This house is obviously either completely new and remodeled, or extremely well maintained. It was beautiful inside and out, and very much like the photos. It's a spacious home, very comfortable even for a large number of people, and having the rooftop deck is really nice because it allows you to get a little bit of sun, and enjoy the ocean breeze in complete privacy. Not that Oceanside is crowded. In fact, while we were visiting, in the middle of the week, the town was nearly deserted except for the beach. This vacation rental is just a couple of blocks from the pier, a very easy walk. One of the things I liked about Oceanside was that, unlike some of the other SoCal beach towns that have lots of hills and lots of twisting roads, Oceanside was basically flat, and most of the roads are straight, making it easier to drive or walk around. So nice! The Oceanside Pier is not quite like any other Southern California Pier that I've visited. It's HUGE! There are lots of restaurants and things built right into the pier, which is lots of fun, and the sunsets at the pier are absolutely stunning. If you visit Oceanside I have a couple of recommendations. First, if you like beer at all, visit Barrel Republic. It's self-serve beer and you pay by the ounce, so you can try a few sips of a lot of different beers and find a new favorite. We also got the spicy butternut mac and cheese and it was absolutely to die for. Order it. Eat it. Love it. Second, visit Mission San Luis Rey. Touring a mission might not seem like vacation material at first, but it's really beautiful and lets you see a different side of California. There are tons of other things worth seeing and doing in Oceanside (I didn't even mention San Diego just a little bit south) but I should stop rambling and just say, this vacation rental was a good choice and Oceanside was an especially good choice and I would like to visit both again.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers