"We spent our last Christmas/New Year's here and chose to return for two weeks again this year. That's how great this place is! It is so relaxing and low-key ... perfect for us (a mom with three teenagers and a 7 year old) to just have some togetherness and recharge. Our only outing outside of Oceanside on this trip was taking the Coaster in to San Diego (we walked to the train station and the kids had never been on a train, so that was fun). We toured the amazing USS Midway and then wandered around the shops at Seaport Village. Other than that, we spent a lot of time on the beach directly in front of the condo. The teens managed to surf this year (with wet suits and surf boards provided at the condo) and had a great time. My youngest loved playing in the sand with the sand toys and buckets, while I enjoyed the view from a beach chair, with a drink in my hand and my toes in the sand (sand toys, beach chairs and beach towels were all provided). We wandered up and down the beach, fished off the jetty, strolled on the dock, enjoyed lunch at Ruby's, explored the harbor, and feasted on a crab dinner. We even ventured into town to the movies one night. The pool and the hot tub were a big hit again; we used them daily/nightly. Other than that, we took full advantage of the beautifully remodeled kitchen (after a shopping trip to Costco and Walmart). It had everything we could possibly need. We read books, watched movies, played board games (borrowed from the game room next to the laundry room) and of course, enjoyed the quick wifi. Mom's favorite spot was still the deck ... whether drinking coffee and watching surfers in the morning or drinking an adult beverage and watching the sunset in the evening. Jean and Robyn proved to once again be great hostesses and we couldn't have asked for a better spot for our vacation. We love this place."
Guest: Sandy and the boys
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 2, 2017