STEPS TO THE BEACH, SHOPS, & RESTAURANTS - OCEAN BEACH ORCA COTTAGE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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STEPS TO THE BEACH, SHOPS, & RESTAURANTS - OCEAN BEACH ORCA COTTAGE

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Our Ocean Beach Cottage is located one block from the beach and two blocks from the Ocean Beach Pier and the lively main street of Newport Avenue. Sit on the deck and watch the waves - cannot get better than that! Fall asleep to the sound of the waves...

Lovingly restored cute & charming 1930's Beach Cottage was completely renovated in 2008, offer all the comforts of a 'home away from home'. Beautifully designed, true to the beach cottage style, bright & airy, with wood and tile floors, fully equipped kitchens, raised ceilings with fans, front & back private decks, & a lush garden. The Orca Cottage charmingly parades original double-hung windows and a gorgeous claw foot tub. An on-site laundry facility, outdoor shower, and a place to safely store your surfboards are provided.

Off-street reserved parking (a rare commodity in these parts) is available.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Next Stop: San Diego

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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4.2
based on 13 traveler reviews

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STEPS TO THE BEACH, Shops, & Restaurants - Ocean Beach Orca Cottage
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STEPS TO THE BEACH, Shops, & Restaurants - Ocean Beach Orca Cottage
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Ocean Beach San Diego County
Twin Cities, MN
5

IT WAS EVERYTHING WE WERE LOOKING FOR AND MORE

  • 5 of 5
We were originally looking at hotels for our trip to San Diego, but I randomly came across this property while checking other options....Our trip was so much better because of it! As soon as we walked in the door, we fell in love with the place. It was very clean and well kept, the kitchen was ready for all of our meal adventures (including some baking). Part of the fun of our trip was being able to make so many meals together...saved us a bunch of money, too. My wife really enjoyed the deck areas, great places to lounge around outside, and the neighborhood is quiet enough (except for the occasional plane overhead) that spending time outside isn't a problem.

The location is amazing! Not only is it close to a beautiful beach, but it's also really easy to get to the interstate. Easy access to everything else in San Diego. But no need to go too far because there's plenty to do just in the neighborhood. Be sure to eat at Hodad's (2 blocks away) during your stay.

The management is great, very easy to get a hold of and ready to answer any questions you might have. We highly recommend this place and hope it's available during our next visit.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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WORSE THAN OLD MOTEL 6 CLEANLINESS. :-(

  • 1 of 5
What would otherwise have been a nice stay at a quaint beach cottage was very much spoiled by the cleanliness of the cottage. Other than maybe the changing of sheets and towels, it's unlikely any other cleaning has been done here for quite a long time. The bathroom floor was dirty. We swept up enough hair from the bathroom floor to make a good sized hair ball. There was hair (long and short) on the floor and furniture all over the cottage. Inside doorknobs and drawer handles weren't clean - they were sticky and had debris on them. Sorry, that's disgusting. The shower curtain is moldy. The owner makes a big deal about keeping the cottage clean to the point of asking guests to remove their shoes to protect the wood floors, but the floors are of questionable cleanliness, so I wouldn't walk inside barefoot, and walking in socks just gets them dirty. If the cottage was actually clean it would be a nice home base while staying in San Diego.

A few idiosyncrasies:

Although the owner makes a big deal about being "green" (for example with an "on demand" water heater) the water heater is in the laundry shed outside. The flow from just the kitchen or bathroom sink isn't enough to get the water heater to turn on, but turning on the water in the tub is. So to get hot water in the kitchen or bathroom sink, you have to turn on the hot water in the tub and wait about two minutes for hot water in the tub, and then turn on the water in the bathroom or kitchen sink to get hot water at the sinks. We probably wasted more water than we used because of this -- that's far from being green. It's a little inconvenient, but this is a tolerable oddity.

I suggest washing the dishes and utensils you use before using them. The inconvenience of getting hot water to the kitchen probably had prior guests washing the dishes with cold water, so they're of questionable cleanliness.

If you're not familiar with Ocean Beach, you might be surprised by the frequency and volume of airport traffic overhead. Having previously spent many years in OB and San Diego, this wasn't an issue for us.

We left the cottage in cleaner condition than when we arrived, but blew off a day's rent and left a day early because we'd had enough of it. A quaint old beach cottage can be clean. Unfortunately this one isn't.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide all our valued guests with the best possible cleanliness, comfort and services. When you feel that we have failed to meet your expectations, it’s important for us to know, right away! We have a team of housekeeping professionals that carry the VRHP seal (Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals). They all strive to offer quality services & professional standard of cleanliness as reflected in our many favorable reviews. We strive to take great care of you while you are in San Diego as our valued guest!
We regret any inconvenience or frustration that your experience has caused you and do hope to welcome you back! Our guests are generally “WOW”ed by the entire experience of staying at any of our vacation rentals.
To ensure that we are meeting our guests needs, our housekeeping staff conducts themselves in a manner which reflects the high regard that we have for our Guests and properties; we've notified housekeeping management of your complaint and we are taking action!
We can only wish that you have at least taken the time to inform us that conditions were less than satisfactory. We would have had the chance to address this issue immediately! Unfortunately, you have opted not contacted us throughout your stay and have not given us the opportunity to correct the situation.
We do take pride in striving to be as green as possible. We do not, however, claim to have a LEED certification. At least, not yet. Becoming green is a work in progress and we are continuously making improvements to all our rentals. As one can see from the numerous excellent reviews we have received in the past from very satisfied guests, this instance is an exception. We have not received the Vacation Rental of the Year 2012 for not taking care of our guests.
As to having to washing dishes with cold water, we will be addressing amount of time hot water takes to reach the kitchen sink from the on-demand water heater by installing a recirculating pump. There is a fully functional dishwasher in the cottage.
This is a wonderful home and we want to make sure your vacation experience is uninhibited. If you have any questions or conditions are not to your full satisfaction, please contact us and we will be happy to address your questions. We cannot assist if we are kept in the dark! Give us the opportunity to make your stay the best ever!
We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Ocean Beach San Diego County
Bakersfield, CA
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SO CLOSE TO BEACH! 2ND STAY AND WE LOVE IT!

  • 4 of 5
This is our second time to stay at this location. What a lovely view of the surf and sunsets from the front deck. our family of 6 comfortably enjoy this cottage get away. Its easy walking distance to all Ocean Beach amenities. Coffee shops, fun and unique restaurants, antique shopping and much more. We love the OB pier and the pier café.
The owners are very easy to work with and communication is clear and prompt. The place is clean and well outfitted for a family vacation. Easy access to all San Diego locations from the Ocean Beach area.
We hope to stay here again in the future. Would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Ocean Beach San Diego County
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WALKING TO THE BEACH

  • 5 of 5
I loved the location, walking distance to everywhere, block from the beach, supermarket, bars, and restaurants. 10 mins from downtown and pacific beach. the whole area is very chill and everyone there is friendly, and also the neighbors. The house itself is very cozy, very modern, with wood floors, stand alone bath tub, all the cooking utensils to cook everything and anything. the patio space in front is quite chill with a view of the beach. I would recommend this location for small group or family, and i would want to return again.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas, thank you so much for the great review and we are happy we were able to make your stay enjoyable. Please let us know by email if there is anything that we can improve or add to the Orca Cottage. Cheers, Yasmin
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Ocean Beach San Diego County
Mesa, AZ
4

NICE PLACE, EVEN BETTER LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
This was a great place to stay; very close to the beach and stores all within walking distance. The major complaint i have, which is beyond the control of the owner, is that we were directly under the flight path of a major airport! As such, generally from the hours of 6am to 8am, there was nearly constant air noise - and its quite loud. The good news is that having to wake up early to the blast of airplanes allowed us to enjoy early morning walks on the beach.
The house sleeps 4-6, but keep in mind if you bring 6, two of you will be sharing a rather small futon, so be sure you like your bunkmate..alot.
The only other minor complaint i have is the laundry fee. Since you are given only 1 towel/person for a week, if you need to do laundry, its going to cost you. It could be cheaper to purchase cheap towels and throw them away rather than wash them. Its not expensive at about $6/load (wash and dry) but it feels a little like i was being nickle and dimed after paying so much for rental and cleaning. It would also be nice if there was an outdoor BBQ, and maybe some other beach toys for use. Other rentals in the area have more 'extra' amenities which are included in the rental fee.
Other than that, the house is very nicely furnished, and in a great location.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ocean Beach San Diego County
Des Moines, IA
5

GREAT BEACH RETREAT! PERFECT HIDEAWAY! EASY ACCESS TO EVERYTHING IN SAN DIEGO!

  • 5 of 5
Orca Cottage is exactly why we always go through VRBO! If you are looking for a well kept cozy cottage in Ocean Beach that has off-street parking and great amenities, this is it!

The property is exactly as described, and Yasmin and Bill are great to work with! The pre-arrival package is thorough and detailed, and access to the property to check in was simple! Owners contact you after checkin to see if there are any additional needs and contact information was posted at the property for any need.

Orca is a cottage, so don't expect a house in the suburbs! It's tastefully decorated, and includes wireless and cable. The decks on the front of the house and in the courtyard are great to relax and enjoy one of the last great beach cities!

Make sure that you enjoy the beach a block away, as well as journey north on the coast to places like Del Mar for views of the coast! Hit up Coronado Island and the beach there for crowds as well as explore the Gas Lamp quarter and Balboa park!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We do our best to ensure our guests have a wonderful time.
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.7 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Town
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-8
Car: not necessary

Ocean Beach is a small beach town without all of the usual bells and whistles typical of most popular beach towns. It's one of the few places left in San Diego where the shops are locally owned and managed. There is a lot to be said for this funky little beach town, with its collection of antique stores, restaurants, coffee houses, bike & surf shops, musicians, activists, & artists. Located only 7 miles from San Diego Downtown and 2 miles from Sea World it offers easy access to other San Diego attractions.

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Ocean Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 7 2014
5 night minimum stay
$295
$2,065
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 8 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
 
 
Winter 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
$4,620
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Winter 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 23 2014
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
$4,620
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.05%
Notes A property damage protection of $500 is authorized with a credit card and is part of the rental agreement. The credit card is not charged at the time of reservation.
Cancellation Policy: Reservation Deposit amount is refundable up to 30 (thirty) days prior to arrival date, minus $25 administrative fee. Within 30 days leading up to the rental period all advance rental payments will be forfeited.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Beach View ...
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot Tub
  • Orca 2-bedroom Cottage bathroom: claw foot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Simmon Beauty rest Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Tempur-Pedic Mattress
    Living Room - 1 queen , Tempur-Pedic Mattress
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Starter supplies of paper products, trash bags, and hand soap is provided.
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