Very kicked back property. You are renting the entire place. Some of the reviews you see say there is a dog and or other people but that is not the case during the summer.
Two Bedroom One Bath BNB, in Beautiful Ocean Beach, San Diego California.
I am renting out my two bedroom unit in a gated facility for the summer.
Please note this unit has a very beachy feel, it is an older unit. So please do not reserve expecting it to look like a hotel. A lot of bad reviews can be avoided by simple communication, if there is something you don't know while you are here or would like changed please let me know while here, instead of bottling it up and giving a bad review. The tile is a little worn from sandy feet being walked on it everyday. The carpet is 2 years old but gets shampooed every month. There is a maid the comes before each guest, but some of these older properties are hard to make shine. So if you are looking for a hotel experience please look elsewhere, if you are looking for a place that will save you tons of money on, Breakfast, coffee, internet, surfboard rentals with a very beachy feel then this place would be perfect for you.
But if you think about it anywhere else you are going to spend:
$200-$300 per night hotel stay
$15 per person for Breakfast per day
$5 per person on coffee per day
$10 per night for internet
$40 per hour for paddle boards per person
$25 per night for a pet
Plus $$$ for printing boarding passes movie rentals, TV, Fridge etc.
So the average 2 to 3 couples spending two nights with a dog renting paddle or surfboards for two hours would spend at least $485 each minimum for their stay. Here they spend only $400 for up to 3 couples. Please keep that in mind when trying to haggle prices with me and/or leaving a review. Thank you.
In Bedroom #1: There is a 32" TV /w Bluray player, California King bed. Very comfortable New bedding.
In Bedroom #2: In room 55in TV /w bluray player. Queen sized bed. Very simple yet elegant and comfortable. Brand new bedding. Sheets, comforter, and pillows.
Living room has a 70" Tv and there is large sectional couch that has a pull out queen sized bed.
Location: Half of a block from the Beach. And infamous Newport Ave, Bars, restaurants souvenirs, shops. Near downtown, Petco Park, airport, Sea World, and Mission Bay Boardwalk/Belmont Park. Just blocks from Downtown Ocean Beach shops and pier, and famous OB Dog Beach.
The premises: Full Kitchen,Professional Waffle Maker for use for breakfast each morning, patio, high speed internet /w wifi, huge DVD selection, 70in TV in the livingroom. Unit features an outside patio with a dining area weather permitting. Pet friendly. Coin operated laundry on site.
Neighborhood: very relaxed atmosphere, Ocean Beach is known for its farmers market, street fairs, block parties as well as home of Hodad's greatest burgers in the country. Featured in many magazines. The line is always long but if you order in advance and go down and pick it up, there is no wait and you can eat it right on the beach.
Perks: Free Waffle Breakfast, Kuerig Coffee maker, Free Surfboard rentals. Free DVD Rental. Free High speed Internet access wifi. Printer on site. Free Printing but you must use your own computer. Courtyard/Dog play area.
Kitchen, Bathrooms, living room, bedrooms courtyard back patio.
Interaction with Guests
We will be gone during the summer but do have someone that can check in on you but for the most part you are on your own.
Very kicked back low key
Bus within 2 blocks.
No constant barkers.
Area is pet friendly
No long term residency. I may be willing to extend to two weeks but nothing beyond that.
Really great location for all the things we wanted to do. We were in and out of the house a lot, but all the neighbors were super friendly and generous. Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach, near quick places to grab a bite to eat, and bars. Shawn's home provided things for us to do as well when we were tired and just wanted to hang out, huge TV, movies, board games. Definitely will book here again in the future when we're in the area!
Really good location close to the beach. Plenty of privacy while we were there. There are two dogs in the apartment but they were friendly and kept out of the way. The apartment wasn't the cleanest
I wish you could have pointed out to me what the non-clean part was. I pay way to much for my house keeper to not have a clean unit. Although I have noticed that this is a common comment on all of these old cottages listed on Airbnb. I think a lot of people don't realize that you cannot make an early 70's beach bungalow shine like its a brand new painted once a year hotel room. Please keep that in mind before posting a review or making a reservation. Thanks. :)
Great location and a friendly host. We enjoyed our stay being a block and a half from the beach and having access to a kitchen for cooking meals.
Shawn is very responsive via airbnb and text and will answer or solve any issue/concern.
- Shawn was a great host! Had no issues with communication, checking in, etc.
- The location is tough to beat. Walk to the beach, great restaurants and bars.
- The bedroom, bathroom, and living area were clean and comfortable.
- Using the kitchen can be a bit of a challenge due to limited space, dirty dishes and stuff all over the place. It worked out well enough for us; but would have liked a clean, organized kitchen.
- One of the dogs was barking incessantly one night. However, I texted Shawn and he immediately took care of it. Thanks Shawn!
Thanks very much to Shawn for being a very friendly, approachable, flexible, and helpful host! Room was as described and was just what we were looking for, some place near the beach to lay our heads after enjoying the area each day. Very deeply appreciated the opportunity to bring my dog too and that we felt welcomed too. Saved a bunch of money by avoiding a hotel. Room was simple and comfortable, as described. Location was perfect! Had no problems and would recommend to people looking to get an authentic taste of the Ocean Beach community. Thanks again!
Shawn was a great host! He really tried to make me and my boyfriend feel welcome. We had plenty of privacy. His place was really convenient to the beach, shops, and restaurants. The room is definitely tight for two people but we were only there at night. Parking was kind of a pain but that's to be expected so close to the beach. For the price it was well worth it!
As newbies to AirBnB, we weren't sure how this adventure would turn out. It was so much fun and we had a great time.
We can't say enough nice things to say about Shawn. He helped us out with caring for a package we had to send in advance, gave our dogs amazing treats, and tossed the ball all evening for Nico. There when we needed company, but otherwise doing his own thing.
The apartment is lived in, but generally clean. Towels and such were readily available. The bed room was a little stuffy at first, but open a window and turn on the fan and you'll be piling on the blankets.
Neighbors are super friendly. And the whole complex is just chill. No, it's not the Ritz.....it's a laid back beachy apartment, in an amazing location.
I highly recommend Shawn and his apartment.