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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 an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 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 Ocean Beach

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!

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)

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 ...
  • Outdoor Quiet Hours are 10:00 PM - 10:00 AM | Outdoor conversations and fire-side chats after 10:00 PM should be avoided (and moved indoors).
  • Outdoor Music of any kind - and at any time - is forbidden. | Indoor Music may not be disruptive or audible from the property line.
  • Violation of any House Rules can result in immediate disengagement of reservation - with no refund of cleaning fee, deposit and unused nights.
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 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
Portsmouth RI
5

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: 03/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you. I'm touched, moved and inspired by your kind words and feedback. I'm happy to hear you had a great experience during your visit.
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Hanover, NH
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I come to OB often to visit my family and will never stay any other place than this peaceful, well-appointed, comfortable cottage with its lovely gardens and gracious host.

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice location and cottage!

  • 5 of 5

It was a nice short stay, could have been longer! The cottage has everything as descripted. Owner is very attentive and responsive to any question and concern. Would definitely return to stay at this cottage on our next visit to San Diego.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Englewood, CO
5

lovely hideaway in Ocean Beach

  • 5 of 5

We were hoping for a quiet refuge from many family gatherings elsewhere, and this lovely cottage delivered. Easily the prettiest property on the block, I enjoyed morning coffee on the porch, overlooking a lovely succulent garden - and a peak-a-boo glimpse of the ocean. This was close to several good beaches (including the entertaining Dog Beach). The cottage is decorated true to its lineage, with all the modern amenities. Love the back porch with fire pit. Quiet, well-stocked - including beach things like umbrellas and chairs. Owner is gracious. For a cozy home, it didn't feel crowded for three adults. Highly recommend. We'll come back.

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 24/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$213.07
Additional Guest Fee AU$99.88 per person per night
Damage Deposit AU$499.39

Nightly, weekly and monthly stays are welcomed
~ Month-plus stay is non-taxable
~ Month-plus stay guest responsible for utilities (gas & electric)

Extend-Your-Stay and Treat Yourself to the Luxury of Time! (option)
An early check-in or extended check-out time can often be arranged - based on availability on the days of arrival/departure. Extending your arrival/departure times can be secured and confirmed when blocking the night before and/or after your planned reservation dates. Extend-your-stay options include:

~ Get a head start on your holiday and arrive as early as 8:00 AM ($125 +tax)
~ Enjoy the sun and beach and extend your check-out till 4:00 PM ($125 +tax)

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

Note, 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.
3. Indoor Music may not be heard at the property line.
4. Overnight occupancy is 4 guests.
5. Daytime occupancy limit is 6 (4+2) guests.
6. Minimum age for renting this home is 25; guest under 25 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

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

Enjoy your stay!

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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