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Lisa Hoyer

Member since: 2004
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Ocean Front Tommy Bahama Style Retreat

74 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Ocean Beach holiday condo

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Hear the crashing surf and watch the sun set over the Pacific from the upscale accommodations. Every attention to detail will make your stay memorable.

The all organic Queen bed in the second bedroom is hopefully the most comfortable bed you have ever experienced. A French door opens to your ocean view and magnificent ocean breezes.

Walk to Ocean Beach, a coastal town time has forgotten. It’s one of the few places left in San Diego where the shops are locally owned and managed instead of being owned by big chains.

Fine dining, great breakfast and lunch spots and unique shopping are a short walk away. Small, but enchanting, this 2 bedroom retreat is immaculate with the finest of organic linens and designer amenities.

Keywords: Retreat

  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lisa Hoyer (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks english

About Lisa Hoyer

Tom and Lisa Hoyer the proud owners of the Ocean Front Beach Retreat

Lisa Hoyer purchased this condo in 2006

Why Lisa Hoyer chose San Diego County

Our Ocean Front Beach Retreat needs to be seen to be believed. When we first saw it we knew we had to have it in our family. We want to share this amazing setting with others as it is truly one in a million. We searched for property for over a year and when we discovered this beauty we purchased it on the first day.

What makes this condo unique

The setting is specatular. The condo sits on a bluff above the tidepools and ocean below. The sunsets are amazing as well as the sounds of the waves and wild life below. There is an awesome view of the Ocean Beach Pier and you can sit in the patio and watch the surfers in the distance. On may occasions the local dolphins play in front of the condo. The little town of Ocean Beach is only a 2 block stroll away. There you will find many unique shops and restaurants that line the main street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lisa and Tom,

Thank you so much for the great beach house! It was a perfect getaway. It was so close to many things. We had a great time. I loved the beach. You guys have made a very warm and nice home. The view of the beach was beautiful. If we ever come back to San Diego we will stay at the Beach Retreat again!!
Mar 2013
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based on 74 traveller reviews

Ocean Front Tommy Bahama Style Retreat
average rating of 4.918919 based on 81 reviews
Tofield, Alberta, Canada

Ocean front retreat

  • 5 of 5

We certainly enjoyed our time at the ocean front retreat. The location is outstanding. We spent many an hour simply watching and listening to the waves roll in. As well, the retreat was very clean and well equipped and only about a 10 minute walk to " downtown " Ocean Beach. All of the attractions in the San Diego area that we wished to visit were a short drive from the retreat,which was an added bonus. Also, the description and pictures of the retreat are exactly as presented. The owners of the retreat are very helpful and a pleasure to work with----everything from booking the property to meeting us upon our arrival to returning our damage deposit couldn't have been any better. As I look out the window of my house and see the snow laying on the ground I dream of returning to a warmer location and the ocean front retreat would fit my needs perfectly. Obviously, I would highly recommend the ocean front retreat to any potential renters.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and Tom have a beautiful home to rent. The house was perfect for our family. The location was central for our activities in and around San Diego.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing holiday at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this property and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The unit itself is spacious, well maintained, and extremely well stocked with about anything you could possibly need/want for a beach vacation. The beach/surfing decor goes throughout the place and really sets a relaxing mood. I imagine Lisa and Tom had a lot of fun decorating; we sure did exploring it all. There is ample parking both in an outside lot and in a somewhat tight garage. They even have a washer/dryer! By definition, the location is perfect, with the unit less than a dozen steps from the ocean bluffs. Listening to the waves crashing is very soothing as you sit out on their very spacious patio. The location is also great because it is very quiet, while being about a ten minute stroll to all the action that is OB. Coincidentally, I lived a block away from the property forty years ago and I can tell you that (thankfully) little has changed. This is a town of beach cottages, kitschy shops, fun restaurants, the fishing pier for an evening stroll, and the beautiful beach. I should note that Tom met us when we first arrived and made sure we understood everything about the place and made us feel at home. It had been over a decade since we had visited San Diego and have committed to come back more often. When we do, we will definitely try to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Sights and Sounds

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this ocean front retreat. The interior of the retreat is decorated beautifully and furnished in a seaside surfer style. The daily view of the ocean and sound of the waves truly earns the name of retreat. We loved the location. It is just a few minutes from the airport. And we enjoyed walking around the neighborhood nearby and visiting South Beach Bar and Grill, also with ocean views. We also took short drives to tour the downtown San Deigo harbor, Seaport Village, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Coronado from this location. We hope to be able to stay here again whenever we return to San Diego!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you found us. Please come back soon. We love guests like you to enjoy our beautiful Retreat. Lisa
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Homy condo with stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Ocean Beach, very close to the pier and the beach in this small but very well planned beach condo. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms and it is perfect for a family of four. The interior is very personal and cosy and make you feel at home very quickly. The view of the ocean and the sunsets on the patio is absolutely stunning! People are travelling to see the sunset and you have it right there in your own backyard!

The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare any meal and there are games and films and toys for the kids. Everything at Ocean Beach is within walking distance but you should need a car to go around to other must see places around San Diego such as Coronado and La Jolla and also be able to visit the center of San Diego.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed your stay. Our Beach House is wonderful. We love it. Everything you wrote is so true. Please come back! Lisa
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carver, ma

Very comfortable place and great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are from Massachusetts and recently visited San Diego to spend time with family there. This unit was very comfortable, clean and had many items needed to make our stay enjoyable. Lisa was very responsive when we called with questions. I loved having the washer and dryer in the garage and going home with clean clothes! This unit was right on the ocean on a high cliff where we watched beautiful sunsets and watched the boats go by. It had a very nice patio, the downside was that it was shared by other tenants and there weren't any privacy panels. The cooking area/grill was also shared so you may have to coordinate cooking times if you want to use it. The area was very nice, a few blocks from the beach, pier and shopping but close enough to walk and enjoy the beautiful weather. We visited the farmers market while there and picked up some delicious fruit, salsa and homemade chips. When my husband realized he left his charger plugged in, Lisa offered to leave it outside her home so our family member could pick it up. My husband got it back within a few days of leaving. I can't take the credit for selecting Tom and Lisa's place, but do thank my son for making a fine choice.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice and honest review. We love hearing comments. Yes the patio is shared but we do have our own space with our own furniture. We have been considering getting a small divider to put between our space and the neighbors patio for more privacy. Thanks for the suggestion. I am happy you loved our Beach Retreat. I would love to see you again next visit. Lisa
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lindberg Field San Diego
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many bars in Ocean Beach
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Coronado
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
River run, Torry pines, Pitchnput Liberty Staion
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Diego Train depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many in Ocean Beach
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Big bear
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocean Beach

Golf: Train Station

* San Diego Wild Animal Park-Located in northeastern San Diego county is 40 minutes away

* Legoland -- located in northern San Diego county is 25 miles away

* Mexico -- the border crossing to the Baja Peninsula is only 20 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Ocean Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
10 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$657
Cleaning Fee A$178
Tax Rate 10.5%

All holidays add 15% to rates 11.05% city tax $135 cleaning fee $500 refundable damage deposit required 3% added for each credit card transaction

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Ocean Beach, California

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • 1 King bed and 1 Queen bed, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You will love our ocean front beach retreat! Please read our reviews.