We are located close to all San Diego attractions in the greatest little neighborhood: Ocean Beach, on the corner of Cable St and Santa Cruz Ave.   This area has a wonderful community feeling, very peaceful and eclectic, and NOT very touristy.  You are very close to all the main San Diego tourist attractions, usually within 20-30 minutes by car. We are located across the bay a few minutes away from Sea World, 20 minutes away from the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Petco Park (home of the Padres), the Gas Lamp District as well as the San Diego Airport. Disneyland is only about 2 hours away, and Legoland is about 1 hour.  If necessary, a bus stop is right across the street from the cottages, and that should hook you up with transportation around SD.  However, CA is not known for its mass transit, so a car is always useful when visiting San Diego. Each cottage comes with an assign parking spot for use throughout your stay.  

      You can easily walk or bike all over Ocean Beach...always safe, and relaxing.  Blue Heron Cottages offers our guests complimentary use of our Beach Cruiser bikes.   Ocean Beach has a  variety of restaurants, boutiques and antique shops only 4 blocks away on Newport Ave. Don't miss your opportunity to purchase the freshest, and most delicious locally grown produce, art, flowers, and more every Wednesday at OB’s Farmers Market on Newport Avenue.      

     There is a beautiful little cove perfect for playing and relaxing just a block and a half away. The main beach is just at the end of Newport Ave, 4 blocks away- an easy bike ride, minutes away. 

     If you have a dog, Ocean Beach and Blue Heron Cottages are VERY dog friendly. Famous Dog Beach is only about a half mile away, an easy walk, a quick ride or drive.  If you would like to include your pup in your vacation plans, we require a one time fee of $25 for up to 4 dogs (if more dogs will be joining you, that is fine. It is just another $25 for up to 4 more.) 

Denise was born and raised in San Diego, and Christopher and Denise are avid dog lovers (we have 7!). We love San Diego, know the area well and are happy to share whatever information we can to enhance your stay. Our on site manager, Charlie Malnar is also a San Deigo local and can help with any questions or recommendations you may need.  


We are located on the corner of Cable Street and Santa Cruz Ave. in San Deigo, CA aka: Ocean Beach