"This is the most amazing beach house we've ever stayed at! We've traveled to the beaches of San Diego for over 30 years, staying on different beaches and in different types of accommodations.
We were three generations traveling together in an effort to re-create the trips we took when our daughter was little for her little girls. Rick and Patty's Mission Beach Paradise was absolutely the perfect place to accomplish our goal - it is perfectly located, perfectly furnished, and Rick and Patty make the the paperwork part of the visit pleasant and easy.
The house is beautiful, it is well laid out and comfortably furnished. Having parking for two cars in a garage is an incredible bonus in Mission Beach. There is air conditioning! Someone mentioned how hot it had been in San Diego when they visited the week before us, but we didn't have to worry about that, because Rick and Patty have it all covered. With cable TV, a DVD player for the kids, board games, good books, bikes, boogie boards, sand toys and chairs for more folks than can fit in the house, you don't need to worry about hauling your own along.
There are decks on every level from which to enjoy the ocean views, sounds and smells. The kitchen is well appointed and there is a BBQ on the adjoining deck. The house is literally only 20 yards from the beach. While being "right on the beach" might sound appealing, having that little bit of separation from the Boardwalk that fronts the beach is as precious as the parking is. You get all the benefit of being on the beach with none of the noise or intrusion of the Boardwalk. Same goes for this home being a stand alone home - again, no noise from neighbors. Brilliant.
The location in and on Mission Beach itself is very good. There are shops and restaurants just around the corner, groceries nearby, Sea World is literally a 5 minute drive. The beach itself is very nice, the lifeguards are present, the sand is clean, the water has a gentle slope of beach, and the waves were great for boogie boarding. Because this is a residential area, the crowds are quieter than the sections of the beach with commercial rentals and shops along the Boardwalk.
We don't think it could be done any better! Bravo Rick and Patty!"
Guest: Martha M.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 27, 2015