CONDO - Rating 5 (26)

Beach Views

$525 - $1,200 / night + taxes & fees

Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 Full baths
Guests 5 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Type: CONDO
  • View: Ocean Front View

Location Location

Description Description
Ocean Front 2BD Penthouse with Partial AC, Parking & Fantastic Views!

Just steps from famous Windansea Beach - this oceanfront 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom penthouse, perfectly named Beach Views, hosting endless sweeping ocean views makes the perfect place to enjoy a vacation escape with family and friends! Vast ocean views from every window in the home, surfers and playful marine life to observe, easy beach access, and close proximity to coffee shops and restaurants are all yours in this modern 1490 SF, 3rd story penthouse condo that comfortably sleeps 4 in beds, or 6 with the queen size sofa sleeper (with the best view in the house!).

This penthouse home, serviced by an elevator, sits at the edge of the Pacific Ocean so there are NO obstructions to the beauty of the water, the shore and sunsets, the surfers, and the soothing sounds of the waves and surf.

A spacious modern living room hosts ocean views, a large smart flat screen TV, and comfortable seating to soak it all in. A comfortable dining room with seating for 6 is accompanied by a modern kitchen, with large kitchen island (great for working remote or a snack bar!), includes everything you need to create meals and snacks for everyone at any time.

The master king bedroom has a stunning ocean view, a ceiling fan to keep you comfortable, and a bath with a large walk-in shower. There is also a queen guest bedroom with a shared hallway bath. Both bedrooms have portable AC units (PARTIAL AC), easily available in the home for your use, should you desire cooler days or nights. Both mattresses in the bedrooms are soft and the sleeper sofa mattress is firm.

Additional amenities include a washer and dryer for your convenience, WIFI, and cable and a garage parking space.

This home is a treasure if you want to experience sweeping ocean views and be able to observe all the delights the Pacific Ocean offers right in front of you. Oh, and those beautiful sunsets - breathtaking! Sit on top of the world watching the ocean come alive with all of its motions and sea life.

There are additional beaches close by, as is freeway access, so you can easily enjoy some of San Diego's world-class attractions such as The San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and so much more. Legoland and the Safari Animal Park are just a 40-minute drive away too.


This property will allow up to 5 adults, or up to 6 with children in the mix. We ask that you please ensure your group fits this dynamic before booking.

No smoking is allowed inside or outside any of our properties - NO EXCEPTIONS!

There is no outside area to this rental so there is also no BBQ available.

There is an elevator and wheelchair access to this home?but there may be stairs to the beach, so it may not be appropriate for everyone.

This HOA community requires masks be worn at all times outside of your rental (including all common areas).

This historic building does not have central AC but portable units are available for use in the bedrooms.

This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quiet groups. Our rental agreement includes a NO tolerance policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy, and/or parties. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced. Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting with us.

This home is equipped with exterior surveillance & decibel meters, as required by local city noise ordinance.

Parking notes: There is one space available within the closed garage and one space is permitted outside the individual garage door tandem. The garage is shallow (6ft height MAX, 8ft width); no lifted cars or large trucks will fit. Any height is OK outside the garage, as this is uncovered, but cannot exceed 20ft in length. Overnight street parking is also permitted.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

Photo ID and Credit Card photo verification required to complete booking.

We do not accept American Express & Discover.

San Diego Vacation Rentals Cancellation Policy and Pet Fee Policy supersedes the policies of VRBO and AirBnb.

A $300.00 cancellation fee will be added to the booking, if canceled before final payment is made 60 days prior to arrival. After final payment is made, there are NO REFUNDS. If you feel that this may cause an issue with your travel itinerary and availability, please consider Travel Insurance.

If you are interested in booking this home for more than 30 nights, please call our office to discuss further. We would love to host you! There is a minimum $1000 refundable security deposit on all mid- and long-term stays. We look forward to discussing this further with you!

STR-03628L, 633573

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Amenities 7 Amenities
  • Cable TV
  • High Speed Internet
  • Long Term Property
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ocean Front
  • Ocean View

Reviews Rating 5 (27) Reviews
Rating 5
One of my Very Favorite VRBO Stays!
This was one of my very favorite VRBO stays. A unit that offers the ultimate in relaxation. You had the option of sitting with the crowds on the beach or staying in your unit and both were equally beautiful. Meals, if eaten out, were a block away and morning walks were bliss. We will be back!
Lynn M - Posted: 10/22/2023
Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon!
San Diego Vacation Rentals staff
Posted: 10/22/2023
The Most Beautiful, Peaceful View!
The most beautiful, peaceful view of Playa Del Norte. Easy access to the beach, food, entertainment etc.
Kelly S - Posted: 8/13/2023
Rating 5
Would love to have stayed longer!
Totally as advertised. Immaculate. Incredible view. Quiet. Everything worked perfectly. Would love to have stayed longer.
Gordon G - Posted: 5/16/2023
Rating 5
5 Stars!
Great time - nice location
Brian L - Posted: 4/3/2023
Rating 5
Will be back!
We will definitely be back!
Samantha R - Posted: 3/29/2023
Rating 5
Couldn't Have Been More Pleased!
We just completed a four night stay as a family for 4 (14 and 11) and couldn’t have been more pleased. The view of windansea and the location can’t be beat. It’s incredible. The hosts were tremendously thoughtful and the condo is extremely organized and super clean. The parking spot in the garage is super convenient and the surrounding neighborhood is beautiful. We enjoyed Cafe Vahlik up the street for great coffee and a quick great breakfast a few days. Hope to be back soon!
Andrew G - Posted: 3/14/2023
Rating 5
Loved This Property!
I loved this property-it was clean, well-stocked & close to the water!
Ann T - Posted: 2/27/2023
Rating 5
Best Beach Views!
Wonderful condo with the best beach views. Relaxing on couch watching surfers and listening to surf waves is very restorative.
Mary M - Posted: 1/26/2023
Rating 5
Penthouse Perfection!
This beach house is perfect for a family of four or two couples. It is located in the penthouse of a residential building with amazing views of the ocean, sunset and people watching. The front oceanside and north side of the home is a wall of floor to ceiling windows. The check in process was easy and the property manager was prompt to answer any questions. We could walk to local places to eat and pick up groceries. You really do not need a rental car, if you don't mind walking a little bit. The home is fully stocked with high quality linens and beach towels. The owner has left air conditioning units that really are not required but good to have as an option. The Internet was great for working from "home". Check out was easy too. We will definitely make this our go to La Jolla rental.
Jason B - Posted: 1/5/2023
Rating 5
Perfect All Around!
Sad to leave. Our vacation was perfect! The location was perfect, beyond comfortable, love the layout of the condo. The views from the huge windows are incredible. Coffee in the mornings was my favorite part. Beach was great, the neighborhood was beautiful. Love the Cafes, Valley Farm, and restaurants within walking distance. The Art and Wine fest was a nice surprise. Thanks for a great stay. We will be back.
Matthew W - Posted: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
We Will Be Back!!
Perfect size, right on top surfing beach. Very clean, upgraded, thoughtfully equipped. We will be back.
Bruce C - Posted: 9/19/2022
Rating 5
I Would Move In, if I Could!
Relaxing family getaway, even with teenagers! Breathtaking views from this unit may be the best in southern CA! I loved that our teenagers could watch TV with the owner-provided wireless headphones so we could enjoy watching the surfers in peace! One of our teens slept in the second bedroom, and the other opted for the sleeper sofa in the main room (very comfortable). Floor-to-ceiling windows can warm the living room in the afternoon, but we lowered the sunshades, cracked open the lower sliding windows and stayed comfortable. Both bedrooms had AC to keep cool. This unit is beautifully furnished and so inviting! Kitchen had everything we needed. I would move in if I could...
Joann R - Posted: 8/30/2022
Rating 5
Great Family Vacation with Ideal Location!
Great family vacation. Ideal location. Beautifully furnished and well stocked for parents and young kids: beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, laundry, and stuffed animals to adopt. How nice. We were worried about the lower windows, but they have metal screens to keep young ones safe. Beautiful beach for walks and never got too crowded. Enjoyed walking to Cafe Vahik, Verdes el Ranchero, and Valley Farm Market. We will be back.
Greg R - Posted: 8/14/2022
Rating 5
Magical Spot for Sunsets!
Wow! If available, stay here! Incredible - clean, easy check in/out, great beds, great showers, great neighborhood. The view is incredible! Watched surfers and pelicans all day. Magical spot for sunsets! Highly recommend.
Sally D - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Those Views... from Every Room!
The property is located on the top floor of a three-story building. There are floor-to-ceiling arched windows on two sides with nothing to obstruct your view of the crashing waves. Sunsets are magnificent. Surfers are constantly carving the perfect center break at WindanSea Beach. Gulls wheel and Pelicans skim the waves in formation. Further out there are boats: fishing, cargo, military and sail. There`s a spotting scope for getting a closer look. Enjoy a parade of photo shoots on the rocks and around the surfers palm palapa. The setting is so great that the newly engaged come here to have their pictures taken as do actresses, sports teams and Quinceaneras. At low tide WindanSea, immortalized in Tom Wolfe`s short story, The Pump House Gang, is a perfect swimming beach with dozens of semi private nooks formed by the jumble of rocks. You can easily walk to a handful of good restaurants and cafes. Our favorite is the Promiscuous Fork. The La Jolla Cove is 2 miles away. A few minutes by Uber, bike or electric scooter. Parking could be a challenge in the summer, but the condo comes with two spaces (one inside the garage). The building is midcentury modern designed by Henry Hester in 1968. The original architectural drawings are on the walls of the condo. There are beach toys in an owner`s locker in the garage and a sauna for warming up after a dip in the chilly Pacific. The Condo itself is open plan and looks to have been recently renovated with new paint, en suite washer/dryer, silent dishwasher and restored and replicated mid century modern furniture. The beds are very comfortable. There are two new Samsung TV`s but really we never turned them on. We spent our time while in the condo enjoying the view. The reservation and check in process were very easy. The directions say come down Bonair from La Jolla Village Drive but you would actually do better to come down Playa del Norte. Since that is where the garage entrance is. You`ll have to park and walk around the building to enter and open the garage door but that is easier than driving your car four blocks to make a legal entrance to the garage. Your bay is the second one, under the light. But it comes back to the views... from every room!
S G - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Prime, Ideal Location!
The condo is very comfortable in a prime, ideal location. Host/owner provided all the amenities to make guests feel like they are home away from home. We will definitely be returning in the near future.
Chan L - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Great Experience! Definitely Planning to Return!
With all of the COVID restrictions and overwhelming bad news on TV and social media lately, we just wanted to get away and try to forget about all that. We live in San Diego, just a bit more inland. Although we were less than 30 minutes from home, it felt like we were a world away. The expansive 180-degree view of the ocean, the sound of the waves crashing, and the salty ocean air was just what we needed. Every morning when we woke up, we just marveled at the view and kind of had to pinch ourselves to realize we weren’t dreaming. We were a party of four: adult couple + 1 & 3 year old. The stuffed animals and sand toys were a super sweet added detail. The kitchen was well stocked. The dedicated parking was clutch. The entryway was a bit gritty/sandy, but there was a really nice cordless Dyson vacuum in the closet, so I was able to clean that up fairly easily. Anyhow, certainly nothing that would keep me from coming back. If you have young kids who are messy eaters, I recommend a Splat Mat to put under their chairs, as the dining table sits on carpet. We noticed this in the listing photos, so we planned ahead and brought one. Noteworthy features: AC units in every room. Automatic/electric light filtering shades as well as blackout shades. Dishwasher. WiFi. Garage parking spot as well as one driveway spot behind it. Window screens are metal and screwed in/secure (not your typical pop-our wire screen), which is a great safety feature I had been apprehensive about prior to arrival since I have tiny munchkins. White noise machines provided in both bedrooms (rental unit is on kind of a busy corner, so this definitely helped with keeping the littles sleeping soundly). Telescope. Sony headphones to use with TV in living room. Smart TV with access to several apps (Prime Video, Netflix, etc.). I’m sure I’m forgetting some stuff, but overall a great experience. Definitely recommend and plan to return!
Cynthia K - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Great Place to Stay with Gorgeous Views from All Rooms!
Overall great location. Parking accessible very secure area. Just a great place to stay with gorgeous views from all rooms. Kitchen very well stocked. Complex and apartment very clean. Felt at home. We really enjoyed our stay.
Maria G - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Just Wonderful!
Traci S - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Loved the View! Perfect House!
Beautiful home! We loved the view, and the property was very clean. Perfect home to take time away with the family to escape the craziness of the world. Would love to come back next year!
Matthew J - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Perfect beachfront property!
This is the perfect beachfront property! Big glass windows made our stay so magical. It was fun watching all the surfers catch waves and seeing all the birds fly by. Being able to walk across the street to the beach was awesome and we probably spent more time there than in the property! Parking was also very convenient as the owners provide a space for you. If you have more than one vehicle, parking on the street is also a nonissue. The location is very close to downtown La Jolla, so you can do some shopping while you are in town. As for the property, it is super clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. We`re already missing it and can't wait to go back!
Anjelica B - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Best View in La Jolla!
This place has the best view from La Jolla where you can see the surf shack from the living room. It was great to just walk across the street and be able to sit under the surf shack - was great. You can also see all the surfers catching the waves. The location was really close to downtown where I was able to visit a store. Our host also prepared few stuffed animals for little kiddos to play with and to take home, if the guests want to. Very cute details throughout!
Daphne H - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Wonderful Stay and Great Management
Our family had such a wonderful stay at this property. The condo is well worth the money spent because of the amazing views and great customer service. Did not. They communicated with us from reservation to check in and check out and equally important, the condo was spic and span and well equipped with all the basic things we need making our stay stress free and relaxing! I highly recommend this condo! We couldn't wait to book this property again!
Safa A - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Clean & Easy Access to the Beach!
My family stayed in this beautiful condo in December. The condo is clean, in a safe neighborhood and has easy access to the beach. Overall, it was a very relaxing vacation, and we will definitely come back here again!
Mohammed K - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Fabulous View, Beautifully Furnished, and Equipped -- Great Rental!
We loved this condo located directly across the street from the beach. Fabulous view, beautifully furnished and equipped. Appreciated the garage parking too.
Jenny M - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Sunset Views are Unparalleled!
We loved staying at the house. The sunset views are unparalleled and watching surfers all day from the house is an added bonus. The house is clean and all kitchen appliances/cutlery look fairly new. The unit is tastefully decorated and beds are comfortable. Probably one of the best rentals we have ever stayed in! Will certainly be back…
Jyotsna R - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Thank You for the Best Stay!
We very much enjoyed our stay. It was so nice to have a garage for parking and the view was incredible! Thank you!
Katherine M - Posted: 6/2/2022
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