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Testimonials

Arthur

April 23, 2016
Thanks so much for the use of your house.

It was a wonderful vacation and the condo was a welcome respite after being out all day.

We enjoyed all the amenities and were happy to see that everything was as advertised. The house was attractive and comfortable, we were in walking distance of some local business and the view was gorgeous!

We may return again sometime….if we ever return to San Diego.

Thanks,

Jim & Lisa
Albany, New York

April 17, 2016
Thank you so much for every little touch. It was perfection…….enjoyed by Colorado, Arizona and Illinois.

The views and sunsets were perfection.

Until we meet again!

Sabos

March 20, 2016
Pinkie & Tom

Thank you for opening your home for me and my family these past few days.  As I am writing this, I am sitting in your bedroom looking out at the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Back in Iowa we are surrounded by cornfields, the Midwest culture and life.

My family loved every aspect of what Ocean Beach has to offer and loved the activities San Diego has provided e.g. Sea World and the San Diego Zoo.

Hard to believe we have to get back home. But, thank you for providing us memories of our experience here at the beach.

Brad & Stacie
LeClaire, Iowa

March 9-16, 2016
Pinkie & Tom

What a fantastic place you have here. We enjoyed our time here immensely.

Everything was as you discussed, organized and ready for our stay. I would certainly recommend your home to future guests.

So again, thank you for everything.

*By the way we ate at Wonderland three times…it was fantastic!

Very best regards,

Steve & Ranee
Wisconsin

March 9, 2016
Pinkie & Tom

Thank you for letting us use your home.

Wicked good view.

Doug & Paula
Windham, Maine

March 10 - 14, 2014
Pinkie & Tom,

We spent the first part of our vacation up north at a beach house on a cliff in Encinitas, and we decided to spend the last 4 days of our trip here.  We are by far – blown away by your home, views and ocean waves!  This is a spectacular place!

My husband & I are retired & this is our first trip in 10 years we will be making this a “return back to in the future” trip again!

Thank you for the wonderful accommodations & the bottle of champagne was great on our first night.

We hope to bring our daughter, son-in-law & 2 grandkids on the next visit!

Sincerely,

Bob & Martha
North Dakota

P.S.  We left the frigid cold country behind us to come to this paradise!  We have loved the temperatures in the high 70’s & even got to 80 one day.

February 1 – March 3, 2014
Dear Pinkie & Tom,

What a wonderful winter holiday we have had!

Your condo is so well appointed with everything one could possibly need!

The fresh flowers and the champagne was a wonderful welcome!
Good friends from Missouri & Illinois joined us for brief visits and all of us were thrilled with the outstanding view!  The sound of the waves crashing upon the rocks was so soothing.

We are so happy we saw your “beach place”  and connected with you.
We savor the many wonderful memories of our visit and look forward to a return holiday.

You are outstanding hosts!

If I could, I would remain forever by the sea.

Gary and Sharon
Missouri

Franklin Testimonial

July 21, 2013
Dear Pinkie & Tom,
5 out of 5 stars!

My wife and our 10 month old twins drove in from phoenix for my wife's birthday and our anniversary. Pinkie was wonderful even before we arrived. She answered all my questions about child safety and my wife felt totally safe with the twins while we were there. When I asked Pinkie about a spa treatment she initially said she didn't know. However, within days I got an email about a special at the spa that was discounted about 50% that I got my wife for her birthday. She recommended several restaurants that were all within walking distance and our favorite was Saporro, a sushi place. The waffle ice cream sandwich next door to Saporro was great too! Pinkie even measured the clearance of the garage to see if our roof top rack would fit.

When we arrived there was champagne, which we heard about, but there was a birthday cake for my wife with a note too. She even called to make sure we arrived OK and if we had questions. When the wifi went out she responded to my email promptly and emailed me the fix, which worked. I have rented several properties from vrbo and Pinkie has been the best to deal with. We were low on laundry detergent and she had some dropped off the next morning. We even broke a lever on the blinds and I offered to pay for it. I told her to take it out of my deposit. She told me "that's the price of doing business but thanks for letting me know."

When she returned my full deposit she wrote a handwritten note. These touches just made a great experience even better. Everything on the listing is accurate. Place was clean. Tons of towels which were of high quality.

After putting the twins down to sleep we spent time on the balcony drinking wine, watching the sunset, watching people swim in the cove, and watching the tide crash on the rocks. View is great and the sound of the ocean was so relaxing. As the safety of our twins with the #1 concern we weren't disappointed. It's all one level. Plenty of carpet to cushion falls. No real sharp edges on tables, etc. There was a large plant in the unit and even that was on the corner of the kitchen counter so that they couldn't get to it. My wife and I wondered if Pinkie placed it there since she knew we were coming with infant twins. As for the location it's beachfront, walking distance even with a twin stroller to many restaurants, near the pier which makes for a nice run while you watch the surfers, near a grass area on the beach where our twins could crawl and practice standing. Pinkie, you are great!!!
James C family, Phoenix AZ

July 20, 2013
Dear Pinkie & Tom,
What a wonderful treat you have given so many people by allowing them to stay in your beautiful home. You left such lovely welcoming touches. We could not imagine a nicer place to spend our family vacations. Our 2 2/1 year old loved the rocks and the beach below the house. He has continuously asked for the beach and declares that he loves San Diego. We all enjoyed watching the waves. We hope to be back to enjoy it all again!
The 'Z' Family, Tuscon AZ

July 12, 2012
Pinkie & Tom,
The Place is Beautiful. We are from Georgia and Texas and were visiting our daughter/granddaughter who is in the US Navy stationed at North Island. The fresh flowers and champagne were awesome. We made the neighbors jealous. Their owners didn’t even leave them two parking spaces. I told them where to rent next time!  We saw the dolphins from the windows. We went to the pier for fishing. SeaWorld and the zoo were on our list also. It was a great week. If she stays on the west coast, we will definitely stay here! The Farmers Market was nice also. The South Beach Bar and Grill had the Best Hamburgers!
Thank you!
Cindy & Robert, Cartersville, Georgia and Mary Jo, Addison, Texas
P.S. The nightly fireworks display on the back deck was an added bonus. 9:30 p.m. every night “PRICELESS".

May 18, 2012
Pinkie & Tom,
Sad to be leaving your beautiful home. My son graduated today from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and your beach condo was THE PERFECT PLACE TO STAY FOR SUCH A SPECIAL OCCASION AND CELEBRATION! YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS ARE 5 – STAR! Love your decorations and the view is truly God-given! I hope we are able to return again someday.
Laurie, Jeff, Doug & Grandma Keffler, Mesa, Arizona
P.S. Wanted to see the dolphins playing but no luck this time, but did get to experience the magnificent solar eclipse!
*Monday, 5/21 8:30 am
Update:  My trip is complete! 
The dolphins are here to say goodbye!! Seeing them turned our sad departure into happiness and a big smile J  Dolphins = Angels of the Sea

April 29, 2012
Oft times, we all visit a new adventurous place during our travels, with hopes of returning. This trip was one where our hopes came to fruition. Happy times and lovely memories all seem to fall in place at “Our Place”. This time ~ sharing a short week with our Navy son between deployments. Pinkie and Tom your place allows us the time to relax and be family. Thanks for allowing us Midwestern folk (who get thrilled at merely the site of a seal or sea lion) to share your home.  Once again we leave with hopes of returning.

P.S. This trip we rented a sailboat at Seaforth Marine! Not only were we mesmerized by the boats – we were able to enjoy and bring the thrill to the folks on shore.
Bonnie, Kildeer, Il

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April 28, 2012
Thank you for providing such a lovely experience!  Way better than the conference hotel. All of our colleagues were jealous of what we got to “come home” to after a day of continuing education.
Drs. KS, LS, KK, LL, Texas

April 5, 2012
We had an absolute perfect time here at Ocean Beach and your place is magnificent! We loved everything about San Diego.  It is such and engaging and beautiful city!  We can’t wait to return as there are so many things we didn’t get the chance to experience. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us!
Don, Nancy, Leann & Tori, Victoria, BC Canada

March 30, 2012
Thank you for our week here in paradise. It was even better than last year! Blessings to you both!
Jim & Jeannie, Aurora, Colorado

March 9, 2012
We enjoyed our stay from the beginning to the end. When we arrived, we found your place not only clean and nicely decorated, but also everything was well described in our information-booklet. We especially liked the fresh flowers and enjoyed a good cool glass of the Pinkie & Tom Champagne left behind for us in the fridge. What a great start of our week at your place! Views were stunning and the ocean sounded mostly relaxing, sometimes roaring. Thank you for letting us to reside at this wonderful place. We hope we make it back one day.
Wolfgang, Azita and Christian Bijan, Dortmund, Germany

March 8, 2012
Breathtaking Ocean Views at Our Place On The Beach
Luxurious condo excellent for sharing
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I want to express our great appreciation for the wonderful opportunity to use your lovely condo to explore San Diego. None of us had been before and we just absolutely fell in love with the city. As my daughter had brought her two young children, ages 4 and 2, we focused on children’s activities........Seaworld, Legoland, etc. However we did see many sections of the city via the hop-on, hop-off trolley tours. We look forward to returning some day. Your condo is an excellent location for getting around to the sights. It is also very well suited to our situation of needing a room for my husband and I, and then down the hall the two separate bedrooms and bathroom for our daughter and family. It works very well for a shared environment. We did also benefit from the great supply of games and of course the sand toys. It is a luxurious condo to return to after a day of touring and the view is amazing. Your extra flowers and champagne are a welcoming touch. You are doing San Diego a great service by allowing others to see just how wonderful a city it is!
Dena, Ottawa, Canada

January, 2012
We so enjoyed our stay in your lovely condo by the beach. The scenic surrounds are so beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed the personal touch of fresh flowers, champagne and the beautiful décor of the condo itself. You seem to have thought of everything! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Bill and Sue, Pine Bush, New York

January 6, 2012
When we arrived there were flowers on the tables, champagne in the fridge and the sun was setting. We felt like we were visiting a friend. Welcome and pampered.

My husband, my children and I liked every day at this beautiful place.

Now we have to leave for cold Zurich Switzerland, but in our dreams and hopefully soon, ourselves, we will return.
Thank YOU!
Kerstin & Co.

September 18, 2011
Had an awesome time in San Diego! The ocean waves and sounds were intoxicating!  We visited Old Town, La Jolla, the Zoo, Pt. Loma and the Seaport and Gaslamp District. My daughter did a tandem glide at Torrey Pines and is still smiling. We saw 14 Blue whales and even tried sea kayaks.

The condo was lovelier than the pictures online.  Fresh flowers, bubbly and monogrammed sheets and towels were a very pleasant surprise.

Thanks for a great vacation enjoyed by three generations of this family.
Melanie, Robin, Jo and Melissa, Bear, Delaware

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August 13, 2011
Pinkie & Tom,
We’ve had fun here on the beach! For Patrick a return to San Diego after 20 years away from what was his home for 3 great years.

For Catherine, Charlie & Lizzy an opportunity to see why he thinks it is such a great place. All round a great success in a lovely spot by the sea.

Sad to leave. Thank you so much.
Patrick & Catherine, Charlie & Lizzy, Ascot UK

August 5, 2011
Dear Pinkie & Tom,
What can we say that has not already been said?......nothing……we have had a wonderful time and can’t get enough of the spectacular view. We even saw two dolphins this morning!

Your property is lovely and the fresh flowers are a lovely touch. Got to know some locals & spent a wonderful evening with the neighbours  Billy Ray & Sarah & jammed with Justin James.

A great time was had by all - thank you so very much.
Nicky, Bob, Caroline & Christopher (16  & 18), Kent UK

July 30, 2011
We read all the entries about how nobody wanted to leave this place and thought, “Is that really all everyone can say?” However the last 2 days here we have dreaded leaving. Our family had a wonderful time here. The accommodations are second to none.  Location, location, location!  Many hours spent looking out the windows, yes we are among the binocular peepers!  Time flies so quickly and this vacation will be memorable for our entire family.  I hope the next visitors have a great experience as well. Thanks Pinkie & Tom.

Off to Disneyland!!!
Bindy, Mark, Carol, Caleb, Danyelle and Leia, Sherwood, Arkansas

March 26, 2011
Hi Pinkie,
Jim & I arrived at "Our Place on the Beach" yesterday afternoon. All I can say is "WOW!". We are blown away with the beauty of your place and the incredible views. The amenities you've provided are fantastic.

We're cherishing every moment and are blown away with what we've experienced here already. Thanks so much for making this a fantastic vacation already -- and we still have until next Friday -- yay!
Jeannie, Aurora, Colorado

Thanksgiving 2010
Hello Pinkie,
I hope that you had a wonderful holiday. We certainly did!

Your place on the beach was just brilliant!  We were greeted with nice bottles of champagne and sparkling apple cider in the entryway and a spectacular view from the living room. It was just stunning as we arrived near sunset. 

As I walked through the home and opened cupboards on our first night, I found myself surprised over and over again by the attention to detail. Your ability to anticipate your guest’s needs is to be commended! There were games for the kids, books at every turn and even a pair of binoculars.

I hope that you and your amazing housekeeper found everything in order. We had such a fabulous time and hope that you’ll let us come back soon!

Attached is a photo of my two little ones playing on the beach – enjoy!

With warm regards and a multitude of thank you’s.
Shannon, Tucson, Arizona

November 2010
What a place, what a view, what a house! Thank you for letting us stay here to celebrate my “50” birthday with my best friends, my sisters. We had a wonderful time exploring the city and beaches and ran back here to enjoy the sunset. The house was everything a person could dream of.
Jane, Iowa

Thank you Pinkie and Tom for sharing your 2nd home with us sisters. We treasured our time here together with each other. We created many memories to continue into our lives.

I always feel God’s treasures are all around if one looks and I found many here at the sea. Thank you for sharing and caring.
Vonnie, Nebraska

September 30, 2010
Hi Pinkie,
We had a great time in Ocean Beach and San Diego last week. The condo was everything you advertised it to be. The weather was wonderful and we kept the windows open all the time we were in the condo.  There were more people per square foot than we are used to seeing in Texas. We hope to go back to Ocean Beach some day and you will be the first one we call when we do. Thanks for being so easy to work with on the rental and thanks for the champagne. Call if you are ever in the East Texas (Tyler) area. We would love to meet you. We hope to take you up on your Alaska planning in the next couple of years if you are still game to help someone from the lower 48. Stay warm in Alaska and enjoy the snow.
Robbie and Sara, TX

August 13, 2010
Dear Pinkie and Tom,
Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful place!  It was even better than in the pictures! We really appreciated fresh flowers, champagne, all the detergent, shampoo and so on – it is not something that is normally there at rental places. I really loved the flowers! The view of the fireworks at SeaWorld from the back balcony was great! We have really enjoyed our time here and will plan on staying here (hopefully!) the next time we are in San Diego.
Thank you very much again!
The Redko Family, Arkansas

August 7, 2010
Tom and Pinkie,
We had the best time! This is just what the doctor ordered. Your place is amazing, we saw dolphins twice, a sea lion by the pier while having breakfast and the largest jellyfish we have ever seen floating just under the pier. We never walked so much, but that was the best part. We only took the car out twice for a couple of sightseeing events. The Farmer’s Market on Wednesday was almost the best part, fresh produce for an amazing steak dinner, can not beat that. All in all one of the best vacations we have had in a while. We enjoyed your home and all the special touches. Thank you for allowing us to share it. We will be back.
Warmest regards,
Bill, Mona, Andrew and Sara, Tucson, Arizona

May 31, 2010
Dear Pinkie,
Thank you so much for renting your amazing place to us for this magical weekend. On our first evening here, we got to see dolphins jumping in the surf right outside our bedroom. We got to witness amazing sunsets and the waves pounding on the rocks below. We got to walk to amazing bars and restaurants and it was a quick drive to Petco Park to see the Padres in an 11 inning win against the Washington Nationals. Our little daughter Sienna slept in the huge master closet and she loved the dark and the quiet, and let us sleep “in” until 7:30 or 8:00 every morning which was so nice. Your place is immaculate and gives us all the comforts of home. We can not wait to come back soon.
Thanks again!
The Mullins, Nevada

April 16, 2010
Hi Pinkie,
We got the deposit check back. Thank you for your prompt remittance. We really enjoyed the stay and I will do my best to send a friend or two your way for sure. You have a truly wonderful place to stay while in the area. I appreciated your communications with directions, gate codes etc. It was easy for us thanks to your professionalism.

As promised here are some pictures of the kids enjoying San Diego and the fun things to do as well as the shoreline in front of your condo.
Kevin, Indiana

  

March 9, 2010
We just wanted to let you know that our deposit refund cheque arrived safely today – thank you very much. I also had noticed in the binder you have in the condo (which was really helpful, by the way) that you asked for a picture or two, so I’ve attached a couple that I took while we were there. I must say “Thank You” again for our wonderful week in your very special San Diego home. It was just ideal for our family, including our two little granddaughters. We loved the Ocean Beach community and being within walking distance of so many great restaurants, shops and the pier. We were easily able to access Sea World, the Wild Animal Park , Balboa Park , the Gas Lamp district and even a day at Disneyland and knew that we had a wonderful ‘home away from home’ to return to each evening.

We hope to be able to return one day soon – and if you’re ever in Calgary, give us a call.
Dave and Diane, Alberta, Canada

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March 7 , 2010
Dear Pinkie,
This is to let you know that we have checked in have found your condo to be wonderful. We are so far having a great time! The flower arrangements are beautiful and the place is impeccable!!

We had a wonderful time in your condo and are very grateful for having had the opportunity to stay there. We especially enjoyed the sunsets and visiting the various attractions in San Diego. The people were very friendly and laid back. The experience that we had will always be a joyous occasion for me and my family to remember now and in the future. The fun we had in the past seven days will forever be part our family's fondest memories. Thank you
All the best,
Diana and Ben, Vancouver Canada

December 16, 2009
What a wonderful place with a  beautiful view!  Thank you for the flowers! Champagne! This is an excellent location for day activities to the Zoo, Sea World, Leggoland, Coronado, Old Town and La Jolla. We played all day and then came home for a wonderful sunset. We also saw Dolphins in the mornings! This was an excellent place to have a two year old to play! We hope to be back soon!!
The Fuss Family, Michigan

December 1, 2009
Hi Pinkie!
Sorry for the delay in response, but wanted to be sure to let you know how much we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You had everything we could have possibly asked for during our visit! We were definitely in a "home away from home" I'm so fortunate to have found "Our Place on the Beach" for our California trip; would love to return one day.

Thank you very much for your great communications prior to and your concerns during our stay to make it all so beautiful and comforting.
Sincerely,
Bonnie and family

November, 2009
Where did you get those beautiful flowers?!!!  We enjoyed “Our Place” for our Thanksgiving holiday and Surf Cup Soccer Tournament. The sound and swell of the ocean could not be beat.  The sunsets are as gorgeous as ever, thanks again.
The Springs, El Dorado Hills, California

March 28, 2009
Pinkie & Tom,
This was our first time here, but it will certainly not be our last. Everything was perfect and we had a perfect vacation. Your condo was so nice and the view absolutely amazing. We love the location; that made it very convenient to airport & downtown, but also isolated enough for us to really enjoy ourselves.

Thank You so much! We hope to see you again very soon!
Best,
James, Sharon, Jacqueline & Justice, Columbus, Ohio

October 20, 2008
Great Place – we made it a point to be here for sunset each night. Each night was different and spectacular in its own way.  Enjoyed Ocean Beach. Ate pancakes on the pier at the annual pancake breakfast. Also spent a day at Coronado – great Mexican food at Miguels in the El Cordova Hotel. Thanks for the champagne and sparkling cider & flowers. A great touch.
Mark, Vicki, Maggie & Sarah, Overland Park, Kansas
P.S. – We finished the 750 piece puzzle! Sea World was really close.

October 4 -8, 2008
We loved your place at the beach. The condo was beautiful and the views – well, quite spectacular. The constant sound of the waves crashing over the rocks and the smell of the ocean had such a calming effect. San Diego is such a great city, we certainly want to return and when we do we hope your condo will be available.
Terry & Dave, Nancy & Bill, Dianne & Wayne, Rothesay, NB Canada
P.S.  Every night – AMAZING SUNSETS!

September 22, 2008
This is our third time at your wonderful condo on the beach. Each time is more wonderful than the last. The view of the beach and the rocks never stops giving us joy. It’s so hard to say goodbye and it gets harder each time. I needed to rest after my health scare this summer. It renewed me!!
Love as always,
Hank & Sharon, Glendale AZ

August 9 - 16, 2008
I just wanted to send you a quick message letting you know we had a great time and enjoyed our stay at your condo. The little sandy beach cove below and proximity to the rest of San Diego proved to be very convenient. And the view out the front at sunset is quite priceless.

We had such a good time, we were wondering if we can reserve a week for next summer already?
Thanks,
Patrick, Huntington Beach CA

August 2, 2008
They say that West Virginia is Almost Heaven, but your place is Heavenly! The scenery in WV is beautiful but it can’t compare to the fabulous view of the ocean here.

From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome. The fresh flowers really added a special touch, and the champagne was wonderful. You truly thought of everything.

Thank you for your warm hospitality and for the opportunity to enjoy your place on the beach.
Paula and George, Huntington, WV

July 5, 2008
Thank you for sharing your beautiful place with us.  It is the prettiest condo ever.  I was especially excited to see that the beach was just a stairway down from the house.  I loved hearing the sound of the waves and seeing it crashing against the rocks.  You never get that in Singapore.  We were also very lucky to be able to see the 4th of July fireworks off the Ocean Beach pier just from the house windows without even having to take a step outside.  Overall we had a wonderful time in San Diego (beaches, SeaWorld, Zoo….)

And thanks again for helping us have an unforgettable stay here.
P.S. We loved your house lots!!!♥
Jocelyn, Singapore

“Our Place On The Beach” is truly a home away from home!  We have come a very long way from home (Singapore) to find this wonderful place of sun, sea, beach at the doors and soothing breeze – we love it here.  Waking up to the sight of the ocean and sound of ocean wave, it’s just so…..so…..relaxing.

Thanks for sharing your place with us and many thanks for taking care of all the little details.  It has made our vacation in San Diego a wonderful experience and a very memorable one.
Loved it here! A refreshing experience!
Gina ♥ Joe. Singapore

Coming a long way from Singapore on a flight which took almost a day, it was great to have such a nice and convenient place to stay.  Everything was so organized, which made our stay much easier and more fulfilling.  Thank you so much!
P.S. The view was great!
Jonathan, Singapore

June, 2008
...Amid the stars, Mr. Moon hangs in the sky pulling the vast waters to and fro in a well known rhythmic dance,  MOTHER EARTH life breath.

So goes the splendid bird’s eye-view from a renter’s porch above the sea, on vacation a rhythm old as time. Our Place on the Beach!

May God bless the lives of those on either side of this phenomenal view.
Beth and Family, Ohio - Read Beth's complete ode to Our Place on the Beach HERE!

June 5, 2008
I always knew that when I finally made it California I would stay in a house on the water.  Your place has made our first trip here as a family, a memorable one.  The location was perfect for everything (from Mission Beach, Belmont Park, Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Birch Aquarium, San Diego Zoo, the Midway and scenic drives).  We had little time to rest, but the condo was the perfect retreat at the end of the day.  Loved  the flowers.  How coincidental the last family that stayed here lived 15 minutes from us.  We are very lucky to have found such a PERFECT place.
The Walthers, Louisiana

May 22, 2008
Thanks so much for letting us share your home this past week.  The view was fantastic and sleeping to the sound of the crashing waves was awesome.  The vacation at your place made it easy to access all the attractions and even easier to get back home after a long day on the road.  We enjoyed vacationing on the west coast and are planning for our next trip to the OB area.  We look forward to talking with you.
The Malones, Louisiana

March 1, 2008 First evening dreary and overcast but the view was still WOW!! And the condo was WOW!! Enjoyed the champagne.

March 2, 2008 Woke up to the sunrise, clearing skies and a beautiful ocean view.  Spent the day walking the beach to downtown OB Enjoyed a meal at Village Kabob Greek restaurant. Great gyros and Greek salad at a reasonable price. Enjoyed a beautiful sunset after dinner at Nick’s.

March 3, 2008 Had a beautiful day at Balboa Park. The Prado was a great dining experience!.  Enjoyed another fantastic sunset.

March 4, 2008 Woke up refreshed, sipping java watching 2 ships come into port. Got a glimpse at something flipping  through the water. Kinda' resembled flipper and his family. Then it was off to a day at Old Town.

March 5, 2008 Another great morning on the beach, the refreshing breeze. Back to Balboa Park today to catch the train museum that was closed Monday plus a few other attractions, a bit cooler but still sunny today, much better than the ice storm Ohio had last night.

March 6, 2008 Early to rise again having our cup of jo and toasted baguettes, watching pelicans, seagulls…today we walked along the beach to downtown and beyond and had a great hamburg sitting in the old VW (Hodad’s) great experience and great hamburg, walked out on the pier and just had a very relaxing day.

March 7, 2008 Flipper and the family provided us much entertainment this morning as they were very close to shore. We took another stroll on the beach and then drove along the shore up Sunset Cliffs Blvd, making several stops, then on to Old Point Loma Lighthouse. On our way we ate a fabulous lunch at Point Loma Seafood, a fun place to eat for those with patience.

March 8, 2008 Our last full day at “Our Place” we were treated by many dolphins dancing, flipping and spouting this morning. The day was spent at Gas Lamp Village and the harbor exploring some of the ships. Spent a very sad evening packing.

March 9, 2008 We enjoyed our last cup of coffee watching the waves pounding. It has truly been a wonderful week and 1 day with unbelievable accommodations. The champagne is gone and the flowers are almost all withered away but oh, such memories and photographs we shall have.

Thanks for such a great experience!
The Pamfilies, Kent, Ohio

January, 2008
Hi Pinkie,
We received your check for the refund of our deposit. You & Tom have a lovely home and we will be visiting again. We've also recommended it to many friends.

Thank you we really appreciated the extra mile you go to and how efficient you are in answering quickly and in depth. Rested and content is how we left!
Hugs, Carol

January, 2008
Heaven on Earth!
The Rottmans, Prescott, Arizona

December, 2007
Dear Pinkie,
Thank you so much for allowing us to share your incredible home. My children loved everything about the place from the TV's in every bedroom to watching surfers, dolphins, etc. from the living room.  We also had the great opportunity to meet 2 of the 3 neighbors and they were so gracious. We had the most relaxing vacation and hope to be back in a few months for a month next time. The flowers, champagne and kid's champagne were wonderful and such a great surprise. We were the first to loose the keys to the condo, the ocean ate them. Thanks for rescuing us, Pinkie, since we were here only one hour.
Love, Vaness, Tristan 8, Mariah 6 1/2, Brandon 5, Kalena 3, Idaho

...and from 6 1/2 year old Mariah (!!):
We are in California. We are having fun. Thanks so much this house is great.

October, 2007
Dear Pinkie,
What an awesome time we had here. This is the place we will stay from now on. We had so many fun times in the past 5 days. Thank you for sharing your house with us and we will be back....the condo was so beautiful.
Thanks again, Andy & Michele, Arizona

October, 2007
Pinkie & Tom,
What a treat to stay here and enjoy your home and the glorious views...we will treasure our time here catching up with each other and we will remember the overviews and sounds of the crashing waves, flowers in all the rooms and comfy beds.  How lucky you are to call the spot yours.
The Adams and Doty Families

September, 2007
Sharon and Hank returned again in September and took these wonderful pictures! The Moon over the Pacific is the Harvest Moon!

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August, 2007
Dear Pinkie,
We have come together in  your place on the beach from Copenhagen Denmark; Brighton England; and Geneva Switzerland. The sound of the surf and the steel blue of the ocean are the background to gourmet dining prepared by Thomas washed down with California wine. We have lived the dream!
Best Wishes,The Garland Family

May, 2007
How can anyone say goodbye to heaven on earth? Believe me, that is what I consider living in your condo on the beach. We haven't felt this good about any vacation in our 35 years of marriage. We relaxed and slowed the world down. I was born and raised in Phoenix and always felt I belonged near the ocean. This vacation has made me realize my feeling for the ocean was correct. We will be back because we loved every minute. Thank You! Thank You!
Sharon and Hank, Glendale, Arizona

April, 2007
Dear Pinkie and Tom,
I just wanted to let you know I got your check for our security deposit. Thank you again for sharing your home with us - we really enjoyed our stay. Your place had something for all of us: the beautiful view, dolphins in the water on two mornings, my son loved exploring the tidal pools for anemones, urchins, hermit crabs, sea stars, etc. and our teenage daughter appreciated the internet hookup!! We explored Seaworld, the Zoo, the Birch Aquarium, KnottsBerry Farm and had great meals in Ocean Beach and in the city. And my husband went golfing twice, once with our daughter. I even caught up with a cousin in Santa Ana who I haven't seen in over 30 years!! It was a great vacation and it really was the photo on your website that caught my eye and clinched the location for our spring break. We were undecided as to where to go until I saw your website and the availability of the exact week the kids were off school - it was destiny!! Thank you  again.
Chris, Jay, Zoe and Max,  Riverside, Illinois 

March, 2007
OB (Ocean Beach) is freakin' great!
The kids and I had a fantastic time. The condo is magnificent…..but the views WOW!  Chandler fished every minute we were at the condo.  San Diego is a beautiful city as well (the Zoo, Gaslamp, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Old Town, etc.) OB is like Amelia Island but better shops.  Wednesday’s Farmers Market was extra cool...
Many thanks,
Michael, Lauren and Chandler, Amelia Island, Florida

March, 2007
Hello Pinkie,
We would like to thank you for the use of your beautiful home. We really enjoyed our stay, everything from playing golf at Torrey Pines, surfing at Ocean Beach, visiting the Temecula Valley wineries, dining in the Gaslamp District to lounging in the big chairs by the windows and reading. And that’s only part of it! We will certainly visit California again and would love to stay at your place again.
Michael, New Brunswick, Canada

January, 2007
What a wonderful spot - can't imagine anywhere more delightful for a lovely weekend!  Just gazing at the ocean and our lovely view was heavenly - saw whales spouting!  The accommodations are marvelous - very well arranged and luxurious.
Thank you so much.
Jan and Dick, San Diego

November, 2006
Dear Pinkie,
We are back in New York, but my mind is still in San Diego. We had such a wonderful time. You were right, the condo is even better than the pictures. I am glad that you have this web-page…..so I can escape to the beach with sound, whenever I feel like it!

Thanks for letting us stay in your condo. Some of the flowers were still beautiful when we left. Thanks for such a welcome; flowers everywhere….what a surprise. We also appreciated the champagne for our special day. You will read more about us in your guest book!

We wish you a very nice Thanksgiving. Will you spend it in San Diego? The weather was still nice and warm when we left. Now we are back in reality….41 degrees, but thankfully no snow yet!

We took this pictures on our first evening there! Just gorgeous.

With fond memories of your condo and the beach.
Thankfully,
Heidi, New York

October, 2006
Pinkie and Tom,
We just received your note and our deposit check. Thanks so much. We enjoyed our stay at your home so much.  You have certainly put a lot of effort into making the condo a “home away from home”. The pictures on the internet are just a tease compared to what quality of home you have made in Ocean  Beach.  Everything was so nice – from the fresh flowers, the wonderful linens, the softness of the bed and pillows, the wonderful Jacuzzi, and even a large size washer/dryer for us to use! We couldn't have asked for a better spot to stay at and enjoy the Ocean views.  We were centrally located so that we could venture out each day and discover San Diego and we really enjoyed the Ocean beach local restaurants! Thanks so much for the brochures on the counter as that headed us in the right direction each mealtime. 

Thanks so much again for all your efforts in making your home so comfortable! And sharing it with others!
Bud and Margaret, Seneca Falls, New York

October, 2006
Pinkie and Tom,
Thank you so much for our stay in your beautiful condo. We all had so much fun, the flowers and champagne were wonderful. The weather was perfect and we spent almost every day at the beach.  Our daughters loved the condo and were very sad to have to leave. They are wondering when we get to come back. Again thank you for everything, and I hope we left the condo the way we were supposed to. We will send you some pictures soon.
 
Thank you,
Debbie, Colorado

August, 2006
Dear Pinkie,
What a beautiful place.  I recently (July and August 2006) visited the French Riveria; although I had a pleasant time and met lovely people, nothing can compare to our own Pacific Coast.........

Many thanks,
Bernice S., Rolling Hills Estates, California
Sybil S., San Pedro, California

August, 2006
Dear Pinkie and Tom,
Thank you so much for the opportunity to share your home with us.  We had a great time.  We will miss the ocean and wonderful weather.  The flowers were such a great surprise!!

We look forward to next summer!!
The Stern Family, Las Vegas, Nevada

July, 2006
Dear Pinkie and Tom,
It was very nice to be here. Your condo was very beautiful, we had a great time here.

The boys liked to surf here. The sound was relaxing, so we had a great time.
The Hofmeijers, The Netherlands

July, 2006
Dear Pinkie and Tom,
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your amazing house. The view was incredible every morning. We really loved the beautiful fresh flowers when we arrived.

Thanks so much for making our home in California exciting and memorable.
Veronica, Travis, Luke and Crsytal, Washington

June, 2006
Tom and Pinkie,
Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, both the weather and view were spectacular.

The home-like atmosphere truly enhanced our stay in California and an added bonus was the dolphin sightings on 2 different mornings.

Thanks again for many memories, you helped make our vacation.
Robb, Lynn, Reed, Summer, Ron and Rosemary, Oklahoma

June, 2006
Pinkie and Tom,
Thanks to you both for allowing us to stay in your lovely home.  It was so peaceful and relaxing.

It is the first time we have not stayed in a resort, so at first we were worried what to expect, but we were put to ease the moment we arrived here!   It was more than we expected.

Thank you for the lovely appointments to the home!  We would love to come back again! Thank you so much from our family.
Kirk, Darnell, Crystal and Travis, Arizona

June, 2006
Dear Pinkie and Tom,
Thank you so much for the use of your condo this past week. We were in “awe” when we came into the unit and saw the Pacific coast as a backdrop.

Thanks again for the welcoming flowers and bottle of champagne.  We used the champagne to toast our daughter’s graduation from USD and engagement.

The home will always hold happy memories for our family.
Paul, Barbara, Alice and Alicia, New Jersey

May, 2006
Thank you so much for the use of your condo. The pictures do not do the place justice. The views are breathtaking. This was one of the most peaceful and relaxing vacations we have had in a long time!  Reminds me of my honeymoon in Hawaii! Thanks for all the personal touches. Can't wait to come back!
Lisa O., Butler, New Jersey

April, 2006
What a wonderful, peaceful place. Our family was happy and relaxed, not always easy with kids 8 + 5.  Thank you for a lovely vacation we now have another excuse to go to the ocean.
Chris W., San Jose, California

March, 2006
The beach house was fantastic. I live in NYC, my sister lives in Portland Or, and my parents live in Spokane WA. Oddly enough, we all had conferences in San Diego during the same week. 

My parents, my wife, my sister and her husband all stayed in the house. There was plenty of room for everyone. The house was so great, that we did not want to leave it. We spent a lot of time hanging out in the living room area with a panoramic view of the ocean and outside on the deck.

The house is right up against the ocean and we heard the ocean waves breaking. There is a path from house, through a gate, down some stairs right to the ocean front.  It takes a minute to get there. We stayed in the house a lot because the view was so impressive and there is nothing blocking the view.

The only problem with the house is there is only one master bedroom that looks out onto the ocean.  You'll have to fight to see who gets it. The other 2 bedrooms are nice, but they just can't compare.

I was a little worried about paying such a large sum up front "site unseen". When I arrived I was very relieved to find out it lived up to what I expected.  We left the house clean, and very quickly got our entire deposit back.

Every time I come to San Diego, I'm going to stay there. Hopefully I won't have to book to far ahead!
Greg, New York, NY     

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