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1 block from the beach, family friendly w/ air conditioning!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 block to beach, short walk to town center, private yard

This modernized, air conditioned, non-smoking, family friendly beach cottage location, which is part of a well maintained duplex, is located in the prime, centrally located town of Ocean Beach, San Diego.

The property is well managed and maintained by the owners who occupy the adjacent duplex unit, so you can rest assured you are the sole guest allowing for rest, relaxation, and fun.

DISCOUNTED RATE FOR MONTH LONG STAYS. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR LONGTERM RATES.

We are close enough to the ocean (1 block) such that you can hear the surf and sea lions at night. Stroll down in the morning with your coffee to check the surf and be in the water shortly thereafter.

This location is ideal for those seeking either a high walk-ability factor or as convenient launch point to day and night adventures allowing for a rich Southern California experience.

Ocean Beach offers a unique blend of energy, diversity, and soul. As the saying goes, 'Ocean Beach: its an attitude not a place'. From hacky sacking, hula hooping, and people watching by the grass flat near the pier, to the weekly Farmers Market with Live Music, Llamas, shopping, and awesome fresh fare, to the vast offering of dining ranging from fish tacos to romantic fine dining there's something for everyone here and you'll be but minutes by foot to take it in at this rental.

Our rental unit is ideal for those vacationers and families seeking a place to retreat for evening and rest and relax. We encourage all potential guests to consider what it is they want out of their precious vacation time and make sure that this quieter, non-partying location is a good fit.

Our unit features 2 comfortable queen sized beds, central AC/heat, plenty of private yard space, a high end kitchen, two flat screen TV's with cable, free NetFlix streaming, Roku3, Bluray/DVD player, and high speed (15Mbps) internet. Tank-less water heaters allow for relaxing post ocean swim showers, followed up with relaxation in a comfortable living room.

You'll have off street alley parking that allows for one full sized car, mid sized SUV, minivan, or mid sized Truck which is very desirable in this area. However if you chose, the property is but a $20 cab ride from the airport, so if you're looking to stay local, a rental car may not be needed. With cabs, bikes, and the trolley, a reasonably energetic person will fare very well! Our beach towns are extremely bike friendly.

We have boogie boards and surf boards, several bicycles, some fishing and snorkeling gear, beach chairs, and an umbrella for your use. There is a shared washer and dryer for your use on the property. You will have a Weber gas grill as well as a Weber charcoal with a coal starter, charcoal, lighter, and flavor chips provided. Fire it up and and you're good to go.

This is a comfortable rental unit for 4 people. Pictures and description are only so rich. To fully experience Ocean Beach San Diego, come stay at our property!

CHECK IN TIME: 3:00 pm Pacific Time, Day of Arrival

CHECK OUT TIME: 10:00 am Pacific Time, Day of Departure

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about our holiday rates or stay duration's.

More Details

Owner
Richard Dodd
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Richard Dodd

We live on the property in the front unit of the duplex. Ocean Beach is our home and we love it. We have extensive knowledge on what to do, who to talk to, and what to see during the day or night in Ocean Beach as well as the city.

On our off days we rarely get in our car to leave these few square miles we call home unless absolutely necessary; it has just about everything we need.

One of us is from the North East, one of us grew up in San Diego, and both of us are here to stay.

Richard Dodd purchased this house in 2010

Why Richard Dodd chose San Diego County

We have lived in Ocean Beach since 1998.

When this property became available, it fell into our laps and we think it was meant to be as it is a perfect fit for us.

We knew there was potential and have been upgrading ever since our move in. We are proud of our little slice of OB and are fortunate to have such a great community close by and friendly, long term neighbors.

As such, we've been renovating the property to create a space that we are comfortable in.

We're confident you will be comfortable and enjoy your stay as well.

What makes this house unique

We love hearing the waves and even the seals and sea lions on still nights.

While we will not advert a view, the sea world fireworks are something we like to view with a peak out from the side yard. The bedroom #1 window of rental allows for viewing the fireworks over the palms. We also enjoy seeing the tops of the 4th of July, PB, and Downtown fireworks when the weather permits.

While our property is a typical full lot in beach communities, we are fortunate to have a 'larger' backyard so close to the beach. Being 1 block from the beach allows you to retreat to a calmer, restful space in a matter of minutes. Coming home for lunch or an afternoon drink takes but a few minutes.

The beaches here are vast and you can always find a nice plot of sand to call your own for the day. Throw a line in the inlet for a little fishing if you choose or jump in to a volleyball pickup at the sand courts at the end of the block .

The West Coast is not particularly known for it's larger sandy beaches which makes us fortunate here in OB. With a little effort there are more secluded beaches very close by that will remove you from the manageable crowds here and make you feel as though you're away from the city , and we can happily provide the tips and tricks to get you there!

Amenities

Ocean Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom was renovated recently and has a marble counter-top. You will love the shower head as it is a common rave among those who stay here. There is an outdoor, cool water shower available for after the beach rinse offs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom #1 is equipped with a flat screen tv on the wall, basic cable, free netflix account, and a Roku3. Plenty of content. The beds are new and comfortable. There is plenty of closet space outfitted with wooden hangers and a dresser within. There is ample cabinet space above the closets. Ceiling fan will keep you cool during the summer. During the season at night the Sea World fireworks can be seen out of the bedroom window. Bedroom #2 is similar to bedroom #1, though there is no Television. There is built-in shelving which will act as a dresser and there is plenty of closet and cabinet space within the room. Ceiling fan to keep you cool on the rare hot night. Full sized Aerobed available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.962025 based on 79 reviews
5

A great place to stay in Ocean Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time coming to this great place in Ocean Beach, San Diego. We love that it has all the fun toys and the best part is that it is a block from the beach! And only a few blocks from the main street with all the activity of Ocean Beach. We know now that if we come back to San Diego we are always going to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here!

It has the perfect location to everywhere!

The duplex is super comfy and clean.

The dogs liked the freedom of hanging out on the private patio.

Super nice people own and manage the unit. I

can't wait to stay here again.

Very happy with this choice!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, walking distance to doggy beach, restaurants and town center. Awesome little yard for relaxing and dogs. Very well equipped and clean. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Impressive

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay! Everything was in place for us to enjoy and very thoughtful! The place was nice and the wife loved the set up of the place, the furniture inside and outside, the kitchen arrangement, the deck, all was great and we loved it, such well taken care of and clean. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to enjoy ocean beach area. My compliments to the owners! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay in this property and we have already booked a 3rd trip in a couple months.

After our first stay here, we stayed at a different property closer to the beach, and now have even more of an appreciation for Rich and Adrienne's rental and the effort they have put in to make it a great vacation escape for their guests.

The location is perfect (a block from the beach), especially if you have dogs. It's not on a main road so there is less car traffic, people walking by, and all the noise that goes along with it. The quieter location means less for our dogs to react to, less noise at night as we try to sleep, and a more peaceful overall experience for us.

The off street parking spot is worth its weight in gold, as there are so many places to walk to, and if a drive is necessary to get somewhere there's no concern for finding a parking spot when when we return.

It's a super clean property with a fully stocked kitchen, shared use of the washer/dryer (if needed), TV's in the living room and main bedroom, a great backyard for the dogs, or to just sit and read or relax with coffee/ another beverage of choice if you don't have pups.

We typically find new places to stay for every vacation, just for something new, but this place is so comfortable and everything we look for in a property we will stay here for every San Diego trip from now on, as long as it's available.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Stay in Ocean Beach

  • 5 of 5

The location was great, close to the beach, restaurants, shops and the pier. This property was very clean, with a well-stocked kitchen and bathroom. The outdoor area is really nice as is the off-street parking. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with. We would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Many
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Riverwalk
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Old town Trolley
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear/Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Ocean Beach is centrally located and a short walk, bike or cab ride away from many attractions. Above and beyond the beautiful beach, Sunset Cliffs, and numerous diversified activities to suit all tastes, additional attractions within an hour of this location are gambling at the Barona Casino, excellent mountain biking and hiking in the Laguna Mountains, Knotts Soak City Waterpark, Duty Free Shopping, and for the adventurous Tijuana, Rosarito, and Tecate. Disneyland is a 1.5 hour drive and Los Angeles as well as Anzo Borrego State Park are a 2 hour drive making for reasonable day trips.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer_Prime
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$280
$1,860
 
 
Special
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$240
$1,598
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$205
$1,295
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$205
$1,295
 
 
Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,155
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Non refundable cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Deviations from event periods are based on availability, so please ask.

Additional $50/dog cleaning fee and $150 refundable damage deposit applies to Guests with dogs.

Please allow 21 days to receive your security deposit via USPS in check form.

Please contact us with any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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