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Spacious front patio for relaxing outdoors. "This is a great cottage to stay at for couples or families, well equipped and comfortable. It was very clean, quiet, and just a short walk to the beach, perfect for our family." Aude (guest)Spanish style beach house steps to ocean and bay on cozy Mission Beach court. "This place was actually better in person than the pictures indicated. It exceeded our expectations." - Ben (guest)
Spanish Style Beach Cottage Steps to Sand +A/C
Spanish Style Beach Cottage Steps to Sand +A/C
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This classic Spanish style beach home is less than a block away from the sand and in the heart of Mission Beach. Walk 1 minute to the bay and 2 minutes the ocean. Family friendly and just a few blocks from Belmont Park. It features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, comfy living room, fully outfitted kitchen and outdoor patio with BBQ. All new furniture with attractive beach inspired decor. Comfortably accommodates a family of 4 - 6 people. Parking on site & A/C included, both a rare luxury in the area.

The space

If you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway look no further!

This classic seaside Spanish beach house is located in the center of Mission Beach, a gorgeous beach community on a super narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. Walk a block in either direction (West or East) and you'll encounter pristine white beaches. Both sides have wide boardwalks for bicycle riding or walking. On the bay-side you'll enjoy a relaxing sail bay with a calm atmosphere, while on the ocean-side you'll enjoy ocean waves for surfing and a lively beach scene. Either way, you'll call it paradise! We simply call it home.

The Spanish style bungalow is a new listing (Sept 2016) that is furnished with all new furniture and decorated with a local beach theme. It features all new kitchen appliances, new windows, and new carpet. It is thoroughly clean and ready for guests!

The home was originally built in 1945 and is still owned by the same family, who live in Los Angeles and use it as their personal vacation home. When they are not in San Diego it is available for daily and weekly rentals here on Airbnb. It has recently been renovated with new carpet, paint, modern fixtures, and all new kitchen renovation.

The cottage features two bedrooms, one full bathroom, a living room, a kitchen with dishwasher, and a patio for outdoor dining with a barbecue. The cottage is very comfortable for a family of 4-6 people. In one bedroom there is a king size bed and in the other bedroom there is a bunk bed with a twin size mattress on top and double size mattress on bottom, plus a bonus twin trundle bed that rolls out from underneath the bunk bed.

The kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, blender, and a Keurig coffee maker. We supply you with all the cooking pans, dishes, and utensils you might need. There are the usual kitchen gadgets such as bottle openers and cork screws plus we start you out stocked with K-cups for your morning coffee.

The cottage comes complete with flat screen televisions with cable TV in the living room and in each bedroom. TV includes Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

There is air conditioning in the home, something that is mainly only needed in the hot summer months. The rest of the year the ceiling fans, along with opening the windows for the nice sea breeze, will be enough to keep the place cool.

This is a family friendly rental that includes a high chair and a pack & play for the little ones.

Guest access

We offer self check-in with keyless entry to make your arrival as easy as possible. There are no keys to lose at the beach, just a simple 4 digit code to remember.

Included with the rental is the use of beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and sand toys for the kids.

The rental comes with two dedicated parking spaces in the back alley behind the home.

You will have full access to this home except for a couple of locked closets. You also will NOT have access to the detached garage.

Interaction with guests

My husband and I (Janet and Scott) are your hosts and we live nearby in Mission Beach. We will be available to answer questions during your stay. We provide you with our cell phone numbers for texting or calling if any questions or needs arise. And we can easily come by and assist you with anything you need.

We are happy to provide you with directions to our favorite restaurants, tourist attractions and are happy help you get acquainted with the area. Just let us know your interests before you arrive and we can steer you in the right direction to make sure your vacation is all that you hope it to be.

Other things to note

We love children and want you to know that they are more than welcome as our guests. This means that children of any age, even infants, are counted as guests in your guest count. Please let us know in advance the ages of all children.

Want family pictures on the beach? What better backdrop for a group shot than the stunning backdrop of the ocean or bay at sunset! For an extra fee we can arrange for a local portrait photographer to do a photo session of your family on the beach. Let us know in advanced if you're interested and we can make an appointment with the photographer during your stay.

The beach house is thoroughly cleaned between each stay. However if you wish for a cleaning and change of linens during your stay we can arrange for the maid to come for an additional charge of $125. Please give us one day's notice so we can get this scheduled.

Past guest discount is available for returning guests. Inquire for details.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people $30 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $189 NZD
Security Deposit $302 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $361 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock

House Rules

Airbnb Smart Phone App:
We request all of our guests download the Airbnb App to their smart phones. We will do most of our communications through Airbnb but feel free to phone us if there are any urgent matters. Please let us know if you do not have a smart phone so that we can communicate mainly through phone once you have arrived.

3 pm Check in time (or anytime later)
10 am Check out time (strict)

Please let us know in advance what time you expect to arrive and depart.

Check in and check out times are strict unless prior arrangements have been made. Exceptions can be made for a nominal extra fee only when there are no other conflicts in the cleaning schedule and with other check ins and checkouts.

Check in procedure:
For your convenience we allow a self-check in. Prior to the day of your arrival a four digit digital security code will be sent to you. The code will be active from check in time until check out time. For your own safety and security, please be discreet and do not discuss the code outside of the residence. Once you enter please send us a message through the Airbnb app letting us know that you have arrived and whether the place meets your expectations.

Checkout procedures:
For your convenience we allow a self-check out. Take out the trash in the trash cans out back and do your dishes before you go. It's fine to have the dishwasher running when you leave. (We'll empty it.) If you tracked in any sand from the beach please sweep or vacuum it up. Close the windows and shut the door securely when you leave. Send us a message notifying us that you’ve checked out.

This is NOT to be rented as a party house. This is a family neighborhood and is generally pretty quiet at night. Quiet hours are 10 pm until 9 am. No underage drinking allowed on the premises. The neighbors all have our phone number and if they call us to complain about any noise issues or excessive people arriving we will kick you out immediately. (Airbnb does allow hosts to remove guests who do not follow our published house rules.)

Please note, this is strictly a non-smoking rental. If you are a smoker this may not be the right place for you. You may NOT smoke inside or outside on the patio. If we smell any smoke in the house when you leave we will keep your deposit plus charge you any additional cleaning fees to get the smoke smell out.

We require the names of all of the registered guests upon booking. There are to be no overnight guests not originally registered for the booking.

No pets.

Feel free to enjoy the space, but please be considerate of neighbors and listen to movies or music at a respectful volume.

When coming in from the beach please hose off your feet before entering the house. Please shake off all sand from your towels on the beach, not on the patio. Please take off all shoes upon entering the house. The idea is to keep the sand on the beach and not in the house.

Please note the space is NOT baby proof. Please inspect the space when you first arrive and move any choking hazards out of your child's reach. If you or your guests break anything it is your responsibility to pay for it and it is your responsibility to watch your children at all times. Your staying on our property acknowledges that we are not liable for any injury to you or your guests while on our property.

Please be aware that security cameras are in use on the outside of the property for guest security and protection. Also, digital security door locks are in use. Please be discreet about the code and do not discuss it loudly so that any neighbors can hear. Thanks!

No use of spray tan or self tanner in the house. No burning of incense or candles.

Its a great space. We want you to relax and enjoy yourselves while you are here. We are excited to show you our little piece of paradise!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The stoop has three steps
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

42 Reviews

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Derek User Profile
October 2017
This was an idyllic location with lots of amenities and room. Janet responded quickly to questions. The beds are very comfortable and it’s literally steps from the beach and services.

Angela User Profile
October 2017
This was the perfect home base for our family of five! The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable, and the second bedroom was perfect for the kids, with a bunk bed and trundle. There were plenty of towels for both showering and beach use. I also really loved how there were luggage racks in each bedroom, as well as hooks all over (behind doors, on the bathroom walls, on the wall near the outdoor shower after beach use for sandy items). This is super helpful when you've got lots of kids and they've got lots of stuff! The kitchen offered a Keurig (and K cups - these were greatly enjoyed), as well as a large tea selection. The blender and toaster also got a lot of use for breakfasts and smoothies. We spent a day at the beach while we were there, which was made even better by an awesome wagon that toted boogie boards, an umbrella, beach toys, and other necessities. The front patio was a great place to relax, and the neighborhood is quaint and peaceful. We didn't make use of it, but there is also a BBQ available out there. Board games, and television are available for use, as well! My kids fell in love with a cup stacking game that they keep talking about. Location is awesome!! Just steps to the beach or marina, and a short drive to Sea World, Balboa Park (and the zoo), and other fun places. Note, that while this place is family-friendly and offers use of a high chair and pack-and-play, if needed, it is NOT baby proofed. I made sure to move any and all cute and fragile decorations so that my toddler wouldn't destroy them, and also forbade my kids from sitting in the awesome, but top heavy, bar stools at the counter, lest they fall over and break something or themselves. :) Definitely just use common sense in this area. Family friendly places are hard to find, and this place is a gem!! Janet and Scott were super responsive, and helped with any questions we had in a timely manner.

Lisa User Profile
October 2017
Fabulous hosts! The description and photos are spot on. The cottage is wonderful and perfect for my family of 4. Beds, decor, appliances, couch all were welcoming, we felt very relaxed and comfortable in the home. Clean and well appointed. A special treat was the beach bin items that the hosts generously share. The teenaged girls and Dad used the boogie boards every day we were there. The location is wonderful. We parked the truck and didn't use it again until time to go home. We would stay here again!

Mario User Profile
October 2017
We loved the house! It has all you need to go enjoy the beach or the bay, also everything to be confortable in the house, or even to have a barbecue in the front patio. We definitely recommend it!

Oshri User Profile
September 2017
The place is beautiful. Everything is nice clean and convenient. Parking at the house is great, especially at this area. The house located 2 minute walk from the beach. Overall great experience. Will definitely book it again next time I’m going to San Diego! Thanks!

Michaela User Profile
September 2017
Loved everything about our stay! The location was perfect and we had just enough room for everyone to sleep in my 5 person family. Janet and Scott were great hosts and very nice people. I would love to stay another time.

Gareth User Profile
September 2017
We loved staying at this comfortable beach house. The set up was perfect for our little family. It was conveniently located near our favorite attractions Sea World, Zoo, Legoland and of course the beach. Family friendly with a highchair, pack and play, beach wagon and tons of beach toys.

San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in January 2015
Janet User Profile

Hi my name is Janet and I am from Southern California. I live on the beach in San Diego with my husband Scott, my toddler son, and my dog Blossom, a chocolate Labrador retriever. My husband and I absolutely love being AirBnb hosts and find delight in sharing the beautiful area where we live!

What started out as a simple experiment in renting out our little guest house in our backyard in Mission Beach, it has grown to be something much more than we ever expected! We enjoyed every single guest we had that first year and were so surprised how smoothly it all went. (And continues to go that way!) We soon became passionate about Airbnb and talked about how great it is with many of our neighbors and friends. After that first year, one by one friends and neighbors started asking us to help them list their homes on Airbnb and we started hosting for them as well. (Which meant the fun we were having would grow exponentially! How lucky for us!) We happen to be picky about who we host for and make sure the home meets our standards and will ensure our guests have the best experience possible.

We make every effort to make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable during your stay and that you get the most out of your time while in San Diego, whether that means sightseeing around town or just chilling out on the beach. We provide you with activity ideas and favorite local restaurants. We are available when you need us. We live around the corner to most of the properties and can be easily contacted through Airbnb messaging most any time of the day. Let us know if you have any special needs or requests and we will do what we can to accommodate you.

With AirBnb, we've found all of our guests to be delightful people. We will welcome you as friends and look forward to showing you our bit of paradise on the beach!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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