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Right On The Beach! Exquisitely Remodelled 3BR/3BA . Perfect For Families.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed, 3 Baths, (sleeps 8)

Enjoy our newly remodeled and tastefully appointed 3 bedroom 3 bathroom waterfront home as a fun family adventure or a quiet getaway. Our home is located on the exclusive, private and peaceful Bay side, as opposed to the crowded, and noisy Oceanside of Mission Beach. From your cozy beach retreat, you will experience some of the finest panoramic views of famous Mission Bay. Our home is absolutely perfect for children. You can step out of our home and onto the fine beach sand of Mission Bay, and not have to worry about crossing a street. ‘Bay side Walk’ is right at your doorstep (One of the most scenic walking and biking trails in Southern California that curves gently around Mission Bay). If you are looking to enjoy big ocean waves and the hustle and bustle of Mission Beach, it is only a 5 minute stroll away.

Start your day relaxing inside or outside with a cup of coffee, and watch a beautiful Bay sunrise. During the day, take advantage of 19 miles of sandy beaches, 14 miles of bike paths, a network of channels, islands, coves and wildlife preserves, including so many recreational activities that you could easily spend all your time at the bay without having to think about driving your car! When the sun goes down, fire up the BBQ, and look out over the blissfully quiet beach, and the tranquil, calm water of the bay. Before you turn in, enjoy a grand view of the explosive and spectacular Sea World fireworks (seasonal) right from your own patio.

The master bedroom has a California king-size bed, and is fitted with fine linens. There is a 40-inch flat screen smart TV, that has the ability to access Netflix, Hulu and other on-line video streaming applications (using your account). The large en-suite bathroom has dual vanities, a large shower and a bath tub. There is a walk-in closet leading off the bathroom. You will enjoy stunning views of Mission Bay from your master bedroom.

There is a beautiful glass atrium leading off the master bedroom, which is a place where you can sit and work at a desk or relax and read a book, while looking out over the beautiful Bay.

The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, and is fitted with fine linens. There is a 32-inch flat screen smart TV, that has the ability to access Netflix, Hulu and other on-line video streaming applications (using your account). The en-suite bathroom has a single vanity and a large shower. There is a walk-in closet leading off the bedroom.

The third bedroom has 2 twin-size beds, and is fitted with fine linens. There is a 32-inch flat screen smart TV, that has the ability to access Netflix, Hulu and other on-line video streaming applications (using your account). The en-suite bathroom has a single vanity and a large shower. There is a walk-in closet leading off the bedroom.

The living room has a full-sized sofa bed and accompanying fine linens. You can sleep in the living room with the ‘La Cantina’ folding glass door wide open, while enjoying the wonderful sights, sounds and fresh air of the Bay. There is a 50-inch flat screen smart TV, that has digital cable and the ability to access Netflix, Hulu and other on-line video streaming applications (using your account). There is also a premium home theater surround sound system with a with a DVD player to enhance your viewing experience.

The patio offers spectacular 180-degree views of the Bay. There are 2 bistro dining tables and accompanying chairs, with a high-end large Weber gas grill.

The kitchen is fully appointed with cooking, serving and dining ware. It has granite tops and new high-end appliances including a Dacor stove top, convection oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

The dining area has a table that will seat 6 or 8 people (using the extension leaf provided). A new wet bar with granite top is attached to the dining area.

There is a separate laundry room inside the house, that has a washer, dryer, and additional sink area.

High-Speed wireless internet is provided throughout the house, and will also work on the patio and beach in front of the house.

There is double-car garage equipped with an automatic door. Note that the garage was originally built at a time when vehicles were a little smaller, so if you have 2 full-sized Vehicles/SUV’s, they will not both fit into the garage. However 1 full-sized Vehicle/SUV and a small car will fit into the garage.

For additional photos, virtual tour videos, and an interactive location map, please scroll up and click on the buttons labelled ‘Photos’, ‘Video’, and ‘Map’.

If you are looking for a slightly smaller home, we also have a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom sister property that sleeps 6 and is in exactly the same location. Please go to VRBO listing no. 299442 This home has also recently undergone a significant remodel.

Belmont Park's historic roller coaster, Crystal Pier, the trendy, funky shops, cafes, restaurants, and night-life of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are your neighbourhood destinations.

Easy access to San Diego County's most popular attractions including Sea World, the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Down town San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and much more.

More Details

Owner
Grant McKinstry
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Grant McKinstry

I am a partner at a global management consulting firm and actually live in San Diego, with my wife, and 2 young children.

The 'Beach House', as we like to call it, was purchased as a second home for our personal use. It is our home away from home and we have furnished and appointed it as a place that we are very comfortable using. We outfitted the house in such a way that we can get in the car and go without having to think about packing anything besides our clothes. We love the fact that the Beach House is only 20 minutes away from our primary home, and try to use it ourselves as often as possible. With the competing priorities associated with young children there are times when we cannot use it, and therefore look to rent it out. My wife is really the person who manages the property, and insists on doing all the cleaning herself, as she has not found a cleaning company who measures up to her high standards! We feel very fortunate to be able to have a second home in this wonderful place that has so much to offer, in a neighbourhood of people who are always friendly, welcoming, and happy. I guess waking up every morning with a beach on your doorstep will do that to you!

Grant McKinstry purchased this condo in 2013

Why Grant McKinstry chose Mission Beach

Mission Bay is a premier location in San Diego, with 19 miles of sandy beaches, 14 miles of bike paths, a network of channels, islands, coves and wildlife preserves, and a huge number of recreational activities right on your doorstep.

The panoramic views of Mission Bay are spectacular. Whether you are watching the sunrise in the morning, the sail boats that glide back and forth in front of the house throughout the day, looking out over the blissfully quiet beach and mirror-like calm waters of the bay at sunset, or watching the explosive Sea world fireworks at night.

The proximity to the beach was a major factor when considering our kids. They are able to walk right out of the patio gate and onto the beach without crossing a road. When they are playing on the beach we can actually keep an eye on them from the patio, or from inside the house. We are a family who love water sports and it is extremely convenient to be able to ‘park’ a Hobie Cat, ski boat or kayak on the beach right in front of your home.

We were looking for a home in a quiet and safe neighbourhood, and Mission Bay is one of the only beach communities in Southern California that offers this. If we want to spend time on the more lively and noisy board walk and Mission Beach, it is only 2 small blocks away.

Parking at any beach city in Southern California can be problematic. As a result, we wanted the ability to be able to park our car at the Beach House, and not have to drive anywhere. Our location puts us within walking, biking or skateboarding distance of any number of restaurants, shops and recreational activities that we might need

What makes this condo unique

- The views

- The proximity to the beach

- The 'happy' and safe neighbourhood

- The ability to walk anywhere

- The San Diego weather

- The things to see and do around you

- Did I mention the views!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time at your house and very much appreciate the

opportunity to rent it for 2 weeks. We hit some fantastic weather (as you advised we would) and made some everlasting memories for our family. I'm so impressed with the complete renovation you did and the thought that was put into making the property a great place to visit. It had everything we needed and more!

We thoroughly enjoyed the property and our vacation. Thanks again to you and your wife for allowing us the pleasure to stay in your home.
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parties and any gathering exceeding 10 people are prohibited and will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of all monies paid.
  • A signed rental agreement (will be sent separately) is required in order to obtain final confirmation of your reservation and access to the property.
  • Person who signs the rental agreement is responsible for everyone in the home and needs to be present for the entire duration of the stay.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    3rd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    3rd Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Pack-n-Play may be available upon request
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully appointed kitchen with all new high-end appliances, granite tops and cabinetry. Multimedia Includes: Home Theatre Surround Sound System, DVD, 50' smart internet enabled HDTV. Separate smart internet enabled HDTV in each bedroom. Separate Laundry Room (Inside Home), Iron and Ironing Board. Wet Bar. Remote controlled ceiling fans in all rooms. Area Maps, Visitors Guide Book (Created by ourselves).

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average rating of 5.0 based on 186 reviews
5

We really lucked out finding this gem property!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation and we think we really lucked out finding this gem of a property on the internet. The property had absolutely everything we needed and was in the perfect location. We were right on the Bay side for our 2 yr old grandchildren and yet the adults could take a short walk and be on the ocean side in minutes. We had stores, restaurants, and equipment rentals all within a short walk. Can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax & enjoy

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this wonderful location! Generous in space, equipped with everything one could possibly need, all technical devices perfectly working – just perfect.

In addition, the apartment is tastefully furnished. Very good manuals helped us to orientate quickly. From the booking process until recieving the final details on how to enter the property- very quick and thoughtful prepared communications.

The area is perfect if you want to enjoy beach & pacific – really short distance walk to beach.

All in all, we can absolutely recommend this place! Love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Year three in the books!

  • 5 of 5

Year three in the books! Another great year at this great house. Perfect location for young kids - and of course they're already asking how long before we can come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We REALLY enjoyed staying here!

  • 5 of 5

We REALLY enjoyed staying here! We were very impressed wtih the impeccable condition of the home as far as cleanliness was concerned. Another stand out was the very well stocked kitchen with everything you needed to cook at home. The views from the home across the bay are so beautiful and the beach is literally at your doorstep. It felt as if the owners have put a lot of thought into the overall decor and planning of the home when they remodelled it. Everything was just perfect and we did not want to leave! We will be back (hopefully soon!)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was such a perfect house for us

  • 5 of 5

Rented this beautiful beach house for a graduation celebraton and it was so perfect! Right on the beach and so easy to walk to nearby bars, restaurants, etc. Bedrooms are large and the beds and linens were very comfortable. The house has everything you would ever need. Spectacular views and really enjoyed the serenity of the bay at night. Grant and Karin were extremely easy to work with and it is clear that they put a lot of pride and effort into making sure their guests have a great stay. Would not hesitate to recommend this property to others.

This was such a perfect house for us and I will be recommending it to anyone looking to stay in an ideal location in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This condo is really something special

  • 5 of 5

This condo is really something special and we enjoyed every minute of our stay here. The owners were great to work with and have thought of everything to make your vacation special. When we arrived the home was spotless and the owners had even put ouf fresh flowers for us which was such a nice touch. All living spaces were beautifully decorated and it felt really 'beachy'. Bedrooms and bathrooms were very spacious. Kitchen is very well stocked and has everything you need if you elect to stay home and cook - which we did for the most part as the location and views were just too wonderful to leave. The bayside walk goes for miles all around the bay and is great for walking, biking and running. We have stayed at a number of other properties on Mission Bay over the years and this one was by far the best! Grant was so nice to work with and was always super-responsive. A truly wonderful experience that we plan to repeat soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Luigi's At the Beach
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Mission Beach
Car: not necessary

Mission Bay is a premier location in San Diego, with 19 miles of sandy beaches, 14 miles of bike paths, a network of channels, islands, coves and wildlife preserves, and a huge number of recreational activities right on your doorstep. The panoramic views of Mission Bay are spectacular. Whether you are watching the sunrise in the morning, the sail boats that glide back and forth in front of the house throughout the day, looking out over the blissfully quiet beach and mirror-like calm waters of the bay at sunset, or watching the explosive Sea world fireworks at night. The proximity to the beach was a major factor when considering our kids. They are able to walk right out of the patio gate and onto the beach without crossing a road. When they are playing on the beach we can actually keep an eye on them from the patio, or from inside the house. We are a family who love water sports and it is extremely convenient to be able to ‘park’ a Hobie Cat, ski boat or kayak on the beach right in front of your home. We were looking for a home in a quiet and safe neighbourhood, and Mission Bay is one of the only beach communities in Southern California that offers this. If we want to spend time on the more lively and noisy board walk and Mission Beach, it is only 2 small blocks away. Parking at any beach city in Southern California can be problematic. As a result, we wanted the ability to be able to park our car at the Beach House, and not have to drive anywhere. Our location puts us within walking, biking or skateboarding distance of any number of restaurants, shops and recreational activities that we might need.

Belmont Park's historic roller-coaster, Crystal Pier, the trendy, funky shops, cafes, restaurants, and night-life of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are your neighbourhood destinations.

Easy access to San Diego County's most popular attractions including Sea World, the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Down town San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and much more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Oct............................$571/Night.....$3599/Week
Nov-May Standard........$571/Night.....$3599/Week.....$6877/Month
Nov-May Holidays.........$628/Night.....$3958/Week
Jun & Sep Standard.......$731/Night.....$4606/Week
Jun & Sep Holidays.......$804/Night.....$5067/Week
Jul & Aug Standard...........................$5650/Week
Jul & Aug Holidays............................$6215/Week

3 Night minimum except mid June through August which are 7 night minimum.

$500 Deposit required at time of reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to check-in.

Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed.

Due to the many requests we receive for lodging that is pet free, from hyper-allergenic guests, any persons traveling with service animals will need to give notice of such at the time of inquiry, provide associated documentation, and pay a cleaning fee of $650.00 to restore the home to pre-rental condition. Service animals must be housebroken and under the control of the owner at all times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.