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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 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:
March 17, 2018

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 Oceano

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
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) King sleigh bed in the master bedroom, Queen size Bed (2) Queen bed in 2nd bedroom, plus queen sofa sleeper in living room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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


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(15 traveler reviews)

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On the Sand..........
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
San Rafael

Lovely beach front setting

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect for people who enjoy a beachfront view or families with children who can play in the sand right outside the condo. There is a sitting area off of the main living area and a private balcony off of the master bedroom. Both provide exceptional views of the beach and ocean. We saw whales and pelicans off shore and our 7 year old enjoyed beach combing for sand dollars and sea shells. The condo was well equipped, with everything we needed in the kitchen (and we do like to cook!), plenty of pillows and bedding, beach towels, and extra bath towels. There was nothing lacking which allowed us to really enjoy our vacation mentality. There are only 5 units in the condos which made it private while still allowing us to watch beach activity, such as the evening fires and parade of beach cruisers, from our personal sitting area. The owners are great! They were very responsive to us and readily available when we contacted them. I would certainly consider a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Loved this beautiful private Condo on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this Condo. Everything you need from beach towels to coffee. Beds were comfortable with 3 large bathrooms. Very private location, with gate access to underground garage. Condo is close to entry gate for the beach & camping area, so there is a lot to see. Loved the beautiful sunsets and whale/dolphin watching from the huge patio and upper deck. Plenty of room for large families or girls trip. We enjoyed the local restaurants - especially Old Juan's Cantina. We also did a little cooking in the well stocked kitchen. I was able to read two books over the week, while sitting on the patio, and did not feel bothered by the activity in and out of the checkpoint gate. The campfire area on the beach was awesome! Firewood available across the street was easy to access and affordable. If you don't want to drive on the beach, I highly recommend checking out the Humvee tours to the Dunes. Was the ride of my life - Loved it! Owners are very responsive and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 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: December 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: July 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: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Splash Cafe
Best clam chowder in central california
Montana De Oro State Park
Morro Rock
Home of the peregrine falcon
Pismo Beach Pier
3 miles north of our place, you can fish off the pier without a fishing license
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Ocean Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area
Our place is right by the beach access where you can drive on the beach, or trailer ATV's to...
Sunset Drive-In
You can still catch a movie at this old-fashioned drive-in
Old Juan's Cantina
This is walking distance from our place, located right on the corner of Pier Avenue and 101....
DOC Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab
This ice cream, made right on-site, is worth driving to the Village of Arroyo Grande for. O...
Klondike Pizza
Home of the reindeer sausage hotdog! Located in the charming village of Arroyo Grande.
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
One of many local wineries in this area
High-end newer restaurant in Arroyo Grande
The Great American Melodrama
This is just a couple of miles from our place. Great way to spend an afternoon or evening. ...
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Reservation Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.0%

All holidays are at the high season rate.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.