Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beach Front -Bay- AUG/SEPT DISCOUNT- a/c - ground level - UPSCALE

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
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 available close to property. This is great for those here for a short visit. We also have a community pool in Mission Beach that is open to the public.

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 small 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.

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

We have wifi!

More Details

Property Manager
Shirley Rast (Shirl)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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 for up to a mid size SUV.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
Mission Beach - 2 blocks
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 Restaurant
Mission Beach - 2 blocks
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Other side of Mission Bay is a ski area
Nearest Beach
On Mission Beach

This property is just across the bay from Sea World. Enjoy the firework display on Saturday night from your patio in the summer. 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!

This is a prime location. You can easily walk to restaurants and shops from the property. You are really in the heart of the 'beach'. People in your family can be at the beach on the bay side while others take a walk or ride a bike and still others may decide to go over the ocean side. It is all within steps. No one feels 'left behind'.


Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • 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 -
(23 traveler reviews)

91% Complete
4% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beach Front -Bay- AUG/SEPT DISCOUNT- a/c - ground level - UPSCALE
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Great Property!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property, and we had a wonderful stay! It's right on the bay... walk out the door to a walking path that goes all around the bay. Kayak and paddle board rentals are nearby as well. We loved the quiet atmosphere on the bay, but also enjoyed being in such close proximity to the beach. We were also within walking distance to restaurants and shops, and especially loved walking along the bay to dinner at the Catamaran hotel. The property manager was extremely accommodating and accessible! Thanks so much for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Pleasanton, California

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is located in such a great spot and our family of 5 was able to take full advantage of both the proximity to the bay and the ocean. The layout worked really well for us and everything we needed was there. We were also able to easily walk to get groceries, coffee, or go out to eat which meant we only needed our car for longer journeys. Overall it made for the perfect place to stay during our week in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy that you enjoyed the property and location so much. It really is hard to beat. There is just nothing like being right on the sand and in north Mission Beach where you are so close to restaurants and shops as well as being about 90 steps to the ocean side. The Mission Beach ocean bay side is quiet and more family orientated and the best of both worlds since so close to the ocean so you can enjoy that as well. It was our pleasure providing accommodations, and hope you return in the future when your travel plans bring you back our way!! We would love to see you again! Your patronage is valued and much appreciated. Kind regards, Shirl
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful home and a double bonus - bay and ocean

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property. You have the beautiful view of the bay in your backyard and literally just steps away, the ocean beaches. There is so much to do in the area that if you are not looking to site see around San Diego, you don't need a car and can walk to most destinations. We spent quite a bit of time at the ocean and actually saw a baby whale close to shore. The bay side is a little warmer than the ocean side, and both are breathtaking. One of the items that was especially nice with this property, was that it was stocked with some of the items that you typically have to buy and then barely use; trash bags, laundry detergent, paper towels, etc. Great place to stay! I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Villa Italia. It truly is a great location and very unique with the boardwalk curving out away from the property and the sand at the edge of the private deck. You literally step off your patio onto the sand. You really have the best of both worlds when staying on the ocean bay side. You have the expansive bay with beautiful views, boardwalk, miles of sandy beach and then about 90 steps to the ocean side. There is so much to do on both sides. The ocean bay is perfect for stand up paddle boards, kayaking, sailing, and swimming. The water is calm. There are many restaurants nearby as well as shops. We offer many amenities such as beach towels, beach chairs, sand toys, beach umbrella, and we like to provide kitchen and laundry supplies so that families do not have to purchase them. We also have a soap pump at each sink....just things that make it more like home and adding convenience. It was a pleasure meeting your wonderful family, and we would love to have you back again when your travels bring you back to Mission Beach. We very much appreciate your business. Kind Regards, Shirl
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

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.