HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

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!


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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveller reviews)

98% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Heaven seems a little closer in a cottage by the sea!
average rating of 4.9866667 based on 75 reviews

Amazing cottage on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

My wife, myself and young son had an amazing week at this cottage. It had everything that you needed and more. The full kitchen allowed us to cook a lot of meals in and had everything you needed, the outdoor dining area was amazing to sit out at night, and the rest of the cottage was super comfortable and welcoming. A 10 second walk to the beach, 1 minute walk to some good restaurants, and within a 20 minute drive to tons of attractions, we felt the location was ideal. And last, but not least, the hosts were awesome, even welcoming my son with a valentine and card. Looking forward to the next time we're back there!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
St. George

We love Stella's!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Stella's Beach Cottage. We had everything we needed to have an amazing beach vacation.

We stopped for groceries at Trader Joe's in Pacific Beach on the way to the house and didn't get back in the car until it was time to leave a few days later.

We walked everywhere we wanted to go and ate out only twice in five days. The kitchen was perfect to prepare all our meals. We used the bbq twice to grill meat and enjoyed meals including pancakes, eggs, bacon, sandwiches, cold cereal, yogurt, and a variety of bagged salads. We also brought a pan of lasagna from home to heat in the oven one night.

The parking area is large enough for two vehicles, though we only had one. The front deck is perfect for relaxing and our kids, twins ages 18 months and a 4 year old, were outside the majority of the time.

Getting to the beach beach is just steps away. The proximity to the cottage made it easy for us to eat breakfast, then head to the beach for a few hours, then head back for lunch and naps without having to haul everything we'd need for all day at the beach. However, everything you'd need to take lunch and drinks and spend all day at the beach is there for your use... blankets, towels, bags, toys, umbrella, and a wagon.

I planned to use the washer and dryer while there, and was able to pack less clothing than normal. I also used the pack n play provided and only had to bring one from home. That goes for the high chair, as well.

Lisa, the owner, made sure we had everything we needed and was readily available for questions or concerns.

We would most definitely stay at Stella's Beach Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you returned for another visit and had another wonderful stay! We appreciate you writing a review and hope you return for a 3rd stay very soon! Thank you for being such wonderful guest!!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Bloomington, MN

Beautiful ocean get away

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late evening and found that the directions left by the owner were spot on. It was easy to find and park. When we got inside, we found that the house was left for us. They had our names on place settings and even had small gifts for each of us. Somehow they knew exactly what each of us liked. This place had everything we needed to have a fun and relaxing ocean get away. The best part was being so close to SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and having all of the beach amenities available at the house. We enjoyed meals on the patio and late nights by the fire pit. We already miss the sounds of the ocean. This place was perfect for our family of four. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, convenient, and no hassle place to stay in San Diego, then we highly recommend Stella's.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy our home was a great fit and the perfect location for your vacation plans in sunny San Diego. Thank you for taking such good care of our home and for taking time to write a review. We hope you and your family return soon!!!.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

I just had the pleasure of staying at the quintessential perfect beach house. From the decor to the proximity of the beach and multiple dining options this house has something for everyone. This house is amazingly well equipped with bikes, beach essentials, bbq and a spacious deck. My favorite spot at the house was the outdoor couch and gas fire pit. I could sink into the couch and listen to the ocean with a good book for hours. The owners made my family feel at home, even leaving a little present for my son who turned 4 while we were at the house. A huge thank you to Steve and Lisa for opening their home to us.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time while in San diego and we hope you took home some great memories. We appreciate your stay and the time you took to write this review. Thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation.and we welcome you back anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

I love that this home has a name, Stella, as she really does have a personality from the moment you walk through the front gate. From the shabby chic ocean decor, the outdoor sofa you sink into which is in perfect eye-shot of the ocean, and to the fire-pit that leaves you in a state of Zen as you become consumed by the sounds of the ocean and the crackling of the fire. We are a small family so we found that being just one row off of the boardwalk was key, as we didn't want to be wrapped up in the party-goers. This house is surrounded by a few locals and found it to be pretty quiet. We didn't get in our car the entire trip as there is plenty of dining and fun activities near by. Not having to pack up the entire crew is a vacation in itself.

The icing on this home is you are steps away from the sand, maybe 25 steps to be exact. We got to play all day, relax at home when needed, then play some more.

This home will forever be in our family traditions, we love it, and wish we could keep Stella!

Chad, Stephanie & Andrew Summers

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much that you didn't even have to get in your car for your entire stay. It's so nice to hear that our guest truly enjoy our home, all the amenities and the front patio set up. Music to our ears! Thank you for taking time to share your experience at Stella's Beach cottage. Please come back soon!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018


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

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £357.35
Cleaning Fee £125.07 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar holiday rentals