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Flat rates-Dogs welcome-Stay in a real beach neighborhood!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BED, 1 BATH,Sleeps 5-Private yard-Steps to Dog Beach-Bring your dogs! WiFi-AC

Summer dates still available. Each week includes a free night, and each month includes a free week.

Spend your relaxing beach getaway in our recently remodeled and updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath property on the water in San Diego's unique beach community of Ocean Beach. This lovely space includes a private, completely fenced back yard with patio and gas grill, off-street covered parking ,private secure WiFi, and quick Dog Beach access. There is never an extra charge for pets!

For your comfort and protection, ALL linens (sheets, pillowcases, mattress pads, zippered pillow covers, bedspreads, throws and throw rugs) are clean and fresh for each new guest. This is much higher than the industry standard, but do you want your kids and pets on anything less?

This beautiful apartment begins with a cozy living room just off your carport. It features cushy chairs with ottomans, an electric fireplace/heater, and a 32' flat screen TV with DVD player and ATT Uverse HDTV plus DVR. The hope chest contains beach towels and there are beach bags and hats for your use by the back door so you can grab them on your way to the beach!

Down the hall is the larger of the 2 bedrooms with a queen sized bed, 21' flat screen TV with DVR access and a large closet complete with an assortment of fresh robes and slippers. There are extra blankets/pillows in closet.

Further down the hall is the apartment's spa bathroom complete with tub/rain shower, vanity space for 2 and a

fabulous glass pedestal sink. The shower is lined in slate style ceramic tile trimmed in slate and limestone and the vanity area and back splash are glass mosaic tile. There are plenty of fluffy towels to pamper you and a powerful hair dryer.

The metal dining table sits under a casual nickel chandelier and seats 6. The adjacent lounge has a small couch, lounge chair and a wicker rocker, and another flat screen TV with DVR access. This area can seat 6 comfortably. Also in this open area is a brand new kitchen with glass doored cupboards, a very deep stainless steel sink (for bathing small dogs and children?) and new stainless range and refrigerator. The countertops are Italian porcelain tile. There is also a pull-out pantry, as well as dishes, glasses and crystal stemware for at least 8 people.

The smaller bedroom houses adult extra-long bunk beds along with a built in desk and another closet complete with fresh robes and slippers. Its window looks out onto the patio and back yard. There are also 2 twin air beds with linens.

Walk out the back door and you will find a covered patio and landscaped 'beachy' back yard covered by shade sails and decorated with old surfboards. There is an outdoor lounge area with comfy Adirondack chairs. The back gate opens onto a paved path, the San Diego River estuary (a wetlands sanctuary for birds such as blue herons, snowy egrets, pelicans and osprey) and then the beaches. The beach on the left is for people and the beach on the right is a unique off-leash area for dogs to run, swim and socialize!

All beds have Select Comfort Sleep Number mattresses (queen with dual controls) so you can adjust the firmness to any degree and as often as you like. These mattresses can also be dry cleaned as necessary. The pillows are encased in hypoallergenic covers that are washed after each use.

The simple, tasteful decor features original works by local painters and sculptors. The dog-proof, kid-proof floors are concrete which has been stained and sealed and are textured to be slip-resistant. The throw rugs are washed after every use. To help circulate the ocean breezes, there are ceiling fans in every area of the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Brita Ferm
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Brita Ferm

We are long-time Ocean Beach residents, having raised our children here. We are semi-retired and enjoy an active lifestyle with participation in local events and culture.Ask us about local restaurants!

Brita Ferm purchased this condo in 1995

Why Brita Ferm chose Ocean Beach

Staying in our property for a weekend or 6 months, lets you have the bona fide beach lifestyle. It is super clean and comfy, practically kid- and dog-proof, and has the best neighbors in OB...us!

What makes this condo unique

Bird sanctuary just beyond your back gate, steps to Dog Beach and other wide sandy beaches, top notch restaurants, and a small town atmosphere greet you in one of Southern California's few remaining authentic beach communities. This location and the potential to remodel into living quarters both practical and cozy are what sold us on our property. We hope you'll agree!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have spent 6 days here in your wonderful condo. Your accomodations have surpassed our expectations. The comfortable neighborhood, beautiful beach and welcoming people have made our vacation one to remember. The patio and grill allowed us to enjoy and embrace the "laid back" atmosphere for our father's 60th birthday celebration. We hope your beautiful home brings wonderful memories to others as it has to us. We thank you and God bless. Mike, St. Louis, MO
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Ocean Beach, California

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • This elegant, new bathroom has a stunning glass sink, a large rain shower head, and beautiful tile work throughout. All rugs and bath mat are washed after every guest.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , dual control sleep number mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed , 1 cot , Adult bunks. Max 300 lbs each. Crib for stay 2 wks +
  • Each bed is equipped with adjustable Select Comfort Sleep Number mattresses. Each room has a closet and dresser or shelf space for clothing. The master bedroom has its own private TV connected to the AT&T U-Verse fiber optic system, as is the wireless Internet throughout the unit.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets are not only allowed, but are welcomed. We are in a very dog-friendly community, only steps from San Diego's famous Dog Beach where dogs run free to play in surf and sand!

Reviews

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Flat rates-Dogs welcome-Stay in a real beach neighborhood!
average rating of 4.8133335 based on 81 reviews
5

Cozy little cottage-like vacation place

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and convenient to all San Diego places of interest. A few minutes walk to the beach or downtown Ocean Beach for a coffee or eating out. Make sure to try Hodad's for lunch or dinner. The garden is enclosed so your dog, if you bring one, can be free to roam the back yard. The garden is nice to sit and read in.

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the super review! It will be wonderful to have you join our family of returning guests!
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Absolutely perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Brita beach house is perfect ! Great location especially to dog beach ... walkable to all restaurants, stores and beach... the beach house is very comfortable with EVERYTHING you need ... Brita great responds quickly to anything you need. Will go back again with out question ! Thanks Brita for a great stay !

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place for the price

  • 4 of 5

As advertised, well maintained, 5 minute walk to the beach, nice touches like sand toys for the kids and a beach bag. Back patio was wonderful. We were able to cook a simple meal using the grill. Only downside was the internet and cable was very spotty. Overall great for our family (2 adults, 3 year old and 5 year old).

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! And I’m glad you let me know about the WiFi/cable. We do not share an account with the rental (it’s a private account), so we had no idea there was a problem. Will have someone out ASAP! I hope you’ll try us again and give us the chance to earn that 5th Star!
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4

Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

The property backs up to a walking/biking path and is a short distance to the dog beach and people beach. We enjoyed the backyard, which is private, has a barbecue grill, and a gate that leads to the bike path out back. The house is nice and cozy and Brita is wonderful and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Good We Booked Again!!!

  • 4 of 5

Title says it all. Brita was very attentive to any concerns we had and quick to respond. This place met all of our needs because of the bike/waking path steps from the back yard. 2 dogs can be taken to Dog Beach, husband can go play tennis and I can go walking/biking without ever having to drive. Yes there are lots of planes that fly over but Ocean Beach and this location worked perfectly for us.

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! You all were perfect guests/neighbors, and we’re looking forward to having you back next year. Please let me know what we can do to earn that 5th ⭐️. 😊
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5

Exactly what I was hoping it would be

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for a better experience for my first time using VRBO. The property was great. I wanted a comfortable place where we could relax and be comfortable and where my dog could join us. And boy did we get it. We felt welcome and Brita was great! The house was stocked with everything to make our stay easy and stress free! My fiance and I were able to have our simple little wedding ceremony on dog beach which we could walk to every morning. A magical trip. We are already planning our next one.

Thanks Brita

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego Lindburg Field
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
3rd Corner Wine Bar/Bistro
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mission Valley
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Town Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Begin Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
3rd Corner, The Bungalow
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

dogs, beach, dog beach, ocean, surfing, sailing, fishing, deep sea fishing, tide pools, Sea World, zoo, San Diego Zoo, baseball, San Diego Padres, football, San Diego Chargers, parks, Balboa Park, art, art shows, art museums, Mexico, Tijuana, Baja California, wineries, swimming, Mission Bay Park, Mission Beach, amusement parks, Mission Beach Roller Coaster, Lego Land, water parks, flowers, flower shows, Carlsbad flower fields, fine dining, Ocean Beach, Gaslamp Quarter, sports, Olympic sports, Olympic Training Center, shopping,Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Mission Valley Center, Fashion Valley Center, San Ysidro Outlet Mall, Old Town Historical Park, ships, USS Midway, Star of India, Ocean Beach Street Fair,, Ocean Beach 4th of July, Ocean Beach Farmers' Market, missions, Juniperasero missions, Balboa Park Carousel, Balboa Park Railway, Balboa Park Spanish Village, Air and Space Museum, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Museum of Man, Natural History Museum, Old Globe Theater

Other Activities: dog beach, shopping

Golf: Torrey Pines, La Costa

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Ocean Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$499
AU$2,996
AU$8,989
 
 
Summer 2019
24 May 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$499
AU$2,996
AU$8,989
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$260
AU$1,558
AU$4,674
 

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