About the property
- Cottage640 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Cottage duplex, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom ~ sleeps 4 & includes one-car garage!!
The perfect place for your perfect beach vacation! This Mission Beach charmer is just 3 doors down from Mission Bay and just a minute's walk to the ocean, Belmont Park and the famous Big Dipper Roller Coaster, and many restaurants/activities. The location couldn't be more central! Great for a family of 4 or 5 or two couples. The large patio allows for a great place to relax or have a BBQ! And the one-car garage is a commodity in Mission Beach. With hardwood floors, lots of light in the living room, a flat screen TV with a selection of movies, a fully stocked kitchen, free wi-fi, and all the beach equipment you will need (chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, beach towels), this is a great place to spend your next vacation. Just bring your flip flops and sunscreen! Very inexpensive beach cruiser rentals available as well! There is also a back unit to reserve if you need accommodations for another family... Each unit has exclusive use of their own side of the patio with patio table and 4 chairs.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Karin Watkins
My husband, Mark, and I are proud to be the owners of Island Court Cozy Cottage! We purchased this property in June of 2013 and have been enjoying our role as property managers and vacation hosts! We both grew up in San Diego and went to college here so we know the area well! We have 2 kids, ages 19 and 15 and have been creating many memories with them in our cottage, when it is not already reserved!
Karin Watkins purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Karin Watkins chose Mission Beach
We chose this cottage because we love hanging out in Mission Beach! There seems to be something to do for everyone! We looked at properties for a year and half and knew this would be perfect for us the moment we saw it! We loved the front patio, just being able to relax there with a good book or BBQ with friends. We also felt the location was ideal, as it is within walking distance of everything we like to do ~ biking on the boardwalk, taking the kids to the roller coaster, swimming in the ocean or jogging along the bay... We've had a lot of fun remodeling and creating a comfortable, beachy home away from home, always looking for ways to make it even more perfect for our guests!
What makes this Cottage unique
Location, location, location!!! So close to everything! Beach rental shops on the same block (or if you don't want to pay the higher prices, we have 4 beach cruisers and a kayak available for next to nothing!!) We also have baby items for your use, including a pack and play, high chair, and umbrella stroller. Washer and dryer, fully stocked kitchen, garage, wi-fi, videos, boogie boards, beach chairs all included. And I am always available if you have any questions or need anything! It is my pleasure taking good care of my guests!!!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We have stayed at many VRBO"s and there are a few things that each must have. A comfortable bed, off street parking, laundry facility, and good WIFI. This cottage had it all! The cottage was clean, well maintained, and super comfortable. We cooked nightly and had everything we needed. The patio was delightful. We spent the days on our bikes and ended with a few hours on the beach using the towels and chairs provided. A super short walk to the beach or a 50 yard walk to the bay! We used the nearby bus stop to take our bikes on and adventure further away; Cabrillo Mt, Coronado Island, Little Italy for the Farmers Market, The Cottage in La Jolla for a delicious breakfast, and trips to downtown. The cottage is exactly how the pictures show. Karin has kept the place maintained and it shows. We will be back in the fall for another week long stay.
Arline~ It was my pleasure having you as a guest and I do hope you come back for another stay!! Thanks for your great review and take care!
Spacious, clean, clean, quiet, and close to everything
We had a great stay here on our trip to San Diego. The unit is in a wonderful location, situated between the bay and the beach. The area is surprisingly quiet considering its proximity to Mission Blvd and Balboa Park. The inside is very charming and comfortable. It has a kitchen and bathroom that are both spacious. The courtyard out front was perfect for relaxing and grilling.
You can find practically anything a short walk away. The bay and beach provide opportunities for long morning and evening walks, especially of you bring along a dog on your trip.
Last, but not least, the garage parking was great, since there is not a lot of free overnight parking in the area.
We had a great time and will definitely try to book this place again when we return to San Diego.
I loved this place!
I just wanted to let everyone know what a great place this is. Cozy and perfectly located. 1 block from the beach and Belmont Park, yet quiet and private. Having a garage, beach chairs and bikes was a huge plus. The futon was actually pretty comfy and the bed is comfy as well. Lovely, modern decor and super clean. Didn't use the kitchen a lot because we ate out most of the time, but it seems well stocked and is cute and modern as well. Love, love, loved our stay here. Thanks so much!
Thanks Melanie, for your very sweet review! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to have you return in the future! Take care!! :)
Great location and very clean
Great location for seeing all the sights. Short drive to zoo, USS midway museum, gas lamp district, Coronado, Point Loma and La Jolla. Many restaurants within walking distance. Rental was very clean. We appreciated having a washer/dryer on site in the garage . Glad to know ahead of time the garage space is tight to ensure we rented a compact car. Thanks!
Perfect beach house
We stayed at this house with our 3 kids. We really only slept there so it worked out great. The 3 kids did have to sleep on 2 futons in the living room. But that was fine, it has a nice kitchen for breakfast so we could save money not eating out every meal. The location was very nice. Although I didn’t know my kids would have preferred to be closer to the ocean rather than the bay since they are older. If you have younger kids, the bay is great! But the nice thing is that the ocean is just a short walk away. Thanks for a great stay!
Perfect Beach Get Away
My husband and I stayed here for an anniversary get away in Feb. We had such a wonderful time and the accommodations were perfect. Karin is a wonderful, friendly, organized and thoughtful property owner and very easy to work with. She thought of everything to make our stay here exceptional. The location is a good as it gets in Mission Beach, as it is perfectly situated between the beach and the bay with easy access to both. Starbucks is one block away, as well as downtown Mission Bay with all of the wonderful restaurants and activities. If you are looking for a relaxing and enjoyable place to enjoy your vacation, this is the place to be. We have stayed in countless vacation rentals and this is one of the best. I highly recommend it.
Our 'cozy Cottage' is located as close to Belmont Park and the other Mission Beach attractions as you can get. Just 3 houses up from the Bay and a block and a half down to the ocean, everything is within walking distance. Bike, kayak and paddle board rentals on our same block!