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Instant Beach Access -- Just Steps Away!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights


About the property

Only 1-minute Walk To The Beach Or Enjoy Fantastic Views From Our Balconies

Our condo unit is approx. 1500 square feet on 2 levels, with an expansive living room, fully equipped kitchen downstairs, and bedrooms upstairs. We have a balcony on each level that provides sunrise and sunset vistas overlooking the beach and the ocean.

We have 2 BRs, one with a King bed and a sleeper sofa, the other with a Queen, and a sofa bed downstairs can accommodate 2 more. Surf, swim, suntan, stroll ... easy!

We are a 10 minute walk down the beach to both the Oceanside pier where you can fish without a license, rent bicycles, enjoy food and ice cream. We are also a 10 minute walk also down the beach the other direction to the harbor where you can book whale watching tours, sunset cruises or simply rent your own boat. Great restaurants here as well. And finally in this great location a 15 minute walk east brings you to the happening restaurant and brewery scene in Oceanside. Great food, and great drinks! And if that wasn't enough we are a 15 minute walk to the train with an hour train ride to San Diego and an hour and a half to LA.

More Details

Jim and Barbara
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

About Jim and Barbara

We recently purchased this condo on the beach. We have a home in the Bay Area in northern California, and a vacation home at Lake Tahoe. We wanted to add 'beach' to our destination possibilities.

We are in our early 60's with 5 kids and 3 (so far) grandkids with whom we love to spend time. We're not fully retired yet -- mostly because we like what we do. I'm a Biotech Exec and Barbara is fully retired after spending way too many Thanksgivings and Christmases as a Regional VP at Macy's.

Jim and Barbara purchased this condo in 2015

Why Jim and Barbara chose Townsite

We wanted to be close to the beach. I love to body surf, and we both love walking along the beach. We couldn't have found anything closer -- and that's what we were looking for.

We can also walk to the downtown area in about 10 minutes where there's everything from brew pubs, to high-end restaurants, or great value cafes, shopping, theaters, etc.

And if you'd like to head to San Diego for the day, we're a 15 minute walk to the train station and a 45 minute train ride, no matter what the traffic on I-5 looks like!

What makes this condo unique

We are a flat walk to the sand -- literally you can be on the beach or in the water in less than 2 minutes. Just walk out and you're there. No packing up the car, no hassling with parking, no crazy crowds. About a 5-minute walk S to the Oceanside Pier -- where you can fish without a license or just stroll out to the diner at the end of the pier. It's a bit of a throwback and we love it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Townsite in Oceanside

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Master bathroom, right off the Master bedroom, is equipped with walk-in shower and separate vanity area with 2 sinks Second bathroom, right across the hall from the Second bedroom is also equipped with a walk-in shower. Downstairs 1/2 bath is a powder room with toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom has a King size bed, and is on the upstairs level Second bedroom has a Queen size bed, and is on the upstairs level Sofa bed downstairs is a Queen size Additional Sofa bed in Master bedroom Queen size bed Aerobed available
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Instant Beach Access -- Just Steps Away!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Crossfield, Alberta, Canada

Comfortable well equipped condo on the beach with a great view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the month of February in this quiet complex. Oceanside is not real lively this time of year, perfect for us. The parking garage was convenient and secure. The kitchen was well equipped and we appreciated the clothes washer and dryer in the unit. Beds were comfy too. On our morning walks along The Strand and out on the pier we saw joggers, surfers, fishermen and pelicans. The owners were very helpful. We'd love to return sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were delightful guests and we are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. As the complex only rents a month at a time, and there are only 20 units in the complex, it is usually a nice quiet respite. We hope that you do return and look forward to potentially meeting you in person! Thanks for all the nice words! Best to you both, Barbara and Jim
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Sound of the Ocean Waves

  • 4 of 5

We loved listening to the sound of the waves on the beach. We usually spend a couple weeks each March visiting our children in San Diego and being from Wisconsin, the weather in Southern California in March is much nicer than back home. We love being right on the beach and this condo allowed us this pleasure. The architect designed this building to give every unit an amazing ocean view, even those in the back.

We have stayed in Pacific Beach for years and decided to move north in search of a quieter community. Oceanside was the perfect place! It offered many opportunities to explore water and land activities plus great places to eat. Jim and Barbara have provided area brochures and magazines full of ideas if you are not familiar with the area. On Thursdays be sure to check out both the morning Farmers Market (fresh produce and vendors) AND evening Street Market (lots of prepared foods, vendors and entertainment).

We cooked many meals at the condo and I found Jim and Barbara's condo kitchen to be very well equipped. My husband liked cooking on the grill right outside our kitchen/living room door while I baked and prepared food in the kitchen. Many rental units have community outdoor grilling spaces but not right on your own balcony!

The furniture in the condo was very nice and comfortable with our favorite room being the balcony. We loved sitting outside at the high top table in the morning drinking our coffee/tea, eating our meals and later watching the beautiful sunsets. We enjoyed watching the ocean activities, plus we saw dolphins and whales right in front of the condo! We don't get to see this in Wisconsin ;-)

Jim and Barbara were very prompt to answer our questions and provide arrival/departure instructions. Our visit was amazing! The only thing we regret is that we waited until we had been there 20 days before we indicated we were interested in renting the unit for the month of March 2018 only to learn someone else had rented the condo already.

We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!

Thank you Jim and Barbara

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review! We love our place and it sounds like you both did as well. You were a pleasure to host and we hope that you might come back again. I am so sorry we weren't able to rent to you next March 2018. I have been pretty amazed how far in the future people have been booking our place. Thanks again! Barbara and Jim
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Wonderful Condo and Memories

  • 5 of 5

We spent the most wonderful month of June at Barbara and Jim's condo located by the beach on The Strand North. Every morning and evening, we walked along the shore and the sound of the ocean and the sight of waves breaking along the shoreline were always with us. The beach is only a very few steps from the gate of the condominium complex and the views from the condo are directly of the ocean. We especially loved being able to walk into Oceanside to go to lunch, tour the Art Museum, check out books at the library, and meet friends for coffee. Almost every evening, we walked down to the pier and had dinner at a variety of restaurants. We had the beauty and solitude of the ocean in the morning and the joy of such a colorful carnival of people in the evening when we walked out on the pier.

The condo is decorated with a beach and fun-loving décor and with new furniture. Barbara has fully stocked the condo for convenience; all you will need is your own fresh food. The air conditioning was welcomed for the few warm day we were there. Barbara is available and accommodating for any questions and help.

The condo is located in a small (22 units), modern, and gated complex, with plentiful covered parking. Her neighbors, who are owners, were so friendly, and we were invited to a small wine party to watch the sunset. Barbara made sure that we felt as if we were at home and in a loving community. She is extremely kind, responsive, and helpful. What more can or need be said?

If you love life and the majesty of the ocean and waves, you will love this vacation home. We will definitely be returning to this one.

Stina and Tom

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It is beautiful here beyond words. The ocean is right out the door. From days of sunshine to the sound of the waves, the location is perfect for a relaxing vacation or romance. We were able to walk the beach every night and saw some of the most amazing sunsets. This condo is decorated beautify, and is very relaxing. The kitchen is well organized and it is easy to make dinner. During the cooler nights, we built a fire in the fireplace, talk about the perfect ending to a day. You are also walking distance to the pier and downtown, not to mention the harbor. We loved our vacation here,. Thank-you Barbara for being so helpful and available if we needed anything. You have done an amazing job. Bonnie and Joe

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Bonnie, you are the perfect guests! So glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you next year! We appreciate you a lot! Barbara and Jim
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Diego or Orange County
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Coaster and Surfliner
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-5 Interstate
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Oceanside Bearch, N of the Pier
Car: not necessary

We are on the beach with a 10 minute walk to the pier for fishing, bike rentals and 10 minutes the opposite direction to the harbor for whale watching tours, sunset cruises and boat rentals with great restaurants!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Townsite, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee -- weekly £125.32
Refundable Damage Deposit £358.05

Rates may vary depending on the length of time of your stay, and on the season or time of year of your stay. Please see payment schedule and cancellation policy in our rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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