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Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

We now own the beach house we rented for nine summer vacations. Located on the Pacific Ocean side of Mission Beach, 6 blocks north of historic Belmont Park, on a very well-maintained court. Get away from the crowds on the boardwalk and still be super close to the beach. Only two houses between us and the sand; walk there in 30 seconds… or less. Plan a family vacation, reunion, corporate get-away, destination wedding or just grab your good friends and come vacation at our beach house.

Main House: The main house is 1850 square feet, with three bedrooms plus large loft area, and three full baths. It sleeps 10 people very comfortably. Outdoor areas are on every level: roof deck with panoramic ocean views, a "coffee porch" off the main living area, and a fully enclosed, private front patio with ocean views on the first floor. Lots of places to sleep, relax, and play.

1st Floor: On the first floor are two bedrooms (BR 1=Cal King, BR2=Twins which can be converted to king). Both bedrooms have their own full bath. Both have French doors that lead onto the large front patio with gas BBQ , umbrella covered seating and ocean views.

2nd Floor: The second floor is the main living area. It has a spectacular vaulted ceiling with huge exposed beams, open concept Great Room with fireplace, dining room, fully stocked kitchen with breakfast bar and granite countertops. French doors lead to the “coffee porch,” the best place to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail.. The dining table can be expanded to seat 8-10, and there is seating for 2 more at the breakfast bar.

The third bedroom (with queen bed) and third full bath are also on this floor, as well as a sunroom.

Third floor/loft: Stairs off a sunroom lead up to the third floor where the loft overlooks the great room. Loft has two twin beds & a comfortable queen futon. Take an afternoon nap with the windows open to the bay breezes.

From the loft, a door leads outside to a large roof deck furnished with teak deck chairs, a hammock, large rolling umbrella, and a dining area. There are incredible beach and bay views. Sunbath in private while your children nap. Watch the sun set over the Pacific. Enjoy your own private fireworks display from Sea World.

We have recently rebuilt all the railings in the house to meet current code! We’ve also added built-in baby gates at the top of both sets of interior stairs. Families with young children will find our house more relaxing and enjoyable than ever!

Optional Guest Apartment: If you have a larger group, ask about renting the “dollhouse” apartment also. (See VR listing#4085) It is a charming dollhouse (approx 650 sq. ft) with two bedrooms and one bath, a full kitchen, vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and a small loft. Located above the garage, it has a private entrance, private patio, and its own garage spot. It sleeps 4-5. Rent both units and you can sleep a maximum of 15.

No Smoking, No Pets, No Loud/Large Parties: We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under age 30.

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/Opt. Guest Apt- 55 Reviews!
+1 -602-677-5263
Mission Beach San Diego County

Are there 6 stars available for this beach house?

  • 5 of 5
Overall WOW for this wonderful getaway. Can't beat the location or comfort of this well equipped home away from home. It is comfortable for people of all ages. So clean and well stocked from the kitchen to the patios. Everything we had read about the property was accurate....just bring your toothbrush! You won't be bored; cozy up with a book or walk to many fun little restaurants!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/Opt. Guest Apt- 55 Reviews!
+1 -602-677-5263
Mission Beach San Diego County
Santa Rosa, CA


  • 5 of 5
Our family was traveling down for our eldest son's graduation from the Marine Corp and the day before we were scheduled to depart we received notification from a different property owner that we had reserved a home through that the property was double booked. I, frantically started emailing other properties and found the Whalen House. Fortunately it was still available and we were able to reserve this home for our stay. I believe it may have been a blessing in disguise, the stay was outstanding! The home was perfect, clean, and all of the amenities we could have needed were available. We enjoyed every minute of our stay there and are looking forward to returning yearly for family vacations!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad everything worked out for your family! Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that you would consider our house an annual gathering spot for your family. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/Opt. Guest Apt- 55 Reviews!
+1 -602-677-5263
Mission Beach San Diego County
Scottsdale, AZ

Vacation getaway made simple

  • 5 of 5
This property is clean and well stocked. No matter what we searched for, we were able to find. Amazing attention to detail. The owners have done a tremendous job anticipating the needs of their guests. We enjoyed being steps from the beach and enjoying the sounds of the ocean waves. We liked being close to Sea World and elected to get an annual pass that allowed us to leisurely enjoy the park and the rides and at night you can see the fireworks on the upper deck.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/Opt. Guest Apt- 55 Reviews!
+1 -602-677-5263
Mission Beach San Diego County

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
This property was more than we could have ever needed, wanted or expected. It is truly a home away from home. Beautifully appointed, bright, lovely, spacious and comfortable... everything that I never get when I travel, until now.
My family enjoyed our time in San Diego, especially the beach time because of this property and being only steps from the beach with all the toys and chairs to make it fun and easy.
Not having to pack or worry about my toddlers safety and sleeping arrangement made travel much more enjoyable than ever before.
The owner Nancy was extremely helpful and answered my emails quickly. Her suggestions of local restaurants and attractions was like having a personal concierge! My kid's hi-light was a bon fire on the beach with s'mores and my oldest loved using the scooter everywhere we went!
Such a delight to have a stress free vacation to a home.
Can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/Opt. Guest Apt- 55 Reviews!
+1 -602-677-5263
Mission Beach San Diego County

Good for the soul vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Kennebeck Ct. was simply perfect. As Seattle-ites, we suffer from a serious lack of Vitamin D and spending hours on the beach, just steps from the house, even in the "cold" (warm by our standards) was truly therapeutic. The house was perfectly sized for our boisterous extended family of friends and cousins with kids ranging from 9-15 yrs old. Super well equipped with absolutely everything we needed in the kitchen plus tons of beach toys, chairs, and boogie boards! Our 9 & 10 year old boys learned to surf! We have said for years that "life is too short to vacation in the same place more than once", but the awesome location of this house with its perfect lay-out for our families has us already actively recruiting friends to join us next year (hopefully we can fill the "dollhouse", too). Thank you! Thank you! We love Mission Beach and we love the Kennebeck Ct. Beach House and can't WAIT to return!
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We would love to have you and your friends back again. You will love the dollhouse, too. If your group gets really large, we can find you other houses nearby. Still can't believe your kids swam in November without wet suits. Brrrrr. Hope the turkey tacos were delicious.
Kennebeck Ct. Beach House w/Opt. Guest Apt- 55 Reviews!
+1 -602-677-5263
Mission Beach San Diego County

A San Diego Must!

  • 5 of 5
My colleagues and I have made the beach house a tradition every time we visit San Diego. Nestled in the Mission Beach community, this amazing property accommodated all of our needs in comfort in close proximity to excellent dining (gotta do the Mission for breakfast), tourist attractions and of course the beach. Its also only minutes from downtown via car and a straight shot via the bus/trolley. With recent upgrades and remodeling, you won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. It was great to have you back again. I look forward to seeing you for the next neuroscience convention!


Activity and Interests

Mission Beach is a lively beach community with something for everyone! Come find out why we love it so much. Sunbathe, swim and surf. Stroll along the Pacific Ocean. Ride bikes, run, or roller blade for miles on the famous Mission Beach boardwalk. Visit Belmont Park, the historic seaside amusement park that opened in 1925. Ride the Giant Dipper roller coaster, the Carousel, the Beach Blaster, and more.

Take in all the San Diego has to offer: visit Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, or SeaWorld. Take your kids to Lego Land, only 30 minutes away. Downtown San Diego is a blast! Visit the USS Midway and the Bob Hope Memorial. Balboa Park has 15 different museums! Take in a game at Petco Park. Visit Little Italy and the Gaslamp District. The Point Loma Lighthouse and Cabrillo Monument have spectacular views all the way to Mexico. You are just a short drive to world class shopping in La Jolla and Coronado, and an outlet mall in Carlsbad. Go antiquing in Ocean Beach. Torrey Pines Golf Course is a short ride away. Enjoy!


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $350 - $725

    Weekly Rate: $2400 - $4750

    Monthly Rate: $3500 - $18000

  • Total cost = rent plus 10.5% city tax and $200 cleaning fee.
    Inquire about Holiday rates. Rates and minimum stays may be higher.
    Summers we rent Saturday to Saturday, one week minimum.
    Summer Weekly Rates:
    * May 29-June 29 = $3750/week + tax + cleaning fee
    June 30-August 11th = $4750/week + tax + cleaning fee
    August 12-Sept 3= $3750/week + tax + cleaning fee
    Sept & Oct:
    * $2800/wk +tax+cleaning. Min 4 night stay=$1600+ tax+cleaning.
    * Nov, Dec., Jan, Feb = $2800/week+tax+ cleaning.
    Minimum stay is 3 nights @ $1200+tax+cleaning. NOTE: Holiday rates will be higher and have longer minimum stays. Inquire for quotes.
    (Jan/Feb:inquire if interested in monthly rentals)

    * March to May 28th = $2800/week+tax+cleaning.
    Minimum stay is 4 nights @ $1600 inquire for details.

    Students: this is not a student rental in off-season.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Parking: Main house rental comes with two parking spaces: one is full size exterior parking spot that is adequate for largest SUV, and one is garage spot. (Dollhouse apartment has its own garage spot.) Kitchen: Our kitchen if very well stocked with generous supplies of dishes, pots and pans, crockpot, Lobster pot, and serving platters. Equipped with a 5 burner gas range, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, Bosch dishwasher. It is a comfortable and sunny kitchen, with a pass through window over the sink that opens to the coffee porch. Pantry Items: We are happy to provide all paper products, dish soap, laundry soap, hand and bath soap, paper towels, napkins, many spices, as well as ziplock bags and tin foil. Linens: All bed linens, beach/bath towels provided. Washer/Dryer: FREE Maytag front-loading washer and dryer in the garage. Shared with the guests in the dollhouse. Beach Chairs: We provide plenty of beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas and sand toys. Keyless Entry: Our beach house uses the latest security technology from WebKeySystems. No keys to keep track of. All access is controlled by codes which expire after each rental. Our guests love this system. The garage doors are also keyless. WiFi: Wireless internet access provided. BRAND NEW 42" HD TV in Great Room. Tons of premium channels, On-Demand movies, and DVR so you can tape your favorite shows while you’re at the beach. There is also a DVD player. The loft also has a new HDTV. Baby Items: Two high chairs and two portable cribs are provided. Built-in baby gates at the top of both sets of interior stairs.

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