Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat

Entire apartment
8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 bathrooms
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Nestled in Imperial Beach, this attractive entire apartment for £179 per night is a fantastic choice for your next trip. Imperial Beach Sand and Sea Retreat is a 3-level condo located 1/2 block from the sand in beautiful Imperial Beach, California, the most southwesterly city in the continental United States. The beaches are wide and sandy, and Imperial Beach is a laid-back little town, with less traffic and fewer beach crowds than most other beaches in San Diego. Within a 5-minute walk, you'll find at least 8 casual restaurants, two coffeehouses, two neighborhood taverns, a convenience store, a small grocery, two public parks on the beach, an ice cream parlor, as well as the main lifeguard station, the sheriff's substation, and the Imperial Beach Pier. The condo includes 1050 square feet (98 square meters) of living space on two levels with an attached two-car garage below. The garage has a roll-up door and remote opener and is suitable for one large vehicle and one small vehicle. There is a full-size Kenmore washer and properly-vented dryer in the garage. The garage also holds the extensive beach gear, which includes high-quality beach chairs, beach towels, a beach cart, umbrella, body boards for kids and adults, two bicycles and even basic fishing gear (fishing off the Imperial Beach Pier, about 500 yards away, does not require a fishing permit). The middle level consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen and half bathroom. The living room includes a 47' LCD flat screen TV with HD programming and HBO, DVD/CD player, secure wireless internet (at no additional cost), a leather corner unit and two leather chairs. The dining table includes 6 chairs but will seat 8 comfortably (there are two extra folding chairs). The kitchen includes full-sized refrigerator, gas stove and oven, built-in microwave and dishwasher. All normal housewares are provided including cookware, flatware, plates, glasses, and small appliances. The half bath contains a toilet and a pedestal sink. The small patio in front has two chairs, a cocktail table and a propane-fueled grill. The top level features two bedrooms separated by a full bathroom. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, twin bunk beds, a large wardrobe and 3-drawer dresser. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed and a 6-drawer dresser in the large closet. There are also two folding cube mattresses suitable for kids. All sheets and comforters are provided. All beds are in good condition, are comfortable and have good reading lights. Each bedroom has an alarm clock and a ceiling fan. The bathroom was completely renovated in December 2013 and includes a bathtub with tiled surround and tiled wainscoting all around. Lots of clean towels are provided. The Neighborhood: Imperial Beach is a small, laid-back town of about 25,000 people and it's less busy than most beach areas in San Diego County. There are at least 8 restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the condo. There is a surprisingly well-stocked 7-11 convenience store and a taco shop about 100 yards away, and two coffee houses within 200 yards. There are many fine restaurants including several at the Hotel del Coronado, in the beautiful and very exclusive city of Coronado, located about 7 mile north of Imperial Beach along the 'Silver Strand' that separates the Pacific Ocean from San Diego Bay. The condo is located on Palm Avenue, which is a major street further to the east, but by the time it gets to the beach, it's a two-lane road. To get to the beach from the condo, it's a walk of about 200 yards crossing one street, Seacoast Drive, which is controlled by a three-way stop sign. The Beach: Imperial Beach has wide sandy beaches, all of which are publicly accessible. The surf is excellent, the area just north of the Imperial Beach Pier and another area about 1 mile south are among the best surfing locations is Southern California. The City of Imperial Beach has been working to emphasize the surfing theme, and the plentiful public art reflects that. There are two beach-front public parks within walking distance of the condo, one at the foot of the Imperial Beach Pier. The pier is about 300 yards long and there's a restaurant at the end. Even at prime time on weekends. it's easy to find a place to set up at Imperial Beach. No alcohol is allowed at the beach or in the public parks and the public places are very family-friendly. Imperial Beach is not a 'party' area compared to other San Diego County beaches such as Mission Beach or Pacific Beach. Read more
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5.0 / 5 (58 Reviews)
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May 2019
Nice place in a great location
We loved this place, so close to the beach and so easy to get to Coronado and downtown SD. Owner communication was excellent. Read more
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Sep 2018
Perfect location!
We loved the condo! It has great location - one block from the beach, restaurants are 5 minutes walk, great candy and ice cream store across the street and a small store next door. The condo is nice and clean and fit perfectly for our family of 6. The garage had all the stuff for the beech - we used body boards and beach chairs, there was even stuff for the kids to play in the sand and the cart to bring all these to the beach! And bikes. Read more
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Jul 2021
Imperial beach condo
We loved our stay! It was extremely close to the beach! Scott provided us with beach chairs, a wagon, toys, and surf boards! Scott is accessible and will help you with any problems you may have. We definitely recommend this place! Read more
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Apr 2019
Great Place
Was a great place to stay. It was clean, well setup, and close to the beach. My family would stay here again without hesitation. Read more
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Oct 2019
We had a fabulous stay!
This location puts you within walking distance of more great restaurants and shops than you have time to visit. The beach is only a couple of blocks away and the pier is close enough to walk to also. Many evenings my husband and I would relax on the balcony with a beverage and cool down after a day of play. One evening there was a band playing at the coffee shop across the street for our entertainment! I would suggest checking with the coffee shop to see if they have live music scheduled. I know they had live music twice at least during the week we stayed. This rental is roomy and comfortable. I was impressed with how well stocked it was. From toilet paper and tissues to towels, there was plenty of everything. We had rented a car so it was wonderful having a garage. The best part of the garage was all the extras that were in it. We made good use of the wagon, beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels and cooler. There were even ice packs in the freezer! Scott really has thought of everything! My suggestion is to load up the wagon, stop by Katy’s Café for fixings for a picnic lunch and head to the beach. Katy and her staff put together a simple but tasty picnic lunch for the group of us on our daughter’s wedding day. At Katy’s Café you must also go at least once for an Acai Yogurt Combo. We also did the suggested churros at Sombrero’s. Had to do that more than once! Our daughter chose Imperial Beach for their destination wedding. With the help of Dream Beach Wedding, this beautiful beach and ideal weather it was a perfect day! To make it even better the ceremony was followed by an afternoon of sailing with Fun Cat Sailing. We highly recommend Safari Park. We paid the extra for the caravan ride and that was definitely a highlight. We also rented a tandem bike and toured around Coronado and did a kayak tour of the La Jolla Sea Caves. I wish we would have known about the Sunny Jim Cave which is the only cave you can access by foot. There are so many attractions to lure you away just make sure you save enough time to enjoy what is right there at Imperial Beach. Walking the pier and watching the local fishermen was another favorite of ours. Catching the sunset from the pier or from the Sea 180 Tavern is also a must. Communication with the owner was easy. Thanks to Scott for making our stay in Imperial Beach a positive experience. I would love to come back to check out Ye Olde Plank Inn just down the street. Read more
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Sep 2019
Beach GetAway
This is the perfect spot if you want to experience a beach getaway. The proximity to the beach, shops and restaurants make it ideal. Read more
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Jan 2022
Perfect, We love Imperial Beach!
This is a great place to stay. Clean, spacious, full of little extras, very convenient to San Diego. We also like the smallness and realness of Imperial Beach. Read more
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Oct 2019
Beach retreat
This condo was above and beyond my expectations. Scott does amazing work to make sure any style of guest (single, family with teens or young children etc.) Is accomodated. The fact that I could walk to the beach every morning and evening was amazing. The accomodations that were already instilled in the house (beach chairs, wagon, boogey boards, bicycles, recycling, trash, car garage etc.) were an added touch. One of the best aspects of this condo was the guest book-I learned of so many places I wanted to see, eateries, etc. All from previous guests. Truth be told they were all spot on. Working with Scott was the best experience. Whenever I had a question he was there to respond- even on his own international vacation! I felt as though I was on vacation but also at my own home and if anything was needed-Scott could be there as needed. I look forward to returning in the future and making this my West coast vacation spot when I am not on the east coast. Read more

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