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Beautiful 3-Level Bayside Home, Technology & Toys Included!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Sleeps up to 8. 2 Bedrooms. 2.5 Bathrooms.

This standout home features appealing and updated furnishings with a comfortable, eclectic beachy feel. Great location to walk to the beach, bay, and local restaurants.

815 Salem Court is no ordinary 2 bedroom Mission Beach vacation rental. With three levels and three bathrooms, the home can sleep up to 8, and guests can spread out in unique separate spaces on each level. The house is equipped with only basic cable and air channels, but it has its own Netflix account for unlimited movies and TV. We also offer high-speed wireless internet. A WiFi booster pushes the signal to all three levels of the house for fast connectivity throughout. Everything you need for a great Mission Beach vacation is here, from blow dryer to the beach cruisers and surfboards!

The third level master loft is warmly decorated in ocean blue with new white cottage-style furniture and a cal-king bed. It’s a bright, airy space with 7 skylights that bring in cool ocean breezes and lots of sun. Beautiful tropical hardwood flooring was installed last year, and feels great under your toes. Watch movies or surf the internet on the large, flat screen smart TV. Step into a large master bathroom with an enormous walk-in shower and lots of vanity space.

When you’re not at the beach, the second level is the main hangout space. Maple hardwood flooring and lots of windows give the entire level a light and open feeling. The kitchen has everything you’ll need, with plenty of dishware, cookware, kitchen gadgets, and utensils for creating memorable meals with friends and families. You’ll even find serving trays, vases for fresh flowers, candles, and votives for special evenings. Custom concrete counter tops extend from the cooking area to a large bar-height dining area where people always end up gathering.

The second floor also includes the living room, half-bath, and balcony. The centerpiece of the living is the large, cozy fireplace and adjacent entertainment center with large flat-screen smart TV, PS3 game console, and stereo with Bose sub woofer and surround-sound system. The premium quality American Leather Company comfort sleeper sofa pulls out to a full-size bed, allowing this room to double as an extra bedroom. Many of our guests tell us that this sleeper sofa is the best they have ever slept on. We agree!

Double French doors open to a semi-enclosed balcony where guests can enjoy sunny outdoor breakfasts or use the large gas grill.

The lower level features a private bedroom with a full / full bunk bed, flat screen TV and a beautiful custom bathroom with travertine stonework and frame-less shower door. This room is great for kids, who can watch movies from the bunk beds, or dig into the Lego bin and build away. Also on this level is the two-car garage with laundry center and beach toy / bike storage.

Outside the front door is a gated area with a hot water outdoor shower, perfect for rinsing off sand and salt after your day at the beach.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Garages in Mission Beach are smaller than other areas due to are small lot sizes and restricted space. 815 Salem Court has a two car garage of reasonable size. For many years, we parked a late model Toyota Landcruiser and Toyota 4Runner side by side in it, along with bikes, surfboards, and other toys. However, it was a tight squeeze and it took time to get used to.

Full-size pickups will have a problem parking in the garage, as will ANY lifted vehicle. There is a headroom of about 6' to enter the garage. Two cars, even small ones, may be a problem parked side by side along with beach cruisers and surfboards.

For these reasons, we cannot guarantee that your car or truck will fit in our garage. Please contact the owner for help in determining if your vehicle will fit, or to discuss alternate parking solutions.

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Chris Murphy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016

About Chris Murphy

We are a family of surfers that has lived at 815 Salem Court for many years and have now chosen to share our beach house with guests from around the world.

Chris Murphy purchased this house in 1998

Why Chris Murphy chose San Diego County

Mission Beach is one of our favorite places in the world. You can surf here almost every single day of the year, and the waves do get very good, especially in the spring and fall. It's a friendly place that is a mix of long-time residences and happy vacationing families. Everything is walking distance from the house. One of our favorite things was to get home from work on Friday afternoon, park the cars, and never start the engines again until Monday morning. Walk and bike everywhere! When we purchased the house in 1998, it was quite run down. We have renovated every part of the home, and tried to make it as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

What makes this house unique

You'll find almost everything you need in the house. We use it throughout the year, so it's really equipped with everything you need.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 3-Level Bayside Home, Technology & Toys Included!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic home - well appointed with plenty of space!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent the Christmas break at 815 Salem Ct. 🎄The house was in great shape! Across the street from the beach and convient to everything else! Super comfy master bed, nice clean bathrooms. It was fantastic to have a washing machine and dryer on site. The kitchen was modern and had a 6 pack of corona in the fridge🍺We would give this home a 👍𣐼􏏼Thanks for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mobile, AL

Perfect Upscale Mission Bay House

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what our family needed, great location to restaurants, beach, and bay. Plenty of kitchen items available, including extra supplies of trash bags, paper towels, etc. We used VONs grocery delivery and had grocery items delivered to the doorstep; otherwise it's about a 15 minute walk to Ralphs (closest grocery) or 5 minute bike ride.

House was spotless/clean and Chris was extremely easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jill H

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home in San Diego! The house was clean, included all of the amenities we needed, and was in a great location. We rented bikes for the kids at Cheap Rentals, and hardly used our car besides trips to downtown and Disneyland. We even biked to Sea World! Great little eateries within walking/biking distance...Rubicon Deli, La Playa Taco Shop, Luigi's Pizza and The Fishery - all fantastic! So great to have a kitchen and a gas grill so you have the option of eating at home too. Ralph's grocery store is just a bike ride away as well.

This was our first trip to San Diego, and we really liked staying in the Mission Beach area. We would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Terrific Location and Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a family. The owners have thought of everything! It's perfectly appointed with everything you could possibly need, from bikes and beach gear to Q-tips and a First Aid kit! We loved how organized and neat everything was. And the decor and style of the house is clean and beautiful. The Xbox was a special treat for our kids - quite a bonus. The house includes a nice library of books and movies, too.

The location is absolutely ideal - tucked in off the bay and a block from the ocean - so very quiet. We were there over Spring Break and there was no noise whatsoever from beach partiers. We could walk to so many restaurants and to Pacific beach easily. We hardly used our rental car at all - just to go to Legoland and to La Jolla.

This is a great house and we plan to rent again from the owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, fantastic place, and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This north Mission Beach property was perfect for our family gathering over Thanksgiving. My parents stayed in the loft on the top floor while my husband and I slept in the bunk room with our three-year old daughter. She loved the top bunk and the railings on the side made it easy for us to feel comfortable with her up there. We were steps from the beach, there were all kinds of beach toys to use, and there were plenty of restaurants, etc. within walking distance. My brother and his family were staying at a hotel just a 5 minute walk away - so it worked out perfectly!

Chris and Linda were soooo responsive. When they found out we had additional family staying nearby that would be gathering, they brought some folding chairs.... when we needed an extra lamp, they brought one over... when the chimney was making some noise - they had a repairman come to do an emergency visit. Thank you!! I highly recommend this property and any others the hosts own :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Amy! It was a pleasure having you stay in our home and you are welcome back anytime. -Chris
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

In the heart of everything! This was a fantastic experience. Owner was very helpful as we had our Marine son coming stateside and his plans are always changing. We all enjoyed the home and the amenities as well as all the local activities within walking distance. Great stay for our mission of making memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
7.4 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Mission Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Rubicon Deli
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: not necessary

You're here for the beach, of course, but there's lots of other things to do! When you stay at 815 Salem, you really don't need a car. Three of Mission Beach's best and favorite restaurants are are our neighbors: The Rubicon Deli, The Mission Cafe, and Saska's Sushi & Steakhouse. There are two friendly convenience stores just another block south, or you can jump on one of the cruisers and take a 5 minute ride to the huge Ralph's grocery store on Mission Blvd. and Grand Avenue.

Or ride that cruiser 5 minutes south and check out historic Belmont Park with the rides and the 'Dipper' roller coaster! Belmont also features a Mission Beach favorite - the Wavehouse, with its amazing freshwater surfing waves, cool sand bar, and music venue. Fishing trips can be organized out of nearby Seaforth Marina, and Seaworld is within bike riding distance also!

Or bike ride to Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach to check out the hundreds of bars, restaurants, boutique shops, and crazy people watching.

One of the great things about Mission Beach is its close proximity to the airport. It's only about 8 miles away (15-20 minutes), which makes getting off the plane and getting your vacation started a snap.

If you want to leave the beach area, there are great adventures around San Diego, and even bigger adventures just beyond it. Mexico is only about 30 minutes away, and always worth a trip. It's safe and friendly if you just use a little common sense. Be sure to get insurance coverage for your car if you do go. San Diego's 'backcountry' lies just about an hour east of the city and features gorgeous mountains, canyons, and deserts. Disneyland is a VERY short drive from Mission Beach. Really about 75 minutes or so, as long as you miss traffic.

Or...park your car and stay at the beach. Relax!


Rates & Availability

Mission Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-Season (non-holiday)
Oct 8 2016 - May 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer (& holidays)
May 7 2017 - Oct 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Actual rates depend on weeks booked. All holiday weeks, including spring break subject to higher rates.
Also note: All rentals are from Sat to Sat; Last-minute specials sometimes available, incl. shorter minimum stays. Please email us!

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Mission Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master loft bath - toilet , shower
    Middle level bath - toilet
    Lower level bath - toilet , shower
  • The master loft bathroom is bright and airy, with two of the seven skylights on this level. The walk-in shower is brand new and absolutely huge. The vanity is very large as well. There is a half-bath on the middle level with toilet and vanity. Super convenient. Downstairs is a gorgeous travertine stonework bath with a standard-sized walk-in shower and tropical beach cottage decor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Loft - 1 king
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 bunk bed
  • Master loft is a cool beach cottage style loft with huge cal king bed, 42 inch flat screen smart TV. 7 skylights bring in cool ocean breezes and tons of light. Note, the mattress in this master loft has a new memory foam topper on it for firm, but cushiony support. If you prefer to sleep on a firmer mattress, please let us know and we can make arrangements to remove the mattress topper for your stay. Downstairs bedroom has a new full / full bunk, 32 inch flat screen, and a large bin of Legos for the kids! The living room doubles as a third bedroom, with a premium quality sofa sleeper that pulls out into full bed. It's not your average sofa bed. MUCH nicer, and higher quality than most of the regular beds you find in vacation rentals.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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

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