USA California San Diego Ocean Beach Listing #9638

Cottage By The Sand - San Diego, CA

31 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 Queen Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
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Adorable seaside cottage w/ full kitchen, private enclosed yard - walk to beach

Escape to beautiful Ocean Beach at this cute cottage complete with a full kitchen, enclosed back yard, and furnished deck and patio all just a short walk from the surf and sand.

This one-bedroom surfer's cottage is located right at the top of Ocean Beach, off W. Point Loma Blvd. Walk across the street and out onto the soft white sands of the neighboring beach. Head down to Newport Avenue in the heart of Ocean Beach for several shops and restaurants, or stroll out onto the Ocean Beach Pier, the longest pier on the West Coast and the longest concrete pier in the world. Cast a line over the side and fish for everything from calico bass and yellowtail to mackerel and even barracuda, all less than a mile from your front door.

This quaint cottage combines vintage Southern California beach sensibilities with plenty of modern amenities, including an electric fireplace, making it a comfortable, oceanside home away from home.

Step through the front door of your rental into a cozy interior wrapped in rich, knotty pine with exposed beams above and hardwood floors below. The pass-through living area has side-by-side armchairs where you can kick back and enjoy a refreshing cross breeze from the front to the back.

The adjacent kitchen has lots of prep space and is fully equipped with plenty of essential cookware and dinnerware, plus a full array of appliances including a stainless steel refrigerator, full-size range, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, wine chiller, and even a dishwasher to help you keep the area nice and tidy during your stay. Close by, there's an intimate dining table or you can enjoy meals out back in your private, enclosed yard with electric grill.

The single bedroom is located at the back of the house and features an inviting queen-size bed. With the addition of a full bath with a stand up shower, this home is ideal for a romantic getaway for two.

If you're lounging around at home, you can enjoy the complimentary WiFi or binge watch a new show on the flat screen TV with Netflix streaming. This TV is also equipped with a DVD player and there's a media library available as well. Or step out back and relax in your private, well-appointed back yard. This home also comes with a washer/dryer, so you can start each day of your vacation with fresh, clean clothes.

Staying in this lovely cottage puts you and your guests conveniently close to some of the hottest spots in San Diego! Visit SeaWorld located just two-and-a-half miles away for rides, shows, and other family-friendly attractions. Or head into downtown San Diego for museums, restaurants, and shops or to cheer on the Padres at Petco Park, all just seven miles away.

No matter what brings you to the gorgeous San Diego area, enjoy it all from this quaint seaside cottage in Ocean Beach. Make your reservation with us today!

*There are steps to enter this home, once inside it is step-free* A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Space heater

Kitchen & dining








DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Sound dock


Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs


Enclosed yard

31 reviews

Jamie S. Nov 2020
My second stay at this adorable bungalow, first time in the summer when I appreciated the breeze blowing through, now when it's cooler the "fireplace" heater kept it comfy warm. It's perfect for 1 ir 2 people. Thoughtfully stocked and set up with everything from coffee options to beach chairs. Love the patio with sofa seating, lounge chairs and dining area. Parking spot a bonus. Can't wait to come back!
Joyce L. Sep 2020
Perfect! Everything we needed. Close to everything. I would come back again!
Kaitlyn Q. Aug 2020
This little beach home was a great location to OB! We rented cruisers and were able to ride anywhere we needed within 10 minutes. Nice and clean place with an adorable little front patio.
Carmina P. Aug 2020
We loved the outdoor patio space to lounge around or enjoy a meal. It was a perfect space to stay at home and avoid crowds, but also walking distance to many restaurant. I recommend!
Kenneth S. Nov 2019
Charming space in a great location.
James F. Oct 2019
Great spot
katherine m. Oct 2019
If you know OB and love all of its quirks, this is the quintessential pad.
Laura S. Aug 2019
This cozy cottage, tucked away in Ocean Beach, was perfect for the two of us! We felt immediately ‘at home.’ Comfortable furniture and darling decor. It has a well appointed kitchen, cheery bathroom, and nice closet. Lots of windows and a skylight for fresh air. Outdoors there are two private spaces, a front porch and a large patio in the back. And it’s just a hop, skip and jump from the beach. Also walkable for groceries, restaurants, bars, and sundries. This one goes on my ‘best places’ list.
Deanna F. Jul 2019
Great little space close to the beach and easily walking distance to restaurants and night life. Clean and cozy!
Ellyn K. Jul 2019
This was a perfect getaway for us. So close to the beach, shops and restaurants. The cottage had everything we needed.
Rebecca W. Jun 2019
I loved how the owner decorated the small place. The inside could not be any better. What I struggled with was the neighborhood itself. (Drugs, homeless, scooters, noise) If you are 35 and under and don't mind a party scene, it's perfect for you!
Ted C. Jun 2019
Had a Great time recommend bicycles every thing close by , couldn’t find anything I didn’t need to bring but food and bev of course beach two blocks away Quite ! Plenty of night life .Will Diffently be a trip back in ne’er future !!!!
Jannine K. May 2019
The location of this cottage is great. One block to the beach. A few blocks to restaurants and a small well stocked grocery store within walking distance. Has everything you need for a beach get-a-way. Yes there are planes going over all day from 6a-11p but you get used to it. The back patio is a great place to retreat to after a day at the beach. I'll be back for sure!
Judy B. Oct 2018
Comfortable cottage close to restaurants. Has everything you need just supply your food and drinks and right across the street from the beach.
Michelle C. Aug 2018
I rented the Cottage for a few nights with my daughter while we were moving her into SDSU. It was so great to not have to go back to a hotel after long days of shopping for dorm room stuff and moving into the dorm. We walked to the beach for a couple hours every day, shopped at the OC Wednesday street fair and had great meals at restaurants within walking distance.

The Cottage had everything we needed and probably more than we were able to enjoy! I will stay here every time I come visit my daughter at school! Love this place!
Ryan T. Aug 2018
Proximity to everything in OB is great.
Melody P. Jul 2018
Perfect spot for me and kiddo. Very close to beach and we enjoyed several eateries also totally walkable. Good location for Uber too, no trip was too pricey to get to neat-o places. I would stay again, and seemed a quality and value for the area. OB is def a 'Hippie Town' but that's what we wanted, w/ a Dog Beach that provided hours and hours of fun.
Lisa F. Jun 2018
Fabulous little house with all the amenities! Very clean and comfy! We didn’t want to leave! You can park your car and walk to restaurants, stores, and the beach! Fun! Fun! Fun!
Gary S. May 2018
This was a small tiny cottage. We loved it... It was a perfect little stay. I love that we can walk anywhere to get food, drinks, shopping, beach. Has a nice front patio and back patio with privacy. We have a mini cooper and it fit perfect in the drive way as parking can be hard to find.
Tim B. Apr 2018
First off, place is small, but at the same time perfect for a couple (maybe 3) people. It was well furnished, stocked and clean. The bed was very comfortable, and tucked in their like it is my wife liked to call it her 'nest'. What space you don't have inside is more than made up for with the outside space(s). They back area has multiple seating areas and a table that could be expanded to 6/8 or more. The seating area in the front was also very nice if you wanted to be out of the sun at certain times of day. If you're going to stay in OB the planes will be flying over from about 7 in the morning till around10pm. The locals call it the 'OB Pause' when they go over, just wait a few seconds, then conversation resumes. Actually got used to it after a couple days. Very close to the beach and the dog beach was fun to watch all the pets running and playing. We drove some but also used Uber/lyft to run up to PB or down to SD. Very close to the airport, next time maybe won't even rent a car. Only improvements we could think of were an ice maker and a WiFi extender so we could have coverage out back. Parking is a little tight in the driveway (this was communicated) so take a small car or park on the street. Overall a great experience and will stay here again next trip to OB
Beverly V. Oct 2017
Nice place for 2 adults.
Manager very helpful.
Christopher R. Sep 2017
The house is very close to the beach about a 5 minute walk to feet in the sand. It is right near the off leash dog area. There is plenty of restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. Limited on grocery stores, its mostly liquor store nearby. The 3rd corner restaurant was the bomb and reasonably priced with a lot of wine options. Not the cheapest joint but not overly priced. So many airplanes so many m----erf---ing airplanes. Airplanes fly overhead all day and into the late evening. This was the biggest disappointment but otherwise an awesome time! But don't try getting to bed early cause unless you can sleep at the airport.
Jacqueline S. Aug 2017
This little cottage was everything I could ask for and more! A beautiful accommodation with a lovely host! It had a gorgeous interior design: it was spacious, cozy, and super clean! I felt right at home. The two nights we spent was not enough and we did not want to leave! This place has a wonderful tranquility to it. My boyfriend and I are workaholics and barely have enough time to relax, so this was just what the doctor ordered. We found ourselves sleeping in on our first day because it was so hard to get out of that incredible bed that felt like a cloud. I also loved how we were provided with a generous amount of toiletries.
Pre and during my stay the communication was very prompt and any questions I had were answered very quickly. We were provided with everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. We have a Chevy Cruze so the compact parking wasn't a problem for us at all.
Talk about "location, location, location!" The location of this cottage is absolutely brilliant! In a quiet neighborhood there is almost everything you need right around the corner, (from grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, restaurants, bars....etc) not to mention it's conveniently only a block away from the beach!
Oh and if you have a chance, check out the OB Noodle House! We ended up going back three times it was so good!
I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone who visits San Diego and wants that "home away from home" feeling! We can't wait to go back! :)
Benjamin S. Aug 2017
I stayed bere for a few days while on a business trip. Thought that it would be a nice change from a hotel and could cook my own meals, relax and get some beach time in after work. It was perfect for this! I rented a beach cruiser from K-Dubs (free pick uo and delivery) for a very reasonable price and did not need to get into my car once at the house.

As mentioned in the title the house is tiny but has good outdoor space which makes it feel larger than it is. It is well equipt and has most things one needs to be comfortable. I would recommend this house to a single person or couple but any more than this would be really crowded. Great location within walking distance to the beach and coffee shops, bars and restaraunts.
Mark D. Aug 2017
From 6:30 am to 10 pm, you will hear planes going overhead. It became a bit much for me over my 72 hours there. Cool house otherwise.
The cottage has a simple yet smooth flow throughout! It's a really unique place! Booking this place was fast and easy! Communication with the management was great! They check in regularly to make sure your stay is going good! I really appreciate that! I would definitely recommend to everyone!
Joseph A. Jul 2017
Awesome place, will rent in the future.
BRIITA N. Jun 2017
Very well designed small house a block off the beach. Had everything we needed and a wonderful location. Parking is very tight, so drive something small or be prepared to hunt for parking. Would absolutely stay here again.