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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:
July 13, 2017

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 San Diego County

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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 w/ Wireless Lap-Top Computer and HP Printer/Scanner
  • 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 5.0 based on 20 reviews

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: Jun 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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South Dakota

Just Right

  • 5 of 5

This place was our first vrbo rental experience and we are off to a good start. We were coming back home to San Diego and wanted a place that was at Mission beach, still quiet and had space to entertain friends outside. The location of this house was perfect, very little foot traffic, clean, updated and having the garage in that area was a huge deal. No surprises, and after almost a week it was hard leave.. We would absolutely stay at this house again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chad- Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at my beach cottage. Please keep me in mind for future travel. Warmest regards, Ronnie
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Seattle, WA

Beautiful home - amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with a lovely patio. Spent Mother's Day weekend w/ our family here and loved the access to South Mission Beach - you can walk everywhere! The house is not on the street making it so enjoyable on the patio well into the evening. Very quiet area, not at all like North Mission which gets really loud and hectic at times. This is truly a home away from home; with everything you need in a kitchen, nice linens, and an easy accessible & spacious garage. Would highly recommend staying in this home for it's beautiful comfort, amenities and location!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca- Thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed my beach cottage and hope you'll keep me in mind for future travel. Best, Ronnie
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The cottage was beautiful and well appointed. We had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mission Beach. San Diego is a wonderful city and the cottage made our stay all the more pleasant. We would highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Ed. I'm so glad you enjoyed my home and you had a wonderful time in the San Diego area. Hope you'll consider us for future travel.
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SanDiego Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days here in mid Oct. The cottage is beautiful, charming and very comfortable. It was the perfect space for the 4 of us and the location was fantastic. Very quiet area, nice neighbors and only a few steps to the beach. The front patio was the perfect place for our morning coffee and evening wine and appetizers. The owners were wonderful to work with, especially as this was a last-minute trip for us and they were very accommodating. We definitely plan on vacationing here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve! Appreciate your kind words and hope you will keep us in mind for future travel. Best, Ronnie
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 just spent a week in this beautiful cottage. The cottage has everything you need, and is clean, decorated beautifully and the location is perfect. Avalon Ct. is just a sidewalk, so there's not car traffic to deal with and the other houses on the block appear to be mostly owner occupied, so it's a well maintained, nice and quiet little community. Our favorite was the perfectly landscaped patio and the fire pit. We enjoyed our evenings hosting dinner for extended family and ending each night with roasting marshmallows. The bikes were great and our kids, 17 and 15, were able to enjoy lots of freedom by riding all around Mission Beach. Plus, there were plenty of beach chairs and towels supplied to enjoy the beach, which was right at the end of the sidewalk. BTW, did I mention clean and organized? Even the garage was nice and clean! This was such a treat, thank you Ronnie for sharing your lovely cottage with us! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patti- Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review. I really appreciate it more than you know. Ronnie
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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


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall November /December 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee: $150
Refundable damage deposit $800
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.
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