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May Discounted Rates - Beach front and water front 2 bedroom

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1 & 1/2 bath, Sleeps 4 maximum


**7 night bookings are at a discounted rate from the nightly rates. Check your quote from the site.

Owner Cancellation Policy: 90 days

The Skimmer

Please: FIRST EMAIL via HA/VRBO or call, before Booking on lIne to assure the perfect rental for your needs.

~Read the entire complete website and description

~Check the rate chart for accurate pricing.

~Email before requesting to book

~A contract will be sent direct from owner/Manager to you and must be completed and returned directly to owner/Manager before any reservation will be conformed. Our property is listed on multiple VR sites, for consistency, the polices, terms and conditions listed on this document/contract shall prevail and supersedes any and all other polices, terms and conditions described on the listing and booking site that you originally inquired and/or booked this property.

Our goal is to see that you are selecting the best choice for your vacation on the beach.

Our spacious 2 bedroom serene waterfront beach front bayside rental is located right on the beach, bayside.

This is the quieter side of Mission Beach, which many people seek away from excitement of the ocean front.

Our rentals cater to that relaxed experience and type of renters. Families with small children especially love our rentals and bayfront location. You can play all day, and unwind in the evening and have the peacefulness of the bayside for sleeping. We are the owners and offer our charming and spacious 2 bedroom waterfront beach rental which is located right on the peaceful bayside beach sand.

All Mission Beach properties, are very close to each other, so its important to choose the right location for your needs.

Watch the glorious sun rise from your own private patio on the beach front or walk five minutes west to catch the action of the Pacific Ocean.

This vacation rental is uniquely set in Mission Beach which is located between the mighty Pacific Ocean and quiet scenic Mission Bay. Step out your Bay Front patio door right to the sand. Put on your skates, hop on a bike or leisurely walk for miles on the boardwalk located along the water.

You can rent almost any thing you need with in a 5 minute walk. World class surfing, sailing, golfing, and fishing are all easily accessible from your beach rental.

The Skimmer is owner managed which allows us to keep it in top condition while being kept welcoming and impeccably clean.

We offer many amenities for your comfort:

Our kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking pleasure.

We even include: Dish soap, paper towels, laundry soap, plastic wrap, aluminum wrap, spices, assorted teas just name a few of the extras for your convenience and pleasure.

The vacation rental has cable television, and DVD.

All linens and bath towels are provided with 4 pillows on your comfortable King bed and two pillows for each twin bed. Beach towels and beach chairs are provided to ease your load and get you ready for your days in the sand.

• The master bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable king bed with crisp cotton sheets and linens. It also has its own powder room. with a 1/2 bath comes with a very comfortable king bed for your comfort and is decorated with colors reflecting the sand and the sea.

• Twin beds are provided for, in the second bedroom

• Bathrooms include a 3/4 bath and a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom.

The Skimmer's living room opens to your own private gated patio and the sandy beach.

Open the gate and there you are - At the beach, no better place to vacation with friends or family wanting a wonderful peaceful place to stay.

Parking: For a mid-sized vehicle or smaller. The parking is tight.


If you are looking for that beach experience, come and discover the uniqueness of Mission Beach in the heart of America's Finest City, San Diego. Swimming, sailing, surfing, skating, biking, golfing, fishing and sight seeing are just a few of the activities at your doorstep. Sea World is 5 minutes away, Mexico is 17 miles to the south, Disney Land is 2 hours to the North and the World Famous La Jolla is a 10 minute drive from your door.

You are walking distance to waterfront dining, or casual beach eateries. You can easily shop for groceries, and plan your own picnic or romantic meal while sitting at the beach and watching the sunset on the glorious Pacific Ocean.

Mornings are breath taking as you wake up to the sunrise across the water from your own patio table. Sip your coffee or tea as you watch the the first glimpse of dawn across the water and relish the quiet and peace that is all your own on the bay front.

We are a smoke free and pet free vacation home, so this would be suitable for those who have allergies for those types of allergens.

If you are interested in The Skimmer, please give us a call or email us for any questions. We like to personally speak with each vacationer, if possible, before confirming any reservations. Personal service is how we have had such a positive experience for our rental career.

Keywords: Condominium, beach front, water front, San Diego, vacation home, Mission Beach, ocean, bay, beach, vacation rental, two bedroom.

More Details


Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
    Half Bathroom - toilet , 1/2 bath
  • The Skimmer has a 3/4 bath and a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Captain's Master - 1 king , Eastern King for your great nights sleep
    Shipmates Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Set of Twin beds with memory foam toppers
  • We have a deliciously comfortable king bed with crisp cotton sheets and linens for your sleeping pleasure. The Master bedroom has a 1/2 bath for your personal use. The Second beach bedroom has twin beds with the fresh cotton linens for the great sleep after a long day at the beach. We have a maximum number of guests of 4 but a small baby is always an exception, in a port a crib or sleeping with the parents if you like.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are the owners and care about your experience and present you with the exact rental you have chosen. Our location is peaceful, but fun, and you can walk out your front door and do any activity you desire from mellow to robust. Come give us a try, you will be happy you did. All of our rentals are impeccably clean and well maintained for your arrival. We offer personalized service and like to speak to all vacationers before accepting a reservation to see if its the right location for you. We also greet all vacationers upon arrival in order to make for a smooth start to your vacation. Come stay at the mellow bayside beach, but when you are ready for lots of action, you need only walk 150 steps to the ocean front side. Our rentals are also pet and smoke free for people with allergies to those factors. All Reservations are taken in person over the phone. We feel that speaking to each other in person will assure that you have found the best rental for your needs.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Mandan, ND

Great first time experience!

  • 5 of 5

The place was exactly as described. Very clean and so well furnished. Everything you might need in that kitchen is there and then some! The location was absolutely perfect for my family of 4 with two kids ages 5 and 14. It was nice and quiet on the bayside but just a quick walk to ocean. So many things all right in walking distance the location could not have been better for a family. Stores, restaurants, rental places for bikes and such all in very close distance. This was our first time staying outside of a hotel property and thanks to Cynthia helping to make this experience so enjoyable I look forward to many more vrbo experiences. If we make it back to the Mission Bay area we intend to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family were such great vacationers. They had such a fun time. Thank you for your wonderful review and you made my day!! Please come again. I was honored to have you. Have a short winter and early Spring. Best Regards Cyndi
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Perfect beach vacation for our family of 4!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cyndi's lovely property just 2 weeks ago, and we are already planning return trips! What a beautiful location, only improved by the incredible quality of the Skimmer! We had such a great time and the rental was so perfectly suited for our needs (2 parents, 2 kids, ages 2.10 and 4 months). Everything was thought of - from the beautiful decor, to the amazingly comfortable beds, sand toys (my toddler's favorite!) and beach gear. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you'd need to make a meal, and the pots and pans were not only a full (matching!) set, but they were NICE! You don't often have that in a rental, and it was a very nice touch!

For families traveling with small children, this is the place for you. You truly can't beat the location, as you can walk anywhere and enjoy the calm bayside and take just a short walk (less than five minutes) and be beach front. What an amazing amenity! Cyndi is there to answer any questions, offer suggestions (you MUST go to the Olive for breakfast!), and ensure that your stay is top-notch. It is evident that she in interested in one thing - providing an impeccably maintained home for you to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh I loved having you and your family too. Thanks for the wonderful review and it means so much that you were so happy. Your content and happy vacation are important to me and I never take it for granted. We love our families and hope you to see you again soon. Best and have a great holiday season. Stay warm.
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Enjoyable beachfront property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location; nice space - exactly as advertised. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, quiet, and beautiful, We had a great time at Cynthias rental

  • 5 of 5

Cynthia was wonderful. Very clean unit and beautiful views. We are looking forward to renting from her again. Thanks A+++++

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a great review. I am so pleased you had a great visit and I would love to have you back again in any of my rentals. Best Regards Hope to see you soon. Cyndi
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Perfect vacation spot on the bay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a week the end of March/beginning of April. From the start, Cynthia was more than accommodating and easy to reach, even with the time difference. The vacation spot is right on the bay and came with everything we needed. It was quiet, the neighboring condo visitors were all pleasant and our kids played together. We loved that the bay side was quieter and less windy than if we would have stayed ocean side. The ocean was a quick 3 minute walk, along with Belmont Park about a 10 minute walk. There was a shop and many restaurants close by too. One of the biggest perks for us that the condo had plenty of wonderful sand toys for our children to use while we were there. We loved out time and stay, and will definitely return on our next trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally Suited Our Needs

  • 5 of 5

The unit was just as described, well appointed and spotless. The kitchen has everything you could need as well as some basic spices, which are always appreciated. We enjoyed being able to walk out of the unit right onto the boardwalk and beach. The ability to store our kayaks in the fenced side yard was a huge bonus. Cindy was a great host and a pleasure to work with. I am sure we will return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alison and you both were a pleasure to meet and come stay with us. We value and thank you for choosing The Skimmer. Its an honor aways and so happy you were pleased. Please come back anytime to any of our rentals. Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review.
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Property Manager

Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Cynthia

Small personalized friendly service is a our business motto at A Vacation By the Bay.

We are individuals who own and manage vacation rentals for ourselves and a few neighborhood properties.

With a long time family history in San Diego going back to the turn of the century, combined with roots from the midwest, we have both pride in San Diego, and good old fashioned values.

The rentals showcased on this site, reflect, our goal to provide you with quality accommodations, along with personal service from the start of your reservation process, to your final departure.

We like to think we attract vacationers who appreciate receiving the exact rental that is advertised on our websites and desire a well maintained vacation home or rental that much care has been taken to provide. In return, appreciate and care for the rentals during their stay.

The environment we provide and the bayside in Mission Beach is perfect for low key vacationers, who want an amazing location on the waterfront and coast.

Why Cynthia chose Mission Beach

The location, the service, the quality of the rental and the personalized service are the main reasons for choosing this property. A Vacation By The Bay has been caring or vacationers for 25 years. We are small and personalized. The Bayside Waterfront has it all, great views, peaceful surroundings and watching the water is a peace of heaven. We own and or manage several properties and create a more low key rental experience. Its suits vacationers who are looking for a lovely rental in a well cared for environment. Our summer season is suited for families who want to enjoy a low key atmosphere. Summer group gatherings which are popular in some rentals, would not be suitable for this property.

What makes this condo unique

1. Caring on site or nearby owner manager to meet any needs that you have while you are staying. With you during the entire booking and reservation process as well.

2. Waterfront so you never have to leave the beach

3. Restaurants and cafes nearby

4. A well managed and cared for, vacation rental

5. Personal Service from the reservation process to greeting you upon your arrival

6. And no unpleasant surprises where by your rental is exactly the clean well maintained home you wanted.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was sent to me today from a vacationer who just rented The Skimmer.

Hi Cyndi,

I wanted to let you know how much Denise and I enjoyed staying at The Skimmer. The rental was extremely comfortable. I enjoyed my daily morning runs around the bay and along the ocean, coffee on the porch with shade from the palm tree, our bike rides around Mission Beach and PB, reading on the beach and of course spending time with our son. We felt like we had all the comforts of home.

I really loved how comfortable the bed was. Please tell me what kind of pillow top you have on the bed and where you got it. I slept great every night.

As long as my son stays in the area I'm sure I'll be in touch again when we visit next year.

Enjoy the sunshine,

Fred and Denise
Apr 2015
  • 1 of 2


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego Lindberg Field
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 5 & Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafes, Waterfront dining, beach Culture abounds
Nearest Beach
Out the front door - Couldn't be closer than that!
Car: not necessary

San Diego beaches and weather are some of the best in the world. Our unit are located right on the sand and waterfront. Mission Beach, in itself, is unique as it is surrounded by water on the both sides. One side is the quiet and serene Mission Bay and 50 yards west is the roaring Pacific Ocean. You can just relax at the beach or participate in numerous water activities. Sightseeing is abundant from visiting La Jolla, the pearl of San Diego, to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Mexico, the floating Naval museum - The Midway. The opportunities are endless for everyone with every kind of taste. We are conveniently located to all these activities.

Other Activities: San Diego, is a diverse environment from the Sea to the Mountains and in between. What ever you would like to do, San Diego or its surrounding neighborhood areas can provide.

Just ask!

Golf: World Famous Torrey Pines Golf course is just minute from your rental. Nothing compares to the view at the top of La Jolla on the green over looking the Pacific Ocean

Ski: In the winter season, there is Skiing just 3 hours north in the mountains of San Bernadino, just east of LA.

Many locals, will take a day trip, for a quick drive, to the slopes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 7 nights $165
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Weekly discounted rates and nightly rates. Please see extra notes after rates for more important need to know details.
October Fall Rates
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017
4 nights

10.28 - 11.18.17
4 nights

Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017
4 nights

Nov 26, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017
4 nights

Dec 21, 2017 - Jan 5, 2018
5 nights

Jan, Feb, Early March
Jan 6, 2018 - Mar 9, 2018
4 nights

Spring and Easter Season
Mar 10, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018
4 nights

Late April & May
Apr 14, 2018 - May 25, 2018
4 nights

May 25 - June 9

Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

June 8 - June 15, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

June 16 - June 23, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

June 23 - June 30, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

June 30 - August 4, 2017
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

Aug 4 - Aug 25, 2018
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights

My standard rate
Changeover day: Saturday
4 nights

~Please contact before requesting to book
~We accept only PayPal for CC's and Personal Checks in US Dollars - (convenience fee is added for a CC payments)
~We only accept a reservation after speaking with you personally, to assure its the right vacation home for your needs
~Please read the entire site, make a note about guests, parking, arrivals and departure times and mindful renting in Mission Beach
~We send a contract via our own business email and request that all adults over the age of 18 read and initial.
~We also personally greet each vacation upon your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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