2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
About Patrick Lynch
Mission Sands Vacation Rentals
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
cute beach BARGAIN
You get what you pay for.... I am usually good about reading reviews, and looking very carefully at the photos- to see what I am getting. Its a cute enough little place, close to beach. Literally a 2 min walk to be on the sand!! Food and bars are a 5-10 min walk. Decent kitchen and dining room, with a remodeled bathroom. Beds are small- but clean! If you are a bunch of college kids wanting a place to crash or party- this is it. Not great for families or adults.
We got to the unit- and it took us a good 20 min to get the door unlocked. The key has to be put in just right... and the perfect ratio of pull door handle, and turn to get it opened. The management company was going to "send someone to fix it sometime Sat morning"- which means we either trust this guy with all our stuff in the house- or have to sit and babysit for how many hours.... We used second key and figured out the perfect ratio to get in. Also when I called - I had to let them know I had to mop the floors Thurs evening. I got out of the shower and with in 30 seconds- my feet were absolutely black from the lack of mopping and dirt on the floors. There was also about an inch of dust on ceiling fans. (I bet I won't get any money back for doing the cleaning for them though!).
Thurs night is jam session at the unit next door. They had band practice till 1030/ 11 ish- so if you are coming with kids- be warned! The couch is not the same as pictured- and needs to be replaced. It has huge hollow spots, and springs loose- and not the one pictured.
Yes- you are close to the beach... you are also right on the main road of mission beach. You can not leave anything out on deck for even 5 min without it disappearing!!! We left a towel and a pair of shoes out to dry Sat on the patio furniture they were both gone!
Also- we went in April and parking was a nightmare. I can't imagine what parking is like in the summer.
The cottage had everything we needed
It was the perfect place for a beach getaway for 4 plus our little chihuahua, location was great, the cottage was clean and provided what we needed. Parking spaces were limited but that was expected. We enjoyed the patio and BBQ accommodations as well as the outdoor shower for rinsing off after returning from the beach.
We stayed at the Kingston cozy cottage for 4 nights. It was clean and spacious enough for 6 of us. The 2nd bedroom had a bunk bed with slept 3. It was fine for us the master need was a queen and was fine to sleep on. W had one night 2 people slept on couch and it was fine.
The house is small but has a spacious living area. It was right off mission Blvd which can be a little noisy at night if you have the windows open which we were to tired to care about the noises.t The house was clean and nice. Not enough towels so bring extra. It's in a perfect location off mission beach several houses from the beach. We enjoyed the house and would come back and stay again.
Cute but extremely uncomfortable
The great things about the cottage were its location, style, and excellent supply of cookware. We were glad we stayed there, but there were some real issues with the place. I would definitely stay there again if the following problems were fixed: First, the beds in the smaller bedroom were awful. The lower of the beds in the bunk was extremely lumpy and uncomfortable! Not kidding, this alone made our stay unbearable. The upper bed in the bunk was noisy from the old fashioned springs. Every time my kid rolled over I woke up. Second, the cottage only had one couch for 5 people. This makes no sense. There's room for a couple of cute small chairs or a bigger L-shaped couch. There's an L-shaped couch in the pictures but it wasn't there when we stayed. Same idea goes for the patio --it only seats 4. Third, what's up with only two rolls of toilet paper for 5 humans for a week? Seems cheap and just mean spirited to me. Finally, it was hot in there. We finally ( on the last day) figured out that the actual heat was on! The thermostat was clearly not working. Thank goodness for the fans. Fixing these problems would not be unreasonably expensive and would make the stay much more bearable.
The kozy Kingston was a wonderful choice for our girls get-away. The sofa bed couch came in handy and was a nice surprise. There is a close little market with a friendly owner and Belmont Park is within walking distance for restaurants and bars. Would definitely come back again!
Relaxing stay at Cozy Kingston
The property was charming with a wonderful patio to enjoy the mornings and evenings. Easy access to the beach and restaurants.
Krista and the Mission Sands staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. They made sure we enjoyed every aspect of our stay.