California Beach Vacation Home
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 17
Welcome to my lovely beachfront home at Mission Beach. When my family bought the property, the girls always looked forward to going to The Big House. The name stuck, and our home, located at 2962 Ocean Front Walk, is now a fully furnished rental property that has become a vacation destination for many travelers. We purchased The Big House at Mission Beach because the area is friendly, safe, close to attractions and part of a village community. Our girls loved the park, roller coaster, ferris wheel and the safety of this beach area. I invite you to join our family and let us accommodate your next visit to San Diego. A perfect destination for singles, couples, families and friends, The Big House offers affordable rates and full amenities.
The Big House is a spacious home, a bit over 4000 square feet. The house has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and sleeps 17 comfortably. For your comfort, we offer 4 twin beds, 1 queen, 1 king, 2 twin sofa sleepers, 4 twin rollaway beds and a crib. Recently, we purchased new beds, fresh bedding and linens. The house is stocked with towels, linens, blankets and beach towels. Each room is attractive and homey.
Inside the house, the tile floors are clean and well cared for. Let's begin with the first floor: A generous living room has brown leather sectional sofa for lounging and watching tv. Curl up by the fire and sit in the adjoining conversation area by the picture window. Also on the main floor are two bedrooms and a bath. The main floor dining room boasts an extended wood table that seats 17. The kitchen is large, with tiled countertops, new sets of pottery serving 17, new cookware, serving pieces, glassware, oven and microwave, ice making refrigerator, dishwasher and an adjoining laundry room with full capacity washer and dryer.
Moving up to the second floor, we find the gorgeous Master Suite. With a full sliding door, the room offers a romantic view of the ocean. A luxurious stone fireplace, king size bed, leather sectional sofa, dresser unit and television add just the right home touch. Step up into the tiled bathroom with vanity area, separate bath and walk-in closet.
The third floor is a favorite for family visitors. Privacy and charm accentuate this darling room with door to private balcony, twin beds, television and bath.
Above the third floor is the attached condo. This is a home of its own, with a separate bedroom, living area with television, leather sofa, chairs, dining room, kitchen, private deck, full kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer set, pantry, and private bath. This apartment has its own entry door and offers complete privacy.
Outside, The Big House has an attached garage and 2 carports. Street parking, as well as a lot at the park, is available. A spacious front patio facing the ocean is complete with teak wood dining table, chairs, additional round table with umbrella and new barbecue grill. An outdoor deck with guard rail on the second floor is located just off the master suite. A cute private deck is off the third floor bedroom, and the attached condo has a long wood deck and new barbecue. A short stone wall surrounds the patio, and the gate opens onto the boardwalk. In the garage, you will find bicycles, and beach umbrellas and an extra refrigerator.
In addition to unobstructed views of the ocean and beach, The Big House is convenient to numerous activities and sightseeing areas. Within walking distance: the white sands of the beach with ocean shore just a few yards away. Lifeguards are on duty. Sailboat and fishing boat rentals are nearby. Fishing excursions are also available. Visit Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, all in the area. Take a bike ride around the marina, or relax with a good book on the patio. Take a short walk to the grass park and relax before riding the Belmont roller coaster and ferris wheel.
Order a pizza from Big Kahuna or hop in the car and drive to one of the fantastic restaurants in the Gas Light District. Drive down to the harbor and tour The Midway, stroll through the quaint shops and eat at one of the excellent restaurants. Explore downtown San Diego and then drive over to Old Town. There is no shortage of shopping in San Diego, and Mission Beach offers dive shops and souvenirs. Drive to other beach areas and gather seashells.
Rental rates for The Big House are affordable, and we do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable. Return guest discounts and mid week specials during April and May apply. Extend your stay and negotiate additional discounts. Be sure to book early and let us know how we can serve your travel needs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On the beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: San diego international airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Amtrak 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||4 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 17, Lounge seats for 17|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
San Diego is a place for fun, families, great weather and terrific dining. We have the world famous San diego Zoo and Night Zoo. Nearby famous Seaworld, and Belmont Park theme park with roller coaster. The local Football team is the Chargers, Baseball team is the Padres. A Lovely Home, A Terrific Owner, A Wonderful Vacation
Guest: Ellie (LA)
Date of Stay: 10/21/11 Review Submitted: 11/22/11
My husband, his brother and I took a vacation to San Diego October 21-27. I was concerned about having enough space to myself to be comfortable. The Jenkins men are big guys, and I wanted to have room for my girl stuff. This house was spectacular. I loved every minute of the stay there. The house was big enough to accommodate all of us and even give me a private room to myself. The deck of this house is so beautiful and the view was impeccable. I loved walking two steps and feeling ocean sand beneath my toes. My husband had made all the arrangements, and I wasn't sure how well he would do with a property he had never seen. But the woman who owns the house was so nice and went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. We all felt like she was more than a home owner. It was like we made a new friend. I suggest anyone take advantage of this opportunity to stay in beautiful San Diego, at a splendid home, owned by one of the most terrific women I know.Date of Stay October 21, 2011
I visited San Diego with my family on October 21-27. We stayed at the most wonderful house I have ever seen. The seller was on point when she described the house. It was perfect. I'm a pretty big guy, and it was spacious and comfortable. I normally don't write a review when I stay somewhere, but this homeowner was such a terrific lady that I wanted to take time to write a review and thank her for making this vacation special. I was in charge of planning the whole thing and I was pretty nervous about renting a house sight unseen. But the pictures she took of the house and the way she treated us like royalty was worth noting. I recommend this beautiful property to anyone travelling.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic GetawayMy college buddies and I decided to meet up in San Diego for a reunion. We are all professionals in the entertainment industry, so our expectations were high. First, I talked to the owner, and she was the nicest and most professional woman I have ever met. That was in the plus column. The house itself is right on the beach, comfortable and well decorated...well as far as a bunch of film exec guys can tell. We like cooking out and the kitchen and barbecue were in great shape. Obviously, as a filmmaker I have stayed at guest houses all over the world. The problem with those places is always communication with the owners. They can make the vacation miserable. One of the selling points for this property was the willingness of the owner to do everything she could to provide us with everything we needed. I recommend this home and hope everyone takes advantage of this great vacation opportunity.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
|Further details outdoors|
We have a large private patio with a large seating area for outdoor dining.
2 gas BBQ's. One on the front patio and a new gas BBQ on the patio upstairs. We offer plenty of outdoor seating for dining alfresco.
We would prefer to rent by the week in Summer: June to September and holidays Christmas, New Year and Spring Break.
Otherwise we can do a 3 night minimum. There is a large theme park nearby just a block away and a farmers market nearby walking distance we have 5 bikes to ride too.
The California region
San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California. The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round climate, its natural deep-water harbor, and its long association with the U.S. Navy. The population was 1,307,402 at the 2010 census.
Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited by Europeans on what is now the West Coast of the United States. Upon landing in San Diego Bay in 1542, Juan Cabrillo claimed the entire area for Spain, forming the basis for the settlement of Alta California 200 years later. The Presidio and Mission of San Diego, founded in 1769, were the first European settlement in what is now California. In 1821, San Diego became part of newly independent Mexico, and in 1850, became part of the United States following the Mexican-American War and the admission of California to the union.
San Diego, California
There are over 5 major attractions in the area. Zoo, Museum, rides, parks tours, fishing, you name it, it can be found in San Diego.
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