Lotus2 Historic Cottage - Steps to the Beach

Lotus2 Historic Cottage - Steps to the Beach

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 10, 2014
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Just 200 steps to beautiful Ocean Beach, Lotus Cottages is the perfect "clean" 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 comfortable 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 will enjoy the recent, masterful renovation of one of OB's

oldest cottages by an award winning architect & a master carpenter.

Close to Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego. Mission Bay, La Jolla

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

Recent Review

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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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Reviews

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Ocean Beach San Diego County
California
5

Lotus Cottages

  • 5 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.
  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway, from 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
Lotus2 Historic Cottage - Steps to the Beach
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+1 619-758-9709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
5

Charming, Quaint, Wonderful Beach Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the cottage. It was like living in a doll house! The community is just what we wanted, with plenty of privacy, but lots of things to see and do.

We really enjoyed the down time sitting on the front porch in the morning or on the back deck in the evening, or just walking in the neighborhood and taking in the atmosphere of the community.

We found that if we followed the directions for use of all the things at the cottage, like the beach stuff, it encouraged us to do things we wouldn't have thought of on our own. Boogey Boarding for example! We are way too old to be doing that, but had a blast trying anyway!

Thanks to you for being so helpful, it was one of those rare experiences beyond expectation. Thanks again.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back and stay with us again!
business
Lotus2 Historic Cottage - Steps to the Beach
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+1 619-758-9709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
5

Lovely stay for our family

  • 5 of 5
We loved how close we were to the beach! I was fantastic to be able to walk to the beach, return home to the cottage, and run a load of laundry. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Lotus2 Historic Cottage - Steps to the Beach
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+1 619-758-9709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
Curitiba
5

Cozy and best location in OB.

  • 5 of 5
I am so glad I chose the cottage for 5 days stay with my husband and son. The cottage was very charming. Beds were very comfortable. Many of the "appliances" one has in their home were provided at the cottage. This made our stay very relaxing and comfortable. Additionally, the cottage was very well kept and clean. Definetely recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We try to make our cottage "your home away from home."

We have tried to have everything you need, ready for you -- hair dryers, shampoo, beach towels, top quality kitchen appliances, pots and pans, blenders, wine glasses, beach chairs -- and the list goes on.

Please stay at the Cottage again!
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Lotus2 Historic Cottage - Steps to the Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7037791
+1 619-758-9709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
5

WE LOVED IT!!!

  • 5 of 5
The Lotus Cottages reservation process was easy, the cottage was clean and welcoming, and everything about staying there was fabulous! We got a night free for booking 6 and we used all of that time to soak up sun and surf on the beach, get reacquainted with OB and visit Sea World multiple times. The cottage made a beautiful home away from home!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kinds words. All of the original knotty-pine-paneled walls certainly add a wonderful character to the Cottage.

Please come back and stay with us again! Please keep thinking of the Cottage as being your home away from home!!
business
Lotus2 Historic Cottage - Steps to the Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7037791
+1 619-758-9709
Ocean Beach San Diego County
4

.Great place for a couple

  • 4 of 5
Great place to use as a base to explore Ocean Beach and very accessible downtown San Diego. Walking distance to shops and restaurants - about 15 minutes. Wonderful beach just 5 minutes away. Very private and quiet cottage with everything we needed. Kitchen stocked with basic dishes. Coop just 3 blocks away with organic everything. Ate lunch each day on back deck under the umbrella. Bedroom was only inconvenience - so small one of us had to crawl to other side of bed which was against the wall. Especially nice place for dog lovers. They are everywhere.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol. Thanks for your kind words. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much. You're right about the bedroom -- it certainly is cozy! When we renovated the cottage, we went to a whole lot of attention on the bedroom. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful stained glass window, the romantic night-lighting and all of the wonderful wood detailing! The cottage is very close to dog beach. We do have a no pets policy at the cottage, but our guests who are dog lovers really enjoy the short walk to dog beach to enjoy other peoples' pets! Please come back and visit us again!!

Location

Activity and Interests

The beach cottage is within a 1/2 block of the Pacific Ocean. For San Diegans, this is a perfect

place for parents or family to stay while visiting San Diego. Spend your time surfing, swimming or

just hanging at the beach.

LotusCottages is within walking distance to some of San Diego's most enjoyable dining establishments,

including Thee Bungalow and the 3rd Corner bistro. If you'd like, take a stroll on the beach and

spend some time at the South Beach Bistro - which was just awarded accolades by Bon Appetit magazine.

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:

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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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $130 - $190

    Weekly Rate: $780 - $1140

    Monthly Rate: $780 - $1140



  • Jan 05 - April 30, 2014 Winter Season $130.00/nt $ 780.00/wk 3 nt min.

    May 1 - June 30, 2014 Pre-Peak Season $140.00/nt $ 840.00/wk 3 nt min.
    July 1 - Sept. 6, 2014 Peak Season $190.00/nt $1140.00/wk 3 nt min.
    Sept. 07 - Nov. 18, 2013 Off -Season $130.00/nt $ 780.00/wk 3 nt min.
    Nov. 19, 2013 - Jan 04, 2014 Holiday Season $140.00/nt $ 840.00/wk 3 nt min.
    4th night is always free!
    Prices reflect 15% discount.

Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic

General

  • Internet

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • 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. 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 this beach cottage 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 and quaintest Ocean Beach structures. LotusCottages is magical!
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