1 Sofa Bed
Soar above Mission Bay, retract glass walls for views of blue water and endless watercraft play. Iconic property exceeds expectations and delivers the highest quality vacation experience. Beach/bay ready w/bikes/water toys/chairs/umbrellas/towels!
* Please be sure to read our cancellation policy and house rules before booking *
The Ultimate San Diego Beach Property. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxury unit occupies the entire second floor of this 3-story home, giving you a level of privacy while providing you with front row seats to the sights and sounds of Mission Bay. Enjoy “vanishing walls” that open up to decks and breathtaking views of the bay, and a wide staircase that takes you directly to the boardwalk.
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.
The living room easily transitions to the outside decks, views and boardwalk with the push of a button – remote-controlled windowed garage doors that open up the wall, blending the privacy of your home-away-from-home with the thriving beach community at the bottom of the stairs. There are also remote-controlled privacy screens on beach-facing windows for your additional comfort.
The fully-equipped kitchen features all new stainless steel appliances, a separate deck and eating area off the kitchen, and new granite countertops with bar stool seating. The open floor plan also offers separate dining and living areas with fireplace and TV.
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 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 watersports at Mission Bay Aquatic Center over the past 45 years.
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.
Onsite Parking in Mission Beach!
Two Car garage with direct access to the house! An additional spot is parallel to your garage door.
Bed & Bath Arrangements:
The Master Suite sits off the boardwalk, with a "vanishing wall" to a private deck where you can see the sun rise over the bay from your king size bed. (sleeps 2)
The second bedroom has a queen bed with a private deck. (sleeps 2)
The third bedroom has a queen bed with twin trundle bed and full closet (sleep 4).
Two new tiled bathrooms offer plenty of storage, one with tub-shower combination and one an oversized tiled shower with double-sink vanity in the master bath.
Just bring a swimsuit and a smile, we provide the rest: bikes, boogie boards, sand toys, patios with bbqs, and a fireplace. This luxury home (dubbed the SandCastle) offers everything you would ever need for your vacation. Kayaks and paddle boards are also available on a first-come-first-served basis.
This home also includes a full-size washer/dryer, bbq, and air conditioning (!!!).
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.
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.
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.
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 & SAFETY:
- 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.
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1 Sofa Bed
1 King Bed
1 Queen Bed
1 Queen Bed, 2 Single Beds
3880 Bayside Walk
San Diego, California
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.
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.
Best location ever! Walkable to beach, bars, restaurants, shops. The boardwalk was amazing and the bikes, paddle boards , kayaks and all the beach toys were an amazing plus!! The beds are the comfiest!!!!! Amazing sunrise view and the host was amazing, available for any questions and so friendly!
Sensationell! Great place to stay and relax. Good area in San Diego and a super host. Everything was smooth
It was a time to just relax, and that we did, had so many fun toys also. Bikes, paddle boards, umbrellas, towels. One thing and it’s not a big thing at all, a tea pot! But still could make tea in one of the pots. Sorry our vacation had to end.
Our group absolutely loved this Mission Beach condo. The location and the property overall far-exceeded our expectations. It made for a wonderful retreat for us locals and our out of town family!
Great location (right by Mission Bay) with several bikes, chairs and boards. Great living room and open concept. Note that the place has other folks above and below.
Great location, it’s on the inner bay which I personally preferred as it’s a bit quieter. I was able to sit on the patio and watch my daughter play in the sand. This Airbnb has everything you could want from bikes to board games.
An amazing place to spend with your family and friends, especially if you have small children. It was clean, quiet, convenient to the Bay and a very short walk to the beach. We will definitely go back!
Great place. Definitely recommend this place to others
If you want a 5 star house, this is it! Bikes, paddle boards and kayaks were so great to have. No need for a car as you’re close to everything. Truly a magical house!
Even better than advertised! Love the garage doors, the views, the kitchen... we had a wonderful stay and will be back again!
Hands down the best air bnb I’ve ever been too. The space was beautiful, the hosts were absolutely wonderful and everything about it is beautiful. We had the best time!
The location was was fabulous! The house was spectacular with the best bay view. Check in was easy and the communication with the host was great. Highly recommend for a spectacular family vacation. Walking distance from anything we needed: coffee shops, restaurants and the beach.
This home is just magical. I appreciated the greetings ahead of time and the little touches like extra sunscreen under the sink. The location is absolutely ideal for families. We hit the Oceanside once but quickly returned to the quiet family friendly side. I was a bit concerned that we would feel stacked with the other units but the lay out of the decks and stairs made each place their own. Our family loves San Diego and will definitely looking into returning.
The house was perfect. It was so cool and different. We had an amazing Vacation. Location and everything could not have been more perfect. Can’t wait to go back
Amazing property and location. People would stop just to look at the house! All the water toys, bikes and beach towels were too quality. Great views! We especially enjoyed the decks throughout. Definitely recommend!
Truly magical!! I can’t say enough about how great this place is for our family of six. It had everything you could need plus some. The pictures don’t even do justice how close you are to the water. It has all the fun stuff too (bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, life jackets, etc) The absolute best place we have stayed so far! We will miss those garage doors opening daily and having happy hour watching the sunset with the breeze. Thank you for letting us stay in such a cool place. We will be back for sure.
Kimberly’s place is absolutely AMAZING. We did a girls weekend there and were constantly in awe of the gorgeous view, fresh air, and beautiful layout of the house. The view is even better than the listing shows. It’s an uninterrupted panoramic view of the Bay which is just gorgeous during sunrise and sunset. It’s literally a few steps from the sand and was very peaceful and quiet compared to the busy Mission Beach Boardwalk. The location is also great, my friends and I were able to walk everywhere (brunch, bars, beach, shopping etc.)
Great place, great location. Perfect for our family. Right on the bay, two blocks to the ocean side… just perfect.
What an exceptional stay - we wish we could have had more time. The location was perfect for our family and we made memories that will last a lifetime. We took full advantage of the garage doors and opened up the house to take in the scenes of the bay. The toys, games, and equipment were beyond expectations. Highly recommend!
Great location right in front of the bay which is quieter and a quick access to the beach on the other side! Wonderful sit out area with the garage door window which is cool along with awnings for shade! Beds were comfortable and away from sun! Great place for a family!!
Amazing place in a fantastic location! Highly recommend!
5 stars beautifulplace to vacation. the morning view is breath taking. Will definitely stay here in the future.
Kimberly was very attentive to our needs. We appreciated the quick response and help.
The place was wonderful and the views were unbeatable!! Can’t wait to return!
Beautiful location. We were only there for a short time but the host was great at communicating and made it easy for us.
This place is outstanding! Wish we had more than 2 days but what we had was phenomenal! Kimberly and her husband were super helpful with attractions close by, their property is amazing. If you get the chance, take advantage of staying at this property- you will not be disappointed!
We had a fabulous weekend at Sand Castle! It was the perfect getaway for our group of College friends who haven’t seen each other for many, many years. Super clean, well stocked, perfect location. Highly recommend!
such a beautiful and peaceful place! our family had a wonderful time and the host was lovely
We had a great time for my best friends bachelorette. Very close to a lot of fun attractions in San Diego. Thank you!
We had a wonderful trip! Loved all the beach toys, proximity to everything you need without needing to drive anywhere! The retractable garage doors were very unique and awesome!
AMAZING place to stay! It was everything we thought it would be for our family and more. Great place for families with kids to stay as there is a lot of stuff for them to do. Our daughter could have stayed out on the bay all day long! We loved the garage windows the best, and the beds were soooo comfortable. We would definitely stay again, thank you!
We had a fantastic experience here! Our kids, 1 and 3, loved this stay and built memories with their cousins here. We kayaked, rented a four person bike, chased sea gulls, played games, checked out the rides at Belmont Park and walked to get take out and so much more. The home had everything we needed and everything was in working order. This bay location was quieter than the ocean side, so perect for our young kids. We would love to stay here again!
This house is great and exactly as described. We went with 3 couples and there was ample room for all of us. It was perfect and we barely wanted to leave after lounging in that lovely space with our morning coffee. It was a cooler weekend so not too much traffic on the beach. We had fun cheering for the neighbor's wiffle ball tournament. Easy walk to coffee and bike riding. Super clean.
Beautiful home and location.
The accommodations are incredible. I will definitely be staying here again. The home has such an open feel with the "garage" doors that open up to the bay from the family room and primary bedroom. The home is immaculate and beautifully decorated with a wonderful kitchen and comfy family room. It's a short walk to the ocean side beach, so it was great to have quiet of the bay side, but the option to head over to the ocean. We loved having access to bikes and kayaks. The location was ideal with easy walking access to beaches, restaurants and a grocery store.
Home is beautiful. Location is amazing!
This place was awesome. Exactly as pictured and the location is prime! Close to everything and there was so much to do around there. It was great for our group of 6. They are super strict on noise so definitely don’t take that lightly. Aside from that, awesome place and a great time. Will stay there again!!!
This home is unique amongst all others. Definitely a show stopper. This house is stalked with everything you would need, and so many more extras then other airbnb's have. You will not be disappointed.
Spent a long weekend with my lifelong friends and the house was in a great location. Never needed to get in our car once the entire stay. The garage doora and other amenities helped to bring the outdoors in and great time was had by all.
This was our first time staying in the Sand Castle, but definitely not our last time! The location is perfect with the sand & mission bay literally steps from the deck, which was perfect for our grandkids with the calm waters for kayaking & paddle boarding, which where all provided along with a fire pit, and we used them all... and the beach with its waves was less then a 5 minute walk in the other direction! The home itself is spectacular along with all the beach toys & amenities, but the roll up doors topped it off. Everyone walking the board walk couldn’t help but comment on its unique feature & how the home just opened up to the beach. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a wonderful family beach vacation or even a romantic getaway!!!
This AirBnB had everything we needed, and more! The garage had beach chairs, umbrellas, paddle boards, bikes, and the house had all the kitchen and bathroom supplies we needed. The biggest highlight was opening the garage door walls and look out at the beach and bay every day. We couldn't get enough of the view! We will be back again!
I was tempted to give this place a terrible review just so that I can keep it all for myself. But everyone should stay here at some point in their lives. What a wonderful experience at probably the best spot on the whole beach. I’d type a longer review but that would just make you waste more time not booking this place and starting your real life.
I can't say enough about this house and the location. We have been yearly visitors to Pacific Beach but decided to stay on the bay this time. So glad for the choice. This house is better than the pictures! We were on a family vacation with our adult kids and a couple friends. Everyone had a great time. The location was great , whether you wanted the quiet bay or a 2 minute walk to surf at the beach.We were all to park a mid size and a small car in the garage and an suv behind it. The view was magical , beautiful sunrise and incredible evenings. The house is well taken care, has everything you need and it is beautiful. You won't want to leave.
Kimberly was very attentive and helpful. She was kind and willing to go out of her way to help. I would definitely recommend her and this house. The location was great and nicer than the pictures even show.
Fantastic communication & Great location.
Great location; great views. Lots of places to eat!
Wonderful location! You can’t beat the garage doors to create an open air experience. Host and owner are very responsive and great communicators. Loved the amenities like paddle boards and bikes. We traveled with small children and can’t think of a better location to pop out to the sand and water and back in. We highly recommend and hope to book again next year!
Great location right in front of the bayside walkway. Hosts have extra taken care to provide bikes, kayaks, paddle boards and toys to keep everyone happily busy on the beach. Kitchen is fully stocked with all the dishes and utensils needed to make meals at your home away from home. True gem!
The house is very well designed with amazing views. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had eight people in our party and there were plenty of paddle boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and kayaks. If you are looking to be in the Mission Beach/Bay area, I can’t imagine a better spot.
The word I would describe this place is a GEM! The pictures show what it looks like, only the views are more beautiful in person. Opening of the garage doors in the living room with the view of the bay was a amazing. The area was very quiet, more of a family setting. You have a view of Sea World and their fireworks every night as well as different activities near by. The hosts were great, always sending you things to do in the area, and were very quick to respond with any questions. The other perk was the water toys available, we were truly set for our vacation without having to rent equipment. I would highly recommend this place.
Beautiful views..right on the boardwalk/beach...paddle board, bike, walk the boardwalk, bask on the beach - life is good! Bayside vibes, prime SW firework views. Clean, well equipped.
Great spot! Right on the water and enjoyed using the paddle boards!
Great spot on the bay! Loved having the doors open to enjoy the fresh breeze. Clean and everything as pictured. Would stay again!
Amazing house and location. Would recommend and book again.
Excellent location, would highly recommend this Airbnb to anyone
Best location, and beautiful home!
Very much enjoyed our stay. Surrounding area is more for families.
This house makes the best use of its space and light with all of the huge windows and little balcony sitting areas. Thrilled that we were able to use the bikes and kayaks which were provided on site. Such a fun place to be!
GREAT location! Not too far from the Catamaran resort, it’s also an ideal spot on the bay front. Just a short walk onto the beach side, we were able to enjoy all the great spots of Mission beach. The GARAGE DOORS. Definitely the selling point to amazing views and giving a great indoor/outdoor experience. People waking by were always quick to point them out and compliment them. The awnings and curtains also helped in providing shade or privacy when needed. A cozy fireplace, comfortable recliner chairs that everyone fought for and plenty of amenities to take advantage of the bay and beach made this an amazing experience. Will definitely recommend and reserve again!
Amazing spot on the bay. A must-stay!
“Amazing spot on the bay. A must-stay!”
“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, a great kitchen, good deck for hanging out or grilling.”
“While this is part of a three unit rental and not a single rental ... this is an amazing spot for a vacation. Once we parked our cars in the garage we never had to take them out again - everything is in walking distance! Groceries, cafes, bars, ocean and bay. We used the paddle boards every day and there's bikes and boogie boards - we played smash ball right outside our unit. The boardwalk was great for morning runs and bike rides later in the day. The kitchen is not only comfortable but very well stocked - and the BBQ was easy to use. This would be great for a family reunion if you rented all three units.”
“Amazing view of the bay. We were obsessed with the garage-like doors in the back that opened the place to the outside and onto the beach. Highly recommended”
Really great property. Easy check-in. The outside patio is a great spot for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. Hosts had everything taken care of. The place was very clean and perfectly ready for check-in.
This place was so wonderful! The garage doors were open from sun up to sun down - the weather was perfect, the kayaks, paddleboards, and skimboards were enjoyed by all, and the kitchen was so clean and had everything we needed to cook some epic meals. All of us cannot wait to return! Also, note there’s a puppy rescue next door so if you’re weak like me, you might just be going home with a puppy... Thank you Kimberly for the hot tips and helping out with our parking situation -the city was laying down concrete in the ally behind the house while we stayed there so we didn’t have access to our garage parking spaces. It didn’t end up being a problem as we just parked at the resort a short walk away and pulled our cars up for loading and unloading.
his rental really exceeded our expectations. The location was close to food and water rental activities (jet boarding, water trampoline, etc.). The house itself is SPECTACULAR! Throw those big doors open and WOW! People walking by commented and took pictures...why, because it is simply impressive. My family came to hang out at the house and were absolutely blown away. Staying on the bayside was a smart decision. My kids enjoyed the water more and it was warmer than the ocean side. The property managers were very communicative and responsive when we had questions. This rental is worth every last penny and really played a significant part in us having an excellent vacation.
The property is in a perfect location! Show a bit of aging, but easily overlooked with the functional layout. Will definitely go back!
Amazing place and exactly as advertised. Traveled with my 3 boys 20 to 2 years old and they all had a fabulous time! Thank you!
Our stay was the perfect getaway to see the sun and surf. The appliances had to have been brand new. The 3 garage doors in the house were Always open when we were there. We spent every day on the kayaks and paddle boards. Thank you so much for an amazing stay!
The property was amazing and Michael/Kimberly were extremely helpful hosts!
Has everything you're looking for in a rental in SD. Location is ideal, great layout with the patios and open air concept doors, and close to everything.
Our family loved this house!! We stayed here in early November. Great location and a very short walk to the beach side. It was on the bay side so not as busy but perfect for our 3 year old. The house is very well stocked with everything a family could possibly need - towels, chairs, beach stuff, bikes, the best stocked kitchen we have ever experienced! We made cupcakes for our mother’s birthday and there were 3 cupcake pans! I would definitely recommend this place. There were 9 of us and it was plenty big enough. We really enjoyed running along the beach and riding bikes. We opened the garage doors every day and it was very enjoyable
Very clean and welcoming place! Loved the location. They have everything you need to play in the water! We will stay here again. The best rental home we have stayed in.
We stayed for one week in July 2018 with 4 adults and 3 children. It was located perfectly in a quieter area of Mission Bay right on the beach. We had plenty of space. Don’t go buy any beach toys because they have it all ready to go in the garage. The property manager, was quickly available and I have never before experienced the level of service she provided. She even dropped off skewers and supplies for s’mores. They have a fire pit to use on the beach too. The kids loved it. The busier beach location is just two small blocks away. There are many restaurants and coffee shops close by (but they supply the coffee too). It is a few minutes from Sea World and very close to the zoo too. We were in the second floor unit and never even heard the guests staying above and below us. The air conditioning is only in the bedrooms so the communal living area does get warm during the day and opening the cool living room garage doors let a lot of flies in. We had to have the fly swatter handy and make sure to not leave any food out. They did provide a couple fans which helped some. Overall it was one of our favorite trips. We are planning to return next year because there is so much more to do in that area-we just did not have enough time.
Loved staying here! It was private enough for our large family. The Master is on one side of the home with two secondary bedrooms down a different hallway. The kitchen was well equipped with all the utensils/pots/trays you could need (or walking distance to several restaurants). We enjoyed paddle boarding, swimming and the fireworks show at sea world from our porch! Highly recommend!
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