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Tara Burke

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Family Friendly Surf Retreat Condo

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 Bedroom with Large Living Area & Patio, Just a block from beach or bay

This beautiful Mission Beach retreat will be your home away from home!

Located steps away from the breathtaking Pacific Ocean and serene Mission Bay, it is the perfect getaway for your family and guests. This spacious 3 bedroom unit is bright, airy and beautifully furnished throughout. Recently renovated to include hardwood floors and a larger patio, great for entertaining!

Come see why our Mission Beach peninsula is one of the most popular vacation spots in Southern California. Whether you choose to spend your days on the high-energy oceanfront boardwalk or at home on your private patio entertaining guests, this vacation rental will not disappoint! Just promise us that you will take some time out to relax and enjoy the world famous San Diego weather.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tara Burke (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Family Friendly Surf Retreat Condo
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Relaxing Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been happier with this condo in San Diego! We started out our vacation at Disneyland & this is exactly what we needed after! Since it's on the opposite side of the boardwalk, it's quiet, calm & relaxing, but just a short walk to all the fun! Short walk to the beach, bay & where the two connect & a great view of Sea World's fireworks! This place DOES NOT disappoint & we couldn't be happier with our choice!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We just returned home from the surf retreat about 3 hours ago. We celebrated my husbands "50th Birthday" at the beach with our adult kids and one granddaughter (3 yrs) this house was really great we Loved the location and the space, even joked with the kids that it was larger than our first home back when Dad & I got married... Lol having one bathroom was not an issue, we made it work just fine. My son & son-in-law took my husband deep sea fishing & I went with the girls to the "Bernardo Winery" in Escondido (would highly recommend). Some negatives that our family thought were worth mentioning were the lighting in the bathroom was poor, the ceiling fans in each bedroom have one speed "LOW" and the traffic and airplane noise is certainly noticeable (but I would think where ever you are in mission your going to hear that)... All and all it was a FANTASTIC VACATION and we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for 7 days and had a wonderful time. Tara was very accommodating working with us on the dates we wanted to stay due to the July 4th Holiday. The Beach house was perfect! The house had everything and more than we expected! Bikes, beach chairs, full kitchen with every utensil needed, beach towels, BBQ and much more! We loved having the beach and the bay within steps! everything about this place was great and we would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Worry free vacation

  • 5 of 5

My kids (6 and 3) and my parents (considerably older than that) stayed here for nine days June 2015. My mom has a hard time with stairs, which was the primary reason we rented this condo. We loved the place. It was clear they had recently purchased some new kitchen wares, rugs, etc... I expected to eat out mostly, but after long days either at attractions or the beach I was the only one with energy to go out. Fortunately, the kitchen had everything you needed to make just about anything. enough pots, pans, cooking utensils, blender, gas stove, a knife block full knives in addition to some other knives... there were some spices available. you get the idea. You can actually cook good meals here. The BBQ was brand new and they had a lot of propane tanks in the garage. We have a Toyota Tundra, not the double cab but the access cab, and it couldn't fit in the driveway spaces or in the garage. Tara was very accommodating and told us that we could lock up the bikes and leave the garage door open and use it as a carport. This option could work for any truck. Instead, I opted to throw a bike in the truck and park by belmont park. It was great to have the beach cruisers. I used them to make my way all over Mission and Pacific beach along the ocean and bay. It was a block walk to the bay, a block and a half to the ocean. walking distance to a playground at the tip of mission beach. They had sand toys, beach chairs, a wagon. Tara really made it easy to enjoy ourselves worry free.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san diego ca

Perfect for Vacation or Staycation

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed here 3 summers in a row and we loved every minute of it. We live in San Diego only 7 miles from this beach house, but we always feel like we are thousands of miles away, after all San Diego is Paradise. We have 2 young boys and they love to pick whether they want to go the the big beach (ocean) or small beach (bay). The great thing is we usually go to both. We love being able to walk to either the bay or the beach in less than 3 minutes.

This house is on the north end of Mission Beach which a bit quieter and less busy than being closer to the roller coaster, but it is only a 4 minute bike ride to the roller coaster and all the action.

The home is equipped with everything you will need, full kitchen with plates, utensils, glasses, bowls, pans, knives, BBQ gear, spices, etc. It is better equipped than my kitchen.

In the garage you will find all the things you will need for the beach. Chairs, toys, umbrellas, boogie boards, sail boat and other things I can't remember right now. There is also a washer and dryer in the garage, should you need to do some laundry. What we love best are the 4 beach cruisers we can ride all week long. We park our cars and we don't drive all week long. This is what makes a true vacation!!

Our kids also love seeing the Sea World fireworks every night at 950 PM. Its past their bedtime, but we are on vacation after all.

Whether you are in San Diego or Boston, its worth the visit to the Surf Retreat!!

The one drawback is having to leave.......


  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family has chosen this beach home more than once. It has all the amenities you would have in your own home. It is very comfortable and welcoming. It is a short walk to both the beach and the bay. This house has bikes, that are the way to travel when grabbing something to eat or just soaking up the sun and scenery. The inside is clean and beautiful.

My entire family is in love with the time we get to spend here.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Prime Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $155
Tax Rate 11.05%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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San Diego County Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Bathroom with 2 Sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Air mattresses available also
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms (All Linens Provided) 1 King Bed 1 Queen Bed 2 Twin Beds Living Areas Spacious Living Room & Dining Room Fully-Equipped Kitchen with Dishwasher Private Patio with BBQ & Outdoor Heater Other Areas Private Garage & Additional Reserved Parking Amenities Full Size Washer & Dryer 50' Flat Screen HDTV in Living Room TVs in all Bedrooms Wireless Internet Access Small “Sunfish” Sailboat Bikes Boogie Boards Beach Chairs Beach Towels Portable Baby Crib/Playpen

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