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Nancy Whalen

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/opt. Guest Apartment, 75 5-Star reviews!

75 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

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3 Bedroom + Large Loft, 3 full baths, sleeps 10 comfortably

Thirteen 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 beautiful 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 comfortable queen futon.

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 barbeque.

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 sunbath 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: No loud or large parties. We do not rent to under age 30.

Students, sorry this is not a long-term student rental in the off-season.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nancy Whalen (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 33 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 San Diego County

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.

Reviews

5
based on 75 traveler reviews

Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/opt. Guest Apartment, 75 5-Star reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

For the 9th year now, I have had the opportunity to stay at the Whalens beautiful Beach home. Needless to say, this year was as special as the previous years. What makes this the ideal vacation home is that you feel like you are at home. Everything is tastefully decorated and you only need to bring yourself and clothes.... this home has it all! Thanks Nancy..... JVH

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Amazing beautiful feels like home

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing feels Just Like Home has everything that you need ...we think we have found our forever vacation home.. spacious close to the beach best vacation home we've ever stayed in

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Bellevue
5

Perfect location, adorable house, and very family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying here. It was the perfect house for a family- right next to the beach, walking distance to food and coffee (our favorite was Better Buzz), full of kids games/books/Beach toys etc, baby gear provided, and plenty of space! The owners were great to work with and very friendly. Overall we had a wonderful time and perfect experience- would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the experience at the Kennebeck Ct. Beach House! We slept 10 with two little kids comfortably. Nancy was very accommodating and responsive. A great choice for a family getaway! Does not feel like a rental at all. Feels like a home.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Beautiful property, great parkiing, easy access to the beach, bay and restaurants. Wonderful time!!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was wonderful, and the house was beautiful. It was so nice to have everyone under the same roof, yet because of the size of the beach house, we all had privacy when we needed it. We had early risers, up for a run on the beach or a walk to the coffee shop, and those who wanted a little extra sleep. It all worked out perfectly. From the moment we unpacked, we felt right at home. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked, and there were more towels than we could ever have used, plus the beach toys were great. Our grill master really enjoyed the state-of-the-art grill out on the patio, and we were able to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve from the rooftop. It had convenient access to the beach, bay and restaurants, and it was especially nice to have two parking spots because all of us would not fit in one car for the ride over from Tucson. Nancy, thank you for opening your home to us. We all look forward to renting it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for the great review. We are the highest rated Homeaway listing on Mission Beach thanks to all the wonderful people who have stayed with us. Come back soon. We love being a part of family memories.
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St. Paul, MN
5

Made Our Visit

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home as we were walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-day. Over our 60-mile journey, we said many times, how thankful we were to be staying here, what a great location, and how much fun to have a great place to hang out after each day's walk. Nancy was easy to work with and the home had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

SeaWorld San Diego
"SeaWorld is just a few minutes from us. We can see the fireworks from our roof deck every n..."
San Diego Zoo
"If you don't have time to visit the zoo, be sure to check the live video feed from the Panda..."
Balboa Park
"We could spend days here, but if you don't have that much time, be sure to go to our favorit..."
Old Town
"Lots of good Mexican restaurants here. Try Zocalo"
Mission Beach
"We're slightly biased, but we think Mission Beach is the best! Come stay in our beach house..."
Ocean Beach
"If you love to stroll through antique stores and quirky beach-themed stores, an afternoon in..."
Petco Park
"Everybody knows baseball is the BEST sport of all! Petco Park is awesome even if the Padres..."
Downtown San Diego
"San Diego is just the right size. It has a little bit of everything. Good restaurants, thi..."
La Jolla Cove
"When our three sons were little we went to the Cove at dinner time and climbed on the rocks ..."
USS Midway Museum
"Take your favorite veteran to see the Midway. Visit the Bob Hope memorial right next to it...."
Cabrillo National Monument and Park
"You can see all the way to Mexico from Cabrillo National Monument. Visit the Point Loma Ligh..."
Phil's BBQ
"THE BEST BBQ IN THE WORLD! Always a line, but it goes fast and its always worth it. Insid..."
Mount Soledad & Korean War Veterans Memorial
"Another place to take your favorite veteran. It's very special, and the views of LaJolla ar..."
Children's Pool Beach
"Children's Pool Beach in laJolla has been adopted by the seals. You can't go near them, but ..."
San Diego Natural History Museum
"Be sure to check the website and find out what wonderful exhibits are available. "
World Famous
"This is a great restaurant that is walking distance from our beach house. Great place to wa..."
LEGOLAND California
"Too bad this didn't open until our kids were too old. We will definitely take our grandchil..."
Coronado
"Coronado definitely has a different vibe from Mission Beach. Tons of charm, beautiful garde..."
Belmont Park
"Belmont is six blocks south of our beach house. The Big Dipper roller coaster is the main a..."
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.

Area:

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.

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Rates & Availability

Mission Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
Mid August SALE!!!
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Late August
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
December 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Holiday 2016/17
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation fee: We will refund your deposit, less a small cancellation fee, if reservation is cancelled more than 30 days prior to check-in. If cancelled within 30 days of check in, we may be able to refund all/partial amount if we are able to rebook. Details will be included in the contract.
We accept Visa/MC/Discover, personal or electronic checks.
During Holiday, rates & minimum stays may be higher.
Monthly rates vary. Ask for a quote.
Large groups ask about renting 2BR/1BA guest apt. - see 'Kennebeck Ct. Dollhouse Apartment' HomeAway #1
Sorry, this is not a student rental in the off-season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , off master
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off BR #2
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Twins & comfortable queen futon sleeps 4
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • 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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