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Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BED, 1 BATH,Sleeps 4+, Private yard, Steps to Dog Beach, Bring your dogs!

summer dates still available. Each week includes a free night, and each month includes a free week.

Spend your relaxing beach getaway in our recently remodeled and updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath property on the water in San Diego's unique beach community of Ocean Beach. This lovely space includes a private, completely fenced back yard with patio and gas grill, off-street covered parking ,private secure WiFi, and quick Dog Beach access. There is never an extra charge for pets!

For your comfort and protection, ALL linens (sheets, pillowcases, mattress pads, zippered pillow covers, bedspreads, throws and throw rugs) are clean and fresh for each new guest. This is much higher than the industry standard, but do you want your kids and pets on anything less?

This beautiful apartment begins with a cozy living room just off your carport. It features cushy chairs with ottomans, an electric fireplace/heater, and a 32' flat screen TV with DVD player and ATT Uverse HDTV plus DVR. The hope chest contains beach towels and there are beach bags and hats for your use by the back door so you can grab them on your way to the beach!

Down the hall is the larger of the 2 bedrooms with a queen sized bed, 21' flat screen TV with DVR access and a large closet complete with an assortment of fresh robes and slippers. There are extra blankets/pillows in closet.

Further down the hall is the apartment's spa bathroom complete with tub/rain shower, vanity space for 2 and a

fabulous glass pedestal sink. The shower is lined in slate style ceramic tile trimmed in slate and limestone and the vanity area and back splash are glass mosaic tile. There are plenty of fluffy towels to pamper you and a powerful hair dryer.

The metal dining table sits under a casual nickel chandelier and seats 6. The adjacent lounge has a small couch, lounge chair and a wicker rocker, and another flat screen TV with DVR access. This area can seat 6 comfortably. Also in this open area is a brand new kitchen with glass doored cupboards, a very deep stainless steel sink (for bathing small dogs and children?) and new stainless range and refrigerator. The countertops are Italian porcelain tile. There is also a pull-out pantry, as well as dishes, glasses and crystal stemware for at least 8 people.

The smaller bedroom houses adult extra-long bunk beds along with a built in desk and another closet complete with fresh robes and slippers. Its window looks out onto the patio and back yard. There are also 2 twin air beds with linens.

Walk out the back door and you will find a covered patio and landscaped 'beachy' back yard covered by shade sails and decorated with old surfboards. There is an outdoor lounge area with comfy Adirondack chairs. The back gate opens onto a paved path, the San Diego River estuary (a wetlands sanctuary for birds such as blue herons, snowy egrets, pelicans and osprey) and then the beaches. The beach on the left is for people and the beach on the right is a unique off-leash area for dogs to run, swim and socialize!

All beds have Select Comfort Sleep Number mattresses (queen with dual controls) so you can adjust the firmness to any degree and as often as you like. These mattresses can also be dry cleaned as necessary. The pillows are encased in hypoallergenic covers that are washed after each use.

The simple, tasteful decor features original works by local painters and sculptors. The dog-proof, kid-proof floors are concrete which has been stained and sealed and are textured to be slip-resistant. The throw rugs are washed after every use. To help circulate the ocean breezes, there are ceiling fans in every area of the apartment.

More Details

Brita Ferm
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About Brita Ferm

We are long-time Ocean Beach residents, having raised our children here. We are semi-retired and enjoy an active lifestyle with participation in local events and culture.Ask us about local restaurants!

Brita Ferm purchased this condo in 1995

Why Brita Ferm chose San Diego County

Staying in our property for a weekend or 6 months, lets you have the bona fide beach lifestyle. It is super clean and comfy, practically kid- and dog-proof, and has the best neighbors in!

What makes this condo unique

Bird sanctuary just beyond your back gate, steps to Dog Beach and other wide sandy beaches, top notch restaurants, and a small town atmosphere greet you in one of Southern California's few remaining authentic beach communities. This location and the potential to remodel into living quarters both practical and cozy are what sold us on our property. We hope you'll agree!


Ocean Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This elegant, new bathroom has a stunning glass sink, a large rain shower head, and beautiful tile work throughout. All rugs and bath mat are washed after every guest.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , dual control sleep number mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Adult bunks. Max 300 lbs each. Crib for stay 2 wks +
  • Each bed is equipped with adjustable Select Comfort Sleep Number mattresses. Each room has a closet and dresser or shelf space for clothing. The master bedroom has its own private TV connected to the AT&T U-Verse fiber optic system, as is the wireless Internet throughout the unit.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pets are not only allowed, but are welcomed. We are in a very dog-friendly community, only steps from San Diego's famous Dog Beach where dogs run free to play in surf and sand!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Now reserving SPRING BREAK/SUMMER Flat rates-Dogs welcome-read reviews!
average rating of 4.836735 based on 49 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Brita's property is very clean and well stocked. She made check in/out very easy.

We had a BBQ, went to the beach daily, and only had to drive (maybe 10 minutes) to spend an afternoon in Old Town. If you're a runner, walker, cyclist, etc you will appreciate the location a bit more. Perfect family vacation spot!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Nikki! I'm glad you were comfortable and enjoyed our location. You were all perfect guests, and I look forward to having you stay with us again soon :-D
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2 months in OB

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last 2 months in Ocean Beach at Richard and Brita's lovely downstairs apartment that backs up to Dog Beach. Our dog loves the beach and it took all of a 5 minute walk to get to the ocean front or the San Diego river portion of Dog Beach. Brita and Richard are great owners. You wouldn't know they live above the apartment except on rare occasions when you meet them in the parking space. If you need anything at all, Brita is just a text away and truly "johnny on the spot". We loved the apartment and location. Due to the constant rain this winter, we didn't get to experience the beautiful back yard as much as we would have liked, but it sure made getting to Dog Beach easy. We were a bit disappointed to hear that the apartment was already rented for next year, but I am sure the people staying there will enjoy it as much as we did.

I would highly recommend this location. Very clean and pleasant, wonderful owners.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you two. You were outstanding guests, and Abby gets the award for friendliest dog ever. What a sweetie! Come back any time (and I'll let you know if I have a cancellation for next winter.)
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Perfect Property for Children & Dogs...

  • 5 of 5

I cant say enough about this cozy and practical gem by by the beach. The accommodations were perfect for our family and dogs. I love the ability to access the path and dog beach out the back gate. Even though we had 2 dogs and three kids, my husband and I felt as though we had our own space with having the two separate living rooms. The kitchen was fully equipped and we were able to prepare many meals to save money on eating out. I especially enjoyed the cement flooring. I didn't have to worry about getting sand everywhere as it was easy to sweep up.

Brita was a gracious host and check in was a breeze. The decor is very "beachy" and I really enjoyed all of the original artwork created by Brita herself, I would recommend this rental to anyone looking to get away from it all and especially to those who have children and pets. We are already planning our trip back to San Diego and we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! You guys were terrific guests, and are welcome back any time :-)
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The place was great, loved the fact that the dog beach was right at the back door.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Brita"s property. The dogs really had a great time playing at the dog park. I highly recommend staying at this beautiful little beach house.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again!
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perfect beach place in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

Brita's appartment was the perfect place for our stay during a conference in San Diego. Brita made our arrival easy and welcomed us to her comfortbale place. As we were just 2 people, the appartment was incredibly huge so we had to invite all our friends over for one evening to make use of the space. :-) Having breakfast in the morning sun outside iin the cute backyard is absolutely amazing! The beach is just behind a fence. In spite of all scepticism, getting downtown using public transport was no problem at all. To sum up, Brita's place is amazing for a relaxed stay in San Diego! We defintely can recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, ladies! It was wonderful to have you stay with us, and I'm glad you were able to share your beach get-away with friends. Tschüss :-)
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Cute and cozy condo with great beach access

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, including our Dog Bodhi who didn't have any problem wearing himself out on the beach. The back yard is very nice with comfortable seating and a nice grill. Our timing was good and we had mostly very nice weather with a reasonably comfortable water temperature for swimming and surfing.

The bathroom and kitchen areas were nicely remodeled and very functional.

On the downside the parking spot was very tight, although I did manage to squeeze my Tundra into it so it is fine for an average car. Also, the living room furniture wasn't very comfortable, but the idea of being at the beach is to get outside so it wasn't a big deal.

You should also know that much of OB is in the direct line of the airport traffic so you do have to put up with some serious jet noise. The neighbors path does go straight by the master bedroom, which also added to the noise at night. We do live on 2 acres in the mountains so admittedly are used to a very quiet environment.

Overall though we had a very enjoyable time and had a nice visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego Lindburg Field
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
3rd Corner Wine Bar/Bistro
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mission Valley
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Town Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Begin Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
3rd Corner, The Bungalow
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

dogs, beach, dog beach, ocean, surfing, sailing, fishing, deep sea fishing, tide pools, Sea World, zoo, San Diego Zoo, baseball, San Diego Padres, football, San Diego Chargers, parks, Balboa Park, art, art shows, art museums, Mexico, Tijuana, Baja California, wineries, swimming, Mission Bay Park, Mission Beach, amusement parks, Mission Beach Roller Coaster, Lego Land, water parks, flowers, flower shows, Carlsbad flower fields, fine dining, Ocean Beach, Gaslamp Quarter, sports, Olympic sports, Olympic Training Center, shopping,Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Mission Valley Center, Fashion Valley Center, San Ysidro Outlet Mall, Old Town Historical Park, ships, USS Midway, Star of India, Ocean Beach Street Fair,, Ocean Beach 4th of July, Ocean Beach Farmers' Market, missions, Juniperasero missions, Balboa Park Carousel, Balboa Park Railway, Balboa Park Spanish Village, Air and Space Museum, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Museum of Man, Natural History Museum, Old Globe Theater

Other Activities: dog beach, shopping

Golf: Torrey Pines, La Costa


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