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Perfection! Beautiful fully remodeled cottage w/AC, view, and steps to the sand!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Remodeled to finest detail and particular care taken to make this truly lovely.

* Note - If this property is booked, or does not suite your needs, please see my other Mission Bay Luxury Rentals - VRBO #497367 and #379170

This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, bright and breezy cottage embodies all the best of being at the beach wrapped up in an elegant shabby-chic design.

Complete remodel finished December 2014 has recaptured the feel of this gorgeous cottage.

Fresh flowers and chilled champagne is just the start of what will be a wonderful vacation. Every detail has been addressed to ensure a delightful stay.

Open plan gourmet kitchen, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Two queen size bedrooms. The bunk room is custom built in cedar and has its own 40' TV for the kids. The beds are a particular treat with 600 thread count white linens, exquisite mattresses and down and feather duvets and pillows.

The living/dinig area features a stone fireplace over which is a 50' flat screen TV with cable and complimentary netflix.

There are ceiling fans in every room.

The subway tiled bath room has the original refinished cast iron claw foot tub and custom antique vanity.

Separate laundry room with full size washer / dryer and second restroom.

Single garage (186 inches x 106 inches) with 4 beach cruiser and 2 stand up paddle boards for your leisure.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…….The front porch is the perfect place for morning coffees and afternoon cocktails :) ….. is decked and beautifully fenced with custom dimmer controlled lanterns.

The cottage is located on the sunny side of the court (south facing) so the porch will always be sunny.

Propane bbq and patio furniture.

Within a stones throw there are the coolest cafes, coffee shops breakfast spots and restaurants. Olive Cafe, Better Buzz Coffee, Swell Cafe, The Mission to name but a few within a hundred yards.

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Shaz Mclean
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Shaz Mclean

I am English and my husband South African. We moved to the US 18 years ago. We live in Solana Beach, have two children of 15 and 12 and two Jack Russell Terriers. We have two other vacation rental 379170 and 497367 which we also completely remodeled. I love the whole process of demo through to soft furnishings and am hands on in every stage. I hope it shows how much thought I put into you having the perfect place to stay while visiting Mission Beach.

That is my mission. Shaz :)

Shaz Mclean purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Shaz Mclean chose San Diego County

Location. Location Location.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Perfection! Beautiful fully remodeled cottage w/AC, view, and steps to the sand!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

Family of five spent five nights here over New Years and we had an amazing time! The home is very cozy but not small and looks exactly like the photos! The beds and pillows were very comfortable, the linens and towels very high quality. Unfortunately it was rainy when we were in San Diego so didn't get to sit on the fabulous deck very much but we did bundle up to use the bikes - they were so fun! We needed five so rented from just around the corner at Cheap Rentals. They also put oil on all the bike chains for us!

We had one little issue with keys not working well and the bike chain not coming apart (so could not get the bikes up). Due to the rain and the locks swelling. Texted Shaz and she had her handy man over within twenty minutes to fix! Very impressive.

Figured out on the second to last day that the big TV is in fact a smart TV - great to watch netflix in the evening.

Fabulous location - steps to the bay and 2 mins to the beach. We walked to Ralphs (grocery store) a number of times and lots of great local restaurants. Parking was a challenge as it was over new years and very busy. We paid $10 at the end of the block in the Women's Club lot the first day - and then got a spot close by.

Overall, very well stocked and beautiful home. My only suggestions (very minor) would be to have plastic wrap, tin foil and a bit of tupperware (for leftovers etc).

Thanks for a great vacation! We may be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy house steps away from the beach!

  • 4 of 5

The house was just the right size of room for my family of 5. It was a tad smaller than we expected, but still accommodated all of us perfectly! It may be important to note that you could only access to the half bath from outside of the house. Everything was very clean and modern. There was also a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for my family when we arrived which was a nice surprise! The beds were very comfy. There are many bars and restaurants walking distance from the house, and the beach is only steps away! The one down side, which I think was mentioned in the posting, is the garage is pretty small so it was difficult to get in and out. However, it was nice to have a parking spot right next to house. Great location and would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute and clean...Will be booking the place again !!!

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely loved it !!!! Super cute and clean.. beach, activities, grocery stores, shopping, etc all w/in walking distance. Only concern was that the vehicle was a tight fit in garage but additional parking suggested by the owners were very close by, easy to find, and plenty of open spaces.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a cozy cottage! Everything was just as described! Nothing we needed was left out! Very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the cottage with our daughter and two small grandchildren after a long flight across country. We were in San Diego to visit our other daughter and three small grandchildren who live in nearby Pacific Beach! Grandparent heaven! We couldn't have been happier when we walked in and saw that everything was just as pictured and described. Shaz has an amazing eye for detail. As we settled in we found that anything we needed was at our fingertips. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything needed for inside cooking or cooking out on the well maintained grill.

Our grandchildren just loved the bunk beds. Our grandson thought being on the top bunk was the best. We felt good about it because the protective railing was the full length of the bed!! All the beds were so comfortable and the bedrooms were so cozy.

The beach was a very short walk out the front door and down the alley where you crossed the bike/walking trial. We could just grab the big beach towels and run for the beach! Such a wonderful spot for all of us to meet and just enjoy being together!

The parking was just as Shaz had described. There were no surprises and we appreciated that. Very tight into a small garage attached to the cottage. We borrowed a car (small SUV) from our " west coast" daughter and I was able to back it in after all other passengers were out of the vehicle.

The area was quiet but just a very short distance from coffe shops, restaurants and shopping. We're back in chilly New England now but our stay in Mission Bay will be long remembered having enjoyed our special time together at such a wonderful cottage Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptionally Comfortable & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Mission Beach on 7 other occasions, each at a different rental. This beach home, is by far, the best place. I truly felt as though we were staying at a friend's home. The cottage has everything you could possibly need - all you have to do is show up. The place was spotless and smelt clean and fresh. One is able to tell the care that is put into this property as soon as you walk in. The kitchen is fully stocked - even utensils and dishes for little kiddos. The bathroom towels were large and soft (not like a typical rental with small, scratchy, heavily used towels) and plenty to go around without having to share. The beds were more than comfortable with high-end bedding and pillows galore! The sitting and dining room were small and cozy but plenty of room to enjoy one another's company. The room with the bunk beds and TV was ideal for my 2.5 year old to have her own space to read and watch cartoons. The bathroom had a fantastic footed tub and was big enough to maneuver around in. The 1/2 bath (really just a toilet) is just a step outside the kitchen and is shared in a room with the washer/dryer. Several large beach towels were available for use. Beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas, toys... you truly don't need to bring a thing. There are windows in all rooms of the house, allowing for a nice cross breeze. There were also fans in every room. This is not a typical rental by any means. Shaz has gone the extra mile to ensure your stay is comfortable and homey. Even the fixtures are high end - with beautiful lighting in each room. You will be wise to rent this cottage - we will be back without hesitation.

The location is ideal - about 10 steps to the bay and the ocean side is a 2-minute walk. It was extremely quiet. Great restaurants and coffee shops very close by - you can walk to just about anything. Belmont Park was the farthest walk at about 15-20 minutes - 1 mile south of the cottage.

The only drawback is the lack of parking. The garage is too small for a truck, but one might be able to fit a small car or small SUV - (As the listing indicates) We were able to find parking at the nearby Santa Clara parking area. However, if you visit in the summer, you will not be so lucky. Once folks take a spot, they tend to keep it!

Shaz was extremely responsive and very easy and friendly to work with. I'd much prefer this personal contact than dealing with a rental management company.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was delightful! We are already thinking about when we can go back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to San Diego. We have two young daughters, and drove there. The home was beautiful and worked great for our needs. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. One of our daughters slept on the bottom bunk in one room, the other in her pack n play in another room, and we had the last bedroom. The kitchen is small, but well equipped. We cooked most of our breakfasts there, and a few dinners. There is no dishwasher, but we didn't mind hand washing the few dishes we used. The TV was equipped with Amazon Prime. The garage is tight. We have a Volkswagen Passat and could not quite fit in all the way. We backed it in as far as it would go and tied the doors shut as best we could.

The location is just perfect: a block or so from the ocean and steps from the bay. We used all the toys in the garage - paddle boards, sand toys, beach chairs, and boogie board. We didn't get a chance to use the bikes. We visited sea world, the zoo, the safari park and Point Loma.

This was an absolutely wonderful trip and we loved the vacation home. The location was perfect. The amenities were perfect. We will definitely consider staying here again. It was perfect for our 2 young kiddos. They had an awesome time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.7 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
4.7 Miles
Old Town Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Sail Bay Beach and Mission Beach (ocean).
Car: not necessary

Two stand up paddle boards and beach cruisers are provided for your enjoyment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £121
Refundable Damage Deposit £404
Tax Rate 10.5%

Higher rates for 4th July week and holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Kids Room - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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