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Luxury Family and Couples Style Vacation House on the beach in Mission Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Distincti Beachfront Full Home 5 Bed 4 Full bath,

First week of June 2017 is open!!

August 5 - 17, 2017 Now Available due to cancellation!

The Big Beach House is unique, luxurious and carefully designed for families and couples to fit your lifestyle budget. The distinctive location on South Mission Beach is perfect for a weekend getaway, or a week long holiday in paradise. Enjoy this spacious home with over 4000 square feet inside and patios and decks outside. With two wood burning fireplaces this Vacation Property is ready for guests year round. This is my home, therefore I invite each guest the opportunity during any month of the year to spend nights listening to the ocean waves hitting the sandy beach. Because our guests are hand selected by David we maintain the style and beauty of our home. We are not a "party" house. South Mission Beach is clean, family oriented and in every way a spectacular location. Close to bars and live music, one block behind on Mission Blvd. We are also in walking distance to Belmont Park, home of the Big Dipper roller coaster!

The house has 5 bedrooms, 4 FULL baths with shower and tub and can sleep up to 17!

The layout is as follows: Downstairs has two bedrooms. One has a set of twin beds and the other has a bunk bed, which is double size. Both have closets and dressers and share a bathroom with tub and shower.

2nd level is the Master bedroom with king bed and En suite bath tub and shower. This is a tub with jacuzzi feature. It is very large suite and has a full patio with a beautiful view of beach. Sunsets are amazing from here! There is also a crib.

Upstairs. 3rd level, again has two twin beds and another ensuite bath with tub and shower.

Downstairs from the third floor (back of the house) is a private hideaway we call it the 'condo' as it has a separate bedroom with a queen bed and ensuite bath with tub and shower. A full kitchen with dish washer, fridge-freezer, washer dryer, dining room /living room, full size futon and a queen size air mattress (in closet). Also has its own entrance/exit but can also be entered from inside of house!

February 2015 we installed all new leather furniture/coffee tables and lamps. It's beautiful!

August 31, 2013 we put in a new kitchen in the main house complete with refrigerator, granite counter tops, new stove, sink, the works!

Recently, we purchased new designer bedding and linens. The house is stocked with towels, linens, blankets and beach towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap and body wash.

We discourage renting to young college students intent on parties and disrupting the neighborhood. We want to respect our neighbors!

Each room is attractive and homey. Located at 2962 Ocean Front Walk, a fully furnished rental property that has become a vacation destination for many travelers. I purchased The Big Beach House at Mission Beach because the area is friendly, safe, close to attractions and part of a village community. My young daughters loved the park, roller coaster, ferris wheel and the safety of this beach area. I invite you to allow me to accommodate your next visit to San Diego. A perfect destination for families and friends, The Big Beach House offers affordable rates and full amenities.

Inside the house, the tile floors are clean and well cared for. Let’s begin with the first floor: A generous living room has brown leather sofa and chair for lounging and watching tv. Curl up by the fire and sit in the adjoining conversation area by the picture window. The main floor dining room boasts an extended wood table that seats 17. The kitchen is large, with granite countertops, new sets of pottery serving 17, new cookware, serving pieces, glassware, oven and microwave, ice making refrigerator, dishwasher and an adjoining laundry room with full capacity washer and dryer.

Moving up to the second floor, we find the gorgeous Master Suite. With a full sliding door, the room offers a romantic view of the ocean. A luxurious stone fireplace, king size bed, leather sectional sofa, dresser unit and television add just the right home touch. Step up into the tiled bathroom with vanity area, separate bath and walk-in closet.

The third floor is a favorite for family visitors. Privacy and charm accentuate this darling room with door to private balcony, twin beds, television and bath.

Above the third floor is the attached 'condo'. This is a home of its own, with a separate bedroom, living area with television, leather sofa/futon chairs, dining room, kitchen, private deck with BBQ, full kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer set, pantry, and private bath. This apartment has its own entry door and offers complete privacy.

Outside, The Big Beach House has an attached garage and 2 carports. Street parking, as well as a lot at the park, is available. A spacious front patio facing the ocean is complete with teak wood dining table, chairs, additional round table with umbrella and BBQ. An outdoor deck with guard rail on the second floor is located just off the master suite. A cute private deck is off the third floor bedroom, and the attached condo has a long wood deck and new barbecue. A short stone wall surrounds the patio, and the gate opens onto the boardwalk. In the garage, you will find bicycles, and beach umbrellas.

In addition to unobstructed views of the ocean and beach, The Big Beach House is convenient to numerous activities and sightseeing areas. Within walking distance: the white sands of the beach with ocean shore just a few yards away. Lifeguards are on duty. Sailboat and fishing boat rentals are nearby. Fishing excursions are also available. Visit Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, all in the area. Take a bike ride around the marina, or relax with a good book on the patio. Take a short walk to the grass park and relax before riding the Belmont roller coaster and ferris wheel.

Order a pizza from Big Kahuna or hop in the car and drive to one of the fantastic restaurants in the Gas Light District. Drive down to the harbor and tour The Midway, stroll through the quaint shops and eat at one of the excellent restaurants. Explore downtown San Diego and then drive over to Old Town. There is no shortage of shopping in San Diego, and Mission Beach offers dive shops and souvenirs. Drive to other beach areas and gather seashells.

Rental rates for The Big Beach House are affordable, and we do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable. Be sure to book early and let us know how we can serve your travel needs. My personal assistant David Britt 323-228-1836. manages the bookings for me and is uniquely organized. A perfectionist and the most upbeat man you will ever meet. He will assit you in makeing your dream vacation a reality.

Patty Shales

1210 Chickory Lane

Los Angeles, CA 90049

VRBO 277533 Come to San Diego Stay for a While

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May 22, 2017

About The Owner

Here is a photo of my assistant David Britt. We do not use a management company. David does all the bookings. I am Patty Shales and I am the sole owner and my manager is David Britt (shown above) for The Big House. You can trust him as you can me. We promise to fulfill your needs for the perfect beach holiday. I live in the Los Angeles area and enjoy travel, yoga, and diving. An avid photographer, I enjoy chronicling my dives and worldwide destinations.

The Owner purchased this house in 1994

Why The Owner chose San Diego County

I bought the house and decided on the Mission Beach area for the safe neighborhood, clean clear ocean water, impeccable beaches, and year round enjoyment. We chose the house at 2962 Ocean Front Walk because of its location and family oriented layout. Our family enjoys this area for sporting activities, relaxation and sun. The farmers market is famous in this area.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of this home include: 1) location, location, location. 2) the house is located on the beach in an elegant and safe neighborhood. 3) We are near the grassy Belmont Park and 4) The sand. There is a lifeguard on duty in front of the house for the safety of all who play and swim in the water. Also there are fire pits staggered on the beach. 5) We provide 4 beach cruisers to ride on the sidewalk. We think of our visitors as part of the family and do our best to keep the house freshly painted, well stocked and comfortable. New beds, fresh linens, new sets of pottery, cookware and glassware line the cabinets of the spacious kitchen. We want our guests to feel warm and rested in our vacation paradise. My property is your home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I just wanted you to know we had a great time. The house was a perfect match for our family. We left a white hair dryer and phone charger. No need to mail. Thanks for making everything go so smoothly. We'll definitely would rent again. Thanks Pam.
Oct 2015
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Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , ON THIRD FLOOR
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , In attached condo apartment
  • Each bath is accentuated with royal blue tiles in bath and counter. Baths include towels and linens. Also shampoo, conditioner, soap and bodywash!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , First floor double occupancy.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , En suite bath loads of space private patio
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom in attached condo apartment private patio and BBQ
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is full size. On first floor shares a full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master bed en suite bath full floor of space
  • King size beds (1) master bed is elevated and fantastic., Condo has 1 Queen size Bed and 1 futon. Upstairs studio has 2 twin beds. Downstairs, 1 bedroom has 2 twin beds the other bedroom has a bunk bed, top bunk is twin size and bottom bunk is full size. There are also 4 roll away cots and a queen size air mattress. There are 2 cribs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The home is gracious and comfortable. There is a separate entrance for the attached condo apartment, and the property is safe and welcoming.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Luxury Family and Couples Style Vacation House on the beach in Mission Beach
average rating of 4.836066 based on 83 reviews

Great home for families!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at The Big Beach House! We had a family of 11 and had plenty of room for all with room to spare. The owners were very accommodating. I called once and David returned my call promptly. I just have to say the kitchen table is huge, so nice to be able to seat everyone together. The beds were comfy and the house was very clean also everything was in good repair and working order. Being so close to the beach was amazing! It was wonderful to be able to use the bikes and boogie boards and there was plenty of sand toys for building a castle with my grand-kids. The only problem was our stay was too short! We would definitely love to stay again! My only warning is that there are lots of stairs so if you have a problem with that plan to use on of the two main floor bedrooms. It is a great house! You will love it!

A big Thank you to David for going above and beyond by mailing us our garment bag that we forgot! That was so nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very positive feedback Kristine! It is very much appreciated! Reviews let us know how we are doing in making sure our guests enjoy the house and have a great experience with there vacation. We try to add as many amenities as we can think of to make your experience that much more enjoyable. We do hope you come back and stay with us again!! David
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Tracy G3

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved staying at the Big Beach House. The owners were very accommodating and the house had everything we needed. There were 9 women and we could have easily fit a few more comfortably. The location was perfect, I'd recommend it and would book it again next time we are in Mission Bay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracy, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of the big beach house. To hear the house had "everything" you needed for your stay lets us know we are hitting the nail on the head. Our goal is to have the house as comfortable and enjoyable for you during your stay. We know our guests sometime travel a long way to come and stay with us. Our motto is "bring your food and your clothes and have a great time"! We supply the rest. David
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Fantastic house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Big Beach House in early March for a long weekend and absolutely loved it! The house is in a premier location right on the beach, with the walkway to nearby restaurants and activities right outside the front patio. There was plenty of room throughout the home for our group, making this the perfect rental for those with large families or groups. David made the entire booking process, as well as check-in & check-out, a breeze and was extremely helpful in answering any questions we had along the way. We can't wait to come back and visit again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Tyler, Thank you so much for a fantastic review! We are always glad to hear how our guests enjoyed the house. My goal is to make the process as smooth as possible when booking your stay and answering any questions our guests throw our way. Patty's goal is to make the house as comfortable and inviting for our guests. We do hope you come back and stay with us again in the near future. Please book ahead and we do fill up our calendar pretty fast! Thank you!! David
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Perfect place for our "Girls Getaway" !!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you SO MUCH for having this amazing Beach House for us to use for our "Girls Getaway" .. we are a group of gals who have known each other since grade school- now some are grandmas !! and we love a chance to get away from it all .. We spent 4 days enjoying all you had to offer.. the weather was cloudy and rainy and it didn't matter, with your house right on the ocean we watched the waves get real large, cooked meals, sat around the fireplace, laughed, talked and made memories !! When the sun did come out we took full advantage of your beautifully furnished patio .. The house has so much room we never felt crowded... everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thank you for having so many extras that we wanted for nothing ...A special BIG thank you to David who took time to answer each and every one of my emails and questions ... you were SO helpful and added to the pleasant experience. The last night there we had plans to go out to dinner, but everyone decided we just want to relax in the house .. we never left !!! This is a perfect place to relax and just enjoy time with family / friends ...

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise, Wow! Sounds like you ladies had a great time! Our mission is accomplished. I do wish we could control the weather there as it does add to the experience. But as you stated so beautifully, you all stayed and enjoyed with a nice fire, good company, and good meals! I am so glad to be of service to all our guests. Before I was running the beach house, Patty was. I followed her example of friendly customer service. We try to be as helpful as possible and there are never too many questions for us. We do hope you and your friends come back and stay with us again soon!! Thank you! David
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For a good time call The Big Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Location Location Location and than add a house that easily accommodated my wife and I our three kids their spouses and three grandchildren and you have a recipe for a good time. The house had everything, a well equipped kitchen including blender for Kahlúa shakes, bikes, sand toys for the small children, Bogie boards for the not so small children, sand chairs and Patio for the rest of us. the only thing between you and the beach is a four foot boardwalk which was great for early morning runs/walks and afternoons sitting on the patio people watching with the drink(s) of your choice. My only complaint is there was no schedule provided for when the dolphins and wales would swim by, although we spent a lot of time on the patio I'm sure we missed some sightings :)

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charles, Thank you so much for the glowing review!! As I have said, we love reviews. It lets us know how we are doing and how we can make our guests feel right at home! We have been getting wonderful reviews, like yours, which lets us know we are on the right track. We do hope you come back and stay with us again in the future. We would love to have you back!! Thank you!! David
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Oceanfront Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Big Beach House for a long weekend (MLK), and had an amazing time. We spent most of our weekend hanging on the huge, comfortable patio, taking in all the sights and sounds of Mission Beach. The location is fantastic, walking distance to so many places, whether it is the Market, bars, coffee shops, restaurants, entertainment, etc... The home comes with a well stocked kitchen, allowing us to have several meals without going out all the time. Our group of 9 was very comfortable, but could have easily fit more. My wife and I were lucky enough to get the master bedroom, wow, what a huge, luxurious space. I agree with another reviewer, having the bikes was great. We took a nice bike ride down to Lahaina's Beach house for a few cold ones. My family kept thanking me for finding this amazing place. David was extremely accommodating, which we very much appreciated. We are planning on coming back to the Big Beach House in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ken, Wow! What a nice review. We really appreciate it hearing about your experience at our home. We strive to make it as comfortable as possible and to have plenty of amenities to make certain of that. Seems like we are hitting the mark by all the great reviews, like yours, that we have been receiving. Thank you again and we do hope you come and stay with us again in the near future. Thank you!! David
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Nearest Barpub
Many in area walking distance live music
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tory pines
Nearest Motorway
Mission beach blvd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

In our years at Mission Beach, we have enjoyed collecting shells, photography, bike rides on the boardwalk and around the beach area. Just up the street is the village with ferris wheel and roller coaster. When the village is lit up at night, the opportunity for family fun is endless. A grass park is close by with barbecue grills and delightful people. Sailing, kayaking, Farmers Market, Sea World, and a host of local dance spots complete your vacation.


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 4 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $450
Tax Rate 10.5%

Holiday rates are higher than standard rates. We also require a refundable $1500.00 security deposit (due 30 days prior to arrival)

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