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Right on the Beach! Newly Remodeled 2BR/2BA Bayfront. Perfect for Families.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy our newly remodeled and tastefully appointed 2 bedroom 2 bathroom waterfront home as a fun family adventure or a quiet getaway. Our home is located on the exclusive, private and peaceful Bayside, as opposed to the crowded, and noisy Oceanside of Mission Beach. From your cozy beach retreat, you will experience some of the finest panoramic views of famous Mission Bay. Absolutely perfect for children - You can step from your very spacious patio directly onto the fine beach sand of Mission Bay, and not have to worry about crossing a street. ‘Bayside Walk’ is right at your doorstep (One of the most scenic walking and biking trails in Southern California that curves gently around Mission Bay). If you are looking to enjoy big ocean waves and the hustle and bustle of Mission Beach, it is only a 5 minute stroll away.

Start your day relaxing inside or outside with a cup of coffee, and watch a beautiful Bay sunrise. During the day, take advantage of 19 miles of sandy beaches, 14 miles of bike paths, a network of channels, islands, coves and wildlife preserves, including so many recreational activities that you could easily spend all your time at the bay without having to think about driving your car! When the sun goes down, fire up the BBQ, and look out over the blissfully quiet beach, and the tranquil, calm water of the bay. Before you turn in, enjoy a grand view of the explosive and spectacular SeaWorld fireworks (seasonal) right from your own patio.

The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, and is fitted with fine linens. There is a flat screen TV. The bathroom is en-suite and has a single vanity and a large shower. You will enjoy stunning views of Mission Bay from your bed, or walk out of the bedroom sliding door onto your patio that spills out directly to the beach.

The second bedroom has a bunk bed with a full-size bed (2 people) on the bottom and a twin-size bed (1 person) on the top. Fine linens are provided for all beds. There is a flat screen TV. The bathroom is en-suite and has a single vanity and a large shower. There is a large walk-in closet that leads off the bedroom.

The living room has a full-sized sofa bed and accompanying fine linens. There is a 46-inch flat screen TV with digital cable, a DVD player and premium home theater surround sound stereo. The stereo system also includes a 5-disc CD changer and an iPod docking cradle.

The kitchen is fully appointed with cooking, serving and dining ware. It has granite tops and new high-end appliances including a Dacor stovetop, convection oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

The dining area has a table that will seat 6 or 8 people (using the extension leaf provided). A new wet bar with granite top is attached to the dining area.

There is a separate laundry room inside the house, that has a washer and dryer.

High-Speed wireless internet is provided throughout the house, and will also work on the patio and beach in front of the house.

There is an off street tandem parking space (2 spaces total). Note that the tandem bay was originally built at a time when vehicles were a little smaller, so if you have 2 full-sized SUV’s, they will not both fit into the bay. However 1 full-sized SUV and 1 small car will fit into the bay.

For additional photos, virtual tour videos, and an interactive location map, please scroll up and click on the buttons labeled ‘Photos’, ‘Video’, and ‘Map’.

Please Note that if you are looking for a larger home, we also have a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom sister property that sleeps 8 and is in exactly the same location. Please go to VRBO listing no. 514308 This larger home has just undergone a complete remodel from top to bottom, and is just like a new home.

Belmont Park's historic rollercoaster, Crystal Pier, the trendy, funky shops, cafes, restaurants, and nightlife of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are your neighborhood destinations.

Easy access to San Diego County's most popular attractions including SeaWorld, the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Downtown San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and much more.

More Details

Owner
Grant McKinstry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Grant McKinstry

I am a partner at a global management consulting firm and actually live in San Diego, with my wife, and 2 young children.

The 'Beach House', as we like to call it, was purchased as a second home for our personal use. It is our home away from home and we have furnished and appointed it as a place that we are very comfortable using. We outfitted the house in such a way that we can get in the car and go without having to think about packing anything besides our clothes. We love the fact that the Beach House is only 20 minutes away from our primary home, and try to use it ourselves as often as possible. With the competing priorities associated with young children there are times when we cannot use it, and therefore look to rent it out. My wife is really the person who manages the property, and insists on doing all the cleaning herself, as she has not found a cleaning company who measures up to her high standards! We feel very fortunate to be able to have a second home in this wonderful place that has so much to offer, in a neighborhood of people who are always friendly, welcoming, and happy. I guess waking up every morning with a beach on your doorstep will do that to you!

Grant McKinstry purchased this condo in 2010

Why Grant McKinstry chose San Diego County

Mission Bay is a premier location in San Diego, with 19 miles of sandy beaches, 14 miles of bike paths, a network of channels, islands, coves and wildlife preserves, and a huge number of recreational activities right on your doorstep.

The panoramic views of Mission Bay are spectacular. Whether you are watching the sunrise in the morning, the sail boats that glide back and forth in front of the house throughout the day, looking out over the blissfully quiet beach and mirror-like calm waters of the bay at sunset, or watching the explosive Seaworld fireworks at night.

The proximity to the beach was a major factor when considering our kids. They are able to walk right out of the patio gate and onto the beach without crossing a road. When they are playing on the beach we can actually keep an eye on them from the patio, or from inside the house. We are a family who love water sports and it is extremely convenient to be able to ‘park’ a Hobie Cat, ski boat or kayak on the beach right in front of your home.

We were looking for a home in a quiet and safe neighborhood, and Mission Bay is one of the only beach communities in Southern California that offers this. If we want to spend time on the more lively and noisy boardwalk and Mission Beach, it is only 2 small blocks away.

Parking at any beach city in Southern California can be problematic. As a result, we wanted the ability to be able to park our car at the Beach House, and not have to drive anywhere. Our location puts us within walking, biking or skateboarding distance of any number of restaurants, shops and recreational activities that we might need

What makes this condo unique

- The views

- The proximity to the beach

- The 'happy' and safe neighborhood

- The ability to walk anywhere

- The San Diego weather

- The things to see and do around you

- Did I mention the views!

Guestbook comments from the owner

After coming to San Diego and renting different vacation homes since 1963 ....... yours is the one!! Absolutely wonderful location, beautiful accommodation, and Grant and Karin were so nice to work with. Our son, his two boys and the two of us had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving, our son's 50th birthday and enjoying San Diego (as always.....).

Thank you so much for everything and have a wonderful holiday season.
Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Luigi's At the Beach
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Mission Beach

Mission Bay is a premier location in San Diego, with 19 miles of sandy beaches, 14 miles of bike paths, a network of channels, islands, coves and wildlife preserves, and a huge number of recreational activities right on your doorstep. The panoramic views of Mission Bay are spectacular. Whether you are watching the sunrise in the morning, the sail boats that glide back and forth in front of the house throughout the day, looking out over the blissfully quiet beach and mirror-like calm waters of the bay at sunset, or watching the explosive Seaworld fireworks at night. The proximity to the beach was a major factor when considering our kids. They are able to walk right out of the patio gate and onto the beach without crossing a road. When they are playing on the beach we can actually keep an eye on them from the patio, or from inside the house. We are a family who love water sports and it is extremely convenient to be able to ‘park’ a Hobie Cat, ski boat or kayak on the beach right in front of your home. We were looking for a home in a quiet and safe neighborhood, and Mission Bay is one of the only beach communities in Southern California that offers this. If we want to spend time on the more lively and noisy boardwalk and Mission Beach, it is only 2 small blocks away. Parking at any beach city in Southern California can be problematic. As a result, we wanted the ability to be able to park our car at the Beach House, and not have to drive anywhere. Our location puts us within walking, biking or skateboarding distance of any number of restaurants, shops and recreational activities that we might need.

Belmont Park's historic rollercoaster, Crystal Pier, the trendy, funky shops, cafes, restaurants, and nightlife of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are your neighborhood destinations.

Easy access to San Diego County's most popular attractions including SeaWorld, the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Downtown San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and much more.

Amenities

Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parties and any gathering exceeding 10 people are prohibited and will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of your entire security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has twin on top and double on bottom.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Pack-n-Play available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully appointed kitchen with all new high-end appliances, granite tops and cabinetry. Multimedia Includes: Home Theatre Surround Sound System, DVD, 5-Disc CD Changer, iPod Docking Station, 46' HDTV. Separate HDTV and DVD in each bedroom. Separate Laundry Room (Inside Home), Iron and Ironing Board. Wet Bar. Remote controlled ceiling fans in all rooms. Area Maps, Visitors Guide Book (Created by ourselves).

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5

What a wonderful place!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place you have here! So relaxing, and the view is absolutely amazing! The morning sunrise with a cup of coffee is the best! And the bike path is just the thing for the morning walk. We walked down to Belmont Park one night after eating at the amazing sushi restaurant at the end of the bike path. The grandkids loved it! The house has everything you could possibly need and the kitchen is well stocked with anything you would need to make a meal. Supermarkets and stores are very close and convenient. The most difficult part was getting the boys (ages 1 and 3) off the beach to come in and eat! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
5

We would absolutely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

My Mom and I had a wonderful time on our 'girls trip' and loved your condo!! The kitchen was amazing well equipped with everything you could ever need. We are from Portland, OR, but if we are ever back, we would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5361 Algarrobo, Unit B, Laguna Woods, CA 92637-2505
5

A beautiful unit at a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

It was our second stay at this location. Again we were very pleased with the unit. It is beautifully furnished and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. The location is ideal. Wonderful view over Mission Bay, close to many restaurants and attractions in San Diego. Just a 20 minutes drive from or to the airport. We can highly recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale
5

Love, Love, Love ……What a terrific time!

  • 5 of 5

Love, Love, Love ……What a terrific time! This was our second summer vacation in the area. However this home and location is by far superior to our last visit. The Bayside is great! Perfect for our twins and lovely for Mom and Dad too. Many thanks to Grant and Karin (and Ginger) for being such kind owners. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Scottsdale, AZ
5

Your home is beautiful and SO well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

Your home is beautiful and SO well-appointed. Whenever there was something we needed, we found it! Great planning! Loved the view and the weather and would love to come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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We had a wonderful time staying here

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here. There was plenty of space for our family of 6. The kitchen was well stocked if you want to cook your meals here and there are plenty of restaurants close by if you don't feel like cooking. The views from the balcony are amazing. The condo is close enough to the major attractions (Seaworld, zoo, Belmont Park, etc.) to make it convenient, but tucked away in the bay where you can enjoy a quite evening on the beach. The condo was very clean and well maintained. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.05%

Oct Standard ............. $446/Night...... $2717/Week
Nov-May Standard ..... $446/Night ..... $2717/Week ..... $5292/Month
Nov-May Holidays ...... $490/Night ..... $2948/Week
Jun & Sep Standard ... $490/Night ..... $3064/Week
Jun & Sep Holidays .... $534/Night ..... $3390/Week
Jul & Aug Standard .......................... $3726/Week
Jul & Aug Holidays ........................... $4050/Week

3 Night minimum except Mid June through August which are 7 night minimum.

$500 Deposit required at time of reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to check-in.

Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed.

Due to the many requests we receive for lodging that is pet free, from hyper-allergenic guests, any persons traveling with service animals will need to give notice of such at the time of inquiry, provide associated documentation, and pay a cleaning fee of $650.00 to restore the home to pre-rental condition. Service animals must be housebroken and under the control of the owner at all times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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