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Great Rates - Beach and Waterfront Bayside 2 Bedroom.

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Its Summer on the bayside beach, come play


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom 1 & 1/2 bath, Sleeps 4 maximum

The Skimmer - A Vacation By the Bay Properties
Feel free to contact us first before reserving, to assure you are finding the perfect rental for your vacation.
Our goal is to see that you are selecting the best choice for your vacation on the beach.

A Vacation By the Bay, Vacation Beachfront Rentals

Welcome, please take a moment to read the entire description as it will provide you will most all information you will need as well as the rest of the website information.

Choosing a vacation rental or home can be a big decision. To ensure you choose the right rental for your stay is important to us as well. Our service, for you, is personal, and we do speak to each vacationer personally, before confirming a reservation to ensure you are choosing the right rental/ home and location you are looking to stay.

Our spacious 2 bedroom serene waterfront beach front bayside rental is located right on the beach, bayside.

This is the quieter side of Mission Beach, which many people seek away from excitement of the ocean front.

The Skimmer's beach front location works well for singles, couples, and small families who are looking for a quieter beach front experience away from the crowds.

Our rentals cater to that relaxed experience and type of renters. Families with small children especially love our rentals and bayfront location. You can play all day, and unwind in the evening and have the peacefulness of the bayside for sleeping. We are the owners and offer our charming and spacious 2 bedroom waterfront beach rental which is located right on the peaceful bayside beach sand.

All Mission Beach properties, are very close to each other, so its important to choose the right location for your needs.

This lovely two bedroom beach front bayside vacation rental is perfect for two people, a couple or 2 couples, or a small family with up to two children.

The Skimmer best suits vacationers who want a more low key vacation in a more mellow area of Mission Beach. Kids can play all day on the beach, then have the quieter evenings for sleeping after that long day.

We do offer monthly rentals, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan and February.

Please check our rate chart for pricing on our nighty, weekly and monthly rates and choices.

Watch the glorious sun rise from your own private patio on the beach front or walk five minutes west to catch the action of the Pacific Ocean.

This vacation rental is uniquely set in Mission Beach which is located between the mighty Pacific Ocean and quiet scenic Mission Bay. Step out your Bay Front patio door right to the sand. Put on your skates, hop on a bike or leisurely walk for miles on the boardwalk located along the water.

You can rent almost any thing you need with in a 5 minute walk. World class surfing, sailing, golfing, and fishing are all easily accessible from your beach rental.

The Skimmer is owner managed which allows us to keep it in top condition while being kept welcoming and impeccably clean.

We offer many amenities for your comfort:

Our kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking pleasure.

We even include: Dish soap, paper towels, laundry soap, plastic wrap, aluminum wrap, spices, assorted teas just name a few of the extras for your convenience and pleasure.

The vacation rental has cable television, and DVD.

All linens and bath towels are provided with 4 pillows on your comfortable King bed and two pillows for each twin bed. Beach towels and beach chairs are provided to ease your load and get you ready for your days in the sand.

• The master bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable king bed with crisp cotton sheets and linens. It also has its own powder room. with a 1/2 bath comes with a very comfortable king bed for your comfort and is decorated with colors reflecting the sand and the sea.
• Twin beds are provided for, in the second bedroom
• Bathrooms include a 3/4 bath and a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom.

The Skimmer's living room opens to your own private gated patio and the sandy beach.

Open the gate and there you are - At the beach, no better place to vacation with friends or family wanting a wonderful peaceful place to stay.

If you are looking for that beach experience, come and discover the uniqueness of Mission Beach in the heart of America's Finest City, San Diego. Swimming, sailing, surfing, skating, biking, golfing, fishing and sight seeing are just a few of the activities at your doorstep. Sea World is 5 minutes away, Mexico is 17 miles to the south, Disney Land is 2 hours to the North and the World Famous La Jolla is a 10 minute drive from your door.

You are walking distance to waterfront dining, or casual beach eateries. You can easily shop for groceries, and plan your own picnic or romantic meal while sitting at the beach and watching the sunset on the glorious Pacific Ocean.

Mornings are breath taking as you wake up to the sunrise across the water from your own patio table. Sip your coffee or tea as you watch the the first glimpse of dawn across the water and relish the quiet and peace that is all your own on the bay front.
We are a smoke free and pet free vacation home, so this would be suitable for those who have allergies for those types of allergens.

If you are interested in The Skimmer, please give us a call or email us for any questions. We like to personally speak with each vacationer, if possible, before confirming any reservations. Personal service is how we have had such a positive experience for our rental career.

Keywords: Condominium, beach front, water front, San Diego, vacation home, Mission Beach, ocean, bay, beach, vacation rental, two bedroom.
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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    We love families and welcome them anytime. Small babies are an exception to the 4 person maximum and can be an extra 5th....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a smoke free premises. All smoking of any kind needs to be done off the property in the alley way behind the building. Properly disposing of the the cigarettes is always required...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to returning vacationers with pet allergies, and family members with allergies, we do not accept pets. There are many other choices that do welcome pets to their rentals....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Captain's Master: 1 king

    Eastern King for your great nights sleep...moreless

  • Shipmates Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Set of Twin beds with memory foam toppers...moreless

  • We have a deliciously comfortable king bed with crisp cotton sheets and linens for your sleeping pleasure. The Master bedroom has a 1/2 bath for your personal use. The Second beach bedroom has twin beds with the fresh cotton linens for the great sleep after a long day at the beach. We have a maximum number of guests of 4 but a small baby is always an exception, in a port a crib or sleeping with the parents if you like. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    3/4 bath...moreless

  • Half Bathroom: toilet

    1/2 bath...moreless

  • The Skimmer has a 3/4 bath and a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom.

Other Amenities

  • We are the owners and care about your experience and present you with the exact rental you have chosen. Our location is peaceful, but fun, and you can walk out your front door and do any activity you desire from mellow to robust. Come give us a try, you will be happy you did. All of our rentals are impeccably clean and well maintained for your arrival. We offer personalized service and like to speak to all vacationers before accepting a reservation to see if its the right location for you. We also greet all vacationers upon arrival in order to make for a smooth start to your vacation. Come stay at the mellow bayside beach, but when you are ready for lots of action, you need only walk 150 steps to the ocean front side. Our rentals are also pet and smoke free for people with allergies to those factors. All Reservations are taken in person over the phone. We feel that speaking to each other in person will assure that you have found the best rental for your needs. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Beach toys for the little ones to play in the sand all day long....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The location of this vacation rental is wonderful. You are bayfront only need to open you front gate and step out to the beach. Family friendly atmosphere makes it an ideal location....moreless

  • Beach View:

    The Skimmer sits on the beach front on the bayside....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The Skimmer sits on the beach front bayside. Walk out your front door and you are on the beach...moreless

  • Water View:

    A front row to the waterfront, not a better view...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are located right on the beach and waterfront bayside...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Your front door is on the waterfront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Inside seating at the kitchen bar for 3 to 4. We have a full sized patio table for all 4 guests...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    coin operated...moreless

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

    Your living room looks out on the beach and waterfront....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Please inquire about parking limitations for size and type of vehicle. Parking is very narrow and will only allow for a mid-sized or smaller vehicle. It best to ask....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin operated...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    And Coffee Grinder. We also provide a French Press for those who prefer....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything is provided for you to cook a great meal and dine on your waterfront patio....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully prepared Kitchen for cooking, all inventory is provided for your cooking pleasure We have everything you would need to cook nice vacation meals for your stay at the beach. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Great private patio to sit and dine by the waterfront...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Our beach front patio hosts a gas bbq grill for the chef on site....moreless

  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a public indoor pool about a 10 minute walk at Belmont Park Amusement Center...moreless

Building Type

  • Building


from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
6.3 - 6.10.17
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
4 night min stay
6.10 - 6.17.17
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay
6.17 - 6.24.17
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

6.24 - 7.1.17
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

July 1- 8
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

July 8 - July 29
Jul 8 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

August 2017
Jul 29 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Aug 26 - Sept 9, 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

9.9 - 9.30.17
Sep 9 - Sep 29, 2017
4 night min stay
9.30 - 10.28.17
Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
4 night min stay
10.28 - 11.18.17
Oct 28 - Nov 17, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning 7 nights $165
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Please Read the entire Website before contacting me and then contact me to speak personally either by email on HA or by phone before sending a request to book.

To reserve on line with HA/VRBO we accept checks and CC via PayPal only. (there is a convenience fee for using CC payments).

Rates and Information:

3.4 - 3.11.17 $1395.00 Weekly, $250.00 nightly, $275.00 Friday and Saturday (4 night minimum)

3.18 - 4.22.17 $1595.00 Weekly, $275.00 nightly, $300.00 Friday and Saturday (4 night minimum)

3.22 - 5.19.17 $ 1395.00 Weekly, $250.00 nightly, $275.00 Friday and Saturday (4 night minimum)

5.19 - 6.3.17 $1795.00 Weekly $300.00 nightly, $325.00 Friday and Saturday (4 night minimum)

6.3 - 6.10.17 $1990.00 Weekly, Sat to Sat only

6.10 - 6.17.17 $2195.00 Weekly, Sat to Sat only

6.17.17 - 6.24.17 $2290.00 Sat to Sat only

6.24 - 7.1.17 $2395.00 Sat to Sat Only

July - August 4, 2017 $2695.00 Weekly Sat to Sat

8.4 - 8.19 $2395.00 Weekly Sat to Sat only

8.19 - 9.6.17 $2295.00 Weekly Sat to Sat only

8.26 - 9.9 $2190.00 weekly

9.9 - 9.29.17 $1590.00 Weekly, $275.00 per night, $275.00 Fri and Sat

• For CC payments, Please Select on the HA/Payment Page, “Other Payment choices” and select PayPal to use a CC. (Convenience fee is added for all CC payments)

• You may also select “check” under the “Other payment choices.”

• Cancelation Policy: Refunds for 90 days in advance of arrival date cancellations.

• We do send a contract upon speaking with you personally.

• 7 night minimum for June – Labor Day

• 4 nights After Labor Day – End of May

• Cleaning fee for weekly $165.00 Res of 4weeks or longer - $200.00

• We offer additional cleaning options for month or more reservations.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego Lindberg Field
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 5 & Highway 8
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafes, Waterfront dining, beach Culture abounds
Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
Out the front door - Couldn't be closer than that!

Car: Not Necessary

San Diego beaches and weather are some of the best in the world. Our unit are located right on the sand and waterfront. Mission Beach, in itself, is unique as it is surrounded by water on the both sides. One side is the quiet and serene Mission Bay and 50 yards west is the roaring Pacific Ocean. You can just relax at the beach or participate in numerous water activities. Sightseeing is abundant from visiting La Jolla, the pearl of San Diego, to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Mexico, the floating Naval museum - The Midway. The opportunities are endless for everyone with every kind of taste. We are conveniently located to all these activities.

Other Activities: San Diego, is a diverse environment from the Sea to the Mountains and in between. What ever you would like to do, San Diego or its surrounding neighborhood areas can provide.

Just ask!

Golf: World Famous Torrey Pines Golf course is just minute from your rental. Nothing compares to the view at the top of La Jolla on the green over looking the Pacific Ocean

Ski: In the winter season, there is Skiing just 3 hours north in the mountains of San Bernadino, just east of LA.

Many locals, will take a day trip, for a quick drive, to the slopes.


Manager info

A Vacation By The Bay

About: Small personalized friendly service is a our business motto at A Vacation By the Bay. We are individuals who own and manage vacation rentals for ourselves and a few neighborhood properties. With a long time family history in San Diego going back to the turn of the century, combined with roots from the midwest, we have both pride in San Diego, and good old fashioned values. The rentals showcased on this site, reflect, our goal to provide you with quality accommodations, along with personal service from the start of your reservation process, to your final departure. We like to think we attract vacationers who appreciate receiving the exact rental that is advertised on our websites and desire a well maintained vacation home or rental that much care has been taken to provide. In return, appreciate and care for the rentals during their stay. The environment we provide and the bayside in Mission Beach is perfect for low key vacationers, who want an amazing location on the waterfront and coast.

Why Mission Beach, San Diego, CA, USA:
The location, the service, the quality of the rental and the personalized service are the main reasons for choosing this property. A Vacation By The Bay has been caring or vacationers for 25 years. We are small and personalized. The Bayside Waterfront has it all, great views, peaceful surroundings and watching the water is a peace of heaven. We own and or manage several properties and create a more low key rental experience. Its suits vacationers who are looking for a lovely rental in a well cared for environment. Our summer season is suited for families who want to enjoy a low key atmosphere. Summer group gatherings which are popular in some rentals, would not be suitable for this property.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
1. Caring on site or nearby owner manager to meet any needs that you have while you are staying. With you during the entire booking and reservation process as well. 2. Waterfront so you never have to leave the beach 3. Restaurants and cafes nearby 4. A well managed and cared for, vacation rental 5. Personal Service from the reservation process to greeting you upon your arrival 6. And no unpleasant surprises where by your rental is exactly the clean well maintained home you wanted.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Its Summer on the bayside beach, come play

    Its Summer on the bayside beach, come play

  • The Beach outside your front door

    The Beach outside your front door

  • Its all about the view to the beach.

    Its all about the view to the beach.

  • Twins for that extra room and options.

    Twins for that extra room and options.

  • Our pot of Gold

    Our pot of Gold

  • Rare Winter Year - Snow Sixty Miles from the Coast on a warm day at the beach

    Rare Winter Year - Snow Sixty Miles from the Coast on a warm day at the beach

  • Untouched photo of winter morning sunrise - Spectacular!

    Untouched photo of winter morning sunrise - Spectacular!

  • Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo National Monument

  • Come stay and look out on the beach

    Come stay and look out on the beach

  • Your view from your living room window

    Your view from your living room window

  • A deliciously comfortable King bed with ever so wonderful crisp cotton sheets

    A deliciously comfortable King bed with ever so wonderful crisp cotton sheets

  • An artist's delight

    An artist's delight

  • Rent a catamaran for an afternoon sail around the bay

    Rent a catamaran for an afternoon sail around the bay

  • Balboa Park - San Diego Gem

    Balboa Park - San Diego Gem

  • Time to just sit and breathe

    Time to just sit and breathe

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