Stylish All New 2 bedroom 2 bath 1/2 block to the beach.
About William Hopkins
We feel blessed to have lived in San Diego for the past 30 years. Our wish is to create unique spaces so that our guests can experience the best that San Diego has to offer.
William Hopkins purchased this Bungalow in 2014
Why William Hopkins chose Ocean Beach
This property is unique because it has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and located only 1/2 block from world famous Ocean Beach. Our guest get to enjoy this fantastic location as well as every modern convenience in a stylish beach bungalow. The beach lots are typically tight but this one is large by comparison. This beach house rests at the back of the lot which allows for a generous amount of outdoor space to relax and entertain.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The location of the beach house is ideal to take advantage of the beach, nearby restaurants, pubs, antique shops, fishing, biking and other water front attractions.
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Amazing and oh so close to the ocean.
This beach house is less than a 2 minute stroll to the ocean. It is as owner lists. A big bonus is the provided parking space on property. The area is peaceful, with tasty food within walking distance as well. William is easily assessable and checks in on the first day to make sure all is well. For a relaxing getaway consider this property.
Beach was perfect walking distance for anyone!
House was beautiful and was close to a lot of restaurants and the beach
Lovely beach cottage
This is the second time we have stayed in this wonderful Ocean Beach cottage. So close to the beach, and walking distance to OB restaurants, etc. Great patio with nice ambiance and outdoor fire table. Would love to come back!
(Yes, the language in the paperwork at the house seems off-putting and unwelcoming, as other reviewers have noted, but I think it’s just intended to keep the place as nice and hospitable as it is! It’s a wonderful place to stay).
Great little house
This house was delightful. The interior finishes are new and tasteful. Both bathrooms are up to date. The forecourt is beautifully landscaped and provides a nice buffer from street traffic.
It is under one airport route and the noise from planes is noticeable, but this little house is worth the inconvenience of the noise.
The nearby beach is quite nice and easily accessible.
We found the area to be walkable and enjoyed exploring the restaurants and bars.
Beautifully updated, close to beach with parking
We enjoyed our stay. The place is small but very nicely remodeled. One of the selling points for me was the big courtyard with fireplace so when it wasn't working I was pretty disappointed. We did contact the owner about this and he was prompt to reply but the fire pit didn't get fixed. Also I did feel that the security camera over the front door was odd and I felt like I was being watched the whole time. I understand that the area might not be the safest but a disclaimer about the camera would be a nice touch. Although the beds were small, they were comfortable and anything larger definitely would not fit. All in all I would recommend. Very close to the beach and restaurants.
I am so happy that you enjoyed our family's beach house. We keep it spotless and pristine at all times and love sharing that it has everything to offer- especially the ocean right out the door! It is very rude to post a comment that is false.- especially when it is OPERATOR ERROR. We replaced the propane tank the very next morning (receiving a message in the late evening after business hours and responded immed) and provided a new match stick. It fired up and worked perfect. As far as a security camera- we have NO interest in watching you. It provides security when we have vacancies- so we can check on the property without having to physically drive there. The cameras view the back yard and the street NOT YOU . Ocean Beach is a very family oriented beach town. Our family and kids enjoy it all year round.
Property was ok, owner made us feel uncomfortable
We rented the bungalow for two nights to scuba dive the Yukon and felt it would be fun to get down there the evening before the dives and for the second night when we wouldn’t want to battle traffic and do the 3 hr drive home.
Our contact with the owner went from odd to annoying. First off, all rules and contact with the owner ended with “if you don’t follow our rules you will be asked to leave and your security deposit will be forfeited”. While I get that rules are there to protect the owner and make sure renters treat the property well, I don’t constantly need to live in fear I’ll be kicked out and my security deposit (which is intended to cover damage and not used as punishment) is kept.
The exchanges I did have with the owner did not go smoothly as the VRBO site wasn’t working properly (which he didn’t believe when it didn’t work for me and only grudgingly said it must not be working when it didn’t work for him). We got to the property, which has an amazing front porch with fire pit and bbq, and realized that there is a surveillance camera mounted over the front door that points to the porch and bbq area. This made us feel watched the entire time we were there. We had friends over for dinner on the porch area only and when they asked to go inside to use the restroom, we wondered if it was going to endanger my security deposit.
The showers were luc warm at best (my husband checked the water heater and saw it was set at 85) and the light in the bedroom did not work (when we told the owner the pull cord to turn it on was inside the housing, he said he did that on purpose because he was tired of renters using it. Well, ok but if you’re going to do that, you need to leave it in the ON position so the wall light switch controls it). The beds were AMAZINGLY small (way too small for two adults to sleep comfortably).
All things considered, we chose to drive home the second night and did not spend the 2nd night there. I would not rent this property again.
The porch and bbq area is awesome enough that if my interaction with the owner (and that creepy surveillance camera) hadn’t left us feeling so uncomfortable, we might have let the other things about the house slide and rent here in the future. We have rented various places from VBRO 6 or 8 times in the past and this was our first uncomfortable experience.
Congratulations you are the very first guest of over 1000 that we have hosted- that we felt from the get go would not be a good fit for our home. And we were spot on! You were untruthful, deceitful, and disrespectful in every single statement which I have no desire to waste my time over.
Our family had an amazing time! The house exceeded expectations! Super close to Ocean Beach and can walk to restaurants or anything else of need. James and Kelly were very responsive and their decor was great. The front patio was a gem. We traveled with 2 young kids and had a blast, would absolutely stay here again.
Don't hesitate to rent this property. You will not be disappointed. Modern feel, nice furnishings, fully stocked-kitchen, cozy beds and super close to the beach. My husband and I stayed here with our daughter for her baby shower in town. Very comfortable and beat a hotel room by a landslide. No lugging your stuff back and forth. Pull in and you are there (2 convenient off-street parking places is HUGE in OB). The best part was the front patio area. It's like an extension of the house because the house sits back on the property (Super Private) so you have the whole front patio area to spread out. We sat outside by the fire pit every night. Ate dinner outside at the picnic table and enjoyed the patio lights. VERY COOL!! We will be back. Owners were great to work with, prompt and professional. Thank you Kelly and William!!
We absolutely loved this beach house! We walked to the beach, easily, with baby and toddler in tow. We also were able to walk to go out to eat at night and for coffee etc in the mornings. The house was well-equipped with everything we needed/wanted. There were sand toys available to us, and a pop up beach tent to use. The flat patio provided a great place to sit and relax over lunch/drinks while watching the kids play. In the evening, the courtyard was well-lit by lights in the tree and also a nice fire pit. The house itself was clean and inviting. I hope we can stay in this home for a visit every year!
Ocean Beach is centrally located & minutes to Sea World, World Famous San Diego Zoo, Mission Bay, Cabrillo Monument, Old Town, Downtown, Little Italy, Balboa Park & La Jolla.