Guest Reviews

We are really enjoying this vacation
5



Dear Dennis and Julie

My husband & I discovered long ago that we are not travelers – we are dwellers and always seek to find a home away from home wherever we go. We also had a hectic year and craved a laid back vacation. This was perfect! Our 18 month old had a great time. We appreciated how well – equipped the place was – especially. Because our car was pretty full! Loved the fact that the bungalow was well appointed & not filled with cast off furniture and liens.

We hope to come back again soon.

Lynne, David & Grayson

Really enjoyed "Cape-Cod" Bungalow
5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cape Cod Bungalow. Everyone that I told about it couldn't believe how much you provide in your rentals. They were very jealous of how close we were to the beach too. I have already referred a couple of them to your thebestcall.com website. One lady I work with wishes she knew about your Pacific Beach house. She's headed over there next week and is staying in a "shack" (her words) for much more. She was ready to book a week in the fall! I'm sure she'll think about you next time. We may even book that one next year too.

In case you hadn't had an opportunity to look at the Sea World Website I thought I'd send you a couple of links. The first one is to the Camp website.

http://www.seaworld.org/adventure-camps/swc/index.htm

This lists the camps that are available. The camp Kristina did was under Resident Camps.
The second link is one that is given to the campers parents. It allows parents to see what is going on at camp or send an email to a camper.

http://www.seaworld.org/connections/swc/index.htm

This site also has photos of each camp. This is where you really get to see what the kids do. If you click on Camp Pictures, then a date you get to a screen that lists the different camps. Just pick the one for the appropriate grade to see what the campers are doing. I think your son would really enjoy career camp because they get to work behind the scenes and learn a lot about oceanography and marine life. They also get to enjoy all of the shows and rides at the park every evening for free. Kristina wants to go back again next year for her third year.

If you have any questions about the camp just let me know.

Thanks again for a beautiful stay and the conversations. Bill really enjoyed talking with Dennis while he was alone that week. We will refer everyone we know!

Take care,
Gretchen & Bill

Everything was great!
5

Thanks again for providing such a nice place to stay. We were all very comfortable and relaxed in your home. It truly was a home away from home. We enjoyed the game room, plasma TV, the wide open space, and the views. The home had everything we needed, and we really appreciate you bringing the wine glasses. The home felt and looked like it was brand new, and I would highly recommend this place to my friends traveling to San Diego.

Everything was great!

Thank you.
Alex, Shane, Suzanne, and Liz.

Cheers
5

"Dear Dennis and Julie,

Fresh flowers, red wine and a house full of friendly amenities awaited when we arrived in San Diego at your adorable place. The bungalow was a quick drive to Old Tow and Seaworld and a hop away from the airport. We couldn't think of one thing we didn't have at our immediate disposal in your beach house. Travel guides, maps, menus, beach bikes, a stocked kitchen of utensils and so much more. Your washer and dryer were a lifesaver too. Thank you for making our beach vacation so homey. Cheers!"

Rachel, Hawaii The Smiths, New York

Thanks so much
5
“Thanks so much for a great place to stay!"

Tom and Lee Ann Phoenix
Best equipped
5

Dear Dennis and Julie,
”As you know we arrived from San Jacinto Mountains and your beautifully designed and appointed cottage was something of a culture shock – a nice shock of course. This was the third such property that we have used in the United States and it is the best equipped.
We loved San Diego but grew found of Voltaire Street too. It’s a great place and having met you last Saturday, I know that you want people to enjoy themselves. That makes deference too.

Best Wishes
Mike, Janet and Jacob
Newcastle UK

Wonderful week
5
Dear Dennis and Julie,
We had a wonderful week at your absolutely beautiful bungalow– Which provided for our most every need– beach chairs, towels, , mats, bikes for leisurely rides all over ( just to name a few).
A Wonderful Week!
So sad to leave

Thanks for everything!
Pat, Larry, Erin & Jeff
Glastonbury, Ct
It's perfect!
5
Dennis and Julie,
We have enjoyed a lovely week at the bungalow. Having never spent much time in Ocean Beach we were wonderfully surprised with everything. Friendly people, great beach, and running trials An absolutely perfect week.
Thank you for everything
Sorry we have to leave. Perhaps on another trip to San Diego we’ll once again spend time at the bungalow. It’s perfect

Mark, Harriet and Gracie
Phoenix, Az.
Enjoyable family vacation
5
"Had an enjoyable family vacation The bungalow was very nice and well kept.
Trent
Very pleased
5

"Being originally from San Diego, we knew we wanted a Ocean Beach experience for our vacation. We were very pleased with the bungalow”

Fantastic!
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
 
Had an absolutely fantastic time at the bungalow. Everything was perfect. The people were so nice and the beach was very fun.
 
Surf lesions at the OB Surf Shop were so fun. My 3 kids got up first and it was a reasonable price. 
 
We would love to come back again.
Thanks for everything, had an awesome time.

Thanks for everything!
5

Dear Dennis and Julie

We had a great time at your bungalow. Thanks for everything! This is one of the best we stayed at so far. The atmosphere is great and we felt a little bit like home in Germany. We will be back soon (perhaps next summer) to stay at your house again.
 
Thanks for everything
Michaela, Andreas & Zoe
Germany 

Thank you
5

"Thank you so much for everything and for letting us stay in your home. We enjoyed every moment.
 
Until next time
Matt and Kari 

Very comfortable here
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
Thanks so much for a great stay! Liz and I will always remember our stay. It was a truly a home away from home. We felt very comfortable here. We took your advice and went to Point Loma Light house – Awesome!
Thanks again for everything. Hope to be back one day soon!

Rose & Elizabeth
Denver, Colorado 

A great place to stay
5

A great place to stay – home a way from home. OB is a unique little community – one we came to appreciate more and more each day we were here. It was so nice to return to the bungalow each afternoon after a day of exploring San Diego and Mexico. We could get back and relax some more. The kids loved the boogie boards and loved watching dad make a fool of him self on the surfboard.

Thanks very much
The Viss Family
Colorado 

Absolutely fantastic time in Ocean Beach!
5

Had an absolutely fantastic time in Ocean Beach! The bungalow is absolutely gorgeous – a perfect place to spend our honeymoon! As someone else has previously written - the extra touches certainly don’t go unnoticed! We managed to pack loads into our 10 day stay. Couldn’t believe how wonderful and varied the county side, flora and fauna is in Southern California. Not looking forward to going home to land locked Stratford – Avon (England)
 
We going to start saving up to return…..
Ann and Doug
United Kingdom 

Happy Honeymoon!
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
 
Happy Honeymoon! We could not have picked a better place to spend our first week together as a married couple! We absolutely loved the bungalow – It was everything we could have asked for. You have really gone out of your way to make it feel like home. In fact, it is nicer than home for us – we don’t want to leave! We had beautiful weather – a nice change from the 40* of Minnesota this time of year. Obis a wonderful community with a courageous spirit that we won’t soon forget. Matt and I made it to see the Giant Sequoias, the desert, San Diego Zoo and the Wield Animal Park, but looked forward to coming home to this beautiful bungalow.
Thank You for allowing us to stay in your home. We had the perfect honeymoon!!!!
 
Mat and Kari
St Paul, Minnesota  

Response
We wish you a life time of good times
Dennis and Julie 

What a charming place...
5

We’ve had a wonderful week, celebrating our 7th anniversary. Beautiful weather, in your sea side bungalow. We’ve slept well, eat well, and played hard. Everything we wanted or needed was right here. What a charming place, with your usual warm welcome & hospitably.
 
Kay and Robert
Salt Lake City

Enjoyed my vacation
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
I enjoyed my vacation and the theme of the house. My bed was so comfortable. I wanted to sleep in it all week long (she slept on the pullout sofa). I loved Dog Beach. The current was so strong; I couldn’t swim, but it was still fun.
Thank you
Emma (7 years old)
We have enjoyed a wonderful week in the Bahamas bungalow, Thank You. You have truly thought of everything! The friendliness of Ocean Beach was truly welcoming! Thank you again for a lovely vacation. We work hard and play hard too.
 
Thanks for helping to make it possible.

Natalie, Harres, Russell and Emma

WOW!
5

Dennis and Julie
 
WOW!
We had a wonderful time this week. Lots of R&R and beach time. The bungalow exceeded my expectations & had everything we needed.

Thanks so much
Tony & Bobbi 

"Hostess with the Mostes"
5

Dennis and Julie,
”There are no words for your generosity and hospitality. Truly you are the “Hostess with the Mostes” You have the most charming place and the rate were great. Our departure date came and we did not want to leave. We had a fabulous and relaxing time! Thanks for providing us with a home-a-way from home. We’ll recommend this place to everyone we know.
 
Thanks again
Melissa and Tony
Idaho
  

Thank you so much
5

Dear Dennis and Julie,
Out of the 64 places that I booked marked on the internet, the Bahamas bungalow was the only one I kept coming back to. I fell in love with it online. I booked-marked some ocean-fronts at three times the price – but none had the charm and style of this unit. The new paint is marvelous, So with the Cape Cod everything was immaculate and perfectly appointed. I still can’t get over how lovely everything is. The only thing wrong is that I don’t own the bungalow.
 
Kat
Oregon

Response
"I am glad that you could stay a full month, Thank you".
Dennis and Julie

What a great place!
5

What a great place! The house is exceptional. The location is great as well-easy to get to anywhere and the beach is only a few hundred feet away. And when you say that you have provided everything you need. That’s right on….
Thanks for providing a great place to call home in San Diego

Brian and Stephanie,
Kansas

Great times
5

We had a great time here in OB and we also had a wonderful time here at your place. We would recommend this place to our friends and family.

Fantastic week
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
Thank you so much for a fantastic week. The house was so comfortable and decorated beautifully. You thought of everything. Thank you for the bottle of wine, what a special touch. We all had such a wonderful time. We’ll definitely be back. Thanks so much for everything.

Many Thanks
Rachel and Robert

Perfect home away from home for our family
5

We really enjoyed our week here. The bungalow has been a perfect home away home for our family. I wish I had another week to stay and enjoy the house, neighborhood and wonderful San Diego. Because we have a 2 year old, we spent 3 days at Sea World, 2 days at the Zoo and the other 2 visiting Balboa Park’s Museums. We really enjoyed the convenience of this location and your remodel is out of this world!

Many Thanks
Rachel and Robert

We love the bungalow near beach
5

We love the bungalow and the location near the beach. OB has a lot of character and Newport Ave is a kick for shopping, dinning and nightlife. We appreciated how “homey the bungalow is – we felt like after this week that we have a 2nd home/town that we fit into. The high-speed internet connection was crucial. Sunset Cliffs was a must for the sunsets!

Thanks! Brad & Katie

We loved our stay in your Cape Cod bungalow!
5

We loved our stay in your Cape Cod bungalow! The décor and cleanliness was exceptional. We enjoyed the shops, restaurants, beaches and the area in general. Thanks for offering a great place to stay. We hope to visit again soon.

The Moore’s
Illinois

The cottage is perfect!
5

Once again (second year) we had a beautiful “oasis” to spend time at while we also worked a conference downtown. We had the good sense to come a day early so we could really roam OB- which is delightful! Great antique shops up Newport Ave, plus the lobster tacos at South Beach Bar are truly wonderful (not to mention the hot waffle ice-cream sandwiches next door!) The cottage is perfect! See you next year….

Adam

We love being here
5

We love being here. A great spot. We will recommend to our families.
Top ten things we loved about this cottage
(1.) Close to Sea World (2.) Convenient to my coffee fix every morning (3.) So many activities (4.) Organized and homey (5.) The labeled spice rack (6.) Spare Keys (7.) Dishwasher and dryer (8.) Giant TV for American Idol (9.) Good supplies (10.) the drawer below the silverware drawer.

Wendi, Samantha (age 10) and Joshua (age 7)

Response
Thanks for witting in the guest book- I don't know what is special about the drawer, If anyone figures it out, please let me know.

Enjoyed our home away from home
4

Enjoyed our home away from home very much, biking is great, loved being close to the beach.
The Doolittle’s

Love your house
5

We just loved this little house!! Been to OB a couple of times before, but stayed in hotels. This was far the best!! I love to cook, so it was nice to have a kitchen. You have definitely thought of everything!! I will be back next year again for Spring Break. This is the best location. My daughter loved it.

Thanks Again
Mark, Shana and Trinity

Wonderful accommodations
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
Thank you so much for the wonderful accommodations. Biking was great. Harry loved to surf the boogey board and surf the kayak. Hope to come next winter. This place was very comfy place to stay. Very well appointed.

Thanks and best wishes
Harry and Kelly
BC

We had a great time here!
5

Dennis and Julie
We had a great time here! Thanks for stocking the bungalow with all the necessary wonderful things on my vacation: sunscreen, beach chairs and a washer and dryer. Our honeymoon could not have been more perfect.

Sarah and Keith

Beautiful as last year
4

This is my 2nd time renting the Cape Cod bungalow, this year for 5 weeks. I was pleased to see that it has held up very well in the intervening year and was as clean, neat and beautiful as last year. I was most impressed with the new addition of the easy to use high-speed internet, which I used daily to keep in touch with my world back home. This year I returned to many of my haunts from last year.( Balboa Park, Cabrillo National Monument (check out the tide pools at low tide, especially if you have kids), Torrey Pines( where I saw migrating Grey Whales, 3 different times),the glider port, the seals in La Jolla, the Zoo and the Wild Animal Park, but also had more time to discover OB on foot and found good restaurants and interesting little shops and the huge antique stores on Newport Ave. Some great stuff there. Enjoyed the sunsets at the beach. Dennis was very helpful with any concerns I had. I will be back next year (if I don’t move to San Diego before. It is a definite possibility.

Cynthia
Phila, Pa

Cape Cod cottage is Gorgeous!
5

The Cape Cod cottage is Gorgeous! Being from Cape Cod and experiencing it here has made us feel quite at home. The accommodations here are top notch… very impressive. We would highly recommend these bungalows to anyone. Now we are off to stay in the Bungalow next door ( Bahamas Bungalow) to finish our vacation.
Thanks for Everything!
Amanda and Jon
Cape Cod and West Port, Massachusetts

Christine and John
New Jersey

Feliz Navidad from the Cape Cod
5

The Halls and Shannon X-mas Celebration!! Feliz Navidad!! Here we are on Voltaire - Street Xmas sprit is in the air. Seasons Greetings and deck the Hall’s. Here at the Bungalow We’ve had a ball.
Merry Christmas and Love and Joy for all.

The Hall family

Your bungalow is very comfortable
5

Julie and Dennis
We had an excellent time in San Diego- The Zoo, Balboa Park, Cribillo National Monument, The Old Town… not to forget the walks locally along Ocean Beach. Your bungalow is very comfortable, especially the bed. Thank you very much for an enjoyable stay.

Humphrey and Keles
UK

What a Wonderful Stay…
5

What a Wonderful Stay…… Couple of hours at the beach Lunch at O’Bistro and off to work in the evenings!! We Hope Mama Mia! Comes to your town often!

John, Ranee and Katie

This was the best vacation!
5

This was the best vacation! The bungalow was a big- BIG- part of it. If I could, I’d take 3 things- the duvet, the blanket throw and the sectional. So Comfy. We had the best food at Hodads for hamburgers are a must. We laughed so hard trying to eat the double bacon cheeseburger. (My son and I split ½). Had to do laundry when we got home. The beach, La Jolla, Cabrillo were all wonderful. Thanks for having us as your guest. We hate to leave.

Kattie, Deiff and Chris

Loved the place
5

Loved the décor, definitely nicer than a lot of motels that we have stayed in. Enjoyed our week just wish we could stay longer.

Tina, Vivian and Charly

Great experience at Ocean Beach
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
Once again, it was a great experience to stay in Ocean Beach. We had a great time & loved every single second of our stay.
See you next Year!

Carlos and A.J

Wonderful Bungalow
4

We have been waiting for our San Diego vacation since April (when we booked the bungalow). And it meets all of our expectations. Once we stepped into the bungalow we were in an instant relaxation mod and maintained that all week. This was all credit to the wonderful bungalow and the wonderful environment that it offered. When we came here we had no plans at all, however Ocean Beach and San Diego kept us occupied. We visited: Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Coronado, Mission Beach and San Yisdro. Thank you for giving us a home away from home.

Maureen

The Cottage was such a pleasant surprise
5

The Cottage was such a pleasant surprise. You see the pictures and you hope it will be as good as it looks. This was better than we ever expected. You really thought of everything that we would need away from home. We would definitely stay here again.

Thanks Dennis and Ann

Bungalow was wonderful
4

Once again the bungalow was wonderful!

Phil

Thank you for your wonderful accommodations
4

We would love to come back next year. Thank you for your wonderful accommodations.

Lynne and Chris

The bungalow was wonderful!
4

Dennis and Julie -  
"Once Again the bungalow was wonderful!"
Phil, Sharon and Ransom

Response
"Thank you for making your reservation for the 3rd year. We appreciate your business".
Dennis and Julie

Our stay here has been awesome
4

"Our stay here has been awesome. You guys have thought of everything to make for a perfect beach vacation. We love San Diego as we lived here 12 years ago. Thanks for everything. We are in the renovation business in Phoenix and can appreciate how much money it takes to update a bungalow like yours. This is a first class accommodations"

Lynne
Phoenix

We really enjoyed your delightful bungalow
5

Dear Dennis and Julie,
"We really enjoyed your delightful bungalow. You have furnished it beautifully and thought of all the small details even down to the satin and wooden hangers! You really have done a marvelous job with this vacation rental !"
 
Nicola and Bob
Calif.

We had a wonderful week
5

Dear Dennis and Julie,
 
"We had a wonderful week. You couldn't have provided a more comfortable & cozy home for our visit. You have thought of everything & we loved staying in your beautiful bungalow. The location is perfect - easy to get to everywhere we wanted to visit."
Never stayed in a nicer vacation rental
Thank you

Marie, Michael & Brenner

What a delightful little house
4

"What a delightful little house!  We enjoyed our stay here & appreciated all the extras you provided - Bikes, Boogie Boards & Surfboards."
 
Sincerely
Nicole& Stan
Calgary, Alberta

Wow! What a beautiful place
5

"WOW!  What a beautiful place.

So much thought was put into it. I can really appreciate having the washer and dryer- having the kids it was really neat. We will definitely return to this beautiful bungalow."
Thanks!
The Andertons

What a beautiful place
5

"What a beautiful place! Feels like home... wish we would have brought our dog! We had a great vacation - Thanks for the great landing place. And as for Mom the washer and dryer was a God send"
 
Thanks for the memories!

The LaMotte

I love the house
5

"My favorite thing about the house is the back yard. The back yard is beautiful. I like the plants you have. The fountain is pretty too. I love the house"
Emily C LaMattina
(Sister)

Dear Dennis and Julie
"I liked the house. The best thing is the interior of the house, you have really out done yourselves"
 
Matthew La Mattina
(Brother)

Response
"It is always nice to know that our kid visitors also like the bungalow.".
Dennis and Julie

Loved it!
5

Dear Julie and Dennis
"Loved it!
I wish I could rent your bungalow for the rest of the summer. We will definitely be back. You have everything we would ever want for our stay. Everything is beautiful and clean. We definitely want to check out your cabins in Idaho, too."

Thanks much
Julie & Dan
Arizona

We had a ball
5

Julie & Dennis
"We had a ball! Its so beautiful here. I don't want to leave this place. I loved it here! There's not much to say besides that .... I hope to stay here again.  Thanks for the wonderful place to stay "
Sincerely,

Rob, Holly and Lauren

Thanks for letting us stay here
4

"Dear Dennis & Julie
"We had a great time!
Surfing in the morning, beach in the afternoon. Your cottage has really nice local atmosphere. Barbequing in the back yard or taking the bikes out for ice-cream to downtown OB."
 
Thanks for letting us stay here!
Rossie Baily, Kerrie, Chris

We're are so glad we found this place
4

"We've had a great week!  We're are so glad we found this place - It was everything we wanted it to be. Your bungalow is exceptional ! Everything we wanted and more. The weather has been perfect (as we expected ) We found lots of good food locally so unfortunately we didn't get to cook in this fabulous kitchen. Maybe next time."

Norbert and Frank

Wonderful place
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
"We had a wonderful week. We could not have asked for a better place to stay, the weather and the beach was fantastic to say the least. Thank you for your information prior to our visit, it was helpful to know our way around and where to eat. Again thanks for everything, we'll see what your place is like this winter."

The Andrades Family
California

Perfect vacation
5

Julie and Dennis
"We had a great visit to San Diego and a perfect vacation. The cottage was wonderful and it was nice to be so near to the beach. We loved it!
The bike trail was great for early morning runs & the bikes were well used as well. We look forward to returning in the future and would definitely recommend the bungalow to our friends."

Linssey and Wayne
BC, Canada

It was a joy to have such a nice accommodations
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
"It was a joy to have such a nice accommodations so close to the beach. We and our boys loved it. I was so impressed with all the little things that were included in the furnishings. It certainly made living here so pleasant. We hope to make it back in the near future."

The Gonter Family

We found the place!
5

Dear Dennis and Julie
"We were looking for a nice place to relax and "get away from it all and celebrate 25 years of marriage." And we found the place! Walks on the beach, bike trips to Mission Beach, Glass of wine and chatting on the patio. Even the tourist trips to Sea World made this one of the best vacations ever! Looking for places on the internet can always be a gamble - but this time we took the big prize! The place feels like home and became an oasis from the real world !"
 
Thank you for your hospitality
Jan and Jo

What a wonderful way to spend our annual " Conference" time
5

Dear Julie and Dennis

"What a wonderful way to spend our annual " Conference" time. Up early to walk the beach -- and evenings unwinding after a hard day"s work. We so love the cottage and want to book it for year's conference too.
 
A clean, well appointed refuge from the hectic conference schedule. Also enjoyed the beach and charm of OB, away from the sterile environment elsewhere. We are ready to rebook this place now. "
 
Thanks much

Response
"Thank you for already rebooking for your next conference".
Dennis and Julie

What a relaxing and wonderful home away from home
5

Dear Dennis & Julie
"What a relaxing and wonderful home away from home.You thought of everything a person might need and more ! Bicycles, Beach towels, New Patio Chairs, DVDs, Cds, Washer & Dryer, Chenille throw, all above and beyond.
The beach was so close by and the bike trail provided many hours of enjoyment.
We are so glade we found you on the internet. We would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat. We will recommend the bungalows to our family and friends back in Illinois."

Sincerely,
Karen and Joe

Your bungalow was fantastic!
5

Dennis & Julie
 
"We had a wonderful time discovering San Diego & your bungalow was fantastic. We loved the beach and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The leisurely days and quiet evenings were truly a vacation for us. We really enjoyed our time here."

Thanks for the hospitality!
The Ryerson's

Pacific Beach House was great
5

What a great little house to rent.  Really close to the beach and restaurants.  nice back garden.  My wife and I really enjoyed riding the beach cruisers around the town.  We will defiantly stay here again.

 

Thanks again

Scott Palmer

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