A very enjoyable stay in a prime location. Out your door to your right, across the street is the beach - I'd walk there barefoot with a coffee in my hand to take in the early morning quiet of the sea. To your right of your door you have the bay, marina and a great bike/rollerblade/walk path that wraps around the entire bay - really lovely gem of a spot. A block south is a small store for milk, beer, etc. Gernot has a nice bike you can also borrow. So easy to get around. I took the #8 on Mission Blvd, which connects to the #30 to La Jolla, or Old Town/Downtown. $2.25 a fare. The room at Gernot's is small and he has books galore but it's all you need, ideal for one. It's cool, (faces East with lots of fresh air from 2 open windows), extra pillows and towels available, (for the beach as well), room in his fridge for your odd groceries and access to a gas stove. Bring your own coffee as he enjoys tea. I enjoyed Austrian homemade potato pancakes and a game of rummy with Garnot who has a great sense of humour and wit and is very respectful as well. Garnot's parrot Sam is very charming and friendly, along with Garnot and all his merchant marine/airline stories. I came and went as I pleased with my own key. I think you will enjoy your stay very much, it was a very personable and pleasant experience, you can be by yourself or hang out with Garnot and his fellow tenants down on the patio under the umbrella for a cocktail, with Sam. Mission Beach is very clean, quiet and welcoming with plenty of families and single people around, including life guards. You hear some noise but by 10 I found it quiet. The ocean is easy to swim in and stretches for miles making for a fantastic early morning walk or to catch the sunset, which you can take in from Garnot's patio. Enjoy a fine time! I will be back!