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HAPPINESS Is Calling!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Where Blue Skies and Friendly Locals Create a Welcoming Vibe

Welcome to Ocean Beach, where the sun sets on San Diego!

This bright and breezy beach bungalow whispers "summer" all year round and is a short walk to beaches, shops, restaurants, and weekly farmer's market. Your home away from home lends itself to a relaxing and fun visit, vacation, or extended-stay in the youthful and energetic city of San Diego.

This home features a designer's touch, smart space planning, abundant light, and is tastefully furnished - offering all the elements of classic coastal living, inside and out. The Garden Cottage features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom - and will sleep 4 guests for true hospitality.

Relax and enjoy the private and gated rear courtyard with comfortable loungers, hammock, and fire-pit. Front porch offers outdoor dining and garden - and sunset views. A spacious open living room includes space for working remotely, 43" flat-screen smart-TV, and complimentary high-speed internet, WiFi and Netflix. The bedrooms are super-comfy and bed linens are plush and cozy. The kitchen offers dining for 4, new stainless steel appliances, and is fully stocked for today's cooks and family meals. Other amenities include:

* BBQ Grill

* Laundry room with Full-Size Washer & Dryer

* Bathrooms include combo bathtub/shower, plush towels and hair dryer

* Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and boogie boards available for guest use

* High Chair and Pack 'n Play available upon request

* Ease of on-street parking

The Garden Cottage is non-smoking and pet-free, and available for nightly, weekly or monthly rental.

There’s a reason our guests return to stay at our cottages year after year. Our family-owned property has been meticulously maintained and cared for, and we live close by and on-hand for any needed assistance.

For additional guest reviews, check out VRBO listings 706687, 840904 and 449481.

Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

Rodney

Member, Ocean Beach Town Council

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541

More Details

Owner
Rodney
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Rodney

My family and I have lived in San Diego for over eighteen years and we are grateful for the opportunity to share our beautiful coastal desert city with family, friends and guests who travel from near and far.

Whether you enjoy the ease and independence of a Vacation Rental where you simply pick your spot and push a button, or you prefer a Vacation Rental where you can interact with the owner in one on one discussions before booking - through post departure, you deserve the very best experience.

I appreciate and offer good, old fashioned customer service - and aim to delight my guests. Lost your way in unfamiliar surroundings? Call me. Unsure about local romantic or family-friendly restaurants? Text me. Forgot your anniversary and need something special right away? Email me, I’m here to help.

Interested in staying with us? Contact us for information about our beautiful Sunset and Garden Beach Cottages in San Diego or our Historic Mid-Century Modern Beauty in Palm Springs.

Enjoy~

Rodney

Home Owner

Rodney purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Rodney chose San Diego County

Welcome to Ocean Beach, where the sun sets on San Diego!

I absolutely adore OB. Interstate-8 ends at OB, making it a destination, not a flow-through. As you enter the OB community, you will find a low-key beach community filled with flair and personality, and it is one of the last truly authentic surfing communities remaining in Southern California.

The cottage is conveniently located close to restaurants, shopping, and all the sites and attractions San Diego is known for - a veritable wonderland to spend entire days with family and friends - all within a short walk or drive:

1. Sea World

2. San Diego Zoo and Animal Safari Park

3. Lego Land

4. Concert / Theater Venues

5. Balboa Park - one of the oldest urban cultural parks - with over 15 museums, 15 gardens, and 10 attractions and venues... including the World Famous San Diego Zoo

6. Local Universities include USD, UCSD, San Diego State, and Point Loma Nazarene

7. Downtown / Convention Center and Gas Lamp District

8. Coronado Island / Military Facilities

9. Our gorgeous beaches - 70 miles of pristine coastline...

10. ... and year-round sunshine and mild temperatures so you can enjoy the surf and sand almost any day of the year.

Welcome to San Diego!

What makes this cottage unique

The Garden Cottage sits in the residential neighborhood of Ocean Beach (OB) - between Sunset Cliffs and the OB business district. The cottage is close enough to stay connected to the local scene (walk to the public beach, restaurants, dining and shopping) but far enough away to enjoy quite relaxation, sounds of splashing waves, and the ease of on-street parking - often right in front of the cottage.

OB is a low key beach community filled with flair and personality. Said differently, OB offers the pitch perfect throw-back groovy vibe of a vintage Southern California beach town, coupled with friendly locals, great dining, and a vibrant beach and surf scene.

The Garden Cottage sits two blocks from the coastline and secluded beaches, and is a short 5-20 min stroll to shops, restaurants, entertainment, and the public beach - offering lifeguard-supervised swimming and surfing areas, restrooms, and showers.

The Garden Cottage is centrally located and a short 5-15 min drive to most area Universities, Sea World, Downtown/Convention Center, and Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Balboa Park is home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the world famous San Diego Zoo. The Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting.

Enjoy your visit!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ocean Beach, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Local Quiet Hours are 10:PM - 10:AM; outdoor activities and conversations after 10:00 PM are to be avoided to not be disruptive to neighbors.
  • Outdoor Music of any kind and at any time is not allowed - and illegal. Indoor Music may not be audible from the property line.
  • House rules are aligned with City Ordinances and are strictly enforced. Violations may result in fines, immediate disengagement, and loss of deposit.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Featuring Tempur-comfort Mattress and Flat Screen TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 bunk bed , Features Twin over Full, both with Tempur-comfort Mattresses
  • Child's Bassinet / Pack 'n Play (with napper and changer) available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Safety equipment offered in this home: * Smoke Detector * Carbon Monoxide Detector * First Aid Kit * Fire Extinguisher

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

IF your looking for a place that is welcoming warm and inviting you found it.... Landscaping is absolutely beautiful and enjoying San Diego weather in your private yard is a bonus in a beach house. Location is great close to everything via short drive. But what makes this place special is the owner. You can tell immediately that they want you to feel at home. Attention to details and follow up to insure your stay is perfect. You cannot go wrong here...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great palce to stay

  • 4 of 5

We were there from 6/27-6/29, only stayed in Ocean Beach 3 nights because we traveled up the coast to L.A. also, but this house is on a very well maintained and beautiful landscaped property with another cottage. I loved the hummingbirds that came to visit too. The house is far enough away from the busy and fun downtown of Ocean Beach that has the beach and a pier, plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, but is still close enough to enjoy a walk there too. It has a fully appointed full size kitchen with all utensils and a bbq grill out back too and plenty of stuff in the shed to use for the beach . Being from New York I was surprised there is no a/c in the house but realized it really is not needed due to the sea breeze, dry air and cool nights. I enjoyed sleeping with the windows open. I would recommend Rodneys house to anyone, be it a couple, friends or family on vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this home! Everything was perfect for our family of 4 and Rodney was amazing! He was available anytime we had a question and even brought goodies from a local restaurant for us! We've already decided to make this an annual trip and will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great!

  • 5 of 5

Rodney is amazing. The property is gorgeous. The house is quaint and comfortable. The house was spotless and all necessary items were present. As noted, it is not on the beach, but access with a walk or drive is very reasonable. Great restaurants all around and an easy place to make our family of 5 leave feeling very pleased with the opportunity to have stayed.

We did have some cooler days, the heating was easy to use and adequate. Thanks, Rodney

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate and homey. Loved it. It's decor is impeccable and trendy.

  • 5 of 5

Very professional and polite property owners/manager. Enjoyed our stay very much. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy home in Ocean Beach

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and cozy, had everything we needed, including beach toys and towels. Whenever we had an issue, Rodney was there quickly to deal with it (couldn't figure out the bedroom tv and the bathroom tub was difficult to plug). The garden area is beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International (SAN) - 15 Minute Drive
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Breweries - 15 Minute Walk
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Little Lion Cafe - 10 Minute Walk
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Santa Cruz Avenue Beach - 10 Minute Walk
Car: not necessary

The thing is, OB and the OB Cottage offer a cozy, fun, safe, and clean respite for all to enjoy, but there is even more to offer in the surrounding area. If you're not from San Diego or have not visited before, indulge for a moment in things all San Diegans appreciate:

1. Nothing brightens a day more than the sunbathing seals in La Jolla.

2. Except maybe doing some sunbathing yourself.

3. Mexican food isn't a cuisine. It's a lifestyle.

4. To be clear, the grungiest-looking places are always the most delicious.

5. When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, the best beach hike ever is at Torrey Pines State Park.

6. And sometimes you just need to get naked outdoors. That's where skinny dipping at Black's Beach comes in.

7. San Diego farmers markets are to die for. And they're open year-round. Don't miss OB's market on Newport Ave every Wednesday starting at 4:00 PM.

8. Because, seasons? What are seasons?

9. The Self-Realization Fellowship gardens are free and wonderful.

10. Though Balboa Park is pretty hard to top.

11. San Diego has been deemed America's craft beer capital.

12. If you don't surf, skate or practice yoga, you should or will after your visit.

13. For the record: 'Beach bum' is not a derogatory term.

14. Nothing beats a San Diego sunset on the beach (especially in OB).

15. Except maybe a San Diego sunset seen from a hot air balloon. We have a lot of hot air balloons.

16. And last but not least, San Diegans know how to keep it classy.

Enjoy your visit!

Getting around is easy!

A car is a "nice to have" but not necessary:

- San Diego International Airport (SAN)

* Car = 4.1 miles / 15 min drive

* Taxi Fare & Uber estimator (online apps):

... Taxi = ~$27.50

... UberX = $15-$18

- Old Town Neighborhood / Transit Center (Bus, Trolley & Train)

... Bus = ~37 min ride; Bus #35; $2.25

Note: Bus #35 boarding @ Orchard Ave & Ebers St; ~3 min walk from cottage

- Sea World Animal Theme Park - 500 Sea World Drive

... Walk = 2.8 mi / ~45-60 min

... Bus = ~60 min ride; Bus #35 transfer to Bus #9 towards Pacific Beach; 4.50; with ~10 walk to entrance gate

... Car = ~14 min drive (3.8 mi)

... UberX = $8 - $11

- Bermuda Ave. Beach Cove = 0.3 miles / 10 min walk

- Santa Cruz Ave. Beach = 0.3 miles / 10 min walk

- Public Beach (pier, life guards, restrooms & showers) = 0.9 miles / 15-20 min walk

- Newport Avenue / OB Business District (shopping, dinning, entertainment, and weekly Farmer's Market on Wednesday at 4:00 PM) = 0.6 miles / 15 min walk

- Sunset Cliffs (scenic ocean views, surfing, cliff-jumping) = 0.3 - 2.0 miles / an enjoyable walk, run or bike ride

- Grocery Store:

* Local

1 - The Olive Tree Market (4.6 stars) is ~8-min walk (0.4 mi)

2 - Ocean Beach People's Organic Foods Market (4.6 stars) is ~20-min walk (1.0 mi)

3 - Abbott Market (3.0 stars) is ~24-min walk (1.1 mi)

* Nearby

1 - Baron's Market, Point Loma - 4001 W. Point Loma Blvd.

... Walk = ~44 min walk (2.1 mi)

... Bus #35 = ~19 min ride; $2.25

... Car = ~8 min ride

... UberX = $7 - $9

2 - Vons - 3645 Midway Drive

... Bus #35 = ~21 min ride; $2.25

... Car = ~9 min drive (2.7 mi)

... UberX = $8 - $10

2 - Ralphs - 3345 Sports Arena Blvd

... Bus #35 = ~28 min ride; $2.25; with an ~5 min walk

... Car = ~13 min drive (3.1 mi)

... UberX = $8 - $11

3 - Sprouts Farmers Market - 3315 Rosecrans Street

... Bus #35 = ~32 min ride; $2.25; with an ~4 min walk

... Car = ~11 min drive (3.3 mi)

... UberX = $9 - $11

4 - Trader Joes - 2401 Truxton Rd

... Bus #923 = ~43 min ride; with ~16 min walk

... Car = ~11 min drive (3.0 mi)

... UberX = $8 - $10

- Public Gym / Pool

1 - Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta Street, 619-226-8888 (2 FREE visits for first-time visitors + every Friday in December is FREE and does not count against first 2 free visits; $20 day-pass after that.)

... Walk = ~34-min (1.6 mi)

... Bus #35 = ~19-min ride; with an ~6-min walk; $2.25

... Car = ~8 min ride

... UberX = ~8-min ride; $6 - $8

Enjoy your visit!

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541 (Feb'17)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$201.57
Damage Deposit A$472.42

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541 (Feb'17)

~ Nightly, weekly and monthly stays are welcomed
~ Month+ stays are non-taxable
~ Month+ extended-stay guests cover costs of utilities (gas & electric)
~ Additional guest fee of $35/night applied for each guest after 4

* Extend Your Stay! An early check-in or extended check-out time can often be arranged with prior notice and coordination. Extend your stay options require blocking the night before/after your arrival/departure and are therefore based on availability:

- Get a head start on your vacation and arrive as early as 9:00 AM ($129)
- Enjoy the sun and beach and extend your check-out till 4:00 PM ($129)

House Rules:

I am pleased you have chosen to spend time in my home for your visit.

It is important to be a good neighbor - whether you are at home or in a vacation rental, and know that this home's House Rules contain provisions of the City's Vacation Rental Ordinance. A call from a neighbor to the City will bring an Officer to the home. Two of the most common complaint calls made to the City are practical ones that respect local sensitivities, Quiet Hours and Outdoor Music:

1. Quiet Hours are 10:00 PM - 10:00 AM. Outdoor chats and fire-side conversations after 10:00 PM are to be avoided.

OUTDOOR PLAY is one of the most popular activities to enjoy in San Diego. Please be thoughtful and keep voices and activities to a reasonable level. Continued and ongoing screaming for an extended period of time can disturb the neighbors.

2. Outdoor Music (of any kind - and at anytime) is forbidden by law.

Please note, Officers may issue citations ($250+) to guest (and host) for any infraction. Any host fees are deducted from guest deposit.

House Rules, continued:
3. Music may not be heard at the property line.
4. Overnight / Daytime Occupancy Limit = 5
5. Vehicle Limit = 1
6. Minimum age for renting home = 25

Security on this vacation rental includes a home alarm system and outside video cameras.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.