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Great March Rates - One Bedroom, Beach Front and Waterfront Vacation Rental

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


About the property

One Bedroom - Sleeps 3 to 4 (Inquire) - Beach and Waterfront Quiet Location

The Dunlin - A Vacation By The Bay - Sleeps 3 (4th baby accepted)

Please email us first or call before reserving. We want your experience to be exactly what you are looking for your vacation. Reserving a home is an important choice.

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

We own and manage several properties, and care about the personalized experience we provide for you.

Vacation Beach rental, part of the A Vacation By the Bay properties.

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 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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Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

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 San Diego County

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 shower area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The Living room option for extra guest - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa sleeper, Perfect for one adult, or two young children
    The Dunlin's Nest - 1 queen , 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
  • 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. 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Great March Rates - One Bedroom, Beach Front and Waterfront Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews


  • 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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, the pictures online didn't do it justice. Very accommodating, everything that we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Best vacation we've ever had.

  • 5 of 5

Owner/Manager was absolutely wonderful to work with at every interval and their hospitality was just delightful. The Dunlin cottage was even more than we were hoping for, a far better place to stay than any hotel could offer. A great place for a couple to rest and relax and rejuvenate on Mission Bay. It is beautifully beachy decorated. It contained everything we needed for a week of no worries. All we needed to do was buy food. I can't say enough how much my husband and I enjoyed our stay. Neither of us wanted to go home. We hope to visit again some day. Thank you so much for the most enjoyable vacation we've ever had.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you so very much for choosing The Dunlin. You both were the perfect guests, in so many ways. Thoughtful, kind, funny, respectful and an honor to meet have come stay. The Maine maple syrup and jam were such nice and thought gifts. Its folks like you both, that make it all worth it for me. I am so happy you had such a memorable vacation at The Dunlin. Come again anytime and hopefully soon. Best Regards Cyndi
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Wonderful place for family vacation and couples

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much! Cynthia has everything worked out in detail (a binder has all the info you may need for grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, etc) ahead of your stay so you do not have to think about anything but having a good time. There were sand toys, beach chairs, an umbrella and beach towels which we used daily. The kids slept out on the sleeper sofa and we slept in the back bedroom. I used the shared washer/dryer during the last 2 days of our stay with no problem. The other guests in neighboring units were also very friendly. We would love to stay again. The bay side seems quieter than the ocean side which is great at night. The ocean is just a few blocks walk so we spent the days on that side and walked back to the more subdued area for patio dining. Thank you again for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure was ours to have such a wonderfully respectful family such as yours. We appreciate you, and thank you for taking such great care of The Dunlin. Its always an honor to have families such as yours as our guests. I have said this before, its what fill our wells, and keeps the business and our spirits fresh. Also, thank you for the time you have taken to write a great review. Many potential vacationers will have the information from you to make a decision on The Dunlin. Come back to us any time. Best Regards to you and your family. Cyndi
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The perfect location for a family with children while on holidays

  • 5 of 5

We have never stayed at a VRBO before and my wife was a little reluctant as we have always stayed in hotels. After the first day there my wife quickly changed her tune and said never again would we stay in a hotel if we had a VRBO available!

I have no negative comments about our stay except I wish we could have stayed longer! The location is perfect, you can see the fire works from SeaWorld, the beach is right outside your back patio door. There are many shops and restaurants within walking distance as well as Belmont park which is an amusement park. You have the bayside beach outside your back door and the Oceanside beach only a block away. Several spots to rent bicycles from to tour the many walkways. There are too many good things to mention about this location. Cindy was very professional to deal with and I wouldn't hesitate to rent from her again. The house was extremely clean and had everything we required including beach toys for our daughter.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for your great review and taking the time to share with others. It was great to have your family come stay at our rental, The Dunlin. I love families and yours was top of the list. We love our Canadian neighbors and always welcome them to our rentals. We love that your first experience was positive and that you will feel comfortable coming back to any of our rentals. Thank you too, for taking such great care of our home. We are honored to have had the experience of hosting you and your family. Come again to our beach front home anytime. Best Cyndi
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Milwaukee, WI

A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to get to everything San Diego has to offer. With the view of Mission Bay in front of us and the ocean a very short walk away, we had the best of both worlds! We enjoyed the calmer, tranquil, less hectic atmosphere of Mission Bay from our patio, and walked to the ocean side to take advantage of the gorgeous sunsets every night. Both the bay side and the ocean front have miles of walkways for biking, walking, skateboarding, and Segue-ing! We didn't rent a car while in SD for 10 days; city buses were easy to use and stop very near the condo. Uber was a great way to travel, too! The condo was not only comfortable, but pristine. Cynthia, the owner, provided everything to help make the stay easy and homey. Giving suggestions for eating places, helping with public transportation questions, answering email inquiries quickly, taking care of needs promptly all added up to feeling we were in good hands. One of us was recovering from hip replacement surgery, and felt this was the place to be to easily get around. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathryn, Oh I loved having you both and felt such joy in seeing your stay and vacation be such a happy and content one. You both were excellent guests in every way, and I am honored after all your travels around the world, that you were so happy with our accommodations, service and San Diego as well. We are very blessed to have such wonderful guests such as yourselves. Come again anytime, especially when the Midwest is blowing a cold storm. Best Regards to you both. Cyndi
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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
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

Mission Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 3 - June 17, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
June 17 - June 24, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 24 - July 1, 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 2016
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 5 - August 26, 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 26 - September 9
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please Read the entire Website before contacting me and then contact me to speak personally either by email on HA or by phone before sending a request to book.

To reserve on line with HA/VRBO we accept checks and CC via PayPal only. (there is a convenience fee for using CC payments).

Rates and Information:
2.25 - 3.11 $995.00 Weekly, $250.00 nightly, $275.00 Friday and Saturday (4 night minimum)
3.11 - 4.22.17 $1295.00 Weekly,$235.00 (4 night minimum)
4.21 - 5.27.17 $ 1195.00 Weekly, $235.00 (4 night minimum)
5.27 - 6.3.17 $1695.00 Weekly $300.00 nightly, $325.00 Friday and Saturday (4 night minimum)
6.3 - 6.10.17 $1390.00 Weekly, Sat to Sat only
6.10 - 6.17.17 $1495.00 Weekly, Sat to Sat only
6.17.17 - 6.24.17 $1695.00.00 Sat to Sat only
6.24 - 7.1.17 $1695.00 Sat to Sat Only
July - August 4, 2017 $1795.00 Weekly Sat to Sat
8.4 - 8.19 $1595.00.00 Weekly Sat to Sat only
8.19 - 9.6.17 $1495.00 Weekly Sat to Sat only
8.26 - 9.9 $1395.00 weekly
9.9 - 9.29.17 $1395.00.00 Weekly, $235.00

• 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 $145.00 Res of 4weeks or longer - $175.00
• We offer additional cleaning options for month or more reservations.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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