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The Romantic Mermaid - Stunning Ocean Front Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 520 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Ocean Front Stunner with new AC/Heating unit for 2017

Enjoy the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from the shared yard and we have free private off street parking.

This one bedroom, one bath house is fully furnished with all the amenities including a fully equipped kitchen that allows you to prepare meals at home. The house comfortably sleeps 4 people. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Step out the back door to a panoramic ocean view and walk 6 steps to the cliff overlooking the water below! The shared backyard is large and spacious and includes patio furniture, lounge chairs, hot tub and gas BBQs. The perfect place to relax and spend time with family and friends.

While our neighborhood beach stairs are closed to damage at the moment, there is another set of stairs 1/2 block north of us to a cobblestone beach and a block north of there are stairs to a cement walking path along the water leading to a hidden sandy cove at Santa Cruz ave (with summer lifeguard on weekends) as well as the long expanse of sandy beach starting at the pier in front of the town of Ocean Beach itself.

We are also just steps away from Sunset Cliffs Park with its many hidden beaches and named for its exquisite sunset vistas, this park encompasses 68 acres of bluffs and walking paths high above the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. With its rugged coastline and panoramic views, this area is popular with surfers, ocean-gazers, and folks who like to cruise Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which runs the length of the cliffs. Drive along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and enjoy breathtaking views and photo opportunities. It also makes a nice bike ride or walk, and it’s a great place to watch birds. You can see migrating California gray whales during the winter months from high on the bluffs.

Ocean beach is a relaxed beach town, encounter a distinctive downtown district just steps from the ocean, enjoy San Diego's finest and largest Farmers Market, experience the original Dog Beach, or stroll on the longest concrete pier on the west coast. We are located across the bay a few minutes by car from the popular Sea World, 5 minutes from the San Diego Airport and 10 minutes from the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Petco Park and the Gas Lamp District.

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More Details

Property Manager
Lorie & Mike
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Lorie & Mike

We love taking old properties at the beach and breathing some fresh air into them for others to enjoy

Why Lorie & Mike chose Ocean Beach

Located close to all things San Diego and in the lovable town of Ocean Beach


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Before automatic booking please know there are just two beds - one queen in the bedroom and queen sleeper sofa in the living area (max 4 persons)
  • All outside areas are shared among 4 cottages but often empty. Our hot tub is a favorite feature and runs trouble free mostly but not 100% guaranteed.
  • A dog requires a $50 non-refundable "pet fee". Two dogs require you to write us first. No cats, so sorry.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Tub & Shower!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Living Area - 1 sofa bed/futon , This is a queen sleeper sofa in the living area
  • Plus queen sleeper sofa in living area
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have BBQs, ocean view sitting area, firepit, hot tub (when operable), full kitchen, linens, beach towels and we do endeavor to keep beach chairs and body boards on the property but these items rotate and change.


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(49 traveller reviews)

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The Romantic Mermaid - Stunning Ocean Front Cottage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 49 reviews

Loved these little cottages with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Went for a week in late April and this cottage and patio and views were outstanding and exactly as pictured, We had a rental car but the cottages were so close to so many places that we walked up to the Ocean Beach main drag for restaurants and the pier and our favorite place: dog beach, We walked a couple miles south along sunset cliffs seeing beautiful shoreline and cliffs and beautiful homes. We also did two days at the zoo and visited Old Town and several wonderful restaurants and other touristy places in San Diego. We ll be back one day soon with our granddaughter and parents and hope to stay in same cottage(s).

Wonderful friendly housekeepers (Hi Juanita) and good neighbors too, We enjoyed the hot tub daily and despite the weather being cooler than we expected; (mid 60s); we had a fantastic first visit to San Diego.

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Romantic Mermaid - Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Romantic Mermaid is a great place to stay. I was traveling for work and wanted to have a kitchen and living area so I wasn't stuck in a hotel for a week. It had everything I needed. The bed was comfortable and the view and sound of the ocean was amazing. I would definitely stay here again. Hopefully, next time it will be for vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 04/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nice, as close to the ocean as you can be!

  • 5 of 5

No issues... thank you .... see ya again . 👍

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We came in February, the weather was wonderful and got to see some of the best sunsets ever!!!!! when we go back again I would definitely stay here again... special that’s to the housekeeping staff , my hubby got sick for the whole week and they were so accommodating with fresh linens and towels 😀?

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday with our friends at this property. Sitting on the deck no matter what time of day was relaxing. Barbecuing as the sun sat and having a fire in the fire pit was especially nice. The propane fire pit on the patio table was also nice for ambiance and to knock the chill off the late evening. The support staff was very friendly and accommodating! We would and probably will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was okay. Cleaning fee excessive

  • 3 of 5

My family and I stayed for two days and nights.

First, the good:

-the owners were accommodating and responsive

-the unit was comfortable

-it has a beautiful view over the ocean

Now, the bad:

-the main reason for my 3 star review was that we were charged $90 for cleaning. The fee was excessive to begin with but the real problem was that the unit wasn't clean. There were stains on the drapes, the counter tops weren't particularly clean, and the linens for the hideaway bed did not seem fresh. In addition to that, the owners expect you to wipe everything down, take out your own trash and recycling, and strip all the bed linens. If I'm doing all of the cleaning then it seems ridiculous to be charged $90.

-This wasn't the fault of the owners but the first night there was a very loud fight at two in the morning in the adjoining unit that almost escalated to the point of me calling the police. The second night was quiet though.

-The shared patio/grill/hot tub area was a little awkward for me to use with my 8 year-old daughter because the people from the other units were using it frequently during our stay and were much younger and drinking a lot of alcohol and smoking pot.

  • Review Submitted: 21/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 3 lovely stars, we've never had one before here and probably for obvious reasons - just read all the other amazing reviews for more accurate information. And YES, we are really responsive, kind, courteous and accommodating and if anything needs attention please let us know and we'll attend to it ASAP. Housekeeping is also not a profit center for us, it is what the outside service charges us and is in line with any other local vacation rental and we keep them because they DO do an amazing job. Anything less than impeccably clean counters and linens sounds kind of like "make believe" and again, just contact us to rectify anything you may not be happy with... it's unfortunate we never heard a peep from these guests who were the very rare two night guests and renting a whole home on their budget was probably not a good idea for them maybe. We do not have young renters here but yes, it is a shared property with amazing guests celebrating milestone anniversaries, birthdays and even a honeymoon or two. We have widowed singles that rent for a month every year because it is the exact opposite of what this fellow describes. The most common experience people take away from a visit with us is a renewed awe of the Pacific ocean which practically laps at your doorstep and the satisfied feeling of a great deal for ocean front conveniently close to everything fun to do in San Diego. If this is for you too, just inquire - we're here to please :)
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lindberg Field
Nearest Beach
Bermuda (stair temp closed) 2nd beach 2 blks north

5 minutes to Seaworld, minutes to Gaslamp, Petco park and downtown San Diego. Mission bay, world class Sportsfishing, surfing and ocean sports!

**Also if you’d like to make your stay extra special, wonderful spa services such as facials and massages can be scheduled and performed on premises during your stay


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$122.09
Pet Fee AU$67.83
Damage Insurance AU$80.03

1) Regardless of this listing site's refund policy, we will return all monies paid to us outside of 30 days of arrival.

2) Just a non-refundable $50 "Pet Fee" in addition to your small mandatory insurance policy will allow you to bring your pets without any additional deposit - woof!!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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