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Member since: 2011
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On Top of Sunset Cliffs

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Ocean Beach holiday condo

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

If you want to enjoy the ocean and the amenities of San Diego, there’s no better place than On Top of Sunset Cliffs. Sitting right on top of the beginning of the cliffs, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo provides views and sounds of the waves from every room. If you get tired of being amazed by the pelicans flying by at eye level, counting the surfers riding the waves, or watching the superlative sunsets from your bedroom, balcony, or living room, there's always the oversized jetted tub to relieve your stress or watch one of the two HD televisions.

The stainless steel kitchen and open floor plan provides a wonderful ambiance for entertaining or simply for enjoying your time at home. All furnishings were purchased new in 2011.

It's close to all the attractions: Less than 3 miles to Sea World, 4 miles to the Trolly, 5 miles to Belmont Park, 8 miles to the San Diego Padre's ballpark and downtown San Diego, 9 miles to the San Diego Zoo and museums of Balboa Park, or 10 miles to the San Diego Charger's stadium.

It's all here.

Our 50 unsolicited reviews have an average of 4.96 (48 reviews rated 5 stars; 2 reviews rated 4 stars).

Keywords: ocean front, ocean view, condo, surf, beach, pacific

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

About The Owner

We are both educators. We started our careers in Ohio, spent 10 years in Wyoming, and eventually moved to San Diego in 1990. Although we love to travel, once you visit here you'll see why we now live in San Diego. Our home is 1 mile from this vacation rental, and we plan to sell our house and move into the condo part time when we retire.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why The Owner chose San Diego County

Being teachers for over 30 years, we know how important it is to get away from 'normal life' and forget about work while relaxing in a new environment. We looked for a condo in San Diego for over 2 years before finding this gem. Ocean breezes, the sound of the waves, pelicans being so close that you can almost touch them, and the closeness to so many attractions make this a great place to live.

What makes this condo unique

It takes about 1 minute to walk to the closest beach (just the time to walk down the stairs). A five minute walk south takes you to the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and a five minute walk north takes you to downtown Ocean Beach, one of the most famous and unique communities in San Diego. With its farmer's market / street fair every Wednesday, it's a great place to pick up flowers, locally grown food, snacks, and see live entertainment.


based on 55 traveller reviews

On Top of Sunset Cliffs
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The owners were very helpful. The condo was as described, and the view is as spectacular as in the photo. It is within walking distance to restaurants and shops. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a property with an amazing ocean view, you won't be disappointed! My first impression upon arriving at the property was that it was comfortable and would work fine. But by the time that first sunset arrived . . . wow! I understood the incredible appeal of this rental. When we were at the condo we spent most of our time on the private balcony listening to the ocean waves, watching surfers and birds. On our first night, a playful seal swam around the surfers. The bedrooms were nice and there was a binder of materials to answer questions about the area and operating manuals for items in the rental. But there's no question that the views are what you'll love and remember about this rental.

We visited the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument, which was a short car ride away, but I enjoyed exploring the tide pools outside the condo just as much. We saw lots of crabs, snails and anemones both at Cabrillo and at low tide outside the condo.

Donn was very responsive and helpful. He wasn't on site to check us in but made sure we knew where everything was and how to reach him if we had questions. He had some microbrews and wine waiting for us. I was also thankful that we had a spot in the garage as the streets were often filled with parked vehicles. I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful ocean front vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barb and Donn's place. The days were warm and sunny with a nice breeze and evenings and mornings were cool. Having coffee on the balcony each morning was so relaxing as we watched the pelicans dive into the water for their meals. We walked to Ocean Beach a couple of days and highly recommend Newbreak Cafe for a delicious sandwich. We visited Torrey Pines State Reserve (about 30 minutes away) and walked a trail out to the ocean. The views were breathtaking! One day we drove north of LA to visit Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills where westerns were filmed. Right now it looks like the set of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. We also visited Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and the quaint town of Julian, known for its apple pies. Of course, we had to try a slice!

Barb was great to work with and met us at the condo to give us the particulars of the place. We were very comfortable there. After visiting a grocery store the first day, the kitchen was equipped for us to make a few meals there. The property was secure and there was a space for us to park in the garage. I would recommend the place to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Even though the weather was not perfect, we still enjoyed sitting around watching the waves crash. We bought seafood at the local market and ate on the patio while the sunset.i would not hesitate to come back. No hotel will give you this disappointments

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we can’t promise perfect weather, San Diego probably has the best climate in the country. According to the National Weather Service, San Diego has 146 sunny days and 117 partly sunny days each year. The coldest month is December, when our average high is 65 and low is 48. August is the hottest month, with the average high of 76 and average low of 67. The cloud and temperature readings are taken at the airport, which is 3 miles inland from our place at the coast. The closer you are to the water, the more mild the climate, so you can subtract a few degrees from the highs and add a few degrees to the lows to get to the temperatures at our place. And if it happens to be cloudy on the coast, it’s easy to go inland to some of the places we list in our activities brochure to find the sun. So San Diego’s weather is about as close to perfect as you’ll find.
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Wow! What a view! Thank you Barb and Donn for such a wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

Barb and Donn were wonderful hosts. They provided everything we needed to stay at their place for a week. The condo was clean and the perfect size for us. Barb even took us to the grocery store since we didn't have a car. I highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful people, wonderful time. Thanks again Barb and Donn.

  • 5 of 5

What can I say...just perfect. This is our 6th year.. That says it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Lindburg Field
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea World
Nearest Point of Interest
Belmont Park
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Petco Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas Lamp Quarter
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town San Diego
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Trolly
Nearest Point of Interest
Qualcomm Stadium
Nearest Point of Interest
Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Cabrillo National Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Cliffs Natural Area

Only 40 steps to the Pacific Ocean, one-half mile to downtown Ocean Beach and seven miles to downtown San Diego, this property is near all the attractions in Southern California. Restaurants, bars, antique shops, groceries, ATMs, and great hiking destinations are all within walking distance. Short drives take you to Sea World, the World Famous San Diego Zoo, museums in Balboa Park, malls, professional sports teams, and historic locations.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Ocean Beach, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
19 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$131
Tax Rate 11.05%

The one week required minimum stay during some parts of the year can be as short as three days if the reservation fills the void between two existing reservations. The daily fee for these times is $299, except during the Mid Summer time when it is $350 per night. A surcharge may be added if the rental does not begin on a weekend. Cancellations at least 60 days before arrival date receive the full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. For private discounts, please contact the owners.

No cleaning fee is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - The master bath includes an oversized jetted tub.
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jacuzzi ...
  • bay
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Also included are a pair of binoculars, 4 beach chairs and beach towels, cooler, and 'green' grocery bags.