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Kennebeck Ct. Beach House 3BR +Loft; Optional Guest Apt, 90 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

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 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 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: 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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 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.


Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


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(90 traveler reviews)

Kennebeck Ct. Beach House 3BR +Loft; Optional Guest Apt, 90 5-Star reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 90 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our family of 10! Had a great time and loved the walking distance to belmont park the kids loved it! Thank you very much! Hope to rent it again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with two families and enjoyed every minute of our vacation. The property manager Kim was available to answer all questions. The location is perfect. Made it so easy to go to the beach daily

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Excellent Value - Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The Whalen Beach House has all of the amenities of a hotel with the comfort of a family home. We had three generations meet at the beach for spring break. The beds felt like home, bedding and linens were nice, and there was always hot water for showers. The owners even provide Tide for laundry - you really only need to bring shampoo and clothes! We cooked breakfast every day in the galley and grilled a few nights. Nancy was amazing to work with and the property manager was communicative/responsive. I emailed about six different property owners when I started by search and Nancy responded within an hour. I didn't hear from anyone else for 2 days! The price for this huge home was also comparable to a beach front 2 bedroom - but with 6 people we all had our own space at the Whalen beach house. We spent most of our time at Mission Beach, but never had more than a 20 minute drive - Gaslamp, Coronado, Zoo, and La Jolla Coves. The parking was also ample and convenient. Not all parking is easy at Mission Beach - but this property has great amenities. It's not ocean front, but the roof top deck plus two other levels of outdoor space and the proximity to everything, and the great price made it the best of all worlds for our family. Highly Recommend this property and this owner :)

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Worked out perfectly for our large family gathering. Kitchen is beautifully equipped, had everything we needed. Living area big enough to hold us all comfortably. The beach is just steps away, and there are more than enough beach chairs, toys, towels for a crowd!

This was a vacation of a lifetime, we'll be taking home so many great memories!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great location! Comfortable beds! All the extras included!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Whalen house. It was very close to the beach and had everything we needed included like plastic bags, toilet paper, paper towels, beach towels, etc.

We will definitely stay here again if we return to San Diego!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Kennebeck Ct. The house had everything we needed during our stay. The kitchen is supplied with everything one needs. We had 3 generations at the house for our vacation and were really pleased with the separation of spaces for the adults, children and grandparents. The house is really comfortable. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 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

Mission Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late June 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017/18
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan/Feb 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
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