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Buena Vista Lagoon By The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful property on a natural preserve lagoon 7 minutes walk to 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
Speaks: english, Romanian, Hebrew.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

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 house in 2012

Why Tibi Zohar chose Oceanside

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


South Oceanside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Buena Vista Lagoon By The Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay...very clean, great location....met all of our expectations! We will definitely stay here again! Thank you Tibi!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gary for your kind compliments. We aim to please and I'm happy to hear that we succeeded. We look forward to hosting you and your lovely family again soon. Tibi
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was nice and well kept. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was great to host you. We enjoyed your stay as well. Tibi
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Gorgeous view and place, warm hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this place for any family to stay in the Oceanside/Carlsbad area. Tibi was a wonderful host who responded immediately when we couldn't figure out how to use the tv and blinds! The rooms are comfortable and spacious with all the amenities including lots of towels, soap, fully stocked kitchen, laundry and a blow dryer. He even had chocolates for us upon our arrival.

Thanks again Tibi and hopefully we will see you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, cute apartment style

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very accommodating. We were in the area for Dr. appointments and they allowed us to check in earlier. The apartment was clean and furnished along with some welcome chocolate on the table. It is located close to the interstate which helps with convenience-but traffic can take you 40 minutes to an hour to arrive in San Diego. The traffic noise did not bother us (as some have mentioned.). There were a few items that we needed and the owner was very quick to reply and bring down what we needed. You can hear occasional walking in the above home but that was not an issue for us. It was much quieter than any hotel we have stayed in. It is well stocked with kitchen items, plenty of towels and the washer and dryer was a bonus for us. We would stay again! We felt like we had complete privacy.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, we were happy to have you stay with us and would love to see you again. Good to know you enjoyed your stay and that we have provided you with a great experience. We aim to please. Tibi
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Awesome Place! Ten Stars...

  • 5 of 5

Question of the day...Would we stay here again? YES!

Tibi's place was perfect for our annual California semi-family vacation (mother, 3 year old son, and grandparents). The "apartment" was exactly as described and the photos accurately depicted the entire place. The apartment was CLEAN, well equipped, and perfectly laid out for our family. The two bathrooms were VERY large, as was the master bedroom (large closets too). The bedrooms are on "separate ends" of the apartment, which provides some privacy. The kitchen was quite spacious and completely updated. There is a ton of natural light and windows in all of the rooms. And, there are televisions in both bedrooms in addition to the living room, which was wonderful. WiFi was great as well.

The house is located in an ideal location (at least for us), as it is immediately off of the 5, with easy access to everywhere. Carlsbad Village was literally a three minute drive and Oceanside Pier about a ten minute drive. There is a ton of shopping within a ten minute drive - Walmart, Target, Frazier Farms, Stater Bros, Cream of the Crop natural food store, etc.

So, as with some of the other reviews, yes, there is highway noise (we cannot omit this from our review), BUT it did NOT bother us one bit (we are from NYC and used to noise). After a while, one probably becomes immune to it, but again, it did not bother us at all (nor would it have prevented us from renting the unit). There is no air conditioning in the apartment; however, none was needed (we literally just checked out today - mid August), as there was always a nice breeze, and the bedrooms had ceiling fans (at night it obviously cooled down).

The deck/porch was one of the highlights of the unit. Beautiful view of the lagoon and the wildlife - a fox, skunks, bats, ducks! There is also a barbecue, so we grilled quite often.

Overall, we LOVED staying here. We were sad to leave! It is quite difficult to find something in such good, modern condition within this price point.

Tibi and his wife reside upstairs in the "main house", and respected our privacy, yet were available via text/email for anything we may have needed.

Highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you Alexis. I'm honored and humbled to deserve such a review. Let me tell you that I don't remember anyone leaving the place so clean with linens and towels gathered and ready to wash. It was equally great to host you and your lovely family. Hope to see you guys back again. Tibi & Tami Zohar
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Oceanside vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property is very comfortable, modern and has everything you need to feel like home. The rooms are first class and the bathrooms are beautifully done. The patio is large and there is a barbeque for cooking. The kitchen is well stocked and has full oven, microwave, dishwasher and all the utensils for cooking. It is private and safe. It is close to the freeway so it is convenient to get around. The owner was very nice and attentive to our needs. He even left us a box of chocolate covered pretzels for a welcome gift. You won't be sorry if you stay here! Thanks Tibi!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Diane. It was a great pleasure to host you and your beautiful friends. Look forward to your next visit. Tibi
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

South Oceanside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

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 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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