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Charming Beach Cottage, Downtown-Walking Distance to Pier, Shops, Nightlife

(23 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, private yard, in the heart of downtown, close to beach

This recently renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage is a part of Oceanside's history. Built in 1925, the house has a retro feel with mid-century decor and unique charm. There is not another house like it!
Enjoy all the comforts of home, including a stocked kitchen and private backyard with a deck, barbeque, fire pit, and private, enclosed space to bring the family pet! The backyard provides a great space for entertaining and hanging out. This property is ideal for groups or families looking to enjoy local sights and activities with a comfortable home to relax in after long days in the sun.
The downstairs master bedroom includes a queen size bed, mounted television and DVD player, desk, and private full bathroom. The second bedroom is located on the second story with a full bed, vanity, and dresser. The third bedroom is ideal for kids, with two twin trundle beds, so it sleeps up to four people (trundle can be raised to make a full size bed, if desired). The third bedroom also includes dresser, vanity, and small balcony with view of the ocean. The second full bathroom is located on the second story. It was added to the home last year, so it includes new floors, fixtures, and plumbing. Living room couch pulls out easily into a full bed. House sleeps up to ten people.
The location is ideal for those traveling without a car. The house is centrally located in the heart of downtown, with shopping, movies, restaurants, bike trails, parks, beaches, pier, harbor, library, cafes, bars, clubs, etc, all within blocks. Oceanside is a small, lively city with great local events like the weekly Sunset Market, farmer's markets, concerts, monthly Art Walk, parades, and triathlons. It is also centrally located for quick access to Legoland, Disneyland, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, etc.
We vacation here often with our own family, and it definitely has a little something for everything.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, I also speak enough Spanish to get by.
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bathroom first floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower



  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • 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
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining room table has a leaf, so you can seat six, if preferred. Extra bar/stool seating on the patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace is an electric space heater....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking on the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with cooking/baking needs and spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Rate
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$300 $325
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,500 $4,200
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,200 $7,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
0.15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tremont St Grill/Cabo Grill/Stone Brewery/etc...
0.75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Oceanside Harbor
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Center City Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
Oceanside Transit Center
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
That Boy Good/Marys/Robertos/Sunset Market/etc...
105 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear Mountain
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oceanside Pier

Car: Not Necessary

This property is walking distance to virtually anything you need on vacation, including the beach, pier, beach parks, boardwalk, harbor, downtown restaurants, coffee shops, theaters, shopping, (including clothing, thrift stores, tourist shops, antiques) art galleries, tattoo parlors, bars, clubs, Oceanside transit system (coaster/sprinter/buses), library, markets, museums, weekly farmer's market, weekly sunset market, and craft breweries. See our 'Favorite Places and Spaces' for all of our recommendations.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Jerry Witt purchased the house with his son, Jason Witt, for his own personal use when he comes from Northern California to visit his children and grandchildren who live in the area. While he's away, Jason and his wife Rachel manage the property as a vacation rental. Jason and Rachel travel a lot, but when they are in town they live in the studio next door. The Witts love Oceanside, particularly for its character and history. They love to go on hikes nearby with their dogs, walk the pier at night, go to the beach, sift through antique shops on the 101 highway, or enjoy craft beer at one of many local breweries.

Why the Owner Chose Townsite, Oceanside, CA, USA:
The house has unique character that gives travelers the feeling of vacation, of getting away. At the same time, because we live here part time, we've equipped it with all the comforts of home, including all the necessary kitchen items and spices, beach toys and towels, barbeque, etc. We get to enjoy the privacy of our yard with our pets, surrounded by beautiful foliage, but with the city right outside the door. You could live here and never need a car! In researching the house, we discovered that the original structure was built in 1925 by the Richardson Brothers. It was their first home before they went on to build some of Oceanside's iconic structures, including the local Star Theater and First National Bank. The house is truly unique, and we tried to preserve its original charm in decorating it. Of all the properties in Oceanside, there is nothing quite like this house. It is one-of-a-kind.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We've lived in Oceanside for five years, and we share all of our favorite places and spaces with travelers in our guest book--from the best happy hours, to the best Taco Tuesday specials, we've got the inside scoop! This house provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy everything that southern California has to offer. If you wanted to, you could pack your days with going to the beach, eating out, grabbing drinks, seeing movies, going shopping, perusing street fairs, catching concerts--and all without getting in a car. Want to stay in? The living couch pulls out into a bed with the tug of a handle. Load up the couch, pop in a movie, and you've got a comfy spot to waste the day. The backyard is also unique, because it's like a little oasis completely enclosed from the rest of the city. Throw on your suit, blend up a Mai Tai, and let the vacation begin.

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Speaks: english, I also speak enough Spanish to get by.
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

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  • Use outdoor lights at night

    Use outdoor lights at night

  • Couch easily pulls out for sleeping (2) or for watching TV in larger groups

    Couch easily pulls out for sleeping (2) or for watching TV in larger groups

  • Enclosed front yard with locking front gate (keypad lock)

    Enclosed front yard with locking front gate (keypad lock)

  • Dishwasher


  • Upstairs bedroom balcony

    Upstairs bedroom balcony

  • Keypad door entry--so you never have to worry about losing the key!

    Keypad door entry--so you never have to worry about losing the key!

  • Gate opens to washer/dryer (shared with studio tenants next door)

    Gate opens to washer/dryer (shared with studio tenants next door)

  • Library opens up to hidden storage closet

    Library opens up to hidden storage closet

  • Fully stocked kitchen--basic amenities, spices & condiments

    Fully stocked kitchen--basic amenities, spices & condiments

  • Master bath (downstairs), double sink

    Master bath (downstairs), double sink

  • Upstairs shared bathroom (new addition)

    Upstairs shared bathroom (new addition)

  • Outdoor heater, bungalow

    Outdoor heater, bungalow

  • Fully enclosed, private backyard, includes deck, bar seating, BBQ, fire pit

    Fully enclosed, private backyard, includes deck, bar seating, BBQ, fire pit

VRBO #509327

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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