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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Waterfront and Beach Front One bedroom - Great Rates for Summer Season

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bdrm sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and two small children - Beach front location

Owner Cancellation 90 days

The Dunlin, One bedroom Beach front Vacation home - Mission Beach California

Please: EMAIL VIA HA/VRBO FIRST BEFORE, Requesting to book, on lIne to assure the perfect rental for your vacation. We do not accept any booking unless we have made email and or phone contact first. *We may also be working with another vacationer at the same time.

Memorial Day to Labor Day - Sat to Sat weekly reservations only

September to end of May - 4 night minimum and open arrival days

~Rate charges are:


City Hotel Tax 10.5%

Cleaning fee $145.00

Refundable damage deposit $500.00

HomeAway Service fee is separate from our charges.

~We accept all payments via PayPal or personal checks in US dollars (there is a convenience fee added for all CC use)

~We send a contract from our business email address and ask that any guest 18 years and older read the contract and initial

~We speak with each vacationer before accepting a reservation to assure you have choice the right rental for your needs.

~We ask that you read the enter website before requesting to book, so you are aware of the information.

~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 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.

Final Quote to include any CC convenience fee use as well.

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

We have other properties on HomeAway/VRBO that we can offer depending on your needs as well.

We own and manage several properties listed on HA/VRBO, and care about the personalized experience we provide for you.

The Dunlin, One bedroom Beach front Vacation home - Mission Beach California

A Vacation By the Bay, Rental Properties - Beach front and Waterfront Vacation Rentals in San Diego at Mission Beach California

We are the owners and offer our charming and spacious 1 bedroom waterfront beach rental which is located right on the peaceful bayside beach sand bayside.

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.

This lovely one bedroom beach front bayside vacation accommodation is perfect for the single traveler, a couple or a small family with 1 or two very small children. It 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, January and February. We do limit monthly rentals in our one bedroom, to 2 guests.

Please check our rate chart on the notes page, for pricing on our nighty, weekly and monthly rates and choices.

Watch the glorious sun rise from your own private patio. Catch Sea World's Summer evening fireworks as sit on your own private patio.

Our large one bedroom is uniquely set in Mission Beach which is located on scenic Mission Bay. Step out your waterfront patio door right to the sand and walk barefoot along the shoreline. 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 front accommodations.

The Dunlin, is owner managed while being kept welcoming and impeccably clean. We add that personal service which our regular travelers have come to welcome by personally speaking to you for your reservation and greeting you upon your arrival.

Best One Bedroom on the Beach - The Dunlin: You can easily park your car and not drive till you are ready to travel home. 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.

We offer many amenities for your comfort.

Our kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking pleasure with all that you would need for a beach vacation

We even include:

Dish soap, paper towel roll, laundry soap, plastic wrap, aluminum wrap, some spices, some assorted teas just name a few of the extras for your convenience and pleasure.

The Dunlin, has cable flat screen television in the living room, DVD and wireless internet service. All fresh crisp cotton linens and bath towels are provided with 4 pillows on your comfortable queen bed. Beach towels and beach chairs are provided to ease your load and get you ready for your days in the sand.

Parking is reserved for your mid-sized or smaller sized vehicle and off sight parking is nearby for large vehicles. ( the smaller the better for you as the reserved spot is narrow in width)

Your comfort and enjoyment always in mind: - This lovely one bedroom is decorated with bright colorful shades to reflect our amazing weather and climate to remind you that you are on vacation in San Diego.

-The bedroom comes with a deliciously comfortable queen maticulously clean with fresh crisp cotton linens for your pleasure and a great nights sleep.

-The full sized sofa opens to accommodate max one extra adult guest or two young small children.

-The Dunlin's living room glass doors open out on to the beautiful amazing beach and waterfront. Your view is beach front and on the water.

At your door step or minutes away are all types of activities such as swimming, sailing, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, golfing, hiking, skating, riding bikes, reading quietly on the beach, museums, the World Famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World and shopping in La Jolla, the pearl of San Diego.

There are endless possibilities for you and your family in San Diego.

We pay attention to details in providing for your rental needs.

Location, Location, Location - The Beach: 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 glimpses of dawn across the water and relish the quiet and peace that is all your own on the bay front.

Summer, we reserve The Dunlin, for Sat to Sat weekly reservations.

Non Summer dates, have a 4 night minimum pricing structure.

We do offer monthly rates in January and February for 2 people.

The area is on the quieter side, and would work better for low key families and mindful vacationers.

Monthly rentals are limited to 2 guests.

Its always best to call as well as email and offer a phone contact so we may make contact with you as well.

We offer lovely rentals and want to find the best fit for your needs as a whole.

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More Details

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Cynthia

Small personalized friendly service is a our business motto.

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

Location in Mission Beach is the key to the perfect beach experience.

If you are looking for a quieter experience, the bayside beach is the best choice. But you can easily walk across to the ocean front and experience the ocean and its glory. When you want to shut down the excitement and noise of the ocean front, you can come home to the bayside.

Our summer season, Memorial Day to Labor day rentals, 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. On site owner/manager

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 and nearby for emergencies and to assure your stay is wonderful.

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

Posted on Homeaway ad for this same property

Martin Westholm Stockholm, Sweden

Review Submitted May 3, 2011 Date of Stay March 31, 2011

First of all Mission Beach is an absolutely lovely place for a vacation and we really found a great place to stay in this apartment on the bayside. The location was perfect, with a great view of the bay and the boardwalk/beach right outside the patio. We found it better to stay on the bayside than the oceanside because you got a little bit more privacy, it's very busy on the oceanside boardwalk. It' s only like a 300 ft walk to get to the beach on the oceanside. The apartment was well planned and nicely furnished and also very clean and in good condition. The location is great, in a quiet part of Mission Beach but with only a short walk to different restaurants and shops. The owner, Cynthia, was very friendly and provided all the service you could ask for! We would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a one bedroom in Mission Beach, in our opinion it can't get much better. When we go back to Mission Beach we will definately contact Cyntha first and try to get one of the places she manages, in the best location in Mission beach! /Martin & Emma

Recommended for: Age 55+ , Tourists without a Car , Sightseeing , Families with Young Children , Romantic Getaway

Owner Response: Well, what can I say, with great vacationers like the couple I just had stay for a month, its a pleasure to be in the business. Having vacation rentals, when done with passion and experience is very rewarding. We take such pride is providing a pleasurable experience in every way. We are blessed to have an amazing location and the ability to provide great rentals at great prices too. In the 20 years of my business, I have met many wonderful and interesting vacationers. I look forward to many more years of meeting more people just like this couple to add richness to my life and work. Kindest regards to you both! Come again soon.
Mar 2011
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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
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A contract will be sent via owner/manger separately. It supersedes all other contracts including VRBO, HA, Expedia's terms for our rental homes.
  • All renters must respect our home and rules along with respecting the neighbors and our community during their visit.
  • The Name of the HA/VRBO inquiry must match the payment and contract information.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The Dunlin Full Bathroom -
  • The Dunlin has a full bath, with a separate sink and toilet/tub shower area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The Living room option for extra guest - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa sleeper, sleeps one person or two very young children
    The Dunlin's Nest - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A peaceful bedroom setting, with the freshest of linens
  • We have created a very relaxing bedroom with a very comfortable mattress and fresh clean cotton linens for your night's rest. We feel that a great night's rest is the key to a relaxing vacation. If you have an additional single adult or a single teen guest or 2 young children, we also provide a sofa sleeper. (The sofa sleep would be too small for two adults, one adult would work well) This vacation rental best suits a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 to 2 small children.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We welcome singles, couples and small families. Our rentals are located in a quiet area of the beach bayside, perfect for young children as well. We are a owner manger run vacation rental business. We have been providing excellent service to vacationers for 25 years and enjoy our work and look forward to providing you with clean and well maintained rentals on the waterfront in fun and beautiful San Diego. 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.


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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 25 reviews

Lovely relaxed bayside holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The property has lovely beach touches throughout and was a great place to stay for some sunshine. We walked everywhere, great location right on the bay to people watch and enjoy the sand and water. Quieter than the beach side and more sheltered from the wind so a great spot. Kitchen and laundry made the stay for our family really easy. We would definitely come back. Cindy was a joy and really helpful during our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh what a very very dear review. Thank you. Your great stay is my top priority. You made my day. Come again anytime. Regards
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. A friendly place and people. Restful and close enough to anything we wanted to see. We hope to come back and stay here again. 5 star!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, California

Great place and location!

  • 5 of 5

Worked well for our family of 4!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for young family

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Dunlin for one week with our 6 and 3 year old boys. The location was perfect! The patio opens out to the calm waters of the bay. The kids loved playing in the sand and riding their scooters on the trail right in front of the house. There are also some water sport rental (e.g. paddle boats, kayaks, SUP) spots close by. The house had plenty of space for the four of us. Just a short drive to Sea World, zoo, downtown, etc. So much to do in San Diego! We definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved everything about our stay at this adorable place!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was all we hoped for and more! From the moment we spoke with Cindy she was extremely accommodating and helpful. She met us when we arrived with a very warm welcome which started off our week perfectly. The apartment was spotless and equipped with everything we needed. We were able to settle in and enjoy our anniversary week hassle free. We spent much of our time on the patio which is right on mission bay. When we did leave, we walked just about everywhere. The location is fantastic. Close to the ocean and restaurants. I can't say enough about our entire experience. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this unit. Great location on the quieter inside. Lovely patio for your morning coffee. Comfortable bed. Fully equipped kitchen. Very warm and welcoming. Would come again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
San Diego lindberg Field
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 5&8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Walking distance
Car: not necessary

The Sand is right outside your front door.

We are owner manager of this wonderful one bedroom, The Dunlin.

Our spacious one bedroom beachfront bayside vacation rental is located ground floor right on the sand and waterfront. Mission Beach is unique as it is located between two bodies of water. One one side you have the serene and peaceful Mission Bay, while just 75 yards away, you are standing on the wild Pacific Ocean. There are miles and miles of shoreline on both side for walking, running or just exploring along the waters edge. We are located close to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Mexico, La Jolla also known as the Pearl of San Diego. Whether your tastes run to a relaxing vacation or one filed with activities and sightseeing, San Diego will not disappoint you. Our vacation rentals are owner managed and we take great pride in providing a great stay for you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Weekly rate $145
Refundable damage dep $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

EMAIL OR CALL BEFORE SELECTING, "REQUEST TO BOOK" this assures we communicate to assure that we are not working with another vacationer at the same time.

To reserve on line with HA/VRBO we accept checks and CC via PAYPAL only (there is a convenience fee for using any CC payments for either HA's platform or PayPal. Ask about those rates, they will be added to the quoted rate).

~Rate charges are:
City Hotel Tax
Cleaning fee
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
There will be a cc convenience fee added for all cc payments.

HomeAway Service fee is separate from our charges.

~We accept all payments via PayPal or personal checks in US dollars (there is a convenience fee added for all CC use)
~We send a contract from our business email address and ask that any guest 18 years and older read the contract and initial
~We speak with each vacationer before accepting a reservation to assure you have choice the right rental for your needs.
~We ask that you read the enter website before requesting to book, so you are aware of the information.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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