Located Steps From Dog Beach, Beach Vibes, Is A Newly Renovated Studio Apartment
About owner/property manager
We love living in Ocean Beach and sharing our unique community with visitors. Come and see what living at the beach is all about!
owner/property manager purchased this Studio in 2000
Why owner/property manager chose Ocean Beach
The condo was renovated in the summer of 2016.
What makes this Studio unique
The condo includes a designated parking spot in a secure lot which is nearly unheard of at the beach!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The online pictures are deceiving. The room is fine, but not quite as nice as the pictures depict. The exterior of the property could use some work. For example, the dumpster is just below the “condo,” the exterior light is out, the balcony view is meh and the balcony is tiny. We had 3 in our group - this place would be tight with 4. The proximity to the beach and main drag of Ocean Beach is good. Overall, we enjoyed our stay but expected a little nicer accommodations for the price.
We loved this location! So easy to walk to the beach for sunsets. Staff were helpful and friendly. Thanks so much!
Cali Getaway with our family (and pup)
We were so excited about this property and vacation - the first with our 8yo Golden Retriever. The property itself was almost exactly as pictured and described--we LOVED the hardwood floors, especially (sand travels back from the beach with you - this made it easy to keep clean). The pullout is actually a twin (listing says queen). We had brought along an air mattress anyway, since we have a teenage son and daughter; so it worked out okay. Another person noted that the shower actually has a curtain rather than the glass doors pictured, which is true; but you can tell there was once a glass door (we assume something happened to require the change). Neither of those things bothered us in the least, because the location of this property is IDEAL! You can watch dogs play on the beach from the balcony, or it's a short walk out a gate and down a trail right to the beach itself! There's also a sidewalk in front of the property that takes you to a huge green area, that also has direct beach access (and more tide/surfers to enjoy watching). The bathroom is nicely sized, the kitchen is small (but on vacation, you don't want to cook; we loved the full-size fridge/freezer, though). The front desk staff at the hotel next to the property managed check-in/out, and were very nice - even gave us a bag with two toys and a bag of treats for our pup. It's a short walk to lots of restaurants and the pier, which we enjoyed. It's also a very short drive to Sunset Cliffs, which are spectacular. I'm pretty sure EVERY person at the Ocean Villa Inn and this condo property had their pups, and every one of them was polite. We were afraid there would be pup confrontations, but the dogs were all super nice (the people were, too). We all LOVED this getaway, and are likely to return to this property again. The owner was responsive to questions via the VRBO app, as well. We even thought about staying an extra night, but it was already booked. :( Would recommend this property to anyone, but especially those traveling with your furry companions.
Excellent area Amenities sub-par
The location of the room was great! A short walk to the beach where my kids could play and even shorter distance if you have a four legged fur babies to Dog Beach. Some great little dive restaurants like Voltaire Beach House was delicious and the coffee shop Bella Coffee is quick and tasty! As for the room it self I’d say the pics online sold a different story. First our deadbolt to the room didn’t lock kind of unsettling since we ventured out during the day. No glass shower door as shown in the pics online, not that big of deal but really. And the parking was limited, it was the Fourth of July weekend so I get it friends invite friends over to party but I paid to have a parking space. Cars should have been towed off the property instead of warnings posted in their vehicles. And last the gate key did not work for about three of the residents. After watching the fireworks show at the pier, which was outstanding, there is a private gate to the hotel that did not work! A long day at the beach then hauling all your stuff back to our room and the private entrance was inoperable.
But for the most part the staff was super helpful and nice with that laid back beach vibe. I would definitely bring my family back granted the items mentioned were fixed.
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I wish you would have let us know there was an issue with the lock in the room. We have 24 hour maintenance and could have had it fixed that day. In terms of the glass shower, a guest broke it a few months back and we have not had time to fix it since the Summer is our busy season. The condo has a reserved spot in the back of the parking lot. There should not have been an issue with that. Also, the beach gate locks at 9PM for security. The fireworks ended at 10PM which is why the gate was locked.
Wonderful beachfront condo
I hesitate to be overly effusive because I don’t want this place to be booked the next time I want to stay there. The condo is in a great location near lots of great restaurants and shops, and most importantly, right on the beach with great views and sea breeze. It was clean and comfortable and the staff at the associated hotel where you check in couldn’t have been more accommodating. It’s the most dog friendly hotel I have even seen and I was sorry not to have mine with me. Next time!!! My only issue—and it won’t stop me from returning— is that I wrote to the owner when I found out my plans had changed and wanted to see if I could change the number of nights I had reserved and received a canned response, the same auto-email I received when I booked the place. I think this is as much a problem with vrbo’s website because, unlike a hotel, you dont seem to be able to modify existing reservations easily.
The photos only show the inside of the unit and shows the unit to be nicer than what it is. Photos show a glass shower door, but there is only a curtain. The immediate surroundings resemble that of an establishment that rents by the day. I would not return for another stay. Disappointed.
We are located in Ocean Beach San Diego. The condo is located steps from dog beach and the main beach. We are walking distance to several bars and restaurants and about a 1/2 a mile from Downtown Ocean Beach.
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