Ocean Beach 4 bedroom-Walk to ALL!

House - Entire home/apt · Muir Ave, San Diego, CA 92107, United States

The Space

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.


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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 7
Extra people: $25 / night after 10 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $160
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a great week in the Muir properties. We rented the main house and the apartment over the garage and enjoyed the decor and beachy feel of both the home and the area.

    Helene was great to work with, being both friendly and accommodating. Check-in and check-out procedures were clear and reasonable, and we would definitely look to her for a future rental.

    This was our first vacation in San Diego, so just in case anyone else is in the same situation, I wanted to note that there is one parking pad in the back of the house, reached via the alley. Other than that, it's catch-as-catch can on the street. Sometimes we were able to park right in front, and sometimes blocks away. That's not a negative to the house, it was just surprising to us, being unfamiliar with the area. We were hosting a family reunion, so had three cars.

    To end on a totally positive note, we felt at home and very relaxed here. The bikes, towels, chairs and other beach items were very much appreciated since we all came from far away. We loved the neighborhood and enjoyed watching the surfers and sunsets on the beach. We made full use of the hammock, grill and courtyard as well. Everything we needed was available and felt welcoming and cozy. We will always treasure our time in this house.

    July 2013
    Response from Helene:

    Hey Kellie! Thanks for the feedback, it seems your group may have missed the garage? I have information in all of the welcome binders, but I think after reading this I am going to get my craft on and make some Parking/ Garage Signs! Being so close to the beach, especially in our busy holiday season Parking is a bit tricky with 3 cars, so will be sure that future guests plan accordingly ;)

  • My family had a great stay at this property with plenty of room to spare even for 10 people. The neighborhood is quite nice with restaurants, bars, groceries, and attractions just walking distance away. And, of course, the beach nearby is just fantastic and pretty well maintained.

    The front house is a bit older home, but it was well decorated and we enjoyed hanging out at the living room and having family dinner at the dinning room. The back apartment was newer and had a more updated feel and also a great hang out space.

    Two things that needs to be noted are that parking is difficult if there are more than 2 vehicles in the party. The parking garage for the house has a sharply angled ramp and is only suitable for mid to small size SUVs. Street parking can be difficult to find at times. Also, there is another tenant at the property, but she does have her own separate unit and is quite friendly and helpful.

    June 2013
  • 11 of us gathered here from all across the country for a college reunion, and we were very satisfied with both houses on Helene's property. They were both very clean, and nicely decorated. The hidden treasures included an accordion, a melodica, and a large, purple, feathered hat that we found in the cupboard. We spend a lot of time in the back yard gathered around the orange, outdoor fireplace, which we fed with firewood we found on the property. One of the guests slept in the airstream and enjoyed it, although the mornings in March can be a little cold.

    We spent a majority of our days on the beach, which is 3 short blocks away and used the surf and boogie boards that we found in the garage. Downtown Ocean Beach (on Newport Ave.) is a fun, quirky slice of Southern Californian beach culture, and has the best fish tacos (it doesn't matter which restaurant you go to). We shopped at the organic grocery store that was a few blocks away, and grabbed libations at the adjacent liquor store.

    We met Helene once, while she was working on improving the property further, and she was very nice and accommodating. Although we didn't need anything, we all felt that we could call her and ask at anytime.

    Overall, it was a great trip. The only downside is the airplanes that noisily fly overhead starting at about 7:30 am in the morning. It is fine when you are inside, but can make talking a little tough when you are outside (overall, not a huge problem).

    March 2013
  • We loved staying at the Ocean Beach house. It had everything we needed and more. Really appreciated the attention to detail. Lovely interior, Helene has great taste! Great location, close to the stores, restaurants and the beach. Highly recommended!

    February 2013
  • This house is very sweet and comfortable. We enjoyed San Diego like local people, and the instruction is very helpful.

    February 2013
  • My family and I (11 persons) had a wonderful time in Helens two houses. We held our Christmas holiday in San Diego and it was a perfect location for two families travelling together. We loved the city and would love to go back some day :-)

    December 2012
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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.
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