4 reviews

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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

Spacious 1st floor apartment in quiet South Mission Beach, it has just finished a massive renovation! Bright, airy, open floorpan combining living, dining and kitchen areas with central island and barstools. Includes large master bedroom with private bathroom and French doors opening onto the front patio. Narrow Tandem 2-car garage from alley with direct access to interior of apartment. Large front patio includes BBQ and comfortable outdoor furniture on which to dine and relax. We are child- and pet-friendly! Your rental includes everything you need for a beach holiday: surfboards, boogie boards and beach games and toys for young and old alike. We also provide all modern conveniences such as laundry, cable television and wireless internet for your use and enjoyment.

Located on one of the quiet tree-lined walkways of Mission Beach, this unit is just steps away from both the beach and bay. To the west, just across Mission Blvd is the exciting, vibrant boardwalk and the ocean front setting of South Mission Beach. Surf, boogie-board, or swim in the waves, stretch out on the sand in the sun, or make sand castles and play on the shoreline. Take an easy walk to South Mission Beach Park with its grassy picnic areas, basketball and volleyball courts, and rocky jetty extending into the ocean. Walk, jog, skate or bike along the famous boardwalk, which meanders for miles along the entire beachfront and around nearly all of Mission Bay.

To the east, just a few steps from your door, you'll find the quiet, peaceful bayfront and the tranquil waters of Mariner's Basin, a protected arm of Mission Bay. Sailboats rest at anchor, wide sandy beaches stretch along Bayside Walk, and grassy park and playground areas are just a few minutes away. Watch boats cruise in and out of the channel between rocky jetties, gaze across the water to Dog Beach, Hospitality Point, enjoy views of bridges, the Hyatt Islandia hotel, and the SeaWorld Skytower.

Half a mile north is Belmont Park, featuring the restored 1925 wooden Giant Dipper roller coaster and other amusement park rides. The olympic-sized indoor swimming pool The Plunge is also here, as well as the Wave House and assorted retail shops and eateries. Farther north but within easy biking distance, enjoy Crystal Pier, boat rental facilities, as well as the exciting shopping, restaurants, and nightlife of Pacific Beach along Garnet Avenue.

This rental is situated perfectly to enjoy the vast playground of Mission Bay Park, where you can bike for over ten miles along the waterfront areas without ever encountering street traffic. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling/diving, boating, sailing, waterskiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, jetskiing, and many other activities.

Within 5-20 minutes is SeaWorld, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and Old Town with its excellent Mexican restaurants. In the downtown area you'll find Seaport Village, Petco Park, our modern Convention Center, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Or visit scenic La Jolla, with its beautiful Cove and upscale shops and restaurants.

Half an hour's drive takes you to Mexico to the south or Legoland to the north. A bit farther is the Wild Animal Park, gambling casinos, and the quaint historic gold rush town of Julian, in the mountains east of San Diego. Even Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm can be easily done as a day trip.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 6649825

About the area

Only minutes away from the Catamaran Spa, SeaWorld, the world famous San Diego Zoo; Balboa Park with botanical gardens, museums, historic architecture, miles of walking paths, and an Imax theatre, etc; Old Town with its authentic Mexican restaurants; SeaPort Village, downtown San Diego's GasLamp Quarter, the Convention Center, Petco Park, and numerous golf courses including Torrey Pines (the home of the Buick Invitational) and abundant executive courses. Half hour from LegoLand, 40 minutes to The Wild Animal Park, 1 hour to Temecula wine tasting country, 75 minutes to the quaint historic gold rush town of Julian now famous for its apple pies, and another 30 minutes beyond that is beautiful Anza Borrego Desert State Park even Disneyland, Magic Mountain and Knotts Berry Farm can be done as a day trip. Mexico is only 25 minutes away. Additional information is available on wineries, sport fishing, whale watching, diving & Mexican excursions. If the usual tourist sights are not your thing, kick back and enjoy Mission Beach's trendy ethnic and seafood restaurants, boutiques and bars or its wide white-sand beaches that stretch for miles.

Getting around

Bicycles are best at the beach. Uber and Lyft would be my next choice of transportation. There is a 2 car tandem garage for your use if you get a rental or drive in to San Diego.

Getting here

If you Rent-A-Car the property is only 10 to 15 minutes away from the main international airport. It is very easy to get around in Mission Beach. Uber and Lyft are a perfect alternative from driving. There is a public transport out on the main road a block away.

Interaction with guest

I live a mile away as the crow flies. I am always available for my guests. I want my guests to feel at home and so ease of access through electronic lock is used. I’m invisible until needed.

Owner profile

Tara And Mark S.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

We are so excited to have you read our page and we can't wait to have you as a guest. We have been friends for what seems like forever and are both retired Firefighters with 30 years experience serving our community. We felt hosting the beautiful Beach and Bay House was a great way bringing o...

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Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed


  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (4)

4 reviews

“Beach and Bay House”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2016

We absolutely LOVED the beach and bay house. We had never rented a VRBO property and had a wonderful experience! Our family of 5 including 3 adult children were with us and took advantage daily of the beach cruisers on the boardwalk, nearby restaurants and shopping, and of course the beach umbrellas, boogie boards and rolling cooler for the beach. We were very close to San Diego attractions, La Jolla, and San Diego Pier. The property is beautifully renovated and we found it very spacious and roomy for 5 adults. Tara answered all of our questions quickly by text, phone, or e-mail. All in all a wonderful experience and we hope to be back. We would definitely in the beach and bay house again!!!

“Wonderful Stay”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2016

Just spent a week at this wonderful condo. Let me preface by saying we are timeshare owners and love the ability to stay in condo with all the amenities. Unfortunately, we could not book a timeshare on Mission Beach, so decided we would try to rent a condo. A little worried since we had high expectations. No need for fears, this place is wonderful. Location, location, location cannot be beat. The condo was clean and fully stocked with everything you need. Having the 2 car garage was a real blessing. Parking is not easy and not having to worry about finding a spot was great. My grandchildren loved the walkway to the beach, literally less than a few minutes. So fun to be able to go to the beach, come back rest and go back. The condo has beach chairs and boggie boards which were used daily. Kids had so much fun playing in the ocean. While the place is quite busy and loud during the day, nighttime was quiet and peaceful after 10:00. Large fenced in patio with chairs and table. Also nice propane grill. Close to several restaurants, try the taco shop on corner, excellent and reasonable. Starbucks on the other corner if that's your thing. You cannot find a better location if Mission Beach is your destination. Everything you need for a great vacation is in place for you!!! Did I mention washer and dryer???

“Great Place!!”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2016

This place was very comfortable & easy. The rental has all your basic needs and more. The open floorplan allows for plenty of space to move around. Perfect for a family of 4 or 2 couples. We were able to walk to the bay in a short walk, hang out on the patio for hours & cook breakfast in the mornings. Our English Mastiff felt right at home & loved hanging out on the patio. This is a place we would come back to visit. The process to rent, check in & check out was seamless.

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