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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Distinctive Luxury Beachfront Home. 5 Bed 4 Full bath,


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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Property Manager
The Big Beach House
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About The Big Beach House

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.

The Big Beach House purchased this house in 1994

Why The Big Beach House chose San Diego County

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.

What makes this house unique

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 manager

I just wanted you to know we had a great time. The house was a perfect match for our family. We left a white hair dryer and phone charger. No need to mail. Thanks for making everything go so smoothly. We'll definitely would rent again. Thanks Pam.
Oct 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Luxury Family and Couples Style Vacation House on the beach in Mission Beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 77 reviews
Crescent City, California

Simply divine!

  • 5 of 5

I'm reminded of the line from the Kevin Costner movie--Are we in Heaven?--No, it's San Diego on the beach. The house is wonderful, in great shape, and fully, fully stocked. Having our very own wine-maker with us meant nothing but great wines. That master bedroom is the most luxurious I have ever seen. My daughter and her new baby along with her 4 year old and hubby enjoyed it tremendously. I had to settle for the 3rd floor penthouse! We made use of the boogie boards and beach chairs, as the weather was perfect throughout our stay. I had no idea the surf was so wonderful in San Diego. Wish I had been 20 years younger--I would have conquered it!

ps. The pictures on the wall were all taken by Patty, and were stunning! She must be quite the scuba diver.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thomas, This is from Patty: Thank you for the generous review.  I do love scuba diving thank you.  But most of all I'm glad you all enjoyed your San Diego Holiday  Love Patty Shales  The house is Patty's pride & Joy! Our goal is to make the home as welcoming and comfortable for our guests. Reading your incredible review lets us know we are achieving our goal. Thank you so much for posting such a beautiful review! We do hope you come back and stay with us again in the near future. Happy New Year!!! David
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Perfect Beach Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 stayed at the house Dec. 2-5 and we had a fantastic time...the house had everything we could ask for. Location is awesome, and the house was very spacious, lots of room, felt comfortable and like a true home. We had meals staring out at the ocean, enjoyed the patio and bbq...and the beach bikes were a hit!! So well organized, wasn't a a single item out of order. David and Patty, thanks for providing a wonderful space for our group, we would do it again in a heartbeat...and we just might:).


  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angelo, We are so glad you had such a good time at the big beach house! Patty's goal is make the home as comfortable and homey feeling as possible. We have a great crew that makes sure the house is the house is perfect for your arrival. We love hearing from our guests about their experience at the house as that is our barometer as to how we are doing as hosts!! We hope you and your friends and family have a wonderful holiday season! Sincerely, Patty & David
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The perfect gathering place!

  • 5 of 5

The Big House on the Beach was everything we had hoped it be! The perfect place to gather and enjoy amazing ocean views while having all the accommodations and amenities travelers could dream of!

Thank you David...already planning 2017 trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bruce, We are so happy you and your family & friends had a great time at the big beach house! Our goal is to make that house as accommodating and comfortable as possible to make sure your stay is a positive. Thank you for letting any future guests reading know of your positive experience. We sure hope you come back in 2017!!! Thank you!! David Britt
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Playa Vista, CA

Annual Beach House Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to San Diego annually for 11 years. Every year we stay in a different house and this one was by far the best! We came with our son and daughter and their families - 11 people in all. This house is set up so we all had our privacy but when we wanted to be together there was room for all of us to sit and eat or hang out - either inside or outside.

And the beds were comfy. For me that's just about the most important thing.

The property manager - David - was very helpful and responsive. I asked a lot of questions and he always patiently answered them.

This House had everything you would need for a great Beach vacation - boogie boards, sand chairs, beach toys, beach towels and beach cruisers. And view was spectacular! What a location!

I highly recommend this Beach House.

We have already booked it for 2018 and are on a waiting list for 2017.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very positive review. We really appreciate it! I meant to thank you sooner but I had eye surgery and I am now back to normal! It lets us know how we are doing. Our number one goal is to make sure everyone has a great, comfortable stay at the beach house. We like to provide as many amenities as we can think of to make your stay that much more convenient. We look forward to you returning in 2018!!!
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Family Vaca 2016

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat renters, love knowing what awaits us, absolutely the perfect place for our large family. My husband and I are able to give our adult children and their families a dream beach house vacation, plenty of room to move around, right on the beach! super cozy interior, walking distance to food and entertainment, we will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the very positive review! We are so glad you had another nice stay with us! We always like hearing about our guests stay. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future. Forewarning, we are getting really popular and guests are booking far in advance. Have a great summer!!!
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Houston, TX

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. It slept 13 guys comfortably. It was a beautiful home with a great location on the beach. The landlord was very nice and accommodating. I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting a review for Patty's beach house. We love reviews! Our goal is to make the home and the rental process as accommodating as possible. Our goal is to also get you to come back! LOL Thank you again for being our guest and we do hope you return to stay with us in the future. Thank you!! David Britt
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Nearest Barpub
Many in area walking distance live music
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tory pines
Nearest Motorway
Mission beach blvd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 4 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum 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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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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.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 , Master bed en suite bath full floor of space
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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
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 gracious and comfortable. There is a separate entrance for the attached condo apartment, and the property is safe and welcoming.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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