had a wonderful mini-moon stay here after our wedding. This was the perfect place to relax and luxuriate. Getting in and out was a breeze, and the location overlooking the bay was fantastic. The hot tub especially was lovely. We would gladly stay here again and were heartbroken to leave!

"Airbnb Review #718133749313657115 #170872"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #170872


Great stay, clean and well kept, beautiful views!

"Airbnb Review #692847466830086925 #166186"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #166186


We loved every minute of our stay! Comfy bed! We spent our mornings working on our computers on the back deck overlooking the ocean with coffee. Sat in the hot tub each evening and sometimes in the day also! Our stay was peaceful and quiet and lovely.

My husband was obsessed with the shower.

We also had a parking spot for our car.

We did one date night dinner at Moe’s. Perfect steak and cocktails. Just a short walk.

We will definitely be back next time we are in Mission Beach.

"Airbnb Review #664604648614767211 #159898"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #159898


Nice locations, walkable to lots of coffee and food spots. Manager was super helpful in getting us in early and super responsive to questions. Would recommend.

"Airbnb Review #659443037391499530 #160254"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #160254


So so so good! We will never forget our time in this slice of paradise! Pure magic and very accommodating you really don’t need to leave to have an incredible time. There’s tons of food, drink, and activities. I cannot wait to go back.

"Airbnb Review #658032060794981680 #159694"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #159694


Magical week! Everything was just perfect. Will be back again next year!

"Airbnb Review #642870304750760537 #155326"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #155326


Such an incredible stay! The view is amazing and the hot tub was a nice thing to come home too after a long day of adventuring. If you’re debating whether or not to stay here, this is your sign to do it

"Airbnb Review #633369030284923040 #154896"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #154896



"Airbnb Review #639166005573003671 #154946"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #154946


Location cannot be beat, the rooftop had amazing views and the hot tub was clean and functional! I'd definitely stay again. Host responded very quickly, we had a parking spot and I don't think there was a single issue with this spot at all! Highly recommend

"Airbnb Review #624702365428968622 #152027"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #152027


Hit all the notes! We really enjoyed our stay and will be looking into the place again if we ever come back. Well done!

"Airbnb Review #622473018165527808 #151806"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #151806


Great location. Love the rooftop deck! So fun for a weekend staycation.

"Airbnb Review #621073379104301017 #151804"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #151804


This rental was absolutely perfect! Communication from our host was clear, concise and professional. The rental was exactly as advertised! We were very comfortable. It feels like a home away from home. The walk to the beach was lovely. Great food nearby! The jacuzzi was amazing! The deck and view, priceless! We're so glad that we booked this location and we would definitely stay here again!

"Airbnb Review #611679950408571982 #149995"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #149995


We stayed for our honeymoon and was just as pictured and described. With an amazing view of the bay from the deck and a short 2 minute walk to the beach! Hot tub was clean and all appliances worked with no issues. The house was clean and no issues with other tenants staying. The set up is very neat but be aware the steps upstairs are a little more on the steep side but not terrible! We definitely will be coming back to stay again!

"Airbnb Review #607285526580941179 #149233"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #149233


You cannot beat this place! It feels even more spacious than it looks from photos. You can't beat the view. The rooftop is amazing and it's close to everything! Just book it!

"Airbnb Review #602248142124852795 #148256"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #148256


Very clean place. Right across from the water. Waking up to the view was breathtaking. Definitely worth saving money to stay here for a romantic getaway.

"Airbnb Review #586962265021713283 #146227"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #146227


This is a wonderful location. Overlooks the bay, and just a block from the beach in the opposite direction. The presentation on the AirBnB web site is perfectly accurate and our experience was exactly as we expected. It's a short drive from the airport and once you have arrived, there really isn't a need for a car. Great restaurants and things to do are within walking distance. Highly recommend!

"Airbnb Review #579739530290855704 #144423"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #144423


Great place and wonderful location! Would definitely come here again! Loved that they had kayaks and the private jacuzzi! Oh! And 2 parking spots!

Only thing that was a bummer was that the bikes were super rusty, so we were unable to adjust the seats…we are tall so it was a bit difficult biking around. We made due though. Still had fun on the bikes.

"Airbnb Review #578280806222983099 #144424"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #144424


Great little spot in a great location. Place was exactly as described. Perfect for a couple to enjoy all San Diego has to offer. Really enjoyed the large deck and hot tub overlooking the bay.

"Airbnb Review #569691711735587457 #143656"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #143656


Great spot and fantastic rooftop hot tub. Would recommend!

"Airbnb Review #571843275129629574 #143448"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #143448


Great location, clean rooms and very cozy jacuzzi. Would recommend to anybody looking for good California vibes.

"Airbnb Review #561684560245872403 #142075"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #142075


Awesome view of the bay. Easy walk to the boardwalk with access to multiple restaurants. Very clean and comfortable stay.

"Airbnb Review #556609718705342095 #141168"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #141168


This stay was absolutely amazing. It was extremely clean and the amenities are great. There were a few times we decided to take food to go or stay in, just so we could enjoy the view from the rooftop and hottub. I cannot express how great the rooftop space was. Will definitely be booking again when in the area!

"Airbnb Review #553643868254277729 #141167"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #141167


Beautiful location, absolutely loved our private access to the rooftop hot tub. My husband and I had a wonderful relaxing time. Even though the weather was gloomy, our favorite part was waking up and enjoying the jacuzzi with a gorgeous quiet view of the bay. The entrance to our room was private and we didn’t interfere with other guests unless they were on their own patio but we weren’t bothered by that at all. We would definitely revisit.

"Airbnb Review #551526940994267949 #140383"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #140383


It was an awesome location! Definitely a bit confusing identifying the building the air bnb was in. But, the beach is your front yard and seriously one of the best experiences so far. Very relaxing trip. Thank you!

"Airbnb Review #542147784118936544 #139686"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #139686


Great location! Right in between the bay and the ocean. Beautiful views. The private hot tub and rooftop make this a fantastic stay.

"Airbnb Review #530540534521662750 #137802"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #137802


Fantastic location and great little vacation rental. Perfect for couples or honeymooners. It’s like staying in the big city without all the fuss. MB is very laid back and still close to all the great stuff SD has to offer. We had some issues upon check-in that were in no way the hosts fault. Kimberly was very responsive, friendly, and accommodating. I would highly recommend staying here!

"Airbnb Review #505837488963251577 #134072"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #134072


We absolutely loved our time here. The views of Mission Bay from the rooftop patio and hot tub were spectacular. It was so peaceful and magical to relax in the hot tub especially in the morning. So many outstanding restaurants nearby too, many of which are only a few minutes away along the beach, and the beach is literally only steps away from your door.

"Airbnb Review #507324299302019060 #134069"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #134069


This penthouse is a pleasure to stay in with it's quiet cozy comfy & intresting interior but it's rooftop deck is seriously topnotch with multiple seating areas & hot tub. No need to venture out but the location is suited for any age supplying bay, beach, neighborhood eateries or nightlife.

"Airbnb Review #500757933880589638 #133225"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #133225


Fantastic mission bay beach rental, two doors down from a puppy rescue! Perfect location for exploring all the sights San Diego has to offer. Looking forward to our next stay!

"Airbnb Review #492063089683423300 #133087"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #133087


Nice house, very good Experience

"Airbnb Review #484039503298218958 #131557"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131557


We went for our honey moon. Beat experience ever. They have all the amenities you need to have fun and the place is very clean. Kimberly assisted me in every step of the process. Will recommend and be back again. They made our trip perfect!!

"Airbnb Review #481232548936102790 #131290"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131290


10/10! Perfect for two people. Beautiful balcony view of the beach. Clean and had all the amenities we needed for a short weekend getaway.

"Airbnb Review #479801503885403787 #130849"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #130849


Amazing location and a private hot tub - what more could you ask for?! My husband and I were first time visitors to San Diego and stayed here for a week. It was the perfect location - everything we wanted to do was around a 25 min drive and there were so many options within walking distance. We especially loved breakfast at the mission and better buzz coffee. In addition to beach chairs and towels the unit also has two bikes which we utilized to bike along the path of mission beach which was over 5 miles and a beautiful ride. Early in the week the hot tub jets weren’t working and within 20 minutes someone was over to reset the main breaker. In addition on our last night the people staying below us parked in the wrong spot and blocked our car in and Kimberly offered to pay for our Uber to and from our destination before the guest downstairs could move the car. Just an FYI the unit is on the top floor so you do need to climb stairs/haul luggage upstairs but that wasn’t a problem for us. 100% would stay here again the next time we come back to San Diego!

"Airbnb Review #469629259260466679 #130616"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #130616


We splurged on this stay for our last 2 nights of our trip and the view and hot tub were amazing. We also liked some of the perks that it came with such as a tower fan and full kitchen stock up with whatever we needed dish and utensil wise. It was very clean and we spent as much time outside as we could. The first night it rained and had lightening which was fun to see. We didn’t even realize the guests under us were there they were incredibly quiet the first night. Unfortunately, the second and final night the guests below did not adhere to the rules whatsoever. Kim was quick to help us out over some parking issues however the other guests came in after 2am being extremely rude and loud to the point it woke my husband, 9 month daughter and I out of a dead sleep. Unfortunately, after several hours of not being able to get back to sleep we had decided that we would just head home. We are very disappointed that due to the other guests our stay and trip ended the way it did and felt that it was a waste of money. Upon reaching out to Kim, I felt as if I almost was made to be at fault for not communicating more after explaining that we were so upset after the consistent issues that arose the very second the other guests arrived.

"Airbnb Review #475390851954211655 #129570"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #129570


What a wonderful place! We loved watching sunrises on the patio and sunsets on the beach. The hot tub is the perfect place to unwind! Thank you!

"Airbnb Review #471089036262578882 #129032"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #129032


Great host —super communicative and responsive from booking to checkout. Wonderful, comfortable, convenient and clean spot nearby stores, restaurants, and the beach with parking! Highly recommend!

"Airbnb Review #467431328079250508 #128234"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #128234


Great location overlooking the bay side of the area. Quiet and relaxing. AC stopped working half way through our stay but I would definitely stay at this beautiful location again!

"Airbnb Review #461599975953955764 #128019"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #128019


This place is awesome! We loved it here. It is a good size space for two people. The hot tub on the deck is the perfect way to start and end each day. It’s in a great location. It’s close to everything and a short 15-ish minute drive to downtown to catch a Padres game or whatever else you want to do. It’s very peaceful here. It’s great that you have your own parking space as parking spaces seem to be a luxury. It has air conditioning which is a bonus if you are warm blooded like myself.
The bed is comfortable. The shower is great. We can’t wait to stay here again!

"Airbnb Review #463082540060795997 #127492"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127492


The most beautiful views, great location, and very clean! We loved our stay.

"Airbnb Review #443470144987875570 #125565"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #125565


This unit is little more than a dorm room with a view. It is severely overpriced for what you get. While we loved the quiet location at the end of the strip on Mission Bay, the unit itself was a letdown. Even the outdoor area leaves a lot to be desired

"Airbnb Review #446427947735320650 #124880"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #124880


Amazing location and getaway. We found it was exactly as advertised. Host was very responsive to a concern about the AC and the owner came and fixed it right away. Location can’t be beat. Parking was so easy and convenient at the house. Walking distance to restaurants, coffee, and shops. Would love to return!

"Airbnb Review #441278784934787520 #124173"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #124173


Awesome place to stay!

"Airbnb Review #436278167238979804 #123078"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123078


Great location! Wonderful place to stay.

"Airbnb Review #428281283533704854 #121668"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #121668


Absolutely fantastic stay can not recommend this stay enough, I’m sure any of the three levels would be a great stay, from the views to the hot tub to the location and parking space. 10/10 would and will do again.

"Airbnb Review #430446486365059361 #121443"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #121443


Great place to stay. Amazing view.

"Airbnb Review #415280130929400111 #119295"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #119295


Tight parking

"Airbnb Review #409406225596835055 #116966"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #116966


Great location, views, and amenities. We will be back!

"Airbnb Review #405833656234684767 #116765"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #116765


The owners were super kind and even appeared in person when our a/c unit had an issue. It was quickly fixed. The property management had a different vibe and was a bit less on it so far as communication and follow through. The place itself is wonderful! You do hear the lower unit on the stairs and walking about - normal noise, nothing offensive - so if you are very, very noise sensitive, it’s not the kind of penthouse where you feel removed and secluded. The close distance to food without reservations, the bay and the ocean were divine!! We especially loved Ms. B’s Coconut Club.

"Airbnb Review #403594603961703013 #115966"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #115966


We had a lovely time and the view and beach access was amazing!

"Airbnb Review #390550423748272873 #114453"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #114453


WOW! what a beautiful stay!!!!! everything i expected and more. i appreciated being in front of the bay rather than ocean front. a lot more private and quiet but still so close to the ocean. prime location & parking! worth every penny.

"Airbnb Review #394221297992017515 #114111"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #114111


Great location! We had a perfect getaway and can’t wait to visit again.

"Airbnb Review #392070513366709721 #113975"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #113975


Wow! This is The PERFECT getaway for two . It has something for everyone regardless of how you define rest and relaxation. Looking for a place to just hole up? You’d be hard-pressed to do better. If you’re the kind of person that likes daily adventures and activities, there are more then you can shake a stick at within walking (or maybe a short drive) distance. You’re sitting on a peaceful bay , ideal for paddle boarding, snorkeling, bike riding and more. Right across the street is another beach (this one on the Pacific Ocean) where surfing and boogie boarding conditions are outstanding.
If you need some nightlife, there are so many choices that deciding will be your biggest challenge.
We’ve already booked another stay!

"Airbnb Review #388373404606639694 #112561"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #112561


Can’t say enough nice things about our three days in Mission Beach at this awesome space! We rode bikes everyday, loved the views from the deck, the location (close to so much) without being noisy, and having the option to relax in the hot tub was a perfect extra!! We had great communication with the owners, and took many of their local recommendations! Truly a great stay, and so happy we found this gem! We will be back, and need to remember to book in advance

"Airbnb Review #770216522 #111888"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #111888


Perfect getaway weekend, Location and views are awesome. Right on the water and close to everything! Kimberly responds to every question right away. One of the bikes had a flat tire and she had it fixed within an hour or so. Best part was the views and jacuzzi!!!

"Airbnb Review #765175958 #109722"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109722


Perfect spot for our honeymoon! The view is phenomenal and it was so cool to see the fireworks from sea world. Close to so many restaurantsand nightlife so youcan walk anywhere. My favs were intazza coffee(coffee is not provided at this Airbnb) and now sushi!

"Airbnb Review #759229184 #108977"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #108977


Best views! Best location!

"Airbnb Review #761797160 #108978"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #108978


Had an unforgettable trip to San Diego thanks to Kimberly's place. We used the bikes a ton and the area is super easy to get around. Not far from the airport, La Jolla, or downtown.

"Airbnb Review #756771762 #106841"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106841


Kim was very quick at responding, was helpful notifying you of local events, we had fireworks both nights we can see from SD Seaworld.

"Airbnb Review #755630185 #106330"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106330


Amazing views overlooking Mission Beach with a cozy jacuzzi. My fiancé and I stopped here for our anniversary as we had been traveling for over a week. The days spent here were relaxing and definitely romantic. Highly recommend!

"Airbnb Review #751304440 #105375"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105375


Amazing place perfect location

"Airbnb Review #750467595 #104641"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #104641


Excellent location and views. Sit out on the balcony and people watch while enjoying the amazing weather. The beach is literally right out the front door. If you’re wanting the ocean vibe, it is about a two minute walk to the other side of the strip.

The hot tub at night was very relaxing.

Perfect spot for a couples weekend. It is small, but you won’t spend much time inside anyways. The convenience of the deck/patio and mere steps to the beach make stress drift away.

Cheers to a good time.

"Airbnb Review #748969353 #104075"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #104075


This spot was perfect! Seconds to the ocean, but I loved the bay side it was much more quite for late night hot tubs! Walking to many shops and food to! Kimberly was very responsive with any questions we had! We loved this stay, will 100% be back in the future !

"Airbnb Review #745558272 #103419"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103419


Had a nice stay. The location was primo and the unit was clean. All check-in details were accurate and timely. Had an issue night #2 and the hot tub was not working.. they responded quickly and had it repaired same day. Very timely, professional, & quick. Even credited us for one night due to the inconvenience. Had a nice time and will definitely come back to visit again soon! A great little weekend getaway.

"Airbnb Review #747176173 #103401"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103401


It was a great location. Check in and out was super easy! The hot tub on the deck was wonderful!

"Airbnb Review #743232720 #102427"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102427


This place is fantastic. The location and the hot tub were great, we were out there every night! Beautiful rooftop view of the bay and stars. Couldn’t ask for more.

"Airbnb Review #741276912 #101893"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #101893


This penthouse apartment is PERFECT for a couple. We stayed for over a week on our honeymoon and enjoyed every bit of this slice of heaven. Steps to the bay AND beach, amazing restaurants, shops and places to rent water toys within walking distance. The deck and private hot tub with the most amazing view overlooking the bay is everything you'd want out of your dream vacation spot. Bathroom is large and very beautifully redone, closet was extremely spacious and very helpful with keeping organized, and the king sized bed was super comfortable! Parking is easy with a spot reserved for the penthouse and laundry (which is private to the building, not just private to the penthouse) was easy to use and really helpful to have access to. If we had to nitpick - even though we were on the top floor, the steps of the people staying in the other apartments were loud, however it was never excessive and did not affect our stay at all. If you're a couple looking for a romantic, chill, fun place to stay - BOOK IT!

"Airbnb Review #737979578 #100873"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100873


Amazing location right on the water. Cute rooms and stylish unit.

"Airbnb Review #734557536 #100447"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100447


This place was great! Quaint and small but had everything you needed. The outside deck and jacuzzi was awesome! It made the space feel very open and large! Lots of stairs so if you have bad knees I would try for one of the lower floors. Other than that it’s wonderful. Want to go back!

"Airbnb Review #733943242 #100148"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100148


Great place to stay, great view

"Airbnb Review #732927144 #99663"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #99663


This property was amazing! Right on the beach with everything you need to safely staycation and relax.

"Excellent Place"

by Kyle M


This was an excellent place to get away to for a few days. We loved the space and it was a perfect location on the bay. We did hear noise each night but felt like a relatively small amount because it was such a private space. The jacuzzi was amazing and we used it more than we anticipated. Kimberly was a great host and very responsive and accommodating.

"10th Anniversary perfect vacation"

by Elizabeth F


We celebrated our 10th anniversary at the Magical Mission Beach home & couldn’t have been happier. The location is perfect, walking distance to everything you need, right on/above the boardwalk, the view of the bay & the city is amazing, & you can hear the pacific crashing just a couple of blocks behind you. The mission beach area is very active with plenty to do, yet peaceful & quiet at the same time. The accommodations themselves were outstanding. It is the prettiest & most unique home on the boardwalk. Entrance is private, safe, convenient. Perfect size for a couple. Everything is beautifully designed, comfortable, & spacious while cozy. The rooftop is amazing. It’s private & in the middle of the all the activity at the same time. It’s large with plenty of comfortable seating & table with umbrella. We had dinner on the roof every evening. The jacuzzi is clean & comfortable & it’s the most peaceful place I could imagine to look out over the city at night. Kim & Michael were very friendly & made sure we had a nice stay. Definitely would return!

"Wonderful Place"

by Robert O


Wonderful place. Just what the Dr. ordered. Attentive and courteous staff. We would live here, if we could.

"Awesome Beach House"

by Jose V


Awesome beach house with a cool rooftop hot tub. Super clean and very comfortable stay. Definitely recommend this place!

"This place is amazing!"

by John T


This place is amazing! It’s in the perfect location. The views from the deck are beautiful, pictures don’t do justice. The room was very clean and well stocked. We loved our stay, we definitely will be back

"Easy check-in/check-ou"

by Daniel W


Can’t beat the view. Very easy check in and check out. About as good as it gets for a place to stay in San Diego

"Couldn't have asked for better"

by Raman S


An amazing place! We enjoyed the private deck with hot tub and couldn’t have asked for a better stay.

"Best Location in the Area"

by Caitlin M


The penthouse was absolutely amazing! The host was great, the place was clean, lots of amenities were included that I did not expect! I believe we had one of the best locations in the area!

"Mission Beach Pent House"

by Mark G.


This place is everything and more. We’d stay again if we should come back. Very clean, and beautiful.

"Great Location"

by Carly S


Great location! You feel like you’re right on the water and the private jacuzzi with endless bay views is a wonderful perk!

"Stylish Studio"

by Dee J


Stylish studio and steps from the beach! Everything was clean and well organized

"It is a cute studio apartment on the third floor. From the deck you can see the beach/bay 50 ft away"

by Susan W.


Property Manager made us very comfortable. She was always available if needed. There is a coded lock to get into the building and another into our studio so we felt very secure. We had a great time.

"Loved this Get-Away!"

by Jackie B.


Everything was wonderful and allowed us to have a very relaxing but active vacation.

"view with a private hot tub"

by diane a.


The property was beautiful with a full bay view and the beach was a short walk across the strand. We had a very relaxing time watching all that went on around us including paddle board yoga! We had a delightful dinner at Oceana restaurant, a short walk from our penthouse.

"Great Place to Stay"

by Leila B.


This is a great location and property. You have everything you need for a relaxing vacation.

"Great location"

by Anne M.


Loved this cute spot! Great location for bay and beach access. Many shops and restaurants within walking/ biking distance. Owner is very helpful and use of bikes and paddle boards was a nice bonus!

"Absolutely Wonderful!"

by Courtney R.


I cannot say enough amazing things about this place. The location, the view, the peacefulness. It was everything we hoped it would be, and more. We will definitely be returning in the future. I wish this house was my own! Leaving was extremely hard!

"Charming place with awesome view!"

by Stephen L.


Studio unit with everything you'll need for a relaxing get-away. Property Manager was incredibly receptive to any need and the owners Joe & Debby Lynn were fantastic hosts. The view from the rooftop deck while sitting in the hot tub and looking over Sail Bay was so beautiful. Already looking at returning soon!

"Beautiful place. Amazing location. I would stay here again in a heartbeat."



This place is beautiful. Great neighborhood. There was so many bars and restaurants and cafes walking distance. The penthouse was charming and comfy. I loved the weekend we got to spend here.

"Beautiful spot! Extremely nice people!"

by Connie L.



"Great place. Perfect for my wife and I."

by Michael H.


The unit was clean and the pictures do not do it justice on how nice it is. The views were great. We used the hot tub daily. The owner, Joe, was very amicable and accommodating. We had a great time in San Diego.

"Perfect spot on the Bay!"

by Lynne S.


This little studio with huge deck and hot tub was the perfect "nest" for me to visit my daughter and her family in San Diego. Being on the third floor makes it oh so private. I was only steps away from family, food, drink, biking, walking, you name it! If you want to visit the kids and also stay out of the fray, this is the spot! I'll be back!

"Great place to stay with kids!"

by Jane N.


We stayed in this unit with our two kids (ages 5 years and 6 months) and had a wonderful time! Lori and Don were very welcoming, responded to our last minute rental request promptly and were super accommodating (even allowed us to change the dates we were staying due to unforeseen circumstances).

The unit’s location was absolutely perfect. Right on the beach, on the bay side - our son played in the sand right in front of the house while we watched him (and everyone else walking by) right from the beach chairs on the patio. Bliss! The bay side was perfect for staying here with kids - quieter and less windy than the ocean side.

There was plenty of space for all of us, and it was great to have a kitchen, although we most often got takeout or ate at nearby places - within three minutes walking distance there were several great breakfast, lunch and dinner places. Trader Joes is just a 5 minute drive away and was perfect for stocking up on snacks and drinks.

We used the bicycles, kayaks, and sand toys that came with the unit, and the wifi had enough bandwidth for streaming Netflix movies.

All in all, we had an amazing time and would love to go back!

from $597 / night


Oct 9-14

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