Coronado Shores Condos: Living High

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by Roberta Murphy

Coronado Shores Condominiums
Coronado Shores

Years ago, when I first considered moving to Southern California from Houston, I used to stay with friends at the Coronado Shores on Coronado–which sat just across the bay from downtown San Diego.

My friends’ Coronado Shores condo didn’t overlook the San Diego skyline (which it might have done had it been across the hall); rather, it overlooked the Pacific Ocean and the glorious beach below.

These Coronado high rises reminded me of the oceanfront complexes in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, where my parents lived at the time.

Just as with the Pompano Beach Club, I loved the secure and guarded entry, the lovely lobby, and the elevator which whipped us up to one of the upper floors. I loved stepping into the unit and never tired of seeing the immediate eye-popping view of San Diegp’s blue ocean out the balcony sliding glass door.

I loved these high rise buildings in Coronado years ago, and still do today.

The Coronado Shores complex stands adjacent to and just south of the famed Hotel del Coronado. It is an oceanfront enclave of ten 15-story high rise condominium buildings. just across the bay from downtown San Diego  Each building is run by its own association, and has its own common areas and recreation facilities.

Built in the 1960s and 1970s, the Shores are highly desired because of the views they offer and their exquisite location at one of the finest beaches in the world. It is also difficult to imagine that luxury high rises such as these could be built along any San Diego beach today.

And that is why the Coronado Shores remain such a treasure within the San Diego real estate market today.

Each high rise has its own personality and name:

La Sierra

Las Flores

El Camino

La Playa

La Perla

El Mirador

La Princesa

Cabrillo

El Encanto

Las Palmas

Prices for condominiums at the Coronado Shores vary depending upon size, view and amenities, but as of this writing start at around $765,000 for a one bedroom unit and go all the way up to $3.3 million for a 1400+ square foot ocean view corner penthouse unit with to-die-for ocean views.

Homeowner fees for the Coronado Shores will depend upon the building and its association, but will generally include cable/TV services, common area maintenance, exterior building maintenance, security, hot water, insurance, sewer, trash pick up , water and gated grounds. They will generally range from $450 to 790 per month, depending upon unit size, location and tower. Listed below are certain Coronado Shores condos currently listed for sale:

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1760 Avenida Del Mundo 504 Coronado, CA 92118

$2,595,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,267 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180003455
Property Type Attached
Rarely available and highly sought oceanfront corner unit in prestigious Las Palmas Tower. It includes 2Br/2Ba, ready for your personal renovation! Enjoy beautiful sunsets and panoramic ocean views from Point Loma to Mexico. One of the best locations at The Shores!

1015 Ocean Blvd Coronado, CA 92118

$25,000,000
11 Beds
17.5 Baths
22,997 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180013405
Property Type Detached
CROWN MANOR - Legendary Tudor-style landmark, the Enchanted Isle's grandest oceanfront residential estate located steps from the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Meticulously restored to forever face the vast Pacific along Southern California's most prestigious island shores. In 1902 William Sterling Hebbard and Irving John Gill designed this palatial residence on the Island's largest ocean front lot. Crown Manor's historic designation & Mills Act recognition reflect it's commanding provenance. See suppl.

1810 Avenida Del Mundo 602 Coronado, CA 92118

$1,395,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,126 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180015538
Property Type Attached
It's never too late to create your masterpiece... Well, here is your opportunity to 'create your signature!' Residence 602 at The Coronado Shores El Encanto Tower offers a 2 bedroom, 2 bath split layout floor plan, two balconies, in-unit laundry and Southern exposure. Opportunity exists to increase square footage and maximize the space and views.

46 Half Moon Bend Coronado, CA 92118

$1,680,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,322 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180018079
Property Type Detached
DO NOT CALL THE OWNERS PROPERTY WITHDRAWN TEMPORARILY Beach Life! Surf & Sand across the street. Sharp contemporary new build in 2007. Very effective floor plan with flexibility and all the I wants * Views from the Shores to Mexico * For those that want it all. Please read supplement!

1830 Avenida Del Mundo 1406 Coronado, CA 92118

$1,895,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in El Camino Tower, Coronado
Open House
$1,895,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,148 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180019164
Property Type Attached
Picture the Pacific Ocean at your feet as you enjoy sweeping oceanfront views from Point Loma to Mexico. Listen to the waves from this coveted split two bedroom floor plan. Both bedrooms feature their own private baths and offer the feeling of individual suites. The unique offset entry foyer provides great flexibility for furnishings in the large living and dining area. Coronado Shores amenities include 4 pools/spas, 8 tennis courts, private Beach Club and Fitness Center. Don't miss this opportunity!!

1500 Orange Ave 17 Coronado, CA 92118

$4,300,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,679 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180019227
Property Type Attached
Where modern luxury meets storybook past, the sandcastle of your dreams is waiting. Those who come to own in Beach Village along Coronado’s celebrated shores will enjoy timeless luxury and a grand sense of style of which there is no equal. Watch the waves as you soak in the private day tub on the balcony of this 3 BD/3 BA Loft. This luxury unit comes complete with 2 master suites and an additional bedroom, cozy fireplaces, living room, dining area and a full kitchen. Whole Ownership, Limited Use.

1780 Avenida Del Mundo 407 Coronado, CA 92118

$5,995,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,250 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180020130
Property Type Attached
Simply the best unit in the Shores! This is the largest floor plan in the Coronado Shores and has the most panoramic ocean views of anyplace in San Diego! On the perfect level perched overlooking what has been named The Best Beach in the U.S. you can enjoy the sights and the sounds of the waves and the comfort of the ocean breezes. The contemporary open redesign , the incredible craftsmanship and quality of finishes are what make this truly a Coastal Masterpiece!

1820 Avenida Del Mundo 104 Coronado, CA 92118

$2,495,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,750 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180025970
Property Type Attached
Ocean & city views with a large outdoor patio make this luxuriously large terrace level condo feel like a comfortable home without the hassles of maintaining a house. Nice corner floorplan maximizes privacy & light. Easy stairway access to a large garden, with the beach & oceanfront pool a two minute walk away. Wainscoting & many other nice touches make this beach house ready for your family to enjoy now. Enjoy the unparalleled carefree beach lifestyle found at Coronado Shores today!

1830 Avenida Del Mundo 501 Coronado, CA 92118

$1,395,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,165 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180039290
Property Type Attached
Open and airy well maintained 2 bedroom/2 bathroom split floor plan condo with bay views. Floor to ceiling glass sliders in both bedrooms and living room. Perfect to update to your specifications. Motivated sellers! Two garaged parking spots (lower level and upper level) and plenty of storage.

1820 Avenida Del Mundo 1408 Coronado, CA 92118

$2,095,000 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in El Mirador, Coronado
Open House
$2,095,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,400 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180040070
Property Type Attached
Spectacular inside and out!! This beautifully remodeled large unit features two bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms. The great room design enhances panoramic views of the San Diego City Skyline, Bay and Coronado Bridge. Over-sized pocket doors open to bring the views from one room to another enlarging the vista. Finishes include quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, white oak flooring, custom tile, lighting and hardware. Amenities at the Coronado Shores include 4 pools/spas; 8 tennis courts.

1720 Avenida Del Mundo 1408 Coronado, CA 92118

$2,449,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,630 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180040633
Property Type Attached
First time on the market, one owner. Fourteenth floor 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Nautilus floor plan/unit in the La Sierra Tower at Coronado Shores. La Sierra is an oceanfront tower located directly next to the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. Soaring views from this location to: Glorietta Bay, Coronado Bridge, Pacific Ocean, Coronado Beaches, the Silver Strand, and the Hotel Del Coronado. Bring your design plans. Price reflects original condition. 1408 includes three deeded parking spaces. See supplement

1720 Avenida Del Mundo 605 Coronado, CA 92118

$2,589,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,520 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180042024
Property Type Attached
La Sierra 605 will be a brand new unit that was 100% gutted and is being completely rebuilt from the bottom up. Construction will commence September 3rd and will take 3-4 weeks tops to be completed. The breathtaking Pacific Ocean Views are enjoyed through 4 panel fleet wood windows that open in either direction over the enclosed balcony. Oyster White hand distressed, wire brushed floors cover this condo working beautifully with the design, including; THERMADOR Top of the Line Appliances throughout!

For other snippets about Coronado and its offerings, you may also wish to read:

Coronado Recreation and Activities

Coronado Hauntings

Coronado Golf Course

For additional information about the Coronado Shores or available listings in the towers, call Mike or Roberta Murphy at 760-402-9101/9102 or 877-818-8197.

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