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Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 90 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, ~ 720 San Luis Rey Place, San Diego, CA 92109

Location with parking & view! Vacation in a great "above the crowd" apt. in San Diego's South Mission Beach. Vacation, snow birds, executive lodging, visiting nurses, government contractors. Private entrance. Living room & bedroom open to exclusive use deck. Overlook the action of the boardwalk & volleyball, enjoy action of boating channel and Pacific Ocean. Steps to the life guarded beach & surf or cross over to the white sand and smooth water of Mission Bay. Ocean breezes, and the smell of the sea, calm and rest weary travelers who sometimes have too much fun in the sun. Visiting nurses, government contracts, executive lodging, snow birds; discount on 3 + week stays with 90 day maximum. What A Place to Come Home to...The Sun Catchers!

All bed & bath linens, kitchen needs, paper products, complimentary coffee & tea, non-coin laundry, 2 cable TVs, VCR, reading materials & games. Boogie boards, adult beach bikes, chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach towels provided.

We want you to come, relax and enjoy beach living at its best. The Sun Catchers in Mission Beach!

More Details

Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Sandi

Owner's Map of South Mission Beach. We grew up in and around San Diego, but we LOVED the life style of Mission Beach and the constant change of the ocean. Ever since we can remember (we have photos of us as toddlers) we were finding ways to get to the beach as often as we could, all seasons of the year. In our high school, college days we were just amazed at time we spent working and playing here. We just couldn't get enough of the beach. There was no question, we had to invest in our own 'South Mission beach house.' We lived, worked, played and retired here. We use The Sun Catchers, our great one bedroom vacation rental above our home and 'Above the Crowd' as our retirement investment. We hope you'll enjoy all that 'our' beach has to offer. You'll want to keep coming back often. Ron & Sandi

Sandi purchased this apartment in 1979

Why Sandi chose Mission Beach

South Mission Beach has a unique balance of residential and recreational living. We are a close community with a wide variety of ages, occupations, and life styles on a narrow 'spit' of land without through traffic to other beach areas. This is the cleanest, widest, best of the beaches, neighbors talk with neighbors, and were visitors feel at home.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location. See the guest reviews and how they feel about our home-away from- home amenities. So many repeat guests must know something is special and thus keep coming back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sandi,

I can’t believe it has taken me a couple of days to write this note. I guess I am moving more slowly with the cold weather. [Seattle, WA] Anyway, that was such a nice break for us and I know I keep saying it but we feel so comfortable and at home at Sun Catchers. [10 days] I also wanted to mention that we really were able to cook very nicely for our small T-day party. The apt. is so well equipped. .... We did a lot of cooking!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday! Saludos, carol and john
Nov 2012
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Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not move furniture, appliances, electronics, etc. Anything moved must be replaced to original setting. We have "before" photos if you need them.
  • Not a party or event venue. No drugs, excessive noise, fireworks, or city ord. violations. We expect respect and good neighbor relations. Max 2 occupy
  • A Rental Agreement will be provided, must be signed and returned. Extra long term: application, background check, cleaning, parking, &n utilities
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hair dryer, soap and paper products.
  • Relax on tiled bench in shower, shower/water wands make sure no beach sand sticks in sneaky places.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Futon lvg rm
  • Lots of extra room for single roll-away and PacknPlay in bedroom. Separate screened doorway to deck allows monitoring of sleeping child. All bed and bath linens provided. Overhead fans, 2 cable TV and comfortable Captain's Chair in bedroom for away from the action relaxation.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 1 twin roll a-way, 1 PacknPlay, 1 double sleeper sofa. Steps to the beach, bikes, beach towels, beach umbrella, boogie boards, ice chest, sand toys, Exclusive use full sun deck with gas BBQ, table & chairs, sun bench and view of beach volleyball, basketball courts, grass park and jetty/boating channel entrance to Mission Bay. Complimentary coffee and tea; paper products, in-apartment non-coin laundry.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7636366 based on 63 reviews

Great place! Has everything you’ll need for a week or longer. Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We love coming here. This was our third stay and will return for more. The location is great. Only few yards from the beach and strandway. The owner/host is awesome. She goes above and beyond to ensure you have a wonderful stay at The Sun Catchers. Can’t wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I know it helps "newbies" and counts a lot to have comments from returning guests, but it really helps me personally, too. Awesome to see returning kids and how much they have grown. Your Brock is such a mature, polite, and handsome young man. Thanks for letting me in on his development over the years. I look forward to your trips out west. Thanks for remembering me and The Sun Catchers. Sandi
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everson wa

Beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cozy spot.Had a very relaxing week.Close to everything.Very nice owner

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks,Raylene. I am glad you found The Sun Catchers to your liking. I really appreciate your taking the time to give your positive review here and on the Check-out Sheet. Your grandson was so well-behaved. Hopefully you two can make the trip south again, I'll look forward to seeing him again in the future. You were great guests. Best regards, Sandi
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Comfortable with everything you need

  • 4 of 5

I was impressed with the fact that everything that I needed to cook with or eat on was already there. The bed was comfortable and my daughter thought the foldout twin was one of the most comfortable bed she’s ever slept on. My one complaint or recommendation is the fact that we were told to clean up most everything but didn’t feel like the place was already clean when we moved in. I am used to only having to leave the bedding and wash the dishes because the Cleaning service will clean everything else. Because we were required to clean before we left, I don’t think the cleaning service did what they were supposed to do which is make sure it was clean before they left. By that I mean there was no mop to do the kitchen and it was said to leave it the way we found it.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. I will share your comments with housekeeping as I am unaccustomed to negative comments of cleanliness. We will work harder to make things right. While most folks would rather share exit cleaning than pay an upfront cleaning fee, you certainly did more than most and it was appreciated. I am aware that you and your family rent several places during the same week each year, I certainly hope you'll give us another try in the future. Best regards, Sandi P.S. The Swiffer mop is in the hall closet, although exit cleaning does not include mopping floors unless there has been a massive spill...Again, thank you for leaving the apartment in great shape.
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Austin, TX

Just like the description, photos and reviews

  • 5 of 5

Can't beat coffee on the deck while watching volleyball on the beach at 9 in the morning. Everything needed was provided, off-street parking is a plus.

This was our second trip in a year and are planning another for the holidays. Thanks! -D & D

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your fast response and review. You know it is always great to have you visit. Come again soon. -Sandi
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Relaxing beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location, relaxing accommodations. Literally steps from Mission Beach and the boardwalk, and just a short walk to the more calm waters of Mission Bay. The apartment is small, good for a couple and maybe 2 small children. But it is very comfortable and provided a wonderful base for our adventures. The beach bikes provided gave us an opportunity to cruise the beachwalk and explore places we might not see on foot. There are other free to use beach items that we took much advantage of. Overall, this is a real gem and Sandi is a wonderful person to deal with. I admit I was nervous at first about having the landlord living downstairs, but really, she couldn't be nicer. If we go to the area again, we will certainly look it up.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. You are amazing! I don't know how you were able to ride bicycles and go out on adventures after running the Rock n Roll (26 miles) Marathon, but you seemed unfazed. I am glad you chose to stay at The Sun Catchers as you were such easy visitors! Please remember us on your next visit, running or not, you are always welcome here. Cheers, Sandi
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A great place to explore the San Diego area from.

  • 5 of 5

Sandi has thought of everything to make a visit here comfortable and fun. It was nice being close to the beach and experiencing beach life. Our family enjoyed breakfast on the deck every morning. From this location it was an easy drive to the zoo, to LaJolla area, to Olde Town, to whale watching and to the Cabrillo National Monument.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melinda, Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review. You and your family so easy to have as guests and it was so uplifting to hear your laughter. Please remember The Sun Catchers on your next visit "out West." Remember, too, that with or without "the kids" you are always welcome here. Cheers, Sandi
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Pennant & The Beachcomber
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
To Coronado
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Executive & Full
Nearest Train
6 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
I-5 & I-8
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gabbiano's, Wave House, Coaster, Saska's, etc. etc
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
water ski
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Life guarded swim, surf, fishing, scuba, shoreline
Car: recommended

Stroll the Mission Beach sea shore, boardwalk or bayside, watch the sun rise and sunset plus Sea World fireworks at night. A short 5 minute walk to the local market, liquor store, eateries and two visitor friendly pubs. Add 2 minutes and a unisex salon, kayak and sailboard rentals. The Amusement Park with indoor pool, tog shops plus blade, bike and boards rentals. Sportsfishing, para-sailing and Sea World are just across the bridge. 15 minutes to San Diego airport, 20 minutes to the San Diego Zoo, stadium, Gaslamp Quarter & Convention Center, La Jolla, universities and Torrey Pines Golf.

Other Activities: SeaWorld, Zoo, Amusement Center, Canoeing, deep sea fishing, Balboa Park & Museums, La Jolla, Convention Center, Baseball,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

If out of country bank $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Non-refundable admin fee $50 + Tax

All rates based on occupancy of 2. Maximum occupancy of 4. All 14 y/o = adult.
Refundable deposit includes shared exit cleaning.
No weekend party rentals or student "events".
Major holidays may be exempt from discounts; may not combine special offers/discounts.
Monthly rate may vary depending on holidays within the month, additional parking, and cleaning fees will be applied.
Maximum 2 adults on monthly + add'l deposit, fees clean & parking.
***PLEASE NOTE*****Travel insurance is highly recommended due to 30 day non refundable requirement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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