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

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ocean Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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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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based on 34 traveler reviews

Vacation with Your Dog at Dog Beach...Beach Front!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 46 reviews

Perfect place for dogs and kids!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect walk out the gate down to the beach! I wanted something with easy access to the beach since I came alone with 4 kids under 8 and my two pugs and this was perfect! We were able to get everywhere we needed with a short walk and house was perfect size! Thank you Sharron for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria BC

Great space, great location in Ocean Beach

  • 5 of 5

Sharron was very helpful in getting us settled and oriented. The kitchen was well equipped and the gas stove was a real treat. Good parking in the carport.

Two recliners in the living room-no fighting!

The beach is steps away out the back gate. The garden is lovely.

The neighbourhood of Ocean Beach is terrific. Lots of restaurants, shopping, antiquing, pubs etc.

The pier, the surfers and the sunsets are outstanding.

The only issue is the same for lots of San Diego neighbourhoods-noise from the jets using the airport. You get used to it.

If you have a dog with you this is the place for you as dog beach is right there!

We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice rental the location was great. Dog beach right at your backyard, which our dog had a chance to enjoy everyday. Close to Fiesta Island, which is also a favorite for our furry baby. Sharron was a good host. Our only gripe was the queen bed was way too soft and the box spring creaked with just the slightest movement. Time for a replacement. So after the 1st night, we slept in the 2 twin beds which were much more comfortable and worked out okay. Would consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simi Valley

Great Place to Stay With Dogs

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time here. The dogs enjoyed the beach and it's great that you can just walk there from the back gate. It's a duplex, with a single story unit on the bottom (the rental) and the owner lives on the 2nd and 3rd floors. We rarely heard her, though we would occasionally hear her dogs run across her floor (which wasn't loud because they're little dogs). The flooring in the unit is tile and the furniture is leather; perfect for lounging with your pooches. The TV doesn't get a lot of channels; I think it's probably the smallest cable package available (my husband was a bit disappointed to not be able to watch his favorite shows on The Travel Channel) and I don't think it's a DVR (if it was, I couldn't figure out how to rewind live TV), but that's OK; it's a vacation! We should have been out and about instead of watching TV! There's a full kitchen with stove and microwave, but all we used was the fridge to store the dog food and restaurant leftovers. The beds were a bit more firm than we're used to, but we've got a Sleep Number-style bed at home, so it's rare to find anything like that when traveling. The sofa and recliners were comfortable. There are closets in both bedrooms with lots of storage space. The WiFi works well. The shower has a lot of water pressure.

Sharon was very helpful with explaining how everything worked and offered to dog-sit if we needed it.

There are also many dog-friendly restaurants nearby. The Daybreak Island Grill is within walking distance and serves great Hawaiian-themed food. A little further down on Newport Avenue is Mike's Taco Club (dog-friendly patio). Lots of unique tacos; hubby LOVED the octopus taco (not my cup of tea).

Anyway, it was a great place to stay and we'd love to do it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great vacation. I strive to make a nice place for all my vacationers to have a super-good time and not to worry about their dogs. This is a doggie paradise and anybody who loves their dogs enough to take them on vacation deserves one too!
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Relaxing, walking distance to everything & the dogs were in heaven😊

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here. Great time again, will for sure be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Holiday Weekend

  • 4 of 5

My wife & I took our 2 dogs to Dog Beach for the Labor Day Weekend. We stayed 4 nights & were joined by 1 other adult with her 2 dogs. We had concerns that the home would be too small, but there is plenty of room inside & also the adjoining rear yard and covered patio area was large enough to accommodate us. The main bedroom is roomy and has small desk, big closet & flatscreen TV. The secondary bedroom has 2 beds & big closet. The kitchen & refrigerator were more than adequate & we cooked most of our meals there. There is also both Keurig & standard coffee maker. The toaster didn't work well & should be replaced. Having only 1 bathroom and 3 adults presented its challenges, but all in all, the property was well maintained & adequate for our stay. As most others have reported, the owner lives onsite in upstairs unit & the rental is downstairs with only a view looking out into the rear yard (not the beach). However, you can see a little bit over the fence of the city lights across the channel & that was nice. As also noted in most reviews, there's a rear gate that leads directly to the surrounding beach and wetland area that provides primo access to anywhere you want to go (Dog Beach, Wetlands trails, etc). From the rear gate, you have a commanding view of the area beaches, wetlands, ocean, and even Sea World, who had nightly fireworks to entertain us. The few downsides to our trip were: When we arrived, temp inside unit was 80 degrees, so we turned on the AC. However, after several minutes we realized it was only blowing hot air (temp actually increased two degrees) and turned it off. We later learned there isn't AC, so we were relegated to using the ceiling fans (dated, but sufficient) & some floor fans that are provided (some worked, some don't). You would think at the beach that the temp inside would be comparable to the outside temp, but this unit is very warm inside. Also, I wasn't thrilled with the parking situation. While there is 1 dedicated parking space for the unit inside the carport, the owner parks in adjoining space so there isn't much room for 2 cars (we could barely open our car doors & packing/unpacking was tricky). As for street parking, forget it. Very hard to get. I noticed the same cars parked in front of unit & across the street for entire stay (never moved), and we had to park our 2nd car several houses away. Lastly, furniture & beds are very uncomfortable, but there are 2 decent recliner chairs in living room.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This unit is on the beachfront and gets a lovely ocean breeze. I live on the 2d and 3d floors which can get hot because the heat rises. But I open the windows and the breeze flows right through and keeps everything quite cool and pleasant. The rental unit has two French doors that open onto the patio/backyard. Each has two side panels that open to safety screens and allow that beautiful breeze to drift through the unit keeping it quite comfortable. But, for some reason, these folks kept the windows shut or open only a tiny bit...even after I suggested they open them. I'm sorry they were hot but that could have been avoided by simply opening up the unit to the ocean breeze. As for the toaster...I'm guessing they tried to use the toaster/broiler oven. But I don't understand why they didn't use the brand new toaster that is sitting on the counter. The current tenants say it works fine.
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Other Activities: boating, wildlife viewing, shopping, kayaking, mini golf, racquetball


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Ocean Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2016 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
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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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Ocean Beach 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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