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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
My husband and I were visiting San Diego so I could attend a conference. This cottage was perfect! It's perfectly situated in San Diego for easy access to downtown, the beach and many of the local attractions (Old Town, Balboa Park, etc). We were able to meet Linda and Fernando Santos during our stay, and they are amazingly kind people and were so hospitable during our stay. If there was anything that we needed, they were more than happy to help. The cottage had all of the amenities you would want. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom was uniquely designed to make the best use of space. The property has a beautiful zen-like garden filled with amazing plants and vegetables. The Santos encourage guests to use the vegetables if they like, and they are delicious! I found myself eating cherry tomatoes like candy. In the mornings, I loved listening to the birds in the garden and watching the ruby-throated hummingbirds play in the water fountains. We had so much fun, we really didn't want to leave. If we have the opportunity to visit San Diego again, this will be the first place that we look. The cottage was significantly cheaper than the hotels downtown, much more comfortable and relaxing, and the perfect way to enjoy beach life. Thank you so much for the opportunity to experience Ocean Beach :)
The cottage had great amenities, the gardens were outstanding! It was great being able to walk to the beach and restaurants. Would highly recommend!
Clean & comfy in a good location!
I really enjoyed my visit to SD thanks to Linda & her cottages! The place is charming but up to date. It is also clean & quiet. Ocean Beach is eclectic & eccentric but centrally located to many beach communities & Seaworld. I rented a bike & enjoyed many of them. Thanks for the use of your cottage!
Jay, I’m so glad you enjoyed my cottage. Would love to host you again. Sorry I missed meeting you. Hopefully next time. Have a great New Year! Thank
Wonderful place to stay
Such a great place to stay. Everything was clean and up-to-date. The courtyard was beautiful. We enjoyed sitting out in the evenings and relaxing. Everything we needed was within walking distance. Our golden retriever loved dog beach which was a quick walk away.
Thank you for a wonderful review. It was great hosting you both. I look forward to seeing you next year. Have a Great Holiday!
Quaint, clean, fully updated casita/ cottage, with great proximity to beach
We enjoyed our stay very much. Our hosts were attentive when needing to be and provided us privacy as well.
Pros: Nicely appointed and very clean unit. Has nice full kitchen, table, small-ish TV viewing area, separate bedroom (with TV) and bath. Each space utilized is well thought out, however sometimes small (like the bathroom sink). Shower uses curved glass, which was a unique feature. We had a car, and the cottage is 1 block from the beach (which you can easily walk to). We also easily navigated to the zoo, sea world, gaslamp, seaport village and La Jolla. Alternative localized transportation includes electric "razor-like" scooters, which seemingly are available with ease throughout San Diego proper. Being away from the city-proper, our driving commutes were very easy to get to all those places we mentioned - and we had almost no traffic throughout the extended weekend. The yard layout allows you to have your own BBQ and patio dining area (we dined out however). Nice touches included water in the fridge and a bottle of wine.
Cons: Can best accommodate two people in the unit; but comfortable. Any more would be tight. Maybe "cozy" is the right word. Some airport noise, but not after 11 pm and not before around 7 am. Only on-street parking, but A) it's free (versus paying a hotel $40+/ nt) and B) we always got a spot within about 100 yards of the unit (so maybe parking is also a pro).
Summary - great location if you have a car (or Uber/ Lyft, but that could add up) or if you only want the beach. Neat, updated, "cozy" casita. Terrific yard. Friendly and respectful hosts. We wanted to give it a 4.5 overall.
We want to thank you for letting us host you both and look forward to seeing you next time. Thank you for that great review.
Absolute perfection! Location and cleanliness is everything to be desired for this perfect getaway...rather you are looking for a long weekend or a week plus stay, this is your place!!!! The owners are so accommodating and friendly. The property is perfect for a staycation w the peaceful meditative patio or for a go/explore vacation w or without a car. Easy walk to the OB fun....the ocean is right there! A great variety of eclectic atmospheric delicious eateries, unique shopping, beach/ocean is just down the street, good neighborhood. Across the street on the corner there is an excellent pizza eatery w a super fun and friendly staff just down from the cottage, Hummingbird coffee - amazing!!!! ...short walk, bed and linens are amazing! Kitchen and grill is amazing! The little details w wine, coffee and fresh flowers just adds to the pleasantry of this little cottage! Excellent communication and user friendly access! Street parking. Owners are willing to accommodate later flights w luggage.
******We will be back again and hopefully w our tribe. We plan to rent the other two cottages on the same property in the future. Thank you for such a wonderful weekend! This location and property will have ya coming back for more!
~ Namaste ~
Kimberly and Ayla
I want to thank you and Ayla for that wonderful review. Please let me know when you plan on returning, I will make it happen with all three cottages. It was my pleasure hosting you. Look forward to the next time.