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)
NOT RENTED ON CRAIGS LIST - No A/C
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.
Awesome location and customer service!
About the Owner
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 San Diego County
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.
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 as it is away from the roller coaster and the teen action that is a short walk north.
(7 traveler reviews)
Awesome location and customer service!
My husband and I decided to invite his siblings who live on opposite sides of the country to come to our sunny California for the New Years holiday this year. We knew we would be unable to accommodate nearly 18 people in our little 4 bedroom home so began a search for a rental home that would fit all of them. We found this property on home away and requested to rent both floors (718 and 720). I kind of fumbled about trying to figure out how to reserve the place and even accidentally entered the wrong dates on one of the units. David was such a kind and helpful landlord. He responded to emails and phone calls very quickly and was also very flexible with arrangements. The weather was uncooperative during the week we were there so we spent a lot of time indoors and with that many people we never felt crowded indoors. It was a very short walk to the beach and a short walk to Belmont Park. Plenty of parking spaces as well. Thank you David for all of your help! We had a wonderful and memorable weekend!
Nice Place - Easy to work with
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.
Very comfortable and great location
Great little house in a great location, garage loaded with vacation toys, had a great time!! Will definitely be back.
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
We Loved this Beach Cottage
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.
needs some TLC
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.
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
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 11 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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.
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
- Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Clothes Dryer
- Garage ...
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- Beach View
- theme parks
- water parks
- gambling casinos
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- jet skiing
- roller blading
- 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.