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Step Back In Time To Our 1927 OB Mermaid Cottage. Lovingly Restored In 2014.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Close to Beach, Restaurants, Bars, And Shopping

Step back in time to our 1927 OB Mermaid Cottage. Lovingly restored in 2014. If you appreciate true craftsmanship and dedication to detail, you will love this cottage!

Location, location, location! The cottage is located in an ideal neighborhood a short 10-minute walk to the beach or Newport Avenue (antique stores, restaurants, shops, boutiques, coffee houses, bars & more), close for convenience but far enough away to still enjoy your privacy, peace & quiet. Enjoy ample street parking in front of the cottage for guests.

Our guests love OB Mermaid Cottage! You enter our cottage through our Redwood Mudroom with beamed ceiling, comfortable benches for taking off shoes, hooks for outerwear and 100-year-old stained glass porthole windows. On a beautiful day open the top of the farmhouse door to let the outside in…

Once inside you immediately notice the Great Room's exposed beam ceiling. The detail and the color of the home will take you breath away. There is a large Samsung SmartTV, Bluray, and comfortable sofa and chair.

The Dining table seats 8-10 comfortably with a beautiful fireplace for those romantic evenings.

There is a beautiful redwood bar, which separates the great room from the kitchen. The kitchen is appointed with everything you'll need to put together a wonderful meal for yourself, your family and/or your guests. The farmhouse sink, copper counter tops, and colorful appliances add to the ambiance of OB Mermaid Cottage!!

The Sea Shell Master Bedroom and Sea Glass Bedroom have a comfortable queen-size bed and double size bed with Simmons Beautyrest & Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Each is topped with feather mattresses that will lull you to sleep. The Sand Dollar bedroom has two twin-sized beds with Simmons Beautyrest mattresses and gel foam toppers. There is a magical book nook located in this room, where you can snuggle in surrounded by books and Coastal trinkets.

The two bathrooms are like swimming into a Grotto. Custom showers with handmade fish tiles and pebble interior. Dual shower heads, benches, and body sprays will make this and enjoyable adventure under the sea.

The entire cottage is surrounded by 270 degrees of deck on multiple levels. Off the kitchen is a wonderful deck with a BBQ and outdoor dining table. The front decks have a Swing, Redwood Life Guard Chairs and out door wicker sets. A large spiral staircase takes you up to the Crow’s Nest with a wonderful wicker set to sit and relax while you watch sunsets or fireworks from SeaWorld. It’s a magical spot to steal away beautiful moments during the day. On July 4th you can see multiply firework displays from the Crow’s Nest!! The Redwood Outdoor Shower is a wonderful way to wash off sand from your beach day with a fabulous Large Rain head showerhead.

The OB Mermaid Cottage has a keyless entry, safe, all quality linens, a fully equipped kitchen, wireless high speed internet, Cox Cable in one bedroom and the Great Room, Blu-ray/DVD players, washer/dryer, dishwasher, trash compactor, microwave, range, refrigerator, BBQ, Ceiling Fans, everything to make your stay enjoyable! No matter where you are in this cozy cottage you will feel relaxed.

Ocean Beach has a strong sense of community with ongoing weekly and annual events. Wednesday night is the weekly “Farmer’s Market” where local growers sell organic produce & fresh flowers. Vendors serve food & sell handcrafted items by local artisans. There is live music and rides for the kids! Special events such as the Holiday Parade, Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook Off, Fourth of July Fireworks, Oktoberfest, Music Festival & much more are held throughout the year.

At Ocean Beach you can enjoy shops, restaurants, bars, antique stores, or just sit back and watch the surfers catch waves at the OB Pier. Stroll down to Sunset Cliffs and enjoy enchanting views where you might even be lucky enough to see passing Whales!

Families can enjoy our close proximity to Sea World, which is only a 5-minute drive. If you want to catch some of Downtown San Diego nightlife, the Gaslamp District features hundreds of dining and entertainment options. The Gaslamp district is a 7-10 minute drive from Ocean Beach. Balboa Park is home to many of the City’s largest attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Museum of Art, Old Globe Theatre & much, much more is a 7-10 minute drive. Over the bridge is Coronado Island home to the historic Hotel Del Coronado. Up the coast is Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Torrey Pines & Del Mar.

Ask us about our Concierge Services! Allow us to arrange activities/attractions prior to your arrival. You name it we can arrange it. We'll gladly purchase your groceries so they are waiting for you upon your arrival. We can arrange flowers, wine, and sweets for that romantic birthday or anniversary.

This is a non-smoking home.

Ocean Beach California is a small beach community of San Diego and is one of the most relaxed places in all of Southern California. If you want to experience the way California was in the 50's and 60's visit Ocean Beach. It is one cool and hip place.

More Details

Owner
Joseph & Mary Naman
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Joseph & Mary Naman

Hello, My husband and I love our OB Mermaid Cottage! In 2014 we finished and 2 year renovation on our cottage. We spared no expense and tried to create a home that we would be proud to welcome family, friends, and guests to enjoy. We look forward to making your vacation experience a memerable one.

Joseph & Mary Naman purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Joseph & Mary Naman chose Point Loma Heights

Ocean Beach is that quaint 1960's beach community… You'll feel as if you stepped back in time. Its a friendly, funky, artsy, residential beach town with just the right balance between visiting vacationers and local year-round residents. We bought OB Mermaid Cottage because it beckoned back to a time of Beach Boys, surfing and bonfires. Its a beautiful cottage that's spacious and every detail has been seen too. It is stocked with everything you could possibly need for a Fantastic getaway - from a fully equipped kitchen to beach equipment and board games!

What makes this cottage unique

Ocean Beach San Diego is an old school styled surf community that has avoided being commercialized and still has its old surf town roots fully in-store. Ocean Beach offers plenty of healthy eating options, restaurants, unique one-of-a-kind shopping, beach bars, surfing, the pier and so much more...

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Mermaid Cottage was absolutely perfect. We loved everything about it, and are telling everyone to rent it!
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Point Loma Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Grotto Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large Custom Grotto Pebble Shower with Bench & Rain Head...
    Grotto 2nd Bath - toilet , shower , Custom Grotto Shower Multiple Shower-heads & Body Sprays..
    Outdoor Redwood Pebble Shower - shower , Beautiful Outdoor Pebble Redwood Shower with Large Rain Head
  • Custom Spa Showers that will make you feel like you are in an underwater Grotto! Each bathroom shower has custom pebble tiles and handmade pottery sea life tiles. Bench seats in the showers for the ultimate in relaxation. Large Rain head showerheads, body sprays and an on demand water heater so you'll never run out of hot water!!!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Sea Shell Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Extremely Comfortable bed! High Quality Mattress & Linens..
    Sea Glass Bedroom - 1 double , Extremely Comfortable Bed! High Quality Mattress & Linens...
    Sand Dollar Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extremely Comfortable Beds! High Quality Mattresses & Linens
  • Each of our 3 Bedrooms is Extremely Comfortable with quality mattresses, Gel-foam toppers and feather bed toppers. Wonderful High Quality Linens and blankets. Every Detail has been seen too from Linens to Decor to make your stay the most enjoyable possible… You'll feel like your in an actual home rather than a sparse rental!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ask us about our Concierge Services! Allow us to arrange activities/attractions prior to your arrival. You name it we can arrange it. We'll gladly purchase your groceries so they are waiting for you upon your arrival. We can arrange flowers, wine, and sweets for that romantic birthday or anniversary.

Reviews

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Step Back In Time To Our 1927 OB Mermaid Cottage. Lovingly Restored In 2014.
average rating of 4.7 based on 56 reviews
5

Had a FABULOUS time at the Mermaid Cottage in Ocean Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Pulling up in front of the Mermaid Cottage made all of our travel stress melt away--the bright and colorful cottage is the jewel of the neighborhood and beckons guests with its lemon tree greeters, wooden wave fence and flower-laden entry trellis. Once inside, we were dazzled by the décor! The cottage is small but the space is maximized by clever and thoughtful placement of lovely furnishings. The memory foam mattresses practically embrace you all night and don't want to let you go! I spent a lot of time going from room to room enjoying the collection of really special mermaids (I counted 143). The tile work in the grotto showers is astounding! Loved the marine blue kitchen with all of its coordinating accessories. We greatly appreciated and enjoyed the welcoming tray of treats, and the wine was my favorite kind! Thank you! I felt so at home at this cottage that I skipped some sightseeing opportunities just to hang out on the porch swing or the patio table or the lifeguard chairs or the driftwood rockers or the captain's chairs aloft. Many members of our family flew in from Michigan to attend a wedding at Tom Ham's Lighthouse, and everybody wanted to see our place after hearing about it--they all said their rental properties were boring compared to ours! It was perfect proximity for walking to Ocean Beach, the shops and eateries, and not far of a drive from the great attractions of San Diego. The neighbors were friendly, the breeze off the ocean kept the house comfortably cool, and the instruction binder contained everything we needed to know. We only had three full days in the cottage, not counting arrival and departure days, and it wasn't enough. I sincerely hope that if we are blessed with another opportunity to visit beautiful San Diego, we will again be able to stay at the Ocean Beach Mermaid Cottage. We are very grateful for all of the owners' efforts to create and share a very heavenly and welcoming home for guests.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Diane for ALL your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at OB Mermaid Cottage. We hope the wedding was fantastic. Please come back and visit us again soon!! Cheers, Joe & Mary
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Fun time at OB Mermaid Cottage!

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What an amazing time for our family! Lots to do if you want, but plenty of relaxation also! The cottage is located with easy access to everything! We spent a lot of time at the beach and lunch at Mikes Taco Club, Yum!! The cottage was so amazing with lots if mermaids to see and the colors that you used were so beautiful. Beds were comfy and the showers were so well done. Everything was so matching! Cooking was fun and we ate lots of good food! A coffee pot that services more then one would be the only thing that should be improved. We went to Cabrillo National Monument and to Coronado Island, also the Italian Market, At the end of our stay we didn't want to leave could have stayed at least forever!

Thank you for sharing this loving cottage with us,

Truly amazing!

Stacy, Brooke, Sean, Carol, Olivia, Dahlia and Nola

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed and more! Such a beautiful place and about a 15 min walk to the beach

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

I've been to San Diego on multiple occasions, and the mermaid house is my favorite stay so far. It was perfect for the six of us. We walked to downtown OB and the beach every day (even rented a scooter for quick return), and drove the 5 miles to Mission Beach.

The house itself is so charming it will make you smile. Very clean.

Downtown Ocean Beach has a farmer's market on Wednesday night which made our last night really fun.

Rental price is great for what you get, too! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Suzanne, Thank you for your Wonderful review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at OB Mermaid Cottage! We hope on your next trip to San Diego you'll stay with us again... The Farmer's Market on Wednesday evenings is one of our favorite things to do when we're in town. We love all the food and things to look at and the music is usually Great! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!! Cheers, Joe & Mary
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5

Wonderful little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with 4 other girls. Everywhere we looked you found a new treasure in the house. They made great use of every little space. Some people were walking by that said they lived there 50 yrs ago. I invited them in to have a look around and they said all the improvements that were made. The small bedroom would have been too small for 2 people. With the bed pushed against the wall, there was little room to get around. It was great to have the full kitchen. We did use it for a couple of breakfasts. Also great to have the glasses for drinks. There was no extra supply of toilet paper or paper towels or garbage bags. I understand not putting a lot extra so people don't take them home, but we had one extra roll of toilet paper in our bathroom and we were 5 gals there for the week. We did go to the grocery store and bought our own there. There should be at least enough for the time you are staying there. Same with paper towel and garbage bags. There should be 1-2 extra. I looked a long time for the perfect house for my girls and am so glad we found this one.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sally, So Glad you girls had a Fantastic trip! How interesting about the people walking by that lived in the cottage 50 years ago!! I'm glad they got to take a peak. There use to be 4 of these cottages but through time we are the only one left. We are so glad you enjoyed OB Mermaid Cottage and hope you will come back and stay with us again! Cheers, Joe & Mary
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Awesome place. 141 mermaid sightings Clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious. Completely a great stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donald, 141..... are you sure? I think there are a few hidden ones you might have missed.. ;) Thank you for choosing OB Mermaid Cottage for your San Diego stay! We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and hope you will come back and visit us again soon! Cheers, Joe & Mary
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.8 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
South Beach, Pizza Port, Sessions Public, The Harp
Nearest Ferry
7.3 Miles
San Diego - Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
14.1 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak San Diego Station Kettner Blvd
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 8, Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Hodad's, Pizza Port, OB Noodle House, Shades
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Bear Mountain - Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
0.07 Miles
Ocean Beach - Ocean Beach Dog Beach
Car: recommended

Location, location, location! The cottage is located in an ideal neighborhood a short 10-minute walk to the beach or Newport Avenue (antique stores, restaurants, shops, boutiques, coffee houses, bars & more), close for convenience but far enough away to still enjoy your privacy, peace & quiet. Enjoy ample street parking in front of the cottage for guests.

Ocean Beach has a strong sense of community with ongoing weekly and annual events. Wednesday night is the weekly “Farmer’s Market” where local growers sell organic produce & fresh flowers. Vendors serve food & sell handcrafted items by local artisans. There is live music and rides for the kids! Special events such as the Holiday Parade, Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook Off, Fourth of July Fireworks, Oktoberfest, Music Festival & much more are held throughout the year.

At Ocean Beach you can enjoy shops, restaurants, bars, antique stores, or just sit back and watch the surfers catch waves at the OB Pier. Stroll down to Sunset Cliffs and enjoy enchanting views where you might even be lucky enough to see passing Whales!

Families can enjoy our close proximity to Sea World, which is only a 5-minute drive. If you want to catch some of Downtown San Diego nightlife, the Gaslamp District features hundreds of dining and entertainment options. The Gaslamp district is a 7-10 minute drive from Ocean Beach. Balboa Park is home to many of the City’s largest attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Museum of Art, Old Globe Theatre & much, much more is a 7-10 minute drive. Over the bridge is Coronado Island home to the historic Hotel Del Coronado. Up the coast is Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Torrey Pines & Del Mar.

Ocean Beach California is a small beach community of San Diego and is one of the most relaxed places in all of Southern California.

Ocean Beach California is a small beach community of San Diego and is one of the most relaxed places in all of Southern California. If you want to experience the way California was in the 50's and 60's visit Ocean Beach. It is one cool and hip place.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rental cost is due at time of booking. 50% Refundable if cancelled within 30 days of start date of rental. After payment is received an email will be sent with keyless lock access code and safe code.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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