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Property Details

Updated: Apr 19, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Built in 1942, this two bedroom one bath cottage is sunny, clean, and charmingly furnished. The cottage is 3 houses from the bay front, or about 100 feet, and about 75 yards from the ocean.

Beautiful hardwood floors, brick fireplace, ceiling fans in both bedrooms. Cable tv, DVD player, and wi-fi.Full kitchen and bath; all bed & bath linens provided, as well as beach towels and chairs, sand toys, boogie boards, and two full sized beach cruisers. Washer & dryer in attached garage; covered carport for parking.

Pretty front garden has a cute little bistro set; in the backyard

patio is a big round table with umbrella, a large gas grill, and an outdoor shower. There is also a portable crib and a stroller.

South Mission Beach is a great place to visit throughout the year, and the Happy Little Cottage is the perfect spot for families, couples, and business travelers alike..:-)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

My husband Clark and I are 3rd generation owners of The Happy Little Cottage; we live in the house next door and are at your disposal should you need anything.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This little cottage was a delightful find, close to the beach & ocean. The house was clean & cozy, complete with bicycles, bbqs, beach chairs, toys, puzzles, books, just about anything you need for a great vacation. The owner was welcoming and of great help in the renting process, answering any and all questions. Couldn't ask for a better hostess. Would definitely go back.
Jan 2012
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The Happy Little Cottage
Mission Beach San Diego County
Concord, CA

Plumbing Problems Not Resolved Quickly

  • 3 of 5
I booked this property because we needed a place that was close to the beach for the kids and that had a kitchen so we could cook. Eating out every meal is expensive and difficult with kids. The cottage was absolutely adorable, the location was prime, and the owner, J-me was such a sweet person. The cottage was clean and had a BBQ, toys for the kids, and two sunny patio areas. The first two days were great.

On Sat. after breakfast the kitchen sink was draining slow. We were hoping that when we came back from Sea World it might have cleared. Unfortunately it had not, so at 4pm we called J-me. No voicemail so we called her house. Her husband came over at 5:30pm and told me that he would have a plumber come early in the AM. The dishes were already piling up, and we had few left to cook with, but an early AM plumber was very reasonable.

The next morning the plumber had not arrived. At 11am I called J-me’s house and was told he would arrive early afternoon. After lunch we had no dishes left so went out to eat. By 4pm still no plumber so out we went again. I started piling dishes in the garage due to lack of space and the smell. Finally at 6:30pm the plumber showed. I spent the next 45min doing dishes on our last night in this cute place.

I was a landlord for two years. When my tenants had plumbing problems I had a plumber come out within a few hours (even at night). Waiting over 24 hours for a plumber and not being given a correct arrival time (twice) was not professional. On another note, there was a puddle of gooey stuff in the bottom of the oven that smoked the house up when we turned it on. It was beyond my cleaning abilities so we were unable to use the oven. Bummer. There went a few of the meals I wanted to cook. I spent a lot of money on steaks and food that I could not cook due to the burning oven and unrepaired plumbing.

Deposits are always taken from us in case WE break something but if something is broken in the rental, we’re out the money.

Other than that, cute place.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Happy Little Cottage
Mission Beach San Diego County
Rapid City, SD

Relaxing & Wonderful

Relaxing & Wonderful
  • 5 of 5
The Happy Little Cottage is just that! It is clean, neat and comfortable! We had my sister and her husband stay with us and it was perfect! The patio is a wonderful place to unwind after walking the bay or beach all day! It's location is just as it says, a block from the bay and 2 from the beach! That is what really makes it wonderful, you don't have people walking by you on the patio all day or night! Plenty of towels and beach stuff to spend the day at the beach, riding bikes or whatever! We will be planning another stay on our next trip to California! Thank you J-me for a wonderful place to relax!
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway


From the Owner

super clean, lots of charm, tons of amenities, on site owners available if needed, perfect location, and last but not least, the best rates for a single family 2 bedroom home in all of Mission Beach!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Diego International Airport (SAN) at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Beachcomber at 0.1 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-8, I-5 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Nearest Beach : Mission Beach/Mission Bay Car: recommended

The house is located on the bay side of South Mission Beach, a little

peninsula surrounded by the pretty blue waters of Mission Bay and the

Pacific Ocean. The bay just 100 short feet from the house; the Pacific Ocean

is about 75 yards away. This is a wonderful location; the cottage is

on a very pretty court, and is perfect for families with young

children, couples, and business travelers alike.

Belmont Park (and the old Big Dipper rollercoaster) is a 10 minute

walk from the house.

SeaWorld is a five minute drive.

The San Diego Zoo, La Jolla Cove, Balboa Park, and the downtown

Gaslamp Quarter are all about 15-20 minutes away (driving).

Both Legoland and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are about a 35 minute

drive; Disneyland is 90 minutes.

Less than 7 miles from San Diego International Airport.


From $175 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April & May
Apr 1 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2015 - Jun 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $400.00
  • Cleaning fee $75.00
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Checks, both bank and personal (US only); Paypal, money orders, cash on arrival

* September & October: $175/night; $1150week
* November through March: $150/night; $995/week
* April & May: $175/night; $1150/week
* June: $250/night; $1500/week
* July & August: $275/night; $1675/week
Holiday rates slightly higher. 11.5% city room tax + $75 cleaning charge

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Updated: Apr 19, 2015


From the Owner

The house is well kept in extremely clean condition, and has many, many amenities to offer: 4 adult size bikes, 1 kid size bike, 5 boogie boards, 2 surfboards, lots of toys, including beach toys, all bed and bath linens, including plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella. Both front and back yards have tables and chairs; a gas BBQ and a regular BBQ. Fully stocked kitchen; full size washer and dryer in attached garage for your private use; a private carport for parkingr 2 small or 1 large vehicle. Location is ideal; South Mission Beach is much more residential than Mission Beach proper, with much less traffic. The cottage is located on a nice, quiet court with mostly year round residents. The ocean is less than 75 yards from the house; the bay is just 100 feet away.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Futon Chair in living room


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • All bed and bath linens, and basic bath/kitchen paper and soap products provide. Graco pak 'n play portable crib; baby stroller. Also, plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach/sand toys, boogie boards, and bicycles. Cable TV, DVD player, wireless internet access. Large gas grill, large regular grill, outdoor shower. Portable crib and stroller. Full kitchen and bath; kitchen appliances include microwave, coffeemaker & grinder, toaster, mixer blender, crockpot, and all the other usual stuff. Other amenities include blow dryer, alarm clock, iron/ironing board. Full size washer & dryer in attached garage; covered carport for parking 1 car (maybe 2 cars if med-small) Just bring your clothes and your personal items - we've tried to think of everything else you might need!

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