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Buena Vista Lagoon By The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful property on a natural preserve lagoon minutes from the beach

A beautiful duplex on a natural preserve lagoon 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive to the beach. A serene experience only a short drive from famous San Diego and Orange County attractions: Legoland, Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, Old Town, Gas-lamp an La Jolla, and Mission Bay.

Located just off I-5 & CA-78 junction this condo provides the perfect location for a southern California year-round stay. Driving south is about 5 minutes to Legoland, 20 minutes to La Jolla and Sea World, and 30 minutes to Old Town, Balboa Park, the Zoo, and the historic Gas-lamp district.

The condo is on the full separate lower floor of a single family home and has a separate gated stairway. The home has a long driveway which also provides on premises free parking as well as street parking if needed. The upper floor serves as the owner's residence. It is gated separately for full privacy for both levels.

South Oceanside (old Oceanside) is the perfect southern California Beach community. You can walk everywhere among beautifully maintained pastoral homes. make time for a bike ride or a walk to the Oceanside pier or the Oceanside harbor. It is recommended to have an auto when you travel in southern California. However, you can also use the train that stops at the downtown oceanside train station. The train travels on the coast with a notable display of the beautiful californian coastline. It can take you all the way from downtown San Diego to Downtown San Francisco with countless amazing stops at the most beautiful coastal towns in California.

More Details

Tibi Zohar
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Romanian, Hebrew.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Tibi Zohar

'You've never lived until you've done something for someone who can never repay you'. That is my purpose statement. Everything else will just fall into place.

Tibi Zohar purchased this guest house in 2012

Why Tibi Zohar chose South Oceanside

The combination of freeway accessibility, beach proximity, and lagoon view are unbeatable.

What makes this guest house unique

Quick access to I-5 and CA-78 saves time for exploring the area. 5 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk from the beach along with the lagoon view provide you with the relaxation after your tours.


South Oceanside Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • People other than those in the primary Guest's party are the sole responsibility of the primary Guest and may not stay overnight in the rental.
  • Parking on premises is limited to 1 vehicle no bigger that a minivan. Vehicle is to be parked in the designated parking area only.
  • Daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the unit.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , Sleeper sectional
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Buena Vista Lagoon By The Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Perfect location, breathtaking view.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with great views and easy access to all that Oceanside has to offer. clean and bright condo. It was stocked with all your basic essentials and truly a plus to have washer and dryer in the unit. Great value for the location and amenities. The owner was very responsive/helpful and I could not more highly recommend it.

Andrea and JP

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea for your kind compliments. It was a pleasure to host you guys. Tibi
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Kenmore, WA

Holiday Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We arrived on Christmas day to find the place not quite ready for us. Tibi was great; he got some extra cleaning done and even credited us for a night. The bedrooms and bathrooms were well appointed and we made full use of the entry deck with outdoor seating. The freeway is very close and a bit noisy for a light sleeper, but the view over the lagoon was gorgeous and calming.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy thank you for your kind review. We learned from your comment about the dust accumulated during the preceding vacancy, and implemented a new procedure of additional dusting if checkin is after a vacancy period. Happy to hear that you otherwise had a good time and would love to host you again on your next visit. Tibi
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful rental overlooking the lagoon. The property is spotless and comes with everything you need for the week - fully equipped kitchen, shampoos, iron, hair dryer, the works!

Very large deck overlooking the lagoon where you can enjoy the day if you choose to just hang out for the day.

Close to beach, shopping, restaurants.

Owners close by and immediately respond to questions - although all I had to do was text hello and good-bye as everything was perfect when I checked in. Owners respect your privacy - your time is truly your own.

I'm sad to leave - hope to make this an annual trip!

Barb Sheeler

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara. It was such a pleasure to meet and host you. We are absolutely hoping you will make it an annual visit and are looking forward to hosting you again. Tibi & Tami Zohar
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Salem, OR

Relaxing, beautiful condo with great views of lagoon

  • 5 of 5

Nicely updated condo with great view and large deck. Friendly owners. Walking distance to beach and shops. Our family of 6 had a great stay. We enjoyed reading and BBQing on the deck.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We enjoyed your family and would love to see you again. Tibi
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Affordable for the area, clean and kind! What more could you want?

  • 5 of 5

Our experience as a family was more than we had anticipated. Being that we were booking 10 days to a foreign environment, the last thing we wanted to worry about was where we laid our head down at night. I just want to unveil this quaint hideaway as a perfect place to be worry free in regards to comfort, cleanliness and all working appliances. I read in some reviews that noise from close proximity to the interstate and no available A/C was a deterrent. Let me vouch that we were not affected by the least. I would recommend you use common sense, however, and if you know you're the type of person who keeps your home at 65 degrees all day, this is not the place for you. Do you have hot flashes or medical reasons to keep a constant cool temperature? This unit is equipped with window fan units that were very appropriate to the already breezy feel. We were also impressed with the warm feel every time we saw the owners in passing. They are right upstairs which made me feel safe and sense I set the fire alarm off making breakfast, got the cork screw stuck in the wine bottle and clogged the disposal, I should feel lucky they don't write reviews on us. LOL. Enjoy this slice of paradise as you indulge in all the sites in close proximity.

Thank you Tibi for your patience, friendly tone and my son enjoyed talking to you as well. We will certainly think of you all on our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Chrystal, thank you so much for your kind praising words. I must say you are our first guest that left the place exactly as you found it. I felt guilty to remove the bed sheets from beds that were made up so neatly and meticulously. Unfortunately we do wash them anyway but thank you for your kindness and consideration. Please say hi to you smart son. We look forward to hosting you guys again soon. Tibi & Tami Zohar
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Beautiful setting & comfortable condo

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying in this beautiful setting and very comfortable condo! It is always clean and well stocked with all amenities. A highlight for us is sitting out on the large deck which overlooks the lagoon. We had an issue with the washing machine which was handled promptly. Tibi is very accessible and goes out of his way to make our stay enjoyable. With family in the area, we look forward to making this an annual destination!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lee, Thanks so much for your kind review. We so enjoyed hosting you and your family for a month for the third consecutive year. Thank you for booking your 4th vacation with us next June already. Looking forward to your next June 2018 stay. Tibi & Tami Zohar
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Fashion Valley Mall
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Downtown San Diego
Star of India -- CLOSED
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
Coronado Beach
San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Westfield Horton Plaza
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Embarcadero Marina Park South
Hillcrest Inn Hotel
Petco Park
Seaport Village
USS Midway Museum
Little Italy District
San Diego Museum of Art
The Prado at Balboa Park
San Diego Padres
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Coronado Ferry Landing
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Bay
Old Town Mexican Cafe
The Fish Market
Cafe Sevilla of San Diego
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
San Diego State University
University of San Diego
Morley Field Archery
Whaley House
Casa del Prado Theatre
La Jolla Cove
Oceanside Pier
Oceanside Harbor District
Old Mission San Luis Rey
Hotel del Coronado
Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Horton Plaza
Nearest Airport
7.9 Miles
Carlsbad Airfield
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Urge American Gastropub
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
El Camino Country Club
Nearest Train
2.4 Miles
Oceanside Transit
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
I-5 & CA-78
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cassidy Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

NOTE: California transient occupancy tax of 12.994% is added to the quoted rate for stays of up to 30 days (exemption on stays over 30 days). If your desired rental period is just under the 31 day exemption, your cost may be lower if you extended your stay to 31 days or more (whether you stay the full term or not).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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