Views of the ocean from the Breakfast Nook.Front of Building 1.

Entire home/apt

9 guests

3 bedrooms

6 beds
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About this listing

You can't get any closer to the beach than this 3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd floor home. A panoramic view of the entire beach greets you. Lovingly restored red oak floors, knotty pine walls, & open beam ceilings, beautiful tiled bathrooms. Perfect for two families plus kids. Wifi and parking included.

The space

This beautiful beach front cottage was built in 1958 by San Diego firefighter, Bud Eldred, and his wife,Marge, as their dream home. Red oak floors, a vaulted wood ceiling, a brick fireplace, and beautiful tiled bathrooms and kitchen make it a showpiece home. At the time it was built there were no other structures around it. Just the beach and the ocean. People thought Bud had gone a little off his rocker building a house out in middle of the sand. On their days off firefighters would come help Bud with his home in the sand. So the craftsmanship you will see is the work of many hands.

Today there are many amenities nearby including bike rentals, a lovely park, shops and restaurants within walking distance. But the one thing you will enjoy most is the magnificent view. All the way from La Jolla to the Ocean Beach pier. Which, by the way, wasn't there either in 1958.

For the first time this home is being offered for you to enjoy. Your hostess, Kathleen, grew up in this home and she lovingly restored it, adding modern features such as smart t.v.'s, Internet, a modern gas range and oven, a washer and dryer, soundproof windows, and fun furniture. You and your family will make memories for years to come enjoying the fun and sun, and experiencing a bit of Ocean Beach history.

Guest access

There is a drive way in which you and your guests may park. It holds 4 to 5 cars. The patio has a gazebo with comfy chairs and a BBQ. There is a hose to wash off the sand before coming into house.

Interaction with guests

I try to meet and greet my guests in person, but if I am not available our longtime residents Danny and his wife, Moon, will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to ask them where's the best place to eat and how to get around.

Other things to note

There is Internet access and wifi with 3 T.V.'s. I have made my childhood bedroom kid friendly with bunk beds, a futon and fold out beds. The beach and park area are right in front, please be aware that drinking alcohol and or smoking are not allowed in those areas. Two lifeguard towers are out front. The main station is down by the pier.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Bed: 6
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 211
Security Deposit: 1409
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

I want you to have a good time but this is not a frat house. No keg parties or events. There are long term residents on property and they have to get up and go to work in the morning. So please quiet time 11 p.m. To 8 a.m. If you are playing music so loud that it can be heard outside then it is too loud. Be respectful and clean up after yourself. Wash your feet off before you come into the house. Don't sit on the furniture with a wet bathing suit. Put a towel under you. Do not take bath towels outside, there are extra beach towels if you need one. Do not climb, play or sit on the surfboards. Do not bring animals of any kind into the house. Do not flush items such as paper towels, sanitary napkins, diapers, etc down the toilet.

Do let us know immediately if you need anything or are having any kind of problem. We will do everything in our power to help.

We want you to have a wonderful time in this amazing home,



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Marcy User Profile
August 2017
Kathleen was such a great host! She checked in on us and made sure we had everything we needed. We had 5 adults and 5 children for our mini family vacation and enjoyed our stay. Her home is steps away from the beach. We had an awesome view of the sunset every night. Her home was spacious and clean. We were less than a mile away from Newport Avenue (shops and restaurants). We'd definitely stay there again for our next visit. Thank you, Kathleen!! :)

Jenifer User Profile
July 2017
Kathleen's home is a gem if you're looking for easy access to the beach and downtown OB. I loved the sea breeze from the bright windows in the front room. We had a very comfortable stay and would go back in a heartbeat.

Christina User Profile
July 2017
This home is such a great location! Across the street from the beach and park. Close to bars, restaurants and the pier. The view is beautiful and Kathleen is an awesome host. She is there to answer any questions and get you anything you need. We had 4 Adults, 4 Kids and slept/hung out comfortably in this home.

Samantha User Profile
July 2017
This home was everything we had hoped for. Amazing beach views, delicious restaurants within walking distance and great shopping. There was everything we needed at the house waiting for us. The people on-site were helpful and delightful. We were there for the 4th so the neighborhood was "lively"...otherwise it was simply the perfect beach rental. Highly recommend!! I hope we'll be back next summer. Thank you, Kathleen for sharing your (URL HIDDEN) a true treasure.

Susan User Profile
July 2017
This is a great family house! Lots of room to spread out and enjoy family time. We had 5 adults and 2 kids for a perfect week. The house is so well equipped with lots of towels, pillows, blankets, beach toys, everything you need. The parking is such a bonus. We fit 3 large cars in the driveway. The Kitchen is nicely equipped. The washer and dryer are great after spending the day at the beach. And the beach! It's perfect. Great for shells, boogie boards, surfing, swimming. Fire pits for the evening, but snag one early. Lots of lifeguards to keep everyone safe. Such a clean area. We saw street sweepers twice, trash picked up often on the beach and the park area. Perfect place to see the sunset, be lulled to sleep by the ocean, then wake up to view the amazing beach every morning! We can't wait to return!

Michelle User Profile
June 2017
Everything was available to you for your stay, from kitchen to laundry to bathroom essentials. beach was literally outside your door, walking distance. I enjoyed our stay. I would definitely rent here again. beautiful and upgraded home for your family. lots of places to sleep for multiple families.

Durga User Profile
May 2017
Location: Central and very close to the beach, sea world and airport. Tons of options for restaurants & coffee shops. Property: Pretty neat, great size bedrooms and bath, bunk beds are great for kids. Kitchen is dated and needs some sprucing. Dishwasher is unavailable. Kathleen checked in on us and is super responsive. Overall we had a great stay and made wonderful memories!

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I was born and raised in Ocean Beach. I lived at Spray Street until I was married. Both my husband and I went to Point Loma High School which is just over the hill from this property. We want to share this beautiful place with you and hope that you will treat it as you would your own home. We consider it our home and hope to retire there someday. In the meantime please enjoy the magic of Ocean Beach.

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