About this listing
This is truly the most amazing location!! See and hear the sounds of the ocean, which is just 50 steps from the front door! Yet far enough that you will not be overwhelmed with noise.
Walk or bicycle 3 blocks to Newport Ave, OB's main street.
We are excited to offer our beach house in Ocean Beach, San Diego!
Incredibly adorable 1930's cottage, very cozy and inviting. Enjoy morning coffee, grill local seafood, or sip wine while you watch the sunset from the ocean view deck. You will be 50 steps from the sand! Breathe the sea air and listen to the waves crashing day and night.
You will have a comfortably furnished living/dining room, full kitchen and bath. There is a flat screen LCD TV and wireless internet service. The kitchen is equipped with full sized appliances, plus a microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. In the bedroom there is a queen bed, with cushy memory foam mattress. A queen Aerobed is also available. There is laundry on site, and garage parking for your vehicle. If you have a dog, there is a private dog run next to the house.
Shops, restaurants, and bars are within 3 blocks, including the famous Hodad's for burgers, and South Beach Bar & Grill for fish tacos. A great Farmer's Market happens every Wednesday afternoon. There is a pier for fishing or to stroll along, and a cafe at the end. There is a leash-free dog beach 4 blocks away.
Ocean Beach is a funky little unpretentious town, with colorful locals. This is the perfect spot to experience San Diego without any stress. It is a one of a kind, relaxed, non-touristy community. We are a 10 minute drive from San Diego International Airport and Sea World, 15 minutes from Downtown San Diego and the SD Zoo.
We believe our cottage is on the best block in Ocean Beach. We have beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and a barbeque grill/charcoal for you to use. There are also two beach cruiser bicycles, all located in the garage. Our goal is to make your getaway very special and memorable.
During the summer months we will have a window air conditioner in the living room. You won't need it too often, but when you do, it pretty much cools the whole cottage.
We have a keyless entry system on the front door. This makes it very simple to come and go as you please, no keys to hassle with and no coordinating a meeting time. We live close by and will be available 24/7 by phone or text for any questions or concerns.
Interaction with Guests
Feel free to call or text if you need us for anything!
Ocean Beach has a real community feel, very small townish within the big city. Many independent, eclectic, shops and restaurants, very few corporate chain places.
Newport Avenue is the main street, and has most of the retail and eating establishments. It is 3 blocks away, an easy walk or bike ride. Dog beach is 3 blocks to the North.
If you will be leaving the area to see other Sn Diego attractions, a car is recommended. There is bus service, with a bus stop 2 blocks away also.
Other Things to Note
The Pacific Ocean is right outside your door!! Walk barefoot to the beach every day, enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the deck.
Being so close to the airport, you will hear planes taking off. They start around 6:30 am and stop at about 11pm.
*** As of 3/23/15, our cozy studio on the same property is listed on Airbnb. Lots of availability for your summer getaway! Just go to 92107, "amenities" "key words" and type in "beachside studio with parking"
Absolutely no smoking, inside or out. We only ask that you respect our house, and treat it as if it were your own. This is not a party house, and there are neighbors with school aged children, so please be respectful of their need for quiet after 9 pm. Laundry room and garage are shared with guests in the back. Please take out your trash, wash dishes that you use, and clean up after your dog.
From the moment we arrived at the cottage we felt at home. What a sweet place to experience the rest and relaxation that only a beach vacation can provide. From sunrise to sunset if we weren't on the beach we were on the porch of our little place and it was lovely to look out at the ocean waves and watch the surfers. The bed is comfy and the pillows fluffy. Joyful experience!
Great House! Great Location! Great Time! Great Host! Even better than the photos show. We will come back. Highly recommended.
Joanie's cute and very clean cottage is perfectly equipped for some relaxing days by the sea! She is and excellent host and made us feel at home and we spent a great time there! We enjoyed riding the bicycles that she provides for her guest and the beach toys and umbrella were also great to have cause as it is described this awesome cottage is literally speaking 10 steps away from the beach!
Beautiful cottage, beautiful location, equipped with everything you would need for a great holiday. You won't want to leave!
What a PERFECT vacation! This beach cottage has everything you could possibly want for a RELAXING time at the beach or just strolling through town. I arrived and while unpacking, I was pleasantly surprised with a bottle of WINE and a CUTE birthday card from Joanie! This little vacation escape was my SUMMER 60th birthday present to me.
The cottage was stocked with everything you could need; bottled water, fresh fruit (the peaches were YUMMY), organic coffee, teas, orange juice…plenty of spices and condiments if you wanted to cook. Restaurants were within walking distance so didn’t need to drive once I arrived. The driveway was a HUGE plus since parking was a premium during my stay (Saturday/Sunday) and lots of people enjoying the beach. The BEACH REALLY is just a few steps away from the cottage. Oh, and Newbreak Coffee and Café (wonderful cinnamon roll, omelet and of course, hot coffee) and South Beach Café and Grille (mahi taco and lobster taco) came recommended and did NOT disappoint!
The den was quite comfortable for just lounging around in but honestly I spent more time on the patio enjoying the view. The bedroom was very comfortable and clean. No need to run the a/c. The opened windows and doors provided plenty of air but nice to know it was there if needed.
My little dog enjoyed her stay too. She watched the ocean from the fenced patio and got to walk on the dog beach just a couple of blocks away.
Joanie, this was the BEST vacation I’ve had in years! I only wish I could have stayed longer. Think I could have just moved in! NEXT time I’ll plan on a longer visit!
Thank you for making my BIG 6 0 one I won’t forget!!!
Schattig huisje, direct aan het strand. Een welkomspakketje stond klaar, net zo als een extra luchtbed. Helemaal geweldig. De buurt deed ons wat denken aan een hippie commune, in ieder geval heeft iedereen een surfplank en een hond. Lekker gegeten in de restaurantjes die Joanie had aanbevolen.
Joanie was a wonderful host! The listing was just like in the pictures, and the neighborhood was both eclectic and welcoming. Joanie had snacks and beverages waiting. Both the kitchen and bathroom were stocked with everything we needed from pots and pans to plenty of linens and toiletries. Property is just steps from the sand, who could ask for anything more? We were able to park and walk to where ever we needed - restaurants, shops, dog park. Speaking of dogs, the dog run on the side of the house was so convenient although the very back gate/fence might be a little low for larger dogs, especially if they jump. We had such a good time, we checked to see if there was availability for just one more night, but unfortunately it was booked :( Oh well, we'll just have to come back for sure - and soon!
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About the Host, Joanie
I am a Registered Nurse, my husband is a Pharmacist. We moved here from Denver, Colorado. We have lived in San Diego for 22 years, and have owned this cottage for 12 years. We love the home town feel of Ocean Beach, and the convenience to all of the attractions San Diego has to offer. We have been Airbnb hosts since 2/2013, and are loving every minute of it!