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The Sun Catchers ~ Ocean Vu - Steps to the Beach, Sand & Boardwalk Private Deck

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Special Offer: 12% "Early Bird" Discounts for Spring & Summer. 21 May - 27 August

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in San Diego County - The Sun Catchers

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

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. 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!

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandi (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks English

About Sandi

Owner's Map of South Mission Beach My husband and I 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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based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

The Sun Catchers ~ Ocean Vu - Steps to the Beach, Sand & Boardwalk Private Deck
average rating of 4.740741 based on 35 reviews

Cozy and secure

  • 5 of 5

The SunCatchers was the perfect place for me and my two daugthers. It had all the amenities you would need for however long you stay including beach toys, towels, chairs, boogie boards, etc. The ocean is steps away and easily accessed. With the owner righrt downstairs we felt safe, secure and well taken care of. They add a personal touch to your stay. The location is perfect - between bay and ocean, close to Sea World, short walk to Belmont Park, close freeway access. Having your own parking space is a big plus! The owners are honest and friendly. I would recommend small families or couples to stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

We found the Sun Catcher to be perfect for my wife and me. Only a few steps to the board walk and beach which we were on every day. There were a lot of beach items to use as well as bikes which we rode almost daily. The parking was also a plus. We had no trouble with parking a Subaru Outback in the spot.

As for the location, there are a lot of restaurants within biking and walking distance. A few of our favorites were Fat Fish, for Monday lobster and Ale House , for Wednesday $1.00 oysters, and the Draft. We enjoyed seeing dolphins from the pier and beautiful sunsets.

Sun Catcher is very well stocked. Lots of condiments are in the refrigerator and shelves so make sure you look before going to the grocery store. Also movies and a lot of books to read in the condo. Bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed the

table and chairs on the deck as well as the grill.

We had an issue with the DVD player one evening, but Sandi had us a new one in one day so we still could enjoy movies.

We enjoyed all the sites in San Diego which were only a short drive from the Sun Catcher. The price and the location make the Sun Catcher a great value.

Thank you, Sandi, for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this vacation rental just off the beach. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable, with everything you could possibly need included. Sandi (the owner) is an absolute gem and is great to work with. Next time we get down to San Diego, we'll definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property with awesome rooftop deck and close to many attractions!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 9 nights 11/23/2)15, with me having lived in S.D. many years ago, and both of us returning to S.D. for visits several times. Apt. was very clean, with fabulous comfy bed, fully stocked kitchen, and beach toys etc. for use. It was a wonderful rental property with many yummies provided in gift basket. Nice touch Sandi!

The apt. Is in the flight path but did not bother us one bit.. Soothing sound to us, and is also something we quickly adjusted to, but, of course not for everyone. . would definitely return to this beach rental and highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this location for 4 nights. We found it to be clean & cozy with everything one would need for a great vacation! It was close to the beach, but still afforded us privacy on our deck to enjoy a coffee. Sandi was very attentive to make sure we enjoyed our stay to the fullest. We would love to return again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed having you as great guests and hope you are able to return soon. We love our Canadian visitors.
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The property was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. There were no problems

  • 4 of 5

The property was comfortable and proximity to the beach is excellent. We had no problems and would recommend this property. All appliances worked well and were clean. We had plenty of linens. There were beach items such as chairs, umbrellas, etc. that made the experience very nice. We had no negative experiences.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you found everything clean and enjoyed the amenities. We liked you, too, and hope you will return to The Sun Catchers on your next trip from Ohio.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Pennant & The Beachcomber
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Executive & Full
Nearest Train
6 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
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, San Diego County

Special Offer: 12% "Early Bird" Discounts for Spring & Summer.

Special Offer From:
Dates 21-May-2016 to 27-Aug-2016

"Early Bird" discounts end soon. Book now. May-June FOUR NIGHT Min. Saturday to Saturday only in July & August. Rates are for two occupants (children under 14 y/o included free). Location, location, parking, in apartment laundry, "goodie basket", beach towels, umbrella, cooler, boogie boards, chairs, 26" adult beach bikes provided. Exclusive use deck w/BBQ. See photos of "Above the Crowd" view

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Day
26 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Week of July 4th
2 Jul 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
9 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Out of country bank fee £17
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Non-refundable admin fee £34
Tax Rate 11.5%

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.
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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Diego County in California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
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 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 fan, 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
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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