Sunset Sands Ocean Front Vacation Rental

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“ Excellent ”
4 Reviews

From $175 / night

3755 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per night: $175 - $185
Per week: $995 - $2,200
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Diego vacation condo rental
Sunset Sands is a lovely 2 bedroom ocean front condominium located in beautiful Mission Beach, San Diego, California. The condo is situated on a 2 block wide spit that separates the ocean beach from Mission Bay. Mission Beach is a continuous 3 mile stretch of clean, soft sand. And Mission Bay is itself an incredible scenic water playland.

And all this is still only 5 minutes from Sea World, and 20 minutes from the airport, downtown, the zoo, La Jolla, and many other attractions. For those familiar with the Mission Beach area, we are about half way to historic Belmont amusement park to the south, and to Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach to the north.

Whether on a business trip or a vacation, you will never stay in a motel or hotel room again after staying here. You will find your experience away from home far more pleasant and satisfying at Sunset Sands.

The unit is comfortably and newly furnished in a classic contemporary style. It was designed with the ocean in mind. You have spectacular views from all the main living areas. And the master bedroom faces the ocean, featuring a large window ocean view. There are 2 cable TV's, DVD and VCR players and a stereo system, as well as some CD's, tapes, games, puzzles, and books.

The kitchen has all you need for cooking a gourmet meal to baking a pie. Serving for 8 is provided along with lots of sizes of pots and pans, storage containers, utensils, etc. One thing is for sure, if you are going to cook, you can't do without the big things or the little things!

Sunset Sands is located directly on 3 continuous miles of beautiful Mission Beach. The beach is large, not crowded and very clean. The surf is exhilarating to play in, with or without the boogie boards. And the sunsets are unforgettable.

The neighborhood is friendly, and is a wonderful mix of people. You see surfers, retirees, families on vacation, young couples holding hands, and everything in between. The holiday or "laid back' atmosphere prevails. You will find everything you need during your stay in the immediate area.

Sunset Sands is professionally managed to make your stay go smoothly. The staff will help you get situated and will be available for anything you need. They can provide short term rental for special needs items such as a baby crib, etc. The unit is available year-round and is very reasonably priced. We welcome everyone.
Area Information
San Diego is known as the "Weather Capital of the World." It and its surrounds have mild temperatures all year. Visitors from overseas are discovering its attractiveness, as well as some Easterner's who have given up on Florida! Escape your heat or cold to visit Sunset Sands.

The city is loaded with world class and world famous attractions for you to enjoy during your stay. Or you can rest, relax, and recuperate here. It is the one place where you can do everything, or you can do nothing!

Walking and running (for miles all along the beach, boardwalk, and Mission Bay Park), swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, sun bathing, beach games, bay fishing, deep sea fishing, motor boating, sailing, water skiing, para-sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, paddle-boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, tide pooling, whale watching (in winter), golf, volley ball, picnicking, hiking, people watching, shopping, restaurant hopping and exploring, club hopping and exploring, and much more ��

AND sightseeing and activities in San Diego:
Sea World, Seaport Village, Old Town, Wineries, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Balboa Park and museums, Cabrillo National Monument, Wild Animal Park, San Diego Padres baseball, San Diego Charges football, Gaslamp Quarter (downtown), Scripts Institute of Oceanography, Trolley, Coronado Island, Del Mar Race Track, Casinos, Carlsbad Flower fields, Tijuana, Mexico, Sweetwater Marsh, and much more!

About the owner

Owner Profile

John Pluth

John Pluth

  • School:

    B.S.- Ohio State University, M.S.- University of Arizona
  • Work:

    Self-emplyed computer programmer/analyst consultant
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 01 2016 May 31 2016 $185 $185 $1,075 $4,000 -
Feb 01 2016 May 31 2016 $185 $185 $1,075 $4,000 -
Jun 01 2016 Jun 30 2016 - - $1,450 - 1 Week
Jun 01 2016 Jun 30 2016 - - $1,450 - 1 Week
Jul 01 2016 Aug 31 2016 - - $2,200 - 1 Week
Sep 01 2016 Oct 31 2016 $185 $185 $1,075 $4,000 -
Nov 01 2016 Jan 31 2017 $175 $175 $995 $3,800 -
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.55%
Deposits: My property manager requires a deposit to secure your reservation. The deposit is returned within 6 weeks after your stay. If you charge the deposit to your credit card, it will just be credited back to the card. The deposit amount is $200.00. Otherwise, there is no other down payment.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee: $150.00 Credit Card Processing Fee: $39.00 Damage Waiver Insurance Policy: $45.00 Please note: we have a 3 night minimum booking length for all our bookings.



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (City Lights)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (8 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (8 miles)
  • Parasailing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (11 miles)
  • Surfing
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (14 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (3 miles)
  • Winery
    (16 miles)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (3 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
* Right at the sand and directly facing the ocean
* Third (top) floor privacy in a friendly 18 unit building
* Elevator access
* 2 Bedroom - Sleeps 6
* Covered, secured parking (SUV ��s ok)
* Balcony overlooking ocean with gorgeous views
* Mirrored interior for views all around
* Master bedroom with large window facing ocean
* Fully equipped kitchen - Microwave - Dishwasher
* Service for 8
* Linens provided
* Laundry facilities
* Cable TV ,VCR and DVD in living room
* Cable TV in master bedroom
* Stereo with CD and tape player
* Large collection of tourist info and brochures
* Condo/Neighborhood information book
* Beach chairs
* Cleaning included with rental fee
* Wireless high speed internet
* Gas bar-b-q grill
* 2 telephones with answering machine

With new contemporary furnishings!
* A great mid-Mission neighborhood with many nearby, grocery stores, pubs, wonderful restaurants for all budgets and tastes, etc.
* Shopping...specialty shops, tourist shops, clothes, etc.
20 minutes to the airport or to downtown.
Quick access to the interstates going east and north/south.

Reviews (4)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in San Diego, California

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“ Excellent ”
4 reviews
Wendy George Haggerton

Wendy George Haggerton

Hobbs, NM


August 5, 2015

This condo was amazing! We had a wonderful week staying at Mission Beach. Sunset Sands was the perfect escape for our vacation. I highly recommend you stay here for your next San Diego vacation.

John Pluth

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your lovely words. We are so glad your stay was wonderful! Mission Beach IS a great escape and we continually work to make it "your home away from home". Thank you!!!

Cindy-Mejia Ortega-Taggart O'Toole

Cindy-Mejia Ortega-Taggart O'Toole

Upland, Ca

the view

March 4, 2013

the view was spectacular, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean was the best. the place has everything you need; it's not new but it is comfortable and really has everything you need, just bring food. i thought being on the top floor l would lack the atmosphere we were looking but it was the best; we spent most of the time on the balcony.

Jacqueline Ellig

Jacqueline Ellig

Lynden, WA USA

President's weekend get together

February 22, 2012

Condo is perfectly situated. The beach out the front and close to all that San Diego offers out the back. The parking garage was terrific, for one car, however other spots are nearly impossible to find. The condo is very small but well cared for and with four people it was just what we needed. We will definately stay at this location again, if it is available..

Catherine Upton

Catherine Upton


Fantastic location on the beach

January 2, 2012

We chose this unit because of it's great location. I was able to watch my daughter enjoy her first surfing lesson right from the patio! It was nice to be able to step right outside and walk along the beach and boardwalk and shops and restaurants just a block over on Mission Blvd. The unit itself was comfortable and had all the amenities but could use some freshening. (The carpet is filthy and so are the towels: I have some nicer looking ones that I use to dry my car.) The beds were comfortable as was the double recliner facing the new flat screen TV and the great view. We appreciated the security of having our rental car in the locked garage.

John Pluth

Owner's reply:

The carpet will be replaced on Jan 9th, 2012. The unit was also pianted at tne end of Dec of 2011.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Thank you for sharing your lovely condo! Your generosity and attention to detail made our stay even better. Thank you for all the supplies, plastic bags, condiments, etc., etc. We especially enjoyed the candle on the deck. Many blessings to you for all the joy you bring to others!!"

"Your condo was very well equipped with all necessary things - enough dishes, utensils, etc. Perfect! "

"What a truly beautiful place. We come to the beach as often as we can for weekend stays and this has been our most enjoyable stay. We don't live far away, but what a treat to be able to come for a while and enjoy this wonderful place. The view, the sound, and the very comfortable condo... It is our wedding anniversary and we couldn't have had a better time. Thank you! The peaceful surrounding and the constant crashing of the waves made it our best anniversary yet. The property management team was so helpful and professional. They made us feel our stay was important to them. We hope to come back here often. We don't want to leave!"

"Havin' a great time at the beach here. It is so nice and beautiful. I'm here with all my Mexican family. This place has everything - movies, a great view, comfortable beds, boogie boards, and cable."

"The view is so perfect. The water, the place and the sand are perfect. Out of any of the rooms, this one is perfect, the best. We are going to have the greatest spring break ever."

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your ocean home. Many thanks."

"We have had a really good time here on our first trip to this side of the U.S.A. There is so much we want to see before we return to England. We have found #14 very well equipped and comfortable. Every evening when we returned after dinner it really felt like coming home. We will miss the view and the sound of the surf so much."

It's perfect. Thank you!

"We had a wonderful week in San Diego. The apartment is so comfortable and homey and the view is amazing. We spent many an hour sitting on the balcony watching the waves come in. The sun came out for the last three days of our trip making everything seem even more beautiful. You San Diegans are really blessed!"

"What a view and sound! The perfect place for our eleventh honeymoon revival. Thanks for equipping the condo so well. We really cooked a 4-course menu for ten people without missing anything. Too bad our week is over. "

"Enjoyed the sounds of the waves, watching the dawn of each day on the Pacific, as the sky turns light. Experienced the moon setting into the ocean as well. The condo is a perfect location for the local attractions. We had a fabulous time in San Diego."

"One never knows what to expect when you rent over the internet. Because of your extended web site you gave us the info needed to go ahead and book our week. We were more than pleased with the condo, the beach area and San Diego itself! The furnishings were comfortable and good-looking. The essentials were there, as you said. The view was spectacular. I will hold it in my mind as we head back to Wisconsin with zero degrees and snow blowing hard. We hit Old Town, Tijuana, La Jolla, Sea Port Village, the beach, the beach, the beach. Thanks for a tremendous vacation. We would love to come back next year."

"Just had to come back for another slice. I dream and think of you often... I wish I could make you mine completely and forever... My never-ending love story with #14. We met some new friends this time around Kingston and Polly, some of the neighbors and their dogs. We feel completely at ease and at home here. I thank you for this ""piece/peace" of my life. I will "see/sea" you next year, my love."

We don't want to leave but we know we have to. Thank you for the wonderful week."

The condo was so great that even after seeing the Hotel Del Coronado, we still thought #14 was much better. We kept ourselves busy with the great selection of movies and books and enjoyed every minute of Spring break '03 in beautiful San Diego. Yes, some of us braved the mighty Pacific on the boogie boards. And although we were numb for a while, it was worth it.

"I gasped - my eyes saw nothing else, as the view enveloped me. I ran through the door and I was amazed at the spectacular view from #14. That's what I felt after I'd come through the door a week ago. And as I look at the ocean right now, I don't want to leave.

"My parents loved your place. Thanks again for the fair price and the flexibility. You sure know what a vacationer needs, don't you? You had everything from aluminum foil to spices to games and movies! So, how about you and I work a deal where I can just rent your place all year long. I wish."

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  • School:

    B.S.- Ohio State University, M.S.- University of Arizona
  • Work:

    Self-emplyed computer programmer/analyst consultant
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