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Large Beachfront, Waterfront 4 bedroom beach home, Bayside, Max Occ 12 total

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 180 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Beach and waterfront Vacation Home - Sleeps 12 - 4 bd - 3 full bathroom

The Great Blue Heron Vacation Home Rental - Beach Front

Weekly rates Sat to Sat during the summer only.

Please: Email, FIRST on this site, before, Booking on lIne to assure the perfect rental for your vacation. We do not accept any booking unless we have made email and phone contact first.

~Read the entire complete website and description

~Check the rate chart for accurate pricing.

~A contract will be sent direct from owner/Manager to you and must be completed and returned directly to owner/Manager before any reservation will be conformed. Our property is listed on multiple sites, for consistency, the polices, terms and conditions listed on this contract/document sent by us directly, shall prevail and supersedes any and all other polices, terms and conditions described on the listing and booking site that you originally inquired and/or booked this property.

After Speaking with you personally. We can then proceed with booking on line.

This home and neighborhood best suits low key vacationers who want a beautiful home on the beach front bayside.

We want to assure you are 100% satisfied with your choice.

After speaking, we can then proceed with booking online.

We take all reservation from Homeaway/VRBO via the HomeAway platform.

We own and manage several properties, and care about the personalized experience we provide for you.

Vacation Beach rental, part of the A Vacation By the Bay properties.

We are close to Sea World, The San Diego Zoo and LegoLand.

The Great Blue Heron - Lovely 4 Bedroom 3 Bath - Large, 2600 sq ft located in Mission Beach bayside. This rare find does sleep 12 in regular beds with a maximum occupancy of 12 people total.

This home is a 2nd and 3rd floor vacation home.

We have a maximum of occupancy of 12 guests, including children. We do not allow daytime extra guests that are not on the contract.

Choosing a vacation rental or home can be a big decision. To ensure you choose the right rental for your stay is important to us as well. Our service, for you, is personal, and we do speak to each vacationer personally, before confirming a reservation to ensure you are choosing the right rental/ home and location you are looking to stay.

The Great Blue Heron

Come and Experience this exceptionally large waterfront 4 bedroom beautifully remodeled bay front beach rental with 2600 square feet of living space for your vacation enjoyment. The location on the quieter side, the Bayfront provides a wonderful atmosphere for vacationing in San Diego. The Great Blue Heron is the perfect choice for your large families and reunions, as it will accommodate up to a maximum of 12 people for the home.

Tastefully decorated in nautical cottage interiors with all new kitchen and granite counters along with Pottery Barn style furnishings add that extra touch for a true beach feel and experience. Renting this beach accommodation, will delight and pamper your guests after a long day playing at the beach. With San Diego's notoriously perfect weather (practically), visiting the beach can be a wonderful experience any time of the year. This vacation home occupies the 2nd and 3rd floor levels of the building. You and your guests will have years of memories and fun filled stories about your stay in Mission Beach at The Great Blue Heron.

Your vacation rental sits on the gorgeous and peaceful beach front with a delightful view of the glimmering water outside your door at the beach. Each morning the sun elevates itself above the horizon to cast it's first morning light across the shimmering waters for your pleasure. In the summer season, each night, you have front row seats to experience Sea World's nightly fireworks display. Mission Beach is unique in that it sits on a peninsula with both the bay and the ocean. The Great Blue Heron is at the narrowest part of that peninsula, which makes it the ideal location.

Imagine sitting on your balcony with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over the water, or in a minute walk across the street to watch the waves. This is the perfect beach location for families with small children or for people who enjoy a less hectic beach experience. The bay is quieter with less foot traffic and bikes so the little ones can safely play on the sand and along the peaceful water's edge. But, when your urge for action arises to meet the mighty Pacific Ocean you are only 150 steps from the ocean side and you can tackle the waves with your boogie board or surf boards. But, you will love coming back to the calm picturesque waters of the bayside.

This beach front vacation accommodation, has 2 gorgeous master bedrooms with deliciously comfortable king beds Two additional large bedrooms have 2 equally comfortable queens each (total of 4). These unique extra large bedrooms will allow for 12 people in beds. Our 4 bedroom will accommodate a large group in comfort. Perfect for a large family vacation

We take great pride in the presentation of the rentals and they are impeccably clean and well maintained. We are personally hands on and are within reach for any emergency which may arise.

Our personal touch is what keeps people coming back each year. After 25 years in the business we are proud of our reputation.

Each of our rentals are conveniently located close to restaurants, cafes, shopping, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park, golfing, museums, plays and an amazing number of free activities.

San Diego, America's finest city, draws the adventurous at heart from all corners of the world.

Our unique accommodations are only minutes away from several of California's historical and greatest attractions.

All our our Rentals are smoke free and pet free and in order to keep this rental in top condition, we do not allow it to be used for parties or gatherings. If you have a question about this policy, do not hesitate to ask.

****Parking - We have two reserved parking spaces dedicated to this rental that will accommodate your 2 mid-sized or smaller sized vehicles. Please inquire about our parking requirements when you email or call for your reservation. If you have a large vehicle you will be required to use both spots for the one vehicle or park off site.

This rental allows a maximum of 12 people. There is no smoking or pets on the premises or property at any time by renters or guests.

We strongly advice you look into Travelers insurance incase of a personal health emergency.

Summer check in: 4:00 p.m. and check out is 9:00 a.m. No exceptions due to thorough cleaning.

We cannot accommodate early check-ins or late check-outs in our summer season. Please do not ask during the summer season.

Our home is best suited for mindful, respectful guests who want to share an amazing vacation together. It would not suit anyone wanting a more party or loud experience for their vacation.

Keywords: Condominium,Upper Scale, luxury, beach front vacation rental, waterfront, bayside, villa, beach vacation rental, condo, family friendly, Mission Beach vacation rental, San Diego vacation rental, vacation home, four bedroom, 4 bedroom, San Diego, places to stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Cynthia

Your Hosts:

Small personalized friendly hands on service is our business model. We have owned and managed vacation rental homes for 27 years. We provide hands on service, speak with each potential vacationer before reserving your dates and personally greet each vacationer upon arrival.

We believe that selecting the right rental for your vacation stay is important and want to ensure that you are selecting the best rental for you needs.

With a long time family history in San Diego going back to the turn of the century, combined with roots from the midwest, we have both pride in San Diego, and good old fashioned values.

The rentals showcased on this site, reflect, our goal to provide you with quality accommodations, along with personal service from the start of your reservation process, to your final departure.

We like to think we attract vacationers who appreciate receiving the exact rental that is advertised on our websites and desire a well maintained vacation home or rental that much care is taken to provide. In return, appreciate and care for the rentals during their stay and respect the quiet surroundings of the bayside.

The environment we provide and the bayside in Mission Beach is a more low key area with an amazing location on the waterfront.

Why Cynthia chose Mission Beach

1. Its beach front property for #1.

2. Its gorgeous, well cared for and maintained to a higher level.

3. Its extra large by Mission Beach standards.

4. It actually has enough room for 12 people in normal beds, no hidden beds for you to have to use.

There are very few homes in Mission Beach who truly have a large enough home to accommodate 10 to 12 people.

What's not to love?

What makes this condo unique

Large Spacious Bedrooms, and home, are the key for this vacation home.

Most rentals in the beach area, are a tight squeeze at best. The Great Blue Heron is a lovely vacation home, where you can have up top 12 people together, with out feeling on top of each other.

One of the better choices for large groups who want to come together and spend time, but desire more space.


Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All adults, 18yrs or older, must read and sign the rental agreement, sent by owner/manger separately and return in order to be accepted.
  • Parking is for two mid-sized or smaller vehicles only. A larger one must take both spots. This is not negotiable.
  • Once you arrive, do not try to negotiate, parking, guest rules or any of the terms of the agreement and arrival info. Respect us, and our neighbors.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Admiral's Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom in the Admiral's suite
    Captain's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath that can be utilized for the crew as well
    The Crews bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom for cleaning up the crew
  • 3 full baths, easily accommodates larger groups.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Admiral's Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large Master bedroom suite/private balcony/ 2nd floor
    The Main Deck - Bedroom #2 - 2 queen , Two queen beds and a private deck are provided/2nd floor
    The Captain's Master - 1 king , This master has a gorgious view of the water/3rd floor
    The Stern Bedroom #4 - 2 queen , This extra large bedroom also has 2 queen beds/ 3rd floor
  • The Great Blue Heron is a unique rental as it has approximately 2600 living space and half of that are for the 4 very large bedrooms. These are exceptionally large bedrooms that will accommodate up to a maximum of 12 people comfortably in beds. (A small baby in a port a crib would be acceptable as a 13th person) Each bed has been selected with comfort in mind and all of our linens are 100 percent cotton. Each bed is completely prepared fresh each time for your peace of mind. The bedrooms capture the fresh ocean breezes that make for a wonderful night's rest after your day at the beach. We have 3 full bathrooms for you to use which never gives you that busy or crowded feeling. We prepare our rentals each and every time to meet your high expectations.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is truly a lovely rental in every way. Everything you would need to have a wonderful holiday has been provided. When you choose The Great Blue Heron, part of the A Vacation By the Bay family owned vacation rental business, your experience is important to us from the start to the departure. With its large bedrooms and ample number of beds, you can really sleep 12 in beds as advertised. Great customer service is provided and personalized greeting upon your arrival is the norm.


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Large Beachfront, Waterfront 4 bedroom beach home, Bayside, Max Occ 12 total
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Salt Lake City

Great Location - Perfect Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We loved being front & center on the bay. We had most of our family join us for this week long trip to the beach and the house handled our large family extremely well.

There was room for all of us to have our own private space and the living room, kitchen and deck were spacious and fully decked out with everything you'd need for a week's stay.

We spent a number of days on the pacific side with the waves and it was only a short walk from our unit.

We would definitely recommend this.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you all and for a large group, you could not have been better guests. Anyone would be honored to have you all stay. Best and thanks again.
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of fun! Fantastic 4th of July week!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will NEVER stay anywhere else

  • 5 of 5

This was our dream vacation from the moment we booked. The contract, communication and detail instructions was foreshadowing of how amazing this rental would be.

From the moment we opened the doors I knew THIS was our forever destination in San Diego. This particular rental was in the perfect location on the bay and only a few houses away from beach side. It was perfect for quiet days in the waters of the bay OR action filled days in the ocean surf.

The home itself was nicely equit AND was absolutely gorgeous. You can tell the management/owners take pride in offering these rentals.

I'm so excited that we've found such an awesome place and made a new friend in Cyndi! We even made friends with people below who have rented from her for years and a man on the corner who owns but rents from her when extended family comes in town!

Do NOT waste your time looking anywhere else... book this location now!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location for both young and old.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Walked to Belmont Park every day. Plenty of room for all 9 of us. Young kids loved the bay while the older ones walked to the ocean every day. San Diego Zoo and Safari Park close by and worth visiting. To have the whole family together and create memories was awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family is scattered throughout the U.S.---Hawaii, Washington, California and Virginia, so we all look forward to getting together at least once a year. This place and location exceeded our expectations for our reunion. The little ones (four children under 4 years) loved the calm bay side and sand right outside the condo and everyone enjoyed the change of scenery on the ocean side....just a short walk.

We had a great time riding bikes, paddle boarding and going to Sea many activities that all ages can enjoy together.

With 8 adults and 4 children the extra large bedrooms made our stay very restful and relaxing, plus the beach toys, beach chairs and lovely big barbecue were an added bonus.

Cynthia took care of our every need and helped to make it a very special family reunion. We would love to do it again another time!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello there Susan, it was wonderful to have you and your family. I know I complimented you already, but your family was truly a treasure to have stay and to meet. Its always so wonderful to see families come together to celebrate each other and catch up on their lives. The Great Blue Heron, does fit the bill for large families with lots of room for everyone with out feeling on top of each other. I am more than pleased that you all had such a great time staying at the home. Yes the location on the bayfront is perfect for little ones and grown ups alike. With the choice of the bayfront beach in front and the ocean front beach just a few steps across the street, its hard not to have all that you want. But, most of all, its having families like yours, that make all the effort for me, a blessing and gift. Thank you, please come back anytime. Cyndi
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Great Place for large families

  • 5 of 5

This property is exceptional place to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary with our family. With 11 people, 7 adults, 3 teens, 1 child, it fit us great on everything from size to location with bedrooms being especially spacious. Our extended family enjoyed mornings and evenings riding bikes or walking along the boardwalk, and just a short walk to the beach, Belmont Park and restaurants. Every evening you can view the beautiful fireworks display over Mission Bay right from the comfort of your living room. The Condo was clean, well equipped, comfortable and beautifully decorate. The Manager Cynthia is great and was there to greet us on our arrival and give us a short tour to get our week started and answered our questions. The location was just a described and looks like the photos provided on the VRBO website. We highly recommend this rental for anyone wanting more room than most rentals and looking for a rental in great condition.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 5 & 8
Car: not necessary

The Great Blue Heron Vacation Home, is located in the heart of Mission Beach on the bayfront. We have an excellent location over looking the beach bayside. Its a great fit for large families and provides great space for staying comfortably.

Other Activities: Rowing, Stand up paddling just to add to your adventures while you vacation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $285
Tax Rate 10.5%

2018 Rate chart:
June 2 - June 9, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
5 nights

June 9 - June 16, 2018
Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

June 16 - June 23, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

June 23 - June 30, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

7 nights or more $770.00 avg nightly

June 29 - August 4, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

Aug 4 - August 18, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

7 nights or more $712.86 avg nightly

August 18 - August 25, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

8.28 - 5.28 (sleeps 7)
180 nights

We only accept a reservation, after speaking with you personally.

Do not request to book until we have made contact and agreed on the reservation in advance.

This will show us and the home respect. We take all reservations via HA/VRBO's platform as we have an agreement and contract with them for their services. But all payment will be paid via PayPal or Check direct to us.

To reserve on line with HA/VRBO we accept checks and CC via PayPal only. (there is a convenience fee for using CC payments).

Reservation and Payment information: (Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed)

Before accepting any reservation, we want to speak to all vacationers to assure the right rental for your needs and to add that personal experience for each of us.

• For CC payments, Please Select on the HA/Payment Page, “Other Payment choices” and select PayPal to use a CC.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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