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The Perfect Family Friendly Get Away

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,974 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Family Home

The lovely family friendly Victorian farmhouse is just blocks from the beach and minutes from SeaWorld and completely loaded with all many amenities to allow you the perfect get away. Completely renovated, Sitting at the top of the hill with views of the ocean and surroundings. Comfortably sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, queen air mattresses available upon request for playroom or living room area. Master Bedroom has queen bed, other two bedroom both have trundle twin beds. Four bathrooms, playroom, living room with fireplace, kitchen and laundry. Front and backyards completely fenced in. Play structure and hot tub in the back yard.

April Purcell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About April Purcell

This is our home. We've been restoring it since we purchased it in 2007 and just love it. Location is great.

April Purcell purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why April Purcell chose Point Loma Heights

This house is the oldest house in Ocean Beach, built in 1894. Completely rennovated and family friendly. You can sit on the upstairs deck, enjoy the hot tub, walk to the beach for great surfing! The uniqueness of Ocean Beach will keep you returning for years to come.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the front porch, the back deck to watch SeaWorld fireworks, the side yard pond with the waterfall and it's close proximity to everything in San Diego!


Point Loma Heights Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2974 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Down Stairs Powder Room - toilet
    Down Stairs Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower , Rain Forest Shower Head, Pedestal Tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunkbeds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Perfect Family Friendly Get Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

LOVE and Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We went to a family reunion in San Diego and the first place on VRBO fell though- April saved us. This is the home of her family and she let us rent it out of need. It was spectacular! The location is within walking distance to the beach, she left us surf and boogie boards to use and chairs! SeaWolrd is 5 minutes and downtown 10. She even gave us the name of a babysitter who was equally awesome! The house is beautiful 1894 and decked out! We loved the hottub and outdoor fireplace. April was sweet- made sure we were okay and always available but not intrusive at all. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great perch above it all in OB

  • 5 of 5

April's hilltop paradise is fabulous, period. For anyone looking for the character of a remodeled and fully modern home that retains the charm of its history, and which benefits from a great layout, flexible arrangement for sleeping, proximity to the beach or other hot spots in the area, this place has it all. The kitchen is great -- tons of room and a huge table for large and spirited gatherings. It was our second favorite location in Ocean Beach other than the beach itself -- lots of great time in conversations over meals or card games as we looked upon the water features just outside the large windows. And the home really will comfortably fit the number of people April says it does.

Although we didn't meet her, April is a super responsive host (and never intrusive) and the home has no missing amenities and then some -- plenty of toys for kids, all the beach equipment you need, fully appointed kitchen for the cook in your group, TVs in all the logical places. The backyard is very nice and the roof top balcony has great views, especially of the Sea World fireworks at night.

For the super location conscious, of course the property is not at the beach, however, it is on Brighton Avenue which is literally a straight shot to Ocean Beach (one minute drive) and the convenient parking lot. We had very little difficulty locating parking (it's all free). Walking is a possibility -- we walked to Newport Ave for breakfast and walked back and loved it, but it is a mild "hoof".

I would just make note for the sleep deprived that depending on wind or time of day, the home is in the takeoff path of planes from the airport and you will hear the engine noise -- anyone who's visited or stayed in Ocean Beach before will know this about the neighborhood. We didn't care nor did our children, but guests should make note of this if it could pose a problem.

All in all, we could not have been any happier!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really great house

  • 5 of 5

Hello April,

Sorry about the delay writing this review. My family have a really good time. The house has so many good features that it will be hard to lists them all.

* Having 3.5 bathrooms made it very convenient no matter where you were in the house.

* The bedrooms had plenty of room and the beds were comfortable.

*The decor of the house was really great. This refurbishing of an old house was done very well. The quality of work was very good and decorations were really nice and interesting.

* The kitchen was unbelievable. The new, but old looking appliances were really great. We loved the large harvest table.

*The patio furniture was very nice and the arrangement made for a great place to hang out and visit with the family.

*The kids loved the back yard. They played and played.

*The upstairs balcony was a great place to watch the fireworks of sea world every night.

Bottom line we have a great time.

Thank, Ken

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken! My daughter loved the note from Emma. Hope you have you again. April
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The Little Things Made Our Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Much better than we even anticipated. Can I write enough? This house is beautiful, I don't remember reading in the listing, but it is historic. There is a book on the coffee table which lists it as the oldest "nice" house in Ocean Beach. The owner obviously takes a lot of pride in the house because it is so well maintained. I wish I could be so organized! Everything from boogie boards to legos were provided and our kids had such a fabulous time in the hot tub they didn't want to leave. The owners were very accommodating and had a book of all the "little" things... restaurants and secret beach! We arrived to wine and chocolates and there was eucalyptus hung in every shower! We will absolutely be back next year. Our only surprise- being unfamiliar with the area- we were surprised by the morning airplanes, but quickly adjusted and was well worth it to watch SeaWorld's nightly fireworks from the deck!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again. April
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Old Town
Gaslamp Quarter
SeaWorld San Diego
Nearest Airport
3.7 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sail Ho
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

This gem is a 5 minute drive to SeaWorld and a 5 block walk to the beach. 10 minutes from downtown. Perfect location!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
fee 2.5% $78
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Guests are asked to pay by e-check. Guests may also pay by a personal check that can be mailed to owner. If guests choose to pay by credit card then a 2.5% transaction fee will be added to domestic credit card payments and a 3.75% transaction fee will be added to international credit card payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.