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Ocean Beach or OB is a lively bohemian beach community that's unpretentious and fun-loving. Awaiting your arrival is a sweet guest cottage affectionately named The French Quarter. It is located behind our main cottage which is less than 4 blocks to beach and 6 blocks to "downtown" OB. Private entrance to the guest cottage and access to main cottage's rear brick patio with hot tub, outdoor dining, gas grill. At about 220 square feet, (yes, you read it right... it's small!) cottage is comfortable for 2 guests and has a smaller environmental footprint! The bedroom doorway has curtain for some privacy from main room. Efficient kitchen has microwave, under-counter refrigerator, stove/oven, coffee makers (Keurig, French press, Italian stove-top espresso), cookwares and utensils for meals. Bedroom has queen-sized bed with very comfortable custom hand-made mattress and high thread-count sheets. Leather futon seating in main room folds down to a full-sized bed. Bathroom has enclosed shower. Beach towels,
beach chairs & coolers are provided for use during your stay. No A/C as not needed 99% of the time. Fans & space heater are provided when needed. Cabled TV in livingroom and bedroom. Books and DVDs are available for your enjoyment. Strong WiFi signal inside and outside. Washer and dryer are located outside for convenient access. If you need something that's not available in your cottage, we probably have it in ours to share with you.
Easy walk to beach, OB pier, America's Original Dog Beach, Sunset Cliffs, Robb Field, free skate park, tennis courts, great restaurants, pubs, antique stores, boutique stores, organic grocery store, Farmers Market... 5 minutes drive to Sea World, Mission Bay, Fiesta Island... 10 minutes drive to Downtown, Old Town, Little Italy, Hillcrest, North Park, malls, movie theaters... 15 minutes drive to World-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, museums, San Diego International Airport, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park... 30 minutes drive to Del Mar Race Track, Indian casinos, Mexico border, Lego Land...
OB along with other communities is right under the San Diego airport flight path so you'll hear jet noise overhead between 630am and 1130pm. This is very bothersome for some people, especially at 630am, but not to others. We do provide earplugs in case you need them. Free street parking for your vehicles and steps to public bus stops.
We ask all guests 18 and older to sign and return a standard waiver for vacation rental. If you want to view the agreement before booking, we'll email it to you. We provide as much information as possible to help you decide if our retreat fits what you're looking for. We will provide suggestions for activities, restaurants, etc. at your request. Come and experience why OBceans love the colorful local characters and this special place by the sea. Peace to all!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$675 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2500 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
My husband and I stayed here for two nights and so enjoyed the very cozy little cottage. The cottage was clean and the bed was comfy. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware and utensils. I could see staying here for weeks. The location was great! Very close to the beach, stores and restaurants. I also felt comfortable walking around at night.
I think the highlight of the stay was Chuck! He was friendly and so accommodating. We very much appreciated his tour of the neighborhood and his recommendations of where to eat. I would definitely recommend a stay at the OB Cottage.
Chuck & Helen were wonderful host. Very well located house. I stayed 3 weeks and I had great moments. Thank you, thank you Chuck and Helen for your kindness.
We absolutely loved our stay in Chuck and Helen's beach cottage. It was a cozy get away right in the heart of Ocean Beach. The house itself has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Chuck and Helen were the most gracious hosts. Chuck made sure we had everything we needed and more. I would definitely recommend staying with them! I would again in a heartbeat!
Wow! This is truly an awesome find! The cottage is immaculate and the decor is exquisite. The lay out of the cottage has been carefully thought out to allow the cozy space to be open, colorful and bright. We had everything we could possibly want- like staying in a five star hotel! Our host, Chuck, was so generous with his time. He gave us a walking tour of the OB neighborhood and gave us excellent recommendations for food and entertainment which we put to use! The Farmers market on Newport Ave. was fantastic! The food and the people are multi-cultural and extremely friendly. I can't wait to get back! Thank you for your incredible hospitality!
My girlfriend and i stayed in the 'French Quarter' for 5 nights. It was an awesome time. The building was cozy with a great bedroom, a perfect sized kitchen and plenty of outdoor space. Just blocks from the beach and great dining and shopping. We planned on visiting downtown often but we fell in love with neighborhood so much we spent most of our time hanging around Ocean Beach.
Chuck and Helen are a pleasure to work with and I would book with them again in a heartbeat.
Fabulous cottage. Great location and cozy environment. We are short so the shower was excellent but if you're tall you might not fit well. The hottub is perfect with views of the open sky and privacy. We had a perfect stay. Thanks!
Great place, so close to the beach in a very cute neighborhood. Hosts are wonderful- everything was thought through, from the snacks and drinks stocked in the fridge to the coupons for bike rentals on the fridge. Highly recommend this great space and gracious hosts. Also a plus is that the place is clean, safe, and comfy beds. Love San Diego and will definitely be back.
We had a wonderful week on Ocean Beach. Chuck and Helen's cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. The night we arrived late Chuck took us on a walking tour of the neighborhood. The next day he took us on a driving tour. Chuck also helped me make arrangments for bicyle rental. The cottage was clean and stocked with a bottle of wine as well as everything we needed for breakfast. Thanks Chuck and Helen for all your hospitality. Gary & Lorraine
HELEN & CHUCK'S HIDDEN PARIS COTTAGE WAS VERY PRIVATE & PARISIAN DETAILED.
THERE IS SUCH A GREAT SELECTION OF BOOKS TO READ : )
THEY WERE THE FIRST AIRBNB PLACE WE STAYED AT THAT HAD WELCOMING GIFTS SUCH AS A BOTTLE OF FRENCH WINE, OATMEAL, TEA, SODA, & EVEN FUN DVD'S TO ENJOY : )
THE BED WAS REALLY SUPER SOFT & 113%CLEAN!!!
THERE WAS ALSO PLENTY OF LAMPS FOR SOFTENING UP THE BRIGHTNESS, NOT THAT WE NEEDED FOR SAN DIEGO'S SUNSHINE BUT AT NIGHY IT WAS COZY.
CHUCK & HELEN WENT OUT OF THE WAY TO SUPPLY US WITH NEW NON-DOWN FEATHER PILLOWS & A LITTLE HEATER WHICH WAS VERY THOUGHTFUL OF THEM.
IN THE MORNING (around 9am...IT CAN GET SOMETIMES GET A BIT NOISY/DUE TO NEIGHBORS PARKING THEIR CARS & PASSING AIRPLANES) BUT THAT ONLY BOTHERED ME FOR A HOUR AT MOST :/
BUT AGAIN...WE WE GREETED EVER SO KINDLY BY CHUCK THAT EVEN OFFERED TO HELP UPON OUR LATE NIGHT ARRIVAL!
THIS IS A TRUE BEAUTIFUL GEM OF A PLACE & I WISH WE COULD OF STAYED LONGER : )
THANK YOU DARLINGS!!!
Staying at Chuck and Helen's place was wonderful! It's located only a few minutes walk from the beach, right in the heart of the Ocean Beach neighborhood. Chuck gave us a tour of the area when we arrived and had lots of great recommendations for activities and restaurants. We had the whole guest house and hot tub to ourselves but Chuck was close by if we needed help with anything. Chuck and Helen go above and beyond in hosting; they even had a bottle of wine and snacks waiting when we arrived!
I would definitely recommend staying with them if you are planning a trip to San Diego.