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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.

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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:
27 June, 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

The Romantic Mermaid - Stunning Ocean Front Cottage
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews

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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Great view, laid back beach community

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay


--a nice view of the Pacific from the kitchen/dining area windows, and a great view from the shared patio and the hot tub

-a parking spot (though small) in an area where parking can be hard to find

-about 20 minutes by car to downtown San Diego and balboa park

-with the exception of the occasional loud TV in the adjoining duplex or overhead plane, you can sleep to the sound of the surf

-clean and fairly recently remodeled

-Communication with the owners was prompt and friendly


-the construction to reinforce the bluff in front of the condo was loud during the day, and did partially impair the view from part of the patio (though it was interesting to watch)

- a curtain would have been helpful in the kitchen to add privacy and reduced glare in the afternoon


- I might consider renting a bike for the week since bike travel time often beat drive time, especially with parking

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great time

  • 5 of 5

the cottage worked great for our little family of 4. Our 4 yr old and 6 yr old loved playing in the private little green space off the front door, and swimming in the hot tub. We had beautiful views and sunsets! It is also a good, quiet location. thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice Relaxing Trip

  • 4 of 5

We found the sunshine in Ocean Beach which is what we were looking for. We could see remnants of the heavy rain that we missed with sand bags still lying here and there around the town. The unit was comfortable and the owners very communicative. Liked the oceans edge back yard the best, a perfect spot for sunning, reading and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very amazing and well taken care of place.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was extremely nice and taken care of. I wish I would have known before which of the 4 units I was renting and that the backyard was under construction. I would definitely recommend and stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Ocean Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2 Nite Gap
25 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
2 Nite Gap
8 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
13 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
2 Nite Gap
12 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
2 Nite Gap
14 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$66.89
Property Damage Protection A$78.93
Cleaning Fee A$120.4
Tax Rate 11.05%

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.
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