We had a nice stay at Mike's Place at the Beach. We enjoyed the front patio, bbq grill, the open floor-plan front room & kitchen. The one-car garage was very useful too. We are hoping to return!
I love this house! We've stayed here several times and always had a great time. It's roomy enough for 6 ladies to be comfortable. The lone bathroom works just fine with everyone sharing the space respectfully. The living room is comfortable for all to hang out and the bedrooms are roomy. Love the patio and the neighbors are great. We'll be back - oh, and love having a large garage space!
Perfect place to whoop it up on Independence Day!!!
Loved Mike's Place at the Beach. Fantastic location just feet from the beach, very clean and comfortable.
Loved the location, easy access to the beach. Place was clean and cozy.
Great location. This is actually our second time renting the apartment. We stayed in the bottom floor this time. Clean and homey, just the way we remembered it.
Location was great! Less than a block from beach close to sea world and lots to do. Easy drive downtown and to MCRD. It was clean a little dated on decor and furniture and beds could be upgraded but would definitely stay there again! We were on the lower level there was no heat or air conditioner, coming from Iowa that seemed odd but we really didn't need either one for our stay in January. They had fans and heaters but we didn't need them. I would recommend this place to anyone I know!
The house is beautiful, clean and perfectly equiped
Location is perfect!
Important things are all nearby. Parking in Mission Beach is a real problem, which is why the included garage was very welcome. I liked it and would come here again.
Amazing Location! Clean house - nice and extra towels. Kitchen well stocked.
Garage hard to park in - but great having parking space
Could use new mattresses
This house is literally steps from the beach and ocean! It's easy to find right off I-8. We stayed there with our 2 kids (8 and 12) and my in-laws. Plenty of room for the 6 of us. The patio was amazing too! We used the sand toys, boogie boards, sand umbrella, and beach chairs provided. We had a problem with the internet, but it was solved quickly. I'd go back again.
Spacious, clean, AWESOME location. PERFECT
The location alone outweighs anything negative about this place. Literally steps away from the beach. Walking distance to Belmont Park. No AC but we lucked out with the weather and it wasn’t a deal breaker. There was firewood, boogie boards, beach chairs and sand toys in the garage. There are two other units above us that we didn’t realize were there when we booked so you may hear your neighbors or hear them coming/going. We were there on a holiday weekend so parking for the second vehicle kind of sucked but maybe wouldn’t be as bad on a normal weekend. Highly recommend and we’ll definitely be back!
pretty cool place, spacious and easy access to the beach. I wish i couldve had this place for the whole week and not just two days, but it was booked for someone else for the days prior to my arrival. the only thing i can complain about is that the bedsprings and mattress in in the master bedroom should be replaced. the bed was broken, and uncomfortable to get in and out of. Im guessing alotta babies have been made on that bed. But really, time to replace that busted bed guys. Other than that every things else about the place was fantastic. Id definitely rent it again next time im in town.
Perfect location. Great patio. Super close to beach boardwalk shops and stores. Plus the garage is a great bonus!
Very cute place! So close to the beach. Had a great trip.
The place was great so close to beach. Need more utensils
Loved the location most of all and having a garage was key!
The house was clean and ready when we arrived. I will say, the place is a bit small for 6 adults, but that is no fault of the house itself and we made it work. It's close to the beach and there are plenty of places within walking distance to get food or go shopping. The garage is tight if you are driving a mid to large sized SUV or minivan, so be aware of the dimensions of your vehicle. I would definitely recommend this house to others.
So comfortable, had everything we needed. Felt like home away from home.
Location is excellent, off the strand just enough for privacy, yet on the beach in just steps. The kitchen is not set up for real meal prepping, so bring a few items if plan to cook all your meals
Mike’s beach house is the perfect place if you’re looking to stay near Mission Beach. Not only is it conveniently close to the beach but it’s also a cozy place to stay.
The location is great and the area is beautiful, the kitchen lacks utensils, the wi-fi sucks and the mattresses on the beds belong in the junkyard
Simple check-in process. Place was clean and tidy!
We saw that that the home would be close to the beach, but had no idea it'd be within 100 feet! Such a great location in a great part of town. Really enjoyed being so close to the Mission Beach boardwalk.
Great little place right next to the beach. Great spots that are easy to walk to and cheap uber/lyft all around the popular spots. Didn't need to stay in the house much as we were out and about but was great for sleeping and location!
The location was fabulous, just steps from the beach without being actually on the beach walk where everyone walks by looking in your front window. Clean and well-maintained, with the staff responding quickly to our requests.
Overall Mike's place was great to stay in, close to beach, restaurants, & grocery stores. Though the contract says to keep noise down from 10PM to 7AM, memo must not apply to surrounding neighbors because their were 2 frat parties going on. Glad I'm not sensitive to noise, but for others this might be a problem.
Perfect location for a group of friends, it can comfortably accommodate 6 people! Such a great location, really close to a ton of bars and restaurants and the beach is right outside! Such a fun time in that house!
If you're staying this close to the beach you probably aren't home much. And that's perfect for this place. Great location.
I like this place my whole family love this place 2 minutes from the beach
This place was great. Had a couple things that weren't convienent for me but all in all this place was good and I'd most likely stay again!
The location was perfect so close to the beach we could walk back and forth . The condo was very spacious and the furniture and beds were comfortable. We will look forward to renting this place next year!
I would highly recommend this place if you are going to Mission for the beach and the surroundings itself. The location of this property cannot be beat for the cost. You are steps from the beach, Belmont park and many restaurants. If you just need a place to sleep and keep your stuff this place is ideal. The house is smallish, but clean and convenient.
The location is fabulous--less than a block until your toes are in the sand and your eyes are feasting on the ocean. Other positives are the fact that children are allowed, that there are two bedrooms, outside tables to sit on (with an enclosed fence), a dishwasher, beach towels, two boogie boards, and sand toys.
The biggest negative, however, was that it was advertised as $290 a night, but didn't mention that Vacasa added $140 in cleaning fees (I could make this shine like crazy in two hours, and the local going rate for rental cleaners is $15 per hour), a $90.90 booking fee, AND a $113 cleaning fee, which, not including tax, made the rental $405 per night. The queen bed we slept on was the worst bed I've ever slept on--it creaked and groaned each time my husband and I moved at all. We never would allow guests to sleep on this--it's ready for recycling. As other reviews said, the TV didn't work easily, and there were no instructions, but the property manager came the following morning to fix it. There is a washer/dryer in the garage (you walk down along the side of the house, out to the alley, unlock the garage with the code), but it takes $1.25 in quarters for washer and dryer, which seemed really cheap when we paid over $400 per night. And, it's loud. It was warm, even with the fan, so we opened our window, where an infant cried the first night off and on all night, and partiers celebrated until 4:00 a.m. the second night, and midnight the third night.
So...great location, but it felt like bait and switch pricing for a place a bit on the shabby side.
We are working with the owner on replacing the queen bed. Thanks!
Great location. Expensive for 1 bath 2 bedroom.
Family vacation at mikes place and it was so awesome. The location is perfect, a short walk and your toes are in the sand. The BBQ wasn't working but Ana was quick to help out. The house is perfect location, roomy for 6 and comfy beds. Will definitely stay again. Remember to Bring all staples for cooking. Overall a fantastic time was had by all.
Steps away from the ocean. We liked that there was beach chairs and boogie boards to use. Wish the beds were more comfy, but overall we had a great time and loved that we could walk to eat and check out the sites.
Things I wish I knew about this place when deciding:
-This is the downstairs unit. We had "bad neighbors", over the weekend there were 5-6 additional adults and about 4-5 children, plus a dog. They encroached on our patio and common area. Used the hose by our front door, as we left we were stepping over sand and puddles of water. Loud footsteps and furniture dragging.
-Party beach: this unit is also surrounded by mostly other rental houses. Loud music and drunk people. If you plan to come and party then no worries. We wanted some tranquil beach time...not so much.
-Kitchen: pots, pans, silverware etc good. No cooking items such as oil, salt, pepper, or coffee filters. If you plan to come and cook some meals, make sure you pick up these items. This is my 4th time booking with vacasa and most of the times the kitchens are better stocked. Im sure this is because there are so many surrounding food places, that most people go out to eat.
All of the rest was up to Vacasa standards. Like I said, just a few things I wish I knew when deciding from one place against another.
We're disappointed the guests endured neighbors who invaded their living space. The property manager determined that oil, salt and pepper are not considered standard Vacasa supplies and are left up to each individual owner's decision to supply. Thank you.
This unit was very clean and the property manager was attentive. It is very close to the beach. The kitchen looked new. We would stay here again.
Love the walk to either beach. Nice patio, some noisy neighbors. Not enough towel racks and/or hooks and had to call for large pot-only 1 saucepan provided. Good hot water. Garage was a plus. Comfortable beds and clean. Very basic TV service and wifi. We did enjoy our stay and proximity to everything and would like to see better cooking supplies.
For people who like a great deal AND a decent/comfortable stay. Bring quarters for the washer/dryer if you want to do laundry. They have beach chairs & boogie boards you can use. Nice patio for grilling & small gatherings.
Good Place for cost and Location
Recently stayed at Mikes on the beach and had a great time. The proximity to the beach is amazing. Got up every day and took a long walk along the water - heaven! Easy to get to surrounding activities and a nice quiet neighborhood. Perfect relaxing vacation!
My girlfriends and I had a great time. It was a great condo, and you could not ask for a better location. Will definitely recommend.
Great location close to Belmont park and of course the beach! Needs a few thing like new/better beds and better wifi signal. Also netter channel line up so you can catch the games when not enjoying the beach! Overall a clean great place to stay! I would stay again but please fix the noted problems!
Based on the pictures we were getting a good beach apartment at a great location. It is stupid, but we chose this property over several others because there was a massage chair in the place. Well, that chair was broken and by the looks of it the chair had been broken for a while. The email that was sent to us with check in instructions had the incorrect door code so we had to speak to the local manager which was quick and she was very helpful. Once inside and settled we could tell that very little has been maintained beyond just the required minimum. We could feel sand on the tile floor throughout the apartment. The furniture is worn and should be replaced. The salt air has left rust in places that you would expect it, just minor stuff but something that would cost very little to improve. Next door to the master bedroom was another apartment with a motion light that went off constantly so all night our room would light up like day time for a couple minutes then get dark again.
Positives - The location is amazing, just a 1 minute walk to a great beach and couple minute walk to food and entertainment. The garage was small but nice that you could park your vehicle inside. We used the washer and dryer once and it worked fine, kind of cheap to me that they are pay machines. Our neighborhood was very quiet, we never heard any partying or animals, we slept great once we were able to block some of the light from the neighbor.
We are very sorry to see that the broken massage chair was such a disappointment; the Property Manager and owner are looking into replacing it. They also have plans for various repairs during the slower winter season. Thanks!
This unit offers a great location. A short walk to the beach or bay as well as the nearby amusement park. The only downside was that the unit is a little run down. We experienced an ant problem in the unit, but other than being an older building with old appliances we really enjoyed our week long stay.
This property is close to . . .
the ocean and beach
the boardwalk attractions
being a spectacular place to stay
So long as you are ok with close to (like me), then this place is great.
Great stay! We'd come back.
there were a number of issues straight away, fly infestation, which was from not having the exterior washed down and other guest food residue on the cement and plants had caused a lot of flies to congregate, however once management was informed the issue was taken care of straight away. Additionally the unit is not as maintained as I would have expected for the money spent. The owner would do well to get a more hotel fell in the unit, and perhaps a woman's touch, additionally the 'massage chair' was so dirty and rusted and controls broken and dirty, it would do better to be thrown out, I didn't want my kids sitting on it not knowing what they might pick up. The screen were ripped and one window broken (a safety issue for me a traveling mom on the ground floor unit) however again Vacassa was right on the spot and got approval to replace the screens and the handyman managed to rig a lock system to the broken window. I know these are little items, but they impact the overall experience a guest has. Directions for the TV would have been great, we again had to relay on Anna at Vacasa (who was wonderful) to assist us in how to use the devices....
Awesome location. 2 bedrooms is ideal.
So close you can see the water from the patio. Beach out front is for surfers so we walked north maybe 50 yards to go body boarding. Waves ideal. Unit is large and recently remodeled with granite in the kitchen. First night quiet but 2nd night party next door was loud but we closed the windows and turned up the fan and fell right back to sleep. Fit my F150 extra cab in the garage barely 19'1". All in all great spot, fun trip.
Mike's Place at the Beach was exactly what we were looking for. A block from the Pacific, easy in and out for a few days. Parked the car in the garage and didn't need it again until it was time to leave. Belmont Park, local restaurants, and a great beach are all a few steps away. The cottage was neat and comfortable with a great patio to enjoy our coffee in the morning. Will visit again for sure!
We loved staying here and enjoy the local surroundings. The staff was very helpful when called. The living room furniture is dated and needs to be cleaned or replaced. Overall an enjoyable
experience in a location we love spending the week.
We have a large extended family and rent all 3 units. Great so that you all can be together but also have a place to get away from all the action. Park your car, ride your bike or walk to everything. So much fun!!!
Great place to stay. Garage is not that big but fits a midsize SUV. There is a green dumpster across the alley which makes backing into the garage hard. Best way is to come up the alley or back down from the strandway, There were beach chairs in the garage.
I loved staying at this house. The location was better than we could have asked for and the house was a perfect size and so cute.
Great location. Bring your own pots/pans because the 2 that are in the kitchen are not not stick and everything burns. Overall nice stay.
The Property Manager has provided a new non-stick set of pots and pans in the home.
Perfect location to spend time at the beach
My family and I spent 5 days here and overall our experience was excellent. The vicinity to the beach and attractions like Belmont Park are perfect. If you are looking for a beach rental with all the updated appliances and home furnishings, well this place inst for you. For me and my family, literally all our time was spent at the beach and the home was comfortable and relaxing and nothing i would really complain about. The only thing I did have issues with was the internet, which was not really a deal break but would have been nice not to fool around with troubleshooting. I would definitely rent this unit again.
Just not much cookware in case u want to make food at the house. But other than that very nice relaxing time.
Had a blast staying here.
Loved being so close to the beach. In the middle of all the fun.
The reservation process and directions to access the house were easy to follow.
The house is in a great location, just a block away from the beach and a very short walk to Belmont park. We parked our car in the garage and did not need it again until our departure. The beds are a tad creaky, but overall this cute little place was exactly what we hoped for.
It was the most wonderful 2 nights . Place was clean and great location . Vacasa was wonderful , will never rent with anyone else.
Not sure if I would stay there again. Loved the location, wished the tv's had worked or we had instructions . Parking would be difficult if you had a med to lrg veh. We had three tv's , seven remotes( none worked) and none of the tv's would work. Two TV's said no signal and the third one said it was a data problem. We called the office and someone tried to call us back and left a message that he would be in the area that day, however due to limited time and not wanting to sit home and waste a day of our vacation to wait for him we went out to do the tourist things. The tv's should be set up so a tenant just needs to turn them on and the correct remote is handy, or directions should be in the guest check-in procedure book. Also, last minute notice that there would be work on the street leading to the garage. We made it into the garage but had to move the car out by 8 a.m. when the street crews started work or be stuck in the garage.
Thank you for your review. We apologize that the electronics were not working for you and will be sure to inspect that they are functioning correctly. We hope to see you again!
I came with my family for a February business trip. We arrived later after dark. My family felt the area looked a bit sketchy at first (admitted it looked better in the daytime). We came to love the bohemian feel, and loved being so close to many local attractions. We did most everything on foot - except for one day at San Diego Zoo and trip to oceanfront dog park. Having a car garage was a necessity - kinda like how valuable a parking space in New York City can be. Immediately ran into a couple of friendly neighbor ladies who greeted and welcomed us, I have stayed at the Pacific Terrace Hotel, just up the road - it's a really nice hotel for a good price. But it does not have the feeling of home away from home, or the flexibility that comes with Mike's Place. Our kids had their own space. We typically made breakfast at house, ate out remainder of time. I liked interacting with real local people, not just other tourists. A short walk to Belmont Park was cool too.
Walking distance to the beach. Great patio.
My husband and I stayed here with our three small children. The location was great. We walked to the beach and spent most of our days playing in the sand. The beach was very nice. We walked to Mission Bay park and let the kids play on the playground. We were also able to walk to some nice places to eat.
My only complaints would be that the people upstairs were really loud and didn't seem to ever go to bed. The garage was a really tight fit for our van but any other small car should be fine. We weren't completely satisfied with the cleanliness when we got there.
That being said, we had a great time and like I said the price for the location was great. We would consider staying there again.
We enjoyed our stay. The location is great. So close to the beach. Kids could go there and come back on their own. Amenities for clean up were right outside the door so it was convenient. The picnic table in the yard was great. We could enjoy lunch and dinner there. The kitchen was well equipped. We cooked two meals there. There was a massage chair which was really relaxing. :-) Beds were comfortable. Towels were clean.
The bed in the master bedroom was extremely creaky such that we kept waking ourselves up whenever we turned at night. One dining chair was very creaky so only three of us could sit at the dininng table. The plumbing in the bathroom was not great. Please take your shampoo and bath soap. They say do not pack but do not provide any there. Luckily the location is good so you can walk to the store and buy toiletries. Internet was extremely weak but then we had gone to enjoy the beach so didn't care. The garage was ver tight due to a huge dumpster in the alley. It made parking a nightmare for us. We had a Honda Odyssey. Getting the car in and out was extremely difficult. So we didn't get the car out after the first time. Luckily the location of the property was such that we could walk to many good restaurants or get delivery. Overall the stay was good.
We recently stayed at Mike's place and was very satisfied with our stay. Everything we need was just walking distance, beach, eating, rides and fun. Great location for families with little ones and teenagers. Love the place looking forward on going back..
A group of us stayed for 4 nights and there were several positives and negatives. First the positives, it was close to the beach and other fun areas that Mission Beach has to offer (such as Kayaking, the roller coaster, etc...). It was also in a quiet area so there was never any issues with neighbors being loud or obnoxious. The size of the place was perfect for the 5 of us and would be great for a family as it has loads of free amenities for the beach and cooking/grilling.
Now for the negatives, it wasn't cleaned as well as it should of been when we arrived. The floors were not cleaned ahead of time and there was issues with fruit flies when we arrived. Additionally our pilot light was out when we arrived which made the place smell like gas. However, when we called about any issue they were very responsive right away.
Overall, I would recommend this place especially for families. The only drawback for non-families is that there is one bathroom so a large group of six is not ideal for sharing one bathroom.
The location is wonderful!!! The rooms are very spacious and we enjoyed our stay very much.
We spent the week on the beach! Very relaxing, easy to find. Parking is tough, so having the garage to park the car is a LIFESAVER!! Check-in and Check-out were simple a great time was had by all. Would easily recommend Mike's if you are looking for a small family vacation.