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Hgtv's House Hunter on Vacation House of the Year-Glass House

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

HGTV House Hunter ON VACATION GLASS HOUSE selected this 5 Star property as their premiere home. This house has been seen around the world. Also known as the SLEEK RETREAT.

This amazing property won 'House of the Year” for many reasons including the multiple levels of modern interior design, high tech amenities and stunning location on the boardwalk of Mission Bay (ocean less than one minute walk away). The views from the living room are some of the best in San Diego with unobstructed vistas of the famous 'Sail Bay', San Diego’s downtown, and the Sea World fireworks. From the rooftop there are 360 degree views, which include the ocean.

The “Sleek Retreat” is a 3,000 sq ft home, one of the largest on the bay. It includes a sunken living room, 25 ft stainless steel ‘Fire-on-Ice’ fireplace back lit by blue neon, black granite floors, and wet bars throughout. All of the interior design elements are strictly modern while offering a warm and comfortable tone. The living room has a wall that is completely made of stained glass. The artist who created the stained glass throughout the house is a prominent designer from NY who has had work featured at the Met. It is a striking edition to the house that adds color and vibrancy to the modern interior design.

A 45' HD LCD TV retracts into the stainless steel fireplace when not in use, or pulls out and turns to face the guests for maximum enjoyment. Multiple zone sound system into each room including ipod hookups. Full blackout curtains in living room & master bedroom suite ensure comfort and privacy. Electric Pronto controllers operate the stereo, lighting, blackout curtains and more throughout the house. The entertainment system is piped into every room. The office is attractively designed and comes complete with everything you need to stay connected on your vacation including wireless internet, fax, printers, scanner, etc.

The master bedroom is very spacious and accommodating. It has a Stearns & Foster bed for maximum comfort, large closets, plus wet-bar with refrigerator, microwave and sink. There is a large HD LCD TV and loads of movies available on DVD, cable TV and DVR. The master bathroom has a with a sunken Roman Carrera white marble tub that is 8 ft by 9 ft, 24k gold fixtures, and a beautiful stained glass skylight. This masterpiece is mounted sends a colorful display across the master bath throughout the day. Newly added MOEN digital faucet enables you to set your preferred water temperature and flow rate, to create your own perfect experience.

One of the best features of the Sleek Retreat is the huge rooftop entertainment deck with Jacuzzi. There are chairs on the roof for sunbathing in the day. At night the Jacuzzi lights up with a fiber optic display.

The unit has a large two car garage, plus there is plenty of extra parking in nearby lots.

Many stars have stayed in this house. It is San Diego's #1 beach house rental. Your friends will be in awe when they step into the Sleek Retreat. The property’s market value is in the millions of dollars. You will love it!

*We can only accept a 7 night minimum rental*

Note: We also own other beach houses in the same area - call me for all the details.

We have two gorgeous Ocean Front Luxury condos right on the world famous Mission Beach Boardwalk #369404 and #34788, as well as an amazing South Mission Beach home that can sleep up to 16 people #458659. We also have more properties along the bay Grand Sail Front #557771, or just steps from the boardwalk Pismo Getaway #57605, and our Surf Stars #560736

Keywords: Multi Level Glass House & HGTV House Hunter 'On Vacation' premiere house - Glass House known as the SLEEK RETREAT

Please note: This home is located in a high-density neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups. Our rental agreement includes a NO tolerance policy regarding excessive noise, over occupancy and/or parties. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced. Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting with the San Diego Beach King.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Maio

I am the owner of 6 amazing beach and bay front properties. Been handling vacation rentals for more than 10 years and love servicing our clients. The King of the Beach and San Diego Beach King is truly designed to insure your vacations are loaded with happy memories and fun times! I can be personally reached ANYTIME!

Maio purchased this house in 2000

Why Maio chose Mission Beach

All it took was one foot inside the HOUSE OF THE YEAR for me to say 'I WILL BUY IT AT YOUR ASKING PRICE!' It truly has been an incredible experience owning the 'The House of the Year' hosting the many celebrities and Presidents of countries. From Hollywood's biggest stars to local San Diego residents - the house has seen it all!

It's an updated Miami Vice Tony Montana sleek retreat. Everything from the large automated home theater to the 9'x8' Carrera white marble sunken tub - this property has every bell and whistle. Multiple decks on the boardwalk with 12' high sliding glass panels and 360 degree roof top elegance. Rolling BBQ, rolling bar, wet bars, multiple high def PLASMA & LCD TV's, $200,000 stereo & smart home equipment, sunken living room pit, granite dance floor, modern high end kitchen, electronic smart home lighting, shades, electronics, and more!

Most jaws hit the ground when they first enter this property! Nothing compares! Two huge rare GEO's are in the living room area - large garage for two luxury vehicles, everything is automated!

The house has only seen good times, it's perfect for a family event or reunion. A place to bring the grand kids watching them from the beautiful bayside deck. Or reunite with your friends enjoying the playground right in front of you. We know how to handle our guests!

Call me anytime to go over the many private details about this remarkable property!

What makes this house unique

You will have full concierge service available to you - the can be stocked with your favorite food and beverages, flowers, or anything you wish.

It's an experience to stay in a property like this!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great stay! We had a great weekend in the house and loved being right on the beach. The house made for a great gathering spot for our group and all were sad to see the weekend and our stay come to a close. I appreciate your responsiveness to my inquiries and flexibility on check-in and check-out times. Will recommend this property to friends looking for a nice SD beach weekend!
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mission Beach in San Diego

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) Stearns & Foster high end master bed with luxury sheets and pillows, massage chair in the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Extra comfortable with luxury sheets and pillows, EZ Queen Beds (4) that can placed anywhere in the house
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A 12’ sliding glass opens the house to spectacular views of the Mission Bay. Friends and family rest on the sunken couch in the living room enjoying the warmth of the fireplace, a 20’ stainless steel “Fire on Ice” display. Multiple flat screen TV’s, DVD’s, and integrated stereo throughout the house provide premium home theater entertainment. The full kitchen is high end black granite. The sunken Roman Carrera white marble tub is 8 ft by 9 ft. There are 2 steam showers complete with 24 karat gold fixtures. Colorful stained glass above the tub acts like a skylight sending a gorgeous light display down into the bathroom throughout the day. The bedrooms have premium Stearns & Foster beds. The bedrooms, and throughout the house, is equipped with blackout curtains to ensure privacy at night, and allow for comfortable napping through the day. The roof deck is perfect for sunbathing in the day or warming up in the Jacuzzi at night. The Jacuzzi has fiber optic lighting.


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Hgtv's House Hunter on Vacation House of the Year-Glass House
average rating of 4.625 based on 30 reviews

Great location, great house, great host.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this very unique property and it was perfect for our family. We had plenty of space, every imaginable technology (all of which worked easily and had great instructions for). The setting, looking out on the bay is beautiful and we sat every evening on the rooftop deck to enjoy the amazing sunsets. It’s also close to everything and easy to access. Finally, Maurice could not have been more friendly or helpful - he was available at all times to answer questions about the house, make restaurant recommendations, and explain options on what to do while in San Diego. We would go back gladly at any time.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really great holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice property on the bay - very quiet and very nice home - lots of oohs and aahs from passers by.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in this stunning bay front property. We stay on the bay in Mission Beach every year, but this place takes the cake. The floor to ceiling bay front windows slide aside to open the entire place up. The kitchen and dinette are 1/2 floor above the living room and share the same great view. Two bedrooms and another bed in the den worked out well for us this year. The master bedroom overlooks the bay as well with great sunrises to start the day.

Walking distance to watercraft/bike rentals and taquerillas. Maurice was informative and helpful. He rightly takes pride in this great property and wanted to make sure we were happy. If you are in the southland and want a waterfront vacation - this is it.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house. Great for family and small dog. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in late July. Weather was great. Location is great. On the quiet bay side, with enough activity during the day, but quiet at night.

House was amazing. Main room with fireplace is great for getting everyone together. We slept 5 very comfortably. We brought our small puppy, who slept in a crate. Fortunately because of the floor plan the small dog was comfortable too.

Be aware that this is modern design so it may be missing things like towel racks and handrails. Lots of high tech so you may need to read the provided instruction manual to figure out how things work.

Overall a unique experience.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation of a lifetime!!!

  • 5 of 5

There aren't enough words to adequately describe how phenomenal this house is! I came with a large group of girls to celebrate a 30th birthday, and from the moment we walked in the door we were blown away by the amazing layout, décor, comfort, spaciousness, and beauty of the place. The house is incredibly modern and has every amenity imaginable! We were 3 steps from the sand and felt like rockstars....then we found out that a bunch of celebrities had actually stayed at the house! Maurice and Emily were so sweet and responsive, and catered to our every need, and my friend said that it was the best b-day she's ever had. I definitely recommend this house, and we already booked it again for later in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place for a weekend getaway or longer stay. I have always liked the bayside better than beachfront because its quieter and there is less boardwalk rift-raft especially on the weekend. Also, if you have a dog, I was able to let him swim and run off-leash w/o problems (there is also a poop bag station one house down). The patio is gated and there is a hose to wash off dog prior to entering home. We had numerous people stopping and telling us how fabulous our place was over the weekend. Turn on the "party mode" lighting, surround sound stereo and people thought we had a $20 cover charge! I would definitely come back. Watching the Sea World fireworks from the roof top hot top was the highlight of the trip. The owner Maurice was more than willing to answer our numerous questions at anytime. The only downside- the stairs (and master shower) might be a bit tough for older folks or kids and the sharp granite corners in the sunken living room could be hazardous to small children.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
Several located on the beach
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 8 or Hwy 5
Nearest Restaurant
Several located on the beach
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Mission Beach is less than 1 minute away

Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Roller Blading, Hang Gliding, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Petco Park, Balboa Park, and Gas lamp District, Gondola Cruises


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mission Beach, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
17 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Week
24 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer Special
31 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th Week
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Vacation
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Deals
25 Sep 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Thanksgiving Week
19 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter Getaway
27 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Holidays
15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Getaway
2 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Rental Damage Protection £111.39 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £144.81 + Tax
Pet Fee £74.26 + Tax

Please read the Terms & Conditions at www.SDBeachKing.com under the tab "About Us."

Holidays are extra (July 4th week, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years)

Saturday to Saturday bookings during the summer months mid June to mid August
*July 4th Week 2015 - 8 night minimum stay (July 3, 2015 - July 11th, 2015) reservations only*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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