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Nancy Whalen

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 Bedroom + Large Loft, 3 full baths, sleeps 10 comfortably

(Travelers, we're using HomeAway's 'quotable rate' feature but feel free to ask about possible discounts for longer stays and for dates in the near future.)

Ten years ago we bought this beach house that our family rented for many years! We're on the ocean side of Mission Beach, 6 blocks north of Belmont Park, on beautiful Kennebeck Court. There are only two houses between us and the beautiful sands of the Pacific Ocean; walk there in 30 seconds (or less!).

The main living area has soaring vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, down-filled sofas, and a large dining area with plenty of seating for family dinners. Huge windows allow for views and sounds of the ocean, and plenty of breezes.

Sleeping Arrangements: Three bedrooms plus large loft sleep 10 comfortably.

Two master bedrooms are located on the ground floor, each with private full bath and french doors that lead to the front patio. (One master has a cal king bed and the other has two twins that can be converted to a king.)

The third bedroom with queen bed is located off the main living area near the hall bath.

The loft, which overlooks the main living area, has two twin beds and a comfortable queen futon.

Baths: There are three full baths. You will never run out of hot water thanks to the latest on-demand water heaters.

Kitchen: The kitchen features granite counters, quality appliances such as a Bosch dishwasher and a Maytag gas range, and plenty of room to cook. If you love to cook, you'll find everything you need, from a Lobster pot to beach themed serving dishes. A breakfast bar provides additional seating.

Outdoor spaces: Enjoy outdoor space on every level of the house. On the ground floor, a large, private, fully-enclosed front patio has gas BBQ, pretty gardens, plenty of seating, and gorgeous ocean views. Enjoy the ocean breezes and keep the children contained while you barbeque.

On the second floor, the main living area, French doors lead to a charming balcony we call 'the coffee porch', our favorite place to hang out any time of the day.

From the loft level, step out onto the huge roof deck with teak deck chairs, hammock, umbrella, panoramic views of beach & bay. Watch sunsets and sunrises, or sunbath while your children are napping. Heavenly.

Parking: Rental comes with two parking spots, one in the garage and one premium exterior spot that easily fits the largest SUV!

Keyless Entry: We have a keyless entry system so that you will never have to pick up or keep track of keys. The codes change with every rental for your peace of mind, and you can even change the code to a number that is easily remembered by your family.

For our younger guests: Recently we installed built-in baby gates at the top of both sets of interior stairs. Families with small children will enjoy these upgrades. We also have two portable cribs and two high chairs available.

Other Amenities:

Main living area has brand new 42' HD TV with on-Demand, full cable line up, all the premium channels and a DVD player. The loft also has a new HDTV.

All bed linens provided. Bath and beach towels provided. In addition, there is a FREE Maytag front -loading washer and dryer in the garage for your use.

Plenty of beach toys, boogie boards, umbrellas's and beach chairs provided.

We provide all the little things too: paper products for bath and kitchen (paper towels, napkins, toilet paper), bath and hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, ziplock bags and tin foil, and cleaning products.

Plenty of board games and puzzles for quality family time or the occasional rainy day.

Need more room? If your group is larger than 10, check for availability of the two bedroom guest apartment, the dollhouse (HomeAway #116828). A link to the dollhouse is located at the bottom of this listing. This charming space sleeps an additional 4-5. We can also provide contact information for other listings on our court.

Please note: No loud or large parties. We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under age 30.

Students, sorry this is not a student rental in the off-season.

If you want to know what it's like to stay at our house, be sure to read all of our wonderful five star reviews. Kennebeck Court is in a wonderful location, an easy walk to restaurants and Belmont Park. If you are looking for a beautiful, well-maintained, full-stocked house that is less than 30 seconds from the Pacific Ocean, please inquire about availability.

More Details

Details for Mission Beach Beauty 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms

For larger groups and family reunions, see our listing 'Kennebeck Court Dollhouse Apartment' for information on renting 2BR/1BA guest apartment behind main houses. This charming unit sleeps 4-5; together they sleep up to 15 people. In off-season ask about discount for renting both units.
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Nancy Whalen

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We have been married for 31 years. We have three sons. Our oldest son is 28, and our twins are 25. We live in Phoenix, Arizona and go to San Diego as often as we can. We love all the San Diego has to offer and never get tired of acting like tourists.

Nancy Whalen purchased this house in 2003

We rented this house for nine summer vacations, starting 24 years ago when our twins were babies! We love this house and always called it 'our beach house' even before we bought it. One summer we we arrived to find 'our beach house' was For Sale ! It is a dream come true to own this house and we are very thankful for all the fun times it has provided with our friends and our family. We look forward to spending many happy years with our children and someday their children in this special place.

There are three levels so there's plenty of space for everyone. Lots of outdoor space on front patio (private and fully enclosed), roof deck, and balcony off kitchen. Only two house between us and the water- close enough that you don't even mind running back to make lunch or use the bathroom. The sound of the ocean and the views are great. Kennebeck is a great court and because we are six blocks north of the roller coaster, our section of the beach is less crowded than many others. But we're still close enough to walk or bike to everything on Mission and Pacific Beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

62 Reviews Write a Review
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/opt. Guest Apartment, 62 5-Star reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/opt. Guest Apartment, 62 5-Star reviews!
(602) 677-5263 (cell)
Mission Beach San Diego County

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This property was more than we could have ever needed, wanted or expected. It is truly a home away from home. Beautifully appointed, bright, lovely, spacious and comfortable... everything that I never get when I travel, until now.
My family enjoyed our time in San Diego, especially the beach time because of this property and being only steps from the beach with all the toys and chairs to make it fun and easy.
Not having to pack or worry about my toddlers safety and sleeping arrangement made travel much more enjoyable than ever before.
The owner Nancy was extremely helpful and answered my emails quickly. Her suggestions of local restaurants and attractions was like having a personal concierge! My kid's hi-light was a bon fire on the beach with s'mores and my oldest loved using the scooter everywhere we went!
Such a delight to have a stress free vacation to a home.
Can't wait to come back.
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/opt. Guest Apartment, 62 5-Star reviews!
(602) 677-5263 (cell)
Mission Beach San Diego County

Good for the soul vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Our stay at Kennebeck Ct. was simply perfect. As Seattle-ites, we suffer from a serious lack of Vitamin D and spending hours on the beach, just steps from the house, even in the "cold" (warm by our standards) was truly therapeutic. The house was perfectly sized for our boisterous extended family of friends and cousins with kids ranging from 9-15 yrs old. Super well equipped with absolutely everything we needed in the kitchen plus tons of beach toys, chairs, and boogie boards! Our 9 & 10 year old boys learned to surf! We have said for years that "life is too short to vacation in the same place more than once", but the awesome location of this house with its perfect lay-out for our families has us already actively recruiting friends to join us next year (hopefully we can fill the "dollhouse", too). Thank you! Thank you! We love Mission Beach and we love the Kennebeck Ct. Beach House and can't WAIT to return!
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We would love to have you and your friends back again. You will love the dollhouse, too. If your group gets really large, we can find you other houses nearby. Still can't believe your kids swam in November without wet suits. Brrrrr. Hope the turkey tacos were delicious.
Helpful votes: 1/1
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/opt. Guest Apartment, 62 5-Star reviews!
(602) 677-5263 (cell)
Mission Beach San Diego County

A San Diego Must!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My colleagues and I have made the beach house a tradition every time we visit San Diego. Nestled in the Mission Beach community, this amazing property accommodated all of our needs in comfort in close proximity to excellent dining (gotta do the Mission for breakfast), tourist attractions and of course the beach. Its also only minutes from downtown via car and a straight shot via the bus/trolley. With recent upgrades and remodeling, you won't be disappointed!
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. It was great to have you back again. I look forward to seeing you for the next neuroscience convention!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/opt. Guest Apartment, 62 5-Star reviews!
(602) 677-5263 (cell)
Mission Beach San Diego County
Maple Ridge, BC

Perfect Home for a Multi-Family and ages Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We recently stayed at this beach house to attend a family wedding in the San Diego area. It was three sisters, two husbands, 6 children (ages 1-16) plus our 82 year old parents. The house was a perfect fit! The kids loved the loft, not to mention the roof top patio - where we watched the fireworks from Sea World one night. The adults loved it as well. We made good use of the barbeque and the coffee nook deck on the second floor. It was an ideal location as far as the beach and other things we wanted to do. (Seaport Village, The Midway, Sea World, San Diego Zoo - even Disneyland :) were all places we enjoyed visiting on this stay.) Each family arrived on different flights but as we were so close to the airport it wasn't an issue for meeting the various flights. We enjoyed walking on the boardwalk as well as relaxing on the beach. The property was clean and the owner and property manager were a delight to deal with. They responded immediately to any needs and contacted us afterward to make sure everything was good. We have already recommended this location to others. We have never done a family holiday like this but we've all said it was such a wonderful time that we can't wait to do it again - hopefully soon! To be able to have a house that felt like home made us all wish we could stay longer. Thank you Nancy for everything!!
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. It seems that you were able to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Glad you enjoyed the house. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
Helpful votes: 1/1
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/opt. Guest Apartment, 62 5-Star reviews!
(602) 677-5263 (cell)
Mission Beach San Diego County

Fabulous way to end the summer!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We shared this rental with another family and the 9 of us fit great inside this well appointed house. It was so great not having to load up the car with beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys and boogie boards--because everything was there!! The kitchen is also very well stocked. No need to bring extra items from home. The keycode entry was awesome, as we didn't need to pass around or look after keys and the teens could come and go as they pleased. The location was perfect! We enjoyed longer walks up to Pacific Beach as well as the quick walk to Belmont Park for ice cream, rides, games, etc.. And only 63 steps to the beach (as counted by my daughter). It was a quick 5-10 minute drive to all our outings too, like Sea World, the movie theater, the Sports Arena to see Taylor Swift and the Univeristy of San Diego. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you again Whalen Family for a great beach house experience. We loved it!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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SeaWorld San Diego
"SeaWorld is just a few minutes from us. We can see the fireworks from our roof deck every n..."
San Diego Zoo
"If you don't have time to visit the zoo, be sure to check the live video feed from the Panda..."
Balboa Park
"We could spend days here, but if you don't have that much time, be sure to go to our favorit..."
Old Town
"Lots of good Mexican restaurants here. Try Zocalo"
Mission Beach
"We're slightly biased, but we think Mission Beach is the best! Come stay in our beach house..."
Ocean Beach
"If you love to stroll through antique stores and quirky beach-themed stores, an afternoon in..."
Petco Park
"Everybody knows baseball is the BEST sport of all! Petco Park is awesome even if the Padres..."
Downtown San Diego
"San Diego is just the right size. It has a little bit of everything. Good restaurants, thi..."
La Jolla Cove
"When our three sons were little we went to the Cove at dinner time and climbed on the rocks ..."
USS Midway Museum
"Take your favorite veteran to see the Midway. Visit the Bob Hope memorial right next to it...."
Cabrillo National Monument and Point Loma Lighthouse
"You can see all the way to Mexico from Cabrillo National Monument. Visit the Point Loma Ligh..."
Phil's BBQ
"THE BEST BBQ IN THE WORLD! Always a line, but it goes fast and its always worth it. Insid..."
Mount Soledad & Korean War Veterans Memorial
"Another place to take your favorite veteran. It's very special, and the views of LaJolla ar..."
Children's Pool Beach
"Children's Pool Beach in laJolla has been adopted by the seals. You can't go near them, but ..."
San Diego Natural History Museum
"Be sure to check the website and find out what wonderful exhibits are available. "
World Famous (at Surfer Beach)
"This is a great restaurant that is walking distance from our beach house. Great place to wa..."
"Too bad this didn't open until our kids were too old. We will definitely take our grandchil..."
"Coronado definitely has a different vibe from Mission Beach. Tons of charm, beautiful garde..."
Belmont Park
"Belmont is six blocks south of our beach house. The Big Dipper roller coaster is the main a..."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Car: recommended

Mission Beach is a lively beach community with something for everyone! Find out why we love it so much! Although you will probably want to spend most of your time at the beach swimming, suntanning, surfing or strolling, there is a lot to do nearby. Ride bikes on the boardwalk for miles without ever crossing a street. We are within walking distance of many activities. You are just a short drive to world-class shopping in La Jolla. Sea World is five minutes away ! Visit Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, Coronado Island, and Balboa Park. Go to the horse race in Del Mar. Take the train to Tijuana. Take your kids to Lego Land. Maybe you just want to enjoy the relaxing accommodations. Whatever you want to do, you can do it all on Mission Beach.


San Diego Airport - 10 minutes

Sea World - 5 minutes

San Diego Zoo - 20 minutes

Lego Land - 30 minutes

La Jolla - 10 minutes

(times approximate)

Other Activities: Belmont Park Amusement Park within walking distance.

Golf: Torrey Pines Golf Course is about 20 minutes north of Mission Beach in LaJolla.

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Availability & Rates

Mission Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Spring 2014
Mar 1 2014 - May 31 2014
4 nights
Early Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 8 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
Late Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
Fall 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 nights
November 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 nights
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 nights
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 nights
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 nights
Jan/Feb 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 27 2015
3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes We accept payment by Visa/MC/Discover and personal or electronic checks.
Holiday rates will be higher. Minimum stays may be longer.
Monthly rates vary. We are happy to provide a quote for your dates.

Large groups ask about renting 2BR/1BA guest apt. - see 'Kennebeck Ct. Dollhouse Apartment' HomeAway #1

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Local Maps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , off master
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off BR #2
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath
  • All three full bathrooms have been recently updated. All have tub/shower combinations. We have a large capacity on-demand hot water system so you will always have plenty of hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , Has its own full bath. Twins can be made into king.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has its own full bath. Cal King premium latex mattresses.
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable queen futon. Door leads to roof deck.
  • Master bedroom and second bedroom each have their own private full bath and doors that open on to front patio. Very comfortable, premium mattresses (read our reviews!) Third bedroom has queen bed and is located on main living area with great room. Stairs from main sleeping area lead to loft. Loft sleeping area has wonderful views and breezes. Two twins and comfortable queen futon. Loft overlooks main living area. This is a great place to sleep but may not be appropriate for young children. New HDTV in loft. Door leads to roof deck.
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • winery tours
  • playground
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
  • water parks
  • marina
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • water skiing

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