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Brita Ferm

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

Brita Ferm

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2015
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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


Ocean Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 BED, 1 BATH,Sleeps 5, Private yard, Steps to Dog Beach, Bring your dogs!

Lots of summer weeks still available. Each week includes a free night, and each month includes a free week.

Spend your relaxing beach getaway in our recently remodeled and updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath property on the water in San Diego's unique beach community of Ocean Beach. This lovely space includes a private, completely fenced back yard with patio and gas grill, off-street covered parking ,private secure WiFi, and quick Dog Beach access. There is never an extra charge for pets!

For your comfort and protection, ALL linens (sheets, pillowcases, mattress pads, zippered pillow covers, bedspreads, throws and throw rugs) are clean and fresh for each new guest. This is much higher than the industry standard, but do you want your kids and pets on anything less?

This beautiful apartment begins with a cozy living room just off your carport. It features cushy recliners, an electric fireplace/heater, and a 32' flat screen TV with DVD player and ATT Uverse HDTV plus DVR. The credenza contains beach towels and there are beach bags and hats for your use by the back door so you can grab them on your way to the beach!

Down the hall is the larger of the 2 bedrooms with a queen sized bed, 21' flat screen TV with DVR access and a large closet complete with an assortment of fresh robes and slippers. There are extra bed linens in the chest of drawers, extra blankets/pillows in closet.

Further down the hall is the apartment's spa bathroom complete with tub/rain shower, vanity space for 2 and a

fabulous glass pedestal sink. The shower is lined in slate style ceramic tile trimmed in slate and limestone and the vanity area and back splash are glass mosaic tile. There are plenty of fluffy towels to pamper you and a powerful hair dryer.

The metal dining table sits under a casual nickel chandelier and seats 6. The adjacent lounge has a full sized sofa bed hidden in a plush micro suede couch, and another flat screen TV with DVR access. This area can seat 6 comfortably. Also in this open area is a brand new kitchen with glass doored cupboards, a very deep stainless steel sink (for bathing small dogs and children?) and new stainless range and refrigerator. The countertops are Italian porcelain tile. There is also a pull-out pantry, as well as dishes, glasses and crystal stemware for at least 8 people.

The smaller bedroom houses adult extra-long bunk beds along with a built in desk and another closet complete with fresh robes and slippers. Its window looks out onto the patio and back yard.

Walk out the back door and you will find a covered patio and landscaped 'beachy' back yard covered by shade sails and decorated with old surfboards. There is an outdoor lounge area with comfy chairs. The back gate opens onto a paved path, the San Diego River estuary (a wetlands sanctuary for birds such as blue herons, snowy egrets, pelicans and osprey) and then the beaches. The beach on the left is for people and the beach on the right is a unique off-leash area for dogs to run, swim and socialize!

All beds have Select Comfort Sleep Number mattresses (queen with dual controls) so you can adjust the firmness to any degree and as often as you like. These mattresses can also be dry cleaned as necessary. The pillows are encased in hypoallergenic covers that are washed after each use.

The simple, tasteful decor features original works by local painters and sculptors. The dog-proof, kid-proof floors are concrete which has been stained and sealed and are textured to be slip-resistant. The throw rugs are washed after every use. To help circulate the ocean breezes, there are ceiling fans in every area of the apartment.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brita Ferm (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2015

About Brita Ferm

We are long-time Ocean Beach residents, having raised our children here. We are semi-retired and enjoy an active lifestyle with participation in local events and culture.Ask us about local restaurants!

Brita Ferm purchased this condo in 1995

Why Brita Ferm chose Ocean Beach

Staying in our property for a weekend or 6 months, lets you have the bona fide beach lifestyle. It is super clean and comfy, practically kid- and dog-proof, and has the best neighbors in!

What makes this condo unique

Bird sanctuary just beyond your back gate, steps to Dog Beach and other wide sandy beaches, top notch restaurants, and a small town atmosphere greet you in one of Southern California's few remaining authentic beach communities. This location and the potential to remodel into living quarters both practical and cozy are what sold us on our property. We hope you'll agree!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have spent 6 days here in your wonderful condo. Your accomodations have surpassed our expectations. The comfortable neighborhood, beautiful beach and welcoming people have made our vacation one to remember. The patio and grill allowed us to enjoy and embrace the "laid back" atmosphere for our father's 60th birthday celebration. We hope your beautiful home brings wonderful memories to others as it has to us. We thank you and God bless. Mike, St. Louis, MO
Jun 2011
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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 29 traveler reviews

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We are BOOKED THROUGH APRIL despite what the calendar says. Book Now for SUMMER!
average rating of 4.827586 based on 35 reviews

Great for the pooch!

  • 5 of 5

Brita was great and the accommodations were more than we needed. We ended up only needing one of the bedrooms and didn't use the extra, so we just closed the door to limit dog access. I wish we had bothered to check since they were stocked with some board games that would have entertained the wife and myself. But no need. With the beach right at the back of the property and walking distance to some good eats, our dog Sammy had a blast. Also minutes away from Fiesta Island, which is another great area to just let your dog romp around and explore. I would definitely stay again and recommend to others with dog in tow.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great beach place for dogs and owners!

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time staying here. All the comforts of home with a great patio to relax on. A few blocks to the beach. Set up very well for dogs. Plenty of room for tv watchers on one end of the place, and a place to read in comfort on the other end. Only downside was the planes taking off and landing from San Diego. But such a great place to be with if you don't leave home without your dogs that it's worth it!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing a review, L. I'm glad you had a good time again! I wish I could do something about the airport noise. The new planes are much quieter than the old ones were, and we've added lots of extra insulation to the building. I think it's most noticeable outside. We even had one guest record it on his phone to use as a wake-up alarm!!! If the airport were to be moved, our property values would sky-rocket. But then again, so would our rates :-/ Hope to see you again soon!

Wonderful "SPOT" for Family and Canine

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week stay in Ocean Beach. The property was perfect

for our family, the dog members included. The location is within walking distance to downtown OB, convenient to shopping and dining. Most important

to us, the unit has easy access to the famous "Dog Beach" and many "people"

beaches also.

The unit was bright, cheery and very clean. It was tastefully furnished,

totally updated with modern bathroom and kitchen and very well equipped.

The garden was a definite plus,not only is it beautiful but also private,

completely enclosed and has nice patio furnishings including a great

grill. The only thing missing was a picnic table which would have helpful

for us.

The owner, Brita was very friendly and helpful. She has provided a very

inviting and wonderful environment for both people and their pets. We

will definitely be back next year and will highly recommend this place

to our family and friends

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, K and B, for the positive review! It's always nice to know that I have achieved my goal of providing a vacation spot that is comfortable for all. I look forward to seeing you all again next year, though I suppose I won't even recognize Miss Molly! Hope your snow is gone and that you have a beautiful summer :-)

A Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

We think everything about this place is as good as other reviews have mentioned. The house space and patio are great, as is the handy location to the dog beach. We enjoyed it much. The dog beach is a really fun place to be with your pooch.

Our stay was unfortunately shortened by a sudden need to return home (and to winter), so we didn't get to sample everything the area had to offer. Our loss, I'm sure.

The home owner is great to deal with, also. We hope to return at some time to enjoy this rental again and continue our exploration of the area.

We want to say that we had a dog emergency, and (VCA) Peninsula Veterinary Hospital on Voltaire St. saw us right away and were both competent and kind. They'd be our vets if we lived in Ocean Beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! I was so disappointed to see you all go, especially under such sad circumstances. I'm sure when you come back, you'll discover even more to love about OB! All my best wishes, Brita
Phoenix, Arizona

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

House: Will be returning soon! House was completely clean and fresh with no signs that pets stayed in house or backyard. House came with fully stocked kitchen, linen, paper goods, washer/dryer, seating was considerably more comfortable then expected, bathroom and back yard were just as attractive as the pictures showed. Access to dog beach was priceless. Had semi-noisy party one night with no complaints from property owner or neighbors. One provided parking spot was safe. Access to curb parking for second vehicle was no challenge and I felt comfortable leaving my car on curb without threat of break-in or vandalism. Only limitation on curb parking was a 4 hour window on one day for street sweepers, signs posted by city with clear info. I do not have children, but I thought the house seem very safe inside for them.

Property owner: Was very responsive to questions and concerns, both by phone and by email. Her communication was very warm and inviting, yet professional. I really liked and trusted her early-on. Provided information of interest and importance up front and in a 3-ring binder which we referenced often.

Ocean Beach Area: Dog Beach allows supervised, off leash dogs at all times. Dogs are also welcomed in Ocean Beach (OB) neighborhoods, across the street from OB proper, at restaurants (as long as you sit in patio areas), and at all non-food serving shops; but, are not allowed on Ocean Beach proper from 8 am - 4pm. Dogs allowed on-leash after 4pm. Coffee shops, restaurants, liquor store, etc. all very close-by to house. Main streets with lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Grocery store about 10 min drive away.

Challenges: Wi-fi was very good for computer gaming in front room, but poor in back room. Wi-fi was very good for internet use in front room, adequate-poor in back room. My roommates loved the bed (master bedroom), I was indifferent (bunk bed and couch bed). OB area was doing some housing construction near beach which was not very attractive, but not a big deal. Construction area was well fenced and secure.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi J and Friends! Thank you for such a glowing and comprehensive review. I'm sure your comments will help others as they make their vacation plans. I appreciate the feedback on the wifi, and will see what I can do about moving the gateway to get better coverage in the back of the house. I'm so glad you all had a great vacation and look forward to seeing you back here soon! B
Flagstaff, AZ

Still Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Brita's wonderful rental was fabulous. While the uncharacteristic rainy weather during our stay meant we coudn't really enjoy the backyard, it also reinforced why I will always choose to stay here when it's available during my OB visits. 3 adults and one dog had plenty of room to spread out (unlike if we'd been in a hotel room). We could cook & eat together, watch TV (separately if we'd wanted), hang out comfortably together or have space to ourselves. The house is very well maintained and clean. It's so nice to be able to bring a dog and yet, you'd never know dogs had been here before. Of course, the location can't be beat if you have a dog. Dog Beach is steps away. As soon as the rain stopped, we could walk right out to the beach or downtown OB. Such a convenience (no loading up in the car, driving & finding parking). So if you're looking for a clean, convenient Ocean Beach rental with off street parking, look no further. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Car: not necessary

dogs, beach, dog beach, ocean, surfing, sailing, fishing, deep sea fishing, tide pools, Sea World, zoo, San Diego Zoo, baseball, San Diego Padres, football, San Diego Chargers, parks, Balboa Park, art, art shows, art museums, Mexico, Tijuana, Baja California, wineries, swimming, Mission Bay Park, Mission Beach, amusement parks, Mission Beach Roller Coaster, Lego Land, water parks, flowers, flower shows, Carlsbad flower fields, fine dining, Ocean Beach, Gaslamp Quarter, sports, Olympic sports, Olympic Training Center, shopping,Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Mission Valley Center, Fashion Valley Center, San Ysidro Outlet Mall, Old Town Historical Park, ships, USS Midway, Star of India, Ocean Beach Street Fair,, Ocean Beach 4th of July, Ocean Beach Farmers' Market, missions, Juniperasero missions, Balboa Park Carousel, Balboa Park Railway, Balboa Park Spanish Village, Air and Space Museum, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Museum of Man, Natural History Museum, Old Globe Theater

Other Activities: dog beach, shopping

Golf: Torrey Pines, La Costa


Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

Ocean Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 10 2015 - Mar 9 2015
28 night minimum stay
Mar 10 2015 - Apr 9 2015
31 night minimum stay
Apr 10 2015 - Apr 24 2015
14 night minimum stay
May 8 2015 - May 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 22 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 29 2015
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Cancellation Policy

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Ocean Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This elegant, new bathroom has a stunning glass sink, a large rain shower head, and beautiful tile work throughout. All rugs and bath mat are washed after every guest.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , dual control sleep number mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , sleep number mattresses
  • Each bed is equipped with adjustable Select Comfort Sleep Number mattresses. Each room has a closet and dresser or shelf space for clothing. The master bedroom has its own private TV connected to the AT&T U-Verse fiber optic system, as is the wireless Internet throughout the unit.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pets are not only allowed, but are welcomed. We are in a very dog-friendly community, only steps from San Diego's famous Dog Beach where dogs run free to play in surf and sand!

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