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Charming, Pet-Friendly Beach Cottage *~ Steps to the Sand & Sea

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our one bedroom, one bath cottage offers a fun vacation experience in an awesome bohemian beach neighborhood. No detail has been overlooked - from the fully equipped kitchen to the smart use of space, Waypoint Cottage is set up for comfort and convenience. It's the perfect base for your San Diego vacation - either as a jumping off point for daily adventures around the city, or as a private place to unwind, relax, and renew!

This is one of the first beach houses to be built in Ocean Beach in the early 1900s - folks have been coming here for their San Diego beach escapes for more than 100 years! (But don't worry, the cottage was completely renovated in 2007!)

The bedroom and bathroom are located off a main room that includes a seating area with sofa & armchairs, an entertainment center, a dining area, and a full kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a built-in microwave, full size range & oven & side-by-side fridge, as well as all the dinnerware and cookware needed to prepare even the most ambitious of feasts! Outside areas offer additional space for dining and lounging.

The cottage is set up to accommodate two guests but can accommodate up to four. The drop-leaf dining table expands and there are additional chairs stowed on site. In addition to the queen bed in the bedroom, there is also a pull-out sleeper sofa in the living room that can fit 2 guests. However, we recommend to keep in mind that the bathroom can only be accessed through the bedroom.

The cottage is equipped with ceiling fans and plantation blinds for unusually hot days (with an average high temp of only 76 degrees at the height of summer, air-conditioning is not necessary this close to the beach breezes!) In the winter, when average highs are in the mid 60's, a furnace in the living room and electric fireplace in the bedroom help keep things warm and toasty at night.

We have beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, umbrella & cooler available during the winter on request - they come standard with summer rentals.


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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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • 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:

    Air Conditioning will be installed for 2015 Summer Season. (Its only needed a few days per summer, but we realize its not too pleasant to be a guest on those rare hot days!)...moreless

  • 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:

    Bicycles available for rent at nearby store. $50/bike for 3 days and $10 for each additional day. 2 will fit in side yard @ cottage....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Getaway
May 24 - May 25, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Summer 2015
Jun 1 - 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
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


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

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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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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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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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