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Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Bill & Calina Eckert
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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 Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities
average rating of 4.909091 based on 38 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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  • 5 of 5

The condo was great. We stayed for Christmas week and had all the amenities we needed to cook a Christmas dinner and enjoy our company. The condo was very clean, had a nice Mexican motif, and our host, Bill, was very responsive. I would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely appreciative of Suzan's review and the fact that she and her family were able to enjoy Christmas Dinner as well as all the amenities our Mission Bay Hideaway has to offer. We pride ourselves in offering a special location and allowing our guests to enjoy most of the same things we do in our upstairs home. As mentioned previously, we built our home in 2003 and with the downstairs 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment intended for our elderly parents. When we later had to move Mom and Dad upstairs with us, we converted the apartment to a vacation rental. Over the last 14 years we've been able to offer meet hundreds of wonderful folks from all over America as well as many foreign countries. It's aways heartwarming to receive wonderful reviews like this one from Suzan and we'll strive to meet the same expectations for many new guests in the future. Sincerely, Bill & Calina
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Ontario, Canada

Canadian Thanksgiving vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four truly enjoyed our stay in San Diego! The home was a perfect location being one block from the bay and just a short walk to the ocean and Boardwalk. My family was truly impressed with my VRBO find...yeah me! The hosts were very friendly and great to deal with. The use of the bikes and kayak were really fun and made our trip. Every day we went for bike rides and found great places to eat dinner at every night. The home is exactly as pictured with a nice santafe feel. We enjoyed every part of our stay. Thank you Bill and Calina, hope to get to stay in your home again soon. It was a great thanksgiving weekend for us, much appreciated!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Jason and his family for their Thanksgiving vacation and look forward to their next visit. Jason listed some of the key things we highlight to our potential guests and we're extremely pleased that we lived up to Jason's expectations. At departure time we ask our guests to make any suggestions for things they think might improve our Mission Bay Hideaway for future visits; and recently we received a request for a bigger TV in the living room. So, we just installed a Samsung 40 inch, smart TV in the living room and moved the smaller TV to the Master Bedroom. Both will be on swivels and adjustable for better viewing. Other recent improvements were new pots and pans and new table and bench seats in the front yard BBQ and dining area, and a new washer/dryer. We truly appreciate any feedback from guests to remedy any deficiency immediately and to ensure that their stay is the best possible.
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Best home I've stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

Mission Bay Hideaway was one of the best houses I've stayed at, the location was perfect. Just a short walk to the beach. The house itself was very clean and had everything you could possibly need. Great place to stay. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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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