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Quaint And Cozy And Close To All!

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage duplex, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom ~ sleeps 4 & includes one-car garage!!

The perfect place for your perfect beach vacation! This vintage Mission Beach charmer is just 3 doors down from Mission Bay and just a minute's walk to the ocean. 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, and free wi-fi this is a great place to spend your next vacation. 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.

Karin Watkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 18 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 San Diego County

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...

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!! Washer and dryer, garage, videos, boogie boards, beach chairs all included.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay in Mission Bay. Close to beach and easy access to everything you want to do in SD. We loved being able to bring our dogs and small daughter with plenty of space for everyone. Having laundry access was fantastic. I would definitely stay here again!
Jul 2013
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Mission Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with comfortable, queen-sized bed and one pull-out queen sized futon in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our house is right between two amazing bodies of water ~ Mission Bay (3 doors down) and Mission Beach (17 doors down). The peninsula on which it sits offers almost any beach activity you can think of. It is a prime location to the best of the beach and a quick drive to many of the other activities San Diego has to offer!


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Quaint And Cozy And Close To All!
average rating of 4.8545456 based on 57 reviews

perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great for families!! Awesome location. Close to all the action. Has everything you need for a beach vacation. Owners are very responsive. Ac unit works great for those hot nights. We opened the windows at night and enjoyed the breeze. Steps to Bay and half block to ocean. Restaurants steps from house. Cant say enough about this property. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! We'd be happy to have you back in the future! :)
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we reserved the cottage to our very last day of our stay the hosts where very professional, the home is the perfect location to go have a quite Day on the bay side or go enjoy the ocean and the fun at Balboa park , we can't wait to rent this beautiful home again , thank you so much !

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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real close to the bay and mission beach

  • 4 of 5

Had a nice stay there with a family of 4. the place was clean . probably best with just 2 adults even though my twenty something sons were ok with the futons. its a little tricky getting your car in & out of the garage if you have a car bigger than a midsize sedan. The location is perfect for both bay and beach activities

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and meet our needs

  • 5 of 5

Karin my family n I absolutely loved your cottage. It was clean comfy & cozy. Everything we needed was readily available. We would definitely stay again. The neighbors cat Chloe enjoyed visiting with us.

Thank you Susan

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Susan~ It was our pleasure having you as a guest! We hope you return in the future, take care! ~K
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Very clean, great location, had everything we needed for a fun long weekend.

  • 5 of 5

This property is very clean, very spacious. The owner was very accomodating.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim~ thanks for your great review! We hope you and Sheri come back in the future! Karin
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Lovely home for Mission Beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home is a lovely one bedroom with everything you'll need for a beach vacation. The home is steps away from Belmont Park (you can hear the roller coaster if you're sitting outside) and all the fun of Mision Beach. Inside the home, it is quiet and peaceful. The owner was wonderful and a great communicator. From contracting to arrival to refunding the deposit - she was kind, efficient and very easy to work with. The only cautious note - if you love to cook - bring your own spices. If your goal is the basics, this house has everything! This was exactly what we needed for a girls weekend away, including a little one.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa~ Thanks so much for your great review! It was my pleasure having you as guests and I hope you come back in the future! Take care! Karin
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6.9 Miles
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Amtrak Station - Old Town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-8 & I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Seaforth Boat Rentals
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

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!


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer, 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 1, 2017
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2, 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year's Weeks 2
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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