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Freshly Decorated and Spotless Cottage, 2 Blocks to Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom In White And Coastal Colors Close To The Beach.

Our comfortable and breezy apartment is within walking distance to all OB has to offer, making it a perfect destination for families, couples, singles, surfers, boaters, explorers... people with active lifestyles or people who just want to relax on the beach.

Our beach-living inspired FourPlex is affectionately named RedFish. A freshly decorated one-bedroom apartment in white and coastal colors will greet you complete with full kitchen, towels for bathing and sunbathing, fans throughout to circulate the awesome cool winds, a desk in case you were forced to bring your work while on vacation, and a full sofa bed for friends or the kids. It is located on a second floor from where you can comfortably watch the San Diego SeaWorld fireworks most nights. There is a flat screen TV, wireless internet service and garage parking.

------------------------Ocean Beach Living --------

All at walking distance... RedFish is surrounded by OB's 'life makers'.

From Breakfast to Dinner - Want to have your first coffee enjoying the ocean winds of the early morning? Walk a few feet to the Tiki Port on the corner with Voltaire and get that soothing morning coffee or latte. From the beach or RedFish step by Te Mana, a newly remodeled cottage on Voltaire for a Hawaiian light lunch. Time for Happy Hour? The choices are innumerable!!! Lucy's Tavern on the corner, Mother's Saloon one block away on Bacon, or try one of our local beer breweries like Port Pizza and Raglan Public House. You'll love the environment, great beers and IPAs, as well as their famous Organic Burger. For dinner the packed and sought after OB Noodle House is just across the street. But don't wait in line. Put your name down on the waiting list, and return to the apartment. They'll call you when your table is available, and you can just walk down to sit and enjoy an awesome and tasty meal.

Our Piece of the Pacific - Ocean Beach is a strand of beach characterized by the activities that take place in its span along the Pacific. Surfing at Ocean Beach doesn't have a curfew. You can always join locals and visitors by the OB Pier catching the perfect wave, watching the sunset, competing with the Dolphins that occasionally come to play by the shore, or simply beating the cold waters of the evenings for the love of it. Not a surfer? Lay under the sun by the Lifeguard Station, don't be shy and join the volleyball games on the sand, or stroll up to where the San Diego river meets the ocean, Doggy Beach, and watch our canines enjoy the waters with the same carefree manner we do.

Tide Pools - Check for our daily low tides and walk south along our tide pools, starting under the OB Pier. Re-experience childhood and discover shore crabs, hermit crabs, sea anemones, and lots of small chitons. You'll even discover hidden beach coves along the way.

Ocean Beach Pier - Being an 'OBcean' cannot be contained within our village. Our identity expands to the Pacific through our half-mile pier. One of the longest piers in Southern California our OB Pier reminds us that we are more than a beach town, we are also an ocean town. Just hang around during a heavy fog morning and experience the fog horn warning boaters of its presence... and wait to hear the ships close by answer back. Like fishing? The Pier is one of the few places in San Diego where you can fish without a valid California fishing license. Yes, you are expected to know and follow all the size and catch limits, but there is always a friendly pro near by to recite them to you. Things to watch out for are those sneaky seals that love to steal your bait, or that you don't hook a crazy surfer that has just decided to jump off the Pier to his board below to give more adventure to his surfing experience... yes, we have some of those too! Yet, one of our favorite reasons to visit are breakfasts at the Pier Cafe. Breakfast burritos and fluffy pancakes are the best!

Ocean Beach Downtown - Daylight shopping, nighttime drinking! Newport Avenue is the heart of downtown Ocean Beach reminiscent of traditional small town main streets with diagonal parking, colorful and diverse storefronts within a casual atmosphere. During the day stroll down our locally owned surf shops, smoothies and taco stands, and antique malls. At night be ready to hop from restaurant, to bar, to standup comedy shows, to clubs. We are characterized by our love for music, great beer... and partying! Be sure to bring your ID, or you will definitely miss out.

Farmers Market - If you want a crash course on who we are, then you need to experience our Wednesday's Farmers Market. It has been voted San Diego's Best Farmers Market on a regular basis. By 2:00PM religiously each Wednesday of the year, a full block of Newport Avenue gets transformed with stands of the freshest and most delicious locally grown produce, art, flowers, food, jewelry, crafts, clowns having fun creating balloon characters and painting kids' faces, and live music until 8:00PM. Did I tell you we are not a shy community? You'll find us, our children, even our dogs dancing to the live music without shame in the middle of the street.

Sunset Celebration - Any occasion is a reason for celebration at Ocean Beach. We are grateful to have a daily reminder to celebrate life through our Sunsets; it has become a ceremony! An hour before Sunset, if you pay careful attention, you can surely notice how people start migrating towards the beach. It can be along the cliffs, towards the sand, on the Pier, looking for a place to sit along the beach wall, or with a glass of wine or beer sitting at the beachfront Shades or the hip Wonderland restaurants. 15 minutes before 'touchdown' a deep silence captures the beach as we are all mesmerized watching the Sun in anticipation. And at that moment, when the Sun touches the horizon, a huge roar, clapping and even bell ringing from the Wonderland restaurant erupts in grateful celebration to one of the wonders of our coast.

For Exercise Buffs - Trails, gyms, hills, biking lifestyle... all conspire to keep us healthy. A few yards towards any direction is exercise inspiration. Robb Field and Skateboard Parks are reached at walking distance. They are a public recreation complex with multiple tennis, basketball, softball and handball courts. It has a fitness gym, playground area for kids, and acres of wide open grass with picnic tables and shade trees. The skateboard park has been recently built... a 40 thousand square foot state-of-the-art skate park that alone speaks about our skateboarding culture. Just a few yards from RedFish, crossing Voltaire you can find private gyms. And if running is your passion, running along the beach, to the end of The Pier and up our 'lomas' (hills) are great and challenging paths. There is also a trail along the river starting at Dog Beach you cannot miss, which actually would take you all the way to Pacific Beach across the river!

A first at anything - Want to fit in? We'll teach you! Take a surfing, diving, skating, kayaking or even... a meditation class. There are several surf shops along Newport Avenue that offer surfing, skating, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. New at meditation? Then try the free meditation class on Wednesdays during the Farmers Market.

More Details

Natalia Colombo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Natalia Colombo

We are Natalia and Vimarie Colombo, daughter and mother, hosting VRBO visitors in our cottages here in the relaxed and friendly neighborhood of Ocean Beach. We are from the Caribbean and Miami respectively, and we bring a bit of the freshness of our roots to our cottages for your enjoyment.

Natalia Colombo purchased this apartment in 2013


Ocean Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Spacious, relaxing, 2 nice shower heads.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two reading lights and a very comfortable queen size bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Freshly Decorated and Spotless Cottage, 2 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 42 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at Natalia’s home. Everything was clean and inviting upon arrival, and we really enjoyed taking advantage of the nearby restaurants and dog beach. Natalia is so friendly and ready to answer any questions. We would absolutely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great few days at this rental. Everything was very comfortable and Natalia was so nice and helpful with recommendations for local places to eat. Great location to walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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A wonderful vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful space that is clean and comfortable. It is obvious the owners of this property go out of their way to meet the needs of their visitors.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just as pictured. It's perfect for a couple. Within minutes you could walk to the beach, grab a cup of coffee or eat at one of the many restaurants in OB. Natalia was a great host. She gave us some fantastic recommendations for dinner. We are already planning on our return trip. If you are looking for really good food and great local breweries, you should stay in Ocean Beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Natalia is a wonderful host. Very helpful and full of suggestions for the area.

  • 5 of 5

The beach cottage is charming, more spacious than I expected. Everything you need is provided. Plenty of bars and restaurants in walking distance, plus the beach. We didn’t have a car and got around fine on foot. We used uber to go farther afield.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely property

  • 4 of 5

This home is very clean and comfortable. Everything everyone says about the noise is true but the good outweighs the bad. Bring your ear plugs and eyeshades and you’ll be fine.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Old Town
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town Trolley
Fashion Valley Mall
Little Italy District
San Diego Padres
Altitude Sky Lounge
Star of India -- CLOSED
House of Blues San Diego
Westfield Horton Plaza
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Coronado Ferry Landing
Old Town Mexican Cafe
University of San Diego
Hodad's Downtown
San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Casa del Prado Theatre
Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach Municipal Pier
Ocean Beach Newport Avenue
Ocean Beach Farmers Market
OB Noodle House & Sake Bar
Ocean Beach Antique Mall
Petco Park
Seaport Village
Downtown San Diego
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Museum of Art
BO beau kitchen + bar
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
Mother's Saloon
O'Bistro -- CLOSED
Ocean Beach People's Organic Foods Market
Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
Mission Beach
Pizza Port Ocean Beach
Shades Oceanfront Bistro -- CLOSED
South Beach Bar & Grill
House of BBQ
Hodad's Downtown
Raglan Public House
The Harp
Ortega's - A Mexican Bistro
Sunset Cliffs
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
La Jolla Cove
Hotel del Coronado
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
LEGOLAND California
San Diego Natural History Museum
Little Italy Farmer's Market
Maritime Museum of San Diego
San Diego Museum of Man
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Hillcrest Farmers Market
Hillcrest Inn Hotel
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Coronado Beach
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
Lucy's Tavern
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-5 and I-8
Nearest Restaurant
OB Noodle House
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

OB people watching! Seaworld! Beaches! 52 restaurants almost all within walking distance!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $250

. 7 days prior to check in time – First night not refunded. Remaining nights 50% refunded
. Guests arrives and decides to leave early – Nights not spent are not refunded
. Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest did not check in.
. Applicable taxes will be retained and remitted.
. Check in time is 3:00 PM if not specified

(Check-in is any time after 3pm, late check-ins after 8pm is $25, paid during check-in)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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