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HAPPINESS Is Calling!

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 help you may need... or dinner suggestions!

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

Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

Rodney

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:
May 29, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • ~ Quiet Hours are 10:00 PM - 10:00 AM: Outdoor conversations after 10:00 PM are to be avoided. (per City ordinance)
  • ~ Outdoor Music (of any kind - and at any time) is forbidden by law. Officers may issue citations ($250+) to guest (and host) for any infraction.
  • ~ Music may not be heard at the property line. ~ Vehicle Limit = 1 San Diego City Permit Number: 610541 (Feb'17)
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

HAPPINESS Is Calling!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Lake Forest, California
5

A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I love, love, love your Sunset Beach Cottage. The location is absolutely perfect. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go, including to the beach twice to watch the sunset, to the Little Lion cafe for a healthy breakfast, to Ulivo for an amazing Italian dinner, and to the antique shops on Newport for some girlfriend shopping fun! And your garden is breathtaking - so inviting and tranquil. What a treat! Your rental was beautiful, clean, convenient, and provided us with all the comforts of home. We will definitely come back here the next time we're looking for a getaway in San Diego. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was clean and very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better house. We had a great time. There was plenty of space for my family of 4. The yard was really nice and my kids loved exploring it. So close to great shops and food. Oh and thanks Rodney for that great box of pastries from Azúcar. Definitely stopping there before we head back home.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Seaside designer vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week for spring break. The cottage is very accommodating and filled with designer details. It is very conveniently located about 0.3 miles from the beach, as well as restaurants and grocery shop, and farmers market of Ocean Beach.

I was impressed by the meticulously kept garden filled with jasmin that was notable in the house when windows are opened.

We didn't have the car, and didn't need it at all.

Thank you, Rodney for the comfortable house, your quick responses to our questions, and certainly tasty treat.

Olga

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis
5

1. Clean 2. Comfortable 3. Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This lovely Ocean Beach cottage allowed us to have a wonderful San Diego vacation!

Rodney was a great host, he was quick to answer any questions, and was very prompt taking care of a glitch with the keyless entry.

Everything in Ocean Beach is an easy walk from the cottage. There is a small market with a deli and great wine section. Plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. Really a cool vibe, old beach town feel.

Very convenient/easy to get to from the airport. Also quick drive to anything-Sea World, Balboa Park and downtown.

If you wanted, you could just stay in OB without having to go anywhere else. Sunsets right from the porch!

I would definitely recommend to friends/family...and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Making it my main stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything is perfect!!!

Very nice neighborhood

Cute clean decor

Fully stocked

Yummy cookies arriving at my doorstep to greet me:)

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Campbell, CA
5

We love it!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! It's very cozy with colorful decor. It's located in a really nice area, where my daughter and I felt so comfortable. We enjoyed cooking together in the kitchen. We also had fun walking around the area. Overall we loved it and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 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
 
EARLY SUMMER RATES
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$255
Fri,Sat
 
 
HOLIDAY / INDEPENDENCE DAY
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
SUMMER RATES
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$265
Fri,Sat
$1,450
 
 
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

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

San Diego City Permit Number: 610541 (Feb'17)

~ 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)
- Enjoy the sun and beach and extend your check-out till 4:00 PM ($129)

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 and fire-side conversations 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 by law.

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 = 5
5. Vehicle Limit = 1
6. Minimum age for renting home = 25

Home Security: security on this vacation rental includes a home alarm system and outside video cameras. The home alarm is armed upon arrival (code @ 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.

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