|Amenities: The Bayside condos offers true concierge services, pool, steam room & sauna, gym, wine tasting room, conference room, movie theater room, reading room/library, club house lounge with 4 plasma televisions and 24 hour staffed security, including staffed security at the entrance to the parking garage.
Other: Floors 5-28 have 7 units per floor, floors 29-32 have 5 units, floors 35 & 36 have 3.
Units on floors 5-28 are numbered counter clockwise with the X1 unit directly west, SW X2, South X3, East X4 & X5, North is X6 and NW X7. Note the East facing X6 & X7 floor plans do have great bay views looking SW & NW, you can sit on the sofa and still see a lot of water. Each of these units actually has a tall and narrow window facing directly west.
Why Bayside made the Top 10 List: Bayside is the newest condo in downtown San Diego, completed in summer 2009. It was built by Bosa Development who has a history here in downtown of their latest building being better than all prior Bosa buildings, after all he is competing for buyers that are looking at resale’s in his prior buildings. When you look at the level of interior finishes and the amount and quality of the common area amenities, Bayside is superior to all other buildings. The Bayside condos also have one very big selling point to it, safe bay views. Bayside is the last high rise building the city zoning allows going North towards the airport, this means if you face North you can see for miles with no high rise in your view. Also the bay views to the West are safe over the two Wyndham hotels as they are at their maximum height limit for the land. The Bayside condos are the best combination of quality, amenities, views and entry price points as low as $500,000.
Location : Bayside is located in the Columbia neighborhood of downtown San Diego, which covers an area along the western waterfront between Little Italy to the North and the Marina neighborhood to the South. The first section of this building to sell out was the North West corner. This corner location is so valuable because of the safety of the views. As the last high rise zoning allows going North along the “residential front row” the views to the North go on forever. The western views are pretty safe as well with the Holiday Inn hotels in front already at their maximum height. All Bayside owners on this side are looking forward to the public park soon to be built over the parking lot next to the County Administration building as you look to the NW. Bayside condo residents have a short walk to the bay and embarcadero as well as being close to the restaurants of Little Italy and its famed Saturday farmers market.
Units facing these directions will probably see:
West: There is a Wyndham hotel in front of the Bayside condos, its on the other side of Pacific Highway. Its about 16 stories high. So west facing units above the 17th floor will look over it. However, even the lower floor west facing units have great views off to the side of the hotel. If your buying at the Bayside condominiums because of the view, I recommend the West, or North/West views.
North: Directly across the street are the Breeza condos, and eight story building. Units on say the 10th floor and up have very unobstructed views as far North as the eye can see. You can even watch the plans fly in and land on the runway.
East: As of 2017, panoramic city views, but a new high rise condo tower is being built (Savina Condos) now that will obscure some of the East views, the Savina tower is offset to the North of Bayside tower. .
South: Right next door to the South are the Grande condos, the great views are to the SW, but again there is are major development plans with several high rises that will effectively wipe most of that view out. There will probably still be some view corridors but I would say 75% or so of the present view (2014) will be gone over the next 3-9 years. Yes it will take several years because of all the buildings (12 or more) planned.
Note: These views may change in the future or if you are on a very low floor may not have any view. Each buyer should verify on their own. Above statements are only one man’s opinions and are not guaranteed to be accurate and are not to be used as part of a real estate contract.