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Mission Bay Cottage - San Diego, CA

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful stand alone cottage in garden setting- Sleeps 4 with private entrance.

The Mission Bay Cottage is a comfortable, yet stylish studio. It comes completely furnished with vinyl hardwood flooring and double paned windows. It is perfect for travelers looking to have their own personal space during their trip. It is private and quite and has many amenities to offer. Many of our guests don't want to leave!

The Cottage is a detached unit that comes with your own private entrance and garden setting. It is a single room or 'studio' and has French doors that open up into the Cottage. There are two beds. One is a memory foam queen size bed and the other is a premium full size futon that also doubles as a couch. The futon mattress has just been upgraded to a new memory foam mattress. It is super comfortable for both sitting and sleeping.

Cable TV and Wireless Internet are included at no extra cost.

There is a breakfast bar complete with bar stools and a table that can expand to give you more table top space. The kitchen is complete with a microwave, 2 electric burners, a large 'George Foreman' grill, a mini-refrigerator, toaster, small coffee maker, dishes and pots & pans as well as many other kitchen utensils. There is also and Iron and Ironing Board for those who need it.

In addition to the futon and the queen size bed, we do have one single-person fold out sleeper and a 'Pack-n-Play' for those who require unique sleeping arrangements.

The Cottage now boasts its newest feature... an electric fireplace that will heat the Cottage nicely and give you to opportunity to have a romantic evening in, or simply relax in its glow. The perfect ambiance for the perfect getaway! We also offer Air Conditioning for those warm summer days.

The Cottage comes complete with an alarm clock with soothing spa sounds or play the radio, the choice is yours!

Pet Policy: We do apologize, but we are unable to accept any pets at the Cottage at this time.

Smoking: There is absolutely no smoking of any kind inside the Cottage - no exceptions.

BEACH vs BAY... The Cottage is 1 block east of the 5 freeway. We are walking distance to Mission Bay and Fiesta Island. The Bay has grass, playgrounds, pavilions, and sand, but little or no waves. There is a sidewalk that will take you around the entire bay that will give you breathtaking views of the Bay as well as the beautiful houses and boats that line the walkway. The Bay is great for kids as there is plenty to do with plenty of bathrooms nearby. While the Bay is walking distance from the Cottage, the beaches are not. For those who wish to go to the beach, it is a short drive to Pacific Beach and Mission Beach... approx a 5 minute drive.

DEPOSITS: A deposit is required for any guests staying longer than 20 days. Please contact us for further details.

PARKING: There is plenty of street parking available.


I-5 off of Sea World Drive Exit (San Diego, CA)


Sea World has a spectacular fireworks show that goes off every night during the summer. No need to drive to see them, because you can see the fireworks show from the street in front of the Cottage. It's quite a site to see.


We have 2 local bars that are less than a 5 minute walk to get to. They are THE MORENA CLUB and SIDECAR.


STEHLY MARKET - an organic market that has produce from local farms - less than a 5 minute walk from the Cottage. Located South on Morena Blvd.

K & L MARKET - A convenience store/deli with a great wine selection. Located North on Morena Blvd - about a 5 minute walk. You can get everything you need for a day at the beach or bay at this store. Tell them Doug and Kathy sent you!

JITTERS COFFEE shop is next door to K & L Market. North on Morena Blvd. Just a 5 minute walk to get your morning coffee!

CIRCLE K is another convenience store further down the street about a 10 minute walk. Located North on Morena Blvd.

METRO CYCLERY - This is a bike shop just a couple of blocks away. They sell and rent bicycles. Very convenient for those who don't want to rent a car.

CITY LIGHTS CHRISTMAS STORE - Yes - It is open year round and is the largest Christmas store on the West Coast! 3rd largest in the nation. Only blocks can walk and be there in 7 minutes. Definitely worth stopping by to see all the wonderful things they have there. Holidays and collectibles are there specialty. A perfect place to get a San Diego ornament to remember your trip by!

CORONADO BREWERY - A local brewery that has a tasting room open daily. City Lights is across the street... perfect to do some shopping and then get a brew!


5 minutes or less to: USD, Sea World, Old Town, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Fiesta Island, and Presidio Park (the Heart of San Diego).

10 minutes

Downtown San Diego, Pt Loma University, Mission Valley, Ruben H. Fleet Space Theater with Imax, the Natural History Museum (+ more museums on location), the antique Horse Carousel located in Balboa Park, and the Balboa Park Rose Gardens.

Shopping Malls: Fashion Valley Mall, Mission Valley Mall, Horton Plaza Shopping Mall; all of which have wonderful movie theaters as well as lots of shopping!

15 minutes

La Jolla and Bird Rock

20 minutes

Coronado Island, Coronado Hotel

30-45 minutes

Wild Animal Park in Escondido, Legoland, Barona Casino, Sycuan Casino and Viejas Casino as well as the Northern San Diego County... including, Encinitas, Leucadia, and much more (Oceanside = 30+ minutes)

The San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon runs right in front of our place on Morena Blvd... If you are a fellow marathoner or Tri-Athlete, we welcome you!

With so much to do in San Diego, we guarantee there is something for everyone!

More Details

Doug Fremdling
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Doug Fremdling

Hello, my name is Doug and I was raised in Pasadena, CA.. I came to live in San Diego after high school. I graduated from USD with a degree in Philosophy and a minor in Business. I am a commercial real estate agent at Capital Real Estate Ventures and got my start with Marcus and Millichap in August of 1997. I live with my wife, Kathy, and our 2 Labrador retrievers that I affectionately call my 'fur persons'.

Doug Fremdling purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Doug Fremdling chose Morena

When I saw this property, I loved the views and the Cottage in the backyard. The views included Mission Bay from the east, Downtown San Diego, southern La Jolla and Pt. Loma all from our front porch. During the 4th of July, we can see 5 different fireworks shows and in the summer we get the SeaWorld fireworks directly in front of our house.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage features a tranquil garden setting with colorful roses, winding pathways and a private entrance. The Entrance to the backyard is accessed from the side yard. The side gate opens with a security code. There are two sitting areas outside so you can soak up the sun. We have solar panels and our winding pathways are made from re-purposed concrete found all over our neighborhood. We do have two large Labrador retrievers that are extremely well behaved. They are both very sweet and very mellow dogs that have never given our guests any issues. Kids love them!


Morena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is a bathroom that has a shower, sink, toilet and medicine cabinet. We provide the towels and toilet paper. There are drawers and shelves for your toiletries.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pack-n-Play is available upon request.
  • The Cottage is a studio that sleeps four people. 2 in the queen sized bed, and 2 on the futon that doubles as the couch. Everything is located in the same room except for the bathroom.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is an alarm clock provided. It has soothing spa/nature sounds, music and a projector that projects the time on the ceiling.


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Mission Bay Cottage - San Diego, CA
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Great, safe, quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

The studio was perfect for me. One thing being because I felt safe and it had everything I needed to make me feel like I was home. Also the location was great for accessing anywhere I was going.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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This is a perfect little cottage in a lovely yard! Very close to everything. Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay when visiting San Diego. Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our stay. The host was wonderful. Available at any time if we needed anything. The property was perfect for our needs. We didn't use the fireplace as it was rather warm when we were there. I would recommend this location to anyone traveling to the San Diego area.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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The property met all our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The two of us were very pleased with the cottage. The property is clean, well appointed, e.g., snacks, bottled water, bathroom articles, etc; plus a quiet neighborhood. The owner (Doug), his young son (Charlie) and their Labrador (Jasmine) greeted us. The bathroom and living area are both good size. The location is just east of I-5 and South of the Garnet exit which is a direct shot to Mission Beach. La Jolla is approximately 15 minutes north and Coronado is the same distance to the south.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage is lovely!

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is quiet and provided restful sleep and relaxation. Located near many places to dine and SD attractions. Will consider staying here again. Only complaint is that internet can be spotty at times and street parking near the cottage can at be chancy, but never more than a onr to two minute walk.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We already miss it and highly recommend to others. Great location for all San Diego attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Sweet Shoppe
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Belmont Park
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lindberg Field / SD Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Morena Club
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tecolote Golf
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Old Town Trolley Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sardinas Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Pacific Beach

Sea World, Roaring Rapids, San Diego Safari Park (Wild Animal Park), Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND, Mission Bay Aquatic Center, Birch Aquarium, Scripps Pier, Fiesta Island, Historic Old Town and Presidio Park.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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