About the property
- Studio400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Mission Beach Cottage Steps From The Sand
Enjoy this adorable mission beach cottage steps from the sand on the beach side of Mission Blvd. You'll love the charm and location of this cottage, as it is located 5 houses from the Boardwalk, and just a few minutes walk to local shopping and eateries, including Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach and Belmont Park in Mission Beach, where you can ride the world famous Belmont Roller Coaster!
This cozy studio cottage features a full kitchen, queen size bed, cable TV & Internet, BBQ, a very comfortable microfiber couch that you can stretch out on, and a large outside patio for you to enjoy the day with ample seating. Included with your stay are 2 boogie boards, beach toys for your child, board games for indoors activities and a one car garage suitable for a 4 door car.
Check in is at 4 p.m. and checkout is at 10 a.m.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
Hi there, my name is Aaron, thanks for taking the time to consider my beach cottage. I'm so lucky to be able call San Diego my home, and I take full advantage of it! When not relaxing and enjoying Mission Beach, you'll find me (or maybe you won't) at sea running sail yacht and scuba diving charters. If you have any questions regarding the area, things to do, or anything else, please don't hesitate to ask.
Aaron purchased this Studio in 2004
Why Aaron chose Mission Beach
This cottage is located on one of the nicest, well kept Mission Beach Courts you'll find. During your stay you'll run across friendly neighbors, nightlife and shopping that is easily within walking distance, and obviously, the beach!
What makes this Studio unique
One of my favorite features of the cottage is it's large outside patio with BBQ. There is a table that seats 3 for a nice summertime outdoor dinner, a sitting area with a wood burning fire pit, and your within a few steps of the sand.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Location was great but lacking some basics.
Needed a mattress cover, newer towels, more basic cookware and more flatware.
Close to the beach!! Location Location Location!!
This was perfectly located because of it's proximity to the beach and Oscar's Mexican Seafood (seriously get their surf and turf tacos, they were the best we had all trip). It was great for 2 people. Only a small subcompact car fits in the garage (and it does take quite a bit to get it in, but we were pros by the end of our stay). Getting from the garage to the house is precarious at best. My daughter and I each had a carry on bag and backpacks and it was difficult to navigate our way through the little pathway. If you have mobility issues, you would have to go around the block. The bed was comfortable and the house was generally clean. However, it seemed like it hadn't been dusted in months and the floor left our feet black. It had a nice kitchen and overall we really did enjoy the stay, just a few things here and there. We would come back again!
Great Beach House!
This cottage was perfect for our long overdue honeymoon! Steps from the beach and lots of activities. The house was cozy and clean and the owner was very responsive when we had a question. Will definitely be back!
So glad you enjoyed your honeymoon Jonathan, hopefully you two can make it back to the beach again sometime!
Super small garage, possible mold issue
If I could give 2 1/2 stars I would. 3 is a gift.
1) beach is just a few seconds away by walking
2) bath room is nice, clean and has abundant hot water
3) neighbors were quiet
4) bed is reasonably comfortable .Sheets were clean
5) takes dogs
6) it does have a full kitchen (sort of. See negatives)
1) the garage is a nightmare. There was nothing about it on the website that I could find. Yes, if you are very, very good at backing in and don’t have a full size car. you might be able to do it. I estimate there was about 4-8” of clearance on each side of the car but that doesn’t take into account the mirrors (ours don’t retract).
There is parking on the street but you have to get lucky or be prepared to walk. I estimate over the five days we were there that I spent 3+hours dealing with parking. Once I had to park about a mile away. If you want to leave on a weekend morning and give up your spot, be prepared to not find another till well into the evening.
Aaron did respond to texts in a timely manner but it was clear he did not want to actually talk and his instructions led to more time spent on trying to find what should have been provided with the hospitality app.
It should also be mentioned that he told me that all the garages are tight around Mission Beach. This is the 4th time I’ve rented in the area and the parking has always been adequate.
Had we known the truth we would have rented somewhere else. I believe he is deliberately being deceitful about the situation.
2) As several others have mentioned much of the place is not clean (bathroom excepted). Grimy dust hangs on the the tops of things . Plates were covered in some sort of sticky fat.
3) Very sub par kitchen. Poor pots and pans. Not even salt for cooking. Bring your own stuff if this is important to you.
4) There is a mold smell in the closet. This area cannot be sealed off so hopefully the mold that is present is not one of the more harmful sorts. I’ve had a sort throat for the last month and am wondering if its related.
5) The refrigerator looks like he found it abandoned in an alley. The top is completely rusted. It does work so that’s good. But it is very noisy. It woke us up 4-5 times every night.Even with ear plugs.
6) Also be aware that there is lots of ambient light in the neighborhood and it will not be dark for sleeping. Sleep masks are necessary.
Sorry for the issues you had with parking. However, the listing page mentions the garage, and that nothing larger than a 4 door car is reasonable. Many people before your stay and since have parked in the garage. There are further parking details in the hospitality app and in the folder on the counter.
The neighbor mentioned that she popped her head out and tried to help, and all you did was argue with her. She parks her RAV 4 in my garage from time to time when it's available.
The listing page has not been changed or updated in several years. You may have noticed that over half of the garages on the block are one car and the same size. I definitely did not tell you every garage in the area is small. In fact you never inquired about the garage, I'm more than happy to send you our conversation in it's entirety from homeaway.com
You mentioned the hospitality app did not contain the information you felt you needed and you had to search for things. This is a studio beach cottage, things are extremely straight forward. There is also a folder on the counter with an extra key, additional cottage details, and even restaurant recommendations. The light switches on the walls are labeled for your convenience.
I know that street parking can be tough, but 3 hours searching for parking just doesn't make any sense. I live in the area year round and don't have a garage or parking spot to rely on, it doesn't take 3 hours to park over the course of a few days in January.
The kitchen has glassware, plates, salad plates, bowls, coffee mugs, wine glasses, water glasses, pots, pans, silverware, mixing bowls, grill and BBQ tools, a stove top kettle to heat water, coffee pot, microwave, oven and stove. The next step is grocery shopping.
I'm glad I was able to respond to you quickly as questions arose. I do work full time and cannot get on the phone over the course of the day, I spend most of my days away from the phone. This is mentioned in the folder on the counter and in the hospitality app.
I don't normally drop in on my guests unless I'm needed, I feel like most people enjoy peace and quiet on their vacation, not a nosy landlord.
Hundreds of people have stayed before you, and a number of people have stayed since your stay, myself included. Not one person has mentioned or noticed mold.
I'm always happy to hear about people's experience at my beach cottage and improve in areas where possible, however this review is completely disi
Stayed here 12/27-1/1 Perfection
Apsolutely Perfect location, Inside was clean modern and the perfect size...very comfortable,
hoping to book same place same time next year. Thank you Aaron
Perfect for a beach getaway!
We were seeking a cottage that was near the beach, downtown MB/PB, and this location was perfect. It is between the beach and bayside, and easily walkable to Mission Beach or Pacific Beach locales.