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Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities

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

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Mission Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

* 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.

* Steak & Seafood Restaurant - 1 block away

* 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, $59 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 2.9% fee, via Paypal.

* Non-U.S.: U.S Bank Check or Int'l Money Order preferred. Credit card payment, with 4.45% 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

Property Manager
Bill & Calina Eckert
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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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Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities
average rating of 4.9 based on 35 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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Great return engagement,

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd stay here was terrific. Very comfortable, lots of extra touches like bikes and beach chairs, even detergent for the in-house laundry. Outstanding location, block or two to both bay and ocean, beaucoup restaurants close by. Definitely recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate Annie's comments, since they highlight some of the extras we try to provide. We encourage all of our tenants to share helpful suggestions and try to accommodate these improvements as quickly as possible. This year we added a full length mirror in the master bedroom, a collapsible close hangar, & BBQ cleaners based on clients' inputs. We also just replaced the washer/dryer since the old one was on its last legs. We look forward to Annie's next visit. Sincerely, Bill & Calina
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Our little paradise

  • 5 of 5

We would like to connect ourselves to the very positive opinions of the other guests and the description of the property. Now we were already two times at this nice vacation apartment with our kids, and will also take again the long way from Germany to Bill and Calina in the next year.

The apartment is great equipped, every thing we need is available, and also the beach equipment and the bicycles are very nice. From year to year Bill and Caline improve the set-up. In our oppinion is it a little paradise at a famous location with everything we need for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate these kind remarks from Michael and his family from Germany. As with many of our repeat visitors, we try to keep in touch with them throughout the year and update them on any changes and improvements in our accommodations. Many of these derive from positive comments and helpful suggestions from other guests, for which we're very appreciative and try to respond very quickly. We look forward to Michael's return next year, for which he's already in the process of booking, since the summer weeks in Mission Beach book so quickly.
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, excellent description of the property, extremely well maintained, clean and cozy with a beautiful front yard garden. Extremely inviting and relaxing, with all the amenities that you will ever need. Bill was extremely helpful and quick to reply to our inquiries. Great location, ½ a block from the bay and 1 ½ short blocks to the ocean. Easy accessible to Ralph’s (grocery store) with a small market just down the street, with excellent eateries within a short walk.

I would highly recommend this property to friends and family.

Looking forward to another restful stay at this property.

** parking will accommodate a full size suv

Thank you for a relaxing and hassle free stay

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have to thank Stacy for this thorough and fantastic review. She's highlighted just about everything we love about our location in Mission Beach. The only things we might add are our private dining area and natural gas, Weber BBQ in the front yard, beach toys, 2 man kayak and bicycles. We look forward to hosting Stacy and her family again really soon. Sincerely, Bill & Calina
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Great Location to Mission Bay and Pacific Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Great location with just a few steps to Mission Bay beach and a half a block to the Pacific Ocean. There were great walking and biking paths at both beaches. The "Hideaway" was comfortable and we enjoyed the bikes, and beach chairs. The "Hideaway" was close to great restaurants, bars and bakeries.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Suzette and her friends, and truly appreciate her kind comments about our Mission Bay Hideaway. As she states, our hideaway is close to just about everything you'd want to enjoy in Mission Beach. One thing not mentioned is the local Ralph's Supermarket, which is conveniently located about 3 blocks away; and a small shopping basket is provided for guests should they prefer to walk instead of driving. We look forward to Suzette's return in the not-too-distant future.
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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
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed hosting Gerald & Cynthia's stay at our Mission Bay Hideaway and are extremely appreciative of their thorough review of our apartment & surroundings. We look forward to welcoming them back in the not-too-distance future. Although the living room is a little small, for many guests, having TV's in both bedrooms has worked well for allowing different programs to entertain smaller groups, especially for families with small children. On occasion, a 5th adult has converted the living room to a bedroom at night, with either the air bed with electric pump, or futon we provide. Our front yard umbrella table and benchs, dining area also provides for larger groups to sit and enjoy our private and gated front yard when not entertaining in the living room.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Single Fin
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
150 feet
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
150 Feet
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
150 Feet
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, Amusement Park, Paddlewheeler with 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 Beach Apartment Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.5%

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

Pets less than 50lbs considered, with fee.

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Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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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