2 Minute Walk to the Beach

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, United States
Your host, Chris
80 Reviews
Response rate: 91%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Hi, I'm Chris. I travel frequently for work and list on Airbnb to defray some of my housing costs since I'm never home. My apartment is in Pacific Beach, the house is simple and older but kept nice and clean. This place is all about the location, you can walk to everything in PB. 1 and 1/2 blocks to the beach, 2 blocks to the bay, 3 blocks to Garnett Ave where there is a large number of bars and restaurants. It's a large studio with a queen sized bed, private bathroom and full kitchen. Can accommodate 1-2 people, better for couples or a single as the second single will get an air mattress on the floor. Free wifi, 46 inch flatscreen with Netflix, use of bicycles, surfboards and other sporting equipment can be arranged. You have a private patio with a hammock and bbq, and a shared yard with a firepit. If you're staying there that means I'm out of town but if you contact me in advance I'll be more than happy to leave you directions, recommendations, etc. I have friends with local tourism and adventure businesses so anything in the way of surfing lessons, jet ski rentals and so forth can be arranged. It's roughly 20 minutes to the airport or downtown by car (roughly $25 in cab) or you can take a Car2Go or the bus (public transportation in SD is NOT very convenient though).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Location - Perfect! Chris's place is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood yet literally 2 minutes away from the hub of the action of PB. Everything is in a much closer proximity than what it looks on (website hidden) earth so don't be fooled by it.
    Host - Chris was always quick to respond, full of info & advise......Thx Chris!
    Chris said the place is from his college days & that's what it's like. So keep this in mind & if that's what you're looking for this is your place stay. My husband & I nicknamed it the dorm room ha! Yep the Netflix was a little quirky as well as the key box but w/ patience we got it. Overall we were comfortable, had a blast & will definitely be back to stay in the dorm room again. Thx again Chris!

    July 2014
  • This was a fantastic place to stay in San Diego, the location is great as it is 5 mins walk to the Pacific Beach boardwalk and lots of bars and cafés.

    The place had everything we needed, it's small but perfect for 1 or 2 people. It was clean and had closet space and everything you need for cooking if you want to stay in. The only downside is the parking but I think it was hard to find street parking because we were there on a weekend and all of San Diego it was hard to have a car. Once you are parked near the house though you can walk everywhere so it was no problem. We would highly recommend this place.

    June 2014
  • Great spot. Just few blocks away from the beach and bars.

    June 2014
  • Exactly as described. Stayed here with my two young boys and my wife. The boys slept on air mattress. It did not feel cramped. We loved the experience and appreciated the cheap lodging that Chris provides. Walked to the beach every morning.

    June 2014
  • Great place had a wonderful time, wifi is quick and the location is close to everything! Also let me use his bike great place great guy.

    June 2014
  • The picture is exactly what the place looks like. It was a pleasure working with Chris, quick responses, however we were disappointed upon arrival. The bed was not made, it looked as though someone just rolled out of it. It was obvious the sheets were not clean. There were not clean towels or any extra towels as listed. We slept on our beach towels and had to dry off with our beach towels.
    Great location, walking distance to the beach. Saw a dead roach in the bathroom. We are pretty laid back so it didn't ruin our trip or anything.

    June 2014
    Response from Chris:

    Andrea, I'm so sorry to hear about this. I checked with my cleaning lady as soon as I saw the review and she didn't have the date down for cleaning, the miscommunication is my fault. I wish you had called or emailed me. I would have paid a cleaning crew to come over right away and credited your stay for that night.

    June 2014
  • Chris's apartment was very nice and close to so much action in the Mission Beach/ Pacific Beach Area. Excellent price, great location and comfortable bed. All you need in such a quality location. The wall art will be a fun topic of discussion!

    June 2014
  • Good spot for sleeping, while experiencing PB and San Diego. Good "surfer" pad.

    June 2014
  • Not what I expected. But its okay.

    May 2014
  • Great Location two blocks from the beach, couple blocks from the bars... can't be much more of a convenient place to stay in PB.

    May 2014
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Hayfield Secondary School, University of California, San Diego, The U.S. Army
I'm a surfer who travels frequently for work, so I put my place up on AirBnB when I'm out of town. Feel free to contact me in advance and I'll be happy to help you with local info, trip planning, and maybe even arrange to loan you some of my gear (surfboards, bicycles, camping gear, etc). I also have a lot of friends with local businesses so if you need to be set up with lessons, rentals, dinner reservations and so on let me know. Pretty laid back, I put clean sheets and towels out, make sure all the dishes are done and the house is vacuumed, I just ask that you keep it neat and do your dishes, I take care of the rest (cleaning fee covers laundry), have a beer or two out of the fridge, just put some new ones in there before you leave.
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