About the property
- Apartment700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
1 bedroom, ~ 720 San Luis Rey Place, San Diego, CA 92109
Location with parking & view! Vacation in a great "above the crowd" apt. in San Diego's South Mission Beach. Vacation, snow birds, executive lodging, visiting nurses, government contractors. Private entrance. Living room & bedroom open to exclusive use deck. Overlook the action of the boardwalk & volleyball, enjoy action of 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; discount on 3 + week stays with 90 day maximum. 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, adult beach bikes, chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach towels provided.
We want you to come, relax and enjoy beach living at its best. The Sun Catchers in Mission Beach!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
One bedroom second floor unit, porch with beach and ocean view,, few houses from the beach. All amenities provided. Loved the beach bikes for cruising the boardwalk. Have stayed here many times
It is always a pleasure to have you and the family come to stay with us.
Thanks for taking the time to write another review, but return guests have a lot of credibility and solid ring of truth.
I look forward to your visits and hope to see you again soon.
Perfect for us with kitchen, laundry, and a deck where youcan see the ocean.
We are so fortunate to have found this spot 7 years ago and have been coming back every year. Sandi is the perfect host and very knowledgeable about the entire area. We look forward to staying there again next year.!
Ross & Cathy,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review...am anxiously waiting for your 8th visit. You two are the epitome of role models for all "snow birds."
The neighbor didn't see you leave and asked about you today...she missed seeing you take the bike out for your daily ride. You are already on the calendar for 2019!
Keep in touch,
Lots of hugs,
The apartment was comfortable, in a great location.
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.
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.
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
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!
Easy walk to the beach & nice view of water from the balcony
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!
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.
SD Mission Beach
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.
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
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.