2 Unique homes on one shared lot, your own little slice of paradise located in the magical wonderland that is Ocean Beach. There is the major shopping and restaurants all within walking distance. Borrow a bike or a board and enjoy the beach!
This unique property boasts 2 separate homes on one big lot just 3 blocks to gorgeous beaches. There is a 2bedroom 1bath spanish house in the front, a 2 bedroom apartment on top of the garage in the back, and even a vintage airstream available on request! tons of space and options to meet your families needs. Perfect for wedding parties, family reunions, and just kicking it beach side. Please note: This is NOT a party house! We live very close to our neighbors, and respect our community. We require you to treat our home as if it where your own.
Ocean beach is A bohemian walking paradise in a charming beachfront community full of eclectic charm. 10 minutes to downtown on major bus routes, convenient to all freeways in a safe neighborhood just two blocks from the hustle of the main shopping area.
Assigned parking with two private yards great for grilling and relaxing. Hammock, vintage preway fireplace, multiple seating areas, and charming decor. Outdoor shower perfect for cooling off after a day at the beach.
Full kitchen with all utensils, all beach towels, linens included. Feel free to borrow one of our bikes, surfboards and we are happy to arrange anything else to make your trip more memorable.
Front house features 1000 sq ft, Two queen beds ( one in each bedroom) , and one pull out full sofa bed in the living room to draw straws on. There is also a trundle bed that are two twins that would be perfect for kids in a side area. full dining room and separate breakfast table. flatscreen, wifi etc.
Back Apartment features: 2 bed on bath 750 sq ft. One queen in one bedroom, and two twin beds in the other, pull out sofa, private kitchen, flatscreen, wifi.
Just two blocks from Dog beach, surfing and sunset cliffs. Walk down to the popular Newport Avenue, boasting everything from Antique Shops to some of our favorite restaurants, as well as a great farmers market on Wednesdays. Great dive bars and tacos await!
Please note that like much of greater downtown area, we are on flight path. Although it is convenient to have our airport downtown, it makes a lot of san diegos urban areas on the flight path and some people may notice it, some people may not.
Visit our neighborhood park, Robb Field- a recreation complex with multiple tennis, basketball and handball court. It also has a fitness gym, lighted softball and multi-purpose fields, playground area for kids, and acres of wide open grass with picnic tables and shade trees.
Just one mile from the Ocean Beach pier, the second longest pier in California. It’s an amazing, panoramic location from which to drop a fishing line (no license needed), take a romantic stroll, or grab a burger and a beer at the OB Pier Café.
Be sure to visit the Tide pools at sunset cliffs , one of the most beautiful locations in the world, named after its amazing sunsets. Take a leisurely stroll down to sea level and explore the magic and the mystery of the tide pools at low tide.
ATTRACTIONS WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE
10 MINUTES – is all the driving time you need to visit Sea World, Seaport Village, Historic Old Town, Downtown San Diego and the historic Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Convention Center, Little Italy, Maritime Museums, Petco Park (Padres stadium), and San Diego’s main airport, Lindbergh field.
20 MINUTES – to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Museums, Torrey Pines Golf Course, five outdoor shopping malls, Qualcomm stadium (Chargers), Coronado Island and the historic Hotel Del Coronado, Cabrillo National Monument and Lighthouse.
30 MINUTES - to Tijuana and the Mexico border, Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, Several Indian gaming casinos, Legoland, etc.
As you can see, there is so much to see and do within a close distance of our charming neighborhood.
-CHECK IN 4
4PM. NO EARLY CHECK INS. DO NOT CHECK IN AFTER 10 IT IS NOT SAFE OR RESPECTFUL TO OUR NEIGHBORS.
-CHECK OUT 11AM SHARP . CLEANING CREW ARRIVES AT 11.
-NO OUTSIDE ACTIVITY AFTER 10PM
- MUST HAVE NAMES OF ALL GUESTS
-WASH OFF SAND BEFORE ENTERING.
-YOU WILL GET CHARGED FOR EXTRA PEOPLE
-NO PETS UNLESS HELENE SAID OK
-NO SMOKING INSIDE
-TURN PROPANE OFF IF YOU BBQ. EXTINGUISH OUTDOOR FIREPLACE.
-NO EXTRA PEOPLE- YOU WILL BE CHARGED
-NO BEACH TOWELS IN HOUSE
-WASH OFF BEACH TOYS, SHAKE OFF BEACH TOWELS OUTSIDE +USE OUTDOOR SHOWER TO ELIMINATE EXCESS SAND
-BEACH TOWELS ARE STORED IN OUTSIDE LAUNDRY AREA. IF YOU USE THEM THEY HAVE TO BE CLEANED, DRIED, AND REPLACED IN ORIGINAL POSITION. DO NOT TAKE WHITE TOWELS TO BEACH!
-LEAVE HOME IN SAME CONDITION AS WHEN YOU ARRIVED
-PLACE USED TOWELS+ LINENS IN LAUNDRY AREA (SO WE KNOW WHICH ONES ARE USED) WASH YOUR BEACH TOWELS FOR NEXT GUESTS
-DO NOT MOVE FURNITURE- INSIDE OR OUT
-IF YOU BREAK SOMETHING, TELL US!!!
-IF YOU NEED SOMETHING, TELL US!
-IF SOMETHING GETS STOLEN, REPLACE IT.
-DO NOT MOVE / BORROW THINGS FROM BACK TO FRONT UNIT (IF YOU HAVE RENTED BOTH)
-TEXT HELENE (phone number hidden) WHEN KEYS ARE BACK IN LOCK BOX
-TREAT OUR HOME WITH RESPECT AND LET US TRY TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR NEEDS WHILE YOU ARE HERE
- TURN OFF ALL HEATERS, FANS, AND LIGHTS WHEN NOT IN USE AND UPON CHECK OUT.
- CHECK FOR MISSING ITEMS- CHARGERS GLASSES ETC, AS WE DO NOT PAY TO SHIP THINGS BACK
This Ocean Beach house was gorgeous. Close to beach and various restaurants in the area. Perfect little getaway spot.
We had 10 people staying the house, and it was just right for us. Granted we drew straws for who would get the couch-bed, but even that was comfortable. FYI - The best bed was in the back house because of comfort and morning lighting.
Exactly as advertised. Best of all, this place had all the minor amenities we needed (and more) - body wash, towels, washer/dryer, fire pit, hammock, bicycles(!) Helene left us detailed notes about the house operations and surrounding attractions. Much appreciated.
I would definitely stay here again! Thanks Helene!
Helene made our stay in San diego a wonderful experience. The house was clean and very well organized. Coffe was available after a long day of traveling. There was all the amenities that you needed and the location wonderful!
This is an awesome place to stay! The keypads make entry super easy, and the courtyard with the fireplace and hammock was very relaxing. The house is decorated well and had a lot of surprises hidden away in the cupboards. We found an accordion, some tarot cards, lots of board games, it made the stay quite fun.
The neighborhood is walkable as well. There are some very good restaurants within walking distance. It can get a little sketchy at night down by Newport where the not so savory folks hangs out on the sidewalk, but in the neighborhood around the house it felt very safe and walkable. There is also a minimart 1 block away that is very convenient.
Overall this was an excellent place to stay in a fun area in San Diego.
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Great house!! Helen was wonderful and very accommodating. She graciously allowed us to check in early since we had an early flight. My first time in OB and I was pleased that we could walk to beaches, shops, restaurants etc from this location. Very spacious property worked out perfectly for my large family with plenty of room to lounge, bbq and enjoy the back yard & sun. The bikes came in useful for sightseeing and quick trips to the store. Great organic grocery store is also right around the corner. Thank you Helen! I hope to come back someday soon!
These are the reviews from my two best-friends who I rented the house for their 24th birthdays-
What you see is what you get! Pictures are exactly what the house looks like. I stayed here with a 12-16 of my close friends and we enjoyed every minute. House is fully equipped which made cooking easy. More than enough room in both houses.
Was pleasant to stay in, didn't have to worry about much due to the house being fully equipped. Lots of space made it easier for everyone to have their own space. Loved the hammock :). Wonderful house felt like it was out of a magazine and had a homey feeling which was great. Overall a wonderful experience would love to rent the place again.
I second everything they said. Also just for your information it's a $30-35 cab ride to downtown NOT including the ride back. We should know since we had to get 3 cabs there and back every night for the 3 nights we were there. Uber is probably the way to go if new people sign up the first ride is free. Maybe also bring some sort of tented area or bug repellent for the thousands of flies that swarm around the guest outside and in the home. WARNING those who have cars DO NOT park in the the garage due to the massive steep drop it has. Scraped up my car horribly trying to get in and out which took about 15 mins of cringing hoping my car wasn't horribly damaged. But that is not the owners fault it's just a terrible set up in general.
Other than that, Enjoy. We did.
We were grateful for a facility that housed all our group, and for airstream which housed extra folks for 4 nights of our week rental. We were well supplied with towels, bedding, dishes, etc. It was nice having coffee provided at check-in, and a listing of resources available in the surrounding community. We also appreciated being able to use the beach toys during our stay. It was helpful having our own parking spots as the streets can be crowded in the evening. We had a very pleasant stay, and would recommend it to others.
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HI! I am a photographer and my husband is a musician and scientist. Our house is our sanctuary and we love to share it with others for their own little slice of paradise while on vacation or staycation. The Juniper Zen Palace is a 2 bedroom house and serves as our primary residence, although we vacate when the entire home is rented. We have an extra detached guest suite with its own bathroom, fridge, and microwave that is available as well and sleeps 2, or is available with the entire house for an additional charge. Our pride and joy is our Mobile Love Den, a 1958 Dalton canned ham that is fully restored and has gotten rave reviews so be sure to check that out if that sort of thing floats your boat!
We will also rent out our inside guest bedroom by itself sometimes, so email if you are just looking for one room. We have a small dog, June Bug, who is a Boston Terrier. She stays at her friend's house when the entire home is rented. If you intend to rent the suite or spare room, please be warned that she may come in for a morning snuggle and may jump on your luggage when you first arrive.
Our home is a charming early 20th century craftsman that has been nicely restored and is designed in our own eclectic style. If you rent the whole house, you'll have shelves full of LP records, cd's, and great books to keep you company. Also at your disposal are fresh fruit and veggies from the garden, backyard bbq, fire pit, cabana and banquet table with night lights, hammock under the tall bamboo and banana trees, and many more simple but fun delights. We truly do love hosting people and have had great guests from all over the world gracing the pages of our guest book.