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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!

Feel the stress melt away the instant you arrive atop this award-winning home on beautiful Mission Bay! The rooftop deck creates an amazing setting for your getaway, from the inspiring morning sunrise to incredible sunset views -- all from the privacy of your privileged viewpoint.

The newly updated penthouse features a new (2018) king bed in the extra large bedroom, equipped with a fully-stocked KITCHENETTE that includes an in-room coffee pot, microwave, toaster oven, sink, apt-sized fridge and walk-in closet. There's also a gas bbq on the deck in lieu of a stove ... wouldn't you rather be outside?? With TV, WI-FI, and your own A/C unit, no detail has been overlooked.

The bathroom has been completely retiled with an oversized shower, new windows and new vanity. You’ll also benefit from a RESERVED PARKING SPACE -- priceless at the beach!

After coffee and people-watching above the boardwalk, grab the bikes or walk to the local shops and markets, or pick from an assortment of great breakfast cafes within a few blocks. There’s no shortage of shops or restaurants within easy walking distance at any time of day.

For the active and adventurous, take advantage of our BOOGIE BOARDS, STANDUP PADDLE BOARDS, and/or KAYAKS, all onsite and available for guests’ use.

And don’t forget to wind down in your PRIVATE HOT TUB overlooking the sweeping panoramic view of Mission Bay -- with a glimpse of an ocean view to the west. Relax and enjoy! It’s a great place to watch San Diego come alive on the bay and boardwalk.

With an interior stairwell and a separate entrance and security gate off the deck, the penthouse is completely private from the rest of the house.

Activities outside your door range from swimming, kayaking, boating, to wind surfing, sailing, jet skiing and canoeing. Witness kids building sandcastles (or build your own!) or just watch all the friendly walkers, joggers and cyclists along the beach from your front row seats overlooking the boardwalk.

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! 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.

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 large, unique home that just completed a contemporary facelift. If you have a larger group, contact us for more information on how to combine the other beautifully custom units in this home to accommodate your group.

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

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 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.


Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New king bed in 2018
  • New King bed with all new linens
  • DVD Player
  • 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 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Close to attractions

  • 4 of 5

Was very clean place. Very nice views of Mission Bay. Close to San Diego attractions & airport. Penthouse has great views if your not a fan of stairs don’t choose penthouse. House has other suites. First time trying VRBO was positive experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Cleaning Fee $100

No tax for stays of more than 28 nights. Stays of more than two weeks require an additional cleaning and insurance fee.

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.

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