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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Where Blue Skies and Friendly Locals Create a Welcoming Vibe

Welcome to Ocean Beach, where the sun sets on San Diego!

This bright and breezy beach bungalow whispers "summer" all year round and is a short walk to beaches, shops, restaurants, and weekly farmer's market. Your home away from home lends itself to a relaxing and fun visit, vacation, or extended-stay in the youthful and energetic city of San Diego.

The Sunset Cottage features a designer's touch, smart space planning, abundant light, and is tastefully furnished - offering all the elements of classic coastal living, inside and out. This home features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom - and will sleep up to 4 guests for true hospitality.

Relax and enjoy the comfortable front porch with ocean view and inviting courtyard with outdoor dinning. A spacious open living room includes original oak hardwood floors, space for working remotely, 43" flat-screen smart-TV, and complimentary high-speed internet, WiFi and Netflix. The bedrooms are super-comfy and bed linens are plush and cozy. The kitchen offers dining for 4, new stainless steel appliances, and is fully stocked for today's cooks and family meals. Other amenities include:

* BBQ Grill

* Laundry room with full-size Washer & Dryer

* Bathroom with combo bathtub/shower, plush towels and hair dryer

* Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and boogie boards available for guest use

* High Chair and Pack 'n Play available upon request

* Ease of on-street parking

The Sunset Cottage is non-smoking and pet-free, and available for nightly, weekly or monthly rental.

There’s a reason our guests return to stay at our cottage year after year. Our family-owned property has been meticulously maintained and cared for, and we live close by and on-hand for any needed assistance.

For additional guest reviews, check out VRBO listings 661025, 840904 and 449481.

Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

Rodney

Member, Ocean Beach Town Council

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541

More Details

Owner
Rodney
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Rodney

My family and I have lived in San Diego for over eighteen years and we are grateful for the opportunity to share our beautiful coastal desert city with family, friends and guests who travel from near and far.

Whether you enjoy the ease and independence of a Vacation Rental where you simply pick your spot and push a button, or you prefer a Vacation Rental where you can interact with the owner in one on one discussions before booking - through post departure, you deserve the very best experience.

I appreciate and offer good, old fashioned customer service - and aim to delight my guests. Lost your way in unfamiliar surroundings? Call me. Unsure about local romantic or family-friendly restaurants? Text me. Forgot your anniversary and need something special right away? Email me, I’m here to help.

Interested in staying with us? Contact us for information about our beautiful Sunset and Garden Beach Cottages in San Diego or our Historic Mid-Century Modern Beauty in Palm Springs.

Enjoy~

Rodney

Home Owner

Rodney purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Rodney chose San Diego County

Welcome to Ocean Beach (OB), where the sun sets on San Diego!

OB is a low key beach community filled with flair and personality. Said differently, OB offers the pitch perfect throw-back groovy vibe of a vintage Southern California beach town, coupled with friendly locals, great dining, and a vibrant beach and surf scene.

The cottage is conveniently located close to restaurants, shopping, and all the sites and attractions San Diego is known for - a veritable wonderland to spend entire days with family and friends (all within a short walk or drive).

Welcome to San Diego!

What makes this cottage unique

The Sunset Cottage sits in the San Diego residential neighborhood of Ocean Beach (OB) - between Sunset Cliffs and the OB business district. The cottage is close enough to stay connected to the local scene (walk to the public beach, restaurants, dining and shopping) but far enough away to enjoy quite relaxation, sounds of splashing waves, and the ease of on-street parking - often right in front of the cottage.

The Sunset Cottage is two blocks from the coastline and secluded beaches, and is a short 10-15 min stroll to shops, restaurants, entertainment, and the public beach - offering lifeguard-supervised swimming and surfing areas, restrooms, and showers.

The Sunset Cottage is centrally located and a short 5-15 min drive to most area Universities, Sea World, Lego Land, Animal Safari Park, Downtown/Convention Center, and Balboa Park - the nation's largest urban cultural park. Balboa Park is home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the world famous San Diego Zoo. The Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting.

Enjoy your visit!

Amenities

Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Local Quiet Hours are 10:PM - 10:AM; outdoor activities and conversations after 10:00 PM are to be avoided to not be disruptive to neighbors.
  • Outdoor Music of any kind and at any time is not allowed - and illegal. Indoor Music may not be audible from the property line.
  • House rules are aligned with City Ordinances and are strictly enforced. Violations may result in fines, immediate disengagement, and loss of deposit.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bed with tempur-comfort matress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Both beds offer tempur-comfort mattresses
  • ~ Child's Bassinet / Pack 'n Play (with napper and changer) available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Safety equipment offered in this home: - Smoke Detector - Carbon Monoxide Detector - First Aid Kit - Fire Extinguisher

Reviews

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average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Rodney's place was absolutely perfect! The cottage was so bright and airy! We loved sitting on the front porch enjoying the Ocean view! This place has everything you need for a beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we needed for a convenient, low stress visit to Ocean Beach.

  • 5 of 5

Though compact, the cottage was well-equipped and thoughtfully decorated. Manager was welcoming, responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best cottage in Ocean Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay at Rodney's. The cottage is even cuter and more comfy than described. Rodney is available for anything you might need or to answer questions. He provides wonderful suggestions for the area. We did everything from traveling around San Diego by Lyft and Uber, to taking the trolley, to parking our own car downtown. All is so easy to do. The beach is wonderful. OB is such a great little town. I hated to leave. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, and great attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

First... this place was very clean and organized when we arrived, which is a huge priority for us.

The owner was the highlight of this place... he was really helpful and went above and beyond for us. We required hypoallergenic detergent, and not only did he help stock the laundry room with the detergent before he arrived, he made sure to have the cleaning staff use it on all the linens.

Here were some other highlights that made this place totally worth staying at:

- Stocked with beach gear for the whole family... umbrellas, chairs, coolers, wagon, and sand-castle supplies for the kiddos.

- The Tempurpedic beds were super comfortable.

- The kitchen was well stocked with all the basics for doing some quick meals when we were too wiped out from the beach to bother with eating out.

The one thing for folks to be aware of is that this place doesn't have A/C. Even though San Diego weather is very cool... the place can start to warm up quite a bit by the afternoon, which isn't too bad as long as you open the windows and run the supplied fans. The only downside to this is that with the windows down it limits your privacy relative to the other houses that are in ear-shot distance. This wasn't a big problem for us, but I could see where others might not care too much for this.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best place to stay in OB.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in Ocean Beach. Rodney had everything we needed for the week. Close to the beach, restaurants, and shops!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This was a very nice place to stay in Ocean Beach SD

  • 5 of 5

Very nice clean rental, beds were great. Parking was on the street, always found a spot mostly right in front. We stayed in the first building. Owner was attentaive and responded very quickly with text or through the message system. Nice touch with some cookies and a note met us inside the home. Funny cat named yo-yo hung around and didn't bother us too much. Laundry room was a nice bonus as it was ending the vacation for us. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.1 Miles
San Diego International (SAN) - 15 Minute Drive
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
OB Warehouse - 15 Minute Walk
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Little Lion Cafe - 10 Minute Walk
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Santa Cruz Avenue Beach - 10 Minute Walk
Car: not necessary

The thing is, OB and the OB Cottage offer a cozy, fun, safe, and clean respite for all to enjoy, but there is even more to offer in the surrounding area. If you're not from San Diego or have not visited before, indulge for a moment in things all San Diegans appreciate:

1. Nothing brightens a day more than the sunbathing seals in La Jolla.

2. Except maybe doing some sunbathing yourself.

3. Mexican food isn't a cuisine. It's a lifestyle.

4. To be clear, the grungiest-looking places are always the most delicious.

5. When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, the best beach hike ever is at Torrey Pines State Park.

6. And sometimes you just need to get naked outdoors. That's where skinny dipping at Black's Beach comes in.

7. San Diego farmers markets are to die for. And they're open year-round. Don't miss OB's market on Newport Ave every Wednesday starting at 4:00 PM.

8. Because, seasons? What are seasons?

9. The Self-Realization Fellowship gardens are free and wonderful.

10. Though Balboa Park is pretty hard to top.

11. San Diego has been deemed America's craft beer capital.

12. If you don't surf, skate or practice yoga, you should or will after your visit.

13. For the record: 'Beach bum' is not a derogatory term.

14. Nothing beats a San Diego sunset on the beach (especially in OB).

15. Except maybe a San Diego sunset seen from a hot air balloon. We have a lot of hot air balloons.

16. And last but not least, San Diegans know how to keep it classy.

Enjoy your visit!

Getting around is easy!

A car is a "nice to have" but not necessary:

- San Diego International Airport (SAN)

* Car = 4.1 miles / 15 min drive

* Taxi Fare & Uber estimator (online apps):

... Taxi = ~$27.50

... UberX = $15-$18

- Old Town Neighborhood / Transit Center (Bus, Trolley & Train)

... Bus = ~37 min ride; Bus #35; $2.25

Note: Bus #35 boarding @ Orchard Ave & Ebers St; ~3 min walk from cottage

- Sea World Animal Theme Park - 500 Sea World Drive

... Walk = 2.8 mi / ~45-60 min

... Bus = ~60 min ride; Bus #35 transfer to Bus #9 towards Pacific Beach; 4.50; with ~10 walk to entrance gate

... Car = ~14 min drive (3.8 mi)

... UberX = $8 - $11

- Bermuda Ave. Beach Cove = 0.3 miles / 10 min walk

- Santa Cruz Ave. Beach = 0.3 miles / 10 min walk

- Public Beach (pier, life guards, restrooms & showers) = 0.9 miles / 15-20 min walk

- Newport Avenue / OB Business District (shopping, dinning, entertainment, and weekly Farmer's Market on Wednesday at 4:00 PM) = 0.6 miles / 15 min walk

- Sunset Cliffs (scenic ocean views, surfing, cliff-jumping) = 0.3 - 2.0 miles / an enjoyable walk, run or bike ride

- Grocery Store:

* Local

1 - The Olive Tree Market (4.6 stars) is ~8-min walk (0.4 mi)

2 - Ocean Beach People's Organic Foods Market (4.6 stars) is ~20-min walk (1.0 mi)

3 - Abbott Market (3.0 stars) is ~24-min walk (1.1 mi)

* Nearby

1 - Baron's Market, Point Loma - 4001 W. Point Loma Blvd.

... Walk = ~44 min walk (2.1 mi)

... Bus #35 = ~19 min ride; $2.25

... Car = ~8 min ride

... UberX = $7 - $9

2 - Vons - 3645 Midway Drive

... Bus #35 = ~21 min ride; $2.25

... Car = ~9 min drive (2.7 mi)

... UberX = $8 - $10

2 - Ralphs - 3345 Sports Arena Blvd

... Bus #35 = ~28 min ride; $2.25; with an ~5 min walk

... Car = ~13 min drive (3.1 mi)

... UberX = $8 - $11

3 - Sprouts Farmers Market - 3315 Rosecrans Street

... Bus #35 = ~32 min ride; $2.25; with an ~4 min walk

... Car = ~11 min drive (3.3 mi)

... UberX = $9 - $11

4 - Trader Joes - 2401 Truxton Rd

... Bus #923 = ~43 min ride; with ~16 min walk

... Car = ~11 min drive (3.0 mi)

... UberX = $8 - $10

- Public Gym / Pool

1 - Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta Street, 619-226-8888 (2 FREE visits for first-time visitors + every Friday in December is FREE and does not count against first 2 free visits; $20 day-pass after that.)

... Walk = ~34-min (1.6 mi)

... Bus #35 = ~19-min ride; with an ~6-min walk; $2.25

... Car = ~8 min ride

... UberX = ~8-min ride; $6 - $8

Enjoy your visit!

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER RATES
Jul 13 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$265
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
 
Sep
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$3,900
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$3,900
 
 
Holiday / Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$295
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,595
 
 
December
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$3,900
 
 
Holiday / Christmas / New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$295
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,625
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$255
Fri,Sat
$1,350
$4,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $375

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541

~ Nightly, weekly and monthly stays are welcomed
~ Month+ stays are non-taxable
~ Month+ extended-stay guests cover costs of utilities (gas & electric)

* Extend Your Stay! An early check-in or extended check-out time can often be arranged with prior notice and coordination. Extend your stay options require blocking the night before/after your arrival/departure and are therefore based on availability:

- Get a head start on your vacation and arrive as early as 9:00 AM ($129 +tax)
- Enjoy the sun and beach and extend your check-out till 4:00 PM ($129 +tax)

House Rules:

I am pleased you have chosen to spend time in my home for your visit.

It is important to be a good neighbor - whether you are at home or in a vacation rental, and know that this home's House Rules contain provisions of the City's Vacation Rental Ordinance. A call from a neighbor to the City will bring an Officer to the home. Two of the most common complaint calls made to the City are practical ones that respect local sensitivities, Quiet Hours and Outdoor Music:

1. Quiet Hours are 10:00 PM - 10:00 AM. Outdoor chats after 10:00 PM are to be avoided.

OUTDOOR PLAY is one of the most popular activities to enjoy in San Diego. Please be thoughtful and keep voices and activities to a reasonable level. Continued and ongoing screaming for an extended period of time can disturb the neighbors.

2. Outdoor Music of any kind - and at anytime - is forbidden.

Please note, Officers may issue citations ($250+) to guest (and host) for any infraction. Any host fees are deducted from guest deposit.

House Rules, continued:
3. Music may not be heard at the property line.
4. Overnight / Daytime Occupancy Limit = 4
5. Vehicle Limit = 1
6. Min. age of primary renter is 25 (Guest under 25 accompanied by legal guardian.)

Security on this vacation rental includes outside video cameras.

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.
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