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58 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Townsite House Rental Photos and Description

Discount on Weekly Rates! As low as $275/night

The best feature is the price. You will pay about 1/2 the rent with all the amenities, including ocean views, sounds of the waves breaking and the ocean breeze. This luxurious 3000 square foot beach home is larger than most beachfront property and you just need to cross the street. This house boasts four large bedrooms, featuring two master bedroom suites with king beds, private baths and beautiful ocean views. The main master suite has a separate large tub for relaxing after a hard day at play! It also has a large separate shower. The third bedroom has a queen bed with a set of bunk beds. The fourth bedroom has two long twins that can be converted into a king to suit your needs. There is also a full bathroom between bedrooms three and four and a bathroom downstairs in the foyer. (Please see VIDEO). If needed, we also provide a quality queen air mattress and a portable crib.

Other amenities include: a huge flat panel Cable TV in the living room with TV's in all bedrooms, DVDs, library, high speed WiFi, and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with all you need to enjoy your stay. There is a BBQ on the patio. There is a 2 car garage where you will find beach equipment, including: surfboards, boogie boards, beach chairs, a beach umbrella and wet suits. There is a great tandem bicycle for your enjoyment! All linens are provided. In the laundry room you will find a large washer and dryer for your convenience (Please see VIDEO)

Please enjoy your morning coffee, evening cocktails, BBQ, or a book on the spacious roof top deck overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The sunsets are amazing!! You may do the same from the balcony off the master bedroom with a great view of the famous Oceanside Pier to the north, or straight out to the blue ocean. You can just relax, enjoy a swim or take a stroll on the beach to the Strand in Oceanside. (Please see VIDEO)

This home is perfect for family beach vacations or reunions, a group golf trip, a couples getaway or a visit to enjoy the close attractions and parks. Some nearby golf courses include: Encinitas Ranch, LaCosta Resort and Spa Golf course and the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course! Only 10 minutes to LegoLand and approximately 30 minutes to Wild Animal Park. It is about 45 minutes to Downtown San Diego, where you can see the Padres at Petco Park or visit the historic gas lamp district, 45 minutes to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, and 1 hour to Disneyland. If you enjoy wine, Temecula Southern California Wine Country is approximately 35 minutes away. Temecula Old Town has quaint restaurants and shops. If you feel lucky take a chance at Pechanga Casino is in Temecula as well. We are centrally located between downtown San Diego and the Los Angeles\Hollywood Area.

You will love the HOME!!! Please watch VIDEO to view this amazing home.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Coleen

Welcome to our vacation home at the Beach!! We reside in New Jersey and fell in love with Oceanside, California. It was a dream come true and a slice of Heaven to own this gorgeous home across the street from the Pacific Ocean. We love to vacation here at the Beach and dread leaving to return to work back East. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!!

Coleen purchased this house in 2013

Why Coleen chose Oceanside

We fell in love with this home the moment we walked in and so will you. Once inside and standing on the rooftop deck we knew this was the one. Oceanside is in a great area, centrally located between downtown San Diego and the LA/Hollywood Area. We love to drive up the coast line and stop along the way. The weather here is phenomenal all year round with magnificent sunsets.

What makes this house unique

The best feature is the price. You will pay 1/2 the rent with all the amenities, including ocean views, sounds of the waves and ocean breeze. Larger than most beachfront property and you just need to cross the street. We have supplied your home away from home, with everything you need to enjoy your stay, including a complimentary bottle of wine to watch the sunsets on the rooftop deck!!! You will find everything you need to enjoy your time at the beach, exploring San Diego, or just relaxing. Our home is in a great area. You can walk across to the beach, walk or bike to the pier and local dining establishments or just have a few friends in for dinner! Everything you could think of is in the fully stocked kitchen and dining area to entertain! There are two fireplaces to create a great ambience. Please be sure to let us know how you enjoyed your time here! PS... view the video, it's the 25th picture in the scroll!

Relax, Enjoy and Celebrate!!!

Coleen and David

Guestbook comments from the owner

This note is long over due and I apologize for that. I can't believe it's been just about one month since we got back from vacation.

I want to tell you how wonderful it was to stay at your home. We had a fabulous time! It was perfect. The online pictures really do not do it justice.

My parents ended up going with us so they had the 2nd master bedroom, my husband and I had the 1st master bedroom and my daughter used the bedroom without the bunk beds. My parents are in their early 70's and they handled the steps upstairs just fine.

We loved the kitchen and used a lot of the pots and pans. We also used the grill and the freezer in the garage. We actually ate in quite a bit and my Mom made bacon & eggs every morning. (She spoils my Dad)

The house is so great for many reasons .... location, garage entrance, hose outside, lovely kitchen, washer and dryer, quiet neighborhood, friendly neighbors and it is amazing how quiet it is. That is probably the best part. Our group ranged from 25 years to 73 years old, so we were up and down at various times of the day and night and I never heard anyone. My health isn't the greatest so I managed to stay back at the house a few days while the others did sightseeing. My parents have more energy than I do. LOL!

I would love to spend a week at your house and do nothing - no touristy stuff. We really didn't enjoy the beach as much as I wanted to but I thought it might be the last chance to take my parents on a trip.

Feb 2014
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A vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

My review is a bit late, but the wonderful memories of our stay in this gorgeous home are still fresh and vivid in my mind!

Let me start by saying that although the online photos of this home are lovely, they simply don’t do the home any justice! When we walked in, we were blown away by the spaciousness and beauty of this home. Our group had 4 adults and 5 children, and we never felt a bit crowded. With two master bedrooms, the 2 couples never felt that we had to draw straws for the best room! And the other two bedrooms were set up exactly as shown, very nice décor, and roomy bathroom for the kids to share. All the beds were super comfy; plenty of towels for all, and all the bedrooms had such lovely décor, we felt so pampered!

The kitchen is very large, and set up with pretty much anything you’d need, including dinnerware, bakeware, roasting pans, etc., everything needed when cooking away from home. Being able to eat most of our meals right here at home helped make out vacation that much more affordable.

There is a roof top patio that became my refuge during this stay – from it you have a panoramic view of the ocean and the pier. I could have stayed up there all day! There’s enough seating for about 10 people up there, with an umbrella and two tables – great gathering place for everyone!

At first, when I booked this home, I was a little disappointed that the home was not right on the beach, but is across the street. Now that I’ve stayed here, let me assure anyone contemplating renting this home, that should in no way be an issue at all! It’s a very very short walk to the beach (the beach access path is just two houses west of this home), and honestly when you weigh the value of the affordable price of such a beautiful home of this size and quality, against other beach front homes in the area, this home to me is a great value! In fact I liked walking to the beach, and not having other tourists walking across “my beach” in front of my windows all day long!

Great location overall, easy freeway access, walking distance to the pier, and a short drive to many stores and restaurants.

Thank you Coleen for opening your gorgeous home to others, it gave our family a vacation of a lifetime! But once is not enough, we’ll be back in 2016!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much for the absolutely fantastic view, Lyn. Your dates are reserved for 2016!! It's our pleasure sharing our home with you. David and I are vacationing here now and we are in heaven!!
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Best vacation Rental Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The Oceanside rental was perfect for our family of eight. It had plenty of space, in a great location to the beach and local attractions. Beach supplies were plentiful, from chairs to towels and toys for the sand. The well equipped kitchen made us feel like we were at home, meals were cooked in the oven, and barbecued on the grill. Seating was never a problem for our large family, plenty of counter space, a large dining table and plenty of chairs for eating together. As well as relaxing in front of the TV to catch a family movie, the sofa can accommodate everyone! No lines for the shower, three bathrooms made getting ready for the day a breeze.

We highly recommend the Hello Betty Restaurant, it was able to satisfy the fish lovers and meat eaters. It is a nice walk from the rental and gave us a chance to check out the downtown area to see what it had to offer. Don't miss the Farmer's Market, there are several booths and it offers more than just produce.

Every night on the roof top was cocktails, family games, and the best sunsets one can capture in photos.

Colleen responds very quickly when you have a question and is ready to make your stay at Oceanside a five star rating. Ours was, from start to finish! My family and I will be referring to this vacation house as the one we didn't want to leave.

Thanks for opening your house to us Colleen, it will be in our family album forever!!

Barbara from Virginia

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Barbara, for the great review. It truly makes us happy to know that we exceeded your expectations. I hope you make this a yearly vacation. You are always welcomed! Coleen and David
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Beach house with beautiful views.

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful well appointed beach house with everything you need for a wonderful vacation. The house is clean and comfortable with plenty of room to relax and enjoy the views. We had a group of 6 women mostly from northern Calif. who have been friends for many years and enjoy getting together. The kitchen is well appointed, there are games,bikes to ride,beach chairs,movies, and the list go's on. The house is clean with plenty of sheets and towels. We liked it so much we may make this a yearly destination. Really, all you need to bring is FUN!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house, Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our large extended family (kids ranging from 11-5 years old)! It was spacious living/family room areas for the adults and kids to separate if need be, the bedrooms were great and the ROOF DECK WAS A DREAM! What a view! Each evening our family would gather on the roof deck with some cocktails and watch the amazing sunsets. We also saw a pod of dolphins jumping through the waves/ocean right from the roof! My parents loved it! Sometimes my parents would just stay on the roof deck all day while the kids and parents went to the beach.

The house is close proximity to some really cool new restaurants/bars/breweries. We walked to Bagby's Brewery a couple times, and many other restaurants to choose from in Oceanside. The Pier was about a mile away and we walked with the kids one day to fish over the dock. They loved it! The beach was across the street, although this time of the year seemed to have a high tide which had the water coming all the way up the rocks with no beach area to sit, so we had to walk a couple blocks down to get beach access. All of us would take one of the back-pack beach chairs (part of the amenities of the house) as well as the wagon, and packed up to walk to the beach. All the beach amenities were great!

Lastly, Coleen (the homeowner) and her husband David were beyond hospitable! They tended to any need and were very easy to call, text or email for any questions - with very quick replies. I would work with them again anytime!

Can't say enough about this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orange County, CA

Great Family Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful VRBO property! Our 3 generation family of 12 thoroughly enjoyed our “staycation”. I have stayed at several VRBO properties before and this home is my favorite by far. The house was immaculate upon arrival and it is very well maintained. Having been guests before, we knew that everything we needed was provided to us so all we brought were our clothes and we did our grocery shopping when we got to the house. Everything includes all kitchen appliances, pots and pans, BBQ utensils, towels (bath & beach) as well as anything you needed for the beach and my kids’ favorite: the tandem bike!

The house is located across the street from the beach. There is a row of houses in front of the house, but don’t let that deter you. The beaches are just a ½ block away. Go upstairs to the rooftop deck and you will feel like you’re at a resort. I started and ended my days on the rooftop. The view is breathtaking!

Coleen is great to work with and very responsive. We had an issue (due to normal wear and tear) with the garage door on our second night and I emailed Coleen and David late in the evening, expecting a response back from them the next morning. After all, they live on the east coast at it was well past midnight eastern time. To my surprise, we received a call from David immediately to help us resolve our issue. They sent a repair man out the next day to make sure there wasn’t an interruption to our vacation.

We will return again and again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach house, Coleen and David!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are the best! I am so glad you chose our home out of all the houses in Oceanside. I look forward to hosting your next vacation. Thank you for the terrific 5 start review. Coleen and David
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Fountain Hills, AZ

A wonderful family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect fit for our family. Comfortable sleeping arrangement with large large kitchen and family room spaces. Everything you need for your beach day is available. Coleen is quick to respond with any questions you have. Just a fun place to spend a beach vacation. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Diego Airport or John Wayne Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Oceanside Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
AmTrack, The Coaster and The Sprinter
Car: recommended

This beautiful private house is located across the street from the beach and just about 1/2 the price of beachfront property. You have the views, sounds and breeze from the Pacific Ocean. Walk across the street to the beach where you can surf, swim, jog, or walk down the largest wooden pier on the west coast. You can fish and dine on the pier. Stroll down to the center of town or Coast Hwy where you can dine at many wonderful restaurants with beautiful ocean views, stroll in and out of the many local shops and/or go antiquing. You can also hop on a train and go from LA to San Diego. We are minutes from LegoLand, Oceanside Harbor and Carlsbad Flower Fields. Short drive to Del Mar Race Track, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and LaJolla. This location can't be beat!!


Rates & Availability

Townsite House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 8 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 11.5%


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Townsite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master #2 - 1 king , Ocean Views and private bathroom
    Master #1 - 1 king , Balcony with ocean views and private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , twin bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , twins convert to king, baby crib & queen air mattress option
    Queen Air Mattress - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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