Starting at $225.00 a night
700 sqft
The Skimmer, 2 Bedroom, Bayside Beach and Waterfront Vacation Rental
Our spacious 2 bedroom serene waterfront beach rental is located right on the beach, bayside. The is the quieter side of Mission Beach which many people seek away from excitement of the ocean front. 
We are a quieter area, and ask you to keep that in mind when booking our rentals.

We accommodate a more relaxed environment with our rentals for people seeking a more low key mindful family friendly area for their beach vacation.  This rental would work well for a couple, 2 to 4 guests, or a family of 4 or less people.
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.

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.

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

If you are interested in The Skimmer, 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. 

Perfect for two people, couples, and small family, up to 4 guests.

Note: This area is a quieter area of Mission Beach bayside, there for it would not be suitable for gatherings or parties.

We offer many amenities for your comfort 
Our kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking pleasure. We even include 
  • Dish soap
  • paper towels
  • laundry soap 
  • plastic wrap
  • aluminum wrap 
  • spices
  • assorted teas 
Just to name a few of the extras for your convenience and pleasure. 

The Skimmer has cable television and wireless internet

All linens and bath towels are provided with 4 pillows on your comfortable King bed and two pillows for each twin bed. 

Beach towels and beach chairs are provided to ease your load and get you ready for your days in the sand.

Your comfort and enjoyment is always in mind: - We pay attention to details in providing for your rental needs. This lovely one bedroom is decorated with bright colorful shades to reflect our amazing weather and climate to remind you that you are on vacation in San Diego.

  • The master bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable king bed with crisp cotton sheets and linens. It also has its own powder room. with a 1/2 bath comes with a very comfortable king bed for your comfort and is decorated with colors reflecting the sand and the sea.
  • Twin beds are provided for, in the second bedroom and also have a memory foam topper for that extra comfort and touch. Bathrooms include a 3/4 bath and a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom.
  • The Skimmer's warm and friendly living room opens to your own private gated patio

 Open the gate and there you are - At the beach, no better place to vacation with friends or family wanting a wonderful peaceful place to stay.

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.

Parking (Important)
Parking is reserved for your mid-sized or smaller sized vehicle and off sight parking is nearby for large vehicles. ( the smaller the better for you) This reserved parking is narrow in width and will not accommodate full sized SUVs, Escalades, Vans, trucks or any large vehicles. 
Please inquire about parking before reserving The Skimmer vacation rental.

We are a smoke free and pet free vacation home, so this would be suitable for those who have allergies for those types of allergens.
The Skimmer is located in a quieter area of Mission Beach bayside, so it would not be suitable for group gatherings or parties.

If you are interested in The Skimmer, 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.  

There are endless possibilities for you and your family in San Diego.

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

Onsite Services:

  • House Cleaning Optional

Local Features:

  • Groceries


  • Books
  • Kids Toys
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • iPod Dock
  • DVD Player
  • Radio


  • Car Not Necessary


  • Boating
  • Whale Watching
  • Walking
  • Sight Seeing
  • Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Photography
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Gambling
  • Bird Watching
  • Beachcombing
  • Antiquing


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Street Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soaps
  • Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens
  • Paper Towels
  • Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Washer
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Hangers
  • Smoke Detector
  • Internet

Location Types:

  • Waterfront
  • Beach Front
  • Water View


  • Beach Chairs
  • Cooler


  • Porch / Veranda
  • Gas Grill
  • Chairs
  • Patio Furniture
  • Deck/Patio

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Gas Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen


  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Adventure

Attractions & Activities:

  • Golf Course
  • Ocean
  • Beach
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Winery
  • Amusement Park
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Basketball Court
  • Zoo
  • Winery Tours
  • Water Parks
  • Theme Parks
  • Restaurants
  • Recreation Center
  • Playground
  • Museums
  • Marina
  • Live Theater
  • Library
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Festival
  • Cinemas
  • Hiking Trail
  • Churches
  • Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Sports Tennis
  • Wind Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Pier Fishing
  • Parasailing
  • Kayaking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Sports Golf
  • Surf Fishing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Equestrian Events



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

Base Oct - May rates:

  • Weekly Oct - May $1095.00 - $1595.00 (holiday weeks)
  • Nightly Oct - May rates see rate chart above
  • Monthly discounted rates available Jan, Feb and first 2 weeks in March, please inquire about slight monthly discounted rates
  • Monthly reservations are limited to 2 people an occasional visitors of 1 to 2 people, maximum of 4 with notice to management.

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 payment, with 2 payment options, listed below.

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.

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.

Travel Trip Insurance:
We 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
4 Weeks Or Longer Bi-Monthly Cleaning Required $120.00
2 to 3 week reservation $225.00
Security/Damage Deposit $500.00
TOT Hotel Tax 10.500%
Departure cleaning fee $175.00
Administration $50.00

San Diego , CA , United States

Mission Beach is uniquely located in the heart of San Diego coastal.

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 things to offer.

The Bayfront is a quieter beach and waterfront location, for people wanting to experience a more relaxed vacation, while the Ocean front is full of action, just like the Pacific Ocean is known for.

Our beach bayside rentals offer the more quite experience for renting, but are only 150 steps to the ocean beach for a bit more action.

Step outside your front door and you can:
  1. Walk for hours along the shore
  2. Run an easy 6 to 9 miles around the bay side side walk
  3. Have a beach front pic-nic
  4. Swim
  5. Stand up Paddle
  6. Kite surf/Windsurf
  7. Crew
  8. Kayak
  9. Sail
  10. Water Ski
  11. Fish
  12. Snorkel 
  13. Surf across the street at the ocean front
  14. Collect sand dollars and sea shells
  15. Watch the sunrise
  16. Watch the sunset
  17. Watch Sea World's fireworks in the summer
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.

BalboaPark / Museums (20 minutes)
Mission Beach  and Boardwalk (steps to the beach)
Del Mar Race Track (35 minutes)
Golf (10 minutes plus)
San Diego Zoo (20 minutes)
Seaworld (10 minutes)
Safari Park (45 minutes)
San Diego Zoo(20 minutes)
Whale Watching / Sportfishing (10 minutes)

For more information, Please give us a call in person.
858 999 0397 (office)
00+1+858 999 0397 International Dialing


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Perfect location, easy to get everywhere, moonlight over the bay, private patio

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Perfect location, easy to get everywhere, moonlight over the bay, private patio 5/5 Stayed Oct 2018 Dorothy M. Just perfect! There were four of us, all senior female cousins. The two bedrooms and two bathrooms worked out well for us. We were never in each other's way. The kitchen was well supplied AND we didn't have to walk in the door with toilet paper, paper towels, etc in hand. Cynthia was helpful when we couldn't get the DVD player to work on the television (you know how seniors are with electronics) and when we needed an extra blanket. The walkway along the bay, just outside the patio door, is a nice stroll, just watch out for all of the 'bird' and 'dirt' bikes that come racing by. And the beach is just a short walk away with beautiful sunsets. We found the furniture comfortable, a big attraction for us as we enjoyed looking out over the bay and visiting each morning and evening. Submitted Nov 5, 2018

Great location...and manager!

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Great location . . . and manager! 5/5 Stayed Dec 2018 Cindy D. We are a couple from Illinois who stayed at The Kingfisher during Christmas week with our daughter who now resides in Iowa. The unit and the location made for a wonderful San Diego vacation. From leisurely mornings spent walking either on the beautiful bayside walk just outside our patio or on the busier oceanfront boardwalk just a couple of blocks away, to afternoons at La Jolla or Coronado or Balboa Park -- all within 15 minutes -- we enjoyed every minute. Even the airport was close, making this just a superb location. The unit was very well equipped, including even providing re-usable bags for the nearby grocery store! We liked the comfortable king-sized bed, and enjoyed watching the walkers/runners/bikers/scooters pass by outside our patio window against a backdrop of boats in the bay harbor. But on top of all this, what makes this a choice we highly recommend is the kindness, enthusiasm and professionalism of Cynthia, the manager. From our first contact to our check-out day, her joy added to our own excitement about the trip. It was comforting to know she lives in the area, so we trusted her recommendations and appreciated her quick responses to our questions. Thanks for a great stay! -- Tom, Cindy and Colleen Submitted Jan 7, 2019


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Perfection 5/5 Stayed Nov 2018 Beth M. I had the most perfect stay in this cozy beach front cottage. Right there on Mission Bay and across the street from Mission Beach. Centrally located to everything San Diego has to offer. The nights were quiet and completely restful, the beds are super comfy with delicious linens. All the comforts of home Cindy is the most attentive host, she is super sweet and is all about your comfort and satisfaction. She is very quick to respond to any request you may have. If you get a chance strike up a conversation with her you wont regret it. I highly recommend this beach rental it was the perfect holiday get away. Submitted Nov 30, 2018

Very Clean, perfectly located Bungalow

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Very clean, perfectly located bungalow Cyndi was there to meet us when we arrived and quickly reviewed the important "need to know" information. From there it was a breeze. The rental had a perfectly stocked kitchen and the patio provide a perfect place for morning & evening meals. We will definitely rent again! Submitted: Aug 22, 2017 | Stayed: August 2017

Perfect Location

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Perfect location! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This was a perfect rental for our family of four. The location is ideal being right on the bay side but so close to the beach that we could walk over every day. We rented a car, but did not end up driving the entire time as we had bikes and could get anywhere easily on the boardwalk. Cindy was wonderful to work with, very helpful answering our questions and meeting us upon arrival. The kitchen is well stocked, and we enjoyed cooking in and eating on the patio. We appreciated the quiet of the bay but also the proximity to the beach -- truly a perfect location. We hope to return again soon! Date of arrival August 12, 2017

Best Vacation Ever!

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Best Vacation Rental Ever! Date of Stay Apr 22, 2015 We absolutely loved The Skimmer! The unit was exactly as described and shown in pictures- beautifully furnished and decorated, included every appliance and amenity you could need (the kitchen is even stocked with spices, oil, tea, etc...). The beds were so, very comfortable! Cyndi provided a portable crib for our infant to sleep in and even had a safety rail to use on one of the twin beds for our 3 year old. Also provided are beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach towels and beach toys. An added bonus was the great water pressure in the shower! The unit was spotless and is clearly very well taken care of with every attention to detail. Cyndi was so thoughtful and our family loved her. She was easy to reach and communicate with both before and during our trip. Very knowledgeable on the area and willing to help out with recommendations on anything we asked about! This was our first trip to San Diego and we went back and forth about staying ocean side or bay side. So glad we picked bay side- much quieter and low key for our young family and we felt very comfortable with our 3 and 1 year olds on the beach. Very easy walking access to a variety of delicious, local restaurants and stores and a literal walk across the street to check out the ocean. I have already recommended The Skimmer (or any of Cyndi's properties) to friends planning trips to San Diego and we wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else next time we go back. My Response Hello and thank you for your glowing review of The Skimmer. We loved meeting you guys and your family was wonderful. I am happy that you had such a great time at The Skimmer and it was everything you would have wanted for your stay. That is always our goal with The Skimmer and our other few rentals at the beach. Please do consider coming back and staying with us again when you are ready for a beach vacation. Also, thank you for taking the time and sharing your thoughts on HomeAway so that other's may be able to make a good decision for their stay as well. Best Regards and hope to see you again. Cyndi

We had a Wonderful Time in This Condo

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Great time! Date of Stay Mar 11, 2016 We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. The description is well detailed and described the unit perfectly. The location was awesome, the area was quiet and the unit was very clean, comfortable and had everything we could have possibly needed, including beach toys for our 2 year old. This unit is on the quiet bay side with the ocean only a 4 minute walk. It was amazing to see both the sunrise and then the sunset each day! Cynthia was very friendly and helpful in giving recommendations on activities and restaurants and greeted us upon arrival. In addition, she worked with us on our last day to accommodate a late check out. We will absolutely be back!! My Response How very grateful I am to have you write a review. I love getting them, but don't usually ask. You all were wonderful and such a great family to have stay at The Skimmer. The best thank you is that you had a great vacation and got to spend some quality family time together. Its great to hear you were happy and content with The Skimmer as well. Its our goal and passion to provide you with the exact home and location promised. Best to you and see you soon, we hope! Edit your Response

Wonderful home on the bayfront.

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Wonderful home on the bay Date of Stay Oct 6, 2016 The Skimmer was perfect for us, and Cindy was one of the best hosts we have ever encountered. The property is located right on the bay. It is far more quiet than ocean side, which is exactly the arrangement we were looking. If you have any desires to go over to the ocean, the walk is about 5 minutes. If you just want to hang out at the bay, all you need to do is open your patio door and you are right there. The house is well stocked, the rooms are big enough. We are already looking forward to coming back next year. My Response Love, Love, Love you all and it was so wonderful meeting you and your family. Its the best part of my work, the great people I am privileged to have come stay at the rentals. Thank you for the glowing review and I am so pleased you had such a lovely experience here in Mission Beach at The Skimmer. Please do come again to our rentals. See you next year, I hope. Best Regards Cyndi Edit your Response

Totally Suited our needs!

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Totally Suited Our Needs. Date of Stay Jan 29, 2017 The unit was just as described, well appointed and spotless. The kitchen has everything you could need as well as some basic spices, which are always appreciated. We enjoyed being able to walk out of the unit right onto the boardwalk and beach. The ability to store our kayaks in the fenced side yard was a huge bonus. Cindy was a great host and a pleasure to work with. I am sure we will return again. My Response Thank you Alison and you both were a pleasure to meet and come stay with us. We value and thank you for choosing The Skimmer. Its an honor aways and so happy you were pleased. Please come back anytime to any of our rentals. Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review.

Perfect Vacation Spot on the Bay

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Perfect vacation spot on the bay! Date of Stay Mar 28, 2017 My family and I stayed for a week the end of March/beginning of April. From the start, Cynthia was more than accommodating and easy to reach, even with the time difference. The vacation spot is right on the bay and came with everything we needed. It was quiet, the neighboring condo visitors were all pleasant and our kids played together. We loved that the bay side was quieter and less windy than if we would have stayed ocean side. The ocean was a quick 3 minute walk, along with Belmont Park about a 10 minute walk. There was a shop and many restaurants close by too. One of the biggest perks for us that the condo had plenty of wonderful sand toys for our children to use while we were there. We loved out time and stay, and will definitely return on our next trip!

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