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North Coast Village
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

We checked into our UNIT G104 at North Coat Village. It was set up by our Vacation Network. I had read some of the prevoius reviews on Trip Advisor and was a little hesitent but thought we'd' give it a try. My misgivings were very true. Tho the actual grounds and amenities at North Coast Village, were VERY nice - it is a lush tropical setting, with a maize of walkiing paths that take you from one area to another. There is very little signage telling you which direction is where, so it is VERY confusing when you are first coming in - once you can actually FIND the check in area. They do have secured gated underground parking for each of the MANY buildings but no signage again, to tell you where the elevator up to the units is and very few signs to tell you what units are where..... VERY CONFUSING !! These are INDIVIDUALLY OWNED units and each unit's upkeep is up to the owner, as to what they do or DON'T do. In the case of G104, it is DIRE NEED of a major overhaul. Vertical blinds (ICK!) were all broken, letting the 6am sun come blasting into the bedroom. Screen door at the slider was off the track and inoperable. Pots and pans FILTHY and just heaped into the cabinets, as were the worn out linens. Bed pillows were flat and lumpy. And old used bottles of toiletries left in the bathroom and vanities. Also old, used spices and seasonings in the kitchen - who knows HOW LONG they had been there!!!When we go on vacation, we might use the little sample bottles of bath products but pretty much bring our own. We expect to find a CLEAN minimal amount of pots, pans, small kitchen appliances, dishes and silverware and stemware. We DON'T expect to have to paw thru old, used containers of cleaning supplies and open boxes of old toilerties, to just find the iron, crammed under a vanity. Closet doors were all chipped and the tracks were dirty and rusted and everything inside was just heaped in there. The cleaning staff(whom we'd spoke to) was doing the best they could to try and keep this worn out place neat and clean but it needs to be PURGED of about 80% of the [--] in it and DE CLUTTERED and ORGANIZED. With a minimal amount of $$ and refurbishing, it could be a very nice unit...but DEFINATELY not worth even 1/4 of the weeks rental fee, as it is now!!! It might be okay for a FRAT PARTY but not what we would be looking for, in a rental for a vacation getaway!! Stay away from UNIT G104!!!!!!!!!!! On the good side - we got a FULL REFUND from our Vacation network,as we checked out as early as we could after the Labor Day weekend and were able to appy the refund to stay at another resort in Carlsbad, we had used before. So the vacation was salvaged!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Our first stay at NCV was great. Very nice condo owners. The condo had all we needed for a wonderful beach vacation. The condo was very clean and the grounds at NCV exceptional. We hope to be able to vacation there again in the future. I would be glad to recomend A-210 condo to anyone needing a one bedroom cottage.

Room Tip: A-210 was a nice condo with helpful owners
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank graymace
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

I spent the first week of July 2012 at North Coast Village in unit D300. This is a top floor end unit with a view of the beach and pier. It has been recently re-done and has many luxurious features and is very pretty. There is no air so you need to open and close windows properly to get some cooling and not too much street noise. There is a nearby train line and some of the trains give a quick blast of the horn, which can be startling. They don't run too late at night though. Rented through makemyvacation.com, which gave us a good price and I have no complaints about them. Advertised for 2-4 but I wouldn't want more than 2 in there.
People have mentioned that there are too many rules. In my opinion, you are staying in someone else's house so you follow their rules. Nothing was unreasonable.
Weather was surprisingly cool at the beach, 74 the highest all week. We also went 5 days without even seeing the sun so check out other times of year. AM clouds and PM sun did not pan out. Ocean temperature was 66° so forget it, although some did go in.
I would go back to this unit but I would research the weather a bit more next time.

Room Tip: End unit should be quieter. Third floor is top floor but penthouses will have a fourth floor that m...
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bob J
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I've stayed at NCV for 7 years. This is my first bad experience using a realtor I'd not used before. Noone had cleaned from previous guests. Tim at Winchester wouldn't respond to my calls. Told him I'd clean my own room if he refunded my $100.00 cleaning deposit. He came himself to clean but not until 8pm. So first day wasted and didn't offer compensation. No Internet service. Took 2 days of calling to get this fixed. No frying pan, paper towels, dish or hand soap, coffee pot moldy coffee grounds, sgd screen propped up on door, again 2 days to get fixed after I went to insure homeowners prop mgr. Today electricity was turned off as they didn't pay bill so all day can't open fridge, heat up bottle for baby. Have to sit in room all day to wait for it to get turned back on. Jerk won't return calls. Tell everyone you know not to ever use Winchester real estate. I'll come back to north coast village but going thru my old realtor.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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13  Thank Dkd1313
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

This is a great family vacation spot. Every year we come back to North Coast Village for our annual summer family vacation and we've been doing it for 10 years. The complex is on the beach between the Oceanside Pier to the south and the Oceanside Harbor, all within close walking distance. The complex is well maintained and very secure with gated entry and guards walking the grounds 24/7. There is a heated pool and spa, workout room (which needs updating), and direct access to the beach. You can walk to the train station and travel to San Diego without having to drive in the heavy traffic. We've seen the city of Oceanside continue to improve over the past 10 years.

Room Tip: The only units I'd avoid are those that face east because they are closer to the train tracks an...
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We have stayed here several times and in different units. Each vacation was outstanding. Great place for a quiet family vacation.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank ralefkowitz
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

We stayed for a long weekend in C7 and rented through Nili at oceansidebeachvacations.com. The reservation process was smooth and easy and the price for our unit was the best I had found after extensive research through other management companies and VRBO. When we got there our keys were waiting for us and we were ready for our vacation!

We were more interested in ease of getting to the beach than the view, so we chose a bottom unit. From our patio, we were steps from the beach - it was perfect! We were there with our two young children, ages 4 and 6, so it was very convenient to come back and get snacks, potty breaks, etc. The condo had beach towels, sand toys, boogie boards, umbrellas and chairs. Everything we needed for a full, fun day at the beach. The patio was perfect for a nighttime game of cards while the children were in bed.

The condo itself was very nice. Not super elegant, but had everything we needed. Comfortable beds, full kitchen to cook and a nice screen door so we could leave both doors open and get a nice cross ocean breeze.

The complex itself was beautiful. Nice pool (but VERY cold), big hottub, game room, beautiful walking trails. And the location was great. We walked down to the pier one day to watch the fishermen, and walked to the harbor one night for dinner (lots of good restaurants and good happy hour!).

We will definitely be back next year, for hopefully a longer period of time!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank sab920
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Additional Information about North Coast Village

Address: 999 N Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA 92054-2005
Region: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Oceanside
Price Range: £119 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — North Coast Village 3.5*
Number of rooms: 550
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vacation rental condominiums located at North Coast Village in Oceanside, California. Choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedroom condos in a 24 hour secured, exclusive beachfront complex with direct access to wide, white, sandy beaches. Enjoy fully furnished beach condo rentals with reserved parking, 2 pools/Jacuzzis, conveniently located between San Diego and Newport Beach, close to Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Disneyland and Mexico. ... more   less 
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