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“Fabulous Beach House!”

Review of 2751 Ocean St

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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Carlsbad, California

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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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Khalid A
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The Property is Over Traded; of Poor Quality & Relying on Seafront Views”
Reviewed 9 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

On arrival we found the property in very poor state. The outside stairs were covered in sand and the internal cleaning was just not to standard. We immediately called the agent who brought a cleaner with her. She was equally astounded by the filth on the air ducts in the lounge and the smell in the so called pantry that also housed the bins.

The decor and quality of furniture was very poor though the owners had recently put in a 3 piece sofa set in the lounge. There was not one set of crockery (though 3 sets in the cupboards) that was not chipped. The cooker was on its last legs and the pantry smelt of waste bins. One room had a ceiling fan and the owners provided 2 stand alone small fans that were filthy and had to be cleaned before we could use them. Very very disappointing.

We say this because we were on a month's vacation in the State of California where we rented much better quality accommodation than this; at cheaper rates with excellent views. In our opinion the owners have overtraded and under invested in the property - flogging the scenic seafront views as the virtue. It would be a minimal cost to the owners to freshen and update the property to enhance guest experience and they should do this.

On a positive note the property enjoys very good ocean views and the sound of breaking waves is invigorating. Carlsbad's shopping plazas are nearby with good restaurants.

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Liked best: Ocean front views
Liked least: The property as a whole
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
14 Oct 2015
We, too, enjoy the expansive views and the invigorating sounds of the waves crashing from the large deck of this ocean-front oasis. Thank you so much for your review of this property. It is imperative to us that each tenant reach out to us within the first 24 hours with any potential concerns, as you did.

We are glad we could respond to your cleaning requests so quickly and ensure it suited your needs. Being an oceanfront property with a private beach with a tetherball court and picnic table shared with the unit above, there is not much we can do about the salt and sand from the crisp coastal offshore breezes. As listed on all of our properties, aside from a few exceptions, they do not have air conditioning but we do provide fans. Since these fans are in such high demand and high use due to an abnormally warm, borderline hot, summer season, we have had to replace them often.

We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and are glad you enjoyed your stay in our quaint seaside village.
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Durham, NC
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Location and furnishings
Liked least: Small kitchen - best for 1 at a time in there but furnished well!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Phoenix
Reviewed 21 February 2014 for a stay in July 2013

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WA
Reviewed 20 February 2014 for a stay in October 2013

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 13 February 2014 for a stay in August 2013

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