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Late cancellation = July vacancy 12% discount ASK!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, sleeps 4 ~ 720 San Luis Rey Place, San Diego, CA 92109

Vacation, government contract workers , traveling nurses, executive lodging, snow birds. Great above the crowd location in San Diego's South Mission Beach. Private entrance. Living room & bedroom open to private deck. Overlook the action of the boardwalk, volleyball, boating channel and Pacific Ocean or cross over to the white sand and smooth water of Mission Bay. Ocean breezes, and the smell of the sea, calm and rest weary travelers who sometimes have too much fun in the sun. Traveling workers What A Place to Come Home to...The Sun Catchers!

All bed & bath linens, kitchen needs, paper products, complimentary coffee & tea, non-coin laundry, 2 cable TVs, VCR, reading materials & games. Boogie boards, beach bikes, chairs, umbrella, cooler, towels provided.

We want you to come, relax and enjoy beach living at its best. The Sun Catchers in Mission Beach!

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

About Sandi

Owner's Map of South Mission Beach. We grew up in and around San Diego, but we LOVED the life style of Mission Beach and the constant change of the ocean. Ever since we can remember (we have photos of us as toddlers) we were finding ways to get to the beach as often as we could, all seasons of the year. In our high school, college days we were just amazed at time we spent working and playing here. We just couldn't get enough of the beach. There was no question, we had to invest in our own 'South Mission beach house.' We lived, worked, played and retired here. We use The Sun Catchers, our great one bedroom vacation rental above our home and 'Above the Crowd' as our retirement investment. We hope you'll enjoy all that 'our' beach has to offer. You'll want to keep coming back often. Ron & Sandi

Sandi purchased this apartment in 1979

Why Sandi chose San Diego County

South Mission Beach has a unique balance of residential and recreational living. We are a close community with a wide variety of ages, occupations, and life styles on a narrow 'spit' of land without through traffic to other beach areas. This is the cleanest, widest, best of the beaches, neighbors talk with neighbors, and were visitors feel at home.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location. See the guest reviews and how they feel about our home-away from- home amenities. So many repeat guests must know something is special and thus keep coming back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sandi,

I can’t believe it has taken me a couple of days to write this note. I guess I am moving more slowly with the cold weather. [Seattle, WA] Anyway, that was such a nice break for us and I know I keep saying it but we feel so comfortable and at home at Sun Catchers. [10 days] I also wanted to mention that we really were able to cook very nicely for our small T-day party. The apt. is so well equipped. .... We did a lot of cooking!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday! Saludos, carol and john
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mission Beach in San Diego

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hair dryer, soap and paper products.
  • Relax on tiled bench in shower, shower/water wands make sure no beach sand sticks in sneaky places.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double Futon lvg rm
  • Lots of extra room for single roll-away and PacknPlay in bedroom. Separate screened doorway to deck allows monitoring of sleeping child. All bed and bath linens provided. Overhead fans, 2 cable TV and comfortable Captain's Chair in bedroom for away from the action relaxation.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 1 twin roll a-way, 1 PacknPlay, 1 double sleeper sofa. Steps to the beach, bikes, beach towels, beach umbrella, boogie boards, ice chest, sand toys, Exclusive use full sun deck with gas BBQ, table & chairs, sun bench and view of beach volleyball, basketball courts, grass park and jetty/boating channel entrance to Mission Bay. Volleyballs, basketball and horse shoes provided. Complimentary coffee and tea; paper products, in-apartment non-coin laundry.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Late cancellation = July vacancy 12% discount ASK!
average rating of 4.75 based on 44 reviews

Perfect destination for Travel Nurses!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are both travel nurses. We stayed here for 3 months during our contract in San Diego. This place is AMAZING, 10 second walk from the beach, plenty of beach gear, cruiser bikes for the nearby bike trails and best of all the owner Sandi!!

This place has all the amenities even lightning fast internet if you use the cable connection! The one thing that makes this place great is Sandi. She is the owner, operator, travel guide and historian. She has also planned for ANY problem that could come up and will help with any difficulty. Also, this place comes with its own parking spot...something very limited on Mission Beach. If you do have 2 cars there are FREE nearby 24 hour lots just a 5 min beach walk away. If you want to be close to all the action, have a great time, this is the place to book!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jake & Mackenzie, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review! I miss you two a lot and hope you get to come back this way again. Your family and friends were super guests and you were to best to share the holidays with. I'll think of you every Christmas with great joy. Blessings and keep me informed on your nursing travels. Sandi
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Cute bungalow in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Sun Catchers! Sandi has a great pace place that feels like home. Even though we had some rain on our last couple of days, it was still comfortable to lounge inside and watch the storm.

The patio was so nice for the sunny days and the location is great for walking down on the beach.

The neighborhood is quiet except for the planes coming in and out of the airport, but you get used to that quickly. We liked the area because it's away from the tourists but still a short drive from all the great local favorite places.

We will definitely stay again if we are back in San Diego!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and Darla, Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as guests and hope you find your way back to the west coast and The Sun Catchers again soon. Best and warmest regards. Sandi
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Great Location and host

  • 4 of 5

Was a great place to homestead from for the beach and other places to view. Mostly stayed on the Beach about 75 yards from the condo, great selection of chairs, beach accouterments, umbrellas, and the option to use the available beach cruiser bikes. Easy walk or ride to many Mission Beach and Pacific Beach locales. Great location to run a 3.5 to 6 mile run along the beach or bay. Need to use the "ocean air conditioning" when it gets warm, but we got used to the open doors/windows/fan and were able to be comfortable. Just the easy access and good furnishings/equipment makes it worth returning. Thanks Sandi!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Pat, for taking the time to write this review. You were great guests and hope you will be able to return soon. -Sandi
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the sun catcher

  • 4 of 5

the sun catcher has a great location close to everything real nice and clean apt. Sandi is a great hostess very pleasant person to deal with. everything you will need she has there. bikes and beach toys. you will hear the planes leaving S.D. but the location is well worth it. we had a blast

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, Vicki. Glad to hear you had a blast. Thanks for the review. I look forward to having you back on your next visit to the beach. -S
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Our new favorite MB vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at the Suncatchers. Sandi's instructions were easy to follow for unloading and parking, she was very quick to call us back when we couldn't find the parking pass (we were just overlooking it), and she promptly called to check on us when there were power outages all along MB one day. The property is well decorated, and we loved being on the second story for lots of natural light and a good cross-breeze to keep the place cool, plus the nice balcony. All of the beach equipment described was there and in good shape, and we took full advantage of the bikes for plenty of cruising along MB and even up to Pacific Beach (turned out to be a quicker ride than I'd have imagined, especially if you take the strandway as much as you can to avoid dodging folks on the boardwalk). And while I could probably sleep on rocks and be fine, my wife was quick to point out the queen bed was very comfortable, which is important for weeklong stays. In fact, her only "complaint" about anything was that Licorice wasn't there over the weekend to help with her doggie withdrawals haha! Having stayed in a few different 'condos' on MB over the past 6 years, this is our new favorite and we'll definitely look to book again on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. I thoroughly enjoyed having you here as excellent visitors and am so glad you want to make The Sun Catchers your new home-away-from home. Please come back soon; we just installed new floors. -Sandi
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Wonderful relaxing place loved it

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was amazing. We were met by Sandi and made us feel very welcome. The welcoming pack of food and goodies were great so thoughtful.So comfortable and everything you could want or need. Loved the balcony for breakfast and lunch! Such an ideal spot and the walk along the beach breath taking and watching the sunsets. Would love to stay there again in the future. Thankyou Sandi for letting us stay. Kind regards Rita and Kevin McCarthy

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rita &Kevin, Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. I really enjoyed having you as guests and sincerely hope that if your travels from UK bring you back to the west coast of the USA you will be able to stay with again. Best regards for a safe trip back home. Saludos, Sandi
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Pennant & The Beachcomber
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
To Coronado
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Executive & Full
Nearest Train
6 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
I-5 & I-8
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gabbiano's, Wave House, Coaster, Saska's, etc. etc
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
water ski
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Life guarded swim, surf, fishing, scuba, shoreline
Car: recommended

Stroll the Mission Beach sea shore, boardwalk or bayside, watch the sun rise and sunset plus Sea World fireworks at night. A short 5 minute walk to the local market, liquor store, eateries and two visitor friendly pubs. Add 2 minutes and a unisex salon, kayak and sailboard rentals. The Amusement Park with indoor pool, tog shops plus blade, bike and boards rentals. Sportsfishing, para-sailing and Sea World are just across the bridge. 15 minutes to San Diego airport, 20 minutes to the San Diego Zoo, stadium, Gaslamp Quarter & Convention Center, La Jolla, universities and Torrey Pines Golf.

Other Activities: SeaWorld, Zoo, In-door Pool and Fitness, Amusement Center, Canoeing, deep sea fishing, Balboa Park & Museums, La Jolla, Convention Center, Baseball,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mission Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Pre-Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Fourth of July
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
High summer
8 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
End of Summer
5 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Non-refundable admin fee £38.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
If out of country bank £38.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

All rates based on occupancy of 2. Maximum occupancy of 4. All 14 y/o = adult.
Refundable deposit includes shared exit cleaning.
No weekend party rentals or student "events".
Major holidays may be exempt from discounts; may not combine special offers/discounts.
Monthly rate may vary depending on holidays within the month, additional parking, and cleaning fees.
Maximum 2 adults on monthly + add'l fees clean & parking.
***PLEASE NOTE*****Travel insurance is highly recommended due to 30 day non refundable requirement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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