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Dog Beach Minutes Away! Cozy Cottage for you and your WHOLE family.

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Feel at home while you're away! 1 bed 1 bath sleeps 4


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Recently upgraded,  Blue Heron Cottages offers our guests the ultimate in turn key vacationing. Here you will find all you need for your stay of 3 days or 3 weeks. Each of our 6 dog friendly cottages sleeps up to 4 adults comfortable.  You will find a queen size bed in the separate bedroom, and, in the living room, a sectional sofa that converts to a VERY comfortable full queen bed. The two areas share the jack-and-jill bathroom which can be accessed from either the living room or the bedroom.  Each cottage opens on to a lovely, large and fenced-in courtyard. Amenities include a fully equipped, chef inspiring, kitchen. The bedroom and living each have large flat screen Smart TV's, with entertainment Apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and HD cable. The living room also has a BluRay/DVD player, and free wireless internet. All linens are provided, as well as 4 sets of towels, including beach towels. We offer complimentary beach cruiser bikes, boogie and surf boards, sand toys and small coolers for your use. 

Enjoy the large shared courtyard under the gazebo listening to the wild local parrots as they go about their day.   Barbecue with friends and family, toss the ball for your pup, or just relax and soak up the sun. The gazebo is the perfect spot to gather and enjoy the evening sea breeze or morning coffee. Catch some rays on the lounge chairs, or just hand out in the patio lounge area.

We are located close to all things San Diego in the greatest little neighborhood: Ocean Beach.  This area has a wonderful community feeling, very peaceful and eclectic.  A variety of restaurants, boutiques and antique shops are only 4 blocks away on Newport Ave. Don't miss your opportunity to purchase the freshest, and most delicious locally grown produce, art, flowers, and more every Wednesday at OB's Farmers Market on Newport Avenue. Where we are located in Ocean Beach, , is NOT a vey touristy area, but you are very close to all the main  San Diego tourist attractions. Most San Diego attractions are within 20-30 minutes by car. We are located across the bay a few minutes away from Sea World, 20 minutes away from the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Petco Park (home of the Padres), the Gas Lamp District as well as the San Deigo Airport. Disneyland is only about 2 hours away, and Legoland is about 1 hour. Each cottage comes with an off street parking spot suitable for all autos. There is also a bus stop is right across the street from the cottages, and that should hook you up with transportation around SD if necessary. However, you can easily walk or bike all over Ocean Beach...always safe, and relaxing.   

There is a beautiful little beach cove perfect for playing and relaxing just a block and a half away. The main beach is just at the end of Newport Ave, an easy bike ride, minutes away. 

     If you have a dog, Ocean Beach and Blue Heron Cottages are very dog friendly!  Dog Beach is only about one half mile away, an easy walk or a quick ride.  

  Please check out our location using the location tab on this site (we are on the corner of Cable Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in San Diego, CA 92107)  You will get a an idea as to how San Deigo is laid out and where we are located in relation to other attractions and beaches. 

          I was born and raised in San Deigo and if you have questions about the area I would be happy to tell you what I can.  Our onsite manager is also a San Deigo local and can be of assistance if you need any support while in SD.  Enjoy all that San Diego has to offer then come back and relax in your home away from home at Blue Heron Cottages.

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Pet Friendly

Ocean Beach

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Denise Waddell-Conte
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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About Denise Waddell-Conte

Denise was born and raised in San Diego, and Christopher and Denise are avid dog lovers (we have 7!). We love San Diego, know the area well and are happy to share whatever information we can to enhance your stay.

Denise Waddell-Conte purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Denise Waddell-Conte chose San Diego County

Blue Heron Cottages is perfectly located in Ocean Beach. We love the eclectic atmosphere of this neighborhood. With San Diego being such a traditionally touristy area, Ocean Beach is a breath of fresh air. Our cottages have an oasis of a courtyard, large, bright and enclosed for privacy...not usually found in the beach areas.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottages have an oasis of a courtyard, large, bright and enclosed for privacy...not usually found in the beach areas...and great for your pups! We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our cottages, and with how efficient and well equipped they are. You will receive personal, professional customer service through the booking process and during your stay. We have on site management to insure that all concerns and needs are handled quickly. Additionally, we offer complimentary bikes, boogie boards, surf boards, and beach chairs for your use on a first come, first serve basis, throughout your stay.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Dog Beach Minutes Away! Cozy Cottage for you and your WHOLE family.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A Nice Pet Friendly Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was my second year staying at the Blue Herron Cottage. They are very pet friendly and have very good accommodation for you and your dog. The fenced back yard is shared with five other cottage renters, and provides a good location to exercise your dog. There are two gas barbecue grills for those who desire to grill during their stay. The cottage is a mere 1.5 blocks from the ocean and there is a nice little beach known as "The Cove". The dog beach is about a mile or two away but it is worth the journey. It is a large beach area where your hounds can run off leash. There is another dog beach on Fiesta Island that is about five miles away. This dog beach is even larger than the other dog beach. There are plenty of restaurants and bars about four or five blocks away. The Olive Tree Market Place is a good deli within walking distance and they make a great sandwich.

The cottage was well stocked and had everything one needs for a nice stay. Checkin and check out is a breeze. Hi speed wifi internet is a real nice feature that is included. The TV's are Smart so if you already have an account you can watch Netflix, Amazon Video, etc... If you are a light sleeper this might not be the place for you because it is located underneath the San Diego International Airport departure route. It didn't bother me but if you are a light sleeper you should consider this.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our fourth of July experience

  • 5 of 5

Love this place , my family and dogs enjoy staying here love the people we meet , always look forward to our next trip here in the same place , all the cottages are well kept and it's easy to keep clean, we will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great First Find!

  • 5 of 5

We found this property with a focus on finding a place that was dog friendly so we could spend time with our family over the holidays. Clean, comfortable, lots of extras and a property manager (thanks Charlie!) who was involved and focused on making sure your stay was great. Fantastic stay and we were able to arrange an extension of our stay to complete a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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The best place to stay for you and your dog!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed a place that allowed pets for our weekend in San Diego with our beagle. There may be others that allow pets, but nothing as good as this. The cottage itself is great...very quaint, and everything is updated and clean. And they pretty much thought of everything for whatever you might need, including Netflix. You also get a parking space, which is invaluable in this area. There is also staff on site in case you need anything from them.

The real draw is the shared courtyard. It's beautifully landscaped, and it's so nice to be able to let your dog run around without a leash. Pretty much everyone else in the other cottages had dogs of their own, and everyone - dogs and their owners - were very friendly.

The location is excellent as well. You're only about 1000 feet from the water, within walking distance of the main drag on ocean beach, and only about a mile from the famous dog beach, also easily walkable.

In short, I'd definitely recommend this place, and we'd definitely stay there again. Thanks again to the owners for helping to make our trip outstanding!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families! Wish we had a puppy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I visited this cottage in the cute town of Ocean Beach. There were so many choices, and we are glad we chose this place. The home was so well appointed, we were charmed right upon arrival. It's a small cottage, but just enough room for the three of us. The home was super easy to find, and close to everything you could ask for in a San Diego trip. It is not on the beach, but it's within walking distance of a coupld great beaches and super close to Sea World, Pacific Beach, and even a short drive to Coronado Island and La Jolla. All of these spots we visited!


--The Kitchen was so nicely equiped. We had two meals in the home and everything we needed to cook for these meals was available.

--The beds were super comfortable, even the front room hide-a-bed! The sheets are luxurious and the pillows were perfect.

--Towels, a beach bag, beach towels, boogie boards, umbrella, bikes, etc...we never had to worry about anything we might need for a day at the beach!

--Outlets everywhere. We had 3 laptops, 3 phones, and 1 iPad all charging at the same time!

--Cable was great, TVs were great (although we never turned the one on in the bedroom)

--Gas stove was incredible to cook on...spoiled me...don't want to go home!

--Parking was great..the garage was used only 1 time, the street parking was fine and we didn't move the car that much.

--The Jack and Jill bathroom was small, but nice to have two doors so we could sneak in from our own spaces, so I call it a plus!! The shower was great and the towels were perfect.

--Laminated directions are everywhere so you can see how to use the tv and check out procedures are easy and well explained.


--No A/C. This is probably not a con during most the months of the year, but it was exceptionally hot this year, so we were a little sticky, even at night, but we are from Phoenix, so it wasn't horrible and we enjoyed the breezes and the fans. The open windows just meant a little more noise ...

--Coin operated laundry. There were great ammenities in the laundry room, but we didn't have any coins and didn't want to drive around looking for change. It would be a nice gesture to have the manager leave a roll of change that covers the guest's first load of wash and drying and then we are in the know for our next loads.

The home was really quite perfect...I can honestly we hope to return. It was a lovely stay and we found ourselves eager to return to the respite of the cottage to recharge for more fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mission Valley
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Located close to all things San Deigo, were are only 20 minutes from most major attractions with Sea World only 5 minutes away. There is a beautiful ocean cove just 1 and 1/2 blocks away. We are only 4 blocks from Newport Ave, the heart of Ocean Beach, and 4 and 1/2 blocks from Dog Beach.


Rates & Availability

Ocean Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Snow Bird
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Pre Summer
Apr 23 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2107
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Waiver Fee $49
Tax Rate 10.5%

Blue Heron Cottage charges a non refundable Damage Waiver Fee of $49 that relinquishes you from payment of any accidental damage below the cost of $1000. This is a non refundable fee paid to management and is not a third party insurance product.   Accidental damage above this amount will be your responsibility to pay. If you would rather utilize a $500 refundable deposit, you may choose to do so.   $500 will be held from 10 days before your stay until up to 10 days after your stay, depending on your bank; these funds WILL NOT be available to you during that time.

Cancelations: Greater then 30 days: full refund. Less then 30 days: we will refund all fees an tax any rent from days we can rebook, which we will try our best to obtain. All cancelations will incur a $25 processing fee. 

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Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 towel sets provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen , all linens provided
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sectional couch converts to queen. All linens provided
  • Queen size Beds (1) all linens provided, Sectional Sofa (1) Couch converts to platform queen sized bed. Sleeps two adults comfortably. All linens provided
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We offer complementary use of our Beach Cruisers (with baskets, and locks) , Boogie Boards, Surf Boards, and sand toys. We provide beach towels and beach chairs for your use. Should your pup require a towel, we have designated 'Dog Towels' for their use as well. On-site Massage available, please inquire Large Parties, Reunions, Weddings/Receptions easily accommodated. Advanced reservations required, conditions apply. Grocery Service available, Extended Stays Welcome.

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