Mariner's Lookout- a Lovely Bayfront Apt. in So. Mission Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mission Beach apartment description
Located on Mariner’s Basin of San Diego’s world famous Mission Bay Park, in desirable South Mission Beach on the quieter, wind-protected bay side. Just steps across a narrow peninsula to the Pacific Ocean side of Mission Beach. Stunning views of the bay from all rooms in the front of the unit. Sea World fireworks light up the night sky across the bay. Sleeps up to 5. Bed linens, pillows, blankets and towels provided. A small commercial area is one block away that includes 1 Italian restaurant, 2 fast food establishments (1 pizza and one Mexican food), a liquor store, a grocery store, 2 pubs and a laundromat.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Master Bedroom Features a King-Sized Bed, Double Convertible Futon in Living Room, Additional Single Floor Futon Available, Separate Dining Area, Fully Equipped Kitchen with All Necessary Appliances, Utensils and Dining Ware, Outdoor Gas Grill, Outdoor Bar Table Seating Area, Off-Street Parking for One-Full Sized Car, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Bikes and Boogie Boards Provided, Brazier Available for Bayside Beach Bonfires...moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Deck / Patio
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Outlet Shopping
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
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We had a great time at this property. The property is as described. We were steps from the beach and 1 1/2 blocks from the ocean. The view from the front window is right out at the bay. Beautiful. The property is a little dated, but we didn't mind that. We found it very charming and fun. The only part that I wasn't thrilled with was the kitchen. The pots/pans/cooking utensils could stand to be replaced. It was difficult to cook there because of this. The parking is also VERY tight so make sure you have a smaller vehicle if you are staying at this property. But... the owner was very accommodating and friendly. He had a nice welcome cheese tray for us when we arrived which was very much appreciated. We had a fantastic time and the price was just right for us. Thanks Peter and Bob for making us feel welcome.
- Guest Laura (Glenwood Springs, CO)
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/13/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Manager response: We have had nothing but pleasant experiences with our guests in the vacation rental unit, including with this family. These guests were right about the pots and pans. They never said anything about it while they were here. But we came to the same conclusion right after their stay. The pots and pan were replaced before this review was written. When Laura mentions the property being dated, we think she is referring mostly to the bathroom and kitchen which are tiled with two-tone tile of the late 40s early 50s vintage. The tile and grout in both rooms are clean and well maintained. The bathroom tub and kitchen sink have been resurfaced with modern white epoxy coating, which adds to the clean look. We could have updated with marble and granite. But most of our guests like Laura appreciate the nostalgia of that two-toned tile which many of us had in the homes we grew up in. She could also be referring to the windows, which are metal framed with hand crank operators of the same era as the tiles. They are fully functional. We have kept and maintained them for the same reason-- to preserve that classic 40s and 50s look. But our 50 " HDTV with cable connection and our Wi-fi and ethernet internet connections are modern and state of the art. Thanks to Laura for the nice review and positive suggestions.
We had a lovely stay at Mariner's Lookout. The property was spotless and the photos accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities. The owner went out of his way to be helpful but, at the same time, was not intrusive. The position of Mariner's Lookout is ideal. Imagine waking up each morning and being able to look out at the beautiful bay. The beach was steps away and there were a few basic shops and take aways convenient to the rental. We had to rely on public transport to a certain extent and it was a short walk along the bay to the bus stop. I would not hesitate in recommending this rental and I hope we get to stay there again ourselves.
- Guest Brits (Windsor, England)
- Date of stay 03/24/12
- Review Submitted 04/22/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Peaceful, clean and convenient with stunning Bay views!
Peaceful, clean and convenient with stunning Bay views!
My daughter and I stayed here while she was in surf camp and truly enjoyed it. The property is right on the bay side beach and very close to the ocean. It is walking distance to Belmont Park, several shops and restaurants and a very short drive to Sea World. We made good use of the owner provided beach chairs, umbrella, and beach bikes. We could hop on the bikes and ride for miles along the bay and ocean. But I especially enjoyed just relaxing by the bay reading and watching the cute little harbor seal who lives in the cove. When we did cross the street to the ocean, the beach was much less crowded than other parts of Mission Beach. The listing photos are very accurate. The kitchen and bath are small and older, but serviceable. Everything is very clean. The views from the living room, dining area, and kitchen are beautiful. I could watch my daughter on the beach while I was inside and even see the Sea World Summer Night fireworks every night from the front windows. Of course, it was more fun to watch them from the beach! The owner was very nice and was concerned that we had everything we needed. He even provided us with a nice welcome basket with fruit, cheese, wine, and crackers! Since parking is at a premium in the beach area, it was wonderful to have a personal space right outside the door. I would definately recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful, pleasant, beach vacation!
- Guest magjo (Alpine, CA)
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 07/24/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Jan-May & Oct.-Dec ................ $ 900/week June & Sept ....................... $ 1200/week July & Aug ........................ $1450/week Min. One Week Rental in Summer (Includes Jun & Sept)(Week = Sat - Sat) 3 Night Minimum, Jan-May & Oct-Dec. Nightly rates are: 3 Nights- $650; 4 Nights- $700; 5 Nights- $750; 6 Nights- $825 All rates subject to but do not include 10.5% S.D. City room tax.
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About: I am a retired international marketing executive who lives in the building on the floor below Mariner's Lookout.
Why Mission Beach:
We are a third generation San Diego family on our mother's side. Our late father was a Pediatrician who was born and raised in the Mid-West. Our parents purchased this property, a tri-plex in 1959 when they realized that they had been crazy to take Summer vacations driving across the country through scorching deserts to get to hot, humid, thunder storm prone, mosquito-infested places after they had just left the best place to vacation that they knew. The Mid-Western relatives could visit us instead. We used the downstairs unit as a Summer home until 1974, when our parents sold the house in central San Diego (only about 5 miles away) and moved to the beach house as their permanent home. Two of my three brother's live near by-- one in the building's third unit and the other at the south end of Mariner's Basin.
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My brothers and I can be tremendous resources for information about San Diego. Between us, we have about 250 years of experience of living in San Diego. But we are cautious about leaving our tenants in peace. We will make a friendly greeting, let you know that we are at your disposal for information, then leave it to you to ask for what you want.
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View of Mission Bay's Mariner's Basin from Living Room of Mariner's Lookout.
View of Living Room facing Southwest showing the convertible double futon bed.
Exterior of Building taken from the bayside beach. Unit is on the second floor.
The Outdoor Seating area- perfect for afternoon drinks or dining al fresco.
Another View of the Bedroom.
A Sunrise from Mariner's Lookout.
Neighbor, Steve Porter, boogie boarding in surf just across the street from us.
Stay at Mariner's Lookout and you can relax like this guy does at the SD Zoo!
View of Living Room facing Southeast overlooking Mariner's Basin in Mission Bay.
View of Bedroom showing King-sized Bed.
New 50" HDTV in corner of Living Room adjacent to Dining Area.
Fully Equipped Kitchen.
Aerial View of Mariner's Basin below, So. Mission peninsula, and Pacific Ocean.
Some Tall Ships visit Mariner's Basin.
Vintage Photo of Dedication of Roller Coaster still at near by Belmont Park.
San Diego's famous Gaslamp District is only 15 minutes away.
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