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Blocks from the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 12

Looking for a Tropical Vacation without the tropical expense? Then look no more! This luxury 3bed 3ba home is located west of the I-5 freeway, and 8 short blocks from the SANDY BEACHES of North County! This spacious 2000 sqft. home is nestled in a quiet neighborhood just 1 block north of Carlsbad lagoon, less then 1 mile away from local attractions, shops and restaurants. This family home has all your modern upgrades. Hardwood floors, granite counter-tops, high ceilings throughout, and stainless steel appliances. Come enjoy sunny San Diego's #1 vacation destination. Bring your surfboards or golf clubs. PLEASE REVIEW THE CALENDAR BEFORE INQUIRING. Don't forget to sign the guest book! And your phone number on your INQUIRY!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Oceanside in Oceanside

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , (4) Full size mattresses
  • Master bedroom 1 king 2nd bedroom 1 queen 3rd bedroom 4 full over full bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • 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
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Blocks from the beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Nicely outfitted and located

  • 5 of 5

We used the home as a base for visiting Legoland, the San Diego Zoo and some time on the beach. Very clean, good pots and pans and appliances. We always supplied our guests with paper towels, kleenex, and a few either plastic zip locks or plastic containers.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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memorable vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean home with everything we needed for a great vacation! We loved the beautiful beaches in Oceanside!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for families with kids!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Oceanside. The house was perfectly equipped for kids! We stayed with one other family and there was plenty of room for all 8 of us. My only complaint is that the bunk room was warm. We couldn't seem to get good ac flow into that room. The kids didn't complain though. They loved the closet full of toys! It's the perfect location for the beach and Legoland. The yard is gated so the kids could play outside without worry.

Gary was always quick to respond and check in was really easy. We would definitely stay at Tropical Retreat again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house and neighborhood. Has all the amenities, was very clean on arrival. Accommodated the seven of us very nicely. The kids appreciated the toys, games, and puzzles on site and the grown-ups appreciated the beach chairs and umbrella provided. We primarily drove to area beaches rather than walking to the closest one, which was a bit small and rocky for our taste. Short distance to Legoland. Not too many shops or restaurants in the immediate vicinity but there is a great donut shop close by!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for the family!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful trip. This home was very family friendly and we had a great time

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property and being kid friendly was a huge plus.

  • 5 of 5

I only wish there was a less rocky beach within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

gary parker
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About gary parker

This home had a complete remodel in 2010, increasing the living space, new kitchen, added bedroom, extra bath, and vaulted ceiling.

gary parker purchased this house in 2000

Why gary parker chose South Oceanside

This home is an ideal location for privacy and all types of family vacation and reunions.

What makes this house unique

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION walking distance to the beach and easy access to everything.


San Diego Zoo
"25 miles away"
Balboa Park
"25 miles away"
Old Town
Gaslamp Quarter
Little Italy District
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
San Diego Padres
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Harbor Excursion
San Diego Bay
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pizza Port Carlsbad
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
La Costa Resort
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Oceanside Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Snow Summit

Tropical Retreat is located 8 blocks from the beach, and less than a mile away from all shops, markets, and entertainment. This home sits on the boarder of South Oceanside/Carlsbad.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Oceanside, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
16 Jul 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £63.73
Cleaning FEE £118.16 + Tax
Pet Fee £53.71 + Tax
Damage insurance plan £63.73 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

3 day Min on Holidays
1 week min in summer
30 day specials
Senior Discounts
long-term snow bird specials

100.00 down to hold dates
Remaining balance due 30 days before your stay
100% payment if booking under 29 days

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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