Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
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.
Owner purchased this Condo in 2011
Why 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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Hands down the most beautiful view I've ever had in a vrbo. The owners were very gracious and conscientious. Would absolutely stay again!
Great rental in a great location.
The view was unbeatable. Also, it was awesome hearing the waves crash on the rocks from anywhere in the unit.
Views for days!
Pictures didn’t do the condo justice. Views from the bedroom and balcony were breathtaking. The condo was even bigger than I thought it would be. Kitchen was complete with everything to make meals at home a few nights. Location was ideal and parking spot was awesome, as the street parking filled up very quickly. Donn was very responsive and easy to communicate with before and after our stay. The only complaint I have is about the couple of cloudy days we had. Looking forward to coming back again someday!
Ocean front haven
Absolutely beautiful property! The photos on Web site are stunning and true. All that’s missing is the awesome sound of the crashing waves! The location is in a cute quiet neighborhood, and walking distance south to Ocean Beach and walking distance north to beautiful Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Donn and Barb do a great job with restaurant, grocery store, etc recommendations and locations. Loved Ulivo! If you’re a runner or walker, you’ll love this location. Sunset Cliffs Blvd a block from condo takes you north to Sunset Cliffs and beyond. For beach time, my 10 year old son and I easily walked the 1/2 mile to Ocean Beach—though there is a parking lot. From the day I booked, Donn was great with communication. He responded within 2 days of booking and responded immediately on any further correspondence. As a matter of fact, I overlooked a detailed email and he reached out again to be sure I saw it— and of course I had missed it. Check-in process was easy—Donn’s instructions were clear and on point. The unit is clean with comfy beds and our gracious hosts left wine and beer in the fridge as a welcome. We also appreciated the binoculars! We did see dolphins one morning! I recommend this VRBO for the amazing views, the location, the quiet neighborhood, and excellent hosts.
Our stay in Ocean Beach, California
We can't say enough wonderful things about this property. The owner, Barb, met us at the property to welcome us and show us to the unit. And, she even helped us with our luggage. She went over a detailed book about the area and answered any questions that we had. We knew when we first stepped through the door we would soon be planning our next stay and this spectacular location. Thank you Barb and Donn for opening up your beautiful home for others to say. Dave and Carol, Las Vegas, Nevada
A little piece of Heaven on the ocean in San Diego
I can not rave enough about this little condo. I was looking for an ocean front escape and I scored big when I found this listing. You can not get more on the ocean than this. The condo itself is wonderful and very modern. Kitchen has all the amenities that a basic kitchen would need and then some. Super comfy master bed - there was another bedroom that sleeps two but we did not try that one. Master bath has a spectacular jetted tub that hits all the right spots. It was also nice just to soak and relax while listening to the waves crash on the rocks. Living room is roomy and comfy and patio is the best place of all. I could literally sit out there all day.
Donn and Barb were always available by phone if needed. They so happened to be out of town when we were here but if I e-mailed they quickly responded. They are ever so polite and have a plethora of suggestions of things to do in San Diego.
They were also so kind as to leave two bottles of wine - a nice California Chardonnay and a bold California Cabernet as well as a six-pack of a nice assortment of select California beers. We do not drink beer so could not speak to that but the wines were fabulous.
Four days there restored my sanity and peacefulness. I look forward to staying here again sometime in the future.
Thanks Don and Barb for offering up your condo. There is nothing better than listening to that surf all night long.
Until next time.....
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.