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Freshly Decorated and Spotless Cottage, 2 Blocks to Beach

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

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

WINTER DISCOUNTS! There's only one escape from the snow, the San Diego coast! Come and spend warmer and crispy winter days with us by the beach and get our spacious and spotless cottages in January from $69/night.

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:
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Freshly Decorated and Spotless Cottage, 2 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Homey cottage in OB with garage, full kitchen, and excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little cottage in an excellent location in OB. Owners made the home welcoming and met us upon arrival. A short walk to the ocean and plenty of restaurants and shops. Full kitchen, dining area, comfortable sleeper sofa (really!). Great space for two adults (my daughter and myself).

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable & funky OB style, at a great price!

  • 4 of 5

Very simple apartment, clean and functional. Natalia a great hostess, helpful and friendly. Easy walking distance to eclectic OB - shops, restaurants, the beach and the pier. Garage parking spot a bonus (a small car helpful)! We had a wonderful time and if it happens, would definitely return here!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy little place.

  • 5 of 5

Natalia was super friendly. She made us felt like home. She was not hesitate in letting us borrowing her portable heater while the central heater was warming up (it took longer than expected). Accommodations were plentiful. There are bikes and boogie boars and chairs for beach activities. The place was super clean and cozy. I highly recommend to stay at her place when you visit San Diego.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little property

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the simple but clean property. Short summary: cute/charming rental house, quiet building (although OB is "loud"), close to everything OB has to offer. The rental includes use of beach toys, towels, bikes, etc. and there were plenty of bath towels. Property management personnel are fantastic.

OB is a louder, more "party" type crowd. The rental is located very close to the OB Noodle House (a popular restaurant) and a bar. If quiet is what you're after, then staying here may not be where you want to be. However, we were so tired at the end of each day that the noise didn't bother us or our little baby we brought along. I did hate walking around with the baby in that environment; next time we'll stay somewhere more "family friendly" like Mission Beach if we bring kids. For just adults though, it was great.

The garage IS small but our little 4-door rental car fit nicely. Don't rent an SUV if you want to park in the garage. It was really nice to have somewhere to park although I'm sure we could have found decent street parking.

Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great , very good quality

  • 5 of 5

Great ! Perfect location , very nice apartment general . Garage included . Comfortable bed and cauch .

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect location. Walking distance to terric dining choices, beaches, the pier, coffee and breweries

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. Michael is fabulous, courteous, friendly, helpful, and attentive. Very warm welcome, checked in during the week a couple of times to make certain all was well. Would highly recommend this spot for anyone seeking a fun place to stay in OB.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Ocean Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
President Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Apr 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Apr 3 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 22 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ocean Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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