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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!

by Anonymousreply 5806/28/2013

I looks fun, but I understand your boyfriend's thoughts on the place.

by Anonymousreply 106/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 206/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 306/27/2013

I can smell the rotting 40 year old cum stains on that shag carpet from here!

by Anonymousreply 406/27/2013

Who wouldn't want to vacation in a 70s porn set...?

by Anonymousreply 506/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 606/27/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 706/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 806/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 906/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1006/27/2013

R9 how is this a white person's problem?

by Anonymousreply 1106/27/2013

R9 = racist

by Anonymousreply 1206/27/2013

It's not like you're buying the place. I don't see what's the big deal.

by Anonymousreply 1306/27/2013

Does the pizza boy deliver?

by Anonymousreply 1406/27/2013

I find this hilarious, since we're black.

by Anonymousreply 1506/27/2013

I bet it smells like it looks.

by Anonymousreply 1606/27/2013

It seems too dark.

by Anonymousreply 1706/27/2013

R14 has his priorities straight.

by Anonymousreply 1806/27/2013

R11, the cultural reference is that the lifestyle of the average African American is not nearly so comfortable.

And safe.

And welcoming.

by Anonymousreply 1906/27/2013


Inadvertently stereotyping black people despite attempting to be witty and righteous.

by Anonymousreply 2006/27/2013

R19 let R9 speak for themselves. Although something tells me they are too chickenshit to answer.

by Anonymousreply 2106/27/2013

Seems perfect for f***s and n*****s, so y'all should fit right in. I have tons of surplus butter if y'all need lube, sugar plum! Just give a holler!

by Anonymousreply 2206/27/2013

It's a joke, r21.


by Anonymousreply 2306/27/2013

That was fucking funny R22, I love you.

by Anonymousreply 2406/27/2013

I think your bf isn't telling you something about his past.

He sounds like more trouble than he's worth.

by Anonymousreply 2506/27/2013

Beach Blanket Bingo!

by Anonymousreply 2606/27/2013

Book here instead, OP. Make him happy.

by Anonymousreply 2706/27/2013

I love you too, OP! You're sucha sweet dumplin'! Have fun in SD, sugar!

by Anonymousreply 2806/27/2013

R27 And let him pay the difference.

by Anonymousreply 2906/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3006/27/2013

I agree with you R30!! That was the whole idea!

So fun :)

by Anonymousreply 3106/27/2013

Oh,I didn't think it was THAT bad!

by Anonymousreply 3206/27/2013

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:

by Anonymousreply 3306/27/2013

[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

by Anonymousreply 3406/27/2013

R33 is one of the fraus from Sweet Retreats!

by Anonymousreply 3506/27/2013

"we had to use margarita glasses for bowls for our chili."


by Anonymousreply 3606/27/2013

what r4 says...

by Anonymousreply 3706/27/2013

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...

by Anonymousreply 3806/27/2013

Love the porn bedroom attire.

by Anonymousreply 3906/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4006/27/2013

Yikes! Not only is disco dead, it looks like it was murdered there.

by Anonymousreply 4106/27/2013

It looks more like a ski lodge than a place at the beach.

by Anonymousreply 4206/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4306/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4406/27/2013

Mission Beach used to be very place to cruise for sex after dark,

by Anonymousreply 4506/27/2013

I like the rundown retro charm, but the place does get bad reviews. Sounds like the owner and his parrot hang around too much.

by Anonymousreply 4606/27/2013

r46, The parrot is the mayor of the town.

by Anonymousreply 4706/27/2013

I don't know if I want to marry, fuck, friend, or be R30, but I love you.

by Anonymousreply 4806/27/2013

It kind of looks like it has an odor. But you can't beat the location!

by Anonymousreply 4906/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5006/27/2013

R50, that is HILARIOUS. Or, as Auntie Mame would say, "How vivid!"

by Anonymousreply 5106/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5206/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5306/27/2013

Why not stay in a nice oceanfront hotel with room service and nice pool?

by Anonymousreply 5406/27/2013

What constitutes "70s food" R30?

by Anonymousreply 5506/27/2013

OP there are much better places and I would suggest looking in La Jolla.

by Anonymousreply 5606/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5706/28/2013


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