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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

The Sunset Cottage 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. This home features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom - and will sleep up to 4 guests for true hospitality.

Relax and enjoy the comfortable front porch with ocean view and inviting courtyard with outdoor dinning. A spacious open living room includes original oak hardwood floors, 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

* Bathroom with 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 Sunset 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 cottage 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 661025, 840904 and 449481.

Welcome, and enjoy your stay!


Home Owner

Member, Ocean Beach Town Council

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 March, 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.

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.



Home Owner

Rodney purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Rodney chose Ocean Beach

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

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 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).

Welcome to San Diego!

What makes this cottage unique

The Sunset Cottage sits in the San Diego 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.

The Sunset Cottage is two blocks from the coastline and secluded beaches, and is a short 10-15 min stroll to shops, restaurants, entertainment, and the public beach - offering lifeguard-supervised swimming and surfing areas, restrooms, and showers.

The Sunset Cottage is centrally located and a short 5-15 min drive to most area Universities, Sea World, Lego Land, Animal Safari Park, 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 in Ocean Beach in San Diego

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 sea
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 , Bed with tempur-comfort matress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Both beds offer tempur-comfort mattresses
  • ~ Child's Pack 'n Play (with napper and changer) available upon request.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • 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: https://www.sandiego.org/explore.aspx ... Safety equipment offered in this home: - Smoke Detector - Carbon Monoxide Detector - First Aid Kit - Fire Extinguisher


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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Cute cottage - perfect for San Diego stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this cute cottage in San Diego. It was nice and clean and very nicely decorated as well. Rodney was easy to reach when necessary, and ensured that we did not want for anything throughout our stay. The location was perfect ... easy walking to lots of restaurants and pubs etc. We would not hesitate to book this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, CA

Happy and hospitable!

  • 5 of 5

Rodney's cottages are delightful - an extension of his keen desire to provide the best in hospitality through creative decor, a host of amenities included in the rental, and his personal attention to your every need. Be sure to leave time to sit in the beautiful garden and to appreciate the terrific location near the beach, the OB pier, and the fabulous 'downtown' streets. Perfectly comfortable accomodations with everything you might need. We hope to return and can recommend this unit without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot in O.B.

  • 5 of 5

Updated home in quiet neighborhood within walking distance to beach and town. The Owner, Rodney, is a great communicator and was very helpful with recommendations for dining and nightlife. I highly recommend this for your stay in Ocean Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, Clean and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This home offers comfortable beds and living space, and is well maintained and clean. The ease of parking and walking to the beach, shops and restaurants was an added bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Very cute and quite clean

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen is well set up for a small place, the decor is sweet, everything was clean. The garden is very nice, and it's nice to be walking distance from restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Charming Cottage in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this cottage along with 3 other friends(1 couple and two friends) for our AFC Half Marathon destination trip. The owner is super friendly and met us on site for check-in. The cottage was really clean, well kept, and had all the amenities we needed. It's modern, beachy decor complements the cottage's vintage charm and made the place feel like home. The location was also perfect for us grown ups:) It was close enough to all the attractions, but far enough away from the riff-raff. Street parking out front was always available too. Will definitely be a repeat guest if the opportunity presents itself again, and will highly recommend this rental to others!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.1 Miles
San Diego International (SAN) - 15 Minute Drive
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
OB Warehouse - 15 Minute Walk
Nearest Train
3.8 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!


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Departure Cleaning £115.54 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £270.79
Tax Rate 10.5%

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)

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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