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COZY HISTORIC BEACH COTTAGE - STEPS AWAY FROM BEACH - 7TH NIGHT FREE

Jamie Schwering

Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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COZY HISTORIC BEACH COTTAGE - STEPS AWAY FROM BEACH - 7TH NIGHT FREE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Ocean Beach - Lotus2-Historic Beach Cottage

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4 maximum

Please see our video at the bottom of this page.

Visit LotusCottages.com for YouTube video tour, guest comments, photos, floor plan, history, etc.

300 ft to the Pacific Ocean in Ocean Beach. LotusCottages is the perfect getaway! A gourmet kitchen, flat screen TV, DVD player, sound system, DSL, gas grill & private decks front & back make this a fun & relaxing place. The livingroom has relaxing rattan chairs & the bedroom has 400 ct sheets on a cozy queen bed & subtle lighting. A trundle bed nearby makes two twin beds & has a functional skylight above. The bathroom has spa quality towels, there's a washer/dryer & the cottage is VERY clean!

Listen to 100 yr old palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze on your back deck with a 10' high bamboo & wood fence with jasmine. Relax away stress with a glass of wine.

If you appreciate fine craftsmanship, you 'll love the recent, masterful renovation of one of OB's oldest cottages by an award winning architect & master carpenter.

Close to Sea World, Zoo, Beach

Our guests love this cottage! : LotusCottages is located just steps away from to the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by 100-year old palm trees, you can relax on the decks, admire the exotic plants, and enjoy the wonderful sounds of the surf and the sounds of the palm trees whispering in the wind. You'll be in your own world. LotusCottages is one of San Diego's most enjoyable beach vacation rentals.

Designed by an award-winning architect. Built by a master carpenter. The detailing is incredible.

Listen to the waves at night. Surf the waves during the day. Whatever you do, we know you will enjoy the ambiance of these beautiful, historical cottages.

We have just completed renovating the first of the Lotus Cottages.

The first of the LotusCottages is a charming historic beach cottage built in 1922 and lovingly restored in 2007. This 'new old house' is fully wood paneled.

The cottage sleeps up to four people comfortably.

Included are two wonderful decks and a modern gourmet kitchen

Architect Designed Master Carpenter Built: This very special, 1922 knotty pine paneled, Sears and Roebuck beach kit cottage was lovingly restored in 2007. It was designed to accommodate San Diego's extraordinary year-round weather.

In the front is a private gated yard elevated above the street and bordered with palm trees. Here you can enjoy a morning coffee in our beautiful and comfortable wicker chairs.

A delightful gourmet kitchen awaits you just inside the front door and includes two under-the-counter refrigerators, an under-the-counter freezer, a Jenn Air range and a microwave. The large counter space and tall stools on the opposite side create a fun and interactive place to eat.

The entire cottage is surrounded by 280 degrees of deck, has keyless entry and there’s even a hidden stackable washer and dryer just off the back patio.

If you appreciate true craftsmanship, you will love this cottage. No matter where you are in this cozy abode you will feel relaxed.

Some History on our Beach Cottage: 100 years ago, the ground underneath LotusCottages was the beach. In 1918, an amusement park, Wonderland Park, was located here. The cottage sits on the ground which was formerly the concrete pad around the Wonderland Park Carousel. In 1922, three beach cottage kits were erected on Lotus Street. Today, these cottages are some of the oldest Ocean Beach structures.

LotusCottages is magical!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jamie Schwering (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is so great. We fell in love with OB all over again. Thank you so much for letting us stay here. This cottage is absolutely gorgeous – you did a GREAT JOB with every detail. From all the mini-fridge space to the backpack beach chairs. You thought of everything. We can’t thank you enough. We will definitely come back! Thanks! It was amazing!
Apr 2011
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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Cozy Historic Beach Cottage - Steps Away from Beach - 7th Night Free
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 41 reviews
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Cozy Historic Beach Cottage - Steps Away from Beach - 7th Night Free
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p179346
-+1 6197589709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
California
5

Lotus Cottages

  • 5 out of 5
We were evacuated during the California Wildfires and so we rented this cottage for four days. We really enjoyed staying there. I enjoyed the fact that because it has been recently renovated, everything was brand new. I am also a history buff and standing on the part of the back deck that used to be Wonderland simply intrigued and excited me. The cottage was cozy and comfortable and the decks gave us an opportunity to get away from people which is what I really needed to do. I loved the stained glass windows in the bedroom and bathroom and the sound system was pretty terrific. I have a penchant for wood, so I really enjoyed the paneleing and cabinets. They are beautiffuly done. The beach really is maybe a two minute walk away and the pier is very close. All and all my husband and I had a great time there and in spite of worrying whether or not our home would be there when we returned, we were truly able to relax and enjoy the beach community life and there is plently to do within walking distance. The only thing I could say that "could" be a problem is parking if you have more than one car. There is parking on the property for one car, otherwise you have to park on the street. Though it is a beach community which by nature has a lot of people, I felt very safe there.
The cottage was setup the way it was presented in the advertising, it is clean and very well maintained, I didn't have to deal with the owner much but he responded to my questions or requests quickly. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to be at the beach but have privacy too. We mostly just cooked in the kitchen but we did go to Thee Bungalow for dinner one night and really enjoyed it.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so glad that we were able to provide you a temporary home during that trying time. We're glad you enjoyed LotusCottages so much. We put a lot of energy, effort and love into restoring this special historic beach cottage. The knotty pine paneling is so beautiful and it has such a terrific golden glow. The romantic night-time lighting in the living room and the bedroom make for such wonderful, enchanting memories. It's also great to know that you enjoyed our kitchen so much. Isn't that JennAir system terrific! I love the high-tech glass cooking surface. Again, thank you so much for appreciating the beauty and the history of LotusCottages.
business
Cozy Historic Beach Cottage - Steps Away from Beach - 7th Night Free
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p179346
-+1 6197589709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
5

Loved your renovation

  • 5 out of 5
I love the way you renovated this small house so efficiently – with stained glass yet – and a Jenn Air stove! We spent most of our time on the front porch or at the beach. We loved our stay!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! When we renovated, we did our best to maintain the historical integrity of the cottage and also to provide the best amenities we could provide. The stained glass is from Great Britain, from the early 1910s -- the same age as the cottage -- which is also approaching 100 years old! Imagine -- a building 100 years old in San Diego -- at the beach! Pretty amazing, eh?! We chose the specific stained glass windows because they match a piece of original (bright yellow) bathroom tile which we found during the renovation.

There are all kind of fun stories about the Cottage! Please come back and visit with us again.
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Cozy Historic Beach Cottage - Steps Away from Beach - 7th Night Free
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p179346
-+1 6197589709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
5

We felt right at home

  • 5 out of 5
Had a wonderful five days here in OB at the Cottage. The proximity to the Beach and downtown OB was perfect, and we felt right at home in your comfortable quarters. The Zoo, surfing, hanging out at the beach, riding bikes around town, surfing and just enjoying this cute cabin was just what we needed! Thanks again!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, and your kind words. PLEASE come back and stay with us again. The cottage is a whole lot of fun, and it's very welcoming after a busy day enjoying San Diego and OB. Thanks again!!
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Cozy Historic Beach Cottage - Steps Away from Beach - 7th Night Free
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p179346
-+1 6197589709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
5

So happy we found your place!

  • 5 out of 5
We felt so lucky to find such an awesome place where we could feel more like locals than tourists. The cottage was the perfect size with two very comfortable outdoor spaces. We like to cook and the kitchen was well equipped. We are so happy we found your place – you couldn’t have made it easier – directions, phone calls, help, … Thanks!!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review! We appreciate it! We're really glad you enjoyed your stay! OB is really a welcoming community -- and "feeling like a local" is totally a big part of the fun of staying in OB! Thanks for your nice comments about the kitchen. Please come back and stay with us again!!
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Cozy Historic Beach Cottage - Steps Away from Beach - 7th Night Free
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p179346
-+1 6197589709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
5

BBQ dinners everynight

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second stay here, and it works for us! The cottage is just right for a romantic get-away. We spent a lovely week in the cottage – enjoyed the back deck and BBQ dinners every night. Such an awesome place! Only turned the TV on once! I love the retro feeling to this area. Overall, Ocean Beach’s easy-going vibe was just what we all needed and we hope to come back sometime soon.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! Please come back again! Glad to know you enjoyed the back deck, the BBQ and the Palm Tree Grotto! The privacy is terrific. It's just a really fun place -- the ocean breezes, the palm trees, the parrots -- one of the many reasons so many of us love Ocean Beach!
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Cozy Historic Beach Cottage - Steps Away from Beach - 7th Night Free
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p179346
-+1 6197589709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
5

Amazing Access to the Beach

  • 5 out of 5
We liked that the cottage was very quaint and had efficient use of space. We enjoyed the kitchen. There was a good amount of storage space in the fridge and freezer. The cottage is so convenient. We walked everywhere. One evening, we took a short walk to the beach, and watched the sun set. We were serenaded by the Ocean Beach Jam Club on banjos and mandolins. Loved the cabin. I needed this funky little town – I got to feel like a local for a few days. Staying at the Cottage is so much better than the alternative.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at the cottage. We're glad you enjoyed the convenience of the cottage! Please come back and stay with us again!!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
South Beach Bar & Grille
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
San Diego Harbor
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak San Diego Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
3rd Corner Wine Bar + Bo Beau's Kitchen & Bar
Car: recommended

Ocean Beach (OB) is one of the hippest yet relaxing communities in San Diego County. Famous for a strong neighborhood, Ocean Beach hosts it's own Fourth of July Fireworks, a Christmas/Holiday Parade AND every Wednesday afternoon/early evening, there is a terrific Farmer's Market on Newport Avenue.

The Farmer's Market, the OB Pier and Sunset Cliffs are short walks from LotusCottages. Please visit our web site and look at the 'Area Information' section to learn more about some of the great restaurants, bistros, etc conveniently located near the LotusCottages.

Larger nearby attractions include: SeaWorld (2 mi), the San Diego Zoo (4 mi), Balboa Park (4 mi), Seaport Village (4 mi), USS Midway (4 mi), Coronado (6 mi),San Diego Wild Animal Park (25 mi), Lake Cuyamaca (60 mi) close to Los Angeles.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Ocean Beach, San Diego County

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Off-Season
5 Sep 2014 - 19 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$733
for 3 nights
From
$144
$1,166
 
 
Holiday Season
20 Nov 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$766
for 3 nights
From
$155
$1,233
 
 
Winter Season
3 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$733
for 3 nights
From
$144
$1,166
 
 
Pre-Peak Season
1 May 2015 - 29 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
$766
for 3 nights
From
$155
$1,233
 
 
Peak Season
30 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$933
for 3 nights
From
$211
$1,566
 
 
Off-Season
5 Sep 2015 - 19 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$733
for 3 nights
From
$144
$1,166
 
 
Holiday Season
20 Nov 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
$766
for 3 nights
From
$155
$1,233
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$733
for 3 nights
From
$144
$1,166
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Sec. Deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.05%
Notes $140.00 - $190.00 / nt. Save 15% and 7th Night Free

We have two cottages, two doors apart. If you or your family would like to rent the cottages together, it would be our pleasure to have you stay with us.

If your stay is shorter than three days there is an additional $65 cleaning charge -- otherwise no additional charges.

Onsite parking is

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ocean Beach in San Diego County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Stained Glass Window
  • The bathroom has a charming, restored bright yellow tile shower with a beautiful multi-colored antique stained glass window, handmade cabinets, a unique sink and large mirror. The bright yellow tiles were selected because when we were renovating the beach cottage, we discovered one remaining bright yellow tile !! The bathroom at LotusCottages is wonderful. The lighting is terrific. Choose from three lighting styles -- eyerything from a single candle light to makeup lighting. We provide you shampoo, conditioner and body soap (and of course towels, washclothes, etc).
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Study - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedroom has wonderful, romantic night lighting -- softly glowing light on 100-year old beams under a beautiful redwood ceiling. There is a comfortable queen size bed with 400 count sheets and lots of pillows on a fixed platform and a beautiful burled-wood closet reminiscent of one you would find in early 20th Century lodges and cabins. A handsome dresser, hand crafted in beautiful birch wood is provided with ample space to accommodate your belongings. You'll have no problem falling asleep to the wonderful smell of jasmine drifting in through your 1800's antique stained glass window. The study doubles as a sleeping area with a trundle bed (two twin beds assembled to make a daybed/sofa when not used for sleeping). LotusCottages is very beautiful, and it is surrounded by many 100-year old palm trees.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
LotusCottages is relaxing and extremely private and a wonderfully convenient place to stay to navigate around San Diego. Please visit our website for more information -- www.lotuscottages.com
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