"We always look for rentals in good locations, which are clean, convenient and have comfortable beds. This home exceeded all our expectations! Beds were comfy, home was clean and had an outdoor shower and foot washing area to keep the sand outside--great! Kitchen is well stocked with plenty of pans, dishes, crock pot, tools and an immaculate grill on the patio too! Beach chairs & umbrellas, boogie boards, and towels are also provided--fantastic! As the title says, location...location--it could not have been more perfect! This home is close to both Mission Beach and Mission Bay but is tucked away from the main road and the beach boardwalk so it is incredibly quiet and convenient. Mission Beach is just behind the homes across the street/alley and the bay is about 2 blocks away on the other side of the house where we could watch Sea World fireworks every night! It was great to be so close to the beach and still have complete privacy (homes on the boardwalk offer no privacy on the patio and back rooms which are like fishbowls at night) which outweighed having a view. A big plus is the garage space which fit the SUV, bikes, chairs and surfboard and kept them secure, this was especially great on the 4th of July when parking was at a premium. Even the garage remote was provided which was very convenient--just like home! Nicki and Marty were really helpful to us while planning our activities, suggesting ideas and answering all of our questions. They bent over backwards to make our vacation hassle-free and easy, even adjusting the checkin/checkout times to fit our flight schedules which was fabulous!! My husband was training for an Ironman and this location was great for swimming long distances in the bay and up at La Jolla Cove, running on the beach and boardwalk and biking the hills nearby. My adult children enjoyed surfing, swimming and biking/running on the boardwalk. There are also several volleyball courts, basketball courts, and firepits in the sand at this end of the beach. Nothing better than a fire on the beach after the sun goes down! The airport, downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, La Jolla Cove (great for kayaking and snorkeling) are all close, only a very short drive away. Disneyland is about 1.5 hours away and also easily accessible off I-5. Belmont Park (wooden rollercoaster) is a short walking distance from the home, as well as beach shops, restaurants, groceries and rental shops. Great condo and hosts!!"
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 12, 2015