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Garden Gate - Charming & Cozy Beachfront Cottage Condo

Bedrooms 2
Space 857 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a queen sleeper sofa sleeps 6

Ideal for a romantic getaway, family retreat, or a vacation with friends. The property is located directly on the sand, three blocks from train station, eight blocks from Oceanside Pier. Surfboards, boogie boards, and bicycles available for rent just a few short blocks away. Excellent referrals for private surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking available. Walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants and shopping. Garden Gate has a small patio to sit outside, with a peak of an oceanview between our building and our neighbor's home next door. You can hear the waves and we are only steps from the sand.

Property Manager
Property Manager: Terri Flynn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017


Townsite Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 857 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No guests of guests allowed in building.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Garden Gate has 1 full bathroom in the unit. We have a beach level full bathroom to use if you don't want to go back inside the building. There is also a hose to wash off the sand for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have queen beds and we have a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Excellent referrals for surf lessons, stand-up paddling, kayaking, and housekeeping provided on an on-call basis.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Garden Gate - Charming & Cozy Beachfront Cottage Condo
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Very clean and right on the beack!

  • 5 of 5

Place was very clean and close to beach. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is shabby chic perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with this rental! The kitchen has everything we needed to prepare most of our meals rather than eating at restaurants. The living room is comfortable and cozy. The bedrooms have plenty of room and the bathroom is clean and airy.

This rental couldn't be more conveniently located to the beach...30 steps maybe?! And the pier is a short quarter mile away.

We love this place and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamloops, BC Canada

Exactly as shown

  • 4 of 5

This unit is exactly as advertised. The bed was very comfortable, the entire apartment had everything anyone would need. Very nice to have our own parking spot.

The unit was very clean.

We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun times with sand, pier, beers, ocean and walks downtown.

  • 5 of 5

We had never stayed here before but were looking for something close to down town as the places we stayed in the past were nearly an hour walk to downtown fun.

Awesome... everything is so close and the neighbors were great. Nice TV for the little bit of unwinding we did in the room and very comfy bed. Slept GREAT. Next door neighbor plays sax and is super nice. He practiced during the day and gave us some great tips on places to eat. As did Amberjay... our check in lady.

The ocean toys they had for us and chairs all seemed brand new. That was nice because with two couples the car had no more room for stuff.

They balcony was big enough to sit outside with coffee and see the waves. Great spot for our cooler and shoes. Had a very homey feel to it with dishes if we felt like cooking. But there was so much great stuff walking distance we didn't need the car again.

Great parking spot. Made it easy to unload for our stay. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Cottage Inn!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a wonderful time staying in "Garden Gate" at Sandy Beach Cottage Inn! There was plenty of room, extra linens and towels, well equipped kitchen, and great cable and internet. But as our kids would tell you, we were there for the beach, and WOW, what a location (and for a great price)!!! You are LITERALLY steps from a wonderful soft sand, family friendly beach. The location is also VERY close to the pier, playground, restaurants and shopping. We loved that Sandy Beach provided chairs, towels, and sand toys too - it made travel with small children much easier. Terri and the staff were wonderful to work with, very helpful and accommodating. Our 3 year old summed it up when we asked where we should go for vacation next year, he shouted "The Beach House!". We look forward to booking many future rentals.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 days at this charming little unit right on the strand. It may not have an ocean view, but we could not have asked for a better location. It is secure with secure laundry and full bath on ground floor for rinsing before going to unit. The laundry room has umbrellas, boogie boards and chairs to use at the beach too. The unit is completely sufficient, just bring your clothes. The locals that live in the units next door are wonderful. We so enjoyed hearing J play his sax in the evenings as we watched the sunset and the other neighbor a couple units down was so helpful when my daughter was stung by a stingray. Such nice people and the location is amazing. Just a short walk to the pier, train or even downtown to the Thursday night weekly street market. Next time we hope to rent one of the balcony units. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Train
Oceanside Train Station
Nearest Motorway
Coast Highway 101
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Garden Gate is located right on sand, south of the Oceanside Pier. Close to: Legoland, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park, UC San Diego, Steven Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, La Jolla Cove, and Swami's surf break.


Rates & Availability

Townsite Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee non-refunda $125
processing $20
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

These rates are based on 1-4 guests. For 5-6 guests, please add $25 per person, per night and $50 additional cleaning fee. We also require a signed agreement and refundable AFTER check out $300 security, reservation, damage deposit and a signed rental agreement. We also do not allow guests of guests in our building at any time because of the limit of maximum number of people in our building. There is a $100.00 per person per day fine for unregistered guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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