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Heaven seems a little closer in a cottage by the sea!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 /1.5 Bath, Steps To The Sand! A/C, heat, 2 Parking spaces & 2 Beach Cruisers!

60 Yards to the Beach!!!!!! Classic Mission Beach Cottage home, enjoy steps to the boardwalk and sand! Our ideal location allows for walking to several restaurants, cafes, bars, surf shops, markets, sports rentals, Crystal Pier, Santa Clara sports complex, Belmont Park and other amenities. Sea World is just a stone's throw away for the family to enjoy! This 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home has an easy flow floor plan with remodeled kitchen! Our kitchen includes all new granite counter tops, brand new custom cabinets, new flooring, and all new appliances to include a dishwasher. Everything you will need to prepare a fantastic meal to be enjoyed by family and friends. A gated front yard includes a great deck for views to the water, bbqs, and entertaining. We have two tandem parking spaces and laundry on site. Our bedrooms include window A/C units, heating consists of a central wall unit and portable heaters if needed for your comfort. Enjoy a cruise on the boardwalk or get wet in the ocean or bay. For your use are 2 beach cruisers, 1 boys bike, 1 girls bike, a few beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys for the kids and beach umbrellas available for your enjoyment. Or just take in the rays in the courtyard on one of our brand new loungers. This home is well cared for and we appreciate guests who will do the same. The premises are to be occupied by guest named in the rental agreement. Only adults (25 years and older) may reserve and occupy the property at all times when children are present. This is NOT a party house, we do not allow loud events or parties. This neighborhood actually has a noise abatement ordinance and violations can be levied by the Police up to a $1,000 fine (San Diego Municipal Code 59.5.0502). We would like to keep our home fresh and clean for you to enjoy, therefore smoking is not allowed in the home. We look forward to welcoming you to Stella's Mission Beach Cottage for your restful and relaxing stay!

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room fold out queen sleeper.
  • Master bedroom has a comfy memory foam queen bed for you to melt into! The second bedroom has two twin beds. The living room has a fold out couch with a queen mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Heaven seems a little closer in a cottage by the sea!
average rating of 4.9857144 based on 70 reviews

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Lisa & Steve the owners are so awesome! They treat you like family😃This was our second year in a row staying at Stella's cottage with my husband, our daughter & her boyfriend and we didn't want to leave because it's so comfortable, clean and has everything plus more than you would ever need for a perfect vacation, they even left each of us welcome gifts again! We rode the bikes down the boardwalk, sat in front of the fire pit on the front deck at night and enjoyed coffee and cinnamon rolls on the front deck in the morning,while listening to the ocean. We also enjoyed using The beach towels, chairs and volleyball net as well.The beds & pillows are very comfortable and It was so nice sleeping with the AC on at night👍🏻 The driveway is private & safe and fits our Tahoe and a smaller to medium size car as well & the front & back gates can be securely locked. Everything is provided at this adorable cottage including all I mentioned as well as dishes, linens, a BBQ grill and even a new Keurig coffee maker! This is definitely a hidden gem amongst all the Condo's and cottages on mission beach after vacationing here for over 30 years now we're so excited to have found Stella's cottage as our home away from home. Thank you so much Lisa & Steve!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd year i stay here and it has been a great experience both times. The house is so close to the beach and bay. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors are great! The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need. This year they got new furniture on the deck and it is awesome. We are hoping to stay there again next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the new furniture! Thank you for the TLC in caring for our home and we hope you return again soon!
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This place was a heavenly home near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a home away from home and has eveything you will need to be comfortable! We brought two teen girls and two early thirty adults, something for everyone! The owners go out of their way on this place and even left all of us gifts on arrival! Its one of the original style single story beach cottages but it looks like new and all appliances are new. The washer and dryer there were also handy additions. It comes with three adult bikes and a childs bike, two boogie boards, beach umbrella, wagon to tote a ton of other beach stuff. Literally you are seconds from the beach, one small alley and boardwalk separate it. The local neighbors are very friendly and quiet. There is enough room for two cars in the car port and a small car in garage. We had a nissan sentra and a ford mustang in car port. We felt safe and secure as well with their lock set ups. Also you are seconds from Mission Blvd.and there are beach rental shops, Cheap Rentals is where we went, excellent prices and service and restaurants nearby. Olive Bakery and Cafe is located nearby, you can literally smell the baked goods from the back area of this house. I highly recommend it. We will definitely be back to rent this again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for being such great guest and for taking the time to write this awesome review. Our goal is that all of our guest enjoy their stay just as much as you and your family did! We appreciate the TLC in taking care of our home and We hope you return to Stella;s Beach Cottage soon!
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So glad we booked this awesome cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

I love it when you find that perfect rental, and this was it for our small family! I traveled with my spouse and our 21 month old and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay on our vacation. The good reviews are all true, especially about the host, Lisa!

We got in late at night and it was so wonderful to walk in to the cutest home, and see a card and a few gifts for us on the table upon our arrival! We were in awe of how cute this cottage was. So much detail was put into the decorating. If you love the beach and mermaid theme, you will love this place! The home was very clean, and had nice comfortable furniture and beds/bedding. We truly felt at home. Everything you need you will find here, lots of beach toys for kiddos, beach wagon, chairs, boogie boards, towels, etc. Kitchen is so well stocked with things you may need, and its nice stuff too, not your typical rental ikea dining wear stuff. There is a binder and corkboard with lots of information on great places to eat at, and coupons that we made use of.

We loved the location of the home, super close walking distance to multiple restaurants (good breakfast at Olive), better buzz coffee, a liquor convenient store, a few minute walk to the bay, a 15 second walk to the boardwalk and beach, and a fun people watching stroll down the boardwalk to Belmont Park. It was perfect for our little one as we didn't always need the stroller. We especially loved the back patio. I think it's one of the best I've seen while walking around the neighboorhood in San Diego. It has the most comfy seating area and lovely dining table. We made use of the fire pit table every evening and enjoyed listening to the waves with a bottle of wine. During the day while my daughter napped, we sunbathed on the patio and it feels pretty private. And bonus, there is a small view of the water from the patio! I could go on and on about how great this cottage is, and we would definitely return here in a heartbeat! Thanks again Lisa!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We thank you for the fabulous review and we're so glad you took home such great memories of your stay at Stella's Beach Cottage. We wanted our guest to have a place where they felt drawn to make time to sit, relax, listen to the sounds of the waves and peak at the ocean view! We're so glad to hear our goals been accomplished and you enjoyed the new patio furniture during your stay. Thank you for being such great guest and appreciating all of our little details. We hope you return to stay with us again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time in San Diego staying at Stella's beach cottage! It was awesome!! Lisa is an amazing host! She was so easy to work with and thought of every little detail a traveler would need. The place was spotless, it was decorated so cute and stocked with all the amenities we needed. Lisa has thought of everything and we appreciated all the extra little touches. It was literally steps from the beach and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting out on the deck each morning listening to the waves roll in. The cottage is in a great centralized location. Lisa has provided plenty of info on the surrounding area sites, restaurants and things to do. We loved every minute of it and hope to return soon! Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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CHARMING, CLEAN AND FULLY EQUIPPED... No need to look anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5

1st and foremost the owner Lisa is amazing and very punctual. Having a bad experience in the past with ANOTHER VRBO rental I was very uneasy about the whole booking process but thanks to Lisa's great attitude, involvement and professionalism with her location my fears are long gone! not only was her place a Gem but her customer service was excellent.... We never had any questions because she made sure to have all the answers before hand via the VRBO app, as well as a binder on the desk in the house which was accompanied by a lovely greeting card and family gift!

Now a little about the cottage.... The cottage is perfect for a small family looking for fun filled days near the beach. It's beach decor and calming colors along with the sounds of the crashing waves and breeze of fresh air through the cottage truly make this place in my opinion one of the best!

The cottage is fully furnished and equipped with everything you can possibly need. No need for extra clothing or towels there is a washer and dryer on site.No need to bring beach towels, beach equipment, bikes, entertainment, grills etc. IT'S ALL THERE!. No need to dine out if you don't want too... BBQ some ribs while the kiddos make some s'mores over the fire... WE DID ;0) not to mention in addition to all of its greatness the cottage is conveniently centered near areas of fun! Beach, Belmont Park, San Juan Cove( water rentals) and more. What more could you really ask for!?

This little slice of heaven was perfect for my family and left a long lasting impression .... as my daughter says " IT WAS INCREDIBLE! "

So if you are looking for a true beach cottage that embraces its location in and out this is the place!


  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Guava Beach
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Mission Bay Golf
Nearest Train
4.3 Miles
Old Town Transit Station
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Highway 8 or Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Olive Cafe
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

Stella's beach cottage is ideally located in the center of mission beach between the belmont park historic roller coaster and the pacific beach crystal pier. There are a myriad of water activities to include surfing, boating, jet skis, kayaks, and paddle boarding. Get mobile on the boardwalk cruising on one of our beach cruisers, skateboarding, or strap on some rollerblades! This classic beach cottage is steps from restaurants and amenities. From fresh cinnamon rolls and coffee to steaks and sushi, several restaurants and cafes are just steps away for your enjoyment! Two small markets are also within walking distance for amenities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mission Beach, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sept. 9th- Nov. 18th
9 Sep 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas and New Year's Eve
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jan 2018 - 14 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
President's Weekend
15 Feb 2018 - 20 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Feb 2018 - 5 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Break
6 Mar 2018 - 9 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
10 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
MemoriaL Day
24 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July Weekend
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/August 2018
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day 2017
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £129.59
Damage Deposit £370.25

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please see rental agreement for cancellation and refund policy. Please note that the invoice amount for taxes at 11.05% is inclusive of the City required TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) tax of 10.5% and TMD (Tourism Marketing District) tax of .55%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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