About this listing
Beautiful Beach Home is open from July 6, 2013 and year round after that. Come enjoy the beach and all the delights of southern California and Oceanside!
Delightful beach home! This fantastic 4 bedroom home is just a few blocks from the beach, delightful downtown Oceanside, and the wonderful train station! Part of Oceanside's charm is the fabulous train system that can take you to all of southern California's attractions in a flash! Enjoy the fresh ocean breezes from the roof top patio, the beach, explore the shops of Oceanside, or head for San Diego, or Orange County. All you need for your fantastic vacation!
Originially built in the 1920's, this gorgeous home only 4 blocks from the beach, has original wood floors, windows, and craftsman built in's and panelling. The walls are thick plaster which makes rooms virtually sound proof. The kitchen and bath are remodeled and modern, yet preserve the Craftsman style of the home. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is over 2400 sq ft. and with huge closets, has plenty of room for your family's beach vacation.
Enjoy lots of outdoor space in addition! There is a great front porch for enjoying the quiet neighborhood, as well as a back patio and an additional roof top patio to enjoy the sunset over the ocean and the cool ocean breeze as you bbque and eat outside.
Both bathrooms are quite large with bathtubs and showers. The master has separated jetted tub/ shower.
Two of the bedrooms are very large with lots of floor space for a few extras! (Pictures of the three other rooms coming soon-all have king or queen bed, plus extra's).
The kitchen has new stainless appliances, large gas stove/oven, ice maker, refrigerator, freezer.
There is a private, hot outdoor shower in the back to take all that extra sand off and to get the kids handled for good!.
All the beach towels, toys, chairs, umbrella, wagon, boogie boards you need! Keep your car open and just use all of ours!
2 Beach bikes and kid trailer also there for your use.
Tyson Park is a wonderful place for the kids to play IF they get bored on the sand. The beach is beautiful with great surf for the surfer in the family.
Just a short 4-5 block walk to the beach.
** We are redoing bedrooms/decor to be completely ready for your summer vacation! Look back soon for our new pictures of the remaining bedrooms **
Keywords: Beach, Vacation, Ocean, Water, Southern California, San Diego, Disneyland,
We stayed at the Oceanside Craftsman and had a wonderful visit. The photos and description are true to the home. Any questions that I did have (before the stay and during the stay) were answered promptly. The kitchen is completely stocked with pots, pans, silverware, some spices, we made multiple meals during our stay! Our kids loved all the beach toys and boggie boards and the adults loved the outside patio. The beach is only a few blocks away (an easy walk) and the local restaurants are delicious. We hope to return next summer! Thanks Kathryn!
The home was very clean when we arrived. We found the house just as advertised. Rooms were spacious and nicely decorated. The only trouble we had while we were there was a kitchen sink plumbing problem, and once they were notified about it, it was resolved within the day. Easy to work with.
This was a great house for our group of eight. Our host gave us easy information for arrival and departure. It is a short walk to the beach and having a wagon and beach stuff already there made it easy for us. The house has lots of common places for people to all be together or find a quiet spot for yourself. Bedrooms and baths were comfortable and quiet. Beautiful home, very comfortable. Would certainly go there again.
We booked this home for a week's stay and we have nothing but high praise for both the home and the owner, Kathryn. The instructions for check-in and check-out could not have been clearer. The home itself is quite roomy, with four private bedrooms a large living room and a terrific outdoor patio. It is beautifully restored and decorated. There was plenty of space for our large group to spread out or come together. The online pictures are definitely an accurate representation of the home. If anything, the rooms were larger than I expected. We ate in most of the time so we were thankful for fully stocked kitchen supplies and roomy fridge. We used the coffeemaker all the time. There's also a nice heavy duty mixer for my brother to make his daily veggie shakes.
To the extent I have a nit, it would be that because this is a restored older home, only one of the rooms had air conditioning. Usually that's not an issue in Oceanside - but it just happened to be an unseasonably warm and humid week when we were there. So we had the ceiling fans and the windows open at night just to make ourselves a little more comfortable.
The home is perfect for a vacation house in that it came equipped with ALL the gear for a great day at the beach - from boogie boards, to beach chairs and umbrellas, towels, to wagons for hauling all of it. There's also a useful outdoor shower for cleaning off the sand.
On the technology side, the wifi was very zippy - which was surprising considering almost everyone had a smart phone or tablet running. There's a large TV in the living room and a healthy collection of DVD's - including Mrs. Doubtfire which we watched in honor of Robin Wiliams.
The best part of the home was its location. The beach is about a half mile walk down the street and our kids were able to walk or ride their skateboards down several times a week. The downtown area is also a short walk away - there is a Thursday evening Farmers Market that is about as festive as they get. We ate in every night so I can't really comment on the nearby restaurants. However, there are plenty of places to get craft beer nearby, and it looks like they are building a couple more brewpubs down the street. So the downtown area is definitely showing signs of gentrification.
Kathryn's home is perfect for a relaxing family vacation. I would highly recommend it.
Kathryn was responsive and honest. A pleasure to work with. We loved the house. The neighborhood was located close to the beach, within comfortable walking distance and was surprisingly quiet. Also very close to the Coaster which was convenient.
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About the Host, Kathryn
I am a mother of 7, grandmother of 7-soon to be 8. I love to travel, read, sing and play the piano. My husband and I have been renting our 2nd homes as vacation homes for 10 years. It is the only way we travel anymore!!