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Ocean Beach Garden Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Bright and Breezy Beach Bungalow Whispers "Summer" all year round.

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!


Home Owner

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541

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Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

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.

We look forward to your stay at our charming Sunset and Garden Beach Cottages in San Diego's laid-back and loving-life beachfront neighborhood of Ocean Beach, or our historic Palm Springs Modern Classic, located in the groovy mid-century modern neighborhood of Twin Palms.

All the best - and happy travels!


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 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 genuine wonderland to spend entire days with family and friends - all within a short walk or drive to:

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 also 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!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Personal toiletries available for guest use.
  • 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 Pack 'n Play (with napper and changer) available upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
Get the planning guide for your visit - and start exploring the area: ... Safety equipment offered in this home: * Smoke Detector * Carbon Monoxide Detector * First Aid Kit * Fire Extinguisher


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ocean Beach Garden Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 40 reviews
Portsmouth RI

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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Cottage cute & clean, location not conducive to relaxation

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was set up beautifully with all the amenities of home, yet the area was not conducive to a relaxing beach vacation. There was major construction on new homes and very noisy very early with banging and annoying constant beeping .The cottage is also located directly in the flight path of San Diego airport so it is very loud and noisy with aircraft starting early morning. The cottage is in walking distance from an overview of the ocean but not from an actual beach. That was kind of a bummer ... we had to drive to the beach. Overall, the cottage was great, but it did effect our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and your lovely family, Leeat. I’m happy to hear the home met with your expectations, but sorry to hear your first visit to San Diego was less than perfect. I appreciate your feedback on the new-home construction up the hill and difficulty finding the nearby family beach. I will monitor construction and update our upcoming guests of the build-out phase. The Ocean Beach beaches offer a variety of styles depending on what you are looking for. The beach scene includes several secluded beaches, a surfing-only beach, a swimming-only beach and a dog beach. My favorite locals beach is two streets over - where Santa Cruz meets the shoreline. It has a lovely trail to the longest concrete pier on the west coast and offers life guards as well. I value your feedback - and hope your next visit to the area is truly spectacular. Happy travels.
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Farmington Hills, MI

Just as wonderful as we hoped it would be

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our 4-night stay at the cottage. Everything was just as pictured, and it was so clean and comfortable. All of the rooms (except for the bathroom) were more spacious than what I expected. The gardens in front were beautiful, and were only rivaled by the serene backyard. My son and I loved watching the resident hummingbird (at least he seemed to live there with how frequently we saw it.) Rodney was wonderful to work with throughout the process. Although we didn’t get to meet him, he did leave us some delicious cookies. Thanks for letting us enjoy your cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review - and for taking great care of our home during your stay in San Diego. Rodney/FunStayGo
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Ontario, CA

Perfec Place for a California Vacay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 had such a great time staying here!! The cottage was very comfortable and well situated in town. Ocean Beach is a typical California surfer area, but is family orientated and has great places to dine and drink. The San Diego Zoo, Seaworld (which we recommend skipping), La Jolla, and downtown SD were also all easy drives from the cottage. Rodney was such a great host, making great suggestions and catering to all our family needs. Landscaping around the house was beautiful and the outdoor areas were great to chill after a day on the beach or being around town. Our 3-yr old also loved the bunk bed too!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The garden cottage had everything we needed for our 3 week getaway to San Diego.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, in a quiet part of an eclectic neighbourhood. Easy walk to the beach, restaurants, delicious bakeries and grocery shopping. Super convenient and close to the airport, which does mean that you hear planes taking off and landing but that’s part of the Ocean Beach charm. The cottage is well appointed with everything you may need in the kitchen, beach accessories, games etc. And Rodney is a great host. Very responsive and when we needed help with something he came right over to assist. I highly recommend this rental for a small family vacation or as a home base for work endeavours.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable, clean, and quiet home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house met or exceeded our expectations. No surprises from the description. Very clean, quiet, comfortable, and well maintained and just a pleasant home to return to each night and start the next day. Rodney checked in by text to provide local guidance to stores, restaurants etc., and was quick to respond to our questions. We definitely would recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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)


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$215.68
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$505.5

A copy of government issued identification (I.D.) is required to rent this property. This may include a drivers license or passport.

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

Month-plus stays (29+ nights) are non-taxable; guest pays utilities (gas & electric)

Standard Check-In and Check-Out Times are 3:00 PM and 10:00 AM, respectively. An early Check-In or extended Check-Out time can often be arranged at no charge up to 24 hours prior to day of arrival and/or departure. We understand travel itineraries may not always align with these times and, as a courtesy to our guests, offer the option to confirm an early check-in and/or extended departure time in advance of a planned stay. Upon request, we can block the night before and/or after the reservation dates to secure the extended-stay. Extend-your-visit options are based on availability and include:

1) Get a head start on your holiday and arrive as early as 8:00 AM ($125 +tax)
2) Enjoy the sun and beach and extend your check-out time till 5:00 PM ($125 +tax)

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

Welcome - and enjoy your stay!

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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