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718 Balboa Ct(1st fl)100ft. to Ocean Sand. November dates available.


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
Cottage - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

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)


This 2BR/2BA unit is 1000 sq. ft., third bldg. from the ocean and 1½ blocks from the bay. The French doors off the dining room open onto a patio which has 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 shower. There is a fold out queen couch in the LR which sleeps two.

The kitchen has basic kitchen items for meals and BBQs. There is a dinning room table that seats five. The kitchen, living room and dining room all open onto each other, and to the front patio. There is no AC, but opening all windows to the ocean breeze cools the unit even in summer.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks: english

6 Reviews

based on 6 traveler reviews

Central Iowa

Nice Place - Easy to work with

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage has an excellent location! Just a few steps to the ocean or a block to the bay and a few blocks to markets, restaurants, and bars. The cottage has a wonderful patio and a garage filled with beach accessories. The interior is spacious for a 2 bedroom and although it is low on frills, it will meet all of your functional needs. A great place for a couple wanting extra space, a small family, two couples, or a group of friends.

David was incredibly easy to work with and was quite accomodating, which made our stay much less stressful and far more enjoyable.

This cottage is a very good value for the space and location and David is a great host.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and great location

  • 5 of 5

Great little house in a great location, garage loaded with vacation toys, had a great time!! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob. We love that your family comes back every year! Dave
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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
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5 0

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. Dave
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5 4
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
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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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 20117
Apr 11 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept./Oct. 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 24, 2016
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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
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • 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 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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