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HAPPINESS Is Calling!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space sq. ft.
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 4-5 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 help you may need... or dinner suggestions!

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

Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

Rodney

Member, Ocean Beach Town Council

More Details

Owner
Rodney
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 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. Wild Animal 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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ocean Beach in Point Loma

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 5
  • 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:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Safety equipment offered in this home: * Smoke Detector * Carbon Monoxide Detector * First Aid Kit * Fire Extinguisher

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

HAPPINESS Is Calling!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 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: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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

My Return visit

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage that I will return to whenever I visit family in Ocean Beach: secluded, private, quiet, yet accessible to everything; beautiful gardens; comfortable, lovely furnishings; and a cordial landlord.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

We loved this sweet cottage!

  • 5 of 5

On previous visits, we've stayed in one of the neighborhoods near the SDSU campus, so it was really fun to stay on Ocean Beach—my favorite of the beaches by far. Very nice and quiet neighborhood. Easy walk downtown OB to visit the breweries, restaurants, and shops. Don't miss the Wednesday night market. It's also an easy walk to Sunset Cliffs to watch the fabulous sunset. The cottage is very clean, comfortable, and beautifully maintained, and the yard is gorgeous! We loved having coffee on the front porch in the morning and wine around the outdoor fireplace in the backyard at night. Finally, Rodney is an excellent and very thoughtful host! If you have a chance to stay in this cottage, don't pass it up!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3

Cold and rainy in San Diego

  • 3 of 5

This place is a cottage and not really comfortable for winter stays.

There is no central heat and we had to warm up with small portable heaters.

There was heat in the living room.

There were issues and Rodney was able to fix some. We would not go back.

Nice back garden but too cold to sit there.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. | I'm so sorry you were not able to experience the famous clear blue skies and warm temperatures San Diego is know for. | The uncommonly cool temperatures and rare rains experienced during your stay are not normal for this beloved Southern California coastal city. | I was happy to hear the weather was more favorable before heading back to Canada and you were able to enjoy the complimentary whale watching excursion. Getting to see the Gray Whales, dolphins, and sea lions along the breathtaking San Diego coastline will hopefully be an experience you'll remember forever. | I would welcome and appreciate another opportunity to host you in San Diego, for it is truly "America's Finest City" - famous for its miles and miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather. |
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SALT LAKE CTY
4

San diegovchristmas

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful comfy cottage

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. Rodney is a great host and the cottage is lovely with super comfy beds. Love the attention to detail such as coloring book for guests and tasteful decor. Rodney provided great restaurant suggestions and was very responsive when we had any questions. We had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International (SAN) - 15 Minute Drive
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
OB Warehouse - 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!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ocean Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
March
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£486
for 2 nights
From
£172
From
£190
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£530
for 2 nights
From
£194
From
£208
Fri,Sat
£1,330
£3,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
May
1 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£530
for 2 nights
From
£194
From
£208
Fri,Sat
£1,330
£3,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY / MEMORIAL DAY
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£592
for 2 nights
From
£225
From
£252
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
JUNE
30 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£557
for 2 nights
From
£208
From
£234
Fri,Sat
£1,436
£4,026
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY / INDEPENDENCE DAY
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,003
for 3 nights
From
£287
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER SEASON
5 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£791
for 3 nights
From
£217
From
£252
Fri,Sat
£1,498
£4,207
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
EVENT / COMIC-CON
21 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 3 nights
From
£296
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER SEASON
24 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£791
for 3 nights
From
£217
From
£252
Fri,Sat
£1,498
£4,207
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
Sep - Oct - Nov
4 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£521
for 2 nights
From
£190
From
£208
Fri,Sat
£1,290
£3,588
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday / Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£818
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£261
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,551
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
December
27 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£521
for 2 nights
From
£190
From
£208
Fri,Sat
£1,290
£3,588
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday / Christmas / New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£818
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£261
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,578
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£539
for 2 nights
From
£199
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£1,335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Departure Cleaning £128 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

* Nightly, weekly and monthly stays are welcomed
* Month+ stays are non-taxable
* Month+ guests cover costs of utilities (gas & electric)

* Additional guest fee of $35/night applied for each guest after 4

* Extend Your Stay! (based on season and availability)
- Get a head start on your vacation - arrive as early as 9:00 AM! ($129)
- Enjoy the sun and beach - extend your stay until 4:00 PM! ($129)

San Diego City Permit: 610541

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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