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Rooftop Penthouse with private deck, hot tub and breathtaking views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom apartment on top of Sail Bay - door to sand in 0.02 seconds!

Spend your vacation days atop an award-winning one -of-a-kind architectural home. This rooftop setting creates an amazing canvas from the inspiring morning sunrise to the incredible nightly sunset views from your private deck.

Now imagine stepping up to the catbird seat sipping your favorite drink in your own private hot tub overlooking the sweeping panoramic view of Mission Bay -- plus a glimpse of an ocean view. There is no better place to just people watch! From this advantage point, you will observe San Diego living at its fullest.

Activities range from swimming, kayaking, boating, to wind surfing, sailing, jet skiing and canoeing. Witness the joy of kids building sand castles or just watch all the friendly walkers, joggers and cyclists along the light-color sandy beach from your front row seats overlooking the boardwalk.

This newly remodeled queen bedroom and oversized bathroom sleeps 2. It also comes equipped with a kitchenette featuring a coffee/tea maker with accessories, toaster oven, sink and a small refrigerator. Want to eat out?... Grab the bikes or walk to the local markets and great breakfast cafes within a few blocks.

Within easy walking distance and visible from the deck is the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, one of the largest instructional waterfront facilities in the world! Feeling adventurous? You can join classes to experience the fun of surfing, sailing, wake boarding, wake surfing, stand up paddling, water skiing, rowing, kayaking, and windsurfing. Tens of thousands of people have learned to safely enjoy watersports at Mission Bay Aquatic Center over the past 45 years.

Looking for an unforgettable experience? Join the San Diego snorkeling tours in the amazing La Jolla Cove area. You will learn how to snorkel with tons of fish, sea lions & the seven sea caves along the beautiful ocean cliffs and explore the ecological reserve throughout the protected marine area.

This is one of three vacation rental units in this unique home which has just completed a yearlong facelift. If you have a larger group, you may want add another floor or the entire home by adding the 3bd/2ba on the second floor (HomeAway #3015730), or the 2bd/2ba on the ground/beach level (VRBO #256862). Please contact us for more information on how to combine beautifully custom units in this Award Winning home to accommodate your group.

Keywords: House, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Beachfront, Sandcastle, penthouse, bayside

More Details


Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This home has won many architectural awards and shows pride of ownership. A full remodel/update was recently completed, with all new furnishings, appliances, bedding and linens.


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Rooftop Penthouse with private deck, hot tub and breathtaking views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect spot on the Bay!

  • 5 of 5

This little studio with huge deck and hot tub was the perfect "nest" for me to visit my daughter and her family in San Diego. Being on the third floor makes it oh so private. I was only steps away from family, food, drink, biking, walking, you name it! If you want to visit the kids and also stay out of the fray, this is the

spot! I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay with kids!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this unit with our two kids (ages 5 years and 6 months) and had a wonderful time! Lori and Don were very welcoming, responded to our last minute rental request promptly and were super accommodating (even allowed us to change the dates we were staying due to unforeseen circumstances).

The unit’s location was absolutely perfect. Right on the beach, on the bay side - our son played in the sand right in front of the house while we watched him (and everyone else walking by) right from the beach chairs on the patio. Bliss! The bay side was perfect for staying here with kids - quieter and less windy than the ocean side.

There was plenty of space for all of us, and it was great to have a kitchen, although we most often got takeout or ate at nearby places - within three minutes walking distance there were several great breakfast, lunch and dinner places. Trader Joes is just a 5 minute drive away and was perfect for stocking up on snacks and drinks.

We used the bicycles, kayaks, and sand toys that came with the unit, and the wifi had enough bandwidth for streaming Netflix movies.

All in all, we had an amazing time and would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

Why Rowena chose Mission Beach

This property has an architectural design featured in Sunset Magazine and San Diego Magazine. It is one of the premier properties on Mission Bay. Located on the waterfront on Sail Bay, the property is also within 3 blocks of the surf on Mission Beach.


Nearest Airport
5.2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
MB Executive Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5 and I-8
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Too many to list!
Nearest Beach
Mission Bay and Beach
Car: not necessary

Within walking distance:

Belmont Park Roller Coaster!!

Mission Bay Aquatic Center offers classes and rentals for all the water sports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance Fee $49 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

No tax for stays of more than 28 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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