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TROPICAL RETREAT (Steps to the beach - great for families)

Bedrooms 2
Space 930 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6).

Welcome to Mission Beach Tropical Retreat, our vacation rental home in Mission Beach, San Diego, California. We are nestled nicely within yards of the tranquil bay, ocean surf and Belmont amusement park. This duplex has 2-bedroom 2-bath beach units equipped with new flooring, furniture, window treatments, and amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

In June, July and August - property is rented by the week only with Saturday check-in. In August we may have varied minimum stays available from three (3) to seven (7) days.

Since this property is a duplex, we have an an upper and a lower unit, so please contact the owner directly if you have a preference for your stay. Of course, selection is based on availability. VRBO is unable to manage our calendar for each unit - so please contact owner to book. Each unit is set-up to sleep 4 to 6 guests with a maximum occupancy of six (6). These tropical themed units have fully-equipped kitchens, cable TV, and dedicated parking (one space per unit). The lower unit has two (2) full beds in bedroom #1 and a queen in bedroom #2. The upper unit has a queen in each bedroom and two fold-up twin beds for a capacity of six.

The downstairs patio area is an exclusive space for the lower unit and includes patio table seating for six (6) and a gas grill. The upstairs unit has a separate expanded dining deck area with patio table seating for six (6) and gas grill, as well as two additional balconies, one off the dining room, and an additional balcony off one of the bedrooms. Guests also have free use of the washer and dryer which is on-premises. There is wireless internet access in each unit (Wi-Fi) and the upstairs unit has HDTV and broadband internet access.

This adorable beach home is in new condition. As previously mentioned, during the summer months (June, July & August) we require a seven-day minimum (turn-over day is Saturday, which means you are checking in and out on Saturday). In August length of stay and rates may vary - so please check with owner for availability. If you have a larger group you can rent both units (based on availability) to double the accommodation. Rentals longer than 7-days are available - please call or email the owner directly regarding availability, booking, reservations and pricing. This property is a duplex - so please contact the owner directly to accurately book this property. Thank you.

Mission Beach is one of San Diego's premier beaches. Stroll down to the beach boardwalk where you can roller blade, walk, jog, bike, or just hang out to watch the people go by. If calmer water is your preference head down to the bay to access multiple activities such as sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, or jet skiing. The bay is perfect if you have small children. Belmont Park Amusement Center is about 150 yards away for kids to indulge upon when not basking in the sun or playing on the beach. Just the two of you, have an enchanting evening on the beach at multiple conveniently located eateries. Just to the north you will find many Mission Beach landmarks such as the Crystal Pier, or the Green Flash Restaurant (I recommend the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast); stop at the Lahaina Beach Bar (great patio deck overlooking the beach) for burgers and beer. And within walking distance in Belmont Park, you can't beat Cannonball for the beach vibe, food and cocktails!

Many San Diego's attractions such as Sea World, the Downtown Gaslamp District, Old Town San Diego, Seaport Village, Petco Park, and the world famous San Diego Zoo, are a short drive away. Enjoy an evening cruise on the Bahia Belle, a 'Turn of the Century' style Mississippi-style sternwheeler boat featuring dancing, live music, and cocktails while cruising the bay adjacent to your private vacation home.

All the amenities for enjoying the beach are included - beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, as well as a variety of beach toys for the little ones. So please come and visit us and enjoy all that Mission Beach and San Diego has to offer! Hope to see you soon!!

Keywords: Duplex

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


I purchased this vacation rental because I enjoy being around the beach. Whether swimming, running the boardwalk, kayaking around the bay, or enjoying the many fine restaurants, Mission Beach is a fun place to visit year-round.

ARTHUR SALINDONG purchased this condo in 2007

Why ARTHUR SALINDONG chose Mission Beach

I wanted a location that was centrally located between the beach, bay, and Belmont Park. I also wanted a location that was reasonably quiet, not too close to the amusement park or the boardwalk. Luckily, I found a property where I could be at the bay, beach or park, in less than two minutes of walking. Many of my guests have praised the outstanding location. Families enjoy the quietness, safety, and convenience of the location.

What makes this condo unique

Guests enjoy outdoor gas grills provided for each unit. In addition, beach toys, coolers, beach chairs and towels are provided for the guests enjoyment during their stay. Besides the spacious accommodations, guests come back for repeat visits because of the individual care and attention that they receive during their visits. I also enjoy surfing, kayaking, and swimming in the ocean. My property provides a nice, convenient, centrally located site to stage my gear for all water activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the condo. It had a lot of room with a great location. It was perfect for our family of four.

The condo was awesome. You have been great to work with and were very responsive when we had any issues. We'll definitely consider renting it again in the future. We're not sure if we're making our summer vacation in San Diego next year, but when we do come back, we'll have no problem renting from you again. I'll also recommend the condo to anyone else I know who plans on vacations in S.D.

Thnaks again,

Jul 2010
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Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • House parties are strictly prohibited and grounds for immediate eviction.
  • City of San Diego enforces a strict 10:00pm-8:00am noise and nuisance policy - and so do we.
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) in each unit, two roll away beds in each unit, crib available if required.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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TROPICAL RETREAT (Steps to the beach - great for families)
average rating of 4.78 based on 51 reviews

Wonderful vacation spot for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in San Diego staying in the top unit with a family of 4 (including 2 small kids). Ronni was very helpful and responsive to all of our questions. The unit was spacious and comfortable and had plenty of supplies in the kitchen and for the beach and is a quick walk to the beach, Belmont Park and the bay side. We were centrally located and could easily walk or hop on the freeway for longer distances. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Property was spacious, clean, well maintained and well appointed. About a block from the ocean, closer to the bay, and about two blocks from the main drag by the boardwalk, we couldn't have asked for a better location. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for our family of 4. Well maintained, good location, plenty of towels, including beach towels, everything you need to cook/prepare meals or head to the beach, dedicated parking space, many fans to keep the house at a nice temperature. Definitely recommend. Ronni was fantastic to interact with and made our stay very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicole J.

  • 5 of 5

Another year of a week well spent. This was our second summer in a row at this house, and we are so happy to have a place that gives us the conveniences of home! We look forward to next year. Great house, super location! We don't have to start the car the entire week...we stock up at Ralph's for the week and we are set!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great livation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed all the conveniences of home! Well maintained and great location. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable little destination

  • 4 of 5

I reserved the condo for a girls trip. The condo was clean, and VERY CLOSE to either the beach or the bay. We enjoyed not having to drive anywhere. The beds were nice, and bathrooms were as well. The living room had very comfortable furniture as well. If you are used to having air conditioning you are in for a hot few days. Many fans were available, but no air conditioning took some getting used to. We bought more fans.

The owner and his assistant were wonderful to work with and I received my security deposit back in a timely manner. Overall our stay was amazing and would recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Mission Bay

Jogging, running, and bike riding on bay paths and boardwalk. Large playgrounds and picnic areas nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner'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.