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The Sea la vie - Budget friendly Ocean Front Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 and we have free private off street parking.

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.

*Ask about our other vacation rentals next door

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Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Before automatic booking please know there are just two beds - one queen in the bedroom and queen sleeper sofa in the living area (max 4 persons)
  • All outside areas are shared among 4 cottages but often empty
  • Our hot tub is a favorite feature and runs trouble free mostly but not 100% guaranteed
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 sleep sofa /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/sound
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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The Sea la vie - Budget friendly Ocean Front Cottage
average rating of 4.5111113 based on 45 reviews

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Nice location between sunset cliffs and Ocean beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Exceptionally clean and well appropriated! Great location, lots of things to do within walking distance. Only have one suggestion, a way to have a dry place to sit in the morning so you could enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio overlooking the Ocean. Not a deal breaker but you are there to enjoy the outdoors. Spa was a bit of a science project too! Still 4 stars from us! Owners were wonderful to work with also!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quick visit

  • 3 of 5

Cute place, Nice kitchen

Was a little disappointed the unit was not on the cliff side.

Beautiful area

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are not sure why this review isn't rated higher, it is such a wonderful space she obviously enjoyed and Connie reserved for just 2 days last minute at a nice discount - any other "ocean front" would be double the price. From this cottage, just walk 20 steps to the direct edge of the bluff looking out over the whole Pacific Ocean too. Of course, look right out the dining nook door and the ocean is RIGHT THERE just steps away :)
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Everything we needed for a de-stress ocean gazing trip (with dogs).

  • 5 of 5

This journey to Ocean Beach was not the typical trip the two of us would take. This time, we made it a family trip – with our two dogs. This was the first time to take our two little Bichon brothers to California and expected a bit of stress. Not so! Ocean Beach is amazingly dog-friendly and the cottage was just what we needed.

We didn’t want to leave the boys behind in a strange place which could potentially bother the neighbors, so we did things we could do with dogs. We walked to Dog Beach and Sunset Cliffs, ate at dog-friendly patio restaurants, walked through beautiful neighborhoods and walked down the nearby steps to the beach at low tide (after 4:00 PM when dogs are allowed). Most importantly, and the reason we chose this property, was to sit and watch the ocean from the patio. The views are incredible!

A few reviewers remarked negatively about sharing the patio. Don’t be fooled – the patio is huge and allows for personal space or for visiting with neighbors if you desire to do so. One reviewer mentioned that the hot tub is “right outside a window” but this is not so. The hot tub is on the shared patio but sits at the far edge, away from the building. We didn’t use this amenity but another couple seemed to enjoy it a lot.

A few reviews mentioned that supplies were slim. We read our welcome email closely and brought along extra bath tissue, paper towels and coffee filters but didn’t have to take any of them out of the car on our three-night stay.

The cottage was clean and had charming décor. We weren’t inside much but when we were, we lacked for nothing!

We had decided that we would not cook on our mini vacation. We can do that at home! The kitchen, however, seemed well stocked with dishes, pots and utensils. Speaking of eating out, we discovered Sunnie’s very nearby and ate there for nearly every meal. It was delicious!

Each cottage has a fenced/gated area at the front door. Note: If you are traveling with dogs (especially small ones), bring something large to cover the gap below the cottage gate where little guys can escape. We had planned ahead and brought a wooden tri-fold gate that we simply opened to cover the gap – it worked perfectly.

In a nutshell, our trip was excellent, due mostly to the property we chose. David was very responsive to emails. We are happy to know we can take our pups on vacation and still have a stress-free time. For our next trip to OB, we will certainly see about booking one of these cottages.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was perfect! Very clean, nice kitchen and well appointed. Loved our time!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for our needs. Loved spending time on the community deck, and really felt like we were the only ones there. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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better than i could have hoped for!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am so pleased to say my mermaid cottage 1466 by the sea was really wonderful! It had everything i needed and more! It was very clean, nicely decorated, quiet and the hot tub was the icing on the cake! We enjoyed our awesome shared back patio overlooking the sea with the crashing waves below. the sunsets were spectaular.i made some nice new friends at our camp fire under the stars It was just perfect for this mermaid. I walked everywhere and will return as soon as i can, David the owner was helpful and made my stay really special. Thanks again!😊?

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Lorie & Mike
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 Ocean Beach

Direct ocean front but close to all things San Diego located in the lovable town of Ocean Beach


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




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 11.05%

1) Regardless of this listing site's refund policy, we will return all monies paid to us outside of 30 days of arrival.

2) 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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