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Quaint & Comfortable: short walk to Beach, Pier, Train, Restaurants & movies

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + sofa bed, 2 Baths (Sleeps 5)

Charming Beach Cottage. You can hear the surf at night, outdoor shower for washing off after a day at the beach. Very short walk (even for kids) to the pier, local restaurants, movie theater and the train station. Great location to access all that San Diego and Orange County have to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Oceanside:

* We love Oceanside. It's a great location to travel both north and south to enjoy all that Southern California has to offer. Oceanside is a great beach community with so much to do on the beach, at the harbor and in town. We love taking the train down to San Diego for the day and enjoying the culture and entertainment.

The Unique Benefits at this House:

*Beach, Pier, restaurants all a very short walk away... even for kids. private patio in back yard with outdoor seating, large gas grill, and ambiance lighting for a wonderful outdoor family dinner. A true beach house. Great for a family getaway!

More Details

Jeff and Adrienne Petersen
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jeff and Adrienne Petersen

We love the beach, the weather and the laid back attitude of the beach community. Oceanside is our "home away from home." Our kids have grown up swimming, biking, learning to surf and playing in the sands and waves of Oceanside beach.

Jeff and Adrienne Petersen purchased this house in 2009

Why Jeff and Adrienne Petersen chose Townsite

This house is a quaint beach cottage. It's open and comfortable for our family. It's the perfect size and location for a family get-away. Close enough to walk to the beach, the down town, restaurants. We love to take the train to San Diego. It has been fun to watch Oceanside evolve into the perfect beach community.

What makes this house unique

Beach, Pier, restaurants all a very short walk away... even for kids. private patio in back for outdoor seating. The gated yard makes this house ideal for pets and privacy. A true beach house. Great for family or a quiet retreat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was wonderful! The kids loved the beach and though it was so cool to have an outdoor shower. The patio was my favorite place to hang out in the evening. -the town is cute and so many places to walk to for dinner.

Thanks for your hospitality - the cottage had everything we needed.
Jul 2016
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Townsite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Tan couch is a pull out sofa bed. Bedding in the closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , pack-n-play in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Twin size Trundle bed - sleeps two
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Bathroom off bunkbed room has washer and dryer.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Quaint & Comfortable: short walk to Beach, Pier, Train, Restaurants & movies
average rating of 4.621212 based on 71 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Solid place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This place is super close to the beach and pier, even right near a beach playground - bonus for those with kiddos. Well stocked with basic needs, clean, comfortable. Walkable to tons of good stuff. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a very good location for a short walk to the beach, pier and great restaurants. It has a very open plan that makes it feel quite large. Kitchen is a bit tight......but more than workable. Large master bedroom with a very comfy bed. A bonus is the train station right across the road which allows for easy trips into San Diego. There is noise from the trains.....but they run right through the town. We found the noise no problem. Very easy rental and owners quick with info. Lots of extras supplied with the house, like bikes, boogie boards etc..... Felt like home away from home. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The location is amazing and size of house was great. We were disappointed with the cleanliness of the house. We had to wash all dishes before using. The kitchenware needs to be upgraded along with couches and bedding.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. While our family was evacuted do to recent fires we had the opporutnity to stay at the beach cottage and spend some time upgrading it with a brand new dishwasher, Cal King bed in the master bedroom (and new bedding), and new couches in the living room. It looks like a whole new place and we are excited to share this coastal cottage with our future guests.
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fountain valley

Comfy & convenient

  • 5 of 5

Lovely lil cottage with all that you need for a home away. So close & convenient to the beach! The dogs loved it too! Maybe next time we will have more time & can use & enjoy the bikes & BBQ. loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix AZ

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We always stay at the Springhill Suites but decided to get this house instead. A block from the ocean and a block from restaurants, it worked out great. We had one issue and the owner was there 15 min later to fix.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maricopa, AZ

Perfect location and enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this location. It was very close to the beach, pier and downtown Oceanside. Our favorite places to eat were Knockout Pizza, That Boy Good, Petite Madeline Bakery, and Pho Oceanside (short drive to Oceanside Blvd).

The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were very comfortable. We had one small request to the owner during our stay and they were very quick to accommodate the request from us.

The home was easy to keep clean (100% tile floors) and my dog was agreeable with the synthetic lawn out front (very convenient with the fenced yard for 2am wake-up calls).

Our only frustration was with the master bathroom. Since it was a pedestal sink, there was no place to put any of our items to get ready and the small wall mirror is placed on the wall for someone at least 5'8" (I am 5'4")

We highly recommend this place and have already made reservations to come back in the Fall.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back in the Fall. I am not sure there are any options for the mirror in the master bathroom but thank you for bringing that to our attention.
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LEGOLAND California
Family Fun
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
San Diego Ferry
Nearest Train
Coaster/Amtrak across the street
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Hwy and Mission Ave
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
333 @ Wyndham Resort
Nearest Beach

San Diego county known for its perfect weather, beautiful beaches, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Del Mar Race Way/Fairgrounds, Old Towne, Sea World. Oceanside has a long strand of sandy beaches, boat harbor with quaint shops and restaurants, and outdoor summer concerts at the Pier. Carlsbad is known for its flower fields. There are 7 other beach cities between Oceanside and San Diego down the Coast south, all with their own unique qualities, like Moonlight beach in Encinitas with concerts right on the sand, known for its unforgettable sunsets. Ride the train to all.

Other Activities: surfing, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, fishing, bike riding, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 11.5%

$75 Dog fee (up to 2 upon approval)
$110 per week non-refundable weekly cleaning fee. subject to increase with length of stay.
$50 cancellation fee if cancel prior to 60 days - if greater than 60 days then full deposit
Ask about Military Discounts!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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