Starting at $400.00 a night
1350 sqft
The Royal Tern - 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath. A lovely, beach front private vacation home with a location on the bayside and waterfront of Mission Beach

Note: Due to covid 19, we are asking that our rentals not have extra visiting guests.  The exception would be direct family, and limited to 2.  We reserve the right to decline.

Occupancy - Maximum occupancy of up to 6 people and only guests listed on the agreement.

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Newly built, with all the luxuries you will want for an exceptional stay for your beach front vacation home. 
Step outside your patio gate and you are at the beach. As with all our rentals, they are always impeccably clean and well maintained and cared.   This a more quiet area of Mission Beach.

Imagine sitting on your beach front patio 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 the urge arises to meet the mighty Pacific Ocean you are only 75 yards from it and can tackle the waves with your boogie board or surf boards.

  • Granite counter tops, GE monogram appliances await your inner beach chef who will find everything needed to prepare a simple lunch to a gourmet dinner. 
  • BBQ outside on your own private patio while watching the sail boats glide along or the shore birds dance across the water with out every getting wet. Pottery Barn style furnishings add that extra touch for a true beach feel and experience. 
  • This beach rental 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. This vacation home, occupies the ground floor with 2 outdoor eating areas and 2 reserved parking spots for one small and one mid-sized vehicles.  (Please inquire)

Perfect for a family or couples wishing to get way and enjoy the peace and quiet of the bayside. The neighborhood is very friendly with both long-term owners and vacationers alike.

Due to the quality of this vacation home and the low key environment surrounding it, this home would not be suitable for gatherings or parties.  Only the guests listed on the contract my occupy the home at any time.  No additional visitors or guests at any time.

The Bedrooms
  • Master Bedroom #1: Delicious king bed with a full bath and a large flat screen TV 
  • Bedroom #2: An equally comfortable queen bed with always fresh clean cotton linens
  • Bedroom #3: A perfect room with a set of twins for extra sleeping room, with memory foam toppers
This home has 2 full bathrooms

The Kitchen
The lovely large fully stocked kitchen is perfect for cooking for your family with everything you need to make it a pleasure to prepare the meals.  Even the "inner chef" will find the kitchen well stocked with inventory.

Dining Inside and Outside 
This lovely vacation home, has eating for 6 indoors as well as a separate area for eating outside as well.

We have reserved narrow, tandem parking dedicated to this rental that will accommodate 2 small or 1 narrow mid-sized vehicles.   Please inquire about our parking requirements when you email or call for your reservation. Parking nearby for larger vehicles would be required.

Walk to restaurants, shops and beach, or just relax and enjoy the quieter side of Mission Beach. Your patio has the front row seats to the fireworks display at Sea World each evening in the summer season.

We provide

  • 2 Flat screen Cable TV, living room has a DVD player
  • Wireless internet service
  • IPod Deck
  • CD player
  • 6 Beach chairs
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Dish soap
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Designated on site tandem parking (will accommodate two medium size vehicle)
  • Laundry
  • Private Beach Front Patio and BBQ
  • Small cooler 
There are endless possibilities for you and your family in San Diego.

We strive to find the perfect rental and location for your needs, please inquire about our other choices of rentals as well.
Due to the quality and care of this rental, it would not be suitable for gatherings, parties, or extra over night guests.

Should you need a rental to fill one or more of those purposes, just ask and we can help you find a rental to accommodate those needs.


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports/Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Features:

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


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • iPod Dock
  • Stereo


  • Boating
  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco-tourism
  • Gambling
  • Minuature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Central Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Soaps
  • Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Paper Towels
  • Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washer
  • Internet

Location Types:

  • Beach Front
  • Waterfront


  • Beach Chairs


  • Gas Grill
  • Chairs
  • Patio Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill

Kitchen & Dining:

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

Attractions & Activities:

  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Golf Course
  • Beach
  • Amusement Park
  • Ocean
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Sports Golf
  • Optional Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Winery
  • Churches
  • Festival
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Basketball Court
  • 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.  See rate chart for your dates.

Base Oct - May rates:

  • Weekly Oct to May $1995.00 - 2390.00 ($2695.00 holiday weeks)  We do occasionally offer last minute weekly specials on open weeks.
  • Nightly Oct to May rates see rate chart above
  • Monthly discounted rates available, Jan, Feb and first week in March, see rate chart above for rates for those months.
  • Monthly reservations are limited to 4 people.

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. 
50% of the total, rent, taxes, cleaning fee and refundable security is due, to hold a reservation and your dates.

Balance due dates:
All rent is due 90 days in advance of the rental arrival dates.
There are no refunds given on rent 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 fill your dates.

Cleaning fees:
One week Oct - May $250  Pricing slightly higher for longer reservations of two weeks or more.  Bi Monthly cleaning charges for 1 month or longer reservations.
Summer June to end of September, one week -  $250.00  Two weeks $280.00

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

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

Fee Amount
Damage/Security Deposit $500.00
Cleaning - 4 weeks or longer Bi-monthly cleaning required $150.00
Summer Cleaning fee June to Oct 1 $250.00
TOT Hotel Taxes 10.500%
Cleaning fee 7 nights or less Oct - May $250.00
Adminstration $110.00

San Diego , California , United States

Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a peninsula, surrounded by two bodies of water, The Bay Front 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 Royal Tern, 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 / Sportfishing (10 minutes)

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


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Beautiful Waterfront Bayside Vacation Rental

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Beautiful, Bayfront/Waterfront and only 400 steps to ocean, clean and cozy condo! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Our family really enjoyed staying at the Royal Tern for two weeks in May. Beautiful chef's kitchen and outdoor living space overlooking the bay. Located 400 steps from Mission Beach, we came and went all day- enjoyed being in the middle of literally everything. Would happily stay here again! Reviewer location Grand Junction, Colorado Date of arrival May 15, 2017

Wonderful week at the beach!

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Wonderful week at the beach! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This rental is a great place to spend time relaxing! Very clean, well stocked with all amenities and comfortable beds! This is one you want to spend your vacation enjoying! Date of arrival July 22, 2017

Royal Tern

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We truly enjoyed our recent stay at the Royal Tern. It was everything we hoped for. Cyndi was so accomodating before our stay as well as when we arrived. The property is beautiful and very clean. It easily accomodated our group of 6 and we enjoyed sitting out on the 2 patios. The kitchen is beautiful and had everything we needed to cook in the condo. We living room and dining wwas a good for our group. I would recommend this property to everyone !

It was So Good We Came Back for a Second Trip

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his was our second time staying at the Royal Tern. Everything is top notch in this rental. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, the towels are large and soft, the location is perfect. . . I could go on. Everything about the Royal Tern exceeded my expectations twice. I was worried that this time (a year later), the unit would show some signs of wear and tear. But it still looks brand new. My kids loved the sand toys, I loved the beach chairs, and the patio was so relaxing. There is a market as well as numerous restaurants all within walking distance. Both times we stayed here there were people above, and I never once heard them. I have nothing negative to say about this rental at all. Looking forward to returning!!

Wonderful Bayside Condo

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This condo is wonderful from top to bottom. The three bedrooms were great for our family of 6. The upgrades in the bathrooms and kitchen were well done. Many extras in the kitchen to make the stay more comfortable. Beds were comfortable with lots of extra pillows. TV in the family room and bedroom. Cyndi was great to work with from our first email exchange to our departure. She emailed very quickly and answered all our questions. The location was great... Loved that this unit was on the bayside. Small mini van was a tight fit in the parking spot, but definitely doable. Cyndi provided us with a pack n play, chair for our daughter to eat and many beach toys. The little things this condo and Cyndi offered really made the trip.

Very Clean - Just as Described

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This was a lovely property and just as described... perhaps even nicer! Cyndi was very engaging and met us on arrival, she was helpful in getting us settled. The condo is right on the bay side, so very calm for our preschool and kindergartener to play with the provided sand toys while we sat on the chairs and towels. And also just a short five-minute walk across the street, and you're at the ocean! I found Mission Beach itself to be a bit run down, but we were there in low season. There are a number of restaurants and markets within easy walking distance of five blocks or less, but I would have preferred some more upscale establishments. On the positive side, they are cheaper! So it just depends what you are looking for. I don't have a single complaint about the condo. It was in perfect condition.

A Very Enjoyable Vacation

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Our "mature adult" group of 6 enjoyed our stay. The condo was very clean and nicely furnished; the neighborhood was comparatively quiet in spite of spring break (when compared with the ocean side of Mission Beach). The location is good for family and adult activities; we had some nice walks along the boardwalk and found most everyone to be quite friendly. It was great having morning coffee on the patio and being able to cook in the well-equipped kitchen, and we also enjoyed several of the neighborhood restaurants. We were able to see the Sea World fireworks every night from the patio. It turned out to be a very good value for our little reunion. The tandem parking was challenging but do-able - we got used to it by the end of the week! Thanks, Cyndi.

The Royal Tern

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We stayed at the Royal Tern for two weeks and what a fantastic holiday we had! The Royal Tern is fitted out beautifully – everything is top of the range – the linen, the towels, the kitchen, furnishings, TVs – it was such a pleasure to stay there. Cyndi was wonderful – so helpful and made sure everything was in order – she made it so easy! We loved the location of the Royal Tern – stepping out onto the boardwalk for lovely walks, strolling a couple of minutes across to the ocean beach and to the many restaurants close by. I especially liked that the bay had a lovely peaceful feel and the outlook from the Royal Tern is fabulous. We will be back! Thanks again Cyndi.

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