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The Romantic Mermaid - Stunning Ocean Front Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 48 m²
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.

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.

*Ask about our other vacation rentals next door

More Details

Property Manager
Lorie & Mike
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

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 San Diego County

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:
  • 48 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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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The Romantic Mermaid - Stunning Ocean Front Cottage
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I spent a week in ocean beach at the romantic mermaid condo. It was the most relaxing vacation we have had in awhile. We enjoyed the outdoor area very much, listening to the waves and watching the sunset. The kitchen had all the essentials. The couch was very comfortable. The bathroom was clean and updated. The bedroom was bright and airy. You can't beat the location. I can't wait to plan another trip back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint ocean view

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for two nights while in town to visit family. This place was super cute and perfect for the two of us. It is small, but being able to walk outside and see the ocean was perfect.

It was a little hard to find at first, but nothing a too complicated we just circled back around and found the parking spot. It does have a parking spot, which is a tight fit especially if you have a larger car or the cars next to it are bigger.

The host were quick to respond and made sure we had all the info. We needed ahead of time. We never had to contact them during our stay as everything was to our liking and functioned as it should. The quick response is a major plus in our book, it shows they care and that we could count on them if we needed anything during our stay.

We would recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet place with ocean views just outside the door.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and neat living area. Kitchen was fully stocked. Bed was very comfortable! Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

The location was prime!!!! Walking distance to everything OB! The view from the patio is fabulous! You can hear the waves from the shower and kitchen! Great yard area for our pup, and quiet neighbors. Couldn't have asked for anything better! (Except we wish the hot tub was right out over the water)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Amy, we work very hard to make our ocean view cottages a superior experience and glad you love all the same things about this property that we do too - so glad to be able to share it with everyone. And... at the moment we are just down to our one hot tub again but will be updating our yard again shortly and moving this back into a new choice location or adding a 2nd one again like we've had in the past. One thing you can be sure of is that we are always improving and updating to make all our current and future guests very happy :) Cheers, -Lorie, Mike & David
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Perfect location and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Love staying there and will be back in the future! Everything was very clean and the house was in great shape!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Mermaid was lovely. Such a beautiful location - amazing sunsets and crashing waves!

  • 5 of 5

Great communication with the owners and agent. Super clean and nice decor. We only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth time at the cottages. I have stayed here with my husband, my dog, my grandson, and this time just myself. The cottages are great for all of the above. The location is fantastic close to airport,downtown,and all the sightseeing sites. This time I did not have a car and I walked everywhere. Restaurants, spas, grocery store, farmers market on Wednesday, beautiful sunsets right out your door and even yoga on the cliffs just less than 3blocks away. So whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, convenient location for all the sightseeing places or just a relaxing getaway by yourself this place is it. The owners are great and constantly updating and renewing them. They have a great maid and you know the places are always immaculate. I will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$115.03
Pet Fee A$63.91
Damage Insurance A$75.41

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.