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4 nights~ Multi-week, Early Bird Discounts 12-15% Spring & Summer

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Mission Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, sleeps 4 ~ 720 San Luis Rey Place, San Diego, CA 92109

Vacation, government contract workers , traveling nurses, executive lodging, snow birds. Great above the crowd location in San Diego's South Mission Beach. Private entrance. Living room & bedroom open to private deck. Overlook the action of the boardwalk, volleyball, boating channel and Pacific Ocean 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. Traveling workers 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, beach bikes, chairs, umbrella, cooler, towels provided.

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

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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 San Diego County

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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based on 32 traveler reviews

4 nights~ Multi-week, Early Bird Discounts 12-15% Spring & Summer
average rating of 4.78125 based on 40 reviews

Cozy and secure

  • 5 of 5

The SunCatchers was the perfect place for me and my two daugthers. It had all the amenities you would need for however long you stay including beach toys, towels, chairs, boogie boards, etc. The ocean is steps away and easily accessed. With the owner righrt downstairs we felt safe, secure and well taken care of. They add a personal touch to your stay. The location is perfect - between bay and ocean, close to Sea World, short walk to Belmont Park, close freeway access. Having your own parking space is a big plus! The owners are honest and friendly. I would recommend small families or couples to stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our new favorite MB vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at the Suncatchers. Sandi's instructions were easy to follow for unloading and parking, she was very quick to call us back when we couldn't find the parking pass (we were just overlooking it), and she promptly called to check on us when there were power outages all along MB one day. The property is well decorated, and we loved being on the second story for lots of natural light and a good cross-breeze to keep the place cool, plus the nice balcony. All of the beach equipment described was there and in good shape, and we took full advantage of the bikes for plenty of cruising along MB and even up to Pacific Beach (turned out to be a quicker ride than I'd have imagined, especially if you take the strandway as much as you can to avoid dodging folks on the boardwalk). And while I could probably sleep on rocks and be fine, my wife was quick to point out the queen bed was very comfortable, which is important for weeklong stays. In fact, her only "complaint" about anything was that Licorice wasn't there over the weekend to help with her doggie withdrawals haha! Having stayed in a few different 'condos' on MB over the past 6 years, this is our new favorite and we'll definitely look to book again on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. I thoroughly enjoyed having you here as excellent visitors and am so glad you want to make The Sun Catchers your new home-away-from home. Please come back soon; we just installed new floors. -Sandi
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Wonderful relaxing place loved it

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was amazing. We were met by Sandi and made us feel very welcome. The welcoming pack of food and goodies were great so thoughtful.So comfortable and everything you could want or need. Loved the balcony for breakfast and lunch! Such an ideal spot and the walk along the beach breath taking and watching the sunsets. Would love to stay there again in the future. Thankyou Sandi for letting us stay. Kind regards Rita and Kevin McCarthy

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rita &Kevin, Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. I really enjoyed having you as guests and sincerely hope that if your travels from UK bring you back to the west coast of the USA you will be able to stay with again. Best regards for a safe trip back home. Saludos, Sandi
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This is the place!

  • 5 of 5

Overall the place was terrific. Nice welcome basket in the kitchen, well stocked with just about everything. Parking arrangement was great, just don't leave the spot on Tuesday mornings. They sweep the main streets that morning and if that spot is vacant it won't be for long. Once we got past that it was great. Sandi is terrific, a great host. If we go to SD next year we hope her place is available.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Loved It!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay!!! So comfortable and homey, close to everything! Rode bikes and walked everywhere and Sandy is a doll! We will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time, wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing wonderful time. The place was clean, comfortable and had all we needed. The kitchen and the BBQ grill made it easy for us to eat some meals in to save us some money and get a break from the busy restaurants. Access to all the extras, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, coolers were a bonus, especially the bikes we went without a rental car and were able to walk or bike to most locations even Sea World, we did use Uber to get downtown to the harbor. The close location to the beach made it easy to be a part of the busy life and to take in the sunset on the beach, but just enough away to be quiet and relaxing on the deck. You are close enough to be on the beach or on the bay in a short walk. We will definitely consider returning next year, may even take the kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego
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 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, In-door Pool and Fitness, Amusement Center, Canoeing, deep sea fishing, Balboa Park & Museums, La Jolla, Convention Center, Baseball,


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Fill-In
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Pre-Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
End of Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable admin fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
If out of country fee $25
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.
Maximum 2 adults on monthly + add'l fees clean & parking.
***PLEASE NOTE*****Travel insurance is highly recommended due to 30 day non refundable requirement.

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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.
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 4
  • 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 fan, 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
  • VCR
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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. Volleyballs, basketball and horse shoes provided. Complimentary coffee and tea; paper products, in-apartment non-coin laundry.

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