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Kennebeck Ct., 3BR + LOFT, 3 Full Baths, Opt. Guest Apt. 100+ “5-Star” Reviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom + Large Loft, 3 full baths, sleeps 10 in beds

Fourteen years ago we bought this beach house that our family had rented for many years! We're on the ocean side of Mission Beach, 6 blocks north of Belmont Park, on beautiful Kennebeck Court. There are only two houses between us and the sands of the Pacific Ocean; walk there in 30 seconds (or less!).

The main living area has soaring vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, down-filled sofas, and a large dining area with plenty of seating for family dinners. Huge windows allow for views and sounds of the ocean, and plenty of breezes.

Sleeping Arrangements: Three bedrooms plus large loft sleep 10 comfortably.

Two master bedrooms are located on the ground floor, each with private full bath and french doors that lead to the front patio. (One master has a cal king bed and the other has two twins that can be converted to a king.)

The third bedroom with queen bed is located off the main living area near the hall bath.

The loft, which overlooks the main living area, has two twin beds and a brand new (March 2017) queen foam mattress .

Baths: There are three full baths. You will never run out of hot water thanks to the latest on-demand water heaters.

Kitchen: The kitchen features granite counters, quality appliances such as a Bosch dishwasher and a Maytag gas range, and plenty of room to cook. If you love to cook, you'll find everything you need, from a Lobster pot to beach themed serving dishes. A breakfast bar provides additional seating.

Outdoor spaces: Enjoy outdoor space on every level of the house. On the ground floor, a large, private, fully-enclosed front patio has gas BBQ, pretty gardens, plenty of seating, and gorgeous ocean views. Enjoy the ocean breezes and keep the children contained while you BBQ.

On the second floor, the main living area, French doors lead to a charming balcony we call 'the coffee porch', our favorite place to hang out any time of the day.

From the loft level, step out onto the huge roof deck with teak deck chairs, hammock, umbrella, panoramic views of beach & bay. Watch sunsets and sunrises, or sunbathe while your children are napping. Heavenly.

Parking: Rental comes with two parking spots, one in the garage and one premium exterior spot that easily fits the largest SUV!

Keyless Entry: We have a keyless entry system so that you will never have to pick up or keep track of keys. The codes change with every rental for your peace of mind, and you can even change the code to a number that is easily remembered by your family.

For our younger guests: We installed built-in baby gates at the top of both sets of interior stairs. Families with small children will enjoy these upgrades. We also have two portable cribs and two high chairs available.

Other Amenities:

Main living area has brand new 42' HD TV with on-Demand, full cable line up, all the premium channels and a DVD player. The loft also has a new HDTV.

All bed linens provided. Bath and beach towels provided. In addition, there is a FREE washer and dryer in the garage for your use.

Plenty of beach toys, boogie boards, umbrellas's and beach chairs provided.

We provide all the little things too: paper products for bath and kitchen (paper towels, napkins, toilet paper), bath and hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, ziplock bags and tin foil, and cleaning products.

Plenty of board games and puzzles for quality family time or the occasional rainy day.

Need more room? If your group is larger than 10, check for availability of the two bedroom guest apartment, the dollhouse (HomeAway #116828). A link to the dollhouse is located at the bottom of this listing. This charming space sleeps an additional 4-5. We can also provide contact information for other listings on our court.

Please note: This home is a private residence for our guests. No loud or large parties. We do not rent to groups of adults under age 30. Students, sorry this is not a long-term student rental in the off-season.

Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.

Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.

Bookings canceled within 30 days of check-in are non -refundable.

If you want to know what it's like to stay at our house, be sure to read all of our wonderful five star reviews. Kennebeck Court is in a wonderful location, an easy walk to restaurants and Belmont Park. If you are looking for a beautiful, well-maintained, full-stocked house that is less than 30 seconds from the Pacific Ocean, please inquire about availability.

More Details

Nancy Whalen
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Nancy Whalen

When we're not at the beach, we live in Phoenix, Arizona, Rick grew up there and Nancy is from Massachusettes and also lived in Wisconsin. We have been married for 34 years and have three grown sons. We go to San Diego as often as we can. We love all the San Diego has to offer and never get tired of acting like tourists. We have enjoyed getting to know families from all over the world who have stayed here, made memories, and filled our guest books.

Nancy Whalen purchased this house in 2003

Why Nancy Whalen chose Mission Beach

We rented this house for nine summer vacations, starting 27 years ago when our twins were babies! We love this house and always called it 'our beach house' even before we bought it. One summer we we arrived to find 'our beach house' was For Sale ! It is a dream come true to own this house and we are very thankful for all the fun times it has provided with our friends and our family. We look forward to spending many happy years with our children and someday their children in this special place.

What makes this house unique

There are three levels so there's plenty of space for everyone. Lots of outdoor space on front patio (private and fully enclosed), roof deck, and balcony off kitchen. Only two house between us and the water- close enough that you don't even mind running back to make lunch or use the bathroom. The sound of the ocean and the views are great. Kennebeck is a great court and because we are six blocks north of the roller coaster, our section of the beach is less crowded than many others. But we're still close enough to walk or bike to everything on Mission and Pacific Beach.


Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bath attached to master bedroom
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bath attached to Bedroom #2
  • All three full bathrooms have tub/shower combinations. We have a large capacity on-demand hot water system so you will always have plenty of hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , Has its own full bath. Twins can be made into king.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has its own full bath. Cal King premium latex mattresses.
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins & brand new (2017) queen foam mattress in loft.
  • Master bedroom and second bedroom each have their own private full bath and doors that open on to front patio. Very comfortable, premium mattresses (read our reviews!) Third bedroom has queen bed and is located on main living area with great room. Stairs from main sleeping area lead to loft. Loft sleeping area has wonderful views and breezes. Two twins and comfortable queen futon. Loft overlooks main living area. This is a great place to sleep but may not be appropriate for young children. New HDTV in loft. Door leads to roof deck.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Kennebeck Ct., 3BR + LOFT, 3 Full Baths, Opt. Guest Apt. 100+ “5-Star” Reviews
average rating of 4.9903846 based on 104 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Wonderful for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying in San Diego at the Whalen's. Our family has grown so we now book their adjacent Dollhouse as well. The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are comfortable. Everything we need for the beach, from towels to sand toys, is provided. Management is very responsive and pleasant. This is an excellent vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carroll, IA

It was absolutely perfect! Everything we needed was right there! Would definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family! 6 adults , 3 children. We rarely went out to eat, so easy to fix meals right there! Loved the couple steps to the boardwalk! Grabbed Uber when we needed it! Amazing weather! Perfect Christmas!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Fall Break in Mission Beach

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and reviews are all true! This was the best family vacation that we had. . What I did not realize when I booked the house was that the property was a large tri-level with tons of space. All of the rooms are good sized and the beds are all comfortable. There were 10 of us from 3 families and we had plenty of room to spread out. From the kitchen to beach chairs and beach toys, the house is well-stocked and has everything you could need. The house is steps from the beach and close to Belmont so there is plenty to do. The house also had 3 outside areas for relaxing and enjoying the weather; our favorite was the rooftop deck with plenty of chairs for everyone to enjoy the sunsets!

Nancy is amazing and the property manager stopped by to say hello and make sure we had what we needed. There is nothing missing from this place. We will hopefully be back there next year for Fall Break!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a home that has everything you could think of for your family this is it. My kids truly enjoyed their stay and we literally brought nothing except our clothes and it was a wonderful stay. The owners were so accommodating and answered every single one of my millions of questions. Highly recommend! The beach was literally steps away!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great home! So nice to be just feet away from the beach, and yet not have the noise of the boardwalk. Loved that we got to see the fireworks show from Sea World from the rooftop deck! We had a family of 10 stay here and everyone was comfortable and had plenty of space for everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Nancy and her team for making this an absolutely seem less holiday celebration!

Location is amazing. We had a 20 month old and a 4 year old with us and they loved the books and games .

Beach chairs, towels and beach toys were plentiful. Kitchen well stocked and all the rooms were immaculate.

We will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Car: recommended

Mission Beach is a lively beach community with something for everyone! Find out why we love it so much! Although you will probably want to spend most of your time at the beach swimming, suntanning, surfing or strolling, there is a lot to do nearby. Ride bikes on the boardwalk for miles without ever crossing a street. We are within walking distance of many activities. You are just a short drive to world-class shopping in La Jolla. Sea World is five minutes away ! Visit Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, Coronado Island, and Balboa Park. Go to the horse race in Del Mar. Take the train to Tijuana. Take your kids to Lego Land. Maybe you just want to enjoy the relaxing accommodations. Whatever you want to do, you can do it all on Mission Beach.


San Diego Airport - 10 minutes

Sea World - 5 minutes

San Diego Zoo - 20 minutes

Lego Land - 30 minutes

La Jolla - 10 minutes

(times approximate)

Other Activities: Belmont Park Amusement Park within walking distance.

Golf: Torrey Pines Golf Course is about 20 minutes north of Mission Beach in LaJolla.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $280
Tax Rate 10.5%

Seven night stays will reflect lower nightly rates. Ask for a discount for a week+ rental. Monthly rates vary. Ask for a quote.
Large groups ask about renting 2BR/1BA guest apt. - see 'Kennebeck Ct. Dollhouse Apartment'
Sorry, this is not a student rental in the off-season.

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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