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Beach Cottage Nestled in a Secret Garden of North Coast Village

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Muni Pier, Harbor, North Coast Village, San Luis River


Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-60 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Stroll down to the seawall at sunset with your bottle of wine or champagne- a couple of plastic glasses - and your binoculars. If it is winter - you will likely get a good view of some whales passing by enroute to their winter homes in Mexico - If it is summer you will be dazzled by the array of boogie borders and surfers dotting the surfline in our world famous short board beach. Any time of year you will be calmed by the pounding of the surf at the base of our seawall and the fantastic almost spiritual sunsets we enjoy nearly every day.

If you are with your kids - perhaps it is the end of a special day at one of the area amusement parks and you're all ready for a hot tub or swim in our heated pools. If this is an adult vacation .. perhaps you can end your day with a workout in our gym and a few minutes in our saunas - or try your hand at our putting green, or in the ping pong centers. You can bbq outside all year long at the professional bbq center next to the main pool.

In todays world most everyone travels with their tablet, phablet, Iphone, Android, Kindle or other hand held device that streams content. To facilitate the way we all travel these days we have just switched (Aug 2015) to ATT Uverse - with 18mbps speeds which are triple the PRO DSL speeds I was formerly getting. With this improvement we dropped our outdated landline. We pay more for this service but it is highly dependable - dedicated to our condo only - and you don't share the airwaves so download time is reliable. Each of you can utilize our WiFi to access your individual device content in the comfort of your own bedroom, the living room together or on the patio areas. If you don't travel with your own hotspot - you can access wifi at the pool or beach from the ECCO system for a daily rate just like you would at a hotel. That is a separate service avail to all guests in NCV - and you can link up to it rather easily by looking for the ECCO - SSID on your device - and follow the prompts. Speeds vary - according to amount of traffic.

We have titled our 2 bdrm cottage style condo the Secret Garden bungalow because our location within the complex is in an amazing little jungle of tropical trees and foliage - not unlike what you see in Hawaii Our deck literally overhangs the main entry waterfall. There is a gated private 100 foot deep garden between us and Pacific Street. If you click the satellite button the location pin is the same for everyone, just look to the right and we are the little building on the East boundary. There are huge tropical trees around our building and plenty of shade from summer sun. Look at our balcony pictures. Our unit is not an ocean view. We are closer to the railroad tracks than the waterfront units - and you will get more train rumble here, but generally no tooting as our complex is not adjacent to any rr crossing. We have priced our bungalow similar to what a 1 bdrm unit rents for - but you get so much more for your money!

We are an upstairs end unit with no one above us and we have no other condo on 3 sides. That means extra windows - including skylights - and very little 'neighbor' noise to bother you day or night. Our garden location is private and quiet (except for train rumble) - the outside balcony is completely enclosed by thick green foliage and full grown banana leaf trees - a cool respite after a hot summer day. Our pricing reflects our location within the complex - not the quality of our condo.

In our budget bungalow - everyone will have space to stretch out and find some privacy. There is 1050 sq feet of living space all on one floor with 2 full bedrooms and 2 full baths on one side and a full kitchen, dining, living room -plus an outside balcony deck with a custom dining counter on the other side. A doorway shuts off the bedroom side which gives even more privacy and peace if someone needs a nap! We have a large walk in kitchen with a small table for your toddlers or preschoolers. We also have a dining room table and bar counter too.

Our Master Bedroom has a Cal King bed - mission style furniture - (a portable crib stored either by the nightstand or in the guest bdrm closet) - a convertible chair bed from IKEA - and a brand new wall mounted HD SMART flatscreen TV with dual BlueRay/DVD player - and a console with an HDMI pigtail for your personal attachments. - The master bedroom has a private bathroom with sink, shower and toilet and a couple of closets. This room has a portable AC unit set up between May and October - available by special permit from the HOA. It lets you close the new double pane high efficiency windows - and cool off your primary sleeping area quickly. Our 2nd bedroom has a new Spring Air queen bed - wicker dresser -large closet stocked with baby equipment like booster seats Portable crib, kids toys etc. - another brand new wall (2016) HD Flat Screen TV with dual BlueRay/DVD player and a wall mounted console with an HDMI pigtail for your personal attachments (xbox) . Our 2nd bathroom is just outside in the common hallway between the two bedrooms it has a full tub, shower sink and toilet. We keep a potty ring and a step stool for toddlers under ONE of the bathroom sinks.

Our Living room area had new furniture in 2013 - plus new carpeting - We have warm colors in Cinnamon and Navy blue - with cool grey carpet. In the LR we offer a twin sofa sleeper (Macy's 54" wide). We keep 2 large tri fold futon mats stacked behind the Macy's sleeper couch - to provide flexible sleeping options. If you intend to use this option - please pack your own sleeping bags - as we only provide 2 sets of twin sheets and comforters per rental.

In addition to both bedrooms we also installed a brand new 2016 flat screen HD smart tv in our living room. There is both a dual blueray/dvd player and an old DVD VCR combo player - plus hdmi outlet for guest appliances. Our video library has over 30 titles in DVD format, plus a large number of VCR tapes .. keep in mind the salt air will destroy our vcr player eventually - so we don't guarantee it will still be working when you arrive. Please note our pictures show the old tvs... I promise new pictures coming asap!

One of the best aspects of renting a condo is being able to cook your meals rather than dining out. Sure it's nice to have a couple of meals out - especially if you have a very busy day. We can recommend budget minded restaurants close by the condo even within walking distance- or close to some of the main local attractions to help you stay within your vacation budget. There is a SOUP Plantation with good food and cheap prices for kids 5 miles away - a Panda Express up on MIssion Blvd near the High School and freeway onramp - Denny's a mile away - Ruby's on the end of the pier - etc.

Our kitchen is fully equipped. We have a full size range, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, george foreman grill, blender, tea kettle, tea pot, coffee maker, two sizes of pizza pans - 14" and 16" - and all the dishes, cups and glasses and enough support items to cook a full thanksgiving dinner (if you want to).

New to the area is a WalMart Neighborhood Market - and right next door to that is a 99cent Store - WOW - that is so handy! It is located at the same shopping center with Panda Express. For the fastest route to get there - take Surfrider East - cross over Coast Highway and go up about 6 blocks - then turn right on Ditmar and you will run right into the market on your left before the Light for Mission Blvd. It has EVERYTHING - you need.

They say we have the best weather in the entire world in San Diego County .. not too dry - not too wet, not too cold, and a mild range of temperatures that bring world travelers to our area all year long. It's so easy to get here too. We have 5 major airports all within a 2 hour drive including San Diego International (SAN), Santa Ana John Wayne (SNA) Ontario International (ONT) Palomar Airport (8 miles away) BUR 1:45 away and LAX 1:45 away. You are bound to find a flight and a fare that matches your needs. Almost all of the airports - connect in some way to the rail way stations although the further away the more tedious a transfer might become. The easiest routes are SNA and SAN - both offer transfers to the Amtrak and Metrolink stations.

When you are considering your travel needs .. and costs and the chaos that generally comes with traveling with kids ..or the chaos of traveling in our emotionally mixed up world today ... you are going to be very pleasantly surprised at the ultimate cost of your vacation in our condo. Your wallet will be pleased, your nerves will be soothed, and hey it's safe to drink the water too! Please read our guest reviews and leave one too!

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : none

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 21 years old to meet the legal contracting age for real estate transactions. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We are equipped for children - but the maximum occupancy in this condo is 6 persons - no exceptions....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is no smoking allowed on our balcony, in our condo, or on the grounds. NCV is a SMOKE FREE complex....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We have stairs to our front door - and interior doorways are not wide enough for most wheel chairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    Child bed is a toddler sized futon...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    Living room has Twin Sofa Sleeper and two twin futon mats...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master Bath is private to Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall bath ...moreless


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    pool table in the clubhouse...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    CABLE TV - provided in each room...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Rusts out easily - and while we have one now - no guarantees on this item - when the last one rusts out - we will not replace it. Most people now traveling with their IPODS and mini speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    CRT standard TV's still in use in the condo - ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large library of both the old VCR and DVD style in the unit...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    This complex sits right on the ocean no roads between the main complex and the beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    small table in kitchen for children too - or bar counter for 3...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    master bedroom only...moreless

  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    central laundry room with coin operated machines in the parking garage...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Parking for ONE car only in the garage - must meet normal height and length...moreless

  • Elevator:


  • Fireplace:

    gas concrete logs only - NO burning of anything in this fireplace...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    over 18 years of age to use fitness center...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    year round access to our fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric wall heaters or freestanding electric "fireplace"...moreless

  • Internet:

    JUST WENT TO UVERSE - speed is 18mbps which triple the speed of the PRO DSL we used to have...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    One set per bed...moreless

  • Parking:

    VERY IMPORTANT! NO vehicle taller than 6'2" or longer than 21' may enter the parking garage which is under ground. YOU CANNOT HAVE KAYAK OR BIKE ROOF RACKS OR THULE CARRIERS ON TOP. Parking for ONE ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking in the PAY City lot across the street available year round....moreless

  • Telephone:

    NO PHONE IN THE UNIT - ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    total of 12 - which is 2 per person - and 6 total beach towels - If you require more - bring them from home....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Central Laundry Room with Coin operated machines in the parking garge...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:




  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    NEW HOA RULE 2015 - NO BIKES ARE PERMITTED BY SHORT TERM RENTERS. Sorry - there is simply no storage space in the complex - and bikes are not allowed in the parking garage. Rent your bike locally!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rent at the Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Many decks and patios located throughout the complex - and a private deck in each unit....moreless

  • Golf:

    Plethora of Golf courses in the area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Incredible grounds - ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    throughout the complex - beautiful grounds - with both artificial and natural landscape...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Professional BBQ area at the main pool is open year round...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two large pools - one in our main complex - the other in the A building across Breakwater Way - both avail for our guests. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna:

    Men and Women's Saunas are located in the dressing area inside the Fitness Center Bathrooms for the respective sexes. ...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Two hot tub areas. One large in our main complex and one smaller in the A building across Breakwater Way...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 16 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early summer2017
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late summer 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2017
5 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$875 $2,500
TH-Xmas 2017
Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,050 $2,500
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2018
60 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Housekeeping, Laundry $200
  • HOA Registration $25
  • Damage Waiver up to $500 $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by owner. A discounted rate for Senior WINTER guests is available upon request to rentals of 90 nights or longer and for a max of 2 full time guests. There is NO tax on rentals of 30 nights or longer, and tax will be removed prior to accepting our reservation. There are NO refunds for cancelled reservations. Maximum of 6 persons, no smoking or pets allowed. For our WINTER Seniors more than 2 guests will be charged a per night fee, as our Winter rate is based on 2 persons. Damage waiver coverage is not refunded, but $200.00 incidental damage deposit is refundable within 14 days of departure if there are no fines or cable fees. Winter Guests must pay by Electronic Check to obtain our lowest winter rates. 30 day winter rentals are by the calendar month only.

Winter guests are responsible for all electric usage in excess of $75 monthly.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International
Townsite, Oceanside, CA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Rockin Baja Lobster
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Diego
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oceanside Municipal Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Oceanside Transit - Amtrak - Metrolink - Coaster
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
Townsite, Oceanside, CA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Rockin Baja Lobster
Townsite, Oceanside, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
BreakWater Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Oceanside - a historic beach town popular all over the world for it's short board surfing competitions - and life guard training events. Boogie boarding is also very popular here. We host a couple of Triathalons per year - and Volleyball competitions. There is truly something for everyone. Our beach is protected by a jetty on one side and the longest municipal pier on the West Coast on the other side. We have a great marina - just steps away - and so much to do within a 45 minute drive. We are far enough away from San Diego to avoid the crowds - yet central enough to enjoy all of the major attractions. Legoland - is just 5 miles away - Safari Land - 15 minutes - The San Diego Zoo is 35 and Disneyland - Knotts Berry Farm just 45 minutes away. Don't forget Universal Studios a bit further up the I-5. We are walking distance to a large transit district - you can take buses or trains to anywhere in Southern California. Use UBER if you want a ride to the train station. World class health care abounds - and an active Seniors Community too.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Here I am with our two boys Oct 16, 2010 - at North Coast Village near the koi pond - Dad's taking the picture - and we're excited to be here for my niece's wedding which was held on the seawall with the reception in our party room.

Why the Owner Chose Townsite, Oceanside, CA, USA:
We live in Tahoe in a small ski town near Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. Our winters are long - and snowy. Yes, we are avid skiers. We love the snow - but we also love the incredibly nice weather of San Diego County where my sister and her family live. So back in 1987 we bought into our first beachfront condo - we needed to rent it to make our payments and so a business was born. When the internet came into being - our business grew and we now have a total of 5 beachfront condos available for rent all year long. As a flight attendant for 38 years now - I feel we have a good handle on what it takes to provide a comfortable vacation place. We have certainly stayed in all kinds all over the world. As parents of small children - we know what families need to feel right at home (booster seats, potty rings, some toys, perfect sized futons for toddlers, portable cribs and umbrella strollers for those quick trips to the pool- and we know what everyone wants with regard to their money: good value. Since we are much older parents than most - we understand that to make it we need year round revenue. Our winter season brings seniors from cold weather places - and we certainly can relate to that. We offer senior pricing - special multi month tiered rates and reliable quality year after year for our retired winter guests

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We are currently in love with LEGOLAND - and our kids haven't outgrown it at all at ages 7 and 10 . It is only 5 minutes away and we can spend a few hours there every day without feeling like we ran a marathon or depleted our college fund. Since they added a waterpark and aquarium park - we now have 2 more reasons to head to LEGOLAND and we continue to buy our annual Merlin Passes every April (best prices of the year). We also love the Wild Animal Park - a part of the San Diego Zoo which is just 15 minutes away - and perfect for our family. We also spend time at the beach playground .. it's just about 15 minutes walk from the condo along the Strand (beach) - and it is enough of a walk added to their play to end a perfect day. We keep sand toys in all of our units - an umbrella stroller and plenty of beach gear. For other guests - don't forget that Disneyland is 45 minutes away - Temecula is the new Southern California Wine Country - we have over 30 golf courses close by - some world famous - others just notably nice. There are things for everyone to do - and you can either drive there - or in many cases take to the rails as our transportation center offers Amtrak, Metrolink, The Coaster, buses and taxis too. We have some seniors who stay with us who come by train - walk everywhere they need or want to go- and return home by train - they don't need a car to enjoy the beach. You can order grocery delivery .. so if you are not driving - it's not the end of the world. That's a big plus as you remain active and start into your golden years - because renting a car gets more difficult after age 75. I have friends who are on a budget and come down by air- take the train from the airport - and do the same thing .. so they can avoid the extra expenses of a car. This is really a unique and wonderful place with so much to offer every age group and every budget.

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Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • Muni Pier, Harbor, North Coast Village, San Luis River

    Muni Pier, Harbor, North Coast Village, San Luis River

  • Our condo is above the main entry waterfall - and backs to an internal garden!

    Our condo is above the main entry waterfall - and backs to an internal garden!

  • Plenty of comfortable seating for 6

    Plenty of comfortable seating for 6

  • large living room and dining room focused around 2 fireplaces - one elec one gas

    large living room and dining room focused around 2 fireplaces - one elec one gas

  • Our patio backs up to a TRUE jungle of tropical plantings - LUSH!

    Our patio backs up to a TRUE jungle of tropical plantings - LUSH!

  • Our kitchen has a small table for cozy dining of toddlers or booster seat users

    Our kitchen has a small table for cozy dining of toddlers or booster seat users

  • Dining table seats 6 -

    Dining table seats 6 -

  • Master bdrm has private bath - vanity, toilet and shower

    Master bdrm has private bath - vanity, toilet and shower

  • This is our hall bathroom - full tub shower - vanity and toilet

    This is our hall bathroom - full tub shower - vanity and toilet

  • Main pool before the 2013 remodel

    Main pool before the 2013 remodel

  • The harbor is a 5 minute walk. You can rent boats,kayacks, jet skis and more.

    The harbor is a 5 minute walk. You can rent boats,kayacks, jet skis and more.

  • Our Clubhouse - redone 2013 with  HUGE flatscreen TV

    Our Clubhouse - redone 2013 with HUGE flatscreen TV

  • overhead view of North Coast Village

    overhead view of North Coast Village

  • All new furniture 2013  new carpet too

    All new furniture 2013 new carpet too

  • Navy blue couch in foreground is a twin sleeper sofa

    Navy blue couch in foreground is a twin sleeper sofa

  • Balcony overlooking the Secret Garden and Waterfall - custom counter built-in

    Balcony overlooking the Secret Garden and Waterfall - custom counter built-in

  • Fully equipped kitchen - full size everything -

    Fully equipped kitchen - full size everything -

  • Our Kitchen Counter - seats 3-4

    Our Kitchen Counter - seats 3-4

  • Master Bedroom - Cal King - Twin convertible chair bed under TV Seasonal AC Unit

    Master Bedroom - Cal King - Twin convertible chair bed under TV Seasonal AC Unit

  • Guest bdrm has Queen bed - dresser, wall mounted TV and chair

    Guest bdrm has Queen bed - dresser, wall mounted TV and chair

  • This is our floorplan - all on one level - a roomy setting

    This is our floorplan - all on one level - a roomy setting

  • Main Pool BBQ Pavilion

    Main Pool BBQ Pavilion

  • 1/2 of the fitness center seen here

    1/2 of the fitness center seen here

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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