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Beach & Water Front Bayside Vacation Rental - 2 bedroom - Max 4 total Occupancy


Member since: 2003
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Beach & Water Front Bayside Vacation Rental - 2 bedroom - Max 4 total Occupancy

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Mission Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 1 & 1/2 bath, Sleeps 4 maximum

The Skimmer - Beach Front Bayside Location

We are the owners and offer our charming and spacious 2 bedroom waterfront beach rental which is located right on the peaceful bayside beach sand bayside.

Welcome, please take a moment to read the entire description as it will provide you will most all information you will need as well as the rest of the website information.

Choosing a vacation rental or home can be a big decision. To ensure you choose the right rental for your stay is important to us as well. Our service, for you, is personal, and we do speak to each vacationer personally, before confirming a reservation to ensure you are choosing the right rental/ home and location you are looking to stay.

Our spacious 2 bedroom serene waterfront beach front bayside rental is located right on the beach, bayside.

This is the quieter side of Mission Beach, which many people seek away from excitement of the ocean front.

The Skimmer's beach front location works well for singles, couples, and small families who are looking for a quieter beach front experience away from the crowds.

Our rentals cater to that relaxed experience and type of renters. Families with small children especially love our rentals and bayfront location. You can play all day, and unwind in the evening and have the peacefulness of the bayside for sleeping. We are the owners and offer our charming and spacious 2 bedroom waterfront beach rental which is located right on the peaceful bayside beach sand.

All Mission Beach properties, are very close to each other, so its important to choose the right location for your needs.

This lovely two bedroom beach front bayside vacation rental is perfect for two people, a couple or 2 couples, or a small family with up to two children.

The Skimmer best suits vacationers who want a more low key vacation in a more mellow area of Mission Beach. Kids can play all day on the beach, then have the quieter evenings for sleeping after that long day.

We do offer monthly rentals, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan and February.

Please check our rate chart for pricing on our nighty, weekly and monthly rates and choices.

Watch the glorious sun rise from your own private patio on the beach front or walk five minutes west to catch the action of the Pacific Ocean.

This vacation rental is uniquely set in Mission Beach which is located between the mighty Pacific Ocean and quiet scenic Mission Bay. Step out your Bay Front patio door right to the sand. Put on your skates, hop on a bike or leisurely walk for miles on the boardwalk located along the water.

You can rent almost any thing you need with in a 5 minute walk. World class surfing, sailing, golfing, and fishing are all easily accessible from your beach rental.

The Skimmer is owner managed which allows us to keep it in top condition while being kept welcoming and impeccably clean.

We offer many amenities for your comfort:

Our kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking pleasure.

We even include: Dish soap, paper towels, laundry soap, plastic wrap, aluminum wrap, spices, assorted teas just name a few of the extras for your convenience and pleasure.

The vacation rental has cable television, and DVD.

All linens and bath towels are provided with 4 pillows on your comfortable King bed and two pillows for each twin bed. Beach towels and beach chairs are provided to ease your load and get you ready for your days in the sand.

• The master bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable king bed with crisp cotton sheets and linens. It also has its own powder room. with a 1/2 bath comes with a very comfortable king bed for your comfort and is decorated with colors reflecting the sand and the sea.

• Twin beds are provided for, in the second bedroom

• Bathrooms include a 3/4 bath and a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom.

The Skimmer's living room opens to your own private gated patio and the sandy beach.

Open the gate and there you are - At the beach, no better place to vacation with friends or family wanting a wonderful peaceful place to stay.


If you are looking for that beach experience, come and discover the uniqueness of Mission Beach in the heart of America's Finest City, San Diego. Swimming, sailing, surfing, skating, biking, golfing, fishing and sight seeing are just a few of the activities at your doorstep. Sea World is 5 minutes away, Mexico is 17 miles to the south, Disney Land is 2 hours to the North and the World Famous La Jolla is a 10 minute drive from your door.

You are walking distance to waterfront dining, or casual beach eateries. You can easily shop for groceries, and plan your own picnic or romantic meal while sitting at the beach and watching the sunset on the glorious Pacific Ocean.

Mornings are breath taking as you wake up to the sunrise across the water from your own patio table. Sip your coffee or tea as you watch the the first glimpse of dawn across the water and relish the quiet and peace that is all your own on the bay front.

We are a smoke free and pet free vacation home, so this would be suitable for those who have allergies for those types of allergens.

If you are interested in The Skimmer, please give us a call or email us for any questions. We like to personally speak with each vacationer, if possible, before confirming any reservations. Personal service is how we have had such a positive experience for our rental career.

Keywords: Condominium, beach front, water front, San Diego, vacation home, Mission Beach, ocean, bay, beach, vacation rental, two bedroom.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cynthia (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Cynthia

Small personalized friendly service is a our business motto.

We are individuals who own and manage vacation rentals for ourselves and a few neighborhood properties.

With a long time family history in San Diego going back to the turn of the century, combined with roots from the midwest, we have both pride in San Diego, and good old fashioned values.

The rentals showcased on this site, reflect, our goal to provide you with quality accommodations, along with personal service from the start of your reservation process, to your final departure.

We like to think we attract vacationers who appreciate receiving the exact rental that is advertised on our websites and desire a well maintained vacation home or rental that much care has been taken to provide. In return, appreciate and care for the rentals during their stay.

The environment we provide and the bayside in Mission Beach is perfect for low key vacationers, who want an amazing location on the waterfront and coast.

Why Cynthia chose Mission Beach

The Bayside Waterfront has it all, great views, peaceful surroundings and watching the water is a peace of heaven

What makes this condo unique

Water and Beachfront property, Its the quiet side of the beach.

The Bayside is quieter and nicer for families and relaxing.

Its a bit warmer on the bayside too, which we like.

There are lots of people who love the excitement of the ocean front but want to relax on the quieter side when they choose and sleep in the peaceful atmosphere of the bayside.

We provide hands on service as we both own and manage, your experience matters to us.

We personally speak to each vacationer and greet each vacationers upon arrival to assure your smooth transition to your vacation.

Our rentals are best suited for relaxed low key singles, couples and families. Parties and gatherings at our rentals are not suited for these vacation rentals.

We also offer a pet and smoke free environment for our family members and guest who have pet and smoke allergens.

Mission Beach on the bayside is a lovely experience for someone wanting to be away from the hustle and bustle of the ocean front. Both are wonderful, but at night the bayside is quieter and more relaxing. There is lots to see on the bayside, its just a different pace of life.

We live here and enjoy what the bayside has to offer for ourselves.

Come join us on the bayside for your vacation in San Diego.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for everything! We thoroughly enjoyed our week, in San Diego, at the beach in your rental. Your location was perfect as the kids could run right out the door onto the sand and play.

The accommodations were just as you described, comfortable fresh beds, well stocked kitchen and the rental was spotless and well maintained. The decor was tropical and we felt we were really at the beach.

We really appreciate you going above and beyond with your attention to details and all the helpful information about where to eat and the great sites to see in San Diego. I can recommend this rental to anyone!
Jun 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Beach & Water Front Bayside Vacation Rental - 2 bedroom - Max 4 total Occupancy
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A great find

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. Cyndi had thought of everything including volleyballs, cupboards filled with the necessities, really comfortable beds, and a clean, well kept condo. Ocean views and just a hop across the road to watch the surfers. This was a great find and we'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great view and rating. Its lovely of you to take the time to let me and others know how much you enjoyed your stay at The Skimmer. We loved having your family come and play outside and have fun time together. Its great to have a beach front location whereby you can just walk right out and hang together. We love our families and seeing good quality time with each other with out the distractions of the normal day to day life. Come back soon. Thanks again.


  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation while staying at the Skimmer. Proximity to the bay and beach was a highlight not to mention Sea World and Zoo. The owner, Cyndi, was pleasant to deal with and we wouldn't hesitate to contact her again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you for the positive review of The Skimmer and we pleased you had such a good time. Watching your family playing on the beach with the other families and children was just what we like to see you experience. The laughter and giggles bring the beach to life. Do come again, anytime, and thank you for taking such great care of our rental The Skimmer. Best Regards Cyndi
Spokane, WA

Perfect Family Spot

  • 5 of 5

I poured over all kinds of listings to find the perfect place for our Family trip to San Diego and Sea World - When I found this place I knew I hit the jackpot. The owner was a pleasure to work with and made making all of the arrangements very easy. We wanted something on the beach and close to Sea World and it was perfect. We enjoyed being on the bay side as it was much quieter than the beach and the kiddos (5 and 7) could play out on the beach comfortably - the only thing we missed were the sunsets - but just a short walk across the main road and we were at the ocean side where we were able to catch the beautiful sunsets. The bay side is much more private, quiet and less windy. The interior was just as described and pictured - very clean and modern, we didn't feel we were missing anything. We were thankful we minded the small parking spot warning when we chose our rental car! We would most definitely stay here again. - Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you for such a wonderful review. A great smile came across my face, as what you have written, is the exact experience that I strive to create for each vacationer. I am so blessed and grateful, to have so many wonderful vacationers who choose our rentals and your family was one of the best. Please come again to our vacation rentals and it would be an honor to have your family stay with us again. Best Regards Cyndi

Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome family vacation at The Skimmer at A Vacation by the Bay. Cyndi, the owner and longtime resident of Mission Bay, was great. She greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the unit and answered any questions we had. The property was impeccably clean and ready for us upon check in. Everything we could have needed for the week was there provided for us, including an information booklet about the area with things to do. The location was perfect for a family with children. We could easily watch our kids play on the beach from the patio safely. The view was spectacular, including an amazing display of the fireworks from Sea World every night. I would highly recommend this property or any of the ones offered by A Vacation by the Bay. We hope to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela for the great review and that you were very happy with your vacation accommodations. Yes, it was fun to have your family as well at The Skimmer. We are so pleased you had a great visit in Mission Beach and choose to stay with us. We are very blessed to have a great location on the beach where you can let the kids just run around and play for hours. We do feel very fortunate that we have great vacationers such as you and your family that choose our rentals. We welcome you back anytime. We hope to see you again next summer. Best Cyndi

We will be back!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental, called The Skimmer, was just as described from the photos and description. You are right on the beach front on the bayside which was perfect for our family. We had visiting grand kids and they were able to play right out front on the beach.

We did go over to the ocean a couple of days in the afternoon, but mainly we were content to relax at the bay's beach. We did visit the Zoo and Cabrillo Monument during the week as suggested.

Cyndi was great, she greeted us upon arrival and did a quick walk through and we were able to ask her a couple of questions.

The Skimmer is very cute with a nautical theme through out. The King bed in the master was very comfortable, just as promised too.

Everything was really clean and the rental was in top shape and showed that its well cared for. We have rented vacation rentals before and never had so much attention to detail as this one. There are ample restaurants to pick from and never ran out of fun things to do.

All in all, it was a great vacation that I am really glad we had together.

Yes I would recommend this rental to friends.

We will be back here!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, Thanks so much for your great review and taking the time to share your experience with other potential renters. Yes, we do go to great lengths to provide a nice, well maintained, impeccably clean vacation rental. Our location is really quite nice on the beach front bayside. The bayside is really a wonderful choice for any one wanting a more serene vacation, or for families with young children who can play safely right out front on the water's edge. Not only are we a nice choice for weekly vacation rentals, we are also really great choice for snow birds wanting break from the cold winter months in January and February. We do care about your experience from start to your completed stay. So, thanks again Pam for choosing our vacation rental for your family stay in Mission Beach. We also want to thank you for taking such good considerate care of The Skimmer too. Come again anytime!!!!!
Alberta, Canada

Awesome property

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this wonderful place and did not want to leave. The property was SO clean and the customer service was unbelievable! It made it a very memorable time for us in San Diego...will be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego Lindberg Field
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 5 & Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafes, Waterfront dining, beach Culture abounds
Nearest Beach
Out the front door - Couldn't be closer than that!
Car: not necessary

San Diego beaches and weather are some of the best in the world. Our unit are located right on the sand and waterfront. Mission Beach, in itself, is unique as it is surrounded by water on the both sides. One side is the quiet and serene Mission Bay and 50 yards west is the roaring Pacific Ocean. You can just relax at the beach or participate in numerous water activities. Sightseeing is abundant from visiting La Jolla, the pearl of San Diego, to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Mexico, the floating Naval museum - The Midway. The opportunities are endless for everyone with every kind of taste. We are conveniently located to all these activities.

Other Activities: San Diego, is a diverse environment from the Sea to the Mountains and in between. What ever you would like to do, San Diego or its surrounding neighborhood areas can provide.

Just ask!

Golf: World Famous Torrey Pines Golf course is just minute from your rental. Nothing compares to the view at the top of La Jolla on the green over looking the Pacific Ocean

Ski: In the winter season, there is Skiing just 3 hours north in the mountains of San Bernadino, just east of LA.

Many locals, will take a day trip, for a quick drive, to the slopes.


Rates & Availability

From $228 Per night

Mission Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 18 - May 23
Apr 11 2015 - May 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
May 23 - May 30, 2015
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 6 - June 13, 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 13 - June 20, 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 20 - June 27, 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 27 - July 4, 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 4 - July 18, 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 18 - July 25, 2015
Jul 18 2015 - Jul 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 25 - August 1
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 1 - 22, 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
August 22 - September 12, 2015
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
September 12 - September 26
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning 7 nights $155
Tax Rate 11.05%
Notes We take all reservations personally over the phone for that more personal experience and to assure the right rental for your needs.
We accept personal Checks & CC (with a convenience fee added)
Summer June - Oct Reservation Balances are due 90 days in advance
Oct to May 7 night reservations are due 60 days in advance of the reserved dates. Longer than 7 nights are due 90 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
    Half Bathroom - toilet , 1/2 bath
  • The Skimmer has a 3/4 bath and a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Captain's Master - 1 king , Eastern King for your great nights sleep
    Shipmates Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Set of Twin beds with memory foam toppers
  • We have a deliciously comfortable king bed with crisp cotton sheets and linens for your sleeping pleasure. The Master bedroom has a 1/2 bath for your personal use. The Second beach bedroom has twin beds with the fresh cotton linens for the great sleep after a long day at the beach. We have a maximum number of guests of 4 but a small baby is always an exception, in a port a crib.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are a owner manger run vacation rental business. We have been providing excellent service to vacationers for 24 years and enjoy our work and look forward to providing you with clean and well maintained rentals on the waterfront in fun and beautiful San Diego. All of our rentals are impeccably clean and well maintained for your arrival. We offer personalized service and like to speak to all vacationers before accepting a reservation to see if its the right location for you. We also greet all vacationers upon arrival in order to make for a smooth start to your vacation. Come stay at the mellow bayside beach, but when you are ready for lots of action, you need only walk 150 steps to the ocean front side. Our rentals are also pet and smoke free for people with allergies to those factors. All Reservations are taken in person over the phone. We feel that speaking to each other in person will assure that you have found the best rental for your needs.

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