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Waterfront & Beachfront Ground Floor Home, 3 Bed W/AC - Discounted 7 night stays

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom - 2 Bath, maximum of up to 6 guests total


**7 night bookings are at a discounted rate from the nightly rates. Check your quote from the site.

Owner Cancellation Policy: 90 days

The Royal Tern - Beach front & Waterfront Luxury for families with children, couples and friends. Sleeps 6 maximum occupancy. (Infant an exception)

(All cancellations are 90 days in advance)

Please: EMAIL via HA/VRBO FIRST BEFORE, Booking on lIne to assure the perfect rental for your vacation. We do not accept any booking unless we have made email and or phone contact first.

~Read the entire complete HA/VRBO webpage and description

~Check the rate chart for accurate pricing.

~Email before requesting to book

~A contract will be sent direct from owner/Manager to you and must be completed and returned directly to owner/Manager before any reservation will be conformed. Our property is listed on multiple sites, for consistency, the polices, terms and conditions listed on this document/contract shall prevail and supersedes any and all other polices, terms and conditions described on the listing and booking site that you originally inquired and/or booked this property.

REVIEW: ----> by a very happy Mom from HA site:

"The property was perfect for our family. Plenty of room to spread out!

5 of 5

The location was perfect for our family with three young children. The water is nice and calm in the bay, so we felt safe having the little one there. Our kids especially enjoyed all the beach toys at the house. And it was so nice to be able to walk a few short minutes to the ocean. We had fun exploring on our morning walks! We really appreciate the nice quiet family atmosphere at this property. Not to mention the money we saved by being able to cook our own meals. And having access to a washer and dryer was a huge bonus. We highly recommend The Royal Tern!

The first statement by vacationers just arriving is, "This looks just like the pictures," and how gorgeous, clean and what a wonderful location, this home is for a vacation rental.

This home is perfect for small families, couples and friends. Maximum occupancy of 6, small infant would be an exception.

We own and manage several properties, and care about the personalized experience we provide for you.

San Diego Beach Front and Waterfront Vacation Rental in Mission Beach California.

The Royal Tern beach vacation home rental, is a gorgeous well cared for ground floor vacation home on the beach front bayside in a peaceful neighborhood. If you are looking for a beautiful, vacation home for your vacation in San Diego, at Mission Beach, The Royal Tern is a perfect choice. Its a touch above the rest, as its a second home and is maintained to a higher level and cleanliness than average beach rental in Mission Beach.

Location is the key, The Royal Tern sits on the beach front bayside. Management and pride of ownership, are what make this rental a touch above the rest.

We carefully prepare the vacation home for each arrival and present a lovely home, that reflects our adverting and photos.

The Royal Tern is a lovely designer vacation home furnished with tasteful lovely furnishings that will please any vacationer and make you feel pampered.

You can play all day, and unwind in the evening and have the peacefulness of the bayside for sleeping.

Check our rate charts for pricing and availability on HomeAway/VRBO.

Step outside your vacation rental and you are on the beach with your toes in the sand. You are in the perfect location with the picturesque lovely bay out your front door and the mighty Pacific Ocean just steps to the west. Mission Beach is a narrow peninsula, which has both the gorgeous quiet bayside on one side and the exciting ocean on the other.

The first statement by vacationers just arriving is how gorgeous, clean and what a wonderful location, this home is for a vacation rental. The second statement is, 'this is exactly like the photos.' The Royal Tern, a vacation home, has been furnished with your comfort in mind. It has deliciously comfortable beds with fresh crisp cotton linens for your best sleep away. Nice fluffy towels after your bath, to comfort you after a long day at the beach or touring around our beautiful city.

We have provided furnishings that will create a light and beach style experience.

Our kitchen is fully furnished wonderful amenities and full appliances for your needs and has everything you would want in a beach vacation kitchen in addition to, the indoor dining area, there is a also an outdoor eating area where you can relax and watch the water lap along the shoreline.

A built-in gas bbq is located on the patio, where you can cook and watch the lovely water at the same time. Its just wonderful.

We even provide a outside shower for rinsing the sand off after playing on the beach.

We pay special attention to detail, so that your vacation rental is well maintained and impeccably clean for your arrival.

There are 2 large flat screen TV's for your viewing pleasure.

Perfect for a family of 6 or couples wishing to get way and enjoy the peace and quiet of the bayside. The neighborhood is very friendly with both long-term owners and vacationers alike.

Our Rentals are smoke free and pet free and in order to keep this rental in top condition, we do not allow it to be used for parties or gatherings. If you have a question about this policy, do not hesitate to ask.

The Bedrooms:

~Master Bedroom #1: Delicious king bed with a full bath and a large flat screen TV

~Bedroom #2: An equally comfortable queen bed with always fresh clean cotton linens

~Bedroom #3: A perfect room with a set of twins for extra sleeping room. Both twins have a memory foam great night time comfort.

The Bathrooms:

This 3 bedroom has 2 full bathrooms


We have two reserved tandem parking spaces dedicated to this rental that will accommodate 2 small sized vehicles or one mid-sized vehicle only. Please inquire about our parking requirements when you email or call for your reservation. Parking nearby for larger vehicles is required.

The Royal Tern is located in a very nice neighborhood with both long term owner and vacationers. Our goal of renting to families and low key mindful vacationers, is in keeping with the bayside environment, which is the quieter side of the beach. We want to respect the local residents at all times when visiting.

Location, Location, Location: Beach location is everything when vacationing in San Diego.

When you rent the Royal Tern, you are within 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 glimpses of dawn across the water and relish the quiet and peace that is all your own on the bayfront.

The Royal Tern, is only a 5 minute drive from Sea World, 15 minutes from the Zoo and the San Diego Airport.

Your vacation rental sit also alongside a beautiful walkway all along this penninsula which is perfect for a run or a stroll to your new favorite restaurant.

An Outdoors Enthusiasts Dream Location: Mission Beach and San Diego provide literally any activity or event you would want to do and attend in a large coastal area.

Choose the activity and San Diego can provide it.

• San Diego has world class golf - Torrey Pines or local golfing greens to keep up those skills.

• Our surfing is world renowned and there is always a break to be found.

• San Diego hosts several marathons, mini tri-athlalons, and small races all year round.

• Del Mar is the place to be for horse racing, or for equestrian events.

• Our open sea fishing is one of the bests and is our whale watching tours.

Birding along our shorelines is amazing with many species to add to your life list of birds.

We are also home to America's Cup racing adventures.

So, whether you are just here to relax, or catch a wave in the mighty Pacific Ocean, San Diego can fulfill any of your desires.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Cynthia

We are individuals who own and manage vacation rentals for ourselves and a few neighborhood properties. Live in the neighborhood. We are hands on from the start of your reservation till your departure to assure you have a wonderful experience with your beach rental.

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.

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. We never allow parties or group gatherings at our properties, to maintain the quality of the property and the respect towards our community and neighbors.

Why Cynthia chose Mission Beach

Location and quality of the home were the most important factors of, 'why this property.' The Royal Tern is located on the bayside of Mission Beach, perfect for families with children who want to play right out front.

The vacation home, is a second home, for a family and is kept to a higher level of care and cleanliness than your average vacation rental. Therefore, our goal is to rent to guests who will respect and care for this home.

What makes this condo unique


First and foremost is our great location on the beach bayside, which is perfect for couples, and families wanting a lovely home to stay while visiting San Diego.

Much pride and care has been taken in providing a wonderful vacation home that looks and fits the description on the website.

We like to think we attract a more mindful vacationer who appreciates a very well cared for vacation home, that is a notch above the rest and in return takes care of the home while they are visiting.

The quiet nature of the bayside, and the location, tend to lend themselves to a more low key beach experience.

The area is also more mellow and quiet than most locations.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cyndi called and asked me to review our stay at The Royal Tern.

We are regulars, two years now, and have family in town with grandchildren so we visit each fall. We have stayed at The Royal Tern now for 2 years and love it.

Our grandchildren come and visit each day and some nights. The home is provided with beach toys for the kids, beach towels, and a beach umbrella. There is an outdoor shower for rinsing the sand as well.

The home is always presented in great shape. We love the hospitality and the personal service shown by Cyndi each time.

We will be back again this fall.
Sep 2016
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Mission Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Signed contract with Adults 18 or older signing and returning. The payee must be present and the CC must match the contract name and address.
  • No Parties or Gatherings of any kind. No pets. No extra daytime guests without our written permission. Low key atmosphere at all times. No smoking
  • All guests agree to leave without resistance if asked, if any of the rental agreement is violated. Respect to the home and community at all times.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Royal Tern Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large Luxurious Shower
  • These bathrooms are gorgeous with imported tiles that really give you the feeling that you are being pampered.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Royal Tern Master - 1 king , A lovely master suite with private bath
    Royal Tern Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 100% fresh cotton linens, await your perfect night's rest
    Royal Tern Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds for that extra sleeping arrangement needed
  • All of the bedrooms are designed to create beauty and comfort. Our linens are always fresh from top to bottom. Your master suite has a king bed with its own private bath Bedroom #2 has a queen bed Bedroom #3 has twins for that extra room, sometimes needed. *note, if you have a small baby, in a port-a-crib, that would an acceptable 7th person. Please ask when calling.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Royal Tern, has everything you will need for a great stay at the beach. We provide, all the necessities so you won't have to load up the car too full or if you are flying in, you will just need to bring the minimum for a wonderful and memorable vacation at the beach. Remember beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella and a small cooler are provided. We provide an informational binder that will answer many of your questions about the rental and more. After 26 years of professional service, our goals are to make your stay a wonderful memory. Please Note: Due to the fact that this is a second home, it would not be suitable for parties Parking information: Narrow, tandem parking is located behind this rental unit and will only accommodate 1 mid-sized or 2 small sized vehicles only. Larger vehicles, such as SUVs, trucks, vans, suburban’s, Escalades, and other large vehicles, etc., must be parked, nearby, at a public parking lot, at El Carmel Place or street parking located near


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Waterfront & Beachfront Ground Floor Home, 3 Bed W/AC - Discounted 7 night stays
average rating of 4.92 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful, everyone was so helpful and kind. We for sure would stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

Very well managed. The property is in a great location. The upkeep was excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review. We are so pleased you have a wonderful stay at The Royal Tern. We look forwarding to seeing you soon. Best Regards
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Franktown, Colorado

Wonderful Family Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Royal Tern October 14-21 2017. The place was just was pictured. Cynthia was so nice when we arrived. We did have a slight issue with the parking as did everyone else. We rented a mini-van for the 5 of us. Once we worked out the parking we have a wonderful time. The only other issue we had was the Refrigerator/Freezer. At first the frig temperature was quite warm 41 degrees the freezer ice maker worked but no ice was coming out. We ended up pulling all the shelves out to hold a large bag of ice. Cynthia knew about it. Other than that it was lovely. The bed in the master was so comfortable, I didn't want to get up in the morning. We had two relatives staying at the Bahia resort, so they would just walk over some days instead of drive. My granddaughter loved the sandy beach. For October, the weather was a bit warm, one day it was 92 degrees when we went to the zoo. We walked to one of the best restaurants on Mission Blvd (The Mission Restaurant) it was wonderful for breakfast. The grocery store was about 2 miles away. Belmont Park you can also walk to. The sunrises were incredible as well as the sunsets on Mission Beach, which is a block away. All in all a wonderful birthday celebration for my husband who turned 70 that week. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Toni, for such a great review. It was lovely having you all come stay and for choosing the Royal Tern. We look forward to your return visit. *The ice issue was resolved. Thanks again Toni for taking the time to share your wonderful review.
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Wonderful week at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a great place to spend time relaxing! Very clean, well stocked with all amenities and comfortable beds! This is one you want to spend your vacation enjoying!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Junction, Colorado

Beautiful, 400 steps to ocean, clean and cozy condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying at the Royal Tern for two weeks in May. Beautiful chef's kitchen and outdoor living space overlooking the bay. Located 400 steps from Mission Beach, we came and went all day- enjoyed being in the middle of literally everything. Would happily stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved meeting and having you and your family come stay. Such respectful guests and fun to chat with. I am so happy you have had a great vacation. Its what I strive for. Anyone would be lucky to have you stay in their home, but come back to me if you come to San Diego. Best you and your family. Cyndi
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Livonia, Michigan

Nice place great location.

  • 5 of 5

Love the area very convenient. We would highly recommend this place for adults because of rules regarding furshing. White furniture a little intimidating. Also the concern about use of certain sunscreen that shouldn't be used. All in all very nice place.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, Thank you for your review and I just want to say, that over at the 5 years, we have had so many families with small children and teens and there has never been an issue with the couch. We love and welcome our families with children. Our business is based on families. Our couches are slip covered couches and we have had the same two sets of covers for 5 years. They wash beautiful and because they are white I can use bleach. (just think how often a normal dark couch with out slip covers is washed....) Anyway, the couch is not a problem and I even provide throws for it should anyone be of concern. So, anyone reading this, note that I welcome families and we always provide a beautiful home, impeccably clean and well cared for. Plus, I love my work. Best Cyndi
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Kamloops, BC

Fantastic property right on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property to rent. Cynthia, manager is wonderful to deal with. I recommend that you call her before you book on line and she will walk you through the process. This property is 15 minutes from the airport, seaworld, the Zoo, old town etc. It is very quiet on the Bay side but only a couple minutes to walk across the street to the ocean. The beds are great, kitchen is well stocked, very clean, looks exactly like the pictures. We loved sitting on the deck and followed the sun onto the beach. I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex, I loved meeting you and your family and will a pleasure to have you all. Thank you for the great review and I look forward to having you all back again next year. Have a great summer. Best to you Cyndi
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
Many to choose from
Nearest Beach
Mission Beach
Car: not necessary

San Diego and Mission Beach provide fun water activities of all sorts, cultural events and great history of our explorers.

You will never run out of things to do or see, only your imagination will limit you.

Sea World, The San Diego Zoo, Scripps Institute, Mexico, LegoLand, The Midway Museum, La Jolla, the beach, the ocean front, are all at your disposal to see and do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning charge $250
Tax Rate 10.5%

Read the entire website before requesting to book, then make contact to assure that this is the perfect fit for your needs.
We want this to be a smooth process for your reservation. We have found that taking your time assures you will select the correct vacation home for your needs.

Rates are subject to change till your reservation is confirmed or you speak to us personally.
Convenience fees are added for CC payments. You have the option for check as well.

Email first to touch base or call if applicable.
We want to speak with you before you pay.
Payments must be made via PayPal which you will select on HA's site and then we will invoice you.
A contract will be sent to you from us with instructions that I will go over with you before you book.

We are very hands on with our rentals and care about your experience in finding the perfect rental for your needs.
And a good match for our rentals.

Remember to read the entire website first.

We accept PayPal for CC or checks for reservations made 4 weeks in advance.

Reservations of two weeks or longer will require a weekly cleaning charge, in addition to the final departure cleaning charge.
(Please inquire before making any reservation)

A contract will be send directly to you from us, after you reserve. It will be returned directly to us within 24 hours to assure your reservation is secure. All adults 18 years or older must initial as well and return the contract. Please ask for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund