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Kennebeck Ct. 'Dollhouse' apt., 30 seconds to sand, WIFI, BBQ, Reviews!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms + cozy sleeping loft, sleeps 4-5

Fourteen years ago we bought the beach house that our family had rented for many years. We're on the ocean side of Mission Beach, 6 blocks north of Belmont Park, on beautiful Kennebeck Court. This listing is for the “dollhouse” guest apartment located behind the main house. Only two houses between us and the beautiful sand of Mission Beach; walk there in 30 seconds (or less!).

Cute, clean, and close to the beach, the dollhouse is perfect for singles, couples, corporate travelers, & small families. This charming, 2nd floor guest apartment has vaulted & beamed ceilings with sky lights that let in tons of natural light in. Built in the 1930's, it has all the charming touches: crystal door knobs, the original wood floors, and flower boxes. Beach themed decorations compliment the comfortable dollhouse style.

Sleeping arrangements: There are two bedrooms plus a small sleeping loft that is reached by ladder (see picture). The master bedroom has a queen bed (new Tuft & Needle mattress March 2017) , the second bedroom has two twins, and the loft has one twin. The loft is a fun spot for older children and the young-at-heart, but is not suitable sleeping space for young children.

There is one full bath, and you’ll never run out of hot water thanks to the latest on-demand water heaters.

The kitchen is generously stocked with everything you might need, including a gas range, microwave, and dishwasher. Breakfast bar seats 4. Plenty of cabinets and a large pantry, too.

Parking: One garage parking spot is included with apartment rental. (Note: Full size SUV will fit, but may be a tight fit. Oversize vehicles may not fit so plan accordingly. We are unable to provide any other parking except the garage spot.)

Outside areas: The dollhouse has its own small, private, (not shared) patio with gas BBQ. A brick walkway leads to a private gate onto our court.

Other amenities:

-No Keys! Front door and garage have keyless entry. No keys to pick up or keep track of.

-Brand new 42' HD TV with on-Demand, full cable line up, all the premium channels and a DVD player.

-the dollhouse has its own strong WiFi signal.

-ceiling fans in all the rooms. Wall heater for winter.

-For our younger guests, we have a portable crib and high chair.

-All bed linens provided.

-All bath and beach towels provided.

-FREE washer and dryer in the garage for your use, shared with guests in main house.

-Plenty of beach toys, boogie boards, umbrellas's and beach chairs provided.

-We provide all the little things too: paper products for bath and kitchen (paper towels, napkins, toilet paper), bath and hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, ziplock bags and tin foil, and cleaning products.

-Board games and puzzles for quality family time or the occasional rainy day.

Reviews: If you want to know what it's like to stay at our house, be sure to read our reviews!

Please Note: No loud or large parties. No smoking. No pets. We don't rent to under age 30.

Students, sorry this is not a long-term student rental in the off-season.

Large groups inquire about renting the front house: HomeAway #114123. See the link at the bottom of the listing. We can also direct you to other quality rentals on our court.

More Details

Owner
Nancy Whalen
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Nancy Whalen

When we're not at the beach, we live in Phoenix, Arizona, Rick grew up there and Nancy is from Massachusettes and also lived in Wisconsin. We have been married for 35 years and have three grown sons. We go to San Diego as often as we can. We love all the San Diego has to offer and never get tired of acting like tourists. We have enjoyed getting to know families from all over the world who have stayed here, made memories, and filled our guest books.

Nancy Whalen purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Nancy Whalen chose Mission Beach

'The Dollhouse' is a guest apartment attached to the beach house (HomeAway 114123/) that we rented for nine summer vacations, starting when our twins were babies. We love this house and always called it 'our beach house' even before we owned it. In the summer of 2003 we arrived at 'our beach house' and it was 'For Sale!' It is a dream come true to own this house, including the adorable 'dollhouse', and we are very thankful for all the fun times it has provided us, with friends and especially our family. We look forward to spending many happy years with our children and eventually their children in this special place.

What makes this apartment unique

Think about renting BOTH houses together. You can easily sleep 15, with two full kitchens, four full bathrooms, three parking spots, and tons of outdoor space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great vacation for my family. It is away from the public beach parking so there are less people. It was close to all the main attractions and there were plenty of attracions within walking distance. The places to eat were well mapped out by our host and they included all price ranges and food types. We will stay again!
Nov 2008
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mission Beach in San Diego

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Loft - 1 Single Bed , loft reached by ladder. for older kids/adults only
  • 1 loft sleeping area is reached by ladder. A fun spot for your older children and young-at-heart- adults, but not suitable for younger children.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 queen, 2 twins, and sleeping loft. DVD player; private gated entrance; garage parking; Maytag front loading washer and dryer; wood floors; vaulted ceilings; cozy loft. We provide everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. In addition to providing all bed linens, bath and beach towels, we provide bath soap, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8505745 based on 89 reviews
Fargo, ND
5

Great spot for a girls trip

  • 5 of 5

My sister, daughter and I had a wonderful time! The dollhouse had everything we needed for the beach (chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, etc), for cooking, towels, books, games, etc. The beds were cozy and my daughter loved the loft area! Just A few short steps to the beach and a short walk to restaurants and shops. We absolutely loved our time here and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Week at the Dollhouse on Mission Beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a fantastic week in San Diego with dear friends. Great location, really comfortable mattresses and we all loved the showerhead. We had a beautiful afternoon on the America's Cup sailboat, Stars and Stripes, toured the Midway, took a segway tour of La Jolla, the boys went Mako shark fishing, we did the Brothels, Bars and Bites tour of San Diego and ate at wonderful restaurants all week. A truly memorable vacation -and it supported the Phoenix Hope Women's Center. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The dollhouse was the perfect place for a group of friends to meet and have a great 4 day weekend. One block from the boardwalk and walking distance to water sports on the bay side. Nancy supplied a variety of information from activities to restaraunts to grocery stores...even checked on us his email 1/2 way into our trip. Would definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect, great location...

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Close to all that San Diego has to offer. The Dollhouse is like a cottage at the beach. We had our 3 kids, 9, 12 and 15. Everyone had a bed. The master was super comfy. The Dollhouse was well stocked. We could tell that the owners paid attention to every detail. Pots, pans, coffee filters, etc. Everything was well marked. 75 yards at most from the beach. Lots of activity along the walkway. Great people watching. Our boys 9, 12 LOVED Belmont Park, 5 min walk down the beach. Sea World is a 10 min drive and downtown is 20. Many fun restaurants on the beach nearby. Drafts was our favorite. Great neighborhood market a few mins walk as well. Only thing we would have done differently is plan for more time. La Jolla cove was our favorite activity. 15 mins away. Kids love seeing the Sea Lions. We’ll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great place near the beach and everything else in San Diego!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience, and the Dollhouse was great. Perfect for our family of 4. They had everything we needed, and tons of beach toys and equipment for the whole family. Just a minute walk to the beach! Can walk to restaurants, and easily drive to attractions, etc. Would definitely stay there again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, Washington USA
5

Charming and perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Loved proximity to the beach. The place was well equipped with everything we needed. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Beach
Mission Beach, of course. 30 seconds away!
Car: recommended

Mission Beach is a lively beach community with something for everyone! Come find out why we love it so much. Walking distance to many activities, shops, and restaurants, and a short drive to Sea World, La Jolla, Coronado. Old Town, Lego Land, Balboa Park. Ride bikes for miles on the Boardwalk. Swim, surf, body board, sail, roller blade, fish all on Mission Beach. Golfers, you are just a short drive to world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Other Activities: We are easy walking distance to historical Belmont Park.

Golf: Famous Torrey Pines Golf Course is a 20 minute drive north of us in LaJolla.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mission Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,175
for 7 nights
£1,175
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,591
for 7 nights
£1,591
 
 
Peak July
21 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,799
for 7 nights
£1,799
 
 
Late summer 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,591
for 7 nights
£1,591
 
 
End August
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£784
for 4 nights
From
£162
£1,134
£3,255
 
 
Early November
1 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£718
for 4 nights
From
£146
£967
£3,463
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£784
for 4 nights
From
£162
£1,175
 
 
Early December
25 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£718
for 4 nights
From
£146
£967
 
 
Holiday 2018/19
16 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£801
for 4 nights
From
£166
£1,175
 
 
Winter 2019
2 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£718
for 4 nights
From
£146
£1,051
£2,631
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£801
for 4 nights
From
£166
£1,175
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £135.52
Refundable Damage Deposit £94.11

Seven night stays will reflect lower nightly rates. Ask for a discount for a week+ rental.
If you are interested in a monthly rate, please inquire. Monthly rates vary with the season.

Students: sorry, this is not a student rental.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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