After visiting my parents who bought an apartment in Coronado Shores, I found this adorable studio and have never had trouble renting when I couldn't be there. In 1993 I did extensive improvements and mounted a decorating scheme which has turned out to be quite pleasing to me and my guests. Then, a few years ago I did a 'push out' capturing much of the balcony space to create more indoor space but retaining a step-out balcony. I also replaced the sliders with double paned windows that open 2/3 rds of the way to create a very open feeling during the warmer months, and covered the windows with silent translucent electronic screens. I also updated the kitchen appliances and added a Euro hand-held shower in the bathroom. In addition I augmented the art works in the apartment to include several paintings of local beach scenes, some depicting the Hotel Del and Coronado Bay Bridge and two pastels in rustic frames by a local artist who sketched the scenes at Giverny, Monet's country home in France. A leading local interior designer came in one day to inspect the custom valence he had installed and proclaimed 'This is a sweet apartment!' I put my heart and soul into it and everyone, including Barbara Sinatra, believe it or not, has enjoyed staying in it. This September, 2013, I substantially upgraded the decor by installing new carpet and balcony tile, adding a cream leather sectional, a desk and chair and two lamps and other decorative accessories and the result is very pleasing. As for Coronado Island, what can I say, except that as a world traveler myself, having visited every continent in the world, Coronado is the place I most cherish of all others for its charm, its people, its great year round climate, and for being able to walk along the beach in the morning and at sunset when everything turns silver, thus, its name, the silver strand.Bill Reynolds purchased this Condo in 1977
My parents purchased an apartment in this complex to use during the summers following retirement. I was lucky enough to be able to afford my own apartment to stay in while they were in residence and have never regretted it.
- Coronado, CA, USA