4 BR Luxury Beach Cottage, Single Family Home in Walking Distance to Restaurants,Private Beach, A/C Bon, Fire Pit, Beachfront Yard with Lawn
Oceanside, California, United States 94117
This outstanding and beautiful beachfront cottage is certainly one of the most popular rentals in Oceanside CA beach for many reasons. This vacation rental is perfect for active families and beach lovers who want to be directly on the sand. It has perhaps the best beachfront location in the entire City of Oceanside and San Diego. The beach cottage features a rare private beach backyard with a bonfire ring. It is a great beach rental for family or friends traveling together. During the day, kids will be making sandcastles on the private beach and in the evening they will make s'mores over the bonfire. You will love using your private beach bon fire ring while watching the dolphins jump and play right in front of the house. The home comes fully equipped with everything you need for a week on the beach except your food and clothes! It is also on of the few beach rentals to offer true central air conditioning. The entire home has been professionally decorated in a fresh coastal decor. The beach house features an ocean view kitchen with white cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances. The beach house has four bedrooms with five queen beds. There are also two twin auto fill air mattresses that can be placed in bedrooms to sleep up to a total of 12 people. Three bedrooms each have a queen bed and the fourth bedroom has two queens. You share none of the property with other renters because this is a home and not a condo. There is no street or public sidewalk between the home and Pacific Ocean. It is private, safe and the beach really is your backyard! This beach vacation rental is also located in a perfect spot for an easy walk to restaurants, movies, ice cream shops, all the new gastro pubs and of course the Oceanside Pier. Bring your beach cruisers too. Its a blast to bike everywhere and not use your car. Try boogie boarding or fishing from your back yard.
When you are not out on the beach, the beach house itself is a perfect place to relax. The home is fun, fresh and comes supplied with everything you will need on your vacation. We have beach toys and boogie boards for the kids, fresh beach towels, umbrellas, bedding and bath towels for each guest. Enjoy massive beach and ocean views from the living, dining and kitchen areas. The two downstairs bedrooms have amazing ocean views , you don't even have to lift your head from the pillow!
As you enter the main home from the street, you are greeted by stunning ocean views from the massive picture windows. A new bright kitchen with white cabinets, stainless appliances and granite counter tops is the first area you see when you enter the beach house. Then, you will walk into the living and dining areas. Again, the ocean views are magnificent. The coastal decor was completed Jan 2018. Also, on this main level, are two bedrooms. Bedroom number one has one queen bed and bedroom number two has two queens. Between both bedrooms is a bathroom with granite counter top, tumbled marble floors and shower walls with a seamless glass shower door enclosure. Then to go downstairs, the lower level is reached by 12 interior steps. The two bedrooms on this level each have luxury ocean views and direct beach access from each bedroom. Guests who sleep here, usually leave their doors open to listen to the waves all night long. There is another beautiful bathroom with a shower on this level.
This home owns the beach all the way to the high tide line! There is no public walkway, street or sidewalk between this home and the ocean. Most guests agree this beachfront rental probably has the best beachfront location in the city. We agree.
This beach house rental with is perfect for families. You can walk to the farmers market on Thursday mornings and get fresh local produce and food from great vendors, or walk to one of the longest piers in Southern California. There are many restaurants to choose from right at the pier, Ruby's hamburgers at the end of the pier and the more elegant 333 at the base of the pier. On Thursday evenings the Sunset Street Market is set up again with live music, vendors with hundreds of options for gifts and every type of food you can imagine. You can walk to Hello Bettys for a surf themed lunch or dinner. Oceanside is now home to 15 gastro pubs and brew houses. Urge, Stone Brewery, Bagby’s, Masters and Local Tap House are very popular and you can easily walk to them from this house. The Flying Pig is a local fav. The famous 'Top Gun' house is located just a few hundred yards down the Strand for a nostalgic photo opportunity. Want to see a movie? There is a theatre right up the street. There are also many fun places to eat, 101 Café, Privateer Pizza, The Flying Pig. The nearby village of Carlsbad on State Street has great shops and food too.
Close to San Diego Attractions
This San Diego beach rental and beach front vacation rental is close to major San Diego attractions and theme-parks including Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego Sea World, San Diego Balboa Park, Coronado, San Diego, the Downtown San Diego Gas-lamp district, and so much more! If you want to take a drive north, you can visit the quaint coastal towns of San Clemente California , Laguna Beach, California and Newport Beach California, or spend the day at Disneyland California, Knotts Berry Farm, or Universal Studios! If you are a golfer, there are some world famous San Diego Golf Courses, or rent a bicycle and take an adventure on one of the Bike Paths in San Diego, or try your surf skills with a Surfing Lesson!
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Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$399 / night||$499 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Jan FebJan 02 2018 - Feb 28 2018||$299 / night||$350 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Spring 2018Mar 01 2018 - Mar 16 2018||$399 / night||$450 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|SpringMar 17 2018 - Apr 30 2018||$350 / night||$399 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|MayMay 01 2018 - May 10 2018||$499 / night||$499 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mid MayMay 11 2018 - May 24 2018||$550 / night||$599 / night||N/A||N/A||6 nights||N/A|
|Early SummerMay 25 2018 - May 31 2018||$599 / night||$699 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Early SummerJun 01 2018 - Jun 16 2018||$899 / night||$899 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|SummerJun 17 2018 - Jul 09 2018||$1250 / night||$1275 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|SummerJul 10 2018 - Aug 19 2018||$1199 / night||$1199 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Late SummerAug 20 2018 - Sep 15 2018||$699 / night||$750 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|FallSep 16 2018 - Nov 20 2018||$450 / night||$499 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ThanksgivingNov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018||$899 / night||$899 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|WinterNov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018||$350 / night||$375 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ChristmasDec 21 2018 - Jan 01 2019||$875 / night||$875 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Jan FebJan 02 2019 - Feb 28 2019||$399 / night||$425 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
We have stayed many times in many rentals in Oceanside. This beach cottage is our favorite. We love how it is decorated and that it is so clean. Of course we love the private back yard on the beach. Having the private beach gives us sand to play on all the time.
First time for our whole family to vacation together...what a great week! 6 Adults and 4 grandchildren in a lovely beach house. The house is exactly as shown in the pictures...right on the beach! The house is fully furnished, spacious and comfortable, but we spent most of our time outside. The lawn was great for the 8 month old learning to crawl, while the ocean was calling the 3 older girls. We barbequed almost every night and then cooked smores over the firepit. A magical vacation and lifelong memories. Thank you Kim for the hospitality...we loved every minute!
If you want the best seat in town, this is your house. Being literally right on the beach without huge boulders to climb over or steps to go down was priceless. My family ranges 3-84 years old. 8 of us stayed comfortably. Kim was extremely accommodating, and just such a lovely person with the sweetest spirit. The house was great for our needs-nice beach decor with plenty of kitchen equipment. We ate almost all our meals at this house because who can resist picnic tables, bbq's and campfires on the beach??!! The kids, 3-15, kept entertained with provided toys, boogie boards, and sand castles. Just a perfect family spot. My 11 year old grandson actually cried when we had to leave! Thanks, Kim, for sharing your little slice of heaven!
This continues to be our "go to" family vacation destination. We have four boys ages 8-15 and have stayed in this house many times over the years. We love the beach and nothing comes close to the amazing set-up that this property offers. The waves are perfect for boogie boarding, the beach is private so we can sleep in and take our time getting out there, we don't have to worry about anything but the sunscreen! We have thought about staying at newer places but nothing comes close to this property's beach access and with the remodeling and updating to the kitchen and bathrooms they did this year it's perfect! Worth every dollar!
We spent a week at this fabulous property for our 1st family vacation with our now married children and grand children, 6 adults, 2 children. It was wonderful. The property is exactly like it is pictured and has everything you need for the beach and a get away. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything you needed should you decide to cook or just lovely dishes for food ordered in :) The grand children loved the abundant supply of beach toys to play in the sand and the adults loved the boogie boards to play in the water. We had fires in the fire ring and felt totally relaxed listening to the ocean waves at night. Kim was so kind and helpful and truly felt like your friend. I recommend this property or any other property that you see Kim's name on.
Thank you for staying with us, I am thrilled you had a great time and looking forward to your next beachfront vacation! Kim
Our family, consisting of 2 daughters, their spouses and grandchildren (9 in all) made this our 7th family vacation. This stay right on the beach is the best by far...we all agreed! Kim is very nice and welcoming. The property was exactly as shown in the photos...clean, nicely decorated, and right on the beach!! It was great access for the children to run down to the surf while grandma (me) sat in my chair and watched all the fun. The kids and men (grandpa included) boogie boarded, while my daughters and I relaxed. We were all involved in my oldest grandson's wedding the weekend before and this was a real treat to everone. I highly recommend this location to anyone who really wants to be on the beach and not lugging things back and forth to condos somewhere. We plan to visit this spot again as a family. Thanks Kim for making our stay so enjoyable!
Our son was married here on May 23, 2015. We found the house to be clean, tastefully decorated and the view and weather incredibly perfect. Adrianna & Kim were pleasant to deal with and Matt and his helper were terrific on the day of the wedding helping with all aspects of set up and keeping things running smoothly. My two recommendations would be to have a written detailed contract and a later checkout time. 9am checkout is too early and almost unheard of in the industry. I would definitely recommend this beach house and would not hesitate to plan a future wedding here for another family member.
This property couldn't be better for our dream wedding! My family was able to finish the wedding cupcakes with this well-stocked kitchen! My son's flew in for the wending and stayed with us for a couple of days, so with a separate entrance to the master retreat my husband and I were able to get our private time in! Nice touch! Comfortable and nice decor! I believe Kim will be getting repeat calls from the family as everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
The place was great. VERY clean! It is a place that all ages can enjoy. We have a number of different age children and it was perfect for them. There were beach toys galore. The beach is part of your back yard. We enjoyed smores outside our last night. Kim your house host can answer most any question about area. Oceanside is a quiet community with great little farmer's markets and cute shops. This close to about everything. We will see you again.
We took our family of 8 to Southern California for a getaway to be together away from distractions and to focus on just having fun. We usually go to a nearby hotel but this was a special treat for our younger children to be on the beach. Hearing the crashing waves at night and in the morning as we went to bed and woke up each day was wonderful. Dolphins and whales could be seen just off shore several of the days we were there. Kim made our family feel so welcome. We hope to be back sometime soon.
We just got a great deal on a last minute stay and we could not be more pleased. We were going to get a room at the Springhill Suites but decided to try and find something on the beach instead. After not finding a single hotel on the beach, we called about this house. This beach rental was available and we were able to check in the minute we called. Check in was fast and the house was clean, clean, clean. We came here to go to Legoland, but once our kids started playing out on the beach they didnt want to get back in the car. The house came with boogie boards, wading pools and sand toys. So as they dug holes and made sand castles, we sat in the beach chairs and relaxed. Dinner was easy too, we just called a place suggested at check in called Garcias and did take out. We ate right on the beach on the picnic tables that come with the beach house. There was a fire ring but we didnt have any firewood-maybe next time.
This is our 3rd time staying here. Kim is a fantastic host. She makes sure you have everything you need and is helpful with travel attractions. We have a big family which includes small children and the house works perfect. The beach is right out the back. It is a quiet beach and Kim has plenty of beach items for all the children. The kitchen is A+ for cooking. The house is spotless. We have rented houses in other places and this place is top notch. Both Farmers Markets in Oceanside are excellent for fresh goodies. See you next time.
So incredible!! Gorgeous house, in the most amazing location! The house is so wonderful, so close to everything. We walked EVERYWHERE!! So many chairs and tables to relax at! The fire pit was a very personal favorite, but the house was perfect! I will recommend this amazing location to everyone, and plan on making this a family reunion spot. Thank you sooooo much, kim. This was the best week of my life!
We rented this home in April over Spring Break and were so glad when we arrived to sunshine and weather in the mid-70's. We knew this home didn't have AC but we opened the patio and front doors, per the property manager's suggestion, and the house cooled right down. The ocean breeze that comes off the waves is divine (especially for someone from Utah who never sees the ocean!). Our kids had a great time playing in the surf and we enjoyed watching them from the backyard while we barbecued and got some sun. Thank you for a perfect stay. 5 stars!
The property was clean and maintained well. Our customer service provided by the owner of the home was very poor. She did not want children in the home. She did not allow more than 8 people in the home at all times even though the ad states it sleeps 12. I would only recommend this property to someone who has NO children. It is set up like two very small separate apartments. We were unable to enjoy any activities because the owner didn't want our kids at the home. We did stay near the home at a hotel and there were plenty of fun activities there. The best part about this property is the beach. We did not enjoy our experience here and we would not recommend this property to anybody.
Of course we love & welcome children. Most all of our guests are families with children. We provide sand toys, pack n plays and high chairs. They rented the home indicating they were a small group of 4 adults & 4 children. When our property manager checked them in, they were a group of at least 20. This house, like most beach houses, can not fit 20 people, no matter the age. We offered to find them a home from another company who specializes in large family reunions that could accommodate 20 or more people.
My family stayed at the beach house February 2015 and it was a wonderful vacation rental. The owner Kim was responsive during the booking period and called to ensure we had all of the details prior to our arrival. The property was spotless upon arrival and had a relaxed beach house feel. You immediately notice the beautiful ocean view as you enter the house. The view from the living room is stunning as we watched dolphins swim by and surfers in the waves. We even had a sea lion appear on our beach one morning. The outdoor space is perfect for adults and kids as you are right on the beach and only steps to the water. It was hard to leave such a great spot.
Thank you !
This beach house is exactly as pictured. It is clean and very comfortable. It was equipped with more than expected. Four adults and five children were in our party and there was more than enough room. We loved the privacy of not having to share anything with other families. We cooked/grilled almost every meal at "home" so we could take full advantage of the beach and yard. Loved that we truly had the beach as our backyard for the week. No wall or street between us and the beach. Kim is very accessible and helpful. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for that perfect beach house.
Beautiful grassy yard and sand area just off patio -- then easy access (no rocks) to lower beach for surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, etc. Perfect for families with kids of any age. On-site parking for 2 cars. Clean and well-equipped. Large bedrooms and updated baths. Short drive to grocery store, pharmacy, and gas station. Property is neat and well-maintained. Great service!! Enjoyed breakfasts at 101 Cafe and walks to the pier. Best of all . . . saw playful dolphins and whales just off our beach! Wonderful place to relax.
This home is well cared for and loved, very well maintained - comfortable, and a great place to call "home" for your vacation. Having your own yard on the beach is a dream come true - you get the best of both worlds here.... Your own backyard AND you're directly on the beach. LOVE this house, would absolutely recommend to everyone looking to rent in Oceanside!
The location to the water is amazing! Kim was wonderful. My husband and I got married here on January 7th and it was absolutely perfect. Would recommend it to anyone! Great for wedding or family getaway. We loved the fire pit at day and night!
Your wedding was stunning! Thank you for the review
Just a fun way to spend time with the family. Loved not being in a condo or having to share the property with other renters. We have a baby and wanted it quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed that we were one of the few rental houses to have a private beach and fire ring yet this home was less expensive than many of the trendy condos.
After having been in rental condos it was a pleasure to be in a private beach house. The advertisement is correct there is no street or sidewalk between the home and the ocean. This house really is on the beach and it looks just like the pictures-something you always hope for but never know until you arrive!
One of the best times we'd ever had as a family. RIght on the beach, and listening to the waves as I fell asleep was a big highlight for me. Simple, and open; with room for people to be outside or inside as they want. The sand and surf are close, and the fog at night adds mystery to a great place to go to get away and spend time with people you care about. Loved it, and Kim is the best host you could hope for!
If I could give this house ten stars I would. The property is absolutely amazing, and far exceeds our expectations. The layout is perfect for our family, and I can't believe how large and inviting the rooms are. The kitchen is fully stocked and has every appliance you could hope for. Sometimes in these rentals you can feel squished but that is not the case here! Everything has been clean and neat ... it's truly been a dream. The patio, yard, and private beach (including sand pit) are so amazing. Our family has all the fun of the ocean and beach, but have safety and privacy at the same time. The owner is a joy! We have rented from several places and this truly is in it's own category! Thank you so much Kim! My only regret is that we can't stay longer.
You are a wonderful family and of course welcome back ANY time. Thank you for such a tremendous review!!!!!!!!!!
Our Family of 6 had plenty of room. The house is great and the 2 Kitchens and 2 baths were very convenient. I don't know how you would ever get closer and easier access to the beach....Its right there!! We enjoyed great BBQ and sat by the fire most every night! It was perfect for us and Kim is an awesome host with great advice and tips. We would highly recommend this rental to friends and hope to come back!
Hope to see you again sometime!
We love coming to Oceanside CA for family vacations. Warm and inviting town plus close to everything our family loves. Lego-land, San Diego, and we may try Disneyland next time. This house is amazing. Very comfortable for our group. We had 3 children and 6 adults and everyone was very comfortable and happy with our stay. Kim was very friendly to work with and helpful throughout the entire visit if we needed. Gave great suggestions and tips, plus the house was kept in tip top shape. It is an older home, but it is taken great care of. Thank you so much. Our children have so many great memories yet again. We will be back. The kids are already planning.
Thank you! Loved meeting your family!
I dont think there is another property as beachfront as this one. Just amazing. We loved it even more when we walked down the beach and checked out other homes we were going to rent and discovered they were not real beachfronts. Kind of wish we could keep this house a secret, but we were asked to leave a review so we will and gladly!
Thank you! We work pretty hard to keep the yard on the beach landscaped and special. Glad you enjoyed it
I was just asked to write a review and I am most happy to do so. We have nothing but wonderful memories of this beach house. It was clean and fresh but the best part was the lawn on the beach. It was so nice and refreshing and a great place to tan. We BBQd every evening out there. Still have to sort all the shell and shell bits we collected. We were very happy with this beach house.
Thank you for staying with us!
Very enjoyable beach house right on the Pacific Ocean in Oceanside. We arrived late at night on Saturday, and access to the cottage easy. Everything was clean and as expected. We travelled as a family of one couple and one teen age son. There was enough room for all of us. Also, the parking on driveway was very convenient. Having the lawn on the beach and not having to share with other renters ( privacy) was wonderful. If in San Diego with a small family or group of people, I would whole heartily recommend looking at this cottage as a base for your trip.
Thankyou! The lawn is a favorite with just about everyone. we even had one family put up a tent in front of the beach.
We had an excellent beach front location and great house for an extended family vacation. Walked to many places down by the pier. Only use the car to go to the zoo, market and other theme places. Some of us rented bikes and biked on the rail trail The kids enjoyed the beach a lot, and we can watch over them on the wonderful large deck. The house has all the necessary amenities. We found it much better than staying in the hotel. Will come back again!
And you are welcome back anytime, THANK YOU!
Awesome Month on the Beach We just arrived from Arizona for a 3 generation family reunion on the beach and it could not be better! I am sitting here in a turquoise Adirondack chair on a private beach watching fantastic waves. This yard is awesome. House is great- there are TWO kitchens. Its even better than the pictures!
I hope you have a FANTASTIC vacation on the beach, enjoy.
What a wonderful place!! We absolutely loved our stay and will be back! We came with our four children and my parents. This darling & comfortable cottage more than accommodated us! Our little children rolled out of beds and into their swimsuits and then off to the sand and waves. They played for hours in the water, found a treasure trove of shells and built a city in the sand. And when they had enough it was so wonderful that they could just run into the house and clean up! The fire pit and grill has been so much fun! This home couldn't be more perfectly situated! There is nothing between you and the beach. The view from the house is stunning and unobstructed. We have enjoyed our stay immensely. We thank you Kim for your generous hospitality, delightful insights and kindnesses! Thank you so so much for your help with our ever mounting laundry - and the special shells to satisfy our shell seeker hearts. We truly look forward to returning!
You are blessed with a delightful family. Thank you for selecting our beach house for your family vacation. You are welcome back anytime!
Thank you so much for providing such an amazing beach house for our stay! We had such a great vacation. I loved that the beach was our backyard - it couldn't have been more convenient. The house was spacious and very clean. We will definitely be back!
Thankyou! The House is a cottage so I am glad you found there was enough room for all of you!
After getting tired of the beach condos that were noisy, jammed with renters and not really on the beach we searched for an Oceanside property that really was ON the beach and private. Since then, we have stayed here multiple times and could not imagine staying anywhere else. The owners are always doing something new with the decor or the beautiful yard on the beach so we enjoy this house more than any other beach rental
Thank you. Looking forward to your next visit !
I am happy to leave a review for this house. Great location and great house. We spent most of our time on the private beach and had bon fires just about every night. There were five queen beds and even two kitchens in the beach house so it fit our group well. Everything was clean and very nice. Lots of place nearby for eating and shopping. Z
Thank you for staying and thank you for a wonderful review!
Vacationed with our college kids and their friends here. Good location for site-seeing as well as relaxing by the beach. Kids did lots of swimming and boogie boarding. House had all the basic needs. Nice to have a separate space for my husband and I while all the kids had the upstairs area to themselves. We ended every night with a bonfire on the beach. Lots of fun memories were made. Would definitely recommend this house and would stay here again.
We so appreciate that you selected our beach house for your vacation. You are welcome back any time!
A true "home" away from home. This was truly the most relaxing week ever. Five Queen beds, seriously genius!!! I did nothing the entire week except take turns laying on the beach and on a comfy bed. Sounds of the ocean, cool breezes, semi private beach, dancing dolphins, a fire ring, BBQ, the comfiest beds and a fully functional kitchen made this a relaxing week. Loved having the Ralphs literally up the street - so convenient. I can not wait to get back there. I almost didn't want to write this review because I didn't want too many people to find out about this place. Just close enough to home to run to work if needed, but just far enough away to relax. Kim, the owner, is extremely helpful and proved true to her sterling reputation. Thanks, Kim!
Thank you for your kind words. We really do care about all of our families and our number one goal is to have you love your time on the beach, in our home. Thank you, Thank you, thank you!
WOW! Our family of 6 can't remember having a better vacation! We knew this property would be great for the kids based on the pictures but we never imagined how perfect it would be! There is nothing better than being able to play on the beach without having to pack up a car of "gear". We loved putting on our suits and stepping into the sand within minutes. The home was fresh and clean and had plenty of space to relax and play games, do puzzles and cook meals. The views of the ocean are unmatched and we loved the fire pit for smores and stories. Thanks a million for such a lovely time, our family needed the break and we couldn't have come home more relaxed! We've already booked for next year!
Thank you for such a wonderful review! This beach really is the perfect place for families to have fun together. We are thrilled your family had such a great time.
My husband, myself and our two girls had the most wonderful week here. The home is beyond gorgeous, has everything you need, the private yard and beach can not be beat - it was truly a dream vacation. Hoping we can make another trip there this year, my daughter still talks about it all of the time. Perfect vacation, beautiful home - and the view - it's more incredible than you can imagine!
Thank you for your awesome review!
We spent a week in this beautiful vacation home with another family. We had an amazing week! The photos show exactly what you get. The ocean is truly your backyard. We had a range of children from 13 down to 3 and everyone had a great time! The little ones loved every second in the sand with the sand toys that were at the house. The older kids enjoyed boogie boarding in the ocean every day! We woke to dolphins swimming by each morning and even saw a few seals bouncing around! There is plenty of relaxation space and the owner is wonderful to work with. I would absolutely recommend this property and hope to return someday myself!
Thank you so much for choosing this home for your family vacation. It really is important to us that you had a great vacation on the beach and of course you are welcome back any time!
Great place for a family with small children! We were drawn to it because it has the large grassy area for our "ladder golf" game followed by AMPLE private sand area where toddlers could dig & play. You are still just 2 feet above the actual beach and ocean area so we could watch those who chose to play down there and get to them quickly if there was a need. Kim has decorated tastefully and beds were comfortable. Great shower; great laundry facilities. There were 14 of us with plenty of room for port-a-cribs or a floor-sleeping toddler. Nice to have a separate big screen in one of the bedrooms for the little kids to all go off on their own for videos and let parents play games & do puzzles at the large dining room table. Warm, friendly hosts with family values. We rented entire cottage and were glad for the extra fridge downstairs & kitchen prep area which made it convenient for cook-out day. Some might object to only having an outside stair access to lower floor but not a problem for us. (Although those who slept downstairs did comment that every footstep above sounded like elephants!) Food storage was a little bit problematic but we came choosing NOT to eat out a lot so had a lot to store. I understand plans are in the works for solving that problem for future renters. Had glorious weather, one glorious sunset to watch, plenty of dolphin sightings. Enjoyed the Sunset Market Thursday night for a fun combination of different ethnic foods. Never had a problem with street parking for three different vehicles, which I had worried about. Necessary stores close by requiring only a short automobile run. Spent one day at Old-Town in San Diego and the creative, informative Mormon Battalion Monument.
We love staying in this extremely comfortable, well furnished and equipped cottage right on the beach. We've been coming back for a number of years; it feels like our second home! You hear the surf night and day. And our kids and grandkids love coming to the beach 'at our place'. We highly recommend it.
Not only did we collect seashells but we collect memories of a lifetime. I don't know what I cherish the most the 2 grandchildren running on the beach or the adult children sitting around the fire ring spending precious time together. Our vacation was perfect. The house was perfect. It had everything we needed. Not only was it comfortable but the decor was perfect for a beach house. Everything was coordinated in sea shore cottage decor. Kim, the owner was marvelous. She went above and beyond to make our vacation very special. We have made our reservations for 2011 already. The location of the home is perfect, close to everything. We stayed at the beach house most of the time. It was to beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable to leave. There are numerous restaurants and local attractions. Took the 2 grandchildren (2 & 3 years) on a quick train ride to San Clemente and to pick strawberries in Carlsbad. I have to admit I did slip away long enough to have a massage. I cannot say enough about our spectacular stay at this perfect location. Can't wait until our next vist.
For the past several years my family and I have always come to San Diego to escape the cold. A couple weeks ago we visited San Diego for a family wedding and stayed at this house. We have always rented houses instead of staying at hotels when in San Diego and this is by far the best house we have come across. The interior of the home gives a fun beach vibe yet is very clean and updated, while the exterior has a private beach area for your family and a patio and picnic table for hanging out. The owner was very considerate and showed us numerous local spots for eating and shopping etc.. that we would have never found on our own. In my experience finding a good place to rent is way to stressful and Im just thankful i found Kim and her house to make the experience the best it could be and take the hassle out renting. I would recommend staying here to anyone looking for a fun family trip.
We were so pleased with this home and our vacation this year. We wanted a beach house right on the sand and required our accommodations to be attractive and well maintained. We are usually difficult to please and were not disappointed in this property. It is right on the beach and does indeed own the beach all the way to the water. The home itself is cheerful, immaculate and well maintained. We rented this home as a site to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had friends join us. It was an ideal selection. My wife and I stayed on the lower level and loved having our own kitchen and sitting room. It was nice to wake up each morning watching the waves and then to be able to have a cup of coffee from our private kitchenette. Our guests stayed upstairs on the main level. We took advantage of the private chef services that are an option with this home. Rather than trying to get reservations at the local restaurants that offer ocean views we decided there was no better view than the one offered by this home and its location and so we opted for Chef Frank to cook for us every evening. Some of our children and grandchildren joined us for part of the week and the home even had sand toys and boogie boards for the kids to use. The beach was as enjoyable as the home itself. Overall, it was an excellent vacation. Thank you Home Away.
Thankyou. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Congratulations on 45 years! All our best.
My family and I just recently stayed at this wonderful beach cottage. All I can say is that it was absolutely fantastic! The house itself is great. If you are looking for a beach theme house that is very comfortable and relaxing, this is the place for you. The views are wonderful, with the house only about a mile south of the pier. Almost every morning we woke up to see dolphins swimming out front of the house. Kim was extraordinarily helpful in everything we needed. She went out of her way to make sure we had a great stay. The house is also located near a ton of great restaurants and surf shops where you can rent and buy anything you need to have fun in the ocean. All in all this was one of the best vacations my family and I have ever been on and I cannot wait to book another week in the future! Thank you for the amazing memories!
This was the best family vacation ever. It was our first time selecting a home from Home Away and were wondering what it was going to be like. We felt like we had the most beautiful and private home on the entire beach. We will be coming back next year and have already made our reservation!. The location was just amazing The home really was right on the beach just like the description said. It also was the only home that did not have the rock seawall to climb over to get to the water. Our back yard was the Pacific Ocean. We thought we would take our kids to all the local amusements parks like Seaworld and Disneyland but we had so much fun on the beach we decided just to stay there. Every day we had fires in the fire ring. So much fun. The house was super clean and super cute. There is a great welcome book in the house we used to give us tips on all the local restaurants and activities. We saw dolphins every morning and it was spectacular. We did walk along the beach and saw some of the other homes we were thinking about renting. As it turns out they were condos and very noisy. This was a single family home and it was in a block of multimillion dollar beach homes. We had the beach, the views, our privacy, a great little beach house. The home had a huge private beach for our kids to play on safely. We even had our six year olds birthday party here. Its so easy to keep kids happy on the beach. Our son wants to have every birthday party here and we think we just might. This really was the best place for our family to relax and get away from it all
Thank you so much for your kind words but more importantly thank you for selecting one of our properties for your family vacation. We understand and appreciate the fact that times are hard and you have a choice of many properties to spend your hard earned dollars. It is important to us that every family and guest enjoy their vacation and time on the beach, so we try very hard to make sure the home and property are just what you expected and even more. We just love it when we hear back from from our guests and you can tell your six year old he can have every birthday party here as long as he wears his pirate costume!
I recently stayed here with my family and i have nothing but good things to say about it. The Landlord was an excellent host, she was always checking up on us to make sure everything was ok. It is A beautiful house with a gorgeous view.Everything inside was in prestine order and sparkling clean. I would recomend this beach house to everyone. It is beautiful and everyone had a great time.
My husband and I vacationed here with our three kids last March and had a lovely time. When we arrived we were told to make ourselves at home by the owner, which we did. The views were amazing - the first afternoon we were there we even saw a pod of dolphins from the back window! What a lovely welcome! The kids played in the backyard which we felt comfortable about because there was rarely anyone else on the beach (it felt like our own private beach!!) and we could see them from the back windows of the house. We couldn't keep them off the beach! The backyard has patio furniture which is great for a picnic under the sunset. The house is also extremely close to the pier, which we walked to collecting shells along the way a few times. The house itself is extra clean and has a very cozy feel - It truly felt like a home away from home and I, as a housewife, appreciated the decorative touches. We asked the owner to recommend local places to eat, which she kindly did. (By the way, the Fish Joint has DELICIOUS sushi!!) I would definitely recommend this home for vacationers! It is wonderful for families and appeared to be able to sleep twice what we slept, so I'd definitely recommend it for groups. Thanks to the owners for a wonderful home and a wonderful vacation!
Thank you for your terrific review and for staying with us for a few months this spring. Now you can understand where the Seaworld dolphin show gets their ideas. They just have the dolphins do what they do everyday out in front of the house. We are convinced the first surfers got the idea for surfing from watching dolphins ride the waves. And last week, we actually had a seal come up into the back yard and spend the night! Thank you once again.
My family has stayed at this house since 2005. Every May we head down to Oceanside for our one and only yearly vacation. Kim and Mark are like family to us and their beach rental is to die for. The house is always extremely clean frequently redecorated. The fire pit is always ready for us to make our smores and to just sit by as the sun goes down each evening. The sunsets are to die for..the beach is right out the back door and my 7 year old loves digging for crabs. We have met some of the nicest families on our stays in Oceanside. We couldn't ask for a better place to stay and certainly not for more down to earth people like Kim and Mark. If you have to stay in Oceanside...check this place out...you won't be sorry!!!!
Thank you once again for selecting our house to stay in. We get such a kick out of hearing about the fun your little one has while he is on the beach. Know you are always welcome at any of our homes. Such awesome guests!
We spent two weeks in the wonderful beach house. We could not have asked for a more perfect place. The views from the upstairs is breath taking, our first night we saw so many dolphins. It was so fun each evening to look for them again. Our family had fun just seeing who would see them first. There is no other spot in Oceanside that has this spot on the beach! We have spent the last 10 years vacationing at Oceanside......and this year we finally found the perfect spot. Thanks Kim for being a wonderful hostess!
Thank you once again. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay on the beach at this house!
Beautiful ocean front property! Very reasonable rates and accurate description. The owner was very nice and the house was clean. Private beach was wonderful for the entire family. Lots of fun for the kids. Beautiful sunsets and the fire pit was a great way to end the evening.
We had such an amazing family vacation at this beach house! The house is perfect -- spacious, beautifully decorated and right on the beach! No road to cross which is very important with our young kids. The beach itself is very private and big. We enjoyed many walks down the beach to the pier and there is a great play structure on the beach easily walkable from the house. Watching the sun set on the back deck is heavenly! No need for a car. Downtown Oceanside is walkable from the house. But, we did rent a car and went to Legoland with the kids and that is close by too. I would highly recommend this beach house to anyone!
We are a 50-something retired couple from the Arizona desert and this was our 4th or 5th stay at this cottage in the past 8 years or so. Where we live, we get lots of beach, but no ocean, so we like to come here just to relax, smell the ocean and maybe do some sightseeing and visit with our CA relatives. We usually stay for a full week, but our last visit was just for three days in May. (We have also stayed in one the owner’s other cottages). The location of this property, like all of the cottages, is ideal. It is close enough to walk to the pier, restaurants, shops and even the train station if anyone uses that for transportation. The cottage is well-maintained, spotless and cute as a bug. We appreciate the free internet access to check our emails and the big book of sightseeing ideas, as well as a fireplace for snuggling on cooler nights. This time we were lucky and were able to snag the cottage at the last minute for just a couple of days, so we stayed put and decided to just visit the beach. We walked to the movie theater one night, and then strolled about the area people-watching, but mostly we ate in and enjoyed the sunsets from the beach chairs with a cocktail and a light meal. We also got a big kick out of watching the early morning surfers from the upstairs picture windows, which we always enjoy. Our time was over far too quickly, but we will return again and again. Something I personally appreciate is that this is a true classic California beach cottage, not some modern cookie cutter condo or McMansion built where a cottage used to be. I grew up in Southern California and remember those cute little beach houses used to be everywhere on Balboa and Newport, but they have all been destroyed and overbuilt now. It is really hard to find one of the original beach cottages any more. This one has obviously been maintained and restored with love and care for its history and I felt all nostalgic for the summer days spent at the Fun Zone or hours spent building drip castles when I was a child. Thank You Kim, for a most wonderful stay, as always.
This beach house was amazing - right on the beach with the ocean as your backyard. We've stayed in many beach rentals, but this is one we will definitely come back to. The house was beautifully decorated and was very clean. The property has a great fire pit and the town of Oceanside is the perfect beach town - walking distace or short drive to resturants and a movie theatre. We enjoyed many beautiful sunsets and the kids loved the world's largest sandbox - the backyard!
Thank you for selecting one of our beachfront homes for your family vacation at the beach!
This house is wonderful, very charming and full of character. Comfortable and clean, everything you need is right there. The house also had an awesome book full of directions to everything you could need from grocery stores to amusement parks. We had a great week. The beach access is wonderful, the kids spent hours running in tidal pools and looking for shells and making sand castles. Very easy to get to both LA and San Diego, really the perfect location! We had 4 adults and 4 children in the house with plenty of room for everyone. The fire pit was also nice, we had fired and smores a couple nights. All in all it was a wonderful stay, we enjoyed every minute!
This place is exceptional for many reasons. First and foremost, the view you have from every window is breathtaking, even get free surfing shows! We enjoyed the firepit one evening, under the stars and listening to the crashing waves. Lovely! Close to shopping and some great restaurants. The trip to downtown San Diego isn't too far, we traveled there quite a bit. Nice to have two kitchens and some privacy for two couples. We would recommend this place to anyone and we have!