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Best Little Spot in Dog Friendly Ocean Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4


Please note that the VRBO calendar DOES NOT show accurate availability. Please visit our website at BLUEHERONCOTTAGES for an accurate calendar.

Recently upgraded,  Blue Heron Cottages offers our guests the ultimate in turn key vacationing. Here you will find all you need for your stay of 3 days or 3 weeks. Each of our 6 dog friendly cottages sleeps up to 4 adults comfortable.  You will find a queen size bed in the separate bedroom, and, in the living room, a sectional sofa that converts to a VERY comfortable full queen bed. The two areas share the jack-and-jill bathroom which can be accessed from either the living room or the bedroom.  Each cottage opens on to a lovely, large and fenced-in courtyard. Amenities include a fully equipped, chef inspiring, kitchen. The bedroom and living each have large flat screen Smart TV's, with entertainment Apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and HD cable. The living room also has a BluRay/DVD player, and free wireless internet. All linens are provided, as well as 4 sets of towels, including beach towels. We offer complimentary beach cruiser bikes, boogie and surf boards, sand toys and small coolers for your use. 

Enjoy the large shared courtyard under the gazebo listening to the wild local parrots as they go about their day.   Barbecue with friends and family, toss the ball for your pup, or just relax and soak up the sun. The gazebo is the perfect spot to gather and enjoy the evening sea breeze or morning coffee. Catch some rays on the lounge chairs, or just hand out in the patio lounge area.

We are located close to all things San Diego in the greatest little neighborhood: Ocean Beach.  This area has a wonderful community feeling, very peaceful and eclectic.  A variety of restaurants, boutiques and antique shops are only 4 blocks away on Newport Ave. Don't miss your opportunity to purchase the freshest, and most delicious locally grown produce, art, flowers, and more every Wednesday at OB's Farmers Market on Newport Avenue. Where we are located in Ocean Beach, , is NOT a vey touristy area, but you are very close to all the main  San Diego tourist attractions. Most San Diego attractions are within 20-30 minutes by car. We are located across the bay a few minutes away from Sea World, 20 minutes away from the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Petco Park (home of the Padres), the Gas Lamp District as well as the San Deigo Airport. Disneyland is only about 2 hours away, and Legoland is about 1 hour. Each cottage comes with an off street parking spot suitable for all autos. There is also a bus stop is right across the street from the cottages, and that should hook you up with transportation around SD if necessary. However, you can easily walk or bike all over Ocean Beach...always safe, and relaxing.   

There is a beautiful little beach cove perfect for playing and relaxing just a block and a half away. The main beach is just at the end of Newport Ave, an easy bike ride, minutes away. 

     If you have a dog, Ocean Beach and Blue Heron Cottages are very dog friendly!  Dog Beach is only about one half mile away, an easy walk or a quick ride.  

  Please check out our location using the location tab on this site (we are on the corner of Cable Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in San Diego, CA 92107)  You will get a an idea as to how San Deigo is laid out and where we are located in relation to other attractions and beaches. 

          I was born and raised in San Deigo and if you have questions about the area I would be happy to tell you what I can.  Our onsite manager is also a San Deigo local and can be of assistance if you need any support while in SD.  Enjoy all that San Diego has to offer then come back and relax in your home away from home at Blue Heron Cottages.

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Pet Friendly

Ocean Beach

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Property Manager
Denise Waddell-Conte
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Denise Waddell-Conte

Denise was born and raised in San Diego, and Christopher and Denise are avid dog lovers (we have 7!). We love San Diego, know the area well and are happy to share whatever information we can to enhance your stay.

Denise Waddell-Conte purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Denise Waddell-Conte chose Ocean Beach

Blue Heron Cottages is perfectly located in Ocean Beach. We love the eclectic atmosphere of this neighborhood. With San Diego being such a traditionally touristy area, Ocean Beach is a breath of fresh air. Our cottages have an oasis of a courtyard, large, bright and enclosed for privacy...not usually found in the beach areas.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottages have an oasis of a courtyard, large, bright and enclosed for privacy...not usually found in the beach areas...and great for your pups! We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our cottages, and with how efficient and well equipped they are. You will receive personal, professional customer service through the booking process and during your stay. We have on site management to insure that all concerns and needs are handled quickly. Additionally, we offer complimentary bikes, boogie boards, surf boards, and beach chairs for your use on a first come, first serve basis, throughout your stay.


Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Linen included
    Sectional Sofa Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Converts to Queen size- all linens provided
  • 36" flat screen with multi channel cable. Small walk in closet with great storage, iron with ironing board and 4 beach towels.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We offer complementary use of our Beach Cruisers (with baskets, and locks) , Boogie Boards, Surf Boards, and sand toys. We provide beach towels and beach chairs for your use. Should your pup require a towel, we have designated 'Dog Towels' for their use as well. Large Parties, Reunions, Weddings/Receptions easily accommodated. Advanced reservations recommended. Grocery Service available, Extended Stays Welcome.


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Best Little Spot in Dog Friendly Ocean Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Reno, NV


  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage! It was a great home base for visiting San Diego colleges and universities with my niece. She's definitely hooked on the beach town vibe of OB. Thanks for a great stay! I look forward to a return visit with my pups next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never want to leave

  • 5 of 5

We loved this spot and will definitely be back again. Great location with great cottages and extra amenities. Charlie went out of his way to help whenever we needed. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect clean and wonderful if you want to bring your doggy!

  • 5 of 5

The property is kept very pristine and many things if you have a dog, enclosed dog courtyard, toys, doggy bags everything to make an enjoyable experience for your entire family!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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B.C. Canada

Lovely cottage with great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights this month. We didn't have a pet with us, but if we had a dog that travelled this would be ideal. It is ideal anyway - loved the cottage - great interior, lovely little courtyard/garden area, and so close to the ocean. You can tell from how well equipped this place is that the owner really cares. And Ocean Beach is a really cool community!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of OB

  • 5 of 5

My family (me, husband, 2 golden retrievers) loves OB and has visited every summer since we discovered it in 2010. Each of the last four years we have stayed at a different large-dog-friendly vacation rental. So far, our 2013 stay at Blue Heron a Cottages has been the best overall experience, taking everything into consideration: Rates, fees & deposits, location, and amenities. Your dogs get a super nice large yard(shared with 6 other cottages so it helps if they're good with other dogs and people), which is very rare in beach towns as it's prime real estate and properties are built out to the max. The cottages themselves are nicely appointed with new Ikea furnishings and nice hotel quality bedding and linens. You get use of the beach cruisers which is great because it's sort of a long walk to the beach but if your dogs are good at running alongside as you bike like ours are, it's a quick and fun ride to Dog Beach. Sure parking is tough, that's just the way it is near the beach in summer. It really wasn't much of a problem for us, you park, you unpack, maybe go out for groceries, then you don't really need to drive much after that, OB is a great town for walking (or bicycling!) around. If you've been to OB then I probably don't need to sell you on it, there are so many great restaurants (all large dog friendly!) we have a hard time making sure we hit all of our faves during the week we're out there.

Try the cottages, they're worth it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
San Deigo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mission Valley
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Scenic Balboa Park, home of the San Diego Zoo, is also where you will find various museums that you and your family might be interested in.The Aerospace Museum, Science Museum, Museum of Man, and the Museum of Natural History are all within walking distance of each other. There are also great dinning options in Balboa Park.

Old Town, where San Diego first laid down her roots, is also a fun, historical way to spend your day, and you are only 15 mins away.

If you are coming for beach fun, you have come to the right place. Ocean Beach has surf lessons, Point Loma (right around the corner) is where the whale watching boats set sail, and Deep Sea Fishing is a very short drive from the cottages.

If you are looking for more kid friendly fun, we are only 45 mins from the San Diego Wild Animal Park and Legoland USA. You could even manage a day trip to Disneyland if you wanted, we are only 1.5 hours away.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Waiver Fee $49
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.5%

Blue Heron Cottage charges a non refundable Damage Waiver Fee of $49 that relinquishes you from payment of any accidental damage below the cost of $1000. This is a non refundable fee paid to management and is not a third party insurance product.   Accidental damage above this amount will be your responsibility to pay.

Cancelations: Greater then 30 days: full refund. Less then 30 days: Non refundable unless able to rebook dates. All cancelations will incur a $25 processing fee. 

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.