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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Map

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

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 -
(85 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront ~ Ocean Beach ~ San Diego ~ Dog Beach
average rating of 4.8705883 based on 85 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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Kent/Covington, Wa
5

Enjoyed our visit, perfect location! Had everything you needed to have FUN💙

  • 5 of 5

Wish we had brought our furry friends! Next time😉

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Spacious home and reasonably priced

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my family. Everything is on one level which was great for the grandparents. Beautiful living space. And Very Clean! Had everything we needed. Short walk to the beach. Great outdoor patio and upper deck. We loved it. We also loved the price. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location, Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Nice property for family/group get together. Close to airport and blocks from beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family of 4 loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beach rental! It was the perfect amount of space for my husband and I and our 8 and 11 year old. My boys really enjoyed being able to use the beach equipment and I enjoyed being able to use the beach chairs, which isn't something we typically have because we fly to our beach locations. The house was packed with everything that one could need: kitchenware, towels, beach supplies, bikes and more. The house is in great condition and has been nicely updated. We also liked how the location was in the center of all the attractions in San Diego we wanted to see, whether in LaJolla, downtown, or Balboa Park, everything was just a short drive.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
5

Wonderful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors to this OB beach house, and once again, we were completely satisfied. The house is very close to Dog Beach and Ocean Beach--not much more than a 5 minute walk. There are many great places to eat within walking and biking distance. The ocean views and sunset views from local eateries are amazing. The beach house has a deck that also makes viewing the ocean and sunset quite easy. The house is clean, well-stocked, roomy, and very comfortable. It is attractive, inside and out, and decorated appropriate to the beach locale. The garage contains boogie boards, beach chairs, yoga mats, bicycles, etc.--all for our use. The owners, Mary and Roy, are very accessible and responsive to any needs we may have. We hope to return next summer, of course!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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