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.
7/11/13: We have added 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 mom & pop 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 the planes from time to time.
*** 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.
Joanie was easy to reach and ask questions. Her place is exactly as described - cute and beach themed. We were there for four days and wished we could have stayed longer! Steps from the beach and just a short walk to OB's downtown - lots of restaurants and bars. Will definitely request Joanie's place next time we can vacation by the beach!!
It was amazing! Perfect little beach house in a great area. Joanie is an excellent hostess who has thought of everything! Being in the flight path could get a little loud at times, but, hey, you're at the beach, you get over it rather quickly! We took our 2 boys and our dog and we had an awesome time.
Joanie thought of everything from sunscreen and beach towels to fruit and bottled water. She sent a welcome email with all the information I needed. The cottage was wonderful and we didn't want to leave. If we ever come back to Ocean Beach we will stay here again.
My husband and I highly recommend staying here! From the moment we pulled into the driveway, it was exactly as pictured. We loved everything starting with its proximity to the beach to the full interior. Besides it's overall cleanliness which was very important to us, there was also coffee, creamer, some snacks and drinks provided that made the arrival that much better, especially after traveling before you have a chance to get to the grocery store. This is a great location to anything you want to do in San Diego. It's in a safe spot in OB just a few blocks away from the fun. As for the zoo, Coronado Island, Old Town San Diego and La Jolla, it's just a quick 20 minute drive away. We would highly recommend staying here and are definitely looking forward to coming back!
This cute cottage by the beach was just perfect for us. The cottage is just steps from the beach, and comes with everything we needed to enjoy the beach, including beach chairs, beach towels, and sand toys. We loved being able to walk barefoot out from the cottage straight to the beach. Joanie was very accommodating and answered all our questions quickly, and the cottage was supplied with fresh fruits and healthy snacks - what a nice surprise! The only downside is that there seems to be airplanes and helicoptors flying overhead all the time. I presume this is true for all OB locations, though. We would definitely stay there again the next time we're in the area.
This OB cottage is in wonderful condition and in a great location, just steps to the beach and close to all of the local restaurants and shops. The off-street parking is definitely a bonus and the water and snacks we found in the kitchen were perfect after a long day of travel. We hope this place is available the next time we're in town!
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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!
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