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Voltaire's Philosopher Surf Shack, Pet-friendly Across From Dog Beach : )

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4.6 / 5Exceptional
13 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Ocean Beach Park
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Belmont Park
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mission Beach
    8 min drive

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  • Voltaire's Philosopher Surf Shack, Pet-friendly Across From Dog Beach : )

    Room Amenities

    • 400 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

San Diego

Located in San Diego's Ocean Beach neighborhood, this vacation home is near theme parks and by the ocean. Ocean Beach Pier and Point Loma Lighthouse are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Fashion Valley Mall and Seaport Village. SeaWorld and Belmont Park are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Ocean Beach Park - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Belmont Park - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    SeaWorld - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mission Bay - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mission Beach - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Washington Street Station - 6 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 16 min drive

About this property

Voltaire's Philosopher Surf Shack, Pet-friendly Across From Dog Beach : )

Historic San Diego vacation home in Ocean Beach, walk to Ocean Beach Park
O·cean Beach [ōSHən bēCH] noun San Diego's final bastion of the 1960's beach town Bring your finest wit and commune with Voltaire ; ) Note: this is a studio sized bungalow not a 1 bedroom, perfect for couples (up to 3 people) and their pups : ) The perfect combo of waves, breezes, and location built into a charming bungalow as close to the action as you can get. This section of Ocean Beach is close to everything...within steps: the main beach, dog beach, best restaurants, & great bars! A short bike ride will get you to Newport Ave shopping, Sunset Cliffs State Park, and Robb Field (sports fields). A short drive or cab ride will take you to the airport, SeaWorld, SD Zoo, Downtown SD, Balboa Park, all the beaches, and Mexico! (passport!) A beautiful place to escape the trials of life, whether you're from inland San Diego/LA/OC, on the other side of the country, or across the world. Our bungalow is steps from everything OB has to offer: main beach, the famous pier, the dog beach, bars, restaurants, city bike rentals, surf shops and other shops on Newport Avenue. Come live the Oh Bee lifestyle : ) The Space Walk out the front door, down the alleyway, and within 25 yards you're on the main beach! If you're in the mood for a social beach day - then walk one step forward and you're in the sand - congrats you made it! (Another couple yards to the dog beach!) If you're looking for something more laid back i.e. picturesque cliffs, restaurants, bars, shops, great people, and everything else Ocean Beach has to offer then just walk around your neighboring streets - cheers, you've arrived! ***UPDATE: We now offer pet-sitting nearby! If you come with your pets but still want to take in some of the local culture where pets may not be allowed, include some details about your furry friends and the dates you may need and we will try to accommodate!*** Guest Access You'll have full run of the studio : ) If you're going out for dinner or drinks while in the area, we highly recommend walking, renting city bikes, or using Lyft - we can hook you up with a code to use if you're not familiar with it :) Interaction We live nearby if you need anything... and we're avid texters so stay in touch : ) Things of note - Bed setup: 1 Full sized bed for two people + 1 Twin sized bed for one add'l person - There is a Chromecast installed in the 1080p HD TV - download the mobile app or use your laptop to stream Netflix, Hulu, or anything else : ) (NO CABLE TV) - Use our boogie board when you go to the beach. - Referral available for discounted rentals: Standup paddle boards (SUP), surf boards, boogie boards, add'l beach cruisers, and snorkel/scuba gear -There is a full kitchen with everything you would need to cook a meal - we even provide a pantry of basic cooking essentials (sugar, flour, oil, etc.) - This is a close quarters duplex near the beach so noise can travel easily, be courteous and nicely ask for the same from the neighbors if necessary - everyone is pleasant as per the SD attitude : ) - All of Ocean Beach is in the flight path of the airport's take-off routine. It is not terribly loud but it is noticeable. The official curfew is 11:30pm - 6:30am but Jet Blue, United, and Delta regularly break the curfew : / (Fly Southwest next time and keep OB quieter : ) - Outdoor security system sees front door for guest safety. The Neighborhood There is a convenience store, laundromat, gas station, bar, burger joint, 2 higher end restaurants, great breakfast spot, coffee shop, and liquor store all within a 5 minute walk of your front steps - need anything else? Just ask : ) Getting Around No onsite parking for this unit but there is street parking available on nearby streets W. Point Loma Blvd, Muir Ave, and Voltaire Ave nearby bus stop for public transit, or city bikes for rent across the street! Amenities Essentials (towels, soap, shampoo, sheets, TP) Kitchen Hi Speed Wifi Chromecast for streaming video (No cable) Stream Netflix, Hulu etc 24 Hour Check-in Hangers Hairdryer Iron Work space Nearby Public transport Nearby Laundromat Nearby City Bike Rentals Use the boogie board when you go to the beach also referrals available for discounted rentals: Standup paddle boards (SUP), surf boards, boogie boards, add'l beach cruisers, and snorkel/scuba gear Free/Heavily discounted Taxi Service via Uber or Lyft code House Rules; - No shoes in house - Please NO parties, events, or loud noise after 10pm, very strict - Please no smoking inside but you can easily step outside (pick up your butts please) - All pets must be preapproved and fit in the following category: Non-vocal, light-shedding, potty-trained, non-chewers, and non-aggressive. Those that do are welcomed for shorter stays BUT they must stay with you when you leave, you cannot leave them behind for the day! (disoriented pets are loud pets) - NO PETS ON FURNITURE - If any rules are broken we reserve the right to withhold some or all of your deposit. Be nice and no worries : )
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
Bathrooms include showers. Televisions come with Netflix.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

Property Manager

Speaks Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish, Arabic, Turkish, English



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Voltaire's Philosopher Bungalow Pet-friendly Across Dog Beach
  • Voltaire's Philosopher Surf Shack Pet-friendly Across Dog Beach

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Studio
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • Netflix


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean

Things to do

  • Mountain biking, water skiing, and whale watching nearby


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 400 sq ft (37 sq m)

Nearby things to do


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
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Property condition


Excellent location.

Cute little place in the back alleyway away from street traffic. Place needs some updating. Cute alley cats. Noise is an issue but it's cali and expected. Windows need to be open for ventilation. The location wasn't what I thought. It's a converted garage in back of main house close to all the trash cans and dumpsters. Homeless people make their rounds digging into the trash bins and dumpsters in the evening. Smell of smoke from cigarettes come into rental. Be nice to be able to close windows if there was a air conditioner. That would help cut down noice so one could hear the television. Place wasn't ready at check in time. The maid was injured and was late. Property management surprised us with free breakfast for the inconvenience. Very nice of them. For the price to rent for a 4 nights was good. I would rent again but my husband differs.

5/5 Excellent

OB getaway

An awesome place for a great getaway. Walking distance to everything and if you love beer this is a great neighborhood for it!!!

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful family getaway!

This was exactly what we needed! The beach is just steps out the front door and restaurants and shops on Voltaire and Newport ave are just a few blocks walk. Cafe Bella has the best açaí bowls and this surf shack cannot be beat! We have already begun planning trips back with friends and family in the future! Our dog had the time of his life!

5/5 Excellent

Perfect location!

Everything we needed for a weekend getaway :)

4/5 Good

Took me back to my "counter culture" days

As advertised, very small and simple but a very good location (both of the two addresses they gave me were perfect locations for taking the dog to dog beach). Lumpy bedcover was the only real fault, so we did fine.

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