Take Good Care To Choose Where To Stay
Review by Norman S.
— November 25th, 2022
We came to Solana Beach with other family members to celebrate an early Thanksgiving celebration together.We would highly recommend staying at the Del Mar Beach Club.We, personally, do not recommend staying in unit 101 at the Solana Beach Tennis Club, unless you are highly motivated to save some money.The Del Mar Beach Club which is a very nice property. Everything was new and very well kept up. They have a beautiful heated salt water pool and a huge whirlpool tub which easily seats 8 people. Their unit was very clean, well supplied, and had comfortable and clean furniture. We stayed at Solana Beach Tennis Club which is a very old and a very run down property. The pool was unusable; it was partially covered and filthy, full of sand. The hot tubs were unusable; empty and so small that only one average sized person would fit but not comfortably. We stayed in unit 101 which is the corner unit located right next to a public walkway giving access to the beach making it a very high traffic area. With people coming and going, the iron gate clanked continually. When there, we did not experience privacy in any sense of the word.The unit was filthy, never cleaned. The kitchen was the worst kitchen I have ever seen. Drawers re difficult to open and the countertops are shot! It was very poorly supplied. All of the knives were dull and near unusable, pots and pans that should be thrown away, unsafe to use and not even one rubber spatula! The refrigerator, washer, dryer are all rusted. The refrigerator door squeaks so loud, you think you're disturbing the neighbors. The table is rickety. The couches and chairs need to be taken to the dump. They are totally uncomfortable and filthy! The only good and clean thing was the bed. The sheets were clean on the bed. The bed was very comfortable.
1 out of 5 stars
Review by Cindy W.
— October 26th, 2022
Great location for a beach rental. Closest to beach access with many restaurants within walking or beach cruiser distance and many things to see and do only a short drive away. Will stay here again in the future.
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for your review, Cindy! We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Solana Beach and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Solana Beach and Tennis Club
Review by Mary L.
— September 25th, 2022
We had a fantastic time! The views were incredible and the condo was so close to restaurants, right on the beach and is was great to listen to the waves early in the morning and late at night! Only issue was a slow drain in one of the bathrooms.
5 out of 5 stars
Great location and excellent customer service
— August 26th, 2022
We had originally chosen another unit in Del Mar, but a month or so before our arrival, Stubbs cancelled that reservation, and offered this unit in Solana Beach for the same price. We were appalled at first,but this apartment was located by the ocean, even though it had only one bedroom instead of two, and i + bathroom instead of two full bathrooms. The original apartment was also bigger and updated. The apartment my husband were switched for one week at the end of July 2022 is old and not renovated, but the location is great. It has a beautiful front ocean view, with direct access to the beach via a long series of ramps. There is no air conditioning, however, so during the day it gets very warm. In the afternoon and at night by opening the sliding doors (old and clunky), a cooling breeze brought down the indoor temperature. We had problems with the garbage disposal, which broke, a low water pressure and unstable temperature control in the shower, leaking faucets in the bathroom, very old and rusty kitchen equipment, and a dim light in the living room. Also the washer and dryer are very old. The patio at the entrance needs some attention as well. The management was very good at fixing things promptly, and in general they were very kind and professional. But of course the question is whether one wants to deal with being on the phone with the management to fix broken parts while on vacation and paying very good money for it. We wasted our time, to say the least. All in all, our stay was pleasant, particularly as I said in terms of the unit's location. I would say, in closing, that it would be great if it were updated in order to be more comfortable and meet the current standards and expectations in line with the considerable rent and fees paid. I would also say that being switched to a different unit caused some problems since we had planned to have our son visit, and it would have had his own bedroom and full bathroom had we stayed in the apartment we had picked.
4 out of 5 stars
Nice location, very tired unit
— June 24th, 2022
Great location along the cliffs of Solana Beach. The place is very dated and in desperate need of a paint job, and major carpet clean (probably needs to be replaced). It is also just adequately equipped- no better. The light in the main bathroom is completely rusted, the closet doors slide right out of the runners (and weight a ton), and they could use a fan or two since there is no air conditioning. It would also have been nice to have a backup set of sheets and pillow cases, instead of the 15 beach towels. A couple of beach chairs would also have been nice. They could buy a decent can opener, and perhaps have a few dishes that match, and more than 2 decent coffee mugs (for those of us who prefer more than an 8 oz cup.) Great location if you don't mind everyone who walks past gaping into your living room (we figured out how to close the blinds just enough to let sun in and keep peepers out.) Overall it was fine but for what we paid, which I know was less than other places, it's very tired and it seems as thought the owners just don't care anymore. Nevertheless, we made the best of it and had a nice vacation.
2 out of 5 stars
Review by David S.
— March 21st, 2022
Spring Break Rental
3 out of 5 stars
— January 14th, 2022
Beautiful location, property management was very helpful.
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you, Christine! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at "Happy Days," and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Ocean front Bargain. Steps from the Beach
Review by Jo Ann M.
— November 18th, 2021
Overall, we absolutely loved the location and the condo. Mornings were bagels from Einsteins on the patio and then a couple mile walk on the beach. A visit to the pool in the afternoon for a bit of swimming laps and floating. Watched the sun set each night from the patio or the beach and then finished the day with a stroll to one of the local pubs for a bite to eat. We left the sliders open a bit at night and fell asleep to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore. Thank you to the office staff for working with us on our late check in and early check out due to our flights. We will be using this unit again on our next trip.
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for your review, Jo! This sounds like a fantastic vacation. We are so glad you had a great time and we look forward to hosting your next stay.
Happy Days - SBTC101
— September 7th, 2021
fantastic location, nice property. Stubbs staff are reliable, easy going, professional, and if its not great they make it great.
5 out of 5 stars