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A paradise for ocean lovers, it really is just a few feet from the beach. Compact, spotless with a huge solid wooden bed, wonderfully comfortable complete with crisp, cotton sparkling sheets. Pat and Matthew are an elegant and delightful couple, well versed in the art of looking after people, nothing seemed too much trouble. We didn't have a car, almost unheard of in America! We enjoyed the freedom. The local bus service was excellent, always ran on time and the Coaster train we took down to San Diego was an interesting and enjoyable experience as was The Pacific Surfliner all the way to Santa Barbara (well worth booking Business Class)
The walks along the beach to Carlsbad, a gentle half an hour and to Oceanside a little longer will remain very special.
A gorgeous place!
Matthew and Pat are fabulous hosts. We have been to stay with them three times now and each time they were informative, kind and attentive without being intrusive. They are just delightful. And the studio…it is just heaven - beautifully appointed, bed is comfy, coffee maker, toaster, grill plate (and outdoor grill as well), beach chairs, whatever you need. And the view and beach access just can't be beat…going to sleep with the ocean sound is so very relaxing. We plan on continuing to visit several times a year - whenever we need to recharge!
My husband and I loved this apartment. It was right on the beach and we kept the windows open to hear the ocean. Mat and Pat were wonderful...helpful suggestions for restaurants and lovely to talk with.
For dinner we ate at the Broiler one night and Koko's the next. Great walks on the beach with morning coffee! Who could ask for anything more. The photos do NOT do it justice.
We had a great time at Matt and Pat's apartment. Great location and fantastic views of the ocean. Perfectly located for our day trips to San Diego and all of the surrounding areas. Will absolutely stay again. Thanks.
My second stay here was just as wonderful as the first in June. This time a weekend getaway was needed where we could combine some necessary work with breaks and relaxation. Quick highlights :Two night stay (wish it was longer as always!) Cozy. Relaxing. Private. Same breathtaking views. Slept to the rhythm of the waves. Read my book. As I said, we had to do some work, but at least the backdrop can't be beat! I was delighted to collect sea glass on midday walks. Enjoyed sunset walks. We couldn't bear to leave this location for anything so we bought groceries at Red & White Market before we arrived, except for the 2nd night when we dashed to Wrench & Rodent Seabastropub for takeout sushi to bring back to enjoy in our happy haven. This airbnb was, as expected, the perfect re-centering way to start a new year and to end to a holiday break. I am already dreaming about the next visit!
Overall the experience was good. Host Matthew communicated with me ahead of time and right before our departure told me that his adult son would be taking care of our stay. His son was nice but had to take off work and wasn't there to greet us or let us in immediately. He seemed to not know where some items were but he found them quickly enough. I imagine when Matthew is there this is better. The room is as advertised - very clean and comfortable. Nicely remodeled! It is smaller than I expected - like a studio apartment. I thought there would be a futon for my young son (I had communicated with Matthew about this) but there was simply a thick foam mat that Matthew's son gave us - like you might find at a gym. There are lots of surfboards, boogie boards and wet suits for ocean play.
Matthew and Pat's place is amazing! The view of the ocean is stunning; the apartment is comfortable, cozy, well appointed, and has everything you need for a retreat from the world. The hosts are gracious and hospitable, and have a lovely balance of warmth and privacy towards your stay. The apartment is exactly as described; it's charm is hard to capture in pictures and words-- it is that special. You will have a wonderful time!
Very nice apartment in excellent location - beachfront at its best.
Matthew was very kind to us, even when we were arriving from a long flight late at night - simply perfect!
We had an amazing time. Truly one of the most beautiful places to stay. The sound of the waves crashing at night was awesome. Perfect weather to go the the beach and boogie board They had beach towels, chairs, boogie boards and more to use. Everyone we met was super nice. The studio was clean and decorated very tastefully. Parking was easy and we had no problems with anything. We even used the electric grill to cook the fresh caught halibut that we found at the local farmers market. Delicious!! I would love to come back here again!
We had another wonderful experience staying at Matt's and Pat's beautiful home. They are gracious and accommodating hosts. The studio apartment attached to their home allows for your own little private beach retreat. We will be back.
I was away fishing but my wife, Joanne, said they were excellent guests, well spoken and interested in many things about the cabin and art work. The weather was not conducive to outdoor activities during their stay - cold and rainy.
Matthew, his wife Pat and their couple of friends were the exceptional guests.
Pleasant to deal with them at every part of the process, perfectly respectful of my home and belongings, clean and quiet...and, really, so affectionate!
I would not hesitate to host them again and would highly recommend anyone feel at ease having Matthew, Pat and their friends stay in their place.
Thank you, Matthew, for staying with us and you are welcome anytime!
...But I hope to see you before in your wonderful holiday home on the beach in Oceanside with my husband and 2 children, because this will mean that my husband is well again!
would be sufficient for him only your beautiful window on the ocean ... I'm sure it would be therapeutic for him!
Matt has been a perfect lodger : respectful of house rules, clean, tidy and really a nice person. I do hope to host them again in my property.
Highly recommended !!!!