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Now Booking Spring & Summer~90 day maximum

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, ~ 720 San Luis Rey Place, San Diego, CA 92109

Location with parking! Vacation in a great "above the crowd" apt. in San Diego's South Mission Beach. Snow birds, executive lodging, visiting nurses, government contractors. Private entrance. Living room & bedroom open to private deck. Overlook the action of the boardwalk & volleyball, view boating channel and Pacific Ocean. Steps to the life guarded beach & surf or cross over to the white sand and smooth water of Mission Bay. Ocean breezes, and the smell of the sea, calm and rest weary travelers who sometimes have too much fun in the sun. Visiting nurses, government contracts, executive lodging, snow birds. What A Place to Come Home to...The Sun Catchers!

All bed & bath linens, kitchen needs, paper products, complimentary coffee & tea, non-coin laundry, 2 cable TVs, VCR, reading materials & games. Boogie boards, beach bikes, chairs, umbrella, cooler, towels provided.

We want you to come, relax and enjoy beach living at its best. The Sun Catchers in Mission Beach!

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Sandi

Owner's Map of South Mission Beach. We grew up in and around San Diego, but we LOVED the life style of Mission Beach and the constant change of the ocean. Ever since we can remember (we have photos of us as toddlers) we were finding ways to get to the beach as often as we could, all seasons of the year. In our high school, college days we were just amazed at time we spent working and playing here. We just couldn't get enough of the beach. There was no question, we had to invest in our own 'South Mission beach house.' We lived, worked, played and retired here. We use The Sun Catchers, our great one bedroom vacation rental above our home and 'Above the Crowd' as our retirement investment. We hope you'll enjoy all that 'our' beach has to offer. You'll want to keep coming back often. Ron & Sandi

Sandi purchased this apartment in 1979

Why Sandi chose Mission Beach

South Mission Beach has a unique balance of residential and recreational living. We are a close community with a wide variety of ages, occupations, and life styles on a narrow 'spit' of land without through traffic to other beach areas. This is the cleanest, widest, best of the beaches, neighbors talk with neighbors, and were visitors feel at home.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location. See the guest reviews and how they feel about our home-away from- home amenities. So many repeat guests must know something is special and thus keep coming back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sandi,

I can’t believe it has taken me a couple of days to write this note. I guess I am moving more slowly with the cold weather. [Seattle, WA] Anyway, that was such a nice break for us and I know I keep saying it but we feel so comfortable and at home at Sun Catchers. [10 days] I also wanted to mention that we really were able to cook very nicely for our small T-day party. The apt. is so well equipped. .... We did a lot of cooking!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday! Saludos, carol and john
Nov 2012
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Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not move furniture, appliances, electronics, etc. Anything moved must be replaced to original setting. We have "before" photos if you need them.
  • Not a party or event venue. No drugs, excessive noise, fireworks, or city ord. violations. We expect respect and good neighbor relations.
  • A Rental Agreement will be provided, must be signed and returned with all occupant names before check-in. "Shared Exit Cleaning" or add $150 fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hair dryer, soap and paper products.
  • Relax on tiled bench in shower, shower/water wands make sure no beach sand sticks in sneaky places.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Futon lvg rm
  • Lots of extra room for single roll-away and PacknPlay in bedroom. Separate screened doorway to deck allows monitoring of sleeping child. All bed and bath linens provided. Overhead fans, 2 cable TV and comfortable Captain's Chair in bedroom for away from the action relaxation.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 1 twin roll a-way, 1 PacknPlay, 1 double sleeper sofa. Steps to the beach, bikes, beach towels, beach umbrella, boogie boards, ice chest, sand toys, Exclusive use full sun deck with gas BBQ, table & chairs, sun bench and view of beach volleyball, basketball courts, grass park and jetty/boating channel entrance to Mission Bay. Complimentary coffee and tea; paper products, in-apartment non-coin laundry.


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average rating of 4.744681 based on 55 reviews
Commerce City Colorado

Clean, close to the beach and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This was second time for us staying here, we enjoyed it just as much this time. We also brought our boys 11 & 14 so it was a little tighter this time, but they both said the futon and the roll out bed was comfortable. Sandi is very helpful with anything you need. The kitchen is well stocked. The extra items such as beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, bikes and beach toys are nice to have access to. The place is clean with great access to the beach. We have not been disappointed with anything both time.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Teter Family is awesome and welcome back anytime...such well behaved brothers and involved parents combine for great guests. I hope you at able come back again soon and often. -Sandi.
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The apartment was comfortable, in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay here walk out in one direction and watch the sunset, in the other direction watch the sunrise. The location is close to the beach and some good restaurants. I really enjoyed having coffee or a drink on the deck watching the volleyball games. Great place and Sandi is great to deal with. I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Thanks for the quick response and great review. I enjoyed having you here for the Super Bowl and following week. You and your family were fun to have as guests and everything was left in such good order. I am glad the weather held for you so that hiking, and relaxing on the deck were always an option. Now that your "kids" are here on the West Coast know that you will always be welcome to travel from New England to The Sun Catchers for a bit of catching up and enjoyment at the beach. I hope to see you all again soon. Best regards, Sandi
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second stay

  • 5 of 5

this is the second time the wife and i have stayed at the sun catcher. its a great little spot to stay when visiting ocean beach. Sandi is a great person to deal with very helpful and sweet. Sure we''ll be back

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vince & Vicky, Thanks for your return visit and for bringing your daughter and son-in-law. You seemed to enjoy your bike rides; returning in such good spirits. Your laughter is always welcome here. You Texas folk bring such joy. Come back soon! Saludos, Sandi
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Easy walk to the beach & nice view of water from the balcony

  • 4 of 5

Nice, well laid out property especially for 2 persons. I did miss a dishwasher as we ate most our meals in and by the time we left we were ready to get away from airplane noise -- at least they stop taking off from 11:30 pm until 6:30 a.m.! Otherwise our stay was very pleasant and Sandi was very helpful. Lots of little "extras" were provided which was much appreciated!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, Thanks for taking time to write this review. I am glad you had a very pleasant stay and enjoyed the little "extras". Not much we can do about the planes, as they take off over the entire beach areas...both Town Councils continue to work with the FAA to reverse recent minor flight path changes. As for the dishwasher, both ceramic and paper tableware are provided. A survey of guests overwhelmingly choose in-house washer/dryer over dishwasher, but thanks for leaving the kitchen so clean. I am happy you enjoyed the easy walk to the beach and view from the balcony. Please remember us for your next trip back to the coast.
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SD Mission Beach

  • 4 of 5

Nice spacious apartment in a good location. Be aware the apt is located in a take off path for SD airport. The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked with essentials and cookware. The addition of some comfortable furniture to the living area would be a big plus. The futon was very uncomfortable.

If you are into bike riding plan on bringing your own bikes o renting them there.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, I am very happy that you chose to stay at The Sun Catchers and also took the time to write a review. As you know, all planes taking off from Lindberg Field San Diego take off west and turn north over Mission Beach or south over Ocean Beach, only the FAA has control over that. I am sorry you found the futon uncomfortable, you are the first to offer that information. As far as the beach bikes are concerned, most folks are happy to have the ones we provide, but I agree, if anyone is riding off the beach or beyond the 2.5 mile flat boardwalk a trail bike or enhanced seat might be considered. Again, thanks for taking the time to submit the review. I am glad you found the kitchen and supplies to your liking. I certainly take your points seriously, but since you are the first to comment on the beach bikes and futon, I'll need to discuss them with my upcoming repeat "snow birds" for additional input. Best regards, Sandi
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Glad to return

  • 5 of 5

Sandi thinks of everything for your ease and comfort. Beach view from the love,y porch. Looking forward to returning

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Susan and Tom, I am so glad you made it back for another year. It is always good to have you here. This time the week flew by...I guess you'll have to come again soon; a week just didn't seem like enough time. It is always such a pleasure to have you here. Cheers! Sandi
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Pennant & The Beachcomber
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
To Coronado
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Executive & Full
Nearest Train
6 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
I-5 & I-8
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gabbiano's, Wave House, Coaster, Saska's, etc. etc
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
water ski
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Life guarded swim, surf, fishing, scuba, shoreline
Car: recommended

Stroll the Mission Beach sea shore, boardwalk or bayside, watch the sun rise and sunset plus Sea World fireworks at night. A short 5 minute walk to the local market, liquor store, eateries and two visitor friendly pubs. Add 2 minutes and a unisex salon, kayak and sailboard rentals. The Amusement Park with indoor pool, tog shops plus blade, bike and boards rentals. Sportsfishing, para-sailing and Sea World are just across the bridge. 15 minutes to San Diego airport, 20 minutes to the San Diego Zoo, stadium, Gaslamp Quarter & Convention Center, La Jolla, universities and Torrey Pines Golf.

Other Activities: SeaWorld, Zoo, Amusement Center, Canoeing, deep sea fishing, Balboa Park & Museums, La Jolla, Convention Center, Baseball,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable admin fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
If out of country bank $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

All rates based on occupancy of 2. Maximum occupancy of 4. All 14 y/o = adult.
Refundable deposit includes shared exit cleaning.
No weekend party rentals or student "events".
Major holidays may be exempt from discounts; may not combine special offers/discounts.
Monthly rate may vary depending on holidays within the month, additional parking, and cleaning fees will be applied.
Maximum 2 adults on monthly + add'l deposit, fees clean & parking.
***PLEASE NOTE*****Travel insurance is highly recommended due to 30 day non refundable requirement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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