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The Sea la vie - Budget friendly Ocean Front Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 48 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Ocean Front Value !

New AC/Heating units for 2017

Enjoy the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from the shared yard.

This one bedroom, one bath cottage 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 and walk 15 steps to a panoramic ocean view! 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:
24 July, 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

Direct ocean front but close to all things San Diego located 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 ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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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(32 traveller reviews)

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The Sea la vie - Budget friendly Ocean Front Cottage
average rating of 4.59375 based on 32 reviews

Great Views!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and comfy. Easy to find and centrally located. Love the views. Some small issues we're addressed. David was very responsive. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Location is key with this rental! We were a little scepticle because there are shared walls and I believe 2-3 other apartments but it was very quiet. There is a shared hot tub and the patio right over the water is also shared but we didn't see or hear the other guests. The view is amazing from the back yard! And we were able to walk to the other beaches. It is very close to stores and great restaraunts. The host was readily availible. This isn't a large place but it is perfect for a couple that was mostly doing outdoor activities. We would love to come again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your beach home. Thank you for allowing us to come stay at your place. The views were breath taking, we would love to return one day. The local area had so much to do, we just loved the walks along the beach and the views of the sunset in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

David, Mike and Lorie made this a non-stressful trip. It was our first with Home Away so we had a lot to learn. They responded to my many emails immediately. The communication was friendly and informative. Their wonderful information on the website provided an opportunity to plan a great relaxing vacation. Had we not known about everything before hand we couldn't have done most of it. We arrived right away at 3:00 on a Wednesday so we were able to take in the weekly large Farmers Market just down the road. It is filled with music, food, crafts and treasurers. Next day a Tijuana tour all the way to Ensanada. $11 uber to train depot. Friday, Old Town. Beat the weekend crowds, $9 uber. Never waited more than 4 minutes for uber anywhere. Saturday, total relaxation. Pam, the recommended masseuse, started us off. She was fabulous. Highly recommend this! Place is a cute, nicely decorated, super clean, very quiet, easy location to get around.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sea la vie - clean, cozy cottage, easy parking, very helpful management and staff; easy check-in and check-out; absolutely breathtaking views; great hot tub, reasonable prices! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A bit misleading

  • 3 of 5

The cottage itself was nice, but the photos and description of the surroundings were a bit misleading. First, the hot tub is right outside the window of another cottage, so kind of awkward to use the tub if the other cottage is occupied. Also, no access to the beach anywhere close to the cottage. The steps down the block that lead to a nice beach are closed since they collapsed. Wasn't the beach vacation we were expecting.

Inside the cottage was fine, with the exception of the stains on the decorative pillows and robes. Those 2 features would be a nice touch if they were clean.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are actually constantly updating and improving our property and wouldn't want any single individual's review to be misleading to our future guests so we'll address a few things here. While the steps leading down to our local beach DO need replacing, just 1/2 block north the other direction is another set of beach stairs and two blocks north of there is a 2nd wonderful hidden sandy cove accessed by stairs just south of the town of OB with its pier and large expanse of sandy beach stretching to Mission Bay - so yes... a great location for a "beach vacation". With a quick text or call, we will replace anything that needs it - in the beach environment our robes pick up the occasional rust spot and we do apologize. We are also in the process of redesigning our whole outdoor yard so the hot tub position at the moment is just temporary but yes... our yard is shared so while the area is often empty, you'll sometimes have the opportunity to meet other great travelers if you choose to say "hi" :)
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lindberg Field
Nearest Beach
Bermuda (stair temp closed) 2nd beach 2 blks north
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* restaurants.

* surf.

* fish.

* seaworld.

* legoland.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* hike.

* beachcomb.

* sunbath.

* sit by the fire and enjoy the views!.

* swim.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* seaworld.

* san diego zoo.

* legoland.

* disneyland.

* gaslamp.

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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
2 Nite Gap
6 Aug 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
17 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall Discount
1 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
2 Nite Gap
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
28 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 Cont...
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$63.17
Cleaning Fee A$113.71
Property Damage Protection A$74.54
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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