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Casa Amelia Beach House - Mission Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom / 1 Bath Fantastic Cottage. All remodeled for 2012 with New Furniture, Furnishings, Appliances, 32' TV with many channels on ATT-UVERSE and Wireless internet Iincluded. Surfboard, Beach Cruiser Bike, Boogie Board, Beach Chairs, and more all included for your use at Casa Amelia. Best Location in Mission Beach, Close to everything but private and cozy. Sleeps up to 6 persons. Large Kitchen with large breakfast bar with 4 stools. Real wood burning Fireplace too. Onsite parking space for your car. One of the best values in Mission Beach. Reserve your vacation dates at Casa Amelia today!

Mark Schindler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Mark Schindler

My name is Farmer and Welcome to Casa Amelia! My Mom and Dad left me in charge of managing and operating Casa Amelia in Mission Beach, California. My 'Mission' is to make sure that all of my guests enjoy their stay at Casa Amelia and have a wonderful vacation experience with us. Since I love people and my own kind too, I welcome all visiting Dogs that are well behaved, potty trained, don't bark, and promise to follow their family with them when they enjoy the sites of San Diego, or make sure to leave someone behind to keep you company at Casa Amelia. I look forward to meeting you soon at Casa Amelia. Give me a call or e-mail me if you have any questions about anything!

Mark Schindler purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mark Schindler chose San Diego County

We have one of the best locations in Mission Beach and are very passionate about providing you with a clean and well equipped vacation rental cottage. We live in San Diego and are ready to help you in any way we can to make sure your vacation stay with us is the best ever! We love people and their pets too. Casa Amelia is charming, romantic, and in just the right location between all the action at the Pacific Ocean and the serenity of the Bayside Beaches. Only 1 1/2 blocks down a tree lined walking path to the Ocean and only 6 cottages from the Bay. It doesn't get much better than Casa Amelia!

What makes this cottage unique

Casa Amelia is a wonderful cottage for guests that want privacy or guests who want to share their beach experience with their friends, another adult couple, or just with a family of 6. Look at all our photos and see how unique and fun a stay at Casa Amelia is. We also offer free use of a Surfboard, 2 Boogie Boards, Skim Board, 3 Beach Chairs, and a Beach Cruiser Bicycle, while staying at Casa Amelia. XBOX360, Wireless Internet and HBO - Cinemax are also provided for your pleasure while staying at Casa Amelia. We make your beach vacation getaway all inclusive and easy to relax and enjoy your time in Mission Beach. Onsite parking makes walking to everywhere in Mission Beach easy too!


San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Old Town
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town Trolley
Fashion Valley Mall
Little Italy District
Extraordinary Desserts
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Padres
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Westfield Horton Plaza
The Prado at Balboa Park
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Coronado Ferry Landing
San Diego Museum of Man
University of San Diego
San Diego Bay
Hillcrest Farmers Market
Casa del Prado Theatre
Embarcadero Marina Park South
Gaslamp City Square -- CLOSED
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
Timken Museum of Art
Coronado Beach
The Kebab Shop
Petco Park
Seaport Village
Downtown San Diego
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
Altitude Sky Lounge
San Diego Air & Space Museum
FLUXX San Diego Nightclub
Hash House A Go Go
San Diego Natural History Museum
Little Italy Farmer's Market
Star of India -- CLOSED
San Diego State University
Broken Yolk Cafe - Pacific Beach
Old Town Mexican Cafe
Extraordinary Desserts
Embarcadero Marina Park South
San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Starkeys-1/2 blk; plus 20 in walking distance
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Bahia Bell/Mission Bay Riverboat
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Torrey Pines Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Trolley - Old Towne
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 5 and Route 8 intersection
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Liugi's Italian-1/2 blk; 20 in walking distance
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Water ski/Mission Bay
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bay Beaches - 6 houses away; Ocean Beaches-1.5 blk
Car: not necessary

Sea World just 10 minutes away. Belmont Park & Roller Coaster, Pacific Ocean and Boardwalk, Bay Side Beach and Boardwalk, World Class Surfing, Restaurants, Pubs, Groceries, Shopping, and so much more just walking steps from your front door.Great place to ride a Beach Cruier Bike and see all he fun sites in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.


Mission Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large nicely fully tiled modern bathroom with extra large shower with good light and good ventilation.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
  • Two Double Beds (sleeps 4) and two sofa/futon beds (sleeps 2). Casa Amelia can sleep total of 6 persons if need. Baby Cribs (1) Available porta crib onsite if needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen amenities, stove & oven, refrigerator, cooking utensils, coffee maker, 4-slice toaster, blender, can opener, dishes, glasses, silverware, coffee mugs, pots, pans, paper towels, dish soap. Linens provided including extra towels for the beach, free use of washer & dryer in laundry room, Beach Cruiser Bikes! High speed internet, No Smoking please. If you have any special needs, let us know. We will try to provide and accommodate! So whether you want to swim, surf, sightsee, dine, bike, people watch, sunbathe, stroll along the boardwalk, relax, read a book, or write a novel, this is the retreat cottage for you!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Casa Amelia Beach House - Mission Beach!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Quaint but small

  • 4 of 5

We were here in the later part of July. Mark was awesome and very available for our every question. He had a ton of suggestions for things to do and places to go and places to eat. The place was very nice, but very small. There is no air conditioning and only a couple of windows so it was EXTREMELY hot the first night. We asked for a fan and it was much better for the rest of our stay. It was super noisy, especially if you keep all of the windows open, as you are right behind a Starbucks and right by a very busy corner. It was SUPER close to Belmont Park and within walking distance to shopping, bars and restaurants, so that part was fantastic. You are RIGHT next to another house and you have a shared patio but we could never use it because there were a ton of kids always on the patio. There were five of us and it was extremely cramped so you better like each other if you have more than 2 people! The cleaning people did not totally clean the drinking glasses or the kitchen appliances, but the bathroom and the rest of the place was very clean. I would recommend this place if you only have 2 or 3 people and if you don't mind noise!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! I'd like to thank Cecily and her family for staying with us at Casa Amelia, and I'd like to invite them back. Four-of-five-stars; thank you. So, Casa Amelia is a GREAT VALUE for price-conscious visitor. Five houses away from the beaches on Mission Bay, we accommodate our guests with two, comfortable full-size beds and two sleeper-sofas, that fold up into couches during the day time. Just perfect for a family, or with our guests who are expecting overnight visitors. AND IT SURE BEATS PAYING FOR TWO SEPARATE ROOMS NOW, DOESN'T IT! Anyway, just one point for clarification. Casa Amelia does have it's own porch, BBQ area and table. This is reserved exclusively for their use. On the courtside and next to Casa Amelia, we have Casa Sofia. This is a separate rental and a larger beach cottage, with it's own exclusive outdoor patio area. Unfortunately, this patio area is not for Casa Amelia use, as they have been provided with a dedicated area of their own. So that's it for now. Check out our other rentals, Casa Sofia and the Trout House. Bye. - Mark and Farmer (the pooch)
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Beautiful, clean, fully stocked, centrally located, cozy

  • 5 of 5

Mark is a superb owner. He will make sure you are fully accommodated with whatever you need! The place is beautiful, very clean, close to everything (fun, food, shopping, beach, bay) and extremely cozy. Mark checked in on us the first day to make sure we were set for our stay, but then he doesn't keep bugging you. But if you need anything you can certainly call him and he responds immediately. I would definitely stay here again. LOVED IT!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh, it was so nice to hear from Kim, Jim and their family again (including Doggie-Dylan). Thank you so much for staying at Casa Amelia. And thank you for describing Amelia as, 'beautiful, very clean, close to everything and extremely cozy.' That's just the way we want it. Please come back and visit us again. Bye. - Mark
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Phoenix, Az


  • 5 of 5

We had such a great vacation! We really enjoyed staying so close to Mission Beach! Mark was so wonderful and very accommodating!! He greeted us when we got there and definitely was available if we needed him!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Becky, James, Madison, Duke, Bear and Brittany. I just love being called 'wonderful and accommodating.' This was a great family, and I'm looking towards creating more memories for them, in the future! Casa Amelia has 'location, location, location,' as Becky said. We're five houses from some of the nicest beaches in Southern California, and just a couple of blocks from the famous Belmont Park and it's roller coaster. Take a bike-ride on the boardwalk (yes, we have bikes for you), or try your luck at surfing or boogie-boarding (provided also). Maybe you'd just like to lie in the sun (that's right, we provide beach chairs and umbrella), or just grill some steaks in the evening (sorry-we don't provide the steaks). Don't forget about the SeaWorld fireworks every night at 9:30 p.m. or the memories you can create for the kids roasting marshmellos around a beach campfire. It's all here for you to enjoy. And . . . I only live four miles up-the-beach-road. I'm not an absentee landlord. I make every effort to meet-and-greet you. I make sure you know about the wifi, the cable TV, and the spots to enjoy in town. Okay, then. Once again, thank-you to Becky and her family. Come back to visit us anytime. Bye. - Mark & Farmer
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Casa Amelia

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this little cottage. Plenty of room for us 3 adult ladies, and great location! Short walking distances to beach, bay, restaurants, and small grocery. Mark, the owner was extremely helpful in getting us settled in and w/ suggestions for things to do. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Irene, and thanks for taking time to tell everybody how much you enjoyed Casa Amelia. Five Stars - WOW! And I love being called 'extremely helpful.' My goal is to greet every guest upon their arrival. I check the residence after the maid service finishes to make certain that things are spotless. Sometimes, I'll even email guests to tell them about special restaurants or events that I think they might enjoy. Thanks again, so much. Bye. - Mark and Farmer
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Las Vegas

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved out stay at Casa Amelia. It is in the perfect location.

Mark the owner was awesome and very helpful. He ensured we had a great time and I don't think we could have asked him for anything he wouldn't have helped us out with.

The location is right next to both the beach and the bay, but just as important it is within walking distance from all the restaurants and shops. I don't mean a long walk either, everything is within a couple minutes. The park/boardwalk is adjacent to the property basically and we spent a lot of time their with our daughter. At night we took our daughter to the bay (2 minute walk... maybe) to watch the fireworks from Seaworld every night. It was a perfect place to watch them. We rode the bikes Mark provide up and down the beach and to Pacific beach several times and checked out what they had over there.

Casa Amelia and Casa Sophia shares the same property and we were slightly worried we may have a bunch rowdy partiers next to us but that was not the case. In the week we were there 2 different families stayed there and we got a long great. Both had children my daughter played with and were very nice.

The house has a small loft style bed area where my daughter slept. The rest of us slept on the pull out beds and futons. It has a nice kitchen with everything you need and all the appliances. A new looking bathroom with a large walk in shower.

Overall a GREAT trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

mission beach bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Perfect sized rental, i am a travel nurse and rented casa amelia for 6 months along with my dog ! it is a great location central to everything ! Miss it already !

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love Kelly and hope she comes back to stay with us again! - Mark & Farmer (the pooch)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

vrto/property protection $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Cleaning/Maid Service $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Please note that during holiday weekends, people tend to be 'louder' than at other times. We still reinforce our 'good-neighbor' policy, and encourage guests to be considerate of others on our court. It is possible that we will have a 'hot weather spell,' during the summer. This usually last one or two days. We have ocean breezes, a ceiling fan, and stand-up fans, provided upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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