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Bill & Calina Eckert

Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This lovely, two-bedroom, two-bath, vacation rental home-away-from-home, located at 811 Vanitie Ct in Mission Beach, is steps to our beautiful Mission Bay and a few more steps to the Pacific Ocean. It comprises the entire floor of our brand-new custom building on a charming court in North Mission Beach, San Diego, California, offering a private fenced yard with pieceful fountain, and a private, bay view,dining area with gas barbecue.

AND, it is within a five- to ten-minute walk to a wide variety of restaurants and shops, and a short drive to Sea World and other local attractions. It is a perfect getaway!

You are comfortable in our hideaway regardless of the season. It is light and airy, with ceiling fans in each room for warmer days, and a fireplace and central thermostat heating during the cooler days. Granite counters & vanities. Purified water from every tap & to icemaker in fridge.

You have off-street parking for one car, a private washer/dryer, and much more:

* Master bedroom with queen-size bed, TV/cable/VCR, and private full bath

* Second bedroom with two twin beds and TV/cable. Aerobed available in living room for 5th person - $25/day fee

* Separate full bath with tub/shower.

* Fully-equipped kitchen for casual or gourmet cooking. Gas oven/stove, toaster oven, crock pot, blender, etc. Granite counters and an island with bar stools adjacent to indoor eating area.

* Separate inside eating area seating four comfortably, also with fireplace view.

* Cable Flatscreen HDTV/VCR/DVD/stereo in living room. Comfortable Leather Loveseat and Recliner Lounge near fireplace.

* FAX/copy services available if needed.

* WiFi High Speed Internet Access.

* Beach 'toys' including bicycles, chairs, etc., and a library of videos, books, puzzles, and games.

* Tandem Kayak with life vests available on request.

* $16 discount coupon available for Saska's Steak & Seafood Restaurant - 1 block away

* Coupons available for Bahia Belle Paddlewheeler - Nightly Entertainment on Mission Bay.


* A maximum of five individuals is allowed.

* Check-in time is 3:30 PM and Check-out time is 10:30 AM.

* No pets are allowed.

* No smoking is allowed inside the rental.


* A deposit of 25% of total reserved time, based on above rates, is required at time of reservation.

* A $75 Cleaning Fee is required, and, instead of a damage deposit, we request guest obtain $1500 damage insurance from Homeaway for a one-time, $49 fee.

* Balance of payment is due 30 days prior to scheduled check-in date.

* Payments:

* U.S. - Personal check or money order preferred; Credit card payment, with 2.5% fee, via Homeaway.

* Non-U.S.: U.S Bank Check or Int'l Money Order preferred. Credit card payment, with 4% fee available - request with reservation & a PayPal link will be returned by email.

* Upon receipt of payment, we will send an instruction sheet with directions, answers to FAQ, etc.

CONTACT US at the phone numbers provided below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Apartment - 1st Floor of Duplex Home

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Bill & Calina Eckert (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

About Bill & Calina Eckert

Calina is a Native San Diegan, and Bill arrived in San Diego with the Navy in 1975. We married in 1977, and vowed to someday move to the Beach. We loved taking long walks on the bay or beach and watching gorgeous sunsets. We built our dream home in North Mission Beach in 2002 and built the first floor as an apartment for Calina’s parents. We made sure that Mom and Dad’s place had all the same modern conveniences as we had upstairs. When Mom and Dad decided to move further inland, we converted the apartment to a Vacation Rental. 'Mission Bay Hideaway', is the newest, cleanest and nicest apartment in Mission Bay. Since then, we have had the pleasure of hosting hundreds of families, from all over the world, to enjoy wonderful vacations in Mom and Dad’s apartment. Bill & Calina, San Diego, CA

Bill & Calina Eckert purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Bill & Calina Eckert chose San Diego County

Our Mission Bay Hideaway, in North Mission Bay, affords the vacationer all the best of the San Diego Beach and Bay atmosphere. Virtually everything is within a very short walking distance: the beach and bay with every conceivable water sport, marinas, bicycle paths, children’s playground, dozens of excellent restaurants and night clubs, lots of shops, a modern supermarket, internet café, local library, Post Office, Metro Bus Stop, and an amusement park and combination gym, indoor pool and wavehouse recreation facility. Most nights of the year, you can watch the evening fireworks from Sea World, a few miles away. Most other attractions in and around San Diego are just a short drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

We take great pains to ensure our Hideaway is one of the cleanest and best maintained properties in the area. Saltillo tile floors and throw rugs help to keep the beach and bay sand from gaining a foothold and the central vacuum makes cleanup easy. Purified water from a whole-house system eliminates the need to procure bottled water or ice.

Our Fenced In Front Yard is unique to this neighborhood, with very high trees and flowered vines, providing significant privacy for the dining area.

The side parking area provides room for storage of bikes, jetskis, rafts, boogie boards, etc. and can also be used for parking a small vehicle in tandem.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Entering Guest Comment from August '05 from earlier guestbook08/13/05 N/A Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner: “Calina and Bill, Many thanks for a wonderful stay at your ‘Mission Bay Hideaway’ – Very inviting and warm, just like home! We will definitely be back – hopefully for a 2 week stay in the future. Appreciate the use of the beach chairs & Boogie Boards - what fun the kids had in the waves w/those! Cheers! The Scotts - Diane, Don, Allyson, Jefferson, Carmichael, CA” The ScottsCarmichael, CA
Aug 2008
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

When I first came across this rental I was slightly hesitant about owners residing upstairs, you would never even know they were there, but they were available if you had a problem. Gave us an over veiw of where things were, how to operate garbage disposal etc and were gone.

Unit is very clean & neat, close to everything. The photos in listing are very accurate, no suprises. What you see in photos is what you get.

Only downside is parking is very tight, my husband decided to upgrade his car rental to a Lincoln town car...very tight to park, so if you can make do with a full size car like the size of an Impala or smaller you will be fine.


After long days of sight seeing it was a pleasure to come back here, grill some dinner, throw some clothes in the washer & sit outside & relax with a glass of wine. Oh that was a huge plus not to come home with a suitcase full of dirty clothes.

This unit is excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend to family & friends. I would not hesitate to rent again on my next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Rich & Kate stay at our Mission Bay Hideaway and hope that they hurry back really soon. Bill especially enjoyed reminiscing with Rich about their days in the Navy - both had been on aircraft carriers deployed to Vietnam in the late 60's. As for the parking - everyone in the beach areas in San Diego vie for each inch of parking space. The space on the side of our house for the rental is actually quite roomy when our neighbor remembers not to crowd us with his large van. This will automatically improve in the very near future since he's in the process of selling the van and moving back east. We also have an arrangement with our neighbor, Hank, 2 doors down, on the corner lot, to swap parking spaces with our tenants, and let them use his large parking space when they have a large vehicle that needs extra room.
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Perfectly located Bay area unit

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were visiting the San Diego area for the first time when we stayed at Mission Bay Hideaway. We were wonderfully pleased with the communication from the owners before our visit ensuring a stay without a hitch. Instructions regarding the unit location, parking, storage area with bikes and other beach amenities, dining, shopping or sightseeing were very well spelled out. The property was secure and well maintained. The cleanliness of the interior was very good. The bathrooms were adequate in size as were the bedrooms. However, the living space was a small "great room;" allowing for only a love seat and a recliner. There was a full kitchen, table and chair set, and a modestly stocked kitchen with basic supplies. This unit would serve two adults perfectly as it did us. However, it would be very cramped with more than two people. One of the best highlights was the proximity of both beaches to this unit. The Bay was steps to the right and the Ocean was just across the street to your left. Both bodies of water have miles of great biking/walking paths with many places to stop along the way for treats, lunch, dinner, or to shop. In addition to the closeness of the ocean/beach and many restaurants, all within walking distance, Mission Bay Hideaway is conveniently situated to major tourist attractions in the San Diego area. Seldom did we encounter any traffic that prohibited us from commuting to and from other San Diego sites in less than 20 minutes. For our purpose, the location of this unit was ideal. We were very satisfied with our stay at Mission Bay and would recommend it to other.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Fabulous find

  • 5 of 5

Really happy with the week we just spent here. Perfect location, walking distance to both the bay and the Pacific, as well as numerous shops & restaurants. Very comfortable venue, exactly as advertised, no surprises. Greatly appreciated access to washer/dryer, bikes, kayak. Bill & Calina are gracious hosts, definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed hosting Annie and her family and we appreciate her excellent review. We obviously try our best to ensure all travelers enjoy their stay to the utmost and have only positive memories to take home with them. If there's anything that isn't up to par, we're only a moment away, in the upstairs portion of our duplex home, and can provide the missing item or correct the issue right away. Annie highlights the amenities that attracted us to settle in Mission Bay, closeness to both the Bay and the Pacific Ocean as well as the numerous shops & restaurants, including a large Ralphs super market a short walk away. Once you park your car in our side lot, you could leave it parked for the majority of your stay and walk to most of the beach and bay locations that your family might enjoy. When you must use the car to go to nearby entertainment, parks, Sea World, and the Zoo, etc., there are multiple entrance and exit routes to and from the beach area, and ways to avoid peak traffic. We look forward to Annie and her family coming back to our Mission Bay Hideaway in the very near future.
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Bay and Ocean both within steps

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great amenities, great beach toys, helpful owner. Spent a week with our two grandkids. We all had a blast.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoyed hosting Larry and his family. We figure, if you're coming to the beach, you've got to have beach toys. So we provide a 2 man kayak with life preservers, abundant sand tools and games, boogie boards, and bikes with bike lock, air pump & tools for adjusting seats, oiling chains, etc. When the kids aren't on the beach, we have a Living Room HDTV/DVR & huge video library with a combo DVD/VCR, plenty of games & puzzles, And Cable TV's in each bedroom. We had some hot & humid spells in July & August, and the portable AC unit we added to the apartment this past year proved helpful for providing a really comfortable setting to which the families could return when leaving the hot & sandy beach. It's our great pleasure to meet such nice folks every week and to provide them our best hospitality for their Mission Beach and Bay vacations, which we've been able to do for the past 13 years. Quite a few families return every year to enjoy our Mission Bay Hideaway, and we're looking forward to hosting Larry and his family next summer.
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Mission Bay Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, beautifully equipped rental and such pleasant hosts. How do you beat a day started with sunrise walks on the bayside beach and finishes with sunset wanders on the Ocean side beach. We'd return in a heartbeat - our stay in San Diego was unbeatable at Mission Bay Hideaway.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Jane & Diane's trip to Mission Bay. They highlight the exact reasons that Calina & I love our location here. When we built our home, the downstairs apartment was meant for Calina's elderly parents. So we tried to include all of the same amentities that we enjoy in the upstairs. When we moved Mom & Dad upstairs in their last years, we opened up our Mission Bay Hideaway as a Vacation Rental so others could enjoy the location and the amenities. We've since had the pleasure of hosting and meeting wonderful people from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries as well.
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Christmas 2014

  • 5 of 5

Bill shame on me for not writing a review sooner. I believe we hooked up with you in 2010. You have a great location and have a Class 1 operation. Your place has always been clean and neat with most everything needed except groceries. Parking has never been a problem once you get the hang of it even this year when we had a surprise upgrade to an SUV. We had a great time visiting my brother and his family for Christmas. We went to the Parade of Ships and the Dana Point light display which was something new this year. We highly recommend. As always we had a great time at your place with the nice short walk to the beach. The weather was perfect and being on the beach Christmas morning was a dream come true. Well as always all wonderful things come to an end but only for a short period. We will see hopefully sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate Diane's comments and enjoyed seeing her, her husband John, and their son, Jacob again. Although we don't actually provide the groceries, we've tried to make sure everything else you expect at home is there for you to use for preparation. The nearby Ralph's Supermarket is only 4 blocks away, and there's a wheeled basket should you prefer to walk. Diane also highlights some wonderful events in Mission Bay during the Christmas Holidays that we get to enjoy every year. San Diego goes all out for Christmas with two parades and bowl games, the Poinsettia Bowl and the Holiday Bowl, and the downtown Gaslamp Area is loads of fun for the visiting fans. The San Diego Trolley gets a little crowded going to and from the games, but it's worth every minute. We always recommend parking in Old Town, San Diego, and taking the Trolley to downtown, the stadium, Mission Valley, etc. to avoid parking hassles. We're truly happy that Diane's family had such a great Christmas time here in our Mission Bay Hideaway, and we hope they have the chance to come back for years to come.
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Car: recommended

Steps to the Pacific Ocean on the West and Mission Bay on the East. Short Walk to numerous restaurants and attractions including Childrens' Playground, Olympic Pool, Amusement Park & Physical Fitness Center.

$16 discount coupon available for Saska's Steak & Seafood Restaurant - 1 block away on Mission Blvd.

Coupons available for Bahia Belle Paddlewheeler - Nightly Entertainment on Mission Bay. Short drive to San Diego Municipal Golf Course & Sea World to South and Pacific Beach & La Jolla to the North.

Other Activities: Surfing Lessons Available - Inquire for Details


Rates & Availability

Mission Bay Apartment Rental Rates

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Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.05%

Credit Card Payment 2.5% fee (3.75% non-U.S.)

Pets less than 50lbs considered, with fee.

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San Diego County Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Futon or Airbed with electric pump for 5th visitor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Purified Water @ every tap, Trash Compactor, Beach Toys, Toddler items upon request, No Smoking inside unit. HBO/Cinemax & Full HD Package incl NFL Red Zone & 200 Channels on DVR.

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