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Nancy Whalen

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. Read all 47 Reviews!

48 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

San Diego County Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms + cozy sleeping loft, sleeps 4-5

Twelve years ago we bought the 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. This listing is for the “dollhouse”, the guest apartment located behind the main house. Only two houses between us and the beautiful sand of Mission Beach; walk there in 30 seconds (or less!).

Cute, clean, and close to the beach, the dollhouse is perfect for singles, couples, corporate travelers, & small families. This charming, 2nd floor guest apartment has vaulted & beamed ceilings with sky lights that let in tons of natural light in. Built in the 1930's, it has all the charming touches: crystal door knobs, the original wood floors, and flower boxes. Beach themed decorations compliment the comfortable dollhouse style.

Sleeping arrangements: There are two bedrooms plus a small sleeping loft that is reached by ladder (see picture). The master bedroom has a queen bed, the second bedroom has two twins, and the loft has one twin. The loft is a fun spot for older children and the young-at-heart, but is not suitable sleeping space for young children.

There is one full bath, and you’ll never run out of hot water thanks to the latest on-demand water heaters.

The kitchen is generously stocked with everything you might need, including a gas range, microwave, and dishwasher. Breakfast bar seats 4. Plenty of cabinets and a large pantry, too.

Parking: One garage parking spot is included with apartment rental. (Note: Full size SUV will fit, but may be a tight fit.)

Outside areas: The dollhouse has its own small, private, (not shared) patio with gas BBQ. A brick walkway leads to a private gate onto our court.

Other amenities:

-No Keys! Front door and garage have keyless entry. No keys to pick up or keep track of.

-Brand new 42' HD TV with on-Demand, full cable line up, all the premium channels and a DVD player.

-the dollhouse has its own strong WiFi signal.

-ceiling fans in all the rooms. Wall heater for winter.

-For our younger guests, we have a portable crib and high chair.

-All bed linens provided.

-All bath and beach towels provided.

-FREE Maytag front-loading washer and dryer in the garage for your use, shared with guests in main house.

-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.

-Board games and puzzles for quality family time or the occasional rainy day.

Reviews: 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.

Please Note: No loud or large parties. No smoking. No pets. We don't rent to under age 30.

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

Large groups inquire about renting the front house: HomeAway #114123. See the link at the bottom of the listing. We can also direct you to other quality rentals on our court.

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

About Nancy Whalen

Phoenix, AZ is our home, but we love San Diego so much that we even went there for our honeymoon 32 years ago. We go to Mission Beach as often as we can and love all that San Diego has to offer. We never get tired of acting like tourists! We have many fond memories of summer vacations with our three sons when we used to rent this beach house, and look forward to making more memories with our grandchildren some day.

Nancy Whalen purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Nancy Whalen chose San Diego County

'The Dollhouse' is a guest apartment attached to the beach house (HomeAway 114123/) that we rented for nine summer vacations, starting when our twins were babies. We love this house and always called it 'our beach house' even before we owned it. In the summer of 2003 we arrived at 'our beach house' and it was 'For Sale!' It is a dream come true to own this house, including the adorable 'dollhouse', and we are very thankful for all the fun times it has provided us, with friends and especially our family. We look forward to spending many happy years with our children and eventually their children in this special place.

What makes this apartment unique

Think about renting BOTH houses together. You can easily sleep 15, with two full kitchens, four bathrooms, three parking spots, and tons of outdoor space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great vacation for my family. It is away from the public beach parking so there are less people. It was close to all the main attractions and there were plenty of attracions within walking distance. The places to eat were well mapped out by our host and they included all price ranges and food types. We will stay again!
Nov 2008
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Reviews

4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. Read all 47 Reviews!
average rating of 4.8541665 based on 50 reviews
5

Super cute

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little cottage. Steps from the beach, and plenty big enough for our family of 5. My 13 year old loved sleeping up in the "hobbit hole". Well stocked kitchen, laundry, bath. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great vacation spot!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Doll House in San Diego. Mission Beach is a fun, lively neighbourhood full of young families on vacation and college kids enjoying Spring Break. The owner and her property manager were very friendly and responsive to any of our questions and concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy and Comfy!

  • 5 of 5

"The Dollhouse" is as cozy as it sounds! We have vacationed at " The Dollhouse" the last two winters and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It is bright and cheery and tastefully decorated with a nautical theme. The owners were very welcoming and had ample supplies including beach chairs, boogie boards, outdoor grill and cute patio. The location was awesome, only steps away from the ocean and a short block to the bay. Easy walk to the Pacific Beach pier or Belmont Amusement Park. Plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance in either direction. We would highly recommend "the Dollhouse" as a great get away vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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4

Absolutely perfect!

  • 4 of 5

Simply great! We loved it and felt like home as soon as we opened the door! Very well equipped in every single detail. Perfect location!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The Doll House was perfect. We had 4 in our party and the house was cozy and fit us wonderfully. The garage had everything we needed for the beach and the location couldn't have been better. Thanks again Nancy for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Have every intent of staying at this little dollhouse again in the near future. The only issue we had, and it was not with the dollhouse, was the heat. Had all the fans going but until the evening came was incredibly hot. So during the day we were out on bicycles up and down the beach. The owner, Nancy, was incredible to work with. Wished I could have met her. I will recommend this to my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the dollhouse! I'm sorry the weather was so hot during your stay. September is usually gorgeous. Look forward to having you back.
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Nearest Beach
Mission Beach, of course. 30 seconds away!
Car: recommended

Mission Beach is a lively beach community with something for everyone! Come find out why we love it so much. Walking distance to many activities, shops, and restaurants, and a short drive to Sea World, La Jolla, Coronado. Old Town, Lego Land, Balboa Park. Ride bikes for miles on the Boardwalk. Swim, surf, body board, sail, roller blade, fish all on Mission Beach. Golfers, you are just a short drive to world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Other Activities: We are easy walking distance to historical Belmont Park.

Golf: Famous Torrey Pines Golf Course is a 20 minute drive north of us in LaJolla.

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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
 
Spring 2016
Mar 1 2016 - May 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 
 
June 2016
May 29 2016 - Jul 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Peak 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Labor Day 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellations: Partial refund of deposit if cancelled more than 30 days prior to check-in. 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.

Students: sorry, this is not a student rental.

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Amenities

San Diego County Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , for older children only
  • 1 loft sleeping area is reached by ladder. A fun spot for your older children and young-at-heart- adults, but not suitable for younger children.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 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
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 queen, 2 twins, and sleeping loft. DVD player; private gated entrance; garage parking; Maytag front loading washer and dryer; wood floors; vaulted ceilings; cozy loft. We provide everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. In addition to providing all bed linens, bath and beach towels, we provide bath soap, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels.

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