Newly remodeled, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home sits on the sand, slightly above the beach. The patio, family room, master bedroom and deck share panoramic views of the ocean south to La Jolla and north to Camp Pendleton. The openness of the kitchen and family room allows views of the water while cooking, dining and relaxing. Sit on the patio or the large rocks as you watch the waves break, enjoy the frequent visits from jumping (and sometimes surfing) dolphins, or just people watch from above. The beach is known locally for its good surf, so enjoy boogie boarding, skim boarding or practice your own surfing on the boards provided. A private sand area near the patio is perfect for private sunbathing or keeping an eye on small children who can play in their own private sand area. Next to the house are the horseshoe pits that can also double as a bocce ball court or bag toss using the toys provided. Access to the beach is just off the south side of the house, walk out the sliding doors down the slope and you are on the beach in only a few steps. The patio has an outdoor shower with hot and cold water, an extra large automatic awning for shade, and plenty of chaise lounges for sunning. The garage holds a ping-pong table, fishing poles, surfboards, boogie boards, canoes and a variety of other toys, beach equipment and games for all ages.
The Oceanside pier is just a mile's stroll up the beach where you will find a variety of restaurants as well as a movie theater. The Oceanside harbor is a short distance past the pier and features more restaurants, water sports activity and sailing/fishing charters. Enjoy a ride to the pier and back on our two beach cruisers, or take a stroll and enjoy the views.
The San Diego Zoo, Wild Safari Animal Park, Lego Land, Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park with all its wonderful museums are just a 30 minute drive down the freeway. Horse racing at Del Mar racetrack is just 20 minutes south (the race season runs from mid-July to the first week of September). A little over an hour away you will find Disneyland, California Adventures, and Knott's Berry Farm. Bicycle trails for road and mountain bikes abound, and you will see riders passing in groups daily up and down the street. Just one short block south is Buccaneer Park which includes a tasty little food hut for lunch, snacks, and sometimes dinner ( you would be surprised at the menu and the food, it is quite good). The park also has basketball courts, swings, and slides for young children.
The house has a large screen TV in the kitchen/family room, each bedroom also has a TV. There is an assortment of DVD's as well as a Boise docking station for your ipod. WIFI is available throughout the house. The garage can accommodate 2 cars and has an epoxy finished floor. The ping pong table is found in the garage as are the boogie boards, foam surfboards, and miscellaneous sand and beach toys .
If you have any questions about whether the photos reflect the reality of what you will find on arrival, read our reviews from past guests. Most say the photos do not do the place justice. we appreciate you looking, let us know if you have any questions.
Our family has enjoyed this beach house as our second home for over 10 years. With the kids now grown, we have decided to share the experience of an exceptional place to stay others so they can enjoy a relaxing get away in a very private and nicely maintained setting.
One of the only properties on the beach with an open lot beside it, the home provides an open air and uncrowded feeling. It also has an easy sand path access directly to the beach. Just a few hundred yards away is a family park with a wonderful and beachy food hut you can stroll to that offers take-out breakfast burritos or sit down breakfasts, lunches and evening meals that will surprise you and have you coming back day after day.