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718 Balboa Ct. 2BR/2BA (1st fl.) 100ft. to Ocean Sand. April 16-26 available.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 total with LR fold out couch.

South Mission Beach - 100 feet to the ocean with a large front patio. Sleeps 4-6 (lower unit).

May combine with upper unit 720 Balboa Ct. 4BR/2BA - sleeps 10-12 (#7009493) for large groups to sleep 14-18 total.

Kitchen and master bathroom remodeled in March 2017.

2BR / 2BA unit, 1000 sq. ft., third bldg. from the ocean and 1½ blocks from the bay. The French doors off the dining room open onto a patio which has a partial view of the beach area. The patio has an umbrella table, six chairs, two lounges and a grill.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, master bath has shower/ bathtub. The second bedroom has two twin beds and second bath across hall has a small shower. There is a fold out queen couch in the LR which sleeps two.

The kitchen has recently been remodeled and has basic kitchen items for meals and BBQs. There is a dinning room table that seats five. There is a kitchen counter that seats two. The kitchen, living room and dining room all open onto each other, and to the front patio. There is no AC, but opening all windows to the ocean breeze cools the unit even in summer.

There is a tiny one car garage which can fit a car or small SUV. Stacked washer/dryer in the garage.

June 1st thru Aug. 31st - 7 night minimum (Sat. to Sat.)

Easter, Thanksgiving & X-mass - 5 night min.

Feb. thru May and Sept. - 4 night minimum,

Rest of the time 3 night min.

No air conditioning. No bikes.

Planes taking off from the San Diego Airport fly over Mission Beach and Ocean Beach. At times you will hear plane engines. There is a unit above and you do hear sounds from that unit too.


More Details

David Catalino
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About David Catalino

Grew up in New York State. Attended University of San Diego School of Law and fell in love with San Diego. This beach house started as a family venture with my mother and sister in 2002 and we still take care of all details ourselves.

David Catalino purchased this townhome in 2002

Why David Catalino chose Mission Beach

This beach in South Mission (Lifeguard Tower 10) is the biggest beach area in San Diego. There are volleyball courts and room for any beach game you can think of. You can also find an area of sand all for yourself for sunning.

The property faces south and gets sun on the patio all day long. Sunsets are visable all year long from the beach as the sun sets to the west over the water.

What makes this townhome unique

Large patio to grill and enjoy the sun and your family. Mainly families with young children stay in this area of South Mission Beach as it is away from the roller coaster and the teen action that is a short walk north.


Mission Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • LR has fold out queen size couch for two.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1 Queen Bed 2 Twin Beds 1 Couch (folds out to a queen size bed, for two adults) Wireless internet access - 2 TVs. Small garage with parking for one vehicle No Airconditioning - Open all windows and unit will cool down. Washer/dryer in the garage. Beach chairs; boogie boards and sand toys are shared with the upsairs unit. It is a smoke free unit and patio, if you smoke stay else where. Maid sevice upon departure is included.


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718 Balboa Ct. 2BR/2BA (1st fl.) 100ft. to Ocean Sand. April 16-26 available.
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews

Good location and responsive owner

  • 3 of 5

After staying for 8 weeks, and enjoying the area and location of unit, these are my reviews.

Noises,...the remarks from Owner in overview, are very accurate. The unit upstairs sleeps up to 10 people and when rented, You do hear inside movement throughout the morning, day and nights. The planes are constaint and do interfere with telephone connections...all no fault of the owners, unless better insulation put in! Owner was very responsive to day to day concerns, when they occurred.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Balboa Ct Beachhouse

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been coming to Mission Beach twice a year for 8 years. We love the location of S Mission Beach area.

After reviewing this home on VRBO it was our choice for this trip. Dave was fantastic having checked in several times during the week to see how things were. He is an outstanding host.

The unit was comfortable with everything you need for a great week in the area.

We will be back to this VRBO. Our friends will also know about our great stay.

Rick & Jacque

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Very close to the ocean.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, and just steps. from the beach!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice.

  • 2 of 5

The owner did not want my foster children to make any noise. He came to the house daily and complained. We had to keep the windows. My children couldn't play outside miserable for them and us.

for fear that we would het kicked out. It was miserable


  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcia, Thanks for your comments but I disagree with your analysis. I had all six neighbors complaining about the noise coming from my unit while your group was there for two weeks. I tried to work with you to minimize the noise and lobbied the neighbors to understand the noise of three children crying constantly was normal. Problem was you and your adult child did nothing to help the cause by a complete lack of attention to the three children under two years old who screamed constantly due to your lack of attention to them. Your lack of understand of the situation you caused was mind boggling. My compassion for your situation and helping out foster kids was the reason you were allowed to stay, inspite of breaking the house rules. Your first breach of the house rules was bringing 8 people when the unit Is advertised for a max of 6. You accomplished this by sending a reservation for 2 adults and 3 children and arriving with 3 adults and 5 children. This was a clear breach of house rules which limits any groups to six people. Your next breach of house rules was making noise that bothered neighbors and not just one but six. I bargained with them to let you stay. They requested that I ask you to leave but I insisted, and you be able to stay and that you would quiet your family down. Further complicating matters was that your adult son aggressively confronted a neighbor on the court when asked about the noise. That scared every neighbor from voicing their complaints about you, to you directly and the reason I had to intervene daily. I also refrained from rating your group on the HomeAway website and giving you the zero out of five stars you deserved because I applaud your work as a foster mom. While my duty is to provide a great unit and atmosphere to my guests, I must also provide a quiet environment for my neighbors. Your group was the most challenging I've had in my 15 years in the vacation rental business. Your negative criticism of my attempts to help you, in spite of breaking the house rules constantly, leaves me saddened. South Mission Beach is a quiet family area so North Mission Beach or Pacific Beach maybetter suit your family's needs. Sorry your experience was as bad as mine. Dave
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Nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Nice house with privacy and room to relax. A bit noisy when people are upstairs, but I'm sure there is nothing that can be done about it. It wouldn't hurt to provide a king bed with more than a bed frame in the master bedroom. Bed easily slides around. Bedsheets had a hole in them. Love the living room, kitchen, and dining areas. Nice bathrooms too. Could use more beach towels.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego CA
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Beach Comber
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
South Mission Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach.

* Swim.

* Surf...

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Belmont Park.

* Roller Coaster....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Sea World.

* San Diego Zoo.

* Leggo Land...

Surfing camp, golf, sailing, water skiing, charter boat fishing, jet skiing, bike riding and whale watching(in season).

Sea World - 5 min. drive;

San Diego Zoo - 10 min;

Leggoland - 30 min;

Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum - 15 Min;

Balboa Park Gas Lamp District, - 15 mins;

LaJolla Playhouse, Birch Aquarium/Scripps Institute of Oceanography, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Torrey Pines Golf/Reserve, Palomar Observatory, - 30 to 60 mins.

Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, the Queen Mary, Discovery Science Center are 90 mins. drive. J. Paul Getty Museum, Norton Simon Museum, Hollywood and the Sunset Strip are within a two to three hour drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Nightly Rate: $200 - $350
Weekly Rate: $1500 - $2800
Monthly Rate: $2500 - $4000

Sept. to May rates - 3 night min. $200 to $350 per night depending on date.

Summer 2013
June - weekly $1800 to $2400
July - weekly $2400 to $2800
August - weekly $2200 to $2600
(plus tax of 10.5%)
There is also a $300 security depoist required at the time the reservation is

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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