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Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities

Bill & Calina Eckert

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Bill & Calina Eckert

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015
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Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Mission Bay Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This lovely, two-bedroom, two-bath, vacation rental home-away-from-home, located at 811 Vanitie Ct in Mission Beach, is steps to our beautiful Mission Bay and a few more steps to the Pacific Ocean. It comprises the entire floor of our brand-new custom building on a charming court in North Mission Beach, San Diego, California, offering a private fenced yard with pieceful fountain, and a private, bay view,dining area with gas barbecue.

AND, it is within a five- to ten-minute walk to a wide variety of restaurants and shops, and a short drive to Sea World and other local attractions. It is a perfect getaway!

You are comfortable in our hideaway regardless of the season. It is light and airy, with ceiling fans in each room for warmer days, and a fireplace and central thermostat heating during the cooler days. Granite counters & vanities. Purified water from every tap & to icemaker in fridge.

You have off-street parking for one car, a private washer/dryer, and much more:

* Master bedroom with queen-size bed, TV/cable/VCR, and private full bath

* Second bedroom with two twin beds and TV/cable. Aerobed available in living room for 5th person - $25/day fee

* Separate full bath with tub/shower.

* Fully-equipped kitchen for casual or gourmet cooking. Gas oven/stove, toaster oven, crock pot, blender, etc. Granite counters and an island with bar stools adjacent to indoor eating area.

* Separate inside eating area seating four comfortably, also with fireplace view.

* Cable Flatscreen HDTV/VCR/DVD/stereo in living room. Comfortable Leather Loveseat and Recliner Lounge near fireplace.

* FAX/copy services available if needed.

* WiFi High Speed Internet Access.

* Beach 'toys' including bicycles, chairs, etc., and a library of videos, books, puzzles, and games.

* Tandem Kayak with life vests available on request.

* $16 discount coupon available for Saska's Steak & Seafood Restaurant - 1 block away

* Coupons available for Bahia Belle Paddlewheeler - Nightly Entertainment on Mission Bay.


* A maximum of five individuals is allowed.

* Check-in time is 3:30 PM and Check-out time is 10:30 AM.

* No pets are allowed.

* No smoking is allowed inside the rental.


* A deposit of 25% of total reserved time, based on above rates, is required at time of reservation.

* A $75 Cleaning Fee is required, and, instead of a damage deposit, we request guest obtain $1500 damage insurance from Homeaway for a one-time, $49 fee.

* Balance of payment is due 30 days prior to scheduled check-in date.

* Payments:

* U.S. - Personal check or money order preferred; Credit card payment, with 2.5% fee, via Homeaway.

* Non-U.S.: U.S Bank Check or Int'l Money Order preferred. Credit card payment, with 4% fee available - request with reservation & a PayPal link will be returned by email.

* Upon receipt of payment, we will send an instruction sheet with directions, answers to FAQ, etc.

CONTACT US at the phone numbers provided below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Apartment - 1st Floor of Duplex Home

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Bill & Calina Eckert (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Bill & Calina Eckert

Calina is a Native San Diegan, and Bill arrived in San Diego with the Navy in 1975. We married in 1977, and vowed to someday move to the Beach. We loved taking long walks on the bay or beach and watching gorgeous sunsets. We built our dream home in North Mission Beach in 2002 and built the first floor as an apartment for Calina’s parents. We made sure that Mom and Dad’s place had all the same modern conveniences as we had upstairs. When Mom and Dad decided to move further inland, we converted the apartment to a Vacation Rental. 'Mission Bay Hideaway', is the newest, cleanest and nicest apartment in Mission Bay. Since then, we have had the pleasure of hosting hundreds of families, from all over the world, to enjoy wonderful vacations in Mom and Dad’s apartment. Bill & Calina, San Diego, CA

Bill & Calina Eckert purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Bill & Calina Eckert chose Mission Bay

Our Mission Bay Hideaway, in North Mission Bay, affords the vacationer all the best of the San Diego Beach and Bay atmosphere. Virtually everything is within a very short walking distance: the beach and bay with every conceivable water sport, marinas, bicycle paths, children’s playground, dozens of excellent restaurants and night clubs, lots of shops, a modern supermarket, internet café, local library, Post Office, Metro Bus Stop, and an amusement park and combination gym, indoor pool and wavehouse recreation facility. Most nights of the year, you can watch the evening fireworks from Sea World, a few miles away. Most other attractions in and around San Diego are just a short drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

We take great pains to ensure our Hideaway is one of the cleanest and best maintained properties in the area. Saltillo tile floors and throw rugs help to keep the beach and bay sand from gaining a foothold and the central vacuum makes cleanup easy. Purified water from a whole-house system eliminates the need to procure bottled water or ice.

Our Fenced In Front Yard is unique to this neighborhood, with very high trees and flowered vines, providing significant privacy for the dining area.

The side parking area provides room for storage of bikes, jetskis, rafts, boogie boards, etc. and can also be used for parking a small vehicle in tandem.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family which included 2 small boys aged 3 and 4 years stayed at the Mission Bay Hideway for one week in January, 2009. Bill and Calina were excellent hosts. They were very friendly and helpful. The aprtment is very well laid out, comfortable, and a great place to stay. It is steps in either direction to the Bay or the Ocean and very close to Sea World and the sights and sounds of San Diego. Our children did not want to leave when we had to go and refer to it as our San Diego home. Will will go back again and highly recommend the Mission Bay Hideaway for anyone looking to stay in the San Diego area.

Bob, Catherine, Ben, and Graham
Jan 2009
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Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 31 reviews
Northern NJ


  • 5 of 5

When I first came across this rental I was slightly hesitant about owners residing upstairs, you would never even know they were there, but they were available if you had a problem. Gave us an over veiw of where things were, how to operate garbage disposal etc and were gone.

Unit is very clean & neat, close to everything. The photos in listing are very accurate, no suprises. What you see in photos is what you get.

Only downside is parking is very tight, my husband decided to upgrade his car rental to a Lincoln town car...very tight to park, so if you can make do with a full size car like the size of an Impala or smaller you will be fine.


After long days of sight seeing it was a pleasure to come back here, grill some dinner, throw some clothes in the washer & sit outside & relax with a glass of wine. Oh that was a huge plus not to come home with a suitcase full of dirty clothes.

This unit is excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend to family & friends. I would not hesitate to rent again on my next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Rich & Kate stay at our Mission Bay Hideaway and hope that they hurry back really soon. Bill especially enjoyed reminiscing with Rich about their days in the Navy - both had been on aircraft carriers deployed to Vietnam in the late 60's. As for the parking - everyone in the beach areas in San Diego vie for each inch of parking space. The space on the side of our house for the rental is actually quite roomy when our neighbor remembers not to crowd us with his large van. This will automatically improve in the very near future since he's in the process of selling the van and moving back east. We also have an arrangement with our neighbor, Hank, 2 doors down, on the corner lot, to swap parking spaces with our tenants, and let them use his large parking space when they have a large vehicle that needs extra room.

Christmas 2014

  • 5 of 5

Bill shame on me for not writing a review sooner. I believe we hooked up with you in 2010. You have a great location and have a Class 1 operation. Your place has always been clean and neat with most everything needed except groceries. Parking has never been a problem once you get the hang of it even this year when we had a surprise upgrade to an SUV. We had a great time visiting my brother and his family for Christmas. We went to the Parade of Ships and the Dana Point light display which was something new this year. We highly recommend. As always we had a great time at your place with the nice short walk to the beach. The weather was perfect and being on the beach Christmas morning was a dream come true. Well as always all wonderful things come to an end but only for a short period. We will see hopefully sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate Diane's comments and enjoyed seeing her, her husband John, and their son, Jacob again. Although we don't actually provide the groceries, we've tried to make sure everything else you expect at home is there for you to use for preparation. The nearby Ralph's Supermarket is only 4 blocks away, and there's a wheeled basket should you prefer to walk. Diane also highlights some wonderful events in Mission Bay during the Christmas Holidays that we get to enjoy every year. San Diego goes all out for Christmas with two parades and bowl games, the Poinsettia Bowl and the Holiday Bowl, and the downtown Gaslamp Area is loads of fun for the visiting fans. The San Diego Trolley gets a little crowded going to and from the games, but it's worth every minute. We always recommend parking in Old Town, San Diego, and taking the Trolley to downtown, the stadium, Mission Valley, etc. to avoid parking hassles. We're truly happy that Diane's family had such a great Christmas time here in our Mission Bay Hideaway, and we hope they have the chance to come back for years to come.

Excellent Choice!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed here for a Thanksgiving getaway. The rental was clean, is in a GREAT location, and had everything we needed to enjoy our four day stay. Bill was very helpful and answered any questions we had. We enjoyed the kayak and grilling on the cute patio. It's steps to the beach on one side, and steps to the bay on the other…10 minute walk to all the great shops and breakfast spots Mission Beach has to offer too. Thanks for a great stay! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate Cassi's wonderful words and thoroughly enjoyed hosting her family. We also love our location, since we are resident landlords living in the upstairs of this duplex home. We built the downstair apartment for our elderly parents and tried to ensure it had every amenity we enjoyed upstairs. They actually ended up living with us upstairs in their later years; so we quickly converted the 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment to a vacation rental, and have been meeting wonderful folks from all over the world for close to 12 years.

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This property has an amazing location right in the center of Mission Bay. The bay is within sight, and the Pacific Ocean is across the street less than a block away. We had a rental car, which I think was necessary to our travels to such places as the Zoo and Balboa Park, Botanical Gardens, and downtown. As for the space, it was very clean and had all the amenities of a house rental. We had friends stay one night and there was plenty of space to entertain and accomodate them. The owners are very nice and personable. There are no negatives I can give, even if I were to be nit-picky.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Jay and Joe and truly appreciate their kind remarks. We feel privileged that over the last 10 years we've been able to offer our Mission Bay Hideaway location to travelers from all over the US, as well as to numerous overseas visitors. As Jay describes, we're nestled between Mission Bay and Mission Beach, on a quiet court, that provides privacy for our guests as well as immediate access to the myriad activities the beach and bay have to offer. When you return from your busy day, you can relax in your private, dining area and cook up a tasty meal on the natural gas BBQ, or in the gourmet kitchen. We've tried to provide every possible kitchen utensil; however, if something you need isn't there, just ring our intercom and we'll run it down to you from upstairs. There is a Reference Notebook in the apartment with lots of helpful information, including nearby restaurants and suggested activities, as well as a list of available videos. We also request feedback from our guests and make every effort to accommodate new requests and suggestions. Jay also refers to nearby visits to the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Downtown San Diego. Although an auto is preferable, the bus stop is only a block away and can have you in Old Town in less than 45 minutes. There you can access the San Diego Trolley to numerous key locations in and around San Diego, such as the Downtown Gas Lamp District, Padre Stadium, south to the Mexican border, and east to Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego State University, & La Mesa (home of San Diego's Octoberfest), with vouchers for continued bus transit from trolley stops. Old Town also has a Hop-on, Hop-off trolley bus that takes visitors to several of the key locations in San Diego, including the Cabrillo Monument, Coronado Island, and La Jolla. We look forward to Jay & Joe returning to our Mission Bay Hideaway again in the not-too-distant future.

Beautiful Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

My two kids and I chose to visit San Diego at the last minute for a long weekend. We had never been to San Diego and only knew we wanted to be near the beach and we didn't want to rent a car. Mission Bay Hideaway was the perfect option! It is located between Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. There were great cafes & restaurant options nearby and the grocery store was close. The apartment itself was very clean and in a quiet area nicely positioned off the main street but a stones throw to the bay. We utilized the transit system, the nearest stop being a minute or two away, to take a little trip up to La Jolla and to get to Belmont park. The bikes that were available would have made it even easier to get around had my kids been a little older. But the kids did utilize the boogie boards and sand toys and I appreciated the beach chair. I can't say enough good things about Mission Bay Hideaway! The owners were accommodating, the apartment clean and homey, the area safe and close to many attractions. It was relaxing and beautiful and I would totally stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate Traci's kind comments. As she states, our location is ideal, a stone's throw to both Mission Bay, ideal for kids to play in the sand to their heart's content while parents relax on a sand chair, and Mission Beach, where both young & old can enjoy the waves & all kinds of beach activities. We provide 3 adult bikes and 1 child's bike, and tools in a sealed container for lowering or raising the seats or handle bars. Also, there are two bike rental places a block away for any additional needs. Closeness to stores and restaurants is a big plus, and as Traci states, the bus stop is a block away, and provides rapid transit to key places to visit in San Diego, including La Jolla to the north and Old Town, to the south, both a must see. The San Diego Trolley stop in Old Town provides inexpensive transport to go south to the outlet stores on the border with Tijuana, to the Ballpark or Gas Lamp District in downtown San Diego, or points east, like the Mission Center and Fashion Valley Malls, San Diego State University, Qualcomm Stadium and more. We really enjoy hosting wonderful guests like Traci, and look forward to her return in the very near future. Sincerely, Bill & Calina

Quiet yet steps from bay and yards from ocean

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a Tuesday and stayed until Saturday. The place was clean, nice, and in a wonderful location in Mission Beach. Closer to the bay side, the street is quiet. The hustle, noise, and college age drama of the beach was absent. We were literally steps from walking along the bay with our coffee in the morning. We could be on the beach walk in two blocks.

Off street parking space is a huge plus (Toyota Corolla fit fine), and the owners are very nice and responsive. Bikes, kayak, beach toys all available. Outdoor grill on patio. Ralph's grocery 8 blocks away so we were stocked in a couple of hours for the week. Kitchen is fine and well appointed with pots and pans.

We would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate these kind remarks from our guest. The things that Eric highlights are some of the exact reasons that we located here, and that we mention in our profile on We originally built the downstairs 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment for Mom & Dad, so they could enjoy the same amenities as we enjoy in our upstairs home. Since their passing, some years ago, we've been able to offer these same amenities to countless guests from all over the world, and have made many new friends in the process. We recently made several upgrades in the apartment, and have planned many more in the upcoming weeks to keep it fresh and new for forthcoming guests. Sincerely, Bill & Calina


Car: recommended

Steps to the Pacific Ocean on the West and Mission Bay on the East. Short Walk to numerous restaurants and attractions including Childrens' Playground, Olympic Pool, Amusement Park & Physical Fitness Center.

$16 discount coupon available for Saska's Steak & Seafood Restaurant - 1 block away on Mission Blvd.

Coupons available for Bahia Belle Paddlewheeler - Nightly Entertainment on Mission Bay. Short drive to San Diego Municipal Golf Course & Sea World to South and Pacific Beach & La Jolla to the North.

Other Activities: Surfing Lessons Available - Inquire for Details


Rates & Availability

From $204 Per night

Mission Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Credit Card Payment 2.5% fee (3.75% non-U.S.)

Pets less than 50lbs considered, with fee.

Cancellation Policy

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Mission Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Futon or Airbed with electric pump for 5th visitor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Purified Water @ every tap, Trash Compactor, Beach Toys, Toddler items upon request, No Smoking inside unit. HBO/Cinemax & Full HD Package incl NFL Red Zone & 200 Channels on DVR.

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