"This condo is exactly as pictured. It is obvious someone put a lot of time into decorating and furnishing it. It is very relaxing to stay in such a tastefully decorated unit! Also, you can hear and see the ocean from both levels. The reason I gave it four stars is because of several details. If you read carefully (which I didn't do before I booked, my mistake), all of the reviews are from a previous property manager, and I don't think the listing has been updated. For example, currently, there are no games or movies in the unit, although there is cable and Netflix. Also, no water or sand toys are provided, which is unusual in our experience with beach rentals. Finally, while the kitchen is well stocked with every appliance and utensil you might need to cook, there are no pantry items or staples (salt, pepper, oil, etc.) provided. If I had known ahead of time, I would have just brought my own. Same with the sand toys and movies/ games. Finally, if you are traveling with young children, be aware that the window opening in the twin bed room is very close to the ground, only about 24" from the floor. In the afternoons the unit got warm and we needed to open the windows to cool it down (and enjoy that great sound of waves crashing). There is a screen on the window, but it is several stories straight down. We have an active six year old, and she spent most of her time in the living room, but it definitely made me a little less relaxed. The stairs are on the steep side, and open, but that was not as much of an issue for us. Finally, you do hear the trains periodically. The noise didn't wake up our kids, but I am a light sleeper and with the windows open I could definitely hear them, especially at night. Overall, though, we really enjoyed our visit to Oceanside and would definitely come again."
Guest: Suzanne S.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 25, 2015