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1/2 Block to the Beach Cove - You'll Love our Newly Renovated Ocean Beach Casita

Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Cottage650 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

We have a Newly Renovated Ocean Beach Casita located 1/2 block to the Santa Cruz Ave. beach cove and the main beach is walking distance. The Casita is a private detached back home with air conditioning, sleeps 5 to 6 guests comfortably, a full kitchen that includes a washer/dryer, an enclosed private yard /deck. There is a tandem parking area that has one space available for your use. The OB Casita is a Great Place to Rest, Take a Shower and Chill after a fun filled day in San Diego. The Living Room and Master Bedroom have Smart TV's with DirecTV (HBO/Showtime). You also have the option to log in to Netflix, Hulu, and other TV apps. Linens are provided including Beach Towels.

OB Casita is located a few blocks to Newport Avenue where there are great Restaurants, Beer Brewers, Coffee Shops, Antiques, Artisan shops and more. Don't miss Wednesday OB Market Day on Newport Ave. It is the best farmers market in San Diego with local organic produce, artisans, music, food and more.

We are a few minutes to Sea World and 20 minutes to all the main San Diego attractions: Gas lamp District, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Balboa Park and San Diego International Airport. 2 hrs. to Disneyland and 1hr. to Legoland.


Dora Rico

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Dora Rico

Matias and I met in Chicago and were raising our family. He always said he wanted to come back to live in San Diego. He had attended SDSU and lived in Ocean Beach in the late 60's early 70's. I thought I'd give it a try and we've lived in San Diego for 14 years.

Dora Rico purchased this Cottage in 2006

Why Dora Rico chose Ocean Beach

We first purchased this house as an investment property knowing that one day when our nest emptied we'd move into it ourselves. We love it in Ocean Beach and know you will too.

What makes this Cottage unique

Everything you need is walking distance. Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Convenient Stores and more. Ocean Beach is a unique community where the 60's nostalgia keeps on living. It is a very laid back, open-minded, colorful community.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 twin/ single
      • The Sofa Turns into a Twin Size Bed for One additional Guest


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • We have Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash available for your use.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          1/2Block to the Santa Cruz Avenue Beach in Ocean Beach


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Hair Dryer
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Parking
                  Due to fests and summer months, street parking can sometimes be a challenge. In case you can't find street parking, we have one space available in a tandem parking space. Call for details
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


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


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Music Library
                              We have an Echo setup so you can request music, weather /news updates, and more through Amazon.
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              DirecTV includes HBO and Showtime. You can also login to your Netflix, Hulu or Staz account.
                            • Television
                              2 Televisions - Master Bedroom and Living Room


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Small Deck
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Small Lawn available


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • festivals
                                        • library
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • We have 1 car space available in a Tandem parking area.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          12 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Very close to beach, great for couple

                                                          Diane S.

                                                          This place met our needs and Dora was very gracious and fully stocked the house with everything we would need. We had a parking spot too, which was nice. I would only caution you to look at the size. It is pretty compact, which is stated in the description, which is completely fine as long as you don't plan to do a ton of cooking there. It was great to have indoor washer and dryer! The cliffs are REALLY close and we walked to dinner, which I always love. All in all a good place to stay!

                                                          Comfortable Casita by the Beach

                                                          Valerie M.Boise, ID

                                                          We came to the San Diego area for a birthday celebration and enjoyed having OB Casita as our home base. It worked nicely for the 4 of us--comfortable sleeping, a coveted parking spot for our rental car, a little sitting spot in the pocket-sized yard, and best of all, walking access to everything: beach, restaurants, and our surf lesson. Dora was available and easy to communicate with--we would love to stay here again when we are in the area.

                                                          Excellent Casita in Great Location!

                                                          Elizabeth S.

                                                          Beach towels, chairs, kitchen & bedrooms all in good supply. Place is super clean. 2 minute walk to a private beach with a beautiful coastline. A few blocks from the market, restaurants & shops. The host is easy to connect with & very quick to respond. Recommend this place if you’re staying in Ocean Beach!

                                                          Great Stay

                                                          Gretchen C.Spokane, WA

                                                          We really enjoyed our stay in Ocean Beach. The neighborhood was quiet (we live near the airport at home, so the airplanes didn't bother us), and we couldn't beat the walk to the beach and to restaurants and shops. Dora was incredibly responsive and we appreciated her recommendations for local spots when we reached out to her. And our daughter really loved there were beach toys to play with as well as having her own room to sleep in. We also greatly appreciated having a dedicated parking space while we were there. The only issues we ran into was the bathroom was a little dirty when we arrived and there were quite a few dog droppings in the driveway. Even with care, while I was getting our daughter into her car seat before leaving for the airport, I managed to walk into a pile of it. Thankfully there was a hose outside the property so I could get it off before heading to the airport, but it added a little stress to our departure. Otherwise, we loved our stay and hope to return to Ocean Beach in the future.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're happy you had an overall great experience at our OB Casita. We are sorry to hear about your experience with dog poo. I will message you to get more feedback about the bathroom/dog poo to make sure it doesn't happen again. We are very conscientious and want to make sure every guest has a 5-star experience.

                                                          Great stay, location, and owner

                                                          Jessica P.

                                                          The location was wonderful as it was very close to the ocean and an easy walk to many great places to eat, drink, and enjoy the area. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. It was quiet and private but still felt very safe. Dora, the owner, was wonderful. She was very accommodating and easy to communicate with every step of the way. We had a wonderful experience overall and would definitely stay here again.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for taking the time to review OB Casita. We're glad you had a great time. Dora

                                                          Perfect location, Super comfortable beds, and gracious owners

                                                          LISA F.Richmond, California

                                                          I came to San Diego with a friend for an extended "girls weekend." From the very beginning, Dora was extremely communicative and flexible. She made sure to contact me the day of my stay letting me know that everything was ready, and also followed up to see if there was anything I needed or questions I might have once I arrived.

                                                          The kitchen had everything we might need to cook our own meals, though we opted for going out most of the time. The beds were incredibly comfortable, and there were plenty of pillows, blankets, bath towels and even beach towels for our use. The space was cozy and had a relatively large TV in the main room, and even Alexa if we needed her (we didn't).

                                                          The casita is located within one block of the ocean, with cliffs and tide pools. We had no need for a car in Ocean Beach, as everything we needed was within a 5-10 minute walk. The only time we used a car was for excursions to La Jolla and downtown San Diego.

                                                          On the day of our departure, Dora checked in with us to make sure it was smooth and easy, and even gave me recommendations for local restaurants and cafés that had WiFi.

                                                          If I make my way back to Ocean Beach, I would definitely stay here again.


                                                          Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA, USA


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                                                          *** Our Rental Agreement shows house rules/dog rules, Parking details, and general information. Please read for details. ***Parking- We have one space available for your use in a tandem parking area.

                                                          12 Reviews
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