A Beach Bed & Breakfast At The Elsbree House Condo

5054 Narragansett Ave , San Diego, CA 92107 USA (Show map)


A cozy Beach Bed & Breakfast/Vacation Condo located 500' from the Pacific Ocean. Ocean Beach is one of the last beach towns in southern California. A small, eclectic, laid back community boasting 98 pubs/restaurants as well as many funky boutiques, surf and antique shops all within a 5 block radius. Ocean Beach has one of the best farmer's markets in the state every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm (4pm to 7pm in winter) with amazing tasty treats and live music. Walk 500' to beach to swim, surf, or explore the tidepools. Sunset Cliffs is a short stroll away with breathtaking panoramic views of the coast. Downtown, Sea World, Petco Park, San Diego Zoo, Convention Center, Qualcomm Stadium and the harbor are all close by.... 5 to 15 minutes by car. Airport is 8 minutes away and public transportation is easy and nearby. Come B&B our guest!



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Absolutely Loved This!

5 on May 26, 2014

My mother, sister and I just stayed here and had the best time! The rooms are very clean, and the service was truly amazing! Sherry is really the best! With all the personal touches, you couldn't ask for a better place to stay!

Mother-Daughter Getaway

5 on April 23, 2014

This place is the epitome of quaint B&B. Katie and her staff make you feel as though you are staying in their home....and you really are - Katie has been in OB (that's Ocean Beach) for 25+yrs. Take her advice on excursions and restaurants-she knows this sleepy little beach community inside and out. The accommodations were thoughtful and well appointed. There is mini fridge in the room, so BYOB and sit outside in the courtyard sipping your favorite spirit. She really does pay attention to detail - we brought our own beach chairs and umbrella, only to find them already in our closet.:-) As a former travel agent of 12yrs, the price is comparable to larger hotels in the area, and some of them don't serve breakfast. Oh, and if you leave breakfast hungry it's your own fault - yogurt topped with fresh fruit - toast/jam - oatmeal or cereal, and a pastry to top it all off. Parking is a bit of a challenge but parking lot only a couple blocks away offer $3/day parking. The best way to get around is on foot or rent a bicycle. The pictures on their website are 100% accurate - it will be exactly as it appears on the website when you get there! We may have just found a new Easter tradition - a mother-daughter getaway to the Elsbree House in OB!

Feels like a cozy 2nd home!

4.8 on January 04, 2014

This is a warm, cozy, and comfortable place to stay. The location is ideal, as stated in the description. In fact, the walkability and quality of the surrounding Ocean Beach neighborhood exceeded my expectations in nearly every way. Katie, the owner and caretaker of the property is a delight. She is kind, attentive, and full of terrific advice on how to maximize enjoyment of the San Diego area. I recommend that guests take the time to chat with her each morning during breakfast. Katie is like a concierge and a charming grandma. In terms of the house itself, the rooms are comfortable and have just what you need. The decor is eclectic, clean, and clutter free, but evokes the feeling of grandma's house in all the right ways. The property is full of wonderful, thoughtful touches that make things feel even more welcoming- including a lovely garden, help-yourself coffee and cookies, and flowers in the room. I will be recommending the Elsbree house to anyone who asks, and plan to return. It's a gem! To be thorough, the only possible downside of this area (and almost any beach town) are abundant homeless people occupying much of the beachside public spaces. Real safety was never an issue, but the live-out-loud mentality of the homeless residents/groups made for a scary surprise every now and then when walking the town of Ocean Beach.

Great location, great stay

4.4 on December 13, 2013

Katie is a wonderful host. Very helpful & thoughtful. Room was very comfortable. Great location. Very peaceful. Everything & a little more. Thanks M.

Great experience

4.0 on December 11, 2013

Our five days at Elsbree B&B were wonderful- great amfrence, good company, and excellent service. Lack of parking was the only drawback. But we're pleased to have found them.

A place to relax

4.6 on August 29, 2013

When you come to Elsbree House the pace of life slows. In the beautiful & peaceful atmosphere your worries of everyday life seem to dissolve. The rooms with their old world charm and coziness give a feel of going back to a time when life was not as complicated. The beautiful flowers, the tall trees, and the ivy covered walls make you wonder if you are not out in the country. But just steps away there are restaurants, bars, interesting little shops, and the beach. Breakfast is served on beautiful chinaware in a cheerful breakfast room upstairs. The innkeeper who welcomes you is friendly and helpful. She bakes cookies everyday and leaves them out for her guests along with a pot of coffee. We stayed there for 4 days in June and it was the most relaxing experience.

Wonderful Place!

4.6 on July 17, 2013

This was our first visit to the Elsbree House and it won't be our last. Katie met us at the door and gave us the grand tour. What a sweet gem of a place, located within walking distance of several fantastic restaurants and shops. Breakfast was yummy, although I would like a little more variety in the menu. The hospitality was unparalleled and the rooms were clean and inviting. I enjoyed the nice touches of flowers, a personalized note on arrival, and the brownies in our room. I visit San Diego on a regular basis and have now found my new home away from home. I highly recommend staying at the Elsbree House.

Quaint and lovely

4.6 on April 08, 2013

Great location for beach, shops, restaurants, pier and nearby all the great attractions in San Diego. Katie and Mary Beth were exceptionally wonderful. I would definitely stay there again!

Can't wait to return!

5 on April 05, 2013

This was a gem. After 4 nights I can't say enough about the yummy healthy breakfast, sweet accomodating hosts Katie and Mary Beth, comfy beds and afternoon coffee and cookies. The location was perfect for exploring San Diego by bus or car and walking as much as we wanted around Ocean Beach and the ocean beach. We had our own private entrance and bathroom and outside chairs to choose from to enjoy the birds and wonderful southern california plants. I am looking foward to returning as soon as I can find an excuse!!!

Home away from Home

5 on March 12, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Ocean Beach twice in the last year while visiting our daughter. From the flowers and brownies in the room welcoming us back to the coziness of the rooms, we feel so at home here. The beds are soo comfortable and the breakfast is always delicious. The hosts, Katie and Mary Beth, are very friendly and full of great information about things to do and the best places to eat. This B&B is conveniently located a couple of blocks from the beach and just a few blocks from shopping. This will always be our place to stay in O.B.

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Location Type

Vista oceano


San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 4 miles

Directions to property:

DIRECTIONS: FROM THE EAST: Take Interstate 8 West to the end of the freeway. Turn left onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Continue for a mile to the intersection of Narragansett Ave.(5th stop light).Turn right(West) and go 2 1/2 blocks. We are 1/2 block past Bacon St on the right hand side.The house is a 2 story teal green with a white picket fence. FROM THE NORTH: Take interstate -5 South to the Sea World Drive exit. Take Sea World Drive until it splits into Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Take Sunset Cliffs Blvd. 1 mile to the intersection of Narragansett Ave.(5th stop light) Turn right(West) we are 2 1/2 blocks away, 1/2 block past Bacon St. on the right hand side. It is a teal green 2 story house with a white picket fence.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Convention Center, Historic Old Town, Seaport Village, La Jolla, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Families with children, please ask about our vacation condo
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: B and B rooms - 3 nights in summer; 1 week minimum for vacation condo
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit cards will be charged when the reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: B and B Rooms: There is a 10 day cancellation notice required. There is a $25.00 cancellation fee in the event of cancellation; Condo: A six-week cancellation notice is required, a cancellation fee of 1/3 of the total rental will be charged.




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  • Time Served: 6:30-10:30am
  • Serving Location: Shades Oceanfront Bistro