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Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This lovely, two-bedroom, two-bath, vacation rental home-away-from-home, located at 811 Vanitie Ct in Mission Beach, is steps to our beautiful Mission Bay and a few more steps to the Pacific Ocean. It comprises the entire floor of our brand-new custom building on a charming court in North Mission Beach, San Diego, California, offering a private fenced yard with pieceful fountain, and a private, bay view,dining area with gas barbecue.

AND, it is within a five- to ten-minute walk to a wide variety of restaurants and shops, and a short drive to Sea World and other local attractions. It is a perfect getaway!

You are comfortable in our hideaway regardless of the season. It is light and airy, with ceiling fans in each room for warmer days, and a fireplace and central thermostat heating during the cooler days. Granite counters & vanities. Purified water from every tap & to icemaker in fridge.

You have off-street parking for one car, a private washer/dryer, and much more:

* Master bedroom with queen-size bed, TV/cable/VCR, and private full bath

* Second bedroom with two twin beds and TV/cable. Aerobed available in living room for 5th person - $25/day fee

* Separate full bath with tub/shower.

* Fully-equipped kitchen for casual or gourmet cooking. Gas oven/stove, toaster oven, crock pot, blender, etc. Granite counters and an island with bar stools adjacent to indoor eating area.

* Separate inside eating area seating four comfortably, also with fireplace view.

* Cable Flatscreen HDTV/VCR/DVD/stereo in living room. Comfortable Leather Loveseat and Recliner Lounge near fireplace.

* Copy services available if needed.

* WiFi High Speed Internet Access.

* Beach 'toys' including bicycles, chairs, etc., and a library of videos, books, puzzles, and games.

* Tandem Kayak with life vests available on request.

* Steak & Seafood Restaurant - 1 block away

* Paddlewheeler - Nightly Entertainment on Mission Bay.


* A maximum of five individuals is allowed.

* Check-in time is 3:30 PM and Check-out time is 10:30 AM.

* No pets are allowed.

* No smoking is allowed inside the rental.


* A deposit of 25% of total reserved time, based on above rates, is required at time of reservation.

* A $75 Cleaning Fee is required, and, instead of a damage deposit, we request guest obtain $1500 damage insurance from Homeaway for a one-time, $59 fee.

* Balance of payment is due 30 days prior to scheduled check-in date.

* Payments:

* U.S. - Personal check or money order preferred; Credit card payment, with 2.9% fee, via Paypal.

* Non-U.S.: U.S Bank Check or Int'l Money Order preferred. Credit card payment, with 4.45% fee available - request with reservation & a PayPal link will be returned by email.

* Upon receipt of payment, we will send an instruction sheet with directions, answers to FAQ, etc.

CONTACT US at the phone numbers provided below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Apartment - 1st Floor of Duplex Home

More Details

Property Manager
Bill Eckert
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Bill Eckert

Calina is a Native San Diegan, and Bill arrived in San Diego with the Navy in 1975. We married in 1977, and vowed to someday move to the Beach. We loved taking long walks on the bay or beach and watching gorgeous sunsets.

We built our dream home in North Mission Beach in 2002 and built the first floor as an apartment for Calina’s parents. We made sure that Mom and Dad’s place had all the same modern conveniences as we had upstairs. When Mom and Dad passed away in 2008/2009, we converted the apartment to a Vacation Rental. 'Mission Bay Hideaway', is the cleanest and nicest apartment in Mission Bay. Since then, we have had the pleasure of hosting hundreds of families, from all over the world, to enjoy wonderful vacations in Mom and Dad’s apartment. Bill & Calina, San Diego, CA

Bill Eckert purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Bill Eckert chose Mission Beach

Our Mission Bay Hideaway, in North Mission Bay, affords the vacationer all the best of the San Diego Beach and Bay atmosphere. Virtually everything is within a very short walking distance: the beach and bay with every conceivable water sport, marinas, bicycle paths, children’s playground, dozens of excellent restaurants and night clubs, lots of shops, a modern supermarket, internet café, local library, Post Office, Metro Bus Stop, and an amusement park and combination gym, indoor pool and wavehouse recreation facility. Most nights of the year, you can watch the evening fireworks from Sea World, a few miles away. Most other attractions in and around San Diego are just a short drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

We take great pains to ensure our Hideaway is one of the cleanest and best maintained properties in the area. Saltillo tile floors and throw rugs help to keep the beach and bay sand from gaining a foothold and the central vacuum makes cleanup easy. Purified water from a whole-house system eliminates the need to procure bottled water or ice.

Our Fenced In Front Yard is unique to this neighborhood, with very high trees and flowered vines, providing significant privacy for the dining area.

The side parking area provides room for storage of bikes, jetskis, rafts, boogie boards, etc. and can also be used for parking a small vehicle in tandem.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family which included 2 small boys aged 3 and 4 years stayed at the Mission Bay Hideway for one week in January, 2009. Bill and Calina were excellent hosts. They were very friendly and helpful. The aprtment is very well laid out, comfortable, and a great place to stay. It is steps in either direction to the Bay or the Ocean and very close to Sea World and the sights and sounds of San Diego. Our children did not want to leave when we had to go and refer to it as our San Diego home. Will will go back again and highly recommend the Mission Bay Hideaway for anyone looking to stay in the San Diego area.

Bob, Catherine, Ben, and Graham
Jan 2009
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Mission Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Small to medium size loads in washer & dryer
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Futon or Airbed with electric pump for 5th visitor
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Purified Water @ every tap, Trash Compactor, Beach Toys, Toddler items upon request, No Smoking inside unit.


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Mission Bay Hideaway - Sparkling New & Full of Amenities
average rating of 4.911111 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful stay at Mission Bay!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't want to leave! Great location....steps from the Bay and the Ocean. Home was very clean, comfortable and truly felt like our home away from home. We will be back when there is an opening. (This place gets booked up long in advance ..... I can see why!).

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting Gloria & Vic, and meeting their friends from Pasadena. We feel like we’ve accomplished our goal if our guests state that our Mission Bay Hideaway felt like home and they’re anxious to return. What really made the time special was the weather - almost summer in late November. As I’m writing this review now near mid-December we’re enjoying sunny and 75+ degree weather here at Mission Bay. What a great place to live or vacation.
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good location hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Good location walk 50 steps to the bay and 120 steps to the ocean. Kids have fun biking and kayaking thanks for the equipment that provided. We had some questions about the bbq grill and tv internet, Bill (William) were so helpful and friendly and helped us out right away. We cooked 3 dinner in that house, the kitchen has most stuff we need except a cutting board would be great, also no sugar and oil so we have to get our own from Raley (walking distance). We used the Raley card that comes with the key I think it saved us quite some $ too.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, Arkansas

An awesome Mission Beach Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Mission Bay Hideaway. It is in a wonderful location for access to street parking, a grocery store, restaurants and more. The court is neat and quiet

Mission Bay Hideaway is equipped with everything you could want. The cart for going to the grocery store is a great idea. There is a store room with bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrella, etc. There is even a kayak. The instructions for the rental are very helpful.

We would highly recommend this beach rental!

S. Thompson


  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We Truly appreciate Sandra’s complementary words about our Mission Bay Hideaway. Our goal is to make each visitor’s stay the best experience possible. We also encourage everyone to make suggestions for any improvements, since that’s the only way we can know how we’re doing. We hope Sandra & her family hurry back soon. Sincerely, Bill & Calina
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Fantastic place and people

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place close to the quite Mission Bay and just a few hundred metres from the ocean. The home was spotless and had everything we needed as a family of 5. SeaWorld was only a 5 minute drive which kept the kids happy. Bill & Calina are extremely nice people and the perfect hosts. A place we will stay again. We were in the US for 3 weeks and this was the considered by us and the kids as the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hosting Alan & his family from England was a great pleasure. It's very special for us when we can meet and converse with folks from other countries and discover that things are very much the same overall. Our guests the following week were a family of 4 from Germany who provided a similar description of things in their part of Europe. It's also interesting to hear their perspective of the things going on in the U.S. - a real revelation of how our media influences world affairs. As Alan stated, our location is ideal for visitors to San Diego and southern California in general with access to major thoroughfares so close. Mission Beach, besides offering wonderful aquatic activities, provides short walking distances to abundant shops & restaurants as well as an amusement park for the kids. We're appreciative and humbled by Alan's stating that our Mission Bay Hideaway was the highlight of their 3 weeks in the U.S. and we anxiously await their next visit. Bill & Calina
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  • 4 of 5

I stayed for 7 nights with my wife and two boys aged 7 and 9. Bill was fantastic to deal with and was very helpful . The property was overall pretty clean, however could have used a more detailed clean prior to our arrival. There was plenty of room in the apartment for the 4 of us. The highlight was of course the location. A few steps to the beautiful bay, and a few more to the beach, the location was absolutely brilliant.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoyed hosting and getting to know Michael and his wife and 2 sons. It's an incredible privilege for us when a family comes from as far away as Australia to enjoy our Mission Bay Hideaway, and we want their experience to be the best possible. Our location is obviously a huge plus for visitors since it affords all of the best amenities Mission Bay and Mission Beach have to offer, with the majority being only a short walk away. Being able to compare Navy career experiences with Michael was an added bonus. We also appreciate greatly any feedback when anything is not completely satisfying as this is the only way we can make needed improvements in a timely manner. We encourage all guests to leave helpful suggestions in their departure notes. As such, we'll immediately look into Michael's mention of detailed cleanliness, and quickly resolve any shortfalls with our Housekeeper. At the same time, we'll continue to make improvements based on recent inputs from other guests, such as installing a wall mounted hair dryer and providing a drying rack for wet clothing.
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DeRidder, Louisiana


  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of the area, the price, the home, and the property owners. It was all in all perfect!! The home was super clean, conveniently located, and super cozy. We loved our stay so much we hated to say farewell. Thank you so much for allowing us this opportunity.

Extremely pleased!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was special for us to be able to host LaDonna and her family and to help them enjoy Mission Beach for their week. One of the main purposes for their visit was to attend a Veterans' Motorcycle Convention in Mission Valley, a few miles inland by car, but they also wanted to afford the family a chance to enjoy the amenities of our beach and bay for their first visit to San Diego. One of the nice things about our location is that during peak traffic in both the AM & PM you're driving relatively unfettered while the traffic for the majority of commuters is going in the opposite direction. This allowed them to spend a lot more time in the beach during the convention days rather than on the road. Also, with being a retired military veteran couple ourselves, we felt privileged to host a military veteran's family and to offer them a nice discount for their stay. Although our published rates for Mission Bay Hideaway are relatively low for the Beach and Bay Area for our level of amenities, we regularly negotiate with 1st time guests to reach an equitable nightly rate that fits their planned budget. We believe that it's more important for newcomers to enjoy our wonderful apartment than to lose them because of financial concerns. This has led to many long term and repeat visits from a number of families. We hope LaDonna and her family returns again in the very new future. Sincerely, Bill & Calina
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Single Fin
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
150 feet
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
150 Feet
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
150 Feet
Car: recommended

Steps to the Pacific Ocean on the West and Mission Bay on the East. Short Walk to numerous restaurants and attractions including Childrens' Playground, Amusement Park, Paddlewheeler with Nightly Entertainment on Mission Bay. Short drive to San Diego Municipal Golf Course & Sea World to South and Pacific Beach & La Jolla to the North.

Other Activities: Surfing Lessons Available - Inquire for Details




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.5%

Credit Card Payment 2.5% fee (3.75% non-U.S.)

Pets less than 50lbs considered, with fee.

Manager'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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