Oceanfront San Diego w/Pool~Imperial Beach 'Chic'~Luxury 3 Bdr Condo


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On The Beach in Imperial Beach.

20-30 minute drive to most San Diego Attractions

Your Private South San Diego Getaway

In 2016 I did a complete remodel of the kitchen, guest bath, master bath and patio.  It was definitely a labor of LOVE! The Mermaids House became my canvass and the end result is pretty spectacular. I posted pics, hope you love it too!!






Welcome to Serenity by the Sea. Located on the tranquil Southern California coastline, this delightfully decorated 'Mermaid's House' condo will transport you to a world of warmth and relaxation. Experience the roar of the crashing waves while sitting on your private veranda overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Watch the pelicans swoop down into the water and the dolphins play in the surf. Drag your toes through the warm and soothing sand.

Less than a 30-minute drive from the San Diego airport, Serenity by the Sea combines the magic of a remote getaway with the convenience of a nearby city. San Diego's temperate year-round weather is a favorite destination for snowbirds longing for warmth in winter and Arizonans escaping the heat of summer. Visitors from near and far have found their way to the 'Mermaid's House' in Imperial Beach to relax, rejuvenate and restore their body and soul.


Downtown San Diego beckons with all the wonders of a world class city. The delightfully upscale Coronado Island enclave with its legendary Hotel Del is just a 10-minute drive up the scenic Silver Strand Hwy. The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, museums galore, Mexico and restaurants for every palate are nearby---if you can pull yourself away from the soothing sounds of the waves and the magical sunsets long enough to go sightseeing.


Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience a natural wonder with your family, you will find what you are looking for at Serenity by the Sea. Stroll along the uncrowded shoreline for miles or lounge on the beach or by the courtyard pool and jacuzzi.

Serenity by the Sea awaits your arrival....

This 3 bedroom 2 bath privately owned oceanfront luxury condo is a favorite for travelers seeking a beautiful, romantic destination or an upscale cozy retreat for the family. The 'Mermaid's House' and it's charming 'beach chic' decor is located on the first floor of a 45 unit three story complex.This ground floor unit is elevated from the sand by the building's seawall and has a large private veranda with a dining table and chairs and several chaise lounges and adirondack chairs with ottomans overlooking the ocean with a stunning view of the Imperial Beach Pier. The interior courtyard features a large heated swimming pool and spa, gas barbeques ,a weight room, outdoor shower and is lushly landscaped. The street-front shops include The Surf Hut (sales and rentals of surfing gear)and Barrells, a Sports bar themed casual restaurant perfect for when you don't want to cook.There is Aroma Thai right across the street and a coffee house next door. The IB Forum is 1/4 mile down the block with grill your own steaks and affordable grilled fish and shrimp tacos and burgers of all types. The Marriott's new Pier South Boutique Resort is next door with happy hour at their ocean front bar from 2:30-5 daily. The Coronado Brewery has a new restaurant down the street and Filippis Italian Restaurant has a family friendly branch around the corner. One of my favs is El Tapatio on Palm. It has a beautiful new outdoor patio. I can't resist the rolled tacos and guacamole.


Private Luxury Vacation Rental by Owner

'...your beach home away from home.'

Non-Smoking ~ Pet Free

Ocean-Front Unit w/Stunning

View of Imperial Beach Pier

Entirely Smoke-Free Unit-Building and Beach

High Speed Wifi

3 Flat Screen TV's w/Uverse

Sony Blu-Ray Players

Cd Player

Phone (3 extensions)

260 sq ft Ocean Front Private Patio

Outdoor Dining Table/Chairs

Umbrellas & 4 Chaise Lounges

Fully Equipped Kitchen


Pancake Griddle-Waffle Iron

Coffee Pot/Grinder

Crock Pot:Waffle Maker-Pancake Griddle



Inside Dining for 6

Outside Dining for 6+

Binoculars for Dolphin Watching

Heating/Air Conditioning

Washer/Dryer in Unit

Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard

Community Gas BBQs

Swimming Pool/Spa

Outdoor Shower In Courtyard

Elevator from parking garage

Two Gated Parking Spaces


Your Comfort Is In The Details

3b/2bth Luxury Ocean-Front Condo

High Thread Count Linens/Towels

Comfortable Mattresses

Sleeps 7 - No Sleeper Sofa

Master Bedroom/Queen/Ocean View

2nd Bedroom - Queen

3rd Bedroom-Bunk Bed w/Full-Twin

Living Room/Kitchen Ocean View

Fireplace (presto type logs only)

Custom 'Beach-Chic' Decor

Beach Themed Artwork Throughout

Plenty of Books and Magazines


Beach Towels/Kids Beach Toys

Terry Robes

Bed Tray for Breakfast in Bed


Right Outside Your Door

Miles of Sand & Surf

Surfing/Body Boarding

Surf Board Rental ShopDownstairs

Pier with Fishing/Restaurant/Shops

Barrels - Sports Bar

Aroma Thai Restaurant

Italian/Pizza Take Out

Subway Sandwiches

Katy's Coffee House

Ye Olde Plank - Beach Bar

Imperial Beach (IB) Forum. Steaks Hambugers Grilled Chicken/Fish/Shrimp Tacos

El Tapatio Mexican

Fillipi's Italian

Corner Market


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Sleeping Arrangements

Bathroom Arrangements

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Surprise Birthday Trip

I planned a surprise birthday trip for my husband that included his sister and her husband. We do a beach trip every year but decided to skip this year due to some major home remodeling. We were both really down about not going so I decided to look for something in the San Diego area that we I could surprise him with and thankfully, I came across Nancy's place. We had an amazing weekend with perfect weather. The condo is beautiful and fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. The complex was also very pretty and quiet and the views are amazing. We sat outside every night and had dinner and watched the sunset. We were up early to search for shells and sand dollars and everything is within walking distance. I can't say enough about Nancy. She's so nice and easy going, very detailed and it was a pleasure to rent from her. She's very accommodating and always concerned that she has everything there you could possibly need. By far, this is our favorite place and we will definitely be back next year. Thank you Nancy for sharing your amazing condo with others so we can all enjoy a little piece Heaven!

Visited on "September - 2017

Very comfortable

This was our first experience with VRBO. I really appreciated all the attention to detail around things that make a stay more comfortable. We love smoothies in the morning and Nancy had a nutri-bullet that worked so well we bought one when we got home. Great views of the ocean and loved the front patio...it was a perfect place for our little guy to run around and enjoy the ocean breezes.

Visited on "August - 2017

Beautiful on the inside and out!

First off you can't beat the view. Even my 2 year old stopped and just stared for a solid half hour when we first arrived! The beach is awesome. Super soft sand, not too many big waves though enough for surfers to put on a bit of a show, and a fun pier closeby to walk on. The patio was easily the area we spent the most time in because it had a great breeze and nice shade from the large umbrella. The condo is great, very near the elevator and easy access to the beach or street. It is SO nicely upgraded on the inside. Very nice furnishings and plenty of room. The owner really goes out of her way to make sure you have EVERYTHING you might need during your stay. Beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, sand toys, boogie boards, tons of beach towels, every imaginable cooking pan/utensil, etc. The beds were great - very good mattresses and my older kids loved the bunk beds! 10/10 Would stay again!

Visited on "August - 2017

Perfect, relaxing beachfront retreat

My husband and I travelled from Northern California and rented this wonderful condo for a quiet visit with our daughter, son-in-law and baby granddaughter, who live in San Diego. As a fellow owner of a beach rental property, I appreciate all that goes into managing and maintaining a vacation rental property. The owner is great to work with and very responsive. She has given careful thought to every last detail of the property, inside and out. The large ocean-front patio was our favorite place to relax and enjoy watching and hearing the ocean waves crashing and beautiful sunsets. Cooking meals was easy in the well-equipped kitchen. Every possible comfort and amenity was included in the condo, and we enjoyed a wonderful visit together with our kids. We will be back!

Visited on "May - 2017

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