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718 Balboa Ct. 2BR/2BA-1st fl. 100ft. to Ocean Sand. 8/11 - 8/17 available $1500

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom-2 Bath, Sleeps 6 total w/LR couch. Summer ocean temp is 78 degrees!

South Mission Beach - 100 feet to ocean sand, 1st floor unit. Sleeps 4-6. Summer ocean temp. is 78 degrees!

May combine with upper unit 720 Balboa Ct. 2nd & 3rd floors, 4BR/2BA - sleeps 10-12 (#7009493) for large or extended families.

2BR / 2BA unit, 1000 sq. ft., third bldg. from the ocean and 1½ blocks from the bay. Older style townhome built in 1985 has patio with a partial view of the beach area. The patio has an umbrella table, six chairs, two lounges and a grill.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, master bath has shower/ bathtub. The second bedroom has two twin beds and second bath across hall has a small shower. There is a fold out queen couch in the LR which sleeps two.

The kitchen has basic kitchen items for meals and BBQs. Dinning area has table and five chairs and a counter that seats two.

There is NO Air Conditioning, but opening all windows cools the unit even in summer.

There is a tiny one car garage which can fit a car or small SUV. Large SUV or Ford F-150 trucks or similar will NOT fit in garage. There is street parking, there is street sweeping every other morning from 8-10AM and you can't park on street during that time.

Stacked washer/dryer in the garage.

June 1st thru Aug. 31st - 7 night minimum (Sat. to Sat.)

Easter, Thanksgiving & X-mass - 5 night min.

Feb. thru May and Sept. - 4 night minimum,

Rest of the time 3 night min.

No air conditioning. No bikes.

Planes taking off from the San Diego Airport fly over Mission Beach and Ocean Beach. At times you will hear plane engines. There is a unit above and you do hear sounds and footsteps from that unit too. The units in Mission Beach are ver close together and you can hear conversations from the neighbors.


More Details

David Catalino
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About David Catalino

Grew up in New York State. Attended University of San Diego School of Law and fell in love with San Diego. This beach house started as a family venture with my mother and sister in 2002 and we still take care of all details ourselves.

David Catalino purchased this townhome in 2002

Why David Catalino chose Mission Beach

This beach in South Mission (Lifeguard Tower 10) is the widest and longest beach area in San Diego (South Mission Beach

to Pacific Beach). There are volleyball courts and room for any beach game you want to play. You can also find an area of sand all for yourself and not be bothered.

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.

What makes this townhome unique

Large patio to grill and enjoy the sun and your family. Mainly families with young children stay in this area of South Mission Beach which is quiet, but the action of the roller coaster is only a short walk away.


Mission Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 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
  • LR has fold out queen size couch for two.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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
1 Queen Bed 2 Twin Beds 1 Couch (folds out to a queen size bed, for two adults) Wireless internet access - 2 TVs. Small garage with parking for one vehicle No Airconditioning - Open all windows and unit will cool down. 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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718 Balboa Ct. 2BR/2BA-1st fl. 100ft. to Ocean Sand. 8/11 - 8/17 available $1500
average rating of 4.4347825 based on 23 reviews

Very nice location, loved being so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and convenient as far as location. Nice area of the beach, close to Belmont Park. We were there in a very hot part of the season, so quite warm during the day without A/C but cooled off nicely in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT location/get away!!

  • 4 of 5

We definitely lucked out with this place (especially for the price)! Stones throw from beach, friendly neighbors all around.

Noise from upstairs can be a little overwhelming at times (in particular, kids jumping, running), however....if you are that close to beach and you are inside that much to be bothered, something is wrong with you!

Parking is tough if you have a truck (won't fit in garage), but the lot at end of beach is free overnight and the walk is not awful.

Hope to snag up again in the future......

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice beach home. Comfortable, close to the beach. Dave was great to work with!

  • 5 of 5

Great location in South Mission Beach. Nice patio, well equipped kitchen. Bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach toys shared with upstairs unit. Not luxurious, but comfortable and clean. Great place to stay for a good price!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good but also noisy

  • 3 of 5

Too much noise from the 2nd floor ..

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Chris was great, truly enjoyed the home and our stay!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your family enjoyed the stay. My wife and I strive for satisfaction like yours. Dave
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  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in this beach house. Owner is extremely accommodating and there for you, if you need anything. Location could not be better! Quiet neighborhood, friendly people. Would recommend this home to my friends and family. Looking forward to my visit there again next year.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your month long stay! Nice to meet you and your friends from your small class reunion. See you next year. Dave
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego CA
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Beach Comber
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
South Mission Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach.

* Swim.

* Surf...

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Belmont Park.

* Roller Coaster....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Sea World.

* San Diego Zoo.

* Leggo Land...

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $200 - $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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund