Frequently Asked Questions

Cheap Rentals FAQ


Beach cruisers are the most popular bikes at the beach with their single speed and classic good looks. They look like the classic newspaper boy bike from the fifties. These bikes are ALL new and greatly improved from the “Leave it to Beaver” days of yesteryear. Our bikes all come with sturdy frames, aluminum rims and stainless steel spokes, comfortable saddles and fat white sidewall balloon tires. These smooth riding bikes are designed for cruising the boardwalks and the streets in Southern California laid back style!

Do you really offer FREE surf lessons?

You bet! We used to offer personalized surf lessons through Surf-O-Rama SurfsCOOL but we found that MOST of the students were quite proficient at learning the basics and hey, nobody wants to have to part with a lot of money if they don’t have to!!! So, what we’ve started doing this year is this: We put an entire surf lesson into print that we’ll give you for free when you rent a surfboard from us (for as little as FIVE BUCKS!!!) and you can “JUST DO IT” yourself at your own speed and with NO PRESSURE!!!

The detailed instruction sheets cover everything from beach conditions to paddling, to getting to your feet and surfing as well as safety tips and helpful information on surfboards, wetsuits, rip currents and more. We’ll also be happy to give you a dry land lesson showing you how to paddle your board, catch a wave and pop up to your feet. So, why pay $65.00 to $100.00 for a 90-minute lesson when you can get one for FREE from just one place in San Diego…Cheap Rentals Mission Beach!!!

Where can I find the lowest rates on all of the stuff I’ll need to have fun in San Diego?

Cheap Rentals Mission Beach offers the BIGGEST SELECTION and the cheapest rental rates in San Diego on bikes, surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, Rollerblades™, skateboards and heck, just about anything you can use on or at the beach or bay.

Having fun doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!
At Cheap Rentals Mission Beach, we work hard to find high quality equipment that we’re able to acquire at volume discounts, getting us the lowest prices possible. This way we can offer you the cheapest rates on all of the stuff you want to use to have maximum fun at minimum cost! So take a look at our LOW, LOW rental rates or better yet, stop by the shop and see the hundreds of bikes, blades, surfboards, bodyboards and more but most importantly, experience the Cheap Rentals difference for yourself while you have some fun and save some money.

What does it take to rent at Cheap Rentals?

Cheap Rentals Mission Beach tries to make the renting process as quick and easy as possible. It takes literally minutes to rent the equipment you want from Cheap Rentals. All we need is for you to fill out a simple rental contract, have a valid drivers license, state identification, military identification or passport.

How about the deposit?

Cheap Rentals Mission Beach will accept your credit card authorization to cover your deposit. The is a “hold” made on your credit card that reserves our rights to charge you up to the total amount “held” in the event of lost, unpaid or broken equipment. Other acceptable ways to cover the deposit are cash, valid passport or military identification.

Can I reserve stuff before I arrive?

Sure you can! Reserving equipment assures that everything you want will be here when you arrive. Please go to our RESERVATIONS page for more details or just call us at 858-488-9070 and we’ll get you fixed up.

Can I cancel my reservation?

Sure you can and as long as it’s outside of two days before your pickup date, you can cancel without penalty! If you cancel within two days of your pickup date or fail to pickup the reserved equipment on the date you’ve agreed to, your account will be charged a one-day fee per item reserved. Please go to our RESERVATIONS page for more details or just call us at 858-488-9070.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cheap Rentals Mission Beach accepts good old fashion cash in American dollars of course as well as the following credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover/Novus. We also accept travelers checks. Sorry no personal, business, third party or out of town checks. If you need more information, please contact us at 858-488-9070or e-mail

How long can I rent stuff for and how are your rates structured?

You can rent equipment for as long as you want to. Basically we have an “hourly” rate, a “daily” rate, a 24-hour rate, a 4-day rate and a weekly rate.

Our “hourly” rate is a 60-minute block of time.

Our “Full Day” rate is anything over 3 hours and as late as 30 minutes before closing.

Again, we do require that all “Full Day” rentals be returned 30 minutes before closing (unless otherwise arranged) to avoid having to pay for any additional time or late fees.

Our “overnight” or “24 hour” rate is pretty self explanatory, it is simply due back the same time the next day. For all rentals that are kept overnight or longer we ask that you keep all equipment inside for safe keeping.

Our “4-day” rate is up to 4 FULL business days.

Our “weekly” rate is up to 7 FULL business days.

What if I have some other questions that you haven’t covered here?

Please contact us with any questions or feedback by going to our contact page or by clicking contact above.

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