Great little cottage just waiting for you! Close to everything San Diego has to offer.
The Mission Bay Cottage is a cute little cottage that is perfect for 2-4 guests. It comes completely furnished with many amenities to make your stay more comfortable.
The Mission Bay Cottage is a detached unit that comes with your own private entrance and garden setting. It is a single room or "studio" and has French doors that open up into the Cottage. There are two beds. One is a memory foam queen size bed and the other is a foam mattress (full size) futon that also doubles as the couch.
Cable TV and Wireless Internet are included at no extra cost.
There is a breakfast bar complete with bar stools and a table that can expand to give you more table top space. The kitchen is complete with a microwave, 2 electric burners, a large "George Foreman" grill, a mini-refrigerator, toaster, small coffee maker, dishes and pots & pans as well as many other kitchen utensils. There is also and Iron and Ironing Board for those who need it.
We also just added a STARBUCKS coffee maker, THE VERISMO, that allows you to make yummy Starbucks coffee from Starbucks coffee pods. We even give you to-go cups for those who are on the go. What a great way to start your mornings!
In addition to the futon and the queen size bed, we do have one single-person fold out sleeper and a 'Pack-n-Play' for those who require unique sleeping arrangements.
The Cottage also has an electric fireplace that will heat the Cottage nicely and give you to opportunity to have a romantic evening in, or simply relax in its glow. The perfect ambiance for the perfect getaway! We also offer Air Conditioning for those warm summer days.
The Cottage comes complete with an alarm clock with soothing spa sounds or play the radio, the choice is yours!
Pet Policy: We do apologize, but we are unable to accept any pets at the Cottage at this time.
Smoking: The Cottage has a strict no smoking policy. Smoking of any kind inside the Cottage is not allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS.
BEACH vs BAY... The Cottage is 1 block east of the 5 freeway. We are walking distance to Mission Bay and Fiesta Island. The Bay has grass, playgrounds, pavilions, and sand, but little or no waves. There is a sidewalk that will take you around the entire bay that will give you breathtaking views of the Bay as well as the beautiful houses and boats that line the walkway. The Bay is great for kids as there is plenty to do with plenty of bathrooms nearby. While the Bay is walking distance from the Cottage, the beaches are not. For those who wish to go to the beach, it is a short drive to Pacific Beach and Mission Beach... approx a 5 minute drive.
DEPOSITS: A deposit is required for any guests staying longer than 20 days. Please contact us for further details.
PARKING: There is plenty of street parking available. Please do not park in the driveway.
I-5 off of Sea World Drive Exit (San Diego, CA)
Sea World has a spectacular fireworks show during the summer. No need to drive to see them, because you can see the fireworks from the street in front of the Cottage. It's quite a site to see. During the 4th of July, you can see many fireworks shows light up the San Diego sky!
We have 2 local bars that are less than a 5 minute walk to get to. They are CLUTCH BAR and SIDECAR.
STEHLY MARKET - an organic market that has produce from local farms - less than a 5 minute walk from the Cottage. Located South on Morena Blvd.
K & L MARKET - A convenience store/deli with a great wine selection. Located North on Morena Blvd - about a 5 minute walk. You can get everything you need for a day at the beach or bay at this store. Tell them Doug and Kathy sent you!
JITTERS COFFEE shop is next door to K & L Market. North on Morena Blvd. Just a 5 minute walk to get your morning coffee!
CIRCLE K is another convenience store further down the street about a 10 minute walk. Located North on Morena Blvd.
METRO CYCLERY - This is a bike shop just a couple of blocks away. They sell and rent bicycles. Very convenient for those who don't want to rent a car.
CITY LIGHTS CHRISTMAS STORE - Yes - It is open year round and is the largest Christmas store on the West Coast! 3rd largest in the nation. Only blocks away...you can walk and be there in 7 minutes. Definitely worth stopping by to see all the wonderful things they have there. Holidays, gifts and collectibles are there specialty. A perfect place to get a San Diego ornament to remember your trip by!
CORONADO BREWERY - A local brewery that has a tasting room open daily. City Lights is across the street... perfect to do some shopping and then get a brew!
5 minutes or less to: USD, Sea World, Old Town, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Fiesta Island, and Presidio Park (the Heart of San Diego).
Downtown San Diego, Pt Loma University, Mission Valley, Ruben H. Fleet Space Theater with Imax, the Natural History Museum (+ more museums on location), the antique Horse Carousel located in Balboa Park, and the Balboa Park Rose Gardens.
Shopping Malls: Fashion Valley Mall, Mission Valley Mall, Horton Plaza Shopping Mall; all of which have wonderful movie theaters as well as lots of shopping!
La Jolla and Bird Rock
Coronado Island, Coronado Hotel
Wild Animal Park in Escondido, Legoland, Barona Casino, Sycuan Casino and Viejas Casino as well as the Northern San Diego County... including, Encinitas, Leucadia, and much more (Oceanside = 30+ minutes)
The San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon runs right in front of our place on Morena Blvd... If you are a fellow marathoner or Tri-Athlete, we welcome you!
With so much to do in San Diego, we guarantee there is something for everyone!
Guests have access to a small bistro table and chairs right outside the French doors, or they can use the patio in the very back that has Adirondack chairs and a small table. Both perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner or relaxing with drinks and appetizers.
We always like to meet our guests when they arrive... but we understand that a little privacy is always nice. Generally, we would not have much interaction with our guests after the initial meeting, unless initiated by the guests themselves.
Please read the HOUSE MANUAL before arriving for information on how to access the Cottage and for the wireless internet access code. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
We expect our guests to enjoy themselves! While common courtesy always applies, we want you to feel free to make the Cottage your own. If you have any special situations or arrangements that need our attention, please let us know. We are always happy to assist!
Extra people at the Cottage... We understand that plans change! In the event that the amount of guests staying become more than originally requested in your reservation, Airbnb will adjust your reservation and charge you accordingly. Please keep in mind that the Cottage is an extension of our home and not a hotel.
Out of respect for future guests, The Cottage is a smoke-free environment. We ask that if you must smoke, ALL SMOKING BE DONE OUTSIDE. There is absolutely no smoking of any kind inside The Cottage. There is an ashtray provided for your convenience on the back patio. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Regarding our dog...
Our dog is extremely friendly. If you are not a dog person, that is not a problem, just let us know. Jazmin is a yellow Labrador Retriever and has been trained not to jump on people. She has never been a problem with any of our guests. Many times its our guests who have to initiate interaction with her. Jazmin is very sweet and very well behaved. And we aren't just saying that.. she really is a very mellow dog. Please contact us if you have concerns. Thank you!