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Beach & Bay Escape, So.Mission Beach, San Diego/Wi-Fi/Garage

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This charming and spacious first floor unit duplex is located just steps (89 to be exact) to the sands of Mission Bay in the exclusive South Mission Beach District of San Diego. San Diego is widely known as 'America's Finest City.' The property setting is unique - it's adjacent to Mission Bay Park, on a 2.5 mile-long peninsula, only two blocks wide. The ocean is a short block and a half to the west. Enjoy the serenity of the Bay or the roar of the Pacific in this special location, with its magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

The beach house has a gray exterior and cobalt blue awnings which gives it a charming 'nautical' appearance. It's located three houses in from the Bay, on a small street near the south end of Mission Boulevard, and very near the jetty. The private patio is a great place to relax. It is nicely landscaped, and has new patio furniture and barbecue.

For those who desire more activity, there are miles of boardwalk on both ocean side and bay side for walking, roller blading, and bicycling. Kayaks, beach bikes, sand chairs, sand toys, and boogie boards are available for your use at no charge.

Bring your laptop to check email, etc. We now have wi-fi high speed internet service.

The unit is immaculate, is decorated with attention to details, has newly-refinished hardwood floors in the living and dining areas and in the bedroom, and has a well-equipped kitchen. It's a perfect retreat for singles, couples, or small families. It is completely furnished for a very comfortable extended stay.

Bedding Information: one queen-size bed in bedroom; one full-size futon in living room.

Occupancy limited to four persons maximum. This unit is not a good fit for four unrelated adults due to sleeping space limitations and privacy considerations.

Contact Information: Please email anytime. We will respond to your email within one day, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


*No smoking or pets allowed.

*Check-in after 2:00 p.m. Check-out by 10:00 a.m.

*There is no room tax for stays of a month or more (28 nights/4 consecutive weeks are considered a month).

*Information such as obtaining keys and whom to call for assistance will be sent after receipt of final payment.

*Adult renters must be 21 or older.

*Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Noise ordinances are strictly enforced. This is a quiet residential neighborhood and large parties are prohibited.

Keywords: Duplex/First Floor Unit

More Details

Ken & Beverly Groth
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks. It was a great place in a great location. We had a fun weekend!
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mission Beach in San Diego

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum Occupancy: 4 This unit is not a good fit for 4 unrelated adults due to sleeping space and privacy considerations.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in tile shower. No tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size futon in living room. This unit is not a good fit for four unrelated adults due to sleeping space limitations and privacy considerations.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Reserved Garage Parking, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Blender, Electric Teakettle,Hair Dryer, DVD/VCR, Private Patio, Beach Towels, Bicycles, Beach Chairs, Kayaks, Iron/Ironing Board, Games for Adults, Games for Kids, Extensive Book Collection, Alarm Clock, Toaster.


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Beach & Bay Escape, So.Mission Beach, San Diego/Wi-Fi/Garage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Surf's Up! Fantastic 4 days at the Beach & Bay Escape

  • 5 of 5

Bev & Ken/Jack & Kirsten are great to work with...very clear instructions for access and household "operations. All was as described, yet better, as you cannot put into words the beach ambiance and the activity enabling amenities (e.g. bikes, skim boards, body boards, kayaks, beach chairs, etc.) provided as part of the rental (The garage parking was a welcomed bonus). Having grown up nearby, I would very much encourage anyone visiting the area to stay here as the location is primo and the amenities mentioned above serve as a springboard to the beach culture/experience that, in my humble opinion, is the true essence of what is great about San Diego. The location provides VERY easy access to I-8 and I-5 and just minutes south/southeast to Sea World, Old Town, Downtown, Petco Park, the Zoo, the Airport; north to La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, etc.. That said, I recommend you catch all of those things on a separate trip...sit tight, hang around and enjoy the beach and bay experience for your stay...you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very thorough and positive review of our property. Your having grown up in the area makes your review even more relevant and appreciated. Knowing the South Mission Beach area so well gives you a more complete picture than a new visitor might be able to give. We work hard to stay current with maintenance, updating, and amenities to create an ambience of a relaxing yet invigorating beach experience. We enjoy having many return guests because of very positive reviews such as yours. We would love to have you back at any time in the future!
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AMAZING LOCATION!! Cozy, TONS of beach equipment...would love to go again!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was absolutely magical!! *Sigh* Where to begin...

First of all, allow me to get the only ever-so-slightly negative part out of the way so I can rave about the good parts. My group and I were expecting 1 bedroom in the cottage as the description states, but it was actually a closed-off space without a separating door. So it went from the living room down a short hallway and straight into the room without a door. (Maybe it's still considered an official room because it's separated enough?) We had no problem with it because it was still separated enough from the living room, but don't be too disappointed if you expect an actual closed-off room with a door.

Now for the good stuff... This cottage was LOVELY! One of the best things about this stay was all the extras that came with it: beach cruisers, kayaks, boogie boards, beach towels, chairs, beach bags, pots, pans--everything we needed, and so much more, were included with the cottage. All these additional activities would have cost extra otherwise, but I truly feel that we made our trips to the beach and bay much more worthwhile by utilizing the bonus equipment.

I can't say enough about the location!! The cottage was so close to the bay that I could walk there with my eyes closed, and the beach was just a short walk away. It was also great that we were at the south end of Mission Beach, since it tends to be much less crowded than central and northern Mission Beach. The garage that came with the place was incredibly helpful, too. We kept the car parked in the garage, walked to the neighborhood market and some shops and restaurants, and rode the beach cruisers to shops around Belmont Park and Pacific Beach (highlight of my trip!!). Honestly, with the beach cruisers, the whole Mission Beach is at your doorstep.

Bev and Ken were wonderful to work with! Any questions you ask either before or after booking, they will be responsive, considerate, and so helpful. Kirsten upstairs was also lovely and so kind! The self check-in process was very simple and organized, as well as the check-out process. This is such a cozy beach cottage--we found ourselves excited to go back to it every night. We have already started planning our next trip to San Diego!! Definitely would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful weekend!! The home was clean, cozy and perfect! we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This amazing little home was perfect for us! We will definitely be back! We were in walking distance of everything, so convenient! Bed was super comfortable and the owners were very nice and pleasant to deal with. We look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at the beach house. They had everything you need. Washer and dryer for a small fee of 4 dollars a load. We used the bike and kayaks. The location is great. All the neighbors were so nice. It was quiet at night. We never had any problems. We hope to stay again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our beach house in San Diego. We appreciate your very positive comments. We are very pleased to know that you plan a return trip soon.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lindbergh Airport
Car: recommended

Nearby Attractions, Many Fine Restaurants, Specialty Shops, and Nightlife are a short Distance away, World-Famous Sea World is just 5 minutes away, Enjoy the colorful fireworks show from Sea World each evening, seen across Mission Bay, Historic Old Town, the Gaslamp District, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, La Jolla, and Del Mar are within a 15 minute drive, Belmont Amusement Park is 3/4 mile away, The wooden track roller coaster was built in 1927, and is the largest in the country, The Olympic-size fresh water pool, located in the park, and known as 'The Plunge' is a great place for swimming for both children and adults, Both roller coaster and pool are open year round, Less than an hour's drive away are Mexico to the South and Legoland to the North, Parks, Kayaking - ALL Close By


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage 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
LOW #1
1 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
LOW #2
1 Sep 2018 - 31 May 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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