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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Oceano in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 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
  • Video Player ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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On the Sand..........
average rating of 4.55 based on 20 reviews
Cambridge, MA, USA

Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We rent properties around the world and this one ranks as one of the top for location, ease, amenities, cleanliness, accessibility, and responsiveness.

The owners respond very quickly and address every question. The place is easily accessible with a lockbox and keyless gate entry so you do not have to arrange to meet anyone upon arrival. The townhouse was clean, beautifully decorated, well furnished, roomy, and welcoming. The view is exceptional from both the walkout patio and the balcony off the master bedroom. You can sleep with the balcony door open and listen to the sounds of the surf and enjoy the soft sea breeze. We were there for five nights and found it very quiet each night.

The beach "closes" at 11:00 pm and even though you may hear an occasional beacher or vehicle, it was not disruptive. The location is next to the vehicle entrance to the beach but it hardly interferes with the view or the enjoyment of the spot. Once vehicles enter, they go to away from the area and the beach in front of you is pretty empty of vehicles and beachers. In the evening, the sunsets are perfect and you can enjoy them on the patio, the beach, or around the fire pit just outside your door, overlooking the beach. You can get firewood from vendors in the area.

We were there with our two adult sons and everyone loved the roominess to spread out and not feel on top of each other. Having three full baths (private ones in each bedroom and one on the first floor) was a real added bonus. Each bathroom was well stocked with towels and toiletries.

The kitchen and living room are full size with a large refrigerator and a working gas fireplace (we did not use). The bedrooms have wall mount fake fireplaces which really added a nice touch to use as a nightlight and they provide some heat if needed. There is also a fan in the master bedroom and living room. The temperature in the unit was very comfortable with just the doors open.

I have to say that the bed in the master bedroom was amazingly comfortable and the most comfortable bed we have ever stayed on in a rental. It has 4" foam and a topper making staying in bed, listening to the waves, a perfect way to start the day.

Finally, a plug for Central Coast Charters, the most amazing whale watch ever (and we are from New England). Best $65 ever for a two hour power boat ride to the whale pods, within 100 feet of these creatures. Lots to do in the area, fun for all ages. Perfect in every way!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation rental! Steps away from the beach and the vehicle entrance of Pismo Beach.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. The location was perfect. Steps away from the beach and atv rentals. Very close to the vehicle entrance of Pismo Beach. Norma was very informative and responsive. Well equipped rental.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice condo next to a very busy car/truck/ATV beach.

  • 1 of 5

While the condo itself is quite comfortable and well equipped, the constant stream of cars trucks, ATV's and dune buggies across our field of vision/view towards the ocean, not to mention the noise they create, seriously disappointed us. The property description mentions the beach vehicle access point next door but fails to mention that it also provides access to the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area to the south, hence the truck/RV/ATV freeway right in front of you practically 24/7. There should also be a security camera in the parking garage.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi William, Sorry to hear you did not enjoy our beach property as much as we, and the majority of our tenants, do. We looked at beach properties all over California before we bought this 12 years ago, and found that if you want to be right ON the beach but not have to pay ten million dollars, every public beach has too much traffic. Whether it be pedestrians, or vehicles. Yes, at peak beach times, like spring break, and most weekends in summer, it can be quite busy. But it is also so much fun to sit on your private balcony patio and watch the activity. Not only vehicles, but also pods of whales and all sorts of other ocean wildlife. And even more enjoyable is to wake up each morning to the sound of crashing waves, and beautiful sunrises. I wish I could attach the picture I took for you from this morning, because we are lucky enough to be staying here right now, but it won't let me. I will look over my description to make sure it accurately conveys our beachfront location. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. At least we both agree that my husband and I have a lovely condo. Norma, Owner
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Excellent Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Our boys had a great time as the property is by the beach and the ATV rental are a few steps away. Overall very convenient and we had a great family time!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worked out great, loved being right on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Condo was nice, very accommodating

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Oceano, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 May 2018 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Reservation Fee £18.9
Cleaning Fee £113.37

All holidays are at the high season rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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