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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,001 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Ba/2 Br Duplex + Steps To Ocean + Sleeps 8 + Furnished + Private Yard



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


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


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


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


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

More Details

Nancy Croisant
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Nancy Croisant

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..

Nancy Croisant purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Nancy Croisant chose San Diego County

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.

What makes this cottage unique

I'm not sure what to 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?


Imperial Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs with three sets of towels
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs, just built with three sets of towels and rugs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 twins are a trundle bed and the bottom needs to slide out
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor bedroom has its own bureau, closet, tv,
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Bring your surfboards

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Private Perfection Peace...... Craftsman Cottage Steps to the Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
Tooele, Utah

This quaint vacation home was beautiful and comfortable and so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The amenities of this house catered to our every need with a fully stocked kitchen and laundry in addition to two comfortable bathrooms and relaxing living area. The location was fabulous and just a brief walk to the beach. Like one minute! The parking stall was a bit cozy, as we drove a truck but would be just fine for a sedan. Loved our stay and definitely will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you stay with us. Thanks for the nice review.❤️
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The property was clean, comfortable and close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed the flexibility the property offered to us vs staying in a hotel. The kitchen had everything a cook could need on vacation. And the beach chairs, boogie boards and umbrella came in handy. The property was well maintained and very clean. Everyone we connected with was kind and timely. If the showers were bigger for my husband it would have been a perfect week.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were so nice and patient and we hope you had a good time! I know the showers are smallish....."The Whale" was built in 1935 and the addition in 1950. It's a little 'time warp' beach cottage. We are so sorry about the cable/wi-fi interruption and we really appreciate your cooperation with our struggles with AT&T during your stay. Everything is now working perfectly.
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  • 5 of 5

I came here for a girl's trip with three friends, and this was the cutest, most charming little cottage. Need was comfortable, plenty of storage for all of our stuff, 90 second walk to the beach. It's easy to get to Coronado, downtown San Diego, and Old Town San Diego. Silver Stand Beach is a short drive, and that beach is just as beautiful.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much❤
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A Great Beach Property for a family beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

This home was a perfect location for a beach get-away, and also a very easy drive to the city. Very well designed and decorated, and lots of room for guests. Because of the loft design for the upstairs bedroom, sound travels very easily ... only downside is that if others are trying to sleep, you might want to whisper or go outside if the others are night owls. Imperial Beach is a small, unassuming beach town and is not over built and over-touristed like so many other beach areas. Good local restaurants and great walking areas, plus a sandy beach.

Overall, this is a great home with lots of character and a warm, inviting place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we were hoping for!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovey home! Very inviting and cozy.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Park, TX

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a beach weekend, surrounded by restaurants, bars, coffee shops and parks. Our family had a really nice stay. Thank you Joli and Nancy for being so sweet.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you......the following week was horribly hot and SDGE turned off the power for an entire day in the neighborhood. Lucky you stayed when you did! Thanks for staying with us. Hope you return.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Imperial Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Additional Guest Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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