4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
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Feet from the beach, great value.
This was incredible experience for us. Peace of mind sending our 14 year old and her friends to the beach, while we hung back at the house. Comfortable beds, adequate space. Great spot along the boardwalk. We loved it so much, we never left! We had plans to go to La Jolla, and even up to Temecula, but no! We were so content right where we were.
One item to note:
Parking is limited, and tight (after all, it's San Diego). This beach house has a 2-car tandem parking space, but it truly is only one. Actually, if you had two small cars, it might work.
Mixed emotions. Location was awesome, well priced but needs lots of work. Great management company
Amazing location one house from the beach. Near lots of restaurants. Very well priced and flexible with length of stay. But house needs significant repairs. Many drawers did not open, bathroom door didn’t close all the way, needs new screens on windows and doors to keep flies out. Got super hot without a/c and needed more fans. Master bedroom has separate entrance from main cottage and shared laundry with another unit. That being said, the property management company was excellent; sarina and Luke were very responsive, timely and cordial. They were knowledgeable about the area, local events and restaurants. Came right away for any concerns. Would love to see the repairs done to this house because it has such potential.
Exactly as pictured and described
I'm giving it 2 stars not because I was disappointed, I wasn't. I'm giving it 2 stars because that's the kind of property it is. It's like a 2 star hotel compared to a 5 star hotel. The description and pictures are spot on. Don't expect more. It needs updating, more air circulation and dressers with drawers that slide easily. Bigger bathrooms would be nice too. But if it was a 5 star beach house, it would cost more... so you get what you pay for. The proximity to the beach was great! The location was perfect (mid-north mission beach)... it was quiet and not crowded at all. It might be perfect for you, so don't dismiss it! It just depends on your preference (closer to the beach, smaller and no updates, or further away with a bigger, more updated beach house for the same price). One thing to be aware of is that the parking is suuuuuuper tight. If you drive a mini van or anything bigger, you'll have a tough time getting out of the car. I thought the parking was strange - like I was parking on a front porch. It was pretty warm inside. Air doesn't circulate very well because it's a small space, not very open, with other structures next to it, which blocks air flow. We brought extra fans with us and we were so glad we did! Also, the garbage bins for the units in that court are right up against your kitchen window. So when the window is open, it can be a little disruptive, not too bad though. At least they collect the garbage often enough that smells didn't get super bad, but there's definitely an odor. And we did notice a lot of flies in the house. I don't know whether or not it was related to the the trash being next to the window, but I'm sure it didn't help.
Overall, location and proximity to the beach made the place totally do-able. So it all just depends on your preference. I felt like for us, it wasn't worth the price we paid. We did enjoy our stay and we love mission beach!
Thank you for your response. The cottage is 4 bedrooms and right next to the ocean. In fact, you did not mention the master suite which is very large with king size bed 2 red lounge chairs keeping with the theme, adequate mirrored closet space, private bathroom, small bar frig and coffee pot LARGE screen TV on the wall and best of all floor to ceiling OCEAN VIEW! It is cottage decorated red/white/blue. The owner has detailed it with nice bedding and linen. It has ceiling fans in all bedrooms.
The trash/recycle bins are on the alley. There is no other place to keep them unfortunately and sometimes the adjacent units put their cans there. I move them and they move them back. It is warm in July so if you come any other time you do not have to deal with toasty weather and flies. As for updating, if you mean granite counters, the owner likes everything white. The bathrooms were retiled just a few years ago (white of course). The large stove is brand new and upgraded (you did not mention that) Glad you enjoyed your stay. If you want something larger, the 3 bedroom just next door is twice as big, OCEANFRONT, FAB VIEWS throughout and almost twice the price.