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"E'toile de Mer" - Starfish Cottage - 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:
May 19, 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:
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

"E'toile de Mer" - Starfish Cottage - Quiet - Private - Steps To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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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South Mission Bay Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Kiefer family cottage could not have been any better. The cottage was supplied with everything you would possibly need. The large screenTV in the master bed made you feel like you were at the drive in. All the appliances were top end and new. I think our favorite part of the cottage was the front patio. A large outdoor sofa and dining area around a gas fire pit was where we started and ended the day. The inside was spotless, but it was the small details that made it feel like home. The on site garage for parking was great, and it was full of all the gear you would need for a day at the beach. The location was close to all of San Diego attrations. We have stayed at several properties listed on VRBO / Homeaway and this was one of the best. All you had to do was drop your suitcase and start enjoying your vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better Than Advertised

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to spend anytime in Mission Beach you wont want to pass up an opportunity to stay in this cottage. While the pictures and description of the property are nice, one never knows until they arrive what they are actually getting into. This cottage is above and beyond anything that can be shown or said in the advertisement. My wife and I have stayed in enough vrbo/home away properties to know when we have struck gold! The location being at the south end of Mission Beach is a bonus in my book. While being farther from the shopping/bars/restaurants might be a downer for some the solitude of the beautiful court, relaxed atmosphere of the court neighbors and the un-crowded beach was pure bliss. We did not have a car during our visit and the bikes were perfect for getting groceries, going out to eat and general exploring of Mission Beach. You can cruise down the ocean walk and be anywhere you want in Mission Beach in 10-15 minutes. The cottage is equipped with any amenity you would possibly need during your stay. There wasn't one thing we noticed would be a "nice to have" during our stay. Upon arrival we marveled at the attention to detail in the set-up, décor and overall impression of the cottage. As other reviewers have stated, "I could live here!" We instantly felt at home and relaxation set in almost immediately. The owner, Ronnie, is great to work with and responsive to any questions or concerns you might have. Thanks Ronnie...we will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much Dale. Please keep us in mind for future travel. Regards, Ronnie
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So lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best experience I have EVER had renting a beach cottage. What you get is well worth the price. The house itself is the most quaint, clean, and beautifully decorated beach cottage. It looks straight out of a pottery barn catalogue. It also includes everything you could need: fresh towels, washer dryer, dishwasher, GIANT stainless steel fridge, bicycles, and MORE. The bathroom is gorgeous, with a marble dual shower, and marble counter tops. The kitchen includes cookware and any appliance you may need, as well as an adorable table with a bench--a perfect spot for a cup of coffee and a puzzle. The living room has plenty of seating and a television. The patio has a giant table and bbq, as well as a long corner bench that surrounds an outdoor fire pit. Have I mentioned everything looks like its out of a pottery barn catalogue!? Most importantly, the beach is visible from the patio and is a two minute walk. The house sits on the end of the beach which makes it the best for surf, and not that crowded. From the beach you can see the boardwalk is just a five minute walk away, which includes a ton of food and fun. Seriously, you can not get a better situation for the price. And don't feel guilty when you get excited the sun is going down, because it means you get to go back inside and enjoy this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie- Thank you so much for taking the time to review my beach cottage. And thank you for your very thoughtful review. So glad you, your grandmother and sister had an enjoyable stay. Keep us in mind for future travel!
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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 Jun 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
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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