Amazing stay in a perfect place!
San Diego is an amazing place & as we had never been before we didn't really know what to expect - but it really is as you imagine, beaches, sun, & surf but also the city with shopping, restaurants and great things to do like see the pandas at the Zoo! We loved the look of Ozlems place from her pictures & she was always quick to reply to our emails with helpful answers. When we got there we were pleased to find the apartment was exactly as in the pictures. It is quirky but cosy, on a street with enough to keep you busy at any time, but you can also shut the noise out and draw the curtains in the evenings. We got used to using the bus, a number 8 goes from more or less right outside into the Gaslamp quarter & costs $5 for a day ticket which you can use on any bus (useful for switching to the 30 to get to the Zoo). It was really nice to be 30 steps from the bay which was peaceful to swim in, and on the other side to have the beach - great for people watching and a bit more lively. There's some great places to eat nearby too & Belmont Park is fun to walk to (only 10 mins) and try out the big rollercoaster! There's a local shop a few doors down called The Hub which has a few things & Ralphs supermarket is a 10 min walk away. Inside the apartment is everything you need and the music system was really good playing in all rooms so you can even listen in the shower or jacuzzi bath. The washing machine was useful too although there's not much space to dry things - but a towel or 2 on the balcony was fine. There is a big american fridge freezer with water & ice dispenser which was great as it was pretty hot. We also used the gas hob to cook breakfast a couple of times so that was nice to have. We didn't see Ozlem while we were there but she answered emails and the phone during our stay & was always very helpful. We would definitely stay again for a great location, amenities & host! Thanks Ozlem!
Bohemian Beach House