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Heaven seems a little closer in a cottage by the sea!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 74 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 /1.5 Bath, Steps To The Sand! A/C, heat, 2 Parking spaces & 2 Beach Cruisers!

60 Yards to the Beach!!!!!! Classic Mission Beach Cottage home, enjoy steps to the boardwalk and sand! Our ideal location allows for walking to several restaurants, cafes, bars, surf shops, markets, sports rentals, Crystal Pier, Santa Clara sports complex, Belmont Park and other amenities. Sea World is just a stone's throw away for the family to enjoy! This 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home has an easy flow floor plan with remodeled kitchen! Our kitchen includes all new granite counter tops, brand new custom cabinets, new flooring, and all new appliances to include a dishwasher. Everything you will need to prepare a fantastic meal to be enjoyed by family and friends. A gated front yard includes a great deck for views to the water, bbqs, and entertaining. We have two tandem parking spaces and laundry on site. Our bedrooms include window A/C units, heating consists of a central wall unit and portable heaters if needed for your comfort. Enjoy a cruise on the boardwalk or get wet in the ocean or bay. For your use are 2 beach cruisers, 1 boys bike, 1 girls bike, a few beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys for the kids and beach umbrellas available for your enjoyment. Or just take in the rays in the courtyard on one of our brand new loungers. This home is well cared for and we appreciate guests who will do the same. The premises are to be occupied by guest named in the rental agreement. Only adults (25 years and older) may reserve and occupy the property at all times when children are present. This is NOT a party house, we do not allow loud events or parties. This neighborhood actually has a noise abatement ordinance and violations can be levied by the Police up to a $1,000 fine (San Diego Municipal Code 59.5.0502). We would like to keep our home fresh and clean for you to enjoy, therefore smoking is not allowed in the home. We look forward to welcoming you to Stella's Mission Beach Cottage for your restful and relaxing stay!

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Mission Beach, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Living room fold out queen sleeper.
  • Master bedroom has a comfy memory foam queen bed for you to melt into! The second bedroom has two twin beds. The living room has a fold out couch with a queen mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Heaven seems a little closer in a cottage by the sea!
average rating of 4.9871793 based on 78 reviews

Wonderful Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting Stella's Cottage and it was even better than the first. Lisa was very prompt in all responses to questions and welcoming us. We took our two young boys with us and they loved the indoor and outdoor toys that are provided. All the gear you need is present and they have thought of mostly everything. Great location that is a short walk to the beach and to the better restaurants/locations on Mission Beach. Two areas of opportunity for Lisa: 1) get an outdoor rated rug for the patio, the rain we had while there left the current one wet the entire time we were there, 2) allow a slightly later check out than 10am. Minor areas for what otherwise was a great return stay - I think we'll be back for a third.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Stella's. It was clean, comfortable and charming. Close to the beach and once my husband got the hang of parking all was good. Loved having a washer and dryer onsite with a little one that goes through multiple outfits in a day. Owners were easy to work with. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 09/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, parking is never easy in Mission Beach with the narrow alleys and driveways. The tandem parking is a tight fit but doable and easier, like you say, once you get a hang of it. It's rare and a definite luxury to have 2 parking spaces for one house. We're glad you and you family had a great vacation. Please come back soon and we appreciate the review.!
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  • 5 of 5

Great house with great hosts. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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OMG...and You all know what that means!

  • 5 of 5

OMG.......Stella's Cottage was an absolute gem....and Lisa had everything prepared for our stay from gift bags for the girls to soft bedding and linens and cooking items, beach bicycles, towels, ...too many things to name but We felt as if this were in our own home. I was able to prepare appetizer's and snacks for my guests and sip wine under the stars. We thoroughly enjoyed the patio and fire pit every night....strolls up and down the boardwalk just steps away from the cottage and ocean. I especially enjoyed the peacefulness of Stella's Cottage while sleeping in the comfy beds. If it is serenity yo are looking for, this is the place. And the sunsets and sound of the waves against the shoreline were to die for. If you hesitate to stay at Stella's Cottage you will never know its tranquility.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to know you enjoyed your stay, relaxed and experienced the true tranquility and peacefulness of Stella's Beach Cottage. This is truly our goal for all of our guest! We appreciate you and your family being such great guest and hope you return again soon!
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St. George

We love Stella's!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Stella's Beach Cottage. We had everything we needed to have an amazing beach vacation.

We stopped for groceries at Trader Joe's in Pacific Beach on the way to the house and didn't get back in the car until it was time to leave a few days later.

We walked everywhere we wanted to go and ate out only twice in five days. The kitchen was perfect to prepare all our meals. We used the bbq twice to grill meat and enjoyed meals including pancakes, eggs, bacon, sandwiches, cold cereal, yogurt, and a variety of bagged salads. We also brought a pan of lasagna from home to heat in the oven one night.

The parking area is large enough for two vehicles, though we only had one. The front deck is perfect for relaxing and our kids, twins ages 18 months and a 4 year old, were outside the majority of the time.

Getting to the beach beach is just steps away. The proximity to the cottage made it easy for us to eat breakfast, then head to the beach for a few hours, then head back for lunch and naps without having to haul everything we'd need for all day at the beach. However, everything you'd need to take lunch and drinks and spend all day at the beach is there for your use... blankets, towels, bags, toys, umbrella, and a wagon.

I planned to use the washer and dryer while there, and was able to pack less clothing than normal. I also used the pack n play provided and only had to bring one from home. That goes for the high chair, as well.

Lisa, the owner, made sure we had everything we needed and was readily available for questions or concerns.

We would most definitely stay at Stella's Beach Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you returned for another visit and had another wonderful stay! We appreciate you writing a review and hope you return for a 3rd stay very soon! Thank you for being such wonderful guest!!!!
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Beautiful ocean get away

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late evening and found that the directions left by the owner were spot on. It was easy to find and park. When we got inside, we found that the house was left for us. They had our names on place settings and even had small gifts for each of us. Somehow they knew exactly what each of us liked. This place had everything we needed to have a fun and relaxing ocean get away. The best part was being so close to SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and having all of the beach amenities available at the house. We enjoyed meals on the patio and late nights by the fire pit. We already miss the sounds of the ocean. This place was perfect for our family of four. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, convenient, and no hassle place to stay in San Diego, then we highly recommend Stella's.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy our home was a great fit and the perfect location for your vacation plans in sunny San Diego. Thank you for taking such good care of our home and for taking time to write a review. We hope you and your family return soon!!!.
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Guava Beach
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Mission Bay Golf
Nearest Train
4.3 Miles
Old Town Transit Station
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Highway 8 or Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Olive Cafe
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

Stella's beach cottage is ideally located in the center of mission beach between the belmont park historic roller coaster and the pacific beach crystal pier. There are a myriad of water activities to include surfing, boating, jet skis, kayaks, and paddle boarding. Get mobile on the boardwalk cruising on one of our beach cruisers, skateboarding, or strap on some rollerblades! This classic beach cottage is steps from restaurants and amenities. From fresh cinnamon rolls and coffee to steaks and sushi, several restaurants and cafes are just steps away for your enjoyment! Two small markets are also within walking distance for amenities.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
Cleaning Fee AU$223 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please see rental agreement for cancellation and refund policy. Please note that the invoice amount for taxes at 11.05% is inclusive of the City required TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) tax of 10.5% and TMD (Tourism Marketing District) tax of .55%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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