"My husband and I wanted something ocean front, and did not think we'd find it in our price range. I looked for over 3 weeks, and then as luck would have it, I found this property. I cannot emphasize enough the view from this place! We were over the owners' main house, which sits right on what I believe is an adjoining portion of the area called Sunset Cliffs, south of Ocean Beach. I got up early every morning, and stayed up late each evening, sat on that deck, and enjoyed hearing the waves just below. Each day, we saw at VERY close range pelicans, dolphins, terns, seagulls, and the occasional seal - it is hard to describe how wonderful it was. The sunsets were everything one would think of in a place called "Sunset Cliffs". My only regret was I wished we had sprung for binocs. Trust me, make the investment! This is a one-level efficiency apt - has everything a couple could need, is clean and well-stocked, has a very comfy bed, has a laundry room next door, and is in a quiet and safe neighborhood. It has private off-street parking, and is well within walking distance of a small beach, the larger beach by the Ocean Beach Pier, and downtown Ocean Beach. OB is an easy shot to almost everything in San Diego. The owners Tim and Kathy could not have been nicer or more accommodating, during the time that I was calling and asking questions, booking the place, and then staying there. They gave us our privacy, but were available when we needed them, and were friendly and very helpful in making suggestions of things to do. We stayed about 5 days in this Ocean Front place, and then because it was booked for the remainder of our stay, stayed in the other larger, two-level place called "Ocean View", also on the property that was built later by the main house owner - more room for a family, though both properties have pull out sofa beds in the living area. It is newer and has a nice fireplace, and the view is also very nice there - I felt like if it were whale season, I might have a longer, better view as that place was higher up. But if we are ever able to go to San Diego again, we will plan it around the availability of this "Ocean Front" efficiency apt. It was truly everything we could ever have dreamed for in a vacation property, and quite honestly, our best vacation stay experience ever - and we have stayed in MANY hotels, motels, B&B's, inns, and rental properties. We miss it already! Thanks so much, Tim and Kathy!"
Date of Stay: April 2014
Review Submitted: April 24, 2014