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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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 4.852459 based on 63 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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Cute and cozy beach house in an excellant location!

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything, especially Starbucks. House was clean, comfortable and well stocked. Thank you for sharing!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for six nights and enjoyed every minute. The cottage is not fancy but it is clean and functional. We think it is a bargain for the location. The front of the cottage opens onto a pedestrian only alley between the rentals which makes it very quiet. It was an unusually hot period in Mission Beach and there is no central AC, so we utilized the portable AC unit provided to keep the living area bearable.

Location is the best part of the cottage. We did not have a car during our stay and walked or biked($25 for 2 bikes for the six days) wherever we needed. We did use Uber to and from the airport(approx. $12) and to a Padre game($18), otherwise it is an easy stroll to the bay side or the ocean walkways. Starbucks is one block away and multiple restaurants are within 2-3 blocks. It is 2 miles to a decent grocery store(Ralph's), which we were able to bike to, and using our back packs and baskets on the bike were able to stock up with a good amount of food.

Overall we were very satisfied with the cottage and would stay here again when in Mission Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, Clean, Quite and Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, close to both the bay and ocean, with bike and walking readily available. The Cottage was great for my small family.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Must stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this cottage twice now and besides it's amazing LOCATION, the accommodations are above standard. I've stayed here once with my family and again on a romantic trip with my partner. Both times this cottage has been an amazing stay. The house is kept clean, has modern finishes, relaxing front patio and not to forget it's private parking garage! The owner, Karin, is always extremely nice and easy to talk to. Regardless of if you're visiting Mission Beach with family or just your spouse, the proximity to the bay, beach, Belmont Park and restaurants is exceptional. I can honestly tell you I will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your sweet review, Rocio~ It's definitely my pleasure having you as a guest! I'll look forward to hearing back from you in the future. Take care~ Karin
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Great little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our small family vacation. It was comfortable and clean, and close to everything. It made our first trip with our 6 month old baby, an absolute breeze. Karin was wonderful, and even offered baby items, so we wouldn't have to drag ours along. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dana~ Thanks so much for your great review! It was our pleasure hosting you and your family and we hope to have you back in the future! Cheers, 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $400

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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