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So. Mission Beach Cottage


Property Details

Updated: Oct 4, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

A charming beach cottage in lovely South Mission Beach is available for your summer beach vacation. It is fully equipped with all the essentials you will need. Both bedrooms have queen size beds. The property is located on miles of bike trails around Mision Bay and approximately 100 yards to the ocean on the west and 100 yards to the bay on the east. Most major San Diego attractions are within a short drive -- Seaworld, SD Zoo, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, downtown airport. There are two off street parking places and a large patio with outdoor table, chairs, lounge chairs -- lots of outdoor space secure and fenced with a tropical feel.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I have been a part time resident of this community for 30 years and a full time resident for the last 10. There is a charm to this area like no other -- besides its beauty, it is a functional community in which to enjoy the outdoors. If you love the beach life, I think this is the BEST beach -- and we have two of them -- one on the Ocean side and one on the Bay side. Come see what I am talking about -- you will always want to return.

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7 Reviews

based on 7 traveler reviews


Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We looked for awhile to find a place to rent by Mission Beach, I couldn't find many places with a lot of reviews and then I came across Elfi's place and read the reviews. I loved what I was reading and let me tell you they were exactly right!

We have one child and wanted to be close to the beach within walking distance. A very small walk either to the west or the east brings you to that. If you want to jump in the waves or boogie board head west and if you want calm water to paddle board head east!

The patio was perfect to sit, relax, play games or read a book.

This house is a quick drive to pretty much anywhere in San Diego.

This was the most relaxing vacation I've ever had.

Elfi is a sweetheart and very accommodating. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a place on Mission Beach.

Thanks Elfi!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such kind words Auggie, Kim and Liam -- such a pleasure to have you in So. Mission Beach. Thank you for the great review -- the best part being that you had a great vacation -- that is always my goal and my hope. You are always welcome.
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Tucson, AZ

Perfect Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

What a great beach house! My husband and I stayed at Elfi's beach cottage with our two small children earlier this summer at the end of June. This house was perfect for our needs, and very family friendly. My husband's first comment was that it was even better than the pictures shown. Elfi was so sweet and communication was a breeze. We were able to park our car for the week, and get around on our bike rentals, or simply walk. It's quiet at night, with local traffic only, as the home is south of Belmont Park. Bay/beach and park are very close within walking distance. We will definitely be returning next summer! You will not be disappointed with this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a very nice review you have written; I thank you for your kind words and the thoughts you have taken the time to express. It is gratifying to me when guests are satisfied with the rental they have chosen and truly appreciate the wonderful place that Mission Beach is. Thank you, and I hope to see your family again. Elfi
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay. The property was perfectly located between the beach and the bay, the photos and description were spot-on and everything was as it appeared. The amenities were beyond what was expected....we especially enjoyed the paddle boards, boogie boards and beach chairs. The property was super clean and very well-maintained.

Beyond the property itself, the owner Elfi was amazing. She was a delight to work with and so accommodating. Her house is the perfect getaway. She really has thought of everything. Our only regret was not being able to stay two weeks instead of one. We definitely want to stay here again. We could not have asked for a better experience.

Thank you Elfi!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins,CO

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our first vacation on Mission Beach. This cottage served us extremely well. The location is perfect for trips to the ocean or trips to the bay. Cottage is in the middle so we chose a different side to enjoy each day. The kayaks and paddle board that were provided were great for the bay and my teens, husband and I had fun zipping around and trying our balancing skills. The boogie boards provided fun on the ocean side, as well! Great place to relax on the large patio. Breezes kept the cottage cool and the patio, as well. Thanks to our hostess Elfi for sharing this with us! Added bonus were the fireworks each night from SeaWorld. We enjoyed walking down Mission a couple blocks and having a latte. Relaxing and fun!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Sweet Owner!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owner made sure that we had everything we needed for our stay. There was wifi, linens, comfy beds, even a list of places nearby you might want to visit! I didn't get a chance to use the kayaks, boogie boards, paddle boards & bikes she provided, but maybe next time!

The location is beyond convenient! I walked every day the one (yes just one) block to the beach and just 1/2 block to the bay. At night, you can see the fireworks from sea world over the bay (they go off every night). There is a great little coffee shop just a few blocks away, and you can walk to the roller coaster which is just under a mile down the road.

It's a great location, close enough yet far enough away from the hustle & bustle.

The layout was perfect with the 2 bedrooms separated by a large closet in the hallway. The property was well kept & Elfi was super helpful.

I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable, affordable place to stay in Mission Beach. Save money by going a block off the beach & avoid the boardwalk noise, you'll be glad you did later!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Perfect Family Beach Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors and love to stay here with our two daughters, now ages 7 and 9 but we have been coming for years because this is such a great house and location for families. The cottage itself is just perfect, with two bedrooms, all on one level, an enclosed roomy patio where you can let the kids hang out safely, dine outside, etc. plus steps away from Mission Bay down the walk one way, and the ocean the other. The Bay side access is the best for kids to get to a beach with no waves, calm waters and great sand to play in. Then the ocean is just across the street for more wave play. A playground is nearby too, on the bay side, as well as a great flat easy bike path along the bay. The owners of this beach house, who themselves could not be nicer, stock the place with bikes of all sizes, boogie boards, surf boards and beach toys so there is something for everyone. We highly recommend this destination for a family beach vacation you will never forget.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This property is classic Mission Beach -- small scale and unassuming yet charming.A large outdoor space (by Mission Beach standards) that is fully enclosed, a short stroll to Ocean or Bay -- about 100 yards in either direction, fully equipped with the indoor essentials, and, essential beach toys such as kayaks, stand up paddle (SOP), boogie boards, beach chairs, etc. Two bedrooms with queen size beds, TV, cable, wi-fi, parking, and convenient to all major San Diego attractions.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Where to begin? Swimming, surfing, stand-up paddling on the bay or ocean, kayaking, bike riding, roller blading, volleyball, basketball, skateboarding, sand digging, strolling the shore, or, none of the above: reading, sunning/tanning, eating, touring Balboa Park, seeing Hillcrest, dinner in the Gaslamp, enjoying great's a great atmosphere to do almost any activities in.

Many attractions to see including our famous Zoo, Seaworld, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park and Space Museum, great golf courses -- all a short drive. Also, within walking distance is a local favorite, Belmont Park with interesting rides and entertainment including a historic Roller Coaster. And great dining. Come and see it all yourself!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Summer Season
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Pricing
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

Nightly Rate: $150 - $300

Weekly Rate: $1050 - $2100

Monthly Rate: $1975 - $4000

During peak periods, the higher rate will apply. Minimum rental period during peak season is 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Try a Staycation! Our area is popular with San Diego residents as well and they may live some miles from the beach. Come stay AT the beach -- no commuting, no parking hassles, and the sheer convenience of having all possessions you need, each day, without packing and unpacking.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


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


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean

Floor Area

  • 600 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 2 bedrooms with a queen size bed in each.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • A surf board for the ocean and a stand up paddle board for the bay are provided along with 2 kayaks, 2 boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, various sand toys for children. Cable TV and internet access.

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