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Bayfront Condo-Peaceful, Picturesque and right on the sand.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,019 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The condo is located on the water's edge of south Mission Bay on Mariner's Basin. Mariner's Basin is the most popular Mission Bay cove for yachts to dock for the weekend - directly in front of this condo! The view is one of the best - if not THE best in Mission Beach.

The unit includes two bedrooms, two baths and spectacular panoramic views of Mission Bay and Riviera style beach. The Pacific Ocean and jetty are just steps away with the Bay at the front door, all connected by the famous Mission Beach boardwalk.

Amenities include: Secure WiFi, DVD/VCR players, wet bar, BBQ, two balconies and a large, fully equiped kitchen. The huge master bedroom also features Bay views and a king size bed. The guest bedroom also includes Bay and beach views and twin beds. Secure garage parking is provided for TWO CARS!

All major San Diego points of interest are just minutes away including the San Diego Airport, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, La Jolla, Gaslamp District, Little Italy, Old Town, San Diego Harbor, Mexico and Sea Port Village. World class golf courses and other attractions abound in the Mission Beach, San Diego area. Bicycle, surfboard, and skate rentals are available at the nearby Belmont Park. The restored roller coaster 'The Coaster', and 'The Plunge', a huge indoor swimming pool, are also located at Belmont Park.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

John Walsh
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About John Walsh

A transplant from Chicago, my wife and I have lived in San Diego for the past 37 years. We've lived near the beach all that time and have been particularly attracted to the bay side in South Mission because of it's tranquility and beautiful scenery.

John Walsh purchased this condo in 1998

Why John Walsh chose Mission Beach

South Mission Beach was an attraction to me as far back as 1965. I met my wife there and we both still enjoy the beauty and serenity of this location.

What makes this condo unique

the bayside is uniquely quiet compared to the ocean side. Our unit while on the first floor is raised about 8 ft above ground level which affords a great deal of privacy. We also have access to our own balconies which sweep along the side and front of the unit providing more openness and visibility to the surrounding beauty.


Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1019 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Balconies off both bedrooms and living room


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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Bayfront Condo-Peaceful, Picturesque and right on the sand.
average rating of 4.4333334 based on 30 reviews

Great location, needs major update

  • 2 of 5

First off, we are very frequent users of HoweAway vacation properties, we stayed in 20+ rentals in 10 countries. This rental is the first where reviews are completely not correlated with the quality, and the first one where we are giving less than 4 or 5 starts. We completely agree with another 2 star review (posted Sept 2012), it is very accurate. John, I would urge you to actually take into consideration feedback before dismissing it with a sentence " this is the first time somebody complained about it", it wouldn't cost much to address the concerns and the rental would be much better (and you could charge more money).


- Location is perfect, it is hard to beat. It is right on the bay beach, we spent a good portion of the day there, we swam, played and enjoyed it very much. This beach is very safe for kids, ours enjoyed it a lot. It is just few minutes walk to the Pacific-side beach, if you are more inclined toward surfing, or boogie boarding. You can walk for miles, there are stores and restaurants around, it is just perfect location. It is in the more quiet portion of the Mission beach, which also a plus. One really doesn't need to drive anywhere, but having 2 car reserved garage is also a great plus in very busy area with hard-to-find parking. Kitchen has been updated and is well stocked.

Negatives: The furniture is very old, uncomfortable and dirty.

Master bedroom summary: (1) Very saggy mattress, I didn't sleep at all first night and had to request air mattress (which John brought very promptly), (2) Stained carpet, (3) drawers falling from the dressers.

Second bedroom summary: (1) Mattresses uncomfortable, (2) Metal frame rusted, can easily injure yourself as they are exposed, (3) Blind segments falling out

Common area: (1) Super stained chairs, had to put towels for kids to sit on them, (2) Stained sofa (again had to put sheet on top of it, looked too dirty), (3) Bathrooms are outdated. It seems like there was a very bad attempt to update, the worst craftsmanship I've seen ever, (4) Balcony furniture- it exists, but it was extremely dirty.

Cleanliness: I would advise John to change cleaning people, they did very poor job.

Washer and dryer: dryer is rusted, it destroyed some of our clothes.

Sheets, towels: very worn out, had stains (after washing). It wouldn't take a lot of money to change them, and it would make a huge difference.

Summary: this could be a great place, but it was disappointment. Don't believe 5* reviews!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Loved Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the condo was very nice and comfortable and the location was great too.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This condo worked out very well for myself, my daughter and her three 13 year old triplets!

Location was perfect and we spent our mornings at the bay beach and our afternoons at the ocean beach!

The condo met all of our needs and it was difficult to leave at the end of the week!

Location is awesome!

We had everything we needed and more!

John was very responsive!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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woodland hills, California

Our perfect vacation place

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful location, on the bay, across the street is the ocean. John is a very responsive owner. If we need something we get it immediately. We hope to return next year which will be about our fifth year,The place is very clean and nicely furnished.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Centro ca

Bayfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo really is right on the bay! Balcony is right above the sand. Loved the wood floors in the living area, and the open, clean layout. Included garage parking and washer and dryer, which is a real plus at Mission Beach. Lots of towels, bedding and very well stocked kitchen. Our family of four stayed here and we were within walking distance to restaurant and small grocery store. Would recommend, especially to families with children that love to be at the bay!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway, loved the location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six stayed very comfortably in this condo. Great view, steps from the sand, very open and bright. Our kids loved playing right outside our door in the sand and we loved watching them from the patio! Great location we walked to the ocean side and restaurants in minutes and to Belmont Park in 10 minutes. We loved the full kitchen, washer and dryer and the garage parking! John was very easy to work with. We are definitely coming back! Awesome find!!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0.2 Miles
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
River walk
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mission Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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