Help us settle something please, tasteful friends..
My boyfriend another couple are making plans to head out to San Diego fo a week and have been looking at vacation rentals. -
I want to stay here, (see link) but my boyfriend thinks it "looks like they filmed porn there in the 70's". The rest of us are fine with it, but he's being a dick and says he won't go if we pick this place.
Is it really that bad? I just want to be on the beach for a week, and the price is right!
I looks fun, but I understand your boyfriend's thoughts on the place.
It is ugly, but I'm with you. It's not like you're moving in. AND IT'S RIGHT ON THE BEACH.
If he's going to be like this about a week-long rental, don't do anything impulsive like marrying him while you're there.
It's really, really tacky but you're boyfriend is being a bitch. If he's so shallow he can't see past it then go without him.
I can smell the rotting 40 year old cum stains on that shag carpet from here!
Who wouldn't want to vacation in a 70s porn set...?
I'm with your boyfriend on this one. Pictures always make it look better than it actually is.... and even in the pictures it's a creepfest.
Your bf wants fabulous, find fabulous.
Looks like fun! Yes, its tacky but, as everyone else is saying, it's right on the beach! Your boyfriend sounds like a real bitch, sorry. Seriously. Where does the special snowflake prefer to stay?
Yes, it is pretty dated looking. But the location looks great. I would not have an issue staying there. If nothing else it would make for some funny stories. I have a feeling your BF may have another reason he doesnt want to go and he is using this as an excuse.
Go and have fun. Your BF can be a prissy bitch at home. Then come back and replace him with someone who has a sense of adventure.
R9 how is this a white person's problem?
R9 = racist
It's not like you're buying the place. I don't see what's the big deal.
I love you too, OP! You're sucha sweet dumplin'! Have fun in SD, sugar!
R27 And let him pay the difference.
I would stay there in a heartbeat. Embrace the retro vibe and pack your caftans. Let the chest hair roam free and don't forget the Speedos. It could be a lot of fun to make it a part of your stay, make 70s food, listen to Serge Gainsbourg records, and you KNOW that somewhere in that shagtastic fun palace there'll be an old record player and maybe a Demis Roussos lp to go with it. Maybe sing along with the Shaft theme to get in the mood with some cheap Liebfraumilch and shrimp cocktail. Paint big 70s moustaches on each other.
It's sauna chic but it's on the beach and could be fun. Tell your man it's where the filmed Magnum PI. Tell your man to lighten up and just put up with the carpets for a week.
I agree with you R30!! That was the whole idea!
So fun :)
Oh,I didn't think it was THAT bad!
...then I saw the bedrooms
OMG, OP, that place is gastly. I can smell the mildew just from looking at the pictures.
To those of you who keep saying it's "right on the beach," it absolutely is NOT. Is that what passes for a beach on the left coast? (zzzzzzzzz) Really? No surf at all. It's some sort of stagnant lagoon or cove. It's definitely not oceanfront, which is a must.
OP, your bf and I will be here while you're painting mustaches on your friends:
[quote] To those of you who keep saying it's "right on the beach," it absolutely is NOT. Is that what passes for a beach on the left coast? (zzzzzzzzz) Really? No surf at all. It's some sort of stagnant lagoon or cove. It's definitely not oceanfront, which is a must.
It's Mission Beach, on Mission Bay, which is on the Pacific Ocean
"we had to use margarita glasses for bowls for our chili."
what r4 says...
OP I'll go with you and make the most of the campy disco-meets-porno decor while R33 goes and washes the ocean-front-is-a-MUST sand out of her vagina and fantasises about your bf.
It looks like there's been a few parties in that house and that's not a bad thing. A too-tasteful place stifles the urge to just have a good time, you'd always be too afraid of creasing the neutral-toned hand woven linen cushions or breaking the interesting little objets d'art that are oh so casually placed where the light hits them just so at dusk.
Go for the shagpile and sauna sensation, you know you want to...
I wouldn't be surprised if this 70's fern-bar kind of look comes back, just like mud-century decor did. I can smell the piña coladas, hear 'Rumours' and feel the shaggy rug. Unfortunately I can also smell how musty and mildewy that wood must all smell by now.
Yikes! Not only is disco dead, it looks like it was murdered there.
It looks more like a ski lodge than a place at the beach.
I think it would be fun, too, and I agree to embrace the retro vibe. I think it'd be more fun and more memorable than staying at some bland currently "tasteful" place that would look like so many other places. Plus it's on the beach.
Leave your boy friend at home, you will have more fun.
When I was in the Navy stationed there, I spent every weekend on Mission Beach. Yes, a bit seedy, but a real place with real normal people. If you prefer a resort where you are treated like a zoo animal, go for it.
Mission Beach used to be very place to cruise for sex after dark,
I like the rundown retro charm, but the place does get bad reviews. Sounds like the owner and his parrot hang around too much.
I don't know if I want to marry, fuck, friend, or be R30, but I love you.
It kind of looks like it has an odor. But you can't beat the location!
I bet it smells like Benson & Hedges, ancient jizz, and pussy. The carpeting is probably sticky from being soaked in Harvey Wall-bangers. It could be fun though. The BF sounds like a pain in the ass prissy type. My condolences.
R50, that is HILARIOUS. Or, as Auntie Mame would say, "How vivid!"
I'm in love with you R30 / R38. Why can't more gay men be like you, instead of stick in the mud, insufferable, pretentious twats like R33??
PS, if you haven't already, please join us at the DL Facebook page. We could use a few more fun folks.
Once I was camping in the Adirondacks and my toddler nephew stole my car keys when they left. I was going to Fire Island with a friend, but no car key. Finally, a guy came with a key but we missed the last ferry and ended up in an awful motel on Montauk Highway.
I'll never forget the lighting. 4-foot long twin fluorescent bulbs mounted midway on all four walls. A white marble tile room with a big black toilet on a pedestal, like a throne. My guess is they were very proud of their toilet and delighted in showing it of with the bright lights because there was no door.
It got worse on Fire Island as we stayed in the two-story cement block bunker style building attacked to the Ice Palace. This place was outfitted with gestapo lesbian lifeguards and desk personnel who could not possibly give a shit. It was like a room in a bathhouse and it was $300 a night.
I shudder still.
Why not stay in a nice oceanfront hotel with room service and nice pool?
What constitutes "70s food" R30?
OP there are much better places and I would suggest looking in La Jolla.
R55 shrimp cocktail, Black Forest gateau, vol au vents, coq au vin, steak Diane, anything that would have appeared exotic and stylish to your parents, things with special implements to eat them, anything Julia Child would have presented at a dinner party in 1973.