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Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. 2BR+loft. Read all 68 Reviews!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

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 (new Tuft & Needle mattress March 2017) , 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. Oversize vehicles may not fit so plan accordingly)

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

Owner
Nancy Whalen
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 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 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 full 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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Amenities

Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Kennebeck Ct. Charming 'Dollhouse' Apartment. 2BR+loft. Read all 68 Reviews!
average rating of 4.8382354 based on 70 reviews
5

The Dollhouse was well stocked had EVERYTHING we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun staying at the Dollhouse. It is close to everything and yet so quiet. It so nice to play all day at the beach and only have to walk a few steps back to relax and lounge around at the Dollhouse. So clean and comfortable, we will be back to visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good spot for the fans of the beach

  • 4 of 5

Being that close to the beach, one does not spend much time in the house itself. Checking in and out was a piece of cake. Parking a large SUV is a bit challenging, but doable. Beach accessories provided - very useful. Neighborhood is pretty quiet and safe. Overall we had a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, perfect beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect beach vacation spot! Nancy was so friendly and quick to answer emails. The house was adorable, even better then expected. I was so happy with how well stocked it was, was especially so happy to see the drawer filled with tin foil and ziplock baggies for leftovers. The location is ideal- the beach right off kennebeck is not a crowded section, but still an easy walk to food and groceries. The house was clean, well maintained and charming. We were able to meet the property manager Kimberly and she was SO nice! Told us we could text her if we needed anything and was very kind. Loved having the pack n' play crib there for my 2 year old, so nice not to have to haul ours. Having the laundry was so nice for us at the beach with kids. TV cable package was awesome, tons of on demand movies for night time after a big beach day. Our trip was amazing, thank you Whalen's! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Perfect little home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the dollhouse! The owners and property manager were both really great to work with and very accommodating! It was so wonderful having everything we could possible need to add comfort to our stay. Our kids loved playing in the loft after a busy day of exploring and playing at the beach! We would not hesitate to recommend this property to our friends/family! The dollhouse will be our go-to rental whenever we are in San Diego/Mission Beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

A delightful place, we'll equipped, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation, staying here and in the main house. This was a perfect place for the rwo older generations to retreat after time in the front house with the energy of the younger two generations! What a fantastic vacation! Walking to the beach, easy drive to attractions, shopping, etc.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great location.....

  • 4 of 5

The Dollhouse is in a great spot, right near the beach, cafes, easy access to SeaWorld, La Jolla and downtown area. Be aware parking is super tight in anything above a Prius and this isn't helped by the people across the lane always leaving their rubbish bins in the street. The accommodation is comfortable and clean, it represents good value.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenny, Thanks for visiting from Australia. We are glad you enjoyed the dollhouse. I apologize that the neighbor's left their trash cans in your way and made it difficult to get in the garage. We are working with them to avoid this in the future. Parking is tight in Mission Beach and we are no exception. However, the garage is large enough to fit a full size vehicle. Our cleaning company regularly parks a full size passenger van in the garage and our family and many of our guests park large vehicles in the garage. We are sorry you had trouble parking. thank you for staying at the dollhouse and we do hope you'll visit again.
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Map

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 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
 
 
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Peak Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,200
 
 
Early November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
 
 
Early December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180
Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 10.5%

If you are interested in a monthly rate, please inquire. Monthly rates vary with the season.

Students: sorry, this is not a student rental.

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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