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Property Details

Updated: Apr 22, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

718 Balboa Court, (lower unit), South Mission Beach - 100 feet to the ocean with a large front patio. (may combine with upper unit 720 for large groups)

NOT RENTED ON CRAIGS LIST - This two bedroom, two bath unit is 1000 sq. ft., two units from the ocean, 1½ blocks from the bay. The French doors off the dining room open onto a large slate tiled patio which has a view of the beach area if you are tall. The patio has an umbrella table and chairs, teak lounge chairs, and grill. The inside of the unit is decorated with a cottage feel. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds. The kitchen has basic kitchen items for meals and BBQs. The kitchen, living room and dining room all open onto each other, and to the large front patio. There is no AC, but opening all windows to let the ocean breeze in cools the unit even in summer.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Grew up in New York State. Went to USD law school and fell in love with San Diego, been here 25 years.

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4 Reviews

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718 Balboa Ct(1st fl)100ft. to Ocean Sand; June openings
Mission Beach San Diego County
Salt Lake City

Rob Johnson

  • 5 of 5
So close to the beach!! This unit was better than the pictures. Clean and had all we needed. Perfect for us with 2 small children. W/D was great to have even though in garage. Thanks, Rob
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob. We love that your family comes back every year!
718 Balboa Ct(1st fl)100ft. to Ocean Sand; June openings
Mission Beach San Diego County
Mission Viejo CA USA

We Loved this Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had stayed here 4 years ago and they have remodeled and it is beautiful now! All tiled and a new master shower. There was also new bedding. All the amenities we needed and SO close to the ocean. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
718 Balboa Ct(1st fl)100ft. to Ocean Sand; June openings
Mission Beach San Diego County
San diego

needs some TLC

  • 2 of 5
Location and layout of the cottage is nice. 2 bathrooms is a plus. Dogs welcome which we appreciated. South Mission Beach is generally family oriented. However, we had a youngish crowd upstairs laughing until 3am. Great for them, but lousy for us trying to sleep downstairs. We left a day early due to the noise upstairs. Gas stove, Microwave and coffee pot all worked well. Refrigerator has taken a beating and thus had no drawers, so food gets piled inside. Cottage is not well stocked. Be prepared to buy: dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, a pot holder. No useable boogey boards or beach chairs. One overhead fan only. Mold on the shower curtain. Bed sheets were torn, thin and grey. Cushions on patio furniture were stained and we did not sit on them. Place has potential with some TLC. But due to the overall grunge, noise and absence of basics, we'd give it a C. May be a case of - you get what you pay for.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the input. We have put in a new shower curtain, chair cushions, and bed sheets. Repaired frig and painted outside fence to get rid of the the grunge appearance you referred to. Also stocked with soaps and beach equipment, in all areas you mentioned.
718 Balboa Ct(1st fl)100ft. to Ocean Sand; June openings
Mission Beach San Diego County
Brawley, CA, USA

Had a great time!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. The unit was much larger than we expected. We have been renting in Mission Beach for years and this was the most well stocked house we have ever rented. Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities


From the Owner

This beach in South Mission (Lifeguard Tower 10) is the biggest beach area in San Diego. There are volleyball courts and room for any beach game you can think of. You can also find an area of sand all for yourself for sunning. The property faces south and gets sun on the patio all day long. Sunsets are visable all year long from the beach as the sun sets to the west over the water.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Diego CA at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Beach Comber at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Riverwalk at 12 Miles Nearest Train : San Diego at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 5 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sandbar at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : South Mission Beach at 40 Metres Car: necessary

Surfing camp, golf, sailing, water skiing, charter boat fishing, jet skiing, bike riding and whale watching(in season).

Sea World - 5 min. drive;

San Diego Zoo - 10 min;

Leggoland - 30 min;

Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum - 15 Min;

Balboa Park Gas Lamp District, - 15 mins;

LaJolla Playhouse, Birch Aquarium/Scripps Institute of Oceanography, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Torrey Pines Golf/Reserve, Palomar Observatory, - 30 to 60 mins.

Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, the Queen Mary, Discovery Science Center are 90 mins. drive. J. Paul Getty Museum, Norton Simon Museum, Hollywood and the Sunset Strip are within a two to three hour drive.


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

60 days prior to arrival

Nightly Rate: $20 - $350
Weekly Rate: $1500 - $2800
Monthly Rate: $2500 - $4000

Sept. to May rates - 3 night min. $200 to $350 per night depending on date.

Summer 2013
June - weekly $1800 to $2400
July - weekly $2400 to $2800
August - weekly $2200 to $2600
(plus tax of 10.5%)
There is also a $300 security depoist required at the time the reservation is

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Updated: Apr 22, 2015


From the Owner

Large patio to grill and enjoy the sun and your family. Mainly families with young children stay in this area of South Mission Beach as it is away from the roller coaster and the teen action that is a short walk north.

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Family


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • 1 Queen Bed 2 Twin Beds 1 Couch (folds out to a queen size bed, for tow adults) Wireless internet access - 2 TVs but no DVD or VCR Small garage with parking for one vehicle No Airconditioning - Open all windows and you'll be cool! Washer/dryer in the garage. Beach chairs; boogie boards and sand toys are shared with the upsairs unit. It is a smoke free unit and patio, if you smoke stay else where. Maid sevice upon departure is included.

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