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Adorable 3br Beachfront Cottage, Enjoy a Private Beach, Lawn and Bonfire rin

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms Fun for Couples or Families, Affordable, BBQ, Parking

This adorable beachfront cottage is built directly on the sand in Oceanside, CA. It is perfect for families or couples wanting an affordable beach vacation rental. It is directly on the beach without a street or sidewalk between you and the ocean. Just run out the back door to your beach. You share none of the property with others, and you have a fire ring on a private sand area that is yours alone to use and enjoy. You will love the simple fun of roasting marshmallows or hot dogs on the beach. From your private sandy beach and beachfront lawn, you can watch whales and dolphins pass by and enjoy spectacular sunsets. . It comes with everything you need for a beach vacation including fresh linen and beach towels.

This cottage will remind you of summer fun from your childhood. It features shiplap walls and wood floors painted blue. This is a adorable beachfront cottage. Its beachfront location make it a popular choice for carefree and barefoot fun on the beach. From the street, you will walk up two steps to the adorable gray and white front porch. Pass through the turquoise front door and you will find the living room, dining area and kitchen, all with Great Beach Views! The bedroom has a queen bed and a standard bathroom with combo tub shower, toilet and sink. Now, go out the beach side dining room sliding doors to access the upper deck. It’s a great spot to have a snack while watching your family on the beach. Then, go down 8 deck steps to reach the beach. and the two bedroom on the lower level. There is no interior staircase so you have privacy while traveling with extended family or friends. The backyard features a large wood deck, a grassy green lawn and a private sand area with the bonfire ring. The lawn has been a huge hit with all families. Its a great spot for beachfront games or a BBQ and it acts as 'natures doormat' when it comes to keeping sand out of the house. If you want to go from your private beach to the public beach you simply go down a few steps to the public beach and water. If you love vintage and cozy charm then you will love this beach cottage in Oceanside. We furnish bath towels, beach towels for up to 8 people. The kitchen, has all the cooking supplies, utensils, gadgets, glasses, plates, bowls, platters, silverware, pots and pans you will need for your vacation on the beach. There is a charcoal BBQ in the backyard with two picnic tables for eating on the beach. We have sand toys for the kids and beach chairs for sitting on the sand and relaxing.

If you are all about great family time and fun on the beach, we think you will love this beach cottage. Most guests return more than once. We are more than happy to speak with you on the phone and answer any questions you might have. We always keep it fresh with nice new linens, towels, bedding, kitchen items and decor. Great beach vacations are all about finding the right location with owners who care about their guests and this cute cottage has it all.

Make sure you spend time collecting seashells, building sandcastles and playing games on the beach. You can take walks to the nearby pier area for fun, dining, shopping and entertainment. The beach village of Oceanside is now home to over 30 new gastro pubs, all within walking distance or a short trip on your beach cruiser. You can even walk to the Ice cream shops in the day and the movies at night.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim Dillon
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Why Kim Dillon chose Oceanside

You share none of the property with other renters and have your own private sandy beach and fire ring. Perfect for families and friends or multiple generations.

What makes this house unique

You have a private fire ring and private beach with a lush green lawn! There is no walkway or street between your home and the ocean. Here you have safety and privacy for family time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A fabulous place for families! We spent over a week at this gem of a cottage. It was a perfect place for our families (4 adults and 5 kids) to stay and enjoy all the amenities of So. Cal. A mere 10 minutes from Lego Land, 40 min from San Diego and an hour from Disney, we were able to visit all the attractions. Some of our best memories, however, were the days we stayed at the house and enjoyed the amazing beach and adorable home. The grassy area was a total bonus. It was a great place for kids to play when they were tired of the beach and also helped keep the sand out of the house. All in all, we loved our stay and would recommend it to anybody looking for a place truly right on the beach. The cottage is sweet and simple Just a charming house with lots to offer. We enjoyed Local Tap House, Bagbies and picked up pizza one night from Privateer. We will definitely be back!
Jul 2016
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Townsite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • The home can accommodate 8 guests. The second and third bedrooms are on a lower level connected by an outside staircase so you have privacy when traveling with friends
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
.You can walk to the farmers market on Thursday mornings and get fresh local produce and food from vendors, or walk to one of the longest piers in Southern California. There are two restaurants to choose from right at the pier, and Ruby's at the end of the pier. On Thursday evenings the street fair is set up again with live music, vendors with hundreds of options for gifts and every type of food you can imagine. There is now a small 'Stone Brewery' to stop in at and get a wonderful craft beer while sitting around an out door firepit. 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 is also many restaurants, including Hello Betty and 333


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Adorable 3br Beachfront Cottage, Enjoy a Private Beach, Lawn and Bonfire rin
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Amazing Beach Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from an absolutely amazing week at this house! We went with 13 people (8 adults, 5 kids) and felt like we had ample space. Although admittedly, we spent the majority of time outside. If you have the chance to stay here, you'll understand why!

We all commented that although we wouldn't have looked for it, having the grass area in the back was fantastic. The kids could run and play and it kept the house a lot cleaner. We bbq'd every night and ate our meals on the picnic tables in the sand. The fire pit was amazing at night and of course, this house is RIGHT ON THE BEACH! Just a few steps out the back door and we were on an awesome beach. It never felt crowded, water was great, and we could watch dolphins ride the waves...unbeatable!

To top it off, Kim the owner was fantastic. It was so nice to have her two doors down and although she was there when we needed her, it never felt like she was "checking in on us". Overall she was a pleasure to work with.

The memories we created with friends and family here will be something we all remember for years and years to come. I recommend this experience 100%.

Jared Jarecki

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your vacation! Thanks for staying at "The Red Door House" Kim
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Fresh!!! Well equipped we invited friends over had plenty of room to entertain

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to enjoy this home! Plenty of room, quaint, clean, linens are fabulous, we are so great full to be able to make so many wonderful memories with family and friends!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My family loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't be more pleased with this beach cottage! It was much larger than I had anticipated! One week was not long enough; we all wanted to stay another week! Easy access to the beach. A green lawn for my grandchildren to play. Washer and dryer, oven, microwave, coffee maker all included. The bedding was so clean and smelled awesome! We drank coffee by the ocean every morning and sat there again in the evening as we watched the sunset. The only downfall was that we did not meet the owners of the property; I was waiting for our cookies that everyone else bragged about ha ha!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perect beach cottage!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Oceanside was perfect, I have been a lot of places Aruba, St Maarten, Cancun ect.. and this was one of the most beautiful views I have seen. Almost every day we saw Dolphins. The location was perfect we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful view from the beach house and the yard... It was awesome!! it was so beautiful we didn't go out much we didn't want to miss out on seeing the sunset :). The beach house was very comfortable it had everything we needed. I would highly recommend staying here.. The owner was always helpful and always got right back to us if we had any questions....The last day my son in law got stung by a stingray which I understand is very rare....

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely Disappointed

  • 2 of 5

Our stay at this property was very disappointing. After spending quite a bit of money to rent this place for week, we opened the door to a house that was in need of some cleaning to say the least. Upon entering, you could see that the furniture was dirty and stained to the point that we covered them with towels before sitting on them. While emptying the ice chest, water spilled onto the floor and when it was wiped up the towel was black. The house had not been cleaned properly and since each guest pays a cleaning fee there is no excuse for a dirty house. There was mold on the shower curtain in the upstairs bathroom. The kitchen utensils were rusted and luckily we brought a can opener with us because the one there wouldn't work. If you are going to rent a house for thousands of dollars a week, I think you could spend a hundred dollars and buy new kitchen items when they rust over. We understand that this house is at the beach and things rust, but that is no excuse for not spending the time to keep up your property with a little care. The locks on the doors didn't work so there were baskets filled with rocks which doesn't actually keep the doors shut. It would be nice to have privacy when in the bathroom. Also, the upstairs toilet area is next to the front window which only had a thin curtain on it. At night, I would have to use the restroom in the dark so that people couldn't see in. A shade would be nice! You couldn't broil with the oven. There were not enough bath towels. When you allow that many guests you should provide the appropriate number of towels. The trash cans were half full when we arrived. By the fourth day, we ran out of room and my husband carried trash bags home with him to throw away. Also, the dryer vents into the house so it blows dust back into the room which caused one guest to have severe allergies.

We stayed there with young kids and were disappointed to see that at the end of the property you have to climb down rocks to reach the beach. This was not conducive to young kids who wanted to play in the water and stood at the edge of a drop off. Also some of the chairs were broken and where was the red umbrella that it shows in the picture?

I think the worst part was the neighbors Great Danes, yes that is plural. Every time you stepped outside you could smell the pungent odor of dog urine and feces. Needless to say it made enjoying the ocean unbearable. This was certainly not the vacation that we had planned on having.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well we took a hard look at your comments and decided the best option was to make sure no one is ever disappointed again. We have repainted, replace all the furniture, lamps and accessories, buy new towels, bedding,appliances kitchen gadgets, window treatments and expand our cleaning crew. We are pleased to say the house was redone head to toe! And we have had a wonderful response from guests since the "refreshing" was completed in Jan 2017. In addition,we went and spoke with the neighbors and got permission for our cleaning crew to take over the proper cleaning and disinfection of their yard. ( They are an elderly couple who needed help). To this day our crew takes care of their yard. Thankfully, the dogs travel most of the year to dog shows and are hardly ever there any more. They have not been there in months. They have their main home in Los Angeles.
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"Walk to the pier for a great family 50's style burger joint"
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"Great breakfast"
Nearest Beach
This home is on the beach on Oceanside
Car: recommended

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Other Activities: Sunbathing, Relaxing on the Private Beach, Watching Dolphins and Sunsets

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Pet Fee $350

Sorry no refunds for any reason

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund