Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Vintage Beachfront Cottage with Magnificent Ocean Views-Closest to the water!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1/2 bathroom, ideal for 1-2 people, sleeps 4

This property is as close to the ocean as is possible. There are only a few other properties along the coast which are as close to the ocean. Fall asleep and wake up the to gentle, soothing sounds of the ocean!

Surf, swim and walk or jog on the beach from this coastal retreat in the harbor town of Oceanside. This is a one bedroom, one bath and is fully furnished with all amenities cable, Internet, phone and free laundry room. You can wake to the sound of the surf and have breakfast overlooking the blue Pacific. The unit is walking distance to the pier, harbor, shopping and dining with freeway and transit service minutes away. Local attractions such as Legoland, Zoo and Sea World are within 30 minutes from this 'Cottage by the Sea' Stay a week or a month and 'Make the most of the Coast'.

Closet property to the water!! : This unit is the closet property to the water, along the Oceanside beach. There are only a few properties/units that are as close.

The views are magnificent!! The sounds, smells and sensations of the ocean are a constant reminder that you are at the beach. Fall asleep and awake to the sounds of the ocean without having to open the door and go outside!!

More Details

Eric Platt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why Eric Platt chose Oceanside

Beachfront with magnificent ocean views.


Townsite Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Small bath
  • 3/4 bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cozy unit
  • Futon Sleeper is in the living room area. Folds down to a double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Most often this Beachfront Cottage is a best fit for Vacationers who are younger and not retirement age or older

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Vintage Beachfront Cottage with Magnificent Ocean Views-Closest to the water!
average rating of 4.836735 based on 49 reviews

We love this Beachfront Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been bringing our family, (myself, my husband and 2 kids) to Eric's Beachfront Cottage for the past 3 years and I just booked it for a week during the summer of 2017. We all love it here and can't wait to go back!!

We read the review from a prior Vacationer who had a disappointing experience and we are scratching our heads about this as well. It's a great location, great view!!! The owner certainly is not responsible for the loudness of the ocean. Actually that's why we and others love this Beachfront Cottage - because it is so close to the ocean.

Notice that the disappointed Vacationer did not write anything negative about the property or the team. Eric and his team take very good care of this older beachfront property.

In defense of this property, there is no other place like it on the Oceanside coast. If you want to be close to the ocean action - this is the place. If you don't want to be close to the ocean - that's ok also. But to rent a place due to it's unique location, e.g. close to the ocean and then to complain that the ocean was too loud - well it does sound very strange.

We are returning vacationers for the 4th year and we love this Beachfront Cottage!!! Thank you Eric and team!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

What a location and magnificent views!!

  • 5 of 5

What a location and just like the ads say, "Magnificent Views" of the ocean. We stayed at Eric's Beachfront Cottage with our 2 young kids, e.g. 4 and 5 and we all just loved it!! Hope to come back in the summer. The ocean kept the kids captivated for hours!! And we all loved the sounds of the ocean. Eating places are close by, just a short walk down the beach to the pier and downtown. Great place to bring the family. Eric and his team were very responsive to our needs. Thanks a bunch!! Hope to come back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great location on the ocean!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with our two children in Oceanside. The property is in a great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Captivating location, 180 degrees ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Eric's Beachfront Cottage. The on-going sights of the oceans, waves, and the ships going by provided us the most relaxing vacation that we have had in years. Great team to work with. Thanks for a great time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

OMG the ocean is right there

  • 5 of 5

Omg - What a find!! The Ocean is right out our 3 large windows. I don't think that there is any other property on the beach with a better, closer view. I came to Oceanside to spend a month at Pendleton processing legal cases. This Cottagw was such a great find that my wife joined me for the duration of my assignment. The owner was great to work with and very proactive to ensure that all of our needs were met - before we arrived. The recent improvements were on schedule and the place was ready for us. We had a very romantic time and will definitely do this again. It was just like being on our Honeymoon again. Thanks for a wonderful time and location

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Not the Vacation of our Dreams

  • 2 of 5

It makes me sad to write this, but I thought our story should be told. We have stayed in MANY rental properties for the last 20 years or so and never had a bad experience or written a negative review. So here are the facts: We rented the beach cottage for 10 days. It happened to be a period of high surf (waves crashing over the rocks and splashing up to the house.) No notice was given to us regarding the possibility of wave noise. The waves at high tide on the rocks were thunderous – the type of noise you can not only hear, but feel in your entire body. I am a true nature lover, but this was disconcerting. It was difficult to sleep. Unfortunately, our cocker spaniel, who also reacts to thunder and fireworks, was terrified and went into complete panic mode (trembling, heavy panting, wild eyes, would not eat or drink) during every high tide. We tried everything to make it work, but on 4 of the nights, my husband ended up escaping to motels with the dog, where twice there was so much noise there that they ultimately attempted to sleep in the car, despite temperatures in the 30’s. We were all stressed and no one was sleeping (not much of a vacation!) so after 6 nights, we notified Eric and rented another place for the remaining 4 nights. We had to pay for a total of 8 additional nights above and beyond what we paid for this unit. We received no response at all from Eric, but after we returned home attempted to reach some kind of reasonable resolution that would help alleviate our additional expenses. Unfortunately, he was completely unsympathetic (basic attitude “tough luck, not my problem”). He made demeaning and sarcastic remarks regarding our experience and threatened to “report us” if we wrote a bad review on the property. Because there have been other good reviews in the past, he seemed in complete denial that there could be any kind of problem at all (hello - the weather is changing). In conclusion, my advice: 1. Don’t rent this property during periods of high surf (i.e. winter storms) if you or your pets are disturbed by loud noise. 2. If you do, I hope everything goes perfectly, because if it doesn't, you may have an uphill battle on your hands trying to resolve it.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thanked the Vacationer for this feedback and asked her to include the additional information: 1. Although I have owned this property for the past 29 years I do not keep track of the weather report nor the high tides or low tides. Thus, I am not the person to go to, to obtain this information - nor do I make any representations about the tides or the weather. 2. The Vacationer rented a property at a public beach and I explicitly state in my contract in my contract that I am not responsible for any issues that are out of my control, for example the tides or the weather or the loudness of the ocean waves. 3. I have owned this property for the past 29 years and during that time approximately 1100 people have stayed in this Beachfront Cottage. I get feedback from these Vacationers very week, all of these renters and Vacationers (without exception) report that they loved staying in this property. This includes the Vacationers who stayed there the weeks prior to the Vacationer’s arrival and the Vacationers who stayed there the weekend and weeks after they stayed there. 4. Vacationers are consistently be willing to pay more to be this close to the ocean with an unobstructed 180 degree view of the ocean. Essentially, the best beachfront view on the entire Oceanside beach. 5. I explicitly tell all of our Vacationers that it is my responsibility, to maintain his property in such a manner that all of his Vacationers can get maximum pleasure from their time at the beach. And, yes, if the waves are too loud at the beach - is not my responsibility. 6. I am well aware that the weather is changing, but up until I received the Vacationer’s email, all of the feedback that I have received have been raved reviews. 7. About 50% of our Vacationers are returning Vacationers who specifically want to book this property. 8. This report of the Vacationer’s experience is the strangest report that I have received in the past 29 years and from 1100 Vacationers and completely out of line with feedback from the 6000 other Vacationers that have rented from me during the past 10 years. 9. We are at a loss as to why this Vacationer had such a poor experience when so many other Vacationers had a wonderful experience. We are at a loss as to why this Vacationer would want to hold us responsible for the loudness of the ocean waves - as if we had some way to control this volume. For future Vacations, we wish this Vacationer the best of success in finding accommodations that agree with her.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
38 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.33 Miles
3 blocks
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1 mile
Nearest Beach
6 Metres
18 feet
Car: recommended

This is a Vintage Beachfront property with magnificent ocean views. It is a Stand alone cottage without another tenant next to, below, above or behind. Many tenants report that it is quite romantic.


Rates & Availability

Townsite Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring '17
Mar 13 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer '17
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer '17
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off-Peak Summer '17
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer '17
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter '17
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70
Pet Fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties