House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Dave and Susan Gehrke
About Dave and Susan Gehrke
Dave and I are locals here in San Diego. We live about 25 minutes north in Carmel Valley which is right next to Del Mar. We own a Window and Door dealership called Builders Window Supply. This beach house is a fun hobby/investment for us and it has proven to be very rewarding. It brings us down to South Mission Beach a lot in the summer and we stay and play volleyball or bike or kayak. We have two grown kids on their own. I grew up in San Diego and my husband moved here during college after he met me at his cousins house in South Mission Beach. Here we are 30+ years later.
Dave and Susan Gehrke purchased this House in 2009
Why Dave and Susan Gehrke chose Mission Beach
We bought a house in this location because it is one of our favorite places to be. The beach is wide with bright sand and wonderful sunsets. Our Uncle started his own vacation rental business here years ago and we are following his lead. We are San Diegan's and have had one of the best vacations ever a few years ago with the whole extended family. We all stayed in our Uncles vacation rentals due to a lot of us being evacuated with the terrible fires in the fall of 2007. The beach was the only safe place to be and unexpectedly we had one of the best reunions ever. No one could work or go anywhere. We barbequed and played volleyball all day. We love it here. The beach has such a carefree spirit, which takes you away from the daily duties of work, chores, and paperwork, not to mention the heat for all the hot weather folks escaping the 100-degree weather.
What makes this House unique
We are on one of the few streets that have parking in front of the property. Most of the courts in South Mission are divided from their neighbors by a skinny sidewalk and there is a lot of closeness. We have less of a noise concern because of the distance from our opposite neighbor. We looked for a house on the street rather than a court. We are so happy we did. The deck out front is the favorite place for all our tenants as well as for us. We are just off the boardwalk so not a lot of looky-loo's checking us out but enough people watching when people ride bikes or walk by.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Location, location, location
This property is all about location, there is nothing special to it besides being feet away from the ocean. It is small and crampt, needs some repairs. The garage is nice to have but dirty, cluttered and small (our town and country minivan had about 3 inches to spare). Keep your expectations low and you'll be fine.
Perfect house in the perfect location.
You can see the ocean from the patio. The owners provide all things needed for the beach and all things you would need in the home. If there is an issue they respond quickly. We would definitely stay in this location next time we travel to San Diego
Great house!! Great location.
House was clean and well equipped!! Had a blast on the bikes and boogie boards.
Beautiful beach property
Our family had a blast we will definitely be back
Fun for small family
Our stay at Mission Beach was amazing to say the least. The house is so close to the water. It's easy to hop on a scooter or bike and head down the boardwalk for ice cream or lunch. The house suited our needs although it is small so I wouldn't recommend more than 4 people stay here. All in all it's great because most of the time, you are only there to sleep. Thank you for letting us stay at your beach home. Would recommend/stay again.
Clean and Great Location!
The place is older and a little beat up but it is clean and everything worked. The neighborhood is nice and quiet. We loved being so close to the beach and also really enjoyed the patio and fire table. Would definitely go back.
South Mission Beach, Mission Bay.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Miniature golf, Hot Air Ballooning