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Great Location, Large Enclosed Courtyard, Pet Friendly, Very Clean and Quaint

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

COME ENJOY RELAXING FUN IN the neighborhood of OCEAN BEACH in SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA!

Recently upgraded,  Blue Heron Cottages offers our guests the ultimate in turn key vacationing. Here you will find all you need for your stay of 3 days or 3 weeks. Each of our 6 dog friendly cottages sleeps up to 4 adults comfortable.  You will find a queen size bed in the separate bedroom, and, in the living room, a sectional sofa that converts to a VERY comfortable full queen bed. The two areas share the jack-and-jill bathroom which can be accessed from either the living room or the bedroom.  Each cottage opens on to a lovely, large and fenced-in courtyard. Amenities include a fully equipped, chef inspiring, kitchen. The bedroom and living each have large flat screen Smart TV's, with entertainment Apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and HD cable. The living room also has a BluRay/DVD player, and free wireless internet. All linens are provided, as well as 4 sets of towels, including beach towels. We offer complimentary beach cruiser bikes, boogie and surf boards, sand toys and small coolers for your use. 

Enjoy the large shared courtyard under the gazebo listening to the wild local parrots as they go about their day.   Barbecue with friends and family, toss the ball for your pup, or just relax and soak up the sun. The gazebo is the perfect spot to gather and enjoy the evening sea breeze or morning coffee. Catch some rays on the lounge chairs, or just hand out in the patio lounge area.

We are located close to all things San Diego in the greatest little neighborhood: Ocean Beach.  This area has a wonderful community feeling, very peaceful and eclectic.  A variety of restaurants, boutiques and antique shops are only 4 blocks away on Newport Ave. Don't miss your opportunity to purchase the freshest, and most delicious locally grown produce, art, flowers, and more every Wednesday at OB's Farmers Market on Newport Avenue. Where we are located in Ocean Beach, , is NOT a vey touristy area, but you are very close to all the main  San Diego tourist attractions. Most San Diego attractions are within 20-30 minutes by car. We are located across the bay a few minutes away from Sea World, 20 minutes away from the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Petco Park (home of the Padres), the Gas Lamp District as well as the San Deigo Airport. Disneyland is only about 2 hours away, and Legoland is about 1 hour. Each cottage comes with an off street parking spot suitable for all autos. There is also a bus stop is right across the street from the cottages, and that should hook you up with transportation around SD if necessary. However, you can easily walk or bike all over Ocean Beach...always safe, and relaxing.   

There is a beautiful little beach cove perfect for playing and relaxing just a block and a half away. The main beach is just at the end of Newport Ave, an easy bike ride, minutes away. 

     If you have a dog, Ocean Beach and Blue Heron Cottages are very dog friendly!  Dog Beach is only about one half mile away, an easy walk or a quick ride.  

  Please check out our location using the location tab on this site (we are on the corner of Cable Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in San Diego, CA 92107)  You will get a an idea as to how San Deigo is laid out and where we are located in relation to other attractions and beaches. 

          I was born and raised in San Deigo and if you have questions about the area I would be happy to tell you what I can.  Our onsite manager is also a San Deigo local and can be of assistance if you need any support while in SD.  Enjoy all that San Diego has to offer then come back and relax in your home away from home at Blue Heron Cottages.

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Cottage

Casita

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Property Manager
Denise Waddell-Conte
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Denise Waddell-Conte

Denise was born and raised in San Diego, and Christopher and Denise are avid dog lovers (we have 7!). We love San Diego, know the area well and are happy to share whatever information we can to enhance your stay.

Denise Waddell-Conte purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Denise Waddell-Conte chose San Diego County

Blue Heron Cottages is perfectly located in Ocean Beach. We love the eclectic atmosphere of this neighborhood. With San Diego being such a traditionally touristy area, Ocean Beach is a breath of fresh air. Our cottages have an oasis of a courtyard, large, bright and enclosed for privacy...not usually found in the beach areas.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottages have an oasis of a courtyard, large, bright and enclosed for privacy...not usually found in the beach areas...and great for your pups! We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our cottages, and with how efficient and well equipped they are. You will receive personal, professional customer service through the booking process and during your stay. We have on site management to insure that all concerns and needs are handled quickly. Additionally, we offer complimentary bikes, boogie boards, surf boards, and beach chairs for your use on a first come, first serve basis, throughout your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We both agree that our stay at Blue Heron Cottages was by far one of our most rewarding and relaxing vacation and we have stayed in alot of upscale hotels and also cottage/cabin rentals as well all over the country! The cottage itself was immaculate and so well equiped! We have two sons in San Diego and another visited with us, along with their girlfriends/partner this wonderful place afforded us with a chance to have enough space to really experience family time together! The Gazebo and BBQ gril were perfect for our Sunday afternoon get together! We did not bring our dogs and missed them terribly however we bonded with the owners dog and the managers dog as well. Speaking of the owners, we had the pleasure of them being on site for most of our visit and they could not be more accomodating! The greatest couple and such gracious hosts! The manager on site also was a wonderful host and a great source of what San Diego is all about!! We learned so much about the area we never would have known as just tourists! Their hospitality and warm welcome was second to none!! We will always stay at Blue Heron on our visits to San Diego in the future and because of the ease of our stay and all the amenities available to us there, we will visit more often as well!! Thank you Denise, Chris and Steve!! We have found our perfect vacation spot and we made some great friends in California!! Be back real soon!! Denise, the cottage was decorated beautifully!! You have fabulous taste!!! Geri, Dave, Aubrie and the CREW!!! one more thing I might add, The bikes are wonderful!! Thank you for making those available to your guests!!!!
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4 sets of towels provided
  • Jack and Jill accessible from living room and master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen , all linens provided
    Sectional Sofa Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Converts to Queen size- all linens provided
  • Queen size Beds (1) Linens included, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size. Converts to a platform bed. Truly comfortable! Linens included
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer complementary use of our Beach Cruisers (with baskets, and locks) , Boogie Boards, Surf Boards, and sand toys. We provide beach towels and beach chairs for your use. Should your pup require a towel, we have designated 'Dog Towels' for their use as well. Large Parties, Reunions, Weddings/Receptions easily accommodated. Advanced reservations recommended. Grocery Service available, Extended Stays Welcome.

Reviews

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Great Location, Large Enclosed Courtyard, Pet Friendly, Very Clean and Quaint
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews
5

Pleased

  • 5 of 5

Property is well-maintained; cottages are clean, tidy and private with a nifty interior design. On site manager was genuinely friendly. Good Dude. The courtyard is super ready for dogs. The cruiser bikes, boogie boards and surfboards are a nice touch. We used all of them. Neighborhood is quiet and safe; Ocean Beach is a legit California Beach town; more a place that people live than a tourist destination. We like that. Happy with our choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, friendly, simple ...

  • 5 of 5

The owners have this down. Check in and check out our seamless. The property manager, Charlie, is a super friendly guy who goes out of his way to meet the guests.

So many vacation rentals end up cluttered with all the stuff that people leave behind. These owners have it down… Everything you need and nothing more.

We love that they have so many of the beach fixings… Umbrellas, chairs, bicycles, boogie boards, surfboards, towels… hoses waiting outside for clean-up. Makes packing for a beach trip a whole lot easier!

The center courtyard is perfect for all the pets to get to know each other. Each guest respects and picks up after their pet that it's so clean you would have no idea that there were so many happy pets on the property.

This is our second trip to the property and I'm sure will be back! Thanks for a fabulous weekend :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego-Ocean Beach Trip

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as described. The area behind the cottages is very well appointed and we were able to let our pets run around and play with the other guests pets. The interior of the cottage is in very great shape and very well appointed. The bed is comfortable and the cottage is so well appointed. I would recommend this place to anyone with pets or anyone who enjoys being around pets. If I go back in the area, I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome time

  • 5 of 5

We had a Awesome time. The cottage was very cozy plenty of room for 4 people. The courtyard was nice we had dinner outside one night. The manager Charlie was great.. overall was great we are are comming back......

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, Arizona
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

This is probably the best VRBO location we've stayed at. Our cottage was awesome, entirely up-to-date in every way... kitchen and appliances, bathroom, TV's, etc. The courtyard was great! Plenty of room for kids and pets to run and play, couches, tables, umbrellas, bbq's, the works! The on-site manager was super friendly, making sure we had everything we needed every time he saw us. Plus the beach toys, surf-boards, umbrellas, chairs, and bikes, we're awesome to have there and not have to worry about bringing, renting or buying. Plus, just a quick, easy walk to shops and dining. We will FOR SURE be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto, California
5

Third Timers

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying here so that should tell you how much we like this place. It is very clean and well maintained with everything you need to enjoy your vacation. The cottages are kept up to date with great kitchen appliances and granite counter tops. Although it is within walking distance of restaurants, a grocery store, a drug store and the beach, it is in a quieter residential area away from the craziness of Newport Ave. This was our first time bringing our dog and we really appreciated how dog friendly it is with the enclosed back yard that is accessible to all the cottages. On top of all that it is a very good value. We will definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Raglans
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mission Valley
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Various
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Blue Heron Cottages are located in the small beach neighborhood of Ocean Beach in the city of San Deigo. Here you will find the charm of a small ocean community, defined by its unique character. Every Wed brings the Farmer's Market to Newport Avenue, the heart of Ocean Beach. Lined with antique shops, restaurants, boutiques and its own brand of colorful locals, Newport Avenue and Ocean Beach offer visitors a chance to experience an authentic community atmosphere.

Perfectly located, most San Deigo attractions can be reach within 20 minutes by car, as can the airport. There is also a bus stop less then one block from the cottages. Each cottage has a designated off street parking spot.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2107
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,320
$4,800
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$1,120
$2,820
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$169
$1,180
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$1,120
 
 
Winter Break
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$169
$1,180
 
 
Snow Bird
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$1,120
$2,820
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,180
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$1,120
$2,820
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25
Damage Waiver Fee $49
Tax Rate 10.5%

Blue Heron Cottage charges a non refundable Damage Waiver Fee of $49 that relinquishes you from payment of any accidental damage below the cost of $1000. This is a non refundable fee paid to management and is not a third party insurance product.   Accidental damage above this amount will be your responsibility to pay.

Cancelations: Greater then 30 days: full refund. Less then 30 days: Non refundable unless we are able to rebook dates. All cancelations will incur a $25 processing fee. 

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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