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Front of Cottage just 100 feet to the beach

Front of Cottage just 100 feet to the beach Living room with wood burning stove/fireplace Bathroom with shower and claw-foot bath tub TV room with one of many bookcases. Over 300 books in the house. Master with Flatscreen TV Second bedroom with double and single bunk bed Boardwalk by house Solid wood Dining table Kayak, chairs, boogie boards, a hot water shower in this area in back of house Built-in couch for reading Back room with bar and chairs Front yard patio completely fenced Garage and extra outdoor parking space Kitchen sink and window Part of the kitchen Kitchen looking towards living room Queen bed in the Master About 100 feet to the beach, from the front patio Good waves in Mission Beach The bay is a minute walk from the house Take Kayak and Sailing lessons nearby Rent boats on the bay The end of another day in Paradise Seen offshore

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mission Beach house description

NOTE: WILL DO 2-NIGHT RENTAL December 3 and 4!!
THE BEST DEAL IN MISSION BEACH FOR THIS STAND ALONE COTTAGE 100 FEET FROM SAND!

The former home of a writer and educator, this 1920's bungalow has been completely restored to provide a very comfortable stay at America's finest beach. Just steps from the boardwalk and beach (three houses from the boardwalk), the house comes equipped with all you will need for the perfect vacation. Boogie board,kayak, beach chairs, sand toys, garage parking and an extra outdoor shower.

The master bedroom has a queen bed and flat screen TV. The second bedroom has bunk beds with a single and double. The comfortable futon in the living room makes into a double, where there is another flat screen TV and IPod/CD music player. We also have a Pack N Play for your toddler.

The shelves are lined with over 300 quality books of all varieties. I keep the prices very affordable compared to any other stand alone house in Mission Beach, so it books out very well. Many people really like this historic-style cottage feel rather than 'all-the-same' condos that line much of the beach, and for good reason. The hard-wood floors and Dutch-door in the front provide a nostalgic step back in time, while enjoying the upgrades to the cottage over the years.

When our kids are grown we're moving back in!! So come enjoy the Mission Beach Cottage while you can. :)

World famous Sea World is five minutes away and the San Diego Zoo is ten minutes. World class dining can be enjoyed in downtown's Gaslamp Quarter, a ten minute drive. Mission Beach offers nightly sunsets, biking, sailing, rollerblading, surfing, boating, a roller coaster and the country's most entertaining people-watching.

Book now, for the vacation you deserve.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in living room makes into a double, Bunk Beds (1) Double on bottom, single on top...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Garage
              • Parking Off Street
              • Covered Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Stove

              Other Amenities

                  • Beach chairs, Kayak, Boogie boards, Patio furniture, sand toys, beach umbrella...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                      • Broadband Access:

                        High speed - ethernet cable provided...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Surfing
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Sailing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Swimming
                          • Golf
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Fishing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Parasailing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Museums
                          • Restaurants
                          • Boating
                          • Hiking
                          • Cycling
                          • Tennis
                          • Shopping
                          • Fitness Center

                          Other Activities

                              • 5 minutes to Sea World, ten minutes to San Diego Zoo, ten minutes Downtown Gaslamp Quarter, 10 minutes to La Jolla, 5 minutes to many bars and restaurants....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Perfect vacation location!

                                Perfect vacation location!

                                • Guest Brittney B. (Hurricane)
                                • Date of stay 09/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/26/13
                                We were totally comfortable in this cozy, clean cottage. Excellent price for the location, right next to the beach. We have already re-booked for next year! Owner was easy to get a hold of on the phone. House comes with towels, some spices and condiments in the cupboards, lots of books, beach toys... Very nicely decorated but the decorations were all on shelves and walls so if you bring small children they won't be able to destroy them.

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                              • Wonderful Location!

                                Wonderful Location!

                                • Guest Kathleen O.
                                • Date of stay 05/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/12/13
                                We have stayed at the cottage the last three years! A wonderful location on Mission Beach, very close proximity to all of the big San Diego attractions. This cottage has become our family's favorite vacation spot. Dave is so nice and great to work with! Thank you again for a relaxing week on the beach!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                              • Charming old-fashioned beach house

                                Charming old-fashioned beach house

                                • Guest EAW (Oakland, CA)
                                • Date of stay 01/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/21/13
                                This is a very cute beach house, just two houses from mission beach which was an easy walk even with two young kids (who absolutely loved the sand toys available to borrow). It is a classic old school beach house -- quite small, no air conditioning, wall and space heaters -- but it was perfect for us. While we were there in January, there was a storm, and we were warm and comfortable in the house. The kitchen equipment is basic but functional, and we cooked in the house every night we were there. It is very close to Sea World, and quite convenient to the San Diego Zoo. We went to Balboa Park, for the zoo or the museums, almost every day, and it was a very easy drive. Generally, a wonderful place to stay!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

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                              • BEACH FUN

                                BEACH FUN

                                • Guest colton (LOGAN, UT)
                                • Date of stay 09/01/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/22/12
                                This was the perfect beach house just steps away from the beach. House was really clean and had everything we needed including the beach toys for the kids. It slept 6 people comfortably. We loved it so much we are going back next summer. I would recommend this house to everyone i know!

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                              • Loved This Classic Beach Cottage!!!

                                Loved This Classic Beach Cottage!!!

                                • Guest Scott (Queen Creek, AZ)
                                • Date of stay 10/06/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/16/12
                                My family and I stayed at the cottage from 10/6-10/12. We had an amazing time! Let me say first of all how great David was to work with throughout the rental process. We had a crazy family situation through the rental process to deal with and David was beyond understanding in working with us. The cottage itself is a very cute place. Nothing in the description of the place made me feel mislead. We truly enjoyed the classic beach cottage look and feel of this place. There are plenty of "modern" looking places along the beach, but there's something to be said for a place with character. The location is unbeatable. It sits just off the beach and the court is very quiet. We drive an 03 suburban and it fit in the spot provided next to the garage, it is tight, but I got it in there and we had no issues with that. Everything in the house worked as advertised. The boogie boards and beach toys provided were a HUGE hit with the kids, and the outdoor shower with hot water was awesome. I would only be too happy to stay here again and can't wait to do so!! Thanks again David!!

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

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                              • Disappointed

                                Disappointed

                                • Guest Alisha (Vail, AZ )
                                • Date of stay 09/10/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/15/12
                                I was attracted to this cottage because of the location to the ocean and the great price when compared with others in the area. This cottage does have an amazing location. It is literally a 20 second walk to the beach and a 2 minute walk to the bay. There are multiple restaurants, gift shops and entertainment activities all within walking distance. The owners responded to my emails promptly and were extremely easy to work with. I understand the home is old, which can add a certain charm to it. However, the cottage itself left much to be desired. We experienced a run down, poorly maintained house. The whole place felt grimy and in need of a good cleaning. There are finger prints and scuff marks all over the walls and around the door handles. The paint is peeling and has chips. There are numerous stains on the sofa cushions, bed clothes and rugs. The inside of the shower has a large amount of mold growing all around the perimeter of the door. The house has a huge ant problem. Before our groceries were even open we had ants all over them. They do have ant spray under the sink. But we had to spray the counters, trash and the floor multiple times a day to keep up with them. We ended up keeping ALL of our food including chips, bread and pastas in the refrigerator. There is an outlet in the living room were the top receptacle had burned. Instead of the outlet being replaced there was a smoke detector inserted in the bottom receptacle as a make shift “fix”. Our toddler stepped on a glass shard in the kitchen from an accident that must have happened previously and was not properly cleaned up. I could see many more pieces between the wall and the refrigerator. I was very surprised that no one had left a review along these lines when seemingly the house had been neglected and in this condition for quite some time. It seems like many of the problems that arose for us could be easily be fixed with some major care and elbow grease. Until then, we would not return to the cottage.

                                Owner response: I'm sorry this guest was dissatisfied. All I can say is that the vast majority of guests do not agree with this review. The house is professionally cleaned after each reservation departs and we do an intense "deep cleaning" twice a year in Spring and Fall. The interior was painted just over a year ago and the exterior 4 months ago. As for ants - whenever it is reported that there are some we have the service come out to take care of it. This happens about once every three years. My wife and I are very involved in the upkeep of our home and take the responsibility very seriously. This cottage is one of the first, and only original remaining house in Mission Beach. We have tried hard to maintain as much as possible of the original house. But except for 2 pieces of expensive antique furniture, nothing is older than five years. We have 2 new flatscreen tv's and an I-pod player. All kitchen appliances are newer as are all sheets and bedding. All of the photos are an accurate depiction of the house. We feel that we offer a real beach experience, and most of pour guests agree.

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                              • Great value!

                                Great value!

                                • Guest Lovin' the beach (Las Vegas)
                                • Date of stay 09/08/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/13/12
                                Couldn't ask for a better value. This cottage was located in the most ideal spot. This part of Mission Beach is only residences--no hotels or public beaches so the beach "clientele" was of a more favorable variety and far fewer than farther up or down the beach. Because we were staying just steps from the boardwalk and no more than a couple of blocks from the bayside, we were able to watch the sun rise over the bay and the sun set over the ocean. It was great to spend the day on the beach and be able to go back to the house for lunch, to use the bathroom, etc. The cottage itself is charming, but old and run down. The beds were comfortable and clean and the shower was fine--lots of good water pressure and a good shower head. Everything else was quite old. It was very hot and stuffy when we arrived at about 6:00 p.m. All the windows and doors were tightly shut and there was no ventilation system that we found. (as we were checking out the last day we found a closet with lots of fans and heaters--wish we would have known). There are no screens on the windows so we were a little nervous leaving the windows open at night but really had no choice. As another consequence we were overrun with flies but the cottage had a fly swatter. Probably our biggest complaint was the overall cleanliness--I won't say it was filthy but it wasn't very clean. The toilet rim wasn't clean, the floors, although swept, weren't very clean and the kitchen had ants. We had a box of cereal that we left on the kitchen counter the first night and in the morning it was full of ants. After that we stored everything in the fridge (which didn't get very cold, by the way). The toaster did not work so we tried the broiler on the oven, which didn't work either. BUT, we rolled with it--threw away the cereal and went out for meals after that. Comparing this cottage to other rentals in the same area--this was still the best value! We would do it again (this time armed with fans, bug spray, and prepared to eat out). Thanks for a fun vacation. I really appreciated David's communication leading up to our travel. He was great to work with.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                              • Charming Cottage Perfect Location!

                                Charming Cottage Perfect Location!

                                • Guest Angela T (Phoenix, AZ)
                                • Date of stay 07/21/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/29/12
                                We recently returned from San Diego after staying for a week in this charming cottage that is literally steps from the beach. The cottage had everything we needed for a great beach vacation. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of space for cooking and there were plenty of towels and extra linens. The outdoor shower was a lifesaver after coming back from the beach with two very sandy boys. It was also very private so they were able to shower out there without anyone seeing them. There were plenty of sand toys, beach chairs and boogie boards. We also took the kayak over to the bayside and had fun! We also enjoyed the front patio and grill. The washer and dryer were also convenient. We were within walking distance of several restaurants and shops. Parking was fine for our Honda Pilot - tight but manageable. There was plenty of space for our family of four and our boys loved the bunk beds! We are already planning on returning next summer!

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                              • Family vacation

                                Family vacation

                                • Guest The Lowery's (Albuquerque, NM)
                                • Date of stay 05/18/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/03/12
                                We had such a wonderful time at this cottage. It was clean, affordable, and truly just steps from the beach. Everything was clean, and just as advertised. Our family of 5 had a wonderful time, and we can't wait to return to this wonderful home. Everything was handy to us and our vacation was superb in every way.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.

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                              • Spring Break For Families

                                Spring Break For Families

                                • Guest Elsie (West Salem Wisconsin)
                                • Date of stay 04/02/12
                                • Review Submitted 04/28/12
                                Great location! We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and my teenage daughters could run, bike, or just hang on the beach. I enjoyed the library! I would suggest an upgrade in the wine glasses and I think the "outdoor shower" is a misnomer, but all in all, a great little place to stay!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Early Summer
                              Jun 1 - Jun 14
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,595
                              Summer
                              Jun 15 - Aug 16
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,995
                              Late Summer
                              Aug 17 - Aug 31
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,595
                              Fall/Winter/Spring
                              Sep 1 - May 30
                              3 night min stay
                              $150 $150
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $1,010 $4,140
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $150
                              $980 $3,900
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Add 11.05% tax and $70 cleaning fee. One week minimum Saturday to Saturday in summer.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 04/14/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: San Diego Airport at 7 Miles
                              • Nearest Ferry: None at 5 Miles
                              • Nearest Train: Santa Fe at 7 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: I-8 at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Mission at Mission Beach
                              • Nearest Barpub: Pennant at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Ski: Big Bear at 100 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Mission Bay at 3 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Luigi's at Mission Beach
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1990

                              Why the Owner Chose Mission Beach:
                              I first moved to San Diego to go to San Diego State University and landed in Mission Beach, thinking 'why would I ever want to leave here'. Eventually, I was able to buy this house where my wife and I lived for ten years before starting a family. Now we have been vacation renting it for 12 years with plans to move back in when the kids are off to college.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              One thing that attracted me to buy this house is its location so close to the beach and boardwalk. And it is a single family home with no attached homes, on its own lot.


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                              Photos

                              • Front of Cottage just 100 feet to the beach

                                Front of Cottage just 100 feet to the beach

                              • Bathroom with shower and claw-foot bath tub

                                Bathroom with shower and claw-foot bath tub

                              • Master with Flatscreen TV

                                Master with Flatscreen TV

                              • Boardwalk by house

                                Boardwalk by house

                              • Kayak, chairs, boogie boards, a hot water shower in this area in back of house

                                Kayak, chairs, boogie boards, a hot water shower in this area in back of house

                              • Back room with bar and chairs

                                Back room with bar and chairs

                              • Garage and extra outdoor parking space

                                Garage and extra outdoor parking space

                              • Part of the kitchen

                                Part of the kitchen

                              • Queen bed in the Master

                                Queen bed in the Master

                              • Good waves in Mission Beach

                                Good waves in Mission Beach

                              • Take Kayak and Sailing lessons nearby

                                Take Kayak and Sailing lessons nearby

                              • The end of another day in Paradise

                                The end of another day in Paradise

                              • Living room with wood burning stove/fireplace

                                Living room with wood burning stove/fireplace

                              • TV room with one of many bookcases. Over 300 books in the house.

                                TV room with one of many bookcases. Over 300 books in the house.

                              • Second bedroom with double and single bunk bed

                                Second bedroom with double and single bunk bed

                              • Solid wood Dining table

                                Solid wood Dining table

                              • Built-in couch for reading

                                Built-in couch for reading

                              • Front yard patio completely fenced

                                Front yard patio completely fenced

                              • Kitchen sink and window

                                Kitchen sink and window

                              • Kitchen looking towards living room

                                Kitchen looking towards living room

                              • About 100 feet to the beach, from the front patio

                                About 100 feet to the beach, from the front patio

                              • The bay is a minute walk from the house

                                The bay is a minute walk from the house

                              • Rent boats on the bay

                                Rent boats on the bay

                              • Seen offshore

                                Seen offshore

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                              Date last modified - Friday, November 22, 2013

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                              Sleeps 7

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                              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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