PB Bungalow 1
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
If you are looking for a relaxing beach rental that strives for a memorable and fun experience for your family, the PB Bungalow is the home for you.
Cute, unpretentious, and homey, PB Bungalow evokes the nostalgia of a simpler, unplugged time where the highlight of the day is hanging out with family on a porch deck, telling stories while waiting for the food on the grill to be done.
PB Bungalow 1 (front unit) is a cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath house in the north side of Pacific Beach. Both bedrooms have a queen size bed, smart tv, and ceiling fan. Living room has a sleeper sofa making the house suitable for up to 6 people. Notable amenities include a fireplace, hardwood floors, high-speed internet, cable tv, washer/dryer, and 2 driveway parking spots.
Beyond house amenities, location is what makes PB Bungalow ideal. Just one block from the beach and Palisades Park (2 minute walk). The house is stocked with boogie boards, paddle board, surf board, sand toys, and beach chairs. So taking stuff to the beach is not a chore and young kids can help carry beach toys without complaining about getting tired.
If the sand is not for you, the grassy area of Palisades Park is an excellent alternative hang out spot, especially for watching the sunset while sitting near the edge of the cliff. PB Bungalow is close to the heart of Pacific Beach’s commercial establishments, but far enough to be in the quiet part of the neighborhood. Restaurants, grocery, and various shops are within 5 to 10 blocks, yet the house itself is on a family friendly street where neighbors value peace and quiet.
- Close to the beach. 1 block away, 2 minute walk
- Wrap around patio deck with BBQ grill
- Assortment of beach equipment (boogie board, surf board, sand toys, beach chairs, etc.)
- 2 driveway parking spots
Have a large family and need more space? Double up and rent PB Bungalow 2
Quick Treats in Mission Beach
Looking for some quick treats to grab on the go in Mission Beach? Well, you came to the right place. In my opinion, these are 5 of the best places in Mission Beach to get tasty treats and soak up some sun at the same time.
Fruit Bowls at The Mad Beet
Fruit Bowls are refreshing and healthy treats that will satisfy your hunger. At The Mad Beet, you have an option of at least sixteen different types of fruit bowls such as Honeyo, Acaiwol Nation, and the Pitayacat Dolls. The Honeyo is served with granola, peanut butter, Nutella, honey, strawberry, blueberry, and banana. The Acaiwol Nation includes organic acai, granola, honey, strawberry, blueberry, and banana. Pitayacat Dolls consist of organic pitaya, granola, honey, pineapple, honeydew, and banana. Of course, those are not the only items that they serve – they also carry smoothies, juices, salads, and wraps.
Check out The Mad Beet’s website.
Ice Cream at The Baked Bear
Looking for cool treats to enjoy while you cool down from a long day atthe beach? The Baked Bear has you covered. At The Baked Bear, you can customize your own ice cream sandwich or ice cream cone with a variety of cookies and ice cream flavors. I remember my first time at The Baked Bear in Pacific Beach. The line was long but the wait was doable. I ordered two red velvet cookies with mint chocolate chip ice cream and let me tell you, it was delicious. Some of the most popular cookie flavors they have are peanut butter, snickerdoodle, and chocolate. You can combine the cookies with any of the various ice cream flavors they carry. Ice cream flavors include salted caramel fudge, bear batter, and rocky road.
Check out The Big Bear’s website.
Juices at Juice Wave
Looking to clean yourself up after all the food you indulge in and enjoy some tasty and healthy treats Juice Wave has many different cleanse options you can choose from to replenish your system. One option they have on their menu is the “Lettuce Love”, which includes five juices, one smoothie, one almond milk, and one shot. They also have an option called “Turnip the Beet”, which includes four juices, one smoothie, one almond milk and two shots. You can also customize your own cleanse package or order fresh pressed or cold pressed juices.
Check out Juice Wave’s website.
Bao at Bao Beach
At Bao Beach, you can get different Asian fusion snacks to go, but I recommend getting bao. What is bao, you ask? Bao was originated in Taiwan and is a fluffy steamed bun filled with pecking duck and hoisin sauce; however, at Bao Beach, it is served a little bit differently. Bao at Bao Beach is served with Chinese pork, crispy shrimp, sautéed seasonal vegetables, Japanese fried chicken, Korean marinated beef, or Mexican braised pork. I have tried most of the varieties Bao Beach carries and my favorite so far is the Crispy Shrimp Bao, which tastes sweet, sour, and spicy. They also serve Onigiri, Poke Bowls, Bulgogi Fries, and Chicken Karaage.
Check out Bao Beach’s website.
Pizza at Square Pizza Co.
Last but not least… Pizza! At Square Pizza Co., there are two traditional pizza styles that the locals are hooked on – “The Squares” and “Detroit Red Top”. Both of these pizzas are made in the most simple and delicious way. The Squares, also known as the “Beach Pizza”, has a thin and crispy crust, a generous portion of signature sauce, premium cheese, and any toppings you desire. The Detroit Red Top is a rectangular pie with golden brown cheese spread on top of organic tomato sauce. If you’re hungry for pizza, stop in Square Pizza Co. and grab a single slice or a whole square pan pizza.
Check Square Pizza Co.’s website.
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San Diego Attractions
Are you looking for some fun San Diego attractions during your vacation? Here are the top 5 San Diego attractions you should explore while you are here!
1. Balboa Park
You can enjoy the whole day at Balboa Park by actively exploring activities such as performing arts, dance classes, gardens, museums, and much more. Balboa Park is among the most popular San Diego attractions and has seventeen museums you can see. A few of them include The Museum of Photographic Arts, The San Diego Natural History Museum, and The Fleet Science Center. If that doesn’t catch your interest, maybe the performing arts will. You can watch a variety of musical performances, listen to live music, or laugh your heart out with the comedy shows. If that doesn’t do it for you, join their dance classes! It consists of dancing genres from swing to line dancing. There is even folk and cultural music for those of you who wants to explore the cultural side of San Diego. After all that fun, there is plenty of room to relax by having a picnic at the Balboa Park botanical gardens and enjoying a nice lunch with a view.
For more information visit: https://www.balboapark.org/
2. Torrey Pines State Reserve
Torrey Pines State Reserve will get you off your feet. Here, you can enjoy some nice hiking trails that leads you straight down to the beach. Head down before sunrise and walk along the Three-Fourth Mile Beach Trail that overlooks the stunning view of La Jolla Shores. You can also take the Guy Fleming Trail that offers panoramic views and a variety of plants and flowers. There are plenty of activities and restaurants that can keep you busy all day here at the Torrey Pines State Reserve.
For more information visit: https://torreypine.org/reserveinfo/
3. Mission Beach
Want some fun in the sun? Then Mission Beach is where you want to be if you are wanting to play some water-sports or simply just spending time with your loved ones. Here, you can surf the wave, go boogie boarding, swim, surf, volleyball, sport fishing, scuba diving, you name it. Mission Beach also has a boardwalk that stretches nearly 2 miles if you are fond of biking, walking, or even jogging. Along the Mission Beach Strip, there is an amusement park called Belmont Park for all ages. It has bumpers cars, rock climbing, an arcade, and their infamous roller coaster, The Big Dipper. After a long day, you can relax and let loose by visiting the local restaurants and bars that is known for their friendly and upbeat ambiance.
For more information visit: https://www.sandiego.gov/lifeguards/beaches/mb
4. Seaport Village
Seaport Village is the center of entertainment on a fourteen-acre waterfront. You can grab some ice cream from Ben and Jerry and shop in some of the most interesting boutiques that can’t be found anywhere else. This waterfront has fifty-four shops to find whatever you like, seventeen restaurants from casual to fine dining. You can also enjoy a drink or two and watch the sunset with an incredible view.
For more information visit: http://www.seaportvillage.com
5. Old Town San Diego
My last recommendation is Old Town San Diego otherwise known as the Old Town State Historical Park. If you want to go back in time then this is the place to go. This historical park dates back from 1821 to 1872 and is known for their museums, shops, and restaurants. The shops in this area are based on the lifestyles of the Native Americans, Spanish, and Mexicans that you shouldn’t miss out on. Here, you get the opportunity to see a big part of San Diego’s culture and history. If you don’t like exploring on your own, they have a guided walk tour that gives you the opportunity to relive the historical sites in San Diego.
For more information visit: http://www.oldtownsandiegoguide.com
July 4 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Free
We are about to observe one of America’s oldest holidays, Independence Day. But what is Independence Day without any fireworks? San Diego is hosting Big Bay Boom once again this year and it is known to be the largest fireworks show in the county. You can watch the 17 minute choreographed show at Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Seaport Village/South Embarcadero, or Coronado Ferry Landing. San Diego has set up free parking lots with shuttle service to Harbor Island and Shelter Island to accommodate everyone that wants to watch it. The San Diego fireworks will be simulcast live on The Mighty 1090 AM and Max FM 105.7.
July 15 -16 Free
Everyone is invited to celebrate the 248th Anniversary of the Founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala. There will be food booths, live entertainment, games and bounce houses, and a full bar cantina. Experience the Blessing of the Bells where they ring all five Mission bells, including the original bell dating back to 1802. Check the schedule of the times and events.
July 19 – September 4 Admission
Saddle up and come watch Del Mar horse races at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. But if horses and betting isn’t your thing, check out the annual Hat Contest where people can enter to show off their creative hats and win prize money. But for the ultimate experience of live entertainment, drinks, and horse racing action, head over to The Party on Opening Day. There are many more races and events on other days so be sure to check out the calendar if you are planning to go.
July 20 – 23 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
San Diego Comic-Con is by far one of the largest conventions for comic lovers and pop culture and definitely makes the cut for the Top 5 July Events in San Diego. This event brings together comic creators, film and television directors, sci-fi and fantasy authors, producers, writers and creators from all over the world. The event is sold out each year but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the events and festivities outside in the downtown area around the convention center.
July 29 Noon – 6 pm
If you’re a foodie, then you should head over to the 7th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival in Del Mar. This where you can satisfy your appetite with the best food from at least 40 of the hottest food trucks in the SoCal area. So come hungry because most items here are $6-10 dollars!
So if you’re going to be here in San Diego, be sure to visit these Top 5 July Events in San Diego!
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
This cozy, homely, 890 square foot cottage sits bay side near Northern Mission Beach. Recently redecorated and updated, the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are perfect for a family getaway any time of year. Located only a few steps from the bay, this property also has a private outdoor patio surrounded by a wooden fence, allowing guests to enjoy the privacy of the home.
A wooden gate stands between the local court-side neighborhood and the comfort of this home. Upon passing through the gate, a private patio emerges with outdoor furniture, a gas grill and the main entrance to the cottage.
The cottage opens into a well equipped kitchen with informal seating at a table that also is capable of expanding for a more formal dining experience. A full kitchen is installed in the home, along with a dishwasher.
Next, the bright and comforting living room holds two couches and a smaller chair. Recently redesigned and decorated, the room is nautical themed and also has a fireplace to relax next to in the winter.
The spacious master bedroom is home to a queen a queen bed, a private bathroom and patio access in the back of the house.
The second bedroom contains a queen bed and a private closet along with a window facing towards the bay.
Finally, the third bedroom is perfect for kids, as it has a twin bunk bed with a pull out trundle bed.
Rockaway cottage is the perfect location for a private getaway near the bay. Also, it is within walking distance (2-3 blocks) of restaurants, shopping, surf shops, bars and the Mission Bay Aquatic Center.
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San Gabriel Delight
3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
This beautiful, 1,300 square foot ocean side vacation rental is located in South Mission Beach, one property off the ocean boardwalk and two blocks from the bay.
A downstairs patio with a grill and patio chairs opens into the entrance way, housing the front door which leads up a handful of stairs into the bright and airy living room. Large windows encompass the living and dining room area, allowing sunlight to illuminate the entire first floor. Modern furniture and bright accent pieces make the room feel vibrant and fresh.
The kitchen bends around the corner of the main entrance and living/dining room area and also features a four-chair bar. There is plenty of space to serve a few cocktails and make a family-style dinner.
All three bedrooms are located upstairs. The master contains a queen bed that faces a large window which opens up towards the ocean. A side hallway leads to the master bathroom and closet.
The second bedroom is located across the hall from the master, featuring a queen and its own bathroom and closet as well.
Lastly, the third bedroom is a den which connects the master and second bedroom. It has multiple long windows facing the ocean and contains a twin-sized fold-out couch.
Finally, the spacious two-car garage is attached below the house, but there is no door leading from the garage to the house.
Overall, San Gabriel Delight is the perfect property to vacation at during the summer. It blends bright spacious rooms with the hint of salt water in the air. Within walking distance of small shops, restaurants and bars, it is also close to Belmont Park and provides access to plenty activities for a family.
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San Diego Restaurant Week is upon us yet again!
One of the most anticipated week’s of the year is back to cater to your appetite beginning Sunday, September 20th. Local restaurants team with farmers, distributors, vintners, brewers and fisherman to provide a taste of some of the best dining options in the area.
This year there are more than 180 restaurants, sponsored by Lexus, spanning from sushi to Persian cuisine and Mexican cuisine to steakhouses.
There are two options at all participating restaurants; lunch and dinner.
Lunch is served as two-course special menu ranging $10, $15 or $20 per person.
Dinner offers more verity, consisting of a three-course predetermined menu for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person.
Additionally, SDRW and Sysco have joined forces to develop the “All For Kids Campaign.” The program is designed to “provide weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend.”
Sysco has agreed to donate $1 for every Food 4 kids hashtag and SDRW tag via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If you are visiting San Diego and are interested in dining at some of the city’s finest restaurants, be sure to call in you dinner reservations and enjoy some amazing food!
Festival of Sail
This festival hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforms the city’s North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park during Labor Day weekend. The Festival of Sail is also the largest tall ship festival on the entire west coast.
Additionally, there will be a parade from the mouth of the San Diego Bay past Shelter Island and Downtown on September 4, from 12:30 pm to 5 pm. The next two days consist of the festival which will also feature the Maritime Museum ships and exhibits, visiting ships, demonstrations, activities and beer gardens.
Over 300 tons of sand will be dumped on San Diego’s B Streer Pier Downtown and sculpted into some of the most amazing sandcastles imaginable.
The competition is open to the public and stretches 1,000 feet into the bay with a gorgeous backdrop of the city skyline. The event is open from 9 am – 7 pm and features sculptors from around Europe and Canada challenging the best from across the United States.
Located in the oldest section of San Diego, the taste of Old Town celebrates some of the city’s finest Mexican cuisine. There will be food from many of the local restaurants, spirits, live music and plenty of entertainment.
Tickets start as low as $25 and the event takes place from 6-9 pm. We highly recommend attending one of the best September events the city has t offer, especially if you are in town for a vacation.
Crab and Sushi Fest
The first ever crab and sushi fest will be held at Liberty Station in Point Loma from 12-6 pm and sponsored by popular local brewery, Ballast Point. Portions of the proceeds will go to the Rady Children’s Hospital and Friends of Scott Foundation.
$150 includes entrance into the V.I.P. area next to stage, All You Can Eat Crab legs and Sushi, 5 Drink Tickets (2 cocktails, 3 beer or wine), Crab Fest T-Shirt and Sunglasses. Entrance to the After Party (limited 200 tickets).
$75 includes entrance and 1 Pound of Crab legs and choice of 1 of 3 sushi rolls, 2 beer or wine drink tickets.
Additionally, there will be live music with special guest artist Tribal Theory headlining.
The 21st annual original San Diego Festival of Beer is back again! Located on the Broadway Pier in Downtown, the festival runs from 6-10 pm.
Each ticket includes admission into the event, unlimited (2 oz) beer tastes and the first 1,500 guests receive a free souvenir event logo tasting mug to keep. The festival features over 60 different breweries serving 120 types of craft beers. Finally, there will be live music and entertainment as well.
Supporting local family farms is an important part of the San Diego community and agriculture industry. There are over 6,000 farmers in the San Diego area and their produce results in a $1.5 billion dollar market. Farmer’s markets are a great opportunity to boost the San Diego economy while purchasing healthy locally grown produce, plants, crafts and supporting local businesses and vendors.
There are more than 25 certified farmer’s markets in San Diego County. Basically, a certified farmer’s market means that the state of California has approved it and also ensures the produce is grown locally, sold by the grower and meets state quality standards.
Where are the local farmer’s markets to visit while vacationing at one of our properties and what day are they set up?
Pacific Beach Certified Farmer’s Market
Saturday: 8 am – Noon
4150 Mission Blvd between Reed & Pacific Beach Blvd
Pacific Beach, CA 92109
Phone: (760) 741-3763
Pacific Beach Tuesday Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:00 to 7:00 PM
Bayard St. from Garnet Ave. to Hornblend St.
Pacific Beach, CA 92109
Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market and Wednesday Night Out
Wednesday: 4:00 to 7:00 PM (October – March)
Wednesday: 5:00 to 8:00 PM (April – December)
4900 block of Newport between Cable & Bacon
Ocean Beach, CA 92107
San Diego County Farmer’s Markets
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
This beautiful, 1,450 square foot, second-floor vacation rental is located court side in central Mission Beach, around eight houses from the ocean boardwalk and two blocks from Belmont Park.
The vacation rental is newly remodeled, vibrant and the perfect location for a large family getaway. While the property does have four bedrooms, it can sleep eight comfortably. The master and second bedroom both have a queen size bed. However, the remaining two rooms each have a pair of twin beds.
An open kitchen, dining and living room provide plenty of space for a family to relax without feeling cramped and crowded. The carpet is new, as are most of the appliances and furniture.
Additionally, the property has a dishwasher, stove top and oven, washer, dryer and two car garage.
Finally, while the vacation rental does not have air conditioning, the upstairs patio provides plenty of breeze and each room has a newly installed ceiling fan. The balcony overlooks Jamaica Court and also has a nice view of the ocean and boardwalk.
If you are looking for a vacation rental in San Diego, this beautiful large property offers plenty of space, sleeping room and is less than two blocks from the ocean, bay, Belmont Park, shopping, dining and other fun activities.
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