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Perfect Escape... Beach Bungalow With Pool.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bdrm 2 ba, private pool and only three blocks to the beach.

This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath beach bungalow just three short blocks to the beach. Enjoy a completely equipped spacious kitchen with a large limestone island, upgraded appliances and open floor plan. A sliding glass door opens from the kitchen to an entertaining backyard with pool, slide ,waterfall, BBQ, fire pit and fireplace. Spend time with family and friends relaxing in the pool, soaking up the rays and barbecuing. There is a warm shower on the outside to rinse off after a nice day at the beach. Play boccie ball or croquet out front, drink a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the water. Our home sleeps 7-10 people. All three bedrooms offer queen beds, the garage has been converted into a kids room/office which has a full bunk bed with twin on top, a sofa and the 2nd bathroom is here. Air mattresses are available for extra sleeping.

Southern California has a lot to offer including LEGOLAND, Wild Animal Park, Del Mar Race Track, La Jolla Playhouse, Sea World, Old Town, Gas Lamp District, Petco Park, San Diego Zoo, and the Balboa Park Museums, casinos and wine country. You will find that Oceanside has the best and biggest sand beaches on the coast.


More Details

Tracie Engel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Tracie Engel

I purchased this house because I loved the proximity to the beach and the large piece of property that came with it. I fell in love with it when I saw how the previous owners had remodeled it and made it a cozy, updated bungalow that my children and I could call home. It has all the charm of an old home but the modern upgrades that we all love. I put a pool in the first year I was here so that we could entertain our family and friends.

Tracie Engel purchased this house in 2009

Why Tracie Engel chose Oceanside

I used to vacation at the beach every year and those were some of my best childhood memories. Hours at the beach with family and friends, then walking to the local restaurants and shops when we were too sunburned to be at the beach. I wanted my kids to have this opportunity with their friends and now they can do it everyday.

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with the ocean breeze and waves that you hear every night. We enjoy the friendliness of the people in South O and having my children in eyesight instead of tucked away in a room far away from me.


South Oceanside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious bedroom with flat screen t.v.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The kids playroom/office has a bunk bed, full on bottom, twin on top. Sleeps up to three plus a couch and a blow up twin mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect Escape... Beach Bungalow With Pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect for families! Awesome pool and outdoor space!

  • 5 of 5

Tracie is a WONDERFUL host and she made sure we had everything we needed! Her home is perfect for entertaining and vacationing. There was enough room for everyone and we enjoyed the pool and nights by the fire! House is very clean and well-maintained. Terrific kitchen and living area and many outdoor spaces to enjoy! Convenient to many places - Oceanside beaches/pier, La Jolla, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Crystal Creek State Park all within a one hour drive! Thanks Tracie!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, thank you for the kind words. You have been so sweet since we first talked. Love that you and your family made great memories in our home. Wish we had a chance to meet. Appreciate the care you took of our home as well. We hope you can come back again. Thanks so much!
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Great family get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Tracie's house! It was a perfect location for a week long family vacation! We have four children ages 2, 5, 8 and 10. Our children loved the pool and beach toys. Tracie was very accommodating to our request of a pack & play and life jackets. The property was very close to the beach as you can see on map quest, but we chose to drive to the beach as we brought all the fun beach toys Tracie provides (chairs, wagon, sand toys, boogie boards, umbrella, beach towels, etc). Our youngest daughter still naps so having the pool was wonderful for the older children to play in while she napped. The house is close to San Diego and all it has to offer but it was wonderful to be away from traffic and noise of the city. The backyard provides a quiet relaxing atmosphere to have a glass of wine with the wood fire place and gas fire place. We wondered how the train would be as you can see the property is close to train tracks. Our children loved watching the train go by and even got out of the pool when they heard it coming so they could watch it go by! We were very happy with our choice to stay at this property and would love to return for another stay! Thank you Tracie!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anthem, Arizona

Amazing family beach vacation house.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for family to stay! Close to a nice beach and play area for small children. Close to Pacific Coast Hwy and lots of breweries and food places to explore. There are 4 coaster bikes at the home available that will get you to these areas if you don't want to walk or drive.

The house is very comfortable and roomy with 2 full baths and a great kitchen. The backyard, however is the crown jewel of the property. The pool is so refreshing and it has a slider hat granny as well as kids can enjoy. There are 4 sitting areas around the pool making it impossible for you NOT to relax! There is a trampoline for kids to enjoy as well as all sorts of pool toys, beach toys, a wagon to haul chairs and necessities to the beach. If your entire family can't have a relaxing, fun vacation here, they can't anywhere!

Note: the Coaster train is right in front of the house and runs all night with loud horns. Everyone got use to that quickly, but may be difficult for small children under 3 years of age when they sleep.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We booked this rental for a family birthday celebration. There were 4 adults and 3 children for our stay (7 years, 2 years, 10 months). We had high expectations based on all of the positive reviews, and we're happy to report that we agree with all of the previous reviewers! The owner sent us a text that we could go in early the first day of our rental, so that was nice. We found everything to be very clean and well appointed - it's nicely decorated and comfortable. There were 3 good sized bedrooms plus a large bonus bedroom with full bathroom perfect for someone desiring separate space away from the other 3 bedrooms. We loved the open floorplan kitchen/living room/dining room area. The kitchen was well stocked - we were able to cook full meals and enjoy them outside on the patio. There were plenty of towels for the bathroom, pool, and beach. There were great toys indoors (board games, video games/system, movies) for our 7 year old boy and outdoor toys for the pool/beach for all ages. We used the bikes for one ride to the store. The backyard is FANTASTIC - awesome gas firepit we used most nights, 2 dining tables (one with umbrella/shade), large trampoline, outdoor fireplace and seating area, and of course the amazing pool with waterslide. We loved the fruit trees in the yard and appreciated the owner leaving a note to enjoy picking what we wanted from them! She also left a nice welcome note and gifts for the kids along with a comprehensive information packet. The labels throughout the property were subtle and helpful. In terms of location, it was a easy walk to the beach and playground or to main road with restaurants/shops. We would highly recommend this property for family vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix AZ


  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd summer and family vacation with Tracie and her amazing beach house. This home is very family friendly and our children and grandchildren absolutely love it. We love that it is close enough to a beautiful beach spot to ride bikes or walk. The home has a beautiful open floor plan and comfy beds. The home is equipped with everything you could possibly need. We bring in the groceries and honestly rarely move the car out of the driveway. Restaurants and shopping within a short walk or bike ride. The backyard has been meticulously designed for family fun and relaxation. Great place and super responsive owner. Highly recommend.

Can't wait for next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well you know how much I love you guys... It makes my day to hear from you throughout the year and know that everyone will be back again. Thanks for all the great words and you always treat our home like its your own.
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Awesome rental for families!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place in close proximity to our family's house in Oceanside and we hit the jackpot with this house. We have a 4 and 7 year old and there was always something to do at the house. They absolutely loved the pool -- it was such a nice way to wind down after a day at the beach. Their cousins came over for the day and all the kids had such a blast playing with the toys, jumping on the trampoline, watching movies....while the adults could sit around the fire pit or fireplace. The house is more stocked than your average has everything you need and more. Tracie was in contact during our stay to see if there was anything we needed, but we were well taken care of from the moment we arrived. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kim, it was nice I got a chance to meet you. I am so glad you and your family could enjoy all the things at the house. I love hearing that memories are being made here. Please come back again.
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Oceanside Harbor District
"Boating, beaches, paddleboarding, restaurants, shopping"
Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
SAN San Diego 36miles / SNA 50miles / LAX 89m
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Crossings in Carlsbad, Goat Hill, Emerald Isle
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Cbad Coaster Station 1.4 miles, or Oside 1.4 mil
Nearest Ski
78 Miles
Big Bear
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
E-check preferred.
Check in 4:00pm Check out 11:00am unless late check out is approved.
Bookings for high season Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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