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Beach Front -Bay- Architectural Masterpiece- 3 Bed, 3 Bath -a/c

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach Front -Ground level, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8) A/C - Parking for SUV


Absolutely BEST location on the quieter side of Mission Beach - Sail Bay. Beach and Water Front Ground Level with a 180 degree undisturbed lake-like water view. Very quiet, small building, right on the Sand with Private Beach. Across the street from the Ocean, enjoy this expansive ocean bay for a multitude of water sports including swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing. Rentals available at a nearby aquatic center within walking distance.

We are considerate of the neighbors and other guests so do not accommodate large gatherings or parties.

Architecturally expresses Old World Charm. Gorgeous Italian Villa style. Un-crowded area. Very quiet neighborhood. Built in 2007 with upscale features and finishes throughout. This is a ground level property and all one level with private ground level patio. (Each bedroom window and sliding glass door has window coverings even though not shown when photos were taken).

This spacious property has stone floors, granite kitchen counter tops, stainless steel appliances, 4 large flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, gas fireplace, washer/dryer, private ground level patio with your own barbecue, private garage, PARKING FOR TWO VEHICLES (one in private garage) PLUS ONE MORE DESIGNATED SPACE FOR LARGE SUV. This property also has A/C. Very few properties in Mission Beach have air conditioning. We have beach towels, beach chairs, and a box of sand toys, pack and play, and stool for small children to reach the sink. We are family friendly and have a rinse container and hose at door for easy sand removal.

Daily gym membership at a 5 Star Resort just 1 block away is available - Gym, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool

Two Mississippi Stern Wheelers with and without entertainment, plow the Bay regularly. The view from their top decks, especially in the evening, with the glistening lights all along the shore, will prove to be unforgettable. The dock is just 1 block away.

By car or bus, you can visit the World Famous San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park (replica of an African Safari), Sea World (5 minutes away), Lego Land, and the San Diego Bay Waterfront. Take a Big Bay Excursion Tour or visit docked, present-day military battleships, even the World War II Aircraft Carrier 'Midway' can be viewed. The 'Star of India', a historic square rigged Sailing Ship is part of a very interesting Maritime Museum, the center of which is the old Ferry Boat 'Berkeley', which commuted for countless years on San Francisco Bay, before replaced by the Bay Bridge. Balboa Park, created in beautiful Baroque Architectural Style, houses a dozen museums and an I-Max Movie Theater. Most attractions are about 15 minutes from Villa Italia.

Mexico, representing a 'different world' just lies 20 miles to the South. It, too, is worth at least a day trip.

Enjoy views from all floor to ceiling windows and doors facing this expansive beach and Sail Bay. You will see sail boats, kayaks, and paddle boarders enjoying this huge ocean bay. It is so wonderful to be right on the beach, water front with spectacular views to enjoy from the time you wake up until you retire at night. Even the night time view is special with lights reflecting on the bay.

The ocean side is about 80 steps from this bay front beach location and offers other water sports including surfing and boogie boarding. Walk, jog or bike for miles on the flat beach or boardwalk on both sides of this narrow peninsula which is truly a recreation paradise.

Villa italia is ground level and all one level...there are no stairs. Enjoy one king in the master suite (with full beach and bay views), one queen bedroom, and two twins. We have two twin sleeper chairs ideal for 2 add'l children.

The property is spacious with abundant seating in the living room and dining room. It is well cared for, well equipped, and clean.

Enjoy your private patio with table and chairs and BBQ. Patio gate opens onto the sandy beach. This is a private beach area due to the boardwalk curving away from the building in this area opening this wonderful beach just off your patio for your use.

We have beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, and a box of sand toys for your use.

All linens are included and the kitchen is nicely equipped. All you need is your personal belongings and you have a beach home away from home.

If looking for a 4th bedroom, please see the second floor of this building. It is Villa Italia unit 2 and 3 combined and is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath....approximately 2400 square feet.

Keywords: Spacious condo, feels like a home, new, on quiet beach yet close to everything

More Details

Property Manager
Shirley Rast (Shirl)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Why Shirley Rast (Shirl) chose San Diego County

One of the very nicest properties in all of Mission Beach was created here. The front of this Architectural Masterpiece sets right on the beach on Sail Bay. This is ground level and all one level.

Enjoy expansive views of this Pacific Ocean Bay with spectacular panoramic views. Wonderful water and land sports are just outside your door step. This is a beautiful connection to the beach and water. This is a very narrow part of the peninsula so wonderful to be able to walk across the street and visit the Pacific Ocean. It is about a 2 minute walk! Best of both worlds....enjoy the ocean bay and the ocean which are both very close to each other! This property is very nicely furnished, well cared for, well equipped, and very clean. Much attention has been paid to details to make our guests very comfortable.

This property has all the amenities to make this a comfortable beach home away from home. The amenities include a gas BBQ on your private patio, 4 flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, I-Phone/I-Pod stereo, gas fireplace, garage for one car with an additional spot next to garage that accommodates the largest SUV, full size washer and dryer, a/c, stone floors, granite kitchen counter tops, and built-in stainless steel appliances. All linens included as well as beach toys, a variety of beach chairs, and beach towels.

You step off your private ground level patio onto the sand. The boardwalk curves away from the building, offering you a sandy beach just in front of your private patio. Others enjoying the beach are on the other side of the boardwalk so not near your patio....very unique.

If you need a larger property, please see the 4 bedroom, 3 bath on the entire second level.

It is Villa Italia unit 2 and 3 together.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. This is the ultimate beach location in Mission Beach. You have the quietness of the bay side of Mission Beach with the wide expansive huge bay in front of you for all the water sports you can imagine. Then just 80 steps across the street to the west is the Pacific Ocean. This is north Mission Beach - very close to restaurants and shops. But, you will find that you want to stay here because this view is hard to find in any restaurant. The building is quiet as well as the neighborhood. It really is the perfect beach experience!

Pack and play, a/c, parking for a large SUV + one add'l spot in garage.


Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 shares tub and shower with bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have 2.5 bathrooms. The master has a large bathroom with full size tub and separate spacious shower with glass doors The secondary bath is very spacious. It is a jack and jill bath with a tub with shower over head dividing the two. There are two sinks, two commodes and one tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) There is a king bed in the master bedroom. Enjoy the view of the beach and bay from your master suite. The master bedroom has upscale shades for privacy., Queen size Beds (1) The upscale secondary bedroom has a queen bed. Windows have two inch wood blinds for privacy., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the third bedroom. The windows have two inch wood blinds for privacy., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two additional twin beds. These are chairs that make into twin beds to accommodate the 7th and 8th persons. Work very well for children. We also have an upscale twin Aero Bed as well as a pack and play..
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is ground level and all one level. You will walk off your patio onto the sandy beach with huge Sail Bay (Pacific Ocean Cove) unfolding in front of you. The miles of boardwalk usually run right in front of the buildings facing the water and beach, however, in this area, your patio extends right on the sand and the boardwalk is away from your patio. It allows for a 'private beach area' in front of this property. Sail Bay is a fabulous water sport arena. Kayak, paddle board, and sail right in front of this property. If you want to experience the ocean side, just walk 50 steps to the west and there you are. This is the quiet side of Mission Beach with very close access to the ocean side. this is truly the best of both worlds.....You are also very close to restaurants and shops....enjoy the miles of flat boardwalk on the bay and ocean side. You can walk, skateboard, roller blade, jog or bike along the beach on both sides of the Mission Beach peninsula....a recreation paradise.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Beach Front -Bay- Architectural Masterpiece- 3 Bed, 3 Bath -a/c
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Manhattan Beach, CA

Heaven on the bay!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this house. We did a family vacation with a baby and a toddler, and the house was absolutely perfect. The bay is quiet and lovely, and we loved swimming and playing at the bay. The view is so beautiful, and you are so close to the water, that we often ate breakfast outside. The house has everything you could ever need, and the quality of everything is thoughtful. My son loved the queen bed and having a tv in his room! We have already booked our vacation next year, and would not think of staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Incredible location, even better home

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific week staying at Villa Italia! The location is phenomenal and the unit is well taken care of. A quick walk to either Pacific Beach and all the fun restaurants and shops there, or a little farther walk/bike ride to Belmont Park area... but situated on the quiet bay side right by the Catamaran Hotel (which has a nice spa and restaurants all on its own). We had 4 adults staying, and our 2 kids (a 3 year old and a 2 month old baby). Plenty of room for everyone without being on top of each other. One of our favorite features is how there is a "mini beach" between the patio and the public walkway. You never have people walking right in front of you and the kids can play in the sand right there without being too far away. It really was such a wonderful place to stay. Plus Shirley was wonderful to work with. She checked in on us when we arrived and called to make sure everything was up to our satisfaction when we were getting prepared to leave. All around we would all highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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dallas, tx

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great rental for families. My Family of 5 stayed here comfortably. Kids ages 2,4 and 6 had a wonderful time. The unit was very clean and well stocked. The unit has numerous beach towels, chairs and beach toys for the kids, so you don't have to buy or bring any. The kids played often on the bay side beach, that has no waves. We rented bikes from close by and used them frequently. The ocean side beach is merely two blocks away. After the first day we rode our rented bikes. The location of the unit is perfect, no trouble getting to Legoland, the zoo or whale watching. During the summer Sea World has fireworks that we watched from the patio. The one small issue is that you can hear the people upstairs walking around and you hear voices at night in the master from people walking on the boardwalk. Otherwise it was perfect.

The unit has great air-conditioning when needed and a washer and dryer. Last but not least, the unit has an enclosed garage and an outside parking spot. We parked the bikes in the garage and the minivan in the outside spot.

We would definitely rent this property again. The property manager Shirl is super helpful and responsive to all of your needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation 2016

  • 5 of 5

We Loved our stay at Mission Beach .

Great location Very nice inside and out. Very well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, & beach chairs and towels so you only have to pack minimal. On bayside where is can be nice and quiet. Taking a chair down to sit waterside or just sitting on porch at night watching fireworks from Sea World. The walk to main Beach side is so close and so easy to get to a short 5 min walk. Where you can be right in the hustle and bustle. Then you can walk everywhere Restaurants, Shops, Groc Store, & Water Rentals. This place spoiled us and would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Mission Beach !!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago Illinois

Kris Monforti

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa for a family vacation, I brought my 18 year old and 14 year old. My brother brought his 13 and 9 year old along with our spouses. The house is beautiful, great location, alot to do and people watch.

Shirley is a wonderful person to deal with. You wont be disappointed. I would highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Villa Italia for two weeks and could not have been happier. The location is second to none with the sand right outside the porch and in a setback off the bike trail allowing our little boys to play safely in the sand without having to cross the trail. We spent many nights just ordering delivery and dining on the patio while the boys played. The Bahia Belle paddle wheel went back and forth every evening. It felt like we were staying at Disneyland. The amenities were great and the beds were comfortable. Shirl and Christina were so awesome and made great recommendations on places to see and dine. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a great family-friendly vacation.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robin: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Villa Italia. The location is just as you described. The boardwalk curves out away from the building providing the unique sandy beach literally right off your patio. It makes it really special for kids to play right in front and feels like your own private beach area. It really expands your patio! We welcome families as perfect for kids of all ages as well as adults. I certainly look forward to your return. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family, and I look forward to your return!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferry from San Diego Harbor to Coronado
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course & many others
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak at Old Town location is the closest station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 8 - 2 miles & connects to I-5 about 3 m
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Other side of Mission Bay is a ski area

This property is just across the bay from Sea World. Enjoy the firework display at night from your patio in the summer and on Saturday nights in the fall/spring season. This location is very close to all that San Diego has to offer. The city of San Diego is about 15 minutes from you as well as the airport, Old Town, and the world famous San Diego zoo.

San Diego is a series of beach towns, but very important to stay close to San Diego for convenience to connect to all of these attractions. If you choose something far away such as Carlsbad or Oceanside, you end up being about 30 miles north and much traffic between there and San Diego.....This is a prime spot. Plus this flat peninsula offers such a great recreation area for your vacation!


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Vacation
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Mid April to May
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mid June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid October
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Years
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cc convenience fee 3.5% $135
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $160
Tax Rate 10.5%

Please call for last minute deals close to the date if availability allows. We do our best to keep our rates reasonable for the caliber of property we are offering. We do not rent for parties or functions and do not over crowd the property which provides a better quality of property for our guests. Parking available for an over sided vehicle + one mid size suv. If paying by credit card, there is a convenience transfer fee of 3.5% for U.S. & 4.5% for cross border cards.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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