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Private Perfection Peace...... Craftsman Cottage Steps to the Sandy Beach

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150 Steps to the sand and the central beach area, parks and the pier.

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Last updated: 11/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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Beautiful Charming Renovated Craftsman Cottage/Duplex 1/2 block to the ocean with it's own private yard and parking spot. Call the for the 4-page inventory list. All you need is your suitcase!!! Ready now to rent for a week, month or year. Sleeps 8.

Downstairs: one bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a queen sleep sofa in the living room. Upstairs: a large sunny room with a queen bed and two trundled twins.

Extra features: 3 TVs, Free wi-fi, Washer/dryer, iron and board, 4 beach chairs and towels, pails and buckets, 2 boogie boards, rolling cooler and beach umbrella and The dining room table has extensions for 8 people, desk, hardwood floors, gas grill and outdoor furniture outside. fans, ceiling fans, two heaters, and all linens supplied Games, spice rack, dishes and silverware for 8 people. Original art.

Inventory List:
Inventory List for 121 Elkwood May 3, 2015
Contact Yolanda Moreno for help at 123 Elkwood. 619-634-3455
Or Nancy Croisant 619-297-9911

The phone service is terrible…go upstairs to make calls or walk out to the street.
Wireless Network name is ATT9K427a4 and the password XXXXXX…one word all lower case.
Code to the trash bin is 1213


ONLY USE THE COMBO LOCK WHEN LEAVING.
Never lock the throw bolts on front door + screen doors when you leave as you do not have the keys for these locks to get back in. Call Yolanda 619-634-3455 who has keys or Nancy 619-297-9911 who can give you secret key locations.

Lock only the combo door by turning the inside bolt on the combo lock and then pull the door shut. Test it to make sure it is locked – you will hear a click.

But it is OK to lock the 2 doors leading to the deck from the inside however for security.

Bedroom #1 Downstairs
TV on TV stand with 4 baskets -Luggage rack
Blue case and blue toy box
Wastepaper basket -Dining room chair
Green lamp and White shell lamp and standing bronze lamp
Plant in black pot
4 pillows and one “sandy feet” pillow
Rubber rack hanging on the back of the door
2 sets of queen sheets (one in the closet for sofa bed)
2 large stuffed duvet covers – one soft blue blanket
Orange coverlet and green striped coverlet
3 paintings
1 white mirror
Bureau with pull out baskets
1 clock radio
Closet
Table cover pads and two extra table leaves for dining room table
Two hanging closet shelves
Vacuum and one extra filter
Fan and Hangers
Bath Downstairs
Large brown rug and one designer rug
Shower curtain and liner and hanging rack on shower pole
Matching wastebasket, Kleenex box and toothbrush holder
3 large towels, 3 hand towels, and various washcloths
Kleenex box – dish soap – toilet brush
Laundry Area
Swifter - Broom and dustpan slipped in right next to the refrigerator
Hand held brush and dustpan
Love Sign and one painting
Iron board and iron
4 beach towels and newer colored rags….please use.
Bedroom Upstairs
One queen bed and two twin trundle beds all have sheets
Covers include; 2 orange – 1 striped green bedspread – 1 duvet blue cover
7 pillows covering fresh pillowcases and 5 decorator pillows
One bureau and one nightstand
3 paintings
Waste paper basket
One wall heater – turn off and on with side switch
One chair that matches dining room table - Luggage rack
1 clock radio – 2 lamps
Closet
One brown and one white blanket
Hanging cloth rack - Hangers
Upstairs Bath
Shower curtain and liner
Two metal shelves and hanging shower rack
Waste paper basket -Soap dish
Hair dryer
3 large towels, 3 hand towels, and various washcloths - rug
Outside
Table with 4 chairs - Umbrella with a stand
Wooden table – 2 mats
Grill with gas….ready to go. Please let us know if it is out of gas.
Light ring on umbrella stand
Outside Storage Room – unlocked in Yoli’s side yard shed with double doors
Rolling Ice Chest
Sand Umbrella
5 folding beach chairs
One small set of sand toys
Two boogie boards
Dining Room
One drop leaf table and 4 chairs
2 paintings -1 large desk paper mat
1 whale and 1 seagull and 1 octopus
1 orange vase and 1 orange box
2 wicker baskets
Various games (try to keep them together) – deck of cards
Various books, golf books and children’s books
8 table mats and 4 orange tablemats

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/18/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1001 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    All children may never cry and always help their parents. They can't crayon on the walls and they must say please and thank you and do everything their parents tell them to do. Be aware there are stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside only but $300 fine if cigarette buts are found....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are two steps to enter the ground floor and narrow hallways....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    2 twins are a trundle bed and the bottom needs to slide out...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    First floor bedroom has its own bureau, closet, tv, ...moreless

  • Comfortable with tons of beautiful bedding, art and its own TV. The pull out sofa in the living room is a queen bed and sleeps 2. There is not a lot of privacy for the sofa sleepers....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Upstairs with three sets of towels...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs, just built with three sets of towels and rugs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bring your surfboards

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Tons of them in the desk area. Please try to keep the pieces together....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    ATT Uverse on all three TV's ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Just a CD player under the living room wall TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Three all working and on ATT Uverse....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toy box is low on toys. We do have beach toys, in the beach locker outside containing chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, rolling cooler and beach towels....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can almost see the water from the street in front of the home....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    150 Steps to the Sand...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    150 steps to the sandy beach and ocean. We include beach toys, umbrella, chairs, rolling cooler, and boogie boards. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Not quite but you can hear the waves...moreless

  • Village:

    Two blocks to the center of Imperial Beach, the pier, the fancy hotel and spa, the tiny local restaurants, the surf shop, the bike rentals, the art classes, the bars, the sea shell shops. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The drop leaf Duncan Phyff expands to seat 6-8 people. There are two extra leafs in the ground floor bedroom closet plus pads...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Upstairs has one window AC. There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms and the living room. One portable fan....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    yes...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall heater, small heater in lower bath and wall heater in upstairs bedroom. Plug in small heater located in the downstairs bedroom closet...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi. We will give you the code when you arrrive. Cable TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Every bed is made with blankets, and pillows. There are rubber sheets on the twins....moreless

  • Living Room:

    See photos. There is also a queen bed in the sofa. The sheets for that bed are in the downstairs bedroom closet. There is very little privacy for the people sleeping in that sofa bed....moreless

  • Parking:

    One designated space on the alley right behind the unit....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We have spotty reception for AT&T. It is best to use the telephone upstairs. We are so close to Mexico you will be welcomed there. Out of our control....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Three sets in each bathroom plus extra washclothes. Dish towels in kitchen and extra cleaning rags near the laundry area. Beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    yes...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup electric coffee pot with some filters...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and place settings for 8 and silverware for 8. Utensils for cooking. Please let us know if something is missing....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    YOU or your children...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Microwave-crock pot-rice cooker-pots and pans-bowls-baking pans-place setting and silverware for 8-glassware-towels and hotpads-coffee pot-toaster-blender-mixer-dish rack- ask for the list...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small counter top one....moreless

  • Oven:

    Broiler also...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    One Chaise lounge chair and a table with umbrella and four chairs. There is the cutest light on the umbrella stand pole. Please turn it off when not in use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tiny but nice and pretty......lots of flowering plants. Please water the Jade Plants for me....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas fully loaded with a back-up gas tank. Ask Yoli if it runs out....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two boogie boards, beach umbrella, 4 beach towels, rolling cooler....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$198

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Additional Guest Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The property is the back half of a duplex so there is a one connecting wall. Yoli, the caretaker lives on site to help you. She can do daily cleaning and babysitting for a fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

Car: Necessary

Imperial Beach is a small casual beach community with parks, playgrounds.and a giant sandy beach and pier. There is a new luxury hotel with a spa and restaurant a few blocks away. Also many great restaurants and bars. On Friday, there is a Farmer's Market at the pier. There are many festivals and events during the weekends. There is a famous sand castle event also. It is a booming changing and fun place.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I was born in Detroit and after graduating from University of Michigan, taught 3rd grade, then moved to San Diego with my family. I was a single mom with 3 children (now grown) for 25 years and worked in real estate. Now I am married to a Navy man also from Michigan. This property is my pride and joy. It was decorated and reconstructed for two years to make it perfect. I am happy to share this gem with beach travelers to love as much as I do. Besides taking care of Elkwood, I spend my time being a grandmother of three little people ages 4, 6 and 8..

Why the Owner Chose Imperial Beach, CA, USA:
I love Imperial Beach and became only the third owner of this property two years ago. It was old and abused when I bought it and I have spent the past two years throwing money at it hoping I could save it and make it smile. Some say it looks like guacamole but I think it has a old world charm that I have tried to keep in spite of itself. Imperial Beach has the most unusual but lovely peaceful feeling surrounded by a crazy world. I hope you can enjoy living there and feeling the home's special aura.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I'm not sure what to say.....is it that old wooden gate and winding cement work with the stones? It is how it is so oddly attached together? It is the strange but comfortable floorplan? I don't know. Tell me what you think?


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/18/2016

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Photos

  • 150 Steps to the sand and the central beach area, parks and the pier.

    150 Steps to the sand and the central beach area, parks and the pier.

  • "The Whale" front door in the tropical  pathway. Parking is in the back.

    "The Whale" front door in the tropical pathway. Parking is in the back.

  • The central "great room" living room opens to the kitchen.

    The central "great room" living room opens to the kitchen.

  • Stairway up with original art and hardwood floors and new windows

    Stairway up with original art and hardwood floors and new windows

  • There is a huge art white board for budding artists.

    There is a huge art white board for budding artists.

  • Large sunny upstairs has a queen bed and two twins in a trundle bed.

    Large sunny upstairs has a queen bed and two twins in a trundle bed.

  • Bonus Room with a drop leaf Duncan Phyfe table seating  8..

    Bonus Room with a drop leaf Duncan Phyfe table seating 8..

  • Peaceful deck for lounging with gas BBQ and table and chairs.

    Peaceful deck for lounging with gas BBQ and table and chairs.

  • Flowers in this private garden/yard with a deck. BBQ and lounge chairs.

    Flowers in this private garden/yard with a deck. BBQ and lounge chairs.

  • Washer and Dryer

    Washer and Dryer

  • Parking is on the alley. . There is another parking lot across the street.

    Parking is on the alley. . There is another parking lot across the street.

  • The sand and the pier.

    The sand and the pier.

  • 121 Elkwood is called "The Whale" It is part of a 5 unit complex.

    121 Elkwood is called "The Whale" It is part of a 5 unit complex.

  • Living Room has a queen sleeper sofa and adjustable stools for children

    Living Room has a queen sleeper sofa and adjustable stools for children

  • Flat Screen TV, CD, DVD, Clock radios, AC, free Wi-Fi.

    Flat Screen TV, CD, DVD, Clock radios, AC, free Wi-Fi.

  • New Kitchen with granite counter tops and custom cabinets - fully equipped

    New Kitchen with granite counter tops and custom cabinets - fully equipped

  • Downstairs bedroom has its own TV and storage.

    Downstairs bedroom has its own TV and storage.

  • 3 views  of the upstairs that sleeps 4 plus a bathroom

    3 views of the upstairs that sleeps 4 plus a bathroom

  • Office/Game/Dining Bonus Room opens to the deck and gardens.

    Office/Game/Dining Bonus Room opens to the deck and gardens.

  • Beach towels, umbrella, boogie boards, chairs and cooler for the beach.

    Beach towels, umbrella, boogie boards, chairs and cooler for the beach.

  • Master Bath Upstairs.

    Master Bath Upstairs.

  • Roomy new bath downstiars.

    Roomy new bath downstiars.

  • Steps to the sand.

    Steps to the sand.

  • Imperial Beach Pier at sunset is two blocks away

    Imperial Beach Pier at sunset is two blocks away

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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Imperial Beach, CA, USA #704555

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