I've been through 5 construction projects so have a deep appreciation for this house. High end materials (tile, cabinets) and laid out really well. We spent our entire vacation on the porch and their private beach patio over looking the beach. It's mesmerizing.
Each day my husband and nephews took runs down Pacific. Perfectly flat and with an ocean view. My sister in law and I went to Yoga Oceanside and at the end of the week had an instructor come to the house and lead a class for all of us - kids and adults alike - on the beach. A calming giggle-fest.
I have a market research background and teach in a business school back East, so, let's just say I did extensive research on oceanfront houses before we selected this one. There were a lot of "Ocean View" and "near the ocean" or a cramped condo on the ocean with questionable interiors.
Oceanside grew on us and we are officially fans. It's about 40-45 minutes from San Diego. Surfers like Oceanside and were in our yoga class. There is a military influence because it's near Camp Pendelton where some of Top Gun was filmed. 333, Zig Zag, Hello Betty, Thursday Farmer's Market and Food Truck at the Harbor and Red Top yogurt were our outings in addition to a field trip to HoDads in Ocean Beach. We'd already been through San Diego but folks recommended the Safari and a Padres game. Ralphs = Grocery shopping and Fraziers = all natural grocery shopping. There is a drive thru Starbucks we frequented daily.
Some additional information you may find helpful:
A) The rental is the bottom two floors which worked great for us - primo beach access. Clearly commercial grade construction because we heard literally nothing upstairs where Bob and Linda were (there part time).
B) The fourth bedroom is on the main floor and is really more of a studio/ loft style area where the kids can pile in with tons of beds and their own TV. There is a room divider. All the adults slept downstairs, along with "difficult sleeper" kids in the three bedrooms (Master has extra twin).
C) It's hard to tell if Bob and Linda are in their unit unless you get an email. If you ask them something, they reply! It's almost like having a concierge. I felt bad at a certain point and tried to curb requests.
D) The posted pics do not do the unit justice. There is an entire wall of windows: Main level, bedroom level. Stunning views. The bedrooms are better looking.