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Large Beachfront, Waterfront 4 Bedroom Beach Home, Bayside, Sleep up to 12,

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-180 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Gorgeous Beach and waterfront Vacation Home - Sleeps 12 - 4 bd - 3 full bathroom

The Great Blue Heron Vacation Home Rental - Beach Front

Unlike a hotel reservation, with our properties, we speak with all potential guests before accepting any online reservations. That will help to ensure, you are choosing the right rentals for your vacation and family.

*****Please call or email Cynthia owner/manager first, before reserving on line for your dates. After we speak in person and gather information for your reservation for our records, you may then proceed with the online reservation process via HomeAway/VRBO. After reserving online, you will be in our very capable hands for the reminder of the reservation process, arrival, stay and departure.

We own and manage several properties, and care about the personalized experience we provide for you.

Vacation Beach rental, part of the A Vacation By the Bay properties.

We are close to Sea World, The San Diego Zoo and LegoLand.

The Great Blue Heron - Lovely 4 Bedroom 3 Bath - Large, 2600 sq ft located in Mission Beach bayside. This rare find does sleep 12 in regular beds with a maximum occupancy of 12 people total.

We have a maximum of occupancy of 12 guests, including children.

Choosing a vacation rental or home can be a big decision. To ensure you choose the right rental for your stay is important to us as well. Our service, for you, is personal, and we do speak to each vacationer personally, before confirming a reservation to ensure you are choosing the right rental/ home and location you are looking to stay.

The Great Blue Heron

Come and Experience this exceptionally large waterfront 4 bedroom beautifully remodeled bay front beach rental with 2600 square feet of living space for your vacation enjoyment. The location on the quieter side, the Bayfront provides a wonderful atmosphere for vacationing in San Diego. The Great Blue Heron is the perfect choice for your large families and reunions, as it will accommodate up to a maximum of 12 people for the home.

Tastefully decorated in nautical cottage interiors with all new kitchen and granite counters along with Pottery Barn style furnishings add that extra touch for a true beach feel and experience. Renting this beach accommodation, will delight and pamper your guests after a long day playing at the beach. With San Diego's notoriously perfect weather (practically), visiting the beach can be a wonderful experience any time of the year. This vacation home occupies the 2nd and 3rd floor levels of the building. You and your guests will have years of memories and fun filled stories about your stay in Mission Beach at The Great Blue Heron.

Your vacation rental sits on the gorgeous and peaceful beach front with a delightful view of the glimmering water outside your door at the beach. Each morning the sun elevates itself above the horizon to cast it's first morning light across the shimmering waters for your pleasure. In the summer season, each night, you have front row seats to experience Sea World's nightly fireworks display. Mission Beach is unique in that it sits on a peninsula with both the bay and the ocean. The Great Blue Heron is at the narrowest part of that peninsula, which makes it the ideal location.

Imagine sitting on your balcony with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over the water, or in a minute walk across the street to watch the waves. This is the perfect beach location for families with small children or for people who enjoy a less hectic beach experience. The bay is quieter with less foot traffic and bikes so the little ones can safely play on the sand and along the peaceful water's edge. But, when your urge for action arises to meet the mighty Pacific Ocean you are only 150 steps from the ocean side and you can tackle the waves with your boogie board or surf boards. But, you will love coming back to the calm picturesque waters of the bayside.

This beach front vacation accommodation, has 2 gorgeous master bedrooms with deliciously comfortable king beds Two additional large bedrooms have 2 equally comfortable queens each (total of 4). These unique extra large bedrooms will allow for 12 people in beds. Our 4 bedroom will accommodate a large group in comfort. Perfect for a large family vacation

We take great pride in the presentation of the rentals and they are impeccably clean and well maintained. We are personally hands on and are within reach for any emergency which may arise.

Our personal touch is what keeps people coming back each year. After 25 years in the business we are proud of our reputation.

Each of our rentals are conveniently located close to restaurants, cafes, shopping, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park, golfing, museums, plays and an amazing number of free activities.
San Diego, America's finest city, draws the adventurous at heart from all corners of the world.
Our unique accommodations are only minutes away from several of California's historical and greatest attractions.

All our our Rentals are smoke free and pet free and in order to keep this rental in top condition, we do not allow it to be used for parties or gatherings. If you have a question about this policy, do not hesitate to ask.

****Parking - We have two reserved parking spaces dedicated to this rental that will accommodate your 2 mid-sized or smaller sized vehicles. Please inquire about our parking requirements when you email or call for your reservation.

This rental allows a maximum of 12 people. There is no smoking or pets on the premises or property at any time by renters or guests.

We strongly advice you look into Travelers insurance incase of a personal health emergency.

Summer check in: 4:00 p.m. and check out is 9:00 a.m.
We cannot accommodate early check-ins or late check-outs in our summer season.

Keywords: Condominium,Upper Scale, luxury, beach front vacation rental, waterfront, bayside, villa, beach vacation rental, condo, family friendly, Mission Beach vacation rental, San Diego vacation rental, vacation home, four bedroom, 4 bedroom, San Diego, places to stay.
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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome:

    Please count each child or baby, in the maximum ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • The Admiral's Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Large Master bedroom suite/private balcony/ 2nd floor ...moreless

  • The Main Deck - Bedroom #2: 2 queen

    Two queen beds and a private deck are provided/2nd floor...moreless

  • The Captain's Master: 1 king

    This master has a gorgious view of the water/3rd floor...moreless

  • The Stern Bedroom #4: 2 queen

    This extra large bedroom also has 2 queen beds/ 3rd floor...moreless

  • The Great Blue Heron is a unique rental as it has approximately 2600 living space and half of that are for the 4 very large bedrooms. These are exceptionally large bedrooms that will accommodate up to a maximum of 12 people comfortably in beds. (A small baby in a port a crib would be acceptable as a 13th person) Each bed has been selected with comfort in mind and all of our linens are 100 percent cotton. Each bed is completely prepared fresh each time for your peace of mind. The bedrooms capture the fresh ocean breezes that make for a wonderful night's rest after your day at the beach. We have 3 full bathrooms for you to use which never gives you that busy or crowded feeling. We prepare our rentals each and every time to meet your high expectations....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Admiral's Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bathroom in the Admiral's suite...moreless

  • Captain's Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full bath that can be utilized for the crew as well...moreless

  • The Crews bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large bathroom for cleaning up the crew...moreless

  • 3 full baths, easily accommodates larger groups.

Other Amenities

  • This is truly a lovely rental in every way. Everything you would need to have a wonderful holiday has been provided. When you choose The Great Blue Heron, part of the A Vacation By the Bay family owned vacation rental business, your experience is important to us from the start to the departure. With its large bedrooms and ample number of beds, you can really sleep 12 in beds as advertised. Great customer service is provided and personalized greeting upon your arrival is the norm....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Your location is on the beach front bayside. Its the quieter beach, with calmer waters for families to play and or relax...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Sits on the beach front Bayside. Gorgeous waterfront rental...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Great Blue Heron is on the beach front bayside waterfront...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Great Blue Heron sits on the bayfront beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is seating combined in the kitchen and out side to easily seat 12, plus kitchen bar seating to accommodate 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared washer and dryer....moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed internet is provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, fresh cotton crisp linens for your great night's sleep...moreless

  • Living Room:

    A gorgeous living room that looks out on the beach and bayside....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Very Important Factor! Two reserved spaces that will accommodate to mid-sized vehicles or smaller only. (Please inquire about the options)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes all linens are provided for your stay....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Shared washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All that you will need for your vacation is provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    This galley has all that you will need for cleaning up after your big crews meals....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    A gorgeous kitchen with a waterfront view of the beach and bayfront....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless of course on the ship!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Again only stainless on this ship!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Your waterfront balcony looks right out onto the waterfront and Summer time, nightly fire works display. A large balcony for dining or sipping morning tea....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Your balcony has a large Gas BBQ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 3 - 10, 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
5 night min stay

June 10 - 17, 2017
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

June 17 - 24, 2017
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

June 24, 2017 - July 1, 2017
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

July 1, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

July 8 - August 5, 2017
Jul 8 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

August 5 - August 19
Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

August 19 - August 26
Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

September 1 - May 2017
Sep 4 - May 28, 2018
180 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $275
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Please call first before requesting to reserve to assure that this will be the right home for your families vacation.

We only accept a reservation, after speaking with you personally.

To reserve on line with HA/VRBO we accept checks and CC via PayPal only. (there is a convenience fee for using CC payments).

Rates: Summer 2017


Fall 9 Month Rental lease Rates September 4 - May 2018.

June 3 - 10, 2017 $4190.00, June 10 - 17, 2017 $4590.00, June 17 - 24, 2017 $4990.00, June 24 - July 1, 2017, $5690.00, Sat to Sat only Weekly

July 1 - August 5, 2017 $5990.00, Sat to Sat Weekly

August 5 - August 19, 2017 $5690.00, Sat to Sat Weekly

August 19 - August 26, 2017 $4690.00 Sat to Sat Weekly

August 26 - September 2, 2017 $4190.00 Sat to Sat Weekly

September 4, 2017 to End of May 2018, $5690.00 (9 Month Lease only)

Reservation and Payment information: (Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed)

Before accepting any reservation, we want to speak to all vacationers to assure the right rental for your needs and to add that personal experience for each of us.

• For CC payments, Please Select on the HA/Payment Page, “Other Payment choices” and select PayPal to use a CC. (Convenience fee is added for all CC payments)

• You may also select “check” under the “Other payment choices.”

(We ask the you use PayPal for processing. CC processing rates: Via HA/VRBO 3.1 domestic 4.9 international - PayPal CC processing 2.9 domestic 3.9 International)

• Cancelation Policy: Refunds for 60 days in advance of arrival date cancellations.

• We do send a contract upon speaking with you personally.

We greet each vacationer upon arrival to assure your smooth arrive to The Great Blue Heron.

Arrival time is 4 to 6 on Saturday in the summer

Departure time is 9:00 a.m. We are unable to accommodate any later departures due to our thorough cleaning of the rentals. Please make your departure flights with this knowledge in mind.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coronado Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5 & 8

Car: Not Necessary

The Great Blue Heron Vacation Home, is located in the heart of Mission Beach on the bayfront. We have an excellent location over looking the beach bayside. Its a great fit for large families and provides great space for staying comfortably.

Other Activities: Rowing, Stand up paddling just to add to your adventures while you vacation.


Manager info

A Vacation By The Bay

About: Your Hosts: Small personalized friendly hands on service is our business model. We have owned and managed vacation rental homes for 25 years. We provide hands on service, speak with each potential vacationer before reserving your dates and personally greet each vacationer upon arrival. We believe that selecting the right rental for your vacation stay is important and want to ensure that you are selecting the best rental for you needs. With a long time family history in San Diego going back to the turn of the century, combined with roots from the midwest, we have both pride in San Diego, and good old fashioned values. The rentals showcased on this site, reflect, our goal to provide you with quality accommodations, along with personal service from the start of your reservation process, to your final departure. We like to think we attract vacationers who appreciate receiving the exact rental that is advertised on our websites and desire a well maintained vacation home or rental that much care is taken to provide. In return, appreciate and care for the rentals during their stay and respect the quiet surroundings of the bayside. The environment we provide and the bayside in Mission Beach is a more low key area with an amazing location on the waterfront.

Why Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, USA:
1. Its beach front property for #1. 2. Its gorgeous, well cared for and maintained to a higher level. 3. Its extra large by Mission Beach standards. 4. It actually has enough room for 12 people in normal beds, no hidden beds for you to have to use. There are very few homes in Mission Beach who truly have a large enough home to accommodate 10 to 12 people. What's not to love?

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Large Spacious Bedrooms, and home, are the key for this vacation home. Most rentals in the beach area, are a tight squeeze at best. The Great Blue Heron is a lovely vacation home, where you can have up top 12 people together, with out feeling on top of each other. One of the better choices for large groups who want to come together and spend time.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • View from your rental home

    View from your rental home

  • Nautical Theme, with comfortable spaces for your family to enjoy

    Nautical Theme, with comfortable spaces for your family to enjoy

  • One of two areas for eating and sitting with each other.

    One of two areas for eating and sitting with each other.

  • Entrance Hallway

    Entrance Hallway

  • Keep the chef company

    Keep the chef company

  • 2 Queen beds and its own balcony

    2 Queen beds and its own balcony

  • A Great Blue Heron

    A Great Blue Heron

  • Sit by the water on the beach bayside.
Great fun for families!

    Sit by the water on the beach bayside. Great fun for families!

  • Mission Bay/ Mission Beach is an aquatic wonderland.

    Mission Bay/ Mission Beach is an aquatic wonderland.

  • Beautiful nautical decor for that beach experience

    Beautiful nautical decor for that beach experience

  • Entry hallway, 1st master and living room

    Entry hallway, 1st master and living room

  • The Captain's quarters, king bed, balcony and private bath

    The Captain's quarters, king bed, balcony and private bath

  • 3rd floor queen bed room

    3rd floor queen bed room

  • Porpoise right off our coastline is an almost a daily occurrance.

    Porpoise right off our coastline is an almost a daily occurrance.

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