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Whitewater Ocean View from Beachfront Complex!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 29 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 BA with whitewater ocean view and rooftop balcony (Sleeps 6)

Blue Whale Retreat ~ D303 at North Coast Village

Sleep and wake to the sights and sounds of the surf! Relish amazing whitewater ocean, pool, and garden views from both balconies of this remodeled two bedroom condominium. Located in the ocean-close D Building, you can enjoy great ocean views while watching your kids swim in the lagoon-style heated pool, with easy access to the sandy beach just steps away!

The living room of Blue Whale Retreat features a sectional sofa with queen size pull-out bed, stereo, and a television with cable and DVD player. It opens to a private ocean-view balcony.

The contemporary kitchen features custom cabinets, granite counters, tumbled stone back splash, tile floor, and recessed lighting. You'll find a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. It is equipped with dishes, pots, pans and flatware, cooking utensils, coffee maker, toaster, and blender. The dining area seats four.

The entire 2nd level is the romantic master retreat with a large ocean-view balcony.The downstairs bedroom has 2 full size beds. All bed linens are provided. Both baths are a tub/shower combination.

For your viewing enjoyment, 3 televisions and DVD players are provided. Wireless Internet and cable television is included free of charge at all properties.

As an added plus, this property comes with TWO assigned parking spaces in the underground, gated garage.

As you walk through the staffed secure gate to North Coast Village, you're transported to a tropical oasis reminiscent of the Costa Rican Rain Forest. Running streams, waterfalls, lush foliage, and Koi meander through the spacious grounds of this resort-like beachfront condominium complex located in Oceanside, California, between the Harbor and the Pier.

You will notice the crystal clear heated pool and spa, gleaming barbecues, convenient picnic tables, and sand rinsing stations to remove the lingering beach. If you need a break from sun and surf, you might enjoy a game of pool, a jog on a treadmill in the exercise room, a little ping pong, or a sauna. Feeding our giant Koi is a simple pleasure not to be missed during your Oceanside visit. There is also a putting green and foosball.

When you venture all the way through the back gates, you find yourself on one of North San Diego County’s finest beaches: broad and flat, with fire rings, volleyball, and great surf breaks - right out back! Be sure to stake out a fire ring to the south for a unique evening beach fire at least one night while you are in Oceanside.

To the north, you can walk or bike to Oceanside’s busy little harbor for a bite to eat or some boating, and to the south you can venture down the strand to southern California’s longest pier for some fishing (no license needed) or casual dining at Ruby's. North Coast Village is close enough to walk to everything near the beach, so your car can stay in its secure underground parking spot - especially useful when beach parking becomes a premium in the summer.

The Mainstreet Oceanside Farmer's Market is a delightful experience near the Pier which takes place every Thursday from 9-1, and and the Sunset Market Thursday evenings from 5-9.

Within a short drive, visit Disneyland & California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Balboa Island, La Jolla, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Luis Rey, Queen Mary, San Diego State Parks, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Sea World, The Flower Fields of Carlsbad, Temecula Wine Country, San Diego Zoo, Del Mar Racetrack, Coronado Island, Oceanside Harbor, Birch Aquarium at Scripp's Institute of Oceanography, and Palomar Observatory.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About MakeMyVacation

We grew up in separate towns in California, approximately thirty-five miles apart. We met by chance in our mid-twenties while both celebrating events with co-workers. You could say that it was love at first sight and after forty years, the rest is history! We raised two fine young men, worked hard, tried to save more than we spent and eventually were able to save enough for a down payment toward our dream of owning a place by the sea. We purchased our dream spot D303 in 1999. Since then, we’ve had fun remodeling, decorating and making a number of improvements to it.

Why MakeMyVacation chose Oceanside

We love the ocean as well as the San Diego area with its attractions and ideal weather. We never dreamed that we’d be able to own a place where we could actually see and hear the waves and walk just steps to the shore. When D303 became available, we felt that it was a great location to enjoy time with family and eventually become our ideal retirement spot. This all happened about the same time that our oldest son started at UCSD, which gave us a great half way point to visit with him often.

What makes this condo unique

After looking at a number of nearby locations within our price range, our realtor introduced us to North Coast Village and we were instantly sold! Its location and the amenities offered in the complex far exceeded our expectations. Everything else that we had looked at before paled by comparison. Not only do we get to see and hear the ocean waves, but we enjoy a perfect view of the lovely resort-sized pool and putting green. We can stroll through the beautiful complex and enjoy lovely well-maintained landscaping with streams and waterfalls leading to a large koi pond, game and workout rooms, BBQs and laundry facilities and much more.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We absolutely loved the Blue Whale Retreat D303 and North Coast Village! We had a great time in Oceanside and are looking forward to a return visit!
Apr 2015
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Townsite Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has two full size beds. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Whitewater Ocean View from Beachfront Complex!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Fort Worth, TX

Absolute gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

The oceanside resort was amazing!!! The walkability factor of the locale was awesome! Other than the grocery store (Walmart grocery is just few miles away!), restaurants shops and even Amtrak station was all in walking distance. We ended up taking Amtrak to downtown San Diego to tour Midway, very convenient and what a treat to ride the train (esp with kiddos!). The condo itself was so clean and nice, very spacious for the 4 of us. They had games and even billards balls and cue sticks for us to use! The gorgeous blue glow of the pool across from our balcony was serene nightly. Plenty of room in fridge, wonderful to have laundry facilities downstairs and even bbq's available next to pool! What a great value and experience compared to being trapped in a hotel!

For fitness enthusiasts, you can jog or walk miles between going down to Marina (over the bridge) and then back other way past pier. There's tons of stairs back and forth to street level you can do and even an aged amphitheater down next to pier that you can run bleachers on. Plenty of fresh air to work out in, pack your yoga mat! Lots of peeps would place their mats below bleachers and in between running them, would use mat for body weight exercises.

Last note, there's a Farmers Market on Thursday's just 2 blocks from condo and they sell everything there! 9a-1p I believe I remember correctly!

Absolutely wonderful condo and village!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful and comprehensive review of our unit and related amenities. It's always a pleasure hearing that our guests have enjoyed positive experiences during their stay. We hope that you will share your D303 experiences with family and friends who may be considering a beach vacation. We look forward to your return.
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Beautiful! Better than the Pictures!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful, clean and very well appointed. I am always skeptical of "over selling" in the description. But the views were indeed beautiful, the unit was more spacious and attractive than it appeared in the pictures and we enjoyed every minute.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VERY clean condo, great location, prof'l rental staff, BYO shampoo/laundry soap/kitchen staples

  • 5 of 5

I found this property here, and I rely heavily on reviews, which is why I am writing one myself (we ultimately rented directly through the property manager's website in order to avoid the unhelpful fees here). We're a family of 3 (parents and elementary aged child). We had a terrific experience! I will get to more of those details in a sec. A few things to be warned of ahead of time (these are important to us and the reasons we rent homes instead of hotel rooms)--there are NO food items or staples whatsoever--including coffee, tea, salt & pepper, cooking oil, etc (liability concerns were cited). Second, the laundry on-site is in the downstairs of one of the buildings and is all coin operated. Also, bring your own shampoo as that is not provided either. Grocery stores are within short driving distance for picking up any needed staples like these.

More details: The rental staff are kind, responsive, well-organized, and efficient. The security staff are kind and informed. The rental staff were quick to get back to us re: questions and requests for help. The property has gorgeous lush gardens and walking paths to enjoy the scenery, and is extremely secure. Parking garages are very roomy with ample room between spaces. The beach is steps away and we were able to watch surfers from our rooftop deck. There was not a speck of dust in this place and there were plenty of linens, towels, beach towels, lawn chairs, and an enjoyable selection of books and DVDs. The kitchen is stocked with nice dishes, glassware, pots and pans, utensils, and small appliances. The kitchen has been updated as is very nice. Both decks are outfitted with dining tables and chairs, and overlook the larger of the 2 pools and out to the ocean. A community grill is right below the unit, at the pool deck. We didn't use it, but it is newer looking and clean. Couch and beds were very comfortable and we had a plethora of restaurants in walking distance. Oceanside is a low-key town and the property was very quiet. It was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the downtime after active days at Legoland!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great family trip

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the Blue Whale Retreat. The condo was large enough for our family of 4, and we enjoyed eating on the patio while overlooking the ocean. The kids had a great time at the pool in the complex and having the beach so close made for short walks to put our feet in the Pacific.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! A great time was had by all!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation! We hope you will be back soon. - The MakeMyVacation Team
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Perfect for our family of 5!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the North Coast Village. We used the central location to make day trips to the Zoo, Legoland and Disneyland. We enjoyed our days in-between to enjoy the pool and beach. My only regret was not leaving more time to enjoy the pool and beach! The condo was the perfect size for my husband and our three kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to review this condo, we always appreciate the feedback. We look forward to having you back soon! -The MakeMyVaction team.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
San Diego Harbor
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrack, Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Coast Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oceanside Beach
Car: recommended

Situated directly on the beach between the Oceanside Harbor and the Oceanside Pier, many sightseeing opportunities in both L.A. and San Diego areas are within easy driving distance, including Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, Legoland, Knotts Berry Farm, and Wild Animal Park.


Rates & Availability

Townsite Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall/Labor Day 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Winter 1
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 1 2018
29 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2018 Winter 2
Feb 2 2018 - Mar 2 2018
29 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2018 Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Jun 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Early Summer
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late Summer
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Early Fall (Labor Day)
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Fall
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $170
Security Deposit Waiver $50
Tax Rate 11.5%

For reservations more than 60 days in advance of check-in date (90 days for stays more than 14 nights): $500.00 rental deposit (applied to total balance) and non-refundable Security Deposit Waiver Fee of $50.00 is due at the time of reservation confirmation. Remaining balance (including cleaning fees and city taxes) is due in full on or before 60 days (90 days for 15+ nights) prior to check-in date. Please visit for full details on payment terms and conditions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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