We finished our remodel in May 2016. Our remodeling included removing all of the flooring - all the popcorn on the ceiling - all the window coverings and all of the bathroom from the studs up. All new LOW E high efficiency vinyl windows and doors were installed throughout. Our goal was to modernize our condo which was built in the late 70's yet retain the charm of our beach community. We replaced all of the tiled counters both kitchen and bathroom throughout the condo with gorgeous Santa Cecelia Granite (warm beige, gold with cherry flecks). We smoothed the ceiling - repainted throughout in warm neutral colors - replaced all the ceiling fans with new ones (bedroom and living area)- and all the ceiling light fixtures as well. - our vanity in the bathroom is now a medium cherry wood with centered bowl which really shows off the new Granite countertop. There is now a new tub, toilet, walls, surrounds, mirrors - everything. We lengthened the hallway between the vanity area and bedroom by 18 inches and added a door to the bedroom - removing the door to the main hallway (which no one ever used). The bedroom now is completely private with a nice walk in closet for storage. We replaced all the bedroom furniture opting for the darker richer colors of cherry hardwood. Added -flat screen wall mounted tv and new dvd players in living room and bedroom. There is some new artwork to top it off. Plus, a remote controlled electric fireplace in our master suite, and a ceiling fan on remote too. Our master is now a suite retreat -with a high end Cal King bed and if needed, a twin chair bed that will fit an adult as well as a child. It's a great place to relax.
Our kitchen has new custom granite counters - new appliances, steel sink, counters and rebuilt drawers in our vintage original medium oak lacquered cabinets which we are quite fond of. The solid oak cabinets are simply impossible to find these days of veneers and plasticized wood so we opted to rebuild the shelving where needed adding pulls to keep finger prints to a minimum.
Our flooring is now 75% grade 6 imported ceramic tile with a very high rating for the abrasive sands of beach living. The color complements our new granite counters beautifully. The bedroom is our only carpeted space. The carpet in the bedroom is very old... and scheduled for replacement next spring.
Tropical grounds and ocean breezes await your arrival! Fern grottoes, waterfalls, fountains, Koi ponds, wooden bridges and strolling paths make North Coast Village a peaceful retreat. Add heated pools, romantic jacuzzi pools, a fully equipped gym with two saunas, game room with billiards, ping pong tables and we're just getting started on the amenities. Our complex is right on the beach - no roads to cross to get to the water. We're just across the San Luis Rey River from our quaint and active Oceanside Harbor. Our E building is arguably the most sought after in the complex ..sales comps prove that as well. Our unit is South facing and right over the putting green ..opposite the little decorative row boat for those familiar with our complex. No noise from roads, no lights of cars passing, no train noise...just peace-quiet and ocean waves.
Stroll down to the seawall where you can perch on the wall at sunset and sip a glass of champagne as you watch the sun slide into the sea...or if you prefer, capture it all from the privacy of your own deck. At night you can watch the boats sail into the harbor with their lights dancing on the water.
Drive into a protected gated underground parking garage - unload and take the elevator up to the first residential floor. It's easy access to our condo from our assigned parking space. We offer a tastefully appointed condo with everything you need to be comfortable, and right at home. A good nights sleep is so important we have a Cal King Bed in the Master Bedroom. A twin chair bed is also in the master bedroom -
We provide sleeping for 4 people in beds that are off the floor. A double convertible couch bed in the Living room from IKEA offers sleeping for up to 2 smallish persons. The dimensions are for a 'full' mattress which is about 48-52" width. The other Chair Bed in the bedroom offers sleeping for one person - (twin) it is a full length twin. It's a nice option for those children who need to be close to mom and dad. We also have available a Pack N Play style Portable Crib for infant up to 30 lbs. Max occupancy is still 4 persons regardless of how you choose to use our sleeping options.
Our condo is electronically equipped with amenities including High Speed Uverse (Aug 2015) WIFI with 18mps download speeds which is literally 3x faster than my prior pro DSL service. Its dedicated to our unit only, so it is safe, reliable and fast. New 2015 HD Flat Screens in both rooms . HD cox cable service, DVD components for watching yours or our videos.
Our rental include linens, bedding, towels, beach chairs, mats, cooler, umbrellas, beach towels, and sand toys for toddlers..
In 2008 we had a custom dining counter built into the balcony and have several bar stools so you can now sit outside and enjoy a meal, cocktail or coffee while you watch the waves rolling in - the surfers - the harbor ships.
Coin operated Laundry facilities featuring top of the line 'Neptune' machines are in our building. There is one car designated parking for each unit in a gated and underground parking garage close to each unit. Extra parking is available in guest spots - which have specific rules for use .. so ask us about that too if you have more than one overnight vehicle. Max vehicle height is 6'4" and maximum length is 21' per HOA regulations. Note! Effective 2016 there is no bike storage for non resident occupants (short term renters).
Our Maximum occupancy in a 1bdrm condo is 4 persons and 6 persons for our 2bdrm unit this includes infants. No Smoking and No Pets -Strictly Enforced at all times by our Association Patrol. We have a 3 day minimum off season, and generally ask for 7 nights minimum during peak seasons or holidays. Generally we go Sat to Sat during the peak season because that's how the calendar starts to fill up .. but don't hesitate to ask for what you want .. we may be able to work it out. The earlier you book .. the better the selection of dates that will be available. Winter we prefer seasonal rentals, and offer a discount for 5-6 month rental Dec-May.
We are at the beach - so it is WET here .. We use a dedicated housekeeper and laundry service. Our towels are very thin on purpose to allow them to dry overnight. We send our linens out to a professional laundry service nearby - then return them with the next change out. Linens and towels are inventoried before and after every rental. Please bring your own thin towel if you have time after check out to enjoy the beach.
If repairs are needed please let us know! We have an onsite maintenance team avail to fix whatever goes wrong from plumbing to electrical. If you are missing something call us right away - we keep a storeroom on property with spare everything - from coffee makers to ceiling fans and can respond pretty quickly.
We use the Shark steam cleaner system on our tiled surfaces to keep them clean and sanitary between our guests. We use Duvet covers on our comforters. We have pillow protectors on all pillows under the pillow case. We refresh our condo every year to keep them up to date and running well.
We look forward to helping you plan your time in Southern California. We have been renting down here since 1988 and there is something going on all year long that is of interest.
Lastly Please be wary of any ads you come across in popular sites like craig's list or facebook which ask you to send money in a wire transfer to Western Union, or cashier's check or money order. Sadly - every week during the summer months we hear about vacationers who thought they were getting a screaming good deal from Craigslist for their family vacation. When they arrive they discover that while the complex is real - the ad they responded to was fraudulent .. stolen .. and not from the real owners at all. If you find a deal that is TOO good - you should cross check with VRBO or even the homeowners association to make sure that the phone contact numbers match up. When you rent through VRBO you have booking guarantees!