|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The Skimmer - A Vacation By the Bay Properties
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Our goal is to see that you are selecting the best choice for your vacation on the beach.
A Vacation By the Bay, Vacation Beachfront Rentals
Welcome, please take a moment to read the entire description as it will provide you will most all information you will need as well as the rest of the website information.
Choosing a vacation rental or home can be a big decision. To ensure you choose the right rental for your stay is important to us as well. Our service, for you, is personal, and we do speak to each vacationer personally, before confirming a reservation to ensure you are choosing the right rental/ home and location you are looking to stay.
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.
The Skimmer's beach front location works well for singles, couples, and small families who are looking for a quieter beach front experience away from the crowds.
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.
This lovely two bedroom beach front bayside vacation rental is perfect for two people, a couple or 2 couples, or a small family with up to two children.
The Skimmer best suits vacationers who want a more low key vacation in a more mellow area of Mission Beach. Kids can play all day on the beach, then have the quieter evenings for sleeping after that long day.
We do offer monthly rentals, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan and February.
Please check our rate chart for pricing on our nighty, weekly and monthly rates and choices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was sent to me today from a vacationer who just rented The Skimmer.
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
The Skimmer was perfect for us, and Cindy was one of the best hosts we have ever encountered. The property is located right on the bay. It is far more quiet than ocean side, which is exactly the arrangement we were looking. If you have any desires to go over to the ocean, the walk is about 5 minutes. If you just want to hang out at the bay, all you need to do is open your patio door and you are right there.
The house is well stocked, the rooms are big enough. We are already looking forward to coming back next year.
We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. The description is well detailed and described the unit perfectly. The location was awesome, the area was quiet and the unit was very clean, comfortable and had everything we could have possibly needed, including beach toys for our 2 year old. This unit is on the quiet bay side with the ocean only a 4 minute walk. It was amazing to see both the sunrise and then the sunset each day! Cynthia was very friendly and helpful in giving recommendations on activities and restaurants and greeted us upon arrival. In addition, she worked with us on our last day to accommodate a late check out. We will absolutely be back!!
We absolutely loved The Skimmer!
The unit was exactly as described and shown in pictures- beautifully furnished and decorated, included every appliance and amenity you could need (the kitchen is even stocked with spices, oil, tea, etc...). The beds were so, very comfortable! Cyndi provided a portable crib for our infant to sleep in and even had a safety rail to use on one of the twin beds for our 3 year old. Also provided are beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach towels and beach toys. An added bonus was the great water pressure in the shower! The unit was spotless and is clearly very well taken care of with every attention to detail.
Cyndi was so thoughtful and our family loved her. She was easy to reach and communicate with both before and during our trip. Very knowledgeable on the area and willing to help out with recommendations on anything we asked about!
This was our first trip to San Diego and we went back and forth about staying ocean side or bay side. So glad we picked bay side- much quieter and low key for our young family and we felt very comfortable with our 3 and 1 year olds on the beach. Very easy walking access to a variety of delicious, local restaurants and stores and a literal walk across the street to check out the ocean.
I have already recommended The Skimmer (or any of Cyndi's properties) to friends planning trips to San Diego and we wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else next time we go back.
We loved staying here. Cyndi had thought of everything including volleyballs, cupboards filled with the necessities, really comfortable beds, and a clean, well kept condo. Ocean views and just a hop across the road to watch the surfers. This was a great find and we'll definitely be back.
Our family had a wonderful vacation while staying at the Skimmer. Proximity to the bay and beach was a highlight not to mention Sea World and Zoo. The owner, Cyndi, was pleasant to deal with and we wouldn't hesitate to contact her again.
I poured over all kinds of listings to find the perfect place for our Family trip to San Diego and Sea World - When I found this place I knew I hit the jackpot. The owner was a pleasure to work with and made making all of the arrangements very easy. We wanted something on the beach and close to Sea World and it was perfect. We enjoyed being on the bay side as it was much quieter than the beach and the kiddos (5 and 7) could play out on the beach comfortably - the only thing we missed were the sunsets - but just a short walk across the main road and we were at the ocean side where we were able to catch the beautiful sunsets. The bay side is much more private, quiet and less windy. The interior was just as described and pictured - very clean and modern, we didn't feel we were missing anything. We were thankful we minded the small parking spot warning when we chose our rental car! We would most definitely stay here again. - Thank you!
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.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning 7 nights||$165|
Reservation and Payment information:
Before accepting any reservation, we want to speak to all vacationers to assure the right rental for your needs and to add that personal experience for each of us.
• For CC payments, Please Select on the HA/Payment Page, “Other Payment choices” and select PayPal to use a CC. (Convenience fee is added for all CC payments)
• You may also select “check” under the “Other payment choices.”
• Cancelation Policy: Refunds for 90 days in advance of arrival date cancellations.
• We do send a contract upon speaking with you personally.
• 7 night minimum for June – Labor Day
• 4 nights After Labor Day – End of May
• Cleaning fee for weekly $165.00 Res of 4weeks or longer - $200.00
• We offer additional cleaning options for month or more reservations.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.