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Bungalow in Oceanside
"SHORE BREAK" HOUSE... Where Turf Meets Surf!
Enjoy the Ocean Vibe, and chill in this Fresh/Hip Designed Beach House! This freshly updated beach house includes a huge private patio, with Fire-Pit, BBQ, Umbrella, an awesome atmosphere for relaxing after a fun-filled day at the beach! New cabinets, counter tops, stainless steel appliances, flooring, designer furniture! Everything you need to enjoy a Beach City: Surfboards, boogie boards, beach cruiser bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrella, paddle ball, football, beach wagon for easy transport!
$218 per night
Private room in Oceanside
Completely Private Cottage! Fenced, PET friendly!
We are PET FRIENDLY & a Private, secure parking spot is provided! Come escape to our PRIVATE and separate beach bungalow centrally located in Oceanside! It is set up ready to accommodate a fun family vacay, couples getaway or solo retreat! Close to the beach, restaurants, local breweries, and Pier. Our bungalow includes your own private patio. We consider ourselves a Bed and Breakfast listing as we are available to help and host. The cottage is completely separate and private though.
$84 per night
Apartment in Oceanside
Stroll to the Beach from Pacific Villas #5
Built in the 1940s, this remodeled property combines original detailing such as the gorgeous stone fireplace with modern furnishings and an open layout. Relax on a balcony with drink in hand and watch the sun sink into the Pacific. In the morning, get ready to hit the beach which enjoying views of the surf from the comfort of your apartment.
$203 per night

Stay near Oceanside's top sights

Oceanside Harbor Village19 locals recommend
Costco Wholesale150 locals recommend
Carlsbad Village158 locals recommend
In-N-Out Burger14 locals recommend
Buccaneer Park48 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter10 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Oceanside

Condo in Oceanside
Private Cottage in Oceanfront Resort
$158 per night
Home in Oceanside
*2 Blocks to Beach, Downtown, & Pier w/ Beach Gear
$313 per night
Cottage in Oceanside
The Crow's Nest Studio - walk to beach and town
$107 per night
Condo in Oceanside
Charming 1 br Condo; Walk to Beach and Downtown
$128 per night

Your guide to Oceanside

All About Oceanside

Located in northern San Diego County, Oceanside is a lively beach town known for its palm tree-covered Harbor Beach and Oceanside Pier which juts into the Pacific Ocean. This coastal city is one of only 14 designated cultural districts in the state, and visitors can experience Southern California’s unique California Surf Museum that traces the sport's history with a surfboard collection and exhibits on famous athletes.

There’s a thriving art scene here, and sculptures, paintings, and drawings from the region are on display at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Oceanside’s large inlet hosts a marina, beaches, seafood restaurants, and casual beachy boutiques, making it a lively California getaway. Oceanside is also a fantastic pick for nature lovers with many surfing, fishing, and hiking opportunities.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Oceanside

Like most of Southern California, the weather in Oceanside is usually warm and dry from June to October. In August, the city hosts an annual surfing contest and beach festival, making it a lovely time to catch some waves and exciting competition fun. The Taste of Oceanside in October features food, wine, and beer tastings in this increasingly food-focused destination, so this is a popular time to book Oceanside vacation house rentals. November sees an influx of bikers for the annual Bike the Coast bike ride up Historic Route 101. Winters tend to be a bit cooler and partly cloudy, but the temperatures are still pleasant with a light jacket.

Top things to do in Oceanside

Local Farms

There are a number of family-owned farms worth checking out around Oceanside. Some even host community block parties and holiday festivals with live music and wonderful food trucks. Many offer other events that are great for all ages like tractor rides, curated crafts, and strawberry picking. Of course, you can also just enjoy shopping at the local farm stands’ and browsing the selection of fresh produce and seasonal flowers.

Colorful Murals and Street Art

Oceanside is home to many wonderful artists who have created more than two dozen vibrant murals in the center of town and in the southside. The best way to view them is to take a self-guided tour, and you can find a map with the location and a picture of each mural on the city’s website, so you can create your own route and snap the perfect vacation selfie.

Fishing and the Grunion Run

Oceanside’s long expansive shores and jetties, fishing charters, and two fishing piers allow for plenty of fishing and people-watching. For a truly unique fishing experience, check out Southern California’s famous Grunion Run. Each year between March and August, small six-inch silvery fish ride the waves onto the shore and beach themselves as part of their spawning. Those with a California sport fishing license can catch the grunion, but only with their bare hands.

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