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Rockaway Cottage

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

This cozy, homely, 890 square foot cottage sits bay side near Northern Mission Beach. Recently redecorated and updated, the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are perfect for a family getaway any time of year. Located only a few steps from the bay, this property also has a private outdoor patio surrounded by a wooden fence, allowing guests to enjoy the privacy of the home.

A wooden gate stands between the local court-side neighborhood and the comfort of this home. Upon passing through the gate, a private patio emerges with outdoor furniture, a gas grill and the main entrance to the cottage.

The cottage opens into a well equipped kitchen with informal seating at a table that also is capable of expanding for a more formal dining experience. A full kitchen is installed in the home, along with a dishwasher.

Next, the bright and comforting living room holds two couches and a smaller chair. Recently redesigned and decorated, the room is nautical themed and also has a fireplace to relax next to in the winter.

The spacious master bedroom is home to a queen a queen bed, a private bathroom and patio access in the back of the house.

The second bedroom contains a queen bed and a private closet along with a window facing towards the bay.

Finally, the third bedroom is perfect for kids, as it has a twin bunk bed with a pull out trundle bed.

Rockaway cottage is the perfect location for a private getaway near the bay. Also, it is within walking distance (2-3 blocks) of restaurants, shopping, surf shops, bars and the Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

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Rockaway Cottage - Mission Sands Vacation Rentals

San Gabriel Delight

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

This beautiful, 1,300 square foot ocean side vacation rental is located in South Mission Beach, one property off the ocean boardwalk and two blocks from the bay.

A downstairs patio with a grill and patio chairs opens into the entrance way, housing the front door which leads up a handful of stairs into the bright and airy living room. Large windows encompass the living and dining room area, allowing sunlight to illuminate the entire first floor. Modern furniture and bright accent pieces make the room feel vibrant and fresh.

The kitchen bends around the corner of the main entrance and living/dining room area and also features a four-chair bar. There is plenty of space to serve a few cocktails and make a family-style dinner.

All three bedrooms are located upstairs. The master contains a queen bed that faces a large window which opens up towards the ocean. A side hallway leads to the master bathroom and closet.

The second bedroom is located across the hall from the master, featuring a queen and its own bathroom and closet as well.

Lastly, the third bedroom is a den which connects the master and second bedroom. It has multiple long windows facing the ocean and contains a twin-sized fold-out couch.

Finally, the spacious two-car garage is attached below the house, but there is no door leading from the garage to the house.

Overall, San Gabriel Delight is the perfect property to vacation at during the summer. It blends bright spacious rooms with the hint of salt water in the air. Within walking distance of small shops, restaurants and bars, it is also close to Belmont Park and provides access to plenty activities for a family.

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San Diego Restaurant Week is upon us yet again!

One of the most anticipated week’s of the year is back to cater to your appetite beginning Sunday, September 20th. Local restaurants team with farmers, distributors, vintners, brewers and fisherman to provide a taste of some of the best dining options in the area.

This year there are more than 180 restaurants, sponsored by Lexus, spanning from sushi to Persian cuisine and Mexican cuisine to steakhouses.

There are two options at all participating restaurants; lunch and dinner.

Lunch is served as two-course special menu ranging $10, $15 or $20 per person.

Dinner offers more verity, consisting of a three-course predetermined menu for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person.

Additionally, SDRW and Sysco have joined forces to develop the “All For Kids Campaign.” The program is designed to “provide weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend.”

Sysco has agreed to donate $1 for every Food 4 kids hashtag and SDRW tag via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you are visiting San Diego and are interested in dining at some of the city’s finest restaurants, be sure to call in you dinner reservations and enjoy some amazing food!


Supporting local family farms is an important part of the San Diego community and agriculture industry. There are over 6,000 farmers in the San Diego area and their produce results in a $1.5 billion dollar market. Farmer’s markets are a great opportunity to boost the San Diego economy while purchasing healthy locally grown produce, plants, crafts and supporting local businesses and vendors.

There are more than 25 certified farmer’s markets in San Diego County. Basically, a certified farmer’s market means that the state of California has approved it and also ensures the produce is grown locally, sold by the grower and meets state quality standards.

Where are the local farmer’s markets to visit while vacationing at one of our properties and what day are they set up?

Pacific Beach Certified Farmer’s Market
Saturday: 8 am – Noon
4150 Mission Blvd between Reed & Pacific Beach Blvd
Pacific Beach, CA 92109
Phone: (760) 741-3763

Pacific Beach Tuesday Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:00 to 7:00 PM
Bayard St. from Garnet Ave. to Hornblend St.
Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market and Wednesday Night Out
Wednesday: 4:00 to 7:00 PM (October – March)
Wednesday: 5:00 to 8:00 PM (April – December)
4900 block of Newport between Cable & Bacon
Ocean Beach, CA 92107

San Diego County Farmer’s Markets

Jamaica Retreat

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

This beautiful, 1,450 square foot, second-floor vacation rental is located court side in central Mission Beach, around eight houses from the ocean boardwalk and two blocks from Belmont Park.

The vacation rental is newly remodeled, vibrant and the perfect location for a large family getaway. While the property does have four bedrooms, it can sleep eight comfortably. The master and second bedroom both have a queen size bed. However, the remaining two rooms each have a pair of twin beds.

An open kitchen, dining and living room provide plenty of space for a family to relax without feeling cramped and crowded. The carpet is new, as are most of the appliances and furniture.

Additionally, the property has a dishwasher, stove top and oven, washer, dryer and two car garage.

Finally, while the vacation rental does not have air conditioning, the upstairs patio provides plenty of breeze and each room has a newly installed ceiling fan. The balcony overlooks Jamaica Court and also has a nice view of the ocean and boardwalk.

If you are looking for a vacation rental in San Diego, this beautiful large property offers plenty of space, sleeping room and is less than two blocks from the ocean, bay, Belmont Park, shopping, dining and other fun activities.

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Jamaica Retreat


Hotels are a very common and popular form of travel lodging. They provide easy access to locations such as beaches or major metropolitan areas. Because hotels are so prevalent, most people overlook researching available vacation rentals. Next time you are planning a vacation, specifically around the Fourth of July, compare the price of a hotel against that of a vacation rental. During July, rates for both begin to rise and you might find more value booking a vacation rental.

According to STR Global’s research, the average daily rate to book a hotel room in San Diego during the middle of July 2013, was around $197.46. Multiply that average rate over the course of a seven-day vacation and the room could cost as much as $1,382.22.

If you are willing to spend that much money on a hotel room, why not consider a vacation rental? After all, does anyone look forward towards staying in a constricted one, maybe two, room unit when you can enjoy a luxurious home?


While you probably will not be hanging around inside much during your summer vacation, that does not mean that you can’t take advantage of the space a vacation rental may provide. The average hotel room is only 325 square feet. Compare that versus the expansive 1,850 square feet an average vacation rental measures and the choice seems rather obvious.

Additionally, check to see how close prospective hotels are to your desired destination. Are you planning on enjoying the tranquility of a beach, the majestic sights from a mountain top or the excitement of a metropolitan city center? A vacation rental might place you closer to your preferred destination than sharing a building with hundreds of tourists.


Finally, as if you weren’t paying enough for your airfare and hotel; what about additional amenities? Will you need your clothes laundered? Don’t forget about dry cleaning. What about WiFi, cable television and movies? Also, overlooking the bill for parking and/or valet is rather common and can be expensive. Perhaps most importantly, a family’s dining options. The average price for one person to eat three meals per day on vacation is $30. All those costs can add up rather quickly, and you might not have factored them into your budget.

In contrast, most vacation homes have a washer and dryer in the property. Furthermore, a local dry cleaner is likely less expensive than a hotel’s. Most vacation rentals include WiFi, have cable television and a DVD/Blu-Ray player. Lastly, having your own kitchen, cooking utensils and refrigerator/freezer can save bundles of money you would otherwise be spending at a restaurant.

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Belmont Park
Mission Beach’s Belmont Park, is one of the area’s premier attractions for those staying with Mission Sands. Having been open since 1925, the park is home to multiple restaurants, bars, shops and rides. However, the main draw is the Giant Dipper Rollercoaster.

The 2,600 foot wooden track runs with two 18-passenger trains along the beautiful beach. Because the park and coaster were so popular and historic, the Giant Dipper was recognized as a National Historic Landmark on July 4, 1990.

Additionally, Belmont Park is home to a giant swimming pool (under construction), two wave riding areas, climbing walls, athletic club, laser tag, an arcade and more.

Looking for a cold beer on the beach, ice cream or lunch/dinner? Take a look at the restaurants the park has to offer. Cannonball, the largest oceanfront rooftop sushi bar in San Diego is perfect for dinner, while North Shore Café is known for breakfast.

Finally, the park is the perfect place for birthday parties, private events and even cabanas to enjoy a romantic sunset.

SD Beer Capital

Looking to pair a sunny vacation along with great locally brewed beer? San Diego, often refereed to as the the “Craft Beer Capital of America,” would be the perfect choice.

Spanning 70 miles of coast line and over 100 licensed breweries, San Diego is home to some of the best beer in the country. Karl Strauss, which opened in 1989, is likely the most familiar name. However, there are plenty of other great breweries such as AleSmith Brewing Co., Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Pizza Port and St. Archer Brewing Co.

In fact, 11 different San Diego breweries took home medals from the 2014 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.

Interested in touring multiple breweries at once? There are plenty of public and private tours available throughout the city.

Additionally, there are multiple festivals through out the course of the year, such as the San Diego Festival of Beer, San Diego Beer Week and the San Diego International Beer Festival, which is the largest beer festival on the West Coast.

If you are unable to schedule a trip during one of the city’s many beer festivals, be sure to check out some of the popular breweries below.