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Beach or Bay? Choose both! This is it! Luxurious and Affordable-low season rate*

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Mission Beach - Beach and Bay House

2 bedroom, 2 bath, apartment just a stones throw away from the Beach and the Bay

Spacious 1st floor apartment in quiet South Mission Beach. Bright, airy, open floorpan combining living, dining and kitchen areas with central island and barstools. Includes large master bedroom with private bathroom and French doors opening onto the front patio. Tandem 2-car garage from alley with direct access to interior of apartment. Large front patio includes BBQ and comfortable outdoor furniture on which to dine and relax, the patio is yours during your stay. We are child- and pet-friendly! Your rental includes everything you need for a beach holiday: surfboards, boogie boards, beach cruisers, and beach games and toys for young and old alike. We also provide all modern conveniences such as laundry, cable television, DVD player, and wireless internet for your use and enjoyment.

Located on one of the quiet tree-lined walkways of Mission Beach, this unit is just steps away from both the beach and bay. To the west, just across Mission Blvd is the exciting, vibrant boardwalk and the ocean front setting of South Mission Beach. Surf, boogie-board, or swim in the waves, stretch out on the sand in the sun, or make sand castles and play on the shoreline. Take an easy walk to South Mission Beach Park with its grassy picnic areas, basketball and volleyball courts, and rocky jetty extending into the ocean. Walk, jog, skate or bike along the famous boardwalk, which meanders for miles along the entire beachfront and around all of Mission Bay.

To the east, just a few steps from your door, you'll find the quiet, peaceful bayfront and the tranquil waters of Mariner's Basin, a protected arm of Mission Bay. Sailboats rest at anchor, wide sandy beaches stretch along Bayside Walk, and grassy park and playground areas are just a few minutes away. Watch boats cruise in and out of the channel between rocky jetties, gaze across the water to Dog Beach, Hospitality Point, enjoy views of bridges, the Hyatt Islandia hotel, and the SeaWorld Skytower.

Half a mile north is Belmont Park, featuring the restored 1925 wooden Giant Dipper roller coaster and other amusement park rides. The olympic-sized indoor swimming pool The Plunge is also here, as well as the Wave House and assorted retail shops and eateries. Farther north but within easy biking distance, enjoy Crystal Pier, boat rental facilities, as well as the exciting shopping, restaurants, and nightlife of Pacific Beach along Garnet Avenue.

This rental is situated perfectly to enjoy the vast playground of Mission Bay Park, where you can bike for over ten miles along the waterfront areas without ever encountering street traffic. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling/diving, boating, sailing, waterskiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, jetskiing, and many other activities.

Within 5-20 minutes is SeaWorld, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and Old Town with its excellent Mexican restaurants. In the downtown area you'll find Seaport Village, Petco Park, our modern Convention Center, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Or visit scenic La Jolla, with its beautiful Cove and upscale shops and restaurants.

Half an hour's drive takes you to Mexico to the south or Legoland to the north. A bit farther is the Wild Animal Park, gambling casinos, and the quaint historic gold rush town of Julian, in the mountains east of San Diego. Even Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm can be easily done as a day trip.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Tara Strauss
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Basic Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Tara Strauss

We are native San Diego residents who live and work in the area. We are San Diego City firefighters with over 29 years' combined experience serving the citizens of San Diego. We are proud to own property here and to share the charms of our fair city with visitors.

Tara Strauss purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Tara Strauss chose San Diego County

Mission Beach is ideally situated to provide you the opportunity to enjoy the best of what San Diego has to offer. Centrally located with easy access to all major attractions, and just one block from either the beach or the bay, arguably San Diego's best feature. With only one thoroughfare providing limited access to the South Mission Beach properties, this area is quieter and more peaceful than the nearby neighborhoods of North Mission and Pacific Beach, which experience more traffic and activity. If you're in the mood for a little nightlife, two classic local watering holes, the Beachcomber and the Pennant, are just a few minutes' walk away, as well as convenient markets and delicatessens.

What makes this apartment unique

We think this property is the ideal place for your San Diego getaway, whether you're a couple looking for a romantic retreat, a group of friends on vacation, or a family looking for fun activities for parents and little ones alike. First floor location gives you immediate access to the beach and bay. A spacious tandem garage provides off-street shelter and protection for two vehicles. Take advantage of our complimentary surfboards,, boogie boards, and bikes to enjoy this perfectly-situated location. Enjoy outdoor barbecuing on our spacious front patio or cook up a meal in our well-appointed kitchen. Watch a DVD or a Netflix movie on two flat-screen TVs, and connect to complimentary wireless internet for your electronic devices.


based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Beach or Bay? Choose both! This is it! Luxurious and Affordable-low season rate*
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Nice quiet flat, great access to beaches

  • 4 of 5

Great place to relax and enjoy the beach with easy access to restaurants and boardwalk. Garage is a bit tight for larger SUV's so plan accordingly. Street parking is easily accessible for visitors. Great amenities including beach toys and beach bikes. Had a relaxing stay and would recommend this location for those who want a quieter experience while still having nearby access to beach and beach activities. Kitchen great to cook in and nice open floorplan.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, Ca

Great beach location in sunny San Diego

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful. Kids loved the bunk beds and the enclosed yard was perfect. The location near the calm bay waters is very convenient and the kitchen has everything you might need to cook your own meals.

Thanks Tara!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay ant the beach and bay house! We loved the proximity to the beach and the bay (block and a half to either). The bikes and all the beach gear came in very handy so we didn't have to worry about renting anything. The kitchen, living, and dining area is very spacious. The master bedroom is also huge! We had 3 adults and a toddler and we never felt cramped. The patio area is also very nice and comfortable. The property has all the small things that you need during your stay. It has a good selection of spices, cooking oil, utensils, pots, pans, laundry detergent,etc.

A few things to be aware of are that this property is in the flight path, just as the majority of rentals in South Mission Beach are. It didn't really bother us that much and they generally don't fly much during the night. As mentioned in the description of the property, the garage is pretty tight, so make sure your rental car is not too big. We had a midsize car and it was a little difficult to pull in, but we go the hang of it after a few times. One last item is that there is a unit above this one, which we did hear some noise from a few times, but nothing bad.

Overall the property was very comfortable and we had a great stay! Tara was great to work with! She answered all of my questions quickly during the reservation process and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property with every amenity. Our family enjoyed the proximity to bay and ocean and used beach cruisers and boogie boards almost daily . The house has been beautifully renovated and decorated and very roomy for five of us. We are hoping to return!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ketchum, Idaho

Lovely home in Mission Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this charming home in late April. It is exceedingly well equipped, from bicycles to beach chairs, to a washer and dryer. In addition, the kitchen had helpful extras such as plastic wrap and olive oil and vinegar. We loved sitting outside on the delightful front patio playing with our little dog. The bed was very comfortable and the ensuite bath was a great. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it, as well as the very accommodating owner!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice updated beach condo!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Everything you need for a beach vacation! Close to all San Diego attractions. The bunk beds are great for the kids. Enjoyed are stay very much!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
San Diego International (Lindbergh Field)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Pennant, The Beachcomber
Nearest Ferry
7.1 Miles
Coronado Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5.4 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
8.2 Miles
Santa Fe Depot, downtown San Diego
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 8 or Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pizza & Pasta, Mexican food, Coffee shop
Nearest Ski
137 Miles
Snow Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
South Mission Beach
Car: recommended

Only minutes away from the Catamaran Spa, SeaWorld, the world famous San Diego Zoo; Balboa Park with botanical gardens, museums, historic architecture, miles of walking paths, and an Imax theatre, etc; Old Town with its authentic Mexican restaurants; SeaPort Village, downtown San Diego's GasLamp Quarter, the Convention Center, Petco Park, and numerous golf courses including Torrey Pines (the home of the Buick Invitational) and abundant executive courses.

Half hour from LegoLand, 40 minutes to The San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, 1 hour to Temecula wine tasting country, 75 minutes to the quaint historic gold rush town of Julian now famous for its apple pies, and another 30 minutes beyond that is beautiful Anza Borrego Desert State Park .Even Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knotts Berry Farm can be done as a day trip. Mexico is only 25 minutes away. Locally, you can enjoy sport fishing, whale watching, and all manner of water sports activities.

If the usual tourist sights are not your thing, kick back and enjoy Mission Beach's trendy ethnic and seafood restaurants, boutiques and bars or its wide white-sand beaches that stretch for miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mission Beach, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Winter
9 Oct 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving Holiday
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year's Holiday
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Spring
3 Jan 2017 - 25 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £123
Property Damage Protection £48
Pet Fee £246
Tax Rate 11.05%

Pet deposit is refundable. **Please note: rental periods over Holidays require an additional $300 charge.
Please contact Tara 760-470-4428 for the best possible rate.

** RENTAL DEPOSIT. Shall total 50% of the Rent plus cleaning fee and taxes. For reservations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the Rental Period, the Rental Deposit shall total 100% of the Rent, cleaning and applicable taxes.

**CANCELLATIONS. If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your reservation, and we receive written notification from you at least 30 days before your Rental Period begins, we will return all monies received less a $500 administrative cancellation fee. If we receive notice of cancellation less than 30 days before the Rental Period begins, we will retain 50% of the Rent, plus applicable taxes, but return the Security Deposit and the Cleaning fee to you.

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Check out is 10 am

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mission Beach in California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath with glassed-in shower enclosure.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Clean, crisp and comfortable.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin on top of full bunkbed
  • Master bedroom has a New King size bed (2). The 2nd bedroom has a bunk bed. Full on bottom (2), and twin on top (1), also a trundle (1). The living room has a new Queen sofa sleeper.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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