30 Steps to the Sand! Best of Beach and Bay!

Exterior walkway
Exterior walkwaySpacious patioFront patio looking our towards the BayVery spacious gated patio. BBQ grill for your pleasureView from walkway, looking at the front door and double doors of Master BedroomEntry into rentalDining areaLiving room with fireplace. Wide open and comfortable.Sleeper sofa-QueenFireplace in the Living roomView from living room looking toward entryEntry into rental in far background, well lit dining areaBreakfast bargranite counters, stainless steel appliances, beautiful kitchenView of kitchen looking towards hallwayView of Dining area from kitchenView of Master bedroom from kitchen area.  Laundry behind doors in kitchenMaster Bedroom. Lots of light, double doors open to spacious patioMaster Bedroom looking towards main hallway and Master bathroomView of patio and breakfast bar from Master BedroomMaster Bathroom, double sinks and lots of counter space2nd bedroom.  Twin bed on top, Full bed on bottom and a trundle-twin below.Main hall bathroom garage, Surf boards, boogie boards, beach toys, chairs, beach towels, bikes
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From $245 / night

821 Balboa Court, San Diego, CA 92109
30 Steps to the Sand! Best of Beach and Bay!
Apartment
2 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Apartment
Per night: $245 - $355
Per week: $1,750 - $2,700
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Diego vacation apartment rental
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. 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, beach cruisers, and beach games and toys for young and old alike. We also provide all modern conveniences such as laundry, cable television, DVD player, 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.
Area Information
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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Tara Strauss

Tara Strauss

Tara Strauss

  • School:

    University of Hawaii, Cal Poly
  • Work:

    San Diego Fire & Rescue Department
  • About:

    We are native San Diego residents who live and work in the area. We are San Diego City firefighters with over 25 years' combined experience serving the citizens of San Diego. We are proud to own property here and to share the charms of our fair city with visitors....
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

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Begins Ends Week
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Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Nov 28 2016 Dec 18 2016 $245 - $1,750 - 4 Nights
Dec 19 2016 Dec 25 2016 - - $2,300 - 1 Week
Dec 26 2016 Jan 02 2017 $355 - $2,450 - 4 Nights
May 30 2017 Jun 26 2017 $314 - $2,200 - 4 Nights
Jun 27 2017 Aug 21 2017 - - $2,700 - 1 Week
Aug 22 2017 Nov 20 2017 $285 - $1,995 - 4 Nights
Nov 21 2017 Nov 27 2017 $335 - $2,250 - 4 Nights
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.05%
Deposits: Refundable Damage Deposit $500 ** RENTAL DEPOSIT. Shall total 50% of the Rent plus cleaning fee and taxes. For reservations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the Rental Period, the Rental Deposit shall total 100% of the Rent, cleaning and applicable taxes.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Pet Fee $300 Cleaning Fee $150 Pet deposit is refundable. Please contact Tara for the best possible rate. **CANCELLATIONS. If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your reservation, and we receive written notification from you at least 30 days before your Rental Period begins, we will return all monies received less a $500 administrative cancellation fee. If we receive notice of cancellation less than 30 days before the Rental Period begins, we will retain 50% of the Rent, plus applicable

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bikes
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (3 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Master bedroom has a New King size bed (2). The 2nd bedroom has a bunk bed. Full on bottom (2), and twin on top (1), also a trundle (1). The living room has a new Queen sofa sleeper.
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Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in San Diego, California

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Excellent
3 reviews
Michele Volz

Beach and Bay House

Michele Volz

North Platte, Nebraska

Beach and Bay House

August 15, 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!!!

Mary Ann Luna

Wonderful Stay

Mary Ann Luna

Gilbert AZ

Wonderful Stay

July 18, 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???

Denise Lozano

Great Place!!

Denise Lozano

Bakersfield, CA USA

Great Place!!

June 9, 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is available to use at your vacation rental?
A: Take a bike ride with the 2 beach cruisers available for you with locks, or beach chairs for setting up camp with a big cooler on the beach or bay. Perhaps you want to play some beach games, we have them too. Are the waves up? Use the 2 surf boards or boogie boards and go have some fun. We have a little of everything so enjoy. Don't forget we have all your linens covered including your beach towels. Need shampoo and conditioner? Got that. Coffee and tea? yep, that too. Need to launder some items, wash dishes, it's all there. If there is something specific needed please contact me and lets make it happen.
Q: The entire apartment has been renovated from studs up to the appliances. Everything is top?
A: The entire apartment has been renovated from the studs up to the appliances. Everything is top of the line, simple, clean, modern and uniform.
Q: What is the coolest nearby activity?
A: The coolest activity is relaxing on the Beach or Bay side. One thing that I always try to do when on vacation is to have time to do absolutely nothing. Sitting in a beach chair looking at the people and waves or watching the kids build sand castles and frolic in the waters of the Bay are a must.

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  • School:

    University of Hawaii, Cal Poly
  • Work:

    San Diego Fire & Rescue Department
  • About:

    We are native San Diego residents who live and work in the area. We are San Diego City firefighters with over 25 years' combined experience serving the citizens of San Diego. We are proud to own property here and to share the charms of our fair city with visitors....
  • View full profile