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"E'toile de Mer" - Quiet - Private - Steps To Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 964 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Desirable Court Location; Newly Remodeled; 2 Bd 1 Ba; 2 Car Garage- Sleeps 6

Just 42 steps from the beach, this 1957 beach cottage was recently remodeled to its original charm with hardwood floors and gabled ceilings. Kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. For the cooking enthusiast the kitchen is fully stocked with coffee maker, blender, toaster, full set of pots and pans, bake ware, utensils, dishes and glassware. The cottage is complete with linens, towels, beach towels, and hair dryer. The spacious front patio is furnished with a sofa, table for 6, two market umbrellas, gas BBQ and fire pit-the perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, read a book or enjoy a casual BBQ. Full size washer and dryer located in the 2 car garage.



More Details

Ronnie Kiefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Ronnie Kiefer

We welcome you to our 1957 charming beach cottage and hope you enjoy your stay. Recently remodeled to its original charm, updated for your convenience and comfort. Our court has a unique ambiance and is considered one of the most desirable in south Mission Beach.

Ronnie Kiefer purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ronnie Kiefer chose Mission Beach

We had been renting in north Mission Beach for the past 13 summers and enjoyed each summer with our daughters. We found our cottage on VRBO three years ago for a long weekend and saw great potential. I kept in contact with the owner on the chance that it might be put on the market. And it did! Our court is truly one of the most desirable courts in south Mission Beach. We have wonderful full-time neighbors!

What makes this cottage unique

Steps to Beach

- Best sandy beach in San Diego

- Most desirable south Mission Beach court

- Front patio w/ gas BBQ, gas fire pit, outside dinning

- Newly remodeled w/ stainless steel appliances and

granite counter tops w/ new hard wood floors

- Large two (2) car attached garage w/ full size washer

and dryer

- Two (2) Phat Bikes for strand cruising

- Beach Activities; tanning, surfing, boogie boarding, volleyball, bodysurfing, biking, jogging, walking, beach fire pits, sunsets, beach lifeguard station

- Large walk-in shower w/ two (2) shower heads

- Outside hot/cold shower

- Front dutch door

- Large kitchen island w/ dinning area

- Beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, ice chests, horseshoes, smash paddles, towels

- Close to Athletic Club; just 5 minutes on bikes

- Walking distance to public parking

- Close to taxi service

- Close to local market, italian/mexican food take-out, café/pastry store, liquor store, restaurants/bars


Mission Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 964 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely NO Loud Parties or Activities - Please be Considerate to ALL Neighbors. Thank You
  • Absolutely NO Parking in Alley Adjacent to Garage Door. Thank You.
  • Absolutely NO Smoking in the House or on the Front Patio. Thank You
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large Walk-In Shower w/ 2 Shower Heads and Seating
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold Water Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Bedroom w/ Seating Area with double sleeper sofa
  • Bedrooms Have Large Cedar Wood Interior Closets w/ Clothes Organizers - Master Bedroom includes Work Area and HP Printer/Scanner in second bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Master Bedroom contains Work Area w/ Wireless Lap-Top Computer and HP Printer/Scanner


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"E'toile de Mer" - Quiet - Private - Steps To Beach
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home had it all!! You literally do not need to bring anything with you. It is perfect for a family. And just steps from the beach. Super quiet and amazing patio. My husband would have slept out there if I let him. Lol the fire pit was a dream. Great spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stefanie- Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. I'm so glad you had an enjoyable stay and hope you and your family will return to my cottage for future vacations. Please keep in touch! Best, Ronnie
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Great stay at E'toile de Mer!

  • 5 of 5

This beach cottage is a 30 second walk to the beach but set enough away from the boardwalk to provide some privacy when you are sitting on the back patio. The patio was one of the highlights of the property. Ronnie was very responsive and helpful. One thing to be aware of is the frequent air traffic overhead as this area seems to be a common flight path out of the airport. Would definitely recommend this property for any one looking for a little getaway in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good afternoon Steve- Thanks so much for your thoughtful review of my beach cottage. I'm so glad you, your wife and friends enjoyed your stay. Please keep me in mind for future travel. Congratulations and best wishes on the new arrival! Best, Ronnie
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Gorgeous Cottage with Upgraded ...Everything

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this perfect little cottage over New Years. It is beautifully upgraded with a gorgeous kitchen and bathroom. The master suite has a wonderful little retreat and the house is quiet, so you sleep wonderfully. The garage parking is incredibly convenient. The location is fantastic. It's right by the beach and a short walk to local attractions.

I could ramble forever about how great this place is, but just take my word for it. You will love this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kimber- Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review of my property. Glad you enjoyed your stay and keep me in mind for future travels. Best, Ronnie
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. The location is wonderful and the cottage is very well equipped. We are looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Tim! So glad you enjoyed my cottage and I look forward to your return.
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Awesome Mission Beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for the second year in a row the week of July 15th and once again came away so impressed with this property. It is well maintained and a beautiful beach cottage. We especially love the patio, with the beautiful landscaping and of course, the fire pit. The patio was the place to congregate in the evenings with our extended family to roast marshmallows and enjoy the comfortable seating. Everything is perfect at this spot: the location (on a quiet little walkway steps from the beach); the amenities (bikes, BBQ, beach chairs, toys, etc.); and the patio (so comfortable and beautiful). We love this cottage and hope to come back next year. Thanks Ronnie!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Patti! So glad to have you and your family once again. And, I'm so pleased you enjoyed my beach cottage. Look forward to having you return!
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Comfortable, beautiful indoors and out!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this little cottage very much. It is in a perfect location and has every ammenity you could ever need! The owner is very professional and honest. We thank you again for renting your magical place to us!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nikki- Thank you so much for taking the time to review my property. I really appreciate it. Please keep me in mind for future travel. Kindest regard, Ronnie Kiefer
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San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Padres
Little Italy Farmer's Market
San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Little Italy District
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego
Mission Bay Sportcenter
Cannonball Mission Beach
Belmont Park
Just 5 minute walk from the cottage for GREAT sushi and sunset views.
Mission Beach - Oceanfront Boardwalk
Mission Bay Aquatic Center
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Bahia Belle
Seaport Village
Star of India -- CLOSED
San Diego Bay
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
LEGOLAND California
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Wave House San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
The Beachcomber
Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Beachcomer, The Penant, Taxi Service
Nearest Golf
6.8 Miles
RiverWalk - Mission Valley Torrey Pines in LaJolla
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
'Old Town' Transit Center - Train & Bus Servive
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate Fwy 5 & 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Belmont Park Resturants & Roller Coster
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Mission Beach - just steps to sand!
Car: not necessary

1 mile to Belmont Park and Roller Coaster -

3 miles to Sea World -

5 miles to La Jolla -

9 miles to Downtown San Diego 'Gaslamp' and 'Seaport Village' Entertainment Districts -

10 miles to watch the San Diego Padres Play Baseball -

13 miles to watch the San Diego Chargers Play Football -

26 miles to Tijuana and the Mexican Boarder




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Fee: $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

1. Rates and reservation dates are always "subject to change" until confirmed with receipt of requested payment and owners receipt and approval of the signed "Short Term Rental Agreement". Rates will be based on season and number of days/weeks/months you wish to stay.

2. If renter chooses to "pay by credit card", the transaction fees for such will be deducted from the security deposit upon it's return. Please discuss with Owner upon booking Property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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