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Sale Rates! Seahorse Beach Cottage, Immaculate, New Kitchen and Decor, On Sand

84 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Great Couples or Family Beach Rental Directly ON the Beach, Private Beach, BBQ

This popular 3 to 4 bedroom Oceanside, CA beach cottage is perfect when you want to be ON the beach, not just near the beach. It has perhaps the best beachfront location in the city of Oceanside and perhaps all of San Diego. The beach house features an impressive private beach backyard with its own bonfire ring on the sand. During the day, kids will be making sandcastles on the private beach and in the evening they will make s'mores over the bon fire. You will love using the BBQ, cooking hotdogs and hamburgers while watching the dolphins jump and play right in front of the house. The beach house is freshly decorated and professionally maintained.

NOTE: We will be back to 4 bedrooms by April 2017 with our interior staircase. We will be remodeling early 2017

The main home has a brand new kitchen with white cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless appliances and a wonderful ocean and beach views. The main living room also has stunning beach views from the picture windows. There are four queen beds in two bedrooms and a bathroom with a tumbled marble shower in the main part of the home. And then our secret surprise is the "beach suite". To reach the beach suite, just go down the 8 outside steps to the beach level and you will find another mini unit with a queen bedroom, sitting area, bathroom and kitchenette. Often this lower unit is used by grandparents or extended family or friends you are traveling with to assure a bit of privacy while traveling together.

This home is located on a very calm, family friendly and safe beach. The house is an easy walk to the pier area with many fun restaurants to eat, gastro pubs, coffee shops, ice cream shops and even the movies is an easy walk. Bring your beach cruisers because we have miles of coastal trails and its always fun to ride to the shops and restaurants at nearby Oceanside Harbor. We are only 10 minutes from Legoland and an easy drive to Seaworld and San Diego Zoo.

Sorry, but no weddings or events at this property.

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  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Kim Dillon
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Kim Dillon

We raised our family on the beach and love family time on the beach.

Why Kim Dillon chose Oceanside

This home is ON the beach with plenty of sand right in the private yard for the kids to paly and make sandcastles. There is no street or sidewalk to cross to get to the beach. You have a private beach and fire ring. Its a fun walk to all the great places to eat.

What makes this house unique

You do not share any of the property with other rentals or renters. The private beachfront lawn and private bon fire pit in the sand are very popular. No mater what the public beach is like you always have a nice sandy beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at the beach house. We had never booked online before and were honestly a bit worried if the house and beach would be anything like the photos. We are beyond happy to report its just like the pictures, only even better! The kids loved both the private beach and the grass to play on. Now they want to have bonfires in our backyard!
May 2016
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Sale Rates! Seahorse Beach Cottage, Immaculate, New Kitchen and Decor, On Sand
average rating of 4.904762 based on 118 reviews

Just pack your clothes for this vacation!

  • 5 of 5

It has been our pleasure to stay at this lovely beach house on three separate occasions. Each visit surpasses the last. Our stay next year will be no exception, considering all of the exciting improvements that Kim has planned. We enjoyed the updated and remodeled kitchen during this trip but were also pleasantly surprised by bags of ice in the freezer in addition to paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, dish detergent, toilet tissue, nice towels, beach towels and bed linens for the week. Anything that we don’t have to “haul” from AZ is a welcome addition. The backyard is a favorite feature for our four young grandchildren. The grass, private sand beach and easy access to the ocean are important to our family. We have looked all along the San Diego coast and nothing compares to this special place.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for staying with us an dI am thrilled you noticed the updates!
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True beach living!

  • 4 of 5

The location of this property is amazing and offers true beach living! Adorably decorated in a mid-century modern beach style. Layout was perfect for us, we put our teen/early twenties girls upstairs and my husband and I had the privacy of the lower quarters. Windows open all the time to enjoy the ocean breezes and the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. You are so close to the water you won't even have to salt the rim of your margarita glass...the ocean will provide the salt for you :) We loved barbecuing and eating outside, the beach fire pit and s'mores at night and our own private beach to soak up the sun...not to mention the beautiful, unobstructed sunset views.

Easy walk to the Farmer's market in Oceanside on Thursdays and a 5 minute (or less) drive to Carlsbad.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Oceanfront Home

  • 5 of 5

I am from Virginia and we came to California for my daughter's wedding. We stayed at this incredible beach house. The house was immaculate and the location incredible! There were 12 family members staying and there was plenty of room for us all. I can't say enough wonderful things about the owner Kim, she was wonderful!!!! We had our own beach and a wonderful grass area to play and play we did! There are a lot of nearby attractions, but we stayed at the house because it was Paradise. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever had. We plan on staying here at least a couple of times of year when visiting California! It was fun waking up to the dolphins and the surfers. I sat in the sand for a week and didn't move, there was no need to! Out of 5 stars I would give it 100 stars!!! It was amazing and I recommend anyone needing a place to stay in California to get this house!!! The property is incredible and I made memories that will last a life time! Susie Hall

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying in our rental when there are so many to select from. We are thrilled you had a wonderful time, that means the world to us. We try very hard to make sure each family enjoys their stay.
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Just a wonderful stay at the beach, again

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here many times and just love it. It really has the prettiest beachfront location of any beach house in Oceanside or San Diego. We love getting our sun time out on the lawn but it has sand to use too. You can walk or ride a beach bike to anything you want to do. Its nice when you arrive to a place thats just like the pictures but even better.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you !
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Honeymoon vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had our wedding here on this property and rented the house out for a week as our honeymoon. The owner/coordinator has a cheerful disposition and was very kind and resourceful. Our wedding could not have been more perfect! I would recommend any couple or family to stay here for a few reasons: the house itself is updated and very cute and cozy, the location is perfect; it's easy to get to anything plus you can walk all the way down the beach from the property and back, and the quality of beach you get is so perfect. It's clean, laid back, mostly intimate and very relaxing. Our experience was incredible and I would come back with my family for a vacation anytime!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and I picked this property so that we could have an intimate beach wedding and we were not disappointed. The property is beautiful and the owner Kim was awesome. Our wedding turned out well and we would consider returning to this property for another week someday.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp Quarter
Balboa Park
333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood
Bagby Beer Company
Local Tap House
Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen
Hello Betty Fish House
LEGOLAND California
"Real close and fun for little ones"
Beach Break Cafe
"red barn ranch"
Bessie's 1929 Cafe
"Great breakfast"
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hello Betty, 333, Harni Sushi
Car: necessary

Southern California beach rental, beachfront, on the sand, private beach, bonfire ring, San Diego, Oceanside, ocean view, whitewater views, surfing, amusement parks, zoo, Disneyland , Sea world, beach house,pier , harbor, snorkeling, boogie boards

Other Activities: Collect sea shells and watch the dolphins at sunset from your private beach


Rates & Availability

Townsite House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 18 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Dec Sale
Nov 30 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
March April
Mar 1 2017 - May 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 4 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning andTurnover $375
Tax Rate 12.0%

Sorry no refunds for reason for any retainer or funds paid unless we can rebook your week for the same terms. We suggest you purchase travel insurance offered at time of booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Townsite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathrooms are supplied with bath towels and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The bedrooms have been freshly updated with hotel quality beds and we have crisp white linens.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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