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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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On Top of Sunset Cliffs

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Ocean Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 39 unsolicited reviews have an average of 4.95 (37 reviews rated 5 stars; 2 reviews rated 4 stars).

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

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 Ocean Beach

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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On Top of Sunset Cliffs
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
5

Overlooking the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Donn and Barbara's beautiful condo! So many amenities! The "backyard" is the ocean! And, though we didn't get to meet them because they were away on their own adventure, Donn was so good about e-mailing me before they left -- all the very specific "How To" instructions, as well as an amazing list of local attractions, shops and restaurants. It was so convenient to have parking in the garage. Everything was very secure. And what a treat to enjoy the complimentary wine and beer that were waiting for us when we arrived! Our favorite thing to do was to sit on the balcony and watch the ocean while having coffee in the mornings and wine in the evenings. It was great to be able to walk into town and try the different restaurants. And it was so nice to be so close to friends in Coronado, La Jolla and Pasadena. Even got to enjoy a Padres game - they won! Truly an excellent week in a wonderful condo. Already looking forward to staying there again the next time we're in San Diego!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In addition to general information about our place, about 6 weeks before our guests arrive we send them an electronic document with links to reviews on local restaurants, area hikes, the best shopping, many of our museums, and other activities they may want to consider while in Ocean Beach and San Diego. In our travels we find this information extremely helpful when visiting a new location, so we provide as much as we can to our guests. It’s just another way we try to make everyone’s stay as pleasurable as possible.
5

On the ocean

  • 5 of 5

The balcony over looking the shore of the pacific made for a grand location. The comfortable accommodations with many amenities added made this day even better. The host were very accommodating and concerned about our enjoyment and welfare. Highly recommend this place

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As this client mentions, the balcony is hard to beat! It’s 20 feet down to the patio, and then another 40 feet down to the water. The crash of the waves on the cliffs makes a great soothing sound with which to fall asleep--especially after one of the bottles of the complementary wine or a few of the San Diego craft beers we always leave for our renters.
Kansas City, MO
5

Another great stay at a wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Donn and Barbara's condo. The location is great and easy to get to. The parking for the car in the garage is nice. Being so close to the ocean was very relaxing. Once again, everything in the condo was perfect and in running order. We had an excellent experience and hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests mentioned that the “location is great.” The first thing all of our guests notice about our location is that it’s right above the ocean--so there are always great views and the sounds of waves crashing on the cliffs. But shortly afterwards they realize that we’re only about an 8 minute walk to the north to reach downtown Ocean Beach, where they find dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, and the mile-long soft sand beach. And an 8 minute walk to the south takes you to the rugged coastal walk leading into the Sunset Cliffs Natural Area. Plus it’s easy to get to the freeways that take you to downtown San Diego or any of the other points of interest in the county. One other comment--since the review mentioned that they were returning guests. Even when our rates go up over time, we always keep the initial rate in place for retuning customers.
Seattle, WA
5

Wonderful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time at Barbara and Donn's condo overlooking Sunset Cliffs. The balcony and views are awesome. This was our second stay at their condo and we love the location. Close to everything and it's so convenient that they have parking in the condo's garage. Plus, did I mention they are super nice people providing us with a welcoming gift upon our arrival? Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have five families who are now making return trips to our place. It’s nice to see, as it demonstrates that we are providing the kinds of location, amenities, and experiences that people want during their vacation.
Philadelphia, Pa
5

It doesn't get better than this!

  • 5 of 5

When we were making our decision on a place to stay in Southern California, we narrowed it down to a few places. The choice came down to Donn and Barbara's place and a two other locations.

We chose Donn and Barbara's at Sunset Cliffs because of their pictures of the beautiful views, along with all of the reviews posted. It's one thing to have an oceanfront view with a beach, but when you have an oceanfront without a beach, you gain a whole new experience. Nothing separates you from the ocean. The fact that you are 40 feet above the ocean gives you great views while the waves crashing on the boulders below provides memories that last long after your departure date! You may cry on your last morning knowing you will be leaving this, but the memories will make you smile!

The place itself was beautiful with a comfortable bedroom, bed and a bathroom with a great brick wall. You can keep the doors and windows open at night with no fear of bugs! Instead of insects, you just get a nice, cool sea breeze entering the rooms.

Barbara was there to meet us at our arrival and also left us two bottles of local wines and a six-pack of beer from a local brewery...nice touch! She showed us around the condo building and provided all the information you would need to plan your days.

The location affords a nice walk to a long pier with a quaint cafe to have a meal with a great view and other restaurants/shops in Ocean Beach. It's minutes from other beaches such as Corronado Island, La Jolla, Carlsbad, etc. It's also minutes from the San Diego Zoo, and lots of museums.

Plan to stay more than one week if you want to see a lot of what the surrounding areas offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. Thank you for the detailed comments. I’d like to elaborate on your last statement about staying more than a week. We recently had vacationers from Australia who stayed at our place for two weeks. Although he didn’t post a review, I heard back from him after his stay that before he arrived he wasn’t sure what his family would do for 14 days in San Diego. After he left he said the family found activities for each day they were here. We have a booklet at our rental with information on the best hikes, shopping, museums, restaurants, and other activities for our guests. Our local area has more than enough to keep our guests busy for a two-week stay. And then there’s always simply “chilling out” on the balcony, sipping a glass of wine, and listening to those waves crash on the rocks below.
Squamish, B.C., Canada
5

A perfect 10

  • 5 of 5

My 3 cousins and I were lucky enough to stay at this condo in May of this year. They flew over from London and I from Canada. I was a little nervous because I made all the reservations and felt that if it turned out to be other than how it was listed, it would be on my shoulders. No worries! It exceeded our expectations in every way. The owners, Donn and Barbara, met us on arrival and gave us loads of information about the condo, surrounding area, and local attractions and amenities. The place was beautifully furnished and spotless - just as the photos depicted. We all agreed that we felt like guests at the home of a good friend. One thing we really appreciated was the fact that we could get in touch with Donn or Barbara any time and for any reason. We had secure underground parking which was also a bonus as we had loads of shopping to unload most days. We had a rental car and we were only a short drive from all of the major San Diego attractions and shopping. I would say that having a car is the way to go, but if you are only into surfing and the the beach, then you could easily walk or bike to Ocean Beach. There are loads and loads of dining options in the San Diego/Point Loma area- you are spoiled for choice really - it depends what you want. This review is meant to be about our accommodation so I've saved the best for last. The view from our condo was amazing! Open the doors to the balcony and the ocean was literally below us - we sometimes found it hard to tear ourselves away from watching the surfers, and the intoxicating pull of the sea, and get back to the serious business of being tourists. The only complaint I have is that as dedicated as we were to watching for the "green flash" at sunset - we never did see it! Guess we will just have to return. Highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate your touching on so many of the fine points that our condo and the surrounding area have to offer. As for the Green Flash, we probably see it 15 times a year. Many people look for a “flash” in the sky, thinking that the rays from the sun shoot a green light skyward as it sets. It’s not quite that dramatic. The best way to think about it is in computer jargon; on clear days when the humidity is low, watch for the very last pixel of the sun as it sets. The green flash is emerald color, and is only visible for a brief moment. It’s difficult to see the first time as the conditions need to be just right, but once you see it, it’s more easily recognizable the next time and you’ll enjoy telling your friends of the unique, natural event from your seaside vacation.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Lindburg Field
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-8
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
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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.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Ocean Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Winter Holidays
Nov 22 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$330
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,550
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.05%
Notes 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.

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Amenities

Ocean Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - The master bath includes an oversized jetted tub.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
Notes:
Also included are a pair of binoculars, 4 beach chairs and beach towels, cooler, and 'green' grocery bags.

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