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Relaxing, Pet-Friendly Beach House *~ Steps to the Sand & Sea

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Last updated: 07/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

From the moment you walk through the front gate, you know this place is something special - Waypoint Cottage has been welcoming vacationers to OB for more than 100 years and the vibes of good times and lazy strolls to the beach are strong here. While the inside has been completely gut renovated, the outside still has that simple early 20th century beach look - you half expect to see an old woolen bathing suit drying on the rustic adirondack chairs out front!

While the shops & restaurants may have changed, daily life at Waypoint Cottage is still very similar to how it was years ago. Wake up in the morning to the sound of kids playing (hard for them to sleep late with the excitement of the area.) Walk along the water to Newbreak Cafe for your morning cuppa Joe - or, if you're traveling with canine companions, make the short walk to dog beach for some fun morning frolicking. There's plenty of time to get back and make a homemade breakfast - maybe you've had a chance to swing by the weekly farmers' market already and stocked up on organic granola, local berries, and greek yogurt. Or if cooking isn't your thing, Shades Bistro right on the water, or O'Bistro on Voltaire Street are two great pet-friendly breakfast options. After breakfast is sorted, its time to plan your day. Is it a day to spend at the beach? Or is today the day to get out and see some of San Diego's top tourist attractions (most of which are only a 10-15 minute drive away.) Or maybe today's a day to get out on the water - fishing trips leave from Shelter Island and a trip on a small sailing yacht can be had for $75 - $120 depending on the length and the season. Whatever you choose, don't rush it - its the OB way!

After a day's adventures, its good to unwind on the front patio with a locally brewed beer (maybe picked up from Culture Brewing Co on Newport Ave?) or some Temecula wine. Dinner can wait a while, right? There are plenty of restaurant options within a few blocks - everything from funky sushi/tapas fusion and ramen to Mexican and French cuisine. But the most popular option always seems to be an old fashioned grill out right at home on the charcoal grill. After dinner you can head out on the town to OB's many beach bars and Craft Cocktail Provisioners, or keep it simple - cuddle up at home and watch some TV. The later it gets, the easier it is to hear the waves with the windows open. You'll also hear couples wandering home, giggling from the salt air (and the Seagram's); dogs trotting playfully through their last walk of the evening; and somewhere ... the far away sound of someone playing a Bob Marley record. Ah, OB.


This cottage is a vacation rental located in a private, gated 4-unit cottage complex. Our unit is the only one that is in continuous use as a vacation rental - one other is occasionally rented out, and the remaining two are 2nd homes that are rarely used by the owners. You will have an assigned off-street parking space and will also have an exclusive use front patio area with grill, and a private side yard. We have toiletries and can provide basic pantry items if desired (coffee, cream, etc.)


We are happy to have any level of interaction that you prefer! This is a private beach cottage not attached to any main house, and we don't live on the property. Some guests just want to access the property on a lockbox; others want to meet us and get recommendations on things to do.


Ocean Beach is San Diego's most authentic Cali Beach neighborhood. It is laid back and has fewer vacation rentals than Mission Beach or Pacific Beach, so staying in Ocean Beach is a much more residential experience. The population is a mix of young people and middle-aged folks. It was a big hippie neighborhood in the 1960s and 1970s and that vibe still exists today. The cottage is located a bit away from the party, but there is still a 'beach party' atmosphere around the place - during the day you may hear kids playing or people listening to music and grilling out in their backyards. The beach neighborhoods are on the flight path from San Diego airport, so there is some airplane noise during the daytime, but there is a curfew so no flights from 11:30 PM until 6:30 AM, and most guests don't notice the noise after arrival.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible


  • Children Welcome:

    We have pack n' play available for small children. Older children would enjoy the pullout couch....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow small dogs, cats, and other small pets. The cottage and yard are too small to accommodate large animals....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Air bed available on request (alternative to sofa bed.)...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 queen

    Memory foam mattress - very comfy! Pack n' play available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Spa Package available!

Other Amenities

  • Ocean Beach and Mission Beach are on the flight path from San Diego International Airport. There is a curfew (limited planes after 10 PM and no planes after 11:30 PM), but planes do start in the morning at 6:30 AM. Sound level is similar to a big city bus going by. If you are a light sleeper and really want to sleep in until 11 AM, Ocean Beach and Mission Beach may not be the best neighborhoods to rent in! ...moreless


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    TV/Cable includes music channels. ...moreless

  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall furnace + electric fireplace....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 Off-street Parking Space...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two bikes available for extra $50 refundable damage deposit/bike. Please request at booking!!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2015
Jul 8 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay

flat fee
Fall Special Rate!
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2015
3 night min stay
$695 $2,900
Holiday Season
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
Winter Special Rate!
Jan 3 - Feb 6, 2016
3 night min stay
Memorial Day 2016
May 27 - May 29, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
Early Summer 2016
Jun 5 - Jun 25, 2016
3 night min stay
High Season 2016
Jun 26 - Aug 28, 2016
4 night min stay
July 4th 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2016
4 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Anita's Housekeeping $60
  • Tax Rate 11.05%

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Last updated: 07/19/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mother's Saloon
2.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sail Ho Golf Club
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Old Town Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The 3rd Corner
Ocean Beach
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We have operated vacation rentals for 8+ years and have been hosting guests in the Ocean Beach area since 2007. We love planning ahead and trying to equip rentals to meet every possible need of our guests. It is great fun to see the different guests who come through - especially those that return! We are so happy when people have a great vacation in our home!

Why the Owner Chose Ocean Beach:
Ocean Beach will always be my favorite San Diego neighborhood - its a friendly, residential beach town with just the right balance between visiting vacationers and local year-round residents. We bought Waypoint Cottage because it had a great vibe and friendly neighbors. Vacationers have been coming here for more than 100 years and while it looks a lot different inside than it did in 1913, I think the experience of staying here is very similar! Its a cozy little cottage that seems surprisingly spacious, yet is stocked with everything you could possibly need for a San Diego getaway - from a fully equipped kitchen and a TV/DVD player in each room, to beach equipment and board games!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This place is just so adorable, and is in a wonderful location halfway between the two main commercial districts of Ocean Beach (and is walking distance to both as well as steps from the beach.)

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  • OB Pier

    OB Pier

  • Sunset at the OB Pier

    Sunset at the OB Pier

  • Gate to the Ocean Beach Pier.

    Gate to the Ocean Beach Pier.

  • Newport Ave, main commercial district, just blocks away.

    Newport Ave, main commercial district, just blocks away.

  • Sunset Cliffs Park - Great sightseeing nearby!

    Sunset Cliffs Park - Great sightseeing nearby!

VRBO #491651

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