The Yellow Cottage - San Diego, CA

Cozy charmer in the heart of Mission Bay - steps from boardwalk, ocean & bay!
The Yellow Cottage 5 out of 5 50 ratings 45

 Bay View  Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable  Limited Mobility Access

Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed
Bathrooms: 2
Max Occupancy: 5
Sleeps Comfortably: 4
Pet Policy: No pets

The Yellow Cottage 842 Portsmouth Ct, San Diego, CA 92109

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 (internet 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!

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  • 0 Children
  • No pets
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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Adult Games
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD
  • Music
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub
  • Grill: gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • The Yellow Cottage

    Richard Y.

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    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.
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    Theresa F.

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    The Yellow Cottage was in a conveinent location. Within walking distance to Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. There were good restaurants close by.
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    Amanda R.

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    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!!!
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    Mary Margaret T.

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    The house was clean and comfortable. It was close to activities, eateries, etc. Enjoyed ourselves very much.
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    Remo G.

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    my wife and kids had a great time, close to the bay and the beach.
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    Michael S.

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    Nice little place. Will likely stay here again.
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    Chris M.

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    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!
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    Maryann B.

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    My family and I loved the yellow cottage. Great location within walking distance of many restaraunts. House was very clean and comfortable.
  • The Yellow Cottage

    Dale K.

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    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.

    Dale Kaisershot
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    John T.

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    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!
  • The Yellow Cottage

    Richard O.

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    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
  • The Yellow Cottage

    Karl B.

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    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.
  • The Yellow Cottage

    Ellen C.

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    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.
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    Rebecca B.

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    Great house and great location.
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    Vickie H.

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    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.
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    Turki A.

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    Nice place
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    Frank B.

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    Absolutely recommend it.
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    Celine B.

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    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.
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    Pamela B.

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    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.
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    Donalyn L.

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    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.)
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    Aundrea C.

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    Awesome!
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    Megan J.

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    Great house, awesome location! Parking is a little tight, so a small car would be best.
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    Katherine M.

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    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.
  • The Yellow Cottage

    Teresa J.

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    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.
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    Jeffrey T G.

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    It was all we expected and more. Excellent location. Would definitely stay here again!
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    Kris H.

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    The house suited us perfectly and we hope to stay there again. I would appreciate a more simple pricing structure for the rental, though.
  • The Yellow Cottage

    Shannon C.

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    Little yellow cottage is clean, cute, and excellent location. Steps from the bay, ocean and local eateries. We would rent this cottage again!
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    Kathy B.

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    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!
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    Julie L.

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    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.
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    Michelle J.

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    Loved it! Great vacation. So Easy!
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    Douglas R.

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    This is a very private older home that is conveniently located.
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    Patricia H.

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    We had a wonderful, relaxing time.
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    Donna C.

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    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.

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    Julie F.

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    Loved our little business/pleasure get away. Was less expensive and much more relaxing than staying at a hotel in San Diego. Loved it...
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    Kacy B.

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    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.
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    Brock L.

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    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.
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    Christopher C.

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    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.
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    Peggy T.

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    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.
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    Andrea B.

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    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.
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    Sharon C.

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    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.
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    David J.

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    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.
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    Eric B.

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    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.
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    Ann W.

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    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.
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    John M.

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    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!
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    Renu M.

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    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.
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  • December, 2015

    Debbie T.

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  • August, 2015

    Sheri R.

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  • April, 2015

    Josh H.

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  • March, 2015

    Eric B.

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