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The Seaview Lookout - Romantic Ocean Front Vacation Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Lovely Beach Side Cottage

New AC/Heating units for 2017

This is a perfect getaway by the sea. Walk to restaurants, shopping or relax. One of four beautiful Ocean Front cottages sharing expansive Pacific Ocean vistas and clean ocean breezes.

Lounge around our cliffside backyard in comfy chairs, snoozing, reading, hot tubbing or just socializing around the gas BBQs. If this particular unit is not available for your personal schedule then please ask about our three others!

This unit and the other cottages have every amenity that you may need including refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishes, utensils, heating, one parking spot, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, linens, bath towels, beach chairs and beach towels along with cable TV, WiFi internet, BBQ grills, patio and hot tub!

While our neighborhood beach stairs are closed to damage at the moment, there is another set of stairs 1/2 block north of us to a cobblestone beach and a block north of there are stairs to a cement walking path along the water leading to a hidden sandy cove at Santa Cruz ave (with summer lifeguard on weekends) as well as the long expanse of sandy beach starting at the pier in front of the town of Ocean Beach itself.

We are also just steps away from Sunset Cliffs Park with its many hidden beaches and named for its exquisite sunset vistas, this park encompasses 68 acres of bluffs and walking paths high above the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. With its rugged coastline and panoramic views, this area is popular with surfers, ocean-gazers, and folks who like to cruise Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which runs the length of the cliffs. Drive along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and enjoy breathtaking views and photo opportunities. It also makes a nice bike ride or walk, and it’s a great place to watch birds. You can see migrating California gray whales during the winter months from high on the bluffs.

Ocean beach is a relaxed beach town, encounter a distinctive downtown district just steps from the ocean, enjoy San Diego's finest and largest Farmers Market, experience the original Dog Beach, or stroll on the longest concrete pier on the west coast. We are located across the bay a few minutes by car from the popular Sea World, 5 minutes from the San Diego Airport and 10 minutes from the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Petco Park and the Gas Lamp District.

*Ask about our other vacation rentals next door

More Details

Mike and Lorie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Mike and Lorie

We love taking old properties at the beach and breathing some fresh air into them for others to enjoy

Mike and Lorie purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mike and Lorie chose San Diego County

Located close to all things San Diego and in the lovable town of Ocean Beach


Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full tub shower combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a queen sleeper sofa in the living area
  • queen sized bed
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have BBQs, ocean view sitting area, firepit, hot tub (when operable), full kitchen, linens, beach towels and we do endeavor to keep beach chairs and body boards on the property but these items rotate and change.


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The Seaview Lookout - Romantic Ocean Front Vacation Cottage
average rating of 4.780488 based on 41 reviews

Beautiful sunsets!

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous stay in Ocean Beach. The cottage suited all our needs. Next time though, I think we will relax and enjoy the cottage a little more.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and so happy to hear you love spending time on the property too. We love to enjoy this amazing beach getaway also and are thrilled to be able to share it with all of our treasured guests :) -Lorie, Mike & David
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ocean view

  • 5 of 5

The unit was clean and comfortable. The views from the common area are great and we enjoyed dining outside with the gas tabletop firepit. Easy accessible and located well for Sea World or San Diego Zoo. Recommend for a couple and four does well also.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after a 10 day vacation in San Diego and stay at our Ocean Beach Seaview Lookout rental. Loved San Diego and our little beach cottage which was perfect for what we needed, comfortable, cozy and spotless. We were able to walk to the the organic grocery stores, cool antique/vintage shops on Newton Street, the beach, the Sunset Cliffs, great restaurants and brew pubs and the Ocean Beach farmers market. It was also easy access to all the fun and exciting things to do in San Diego and surrounding area. But our favorite was sitting on the patio and taking in all the glorious views that this rental offers. We honestly could have spent the entire 10 days gazing at the view. We were so sad to leave and can't wait to come back. We would highly recommend this rental and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value! Loved having coffee watching surfers!

  • 5 of 5

The property was well equipped, parking was a breeze, lovely decorating and the shared yard was awesome. We particularly enjoyed our morning coffee watching the waves and the surfers . Other people were staying in the adjacent cottages but we pretty much had the huge yard with lounge chairs to ourselves ... David was a great communicator and we will definitely come back again !!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable enough

  • 3 of 5

First impression...not the best. PORT-A-POTTY located between units....and outside living room window...not something I want to look at constantly on vacation....difficulty getting keys out of lockbox...was not just us we had to attempt to help a neighbor. The unit is nice overall and comfortable. It would be nice to have the extended outdoors area like the other units have. Was expecting more from the shared patio...would have been nice to know that the sea wall collapsed a year ago and limited the shared patio area as well as access to the water. The chairs and boogieboards available for use on the beach need to be replaced. The chairs are rusting and the boards falling apart. The trash cans outside were overflowing and a sticker stating that the cans needed to be replaced and trash would not be picked up until they were replaced. Overall the location is good...biking distance from Ocean Beach and quiet at night. We stayed 5 nights would be nice to have access to the washer and dryer or have the housekeeper swap out towels every few days. We just had higher expectations based on pictures and reviews. Not sure at this time if we would return to the same location.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, our first 3 star review. We are always quick to service our guests and rectify any and all issues and unfortunately it seems this guest failed to communicate with us on even the most basic level. The lock box opens just like any other one and we provide a video in our "Welcome Email" just in case you are not familiar with them. Our phones are always on to answer calls, texts and emails if you have any issues at all. There was never a "seawall collapse" - our own seawall project was finished awhile back but the California Coastal Commission delayed our neighbor connecting their own seawall to ours but that is now completed too as we expand our beautiful yard even bigger than ever before atop the bluff with all new hardscaping and design planned for the near future. Every cottage has access to the same "extended yard' so her confusion about that may be speaking more again to a lack of understanding all of our communications and it is unfortunate if she assumed she couldn't enjoy the shared areas equally with all other guests. The portapotty was not in use and stored briefly behind a private gated area she must have made an unauthorized entry to and scheduled to be removed immanently. All beach chairs and boogie boards are rotated with new stock as needed - not new enough for you(?), again... just let us know as we endeavor to fix and replace all easily weathered equipment exposed to the salty beach environment. The city of Ocean Beach's trash collection damaged one of our cans recently and it does take awhile to get them to replace it but we requested a new can immediately for the damaged one which are out by our private parking and not impacting anyone's stay at all. Also, our housekeeping would LOVE to swap out your towels as needed and they always ask our guests if they "need anything". Again, communication is key and unfortunately with this guest, we received zero responses to all of our communications, confirmation or welcome emails. A review should best address things for future guests to consider which we think this one is not very successful at and we invite you to ask us about anything you may be concerned about for future stays. Everything found in this review could easily be said to have misrepresented not only the conditions at the time of their stay but also would absolutely not be indicative of any future guest's experience at our little beach getaway as several hundred past visitors will attest to. Come on in, the waters fine :)
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It was cute and so exceptionally clean!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Very very clean. Bigger than it appears

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Lindberg Field
Nearest Beach
Bermuda (stair temp closed) 2nd beach 2 blks north
Car: not necessary

Central location, within walking distance to a multitude of restaurants and bars. Short drive to attractions like Seaworld, downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp district.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Just a non-refundable $50 "Pet Fee" in addition to your small mandatory insurance policy will allow you to bring your pets without any additional deposit - woof!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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