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Amazing location directly on the bay front!

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Enjoy the nostalgia of this vintage bayfront beach house built in the 1920's. This quaint cottage has one of the largest lots on the bay.

Linger through breakfast while soaking up the morning sun on the enormous patio. You won't want to leave.

This long-time family home is the perfect place to experience So Cal beach life. Watch the sailboats on the bay right from the living room and expansive patio. Beautiful bay views from the kitchen, dining area, master bedroom, and breakfast nook as well! Finishing touches have just been put on the bathroom remodel as well as a few other areas of this home.

Watch the Sea World fireworks show right from the patio. You and the kids will love the bayside beach, boardwalk, sand and water right outside your front gate. The ocean is a quick two-minute walk away. You will fall in love with this historic cottage. And the price can't be beat for anything comparable in Mission Beach.

Mission Beach offers gorgeous nightly sunsets, biking, sailing, rollerblading, surfing, boating, and the country's most entertaining people-watching. Walk to Belmont Amusement Park to ride the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster which is one of two original oceanfront roller coasters still operating on the west coast.

World famous Sea World is five minutes away and the San Diego Zoo is only ten minutes, located in historic Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park -- home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues and beautiful gardens. World class dining can be enjoyed in downtown's Gaslamp Quarter, a ten-minute drive.

Check out the valuable coupons for local attractions, bike rentals, and restaurants along with lots of helpful information in the free booklets waiting for you upon your arrival!

Keywords: cottage, beach house, beach home, standalone unit, bungalow, bayfront, waterfront, beach front

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cindy (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 17 traveler reviews

Amazing location directly on the bay front!
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 17 reviews

Love this property

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at this great bayfront property. I love it and plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a young family!

  • 5 of 5

We liked the look of this place from the moment we saw it on VRBO. A true beach cottage in an excellent location. The booking process was smooth and we had all the information we needed to find and access the property. We found it to be clean and well equipped with everything from kitchen supplies to towels to beach toys and gear. Our kids loved the bunkbeds and the master room bed was very comfortable. We felt very much at home at this property. The laundry is conveniently located in the garage, where we also found beach chairs and ample space to park our rented bikes and bike trailer. The best part about this property is certainly the location and view. We loved opening the shades each morning and greeting the sunrise and fresh ocean air. The kids spent a lot of time playing in the spacious, fenced front yard and it is just a quick hop (remember to look both ways!) across the bayside walk to a grassy space and sandy beach. Paddle boarding and other boat rentals are just across the way on Santa Clara Point. Many playgrounds are a comfortable biking distance away and there is just so much to see and do in the area. Amazing coffee and people at Swell Cafe. They knew us and our order and were so friendly every morning. We biked up to La Jolla using the Oceanfront path and roads with designated bike routes. We did have a rental car and found it useful for sightseeing (Point Loma - very cool tide pools and amazing views, Little Italy for the market on Saturday etc.) but you could get by very easily just using bikes. All in all, we wish we could have stayed longer at this amazing beach cottage and we hope to return soon! So nice to stay somewhere clean and comfortable, that also has charm and character. Great spot for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House

  • 4 of 5

I agree with much of what was said here ... and the location could not be better. Once we pulled in, we literally didn't get back in the car for anything. Olive Cafe offers the best ice cream around and I could have eaten at La Playa Taco every night! We have 2 boys under 4 and the white picket fence and location facing the Bay gave us great comfort. Plenty of water toys to use and Sea World fireworks at 8:50 PM every night. The "big beach" as the boys called it was an easy 2 block walk away and we made it there every day. It is a funky old beach house with loads of quirks but who needs high end, fancy schmancy when you spend all day at the beach every day. It's roomy and its all about location, location, location. I'd be sad if this became another ugly condo unit rather than a family home. We did have a few minor issues - ie, bulb change in security light - and I emailed the property managers who responded very quickly. We would definitely return to this property to spend some time on the patio watching the world go by and at the beach enjoying the sand and surf!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location and unique house

  • 5 of 5

My family truly enjoyed our 3 day vacation at this property. It is a unique property with lots of nooks and unexpected surprises. The property was very clean and has the perfect patio for entertaining. We met lots of friendly people as they strolled, biked or roller bladed by. I would recommend this property for anyone wanting to experience the San Diego beach life. Once you park your car you never have to drive it again as there are stores, restaurants, and fun things to do within walking distance. Lots of beach toys and chairs come with the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and Quirky

  • 4 of 5

First of all, we totally enjoyed our stay here. The location was perfect-just blocks from restaurants, bars, grocery stores, etc...We popped up to Garnet Ave to the Trader Joes there and then checked out some of the fun and unusual stores in that neighborhood. It was a 5 minute drive to Sea World. We were able to watch their NYE fireworks from the front step of the cottage. And, a nice sandy beach right out the front door with great sand toys already in the garage. We also crossed Mission Blvd and walked along the Pacific beach a few times. The Zoo, La Jolla and Old Town all quick drives. We had dinner at Saska's on Mission Blvd. one night on the recommendation from the book provided and it was wonderful.

As for the cottage, I will grant you it has it's quirks, but still very hospitable. The living/dining room area is nice and spacious. The master bedroom is just big enough. Our girls loved their room with the bunk bed. Yes, the Water Closet is separate from the rest of the bathroom, but it made it easier for us to get ready each day. The kitchen is stocked well enough to prepare the few meals we had there. The outside patio is quite large and perfect for coffee or a cocktail and people watching.

If I were to criticize at all, I would say time to ditch the blinds and get some nice shades from Ikea. They would be so much easier to use and even give more of a "beach" feel to the cottage. Also, that poor kitchen has been painted over enough. Might be time for some updates. Does not have to be fancy, but drawers that open and close would be nice.

Overall, we loved our stay here and would come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just to clarify...this is no "shack"

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property twice and am going back again in Nov 2014. The whole reason for writing this review is because I became upset when reading some 1 star reviews that called this place a "shack". This house was one of the originals in the area. One day while sitting on the patio, 3 ladies came strolling by. I overheard one of them say "I grew up in this house" pointing to where I was staying. I stopped them, talked for a while and then invited her in. She took me on a grand tour, telling me how the house had changed and what renovations had been made since she lived here 50+ years earlier. It was amazing! The toilet is not in fact "in" the bathroom, its next to the bathroom....NOT in the garage! And that is due to the fact that it once WAS outside of the house. The history here is awesome.

So yes, if you are looking for some trendy, happening, fancy, yuppie place to stay then this property is not for you. BUT....if you are like me and value and enjoy a funky, perfectly located, comfortable, homey place to relax and enjoy beautiful Mission Bay....then stay here!!! I have NEVER seen any signs of pests or uncleanliness! Initially it does smell "closed up" but my're in San the windows up and let the bay breeze blow in! Its gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Beach
right in front of cottage
Car: not necessary

Five Minutes to Sea World, Ten Minutes to San Diego Zoo, Downtown Gaslamp, La Jolla, and the San Diego Airport


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 22 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Housekeeping $125
Tax Rate 11.05%

Please call for special discounts! Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please add 11.05% San Diego City Tax. Housekeeping rate of $125 is in addition to rental pricing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Lower bunk is a full size bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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