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Location, location! Ocean View 6BR/4BA, steps to beach

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedroom/ 4 Bathroom Sleeps 18-24

Experience Ocean Views from two identical connected Mission Beach townhouses rented together to create the perfect spot for your family gathering or group get-togethers. The connected townhomes are each three levels, 2,300 square feet total and are 50 steps to the boardwalk and sand in a quiet neighborhood of Mission Beach adjacent to Pacific Beach in San Diego, California.

You can't beat the location! The property is steps away from the ocean and boardwalk, across the street from quiet Mission Bay and just a few blocks from the dining and shopping district of Pacific Beach.

714 and 716 Whiting Court are connected on the second floor kitchen level via two lockable doors in each dining room and via a common front patio with a relaxing sitting-down view of the ocean, surf, sand and boardwalk. This unique configuration is perfect for many vacationers. It works great for two large families who want to vacation together, but may want some privacy as well. It is also appealing to groups with children as one side of the home could be the 'kid zone' with kid shows, toys, nap areas; and the other side could be the 'adult area' with adult beverages, visiting past 'bedtime' without toys scattered about!

Listen to the waves from one of the 6 bedrooms, or check the surf from one of the 6 private balconies off of each bedroom. The property has vaulted, spacious ceilings and several common areas.

There are two living rooms, two full sized kitchens and two dining rooms. Both homes have been newly remodeled in 2012 with new slate flooring, new carpeting and new kitchen appliances, which include new stainless steel refrigerators, stoves and microwaves, and new dishwashers.

Each townhome also has its own washer and dryer, and its own garage. THIS PLACE HAS 6 PARKING SPACES!

The town-homes are fully furnished. There are a total of four flat screen high definition TVs, two Blu-Ray/DVD players, complimentary Netflix and four full-sized sectional sofas.

The home sleeps 18-24. With 18 in beds - there are 2 California King Beds, 4 Queen Beds, 2 lower double bunk beds and 2 single upper bunk beds. Plus there is sleeping for up to another 6 in 2 living room queen size sleeper sofas.

High Definition Cable, Blu-ray and 20 Mbps Turbo broadband Wi-Fi internet included.

Recent improvements include a new outdoor shower, a deck expansion and all of the windows and sliding glass doors have been replaced. Please note the home does not have air conditioning, but several fans are provided and the ocean breeze keeps the home cool.

We, the owners, are regular beach goers and have kids so we have tons of sand toys, beach chairs, boogie boards, soft top surf boards, beach towels, umbrellas, everything you and your family/friends will need to experience living by the beach. We even include five bikes.

Please be careful of scams on Craigslist and note that we do not list our property on Craigslist.

Both town-homes are rented together, with a one week minimum, Saturday to Saturday in the summer.

More Details

Owner
Ciara & Barry
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Ciara & Barry

After living in Pacific Beach for 15 years and enjoying everything San Diego has to offer, we wanted to deliver this experience to vacationers. We are long-term San Diego residents, and this is a family-run vacation rental business.

Ciara & Barry purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Ciara & Barry chose San Diego County

Scouring through hundreds of properties, we finally found the perfect spot. After planning several vacations ourselves we loved the location and flexibility of this home. It is perfect for family gatherings or special get togethers. This home provides 6 parking spaces, virtually unheard of! And it's walkable to everything you need.

What makes this townhome unique

Enjoying the people-watching on the beach, riding bikes along the boardwalk, surfing or swimming in the ocean just steps away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars

We had such a wondeful time at Whiting Manor. We had a large group, rangng from toddlers to seniors, and there was enough space for all; we even hosted a Christmas dinner, and there was enough cooking equipment to do that! The hosts of this house have everything, from sand toys to surf boards to 6 car parking capacity to plastic cups for toddlers. The home is lovely, but clearly meant to be lived in, i.e. no precious breakables, no white carpet, nothing that either small children or clumsy adults can break. Location is perfect, near the beach, near restaurants, near grocery stores, and yet so quiet at night, you can hear the waves. We loved it, and are already trying to figure out when we will return.
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Mission Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King with 3rd floor balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King with 3rd floor balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen & double/twin bunk bed with balcony
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen & double/twin bunk bed with balcony
  • Two (2) California King Beds in separate bedrooms, with 3rd floor Balcony for each, 4 Queen Beds. 2 of the queen beds are in private bedrooms with private balconies. 2 of the queen beds are in the same rooms with the 2 bunk beds., Double Beds (2) 2 Double Beds in the lower portion of the 'pyramid' bunk beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin Beds in the upper portion of the 'pyramid' bunk beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Queen bed sleeper sofas on their own level, one in each town-home. (2 queen sleeper sofas total)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Location, location! Ocean View 6BR/4BA, steps to beach
average rating of 4.797468 based on 80 reviews
4

Perfect Location!

  • 4 of 5

We had to change our family vacation plans from a deep sea fishing trip in Brookings, Oregon because of a major fire in that area and were able to book the Whiting Manor condos just one day before needed. We had family members coming from Minnesota, Utah and Idaho. The condos worked great for our very active family. They had one surf board and bikes and some beach towels available which we used everyday. The condos were very clean - our only complaint and the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that there isn't air conditioning and there was a heat wave during our stay. Luckily there were plenty of fans which we used constantly. I would recommend this property for large groups because it is so close to the beach, it is very clean, and the owners were friendly and helpful when I contacted them with questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale
5

Place is great!

  • 5 of 5

Place is great! This was our third time staying here and we are likely to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

The nicest rental we have had in the 10 years our family has been vacationing in San Diego. Ciara and Barry have this home so well stocked with EVERYTHING you need for a beach vacation-boogie boards, surf board, chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, games, bikes-all you need to do is pack up clothes & personal belongings and you are good to go! The condos are spacious & beautifully decorated! Thank you, Ciara and Barry, for sharing your home with our family! We would LOVE to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house in the best location!

  • 5 of 5

This house fits so many people, in the best location! It provided so many things, and everything else was within walking distance. Wow. We brought 18 people, ranging from toddlers to teenagers, to seniors. Everyone had space, was comfortable, and had a great time. One quick trip to costco for food supplies, and we were set for the week. You can see the ocean from the porch and from some of the balconies. And if you walk 3 narrow condos down, you are at the beach!! You can walk down the boardwalk, or take a bike, and have fun at Belmont Park. Fun stuff to do, but you'll notice the crowded beach. You can also walk or bike the other way to the pier and see the bars, late night partying and crowds down there as well. But where this house is... the beach right in front of this house is super calm and not crowded at all. One night we hired a guy to set up a beach fire for us. Most nights around sunset we would stroll down to watch the sunset before putting kids to sleep. Then if you walk 10 houses away from the beach you are at the bay! We spent one day there and rented water crafts to play on the water. Again, just walked from the house. So fantastic. When you come back to the house, there is a super large deck to unload, or with 6 parking spots you can leave a parking spot in the garage open for the wagons, etc. It also has an outside shower to clean up and then 4 warm showers inside to feel good as new. Having two kitchens was also super handy for the large group. And whenever you needed more groceries, the grocery store is also within walking distance. What an amazing house in a fantastic location!! Thank you again for letting us stay there. We thought this was a once in a lifetime trip, but now we're already talking about coming back someday. Yay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the proximity to both the ocean and the bay. The property was clean and had plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

Having two spaces for our large, 3 generation family to spread out was ideal for us. Ciara and Barry were awesome to work with, thank you!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD
5

Great Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Whiting Manor! The family was in San Diego for our son's wedding and everyone was very happy with the house and the location near the boardwalk and ocean. Early morning bike rides were fun! The kitchens are clean and well stocked. For large groups there is plenty of seating, indoors and out. Whatever you need for the beach, they have it there! Having all the parking space was great too! We highly recommend Whiting Manor!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great location with so many fun activities to offer for anyone. Close to:

Disneyland & California Adventure (90 min), La Jolla (10 min), San Diego State Parks, San Diego Wild Animal Park (45 min), Legoland (45 min), SeaWorld (6 min), The Flower Fields of Carlsbad (30 min), Temecula Wine Country (60 min), San Diego Zoo (20 min), Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack (20 min), Coronado Island (25 min), Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography (10 min), Balboa Park (20 min)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $380
Damage Insurance $59

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.