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Ocean Splendor, Ocean Front San Diego

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

WOW! is the typical reaction to our views from the windows and balcony. Enjoy the sights, and sound of surf from every room of this 2 bedroom - 2 bath Ocean Front condo on the water. Experience the feeling of seeing the sun-set at the edge of the continent, over the Pacific Ocean. That's why guests leave San Diego feeling refreshed, relaxed, and sun-tanned. FEATURING A NEWLY REMODLED KITCHEN!

Our Sunset Towers condo overlooks the great Pacific high atop Sunset Cliff in Ocean Beach. You're just steps from a favorite surfing and kayaking spots. We're located in a friendly residential community yet you're close enough to walk to the farmers market each Wednesday in Ocean Beach. Experience this Classic California beach town, complete with shops, and plenty of beach access.

Ocean Beach is the closest beach community to Downtown San Diego, it's also close to the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and other famous attractions.

Our Welcome Packet offers all sorts of tips and information about Southern California and beaches around San Diego. In addition, you get useful information about our building, and your stay. I think our guests have the best explanations. 'We woke up everyday to the sound of waves.' 'The whole Pacific is OURS.' 'The waves lulled us to sleep each night.' 'I hope I can buy a super sweet place like this someday.' and... 'We will be back.' Leave your cares behind, and join us at our condo on the ocean. Our occupancy limt is usually 4 guests, thank you.

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Owner
Pete Fuentes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Pete Fuentes

Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of a home on the water. Part of the reason is I was raised in the desert where it was hot, desolate, and land-locked. I walked into our condo and the view took my breath away. Now people from the desert, the city and the mountains come to live at the beach for a while. My wife and I decided to invest in this magic place. We love sharing that unique beach experience with dozens of guests from around the world.

Pete Fuentes purchased this condo in 2005

Why Pete Fuentes chose San Diego County

Few homes offer an 'experience' with-in a real estate deal. The vast Pacific Ocean is the reason I bought this home. It is located on the OCEAN! I'm glad to share that 'experience' with others.

What makes this condo unique

I love watching seagulls and pelicans glide past the window as they move gracefully down the coast. The only appointments you'll make are for the Sunsets, or to catch the full moon over the water. The rest is pure bliss.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Pete,



Thanks so very much for your prompt refund of my deposit, and also for being such a gracious host to us! Your Sunset Cliffs condo has the most beautiful view. The waves lulled us to sleep every night. Loved the brightness of the place and was happy to have secure parking at our disposal. You went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant, something of a rarity these days. Again…thank you! Wishing you the very best of everything and a prosperous rest of the year J



Kindly,

Robin
Oct 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Ocean Splendor, Ocean Front San Diego
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 57 reviews
5

Million Dollar Sunsets with Personal Attention

  • 5 of 5

I've rented on VRBO numerous times and the one way owners can distinguish themselves is with personal contact (email, phone, etc.) with perspective renters. Pete went above and beyond all prior experiences. We arrived early evening on Christmas Day. Pete had us call him when we picked up our rental car and met us at the property. He showed us around the condo complex and the condo. You could tell he truly cared that my family felt like a guest and he wanted to make sure we were comfortable.

The condo is a great location in Ocean Beach. The balcony views are even better than the pictures. The condo is walking distance to a number of bars and restaurants as well as the pier and beach. It is also close driving distance to the majority of the San Diego tourist destinations (Sea World, Zoo, Scripps Aquarium, USS Midway). My family had a great time in the condo and thank Pete for his hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, We are glowing with excitement and pride. Its great to hear you had a good time on the ocean. We treat guests like family and want to make sure all is taken care of. Thanks also for your personal recommendations on the rental, we are on it! I hope to see you again.
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5

Great host, great location

  • 5 of 5

Great host. Our flight was delayed, but Pete waited for us downstairs to give us an intro and tour to the condo when it past 11 pm.

Great location and view. Hearing the sound of waves was so soothing. Incredible experience.

The condo was neat and clean. Overall, We loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We always take care of our guests and part of that is making sure you are settled in and all questions are answered. Loved hosting you and come back to see us soon.
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Denver
5

Awesome Place!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Clean and roomy with updated appliances. Perfect for a weekend or a week or a month. Beautiful views. Right on the cliff so we were able to fall asleep to the waves. A short walk to all of the wonderful shops and restaurants that Ocean Beach offers. And a $12 lyft from the airport you won't even need to rent a car. Pete and his wife were great to deal with. I will absolutely be back. To me it was the perfect vacation rental to help you feel that you actually live in OB. Thanks Pete!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcomed Tim. Thanks for the kind words, it was a pleasure hosting you in America's finest city! Come back soon
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4

Great Location and Ocean Views!

  • 4 of 5

In my opinion, the condo was true to the description. We were met by the owner Pete Fuentes. He helped with our luggage, walked us through the condo, and provided a well organized book of useful information on the condo and the area.

There are two issues that I would caution future renters to consider before reserving this condo.

The first one...I was made aware of by Pete before making my reservation. The condo has limited accessibility for those using canes, walkers, or wheelchairs. It is on the second floor and if the elevator is not working there are a considerable number of stairs to get inside/outside the condo. Also, neither bathroom is handicapped accessible. But the room without the ocean view has a shower with a sliding glass door that has about a four inch step to get inside which was easier than the tub/shower in the ocean view room.

The second issue...I was not aware of before reserving the unit is that there is no air conditioning. I should have read the the list of amenities more carefully. Because air conditioning was always provided by my other comparably priced Sunset Cliffs oceanfront rentals over the years...I didn't notice it was not included in this condo. Pete did provide several fans which helped. However, with temperatures in the normal high 60's to low 70's...there were times the humidity was uncomfortable. So, it is something to consider if you find heat or humidity an issue...and the reason for my 4 star rating instead of a 5 star rating.

The condo was clean and well stocked with many more items than found in our rentals over the years. This unit is great for 2 couples as the bedrooms are nicely separated with their own bathrooms and closets. I did not use the common patio area...but from my private patio the furniture appeared well used.

Pete was very hospitable and I appreciated his offer of a relaxed checkout time. It was great not to have to rush our morning and spend a bit more time enjoying his wonderful ocean view.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I appreciate it. I strive to deliver personal service, and made it a special duty to help you settle into our home. I'm glad you had a safe and fun visit. I'm also glad you pointed out that we had talked prior to your booking. In our discussion I mentioned that our home is not totally handicap accessible, and that our place was built in the 60's before the advances seen today. I mentioned we had an elevator which did not require climbing stairs. I also mentioned and clearly state in our listing that we do not have air conditioning. The sea breeze provides cool air a major percent of the time on our coast. I agree that any guests should consult the listing carefully and ask in advance about handicap accessibility and air conditioning. I loved having you and glad we are able to discuss your stay.
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5

Great stay at Sunset Cliffs!

  • 5 of 5

I don't have anything negative to say about our condo. The listing was very accurate and well worth the money. It was wonderful to hear the waves crashing 24/7. We walked downtown and to the beach everyday and several times a day. There are so many great shops and eateries in OB. Everything we needed was available in the condo. Pete is super nice! We will definitely return. Thanks for a wonderful, very needed beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for a glowing review! Loved having you and welcome you back.
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Columbia, MO
5

Beautiful, amazing, wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, his uncle and myself stayed here last month and we could not have had a better time!

PETE IS AMAZING! And funny! He really cares about the tenants having a good time.

The condo is EXACTLY as the pictures show. And you couldn't be closer to the beach.

Will go back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always gratifying to know that guests recall the things that made them happy during their stay. I'm glad you were able to play some golf, and enjoy our area. If I recall you were headed to Moro Bay for a swell time up there then on to Northern California. I'm so happy all went well. Thanks again.
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"Go Padres, unless you happen to root for St Louis or the Mets, in that case we'll root for you."
Mission Bay Beach
"this is a place for great water recreation, boat and ski rentals abound. Have fun"
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"Great I-MAX movie place, not to mention a science center for the kids and the kid in us all."
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"Races begin in July - September. Come place your bets."
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"A great hiking experience because of the coastal hills and the great beach."
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"Downtown mall is close to the condo"
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"Great access to the University on the Hill. GO AZTECS!"
University of San Diego
"Worth a visit especially if you have children who are interested in the University."
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego Int Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sunshine Co
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
San Diego Community Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
San Diego St Fe Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 8 and 5
Nearest Restaurant
Nati's Mexican
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach
Car: necessary

OCEAN FRONT! This is a real getaway from the tourist traps. Enjoy a real, and personal Ocean Front experience. The view is unobstructed, the experience sea breezes, and the sound of surf. Guests swear 'You can't get better than this!'

Point loma also offers scenic drives or walks along sunset cliffs, or bike along Catalina Blvd to Cabrillio National Monument. Hiking, biking, kayaking, are all on the agenda when you visit, plus you're just 5 minutes from Seaworld, 10 minutes from the Zoo, and Downtown San Diego. Do as much or as little as you like, some guests just hang out on the balcony to watch the surfers, pelicans, and an occasional Seal and Dolphin that wanders by.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter / Spring
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$260
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,790
$5,700
 
 
Spring Breaks
Mar 2 2017 - Apr 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$290
$1,850
$5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring rates
Apr 11 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,690
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
June / Memorial Day week
May 21 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,990
$6,500
 
 
July / August includes Labor D
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,280
$6,900
 
 
Fall rates
Sep 13 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$290
$1,790
$5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$260
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,590
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $0
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until contract is secured. Holiday rates apply to Spring break similar to Christmas or Thanksgiving. Base rate for cleaning fee is for 2 guests. Extra guests are charged $40 per person for the stay. We usually accept 4 guests maximum, Some acceptions apply and AN EXTRA charge of $40.00 per night if: THERE IS MORE THAN 4 guests, please ask in advance. Applies For all bookings for calendar year of 2016-17,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ocean Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The two seperate baths give guests privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is a KING with a view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bed is a queen, no view but very private
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This offers the best view in bed of the Ocean through window
  • Wonderful, and comfortable sleeping beds, A King, Queen, and sofa beds. We've had many compliments.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We just installed two flat screen TV's with HD capability, and Cox cable.

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