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Quaint And Cozy And Close To All!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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 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...

Karin Watkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
29 December, 2016

About Karin Watkins

My husband, Mark, and I are proud to be the new owners of Island Court Cozy Cottage! We purchased this property in June of 2013 and have been enjoying our new role as owners, 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 17 and 14 and are looking forward to creating many memories with them in our new cottage as well!

Karin Watkins purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Karin Watkins chose San Diego County

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 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!!! Bike, paddle board, and other fun beach rentals on the same block!! Washer and dryer, garage, videos, boogie boards, beach chairs all included. Beach cruisers available for a small additional fee.

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Quaint And Cozy And Close To All!
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 49 reviews

Loved our beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our little beach cottage steps away from Mission Bay! The cottage has great wood floors and is completely redone; very cute and beachy. Very spacious and loved the patio, BBQ, trees, shade, and peace. Karin was very responsive, and we appreciated being able to bring our dog. The path and beach are three house away and the neighborhood is away from the big bars so not constantly noisy like some other places we've stayed on Mission Bay. Thanks! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shannon for your great review! It was our pleasure having you as guests and we hope to have you back in the future! Take care!
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with my Son and girlfriend. Great place for a getaway, and amazing location. I highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathon~ It was our pleasure having you as our guests! Take care and hope to have you back in the future! :)
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Cozy Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our vacation stay at Mission Beach. It was quick walk to the beach and we had all the amenities we needed. The patio was warm and welcoming, the kitchen was roomy and clean, and the bedroom was comfortable. We even got to know our neighbors who were extremely nice and fun to talk with at night around the fire. We will definitely be looking this place up again when we go back to San Diego!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Christopher, for your great review! It was our pleasure having you as guests and I do hope you return! Take care! Karin
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little gem!! Close to beach and bay. Will definitely book again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria~ Thanks so much for your sweet review! It was my pleasure having you as a guest. Hope to have you back in the future!
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Lovely Little Cottage- Walking Distance to Everything in Mission Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Karin's great little cottage. We found everything we needed in walking distance. The cottage had a well appointed kitchen with everything we needed to cook. Plenty of beach toys, chairs and umbrellas in the garage. Our grown sons came for a few days and the two futons in the front room were comfortable and they both were able to sleep there. The patio and grill were great for cooking and eating outside. We rented a boat from the Bahia right next door. We spent great days on the bay and on the ocean side. Excellent place to relax and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna~ Thanks so much for your great review! Hope to have you back in the future! Karin
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay here. The location is fabulous because you can walk or ride the bikes to the beach, restaurants, shopping, and the gym! Amenities are great- having a washer/dryer was awesome. They also supply everything you need for the beach such as large umbrellas, towels, etc. The owner provided prompt customer service and I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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
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!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £324
Pet Fee £41
Cleaning Fee £73 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mission Beach in California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One bedroom with comfortable, queen-sized bed and one pull-out queen sized futon in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
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!

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