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Homey Beach Hut, Steps From the Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

My place is located in the heart of Mission Beach's business district. Walking distance to many restaurants, boutiques, surf shops, bike rental spots, and the aquatics center. The house sits in a quiet neighborhood of Mission Beach, yet is close in proximity to the nightlife and energetic crowds of Pacific Beach. Enjoy an uncrowded beach during the day and lively dinner on Garnet Ave at night. It offers the best of both worlds, while providing a "homey" place of return- no matter the time of day.

Property Manager
Bree Ellis
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Bree Ellis

I'm twenty years old and have lived in this house for about a year and a half now. I started doing Airbnb last summer and had good experience with it so I decided to add a listing on VRBO as well :). I do all of the work myself. No cleaning crew or rental advisor's are hired in the process of getting the house rented out- I take a lot of pride in the space you enter your time spent here. Any questions/concerns don't hesitate to ask. I love helping perspective renters out and giving them all the information necessary to make their trip as stress free as possible. Looking forward to meeting you all!


Bay View Villas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Homey Beach Hut, Steps From the Ocean
average rating of 3.0 based on 5 reviews

Dirty place, disingenuous manager

  • 1 of 5

Sadly, there is no Zero Stars option. Below is, in part, my complaint to VRBO. The property manager never responded; nor has she refunded the money she promised me. Avoid this place.

i. First, there was electricity in only one room, the kitchen, with an extension cord run into the living room. Bree later tried to argue that there was one outlet each in the living room and the bedroom that worked. We know for a fact that the outlets in the living room didn’t work; because we were told there was no electricity except in the kitchen, we never tried the bedroom. In any case, Bree agreed to refund us $75 because of the electricity issue. Here is the relevant section of her communication to me concerning the electricity: I've thought about it and I'm not willing to refund the cleaning fee. I had paid cleaners come to the house, in a very timely manner, and the pictures they sent me prior to leaving depicted a clean house. In addition to this, I have never had renters present issues with the cleanliness of the house until now. I have to trust the business I've done with this the past two years, at 18-20 years old, and go with what I know. I am willing to grant you a $75 refund for lack of electricity, as you still had lights in the living room, wifi, a working outlet in the bedroom, and a fully functioning kitchen.

ii. Her note also refers to the second issue my wife and I had. The property was dirty, and cluttered, and not fit to accommodate guests [We were not the first to comment on this]. The place had not been cleaned when we first arrived. There was, for example, an open garbage bag on the floor of the kitchen. We thought little of it – Bree had said we could enter the premises early so we told her about the situation. When we returned, after she sent someone to clean, it was dark [and of course there was no electricity except for in the kitchen]. Once we saw the place in the light of day, we were shocked at its condition. The kitchen and bathroom especially were in terrible shape. There was dirt and grime on the surfaces, the kitchen sink had corrosion and rust on it, there were leftovers in the refrigerator, and it was messy. The bathroom had no soap at the sink, an industrial toilet roll with a piece of plastic tied around it and used razors and hair in the shower. The entire place was cluttered with her personal belongings. It was like no other VRBO property my wife or I have ever encountered. It was not in any shape to accommodate guests.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location!

  • 3 of 5

This was a small charming place to rent. First of you are literally steps to the beach, can’t beat that! But the place is small. I’d suggest 3 people tops in the place. Given that two are sharing the master bed haha. But Bree was a super nice renter. 5 stars to her! I would defiantly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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ONE star only for proximity to the beach

  • 1 of 5

Sure, this apartment is steps from the beach; but for the price, this place did not meet any "home away" from home standards. This apartment smelled like weed in the bedroom and smelled like leaking gas in the kitchen. There were dirty dishes in the sink, and the "dining area" was just a dirty high top table with no chairs (not pictured on listing). The fridge was moldy and the host's leftovers were inside. The bathroom was tiny, the shower curtain was full of mold and hair, and the rack was crusted with old soap. The apartment didn't have AC, which we knew prior to booking, but we assumed we could open the windows to allow the fresh ocean breeze to circulate. This was not possible because the latches on the windows were broken. The apartment was around 85 degrees, and when we requested a fan from the host, it didn't arrive until the last day. We also wanted to use bikes that were advertised on the listing, but according to the host, they broke right before we arrived. Needless to say, unless you're just planning to get drunk/high on the beach and are in need of a close place to crash, do NOT book this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location is awesome and for the price it was great

  • 5 of 5

Bree is a great landlord and has everything you need here. Very accommodating and the bed is very comfortable and clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Bigger than a hotel room for sure and very affordable! Would book again!

  • 5 of 5

Great property! Great location! Very happy! Host was very professional and polite!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.09 Miles
Guava Beach
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.