Bright and Breezy Beach Bungalow Whispers "Summer" all year round.
Welcome - and Happy New Year! My family and I have lived in Southern California for 20+ years and we are grateful for the opportunity to share our beautiful coastal and desert cities with family, friends and guests who travel from near and far. Since 2013, we've welcomed 1,267 guests from 10 countries. Thank you for helping us build a world where we all belong, one guest at a time. Our motto: "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." 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. We appreciate and offer good, old fashioned customer service - and aim to delight our guests. Lost your way in unfamiliar surroundings? Call us. Unsure about local romantic or family-friendly restaurants? Text use. Forgot your anniversary and need something special right away? Email use, we are here to help. We look forward to your stay at our charming Sunset and/or Garden Beach Cottages in San Diego's laid-back and loving-life beachfront neighborhood of Ocean Beach, or our historic Palm Springs Modern Classic, located in the groovy mid-century modern neighborhood of Twin Palms (listing #449481). Happy Travels! Rodney | FunStayGo
Rodney purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Rodney chose Ocean Beach
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!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Week Long Stay at Sunset Cottage
Our family of four had a fantastic week in San Diego at the Sunset Cottage! The property was beautiful, the home was clean and comfortable. And, the location was perfect! Rodney was a fantastic host and communication with him was top notch. We would be glad to return and would highly recommend booking this property.
Everything you could want from Boogie Boards to WiFi
Our group ranged in age from 17 to 81 and we all had a great time. Short 10-12 minute walk to the beach ...or a quick Uber ride. The owner of the property was very quick to respond to any question and sent great links for local information and events. We only had one day of actual burn-on-the-beach sunshine, but being from Arizona, I welcomed the cool breezes and clouds. The landscaping on the property is out of Sunset magazine and there were parrots in the tree in front of the home ...a tree that looked to be straight out of Dr. Seuss's imagination. We have great memories from our stay and hope to be back again soon.
Really Cozy Few Days at the Beach
My daughter and I spent 2 nights and found the home to be just to our liking.....cozy, in a quiet neighborhood and within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and activities. We really enjoyed our limited time there and hope to be back soon.
Great little cottage.
Great little cottage on beautiful grounds. Place was very clean and had everything that we needed. Nice little walk to Sunset Cliffs or to some little OB restaurants. Owner was easy to work with and had great communication. Would definitely stay here again.
Very nice setting with great views and convenient location. It was very easy to get to many of the sites from here. Nice to be able to walk to Newport St. and the beach. The cottage is very tastefully decorated but some of the furniture was not that comfortable to sit on. Easy to find parking. Overall had a very good stay.
We had a lovely experience staying at Rodney’s place. The grounds were immaculate and the cottage was perfect. We had everything we needed and loved watching the subset from the deck. It was a truly wonderful vacation! Thanks for hosting us, Rodney!
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:
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)
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!