Mission Beach apartment rental - View of Mission Bay's Mariner's Basin from Living Room of Mariner's Lookout.
View of Mission Bay's Mariner's Basin from Living Room of Mariner's Lookout.
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay nights
 

Mission Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Located on Mariner’s Basin of San Diego’s world famous Mission Bay Park, in desirable South Mission Beach on the quieter, wind-protected bay side. Just steps across a narrow peninsula to the Pacific Ocean side of Mission Beach. Stunning views of the bay from all rooms in the front of the unit. Sea World fireworks light up the night sky across the bay. Sleeps up to 5. Bed linens, pillows, blankets and towels provided. A small commercial area is one block away that includes 1 Italian restaurant, 2 fast food establishments (1 pizza and one Mexican food), a liquor store, a grocery store, 2 pubs and a laundromat.

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I am a retired international marketing executive who lives in the building on the floor below Mariner's Lookout.

We are a third generation San Diego family on our mother's side. Our late father was a Pediatrician who was born and raised in the Mid-West.

Our parents purchased this property, a tri-plex in 1959 when they realized that they had been crazy to take Summer vacations driving across the country through scorching deserts to get to hot, humid, thunder storm prone, mosquito-infested places after they had just left the best place to vacation that they knew.

The Mid-Western relatives could visit us instead.

We used the downstairs unit as a Summer home until 1974, when our parents sold the house in central San Diego (only about 5 miles away) and moved to the beach house as their permanent home. Two of my three brother's live near by-- one in the building's third unit and the other at the south end of Mariner's Basin.

My brothers and I can be tremendous resources for information about San Diego. Between us, we have about 250 years of experience of living in San Diego.

But we are cautious about leaving our tenants in peace. We will make a friendly greeting, let you know that we are at your disposal for information, then leave it to you to ask for what you want.

3 Reviews of Property 77300 in Mission Beach, California

Mariner's Lookout- a Lovely Bayfront Apt. in So. Mission Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Mariner's Lookout- a Lovely Bayfront Apt. in So. Mission Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77300vb
(858) 336-2512 (California, USA)
Mission Beach San Diego County
Glenwood Springs, CO
4

Fun spot

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We had a great time at this property. The property is as described. We were steps from the beach and 1 1/2 blocks from the ocean. The view from the front window is right out at the bay. Beautiful. The property is a little dated, but we didn't mind that. We found it very charming and fun. The only part that I wasn't thrilled with was the kitchen. The pots/pans/cooking utensils could stand to be replaced. It was difficult to cook there because of this. The parking is also VERY tight so make sure you have a smaller vehicle if you are staying at this property. But... the owner was very accommodating and friendly. He had a nice welcome cheese tray for us when we arrived which was very much appreciated. We had a fantastic time and the price was just right for us. Thanks Peter and Bob for making us feel welcome.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: We have had nothing but pleasant experiences with our guests in the vacation rental unit, including with this family. These guests were right about the pots and pans. They never said anything about it while they were here. But we came to the same conclusion right after their stay. The pots and pan were replaced before this review was written.
When Laura mentions the property being dated, we think she is referring mostly to the bathroom and kitchen which are tiled with two-tone tile of the late 40s early 50s vintage. The tile and grout in both rooms are clean and well maintained. The bathroom tub and kitchen sink have been resurfaced with modern white epoxy coating, which adds to the clean look. We could have updated with marble and granite. But most of our guests like Laura appreciate the nostalgia of that two-toned tile which many of us had in the homes we grew up in.
She could also be referring to the windows, which are metal framed with hand crank operators of the same era as the tiles. They are fully functional. We have kept and maintained them for the same reason-- to preserve that classic 40s and 50s look.
But our 50 " HDTV with cable connection and our Wi-fi and ethernet internet connections are modern and state of the art.
Thanks to Laura for the nice review and positive suggestions.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Mariner's Lookout- a Lovely Bayfront Apt. in So. Mission Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77300vb
(858) 336-2512 (California, USA)
Mission Beach San Diego County
Windsor, England
5

Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We had a lovely stay at Mariner's Lookout. The property was spotless and the photos accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities. The owner went out of his way to be helpful but, at the same time, was not intrusive.
The position of Mariner's Lookout is ideal. Imagine waking up each morning and being able to look out at the beautiful bay. The beach was steps away and there were a few basic shops and take aways convenient to the rental. We had to rely on public transport to a certain extent and it was a short walk along the bay to the bus stop.
I would not hesitate in recommending this rental and I hope we get to stay there again ourselves.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Mariner's Lookout- a Lovely Bayfront Apt. in So. Mission Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77300vb
(858) 336-2512 (California, USA)
Mission Beach San Diego County
Alpine, CA
5

Peaceful, clean and convenient with stunning Bay views!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
My daughter and I stayed here while she was in surf camp and truly enjoyed it. The property is right on the bay side beach and very close to the ocean. It is walking distance to Belmont Park, several shops and restaurants and a very short drive to Sea World. We made good use of the owner provided beach chairs, umbrella, and beach bikes. We could hop on the bikes and ride for miles along the bay and ocean. But I especially enjoyed just relaxing by the bay reading and watching the cute little harbor seal who lives in the cove. When we did cross the street to the ocean, the beach was much less crowded than other parts of Mission Beach.

The listing photos are very accurate. The kitchen and bath are small and older, but serviceable. Everything is very clean. The views from the living room, dining area, and kitchen are beautiful. I could watch my daughter on the beach while I was inside and even see the Sea World Summer Night fireworks every night from the front windows. Of course, it was more fun to watch them from the beach!

The owner was very nice and was concerned that we had everything we needed. He even provided us with a nice welcome basket with fruit, cheese, wine, and crackers!

Since parking is at a premium in the beach area, it was wonderful to have a personal space right outside the door.

I would definately recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful, pleasant, beach vacation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4