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Beautiful Bayfront on Sail Bay - Best Location-Best Value!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION - Bayside apartment on gorgeous Sail Bay. 30 feet from the water, an unobstructed water view. Located in North Mission Beach. A five minute walk to the beautiful Catamaran Resort. Two short blocks to the Ocean. Step out your door and walk, jog, bike, skate, Fifteen miles of bayfront boardwalk and five miles of oceanfront boardwalk.

This unit is on the ground-floor of a duplex (owner's live upstairs). Owners on all sides of this home live in their homes year round. This is not a party house. Quiet area, great for families. Large private patio with gas barbecue, plenty of room for outdoor dining. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, plenty of closet space, mirrors, quiet and cool.

Bedroom #2 is large with two double beds, a TV-VCR combo, sink vanity and plenty of closet space. This room looks out to the bay. Enjoy the fabulous bay view from the kitchen and living room. The living room has a beautiful wall of mirror, and a very large bay window. Enjoy the Sea World fireworks from your easy chair.

Public transportation one block. La Jolla, Sea World, Zoo, Airport, and all major attractions within minutes away. Shopping and great restaurants within walking distance.

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Owner
Terry Keefer
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Terry Keefer

We are so blessed that my Grandmother Minnie bought this property for her home. For many years she lived in the downstairs unit and rented full time the upstairs apartment.

I have many fond memories of my years at her home. All of my 4 children have spent every summer from birth to adulthood in her apartment. In the early sixties she started renting 2 weeks every summer to a friends family. She would stay with my family. She would also house trade with my family and we would spend 4 weeks. This was the beginning of our summer rental experience. Minnie passed away in 1976 and I became owner. I continued renting, both to full time renters and some vacation renters. In 1986 my husband and I moved into the upstairs apartment full time. We began our weekly rental business around 1990. We built our first webpage, and the rest is history.

Terry Keefer purchased this apartment in 1951

Why Terry Keefer chose San Diego County

She always had a lake house in Washington, so it was just natural for her to be by the Bay. Plus she could live on the property with a income producing apartment. We have gone full circle we live upstairs and rent the downstairs.

What makes this apartment unique

The benefit for us is having everything close. Fresh air, long walks right out your front door. The view is always changing, Sailboats, wind surfers, jet packs. A constant water show. Sail Bay has it all. We even have The beautiful Catamaran Hotel a few blocks North.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tom and Terry:



Thanks again for another great year in Mission Beach. We're learning to relax more- so we've stayed around the house everything was perfect. We will look forward to next year starting April 12 when we go back home! We'll be in touch-



Al and Debbie Coleman
Mar 2005
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The unit has one full bathroom, with tub/shower. The 1/4 bath is a sink and vanity in the double bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sand Toys, Games, Wireless internet connection. Beach chairs- umbrella

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Bayfront on Sail Bay - Best Location-Best Value!
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 60 reviews
5

Hidden Gem! Location is Awesome

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 just stayed 5 nights and couldn't have loved our rental more. Perfectly located on quieter Mission Bay Beach Front only two minutes walk across street to Oceanside. The Patio will be your constant seat as the quieter Bayside view is just incredible. Mission Bay sand is three steps across the bike path from Patio gate! The actual rental is two bedroom one bath. Its smaller in size but it wont be a worry. The Kitchen is large with all you need to cook. The one bathroom is small but everything in the place is clean and fresh. I would highly recommend this rental to any party of 4 maybe 5 or fewer people. Being located directly on Mission Bay is just wonderful. Worth every penny and the owners couldn't have been more nice or professional. By far best deal in Mission Bay/Beach area based on location and cost. You think you want ocean beach front but its not very private compared to this property. Everything is within easy access either walking or using Uber.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. We try hard to keep our standards up and our prices down. We enjoy seeing families enjoy all Mission Beach has to offer. We do have the best location and sharing it is our pleasure. Terry and Tom
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5

Wonderful Bay location. Terrific beach experience

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location and superb hosts. We've spent a lot of hours sitting on the patio enjoying the bay. You are absolutely protected from the oceanside winds and noise. Spacious kitchen has everything you need. Beds are comfortable, and there is plenty of closet and drawer space to store two weeks worth of clothes. Although a car is helpful, we walked to the post office, grocery store, and other places with ease. Security wall provided a protected space for the dog to lounge in the sun. This unit is a terrific value for a unit right on Mission Bay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlie. Nice running into you today, next time maybe we can manage 3 weeks. You and Beth were wonderful guests, who enjoyed our rental and all it has to offer. Also, thank you for helping me out with the TV remote😀👍. Have a great balance of the year. I hope you will think of us for your next visit. Terry and Tom
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Inferior security resulted in burglary at wonderful beach front rental

  • 2 of 5

I did my research and was impressed upon our arrival at this beach front rental. The first few days were great and we were enjoying our stay. Then upon our return from dinner we realized our rental was burglarized. To make it worse we then discovered that 3 of the windows on the ground floor had no window locks. The finger latches were non existent and the windows moved freely up and down. We had not open the windows and were un-aware that we were vunerable to a robbery and possable physical harm. All of our valuables were stolen including our suitcases to travel home and passports. The thieves were caught on camera at an earlier burglary on the same street carrying knives! We now monitor for identity theft as our passports were also stolen.

Lesson-Always check every window and door and make sure they all work and that your rental is secured.

We did ask for a full refund but it was refused. Terry did pay us $500.00 to pay half of our insurance deductible as she said her home owners policy would not apply.

Because of the neglect of providing a secure safe rental I have given this VBRO 2 stars. I feel that when you spend your hard earned money and stay in another's home safety should be the priority.

I have pictures of the broken locks on the windows but the site does not allow attachments.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss and inconvenience. This property has been in my family since 1951 and we have never had a break in. Yes, you are correct that 3 of the 10 windows in our unit did not completely lock. However, the window that was entered did not have a broken lock and was in the un locked position. As the property owner I cannot enter when guests leave for dinner and make sure doors and windows are locked. Our heavy duty dual pane International windows have two locking mechanisms The main lock was broken but not the secondary side locks. This lock is so you can partially open window for ventilation and child protection. All locks have been FIXED . If a guest is concerned with safety the first thing they do is check windows and doors. You were in our unit four nights prior to the break in. I have been researching ways to add more window security. I am looking in to heavy cut proof locking screens Guests visit for the beach air, and most times windows are open. I did pay half your insurance deductible plus I reimbursed you in cash for the night you did not stay I also re-keyed all the locks that night, as the second set of keys was taken from the apartment . I have learned there have been a small number of break-ins around the Mission Beach area during the time from December 24th to the end of the year.The SDPD is very involved in protecting our community. I apologize for all of this and I want to assure all of our future renters that we are doing all we can to protect you and your family. My husband and I live upstairs and are directly involved with the security in our duplex. Please feel free to phone me with any concerns you may have. Terry
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5

Serene bayfront property in the middle of San Diego

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to begin and end a day full of exploring San Diego. Terry is a great hostess and ensures that her guests have a nice stay. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and just as described. Plenty of beach chairs and canopy for those lazy days of summer. The down side was having to leave...1 week is just not long enough. Highly recomend renting from Terry and Tom.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Rosalie: Another happy family, that is what beach life is all about. Family, Friends and Fun. You and your family are perfect tenants. Instead of one week next year, how about two? See you next year, Terry and Tom
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5

A beach house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is our 13th year staying at this beach house in Mission Beach. This beach house offers everything we could want as a summer get away. The house is very functional, roomy, has a good size kitchen, great views of the bay & a really neat side patio with beautiful views of the bay. The ocean is but a 2 minute walk as are many restaurants. Tom & Terry Keefer are wonderful & caring owners. They are always available for questions or concerns. Thank you both for being great friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we always look forward to your visit, I hope next year the kids can come for a couple days, well, I guess they aren't kids anymore. Time marches on. Sharing the home improvements is always special to us knowing you you consider it your home too. Great pictures you shared on face book. See you in 2017, Terry and Tom
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
5 miles
Car: not necessary

We are located in North Mission Beach just a few blocks South of Pacific Beach. We can walk to everything. Grocery stores, bike, boat etc rentals, Restaurants Every thing you need is close. We are 10 minutes by car from Sea World or you can walk or bike. One mile south is Belmont park with the giant wooden roller coaster, rides for the kids and more restaurant. The Wave House features surfing without the Ocean.

We are located on Beautiful Sail Bay the most beautiful place in all of Mission Beach.

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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
 
Off Peak Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£203
£1,187
 
 
Peak Season
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,837
for 7 nights
£1,837
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£704
for 3 nights
From
£208
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £28
Cleaning fee £80
Tax Rate 10.5%

Dates and rates are flexible during the first two weeks of June and the Last 2 weeks of September. Monthly rates available during winter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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