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Vintage Beachfront Cottage with Magnificent Ocean Views-Closest to the water!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1/2 bathroom, ideal for 1-2 people, sleeps 4

This property is as close to the ocean as is possible. There are only a few other properties along the coast which are as close to the ocean. Fall asleep and wake up the to gentle, soothing sounds of the ocean!

Surf, swim and walk or jog on the beach from this coastal retreat in the harbor town of Oceanside. This is a one bedroom, one bath and is fully furnished with all amenities cable, Internet, phone and free laundry room. You can wake to the sound of the surf and have breakfast overlooking the blue Pacific. The unit is walking distance to the pier, harbor, shopping and dining with freeway and transit service minutes away. Local attractions such as Legoland, Zoo and Sea World are within 30 minutes from this 'Cottage by the Sea' Stay a week or a month and 'Make the most of the Coast'.

Closet property to the water!! : This unit is the closet property to the water, along the Oceanside beach. There are only a few properties/units that are as close.

The views are magnificent!! The sounds, smells and sensations of the ocean are a constant reminder that you are at the beach. Fall asleep and awake to the sounds of the ocean without having to open the door and go outside!!

More Details

Eric Platt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Why Eric Platt chose Oceanside

Beachfront with magnificent ocean views.


Townsite Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Small bath
  • 3/4 bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cozy unit
  • Futon Sleeper is in the living room area. Folds down to a double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Most often this Beachfront Cottage is a best fit for Vacationers who are younger and not retirement age or older


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Vintage Beachfront Cottage with Magnificent Ocean Views-Closest to the water!
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We wanted a traditional bungalow on the beach and that is exactly what we got. We enjoyed the sound of the ocean crashing on the rocks, the walk to the pier everyday. Also all the amenities offered at Oceanside.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review!
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Great location and fishing out front. Close to everything.

  • 4 of 5

Sewer system needs flushed. The sinks and shower smells. Needs new pans to cook with.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and letting us know that several items need our attention. As noted in all of the emails that I sent to you - as well as our phone conversation, if anything did not meet your expectations - to please contact our team who takes care of our property in Oceanside. They only live 1 1/2 blocks away and these items would have been addressed. This was also stated in our Vacation Agreement that you accepted. We will address these issues immediately!
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This little place is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

This little place is a gem. I stayed there for a few days with my 3 boys. It is right on the ocean, but not too busy with traffic. It was spotless and had absolutely everything we needed. The bed was super comfy. We loved it! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write your review!!
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Weather and a low price saved the day...

  • 3 of 5

Coming in hot off our wedding in addition to the fabulous weather made this stay something I could enjoy. Amazing view of the awesome waves and being just a stone's throw away from a long walk on a fantastic beach was truly a treat.

But this place was far from perfect. The furniture did not match or even coordinate, the utensils were plastic disposables. No dish-drying towel or rack. Lots of rust (on the fridge, the heater, the blinds, the lamp shades), broken blinds, scum in the tea kettle. Futon was comfy, bed was not; PILLOWS were gnarly. Creepy picture stashed in the closet. Shower did not have soap, and we had to dig a shampoo out from under the sink; but the shower was clean at least, as was the fridge. Towels were old.

I can see this place being polarizing. For some people it is a deal! For others it could be a disaster. Either way it could really benefit from some TLC.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We tell all of our Vacationers both by email, phone call and in our contract - that if anything is not to their satisfaction to please contact Arlene and Patrick who only live 1.5 blocks away. If something is not to your satisfaction and you don't tell us - we can't fix it! I have sent this review to my team to address all of the items that this Vacationer brought up. This property is the closest property to the ocean along the Oceanside beach. Rust on metal surfaces is a fact of life. Most people do not have the opportunity to live this close to the ocean - but keeping after the rust is a full time job. Typically the folks who bring up these climatic conditions, e.g. rust, etc., come from an inland/desert area. Finally, the pillows are replaced annually or when we get any feedback from Vacationers. Most of the times, our Vacationers mention this to Arlene or Patrick and not in a review. However, now we will replace these pillows.
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We love this location, the Ocean is right there!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th trip out west and as when we go to S. CA we try to stay at Eric's Beachfront Cottage. We stayed here for our Honeymoon 6 years ago and love coming back. The sounds the closeness to the ocean takes us back to our Honeymoon here. Just love the place and the close access to the ocean. Eric and his team are great and are always attentive to any requests that we have.

Definitely would recommend this property to anyone wanting to get away and be transported to a very relaxing and memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love this Beachfront Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been bringing our family, (myself, my husband and 2 kids) to Eric's Beachfront Cottage for the past 3 years and I just booked it for a week during the summer of 2017. We all love it here and can't wait to go back!!

We read the review from a prior Vacationer who had a disappointing experience and we are scratching our heads about this as well. It's a great location, great view!!! The owner certainly is not responsible for the loudness of the ocean. Actually that's why we and others love this Beachfront Cottage - because it is so close to the ocean.

Notice that the disappointed Vacationer did not write anything negative about the property or the team. Eric and his team take very good care of this older beachfront property.

In defense of this property, there is no other place like it on the Oceanside coast. If you want to be close to the ocean action - this is the place. If you don't want to be close to the ocean - that's ok also. But to rent a place due to it's unique location, e.g. close to the ocean and then to complain that the ocean was too loud - well it does sound very strange.

We are returning vacationers for the 4th year and we love this Beachfront Cottage!!! Thank you Eric and team!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.33 Miles
3 blocks
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1 mile
Nearest Beach
6 Metres
18 feet
Car: recommended

This is a Vintage Beachfront property with magnificent ocean views. It is a Stand alone cottage without another tenant next to, below, above or behind. Many tenants report that it is quite romantic.


Rates & Availability

Townsite Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer '17
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off-Peak Summer '17
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer '17
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter '17
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter '18
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring '18
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer '18
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Peak Summer '18
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Summer '18
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70 + Tax
Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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