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Quaint And Cozy And Close To All!

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage duplex, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom ~ sleeps 4 & includes one-car garage!!

The perfect place for your perfect beach vacation! This vintage Mission Beach charmer is just 3 doors down from Mission Bay and just a minute's walk to the ocean. Great for a family of 4 or 5 or two couples. The large patio allows for a great place to relax or have a BBQ! And the one-car garage is a commodity in Mission Beach. With hardwood floors, lots of light in the living room, a flat screen TV with a selection of movies, a fully stocked kitchen, and free wi-fi this is a great place to spend your next vacation. There is also a back unit to reserve if you need accommodations for another family... Each unit has exclusive use of their own side of the patio with patio table and 4 chairs.


Owner
Karin Watkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

About Karin Watkins

My husband, Mark, and I are proud to be the owners of Island Court Cozy Cottage! We purchased this property in June of 2013 and have been enjoying our role as property managers and vacation hosts! We both grew up in San Diego and went to college here so we know the area well! We have 2 kids, ages 18 and 15 and have been creating many memories with them in our cottage, when it is not already reserved!

Karin Watkins purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Karin Watkins chose Mission Beach

We chose this cottage because we love hanging out in Mission Beach! There seems to be something to do for everyone! We looked at properties for a year and half and knew this would be perfect for us the moment we saw it! We loved the front patio, just being able to relax there with a good book or BBQ with friends. We also felt the location was ideal, as it is within walking distance of everything we like to do ~ biking on the boardwalk, taking the kids to the roller coaster, swimming in the ocean or jogging along the bay...

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, location!!! So close to everything! Beach rental shops on the same block (or if you don't want to pay the higher prices, we have 4 beach cruisers and a kayak available for next to nothing!! Washer and dryer, garage, videos, boogie boards, beach chairs all included.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay in Mission Bay. Close to beach and easy access to everything you want to do in SD. We loved being able to bring our dogs and small daughter with plenty of space for everyone. Having laundry access was fantastic. I would definitely stay here again!
Jul 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One bedroom with comfortable, queen-sized bed and one pull-out queen sized futon in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our house is right between two amazing bodies of water ~ Mission Bay (3 doors down) and Mission Beach (17 doors down). The peninsula on which it sits offers almost any beach activity you can think of. It is a prime location to the best of the beach and a quick drive to many of the other activities San Diego has to offer!

Reviews

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Quaint And Cozy And Close To All!
average rating of 4.852941 based on 70 reviews
Ripon, CA
5

Great location - cozy stay

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at this location was outstanding! The place was clean and cozy, with many nice touches to make us feel welcome. The house was in great shape, with comfortable bedding and seating. The outdoor patio was quaint with a nice mix of sun and shade making very pleasant. The proximity to the beach and several different dining options was so convenient! With three young children, we found our days packed with different activities, however had time every night to walk the couple of blocks to Mission beach for a sunset swim on the ocean! Highly recommended and will look for follow up stays when we travel back to the San Diego area!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe for your great review! It was our pleasure having you as a guest. Hope to have you back in the future! Take care!!
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5

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just the perfect size and location for our too short a stay. It was well appointed and very clean and comfortable. The owner let us know that she was available and quickly answered a question we had. Great walking paths all around and restaurants within walking distance for a quick bite. We will remember this treasure whenever we return to San Diego.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location close to the beach and perfect for our family vacaction

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here in November for a family vacation with our 2 year old son and had a great time. The location was perfect with just a short walk to the beach and Belmont Park. We really enjoyed our time here!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Keith~ Thanks so much for your great review! It was our pleasure hosting you as guests and we hope to have you back in the future! Take care, Karin
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Great local!

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Karen was very accommodating, the location was great, good value for the money. Fully stocked kitchen, Starbucks down the street,

Cons: Walls are very thin, so we can hear the other renters in the duplex's conversation. While the kitchen is well stocked, the knives were very dull.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Very private but close to everything and anything.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I’m ready to go back!

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about the island cottage, from the decor, with my favorite beachy colors, to the incredibly convenient location between the bay and the beach. Karin has stocked the cottage with everything you need to feel right at home! We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Donna for your great review! It was my pleasure having you as a guest and I hope to have you back in the future! Take care~ Karin :)
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Location

San Diego Zoo
"Best zoo in the world! Even if the animals aren't your thing, go anyway just for the beauti..."
SeaWorld San Diego
"A fun place to take your kids! The Journey to Atlantis ride is super cool! "
Balboa Park
La Jolla Shores
Downtown San Diego
Seaport Village
Petco Park
Mission Beach
"So much to do, so little time!!! Try riding the famous roller coaster at Belmont Park, renti..."
Ocean Beach
"Nearby neighborhood with eclectic, hippy feel. Visit Newport Avenue's farmer's market or th..."
Coronado Island
"Great day trip! Take the ferry over and spend the day at the beach, shopping the plethora ..."
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
"One of my favorite places in the world!! If you love hiking, this is the place. Drive to t..."
Belmont Park
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
Mission Bay Beach
"Beautiful winding boardwalk along the bay for walking, biking, roller blading, or skateboard..."
Little Italy Farmer's Market
"Especially around Christmas, it's the best Farmer's Market in San Diego! "
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Multiple!
Nearest Ferry
6.9 Miles
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Amtrak Station - Old Town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-8 & I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Multiple!
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Seaforth Boat Rentals
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

Our 'cozy Cottage' is located as close to Belmont Park and the other Mission Beach attractions as you can get. Just 3 houses up from the Bay and a block and a half down to the ocean, everything is within walking distance. Bike, kayak and paddle board rentals on our same block!

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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
 
Last minute Rate
22 Jan 2018 - 25 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£359
for 3 nights
From
£96
 
 
President's Weekend
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£491
for 3 nights
From
£140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
2 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£491
for 3 nights
From
£140
£949
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer, 2018
25 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£574
for 3 nights
From
£168
From
£179
Fri,Sat
£1,149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer, 2018 1
22 Jun 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£646
for 3 nights
From
£191
From
£203
Fri,Sat
£1,268
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July 2018
3 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£682
for 3 nights
From
£203
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer, 2018 2
6 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£670
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£211
Fri,Sat
£1,268
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2018
20 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£574
for 3 nights
From
£168
From
£179
Fri,Sat
£1,149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day weekend 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£634
for 3 nights
From
£187
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2018 2
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£574
for 3 nights
From
£168
From
£179
Fri,Sat
£1,149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£136
£869
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£395
for 3 nights
From
£108
From
£116
Fri,Sat
£786
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£710
for 5 nights
From
£128
£869
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£431
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£128
Fri,Sat
£830
£2,704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.97 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £288.76
Pet Fee £36.1
Tax Rate 10.5%

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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