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Beautiful Bayfront on Sail Bay - Best Location-Best Value!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Mission Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION - Bayside apartment on gorgeous Sail Bay. 30 feet from the water, an unobstructed water view. Located in North Mission Beach. A five minute walk to the beautiful Catamaran Resort. Two short blocks to the Ocean. Step out your door and walk, jog, bike, skate, Fifteen miles of bayfront boardwalk and five miles of oceanfront boardwalk.

This unit is on the ground-floor of a duplex (owner's live upstairs). Owners on all sides of this home live in their homes year round. This is not a party house. Quiet area, great for families. Large private patio with gas barbecue, plenty of room for outdoor dining. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, plenty of closet space, mirrors, quiet and cool.

Bedroom #2 is large with two double beds, a TV-VCR combo, sink vanity and plenty of closet space. This room looks out to the bay. Enjoy the fabulous bay view from the kitchen and living room. The living room has a beautiful wall of mirror, and a very large bay window. Enjoy the Sea World fireworks from your easy chair.

Public transportation one block. La Jolla, Sea World, Zoo, Airport, and all major attractions within minutes away. Shopping and great restaurants within walking distance.

Keywords: Duplex

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Terry Keefer
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016
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About Terry Keefer

We are so blessed that my Grandmother Minnie bought this property for her home. For many years she lived in the downstairs unit and rented full time the upstairs apartment.

I have many fond memories of my years at her home. All of my 4 children have spent every summer from birth to adulthood in her apartment. In the early sixties she started renting 2 weeks every summer to a friends family. She would stay with my family. She would also house trade with my family and we would spend 4 weeks. This was the beginning of our summer rental experience. Minnie passed away in 1976 and I became owner. I continued renting, both to full time renters and some vacation renters. In 1986 my husband and I moved into the upstairs apartment full time. We began our weekly rental business around 1990. We built our first webpage, and the rest is history.

Terry Keefer purchased this apartment in 1951

Why Terry Keefer chose San Diego County

She always had a lake house in Washington, so it was just natural for her to be by the Bay. Plus she could live on the property with a income producing apartment. We have gone full circle we live upstairs and rent the downstairs.

What makes this apartment unique

The benefit for us is having everything close. Fresh air, long walks right out your front door. The view is always changing, Sailboats, wind surfers, jet packs. A constant water show. Sail Bay has it all. We even have The beautiful Catamaran Hotel a few blocks North.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tom and Terry:

Thanks again for another great year in Mission Beach. We're learning to relax more- so we've stayed around the house everything was perfect. We will look forward to next year starting April 12 when we go back home! We'll be in touch-

Al and Debbie Coleman
Mar 2005
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Bayfront on Sail Bay - Best Location-Best Value!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 57 reviews

Hidden Gem! Location is Awesome

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 just stayed 5 nights and couldn't have loved our rental more. Perfectly located on quieter Mission Bay Beach Front only two minutes walk across street to Oceanside. The Patio will be your constant seat as the quieter Bayside view is just incredible. Mission Bay sand is three steps across the bike path from Patio gate! The actual rental is two bedroom one bath. Its smaller in size but it wont be a worry. The Kitchen is large with all you need to cook. The one bathroom is small but everything in the place is clean and fresh. I would highly recommend this rental to any party of 4 maybe 5 or fewer people. Being located directly on Mission Bay is just wonderful. Worth every penny and the owners couldn't have been more nice or professional. By far best deal in Mission Bay/Beach area based on location and cost. You think you want ocean beach front but its not very private compared to this property. Everything is within easy access either walking or using Uber.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. We try hard to keep our standards up and our prices down. We enjoy seeing families enjoy all Mission Beach has to offer. We do have the best location and sharing it is our pleasure. Terry and Tom
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and just as described. Plenty of beach chairs and canopy for those lazy days of summer. The down side was having to leave...1 week is just not long enough. Highly recomend renting from Terry and Tom.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Rosalie: Another happy family, that is what beach life is all about. Family, Friends and Fun. You and your family are perfect tenants. Instead of one week next year, how about two? See you next year, Terry and Tom
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A beach house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is our 13th year staying at this beach house in Mission Beach. This beach house offers everything we could want as a summer get away. The house is very functional, roomy, has a good size kitchen, great views of the bay & a really neat side patio with beautiful views of the bay. The ocean is but a 2 minute walk as are many restaurants. Tom & Terry Keefer are wonderful & caring owners. They are always available for questions or concerns. Thank you both for being great friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we always look forward to your visit, I hope next year the kids can come for a couple days, well, I guess they aren't kids anymore. Time marches on. Sharing the home improvements is always special to us knowing you you consider it your home too. Great pictures you shared on face book. See you in 2017, Terry and Tom
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A wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Terry was very easy to work with. We loved the location!!! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is easy for us when we have wonderful guests. See you in the future, Terry
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  • 5 of 5

We decided to have a staycation this year and rented Terry and Tom's condo on Mission Bay. What a great decision. The accommodations were just perfect and being right on the Bay made it extra special. We didn't get into our car once. Everything we needed was in walking distance of the condo. We will definitely do it again. Thank you Terry and Tom. It was great meeting you!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you😀 It is our goal to provide a restful pleasant experience. You were great guests. Looking forward to a return visit. Terry
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Great little place close to everything.

  • 4 of 5

I had a great stay. Terry was a lovely host and her place was presented beautifully. It is central to everything. It was winter so too cold for water activities but I had many walks along the boardwalk, rode bikes, had breakfast around the corner at Swell and cocktails at the Catamaran. I used Uber to get to the Zoo and Fashion Valley. The house has everything you need to be comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom could use an upgrade but were completely satisfactory. Thanks for letting me stay in your place!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you took advantage of all our area has to offer. I had forgotten how convient Uber is, a quick ride to anywhere . Between walking, biking and Uber your experience is limitless. As for upgrades? We are scheduled for painting second week in April (first open time). I hope we will be covering any concerns you had. As you said it is a great place and the location can't be beat. Terry
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
5 miles
Car: not necessary

We are located in North Mission Beach just a few blocks South of Pacific Beach. We can walk to everything. Grocery stores, bike, boat etc rentals, Restaurants Every thing you need is close. We are 10 minutes by car from Sea World or you can walk or bike. One mile south is Belmont park with the giant wooden roller coaster, rides for the kids and more restaurant. The Wave House features surfing without the Ocean.

We are located on Beautiful Sail Bay the most beautiful place in all of Mission Beach.

Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

Dates and rates are flexible during the first two weeks of June and the Last 2 weeks of September. Monthly rates available during winter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The unit has one full bathroom, with tub/shower. The 1/4 bath is a sink and vanity in the double bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sand Toys, Games, 2-Man Kayak, Wireless internet connection Beach chairs- umbrella

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