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EC San Diego: Superior AVA Shared Apartments

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Includes

  • Communal Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Games Room
  • Multimedia room and lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Public computers
  • Cable TV
  • Phone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fitness center
  • Bed linen provided
  • Students need to bring their own towels
  • Coin operated laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service provided
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • All apartments are accessed by lift
Number of Bedrooms
Type of Room
Single / Twin
Bathroom Type
Board Status

Description of accommodation

AVA is a premier apartment complex, known for its modern design and resort-like amenities as well as its young, welcoming and fun community. AVA luxurious pool area rivals the best hotels and is accessible to all residents. The pool area also includes a sand volleyball court, four large grills, various eating areas, large 40-person hot tub, cabana seating, and a fire pit. The gym AVA Fit is open 24/7 and outfitted with the most up-to-date athletic equipment; free classes include yoga, spinning, and weight-training. AVA's front desk is open from 9am to 6pm and offers work areas and free Wi-Fi. The facilities in the community are of the highest standard and there is always something to suit everyone's interests. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious balcony area, air conditioning, contemporary furnishings, and 2 bedrooms (single or twin) each with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet.

Description of local area

AVA is located in the heart of Pacific Beach overlooking San Diego’s Mission Bay. The complex’s central location gives students access to nearby beaches, water-sport facilities, and an array of local bars and restaurants. One of Pacific Beach’s highlights is its coastline of pristine, white-sand beaches outlined by a bustling boardwalk and budget-friendly eateries. The boardwalk is typically filled with pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and beachgoers, and you can find an assortment of activities any day of the week, ranging from surf contests to festivals and concerts.

PB (local speak for “Pacific Beach”) is one of San Diego’s best areas for nightlife. As the sun goes down, PB changes from hazy beach town to bright and bustling bar scene. Dancing, live music, and San Diego’s hottest beach clubs are all within walking distance from the beach and the AVA complex. Commuters, enjoy access to Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, the San Diego Freeway (I-5), Ocean Beach Freeway (I-8), La Jolla, Sea World, and the San Diego International Airport. Students taking public transportation can catch the main bus #30 into La Jolla—the nearest stop is just 10 minutes’ walking


Ingraham Street,
San Diego,
CA 92109

Phone Number


Emergency Number

+1 (858) 449-3758


Free sell 4 weeks prior to arrival. On Request during peak season.

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday
    Check in: after 16:00

  • Departure day: Saturday
    Check out: before 11am

Journey to school

AVA is located approx. 45 minutes from EC San Diego by bus and about 15 minutes by car. The time from the residence to the bus stop on foot is 4 minutes.

Directions by Bus:

There is a bus stop directly outside of AVA. Take the number 9 bus in the direction of Pacific Beach and exit at Mission Blvd. and Hornblend Street. Take the number 30 bus in the direction of ‘UTC/VA Hospital’. Exit the bus in downtown La Jolla at Silverado Street and Herschel Ave. Turn left and walk to Girard Avenue. Turn right onto Girard Ave and walk to the end of the street. You will see The Living Room Café, cross the street, turn right and walk down the stairs to your left. EC San Diego’s entrance is across the plaza. Student can purchase a bus pass from local supermarkets. The nearest place to purchase a bus card from AVA is the Vons market, located at 1680 Garnet Avenue, San Diego CA 92109. The Vons is within 15 minutes’ walking from AVA.

Directions by Car:
Head North on Ingraham Street from AVA towards Pacific Beach Drive. Continue on Foothill Blvd. leading into Turquoise Street. The street turns slightly to the right becoming La Jolla Blvd – follow this all the way to Prospect Street.  Take a right at the La Jolla Blvd. and Prospect Street intersection. EC San Diego is located at the intersection of Prospect and Girard Avenue, at 1012 Prospect Street. Our school can be difficult to see from street-level, so look for The Living Room Café and the school is located just downstairs from the café’s outside area.


Cancellation prior to arrival

EC accommodation: Students cancelling fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a one week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and accommodation placement fee. -  Non-EC accommodation (i.e. accommodation contracted by EC through external suppliers) have different cancellation terms. For hotels and self-catering apartments booked through EC but not featured in the EC Price List, reservations must be cancelled 30 days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation fee which may amount to the full stay charge. For this reason we remind you that in cases of hotel or self-catering apartment bookings, payment in full is expected one month prior to arrival. EC will inform you of the booking terms when confirming the booking. 

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If the 4 week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply. Please note: Certain accommodation options may be subject to special cancellation charges. Should these differ from above, students will be notified at the time of cancellation.

Airport Pickup

If you booked an airport pickup, a driver from La Class Transportation will wait for you at the information desk in baggage claims area, holding a sign with your name on it. If your flight is delayed, or for any other emergency, please call the EC San Diego emergency phone number at +1 (858) 449 3758. If you do not have a phone, ask the information desk to call the number for you as they are always more than happy to assist.

Other ways to get to your residence

Take a taxi to the apartment complex by giving them the address listed above. When you arrive, please follow the instructions given to you in your accommodation confirmation letter to access your apartment.

Arrival Procedures

Once you arrive at AVA, follow the instructions on the KAMO housing reservation sheet which has your unit number, a map and apartment rules. Do not go directly to the reception or lobby. Outside the building, there is a lockbox on a gate located on the left side of the main entrance. This lockbox contains a remote-control key which you can use to enter AVA lobby and then continue to your apartment building. The code for the lockbox is 1-2-3-5. Inside your room, there will be a welcome letter for you containing information about orientation. The phone number and wireless access codes are on the Information Sheet on the wall inside the apartment.

If for any reason, you have problems getting access to your apartment, you can reach a Kamo Housing representative, at +1 858 688 8792.  You can also reach a member of EC San Diego at +1 858 449 3758.  If there is no answer, please leave your name, telephone number, and a message regarding the problem you are having.  An EC San Diego staff member will return your call as quickly as possible.


  • All apartments are single gender (not mixed)
  • Students must be 18+ to choose this accommodation
  • A $150 security refundable deposit, payable by credit card, is required upon arrival. Should no damage to property be encountered upon inspection, students will be refunded from 4-6 weeks following departure. (detailed check out procedure will be given on the last Wednesday of your stay)
  • Parking permits available for $50 (regardless of length of stay) – uncovered parking only
  • Please make sure to contact the EC San Diego Emergency phone if there is any problem with your apartment, or if you are unsure about how to check in to your apartment: EC Emergency number is +1 (858) 449-3758
  • Both female only and male only apartments are subject to availability