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.
Cottage duplex, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom ~ sleeps 5 & includes one-car garage!
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 8, 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!!!
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.
This was our second stay at the cottage. It didn't disappoint! Everything was clean and ready for us. We use everything the cottage offers: wifi, laundry, patio, grill, beach chairs! Proximity to the beach and bay is super. The cottage is also very close to the bus which we used daily along with our bike rides. The farmers market in Little Italy on Saturdays is a must, simply wonderful. All in all a great stay at a great place. Thanks Karin for being a wonderful host. Hopefully see you in the spring.
Arline~ thanks so much for the awesome review and for being such wonderful guests! It's always our pleasure! Hope to see you again soon! :)
Amazing Beach Getaway
We had a wonderful time getting away from it all at Karin's beach cottage. The cottage was fully equipped, clean, airy, and had plenty of storage. The bed was super comfy, which made it tough to get going some mornings, but the sun brought us outside to the nice patio area where we spent a lot of our morning and evening time! We were only a few doors away from Mission Bay and cannot imagine a better location. Even in the fall, parking looked tough to come by, so we were very happy to have the garage and the bikes -- which were in great condition.
We only had four days and didn't come close to seeing everything. We look forward to returning soon!
Thanks so much for your very sweet review! We are so lucky to have such great guests as yourselves and very happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Mission Beach! We do hope you come back and want to let you know we comp our beach cruisers for our returning guests!
Take care and hope to hear from you in the future!
Surprisingly quiet cottage in central location!
The top three reasons we would recommend this cottage and book this property again are:
1) Awesome central location close to bay, beach and Belmont Park.
2) Surprisingly quiet and private cottage given how centrally located it is.
3) Karin, the owner, is very organized and very responsive.
Some other things we noted during our stay... Kitchen is surprisingly well-stocked w/ cookware, kitchen tools, basic supplies. We did a lot of cooking during our vacation (sadly our kids don't like eating out) and it was convenient in the bright, cheery kitchen and dining nook. The Wifi is super fast. The hose in the yard and the handheld sprayer in the shower were very convenient to help wash kids up after beach activities. Washer was good quality and had a gentle cycle. Portable A/C unit worked well. Patio is charming and cozy. Check in and check out instructions were thorough and easy to follow. Karin, the owner, provides good tips on how to make your stay as comfortable and easy as possible (i.e. follow her advice to back into the garage as it is a tight fit). A suggestion we have would be to stock the bath w/ more bath, hand towels and wash cloths. Thank you for the lovely stay!
Thanks so much for your very sweet review! We really enjoyed having you and your family as guests and hope that you come back in the future! We offer free use of our bikes or kayak for our repeat guests! Take care!
A great place to stay close to the beach.
Over all it was great. Close to the beach, parks and any thing else you need. Only down fall is parking. Do not drive a suburban or a truck. Our dodge journey barely fit.
Ready made vacation!
This was a great place to stay for close proximity to both the beach and the bay. House was cozy and well maintained. We were there during one of the hottest weeks of the year and were very comfortable. Owners did a great job of communicating with us and making sure we had everything we needed, including a pack and play, high chair, and, stroller for our toddler.
We loved our stay here! Perfect location with great amenities. We will be back!
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!