The garden cottage had everything we needed for our 3 week getaway to San Diego. Great location, in a quiet part of an eclectic neighborhood. Easy walk to the beach, restaurants, delicious bakeries and grocery shopping. Super convenient and close to the airport, which does mean that you hear planes taking off and landing but that’s part of the Ocean Beach charm. The cottage is well appointed with everything you may need in the kitchen, beach accessories, games etc. And Rodney is a great host. Very responsive and when we needed help with something he came right over to assist. I highly recommend this rental for a small family vacation or as a home base for work endeavors.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Garden Cottage! So peaceful and clean and very convenient to accommodate our needs. Beautifully decorated, and equipped with everything we needed. The owner was very attentive and helpful with suggestions if we needed them. I really appreciated the owner making sure before we booked that we were a calm, non-partying sort who would not be disturbing neighbors! That was a huge factor in booking the Garden Cottage, as we knew that we would not be disturbed either. We were very impressed with the garden surrounding the cottage as well! The beautiful Californian landscaping helped make our stay so much more enjoyable!
The cottage was within walking distance to quaint eating establishments and coffee shops in the Ocean Beach area. This was our first time to visit San Diego and we hope to come back again! Be sure to walk to the end of the street and take in the gorgeous sunset over the ocean! And, if you are there in the Spring.... be sure and visit the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch! Thank you Rodney, for helping make our California vacation such a memorable one!
I come to OB often to visit my family and will never stay any other place than this peaceful, well-appointed, comfortable cottage with its lovely gardens and gracious host.
We had a wonderful time in this home! Everything was perfect for our family of 4 and Rodney was amazing! He was available anytime we had a question and even brought goodies from a local restaurant for us! We've already decided to make this an annual trip and will definitely stay here again!
It was a nice short stay, could have been longer! The cottage has everything as described. Owner is very attentive and responsive to any question and concern. Would definitely return to stay at this cottage on our next visit to San Diego.
First, the cottage was absolutely spotless and incredibly well stocked. It had everything needed for the beach (which is not just down the street, however, as the road drops off into a cliff; you need to go to Ocean Beach by car). Rodney was the best owner ever for helping us with problems--responses truly are in less than an hour. (And we have rented half a dozen homes, from London to Bermuda.) We had a problem with turning on the fire pit. It needed more propane--but an extra tank was available. Just a hint--go to Trader Joe's and buy marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers and make s'mores. My family (21-year-old daughter and 28-year-old son, and husband) had a blast doing this. One thing, which I meant to point out to Rodney, although I am sure he is aware. Tiny ants will invade the kitchen countertops if ANY food is left out. We bought a small well-packaged cake at Trader Joe's but had to throw it out the next morning. Ants also got into some crackers we had re-sealed. An easy solution was to wrap everything well and put it in the refrigerator, which worked well when we wanted to take snacks with us to the beach. I know some people may have complained about airport noise (I live in front of a bus stop; so noise is truly relative). Although a few early-morning flights were audible, it really was not an issue. Parking was also very easy to find, if not in front of, then across from, the cottage. Overall, this is a wonderful place to stay--close to the many amenities of Ocean Beach, but far enough from the hustle and bustle of the main drag.
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