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Kim Dillon

Member since: 2004
Speaks English

Classic Beachfront Cottage with Private Beach, Right on the Sand, Bon Fire Ring

93 Reviews
People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Oceanside - Classic Beach Cottage

Fun On the Beach, Beachfront, Sleeps 11, Walk to Restaurants and Shops, Private

Welcome to the Red Door Beach Cottage. The cottage is a family and kid friendly monthly or weekly beach rental.This classic blue and white beach cottage is built directly on the sand in Oceanside, California. It is perfect for family and friends wanting a real beach vacation. If you have been searching for a beach vacation rental that really is directly ON the sand, with NO street or sidewalk between you and the ocean, then you have found it! You share none of the property with other renters and you have a fire ring and private beach that is yours alone to use and enjoy. The beach front lawn is a great place to spend the day. Full of charm, this blue and white beach house, features a large private beach and includes a private fire ring that is perfect for bonfires, roasting marshmallows or hot dogs. From your private beach and beachfront lawn you can watch whales and dolphins pass by or enjoy the evening sunsets. You can collect seashells or build sandcastles in your own back yard or take a short stroll up to the pier for food and entertainment. This beach cottage will remind you of summers in Cape Cod from its bead board walls to its painted blue, wood plank floors. This is a beachy, barefoot cottage for family fun. It is very kid friendly.

Great for families or friends who want beachfront vacation. You will love the blue and white details and decor of this vacation rental. The cottage is decorated in fresh blues and crisp whites. Separate entrances for each level, assure privacy when vacationing with family, grandparents and friends. The beach side deck connects each level, there is no interior staircase. The cottage has the best beach front location and views you can imagine. But, its the beach front lawn and private beach with a fire ring that everyone just raves about! Enjoy the beautiful view of the beach, sand and sea and be astounded by the sound of the crashing waves right in front of you. Collect seashells and take walks to the nearby pier for dining and entertainment.

Layout: From the street side, you walk up two steps to the blue and white front porch. Pass through the red front door and on this level you will find the main living room, dining room and the kitchen, all with great beach views. Also on this level, is a bathroom and a bedroom with a queen bed decorated in blues and whites. Go out the the beach side dining room sliders to the upper deck. Its a great spot to watch sunsets or snack while watching your family on the beach. Now go down 8 outside deck steps to reach the lower level. On the separate lower level you will find 4 queens beds and one twin beds, a family room,bathroom, two bedrooms each with a queen bed and a fourth sleeping area with two queen beds.This fourth sleeping area is perfect for kids or teens. It is a sleeping area rather than a formal bedroom and opens to the downstairs family room. The back yard features the main deck, a wonderful lawn and private beach. The lawn has been a huge hit with all families. Its a great spot for beachfront games or a BBQ and it acts as 'natures doormat' when it comes to keeping sand out of the house! It really is the true beachfront house you have been looking for looking for. If you love vintage and cozy charm, then you will love this beachfront cottage.

Location is everything in a beachfront rental and this is on the best block in the city. You share none of the property with anyone else- it is your alone to use and enjoy. Often grandparents stay on upper level and parents with young kids stay on the lower level.

The area is perfect for families. You can walk to the farmers market on Thursday mornings and get fresh local produce and food from great vendors, or walk to one of the longest piers in Southern California. There are many restaurants to choose from right at the pier, and Ruby's at the end of the pier. On Thursday evenings the street fair is set up again with live music, vendors with hundreds of options for gifts and every type of food you can imagine. There is now a small 'Stone Brewery' to stop in at and get a wonderful craft beer while sitting around an out door fire pit. The famous 'Top Gun' house is located just a few hundred yards down the Strand for a nostalgic photo opportunity. Want to see a movie? There is Regal 16 movies right up the street. There is also many restaurants you can walk to including Hello Betty, Local Tap House, Bagbys Brewing Company, Masters, The Flying Pig and 333. The nearby village of Carlsbad on State street has great shops and food too.

This is a family beach cottage. It is perfect for multi generations or friends and family wanting to be at the beach on a property you are not sharing. We have sand toys for the kiddos.

The level of sand on the pubic beach,access to the beach and the appearance of the beach is subject to change from storms and waves.

This Oceanside beach front vacation rental is close to major San Diego attractions and theme-parks including Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Balboa Park, Coronado, the Downtown Gas-lamp district, and so much more! If you want to take a drive north, you can visit the quaint coastal towns of San Clemente, Laguna Beach, and Newport, or spend the day at Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, or Universal Studios

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kim Dillon (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Speaks English

About Kim Dillon

Raised our family on the beach and now we enjoy sharing the home with others

Why Kim Dillon chose Oceanside

You share none of the property with other renters and have your own private sandy beach and fire ring. Perfect for families and friends or multiple generations.

What makes this house unique

You have a private fire ring and private beach with a lush green lawn! This is far away from the strand and all the noisy/dense/jammed condo rentals on So Pacific near Wisconsin St where you have to share so much of your vacation and vacation property with strangers. There is no walkway or street between your home and the ocean. Here you have safety and privacy for family time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been to this charming beachfront home so many times all of my grandkids think this is "Grandmas Beach House" We love the lawn right on the beach. It is just perfect for three generations to enjoy our time at the beach. Its cute as a button.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 93 holidaymaker reviews

Classic Beachfront Cottage with Private Beach, Right on the Sand, Bon Fire Ring
average rating of 4.9784946 based on 114 reviews
5

Amazing Beach Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from an absolutely amazing week at this house! We went with 13 people (8 adults, 5 kids) and felt like we had ample space. Although admittedly, we spent the majority of time outside. If you have the chance to stay here, you'll understand why!

We all commented that although we wouldn't have looked for it, having the grass area in the back was fantastic. The kids could run and play and it kept the house a lot cleaner. We bbq'd every night and ate our meals on the picnic tables in the sand. The fire pit was amazing at night and of course, this house is RIGHT ON THE BEACH! Just a few steps out the back door and we were on an awesome beach. It never felt crowded, water was great, and we could watch dolphins ride the waves...unbeatable!

To top it off, Kim the owner was fantastic. It was so nice to have her two doors down and although she was there when we needed her, it never felt like she was "checking in on us". Overall she was a pleasure to work with.

The memories we created with friends and family here will be something we all remember for years and years to come. I recommend this experience 100%.

Jared Jarecki

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your vacation! Thanks for staying at "The Red Door House" Kim
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5

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

Thee beach house has a great location and near places to eat. The lawn on the beach is a great touch. Five queen beds was great for our family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A perfect rental for a large family to vacation together without sharing any common areas with other renters. A private house right on the beach! Direct access to the water from your back door! Private fire pit was great to have for a large group wanting to be together and talk by the ocean at night. Kim was great to work with via email and on site. She dropped off our keys as soon as we pulled up to the house! She's only a few doors down if you need anything but we were fine and didn't really need anything after check-in. The only issue we had was stair climbing for those of us over 75. We had 3 elders including myself and since the only kitchen is upstairs we had to climb stairs more than we cared to. Eating outside a few nights helped. We'd still consider coming back again with kids and grandkids. They loved this unique private spot on the beach where the house is not shared with anyone but one family.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters , mom and cousin met in San Diego to celebrate our mom's 90th birthday. The house was perfect and the location was great. We went to the local farmers market on Thursday, took a stroll down the pier to a wonderful ice cream parlor, and enjoyed margaritas on the deck. The owner, Kim, is great. All communication prior to arriving and during our visit was courteous and prompt. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The house was in perfect walking distance from several activities and the kids each had their own room. They would say it is good to be home when we would get back ( I think having the beach right in the backyard helped). The beds were very comfortable and having the window open listening to the waves every night was a little piece of heaven. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation. The private beach was perfect during high tide. We loved the views in the morning and at sunset. The cottage feel was just perfect for our beach vacation. We are planning on renting it next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Beach
This home is on the beach on Oceanside
Car: recommended

Beach weddings, Beach Front Property San Diego Oceanside California, Beach event Location, Film Location, Photo shoot location

Other Activities: Sunbathing, Relaxing on the Private Beach, Watching Dolphins and Sunsets

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Oceanside, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Open Dates
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
£287
for 7 nights
£287
 
 
Late Aug -Sept
21 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£291
for 7 nights
£291
 
 
Sept Oct
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,367
for 7 nights
£3,367
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,394
for 7 nights
£4,394
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,138
for 7 nights
£4,138
 
 
New Years
28 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£3,881
for 6 nights
£4,480
 
 
Jan Feb
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,120
for 6 nights
£2,426
 
 
Summer 2017
19 May 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£6,106
for 7 nights
£6,106
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,282
for 7 nights
£3,282
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £229
Cleaning and turnover £287
Tax Rate 12.0%

Sorry no refunds for any reason

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oceanside in San Diego County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , Its a room that connects or opens to lower family room
  • The home can accommodate groups from 2 to 11 guests. If you have infants, Please bring your own pack n play and baby bedding. There is a 4th area for sleeping that has two queen beds. This area is open to the lower family room. Its a great place for kids and teens to sleep
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
.You can walk to the farmers market on Thursday mornings and get fresh local produce and food from vendors, or walk to one of the longest piers in Southern California. There are two restaurants to choose from right at the pier, and Ruby's at the end of the pier. On Thursday evenings the street fair is set up again with live music, vendors with hundreds of options for gifts and every type of food you can imagine. There is now a small 'Stone Brewery' to stop in at and get a wonderful craft beer while sitting around an out door firepit. The famous 'Top Gun' house is located just a few hundred yards down the Strand for a nostalgic photo opportunity. Want to see a movie? There is a theatre right up the street. There is also many restaurants, including Hello Betty and 333

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