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USA California San Diego Mission Beach Listing #1868

The Yellow Cottage - San Diego, CA

90 reviews
Max occupancy: 5 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4 comfortably  No pets 
842 Portsmouth Ct, San Diego, CA 92109

Cozy charmer in the heart of Mission Bay - steps from boardwalk, ocean & bay!

Live like a local in this adorable North Mission Beach charmer just 100 feet from Mission Bay! This cheery lemon-yellow cottage, complete with baby-blue shutters and a white picket fence, might be the ultimate San Diego vacation rental for your next beach vacation.

Located in the heart of North Mission Beach, just steps from the Bayside boardwalk and a stone's throw from both the ocean and the bay, this two-bedroom Mission Beach vacation rental puts you close to the neighborhood's cafes, restaurants, shops and services (even a surf school!). Other San Diego destinations, including SeaWorld, Fiesta Island, and La Jolla Village, are just minutes away.

Step through the white picket gate into the front patio and feel right at home on the sunny patio. Take in the sea air and the bay view from the patio table (under the shade of the umbrella if you like). There's also a gas grill so make sure to pick up something to barbecue from one of the many nearby markets.

Inside, an open living area offers all the amenities of home, including a soft microfiber queen-size sleeper sofa, a flatscreen cable TV with DVD (free WiFi is also provided), a fully equipped kitchen for the nights you want to cook at home, and a dining table that can accommodate four.

With two bedrooms and two full baths, this one-level home is best for groups of five or less. The master bedroom is nicely decorated and features a queen bed, a wall-mounted TV, and a private bathroom. The room also boasts its own private entrance. The second bedroom, decorated in a calming seashore theme, offers two twin beds.

Pets aren't allowed, so leave LuLu at home, but you can view much of the animal kingdom at the famous San Diego Zoo, and you'll never run out of things to do in this town, from boogie boarding in the Mission Beach surf to biking the Mission Beach and Mission Bay boardwalks, and experiencing all the fresh fish tacos and local microbrews that San Diego tacquerias and brewpubs have to offer.

Whether you spend your San Diego vacation exploring the city or kicking back on your patio with a cerveza, this quintessential Southern California vacation rental is sure to be a memory maker, so book it now before it fills up!

*Please note that all guests must be 25 or older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian!

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AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Kitchen

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : Time Warner

Cable : Time Warner

DVD player

TV

Wireless router

Miscellaneous

Beach towels

Iron

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Enclosed yard

Patio

Scenic

Water view

90 reviews

emilee b. Apr 2019
Loved that there were two bathrooms and a washer / dryer. The location was nice and convenient for both ocean and bay access.
Carolyn H. Apr 2019
Brought our grandchildren for a few days during their spring break, We live in SD but I have never done this before and plan to make it an annual fun time. I just asked my granddaughter what was her favorite thing about the yellow cottage and she said she loved that it was by the bay, and that she and her older sister got to share a room and that their was a bureau and a desk and a closet with a mirror. She also said it was so clean. I couldn’t,agree more with her. The cottage was perfect, clean, well stocked with essentials such as toiletries, beds were clean and comfy, kitchen was well stocked and perfect for waffles in the morning. The patio was great for relaxing in the morning with a cup of coffee or having pizza with a few of our other families that came for an afternoon at the beach. I also like the beach close to the cottage, there is a lifeguard stand which is nice to have nearby and the beach was very clean, high isn’t always the case in SD. Also we were far enough away from Belmont Park so it was very quiet. All in all we had a great time and will hope to come back next year. Vacasa was great to work with, and their housekeeper was excellent.
Kristy C. Apr 2019
In the middle of so many things to do, eat and see. I loved walking to the coffee shops in the area. It was great to have a washer/dryer as well as a grill on the patio steps from Mission Bay Boardwalk. The skylights in the kitchen and bedroom are nice.
Kristine H. Mar 2019
The location of this home is great! Half a block from Mission Bay and about a block and a half from the ocean. Lots of places to walk to for good food.
Amber M. Aug 2018
Our weekend stay here was perfect! We got married on the beach and had our reception at MBWC about 10 steps away from The Yellow Cottage and it made everything sooooo much easier and convienant. The patio is huge and perfect. The inside is so cute! Beds comfy. Clean. The only downside is no A.C. so it was hot but we left all the windows open and fans on so it cooled it down. Def would stay again
Aline A. Aug 2018
Closeness to beach.
Gary S. Jul 2018
The Yellow Cottage was a nice place to stay for our short vacation. It is in a great location. We would have left 5 stars if the Yellow Cottage had air conditioning, other than that, it was a very pleasant place to stay for a few days.
Elizabeth R. Jul 2018
The location can’t be beat. 50 feet from Mission Bay for kayaking and sailing. 300 feet from Mission Beach for skateboarding and surfing. Great patio too!
Rick A. Jun 2018
It was perfect for two couples. Loved the location and the patio. Everything we needed was there, or easy to find locally.
Monica T. Jun 2018
Great location near the bay and the ocean! Plenty of food options nearby and a grocery store within 1 mile.
Andrea M. Jun 2018
My family just loves staying here. Clean and comfortable. Close to many local restaurants. Very nice experience.
SHANE C. Jun 2018
The location was great!! steps from the bay and minutes from the beach walking. Cute cottage with plenty of room for a family of 4.
However the bed sheets were stained and blankets smelled terrible. Kitchen sink sprayer didn't work, ice maker produced 4 ice cubes in 3 days, room fan didn't work and a few light bulbs were burned out. I have used vacasa in the past, so while i would recommend them I would not recommend The yellow cottage
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was disappointed with their accommodations. All linens and bedding are fresh, the fans are working, and we have scheduled maintenance for the other items. Thank you!
RANDY Y. Jun 2018
Location was great. House was clean. A little smaller than the pictures indicated. Dishes and plates were chipped and or cracked and need replacing. Ana was great.
Tricia C. May 2018
Love the location of this house, literally steps away from the calm waters of Mission Beach. Our 4 year old loved that we could play at the beach every day and he was able to play in the calm water. We also really enjoyed having the outdoor space for afternoon beverages and BBQ for dinner. The size was perfect for the 3 of us, everything was clean and comfortable. Great amenities as far as towels, sheets, and basics like toilet paper and paper towel. Having the washer and dryer was a bonus. Just don’t expect there to be any condiments like ketchup, etc. in the fridge and there were only a few basic spices (salt, pepper, and a bit of garlic salt). The parking spot in the back is great, we had a Nissan Rogue and there was lots of room, just need to back in. We will definitely look to stay at the Yellow Cottage next time we’re in San Diego.
Julie S. Mar 2018
We enjoyed a two nite stay And loved the convenience of walking to the beach, restaurants and shops nearby.
robin j. Mar 2018
nice quiet enclosed patio. location.
Brad M. Mar 2018
Great place and as advertised. We had a very large truck and we're able to make it fit though it was very tight. Had a very tiny and problem but it was taken care of quickly. We lost two of our four bikes that were chained up but I put that on us and not the home.
Mike S. Jan 2018
We really enjoyed our stay here. Close to the beach, restaurants, bars etc. quiet at night. Comfortable beds. Laundry. We will be back
Bruce B. Nov 2017
This place was, overall somewhat of a disappointment.... good location, though we had a few nights with partying neighbors who made it hard to get to sleep... not good if you have kids.... great, short walk to both the bay side and the ocean beach, which has a wonderful bike path always busy with bikers, runners, walkers, skaters, etc..... The Yellow Cottage itself? It's seen better days, to be sure.... rusty doors; sticking interior doors; range/oven that both seriously need to be updated - they don't work well and are hard to regulate and even light, and the oven is REALLY hard to light and there's no way to know what temperature you have it at.... all in all the owners need to put some $$$ into this place to bring it up to snuff.... it was also very disappointing and frustrating to go to VRBO and NOT be dealing with the owners.... what happened to the "BO" part of VRBO?
Manager response:
We wish this guest had called about their concerns so we could do our best to address them during their stay. The owner has days set apart in December for repairs and painting that will address many of these issues. Thank you!
Tina Y. Nov 2017
Smaller than I thought. Parking was small but our Durango fit, backing in worked best. But house was cozy, clean, comfortable and accommodating to our weekend getaway. :) We loved the big patio for BBQing. Staff was wonderful, easy to work with. We would stay there again.
Vicki K. Oct 2017
We've rented a number of homes on Mission Beach and this is among the very, very best. Clean, convenient, cozy and comfy. Our LandCruiser had enough space in the parking spot, the neighborhood was extremely friendly, the location couldn't be better and Ana was exceptionally responsive. We are DEFINITELY returning!!!
Pamela C. Sep 2017
We enjoyed staying at the Yellow Cottage. We wanted a place close to the beach and bay and we were not disappointed. We walked to the shore and boardwalk daily...spent time playing in the water and enjoying the beautiful sunsets! The nearby eatery The Olive Baking Company served up great food and coffee with a smile.
The street was at times very busy and noisy, and parking was tricky!

Overall, we enjoyed the Yellow Cottage and appreciate the opportunity to have stayed there.
Julie C. Aug 2017
We love the location of the yellow cottage as it was 50 ft from the Bayside Boardwalk. The ocean was less than a ten-minute walk. We felt very safe whether while sitting out on the patio late in the evening or walking the boardwalk. We loved a charming restaurant with outside seating called Olives just around the corner. They served breakfast and lunch and their food was very good with a wide variety of choices and not terribly expensive. The cottage was Rumi and very cute with two bedrooms and two full baths. One bedroom had twin beds. The other bedroom had a queen size bed all of which were very comfortable.
Ariana P. Aug 2017
This home is all about location! Steps from the bay and only a couple blocks from the beach. My only complaint is how fast cars would drive down the street (which is really an alley) that the house is on. I have a 4 and 6 year old and would've been nice to be a little less on guard about the unsafe driving going on. Other then that the location was perfect!
Nichole B. Jul 2017
We had a great stay! The house is super cute and clean with lots of amenities. The kitchen is fully stocked and there are lots of extra bath towels.. and beach towels too! It's steps away from the bay where you can rent a paddle board or kayak. We also rented bikes and rode them everywhere. We would love to come back!
Adriene B. Jul 2017
It is perfect for a family of 4. We loved the location with restaurants nearby and places to rent bikes, paddleboards, etc. There was no air conditioning and was a little warm with the humid weather but fans were provided. Having two full bathrooms was also great!
HENRY M. Jul 2017
Great location with the bay to the east and the ocean side of the bay to the west both steps away from the cottage. Plenty of stores, shops,and restaurants all also steps from the private patio in the front of the cottage very convenient; and of coarse the Mission Bay walkway along the beach that takes you to the amusement park with rides and more shops and restaurants also a short walk from the yellow cottage. This is the perfect place to stay if you just want to park your vehicle and enjoy the Mission Bay, San Diego beach experience.
Ryan T. Jun 2017
Super chill spot perfect for a small family. Easy to get to and lots of good food spots around. Close to the beach as well. As far as parking goes I was able to shove my Dodge Ram in the car port.
Randi H. Jun 2017
This home was perfect for our family with toddlers! Patio was huge and very comfortable. Bring a pop up if possible for more shade.

Thank you to everyone that made this trip wonderful. We definitely will be back!
Jo Dawn F. Jun 2017
Clean clean clean! Location is amazing '
Julian D. May 2017
5 minutes from Mission beach, with plenty of room for a small group.
Eva (Bunny) K. May 2017
The home was immaculate. Short walk to both bay and ocean. Quiet environment. Enjoyed our stay and nice to have porch with surrounding fence for we had our granddaughter with us and good lace to play. Nice to have a parking place attached.
thank You!
Isabelle P. May 2017
We had a terrific stay! The house is really cute, charming, clean, functional, and above all amazingly located (4 mn from Pacific beach, 30 seconds from the bay). Unlike what we expected, our Jeep Patriot perfectly fit the parking space by the house. The street is quiet: not many cars, a few quite friendly neighbors. The area is dotted with a few very decent restaurants (our favorite was the Grass Skirt!) and bars and markets. Not many places to go shopping though. And San Diego is a great city with really nice people. It was my second stay in San Diego, and would I be granted to stay there again, no doubt I would try to stay at the Yellow Cottage!
Graeme P. May 2017
We had a great time and enjoyed the extra space the 2 bedroom 2 bathroom provided for our family of 4. The kids miss "their yellow beach house" already and it was a big plus to be only steps from the Mission Bay beach and ocean. The location really helped us relax and leave the car in the provided parking spot for the beach days. Overall it was quiet (Mission Beach area on weekends gets busy) so we were happy not to be in the Main Street at all. It was great value and we would stay again!
Chris M. Apr 2017
We loved our stay at the Yellow Cottage. It is in a perfect location in Mission Beach. A short walk to the beach and bay. The patio and carport are big assets as space is at a premium in this area. We loved sitting on the patio with a little view of the bay. Well kept and comfortable! Thanks!
Maryann B. Mar 2017
My family and I loved the yellow cottage. Great location within walking distance of many restaraunts. House was very clean and comfortable.
Dale K. Mar 2017
The weather was beautiful ... the cottage was well kept up and clean ... the beds were good for sleep, it was quiet and the cottage was just the right size for us.

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John T. Mar 2017
Great location, great layout of cottage. CLEAN!! Nice to have a parking spot in PB since parking is so hard to find. Its a little bit of a challenge to get car into it, but after first day we had it down. Walking distance to pretty much everything we needed except groceries. Would definetly rent again!
Richard O. Feb 2017
Very comfortable beds and my wife was very impressed with the cleanliness. The manager was always there to take our calls and help with questions. Very satisfied and I would recommend staying to a friend. Thanks
Karl B. Jan 2017
We were very happy with the location. cleanliness and and rapid response to problems that came up during our stay. The cottage is ideal for 4 people with good separation between bedrooms and centrally located living room/kitchen. Parking for one car is tight but adjacent to house. Washing machine appeared to be new, but broke on day 2. The property manager came on same day and appliance repairman the next day but stated machine was beyond repair and needed to be replaced. Pilot light for central heating was extinguished during a strong windstorm. Someone came to restart furnace the same day we reported the problem. We would definetly use this cottage again on a future vi;sit to S.D.
Ellen C. Nov 2016
The cottage was cozy, clean, and close to the beach and bay... Parking was tight, as warned, but otherwise the house worked out fine for our sisters getaway.
Rebecca B. Nov 2016
Great house and great location.
Vickie H. Nov 2016
House was great. Had everything we needed. Very clean! Comfortable beds. Loved having two full bathrooms for the 4 of us. Close to beach. Would stay again if we are ever in area.
Haynes T. Oct 2016
Richard Y. Oct 2016
We loved everything about the place. It was clean and well equipped. The location was great, close to the bay and close to the ocean. Will definitely try and stay here again. Ownership does a great job.
Turki A. Sep 2016
Nice place
Theresa F. Aug 2016
The Yellow Cottage was in a conveinent location. Within walking distance to Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. There were good restaurants close by.
Amanda R. Aug 2016
Nice layout for the size and great location. SO close to the bay and to the beach. Also close to lots of great restaurants and water sports rental shops. Highly recommended!!!
Mary Margaret T. Jul 2016
The house was clean and comfortable. It was close to activities, eateries, etc. Enjoyed ourselves very much.
Remo G. Jul 2016
my wife and kids had a great time, close to the bay and the beach.
Frank B. Jun 2016
Absolutely recommend it.
Michael S. May 2016
Nice little place. Will likely stay here again.
Celine B. May 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at the Yellow Cottage. The space was perfect for us and our two small children. We loved having an outdoor space for them and being so close to the beach.

We did find that there was a lot of noise from traffic on the road, however we weren't bothered by it since we were out most days. Even during naps it didn't bother our kids. Most evenings were quiet with the exception of Friday and Saturday nights with people driving and walking by after the bars closed, but it didn't affect our stay and we were kind of expecting it.
Pamela B. May 2016
Loved the location, quiet side on the bay but easy walk to beach. No problem with patio furniture. Have stayed on mission bay before and would definately stay here again. Never ran out of hot water a big plus as was the laundry and parking space. Cute comfortable place with keyed locking screen doors. Would like to see cotton sheets and bedding and better pillows. Would for sure stay here again. Thanks Vacasa you were easy to work with.
Donalyn L. May 2016
Our son and us.....Perfect. So appreciated having our own bedrooms and bathrooms. Did several crockpot meals so dinner was ready when we came back after a full day. (Brought my own crockpot.)
Aundrea C. May 2016
Awesome!
Megan J. Apr 2016
Great house, awesome location! Parking is a little tight, so a small car would be best.
Katherine M. Apr 2016
I was visiting my daughter who lives in San Diego so I rented this place for a long weekend in mid-April and it was perfect for the 2 of us. It helped that we had perfect weather and the spring break crowds were gone but The Yellow Cottage is in a great location between the bay and the ocean. We enjoyed riding bikes along the boardwalk and visiting some of the local 'hangouts'. It was nice to have a parking spot adjacent to the Cottage since parking is at a premium in the area. The Cottage was clean and well equipped and the front patio area is a nice bonus for a morning cup of coffee or a before dinner glass of wine :0). I may be spoiled having a very comfortable bed at home but I did think the queen bed was a little hard - maybe a pillowtop mattress cover would help? But all in all we were very pleased with the accommodations and would stay here again.
Teresa J. Apr 2016
What a darling beach cottage and an excellent location. Just a half block from the Mission Bay Beach and 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Great local restaurants within walking distance like the Olive Cafe for breakfast and Guava Beach Bar and Grill for Happy Hour Margaritas and tapas. The cottage is so well maintained and in excellent condition. The Vacasa property management is the best and easiest property management company we've come across. Two recommendations would be to add placemats for the nice evenings eating dinner on the patio and upgrade the kitchenware. We love to cook and would recommend that anyone who will be spending time making meals to bring some additional items such as a garlic press, vegetable peeler and whisk. Those are minor details. We loved the place and will definitely consider another stay in this cute little cottage by the beach.
Jeffrey T G. Apr 2016
It was all we expected and more. Excellent location. Would definitely stay here again!
Kris H. Mar 2016
The house suited us perfectly and we hope to stay there again. I would appreciate a more simple pricing structure for the rental, though.
Shannon C. Mar 2016
Little yellow cottage is clean, cute, and excellent location. Steps from the bay, ocean and local eateries. We would rent this cottage again!
Kathy B. Mar 2016
We sisters has so much fun! The beds are so comfey, the location is awesome and the cottage was a great place to come home to. We loved it!
Julie L. Feb 2016
This place was perfect for my sister, her husband, my husband and me! The location between the bay and ocean was wonderful. We liked everything about this place; the bedrooms being in separate ends of the home made for lots of privacy.
Michelle J. Feb 2016
Loved it! Great vacation. So Easy!
Douglas R. Jan 2016
This is a very private older home that is conveniently located.
Patricia H. Jan 2016
We had a wonderful, relaxing time.
Donna C. Nov 2015
The Yellow Cottage was perfect for our group of 4 adults. We loved having a full size fridge and washer and dryer. The bathrooms and sheets were very clean - which is my pet peeve.
The cottage is so close to the bay and the ocean. It was wonderful to walk around. Don't miss going to The Mission for breakfast, it's a short walk from the cottage.
We will definitely book from Vacasa again.

Julie F. Oct 2015
Loved our little business/pleasure get away. Was less expensive and much more relaxing than staying at a hotel in San Diego. Loved it...
Kacy B. Oct 2015
This was a great place for a get away. the location was quiet, of course it was off season. Would stay again but would love to have been able to bring my dog.
Brock L. Sep 2015
Although the location is great as far as walking to the ocean and bay--all just a few blocks away--the patio chairs in the enticing photos were locked up for our entire stay! Frayed bath towels need replacing...The Property Management person that returned our call was someone in Oregon that was unfamiliar with our booked rental. The next day another call explained that the owner keeps the plastic furniture on the patio locked up (!) with no key available for fear they will be stolen. Nice to book a place at the beach for $300/day and not have use of the patio in 95° weather...After hemming and hawing they gave us the lock box code for an extra key to the unit (one key for 4 adults is not enough).Why have a patio and keep the cheap plastic chairs locked-up? Improvising we carried the awkward dining room chairs outside...Good location, cute house but disappointed with the locked up furniture and slow response from management. Would book elsewhere next time.
Christopher C. Sep 2015
Was just a few steps from the bay and few more steps to the beach. Walking distance to all the shops and restaurants on Mission Dr. as well as a 5 - 10 minute drive to Pacific Beach. Overall the property was very clean and the check-in/check-out process was streamlined and easy. Loved the fenced front yard and BBQ grill with table and chairs. Would definitely stay here again.
Peggy T. Jul 2015
Overall, the stay was very pleasant. Just remember that it is on a busy byway and there is loud traffic at all times of the day and night. The location is perfect, being only a house away from the bay and across the street from the ocean. You are also situated near tons of restaurants and shops.
Andrea B. Jun 2015
1st time staying on bayside, and was a great experience. Was a little concerned that without A/C we would be uncomfortable, however, the weather was great and with the security screen doors, would leave the doors open for cool breeze through the night. Walking distance to several great spots for eats.
Sharon C. May 2015
Most everything was wonderful. Our only problem was the lock box. We were given the wrong code. Since we arrived about midnight, I had to get a night manager who did give me the correct code. Once we were in, we loved it. The cottage was perfect for the four of us.
David J. May 2015
We booked the Yellow Cottage in Mission Beach San Diego for our daughter's college graduation. The place is very quaint, well maintained, clean and simply fun to stay in. It comes well stocked with just about everything you need to cook, bbq and simply hang out. The very short walks to Mission Bay and the ocean beach make this location perfect. A couple more dish towels would be appreciated as well as an extra sheets and a blanket for the sofa bed. Otherwise, the place has everything you to enjoy a relaxing escapte from a fast paced everyday lifestyle.
Eric B. Mar 2015
Perfect location. Walking distance to both beaches. Sitting by the ocean at sunset is a must. The grill on the patio was awesome. Buzzed coffee shop is the place to go for coffee, and Fatfish is not the place to go margaritas, food was good though. Overall great experience and a bunch of happy guests. 10/10 would stay again.
Ann W. Mar 2015
We have rented a few other Mission Beach rentals and weren't sure about one on the bay. We loved this place and would return again. The house is very comfortable with a great layout. The parking spot is important in this area. The location is wonderful. We were a 3
minute walk to the beach and 30 steps from the bay. We even witnessed 2 outdoor weddings from the patio.
John M. Mar 2015
The Yellow Cottage was a great experience! Everything was a convenient walk away! Moments away from the beach, the restaurants, and many other amenities! I will stay again and recommend to family and friends!
Renu M. Jan 2015
The perfect location. Went for morning walks and runs on the beach. Rented bikes on mission Blvd and biked an entire 12miles around the bay that the property is located next to.