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Happiness Is Calling!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

You'll Love The Way It Makes You Feel.

Greetings from Ocean Beach, where the sun set on San Diego!

The Sunset Cottage sits two blocks from the Pacific Ocean and is a short walk to beaches, shops, restaurants, and weekly farmer's market. Your home away from home features a designer's touch and offers all the elements of classic coastal living, inside and out, and 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 exterior 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 beds are super-comfortable and linens are soft and cozy. The kitchen offers dining for four and is well stocked for today's cooks. Other amenities include:

- Laundry with full-size Washer & Dryer

- Tempur-comfort mattresses

- Bathroom with bathtub/shower, plush towels and hair dryer

- Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and sand toys

- Barbecue Grill

- Convenient on-street parking

- Optional one-car garage

- Non-smoking home

- Pet-free property

This home is available for nightly, weekly and monthly rental.

Come relax, work or play at the OB Sunset Cottage and celebrate the moments of your life!

For additional guest reviews, please visit VRBO listings #661025 and #840904.

Welcome, and enjoy your visit!


Home Owner

Member, Ocean Beach Town Council

More Details

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



Home Owner

Rodney purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Rodney chose San Diego County

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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Happiness Is Calling!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Inspired Beach Living!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 3-night stay in Rodney's Sunset Cottage! The decor is amazingly inspired with Tommy Bahama bedding, Nicole Miller accent pillows and great artwork everywhere! The Tempur-beds are just like we sleep in a home so very comfortable and relaxing! The well-equipped kitchen helped our family of four stay on budget with some meals in so we could go out and enjoy local favorites like OB Noodle House and Mitch's Seafood at the Loma Point sport fishing docks for dinner. Yum! The beach cottage garden is beautiful and a short distance to downtown OB and Sunset Cliffs. This is our second Christmas in San Diego and we hope to keep coming back year after year! Sure beats our bitter cold winter back home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home away from home every time we stay here.

  • 5 of 5

The property is extremely well provisioned and cared for. Although located within easy walking distance to the center of town and just a couple of blocks from the shore, there is always plenty of available parking on the street right in front of the house. There are a number of wonderful shops in Ocean Beach, good restaurants and some great venues with live entertainment at night. We have stayed at one of Rodneys's properties for the last three years for Christmas and find him to be a perfect host. He is very responsive to any questions and makes himself readily available for any needs or concerns - not that we have had any issues. I fully intend to stay in one of his homes again this coming year and I am already planning my vacations.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday Vacation in the Perfect Home!

  • 5 of 5

My young family and I stayed here for seven nights over the Thanksgiving 2016 holiday. We were blown away by the home! It was in impeccible condition...from the gorgeous landscaping, to the perfect details inside the home. This home is not furnished with your run-of-the-mill rental furnishings. It is a gorgeous home and it makes you want to spend time in it! The owners have thought of everything from beach toys, a wagon, even a kitchen that is incredibly equipped to make some meals at home. The ability to do laundry was fantastic perk too.

In addition, the location was perfection. We spent our entire vacation tooling around OB, Mission Beach, downtown, the zoo, national parks, etc. All were within a 15 minute drive. We loved being within walking distance to the shops in OB and the pier was fantastic! You could even hear the waves at night. I jogged nearly every morning and loved the neighborhood. It was safe, cozy and gorgeous. To be half a mile from the sunset cliffs was incredible for a runner.

Rodney was incredible throughout our stay. Attentive, caring and provided excellent communication. We truly have never had a better rental experience. We will most definitely go back. My young children call it "our beach cottage!"

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Ocean Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful cottage in the heart of Ocean Beach. My best friend and I were attending KAA BOO and wanted to stay at the beach. The pictures don't show the beauty of the cottage. We had everything we needed and Rodney was available for all of our questions and great recommendations. There is noise from the neighbors but that is part of the fresh air and appeal of the cottage. I will return to this comfortable and wonderful cottage. We walked to downtown OB, the beach and used Uber for KAA BOO!!! Absolute perfection!!! Thank you Rodney!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Host, Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

The host was generous and accessible before, during and after our stay. The home was fresh, tidy and well appointed - and had a designer's touch. The property is set in a convenient location and an easy walk to beaches, restaurants and weekly farmer's market. No surprise that this host and property receives consistent great reviews from travelers.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the cottage. The Ocean Beach neighborhood is such a great beach area to stay in—really low key vibe, yet very easy to drive to any other part of town. The cottage was perfect for our family of three. It is clear the owner has taken great care to renovate the cottage and maximize the space. It was one of the best stocked kitchens for a rental (right pans, new appliances) and loved the grill in back. We fully used all the beach supplies and red wagon for the short walk thru the neighborhood to the beach. And for the one small issue we had with the TV, the owner was there the very next morning to address it and even brought us cookies. I was already recommending it to friends at work. We will definitely be renting this place again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £305
Departure Cleaning £130 + 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)

* Extend Your Stay! (based on season and availability)
- Get a head start on your vacation - arrive as early as 9:00 AM! ($99.00)
- Enjoy the sun and beach - extend your stay until 4:00 PM! ($99.00)

San Diego City Permit Number: 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ocean Beach in California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • 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 Bassinet / Pack 'n Play (with napper and changer) available upon request.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Safety equipment offered in this home: - Smoke Detector - Carbon Monoxide Detector - First Aid Kit - Fire Extinguisher

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