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Beachfront ~ Ocean Beach ~ San Diego ~ Dog Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,339 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This Historic 1924 beach bungalow was the home of Belle Jennings Benchley (August 8, 1882 – December 17, 1972), known as “The Zoo Lady,” and was the director of the San Diego Zoo from 1927 to 1953, guiding its expansion from a small collection of animals to an innovative world-class zoo.

The home has been remodeled with new kitchen and bathrooms, refinished white oak floors and comfortable beds. The house is located on the beachfront known as 'Dog Beach' your pet will be in heaven on this leash-free dog-friendly beach. Just a short walk to the West and you are on the people-only beach with surfing, boogey boarding, swimming, body surfing, and all the usual beach activities.

Walking distance 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.

The bicycle path just in the back of the house takes you up and down the coast - bicycles are located on the property for your use, as are games and beach toys.

If you are looking for activities on your vacation, Ocean Beach is Conveniently located within 15 minutes of major attractions including the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Museums, Old Town, Sea World, Kayaking, Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, La Jolla Cove, hiking, surfing,golfing, boating and miles of sandy beaches. PETS: There is an additional fee for pets, with maximum of 2. For more information ask owner. Do not bring pets without prior permission and payment of pet fee!

*** WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGLIST IF YOU SEE AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR OUR HOME IT IS A SCAM!!!

More Details

Owner
Mary Orem
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Amenities

Ocean Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1339 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Beachfront ~ Ocean Beach ~ San Diego ~ Dog Beach
average rating of 4.8513513 based on 74 reviews
Mission Hills, CA
5

BEACH HOUSE - DOG BEACH SAN DIEGO

  • 5 of 5

The house was block from beach, very accessible to local restaurants, shops and dog beach. The view from balcony was very beautiful, watching sunsets and sailboats go by, very peaceful. Rooms were very modern and the appliances were new. The owner was reachable all times, for any questions and super sweet! The price was right, the location was perfect and the vacation was memorable for the whole family. I would highly recommend this house as a vacation rental in San Diego, so close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

Very Clean, Comfortable and Centrally Located. Property has everything you need. Great dining and beach less than a 3min walk.

Absolutely Love the Place.

We Will Be Back...

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights at this charming home and were so pleased that we did! It was comfortable and well outfitted with everything from bikes to board games. Being able to walk out the back gate to the bike path and Dog Beach was awesome and it was easily accessible to all the activities that we were interested in. It was lovely to come back to such a welcoming space after being out all day. Much better than staying at a hotel! We would happily stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ocean Beach Gem

  • 5 of 5

I will have to admit I was hesitant going into this residence with a family of 4 + 1 uncle, me. Since I haven't seen my nieces kids ever (4 & 8) and I over 60 this would be somewhat claustrophobic. To my surprise the layout of this rental accommodated my needs as well as theirs. We were so busy spending time playing cards, games, going to dog beach and the entertainment of San Diego that in the 6-days of rental I spent 20 minutes in front of the TV. A wonderful place to spend family time with fantastic views of the bay and ocean from the upper deck balcony. Access to the bike path from the back yard was a super bonus! My only negative comment would be about the gate in the back yard. It needs some serious TLC and is hard to operate. Other than that I would be hard pressed to come up with an inconvenience. Special thanks to Mary for being always available when you have a question.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spotless, comfortable, laid back

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great landlady, just the easy-going getaway we were looking for

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, well-appointed, and well-situated.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a great week at this property. It was spotless, spacious, and very well-supplied. It is an easy drive from the airport and to many tourist attractions. The home was charming and very comfortable. We loved being able to exit the back garden and head to the dog beach or down to the pier. No problems communicating with the owner and we appreciated how well-supplied the kitchen was. One of the nicest properties we've ever rented.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Biking (4 adult beach bicycles available) Golf, There is a bird sanctuary adjacent to the property for birdwatchers.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$379
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
Holiday - Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Holiday - Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Holiday - New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Dec 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$270
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $185
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.05%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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