The Big Kahuna - San Diego, CA

Beautiful home w/contemporary touches, close to attractions!
The Big Kahuna 4.5 out of 5 45 ratings 27

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Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 2 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
Bathrooms: 3.5
Max Occupancy: 10
Pet Policy: No pets

The Big Kahuna 728 Salem Court, San Diego, CA 92109

Escape the cold and take that beachfront vacation you've been longing for all winter with a stay at this San Diego vacation rental! With updated amenities and modern coastal decor, this is the perfect home-away-from-home for up to 10 lucky guests!

This Mission Beach vacation rental is found in a distinct and quirky neighborhood that embraces the laid-back lifestyle of Southern California! This incredible home is located in one of the favorite areas known for delicious local eateries, shops, and access to the sand and waves! Spend an evening walking around the boardwalk or grab a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants! San Diego is known for a variety of attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, Belmont Park, and Sea World.

This sprawling home offers plenty of space, making it perfect for groups or a family getaway. With a fully-stocked kitchen, an open floor plan, and stunning views from every room, this beach bungalow is your own personal oasis! With granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, this kitchen is perfect for cooking a full homemade meal or just throwing together a quick snack. Two dining tables and a breakfast bar offer plenty of options for seating so that dinner can be a family affair.

The master bedroom is on the entry level. This bedroom has a king bed, full bathroom, and personal TV. Head upstairs to the second level and you'll find a large bedroom with a king bed, private bathroom, and separate door to the outdoor patio area. You'll enjoy your morning coffee with peaceful privacy on the patio. Continue upstairs and you'll find several additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a king bed, personal TV, and doors that lead onto the upstairs patio so you can enjoy fresh air each morning during the sunrise!

The fourth bedroom was designed for parents traveling with children and has a queen bed on one side of a half wall with a daybed with two twin mattresses on the other side. A crib is also available for younger children.

WiFi is provided so you can keep up to date on what's going on in the office, and a washer and dryer will keep your clothes clean and fresh throughout your stay. The patio has a gas grill and a nice area to store your beach items.

With all of the comforts of home, you'll find yourself returning to this beautiful Southern California vacation rental again and again and again!

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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 Big Kahuna

    Matt C.

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    Space was huge and we easily accommodated our group. I would definitely stay here again.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Anna K.

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    From the reservation made months in advance until check out- couldn't be happier. Everything was wonderful. Great house! Loved it all, we had a great time!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Alejandro (Alex) M.

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    Overall everything was great perfect location. House is in great condition and was very clean.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Jean T.

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    This house worked well for four couples.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Katarzyna K.

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    Great location. House had all the basics necessary for our family and we enjoyed our stay there
  • The Big Kahuna

    Kelly D.

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    We had a girls trip with 10 of our girlfriends and the house was PERFECT!! The location was great and the size was very comfortable. We will definitely be back!!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Brittany H.

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    I used to live a few blocks down so I was not surprised about how great the location was. I loved every bit of this property. Yes, it's a little kitschy and outdated but honestly, that added to its charm. There were multiple patios and we could hop back and forth from the beach to the house. It was everything we wanted and more. A note to renters: This is a beachside property. Sand rusts. Don't freak out if you see that this house is a little "used." That is the nature of these vacation homes. If you care about clean lines and all white linens, stay at a hotel. This is for a very relaxed group of people. Especially because there was an all night party next door... Would definitely come back though!!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Victor B.

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    We had great time at the big kahuna. Wa in a great spot, a few steps from the beach. Also was a great beach location as this far from the main places wasn't crowded at all unless you walked a 1/4 either way. Liquor store across the street(be aware they will over charge you late at nite) and nice bars in the area. Sasha's was steps from us but their service I incredibly bad. Be prepared to wait and pay too prices. Oysters were legit. Had a great time here and hope it's availble next time around.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Bill R.

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    The location of this property is great. It's a stones throw to the beach and there are more than a handful of really good dining spots within a few blocks. Great layout with three floors - 1st floor bed and bath, 2nd floor with bed/bath, kitchen, and living room, and third floor that had bath and plenty of room for my son, his wife and 3 kids. The only reason I didn't give the location a 5 was because it didn't have a clear view to the ocean - and frankly, you don't need one!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Jennifer K.

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    The proximity (one block from Mission beach and the walkway) was nice. The house was very worn, old comforters on the beds and worn furniture and carpet. The number of bedrooms and bathrooms was nice. The pull out couch should NOT count as a sleeping option. The housekeepers were meticulous, something I notice when renting... the bathrooms and sinks were sparkling. Parking was an absolute hassle, very limited on the street and the "double garage" would only fit one vehicle.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Ben V.

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    It's pretty much what all the other reviews say. I loved there were ceiling fans in each room. The ceiling fans were a make or brake for me since there was no AC
  • The Big Kahuna

    Melissa H.

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    The location was prime! We loved being able to walk back and forth from the house to the beach. All of the shops around there are so cute and we loved walking up and down the beach and boardwalk.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Eliott & Jessica T.

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    We stayed for 3 night/4 days. it was a great spot and a great house. having a two car garage (if you have small cars, you could fit 3) was great too because if you haven't been to mission beach before, parking is hard to find. The house was plenty big for all of us. we had 12 adults staying and we all slept comfortably and had plenty of space to spread out.
    I have seen some reviews on this house and people said the furniture was dated and needs to be updated or that the house was old and should be updated... Well when you are going to mission beach, you are going there for the ocean, not the furniture. Plus since it is a rental property and the price is on the "more affordable side," you cant expect top quality, fine furniture. If you wan that, go stay in a 5 star hotel resort and pay a lot more. This is Mission Beach. There will be sand on the floor after your first day there and that's part of staying on the beach. its all about location, location, location. it was a great location!
    This was my 2nd time using Vacasa, first time at this property, and just like the first time, they were great and will use them again!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Debora O.

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    We rented the property for a family trip which included two babies. The location was ideal and allowed easy back and forth to the beach. The house provided lots of space and plenty of bathrooms for 7 adults and 2 babies. The house really needs some thorough cleaning and some updates. Could really use a new grill and some nice patio seating would be great. The info said 6 beach chairs but there are only 2. Dishwasher was pretty bad. The negatives of this house were minor and with a little effort this could be an amazing rental. We loved the location!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Nguyet T.

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    Overall, we like the house. The only thing that i think the house needs to improve is replacing the pillows, mattresses, and blankets. They are pretty worn out.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Travis M.

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    With this home, you are paying for location. Place was perfect for 12, 3 floors all with outside space. Needs some updates, but overall we enjoyed our stay.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Glen W.

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    We had a very enjoyable family gathering at this house. There were 12 of us and we fit comfortably. The house is in a good, quiet location, close to the beach and the bay as well as places to rent bikes and boats. Plenty to do just walking around, but also lots of attractions to drive to, like the San Diego Zoo. I suggest you bring or rent car that is not too low or you will scrape bottom trying to get in garages.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Mollie C.

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    With all the bedroom space, this house didn't feel too crowded even at max capacity (12 people). The house was clean and well-maintained, and the location is fantastic- the walk to the beach was only about 2 minutes. We were able to fit two cars into the garage, but it was really tight. It wasn't a problem, though, because street parking wasn't too hard to find. Would definitely rent again.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Nishtha P.

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    The house was in a perfect location (couple of feet from the beach and 10 min from popular breweries). Great updated kitchen and comfortable beds. We had a great time! Note: only one car will fit in the garage unless you have two mini coopers
  • The Big Kahuna

    Hayley P.

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    We loved this home, it was an amazing location! We were able to walk back and forth from our favorite bars in PB to our favorite taco stand over in Belmont park! The sizing of the home was excellent, so much space for our party to be all together but also all have our privacy when needed. The Big Kahuna was great for a group of 12 adults and we would definitely consider renting this property again!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Barbara C.

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    We had a great time. Close to the beach. Parking could be difficult, bring smaller vehicles. We had three large vehicles. City parking laws were very strict. The home was large and the entire family was just happy to be all together.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Scott L.

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    The family room furniture needs updated, not comfortable and not enough seating for the size of the house. One tv upstairs did not work and there isn't one in the master bedroom. Lacks towels so have to do laundry daily if you want to wash the sand off! Kitchen had plenty of silverware, plates, glasses but lacked a cookie sheet or decent pans and didn't even have a can opener. Basement bedroom bed is only a full size and very uncomfortable. On a good note though we loved the location, easy walk to beach or bay area.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Theresa M.

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    We greatly enjoyed our stay. Vacasa placed us in an exceptional location in Pacific Beach between the between the beach and the bay. The place was immaculate, well furnished, and well maintained. We will definitely request this same rental in the future. Vacasa staff called and emailed to make sure we were comfortable and made us feel welcome. Overall a great winter vacation! Thank you!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Mark & Karen J.

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    Our annual family not on Christmas, Christmas celebration happened this year at the Big Kahuna, just off Mission Beach. The eleven of us, ranging in age from two to 65, had a great time, even though we hit the early January monsoons that raked the California beaches. We're okay with soggy weather and it was, but just part of the time. The majority of the days were great for wandering, walking, and just generally playing with grandkids. And the house worked for us.
    Now, the house had some quirks, but we aren't too finicky, so we were happy. Our adult children loved it, even the couple relegated to the upstairs bedroom with the windows that took the major hit with the winds and rains we had several evenings. The windows rattle a bit and leaked some air. (Winds, ocean, windows, storms, all to be expected.)
    With three floors of living space in play, the house works for multiple families. Multiple decks are nice as well. Being west of Mission Blvd. helped with the four ten and under folks in our crew. No traffic issues until you hit the boardwalk and then it was pedestrian or bike or skateboard, which you expect.
    Some of the furnishing choices were a bit odd with a cozy table for about five in house for twelve, but sitting around the coffee table worked okay.
    We'd come back here easily, but would hope a few items would be fixed first. Things like the exposed tack strip under the carpet that leads to the bathrooms in two places, and things like that. Maybe a dustpan to go with the broom. Not much dust in San Diego, but lots of sand, particularly by the beach so being able to pick it up would make some sense.
    Again, nothing here that is a deal breaker, but I believe the owner and the rental company is shorting themselves by not taking this property to its potential. I get that it is a rental and gets abused on a daily basis, but sometimes abuse happens because folks believe you don't care or you would have fixed that little whatever.
    Again, great place for families. If you are a room service, always use the valet, and send three out of five meals back because it doesn't meet your exacting demands, don't rent this place. If you can go with the flow, love the wind and rain as much as the sun and don't mind some sand between your toes, you'll enjoy this spot. The Big Kahuna is big and meets the needs of a big group, which can make vacations all the more fun.
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    Paul C.

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    I have rented this house before and was very happy. This time was no different. With the children getting older and beginning to spread throughout the Country we saw this as a great opportunity to get all of us together before the end of summer. There were no disappointments.
  • The Big Kahuna

    Sandra D.

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    The location was good the fact that it is on the beach side of Mission which is a more busy road. Walking to the beach was an easy walk. Because the house is set back behind more houses you only see a little ocean view from the top balcony. Noise was definetly not an issue. Nice kitchen! Kitchen had everything we needed as far as plates, cups, silverware, bowls, pan,small appliances,was easy to prepare food in. The decor , furniture throughout house could use some updating, carpet was stained and by upstairs bathroom carpet was a little torn.Was great to have ceiling fans in all bedrooms but all the mattresses are pretty worn and also the foam padding on the mattresses. Comforters on beds could be updated. Nice that they were big beds. Our family really enjoyed our stay but next year we may want to find a house that has more view and openness to the ocean and sand and a bit more updated. The staff was always helpful when I had questions. Had a great time!
  • The Big Kahuna

    Aarti S.

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    Great time, near Mission Beach. House was not on the beach but just steps away. We did not pay as much because of this. Definitely large enough for two families with lots of small and tween aged-kids. Was quiet at night. We were bothered by 6:30 AM construction. We asked them to stop and they did not do it again the next day.lots of really good restaurants in the area
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