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Beachfront House - Right on the Beach in Ocean Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

house, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

This private home is in an amazing Ocean Beach (OB) location – steps to the beach with great views and amenities.

This recently remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on the 2nd story level features a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. All the kitchen appliances and utensils you need for a relaxing vacation including: blender, coffeemaker, toaster oven and full-size oven, 5-burner gas stove and a variety of pots and pans. The kitchen also has a bar-height counter and stools in addition to the dining area table with amazing views of the beach. Watch the sunset as you dine.

The master bedroom features a queen-sized bed, vaulted ceiling, and access to an outdoor patio, unique custom bath with tropical tiling, oversized tub and custom shower.

The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms both feature tropical décor and queen and full-sized beds, respectively.

This house also includes a private tropical patio area as well as a balcony off of the entryway and master bedroom. There is a washer and dryer in the unit. 2 off-street parking spots provided – a premium for being so close to the beach

For entertainment and business (if you choose to do any) this house features an HDTV along with wireless internet access.

Nice quiet OB location, yet close to everything San Diego has to offer. With only a few steps to the beach you can’t beat this location – perfect for surfing, kayaking, body boarding – or just relaxing on the beach. You can even watch the surfer’s and beach action right from the dining room table - you may even see dolphins playing in the surf. With views from living room, dining room and kitchen you will never feel far from the beach.

This house is an easy walk (just a few blocks) to the famous OB pier (the longest concrete pier on the west coast) and the main business district of Ocean Beach – Newport Avenue. On Newport you will find restaurants (ask about our favorites), antique stores, coffee houses, bars, bike and surf shops. On Wednesday evenings Newport Avenue features a Farmer’s Market where you can find local fruits, vegetables and flowers, street performances and food vendors.

Come spend a relaxing vacation at our beachfront paradise.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About The Owner

My wife and I bought this property when we were in our early 30's. We have used it as our primary residence and as a rental for over 40 years. We completed a major remodel in 2007 and since then have continued to make additional improvements each year. We now live here for about 4-5 months in the winter and then in a small town northwest of Tahoe the rest of the year. We love our OB home as do our kids who love spending time with us at the beach. Great California beach community!!!

The Owner purchased this house in 1980

Why The Owner chose San Diego County

We have owned many homes in Ocean Beach over the last 35+ years. They have all had their own unique qualities but in the end we chose this unit as our favorite because of a combination of view, closeness to the beach and location.

What makes this house unique

Great beachfront location with great views. 2 off-street parking spots. Private patio and balcony.


Ocean Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beachfront House - Right on the Beach in Ocean Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Great location and perfect for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just had the opportunity to spend a week here. What a great experience this was for our family. Right on the beach and close to several dining options, while at the same time close to some of San Diegos famous sites. This property allowed us to blend both site seeing and attractions such as the zoo and Sea World with relaxation and hanging out on the beach. Our 2 year old loved having the ocean (or as she called it the lotion) right outside. Jim was very easy to work with a provided lots of great information on there area. Eating breakfast at the table while watching the waves was a great way to wake up, and dinner with the sunset over the water was beautiful. So happy with our decision to stay here and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, it's been a long time since your review but I do appreciate the five-star rating that you gave me. I have been at the house for several months now and one of the additional upgrades that I made in 2017 was adding a whole house fan which should substantially help on removing the hot air that builds up in the attic as well as being able to pull in cooler air by opening windows to selectively replace any room that gets hot with cooler air. Because we are right on the beach it seldom gets too hot because of the ocean breeze. Nonetheless the whole house fan can quickly make the house much more comfortable on those rare warm days. I'm happy that you had such a good time in Ocean Beach! ! Regards, Jim
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is impressive. Very comfortable 3 bedroom 2 bath with everything the description entails. Communication with Jim was incredibly easy. On the beach, walk to shops, restaurants, 5 breweries, the pier, and more. Please know that most beach houses do not have, nor need AC because of location. It does get hot inside in July until the sun goes down but there were plenty of fans in the house to not let that get in the way of loving this place. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, I was very happy hear that you had a great time at our house in Ocean Beach. Thank you for the five-star rating. I'm glad that you specifically mentioned the communication between us which I think is important when anyone is considering renting a vacation rental. Sounds like you and your family got to not only enjoy the beach but also some of the restaurants and microbreweries which are beginning to be very popular in Ocean Beach. We have seen at least 10 new restaurants and 5 or 6 new breweries in the last 5 years. It just makes it that much more fun when my family and I spend our time there. Again thank you for your kind words! Jim Steinbarth
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed the place, and the location, very much. There was only one thing that people need to be aware of, and that is the noise from the planes that fly over on a regular basis from the San Diego Airport.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really happy that you enjoyed your time at our house in Ocean Beach. I read your comment about the airplane noise and unfortunately that is an issue with any of the beach locations in San Diego. It is because of this that the airport is closed from 11 PM until 6 AM. Coronado and Point Loma probably have the worst problem because they also get noise from the Coronado airbase which we do not hear in Ocean Beach. Unless you get north of La Jolla there will be some airplane noise during the time that the airport is open. I was still happy to hear that you had a great time! Cheers, Jim Steinbarth
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Ocean Beach Favorite

  • 5 of 5

We loved your home. It was a perfect fit for our family (our first choice in Ocean Beach (OB) in the future). We visit San Diego annually and have done so for the last 28 years. We typically stay at a hotel in OB. This home was quite a step up. It is located very close to the beach. The ocean views from the dining area are stunning. The view includes the OB pier. The property is "as described" in the listing. The property is clean and well maintained. We loved Susie's mosaic work. Jim and Susie were easy to work with. This was the first time I used VRBO. Jim took the time to answer any questions I had and walked me through the VRBO process. Jim responded to my e-mails in a timely manner. Thank you (Jim & Susie) for letting us stay at your home. My daughters both told me that this was their favorite vacation in OB. My wife and I feel the same way. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful family friendly Ocean Beach gem

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this place justice. As soon as we walked in my wife told me that I outdid myself again and that the place and view were beautiful. We spent the week at the beach to celebrate my oldest graduating from college and this was a perfect location to do it. Walking distance to everything and steps from the beach. We bought firewood from the mart a block away and had a wonderful bonfire one night in the fire pits directly in front of the house on the beach. Working with Jim was a breeze and he provided a wealth of information about the place and was quick to answer any and all questions that we had. It had been 3 years since we had last been to Ocean Beach and I must say that the community is making vast improvements on making the place a family friendly beach location.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, Thank you for your kind review and for giving us a 5 star rating. Ocean Beach has made many improvements, especially over the last 5 years. There are now many new casual as well as very nice restaurants, breweries and wine tasting options. I'm glad that you tried our house instead of your usual digs! I am in the South of France right now at a hotel that actually has Internet that is reasonably fast. Hope that you contact us the next time you're in San Diego. Regards, Jim Steinbarth
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Great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property and a very nice vacation rental. Most important Jim is a great individual to deal with. He does what he says he is going to do, and has realistic expectations.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Right on the beach and near a grassy park. Easy bike ride or drive to Sea World. Close to San Diego Zoo and Downtown / Gas Lamp District.


Rates & Availability

Ocean Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak 1
May 27 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.5%

Saturday check-in only for the months of July and August and only booked in the 7 day segments. Sorry, but no Sunday checkout anytime of the year as our cleaners only work Monday through Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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