Here's What Our Guests Are Saying...


The Beds are Amazing!

Guest: Karen(Phoenix, AZ)
Date of Stay: 01/23/11 Review Submitted: 03/05/11

I have trouble sleeping in many hotels because the beds are not comfortable, and here I slept like a baby! We stayed in the cottage for 7 nights and I slept so wonderfully every night! No achy back in the morning, no tossing a turning, I just cannot say enough for how comfortable it was.

Home away from home!

Guest: Rebecca(Las Vegas, NV )
Date of Stay: 08/01/10 Review Submitted: 08/17/10

What an awesome beach cottage! My family(5ppl and two dogs) enjoyed this cottage tremendously! The owners thought of everything that we could of needed! From beach toys and movies for my 3yr old, coolers and chairs, more than enough linen, to even snackes and cold drinks when we arrived! The beds are very comfortable! It was great to have a washer/dryer. A parking space was a blessing! The cottages and property are super clean and well maintained. The beach is so close, a short walk! All restaurants are really close! All the neighbors are super friendly! I can't say enough great things about this cottage and the owners! You will not be disappointed!

Great Week in OB!

Guest: Juanita(Tacoma, WA)
Date of Stay: 07/28/10 Review Submitted: 08/14/10

We had a great stay in this little cottage! Everything was spotless and the kitchen was extremely well-stocked. The beds were comfortable, and had tons of pillows. Tobi provided extra beach towels for us and responded promptly to our one need during our week there. We definitely made good use of the washer and dryer. We didn't have small children, but there were lots of beach toys provided and we appreciated the beach chairs and cooler on wheels! Our group included my husband, me, and 4 children in their early 20's. It was a bit tight for that many grown people in the living room - although we did discover camping-type chairs under the bed on our last day. Both bedrooms had full length mirrors with plenty of outlets, so the one bathroom wasn't really a problem, even with 3 women getting ready for a wedding at once! One block to the beach, one block to the pizza place (very good), two blocks to the grocery store, Starbucks, and tons of bars and restaurants. The taco shop 2 doors down from Gallagher's was amazing - at least one person from our group ate their every day! We also had a very good breakfast at Shades. We'll be back!


Guest: Jay(Colorado)
Date of Stay: 08/08/10 Review Submitted: 08/13/10

This was truly a great blessing for our San Diego getaway. The owners are wonderful and they didn't leave anything left unchecked on our wishlist. From the wonderful linens and toiletries to the snacks and beverages to say Welcome. We are going to come back every year to these cottagese and next year we are going to rent all of them for a family reunion. It is wonderful as everyone can come together and bbq and then have there own place to relax and unwind. I highly recommend it. There is also a park at the end of the street on the beach with picnic tables and firepits on the beach for a campfire. You can walk to everything in the area. If you decide to rent it, you won't be sorry. Jennifer

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

Very nice, thank you!

Guest: Carolyn(Tucson, AZ)
Date of Stay: 07/10/10 Review Submitted: 07/31/10

I had a great time. The cottage was beautiful. There were five in my group and three dogs :O) We all fit and enjoyed ourselves. The beach is so close, everything you need is right there. The owner was very helpful and thought of things I hadn't expected. We will be back!!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Wonderful Vacation at Ocean Beach

Guest: Teresa(Highlands Ranch, CO)
Date of Stay: 07/10/10 Review Submitted: 07/21/10

Our family of 4 had a fantastic stay at this cottage in Ocean Beach! The location was great! The beach, tide pools, and the pier were so close and a hit with the entire family. It was also a close drive to so many of the places we visited during our vacation. The beach toys, chairs, and umbrella were so nice to have during our daily visits to the beach. The snacks and drinks that were left for us were a special treat! A parking space at the beach and the washer and dryer were wonderful to have. The beds were very comfortable as well! We also found the owners to be quite helpful.


Guest: JaneandEd(Phoenix, AZ)
Date of Stay: 07/05/10 Review Submitted: 07/19/10

We are a family of six, with two yorkies. This place was perfect for us. The location was fantastic, it was really close to dog beach and also really close to all the restaurants. We didn't need to drive anywhere except Legoland. My teenagers could walk to the beach anytime, and we sat on the front lawn with our baby and two dogs--I definitely recommend you get the front unit, it is worth the additional cost for the kids and dogs to play. The owners were a very nice family too. We will be back next year, thank you!!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Close to the action!!

Guest: Steve and Erin(Las Vegas, NV)
Date of Stay: 06/26/10 Review Submitted: 07/08/10

If you are not familiar with the setup of Ocean Beach, generally speaking the closer you get to the beach the smaller the houses and lots. I mention that because while these units feel tiny, it's appears to be that way for most of the places in that area. Our unit was pretty nice, but considering these places are maybe 600 s.f. (that's an estimate as I didn't actually measure it I stepped off approx. 20 ft across the front and 30 ft along the side), there just isn't much room. There were 5 of us and I feel it was too small, but I would also say that it could work depending on what 5 people. Me (38) and my wife (30) had one room, Our daughters (11) and (2) shared a bed in the other room, and my Father (62) slept on the futon. Everyone slept comfortably but the drawback to the setup is that the only way into the bathroom is through one of the bedrooms, which is challenging at night. It is perfect for 4 people where 2 people sleep in each bed. The unit was clean and had a great selection of movies and the kitchen was stocked quite well with pots, pans, silverware, etc. It was particularly nice to have a front unit so our girls had a small fenced in area to play. We really enjoyed having breakfast on the picnic table in the mornings. The corner is pretty busy with cars and foot traffic because it is so close to Newport Av AND the beach, but if close to the action is what you want then this is the place. There was also quite a bit of airplane noise, but I think that's a lot of Ocean Beach not just these units. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much but we will probably spend a bit more for a bigger place next time.

Great Choice

Guest: nikki(Phoenix, AZ)
Date of Stay: 06/25/10 Review Submitted: 07/06/10

Would highly recommend this property! Everything was clean and modern. The owner was extremely helpful and quick in answering all questions and concerns. Only thing I would add might be additional seating in the livingroom area. Ocean Beach is a great community. Everything you need in walking distance.

Everything we were looking for in our vacation!

Guest: Jeff & Donna(Pennsylvania)
Date of Stay: 06/19/10 Review Submitted: 06/29/10

Ahhhh back to reality! How sad! We just wanted to say Thank you for the wonderful accomodations last week. Our family had a blast at the beach. Everything was great, the place was perfect, everyone was extremely nice and you couldn't ask for better weather. We came back to 95 degrees and humid. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place close to the beach because the location was perfect. They thought of everything we could have needed and the beverages and snacks waiting for us was a welcome after our long plane trip. Thanks again for helping to make our stay perfect!!

Great Location

Guest: Vizsla1(Vail, Colorado)
Date of Stay: 06/04/10 Review Submitted: 06/14/10

This cottage is the perfect size for four people. The landlord is excellent and was very accommodating. It's a bit smaller than it looks in the photography, but the location is ideal. Quick walk to the people beach and about a 10 minute or so stroll to dog beach. It was great to be able to bring the dogs on vacation with us. Parking was a huge plus, especially on the weekends. We enjoyed the yard out front as we rented a cottage with the yard. Perfect for the dogs to run around and sit out and people watch. It can be a little noisy with the airplanes above, but still a great find.


O.B. Home

Guest: sandpebble(Jamestown, NY)
Date of Stay: 05/06/10 Review Submitted: 05/20/10

We loved staying at this house in Ocean Beach--close to the beach and Newport Ave. The house was very clean, and the convenience of a washer and dryer was much appreciated. We would definitely consider staying here again, and recommend it to friends and family.


Great stay in San Diego!

Guest: KDW22(Washington State)
Date of Stay: 04/28/10 Review Submitted: 06/01/10

This Beach home worked perfect for our trip. We loved the location. Very easy to get to and it was great to have our own parking space. We loved the fact that it was a short walk to the beach and to the shops and restaurants at Ocean Beach (just a couple of blocks for each!) It is less than 10 min. drive to Point Loma, the San Diego Airport, Oldtown, shopping etc. This home was way better than an hotel. With 2 bedrooms + futon in living room, we had plenty of room. It was nice to have a full kitchen, washer, dryer. Beach chairs, cooler, & beach towels were helpful for day trips. The DVD selections and the Big screen TV were a nice way to end the day! The owner went out of her way to help when we had questions or needed anything. We would definitely recommend this property and these owners.


Loved it!

Guest: Nichole H.(Northridge, CA)
Date of Stay: 03/26/10 Review Submitted: 04/02/10

We recently stayed at this wonderful cottage near the ocean and couldn't have been happier. Everything was walking distance... the beach, stores and tons of restaurants! Also, the place had everything we could ever need. Be sure to check in the closets because there were a ton of things to make your vacation complete. My particular likes were the beach chairs and frisbee's. Also, the full kitchen, washer/dryer, tv, dvd player, movies and things to read made me feel like I had all the comforts or home... not that we stayed in much. We will definitely be back.


Wonderful home, perfect location!

Guest: Sandy101(Arizona)
Date of Stay: 03/21/10 Review Submitted: 04/04/10

Our family loved it. We have four small children ages 1, 2 1/2, 4, and 7. We were close to all the child-friendly restaurant, close to the beach, close to the pier and tidepools, it worked out great! We hardly had to drive at all, which is great because stuffing a family of 6 into a rental car is tough!


Guest: Anonymous
Date of Stay: 01/08/10 Review Submitted: 01/08/10

Your wonderful "Beach House" was great. It was close to the beach, restaurants, Starbucks, etc. We couldn't have asked for a better location. Plus, for anyone considering their stay here, do it. It is literally a 5-15 minute drive to anything: Sea World, Belmont Park, Balboa Park, the Zoo, downtown, etc. The house was wonderful and had all the amenities one needs to have an enjoyable stay. The beds were wonderful and neighborhood was quiet. We have 2 young sons and our dog and it was a lot of room for all of us. The dog beach is a short walk and our dog Maya and the boys had a blast there. The beach is 2 blocks away and wonderful. We will definitely stay here again!


Guest: Jasmine1(Antioch, IL)
Date of Stay: 12/31/09 Review Submitted: 12/31/09

The cottage on Saratoga Ave was everything we expected and much more. It's less than five minutes walk to the beach and to restaurants, grocery, and shopping. The two bedrooms were very comfortably appointed with Queen beds and the kitchen was stocked with many small items that came in very useful. Thank you!


Guest: John148(Las Vegas, NV)
Date of Stay: 09/07/09 Review Submitted: 09/07/09

We loved it!! There were six of us in our party and the owners were thoughtful enough to bring us extra beach chairs, towels, and even snacks so we had enough for all six!


Guest: Brad23(Phoenix, Arizona)
Date of Stay: 09/07/09 Review Submitted: 09/07/09

This was a great little cottage very close to the beach and with all the amenities we needed. No real complaints and we would definately stay here again. The owners were very nice and even left little snackies to welcome us!


Guest: Troy9(Phoenix, AZ)
Date of Stay: 08/29/09 Review Submitted: 08/29/09

A great week in a great place. The location was perfect and the cottage was very nice.


Guest: Pat, Theresa and Anthony(Redwood City, CA)
Date of Stay: 08/21/09 Review Submitted: 08/21/09

We had a lovely stay in the little yellow cottage by the beach at the end of July. The beds were very comfortable, but the best thing was being just a block from the beach and so close to Sea World. We had a great time. Thank you!


Guest: John C1(St. Louis, MO)
Date of Stay: 07/31/09 Review Submitted: 07/31/09

We were pleasantly surprised! The price is reasonable, which led us to be skeptical. We arrived and the place was hot as the a/c hadn't been turned on yet and it was late in the afternoon. We turned the a/c on and went to dinner, by the time we got back it was cool. It was our first trip to San Diego and we were not accustomed to the weather there. In San Diego you get at least 2 completely different types of weather: coastal and inland. Inland is hot in July, 20 degrees hotter then coastal weather. This place was loacated in the coolest neighborhood around, Ocean Beach, which is of course in the coastal weather. The weather is amazing, we were there a week and never any rain, always sunny and high of 78 or 77 everyday with a nice cool breeze. Perfect for swiming, golf, etc. The cottage itself was small, but it had everything advertised plus many extra that provided a very nice touch! It had two legitimate bedrooms and two queen beds that were VERY comfortable. There was some sort of pillowtop mattress on there, it was nice! Even the pull out futon in living room which we utilized as a bed as well was way beyond your typical uncomfortable futon. It was actually a extra long bed when it was converted and it had an extra section that could be attached to be a perma footrest when set in a sitting position: VERY nice! They even put out snacks in a basket on the table in living room, and some drinks in the refrigerator. There were plastic plates, bowls, cups, silverware, dishes, beach toys, beach towels, regular towels, etc, a lot of unexpected extras! There is of course a very nice full kitches, and to top it off a high end washer dryer set on top of each other. We will prolly be coming back bnext year, this place was PERFECT.


Guest: Robert Price(Beverly Hills, CA)
Date of Stay: 07/25/09 Review Submitted: 07/25/09

We came down with our 6-week old baby to have some alone time and bonding time and it was wonderful! The owners were very attentive to our new-baby needs and the place was very cozy and clean. Thanks for all the "freebie" snacks and drinks, it was very refreshing to have when we got there after our 3 hour drive with the baby. We will be back next year for our daughter's 1-year birthday!


Guest: Jocelyn Mackin(Santa Rosa, CA)
Date of Stay: 07/25/09 Review Submitted: 07/25/09

Great place; we were lucky to have good neighbors; bring your bikes, everything is very close. It is small but well layed out. My only 'complaint' is the beds were too soft - everything else was perfect!!


Guest: Anonymous
Date of Stay: 07/03/09 Review Submitted: 07/03/09

We have two kids ages 2 and 5 1/2 and our whole family had a great time! We will be back!


Guest: Misti 1(-)
Date of Stay: 06/09/09 Review Submitted: 06/09/09

The cottage was perfect. Exactly as we pictured it to be . Only a couple of suggestions would be to have a few more kid friendly cups, we only found glass or coffee mugs which are not the best for a 3 and 4 yr old, and maybe mention about the dogs if they are still there . We got a bit nervous about that with two small children. Tobi was awesome and answered any questions we had , her husband even came over our frist night to help get the internet working on my computer ... thanks for that you guys are awesome. We are already looking into our trip for next year at the same place .

Owner response: Thank you for your feedback! We now have kid-friendly plastic cups in addition to the glasses and coffee mugs!


Guest: Janet & Bob(Phoenix, AZ)
Date of Stay: 06/08/09 Review Submitted: 06/08/09

We rented this property for a week over Memorial Day. We had a great time in Ocean Beach and surrounding towns. The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We were thrilled that the owners accepted large dogs and ours had a blast. The street was a bit busy with foot traffic (walkers, bikes, skateboarders, rollerbladers) and they do seem to be passing by at late hours throughout the night. The first night was a little rough, as one of our dogs is a guard dog and wasn't used to the noises, but she got used to it. The town, beach and weather was wonderful. Enjoyed some delicious food at Shades restaurant in town. This cottage was so close to everything, wonderful location. The parking space is a must have in this town! We would definitely stay here again.


Guest: James1(Phoenix, AZ)
Date of Stay: 04/22/09 Review Submitted: 04/22/09

This place was great and most important, it passed the "my-wife-loved-it" test. Very close to beach, restaurants, and shopping so we didn't have to drive anywhere. We have a 4-month old and a 4 1/2 year old and they both had a great time. Everything in the cottage was clean which we were very happy about because my 4-month old will pick up anything from the floor and eat it. My wife loved the washer/dryer. The place has A/C but we didn't even need it because we could keep the doors open and let the ocean breeze in. We will be back!


Guest: Anonymous
Date of Stay: 01/13/09 Review Submitted: 01/13/09

The house was very nice and had a reasonable price. We really enjoyed our stay there. Everything is so close to the house ( (dog)beach, supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants)Thank you!


Guest: Tamara 1(Rancho Bernardo, CA)
Date of Stay: 09/02/08 Review Submitted: 09/02/08

This clean, well appointed cottage is in a very nice location. Our young family of five really enjoyed being able to walk to EVERYTHING we wanted to do at Ocean Beach! It was also nice to have an assigned parking spot to return to when we visited other attractions San Diego has to offer. This is definitely a place we would return to again.


Guest: Brooke(Arkansas)
Date of Stay: 08/23/08 Review Submitted: 08/23/08

We loved the "yellow house", as my girls called it. It was very clean and the beds were super comfy. The shower was a little awkward but it served its purpose. It worked well for my family of 4 (myself, my husband and 2 toddlers) A group any larger would not be as comfortable.


Guest: stephanie lewis1(queen creek arizoma)
Date of Stay: 07/23/08 Review Submitted: 07/23/08

We had a grat time. the house was very nice and just as described. Great location, could walt to beach or stores and restuarants. Loved it!


Guest: Phil7(Simi Valley, Ca.)
Date of Stay: 07/05/08 Review Submitted: 07/05/08

The cottage was great for my family, we had a short walk to the beach, pier and resturtants downtown Ocean Beach. We enjoyed our stay and will be more than happy to stay here in the future.


Guest: Jacki Gray(Vermilion, ohio)
Date of Stay: 06/28/08 Review Submitted: 06/28/08

We had an amazing time! The cottage was awesome, clean and very comfortable.We arrived at midnight and there were even snacks on the table! The location was perfect! a walk away from everything,from the most amazing sunset,restaurants,shopping and entertainment. The neighbors were great, the most friendly place i've been!!!!! Will be back


Guest: Sue Peterson(South Jordan , Utah)
Date of Stay: 06/04/08 Review Submitted: 06/04/08

The cottage was so close to the beach. The snacks and movies were appreciated. It really felt like a home away from home. Very close to the things we wanted to do.


Guest: Susan62(OH (now CA))
Date of Stay: 04/22/08 Review Submitted: 04/22/08

Cozy cottage! It was everything I'd hoped for. Moving to San Diego with 2 dogs made this a great transitional arrangement. Kitchen had everything I needed (including tupperware!). Shelves in the bedrooms would be a great touch (no closets - tough to keep living out of a suitcase). GREAT location. Assigned parking was a FABulous stress relief. Snacks and drinks were a nice touch - snacks were gone in a heartbeat (whoops). Amazing price. My stay here isn't up yet, but I had to share.

Owner response: Thank you for your feedback Susan! The bedrooms now have closets and shelves/dressers! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and welcome to CA!


Guest: Marci Watkins(Lowell, Ma)
Date of Stay: 10/01/07 Review Submitted: 10/01/07

My stay here was perfect. The cottage was clean and cozy. It had everything I needed and was very close to the beach, shops, and restaurants. I would recommend this place to any one of my friends and I will come back myself.


Guest: Larinda(Michigan)
Date of Stay: 07/26/07 Review Submitted: 07/26/07

We had a great time. Excellent location for everything you want to do in San Diego.


Guest: Petit Watson(Dekalb, IL)
Date of Stay: 07/16/07 Review Submitted: 07/16/07

The house is very cozy, clean and in a quiet neighborhood. Close to beach and many restaurants. It was nice to have our own parking space in back. Thank you for the snacks.


Guest: the talker(Houma, La.)
Date of Stay: 07/15/07 Review Submitted: 07/15/07

Really enjoyed ourselves so close to the beach and shops!! Beds were incredible could use some shelves in the bedrooms will use again!!


Guest: John_G(Phoenix, AZ)
Date of Stay: 07/09/07 Review Submitted: 07/09/07

Thank you so much. Our family had a wonderful stay at your beach cottage. When we come back for another visit to San Diego we will definitely check if your place is available. We loved how close the cottage was to Ocean Beach, the Dog Beach at Ocean Beach, and Newport Ave was a great street to walk down for food and shopping. Thank you for your hospitality.


Guest: beverly stonionis(medway,MA)
Date of Stay: 06/18/07 Review Submitted: 06/18/07

We had a wonderful time in san diego. the cottage was perfect. the beds were to die for!!! we look forward to returning again soon and would not think of staying anywhere else. absolutely immaculate and convenient to everything!


Guest: Erin Kerr(Tucson, AZ)
Date of Stay: 04/16/07 Review Submitted: 04/16/07

We stayed during Spring Break in March and absolutely loved it! The TV with DVD was great for chilly nights and being about a block from both the beach and restaurants was spectacular. We took 2 dogs and found OB to be very dog friendly - we took them to dinner on the patio with us at a couple different places. Having a well equipped kitchen was very handy and the furnishings are comfortable and updated. Would stay again and highly recommend to others!


Guest: M. Sharp(Texas)
Date of Stay: 02/22/07 Review Submitted: 02/22/07

We found the bungalow roomy, clean and well appointed. Nice location near the beach--and designated parking a real pius.


Guest: Anonymous
Date of Stay: 02/17/07 Review Submitted: 02/17/07

What a nice place to stay! Two blocks to coffee (Pirates Cove walk-up) and groceries. Two blocks to the main drag and great burgers (Hodad's). A short walk to dog beach which is the main reason we chose this cottage. We and our canine son enjoyed a carefree vacation.


Guest: Marcia2(Phoenix, AZ)
Date of Stay: 08/30/06 Review Submitted: 08/30/06

Great little cottage with the perfect location! You can rent bikes and go to Mission Beach & Crystal Pier. Take the 923 bus off Cable St. & go downtown ($1.75 transfers you all day). You can even bus it to Old Town. OB has good food priced very reasonable. The waves & sunsets are just a block away. The owners have insured you a good nights' sleep on the best of beds! If you rent it, please take care of it. I'm already planning my return!


Guest: Anonymous
Date of Stay: 08/06/06 Review Submitted: 08/06/06

Everything was nice and CLEAN! We loved it here, thanks for leaving us some snacks and soda when we arrived from our long day of travelling, it was so refreshing! The home is close to everything! Restaurants, beach, etc. You made our vacation GREAT! Thank you!