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Richard Dodd

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Richard Dodd

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Ocean Beach House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 block to beach, short walk to town center, private yard

This modernized, air conditioned, non-smoking, family friendly beach cottage location, which is part of a well maintained duplex, is located in the prime, centrally located town of Ocean Beach, San Diego.

The property is well managed and maintained by the owners who occupy the adjacent duplex unit, so you can rest assured you are the sole guest allowing for rest, relaxation, and fun.


We are close enough to the ocean (1 block) such that you can hear the surf and sea lions at night. Stroll down in the morning with your coffee to check the surf and be in the water shortly thereafter.

This location is ideal for those seeking either a high walk-ability factor or as convenient launch point to day and night adventures allowing for a rich Southern California experience. You can see and hear the Sea World fireworks from outside the door!

Ocean Beach offers a unique blend of energy, diversity, and soul. As the saying goes, 'Ocean Beach: its an attitude not a place'. From hacky sacking, hula hooping, and people watching by the grass flat near the pier, to the weekly Farmers Market with Live Music, Llamas, shopping, and awesome fresh fare, to the vast offering of dining ranging from fish tacos to romantic fine dining there's something for everyone here and you'll be but minutes by foot to take it in at this rental.

We are fortunate that within this lively town we have respectful long term neighbors that are quiet, making our rental unit ideal for those vacationers and families seeking a place to retreat for evening rest and relaxation. We encourage all potential guests to consider what it is they want out of their precious vacation time and make sure that this quieter, non-partying location is a good fit.

Our unit features 2 comfortable queen sized beds, central AC/heat, plenty of private yard space, a high end kitchen, two flat screen TV's with cable, free NetFlix streaming, Roku3, Bluray/DVD player, and high speed (15Mbps) internet. Tank-less water heaters allow for relaxing post ocean swim showers, followed up with relaxation in a comfortable living room.

You'll have off street alley parking that allows for one full sized car, mid sized SUV, minivan, or mid sized Truck which is very desirable in this area. However if you chose, the property is but a $20 cab ride from the airport, so if you're looking to stay local, a rental car may not be needed. With cabs, bikes, and the trolley, a reasonably energetic person will fare very well! Our beach towns are extremely bike friendly.

We have boogie boards and surf boards, several bicycles, some fishing and snorkeling gear, beach chairs, and an umbrella for your use. There is a shared washer and dryer for your use on the property. You will have a Weber gas grill as well as a Weber charcoal with a coal starter, charcoal, lighter, and flavor chips provided. Fire it up and and you're good to go.

This is a comfortable rental unit for 4 people. Pictures and description are only so rich. To fully experience Ocean Beach San Diego, come stay at our property!

CHECK IN TIME: 3:00 pm Pacific Time, Day of Arrival

CHECK OUT TIME: 10:00 am Pacific Time, Day of Departure

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about our holiday rates or stay duration's.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Richard Dodd (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Richard Dodd

We live on the property in the front unit of the duplex. Ocean Beach is our home and we love it. We have extensive knowledge on what to do, who to talk to, and what to see during the day or night in Ocean Beach as well as the city.

On our off days we rarely get in our car to leave these few square miles we call home unless absolutely necessary; it has just about everything we need.

One of us is from the North East, one of us grew up in San Diego, and both of us are here to stay.

Richard Dodd purchased this house in 2010

Why Richard Dodd chose Ocean Beach

We have lived in Ocean Beach since 1998.

When this property became available, it fell into our laps and we think it was meant to be as it is a perfect fit for us.

We knew there was potential and have been upgrading ever since our move in. We are proud of our little slice of OB and are fortunate to have such a great community close by and friendly, long term neighbors.

As such, we've been renovating the property to create a space that we are comfortable in.

We're confident you will be comfortable and enjoy your stay as well.

What makes this house unique

We love hearing the waves and even the seals and sea lions on still nights.

While we will not advert a view, the sea world fireworks are something we like to view with a peak out from the side yard. The bedroom #1 window of rental allows for viewing the fireworks over the palms. We also enjoy seeing the tops of the 4th of July, PB, and Downtown fireworks when the weather permits.

While our property is a typical full lot in beach communities, we are fortunate to have a 'larger' backyard so close to the beach. Being 1 block from the beach allows you to retreat to a calmer, restful space in a matter of minutes. Coming home for lunch or an afternoon drink takes but a few minutes.

The beaches here are vast and you can always find a nice plot of sand to call your own for the day. Throw a line in the inlet for a little fishing if you choose or jump in to a volleyball pickup at the sand courts at the end of the block .

The West Coast is not particularly known for it's larger sandy beaches which makes us fortunate here in OB. With a little effort there are more secluded beaches very close by that will remove you from the manageable crowds here and make you feel as though you're away from the city , and we can happily provide the tips and tricks to get you there!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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based on 36 traveler reviews

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1 block from beach, family friendly, 5 minutes walk to town, central AC!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Dubuque IA

Exceeded Expectations!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Rich and Adrienne are top notch hosts. Their house is totally remodeled, spotlessly clean and decorated very nicely. They have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. From your private parking space to the fenced in yard with picnic table and outdoor seating. Perfect play area for our 1 year old grandaughter and dog. Tiki tourches add evening light. Inside you will be greeted to high end appliances, WIFI, TV and Netflix. Large bedrooms with large closets and modern bathroom. They even had a dog bed, bowls and towels for our dog. The house is a close walk to the beach and dog beach. This is the cleanest, most modern house we have rented and I would definetly rent from Rich and Adrienne again!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • of 5

Way exceeded my excpectations! I trusted the reviews and I'm so glad I did. Rich and Adrienne are so far the BEST hosts I've encountered after 10+ years of booking VRBO properties. The booking process was actually fun, informative, and effortless. Upon arrival I was welcomed by my own parking space. Are you kidding???? You're own parking the beach!!!!! Yes, that's right. And you enter through you're own PRIVATE backyard complete with wonderful furniture and tiki torches. There is an extra surprise in the backyard which is the "basement". Behind the secret door is everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, you could possibly want for having a blast at the beach. There are bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, surf board, and umbrella...and on and on. (We haven't even made it into the house yet and I'm already in heaven.) Upon opening the front door I let out a great big "WOW"! It's so charming and wonderfully upgraded and spotless. There was a surprise in the fridge for us....a FIRST time ever for this...first class service...we felt so welcomed. The kitchen has gorgeous counters, cabinets, appliances, and every upgrade you can imagine. It was completely stocked with spices and every kitchen pot, pan, and gadget you would ever need. They have set up every piece of entertainment technology you could want from Netflix to WiFi to Roku. The bedrooms were so comfortable and the bed.....what kind of bed was that anyway??? Best night sleep I've had in a long time. Oh, and that location!!! Far enough away from the beach busyness but close enough to walk to everything you'll need in 5 minutes or less. As you can tell, this was a wonderful rental and I could go on forever. Many thanks to Rich and Adrienne for the love and care they put into this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Windsor, California

Great stay!

  • of 5

The little house was charming and extremely functional - Rich and Adrienne have thought of details that families really appreciate and are so often missed. Half-n-half in the fridge! Tupperware, cookie sheets, and beach toys! Even a crockpot. And its walking distance to the pier, a lovely surfing beach, and a well-used dog beach. We had a blast - thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect place for us

  • 5 of 5

There were four of us in the house and it worked out perfectly. Everything was provided so we had to only worry about groceries. It was very quiet, the appliances were in great shape and we loved hanging out in the house on our down time. I would definitely stay here again. One block to the beach. Who could ask for more.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Nice beach getaway and pet friendly bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We always look for anywhere that we can take our small dog and the backyard was fully enclosed just as promised and private. The owners are right in the other duplex in the front and are great and extremely helpful. Unless we needed them for any reason, we barely saw them. They've done a great job of making their unit and the rental unit both private and very nice. Kitchen was modern and had everything you needed. Beach and downtown Ocean Beach is very easy walking distance. We loved funky Newport Avenue and the folks hanging out there were all friendly as can be. Thank goodness for the parking space! Do not even consider a rental in this area without one; it would stress anyone out trying to find parking at any time of the day or night! We were here in the winter and would very much like to come back for the summer sometime.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Diego

Best Vacation Rental in San Diego. Staying here should be your first option!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are fantastic and have done a wonderful job with this vacation rental. I had a difficult situation that changed some of the specifics of my stay and they were extremely attentive and accommodating. It doesn't hurt that upon arrival I had a growler of Pizza Port Ale waiting in the completely remodeled kitchen!

During the weekend I had a surf party with my Son and his friends and the rental had everything I needed including beach chairs and extra surfboards and boogey boards. The parking space in the back is an absolute must in Ocean Beach as street parking can be very difficult. This rental has it's own space and private entrance to the home!

If you need to conduct business while you are staying, the internet is flawless and fast enough to handle any workload you may have and the entertainment system is second to none.

Highly recommend this home to anyone visiting San Diego. Loved my time

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Old town Trolley
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear/Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Ocean Beach is centrally located and a short walk, bike or cab ride away from many attractions. Above and beyond the beautiful beach, Sunset Cliffs, and numerous diversified activities to suit all tastes, additional attractions within an hour of this location are gambling at the Barona Casino, excellent mountain biking and hiking in the Laguna Mountains, Knotts Soak City Waterpark, Duty Free Shopping, and for the adventurous Tijuana, Rosarito, and Tecate. Disneyland is a 1.5 hour drive and Los Angeles as well as Anzo Borrego State Park are a 2 hour drive making for reasonable day trips.


Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Ocean Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 23 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 29 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Non refundable cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.05%
Notes Deviations from event periods are based on availability, so please ask.

Additional $50/dog cleaning fee and $150 refundable damage deposit applies to Guests with dogs.

Please allow 21 days to receive your security deposit via USPS in check form.

Please contact us with any questions.

Cancellation Policy

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


Ocean Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom was renovated recently and has a marble counter-top. You will love the shower head as it is a common rave among those who stay here. There is an outdoor, cool water shower available for after the beach rinse offs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom #1 is equipped with a flat screen tv on the wall, basic cable, free netflix account, and a Roku3. Plenty of content. The beds are new and comfortable. There is plenty of closet space outfitted with wooden hangers and a dresser within. There is ample cabinet space above the closets. Ceiling fan will keep you cool during the summer. During the season at night the Sea World fireworks can be seen out of the bedroom window. Bedroom #2 is similar to bedroom #1, though there is no Television. There is built-in shelving which will act as a dresser and there is plenty of closet and cabinet space within the room. Ceiling fan to keep you cool on the rare hot night. Full sized Aerobed available upon request.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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