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On the Sand..........

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Incredible beachfront, two-story condominium on the sand, with white-water ocean views from the minute you walk in the front door. Located by the access to the Pismo Beach State Park beach, where vehicles may be driven on the beach. Built in 1991 in a complex of only five units in Oceano, a small town just three miles south of Pismo Beach off Highway 1. Subterranean gated parking for 2 vehicles.

Enjoy swimming, surfing, surf fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, or whale watching from your private balcony patio. ATVs may be rented close by, and ridden on the beach and dunes one mile south. Magnificent sunsets, too.

Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium

More Details

Norma and Ron Van Meeteren
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2017

About Norma and Ron Van Meeteren

We own a small hotel in Palm Springs called A Place in the Sun. Our kids are up north now (one in Santa Cruz and one in San Francisco), so this location works great for us, just about halfway!

Norma and Ron Van Meeteren purchased this condo in 2005

Why Norma and Ron Van Meeteren chose Central Coast

We have always wanted a place right on the beach, so chose to buy this rental. We use it as much as we can when it's not rented. We lived in this area many years ago, and are so happy to be back, if only part-time!

What makes this condo unique

You can fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves, watch incredible sunsets from your private patio(s). You can even see pods of whales, and dolphins and seals playing in the surf, from the privacy of your own balcony patio. Some GREAT restaurants close by, too.


Oceano Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King sleigh bed in the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in 2nd bedroom, plus queen sofa sleeper in living room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

On the Sand..........
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Long Beach

Sand, Surf, Friends, Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at this wonderful condo to ring in the New Year 2016. Location is ON THE SAND with a wonderful view of the sand dunes and drivers on Grover Beach! While driving on the sand "is a must" (which we've done many times), it's worth the price of admission to watch those not paying attention getting stuck! Each night, over appetizers and vino, we had a front row seat to watch the festivities! The house was well stocked with everything needed from linens to cookware (however, we brought all the food with us and I prepared it there). Waking up to coffee each morning, sitting outside on the deck watching the surfers (or those stuck in the sand) made our entire experience worthwhile. The weather was absolutely perfect and walks on the beach are a must. Driving through all of the little towns nearby (Shell Beach, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, etc.) and don't forget the Monarch Butterfly Grove (a must each time we come)! A great big thank you to the owners for providing us with such a wonderful location and memories! Until next time!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband , daughter & boyfriend spent 3 absolutely perfect days in this wonderful home. Perfect location , right on the sand in Oceano Beach. House was clean and comfortable. Listened to the waves crash on the shore as we slept every night. Peaceful

& relaxing. House was well stocked with extra blankets, towels, kitchen appliances and cookware. We took morning walks on the beach with our coffee and had bonfires at night right outside the condo. The only complaint I have us that we didn't stay longer. The owners thought of everything in this home to make it a perfect stay for guests who visit. We hope to visit again! Thank you Norma for a lovely vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanford, California

BFF's Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

5 girlfriends (50+) who have been friends for more than 30+ years arrived on a Thursday, and when Sunday came around, we didn't want to leave! The place is lovely.

Thank you, Norma, Ron, your sons, and staff. You all were wonderful to work with, and

we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you all enjoyed your stay, Kim. And wanted to thank YOU so much for taking such great care of our place. We look forward to welcoming you all back anytime. Norma & Ron
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Wonderful time at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this condo for his birthday week (and to escape the Arizona summer heat). We could not have been more pleased. The pictures do not do it justice. Decorative touches are delightful. Clearly this home is well looked after. Although there were only two of us, the condo easily could fit a family or two couples without feeling crowded. As we both love to cook, we were thrilled with all the cookware and appliances which were provided. Most evenings we did cook at home rather than venturing out to restaurants at high season. We spent a lot of time on the master bedroom balcony and patios enjoying the views and relaxing. Oceano is a nice jumping off spot for day trips and walks on the beach, without the downtown Pismo crowds. Our favorite part of the week was Monday-Thursday when the traffic and noise going to and from the beach and dunes was significantly less. Saturday/Sundays are quite crowded and noisy - however, as we chose to travel during July, the busiest month on the central coast, we rolled with it. We definitely would return, at a slower time of year. Thanks to you both for opening up your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san jose ca

one amazing stay..will come back again

  • 5 of 5

We were at this place with family for couple of nights it was a pleasent experience. It was definately one of the best places i ever stayed.

- this is right on the beach.

- place is very nicely maintained and very comfortable.

- sand dunes recreational area is just couple of miles.

- even downtown area is not that far.

- you can camp fire just outside the house on beach.

Finally i think its worth every penny , you won't regret staying here believe me.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand oaks, Ca

Dangerous beach, poor neighborhood

  • 1 of 5

We stayed 4 nights over the memorial weekend. The condo is clean for the most part. The downstairs bathroom has no ventilation ( fan out of order) which makes it semi unusable. The condo is located right at the entrance of all the trucks and RV's. It is impossible to lounge on the beach or relax on the sand, as the steady stream of cars use the sand as a two way highway. This goes on all day and all night.

Our car was broken into over night at the condo, parked in the underground parking structure. The parking is gated, however the gate is ver easy to jump for motivated thieves. They damaged our window and stole everything they could out of the car. The owner has no renters insurance and did not care at all after hearing our story.

I don't recommend staying here, unless you want to be a victim of theft. Spend a little more and stay at a better neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our beautiful, well appointed, two story condo is right on the beach on Strand Way, where Pier Avenue meets the beach. All major living areas look out to the beach and crashing waves. Any major holiday with good weather, like Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July, etc., is busy at any beach, and this beach is no exception. Strand Way is a great neighborhood in the charming little town of Oceano, 3 miles south of the Pismo Beach pier. This is by where cars can be driven on the beach (but not all night long), and where ATVs can be trailered to where these can be ridden 1 mile + south of us (but not in front of the Strand Way properties). It can be very entertaining to watch as you sip wine from your private balcony patio with whitewater views up and down the coast. If this is not for you, then come off season, particularly October through May (avoiding holidays), and enjoy a price reduction, generally less fog and and not as windy, and not nearly as busy on the beach or in the restaurants. I responded immediately to this woman when she complained that her car had been broken into during her stay over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. She said she had about $500 in missing items, but she didn't file a police report because they didn't notice anything missing until they were "on the road" (even though the "window was broken"). She asked me to file a claim for her through our "renters insurance". I tried to explain that our deductible would be more than her claim, even if our insurance company did cover car break-ins (which they don't), and that they wouldn't approve a claim anyway without an incident report. She was mad because we wouldn't give her a refund, and interpreted our responses to mean that we "didn't care". To be honest, it's not at all that we don't care or were unsympathetic. It's just that 30 years of property management experience has taught us that when people complain in this manner, it's usually because they're looking for a refund. Which they were.
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Nearest Train
2 Miles
2 miles

On the beach 90 miles north of Santa Barbara, 45 miles south of Hearst Castle , 250 miles south of San Francisco


Rates & Availability

Oceano Condo Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

All holidays are at the high season rate.

Valid credit card (Visa, M/C or Discover) is required to guarantee the reservation. $25 reservation fee is charged up front. Balance is due two weeks prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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