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Perfect for Family on a Budget - One Bedroom House

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This charming beach cottage is the perfect solution for the smaller family on a budget. Located on a nice, quiet court in North Mission Beach, the ocean and boardwalk are just a 45 second stroll away. Fresh paint and new furnishings have recently been added by the long-time owners of this spotless home.

As a single standalone house you have a private, fenced patio and no common walls with other units like the more expensive condo properties. This is true beach living reminiscent of the small California beaches of days long past.

Located in the Historic Mission Beach section, many shops and restaurants are nearby for your convenience. With a queen bed and a queen sofa/sleeper, there is plenty of room for Mom, Dad and 2 kids. And the prices beat any hotel in town this close to the ocean. Don't think you can't still afford your vacation in this economy - this house makes it a reality.

Keywords: Beach House, cottage, bungalow, standalone home

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017



Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Perfect for Family on a Budget - One Bedroom House
average rating of 4.0416665 based on 24 reviews

some very good features---some problems

  • 1 of 5

The inside is modest and clean---older but generally regularly maintained. I'd say overall the inside is good.

Two troubling problems---The window screens either do not exist or exist and are literally completely ragged. As a result your are constantly dealing with fly and mosquito issues.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Old school cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, the cottage is well equipped and has a comfortable bed. The main reason to stay here is the beach access, so fun to walk out the door, down the walkway and there you are.

There is some traffic noise being close to Mission Blvd but that's live in the city.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best kept secret in Mission Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home September 1st-4th, 2017. It was our second time staying here this summer, and there simply aren't enough words to describe how much we loved being in this home again.

The home has everything you could possibly need for a fantastic stay in Mission Beach! The location is awesome - close enough to the beach to walk there in a matter of seconds, yet far enough away to have peace and quiet from the noisy boardwalk. Restaurants and stores are all within walking distance, and there are literally hundreds of things to do within driving distance. We went to Coronado Island, Point Loma, and the Cabrillo National Monument. We stopped to pay our respects at the Rosecrans National Cemetary, and spent countless hours playing on Mission Beach. We fished, and safely caught and released more sharks and stingrays than I can count. The only bad part of our trip was leaving.

We feel a special connection with this neat home - Dave mentioned that the owner was considering selling, and it is very sad thinking that we might have to find another vacation rental for next year! In reading some of the other reviews, I can only cringe at the complaints and requests that the home be "fixed-up", or "upgraded." One person even said that the owner should put 50K into fixing it up - that's crazy! If they did that, this home would no longer be an affordable rental - No thank you! Keep everything the same, please! We like the tight windows, the small garage, the rickety old gate, and the dozens of other little quirks that make this house the charming place that it is!

Thank you Dave, for everything, and for the opportunity to call this place "ours" for a few days. Five stars is not enough for the best kept secret in Mission Beach!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small but functional. Good location. Kitchen was lacking in glasses/dishes.

  • 3 of 5

Comfortable. Very small and old, but the owner was good at communicating. Garage is definitely small. Don't bring a big car! Location is great. Steps from Mussion Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sedona, AZ

Close to the beach!!

  • 4 of 5

This little beach house is really nice because of the manager David. We had some issues that he resolved equitably and for that I am grateful. It does not have a screen door and is missing a screen in the living room but all in all we had a great time and would go back! The location is awesome and the neighborhood was very nice and quiet and having a single car garage at the beach was terrific!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location, but...

  • 3 of 5

The property is quaint and vintage...reminded my wife and I of our grandparent's homes in small town Midwest America. It is surrounded by bigger, flashier, more modern vacation rentals. However, the home was clean and has an incredible location!! Having stayed at other VRBOs, the home could use some upgrades in amenities... hair dryer, gas grill, kitchen utensils/dishes, larger TV, etc. Two of the 4 boogie boards provided were broken. One of the 4 outdoor plastic chairs provided was broken. Two of the 3 lawn chairs provided were broken. The sleeper couch is in very bad shape and unsafe for our kids; we just put the foam mattress topper on the floor. We feel like if the owner is advertising these amenities, then they should be functional!!

We chose to appreciate the "vintageness" of the place, but the owner does need to fix the above items. That would really take it to a new level of appreciation!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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