“Perfect location, close to attractions, but a world away from hustle and bustle”
We loved our stay in this charming home. The location is close to Sea world and popular beaches, with a great downtown view – and at the same time far removed from the touristy crowds. There is a real neighborhood feel, with people walking their dogs, biking and jogging down the sidewalk and in the park across the street. I was afraid street traffic would be an issue, and though it can be busy at times, none of us were bothered by it, and we spent a lot of time on the front porch talking and taking in the San Diego skyline. Inside, the house is well appointed, very clean and comfortable. There are bikes and beach equipment available and I never lacked for utensils or appliances in the kitchen. We also appreciated the fact that two of the bedrooms had king beds. The house was cozy without being the least bit cramped. The owner, Susan, is very professional, prompt in returning inquiries, and very helpful and friendly. We’re already planning our next trip!
This home is attractive, comfortable and the location is ideal. I shopped around and this home compares to vacation rentals that demand 30 to 40% more cost. Susan, the owner of the home and also Nautilus rentals is like a friend after a just a few conversations. One example: She replied to my questions about renting SUP`s in the immediate area of the home while we were there twice…….. from Europe! Another: Her staff is as good as it gets. My daughter lost a valuable ring during our stay, not knowing where. Patty, her longtime house keeper found the ring, put it in the safe and after identifying it Susan wrapped it like a present and sent it to my home priority mail.
That`s the important stuff. A couple of small issues would be the blender needs to be replaced and upgraded in this new found age of smoothie creation. A good universal remote such as a logtech or similar would make the entertainment situation more enjoyable.
Maybe I`ll buy her a new blender for making my daughters` day……..there`s a thought.
Unless you love the extreme crowds on the ocean side, stay here and ride the nice beach cruisers provided and soak up some nice local scenery and calm less crowded beaches.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“What a perfect place to spend time with family!”
We loved staying in Susan’s house! Sitting on the front porch over looking the bay was the best part. It was so relaxing and peaceful. We also loved having the bikes to use. Every morning we rode to get coffee and then followed the path along the ocean. What a view! The house was clean and well decorated. We will definitely rent this house again!
“Great Stay in the Sunshine City (minus a bit of the sunshine !!)”
A fantastic home, in a great location, with wonderful amenities…and an owner who was refreshingly and pleasantly wonderful to deal with in all regards !!
Home was great for 6 friends traveling together, with plenty of room, access to laundry, bicycles to accommodate everyone and more…with a great walking/biking trail right out front along the Bay. House was immaculate upon arrival; view was spectacular; quiet neighborhood with quick access to all areas of SD; great coffee-shop right around the corner for early morning caffeine fix; gas grill; 4 Tv’s; front porch with seating; back garden seating area; resident hummingbirds that visited every morning…and so much more…all at a great price.
Thanks for a wonderful stay ! We hope to be back !
Crystal Lake, Illinois
“Enjoyed our stay”
This was a lovely house in a great location. Easy to find and very easy access to everything the San Diego area has to offer. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were very comfy. The main bathroom was very large and modern, the master bath, though, was small and could use some updating. The combined kitchen/living room area made it easy to have everyone together.
The only inconvenience was that the washer and dryer were not accessible through the house. You needed to go out the master bedroom sliding door, around the side of the house, to the garage (which is kept locked). Also, the washer is High Efficiency and works like a dream, but does require the special detergent, which required a quick trip to the grocery store ( we left the rest for those after us to use).
“We loved this house and Pacific Beach Neighbourhood”
This house was welcoming and had all the comforts we needed for a family of 7 adults!! The location / neighbourhood/house were all great. Located at beachfront on Mission Bay. We really enjoyed the front patio for morning coffee and the private backyard in the afternoon. We would definitely stay here again. The location was central to any of the places/attractions we visited so made a terrific home base. We aren’t city lovers which made this location was absolutely ideal for us! Neighbourhood is friendly and safe with lots of little restaurants/cafes within walking distance.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“We had a relaxing and enjoyable time staying in this property!”
With a bayfront view and all that we needed as far as amenities are concerned, this house offers it all! Lovely and well maintained property! You couldn’t beat the location. We would definitely return and I can’t say enough about this home! Property managements was superb and offered great follow through and thorough communication! This is definitely a 5 Star rating!!!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Just as it was described, and more :)”
We loved staying at this location. Would highly recommend that you know the people who would be staying in the back house, as you are in very close proximity. House very clean, beds super comfy, and plenty of kitchen accessories, except not a lot of cabinets to put your groceries. Close to all attractions, and front patio a great spot to watch every kind of people watching you could imagine, and the fireworks !!!
Response from the owner, Susan P. – 08/14/2011
Thanks for the great review, we hope to host your family again at the house and the cottage. We do have cabinet space for groceries, but guests often change things around and sometimes the cleaners don’t catch it to put things in their proper place. We do provide a lot of dishes so that unlike a time share you have a second or third plate to use without washing one first 🙂 Sorry for any inconvenience.
Although all houses in the beach are close together, we have tried to arrange it so each of our houses has their own separate outdoor space so as not to overlap with other guests. Each home has a private patio, chairs, propane grill and parking area so that you would rarely see each other while staying there. It is ideal for large groups as well so you can have 2 patios and 2 grills for big groups.
“Truly Unforgettable Luxury”
This is our third year staying in this home. Our three-year-old grandson refers to it as “our beach house!” From the moment you step into the nicely furnished, well-appointed,clean and fresh home until the time you (sadly) leave, this place feels “like home.” Why do we love “our beach house”?
1. Each year we come back, we have been met with upgrades and special touches.
2. The owner has thought of everything, from kitchen to bath to living room to bedroom to lovely patio to front porch to beach fun! We love having free Internet access, too.
3. The location is great! We have walked to Sea World, as well as the beach, and played with the small ones in the bay. The owner has thoughtfully laid out local restaurants, activities, and stores.
As we consider all the vacation homes and hotels we’ve stayed in, this rates #1 (and we’ve stayed in some 5 star resorts). I wonder why we ever stayed in a hotel on our trips to San Diego and refer our friends to this little 3 bedroom gem.
We will be back again next year!