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Location, Location, Location...Quaint And Cozy And Close To All!!

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


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps Up To 4

Island Court Cottage II is charming, vintage beach house (this is one unit of a duplex), 3 doors from Mission Bay and a quick walk across the street to the famed Mission Beach boardwalk and roller coaster. The cottage is fully equipped to make your stay relaxing, comfortable and hassle free, including a washer/dryer, free WiFi, cable TV with DVD/VCR, BBQ, and a one-car garage (which fits a small vehicle). Enjoy hanging out on The Cottage's front patio, watching the summer's nightly fireworks from Sea World or dining in one of the many excellent Mission Beach restaurants or clubs.

Karin Watkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017


Mission Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Master bath has shower and tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom has queen bed with new mattress and comfy pillows; living room has queen size sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We rent our beach cruisers for $25 a pair for the week or part thereof. Same with our 2-person kayak. Both are used but in good shape, comfortable and CHEAP! There are plenty of Rental Companies nearby as well for surfboards, paddle boards, etc. The cottage is a duplex and has another unit of exactly the same size, check with us for availability! Both units share the large front patio. There is a one car detached garage (for a compact or midsize car) which is a bonus as parking is very scarce at the beach. The house has central heat for the colder months and a portable air conditioner for the summer.


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Location, Location, Location...Quaint And Cozy And Close To All!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 48 reviews

Great location, super clean and owner was great to work with!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the patio! Overall location was super convenient to beach, bay, and amenities. It was great having a parking spot and all of the beach gear. Karin the owner, was easy to work with; we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Cari! We were happy to host you and your family and look forward to having you back in the future! Take care~
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Great Location in Mission Beach

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better location for our family vacation. We were taking our first trip with our six month old and Karin had a pack and play and high chair ready for us upon arrival. The condo is located in a great spot in Mission Beach. The garage parking spot is an added bonus; many people drove by on the busy weekend asking how we had gotten our spot. Would definitely stay again if we're back in Mission Beach!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Creed~ Thanks for the great review! It was my pleasure having you as a guest! Hope to have you and your family back in the future! Take care~
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  • 5 of 5

Staying in this home felt like home. Four of us, my two daughters and my granddaughter. It worked beautifully for us. Karin supplied us with paknplay, highchair and stroller, and extra blankets for paknplay. Above and beyond Karin, thank you.We settled in quickly, got the bikes out and enjoyed riding and walking the bayside walk and the ocean side walk everyday. BBQ'd on the deck and enjoyed having dinner on it, looking out towards the Bay, so relaxing. Checked out Belmont Park, loved the sounds from the roller coaster! Definitely no need for a car! Karin was always available to answer any questions. This was just the best holiday ever. Thank you Karin for everything. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Most Gracios Host

  • 4 of 5

As the title, Karin is indeed a gracious and responsive host. The apartment is spotlessly clean and recently remodeled. If you are a cook, the kitchen is fully equipped. The beach and the bay are within a few minutes walk, and I loved riding the bicycle along the boardwalk. I believe it extends as far as La Jolla which has wonderful tide pools and rock formations.

The drawback for me is that there really is no convenient or comfortable outside area. For myself, to. be comfortable in an apartment, I need light, a feeling of openness--small is not important. I expected, for whatever reason, a beach cottage. This is not that. It is a rather enclosed and darkish apartment; never a space in which I wanted to spend time. However, the price is right, and the location good and, again, Karin, the owner, was absolutely generous. All-in-all, it was a great vacation. Do rent the bicycles.m it is a joy riding happily oceanside.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alice~ We are so glad you had a great vacation, and enjoyed the kitchen and the bikes! Just a little confused about you not finding a comfortable outside area. That is something guests usually say they enjoy the most - our large patio with table and chairs for dining outside and two lounge chairs for relaxing in the open air. Plus a bbq for grilling. Two weeks ago, we re-stuccoed the brick wall and just added a new white cottage gate for extra cuteness! Anyway, thanks again, it was a pleasure meeting you! Perhaps try the front unit next time which, having more windows, is about as airy and light and beachy as cottages can get!
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Great stay in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

House is in a great location. 1 block from the bay and 2 blocks from the ocean. The house was ideal for our small family of four as our kids were able to sleep on the extended couch bed which was very comfortable. Very clean and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ryan~ Thanks so much for your great review! It was our pleasure having you as guests and we were glad we got to meet you! Hope to have you back next year! Karin
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Great location, quiet and clean!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for my husband and I on our vacation. The location was perfect! You are close to the bay side, which is relaxing and quiet. Yet, you are super close to the beach and Belmont Park! We enjoyed all of their amenities like, beach umbrellas, sweet front patio and two beach cruisers. The bikes were $25/per visit! They also have a single car garage which was very important for us! We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa~ Thanks for your great review! It was our pleasure having you as guests and we hope you return! Bikes are free for return guests! :) Karin
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Nearest Airport
6.2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Mission Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Old Town
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Pacific Beach

This area of Central Mission Beach is a peninsula of residences with the Pacific Ocean on the west and Mission Bay to the east. Guests can choose from the busier beach boardwalk full of activity and people watching or the quieter bay boardwalk. Bike riding, rollerblading or strolling are popular activities on either side. The location is fantastic as there is a bus stop on Mission Beach Blvd. which goes to the main transit center. Shopping is also easy as there are many small convenience stores nearby as well as a Ralph's Supermarket and Trader Joe's - each about a mile away. This location is just a 15 minute drive to all main features in San Diego: Sea World, The San Diego Zoo, The Gaslamp Quarter Downtown, La Jolla Cove and Sea Port Village. Our cozy cottage is located just a minute's walk from Belmont Park and the famous roller coaster, as well the Pacific Ocean and three doors down from the sand in Mission Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $60
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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