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Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. 2BR+loft. Read all 59 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

Thirteen 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”, the 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)

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 Maytag front-loading 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 all of our wonderful five star 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

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 34 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 San Diego County

'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
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 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 , for older children 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
  • 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
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(64 traveller reviews)

Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. 2BR+loft. Read all 59 Reviews!
average rating of 4.84375 based on 66 reviews
5

A delightful place, we'll equipped, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation, staying here and in the main house. This was a perfect place for the rwo older generations to retreat after time in the front house with the energy of the younger two generations! What a fantastic vacation! Walking to the beach, easy drive to attractions, shopping, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location.....

  • 4 of 5

The Dollhouse is in a great spot, right near the beach, cafes, easy access to SeaWorld, La Jolla and downtown area. Be aware parking is super tight in anything above a Prius and this isn't helped by the people across the lane always leaving their rubbish bins in the street. The accommodation is comfortable and clean, it represents good value.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenny, Thanks for visiting from Australia. We are glad you enjoyed the dollhouse. I apologize that the neighbor's left their trash cans in your way and made it difficult to get in the garage. We are working with them to avoid this in the future. Parking is tight in Mission Beach and we are no exception. However, the garage is large enough to fit a full size vehicle. Our cleaning company regularly parks a full size passenger van in the garage and our family and many of our guests park large vehicles in the garage. We are sorry you had trouble parking. thank you for staying at the dollhouse and we do hope you'll visit again.
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Wonderful Beach Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We love this darling "dollhouse" retreat! Clean, cozy, and just 1 block from the beach, restaurants, and nearby activities, it is the perfect place to stay for some relaxing beach time! Our family looks forward to coming every year and we can't wait to go again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great little house for a small family near the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

The dollhouse is exactly as advertised and photographed. The house is a perfect house for a small family (we are a family of 4 with a 6 and 9 year old) -plenty of space for everyone!

Kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to cook for your family. Bedrooms are comfortable and the living room had space for everyone. My kids loved the little loft - they didn't sleep up there but did play lego and iPads up there a lot (that was their favorite part of the vacation). The house is a few seconds walk from both the ocean and the bay. My kids loved jumping in the waves and searching for shells and sand dollars.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place in a great location with excellent hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five spent a week in the Dollhouse. The place was perfect for us. Our son stayed in the loft and our girls shared the 2nd bedroom with it's twin beds. The kitchen was well equipped but there were also plenty of good restaurants within easy walking distance. There were boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and the rest for a fun day at the beach. We enjoyed the board games when we had rain on the first day. Nancy was great with detailed instructions for everything. The garage had plenty of room for our small SUV. We would certainly stay again and highly recommend this affordable spacious place to others.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a short trip to San Diego, and loved staying at the dollhouse. Nancy was great responding to a few minor things that needed to be fixed, and the house was great. We stayed with our 7,6 and 4 year old and had plenty of room. The kids loved the boogie boards we used on the beach, and we appreciated all the things that were there since we didn't have to bring them ourselves (beach towels, toys and so much more). We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mission Beach, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£780
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,249
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,249
for 7 nights
£1,249
 
 
Peak Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,912
for 7 nights
£1,912
 
 
Late Summer 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 7 nights
£1,470
 
 
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£780
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,205
 
 
Early November
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£710
for 4 nights
From
£141
£1,028
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£780
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,249
 
 
Early December
26 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£710
for 4 nights
From
£141
£1,028
 
 
Holiday
21 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£780
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,249
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£851
for 4 nights
From
£177
£1,249
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £144
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.
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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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