(SC2) Sand Castle Beach Level

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(SC2) Sand Castle Beach Level

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  • From: $399 per night

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Epic sunrises and sunsets directly on Mission Bay sand in this remodeled 2bd/2ba beach-level unit in the amazing "Sand Castle" residence -- featured in San Diego Magazine! Ready with everything for your dream beach vacation! As good as life gets!

Please note: The Sandcastle property is a triplex consisting of 3 units. The top floor is SC 1 (studio with kitchenette), the middle floor is SC 3 (3 bedroom/2bathroom) and the bottom floor is SC 2 ((2 bedroom/2bathroom).

Just bring a swimsuit and a smile, we provide the rest: bikes, boogie boards, sand toys, patios with bbqs, fireplace. This luxury home (dubbed the SandCastle) offers everything you would ever need for your vacation. Kayaks and paddle boards also available on a first-come-firsts-served basis.

Step outside your door onto multiple patios opening to the beach with tables, chairs and bbq to enjoy as the kids play in the sand right in front of you. 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 famous Mission Beach boardwalk.

Inside, you'll find two bedrooms, one with a new king bed and the other with two twin beds, all with new linens. Each room also has its own climate control A/C unit for your sleeping comfort all year round! There are two bathrooms, one with a brand-new tile stall shower and double sinks, the other with a tub shower and single sink.

The new open kitchen boasts all stainless steel with fridge with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, trash compactor, a full assortment of kitchen amenities to accommodate all your dining needs – with views of the patios and beach from every angle. Or walk a block in any direction for a great selection of restaurants any time of day.

There is a flat screen TV in the living room...next to the gas fireplace for cozy nights after the sun goes down. New sliding glass doors open to all three patios, a secure two-car garage (!!!) with full size washer and dryer for your private use.

San Diego provides literally just about any activity or event you would want to do in this incredible diverse city. It host several marathons, smaller tri-athalons and other races all year round including the home town America's Cup racing adventures. This year brought back the Red Bull Air Races too! You like to golf? Mission Bay Executive Course is less than 2 miles away, or take on world class golf at Torrey Pines and other fairways within an easy drive.

Local surfing is steps away -- for the adventurist who would like to learn how to surf or simply take on an easy fun time in boogie boarding the waves on the ocean side. Seasoned surfers are minutes away from Tourmaline Surf Park, Law Street, OB to the south, or Swamis to the north.

San Diego is one the top places to watch the beautiful site of migrating whales or bring along a pole as this is one of the best open sea fishing along these coastal waters.

Need more activities?? Rent a pleasure boat, canoe or sailboat a few blocks away at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego’s largest water sports playground. Grab a bike in the garage and pedal to Mariner's Point, Perez Cove, Stoney Point, Government Island or Fiesta Island to witness endangered birds like the California least tern and Belding's savannah sparrow plus your local great blue heron, osprey, mallards, avocets and black-necked stilts. Enjoy a picnic in your own backyard or walk to Fanuel Park or Crown Point for shooting hoops and playground swings.

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.

If you have a larger group, you may want the entire home (6bd/5ba!) or just add the top floor with amazing views (1bd/1ba) or the large 3bd/2ba middle unit. Perfect for extended or multiple families, reunions, or colleagues at a conference. Please contact us for more information on how to combine additional beautiful custom units in this award-winning home designed by a famous architect.

Please note: We have strict Good Neighbor/No Party//Occupancy Limit Policies that are enforced to protect the property and our neighbors.

We’ve been living in this amazing community for over 30 years. 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.

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

This property has 2 bedrooms



  • Bay
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Cleaning or safety practice

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Contactless check-in and checkout is available
  • Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boat
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Water Sports
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


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


  • Balcony
  • Bicycle
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Kayak
  • Veranda


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Basketball Court
  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Bay
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf Optional
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing


  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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, NO processing fee.
If cancelled between 31 and 60 days prior to check-in date, guests get back a 50% of the total nightly rate.
If cancelled less than 30 days prior to check-in date, guest(s) are not entitled to any refund of rental amount paid, PLUS 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.

35 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #388466847696418685 #113013"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #113013


We loved staying here! The location is perfect - on the Bay side, which has the calm water and less foot traffic than the beach side. Though there was still lots of activity right on the main path just outside the patio gate - which made for great people watching! Not a lot of privacy with people just walking, biking, blading, running, etc... but we loved keeping the doors and shades open to let in all that natural light and enjoy the views! This place had a great indoor/outdoor vibe with 4 sliding doors. We would definitely stay here again. We loved using the kayaks, SUPs, bikes and beach toys!

"Airbnb Review #760711950 #108981"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #108981


Beautiful beach house that comes with everything you could need! We loved being right on the sand!

"Airbnb Review #750627332 #105016"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105016


Great spot, clean and well kept

"Airbnb Review #748968623 #104132"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #104132


Guest room has two twin bed. Don't make the mistake like I did and book this home for a couples trip. Everything else was fine!

"Airbnb Review #739222233 #102101"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102101


Great location, right on the water. It's quieter on this side, which is nice. House is stocked with all of the beach toys you could ever want - stand-up paddle boards, etc. Many places within walking distance to rent wet suits or get coffee, drinks, or dinner. Overall highly recommend for a quieter beach getaway.

"Airbnb Review #735465442 #100687"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100687


Gem on the bay! The home was warm and inviting, with a lovely modern coastal aesthetic and excellent location overlooking the bay. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could possibly need, and the patio was definitely the highlight! Perfect place to slowly start your mornings while soaking in some rays, or unwind at night with a glass of wine, getting lost in those stellar views. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

"Airbnb Review #732461179 #99447"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #99447


Great location right on the bike path. It’s on the bay side, so a lot less foot traffic than the ocean side. Place is clean, great kitchen, good deck for hanging out or grilling.

"This place doesn’t stop with just the beach fun!"

by Mark C


“This home was a perfect fit for my family and I to enjoy. We were so impressed literately anything and everything you can think of for the beach is included in this home. We really loved hopping on the bikes that are provided to enjoy a bike ride down the board walk. It’s on the bay side and the water is like glass, my two kids took advantage of the stand of paddle boards and kayaks. The patio is great, My husband and I grilled as we were enjoying a glass of wine while we watched our kids play in the sand. This place doesn’t stop with just the beach fun. It was warm, welcoming and just cozy! The inside was spotlessly clean, the kitchen was great with an open floor plan. The fireplace was very easy to use which was a nice touch at night. We can’t wait to plan our next trip back here!!”

"Great Communication"

by Eric Y


Communication was smooth and the place was well furnished. It is on the bayside, so it is a bit quieter if that is what you are looking for. However, it is only a few minutes walk to the beachside

"Family Vacation"

by Shannon J


This was the perfect accommodations for our family of 4! We loved the location on the Bay and the rental had everything we needed. Hosts were extremely helpful! Will definitely be back!

"We highly recommend this place!"

by Sylvie S


The location is perfect with view of bay and a block from ocean. Kimberly and her team were super responsive to address any questions and concerns we had. We would highly recommend this place. Full nice kitchen. A few suggestions to make stay even better. New pillows would be useful to have and bike chain on one of the bikes need fixing. Everything else was working well. Thank you!

"Super Trendy Oasis"

by Louie R


We had an amazing time at this super trendy oasis. There was so much for us to do with the paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, surf boards, boogie boards, paddle boat etc etc. We didn’t have to leave other than to get food which was great during these times of quarantine. Kimberly was very easy to get ahold of for any questions we had. Highly recommend this piece of heaven steps away from the beach. Definitely coming back !!

"Blown Away!"

by Shannon L


The thought of EVERYTHING! Very funky spot right on the water. Immaculate, stylish, funky, with everything you never knew you'd want at your fingertips. I was blown away.

"The unit was awesome!"

by Ann and Mike


The unit itself was awesome! Just as pictured, very clean, very well equipped kitchen, wonderful bathrooms, and comfortable! There were a couple of things that may or may not bother other vacationers. The unit above us was also rented and we could hear all their movements. The public sidewalk was maybe a foot from the patio, which left no privacy inside or out. We could also hear everyone's conversations as they went by. We decided to move somewhere else ... the hosts were extremely nice, flexible, and very understanding!! Even though we found another place on our own, they did try to help us find something else. The communication was great.

"Great Place!"

by Tiffany L


Great place! House was sparkling clean and beautiful just like the pictures. The beach is literally a step out of the door. There was an abundance of windows and sliding doors out onto the patios. The beach toys, bikes, paddle boards, etc were an added bonus and very appreciated! The only downside is that the house has two other properties available for rent. The unit directly above does have a patio and stairs right above the master and living room. Traveling with little ones made it a little challenging as we heard quite a bit of trekking up and down the stairs as well as the siding of patio furniture quite frequently. I am still kicking myself for not contacting the host sooner. As soon as we contacted she immediately got in touch with the other occupants and advised them of the noise disturbance. Host was very communicative and responsive! Overall we had an amazing time and enjoyed our stay!

"Fun place!"

by Lauren O


A fun place to stay you can’t beat the location or amazing views. Super easy!

"Full of toys!"

by Kimm A


Best thing about this place is all the fun toys! Steps from the water and my kids were able to body board and kayak. Responsive management and great to have parking. We walked to a great coffee shop every morning

"Great weekend getaway!"

by Zach S.


Great location on Mission Bay and only a few hundred yards from Mission Beach. The owner was extremely pleasant and easy to work with. The beach cruisers and lounge chairs were ours to use when we wanted. The roof top patio with hot tub has amazing views of the bay and is a great place to relax. There is no kitchen, however, the mini fridge, coffee/tea maker, and microwave were more than enough for what we needed. Plenty of restaurants in walking or biking distance! Highly recommended for a romantic getaway.

"Conference Call!"

by Yvonne G.


We were in town as business professionals in order to attend a conference at the San Diego Conference Center. The fact that it was close to downtown but yet felt secluded from the noise was amazing. Having parking was a must and the garage provided us that. The house is amazing. Thank you

"Castle on top of the world..."

by Jackie L.


We spent four nights in paradise. The suite in the sky was meticulously maintained with a pelican theme and was extremely comfortable. We rode bikes on the boardwalk, kayaked the bay and took morning strolls on the beach. Highly recommend for a quiet get away.

"Favorite Place to Stay on Mission Bay!"

by Alice


Perfect location for so many beach activities! I enjoyed both worlds with provided Boogie Boards on the Beach and Paddle Boards and Kayaks on the Bay. Bikes are also provided, so I didn't need to drive my vehicle as everything was close. The new updates to the room were beautiful!

"Sup n' Cruise"

by Hope


We stayed for a quick weekend and the Sandcastle was perfect! The private deck and amazing view made you feel like you owned the place. The location was clutch, very close to a ton of little cafes and shops. We enjoyed the activities at the Sandcastle nestled on Sail Bay, complete with beach cruisers and stand up paddle boards. We can't wait to visit again next year! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!!


by Julie


My husband and I stayed in the rooftop room for a weekend. It was everything we hoped for and more. The room is clean and the bed is super comfy. The view from the private deck is beautiful!! We took full advantage of the paddle board, kayak and bikes. Location is perfect (steps away from bayside beach and a few min walk to ocean beach) and the owners made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this rental!!! There are a lot of stairs and the tub is a little hard to get in and out so maybe not for someone who has trouble with stairs (try the lower level). Would LOVE to visit this home again!!

"A Place above the bay"

by Sandra B.


First and foremost, Thank you for making me feel so at home. What a special place to stay love the privacy of the top deck and hot tub. We stayed for the weekend of my nephews wedding @ sunset cliffs 20 min away. My Brother and his wife came on Saturday and we took advantage of all the toys.. bikes .. paddle board ... and kayak. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality. I plan on coming back soon if available because it is a hidden gem.

"Terrific Property"

by Richard


My wife and I had a wonderful experience at this property this summer. The unit is very comfortable, very clean, has a large deck with an umbrella table, a spa and an elevated portion of the deck with an additional table for dining/ games, etc. The view of Mission Bay is terrific. They also have bikes, kayaks, and beach chairs available for use by the renters.

"Family Vacation"

by Wife and Husband


My wife and I have stayed here several times and we just love it! This time we brought our son and his friend also my parents who just loved it. We stayed in both top and bottom floors. My favorite if it's just two of you is top floor. We've stayed at several places over the years on the bay and beach and bar none this is the best! The location and the views are incredible you won't be disappointed. They supply you with bikes, paddle board, kayaks, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas you name it it's probably there. Bay is there every morning you wake up to enjoy and the beach is a short walk across the street to also enjoy it's the best of both worlds. We will be back again and again!

"What a view!"

by Wife and Husband


My wife and I spent our first anniversary weekend here. The location was great and the rental was perfect for our taste...it had everything we needed. The property owners were extremely helpful upon arrival and made sure we had everything we needed. The keurig coffemaker and off-street parking spot were great bonuses. The view from the decks is amazing...we had a hard time leaving to explore San Diego because we found ourselves missing the deck. The hot tub was great as well. We enjoyed being able to walk to Pacific Beach in the evenings for a drink/dinner and there were plenty of restaurants close by. The only thing we wished at times was that the unit had air conditioning. This would almost never be an issue, but we happened to be there for a few days of 90+ degree temps...certainly not normal San Diego weather. The unit cooled off nicely in the evenings and there were 2 fans available that kept us pretty comfortable during the day. Also, the bath tub/shower is a bit tough to get in/out of...this wasn't an issue for us but could be for others. Overall, this property is highly recommended and we are hoping to come back and hopefully be able to enjoy a full week there next time!

"Exellent vacation"

by Pat S.


Wonderful vacation. The rooftop deck is huge and we pretty much lived there sunrise to bedtime, and enjoyed panoramic views, walking distance to restaurants, ocean beaches, and bay beach at the foot of the stairs. The hosts were flexible and accommodating and we had a great time using the tandem kayak.

"Beautiful view"

by AmazedUrah


Very clean, very friendly helpful 2nd floor residents, the view can't be beat, the deck and hot tub were amazing. The area is quiet right on the sand, the busier ocean side of mission beach is a 5 min walk away. Very close to shops and restaurants. Don't miss the Mission for breakfast but know the food is amazing and huge portions.

"Great Location, quiet and very accessible to Mission Beach and bayside"

by Charles


The location of the property is great because it is within walking distance to Mission Beach. It is on the bay side and has a great view of the water. The bedroom has plenty of space for a couple with two couches and a walk-in closet. We did not get to use the refrigerator and microwave as it was not in the bedroom. The bathroom was fine but just be aware that the tub is unique in that it is like a freestanding bathtub and is a little hard to get into. They provided bikes, kayaks etc to use as a part of your stay. It was lovely and I recommend staying here. I did not have time to use the hot tub but it looked clean and easy to use.

"Fabulous Rooftop Room"

by Kathy B.


Unfortunately, I was unable to go due to a serious back injury, which I'm still recovering from. I can't say enough about the owners as they were very understanding and accommodating. As soon as I'm recovered I won't hesitate to book here again!!!

"A Little Glimpse of Heaven!"

by Becca


I can't say enough good things about our stay in the rooftop room. I was just re-living our trip and realized I didn't leave a review before. I loved everything about this room! The private rooftop deck with the hot tub were obviously great, but I never expected the bed and pillows to be so comfortable! I've never slept so good away from home, and often enough not that good at home either! Seriously--I emailed when I got home to ask where they bought the pillows and have since purchased my own set. 🙂 My husband and I went back and forth when deciding whether to rent this room or not, because it seemed small and my husband prefers a modern feel. I'm so glad we didn't turn down the opportunity to stay here! It had plenty of space for our needs, and as it turned out, we spent most of our time kayaking or biking around, playing beach games, or just sitting in beach chairs--the owners really provided everything we would need to enjoy our stay! And whenever we needed rest, our room was perfectly quiet any time of day. We would visit twice a year if we could just arrange babysitting that often!

"Excellent Wonderful Stay!!!"

by Leo M.


I was in SD on business. The rooftop studio was perfect. I had a great view of the Bay, sunrise every morning. Hot Tub was a nice, clean & pretty cool. Hosts are terrific people, highly recommend.

"Great room, great owner"

by Nicholas P


I had a wonderful time renting this unit. The owner is extremely nice and accommodating and the rooftop deck is the highlight of the rental, which overlooks the bay and is very quiet and relaxing. I rented the room with a friend, but would highly recommend for a couple looking for a getaway. Thanks again for the great experience and hospitality!

"Great Property"

by Eric A.


I had high expectations and I was not remotely disappointed! Not only is it a nice and comfortable room, the owner's are fantastic! It is conveniently located to everything and a really nice neighborhood. I plan on returning here often!

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