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Dec Special $125 Hot Tub/bikes/ 2 blks to beach/Restaurants/Groceries

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 bedrooms+convertible bed(s), 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

A Beautiful 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Home nestled in the most desirable location in Pacific Beach, North PB. Located at 876 Tourmaline St.,Tourmaline Beach and Surf Park are less than 2 ½ blocks away. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood, within walking distance to some of the best restaurants in San Diego along with great night life nearby. Great coffee shops, a grocery store and Bird Rock (la Jolla), Turquoise Shopping ect.; Far enough from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy it! You will Love this Home. The Owner designed it for his family but had to move for his career. It is very well done with an open layout, a very high end kitchen, redwood deck off both the front and the back, pet friendly with a doggy door connected to the private yard, private driveway, a great hot tub, picnic area, and is wonderfully landscaped throughout.

This Home is high end and well appointed. It comes complete with a 3 plasma televisions, DVD Player and DVD’s, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, HBO, fully furnished kitchen, granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, beautiful stained glass surfer, dinning table, 2 chest of drawers, two queens bed, fold out leather futon (fresh linens included), and beach essentials! You will find everything you need to enjoy the beach! (four beach cruisers (bicycles), beach chairs, fresh towels, and boogie boards, wetsuit, and a Soft Surfboard

A Beautiful Private front and back deck perfect for morning coffee or tea or an afternoon lunch!

Pet Friendly, with a fenced private yard. The quaint yard is beautifully landscaped and has a Jacuzzi and Stainless Steel BBQ

Upon arrival look forward to a bottle of Wine for you to unwind! You Have Arrived :)

Just imagine your own beach get away just a short walk from the Sand and a million miles from your stress at home! Come get away in Beautiful North Pacific Beach. One of the Best Beach Towns in San Diego!

(15min. to the Airport and 20min. to Downtown San Diego

More Details

Richard Norwood
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Richard Norwood

My name is Richard Norwood and I just built my first vacation rental at my Property on Tourmaline St. I have spent over two months going over every detail and I am excited to say that I am very pleased with the product and I am excited to share it with the upcoming guests. I have been in Real Estate for over 10 years. After I graduated from UCLA, I was a high school teacher and would eventually like to go back into teaching, however, Real Estate has always paid the bills. I also own an operate an outdoor adventure company, sending clients all over the world. I am an avid fisherman and love my two dogs Sadie and Mia.

Please don't hesitate to ask about the many local experiences we can offer our clients.

ex. Bonfire at the beach, Catered Dinner at the Beach, Fishing Trips, kayaking, San Diego Tours and much more!

Richard Norwood purchased this house in 2002

Why Richard Norwood chose Pacific Beach

I recently had to move from this home for work and decided that the location was so fantastic, that I wanted to spend the money and make this Home a charming and beautiful place to have a beach get-a-way. I meet people all the time that get a hotel room is a sparse area of San Diego and have always thought how much more you could get for you money if you booked a Vacation Rental near the beach!

What makes this house unique

The location to the beach is amazing as well as the neighborhood setting. It is a perfect blend of the beach lifestyle, quiet residential feel, and proximity to everything PB has to offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing stay at the cottage! Everything was clean and comfortable. Loved the location and it worked out really well for my family. We would absolutely recommend this place and the hosts were great.
Jan 2015
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Car: not necessary

Beautiful North Pacific Beach right next Tourmaline Surf Park. We are less than two blocks to a beautiful beach and walking distance to some of the best restaurants in San Diego. The location of North Pacific Beach is one of the most sought after areas in the beach communities. It offers a wonderful family/neighborhood feel combined with fantastic beach access, walking/biking distance to most any location in PB and La Jolla as well as a close proximity to great shopping and night life.

Within 5-20 minutes (2-8 miles) is SeaWorld, the world famous San Diego Zoo, Gas Lamp District, Embarcadero with it's ship museums like the Midway and the Star of India, Old Town with it's excellent Mexican Restaurants, Belmont Park & it's authentic 1920's wooden roller-coaster, SeaPort Village, downtown San Diego's GasLamp Quarter, the Convention Center & Petco Park, beautiful Balboa Park with lots of museums, 30 min to LegoLand, 40 min to The Wild Animal Park, 75 minutes to the quaint historic gold rush town of Julian, in the mountains, & another 30 minutes beyond that is beautiful Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Even Disneyland & Knotts Berry Farm can be done as a day trip, Mexico is only 25 minutes away, Local activities include Swimming, Concerts, & Indian Gaming Casinos.


Pacific Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen bed in each bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) can be included as an add on for an additional fee, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible Couch in the Living Room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are 4 Adult beach cruiser bicycles with helmets and locks. Turn-Key Vacation Rental with Cable 3 Flat Screen TV's/DVD, High-Speed Wireless Internet, Fully-Equipped Kitchen with All Stainless Steel Appliances, Toaster Oven, 300 Count Egyptian Cotton Bed Linens, Big Fluffy Towels, Beach Towels, Back-pack style Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Boogie Boards, Picnic Basket, & Ice Cooler Provided, lots of sand toys for the kids, Family Games & Puzzles, Children's books, Washer & Dryer, Private fenced yard with grassy area, doggy door, hot tub, wetsuits and tables and chairs. Pack & Plays, toddler bed, high chair and booster seat available (nominal rental fee) Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, shampoo, soap, dish soap, laundry soap, etc, are provided. Plus look forward to a bottle of Wine upon arrival! Surf Boards Available


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average rating of 4.836364 based on 60 reviews

Great Family Retreat Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Property was beautiful. Beds were comfortable. Lots of extra amenities that were helpful for traveling with three kids. Walking distance to good food and a fun beach. We had a great time

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Danielle We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. You're right! The Tourmaline Beach House is in a perfect spot for families to easily walk to great restaurants and most importantly the beach. Thanks again for your stay and please let us know the next time you are going to be in San Diego. Kind Regards, The Norwood Family
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Everything we needed for an amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, and fully equipped with everything you might need. We used the bicycles, the surf board and the boogy boards - the beach is just 2 blocks away, an easy walk so we didn't need to think about parking, especially on weekends when the public parking area gets full. At the cottage, we could park in the driveway so no headaches about street parking. There are 2 restaurants within 5 minutes walk, and one, The Fishery, is in the San Diego top 10 list for seafood. Just a little further, there is a supermarket and a great places for tacos.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family had nothing but good things to say about this property. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Value!

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a really good experience here, so I was on the fence about leaving four stars, but I did think there were just a few comfort things needed that could make this a five star (listed below).

Great things first! Location: super quiet neighborhood, easy walking distance to beach and restaurants. The pictures are extremely accurate, and I notice now that if anything there have been some upgrades to what is shown. Amazing kitchen with everything you could need. Open layout is great for a beach/vacation house. AC was very helpful, powerful fans are in the bedrooms. LOVED this house had parking (one car only, FYI). Internet was fast. Keycode entry was EXTREMELY convenient. I have had trouble with some other owners where you have to wait for them to meet up with you or even just answer their phones, and this made it SO easy to just go right in when we got there. No key to misplace, either! The house was clean and pretty comfortable. Overall a great value.

Our only negatives included the not-so-private backyard (which I did not dock points for because I believe it is accurately pictured, and may not bother other guests). I also advise the futon to be used for children only, unless one or two people in your group are comfortable sleeping in the living room on a somewhat small futon?

Things that would have made this a five star: a coffee table! People on the ends of either couch have nowhere to put drinks. :( Also the overhead lighting in the living room was a bit bright, and in the dining room a bit dark. In the back bedroom it was also too bright with the overhead fan lights, or too dark with the little, somewhat odd light on the nightstand. We like to read, so nice lighting is important to us. A throw or two for the living area would have been nice for guests who are chilly when others aren't. I also think our beach towels were missing; everything else looked like regular bath towels, so luckily we had brought our own from home. So just a few comfort things that knocked off that final point for us.

I'm sure I sound very picky here, but this is just an honest, full review. We still greatly enjoyed our time here, and would highly recommend it if it seems to suit your trip and group! :) I think the value, compared to other rentals, is amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little house

  • 3 of 5

The house was Great! Now though, the owner.... first thing very polite and quick to answer what ever questions I had about the place or surrounding area was a plus. Down side, he was always around! That was bothersome. Also one morning a few more people had met up with our group to go out to brunch and we all came back to the house to catch up a bit more and make plans for the rest of the day, (there were 9 of us sitting on the porch only at most 6 of us stayed at the house). It wasn't but maybe 10 minutes after we had left the house that I had an email from the owner saying that he had just seen 9 people at the house and that I had only disclosed that 6 were staying and that he needed to know right away how many of the nights that 9 people stayed to up charge me. I was very honest with him in how many of were actually staying (4 the first night, 6 the other two nights). I understand that some guests are not honest with the host of the house but that isn't me. I thought his assumption was harsh and actually put a bad taste in my mouth about staying there. Honestly next time I go to San Diego I'll find another place to stay and more than likely not recommend this place to anyone. That is why I'm giving this place 3 starts...

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy this guest enjoyed the house. While they were staying we had an internet outage in one of our back units and also replaced a ceiling fan. I always make sure to fix anything for our guests the same day if possible, so I did have to be on property 2 different times with my maintenance person. I don't think that is a bad thing but it may have bothered this group because they didn't want to have me notice that they had more guests than they disclosed on the reservation. This is a two bedroom one bath beach cottage and it is a perfect size for 4 people and 6 can fit as long as two people share beds and two people share the futon but it makes for a packed house. Both times I was at the property the guest had a large group, close to 10 people, on the front deck smoking cigarettes. We don't allow smoking at the house and we also ask that guests don't bring other guests back to the rental when they already have as many people as is allowed to stay. I owe it to my neighbors and other guests to be sure that we don't have parties or gatherings that disturb others. I am in no way a person that doesn't enjoy a good time but I do have to be extra sensitive to a variety of guests that we may have staying on the property. It really made feel that the group was not a good fit. I didn't want to say anything to put a damper on their vacation but I did email her to let her know that we had a maximum of 6 guests due to fire regulations and that we had an extra guest charge over 4 people. She insisted that they only had 6 people at the house, which is 2 more than she payed for but I told her that I would waive the fee for the extra people if she could maintain the quiet enjoyment of the neighborhood. I thought I was really understanding based on the circumstances. All in all I really thought that I put forth my best effort to accommodate this group and I am sorry that she didn't feel the same.
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Tourmaline Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This house is well located just 2 blocks east of Tourmaline Beach and Surf Park. We were close to many good restaurants, grocery stores and Pacific Beach. The property is well appointed with comfortable beds, a modern kitchen, beautiful front porch and a hot tub in the back. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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