Starting at $500.00 a night
2600 sqft

The Great Blue Heron Vacation Home  Perfect Family Vacation Home- Lovely 4 Bedroom 3 Bath - Large, 2600 sq ft located in Mission Beach on the Bay front beach in the heart of San Diego.

For the summer of 2020 we are limiting our total family guests to 9.

 You will not find many vacation rental homes in Mission Beach,  that will compare with this uniquely large, vacation home, perfectly suited for larger families.  Come and Experience this exceptionally large waterfront/beachfront, 4 bedroom beautifully renovated, bay front beach rental with 2600 square feet of living space for your vacation enjoyment.  

The location in the heart of Mission Beach front rentals located in San Diego, of this vacation home is on the quieter side, the Bay front provides a wonderful atmosphere for vacationing in San Diego away from the noise of the ocean front.. 

Only minutes from Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Torrey Pines Golf, Legoland and many more attractions.

Tastefully decorated in nautical cottage interiors with all new kitchen and granite counters along with Pottery Barn style furnishings add that extra touch for a true beach feel and experience. Renting this beach accommodation, will delight and pamper your guests after a long day playing at the beach. With San Diego's notoriously perfect weather (practically), visiting the beach can be a wonderful experience any time of the year. 

The Great Blue Heron vacation home, occupies the 2nd and 3rd floor levels of the building. You and your guests will have years of memories and fun filled stories about your stay in Mission Beach at The Great Blue Heron.

Your vacation rental sits on the gorgeous and peaceful beach front with a delightful view of the glimmering water outside your door at the beach. Each morning the sun elevates itself above the horizon to cast it's first morning light across the shimmering waters for your pleasure. In the summer season, each night, you have front row seats to experience Sea World's nightly fireworks display.

Mission Beach is unique in that it sits on a peninsula with both the bay and the ocean. The Great Blue Heron is at the narrowest part of that peninsula, which makes it the ideal location. 

Imagine sitting on your balcony with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over the water, or in a minute walk across the street to watch the waves. This is the perfect beach location for families with small children or for people who enjoy a less hectic beach experience. The bay is quieter with less foot traffic and bikes so the little ones can safely play on the sand and along the peaceful water's edge. 

But, when your urge for action arises to meet the mighty Pacific Ocean you are only 150 steps from the ocean side and you can tackle the waves with your boogie board or surf boards. But, you will love coming back to the calm picturesque waters of the bayside.

We take great pride in the presentation of the rentals and they are impeccably clean and well maintained. We are personally hands on and are within reach for any emergency which may arise.

Our personal touch is what keeps people coming back each year. After 23 years in the business we are proud of our reputation.

Each of our rentals are conveniently located close to San Diego and Mission Beach restaurants, cafes, shopping, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park, Torrey Pines Golf Course, golfing, museums, plays and an amazing number of free activities.

San Diego, America's finest city, draws the adventurous at heart from all corners of the world. 
Our unique accommodations are only minutes away from several of California's historical and greatest attractions. 

All our our Rentals are smoke free and pet free and in order to keep this rental in top condition, we do not allow it to be used for parties or gatherings. If you have a question about this policy, do not hesitate to ask.

The Bedrooms

  • The Captain's Quarters #1:  Large King bed with its own private bath and balcony
  • The Galley's Quarters #2: A large bedroom with two comfortable queen Beds 
  • First Mate's Master #3: Delicious king bed with a full front view of the water
  • The Crew's Quarters #4: An extra large bedroom with 2 comfortable queen beds 

The Great Blue Heron, has 3 full bathrooms

The large fully stocked kitchen is perfect for cooking for large groups with everything you need to make it a pleasure to prepare the meals.

Balcony for the bbq, dining and amazing views of the water front and beach

All our our Rentals are smoke free and pet free and in order to keep this rental in top condition, we do not allow it to be used for parties. If you have a question about this policy, do not hesitate to ask.

 We have two reserved parking spaces dedicated to this rental that will accommodate your 2 mid-sized or smaller sized vehicles. Please inquire about our parking requirements when you email or call for your reservation.  There is a public parking lot nearby for large vehicle or a 3rd vehicle if needed.
Travelers Insurance
We strongly advise you look into Travelers Cancelation for Any Reason insurance in case of a personal health emergency.

Check in & Departure Times
4:00 p.m. and check out is 9:00 a.m.   Summer
Oct - May there may be some flexibility but you must gain our permission at the time of the reservation.

***We cannot accommodate early arrivals or late departures in the summer season.

This beach rental will delight and pamper your guests after a long day playing at the beach. The Great Blue Heron occupies the 2nd and 3rd floor levels of the building.
If you are looking for that beach experience, come and discover the uniqueness of Mission Beach in the heart of America's Finest City, San Diego.

  • swimming
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • skating
  • walking
  • fishing
  • running
  • biking
  • golfing

Sight seeing as well, are just a few of the activities at your doorstep.
Sea World is 5 minutes away, Mexico is 17 miles to the south, Disney Land is 2 hours to the North and the World Famous La Jolla is a 10 minute drive from your door.

You are walking distance to waterfront dining, or casual beach eateries.
You can easily shop for groceries, and plan your own picnic or romantic meal while sitting at the beach and watching the sunset on the glorious Pacific Ocean.

Mornings are breath taking as you wake up to the sunrise across the water from your own patio table. Sip your coffee or tea as you watch the the first glimpse of dawn across the water and relish the quiet and peace that is all your own on the bay front.

Reservation Details:

The area is on the quieter side, and would work better for low key families and vacationers.

This 4 bedroom is suited for families, couples and a small group of low key friends

Its always best to call as well as email and offer a phone contact so we may make contact with you as well.

We offer several other lovely vacation rentals and want to find the best fit for your needs as a whole.

We are a smoke free of all any kind and pet free vacation home, so this would be suitable for those who have allergies to those types of allergens.

If you are interested in The Great Blue Heron, please give us a call or email us for any questions. We like to personally speak with each vacationer, if possible, before confirming any reservations. Personal service is how we have had such a positive experience for our rental career.


  • Adventure
  • Away From it All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports/Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Features:

  • ATM
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services


  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • iPod Dock
  • Books
  • Radio


  • Car Not Necessary


  • Boating
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soaps
  • Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Washer
  • Towels
  • Internet

Location Types:

  • Beach Front
  • Waterfront


  • Beach Chairs


  • Balcony
  • Gas Grill
  • Chairs

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Oven
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Gas Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dining Room
  • Toaster
  • Grill

Attractions & Activities:

  • Activities Guide
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Golf Course
  • Ocean
  • Beach
  • Amusement Park
  • Fishing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Optional Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Winery
  • Bay
  • Botanical Garden
  • Hiking Trail
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Resautrants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing



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Summer season: (Memorial day - 1st Saturday in September) rates are based on weekly reservations only from Sat to Sat only.

To make a reservation:
To insure that the right rental is found for your needs, please call and or email, as we like to speak with each renter in person before confirmation a reservation.
After speaking to you, we will send a contract via email for you to sign, and return with either your reservation deposit or your full payment.

Payment Options:

You have 2 choices of payments, either a personal check or with a cc, with a convenience fee added. We invoice you first, should you request to use a cc.
We accept Visa, MC, American Express. 

100%  of the total, rent, taxes, cleaning fee and refundable security is due, to hold a reservation and your dates.

There are no refunds given after your final balance due dates. We will open the dates back up on the calendar, to help fill your dates, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to re-rent it for you.

Travel Trip Insurance:
We strongly suggest, that you look into  cancel for any reason, travel insurance should you feel you may need to cancel or have an emergency for any reason.

All rates are subject to change, with out notice, until a reservation is confirmed.

Fee Amount
Refundable security/damage deposit $500.00
TOT Hotel Taxes 10.500%
Cleaning fee $350.00
Administration $110.00

San Diego , CA , United States

Mission Beach located in the Heart of San Diego

Mission Beach is a peninsula, surrounded by two bodies of water, The Bayfront and The Ocean Front. Many people ask the difference between the two and they are as different as two beach areas can be.

Both are gorgeous and have many wonderful characteristics to offer.

The Bay Front is a more serene beach environment and waterfront location, for people wanting to experience a more relaxed vacation, whereas
the oceanfront, (150 steps to the west), is best represented by the analogy of the waves of the might Pacific. Full of action and the rhythmic movements of the the waves.

The ocean front is a great place to spend some time, but the quite of the nighttime bayside, where The Great Blue Heron, is located, is the perfect environment for relaxing after a busy day, exploring, sightseeing the great sites of San Diego, or playing in the waves.

  • They are worlds apart in experience but only 150 feet apart in distance
  • The Bayside attracts a calmer quieter crowd, where as the ocean front attracts a more vigorous action of vacationers like the ocean itself.
  • Its perfect for singles, couples, and families who want to experience a more low key experience at the beach.
  • You can step outside your front door and your toes are in the sand. You can walk, run, skate, bike for miles along the side walk.
  • There are restaurants and cafes for you dining pleasure only minutes from you door.
  • You could park you car and never drive the entire vacation.

But should you to experience all that San Diego has to offer, then San Diego is waiting to show you what an amazing city it is.

Mission Beach is uniquely located in the heart of San Diego coastal. Its an aquatic wonderland for the most expert athlete to the person who enjoys a easy walk along the waterfront.

Just minutes away, by foot, you can have break fast, lunch and dinner at one of our local eateries.

Anywhere you want to go in San Diego, staying in Mission Beach is only minutes away.

San Diego, America's finest city, draws the adventurous at heart from all corners of the world. Our unique accommodations are only minutes away form several of California's historical and greatest attractions.

  1. BalboaPark / Museums (20 minutes)
  2. Mission Beach and Boardwalk (steps to the beach)
  3. Del Mar Race Track (35 minutes)
  4. Golf (10 minutes plus)
  5. San Diego Zoo (20 minutes)
  6. Seaworld (10 minutes)
  7. Safari Park (45 minutes)
  8. San Diego Zoo (20 minutes)
  9. Whale Watching / Sport fishing (10 minutes)

For more information
or to make a reservation
call 858 999 0397 Office Hours Monday - Saturday 9 - 4, Closed Sundays, but feel free to leave a message
or email (email anytime)


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Exceptional, Clean, Great Location, Well Appointed and Wonderful Host!

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Exceptional, Clean, Great Location, Well Appointed, and Wonderful Host! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ What an amazing week we had in Mission Beach! This location is close to everything and while in the middle of a hopping beach town, when we were in the unit or down in front of it, it felt like our own little slice of heaven. The house was very large, bright, fresh smelling and clean, comfortable, and had every little thing we needed to feel right at home. We had our own parking spot (but be aware it is tight) and really came to love this beautiful area and home. Thank you Cyndi for being such a conscience host. We can't wait to come back! Date of arrival June 23, 2018

Perfection - The Lentz Family

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In one word - PERFECTION!!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Having a few conversations and emails with Cyndi from the Great Blue Heron rental, I thought I knew what to expect, a clean nice house. Well, this was so beyond our expectations that I'm not sure how to let others considering this house know just how terrific our stay was. You know when staying at a rental or hotel that putting food on a counter or using kitchen utensils,etc isn't done without cleaning them yourself first, right? Well, I can tell you with that this rental was so immaculate when we arrived that we cleaned nothing beforehand!!! ( 2 staff clean from 9:00-3:45 the day you arrive) That included 10 of us with 2,3,7,9 year old grandchildren. I can't write enough superlatives to describe this wonderful stay!!! The location is perfect. Windows and balcony facing the bay, 2 parking spaces (a premium perk in California) full kitchen and two floors of nice size bedrooms with balconies, full modern kitchen with enough seating for all, and a living room with comfortable couches and large t.v. (used once for kids break time) We never felt crowded with 10. I researched for weeks to find the perfect place for our 1st full family vacation, probably about 50-60 hours altogether.( I am admittedly obsessive about where we stay for our own vacations let alone vacationing with small children) It was so worth it because we got an amazing location, quiet bay waters and clean sand beach for the toddlers, a short walk to the ocean for less tame activities, and centrally located for all driveable attractions. The best though is conversing with Cyndi. She was helpful, accommodating, and genuinely cares about you having a memorable time at the Blue Heron . If you decide to rent here, make sure to spend a few minutes with Cyndi, it will be so worth it. The purpose of this family vacation was to create lasting memories and staying is amazing accommodations run by this special woman made a year of planning and every penny spent completely worth it. Date of arrival June 9, 2018

Will never stay anywhere else!

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Will NEVER stay anywhere else ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This was our dream vacation from the moment we booked. The contract, communication and detail instructions was foreshadowing of how amazing this rental would be. From the moment we opened the doors I knew THIS was our forever destination in San Diego. This particular rental was in the perfect location on the bay and only a few houses away from beach side. It was perfect for quiet days in the waters of the bay OR action filled days in the ocean surf. The home itself was nicely equit AND was absolutely gorgeous. You can tell the management/owners take pride in offering these rentals. I'm so excited that we've found such an awesome place and made a new friend in Cyndi! We even made friends with people below who have rented from her for years and a man on the corner who owns but rents from her when extended family comes in town! Do NOT waste your time looking anywhere else... book this location now! Date of arrival June 24, 2017

Great Location - Perfect Accommodations

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Great Location - Perfect Accomodations ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We loved being front & center on the bay. We had most of our family join us for this week long trip to the beach and the house handled our large family extremely well. There was room for all of us to have our own private space and the living room, kitchen and deck were spacious and fully decked out with everything you'd need for a week's stay. We spent a number of days on the pacific side with the waves and it was only a short walk from our unit. We would definitely recommend this. Date of arrival July 29, 2017

Thank you for providing a wonderful house for our family

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Thank you again for providing such a wonderful house for our family vacation. The house had everything we needed and was so comfortable for the 7 of us. The view and the location were fabulous. Being able to spend time with out family in such a beautiful location was priceless. And Cindy, thank you for your special kindnesses. You are truly the best. Thank you so much, Lola and Jerry

Everything described - The Great Blue Heron

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We found this rental from some friends who had rented a couple of years and raved about the location, size of the rental and quality. We travel each summer to beach locations and have been to San Diego before. This by far worked best for our family of 9. We contacted Cyndi and from the beginning, the whole process was smooth and easy. The manager is easy to work with and make us feel at home, that we were getting the rental promised. We were given great arrival instructions and Cyndi greeted us upon our arrival and had a quick tour and she was off. When we walked up stairs, the view was amazing. You enter and look straight through the rental to the gorgeous beach and blue water. The Great Blue Heron is large and easily accommodated our family stay. San Diego, is an amazing city. We love it and the kids are now saying they want to go to college there. Bottom line, the home is great, the service was great and the vacation was great, what is better. See you again.

Great Family Fun

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Our large extended family takes a vacation each year to a beach location for some family beach time, and we need accommodations for 12 people. The location was just as described and looks like the photos provided on the VRBO website. The Great Blue Heron was just right for our needs. We had beds for all 12 of us in this extra large rental and 3 full bathrooms which helped with our large family. The place was just as promised with everything we needed for a week at the beach. The view is great on the bayside and we sat on our balcony every meal and watched the water and activities. The rental itself was very nice with great beds and very clean and maintained just as promised. The manager Cyndi is great and was there to greet us on our arrival and give us a short tour to get our week started and answered our questions. We walked to restaurants a couple of times which was short and easy. Sea World was only a few minutes away and we took advantage of the info provided by Cyndi for free things to do with this large crew. When you rent, its a must to see The San Diego Zoo and the tide pools at either La Jolla or Point Loma at low tide time. With our large family we always plan games on the sand and tend to be very competitive. It was great to have a hose to wash off before entering the rental. We highly recommend this rental for any one wanting more room than most rentals and looking for a rental in great condition. We will be back to this rental, the next time we vacation in San Diego.

Best Vacation Ever

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his vacation sight is superior, you won't find any better. The condo is clean, well equipped, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The view from the living room and kitchen could be a picture on your wall. My family say it is the best vacation they ever had. You are just steps from the sand, bay and surf. The owners are wonderful to work with. They are on sight to help and answer any questions. You will never regret making this choice.


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This property is exceptional! It hit the mark on everything from size to location. The bedrooms are especially spacious. Our extended family enjoyed mornings of riding bikes or walking along the boardwalk and afternoons playing on the bay. Every evening we viewed the beautiful firework display over Mission Bay right from the comfort of our living room. All in all this was a "10" in the way of a vacation for our family!

Great Family Vacation Spot

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This property is outstanding! The view as you walk in is beautiful; it starts your Beach Vacation out right! The condo is clean and spacious. Plenty of room for everyone. Perfect location, easy access to Bay, Beach, Belmont Park, Sea World..... Our family had some very “spirited” games of beach volleyball every evening, and those that chose to not participate, could watch from the balcony. Watching fireworks each night from our balcony was wonderful! Cyndi was great to work with, from start to finish! This condo was perfect for our Family Reunion. Thanks Cyndi!

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