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4th Night Free thru 04/30 - Lotus2 - Steps to Beach in Ocean Beach

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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

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

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cottage rental amenities

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

activities and attractions in Ocean Beach San Diego Area

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.

vacation rental rates

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.

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Top things to do in Ocean Beach
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  • Fish off the Pier
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Lotus Cottages

Review submitted: February 29, 2008   Date of arrival: October 1, 2007

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 20 / 22


Our Second Stay!

Review submitted: November 8, 2013   Date of arrival: October 22, 2013

My husband and I returned to stay at Lotus II for our second time. While visiting our daughter, this was a just right space for us. The cottage was very clean, had everything we needed and was a short walk to everything from the beach to interesting restaurants and shops.
We could've used a little more in the way of silverware and the beach chairs and grill need replacing. The patio was a cozy place to sit, read and sip a glass of wine. We appreciated the washer and dryer and also thanks for the laundry soap!
The bed was very comfortable and the sheets were top quality.
I would not recommend staying here with kids but it is just right for two! Thanks for a great stay and for good communication when making our arrangements.

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you so much for staying with us two times -- we're really looking forward to your returning to visit your daughter again next year. We truly appreciate your kind comments. For many couples and families, this is just the right place! It's an extremely cozy, comfortable Sears and Roebuck "kit beach cottage" -- and it's just a few steps away from the Pacific Ocean. The Historic Cottage reminds me of the place my family had on the beach when I was a child, and it's great to share that experience with and with other families. I apologize for the grill not being fully cleaned before your visit, and the missing silverware. Both have been rectified, and we have also upgraded and improved all of our beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach toys for the 2014 season!

Again, thank you very, very much for staying with us at the Lotus Cottages. We really look forward to hosting you again!

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

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This cottage is absolutely gorgeous

Review submitted: May 4, 2011   Date of arrival: April 25, 2011

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!

Helpful votes: 5 / 7


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