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Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. Read all 41 Reviews!

Nancy Whalen

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. Read all 41 Reviews!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Mission Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms + cozy sleeping loft, sleeps 4-5

(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 the beach house that our family had rented for many years. We're on the ocean side of Mission Beach, 6 blocks north of Belmont Park, on beautiful Kennebeck Court. This listing is for the “dollhouse”, the guest apartment located behind the main house. Only two houses between us and the beautiful sand of Mission Beach; walk there in 30 seconds (or less!).

Cute, clean, and close to the beach, the dollhouse is perfect for singles, couples, corporate travelers, & small families. This charming, 2nd floor guest apartment has vaulted & beamed ceilings with sky lights that let in tons of natural light in. Built in the 1930's, it has all the charming touches: crystal door knobs, the original wood floors, and flower boxes. Beach themed decorations compliment the comfortable dollhouse style.

Sleeping arrangements: There are two bedrooms plus a small sleeping loft that is reached by ladder (see picture). The master bedroom has a queen bed, the second bedroom has two twins, and the loft has one twin. The loft is a fun spot for older children and the young-at-heart, but is not suitable sleeping space for young children.

There is one full bath, and you’ll never run out of hot water thanks to the latest on-demand water heaters.

The kitchen is generously stocked with everything you might need, including a gas range, microwave, and dishwasher. Breakfast bar seats 4. Plenty of cabinets and a large pantry, too.

Parking: One garage parking spot is included with apartment rental. (Note: Full size SUV will fit, but may be a tight fit.)

Outside areas: The dollhouse has its own small, private, (not shared) patio with gas BBQ. A brick walkway leads to a private gate onto our court.

Other amenities:

-No Keys! Front door and garage have keyless entry. No keys to pick up or keep track of.

-Brand new 42' HD TV with on-Demand, full cable line up, all the premium channels and a DVD player.

-the dollhouse has its own strong WiFi signal.

-ceiling fans in all the rooms. Wall heater for winter.

-For our younger guests, we have a portable crib and high chair.

-All bed linens provided.

-All bath and beach towels provided.

-FREE Maytag front-loading washer and dryer in the garage for your use, shared with guests in main house.

-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.

-Board games and puzzles for quality family time or the occasional rainy day.

Reviews: 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.

Please Note: No loud or large parties. No smoking. No pets. We don't rent to vacationing students or singles under age 30.

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

Large groups inquire about renting the front house: HomeAway #114123. See the link at the bottom of the listing. We can also direct you to other quality rentals on our court.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nancy Whalen (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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About Nancy Whalen

Phoenix, AZ is our home, but we love San Diego so much that we even went there for our honeymoon 32 years ago. We go to Mission Beach as often as we can and love all that San Diego has to offer. We never get tired of acting like tourists! We have many fond memories of summer vacations with our three sons when we used to rent this beach house, and look forward to making more memories with our grandchildren some day.

Nancy Whalen purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Nancy Whalen chose Mission Beach

'The Dollhouse' is a guest apartment attached to the beach house (HomeAway 114123/) that we rented for nine summer vacations, starting when our twins were babies. We love this house and always called it 'our beach house' even before we owned it. In the summer of 2003 we arrived at 'our beach house' and it was 'For Sale!' It is a dream come true to own this house, including the adorable 'dollhouse', and we are very thankful for all the fun times it has provided us, with friends and especially our family. We look forward to spending many happy years with our children and eventually their children in this special place.

What makes this apartment unique

Think about renting BOTH houses together. You can easily sleep 15, with two full kitchens, four bathrooms, three parking spots, and tons of outdoor space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great vacation for my family. It is away from the public beach parking so there are less people. It was close to all the main attractions and there were plenty of attracions within walking distance. The places to eat were well mapped out by our host and they included all price ranges and food types. We will stay again!
Nov 2008
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Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. Read all 41 Reviews!
average rating of 4.902439 based on 43 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hangin at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family vacation at the Dollhouse!

The photos don't lie....the Dollhouse is a great little place to hang out in one of the coolest places on earth. We did it all with our 9 and 12 year olds while in San Diego and hanging out at the Dollhouse was a great way to end each of our very busy days!!

Our kids especially loved the loft!

Many thanks for making the Dollhouse available for families like us to enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A soft place to land....

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific place to spend your vacation. Bring your bags, some groceries and enjoy yourself. The owners have gone the extra mile to make sure everything you might need is already there. We greatly enjoyed our stay and we will return again and again

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Cute cottage, great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the dollhouse. The place was clean, cute, comfortable and had EVERYTHING you need for a getaway. We traveled with 2 kids and an infant, and it was just great to have all the beach items there for the the kids and us parents to have a relaxing time. Plus, the fact that it was steps from the beach was a huge advantage. Had a great time and would def. come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Sacramento, Ca.

Fun With Friends

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the Dollhouse was really special. Our 25th wedding anniversaries! Joined by friends, we beached it most days and found the dollhouse to be very accommodating. Everything we needed was there. No need to bring beach towels, chairs, or boogie boards..which makes packing much easier.

We did have a slight heat wave and had some 90 degree + days, which made sleeping a bit uncomfortable, since there is no airconditioning. Plenty of fans though and a small portable cooler. But I'm a person who needs a pretty cold sleeping environment, so it wasn't ideal. Keeping the window open for air helped, but our next door neighbors, noisily perched each morning on the rooftop to watch the sun come up, kept us from sleeping past 6 am. Hence the four stars.

Other than that, our stay was lovely and the dollhouse a joy!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you found the dollhouse a "joy" and enjoyed all the accommodations that make it so extra special. We do everything within our power to ensure that our guests have a five star stay but alas...we can't control the weather. Sad to lose a star over that but happy to know that you found everything within our control to be exceptional. Hope to see you in the future.
San Leandro

Great location for beach property in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Doll House! The location was perfect for our family trip to San Diego. Everything was close by and easy to get to. The house was a great size for us as well. My teenage daughter loved the bed in the loft. The recommendations of places to eat and things to do which Nancy provided were excellent. We enjoyed eating at local places and enjoyed the bonfire on the bay with s'mores! We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your vacation and all Mission Beach has to offer. Especially glad you loved the dollhouse. Yes, the loft is super fun for older children and the young at heart! I love it up there, too. S'mores and a bonfire - you guys know how to vacation! Come back soon.
Salt Lake


  • 5 of 5

House was exactly as described, if not better. It was equipped with everything we needed for the week. Location could not be beat, I was a little worried being so close to the action during spring break since I was traveling with small children but overall it was quiet. There is so much within walking distance that it seemed like you never had to go far. We enjoyed walks on the beach every night as well as a couple of trips to Belmont Park. Driving to all of the attractions like Sea World, the Zoo, La Jolla, Old Town, etc was a breeze.

I was glad i did not let the car rental company talk me into a bigger car. When you are not used to a car, navigating the small allies and garages in San Diego can be a bit of a nightmare. I would definately recommend a small car if you want to be able to use the garage parking.

The owner was very helpful when I couldn't figure out the TV and responded immediately to my email with a resolution.

My kids loved the attic playroom, we will definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Kelly. So glad your family loved the dollhouse. Isn't the loft so cute... Come back soon! Yes, parking garages are tight at the beach where every inch counts. Our garage does fit even SUV size cars, but it takes some maneuvering to get larger vehicles in there. Good thing there are so many fun things to do without driving anywhere!


Nearest Beach
Mission Beach, of course. 30 seconds away!
Car: recommended

Mission Beach is a lively beach community with something for everyone! Come find out why we love it so much. Walking distance to many activities, shops, and restaurants, and a short drive to Sea World, La Jolla, Coronado. Old Town, Lego Land, Balboa Park. Ride bikes for miles on the Boardwalk. Swim, surf, body board, sail, roller blade, fish all on Mission Beach. Golfers, you are just a short drive to world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Other Activities: We are easy walking distance to historical Belmont Park.

Golf: Famous Torrey Pines Golf Course is a 20 minute drive north of us in LaJolla.


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Mission Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2015
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
December 2015
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2015/16
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Cancellations: Partial refund of deposit if cancelled more than 30 days prior to check-in. Details will be included in the contract.
We accept Visa/MC/Discover, personal or electronic checks.
During Holiday, rates & minimum stays may be higher.
Monthly rates vary. Ask for a quote.

Students: sorry, this is not a student rental.

Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , for older children only
  • 1 loft sleeping area is reached by ladder. A fun spot for your older children and young-at-heart- adults, but not suitable for younger children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 2 twins, and sleeping loft. DVD player; private gated entrance; garage parking; Maytag front loading washer and dryer; wood floors; vaulted ceilings; cozy loft. We provide everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. In addition to providing all bed linens, bath and beach towels, we provide bath soap, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels.

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