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Vacation Rental Beach Front House/Families/Best Area South Mission/Gated Patio

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Style Vacation Rental - Beach Front - Spacious Friendly independent owned


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We are a privately owned and operated Ocean Front Luxury Vacation Rental! We believe we offer a more personal touch to our management style! Our saying is "Bring your clothes and your food" and enjoys yourselves in a beautiful home on the beach. We supply many, many amenities so there is less for you to bring on your travels.

We are a spacious Family Home with spectacular views that sleeps 17. Luxury rental property on Mission Beach, San Diego. We are a year-round vacation rental. Perfect for your family vacation getaway. Enjoy beach life on the ocean. Please let us make your dream vacation a reality-- Book Now! Please note, if our calendar displays "booked", please reach out regardless. I can confirm status or find a time to accommodate you! Upscale, luxury and competitive rates! Spacious, listen to the ocean waves rock you to sleep.

The Big Beach House sits directly in front of Mission Beach. It is a spacious, impeccably designed 3 floor home with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 full kitchens, 5 decks and can accommodate 17 guests! We have an attached apartment included with a seperate entrance door and key code. A true strand standout, this ideal home in South Mission Beach is perfect for week long family vacations or a romantic weekend getaway. Also the perfect destination for a ladies trip, work retreat or reunion! You'll enjoy all the amenities of a 5 Star Hotel and more in this 4,000 square foot spacious paradise. Complete with private patio and 3 decks with unobstructed ocean views and two wood burning fireplaces. This vacation property is ready for guests year round. This is my home, therefore I invite each guest to stay during any month of the year, enjoying the sound of the ocean waves hitting the sandy beach. Because our guests are hand selected by my manager, David, we maintain the style, beauty and integrity of our home. We are not a "party" house-- it is impeccably maintained. South Mission Beach is clean, family-oriented and in every way a spectacular location. Close to nightlife, bars and live music & just one block from Mission Blvd. We are in walking distance of Belmont Park, home of the historical Big Dipper roller coaster!

The layout is as follows: Downstairs has two bedrooms. One bedroom has a set of twin beds and walk-in closet. The other room has double-sized bunk beds and large closet and dresser. These bedrooms share a full bathroom with tub and shower.

Curl up by the fire and sit in the added seating and conversation area by the ocean view bay window. The main floor dining room boasts an extended wood table that seats 17. The kitchen is large, with granite countertops, new sets of pottery serving 17, new cookware, serving pieces, glassware, oven and microwave, ice making refrigerator, dishwasher and an adjoining laundry room with full capacity washer and dryer.

2nd level is a full floor Master Suite! Complete with elevated king-sized bed, walk-in closet, office, en suite bath tub and shower with separate bathroom and double sinks. The 8 jet jacuzzi tub is also elevated, featuring an ocean view, the absolute royal treatment. It is a remarkably large suite and has a full patio with sliding glass doors for a spectacular unobstructed ocean view & teak furniture to relax. Go to sleep and wake up to the view and sound of the ocean. Sunsets are amazing from here! Two large leather sofas for entertaining. Don’t miss the luxurious stone fireplace, enjoyed year round.

Upstairs from here is the 3rd level and a favorite for family visitors. Privacy and charm accentuate this darling room with private balcony, twin beds, television and full bath.

Down a separate flight of stairs from the third floor (on the back end of the house) is a private one bedroom condo/apartment, truly a home of its own, with it's own locked entrance from the outside, or can be entered from main house. The one bedroom apartment is complete with full kitchen, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer set and pantry. There is a living room area with television, leather sofa/futon chairs, dining room, and private ocean view deck with BBQ. The bedroom has a queen bed, walk-in closet and en suite bath with tub and shower, as well as a queen sized blow up mattress for additional guests.

Just last year we outfitted the house with all new leather furniture/coffee tables and lamps. It's beautiful! Also recently, both kitchens have been renovated with new with refrigerators, granite countertops, brand new stove, sink-- the works! You’ll enjoy newly purchased luxurious designer bedding and linens. The house is stocked with towels, linens, blankets and beach towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap and body wash.

We discourage renting to young college students with the intent to throw parties and disrupt the neighborhood. We want to respect our neighbors!

Each room is attractive and homey. Located at 2962 Ocean Front Walk, my fully furnished rental property has become a highly-desired vacation destination for many travelers. I purchased The Big Beach House at Mission Beach because the area is friendly, safe, close to attractions and part of a village community. My young daughters adored the park, roller coaster, ferris wheel and the safety of this beach area. I invite you to allow me to accommodate your next visit to San Diego-- a perfect destination for families and friends, offering affordable rates and full amenities.

Outside, The Big Beach House has an attached garage and 2 carports. In the garage, you will find bicycles, and beach umbrellas. Additional street and guest parking is also steps away, just mind the posted signs.

In addition to unobstructed views of the ocean and beach, The Big Beach House is convenient to numerous activities and sightseeing areas. Within walking distance: the white sands of the beach with ocean shore just a few yards away. Lifeguards are on duty. Sailboat and fishing boat rentals are nearby. Fishing excursions are also available. Visit Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, all in the area. Take a bike ride around the marina, or relax with a good book on the patio. Take a short walk to the grass park and relax before riding the Belmont roller coaster and ferris wheel.

Order a pizza from Big Kahuna or hop in the car and drive to one of the fantastic restaurants in the Gas Light District. Drive down to the harbor and tour The Midway, stroll through the quaint shops and eat at one of the excellent restaurants. Explore downtown San Diego and then drive over to Old Town. There is no shortage of shopping in San Diego, and Mission Beach offers dive shops and souvenirs. Drive to other beach areas and gather seashells.

Rental rates for The Big Beach House are affordable, and we do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable. Be sure to book early and let us know how we can serve your travel needs. My personal assistant David Britt. He manages the bookings and the house for me and is uniquely organized. A perfectionist and the most upbeat man you will ever meet. He will assist you in making your dream vacation a reality.

Patty Shales

1210 Chickory Lane

Los Angeles, CA 90049

VRBO 277533 Come to San Diego Stay for a While

More Details

David Britt Manager 323-228-1836.David can work with your budjet
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About David Britt Manager 323-228-1836.David can work with your budjet

My home is rented and managed by Mr. David Britt. He will prepare for you the best package for your group. 3232281836 anytime for one on one service. Ocean Front Luxury Vacation Rental Seafront Views Spacious Family Time Sleep 17. Patty Shales pictured above is the owner and loves to rent to the guests from all over the world! Patty has one manager and one housekeeper she uses David Britt for all her bookings and he totally manages the BIG BEACH HOUSE, Holly Figueroa cleans the home and it is huge at 4000 square feet with 17 beds and 5 baths to clean, she does a terrific job. you will find everything you need at the house including PARKING garage and two side parking open for use. PArkingis available big Trucks and SUVs FIT IN PARKING . Ocean View. Every room! Luxury Vacation Rental. Seafront Views. Spacious for Family Time . Boogie boards and bikes provided Sleep 17 12 adult beds plus twins rollaway.

David Britt Manager 323-228-1836.David can work with your budjet purchased this house in 1994

Why David Britt Manager 323-228-1836.David can work with your budjet chose Mission Beach

Ocean Front Luxury Vacation Rental Seafront Views Spacious Family Time Sleep 17. I bought the house and decided on the Mission Beach area for the safe neighborhood, clean clear ocean water, impeccable beaches, and year round enjoyment. We chose the house at 2962 Ocean Front Walk because of its location and family oriented layout. Our family enjoys this area for sporting activities, relaxation and sun. The farmers market is famous in this area. I am an avid advanced scuba diver over 3000 dives, and my photographs are featured throughout the house.

What makes this house unique

Ocean Front Luxury Vacation Rental Seafront Views Spacious Family Time Sleep 17 We do not use a management company it is a home managed by David and cleaned by Holly! The unique benefits of this home include: 1) location, location, location. 2) the house is located on the beach in an elegant and safe neighborhood. 3) We are near the grassy Belmont Park and 4) The sand. There is a lifeguard on duty in front of the house for the safety of all who play and swim in the water. Also there are fire pits staggered on the beach. 5) We provide 4 beach cruisers to ride on the sidewalk. We think of our visitors as part of the family and do our best to keep the house freshly painted, well stocked and comfortable. New beds, fresh linens, new sets of pottery, cookware and glassware line the cabinets of the spacious kitchen. We want our guests to feel warm and rested in our vacation paradise. My property is your home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough about this property. Right from the start, David was very responsive to emails, texts, and phone calls. He was generous in adding in some fun San Diego sites, restaurants, activities, etc. He was great to work with!

The property itself was more spacious and beautiful than the pictures portray. We had ample room for 12 people! The location was spot on! Waking up to the ocean waves was lovely and quiet. We felt safe at all times and loved opening the door and walking 5 feet to the beach. The house was clean, well organized, and perfect for us! We will definitely be back! If I could've changed anything from our trip that weekend, it would've been for warmer weather in February. Please stay in this won't find another property that is on the beach, spacious, plenty of bathrooms, separate apartment, and welcomed with a bottle of wine on the kitchen table! Thanks again for a lovely stay!
Feb 2018
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Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We ask that you please remember to take the trash cans out for pick up on days noted on contract.
  • Our appliances are new and amazing! Please see rental contract for specific usage rules (i.e. no sandy towels in dryer.)
  • For your safety, please do not move the furniture during your stay, it is solid oak and very heavy! For assistance, don't hesitate to contact us.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , ON THIRD FLOOR
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , In attached condo apartment
  • Each bath is accentuated with royal blue tiles in bath and counter. Baths include towels and linens. Also shampoo, conditioner, soap and bodywash!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , First floor double occupancy.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , En suite bath loads of space private patio
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom in attached condo apartment private patio and BBQ
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is full size. On first floor shares a full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master bed full floor, en suite bath, ocean patio
  • King size beds (1) master bed is elevated with ocean view, Condo has 1 Queen size Bed and 1 futon. Upstairs studio has 2 twin beds. Downstairs, 1 bedroom has 2 twin beds the other bedroom has a bunk bed, top bunk is twin size and bottom bunk is full size. There are also 4 roll away cots and a queen size air mattress. There are 2 cribs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The home is spacious and comfortable. There is a separate entrance for the attached condo apartment, and the property is safe and welcoming.


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Vacation Rental Beach Front House/Families/Best Area South Mission/Gated Patio
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 102 reviews
Kanab, UT

Great home for families!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at The Big Beach House! We had a family of 11 and had plenty of room for all with room to spare. The owners were very accommodating. I called once and David returned my call promptly. I just have to say the kitchen table is huge, so nice to be able to seat everyone together. The beds were comfy and the house was very clean also everything was in good repair and working order. Being so close to the beach was amazing! It was wonderful to be able to use the bikes and boogie boards and there was plenty of sand toys for building a castle with my grand-kids. The only problem was our stay was too short! We would definitely love to stay again! My only warning is that there are lots of stairs so if you have a problem with that plan to use on of the two main floor bedrooms. It is a great house! You will love it!

A big Thank you to David for going above and beyond by mailing us our garment bag that we forgot! That was so nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very positive feedback Kristine! It is very much appreciated! Reviews let us know how we are doing in making sure our guests enjoy the house and have a great experience with there vacation. We try to add as many amenities as we can think of to make your experience that much more enjoyable. We do hope you come back and stay with us again!! David
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay!!! The owners are so welcoming! Best vacation I have ever taken!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible location - great for family/group gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the big beach house over a weekend with 14 total guys and it was plenty spacious enough for us with great hangout areas (inside and out). Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Drew! We really appreciate your kind review! Come back and stay with us in the future!
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We absolutely loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great! I booked the house for my sisters bachelorette weekend. We had a total of 12 girls stay at the house and there was plenty of room for us all. The kitchen was well stocked and exceeded any other rental spot in regards to available supplies and appliances. We were able to make everything we planned and they even had a few things we had forgotten. Additionally, there was plenty of towels and toilet paper for the four day stay. The house was clean and tidy for a rental. The patio is amazing! there is so much seating and umbrellas for shade. This house is so centrally located and it is very easy to get to yummy spots to eat and drink.

My only complaint would be the roll away bed mattresses. There were four of them and they were pretty terrible. Maybe they would be okay for a child but for an adult they just sink down...

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maddy, Thank you so much for the beautiful review. It really sounds like you all had a great time & celebration! Glad we hit on almost all the marks except for the roll aways. We love all feedback including negative from our guests. That's how we learn about areas where we miss the mark. Sorry we didn't do this sooner but we did order 4 new roll away beds! We've heard from guests in the past that they wished a certain item was in our home and then we added it. Sometimes a little too late for there stay but were there for future guests. By the way, our cleaning crew commented on how they were very impressed with how tidy you and your friends left the house!! We do hope you come back and stay with us in the future. We would love to have you!! Thank you!! Patty & David
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The Big Beach House... it's hard to beat this place

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience at the Big Beach House. David was very responsive and provided a clear welcome packet for the house. We had 15 people and the house came fully stocked, extra pillows, sheets, kitchen supplies, wifi, and soaps. Garage with two car ports fit three full size cars. There were more than enough beds with the rollaways for people to sleep comfortably. The master suite with a private balcony and outdoor patio facing the water on the boardwalk were the highlights. If you want to stay in Mission Beach, walking distance from Belmont and Pacific Beach, it's hard to beat this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael, Thank you so much for the glowing review. Glad to hear we are hitting our goals! As a privately owned and operated vacation home our goal is to be as attentive as possible and to make our home as welcoming and comfortable as possible. We do hope you come back and stay with us again!! David
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Spokane, WA

60 th Wdding Anniversary

  • 4 of 5

Nice, just what we wanted. On Boadwalk, close to beach. Great location. We were well satisfied with house

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maurice, First, Happy Anniversary! We have had many families celebrate anniversaries at our home. You, I love that you incorporated the holidays into that as well. We are so glad to hear you had a good time at the beach house and thank you so much for the positive review! We sure hope you come back and celebrate with us again!!! Have a very Happy New Year!! David & Patty
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San Diego Zoo
Most people like to visit a Zoo. This one yoou can see at night
Balboa Park
Always fun for the family
Gaslamp Quarter
Great dining and streets closed off at night to walk around without worry of cars. Take a L...
Old Town
Good Mexican food at Old Town and history.
Fashion Valley Mall
Always fun to go shopping and get a frozen yogart!
The Prado at Balboa Park
Why not give this a try
San Diego Padres
baseball fans see if yoour team is in town
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum
Hodad's Downtown
Bertrand at Mister A'S
very fine dining
Extraordinary Desserts
sweet tooths
San Diego Harbor Excursion
go for it!
Hornblower Cruises & Events
I love a cruise
Old Town Trolley
House of Blues San Diego
this is fun
Seaport Village
It has a big carousal
Downtown San Diego
Its great to see downtown at night
San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Old Town Mexican Cafe
Hillcrest Farmers Market
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
Great Sushi and ambiance
The Fish Market
Come for the fresh fish
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
July through September 2
Brigantine Seafood Restaurant
this is old style
Modern Meets Vintage At Fletcher Cove. Del Mar Racetrack Or Beach Getaway. Solan
go for it
Poseidon Restaurant-On The Bch
Little Italy Farmer's Market
this is delicious
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Convention Center
Lake Miramar
Jet ski and picnic
North County Tavern + Bowl -- CLOSED
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
Westfield Horton Plaza
Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club & Storage
Phil's BBQ
Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Many in area walking distance live music
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mission Beach Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

The Convention center is minutes away. The San Diego Padres play ar Petco Park April through September. The Del Mar Race track is in nearby Del Mar. San Diego Zoo can be seen at night after a day at the beach. Sea World is always open and in July you can watch the fireworks from the rear decks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450

Holiday rates are higher than standard rates. We also require a refundable $1500.00 security deposit (due 30 days prior to arrival) You can feel free to negotiate with David. Our policy is a 3 night minimum, however willing to offer the 2 Night minimum on a case by case basis per availabilty and subject to slight increase in rate. As always, willing to negotiate! Special Promotions are also available at times, please inquire about these in your outreach.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.