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

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Townsite House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + sofa bed, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

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 for outdoor seating. Fruit trees in back yard. A true beach house. Great for family.

Listing published since: Dec 29, 2009

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jeff and Adrienne Petersen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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 Oceanside

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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based on 54 traveler reviews

Quaint & Comfortable: short walk to Beach, Pier, Train, Restaurants & movies
average rating of 4.611111 based on 59 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had such a wonderful time staying at this cottage. It was close to the beach and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you Adrienne and Jeff for making our stay comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Delightful cottage on Myers

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the delightful cottage. It was well equipped, clean, convenient to the beach, pier, town, and restaurants. We liked the privacy, patio, and the fenced yard. We would highly recommend it and would like to stay again. Marianne and Rob Purciel

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our time in Oceanside at this very nice beach house!!

  • 4 of 5

really enjoyed the location and very newly upgraded home. Can tell the owners have pride of ownership. Our family enjoyed the close walk to beach, downtown restaurants and shops. The house was clean and well stocked with everything we needed except would recommend additional large bath towels, or bring your own. Really enjoyed peaceful back patio area with sound of the ocean in the evening.

Would stay again. Owners were prompt in communication and helpful :)

Thank you again!!

PS...only recommendation is master bath shower has funny smell after shower...possible drain needs to be clean BUT WOULD stay again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, comfortable cottage VERY close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our vacation! We could get to the beach in 5 minutes and there were plenty of restaurants within walking distance. We had three adults and three children and it was just the right size for us. Having kitchen and laundry available was fantastic with three young children. The patio was cool and a great place to eat all our meals. Everything was clean and ready for us when we arrived. Perfect get away!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house and lovely back yard

  • 4 of 5

We just stayed for a week and really enjoyed the house. It's an easy walk to the beach, pier, shops, and restaurants. We only used the car to load up on groceries at the store.

The train station is close and loud but not a big deal. The house has a nice layout that makes good use of space. We took our 3 adult sons and 8 month old little one and fit comfortably. The back yard is really wonderful! We used the grill every night and had a nice family meal in the back yard. After dinner we took a walk on the pier.

The beach is nice and clean and not too crowded during the week. The only issue we had was the rocks in the water. I don't know if that normal or El Nino but it wasn't great. Water socks would have helped maybe. My sons came back from boogie boarding with cut up knees and feet.

We appreciated the use of the bicycles, beach chairs and cart to take stuff to the beach. The kitchen had most items we needed for our meals and the beds were comfortable.

We would certainly come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute beach home in the perfect locatiom

  • 5 of 5

I was able to stay during the 4th of July holiday, it was the perfect vacation home. I was allowed to bring my 3dogs, that I greatly appreciated. It is very difficult to find a rental that will allow 3dogs regardless of their size. It is such a cute house in a perfect location. The beach is literally a block away, shopping and restaurants are 2blocks away, and the commuter train is across the street. It was awesome to step outside and hear the waves crashing on the beach, you can also hear the train, which didn't bother me. I loved this house, I didn't want to leave! I will be visiting again, hopefully soon. The Petersons leave clear and easy instructions for arrival and departure. And all amenities are provided. I couldn't have asked for more. Love this cute beach house.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Townsite House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $110
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

$50 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
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Townsite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , pack-n-play in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with pull out trundle
    Sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Tan couch is a pull out sofa bed
  • 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
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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