Amazing Cottage at the Beach in OB!

House - Entire home/apt · Cape May Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107, United States
Your host, Joanie
93 Reviews
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The Space

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.

Guest Access

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!

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $875 /week
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Joanie was very communicative and ready if we had any questions. All instructions were clear-cut and delivered in a timely manner. The cottage was beautifully decorated, clean, and homey. Every part of her description is accurate - it was a wonderful stay!

    July 2014
  • Joanie kept the process easy and efficient. The cottage was perfect for us. It was cute, well decorated, clean and had the perfect location. Would love to stay again.

    July 2014
  • Everything about this place is magic! From the moment we arrived - we instantly fell in love with the charming cottage on the beach and were so sad when our weekend stay was over. We had the pleasure of meeting Joanie on the day we checked in and she was so sweet and accommodating (letting us check in a tad early!). The snacks/fruit/water she provided was much appreciated and a great added touch. On top of everything the location of the house is PERFECT - in walking distance to everything you'll need or want to do! We will definitely be back again!

    June 2014
  • The cottage was great. It was clean and the extra items of water, fruit and snacks was very thoughtful and welcome. We had a lovely stay and though we didn't meet Joanie, all communication was prompt and clear.

    June 2014
  • This cottage is a little piece of Heaven. It is exactly as pictured. We had a nice time having our coffee on the front patio in the morning and enjoying a glass of wine there at night. The cottage felt like home to me. I discovered that Joanie and I have the same taste in decorating a home. We road bikes everywhere, never used our car. The beach is amazing during the day and night. We enjoyed an evening stroll on the beach, many others were doing the same. We also enjoyed the local restaurants and barbecued dinner on the front patio one night.

    The tenants in the back are quiet and very nice, you don't even know that they are there. Joanie stocked the house with juice, water, fruit, snacks and everything that we needed to make coffee or tea. We are already planning our next stay here. Thank you so much Joanie.

    June 2014
  • We had an amazing week at Joanie's cottage. The cottage was just as presented in the pictures and the kitchen had fruit, juice, coffee and snacks for us to enjoy. It is just a few houses down from the beach and was absolutely perfect for us with our 3 year old. The neighborhood is so laid back and almost everyone is incredibly friendly. The only down point would be the tenants in the back as they were not very friendly but we didn't let that bother us. We used the bikes for a relaxing ride a few mornings and enjoyed using the boogie boards and chairs from the garage. Joanie checked in with us during our stay to make sure we were all set and to see if we needed anything which was great. This was our first experience renting a place like this and we were so fortunate that this was the place we stayed. We are very much looking forward to returning again and again. Thanks!!

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at the cottage. The cottage had everything we needed.
    Thank you Joanie for maintaining the cottage so well. We hope to stay there again in the future.

    June 2014
  • My best friend and I had an absolutely amazing stay at Joanie's cottage. The location is perfect - the beach is steps away from the cottage and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The cottage itself is very clean and cozy. Check-in/check-out was simple and easy. Thank you to Joanie, I cannot wait to come back one day!

    June 2014
  • Our stay here was amazing! The cottage was very clean and exactly as described. It is right by the beach and close to the main area of Ocean Beach. The cottage was stocked with towels and even some shampoos and soaps. Joanie even left us snacks and juices! I would stay here again in a heart beat!

    June 2014
  • Joanie was great as she returned any emails/texts with a quick response prior to our arrival. The beach house was very clean, charming & comfortable. You can't beat being close to the beach! We would not hesitate to vacation there again. The experience was so much more relaxing than staying at the typical crowded hotel.

    May 2014
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I am a Registered Nurse, my husband is a Pharmacist. We moved here from Denver, Colorado. We have lived in San Diego for 21 years, and have owned this cottage for 11 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!! We now have another beach rental to offer. It is a 2 bedroom house, 3 blocks from the beach. It is available just in time for summer 2014. The Airbnb title is "Adorable 2 Bedroom Ocean Beach Casita"
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