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The Beach Retreat: A Tranquility Vacations Property

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Come enjoy the beach and all the delights of southern California and Oceanside!

Delightful beach home! This fantastic 4 bedroom home is just a few blocks from the beach, delightful downtown Oceanside, and the wonderful train station! Part of Oceanside's charm is the fabulous train system that can take you to all of southern California's attractions in a flash! Enjoy the fresh ocean breezes from the roof top patio, the beach, explore the shops of Oceanside, or head for San Diego, or Orange County. All you need for your fantastic vacation!

Originially built in the 1920's, this gorgeous home only 4 blocks from the beach, has original wood floors, windows, and craftsman built in's and panelling. The walls are thick plaster which makes rooms virtually sound proof. The kitchen and bath are remodeled and modern, yet preserve the Craftsman style of the home. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is over 2400 sq ft. and with huge closets, has plenty of room for your family's beach vacation.

Enjoy lots of outdoor space in addition! There is a great front porch for enjoying the quiet neighborhood, as well as a back patio and an additional roof top patio to enjoy the sunset over the ocean and the cool ocean breeze as you bbque and eat outside.

Both bathrooms are quite large with bathtubs and showers. The master has separated jetted tub/ shower.

Two of the bedrooms are very large with lots of floor space for a few extras! (We provide 1 queen blow up mattress and bedding for those with few additional people.)

The kitchen has new stainless appliances, large gas stove/oven, ice maker, refrigerator, freezer.

There is a private, hot outdoor shower in the back to take all that extra sand off and to get the kids handled for good!.

All the beach towels, toys, chairs, umbrella, wagon, boogie boards you need! Keep your car open and just use all of ours!

2 Beach bikes and kid trailer also there for your use.

Tyson Park is a wonderful place for the kids to play IF they get bored on the sand. The beach is beautiful with great surf for the surfer in the family.

Just a short 4-5 block walk to the beach.

Keywords: Beach, Vacation, Ocean, Water, Southern California, San Diego, Disneyland,

More Details

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Kathryn

We have been renting vacation homes for over 10 years now and love it! We love traveling this way and renting our homes out. We added our Oceanside home a couple years ago and are soon going to be offering if full time.

Kathryn purchased this house in 2010

Why Kathryn chose Oceanside

The beach has been one of our favorite family vacations since our children were small. We are so pleased to be able to share the delights of Oceanside and San Diego county with all of you!

What makes this house unique

In addition to the charm and gorgeous details of an original, historic craftsman beach home, this home has fantastic outdoor spaces. The front porch, the back patio, and especially the brand new roof top patio just add to the delight of this centrally located home. Easy access to the beach, as well as to all of downtown Oceanside. You will not have to bring anything! At our home, all of the beach accessories you need, as well as beach cruisers, boogie boards, and a couple surf boards are all provided.


Townsite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Beach Retreat: A Tranquility Vacations Property
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews
Georgetown, Texas

Great Craftman Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our needs during a family trip to Camp Pendleton for a wedding. Less than 4 miles to the wedding venue on the base. Plenty of room for 6 adults and 4 children. The weather was cool and rainy, but house was cozy and we were still able to get in a few trips to the beach thanks to the wonderful large wagon to carry a small child and the beach gear. House had a lovely covered porch for outdoor visiting. Thanks for a nice stay in Oceanside. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay!!
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Spacious Craftsman is all Anyone would Want

  • 5 of 5

We don't often rent a house, but on this occasion we chose to because we needed to accommodate a large party for a wedding. The house is beautiful, historic, and spacious. Everyone in our party had a bed. The kitchen was bright and light. One of the most amazing features of this house was the rooftop deck that allowed us a gathering spot to visit the two nights we were there. The only con would be that we had only one key and it would have been nice to have more than one as our party broke up at the wedding and returned to the house at different times during the night, but our property manager, Kathryn, was very thoughtful and accommodating to allow us early entry to the house the night of the rehearsal dinner. A long list of recommended restaurants was provided and it was very helpful. We are so happy we rented this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying! We have a coded garage door opener to allow our guests to split up doing different activities while still able to come and go by accessing the house with the key code.
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Wonderful home for extended family

  • 5 of 5

Great location and fun roof top place to gather.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thanks so much for staying in our Oceanside home. The roof deck is one of my favorite places to sit and relax. No matter what time of year the weather always is perfect. See you next year!
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a wonderful stay. We loved our time at the beach and the house was beautiful. We ran out of hot water but the property manager came out right away and replaced the water heater. Perfect family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily, Thanks so much for your stay. Sorry again about the water heater. You never know when those things are going to conk out. Your help and understanding is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed the trip. Next time is 10% off on me!
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It is a nice quaint house. The house did need, though, some much needed repair and yard cleaner.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the quaint feeling of the house. We had 11 adults there in the house and all but one had a bed. He slept up on the upper deck lounger and enjoyed it. There were plenty of beach towels and beach "toys" which was great. Didn't get to go to the beach much as the weather was cold and overcast the whole time. We were there May 31-June 4, 2017. But we still went one day, which was fun anyway. We did daily walks to DQ for ice cream runs--fun. Walked to get foot massages and massages just down the street and a few blocks away. Was disappointed that it was not a beach house, because it was not close to the beach, really. We appreciated Lauren for her help with any problems, which was minor. Our family had a great time being there in the house and Oceanside. The purpose of gathering there in California was to celebrate my husbands 70th birthday with our 8 children and their spouses. Not all children and spouses could make it, but most did and it was a great time. A very comfortable feeling in the house. Just suggest the owner do some fixing up of the door screens and master bathroom rain shower head and make sure the grounds and all patios & front porch be cleaner. Anyone would enjoy staying here, though.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Quick response to this renter. They were super nice and I'd love to have them back. Addressing the yard, it is mostly xeriscape consisting of beachy looking grasses shrubs and ice plants with shredded bark mulch all meant to pay homage to the coastal plant life like you might encounter discovering a hidden beach off the beaten track. It's meticulously maintained to look that way.
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Property exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful beach house. Excellent location. Communication with owner is prompt. House is perfect for family's. Local tap house is 100 yards away and is a 10!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Travis, So glad you enjoyed the house. You're right we are steps away from all kinds of great restaurants and pubs. Thanks again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $450
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund