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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oceanside, California

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Tempe
Reviewed 15 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Helga_Lit...
Toronto, Canada
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“Comfy, cozy vintage cottage in a casual, chilled-out, surfer town”
Reviewed 30 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
5
people found this review helpful

-SERVICE: super-organized and efficient, very friendly, prompt regarding booking, fees, deposit return

-LOCAL CARETAKER: friendly, handy, conveniently close, internet and power was out in half the cottage when we arrived but Patrick got everything fixed the next day. Arlene had a fresh fruit bowl and beautiful flowers set out for our arrival. Patrick's dining and coffee shop recommendations were bang-on. These people are foodies!

-COTTAGE is cute and cozy; everything you need is provided. We cooked one of our best meals in the tiny kitchen and ate by candlelight in front of the oceanview windows. (Thursday farmers market in town offers fresh veggies, pasta, oils, dressings, soaps, jewelry, etc.) Cottage is vintage but well-looked after and nicely done up. Proximity to the water is perfect--only a walkway and some boulders between you and the ocean so we loved the crash of the waves. A fair bit of walk-by traffic, especially on weekends so with all the windows facing out, it's not the most private but you can draw the shades if you like. If you were located further down The Strand, you'd get a lot more people plus cars going by . . . this cottage location is nice because it's on a dead-end, quieter part of the strip. And the public beach areas are further up or down the coast, not right at your door.

-AMENITIES: nice to have access to washer and dryer. Charcoal BBQ available for use on the shared patio. Folding lawn chairs provided although a bit rickety. We set them on the waterside boulders and read there on our first day.

-PARKING: we never had any problems finding street parking right by our place but do take care with the parking restrictions. Read the NO PARKING signs on BOTH sides of the street, as they are different for each side. We only read the signs on one side and assumed the restrictions were for the entire street. Wrong! We got a $58 parking ticket!

- OCEANSIDE: is a very quiet, laid-back community. Everything is casual so if you stay here, you won't need dress clothes. It's conveniently located so you can easily get to San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla. We took a scenic drive up the coast through Laguna, Newport and Huntington Beach one day; also did some moderate hikes in the area.

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Liked best: Literally being situated at oceanside--where the spray from incoming waves occasionally hits the windows
Liked least: Noisy neighbours renting in the condos next door, railway train whistles, parking ticket due to tricky by-laws
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Los Angeles
Reviewed 4 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Boise
Reviewed 20 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
3
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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
20 May 2012
We're delighted that this vacation had a wonderful time at our Beachfront Cottage in Oceanside.

We are surprised that they found the futon uncomfortable. We had a number of comments in the past about the futon. However we then replaced the futon mattress with a new futon mattress that had the highest ratings that we could find - anywhere - for comfort. I guess we will have to research this issue and see if we can find another futon mattress that is rated higher for customer satisfaction,
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Chicago
Reviewed 20 August 2011 for a stay in June 2011
2
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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
20 Aug 2011
This was from a lovely couple from Chicago who came out for a week in our Beachfront Cottage. They wanted to take a break from Chicago
and spend some time at the Ocean, since all that they had in Chicago was a "big lake". They are planning on coming back next year.
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Italy
Reviewed 30 June 2011 for a stay in October 2010
1
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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
30 Jun 2011
Lovely couple and their friend from Italy. Edgar wanted to show his girlfriend California and the Southwest. He put 3000 miles on a Bronco over a two week period. I helped set up special passes for them at Universal Studios.
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CA
Reviewed 22 January 2011 for a stay in March 2010
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