Dana & Becky
About Dana & Becky
Welcome to beautiful San Diego, we are Dana Horne Vacation Rentals! We hope to help you with all your vacation rental needs! Please contact us with any questions you may have. A little about us - Dana came to San Diego from the New England area over 30 years ago and immediately knew San Diego was where he wanted to establish himself. He earned his Real Estate License in 1979, his Broker's License in 1984 and founded Dana Horne Realty in 1987. In the year 2000, he purchased his first vacation rental property and a new aspect of his business was born . . . Vacation rental management! Becky, Dana's wife is our "Vacation Rental Manager". Together, along with the help of Jenelle, "Rental Agent" plus our small, but experienced staff, we pride ourselves on strong customer service and making ourselves available to our clients before, during, and after office hours, seven days a week. Let us help you make your stay in San Diego GREAT! -Dana Horne Realty with Dana Horne Vacation Rentals
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
Beautiful place, lovely views of the ocean and the channel, could use an electrician visit as some plugs and heaters trip breakers when in use.
Mission Beach Getaway
The Mission Beach Penthouse worked out perfectly for out trip to California. Everything went smoothly from the online process to checking in and checking out. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the sun rise and set as ships came and went through the inlet. Definitely a postcard view, even saw some seals. The designated parking gave us peace of mind after returning from site seeing during the day. I would highly recommend staying here and would like to plan a return trip.
A great property!
We had a great time at this property. It was close enough to everything we wanted to do but far enough away from the crowds to get some peace and quiet.
Clean, modern, best location easy access to everything. Landlord promptly responded to questions.
The best views and locale to surf and paddle back bay. This end of mission beach is more peaceful than closer to Belmont park. Kitchen and baths were well equipped with toiletries. It was so wonderful we are plannind to book again.
Amazing spot for a large group.
Thank you so much for a great stay in San Diego. The units were well stocked beyond our expectations. It was a great location for our group and all of the activities we were doing while there. Becky and Jenelle were awesome to work with in planning our visit. And the view...amazing!! Everyone in our group said this was a place worth coming back to.
Perfect location! Amazing views! Perfect size for 2 families to split for a memorable vacation!
The condo was at the end of the amazing Mission Beach, just far enough removed from the crowds while still being situated within a 5 minute WALK to the ocean, the bay and a playground (and only ~15-20 min walk to Belmont Park). The views from within the condo were stunning and were a constant reminder of why you chose to vacation on Mission Beach/Bay. The condo complex contained super convenient beach gear storage & showers on the first floor so your beach toys & sand didn't have to come back upstairs with you. The unit itself was clean and stocked with all of the non-perishable essentials you need while having space to store anything extra that you wanted. The furniture was comfortable and had plenty of seating options for probably ~12 people (estimating as our group was only 7 total, 4 adults + 3 toddlers). The king bed in the 2nd bedroom (the one I stayed in) had a memory foam topper or similar on it which made it very comfortable as well. Only thing to nit pick on would be the 2 glass-topped side tables in the living room - not a great choice for 3 toddlers, but far from a reason to drop a star.
There are about 6 different entry codes or locks to remember which is hard, so make sure to have them available on your phone or printed for reference. The only one that gave us trouble was the one for the garbage as it wasn't as easy to unlatch and relatch as we expected (or even easy to locate!). We also found it strange that there wasn't a recycling bin available; I guess that is some local regulation or something.
The 2 times I contacted the management company during our stay they replied and addressed our concerns immediately (once because the cable box was on the fritz and once to dispose of something in a common area we unexpectedly came across). Neither issue was their fault but they remedied them asap to ensure our stay remained great - you can't ask for more than that!
For dog people: There is a grassy area with a public dog poop bag dispenser and garbage can on the back side of the condo complex. This made it SUPER convenient to just grab our dog and leave without having to search for poop bags or lug full bags back with us - one more reason this location rocks!
Overall we had a WONDERFUL vacation in this condo! It's got everything you need and the price was great - we definitely would stay here again! 😀
The boardwalk, officially known as Ocean Front Walk, is a pedestrian walkway that runs approximately 2.3 miles along the beach from the end of Law Street in the north down into Mission Beach, ending at the mouth of Mission Beach. Along this scenic route are a number of local shops, restaurants, bars, and Belmont Park — a fun-filled amusement park for people of all ages. The Ocean Front Walk is packed with pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and tourists most days of the week, in particular on weekends, but it is worth it to brave the crowds and come check out this hotspot.
To reach the trailhead, head toward the ocean once you reach Law Street and Mission Boulevard. Follow the clearly marked path to the left. You will be immediately greeted by views of the Pacific Ocean to the right, along with plenty of beach goers and slews of other people walking, biking, and rollerblading the same trail. To your left you will start to see a number of small beachside hotels. Approximately 0.5 miles into your walk you will see Crystal Pier, one of the top piers in the state due to the number of fish caught and the possibility of good-quality fish. If you want to add on some extra mileage, take a stop here and walk to the end of the pier where you can catch a spectacular sunset if you time your walk right or get a better view of the marine life and surfers below.
From Crystal Pier, continue forward on the trail towards the main lifeguard tower. At this point you will be passing by the most crowded stretch of the Ocean Front Walk due to the number of popular bars and restaurants nearby. This is also where most people set up camp for basking in the sun and frolicking in the cool waves. If you will be riding a bike, exercise caution in this area because it can get very crowded, especially on weekends. The next mile will continue to be crowded, however if you push through the masses you will suddenly find the crowd thins as you pass by the remaining bars, shops, and beachside hotels. Now you will start to see vacation rentals and apartments on your left — passing by the occasional bachelorette party or family weekend getaway in the beautiful properties to your left. To your right the Pacific Ocean will remain a constant site for the entirety of your walk.
At approximately 1.5 miles down the trail you will see Belmont Park in the distance, noticeable by the staggering roller coaster that soars above the amusement park. You’ll also come across more bars and restaurants — letting you know you’ve now crossed into Mission Beach. It is easy to get distracted at this point and want to let out your inner-kid, riding the roller coaster and maybe even stopping for a game of laser tag. If you are disciplined enough to stay on course, continue down Ocean Front Walk past more beachfront homes and condos, ending at the South Mission Beach parking lot where there are typically fewer crowds. Here is where you will turn back around and retrace your route back north to Law Street.
This is your adventure so if you get distracted stopping at Belmont Park, grabbing a sweet treat at one of the stands, opt to become a beach bum, or want to grab a cold beer on your way back, no one will judge you. After all, not every hike is this scenic and lively, might as well take full advantage of your surroundings.