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Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. Read all 59 Reviews!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Mission Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms + cozy sleeping loft, sleeps 4-5

Thirteen 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nancy Whalen
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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 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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Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. Read all 59 Reviews!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 59 reviews

We loved the Dollhouse! Every detail of the house was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My family takes a San Diego beach trip every year in August. We have stayed in beach houses all along the strand from North PB to Mission for the last 8 years. We have stayed in studios, to 3 bedrooms, and The Dollhouse was one of the best! Perfectly hidden from the crowds, yet mere steps from the beach. The house came with everything.....chairs, umbrellas, towels and beach anything you would need for cooking, and comfort, and even first aid!

The ease of the codes for the garage and door was a plus. We brought our teenage daughter and her best friend, and felt perfectly safe at the house the entire week. So close to Belmont, and riding our bikes to World Famous (our favorite happy hour spot) was wonderful! Even with the high temps (85 degrees +) opening the windows and skylights made it perfect!

Thank you for sharing your home with us! Hoping we can stay next year!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the sweet review!!! Glad you had a fun stay in the dollhouse. See you next year!
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Fantastic stay at The Dollhouse

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little condo. It's well equipped with everything you need for a beach stay. Chairs, beach toys, umbrellas, beach towels. Great washer and dryer. Fully stocked kitchen that even had a crock pot!! This was perfect for my family of 3. I can't wait to go back. The location can't be beat. Very quiet at night. Loved the sky windows in the living room. We kept them open all the time. Airport is closed from 11p to 7a and even after we didn't hear the jets in the bedrooms. Rooms stayed dark. Comfortable beds, ample linens and pillows. The loft was a blast for my daughter. Nancy was a great communicator and responded to my texts very quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed staying at the Dollhouse on Missions Beach ...The place was absolutely adorable...roomy ...and convient to all hot spots ...seconds from the beach and all the supplies and stuff a person would need for a relaxing vacation ...Nancy was terrific to deal !! We

Have rented several condos before but never had the personalization that Nancy gave us...My son graduated from Marine Boot camp and will be going back to Cali for schooling if my family goes back we will always see if the Dollhouse is vacant ....we loved our stay

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission Beach Dollhouse - Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at the dollhouse and living on mission beach for a week. Our family has been to mission beach for the last 18 years and our experience has been fabulous. However, this is the first time we have stayed at the dollhouse and it could not have been more enjoyable. Spending time riding bikes, sitting on the beach and boogie boarding passed the time, but the real entertainment was the different sunsets each and every day.

My wife and I look forward to our next summer vacation on mission beach and in the dollhouse!


  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable holiday at the Dollhouse. The home was charming and was in an ideal location. We couldn't have wanted for anything at the house. The kitchen was very well equipped for the meals we made - even skewers for kebabs on the grill. We appreciated the Ralph's card on the bulletin board which helped take money off the food bill at the grocery store. The house was clean and tidy, with plenty of supplies on hand (paper towels, toilet paper, etc). Loads of towels were available, for beach & shower, and the supersized washing machine and tumble dryer helped us to keep the amount of luggage down. We'll miss the laid back beach atmosphere and watching the evening sunsets. Thank you for helping to make our one to remember.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The property location was great and was very clean.

  • 5 of 5

The location was a short walk to the beach and had everything we needed. If (and when) we go back to San Diego, we would definitely stay there again. The property was great, the owners were extremely helpful and friendly, and we were well cared for!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
December 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016/17
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Cleaning $140
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellations: Deposit will be refunded if cancelled more than 30 days prior to check-in, less a small cancellation fee. Details will be included in the contract. If cancelled within 30 days of rental, we will refund all or partial amount if we are able to rebook.
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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Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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