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Unique & Private 3BR Home, Backyard Deck/Spa, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10), ideal winter getaway

RECENTLY REMODELED! Newly Remodeled home features electric "garage door" style kitchen windows, great for entertaining and capturing the ocean breeze. Kids loft keeps kids entertained and out of the way, with games and Playstation. This house is a home away from home! Enjoy all the privacy and comfort of home without the responsibilities. Situated between downtown Carlsbad and downtown Oceanside, and less than a mile from the beach, this home offers plenty of lounge space, a stocked kitchen, and a newly remodeled backyard to make your vacation with family and friends comfortable and fun-filled. Lounge under the shade of the gazebo, recline on the sunny deck, soak in the spa after a day at the beach, BBQ with friends and family, or ride the beach cruisers around town. When the beach front condos are too breezy and cold in the winter, the private backyard stays warm enough to sunbathe, even in January! This house offers something for everyone!

The 3 bedrooms/2 bath set-up offers flexible accommodations. Bedroom one features a comfortable pillow-top mattress queen bed, closet, television, and vanity. Bedroom two features a queen bed and futon pull-out couch. The office doubles as a bedroom with a pull-out couch, closet/dresser, and attached bathroom. The upstairs kids loft is carpeted with three fold-up futon cushions for extra sleeping. The living room / dining room features a 46' blu-ray television, piano, and two comfortable couches. The house features oak wood floors and unique pieces of art from around the world. The garage has foosball table, washer/dryer, and bikes and beach toys/chairs for your use. The house is sunny and well-ventilated, so it stays cool in the summer without the need for air conditioning.

South Oceanside is only a short walk or ride on the beach cruisers from the beach, markets, restaurants, bars, street fairs, farmers markets, and shopping. It is within a couple miles of movie theaters and the Oceanside harbor. Located just west of the I-5 and I-78 merge, it is a quick drive from golfing, hiking, mountain-biking, Legoland, and the Del Mar race track, and within an hour drive to Zoo/Wild Animal Park, Disneyland, Sea World, and Temecula wineries.

Keywords: Private home rental, summer rental, beach, Oceanside, house, pet friendly, vacation rental

More Details

Rachel Witt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, I also speak enough Spanish to get by.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Rachel Witt

My husband and I grew up in San Diego and now live here with our dog and cat. Jason works in the offroad racing industry and I am a high school English teacher, which allows us time and flexibility to travel. While backpacking through countries throughout the world we love to sample new foods and cultures and collect local art.

Rachel Witt purchased this house in 2007

Why Rachel Witt chose South Oceanside

We will eventually move back here after we have more kids and need all the space. We love this home! For now we live a few miles away in a small studio. We love South Oceanside because it is a beach town with a funky, artistic culture. We are regular patrons of local restaurants and street fairs that promote local and organic products, and we think that any visitor will enjoy the warmth and good spirit of this area.

What makes this house unique

The backyard is our favorite spot in the house. It's a great place to entertain, BBQ, read, catch some sun, and relax in the hot tub. We also prefer the easy bike ride over the drive to all the local fun. We keep extra bikes on hand for when we have friends over.


South Oceanside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Also an office with desk and printer
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon sleeps 2 additional people
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Cot (1) Pull-out hide-a-bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1). With insert, couch converts to large sleeping space suitable for an additional 4-5 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor fire pit, beach cruisers/bicycles, boogie boards, beach toys, beach towels, front porch with swing, books


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Unique & Private 3BR Home, Backyard Deck/Spa, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews
Hopedale, Illinois


  • 5 of 5

A very nice stay. Nothing fancy but great for our family. Boys loved the loft with the video games, kept them occupied when we were there. The backyard was beautiful and was nice to relax in after a long day at amusement parks and the zoo. Our toilet handle broke and owners were there the same morning to fix it. I wish I could have stayed another week

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!!

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great time in Oceanside. The stay at Rachel's home was very nice. There was plenty of room for the 8 of us. The kids especially loved sleeping in the loft. The backyard is beautiful! The only thing that surprised me was the there were no curtains on the front window. However, there were 2 large plants blocking the view from the street so this was not a huge problem. My family would definitely stay here again on a return visit. Rachel was very easy to get in touch with and was very prompt in answering any questions I had.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, not fancy but was just right for our group. Outdoor space was great to gather in.

  • 4 of 5

Group of 7 adults, cyclists, easy access to coastal highway for rides. Short drives for several great places to eat and easy access to I5 to travel to other shopping and dining areas. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The kids loved this house. It had beyond what was needed to keep them entertained.

  • 5 of 5

5 adults and 4 kids stayed comfortably in this home. The kids loved the loft and the garage.

The owners were flexible and attentive. The shower head broke and they responded so quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay here

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay here. The house and backyard provided a great environment for enjoying our time together. The kids especially loved riding bikes, playing foosball and sitting in the hot tub. We had 7 in our family, and there were beds and futons for everyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Oceanside. Rachel and Jason were very helpful and the house was great, especially the backyard, which was terrific!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
PCH Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Crossings at Carlsbad
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Oceanside Transit Center
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Too many to name!
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Cassidy Street


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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