It was great to spend several days in this home. It was next to the beach as well as close to universities and down town. We really enjoy the space, it provided everything needed to relax and rest after a day in the city or the water.
Great cottage and location.
Would suggest that propane for gas grill is checked prior to each booking as we ran out after 1st night. Also, good idea to provide steak knives!
The location is perfect and walk distance to everything, you can't ask for a better location.
The backyard is really nice and my toddler twins spent a lot of time playing there.
The cottage was very clean too.
Two things can definitely improve:
1) The garage is extremely small and really hard to park your car and take stuff out/in of it.
2) The cottage is very old and the wood smells, it needs a lot of upgrades and work.
The house was perfect for our family of 4 (2 adults and a 6 and 4 year old). The little front yard was a favorite place for my kids to be outside but in view and they spent hours outside. It is literally a 3 minute walk to the ocean which made for wonderful morning walks and ocean play before we started our touristy day. Wonderful location and everything is 15 minutes away. The garage was a huge plus.... we had a Ford Escape and it fit perfectly.
This was a great location, and very clean. Great vibe!
House was cute older home alot smaller then pictures look but great location as far as close to beach and boardwalk overall fun place
So close to the beach in a beautiful, clean home, inside and outside - we loved it!
We had a great short stay
Bed was comfortable, able to watch ESPN, dishes available, coffee and coffee maker, BBQ grill are all things I appreciated about the place itself. Place was clean and less than a minute walk to the beach!
We loved our stay! The house was great! The garage and the outside area were also great. So close to the beach, restaurants, shopping and Belmont Park. The Vacasa manager was so accommodating and wonderful to communicate with. I would highly recommend staying here!
Everything as advertised, The only reason I put 4 stars is for the stairs off the deck need to be painted or colored, I tripped because they blend in and it’s hard to see when dark and not much lighting. Many of us almost bit it..a few times.
I would return.
Hi, Richard! The property manager has placed reflective tape on the two steps from patio deck to the sidewalk to assist our guests in spotting them. Thank you!
The price for the location is absolutely amazing! A bit smaller than anticipated but worked out well! The neighbors are nice and friendly. Perfect for a small family. The private garage is a bonus. Very clean and plenty of supplies on hand. I would definitely stay here again. Just steps from the boardwalk and shops! We had a great time!
The house is good of corse it needs some up keep and repairs as I'm sure most of the rentals in the area do. The bathroom hinge was completely off the wall I purchased a $5 screwdriver kit and fixed it no biggie. The kit is under the stereo if anyone needs it in the future. The patio is nice and it's where my two teenage girls spent most of the time of not at the beach.1 out of the 3 box fans didn't work. We spent 10 nights here and it was getting a little cramped by the end but this is with 4 people. I would stay here again probably not 10 days with 4 people but overall it was an awesome stay..
Perfect little place if you’re looking for an spot near the beach. Close to all mission beach excitement steps from the beach. Such a great time! Home was clean and made for a perfect setting for a small family
The location is amazing! It is about 200 yards (possibly closer?) to the beach. The house was nice and clean, but much smaller than the pictures portrayed. Ana, the property manager is awesome and very easy to work with. It was great having a garage attached. I would stay here again even as small as the house it, it was sufficient since we really didn't go there to hang around inside.
Perfect location. Loved the outdoor patio area.
Very nice location just steps from the beach. The large patio is wonderful. Belmont and restaurants are just a short walk away. A car isn’t necessary, but there is a small garage that can fit a smaller vehicle. There were sand toys and a boogie board. However, no beach towels I could find. And there’s no washer and dryer to clean used towels. So just be aware of that. Also, there is u-verse and internet but neither of those worked the entire stay. Was a little disappointing to not have access to tv or internet for my kids. But it wasn’t that big of a deal since we spent most of the time outside. The site also mentioned something about discounts to attractions but never was provided that.
I would definitely book again as the location and price was very good! Thanks!
Hi, Thomas! The TV and internet are now working, and we apologize if they were not during your stay. We do not provide any discounts to local attractions and are sorry to see you were misinformed. We do hope you will stay with us in the future and provide us another opportunity to host you! Thanks!
Location is perfect, just a block to the beach. There was a little party one night a couple houses down but that’s what you’re gonna get most places. We liked chillin on the front patio and not having to fight parking since we had a garage spot. Would recommend this place.
Great vacation home with ocean access. Walking distance to Belmont and boardwalk. Very clean and all the comforts of home.
Proximity to beach and attractions
The house was perfect for my husband and myself. It was close to the boardwalk and the beach. Everything we needed was provided. The second bedroom with the bunk beds would have been perfect for a family of 4.
cozy cute quaint fun affordable convenient
Very close to beach. Cozy.
Awesome location close to the beach. A little small but good for 4 people. Would be 5 star but could be a little cleaner.
House was super super clean loved it, the down sides are we had a Tahoe and we couldn't fit it in the garage they had reserved it will only fit small cars and needs to be noted on the stay. The beds were rock hard and ended up staying on the couch. It's right by the board walk/ greenbelt on the ocean and that was amazing to just be able to wake up and walk to. Also love the patio outside for a nice relaxed downtime after a day of go go go.
Great location near Belmont Park. Very comfortable for family of five. Has a cool deck for adults and fake grass area for kids and pets in front of the house. Has outside shower in back for rinsing sand off. Park your car in the garage and leave it. Walk to everything. Only down side is no AC, we were in SD during a heat wave so it was a little warm in the afternoons. Also garage is small,so plan for it, no large SUV's. Easy to get out of Mission Beach to get to all the other attractions in SD. I would rent there again.
great place in terms of location andoutside space. The boogie board that was promised we could not find. Lovely towels provided and fixed beds very comfortable. Great outdoor space with gas BBQ
Would thoroughly recommend as excellent location and rest of accomodation excellent for 4 people
We are sorry to see the boogie boards were missing and wish this guest had called about them. We have replaced the boogie boards. Thanks!
Close to the ocean and belmont park
This place was better than advertised. Clean, close to the beach, everything worked.
Nice cottage, walking distance to the beach! and many other tourist attractions. It was a wonderful week filled with relaxation.
This was a great place close to the beach. Had a great weekend.
We loved the quick and easy access to Mission Beach. Proximity to Belmont Park also a plus for a fun evening with the kids.
Cute little place close to all the beach activities.
We LOVED our stay here! The house is adorable, well furnished and everything was in great shape. We spent a lot of time on the deck in the sunshine, and walked along the boardwalk. We also appreciated how close it was to the beach and to restaurants/entertainment. Traveling with two kiddos was a breeze - they had a blast playing on the bunk beds and it was so nice to put them to bed and let the parents have some alone-time. There were beach toys, chairs and towels available also. We would definitely stay here again!
We enjoyed our visit to San Diego. Our house on Jamaica ave. was very centrally located to the activities we had planned. The ocean was virtually within steps. The house was wonderful. We would definitely stay here again.
House was a nice fit for 2 adults and two small kiddos. It's cozy (ie, small!) but delivers everything you need for a stay within a 1 minute walk to the beach. Convenient to local shops and restaurants, and of course Belmont Park. Great front yard that gets a lot of sun. Parking in the garage takes patience, but it is nice to have the car off the street. Overall, great value and nice place!
The cottage is close to the beach, very sunny even in winter, has a garage, and is very "cosy"
We'll be back !
Loved this place, the right location, just enough room and the best of both worlds when it comes to being steps from the beach and close to the bay. I would stay here again. There is also great entertainment space out side with tables and chairs and a BBQ- Thank you again!!!!
We stayed here for a week at the end of October/beginning of November. We loved the location close to the beach and boardwalk. The house is within a 5 minute walk of countless restaurants. The location could not be better! The house next door did have a loud Halloween party, but we slept fine with the windows closed - it is convenient that the bedrooms are in the back of the house. The one car garage was perfect for our rental car.
The local property manager was very responsive to phone calls and texts.
The house itself could use some updates. There are holes in the two of the doors and small things around the house need repair. The bathroom cabinet is worn and cheap. The kitchen dishes are mis-matched and the kitchen was missing a cookie sheet. The couch was new, which was comfortable. A few repairs, updates, and attention to design/decorating would make this the perfect vacation rental. We will probably try a different house on our next trip to Mission Beach.
We are so happy that the guests loved the location of this home and enjoyed their stay! Our maintenance team will conduct an inspection and repair the items mentioned by the guests. We will encourage the owner to consider an update to dish ware and decor for home.
This was an excellent location--very close to the beach, zoo, Sea World, museums, etc. Beds were comfortable and the house was clean and generally well stocked. We would definitely stay here again.
I would go back for the price and location
Overall, amazing experience. Perfect location, nice home and friendly management.
Overall this is an ok house for a small family to stay in. There is no bathtub so no place to wash small children. We had to throw out several food items due to ants. They were even in the bed on the last day. There were flies everywhere. I had to buy a flyswatter the first night and left it for the next guests. The flies were everywhere on the patio so we could not sit out there at all. I told the property manager Ana about the flies and broken boogie boards. She came right over and replaced the boards and brought fly and ant traps. The only problem is the more fly traps there were, the more flies came. It was awful.
We apologize for the pests this guest experienced. The ant traps and and fly traps have helped the situation, and the new boogie boards are a lot of fun to use!
I stayed here with my husband and 3 daughter's, the cottage was quaint and enjoyable. The location was great, less than 100 steps from the beach! We would definitely stay here again!
Our family of 5 loved this property. So close to the beach and a short drive from the usual restaurants. Very quaint. Completed our California experience!
So close to the beach and any needed shops!
Me and the family had a good time. Couldn't get used to the small space while inside the house but it wasn't too bad since we weren't inside the house much. It had everything we needed to bbq and enjoy ourselves at the beach with the kids. Best part was how close the house was to the beach. Would consider staying here in the future.
This was our first experience with vacasa and we're satisfied. The property however needs a lot of upgrading and furniture replacement
Loved that it was only 6 houses from the beach and a few short blocks to Belmont Park... great location! The sitting area out front was perfect to enjoy the San Diego sunshine and beautiful evenings! It was the perfect little house for my family and I to enjoy our spring break in San Diego. We would rent it again in a heartbeat!
Stayed for a week. Place is cozy (small) but nicely appointed. We had myself and two teenage girls and we were not cramped. You are at the beach in San Diego, you don't spend much time in the rental. The weather is perfect (what would expect for San Diego). There is a nice patio and deck. The beach is 30 seconds(really) away. If you must stay inside there is a TV with all the channels. Stereo, small dining room table. The kitchen is small so I suggest 1 cook at a time. But the reality is you really only use the place to clean up to change, BBQ and sleep. Otherwise you gone. I felt very safe in this location and so did my girls.
We had a wonderful time staying for a week in the Jamaican Cottage. It was very small (owners must have used a wide angle camera for photos) a little too cozy for our family of five (three teenagers). We loved sitting out on the patio in the evenings, and loved the closeness to the beach.
We stayed here around St. Patrick's day this year. It's a small cottage with lots of original 100 year old charm. We enjoyed the off street parking and location to Belmont and the shore. We did find the bare bones pantry staples, garage sale furniture, and tired and very creaky master bed to be drawbacks.
The biggest issue was the surrounding neighborhood. There is a mix of vacation rentals and full time tenants living on the court. The full timers were mostly made up of fraternities and sororities. So it was quiet until it wasn't. At night it was a party block right up until the 11pm quiet ordinance.
With 2 young children it was awkward to listen to loud music and young party voices while eating dinner and getting ready for bed. We also could not take advantage of the cute outdoor space because of this as well as the cigarette smoke filling the area. I don't fault these kids for their fun times I just wish we would have known beforehand. It would have definitely affected our decision to stay here.
The house was perfect for our family of four and convenient to everything in Mission Beach.
Patio gets sun pretty much all day. Great place for breakfast. BBQ works well. Less than 100 steps to the beach, fantastic to walk back and forth. Garage had plenty of room for the car. Safe, quiet area close to Garnet Ave. We rented bikes around the corner at Ray's Rentals. Very friendly and helpful. Strongly recommend this place for the cost and space you get. For 2 of us it was an amazing time!
Great location. We attended a conference at the marina 1.5 miles away and loved our walks to and from. Really close to the beach and enough restaurants nearby plus grabbing a Lyft to get to Little Italy and downtown was inexpensive and easy.
I was very happy with this little house - my family and I loved staying here and would definitely stay again. There were a couple of things that would have been nice (full set of measuring cups/spoons, plastic cups for little ones and scissors) but that is really all I thought the kitchen was lacking. I'm also a little of a neat freak and felt like the hardwood floors could have used a cleaning in addition to being just swept.
The location is everything!! Just a short walk to the ocean and a short drive to Seaworld and the Zoo. I can't say enough how great this location is if you want to spend your time at the ocean/beach. My stepdaughter and I went for morning runs on the beach and or boardwalk and found a lot of sand dollars to bring home.
I was a little concerned one evening one I saw one of the neighbors having a party, but I turned on one of the box fans that was provided and didn't hear a thing.
I had a full size rental van and was able to park in the garage. I just went very slowly and it wasn't an issue. It was a tight fit but manageable.
I would definitely stay here again!
Nice area and close to the beach.
House was great for our family of five. Fun to be so close to the beach. Garage parking also nice. Only negative on our stay was not a knock on this property--dog owners who live or vacation here need to show some respect and clean up after their animals.
our purpose was to invite our family to share a day a the beach with us and they ALL showed up and we ALL fit... being so close to the beach was wonderful, front yard and bbq was perfect and the living area so close to the front gave everyone a perfect combination. we had a wonderful time and thank you sincerely
This is a well-kept cute little house! Well-stocked for what we needed. The new sofa in the front room was very comfortable! The queen matress could use updating - but we were so tired from all the fun it didn't seem to be an issue. Being that we went early October we did not need to use the box fans- but they were available. With the windows open and the ceiling fans going the house gets lots of circulation. I was a little disappointed in the lack of a hair dryer and iron- but we made it work.
The garage is a wonderful convenience and we had no problem with our small SUV. The patio is a lovely spot for hanging out. There were boogie boards, beach towels, umbrellas and beach chairs available to use! The beach and boardwalk are so close - it was wonderful. Pretty easy drive to the zoo, close to the Midway and great seafood on the water!
Very accommodating nice place steps away from beach and boardwalk safe area private patio and garage
Read negative comments about Vacasa rental but I went with them anyhow and found them to be a good experience and would recommend to friends and anyone looking to get away for a home like atmosphere.
I figure most of negative comment folks have made are most likely the % of people that just can't be pleased in most situations
Definitely looking into Vacasa for my next vacation
Enjoyed this updated cottage – very close to the beach – but far away enough from people noise. Appreciated the fact that this house was old construction, therefore, you couldn't hear what was going on the kitchen/DR/LR in the bedrooms. Glad to see a new sofa bed and several box fans in addition to ceiling fans. It was, however, very hot in the afternoon when we would get back from activities. During the times we had to leave the front door open because the heat, there was a good bit of airplane noise, drowning out voices and the TVs. Bath was larger than it looked online, however, the shower insert could use replacing.
The location of this place was very convenient. You could be in Pacific Beach, La Jolla or Ocean Beach in minutes.
Everything addressed in other reviews has been taken care of. Missed having a washer dryer, especially since I saw one in the other garage. There are no commodities or condiments in this place except for salt-and-pepper, so be prepared to furnish. There are paper products, though. No DW either.
Newer TV system with Netflix, etc.. But, we had a hard time hearing, because we had to leave the front door open to get airflow. Could've used a few more washcloths. Had the same TV system in the master along with a very large closet. Neighbors were quiet and friendly,. We like having a garage- even though the garage door opener didn't want to work.
Great location near the beach and Belmont park
My family of four visited here in August. We are from Dallas and worried about being too hot but it was just beautiful to have the fresh air and fans on. We loved the fact that our two children(18 and 20) could walk down to the beach, not have to cross a road and have lifeguards on duty! The patio was just adorable and we would sit out and have our coffee in the morning! Just loved the property!
we just finished our eight day holiday at this property and we couldn't be happier. it's not a big place, but there were only two of us and it was the perfect size. the property was pretty much as advertised and we absolutely no issues with the house, except for the master bed, as it was pretty uncomfortable and after a long day of beach fun, a more comfortable bed would have been nice.
we came for a beach/surfing holiday, so this location was amazing.......every morning we had our coffee on the beach before going surfing right out in front of our lane. later we would spend some time at Belmont park and return to the beach for some sun, swimming and more surfing. we ventured up and down the boardwalk a bit, but the location was so amazing we really didn't leave our immediate area much at all.
the mission beach neighborhood is laid back, but there's always something to do. with so many rental places it's crazy to find a variety of ways to explore.
ana, our property manager, was excellent and kept in steady communication and if we needed anything she was very accomodating.
it was very very hard to leave and we look forward to coming back to our cute and cozy Jamaica Court beach house again! thank you for an amazing experience vacasa!
We had a wonderful 4 days here. Beach was conveniently close, bring a wagon to get your gear to the beach and you'll be set! The boardwalk takes you to many different places to eat and shop. We will bring our bikes next time but walking the boardwalk was fun!
The house is cute. Was a bit stuffy so we ran to the store and bought a $20 box-fan for the window, problem solved. Nice to have the fully stocked kitchen. Morning coffee on the front porch was nice.
The house was in a great location. Not close enough to hear the crash of waves at night but close enough to make it in easy walk with kids. Unfortunately the section of beach directly in front of Jamaica CT is for suffers only so body boarders and swimmers need to walk a few blocks north or south. The only real disappointment for us was the lack of a washer and dryer. A location like this requires a washer and dryer. An AC would make this place heavenly but a couple fans would be a big improvement. If I had it over again I would buy my own and return it. Worth the hassle! The property management in SD was very helpful.
We had a great time and a great experience at the Jamaican Beach Cottage! The property is in a perfect location and it was clean and quaint. It definitely is small, so know that it really only fits 4 (at the most)comfortably. It was perfect for a beach vacation - where to plan to be sandy and casual all day. My favorite part was hanging out on the patio and grilling! I would stay here again!
We greatly enjoyed our stay, you cannot beat the location to the beach, and the feeling of being in a detached house versus a condominium. The patio was well designed and enjoyed seating outside to read or drink coffee.
Good location to the beach and close to Belmont park. Nice place. Kitchen a little small but works.
We loved this house! Great location and had everything we needed. We will definitely come back!!
Perfect location, perfect price. What else do you need? (Leave extra room in your car for the boogie boards you will buy).
Location is great cottage is small but clean very nice patio. The sofa bed needs to be changed very uncomfortable to sit on. There was no broom to sweep the floors. Overall we enjoyed our stay
Beautiful house, close to the beach and Balboa Park. Great for the family! Had an AMAZING TIME!
This house is in a great location, very close to a lot of things. Suggest you bring ear plugs if you stay over spring break. House was very clean and nice. Perfect place to get away.
While this beach house has a great location to the beach and a garage for your vehicle (no bigger then a small SUV) it lacks in comfort. We were there with our 2.5 yr old so we were there most evenings taking advantage of netflix and the living room and cooking options. The LR sofa is very uncomfortable and the queen bed hard as a rock making sleep not so enjoyable. The bathroom is small but it served our needs just fine and the bunk beds aren't attached to each other so I would not be putting another child up there. Our son used the play pen provided. If you're in San Diego to party and don't care much about where you stay other then location and a roof over your head this might be the place for you!!
Thank you for your review. We apologize that you did not find the furnishings more comfortable for your group and will keep this in mind when considering future improvements. We hope you enjoyed the area!
My friends and I stayed in this beautiful home very cosy. We loved it a lot and it's so close to the beach walking distances. Lots to do around, shops food beach bike riding bars . It really was an amazing time.
Great location. Good sized house for our family to fit comfortably. Good TV, internet,ect. The garage is a nice amenity. The only part of this place that could be better is the electric service. Coffee maker takes a long time to brew.
Heater not working but we were immediately provided with space heaters. Breaker kept tripping while trying to brew coffee. Other than that, it was fine.
The property was perfect for our family! We were so pleased to be a block from the beach ~ the house itself was very comfortable and roomy, with a delightful patio area for outside relaxation or dining. I would highly recommend this site!!
This place has more charm than the pictures show. Comfortable beds, good water pressure and a quality TV made this a nice base for a few days of touring. We were very pleased with the accommodations.
The house was super cute, great front yard with deck! The location was perfect, only about a 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants and even closer to the beach. The only downfall was the heat wave! October is supposed to be cool! We had a great week, can't wait to go back!
Great little cottage super super close to the beach and dining locations. The cottage is on the cozy side, but lets be honest, you're not there to be in a home; you're there to enjoy the beach and the great deck! Aside from the perfect little location, the property comes with a garage space. If you've never been to Mission Beach, know that the parking space is invaluable. You want to spend your time at the beach and not looking for parking. Without this space, you and your guests could spend untold hours and distance searching for parking.
Overall, for the price nothing can beat the location and that great little deck!
Me and my family spent 5 days here. We loved the location and close proximity to all the activities and restaurants. Its not everyday you can walk a few steps and step right into the sand of Mission Beach. I highly recommend this location for a fun in the sun vacation.
You will love staying in mission bay, and working with the Vacasa...They were awesome guys and girls to deal with!!! Thanks, Susan Stacy
Three friends of mine and I rented this for the Fourth of July weekend and it was one of the best Fourth of July experiences I've ever had. The house was in a great location next to the beach, restaurant, and shops so we didn't have to get in our vehicle and drive every where we wanted to go. It had a great little patio that we could hang out on and relax between trips to the beach, which was one of the best parts. Overall, my friends and I had an amazing time staying at this house and we would definitely rent there again.