One of Mission Beach`s true landmark properties, this home, built in 1985, is a statement of modern architecture blended with Hawaiian atmosphere, and was designed by world renowned architect Ken Kellogg. His past accomplishments include: several Chart House restaurants throughout California and Hawaii, as well as numerous exotic, one of kind ocean front homes, with uniquely famous designs.
The entire home fronts the Mission Beach Boardwalk, with unobstructed beach and water views from every room in the house! This unique home is designed with a mix of concrete, wood and glass that make it a one-of-a kind structure on the beach. The home is 2 levels with the kitchen, guest room and bathroom on the first floor and the master suite on the second. Off the kitchen is a poured in place concrete seating area with flat screen TV.
The large wood deck on the boardwalk has an outdoor dining table, and is the perfect place to watch the crashing surf and enjoy people watching along the boardwalk.Neighborhood shops and restaurants are all within walking distance!
PLEASE NOTE:While architecturally significant, and in a prime oceanfront location, this is an older, well worn, rustic beach house. It is not suitable for all tastes or types of groups.The rent has already been lowered to compensate for this.
1.) Due to the no railings on the raised deck and space between the balusters, this home is not suitable for younger children.
2.) There is no A/C.
2.) The garage very small, only appropriate for bicycles, golf cart, or a micro-car. Not a normal sized car - Hotel parking passes are sometimes available in the OFF SEASON ONLY, and there is some street parking on Mission Blvd.
3.) This home is not equipped with a dining room, there is bar seating and a bistro set for 2 along with outdoor seating for 4 on the patio.
4.) There are no window shades on 2nd level bedroom windows (Bring eye-shades if needed) & a portion of downstairs in the seating area and kitchen (windows are reflective during the day).
5.) Concrete floors on main level.
6.) Master bedroom upstairs is an open floor plan with no door and direct access to the stairs.
Before booking, please speak with one of our vacation planners to make sure this home is suitable for your group.
Local attractions: (Driving distance - Times are approximate)
Seaworld: 7 minutes
Legoland : 35 minutes
Belmont Park: 20 minute walk
Mission Beach: Walk
Pacific Beach: Walk
La Jolla Cove: 10-15 minutes
La Jolla Shores: 15-20 minutes
Torrey Pines: 20-25 minutes
Downtown/Gaslamp: 20 minutes
San Diego Zoo: 20 minutes
Safari Park: 40 minutes
Balboa Park: 20 minutes
Old Town: 10 minutes
Coronado: 25 minutes
Mt. Soledad: 10-15 minutes
Please note:No pets and no smoking allowed. This home is located in a high-density neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups. Our rental agreement includes a no tolerance policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy and/or parties. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced. Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting with Bluewater. Please see “NOTES” section for additional information.
Additional amenities include: cafe moto coffee, world famous (at the boardwalk and pacific beach drive), voltero`s deli, gas fireplace available on 1st floor (2nd floor patio fireplace unavailable), limited street parking nearby, arslan's gyros, soaking tub in master, liquid foundation surf shop and rentals, mission beach aquatic center - lessons and water rentals, guava beach bar and grill, safari surf school , household, gone banana`s swim suits, the boardwalk mission beach restaurant, ground level has concrete flooring, 2nd level is carpeted, rubicon deli (a bluewater favorite!), restaurants/pubs/eateries:, ice maker, bike rentals, the mission (great breakfast!), salon, olive cafe, sleeps up to 6 (with children - max 4 adults), stack washer / dryer, pilar`s swim suits, queen bed in master - sleeps 2, saska`s steak and seafood (a mission beach institution), clothing and artwork, windansea surf shop and beach rentals, parking:, better buzz coffee, radd beach rentals (bluewater rewards partner), single fin surf grill, little sam's market, chop shop teriyaki, rosaria pizza, bunk bed - top twin sleeps 1, bottom full sleeps up to 2, fold down sofa turns into full size bed - sleeps up to 1 adult or 2 children.TripAdvisor property ID 2330499...Read more
Left on 03/25/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 25, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
We just returned from a fun filled four night stay at the Mission Beach Icon beach house! First of all, the views from the property were just amazing...every room in the house has a direct ocean view. What a way to start the day by waking up to the sights and sounds of the crashing waves on Mission Beach! One morning we were even lucky enough to see dolphins swimming in the waves! One note, though, the property is older and a bit dated, the only reason I gave it 4 stars...but it has so much character it is a easy trade-off!
We rented bikes and long boards, just riding them up and down the boardwalk...so fun! The people watching was a highlight as we sat on the deck and soaked in the sun. We were literally steps from the soft sand and enjoyed playing frisbee and taking long walks. There are lots of restaurants and bars with-in waking distance, plus a large grocery store...no need to really drive anywhere. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!
p.s. Bluewater Vacation Homes staff are the best...we will definitely use this company again for our future vacation home rentals!
“Exactly what you'd hope for a beach-front house!”
Left on 04/21/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 21, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
Fantastic beach-side rental for our reunion of a group of grad school friends. House is gorgeous, right on the boardwalk in front of the beach. We grilled, people-watched, played volleyball, and just enjoyed what Mission Beach was all about! The house is right in the heart of everything. One note...tiny garage so if you have a big car you'll have trouble parking in the garage.
Staff was great and very helpful in addressing all our questions and needs. We couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks for helping facilitate a great trip for our group!
Left on 02/23/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | SharonReviewed Feb 23, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
Our family of 4 recently rented this Mission Beach Icon and we had a fabulous time! The location is terrific! The house is fun and the view is awesome. One morning we woke up and saw that we had a school of dolphins playing in the waves, in front of the house. We were able to watch them swim around and we didn't even have to lift our heads off the pillow. We stayed at this house for 9 days and during that time family, friends and relatives came to visit us. They were able to stay at the Surfer Hotel, just a short walk down the boardwalk. We ate a bunch of meals at the World Famous Seafood restaurant that's connected to the Surfer hotel and everything worked out terrific! I highly recommend the Clam Chowder at World Famous! Everyone enjoyed our vacation in Mission Beach and we're already looking forward to next year.
Left on 02/22/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Matt MooreReviewed Feb 22, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
I can't say enough about the excellent service leading up to, during, and after my stay at the Mission Beach Icon property in Feb 2012! Kendra Krause and the rest of the Team at Bluewater Vacation Homes couldn't have been more helpful, flexible, and accommodating throughout the whole process. The property was amazing and the location was great! I definitely would recommend staying at this location!
Left on 12/19/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 19, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Stayed in the house for one week together with 5 other guys. The space is well enough for 5-6 people sharing the beds so it was perfect!
The location just on the beach front walk is great with a nice outside seating area with a fire place and nice view.
Bluewater helped us arrange a nice welcome with cold champagne waiting upon our arrival in a very customer friendly way which was very appreciated!
I would recommend this house anytime but if you want sun and beach I suggest going earlier than October when the weather and beach life outside is more lovely, then it should be even better!
Left on 03/25/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Lisa G from AlaskaReviewed Mar 25, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
Dream come true to stay in a beautful home on the ocean walk. Waking up to that expansive view of the ocean was dreamy. Kendra with Flipkey and BlueWater Vacation was terrific: helpful, friendly and easy to get in contact with. She was a prefect local contact.
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