100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Could have been wonderful - wasn't
Listing inaccurate - you can't hear the ocean when you sleep (only when you are outside and it is quiet, which is extremely rare). You can't see it at all. Falling asleep to the sound of the sea was one of our top two reasons for renting this location. The second reason we selected this was the property manager's reply to another visitor's complaint (Aug 2018) about the lack of air circulation - they said that they added an air conditioner after that visitor in response to their complaint. Maybe they did, but there wasn't one when we got there, and it was miserable - hot and stuffy. Two nights of very poor sleep. The small bathroom window was broken and could not be opened, so there is no chance for any cross-circulation at the bedroom end of the cottage. The property manager said they'd put in a/c the second day after we complained when we arrived, and said it would be between 12 and 3 - and never showed up. Never told us they weren't going to show up. Took several hours to reply when we asked for new ETA and then said they'd try to get there the third day and text us before coming. No text. When they showed up they said they were sorry - they were too busy making money with another one of their businesses the day instead of doing what they said they were going to do. Very frustrating after having paid a lot of our hard earned money for this cottage.
Had the a/c been there from day one, and had we not needed help from the property owner, this could have been an overall rating of 3 or 4.
Note that the other cottage shares the courtyard, and since this is the front property, the occupants of the other will be walking by your cottage to get in and out of theirs, so there is limited privacy. Also, since smoking is allowed on the patio, if you're a non-smoker and the other property has a smoker, you have to keep your windows closed to avoid the odor. We had this issue.
Pros: easy walk to beach and wonderfully quirky downtown OB . Plenty of towels - decent quality linens all around. Well provisioned kitchen equipment and dishes. Close driving to lots of SD attractions.
Property is in take-off zone (as is all of OB) to SD airport, so plan on lots of noise between 6:30 AM and 11:30 PM every day every few minutes.
Bring your own DVDs - not BluRay - a small collection of good old VHS videos are on site.
This was our first vacation rental disappointment anywhere - ever.
Perfect for my family. Cute home, many extras to enjoy at the beach, and pretty quiet. Boys fished while girls checked out the beach, smoothie bars and shops. Pizza Port was excellent. Also short distance to zoo and La Jolla sea lions.
From my family to yours
My husband, myself and our 2 children stayed in the Brighton condo for 3 nights. It was perfect in every way. The beach is a quick walk away, the house was clean and comfortable with plenty of room for us. I gave it 4 stars because we found the area and boardwalk a little run down/ dirty. We would definitely stay here again.
Nice, comfortable place so close to the beach, within walking distance of restaurants and an easy drive to downtown San Diego. Planes start taking off promptly at 6:30 am, which I did know about but kinda forgot since our last trip out this way in Ocean beach, but not a big deal. House had plenty of items in kitchen to cook with and plenty of towels.
My husband and I stayed in San Diego for a week long get a away. This was a great place. The location to the beach, dining, and amusement parks (Sea World, Zoo) were just minutes away. We could walk to beach it was just a few yards away. The house had everything we could need. The bed are extremely comfortable. Everything was neat and clean. Thank you so much for a great place to stay on our vacation!!
Location and privacy!!!
My husband and I spent a week here, we loved it ! Perfect location, close to everything but away from the hustle and bustle. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!