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Happiness Is Calling!

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

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

You'll Love The Way It Makes You Feel.

Greetings from Ocean Beach, where the sun set on San Diego!

The Sunset Cottage sits two blocks from the Pacific Ocean and is a short walk to beaches, shops, restaurants, and weekly farmer's market. Your home away from home features a designer's touch and offers all the elements of classic coastal living, inside and out, and 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 exterior 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 beds are super-comfortable and linens are soft and cozy. The kitchen offers dining for four and is well stocked for today's cooks. Other amenities include:

- Laundry with full-size Washer & Dryer

- Tempur-comfort mattresses

- Bathroom with bathtub/shower, plush towels and hair dryer

- Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and sand toys

- Barbecue Grill

- Convenient on-street parking

- Optional one-car garage

- Non-smoking home

- Pet-free property

This home is available for nightly, weekly and monthly rental.

Come relax, work or play at the OB Sunset Cottage and celebrate the moments of your life!

For additional guest reviews, please visit VRBO listings #661025 and #840904.

Welcome, and enjoy your visit!

Rodney

Home Owner

Member, Ocean Beach Town Council

More Details

Owner
Rodney
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Happiness Is Calling!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

Inspired Beach Living!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 3-night stay in Rodney's Sunset Cottage! The decor is amazingly inspired with Tommy Bahama bedding, Nicole Miller accent pillows and great artwork everywhere! The Tempur-beds are just like we sleep in a home so very comfortable and relaxing! The well-equipped kitchen helped our family of four stay on budget with some meals in so we could go out and enjoy local favorites like OB Noodle House and Mitch's Seafood at the Loma Point sport fishing docks for dinner. Yum! The beach cottage garden is beautiful and a short distance to downtown OB and Sunset Cliffs. This is our second Christmas in San Diego and we hope to keep coming back year after year! Sure beats our bitter cold winter back home.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Feels like home away from home every time we stay here.

  • 5 of 5

The property is extremely well provisioned and cared for. Although located within easy walking distance to the center of town and just a couple of blocks from the shore, there is always plenty of available parking on the street right in front of the house. There are a number of wonderful shops in Ocean Beach, good restaurants and some great venues with live entertainment at night. We have stayed at one of Rodneys's properties for the last three years for Christmas and find him to be a perfect host. He is very responsive to any questions and makes himself readily available for any needs or concerns - not that we have had any issues. I fully intend to stay in one of his homes again this coming year and I am already planning my vacations.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Fantastic Holiday Vacation in the Perfect Home!

  • 5 of 5

My young family and I stayed here for seven nights over the Thanksgiving 2016 holiday. We were blown away by the home! It was in impeccible condition...from the gorgeous landscaping, to the perfect details inside the home. This home is not furnished with your run-of-the-mill rental furnishings. It is a gorgeous home and it makes you want to spend time in it! The owners have thought of everything from beach toys, a wagon, even a kitchen that is incredibly equipped to make some meals at home. The ability to do laundry was fantastic perk too.

In addition, the location was perfection. We spent our entire vacation tooling around OB, Mission Beach, downtown, the zoo, national parks, etc. All were within a 15 minute drive. We loved being within walking distance to the shops in OB and the pier was fantastic! You could even hear the waves at night. I jogged nearly every morning and loved the neighborhood. It was safe, cozy and gorgeous. To be half a mile from the sunset cliffs was incredible for a runner.

Rodney was incredible throughout our stay. Attentive, caring and provided excellent communication. We truly have never had a better rental experience. We will most definitely go back. My young children call it "our beach cottage!"

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Perfect Ocean Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful cottage in the heart of Ocean Beach. My best friend and I were attending KAA BOO and wanted to stay at the beach. The pictures don't show the beauty of the cottage. We had everything we needed and Rodney was available for all of our questions and great recommendations. There is noise from the neighbors but that is part of the fresh air and appeal of the cottage. I will return to this comfortable and wonderful cottage. We walked to downtown OB, the beach and used Uber for KAA BOO!!! Absolute perfection!!! Thank you Rodney!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Wonderful Host, Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

The host was generous and accessible before, during and after our stay. The home was fresh, tidy and well appointed - and had a designer's touch. The property is set in a convenient location and an easy walk to beaches, restaurants and weekly farmer's market. No surprise that this host and property receives consistent great reviews from travelers.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the cottage. The Ocean Beach neighborhood is such a great beach area to stay in—really low key vibe, yet very easy to drive to any other part of town. The cottage was perfect for our family of three. It is clear the owner has taken great care to renovate the cottage and maximize the space. It was one of the best stocked kitchens for a rental (right pans, new appliances) and loved the grill in back. We fully used all the beach supplies and red wagon for the short walk thru the neighborhood to the beach. And for the one small issue we had with the TV, the owner was there the very next morning to address it and even brought us cookies. I was already recommending it to friends at work. We will definitely be renting this place again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
February
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$3,900
 
 
March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$3,900
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$255
Fri,Sat
$1,375
$4,125
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$255
Fri,Sat
$1,375
$4,125
 
 
Holiday / Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$305
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
JUNE
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,525
$4,575
 
 
HOLIDAY / INDEPENDENCE DAY
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
SUMMER SEASON
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,595
$4,785
 
 
EVENT / COMIC-CON
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
SUMMER SEASON
Jul 24 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,595
$4,785
 
 
Sep - Oct - Nov
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 19 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
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $375
Tax Rate 10.5%

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

* Extend Your Stay! (based on season and availability)
- Get a head start on your vacation - arrive as early as 9:00 AM! ($99.00)
- Enjoy the sun and beach - extend your stay until 4:00 PM! ($99.00)


San Diego City Permit Number: 610541

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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Amenities

Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
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
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Safety equipment offered in this home: - Smoke Detector - Carbon Monoxide Detector - First Aid Kit - Fire Extinguisher

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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