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Waterfront San Diego Beach Home - Great Fall Rates - Book Now

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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Mission Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms - 1 full bath and can accommodate up to 5 summer - 4 in the winter

The Sanderling - A Vacation By the Bay Properties

San Diego Beach front and Waterfront Vacation Home Rentals

* We offer great discounts, feel free to call and ask about any specials we may be offering for your dates.

Unlike a hotel reservation, with our properties, we speak with all potential guests before accepting any online reservations. The ensures, you are choosing the perfect rentals for your vacation and family. This home is perfect for couples, small families and friends.

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

The Sandering:

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 newly renovated and updated, 2 bedroom serene waterfront beach front bayside rental, The Sanderling is located right on the beach, bayside.

Mission Beach is located on a peninsula whereby you can stay waterfront or bayfront. Our properties are located on the quieter side of the bayfront beach.

Our rentals and 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 location. You can play all day, and unwind in the evening and have the peacefulness of the bayside for sleeping. We offer this charming and spacious 2 bedroom waterfront beach rental which is located right on the peaceful bayside beach sand.

This lovely recently renovated two bedroom beach front bayside vacation rental is perfect for two people, a couple or 2 couples, or a small family with up to 3 children. (5 people max April to Oct, and 4 people max from Nov to April)

The Sanderling, 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. We do limit monthly rentals in our one bedroom, to 4 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 on the beach front or walk five minutes west to catch the action of the Pacific Ocean.

This vacation spot, 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 vacation rental.

The Sanderling, is kept well maintained at all times, which allows us to keep it in top condition while being kept welcoming and impeccably clean. La Jolla, Sea World and the World Famous San Diego Zoo are all minutes away.

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 Sanderling 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 queen bed with crisp cotton sheets and linens and is decorated with colors reflecting the sand and the sea.

• Twin beds are provided for, in the second bedroom

• Sofa Sleeper for the extra 5th guest.

• One full bath

The Sanderling’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 Sanderling, 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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Cynthia

Your Hosts:

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 is 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 a more low key area with an amazing location on the waterfront.

Why Cynthia chose San Diego County

Its well cared for and maintained.

The location for Mission Beach, is excellent on the bayfront, which is the more peaceful side. Good spot for families with young children, couples who like a spot beach and waterfront at a great price.

What makes this condo unique

Personalized service, hands on management and ownership, beach front properties that area well cared for and maintained. We have a small boutique business and care about you and your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cindy was a gracious host. Condo was clean, very comfortable with all the kitchen comforts for creating meals by the bay. Thoroughly enjoyed the bay warmth and atmosphere versus the busy windy and loud ocean front. Would highly recommend staying here. LJL
Dec 2015
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Waterfront San Diego Beach Home - Great Fall Rates - Book Now
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful Beach Home on the Bay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sanderling for our very first family vacation and absolutely LOVED it. The condo is updated, clean, and is very quiet. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the bayside beach, on the patio, and the ocean is just across the street. We particularly loved that you could open to the gate to the patio and step out onto the beach to play. You're within walking distance of both Belmont Park and Pacific Beach (and Better Buzz!) so it's a great location if you want to explore the beach community in San Diego. Cynthia was a great host and gave us a quick tour, pointed out the important things, and left us to our vacation. We would recommend this listing to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you, You all were such a great family and perfect guests. Respectful, fun and the kind of guests that you would welcome over and over. Please grace us with your presence again. Thank you very much. Cyndi
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you thank you, you said it perfectly. We would love to have you back. Anytime. Best
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Highly recommended for families.

  • 5 of 5

5 Stars!! Great communication with the owner, Cyndi. Cyndi met us when we arrived and gave us information on everything in the unit and the surrounding area. The unit was very clean & updated. Cyndi supplied beach chairs, umbrella & all kinds of beach toys for our child. The unit is on the beach, but on the bay side, and is in a very quiet area. More family oriented. All is quiet after about 9:00pm.This was perfect for my family that includes a 5 yr old. The ocean is about 3 blocks away. A very short walk. Centrally located. The assigned parking space is tight, so you need a smaller vehicle. That is just the way the area is. We did not have a vehicle so it was not a concern. I will be looking to rent from Cyndi on my next trip to San Diego. Thank you Cyndi for making our vacation that much better!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family found The Sanderling to be an incredibly inviting beach home. You can't beat the location! You are only two steps to the sand and the bay, a 5-10 minute walk to restaurants, shops, sports equipment rental stores and if you are so inclined Mission Beach.

Cynthia was kind and helpful. She was able to loan me a pack & play as well as a high chair for my 1 1/2 year old daughter for our stay. She also provided information about local restaurants and local things to do.

There were beach towels, beach chairs and lots of sand toys for our daughter to play with. The kitchen had all the basics you could need for your stay. The rental was nicely updated and more than comfortable for 4 adults and 1 child.

I couldn't be any more happy with our decision to stay here and can not wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Sanderling for our small family vacation to San Diego, and couldn't have made a better choice!

From the beginning, Cynthia was amazingly helpful. When she heard I was bringing my two sons (almost 2 and almost 4), she informed me she had a Pack & Plan to loan for my youngest. She was there upon our arrival, and we saw her regularly around the neighborhood, which was nice, knowing that she was close enough should we have any pressing needs.

Upon arrival, we were immediately at home. My boys quickly grabbed the sand toys and headed for the beach. The bay side was definitely quieter. We took long walks along the bayside bike path, headed up Mission beach for breakfast, and visited the Pacific side for the Ocean view.

The amenities were great - lots of linens, wash and dryer, all the necessary kitchen and bath room items, etc. It was easy to get to and from for our daily adventures in and around San Diego, and comfortable and homey for the times we decided to stay in. The entire space was great for the kids, and November was a great time to visit the area.

I will surely recommend Cynthia and the Sanderling to anyone traveling with kids to the San Diego area - a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you again for choosing The Sanderling for your family stay at the beach. It was an absolute pleasure and honor meeting you and your family and providing the vacation stay experience you had hoped it would be. It warms my heart and fills my well. I thank you and hope you will choose to come again to The Sanderling or anyone of our vacation rentals in the future. The gratitude expressed here is also a reflection of who you are as a person and your attitude in the world. Best Regards in this New Year. Cyndi
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Relaxing lovely stay at the Sanderling

  • 5 of 5

The Sanderling on Sail Bay was just what we were hoping for.

First, the patio that looked out onto the bay was perfect for morning coffee, preparing dinner on a high-end barbecue, having a nightcap and people watching. Unlike the ocean-side of Mission Beach, the people walking, running or biking along the walkway that ran in front of the Sanderling were never rowdy or questionable. Neighbors were pleasant.

We rented bikes for a day (from Cheap Rental) and biked around the bay (a very pleasant ride).

The Sanderling was stocked with lots of fresh towels and washcloths (dark navy washcloths for washing off makeup & sunscreen), roomy dresser and closet space in each bedroom. I was able to stow everything from my luggage. The big bonus was a wash & dryer just steps from the back bedroom door. No worries about having to sit in a creepy laundry room waiting for laundry to wash & dry. Behind the locked door, a good-sized stacked washer and dryer sit. You simply lock the door and return to toss your stuff in the dryer. It's a good, safe system.

The beautiful kitchen was well-stocked with all the utensils needed to cook. And, the beach chairs and towels came in very handy. The condo was very clean.

Cyndi was amazing, coming to our rescue within minutes when the patio key snapped in half. She was very easy going and available. We highly recommend the Sanderling.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your amazing review. Its fills my well, with knowing you had such a lovely visit to The Sanderling and San Diego its self. I love having such kind appreciative vacationers such as yourselves and welcome you again anytime. Our goal for all our vacation rentals, is for everyone to have your same experience. Plus you took such great care of the rental. We appreciate that respect. Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We shy away from very often asking as we want the whole experience to be about you and your vacation. Thanks again and hope to have you both back. Best Regards Cyndi
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Several to choose from with in a short walk
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
5 & 8 freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Some fun beach restaurants for meals
Car: not necessary

The Sanderling is a delightful beach front bayside vacation rental located on the sand and waterfront.

The Bayside beach is known for its quieter nature, gorgeous sunrises and calm water for families to relax and enjoy themselves.

Children can play for hours just out your front door while you relax or join them in a game of catch or create sand castles with fantasy journeys across the sand.

Couples also enjoy the solitude the bayside has to offer to unwind and enjoy watching the shore birds dance across the water.

The Sanderling is a great location for out of town guests who would rather have their own space to call home.

Our winter are spent with 'snow birds' vacationing here for a month or longer to escape the cold long winter periods.

This location is within walking distance to restaurants and cafes for dining.

There are miles and miles of gorgeous sandy beaches for exploring, strolling, sitting and playing at for your pleasure. We are famous for our beaches, our culture, our diverse restaurants, San Diego Zoo, proximity to Mexico, outdoor activities, and our natural beauty as a city. World class golfing, fishing, sailing, museums and theater all through out the year are right outside your door or only a short distance away.

We are a leading area for conventions and attract many corporations which hold their annual meetings at our downtown convention center which is a short 20 minute drive.

Whether you are visiting San Diego as a curious vacation with dreams of amazing beaches and near perfect weather, or a business traveler, come stay at our rentals for a great accommodation at a wonderful location on the beach.


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Specials Oct 1 - Nov
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday Specials
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years Special!!!
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring - Easter Season
Mar 6 2017 - Apr 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late April - May
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
June 3 - June17, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 17 - June 24, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 24 - July 1, 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 1 - August 4, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 5 - August 18, 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 19 - Sept 2, 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 7 nights $165
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Please call us before reserving this home. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible rental for your stay.
Speaking in person assures that your choice of rentals best fits your needs.
Then we can proceed to book your reservation online together using HomeAway's processing.

Please take a moment to read this website. It will provide you will with information about the home.
We like to speak with you personally before reserving your dates.
It assures that you are choosing the best rental for your needs. We have serveral listings on HA/VRBO to choose from.
After speaking with you, you will be directed to booking online with HA/VRBOs online booking system.
You have a choice via HA/VRBO of using a CC via PayPal (with a convenience fee added) or you can choose a check payment via the alternative payment choices when booking online.
We look forward to speaking with you in person.

We offer personalized service and take all reservations personally via the phone before booking online.
We only accept a reservation after you have called us first. We like assure you are selecting the best vacation home for your needs. We have several choices to select from in the same area.

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Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Sanderling has one full bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps One Person on our sofa sleeper
  • The Sanderling has a deliciously comfortable queen bed with 4 pillows and always made fresh with all cotton bedding for your comfort and peace of mind. The twins are equally wonderful beds with a Pottery Barn cottage look to remind you that you are at the beach. The living room does have sofa sleeper for that one extra 5th guest. For the months of Oct to May, we like to rent to 4 people do the indoor dining area seating is for 4.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
First and foremost our best amenity is our location on the beach. But, when you have had a fabulous day at the beach or exploring wonderful San Diego, you come home to a beautiful vacation rental. We do provide beach chairs and beach towels along with kitchens supplies to get you started for your stay. Our rentals are kept in immaculately clean condition and well maintained to ensure your enjoyment and comfort. We take great pride in our presentation. Your living room has a flat screen TV with a DVD player for you enjoyment and we provide wireless internet service. This unit has one reserved parking spot on the property. It will accommodate a medium sized vehicle. Please ask to see if your vehicle with fit in the space, you must fit between the white lines. If you have a large vehicle, there is parking nearby that will accommodate larger vehicles.

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