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R & R - Lovely, Large 1,775 sf Mission Beach Family Home - Steps to Bay/Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,775 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

You will love the comfort of our beach home. This is not a condo or town home. It is a large home (1,775 sf) in a great part of Mission Beach that we bought because of its great location, large floor plan, nice bedrooms, garage, in unit washer/dryer, and most of all, closeness to the Bay and ocean, restaurants and numerous activities of Mission and Pacific Beaches!

Our house has tile and wood floors through out. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 1 on each floor, provide lots of privacy and makes it perfect for several couples, a couple of families or an extended family. Two families can easily share this house with a queen bed and bath on the 1st floor and a queen bed and two single beds and en-suite bathroom on the 3rd floor. The 2nd floor has a bedroom with a full size bed along with an extra long and deep queen pull-out sofa bed in the living room and a full bathroom. We have done our best to provide full amenities - towels, linens, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, 5 beach cruisers, coolers and beach toys. We have a fully equipped kitchen with coffee and latte machines, bar-b-q, fire pit - everything is provided so al you need to bring is your clothes and any personal items. There are TVs in each bedroom and a 55in TV in the living room.

2 car garage is a GREAT amenity for the beach, as well as our in-home washer and dryer. The entire house was remodeled and updated in September of 2011 including brand new furniture inside and out, and appliances all updated since then. We bought a new queen sleeper sofa June, 2016.

Being so close to the ocean, the bay with views of both , restaurants, shopping and every type of water and land sport makes it so comfortable and relaxing. You can walk or ride bikes to nearly anything you may want to do. With the bike and walking paths around the bay and along the beach, there is really no need to take your car out of the garage once you arrive. We provide 5 beach cruisers with locks and there are 2 bike rental shops less than 1 block away.

Have breakfast at The Mission Cafe on Mission Blvd is a must. Or a great morning walk to the historic Crystal Pier and you can enjoy Kono's Cafe for breakfast or lunch. Walk to World Famous, Guava Beach, Single Fin, The Local, the Cabo Beach Cantina for great dinners and watch the sunset. Catamaran Resort and Spa is a short walk away if you want to workout in the gym or enjoy the spa and be pampered.

Golf? Catch a quick 9 holes of golf on the Mission Bay Golf Course (3 miles away) or drive up the coast to the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course (10 miles away, 36 holes on North and South courses and home of 2008 U.S. Open). Riverwalk and Presidio Golf Courses are only a few minutes away.

During the summer, watch the fireworks at Sea World every night from the 3rd floor balcony or sit on the sand on the bay. Visit Humphrey's by the Bay for an outstanding outdoor concert. Jump on the bikes to visit JRDN at Tower 23 - one of the nicest restaurants in the beach area - or Cass St Bar and Grill or The Fishery, or visit any of the great spots on Garnet Ave for shopping and great fun bars / gastropubs / restaurants.

Perfect location for riding your bike along the beach or around the bay, or take a walk and enjoy a sunset. Great front yard for bar-b-ques and just relaxing from a long day of activities.

Keywords: House, Bay side, Ocean, large, comfortable, quiet, Beach, 3bd/3ba, sleeps 10, garage, remodeled 2011, all amenities, beach bikes, 2 car garage, W/D European feel.

More Details

Tim & Jann
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Tim & Jann

Tim was born and raised in San Diego, graduating from San Diego State while living in Mission Beach. After living around the country for several years, training for the US National and Olympic Rowing Team he returned to Southern California and S.D., living in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.

Jann also traveled and lived in many places as well. A native of San Francisco she has always loved San Diego. When she and Tim got married they built a beautiful home in Pacific Beach with views of the ocean and bay but always wanted to live on the water. Our jobs took us to Newport Beach in 2007 but we have always wanted to move back to the San Diego beach life style which is so unique, inviting and relaxing.

Although we travel a lot we always come back to San Diego, this is the home that we plan to retire to someday. Retirement is still a few years away for us, but in the meantime we are happy to offer and share our lovely home to those who love or want to experience living at the beach.

Tim & Jann purchased this house in 2011

Why Tim & Jann chose San Diego County

When Jann met Tim, he lived in Mission Beach. When she moved to live in San Diego, she loved the beach and the lifestyle. We built a beautiful home in Pacific Beach near Mount Soledad and La Jolla and the beaches.

We moved to Newport Beach for Jann's promotion a few years ago. We enjoy Newport Beach but when we started to talk about where we would like to live when we retire someday, our thoughts immediately turned to returning to and living in Mission Beach and once again enjoy living the beach lifestyle that we loved.

This is the house that we will plan to return to live someday. We love the outdoors and this location definitely provides that. The access from this location to the beach and bay are unsurpassed. The activities of the area are limited only by your energy and imagination. Or simply sit down, relax and enjoy the peace and serenity of the bay, or the energy and activity of the beach. And there really is nothing like a sunset on the Pacific Ocean.....

What makes this house unique

A great house in a great location (!!!) in Mission Beach just steps to the sand. We fell in love with this location when we found this house! And we receive many great comments from our tenants about the location of the house, as well as the house accommodations. We lived in the house for the first month while we remodeled and loved every minute of it and spend time in the house a couple of times during the summer ourselves. We have built two homes from the ground up. Jann loves decorating and did a wonderful job decorating this house, again adding to the comfort you will experience in this home.

So many things to do! Mission Bay Sport Center and the Catamaran Resort and Spa are both a short walk away and have every water craft or water toy you could want - sailboat, catamaran, SUP, kayak, jet pack - you name it! The Catamaran Resort and Spa is a full service spa with a great fitness center that looks out onto the Bay. We have provided 5 new beach cruisers and there are two great bike rental shops that are less than 1 block away.

Great access and easy walking distance to restaurants and things to do. World Famous, Single Fin, The Local, Guava Beach Bar and Grill, Cabo Beach Cantina are all walking distance. The list of restaurants within riding bike distance is too long to list here.

If you have a special event (besides vacationing in our house) - a party , a wedding, a reception, an anniversary party - and need a special place to rent for the occasion, ask Tim about the Garty Family Pavilion at the San Diego Rowing Club for more information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Last minute rental. Were fortunate to find this house. Large and comfortable and great location. 3 BR's and 3 BA's on 3 floors was perfect for combination of adults and kids. House could just as easily accommodate 3 couples.

Had previously stayed on the beach side of Mission Beach and it was a bit busy and noisy for liking. This house is 2 doors from the Bay which was wonderfully peaceful, but still only 1 block from the ocean, so the beach and ocean were still conveniently close.

Family enjoyed the amenities of the home and the variety of activities mentioned that were available in the area was no exaggeration.

There has obviously been a lot of work put into setting up the house to comfortable for their guests.

Will definitely look forward to visiting here again next year.
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mission Beach in San Diego

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 bathrooms, one on each floor with each bedroom. One bathroom en-suite with upstairs Master Bedroom suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size pull-out sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom also has two twin size beds
  • First Floor bedroom - Queen sized bed with bathroom down the hall Second Floor Bedroom - Full size bed with bathroom in hallway. Second Floor - Living Room - Queen size pull out sofa bed. Shares bathroom with 2nd Floor bedroom Third Floor Master Suite - Queen size bed with ensuite bathroom. Also, two (2) twin size beds in Master Suite.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- Access to Mission Bay (steps away) and Pacific Ocean ( 1-1/2 blocks) cannot beat location and proximity to activities including the ocean, bay, restaurants, Sea World, downtown San Diego and night life. - Bikes and beach equipment all nearby. Rent bikes and beach stuff at Radd Action Sport and Kings Cruiser (1 block away) - Water activities and rentals at Mission Bay Sportcenter, Mission Bay Aquatic Center or Catamaran Resort and Spa where you can rent anything for the water. - Large area for outdoor entertaining. - Brand new furniture and recently remodeled in September of 2011


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R & R - Lovely, Large 1,775 sf Mission Beach Family Home - Steps to Bay/Ocean
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a great time at our rental on Mission Beach! We just got home and are sorry we won't be able to enjoy this lovingly cared for home any longer!! From the moment we got there, we were overwhelmed with the beauty of this home and its great location. It is steps from the bay and the ocean. We did not drive our car all week and walked or biked everywhere! The owners thought of everything to make our stay effortless. From the beach chairs, bikes, beach toys and numerous towels to the great accommodations and kitchen, we were destined to have a great time! We used the propane grill many nights and walked to dinner on those nights we didn't feel like cooking. The three bedrooms, extra beds and pullout couch provided more than enough space for our group of 7 but know it can accommodate up to 10 people! We highly recommend this home if you are looking for a quiet, family-oriented retreat. We still were able to walk and bike to the Boardwalk and Belmont Park to provide more fun for the kids. We even walked and biked to the grocery store for those extras that we needed. All in all, a wonderful, memorable trip. Thank you for everything!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time and the beautiful review. And thank you for being wonderful guests. Best wishes, Tim and Jann
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Classy place for families who like the Bay and Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! My family stayed a week and loved the house! It is spacious and tastefully decorated, and in a perfect location if you want to spend time on the beach of Mission Bay or the beach of the ocean. The neighborhood is quiet but close to restaurants and night life. The house had beach chairs, towels, toys, bikes, and even umbrellas! The owners were wonderfully responsive if we needed anything, and we're really appreciative. If you want a nice place in a great location, this is it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob - thank you very much for the great review! And thank you too for your help with the bikes. We were able to get new bikes delevered that afternoon so our next tenants were set to go when they arrived. Could not have done that without your help. Thanks again for staying with us! All the best, Tim and Jann
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Great experience!!

  • 5 of 5

My party stayed at this property in August 2016. The property was in a perfect location. Easy access to both the beach and great views of the bay. It was nice to wake up in the morning to see the paddleboarders gliding over the bay. The home was very spacious for our party of five. Everyone had their own bedroom & bath, one on each level, so you never felt cramped. We spent a lot of time on the patio, grilling every night. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly need. We loved having access to five beach cruisers so that we could ride to all the bars & restaurants along the boardwalk. It was also great that the home is pet friendly, however, we have an old labrador and she wasn't able to roam around very well due to having a lot of stairs in the home. This was the only negative thing I can say about our experience and that in no way reflects on the accommodations provided. I would highly recommend this property to all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Extremely family orientated.

  • 5 of 5

We had four adults and three teenagers (13, 13 and 15) . The house comfortably accommodated all our needs. We took full advantage of the beach toys and towels and umbrellas. Close walk to the Bay. We rented kayaks and paddle boards from the Catamaran, five minute beach boardwalk away. We just pulled them up to the beach and all shared in the water activities (well, some of us just sat under the umbrella with a book.)

The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. The cooks were able to enjoy the company of others gathered around the half circle bar. Nice beginning of the day for breakfast while we made plans for the day . . . even nicer for preparing dinner after a sun filled day. . . sharing our stories of our adventures.

We usually ate dinner on the front patio. So very nice to spend so much time outside.

Overall, the house met all our needs. Everything is very well kept up and clean. Great vacation house. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week spent in Mission/Pacific beach. Can not say enough great things about this house and the owners as well. The house was exactly as described and looks exactly like the pictures. We have stayed in many vacation houses where things definitely did not live up to expectations, but this house did not disappoint. The space is perfect for multiple families. We had 2 families with small children and everyone fit comfortably. They have every single beach item you could want, from towels, to toys, even a wagon for carting it all to the beach. The beach cruisers were a great bonus to have as well. The location on the bay side is perfect for little kids and is much quieter than the beach side, however, the beach is also just a short walk away. So close, we could easily run back to the house for snacks/bathroom breaks, etc. When we arrived, there were a few minor repairs that were needed (nothing that HAD to be done), and Tim and Jann were immediately responsive and had the repairs completed the next day. I have never worked with owners who were so responsive and available. It really made our vacation that much better. We will definitely try to return here next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana - Very nice! Thank you very much for the nice review. We will look forward to your return next summer! :) All the best, Tim and Jann
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful San Diego/Mission Beach! Our family was so comfortable in this lovely vacation home! The kitchen had everything we needed to make our meals at home. The pots and pans where a big thumbs up from our family cooks. Fans, of which there were plenty, helped cool down the home during the hot part of the day and cool delightful breezes did the job starting at sunset. Big hit were the bicycles! One was flat when we first arrived but a call to the owner fixed that in about a couple of hours! House is close to everything you will need for your stay. We can't say enough about this wonderful house and city!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary - Thank you very much for the wonderful review!! We are happy that you had a great time!! Cheers, Tim & Jann
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Single Fin, Saska's, Guava Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mission Bay, Riverwalk, Presidio, Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Santa Fe Train Station, San Diego
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 5 and Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
Greek Gyros, Single Fin, Saska's on Mission Blvd
Nearest Beach
Mission Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Catamaran Hotel and Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Mission Bay Sportcenter
Nearest Point of Interest
World Famous
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Flash
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Rowing Club and Garty Family Pavilion
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea World - San Diego
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
La Jolla Village
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Legoland California
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town Historic Park
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Gaslamp District
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Wine tasting in Temecula
Car: not necessary

Mission Bay is an amazing collection of activities left only to your own energy and imagination. Not listed above: Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Running, Yoga, Walking, Dining, Summer fireworks, Concerts, people watching, relaxing on the beach, fun and adventure. Books and brochures on places, where to go and what to do are on premises.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
Late August
12 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £155.44
Pet Fee £77.72
Damage Deposit £388.6

> Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
> Damage protection can be either refundable $500 deposit, or purchase Property Damage Protection Insurance for $49.
> Standard check-in / check-out day is Saturday.
> Pet Fee is a refundable cleaning fee refunded if there are no issues.
> Please contact us if you have any questions about rates or payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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