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Luxury Family and Couples Style Vacation House on the Beach in Mission Beach

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beachfront private patio, umbrellas for shade,bbq and tables to dine alfresco


Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:17
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Distinctive Luxury Beachfront Home. 5 Bed 4 Full bath,

August 5 - 17, 2017 Now Available due to cancellation!
The Big Beach House is unique, luxurious and carefully designed for families and couples to fit your lifestyle budget. The distinctive location on South Mission Beach is perfect for a weekend getaway, or a week long holiday in paradise. Enjoy this spacious home with over 4000 square feet inside and patios and decks outside. With two wood burning fireplaces this Vacation Property is ready for guests year round. This is my home, therefore I invite each guest the opportunity during any month of the year to spend nights listening to the ocean waves hitting the sandy beach. Because our guests are hand selected by David we maintain the style and beauty of our home. We are not a "party" house. South Mission Beach is clean, family oriented and in every way a spectacular location. Close to bars and live music, one block behind on Mission Blvd. We are also in walking distance to Belmont Park, home of the Big Dipper roller coaster!
The house has 5 bedrooms, 4 FULL baths with shower and tub and can sleep up to 17!
The layout is as follows: Downstairs has two bedrooms. One has a set of twin beds and the other has a bunk bed, which is double size. Both have closets and dressers and share a bathroom with tub and shower.
2nd level is the Master bedroom with king bed and En suite bath tub and shower. This is a tub with jacuzzi feature. It is very large suite and has a full patio with a beautiful view of beach. Sunsets are amazing from here! There is also a crib.
Upstairs. 3rd level, again has two twin beds and another ensuite bath with tub and shower.
Downstairs from the third floor (back of the house) is a private hideaway we call it the 'condo' as it has a separate bedroom with a queen bed and ensuite bath with tub and shower. A full kitchen with dish washer, fridge-freezer, washer dryer, dining room /living room, full size futon and a queen size air mattress (in closet). Also has its own entrance/exit but can also be entered from inside of house!
February 2015 we installed all new leather furniture/coffee tables and lamps. It's beautiful!
August 31, 2013 we put in a new kitchen in the main house complete with refrigerator, granite counter tops, new stove, sink, the works!
Recently, we purchased new 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 intent on parties and disrupting the neighborhood. We want to respect our neighbors!
Each room is attractive and homey. Located at 2962 Ocean Front Walk, a fully furnished rental property that has become a 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 loved 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, The Big Beach House offers affordable rates and full amenities.
Inside the house, the tile floors are clean and well cared for. Let’s begin with the first floor: A generous living room has brown leather sofa and chair for lounging and watching tv. Curl up by the fire and sit in the adjoining conversation area by the picture 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.
Moving up to the second floor, we find the gorgeous Master Suite. With a full sliding door, the room offers a romantic view of the ocean. A luxurious stone fireplace, king size bed, leather sectional sofa, dresser unit and television add just the right home touch. Step up into the tiled bathroom with vanity area, separate bath and walk-in closet.
The third floor is a favorite for family visitors. Privacy and charm accentuate this darling room with door to private balcony, twin beds, television and bath.

Above the third floor is the attached 'condo'. This is a home of its own, with a separate bedroom, living area with television, leather sofa/futon chairs, dining room, kitchen, private deck with BBQ, full kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer set, pantry, and private bath. This apartment has its own entry door and offers complete privacy.

Outside, The Big Beach House has an attached garage and 2 carports. Street parking, as well as a lot at the park, is available. A spacious front patio facing the ocean is complete with teak wood dining table, chairs, additional round table with umbrella and BBQ. An outdoor deck with guard rail on the second floor is located just off the master suite. A cute private deck is off the third floor bedroom, and the attached condo has a long wood deck and new barbecue. A short stone wall surrounds the patio, and the gate opens onto the boardwalk. In the garage, you will find bicycles, and beach umbrellas.
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 323-228-1836. manages the bookings for me and is uniquely organized. A perfectionist and the most upbeat man you will ever meet. He will assit you in makeing your dream vacation a reality.

Patty Shales
1210 Chickory Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049
VRBO 277533 Come to San Diego Stay for a While
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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 17
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 25 or up ENFORCED. No College Students Please!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We want your travel experience to be a delight for your entire family. We have a new crib, extra beds and welcome children....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Because many of our guests have allergies, we do not allow any pets. Please respect our policy....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    The Big House is a non smoking home. However, smoking is permitted outside and on the boardwalk. Please be responsible....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    All seniors are welcome no one is excluded that's for sure. ...moreless

  • Singles
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

  • Attached Unit


  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    First floor double occupancy....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    En suite bath loads of space private patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Bedroom in attached condo apartment private patio and BBQ ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Bunk bed is full size. On first floor shares a full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Master bed en suite bath full floor of space ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) master bed is elevated and fantastic., 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    ON THIRD FLOOR...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    First floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Master Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    In attached condo apartment...moreless

  • Each bath is accentuated with royal blue tiles in bath and counter. Baths include towels and linens. Also shampoo, conditioner, soap and bodywash!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The home is gracious and comfortable. There is a separate entrance for the attached condo apartment, and the property is safe and welcoming....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    large selection of cd's and two or more ipod docs....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wifi and ATT Uverse...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    1 in living room, 2 in twin rooms, 1 on second floor, one on third floor and in condo apartment. ATT Uverse...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    video library and novels...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Mission Beach is clean, and the sand is lovely. A short walk to the water's edge. Lifeguards nearby. Convenient for sunbathing, swim and recreation....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Ocean front, separated by a private patio with front yard and locked gate. The patio is at the boardwalk. Sand and water are very close. Gorgeous view. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    San Diego ...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Torrey pines ...moreless

  • Mountain View:


  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Sitting on the patio, there is an unobstructed view of the ocean. In all directions, the ocean view is in clear sight....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The ocean is a short distance from the patio. Cross the boardwalk, and walk a short distance across the sand to the ocean. Life guards on duty....moreless

  • Village:

    Nearby Belmont Park with rides for the kids, just one block away. There is a lovely grass park with barbecues and nice people close by. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The ocean water is clear and well maintained....moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Go for a quick dip in the ocean. The house is close by....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Our beautiful dining room has extended leaves and seats 17....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 17 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    ATT UVERSE with password...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) 1 full size on first floor and a stacked dryer in the condo apartment...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    free wi fi for your personal computer....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Garage accommodates one car. Additional covered parking rentals nearby....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    (2) Stunning stone fireplaces: One on first floor and another in the Master Suite. (We do not supply wood)...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    FREE WITH ATT...moreless

  • Garage:

    Large clean garage. Two carports for smaller vehicles...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide sheets, towels, beach towels and blankets everything you need kitchen supplies for two full kitchens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    A spacious living room with comfy leather sofas, tv and bookcase....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Full garage parks one car, and 2 side car ports. Street parking and a lot at the nearby park available (Please pay attention to posted signs)....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    plenty of parking on San Fernando no charge and in the free park parking lots on both sides of Mission Beach Blvd. Please read posted signs before parking. ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    available off site just one block away...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2) 1 full set off kitchen on first floor and a stack set in the condo apartment....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi Fi privided by UVERSE. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) One stone fireplace on first floor and another in Master Suite (we do not supply wood)...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:


  • Coffee Maker:

    1 in each kitchen. 1 Keurig in main kitchen...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cooking and baking utensils as well as barbecue accessories. New cookware, coffee maker, toaster and serving pieces...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New pottery for 17, new cookware and serving pieces, silverware, steak knives....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) Main house and condo...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Two full service kitchens: main house - new refrigerator 2013, new dishwasher extra quiet, large oven and microwave, gas stove large double sink extra deep. Attached condo full kitchen ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    (2) New 2010 microwaves in main house and condo...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (1) main house ice making fridge, (1) ice making refrigerator in the condo and (1) in garage....moreless

  • Stove:

    (2) Main house and condo. Excellent gas stove in main house. Electric stove top in condo....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (3) one large balcony the length of the home on second floor. Teak patio chairs on deck...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles:

    4 beach cruiser in garage. Beach cruiser rentals neaby. Please use locks (provided)...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals close by...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) 4 nice private decks. Deck chairs, barbecue grills, outdoor teak dining table with chairs. ...moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf:

    Miniature golf at Belmont park. Within walking distance. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals close by...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New barbecue grills on downstairs patio and condo apartment deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    Walking distance...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards onsite. Rent and purchase of surfboards nearby. Surf lessons are up and down the beach!...moreless

  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    master bedroom has a double jacuzzi tub...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    brand new 2009 large two person tub with jets in master bedroom....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 61 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 4 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
May 27 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 5 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas Season
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $450
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Holiday rates are higher than standard rates. We also require a refundable $1500.00 security deposit (due 30 days prior to arrival)

I break up the payments and can take Visa Master Charge or Discover

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Many in area walking distance live music
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tory pines
Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, USA
Nearest Motorway
Mission beach blvd
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

In our years at Mission Beach, we have enjoyed collecting shells, photography, bike rides on the boardwalk and around the beach area. Just up the street is the village with ferris wheel and roller coaster. When the village is lit up at night, the opportunity for family fun is endless. A grass park is close by with barbecue grills and delightful people. Sailing, kayaking, Farmers Market, Sea World, and a host of local dance spots complete your vacation.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1994

About: Here is a photo of my assistant David Britt. We do not use a management company. David does all the bookings. I am Patty Shales and I am the sole owner and my manager is David Britt (shown above) for The Big House. You can trust him as you can me. We promise to fulfill your needs for the perfect beach holiday. I live in the Los Angeles area and enjoy travel, yoga, and diving. An avid photographer, I enjoy chronicling my dives and worldwide destinations.

Why Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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  • beachfront private patio, umbrellas for shade,bbq and  tables to dine alfresco

    beachfront private patio, umbrellas for shade,bbq and tables to dine alfresco

  • Main kitchen stocked with pots and pans and service for 18.

    Main kitchen stocked with pots and pans and service for 18.

  • Dining room for large family diners!

    Dining room for large family diners!

  • Living room, television, iPod dock, fireplace, all perfect  to fit your lifestyle

    Living room, television, iPod dock, fireplace, all perfect to fit your lifestyle

  • Living Room bay style windows for spectacular ocean view.

    Living Room bay style windows for spectacular ocean view.

  • 2nd level master bedroom suite with elevated king

    2nd level master bedroom suite with elevated king

  • beautiful private shaded upper deck off master bedroom

    beautiful private shaded upper deck off master bedroom

  • 3rd Level Bedroom with two twin beds and full bath.

    3rd Level Bedroom with two twin beds and full bath.

  • 3rd level bathroom

    3rd level bathroom

  • "Condo" bedroom with queen size bed

    "Condo" bedroom with queen size bed

  • Beautiful view from living room!

    Beautiful view from living room!

  • Front of house and patio

    Front of house and patio

  • modern appliances

    modern appliances

  • 2 of 2 downstairs bedrooms with full size bunk bed.

    2 of 2 downstairs bedrooms with full size bunk bed.

  • Living room. Watch a game or enjoy a movie.

    Living room. Watch a game or enjoy a movie.

  • 1 of 2 downstairs bedrooms with 2 twin beds.

    1 of 2 downstairs bedrooms with 2 twin beds.

  • Master Suite bath area

    Master Suite bath area

  • large side deck off third floor

    large side deck off third floor

  • 1 bedroom "Condo" - Living room/dining room/kitchen & full bath

    1 bedroom "Condo" - Living room/dining room/kitchen & full bath

  • 2nd level master bedroom suite with elevated king bed, ensuite bathroom and desk

    2nd level master bedroom suite with elevated king bed, ensuite bathroom and desk

VRBO #277533

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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