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Steps to the Beach or Bay, Patio and Bikes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,036 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Donna's Retreat on Rockaway Ct is a single family, pet friendly, two-level, 3 bed/2 bath private home on the Bayside of North Mission Beach. It has an open California style kitchen (very well equipped!), a cozy dining & living space with bright cheery & beach style décor, Cable Internet with WiFi, cable television, DVD/VCR and stereo. The master bedroom is located on the ground level with a full bathroom with bath tub/shower. It has a queen size bed & cable television. Upstairs is another bedroom with a queen size bed and a third bedroom with two twin beds. The bathroom between these two bedrooms is full-sized with tub/shower. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room if extra sleeping room is required. It has a double garage. The washer and dryer takes up some of the parking space but it will fit 2 small cars or 1 larger SUV. Please call us for measurements if you have any questions about the size. Great outdoor patio fully fenced and nicely landscaped for privacy. It has gas BBQ grill and table and chairs for 4 plus 2 adult beach cruiser bicycles, boogie boards and beach chair

Mission Bay and Mission Beach San Diego: Mission Bay is located just 40 steps from the house. There is a white sandy beach and a nice boardwalk for walking, biking and rollerblading. The Bay-side tends to be less active than the ocean-side of Mission Beach and you can walk over to the Pacific Ocean in just 3 to 4 minutes. There are may wonderful restaurants for breakfast lunch and dinner within walking distance! The Beach house will accommodate up to eight guests and is available year round as a vacation rental.

Peace of Mind while you travel: Why tie up a credit card with a security deposit when you could be using that money for your well deserved vacation? We offer optional Accidental Damage Insurance, in-lieu of a Security Deposit. When you include this insurance with your reservation, the cost and repair of covered accidental damage will be handled by us! What does it cover? Unintentional damage to the vacation rental during your stay, up to $1,500, including things like carpet spills, furniture tears, broken lamps, and even pet damage in pet-friendly homes! Call us today for more details or visit our website 'NancysVacationRentals'. ASK us if this unit has AC!

Travel Insurance Available: Protect your vacation investment from unexpected events. Did you know that vacation insurance could cover you if.... ... you or a loved one gets sick (even if they aren't traveling with you)? ... you need medical treatment while traveling? ... a blizzard or hurricane prevents you from starting your vacation or forces you to leave early? ... a family member back home passes away and you must return early from your vacation? ... your luggage is lost or delayed by the airline? ... you've lost your job or have been laid off? Call us today for more details or visit our website Nancys Vacation Rentals.

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Bay View Villas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1036 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.6842103 based on 20 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Being just steps away from the beach, restaurants & entertainment was perfect! Also centrally located to all the major attractions in San Diego - easy 20 minutes to Zoo, Downtown, Aquarium. It's hard to find the first time... follow "Nancy's" directions exactly and you'll get there.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you back in the future!
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Great beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! We could walk to the ocean or the bay, and relax in the sand. The street was quiet, with restaurants and shops close by. The house was well equipped with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to have you back as our guests in the future.
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Donna's Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this beach retreat in mid May for our son's wedding. The home was perfect for us, a private bedroom and bath downstairs and upstairs two bedroom and bath for the three grandkids and their parents. The location is easy walking distance from many great restaurants and the boardwalk made any walk so enjoyable. The kids loved the beach and the sand toys. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals if you want, we only really cooked breakfast or made sandwiches. Parking is a little hard to find at the beach so it was great to have the garage for one car. It was more quiet than in other homes we have stayed in on the beach side. We definitely will keep this house in mind for future San Diego visits.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star location; 3 star accommodation = 4 star

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at 1am due to delayed plane. The directions to this rental are AWFUL! We walked around for 25 mins to find it (it is down a street with no name, that is between a shop "Gone Bananas" and "The Mission" Cafe) (if you are staying here, USE MY DIRECTIONS!). The beds are a foam topper on top of a very very soft mattress. If you LOVE a soft bed, you will have no complaints. I do not. There are other cosmetic things that could be improved that I won't detail.

The location is PERFECT. Unless you want to pay at minimum twice as much, you won't get a better location. 5 stars for location. We had 3 kids under 10 so needed it to be a very short walk to everything. For coffee lovers, the cafe "The Mission" is 5 feet from your door! Great espresso coffee. We went mid April and weather was great. If it were any hotter, it would have been uncomfortable to sleep - bedrooms not air conditioned and tiny fans that were loud but not very cooling. If you like the heat, that's fine. We are from SD so prefer cooler. It was high 70s our entire stay so just perfect.

We rented a mini van and it JUST fit in the garage. I do not think a mini van and another car would fit at all. 2 smaller cars would probably fit.

The lounge and dining area is carpeted - so if you have MESSY eaters, you are going to be getting the clean carpet a mess! Eat outside I would suggest.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beach house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It is nice and the bedroom on bottom floor was nice for my parents. It is not as fancy as other beach houses but it's nice. The location is wonderful next to the bay and the beach and far enough way from the pier that we were able to avoid the spring break parting.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Donna' Beach Retreat was a great choice for our family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

This location is great. The house has quick, easy access to the beach or the bay and since it is not right on the beach/bay there is privacy. It has a nice, private yard. It is well located for trips to the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway, Legoland, Sea World and La Jolla. The house had everything we needed. Communication with Nancy's Rentals was superb. They checked in with us on our arrival and were quick to respond to our enquiries. A big thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you will consider us again the next time you are in San Diego. Please remember to ask us about our 'return guest' discount when you start planning your next vacation.
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Property Manager

Nancy's Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Nancy's Vacation Rentals

We live in Palm Springs, but love every second we get to spend in our San Diego vacation home. It's always a treat, especially during summer when we get away from the heat and enjoy the cool ocean breezes.

Nancy's Vacation Rentals purchased this house in 2005

Why Nancy's Vacation Rentals chose Bay View Villas

Mission Beach has miles of wide white-sand beach and beautiful Mission Bay, too. With San Diego's weather, what more could you ask for?

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi and thank you for taking the time to look for guest comments. It shows you are a savvy, careful shopper and I admire that! This lovely three bedroom two-story home is the newest addition to Nancy's Vacation Rentals and I am very proud to have it in my group of affordable Mission Beach and Bay vacation rentals. The owners live in Palm Springs. They just remodeled and furnished it in March 2009 and they are now offering to share his lovely second home with you. I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy this ideal location between lovely Sail Bay and the Pacific ocean. I hope you will try it soon and be the first to add your comments for this adorable newly renovated house. Meanwhile, you can read the comments for our 8 nearby Riviera Villas vacation rental condos by going to our general guestbook on my website at "nancysvacationrentals" or at VRBO/18977. They are just across the bay. You will be able to get an idea of what our guests think of our rentals, the Pacific and Mission Beach and Bay area and of me, the person to whom you will be trusting your hard-earned money and vacation time. I hope YOUR comments will be added to one of our guestbooks in the near future!

sincerely, Nancy Kramer; Nancy's Vacation Rentals

Please see my website at: NancysVacationRentals
Mar 2009
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Car: recommended

Within 5-20 minutes is Sea World, the world famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town with it's excellent Mexican Restaurants, Belmont Park & it's authentic 1920's wooden roller-coaster, Sea Port Village, downtown San Diego's Gas Lamp Quarter, the Convention Center & Petco Park. 30 min to Lego Land, 40 min to The Wild Animal Park and gambling casinos, 75 minutes to the quaint historic gold rush town of Julian, in the mountains, & another 30 minutes beyond that is beautiful Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Even Disneyland & Knotts Berry Farm can be done as a day trip. Mexico is only 25 minutes away. Local activities include Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Gym, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Concerts, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, & Indian Gaming Casinos.

Other Activities: boating, shopping, kayaking, parasailing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Due to HomeAway's limited ability to post additional fees, certain fees are not included in the quote/rate and may be required:
-Additional $25 for Summer Cleanings.
-Additional $50 cleaning fee for stays 2 weeks and more.
-Baby equipment (if available): Fees vary based on equipment needed.
-Portable Air Conditioning Rental (if available): $50 delivery, $25/day (3 day min).

Nancy's Vacation Rentals is not responsible for any erroneous descriptions or rates posted on this website or any other 3rd party travel website. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by Nancy’s Vacation Rentals​. For up-to-date availability and accurate pricing, please visit NancysVacationRentals.

You must read and accept our Terms and Agreement and House Rules prior to us approving your reservation request.

Contact us for last minute deals or for monthly rentals.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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