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Panoramic Ocean View Guesthouse, 5 blocks to beach in OB, private & dog-friendly

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Large New Studio with Ocean Views

Perfect for a single or couple, this getaway was built in 2012 and has been used only by family and friends. Approximately 400sq ft of living space, plus a large deck, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor grill, full bath, ample seating and a new queen size bed.

Owners live in main house on the property, but structures are separate and private. Private driveway for use by guests. Laundry available upon request, as well as beach chairs and umbrella. Pets are welcome, and a friendly dog lives on property.

The commercial area of OB is just a few blocks downhill, with retail, restaurants, and bars, as well as surfing and swimming beaches.

More Details

Kent Smith
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Kent Smith

Bill, Zoey, and Kent live in the main house on property. As of early 2017, we have never listed the guesthouse; instead, we have saved it for family and friends. They tell us they like the privacy - and they keep coming back!

We are also only a text or a knock away if you need anything at all.

Kent Smith purchased this guest house in 2008

Why Kent Smith chose Point Loma Heights

"Upper OB" is a quiet residential neighborhood but is only a few blocks uphill from the commercial area of OB.

In summer, we don't drive our cars on weekends, as we have everything in OB. Please note that the San Diego airport is 4 miles away and we can hear aircraft occasionally. It is quiet from 11:30pm until 6:30am everyday, as there is a curfew for take-offs during these hours.

What makes this guest house unique

When we added the "granny flat" in 2012, we had an idea how good the views would be. But is turned out even better. We tried to stick to a "beach house" design, with bamboo floors and tile, and an open floor plan. We lived in it for 4 months as we were renovating our kitchen in the main house.


Point Loma Heights Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties. No audible noise after 10p on weekdays, 11p on weekends.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Crib available if needed
  • Bedroom is not separate - it's part of one large loft room, with high, open-beam ceilings.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For stays of 2 weeks or longer: We like keep our rental unit in pristine condition. So for these longer stays, we will provide once-a-week maid service, at your convenience, for a fee of $50 per week. This is not optional, and we hope you understand this is how we keep the unit in such great condition.


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Panoramic Ocean View Guesthouse, 5 blocks to beach in OB, private & dog-friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful property, Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This unique aesthetically pleasing gem has it all! I would rate it a ten if I could! So, if you are looking for the ultimate location with expansive unobstructed west facing ocean views in the Point Loma/Ocean Beach area that is within walking distance to Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach and the local neighborhood market to pick up your weekend supplies - like a nice bottle of wine - look no further! Beyond the beautiful view from the large veranda and awesome location this cozy well appointed beach themed property has everything you need for a comfortable stay for one person or intimate getaway for two. Kent was super friendly and helped to get me settled in quickly. He even checked back with me to ensure my stay was going well. Other things to consider about this is approximately 10 minutes from San Diego airport, Downtown and Balboa Park/San Diego Zoo area, 20 minutes or less to Coronado to the south and Torrey Pines to the north. Yet, you will get a local vibe experience staying in this location. And, Zoe Kent's sweet dog will provide you with extra loves if needed!

I cannot wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sincerely loved this place, the neighborhood and our host!

  • 5 of 5

I do not know where to begin with the fantastic weekend we had in Ocean Beach, San Diego. It started with wanting to take our two dogs on a road trip to Dog Beach, and we had the good fortune to find this studio guest home with the most personable host, Kent. He is amazing! Many reviews note that Kent is friendly and helpful without being intrusive, and they are all true. He gave us a list of his favorite dog-friendly restaurants, provided beach chairs, towels and an umbrella, and checked on us via text periodically to see if we had any questions. We felt at home in the Point Loma Heights neighborhood. The guest home itself is perfectly appointed. The space is well designed, with storage space and peaceful, modern decor. The kitchen has everything we needed for quick breakfasts and we barbecued one night on the deck. The spacious deck provides 180 degree ocean views and a place to relax and enjoy California's fantastic weather. There are many restaurants and shops within walking distance a few blocks away. If you prefer to drive, parking in downtown Ocean Beach was fairly easy to find just a few miles away. I had not been to Ocean Beach before and will definitely be returning again, thanks to Kent and his hospitality. I traveled with my son, husband, and two dogs. Kent warned us that the space would be a little tight - it worked out well since we spent most of our days at Dog Beach. This place was the perfect getaway for our family before the start of the school year. Thank you, Kent, you are amazing, and I highly recommend your guest home!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven at Ocean Beach

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing I would change about our stay at POV Guest House. Everything was lovely!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and relaxing place to stay. Kent was the perfect host. Very helpful but not intrusive

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place and will absolutely stay here the next time we visit our daughter in San Diego!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Loft with Outstanding View

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for two. This upstairs one room apartment is perfectly located, efficient, pretty, and well kept. The owner bent over backward to ensure we were comfortable. We couldn't have had a more relaxing stay. We intend to go back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the high vaulted ceilings and it was perfect for my husband and I. Our two dogs were also welcomed. Great view! We happened to be visiting during a warm time of year and were at first concerned about there being no A/C but once we opened all the windows there was a nice breeze.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mission Valley
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak - Old Town Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
end of Interstate 8
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Ocean Beach - Newport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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