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Vacation with Your Dog at Dog Beach...Beach Front!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

This comfortable beach condo has been completely renovated (and dog proofed) with stainless steel kitchen, Italian-tile floors, marbleized bathroom, and patio. Go out the back gate onto dog beach for an off-leash stroll with your pooch (all breeds) 24/7.

Enjoy the Snowy Egrets, pelicans, ducks, and sandpipers in the estuary; meander along the bike path for other birdwatching or use the one bike; a two-minute walk West along the bike path to the public (no-dog) beach and surfing, boogie boarding (four on site), or just watch the surf crash on the rocks. Walk two minutes East to the skate-board park and wild-life viewing.

The main shopping area of 'OB' (Ocean Beach) is within walking distance, including antique row. So is fishing off the OB pier or surfing alongside it. Restaurants range from the quick-and-cheap to on-the-waterfront-moderately-pricey. There are many nightspots. You will not want to miss this last-of-the-original beach town atmosphere complete with street fair every Wednesday.

Ocean Beach is centrally located. It is a ten-minute drive to Mission Valley shopping malls, Sea World, Balboa Park, Old Town, Downtown San Diego, Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, and the main airport. It is 20 minutes to the Tiajuana border, Wild Animal Park, and LegoLand.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sharron (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Sharron

Hi. I'm a retired lawyer. My hobbies are playing duplicate bridge and watching football...not at the same time! I completely renovated this unit, inside and out, a few years ago. It was a true labor of love so it is near to my heart. I try to maintain it in top condition. It's near to most places you'd want to visit in San Diego and borders the beach. The Wild Animal Park and the Tiajuana border are about 20-30 minutes away. Naval bases are 10-12 minutes. It's about a mile off Interstate 8 that connects with the other freeways. I love Ocean Beach. It's one of the original So. California beach towns.

Sharron purchased this condo in 1997

Why Sharron chose San Diego County

There's just no place like Ocean Beach in my eyes. I love it here. It's a very relaxed natural atmosphere; no 'artificial environment' like you find in some other communities. I walked my dogs on Dog Beach every Friday afternoon for 25 years. Finally, I knew I had to make it permanent. Ocean Beach as a community is very dog-friendly. There are even some outdoor dining establishments that allow your dog to lie at your feet while you dine. And there are some dog-centric events such as the annual 'weiner-dog' races on Dog Beach. There's a Farmer's Market every Wednesday afternoon and lots of community events such as kite-flying in March, christmas parade, beach-blanket bingo,and sand castles after Thanksgiving, etc..

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a wonderful slice of heaven!"
Aug 2014
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Vacation with Your Dog at Dog Beach...Beach Front!
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews

Dog beach rental was great

  • 4 of 5

Great place to come with your dogs and kids!!! The property is located near the dog beach which was perfect for our family. Sharon was great she welcomed us and even watched our dogs while we went on a whale watch. It's a bit loud as it is in the path of the airport and sea world does fire works every night but overall a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Dog Vacation spot!

  • 4 of 5

If you love vacationing with your dog at the beach, this is the place. Quaint little place, with quick access to Ocean Beach Dog Park. By far the best dog beach, Ive been to. The home was clean & well maintained. Sharron was very nice and offered dog sitting if we decided to enjoy the day in/around SD. Ocean Beach does have a local vibe to it that isn't overtly touristy, but you cant complain about the location...everything is close. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Not only was Sharron amazing the premises vere clean, dog friendly, and the yard was beautiful. We were in a total ZEN. The beach was only steps away. Again we had an amazing stay and will definitely stay again! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My favorite dog beach/OB property

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at or close to dog beach a number of times. Sharon's house is my favorite. First, there is Sharon, she works hard to make sure your stay is good. The location is central to OB eateries so walking is not too much of a chore (surfside pizza is 3 or 4 blocks away). The guest rooms have two twins, the "master" has one double or maybe queen. This house is quiet (although i usually travel during non noisy times) and the neighbors are not rowdy at night. If you have dogs, which is the number one reason to stay here, the yard is a yard. It is covered in wood chips as the primary ground cover so cleaning up after your dog is fairly easy. The side of the house has a sump pump to remove water if you need to rinse your animals. She has a nice assortment of toys to use on the beach and the trail behind the house is a short stroll to Dog Beach. The kitchen has nice appliances and an assortment of stuff with which to cook, although i drive here and bring my own knives, spatulas, extra cotton hand towels and extra paper towels just to make life easier for me. The fridge is bigger than i can imagine anyone would ever need.

if your first time remember the jets take off usually just south or north of the house and it can get a bit noisy during the day. In the back bedroom however i never hear the jets. The back and guest bedrooms are actually really quite likely because there are 2 other floors above you. The trail to the beach is above the fence, so it isn't hard to look into the house, but the blinds work well and keep the house dark at night.

The nicest part is the house is cozy enough you can probably leave your 4 legged kids and go out to dinner, Sharon will walk down to check on them. Dog sitters are tough to find for a long stretch but there are many who will do a 20" to 30" visit for $20-30.

For the dad's (and moms) who have to unload the car, access to the house is through the car port and makes loading easier. I have an F150 and it is a little tight but we (the kids and I) could get in and out easily.

Honestly this is a place I hate to review since it makes it harder to get a reservation but Sharon works hard and deserves the kudos for having such a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review. I do try hard to make your stay as great as possible. I really think that people who love their dogs (and other pets) enough to take a vacation with them, deserve a few breaks...hence, the free help with pet-stuff.
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Sharron's place is lovely, the house is comfortable and the back yard is a beautiful space, lush with flowers and greenery. Sharron herself is very friendly and helpful - she even let us stay for a while beyond check out time. Ocean Beach is a fabulous, laid back town. The dog beach is one of the most fun hang outs on the face of the earth. You've never seen so much happiness in one place, with so many exuberant dogs running around! We will be returning.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to bring your dog

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen was well appointed. Patio got a little dirty based on the backyard, so besides sand expect to drag some bark into the house. Fantastic location if you plan on spending time on the beach with your pooch. Surf Rider Pizza right down the street (very good pizza and great spinach salad,) otherwise a bit of a walk to Newport Ave if you're looking for different fair. Get insurance, we were driving out from Tucson and all felt fine, but had a family medical emergency two days prior...when I explained the situation to Sharron she replied "that's what travel insurance is for." Just a reminder that this is a business without cancellation fees (unless your mother-in-law goes into surgery greater that 90 days out,) I went with my pup while my wife flew back east. Had to move the WiFi from the front room to get Netflix to work, limited TV stations (no ESPN on a bachelor week with my dog during March Madness not optimal,) so we got a lot of beach time.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: boating, wildlife viewing, shopping, kayaking, mini golf, racquetball


Rates & Availability

Ocean Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2016 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.05%

Monthly rate based on 4 weeks; Monthly available $2700/month post-Labor Day -Pre-Memorial Day; Call owner at 619-223-1400 to book; Summer season rents weekly Saturday to Saturday only; You should obtain travel insurance to protect you if you need to cancel for any reason. Cancellation more than 90 days in advance, we will refund everything except 15% & merchant charges . No cancel later.

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San Diego County Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Crib: PlaySchool available
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Couch makes into double bed, Blender, Coffee Maker and Coffee Grinder, Keurig coffee maker, expresso maker, Toaster-Oven, Patio Furniture, Bar-B-Q, Beach Chairs, Ice-Chest,Reading Library, Towels, Bed Linens, radio-alarm clock, Two Bicycles, Four Boogie Boards, Covered Parking for 1 car, No Smoking indoors, off-site laundry facilities near by.

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