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The Skimmer - Water and Beach front 2 Bedroom

The Skimmer - Water and Beach front 2 Bedroom


Property Details

Updated: Nov 22, 2014
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 4 Sleeps

In order to protect our property and you as a vacationers from fraud and scams, we do not advertise on Craigslist Vacation Rentals.

Our spacious 2 bedroom waterfront beach rental - The Skimmer, is located right on the sand. Watch the glorious sun rise from your own private patio looking out on the shimmering water outside your door. Walk five minutes west to catch the action of the Pacific Ocean for an early morning surf. This rental is perfect for couples, or small famliies.

The Skimmer, is uniquely set in Mission Beach which is located between the quiet and beautiful Mission Bay beach side and the wonderous Pacific Ocean side. Step out your Bayfront patio door right to the sand. You can sip your morning coffee or tea and watch the morning sunrise peek above the horizon to light up the shimmering water.

You also have front row seats to Sea World's summer time evening fireworks display, right from your patio table.

Put on your skates, hop on a bike or leisurely walk for miles on the boardwalk located along the water. You can rent almost any thing you need with in a 5 minute walk. World class surfing, sailing, golfing, and fishing are all easily accessible from yourunit.

Our units are owner managed while being kept welcoming and impeccably clean. La Jolla, Sea World and the World Famous San Diego

Zoo are all minutes away. Some of San Diego's finest restaurants are

located within walking distance. You can easily park your car and not

drive till you are ready to travel home.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for everything! We thoroughly enjoyed our week, in San Diego, at the beach in your rental. Your location was perfect as the kids could run right out the door onto the sand and play.

The accommodations were just as you described, comfortable fresh beds, well stocked kitchen and the rental was spotless and well maintained. The decor was tropical and we felt we were really at the beach.

We really appreciate you going above and beyond with your attention to details and all the helpful information about where to eat and the great sites to see in San Diego. I can recommend this rental to anyone!
Jun 2010
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The Skimmer - Water and Beach front 2 Bedroom
+1 -858 488 3134
Mission Beach San Diego County


  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful vacation while staying at the Skimmer. Proximity to the bay and beach was a highlight not to mention Sea World and Zoo. The owner, Cyndi, was pleasant to deal with and we wouldn't hesitate to contact her again.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you for the positive review of The Skimmer and we pleased you had such a good time.
Watching your family playing on the beach with the other families and children was just what we like to see you experience. The laughter and giggles bring the beach to life.

Do come again, anytime, and thank you for taking such great care of our rental The Skimmer.

Best Regards
The Skimmer - Water and Beach front 2 Bedroom
+1 -858 488 3134
Mission Beach San Diego County
Spokane, WA

Perfect Family Spot

  • 5 of 5
I poured over all kinds of listings to find the perfect place for our Family trip to San Diego and Sea World - When I found this place I knew I hit the jackpot. The owner was a pleasure to work with and made making all of the arrangements very easy. We wanted something on the beach and close to Sea World and it was perfect. We enjoyed being on the bay side as it was much quieter than the beach and the kiddos (5 and 7) could play out on the beach comfortably - the only thing we missed were the sunsets - but just a short walk across the main road and we were at the ocean side where we were able to catch the beautiful sunsets. The bay side is much more private, quiet and less windy. The interior was just as described and pictured - very clean and modern, we didn't feel we were missing anything. We were thankful we minded the small parking spot warning when we chose our rental car! We would most definitely stay here again. - Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you for such a wonderful review. A great smile came across my face, as what you have written, is the exact experience that I strive to create for each vacationer.
I am so blessed and grateful, to have so many wonderful vacationers who choose our rentals and your family was one of the best.
Please come again to our vacation rentals and it would be an honor to have your family stay with us again.

Best Regards
The Skimmer - Water and Beach front 2 Bedroom
+1 -858 488 3134
Mission Beach San Diego County

Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5
We had an awesome family vacation at The Skimmer at A Vacation by the Bay. Cyndi, the owner and longtime resident of Mission Bay, was great. She greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the unit and answered any questions we had. The property was impeccably clean and ready for us upon check in. Everything we could have needed for the week was there provided for us, including an information booklet about the area with things to do. The location was perfect for a family with children. We could easily watch our kids play on the beach from the patio safely. The view was spectacular, including an amazing display of the fireworks from Sea World every night. I would highly recommend this property or any of the ones offered by A Vacation by the Bay. We hope to return again next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela for the great review and that you were very happy with your vacation accommodations. Yes, it was fun to have your family as well at The Skimmer. We are so pleased you had a great visit in Mission Beach and choose to stay with us.
We are very blessed to have a great location on the beach where you can let the kids just run around and play for hours.
We do feel very fortunate that we have great vacationers such as you and your family that choose our rentals.
We welcome you back anytime.

We hope to see you again next summer.
The Skimmer - Water and Beach front 2 Bedroom
+1 -858 488 3134
Mission Beach San Diego County

We will be back!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This vacation rental, called The Skimmer, was just as described from the photos and description. You are right on the beach front on the bayside which was perfect for our family. We had visiting grand kids and they were able to play right out front on the beach.
We did go over to the ocean a couple of days in the afternoon, but mainly we were content to relax at the bay's beach. We did visit the Zoo and Cabrillo Monument during the week as suggested.
Cyndi was great, she greeted us upon arrival and did a quick walk through and we were able to ask her a couple of questions.
The Skimmer is very cute with a nautical theme through out. The King bed in the master was very comfortable, just as promised too.
Everything was really clean and the rental was in top shape and showed that its well cared for. We have rented vacation rentals before and never had so much attention to detail as this one. There are ample restaurants to pick from and never ran out of fun things to do.
All in all, it was a great vacation that I am really glad we had together.
Yes I would recommend this rental to friends.
We will be back here!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam,
Thanks so much for your great review and taking the time to share your experience with other potential renters. Yes, we do go to great lengths to provide a nice, well maintained, impeccably clean vacation rental.
Our location is really quite nice on the beach front bayside. The bayside is really a wonderful choice for any one wanting a more serene vacation, or for families with young children who can play safely right out front on the water's edge.
Not only are we a nice choice for weekly vacation rentals, we are also really great choice for snow birds wanting break from the cold winter months in January and February.
We do care about your experience from start to your completed stay.
So, thanks again Pam for choosing our vacation rental for your family stay in Mission Beach.
We also want to thank you for taking such good considerate care of The Skimmer too.

Come again anytime!!!!!
The Skimmer - Water and Beach front 2 Bedroom
+1 -858 488 3134
Mission Beach San Diego County
Alberta, Canada

Awesome property

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at this wonderful place and did not want to leave. The property was SO clean and the customer service was unbelievable! It made it a very memorable time for us in San Diego...will be back!!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

If you are looking for that memoriable vacation experience, come and discover the uniqueness of Mission Beach.

It is located in the heart of America's Finest City, San

Diego on miles and miles of sandy beaches.

Swimming, sailing, surfing, skating, biking, golfing, fishing

and sight seeing are just a few of the activities at your doorstep.

Sea World is 5 minutes away, Mexico is 17 miles to the south, Disney

Land is 2 hours to the North and the World Famous La Jolla is a 10

minute drive from your door.

You are walking distance to fabulous waterfront

dining, or casual beach eateries. You can easily shop for groceries,

and plan your own picnic or romantic meal while sitting at the beach and watching the sunset on the glorious Pacific Ocean.

Mornings are breath taking as you wake up to the sunrise across the water from your own patio table. Sip your coffee or tea as you watch the the first

glimpse of dawn across the water and relish the quiet and peace that

is all your own on the bay front.

You are front row seat to Sea World's summer night time fireworks display each evening.

These are just a few of the attractions located within minutes of your

vacation rental:

* Balboa Park / Museums (20 minutes)

* Beaches

* Golf (10 minutes plus)

* San Diego Zoo (20 minutes)

* Seaworld (10 minutes)

* Wild Animal Park (45 minutes)

* Whale Watching

* Sportfishing

* Horse Racing

* Del Mar Fair in June

* Amazing shopping

* Theater


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Updated: Nov 22, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
December 13 - December 26
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 26 2014
5 night minimum stay
December 27 - January 3, 2015
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
January 3 - March
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
March 14 - April 11, 2015
Mar 14 2015 - Apr 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
April 11 - May 23, 2015
Apr 11 2015 - May 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
June 6 - June13, 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 13 - June 20, 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 20 - June 27, 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 27 - July 4th
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 4th - July 11, 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 11 - August 1, 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
August 1 - August 22, 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11.05%

We accept personal Checks & CC (with a convenience fee added).
June - Oct - All reservations are due 90 days in advance of arrival date.
Oct to May 7 night reservations are due 60 days, over 7 nights 90 days in advance
Cleaning fee for weekly $145.00 for reservations of 2 weeks or longer $175.00 (Please inquire about monthly)

All rates are subject to change with out notice with out notice.


Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Internet


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Outdoor Grill


  • First and formost our greatest amenity is our location on the beach. It is why people have chosen and have returned for many years. The Skimmer is well maintained and impeccably clean for your comfort and enjoyment. * The Master Bedroom has a very comfortable King Bed with high count fresh cotton linens for the rest needed after a day at the beach * The Second Bedroom has very comfortable twin beds as well, and the same lovely fresh cotton linens. We prepare the rentals with your comfort in mind and create a place where you can enjoy all the beach as to offer. Our fresh crisp cotton linens are waiting on your deliciously comfortable bed after a long day sight seeing or playing at the beach. We feel we have created a place where you feel away from your everyday life in a bright and cheerful atmosphere that reflects San Diego's amazing climate and environment. Come stay at our beach front rentals. All Amenities are Included in your Rental Rates * Beach chairs and beach towels * Cable TV, DVD * Full kitchen and shared washer/dryer on premises * Reserved off street parking for a small to medium size plus public parking for larger vehicles and guests nearby. (Please inquire about the parking for your vehicle before reserving) We provide each bed with crisp, 100% cotton linens, our bath towels a fluffy and the deliciously comfortable beds have 4 comfy pillow for that extra bit of comfort. Beach towels and beach chairs are provided to ease your load and get you ready for your days in the sand. Our two bedroom is very spacious and tastefully and brightly decorated to reflect the gorgeous San Diego climate. This rental is perfect for couples and small families. Your living room glass doors open out to the sand and sparkling bay. The beach is at your feet and the sunrise is spectacular. Sipping your morning coffee or tea and watching the stillness of the morning provide for the right start each day. Small touches, just to make your stay a bit nicer such as first morning tea or coffee, kitchen supplies, beach towels and beach chairs are ready for you.
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