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Aquamarine Villas
Ranked #15 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
Wrightwood, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing beach vacation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

Every Christmas we leave our mt resort community and visit a different beach location from our time share exchange. This was by far the best trip ever! I loved the set up of the 1 bedroom- lots of room, clean and not too dated decoration, no beach wear and tear that we have experienced in other locations. Great fishing right from the shore- caught fish within 10 minutes. Close to many locations, never used the car at all. Went to farmers market, carmicles pizza on coast highway is a must (they gave us free dessert pizza both times we went) The staff basically leaves you alone unless you need anything- and then they were quick to respond. I am soooo sad that our exchange company changed, and they are no longer on our list.

Room Tip: corner on top floor is the best- we were in room 5- would suggest one level up so you do not hear pe...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank merri352
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2011

My husband and I were in Oceanside for the arrival of my son from Afghanistan. So, we had booked the 2 bedroom suite. Ended up having to extend out our stay by an additional two days and moved into the one bedroom. Both are well worth the money. We could not have asked for a nicer location and the attention to detail the maintenance staff puts into their effort is amazing. The grounds are well kept and the pool is not over chlorinated. The train whistle is a bit loud if the windows are open but they used quality doors/windows and you can't hardly hear them at night. We really hope to make another trip out to visit my son and if we do we will return to Aquamarine.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank THall0313
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Ripon, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2011

We felt we could live there for months. Full kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom and bath. Very clean. Tastefully decorated - a little dated but I saw in the lobby that they are refurbishing the entire building later this year. The building is positioned so that the Amtrack had minimal impact at night. My husband has trouble walking so they put us on the first level but with a view of the ocean. I hope we can go back again. Booked through Craigslist - a late cancellation for a timeshare owner. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. I noticed that the other reviews are from 6 years ago and from our experience, no longer are accurate.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank laufy
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Palm Desert
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2011

What a great place to Vacation , for us it was just a two hours ride to splender by the Sea and just a 30 minute drive to Mission Bay San Deigo.
This was a great value and the pool was prisitine,. I would definately reccommend this complex to both familys and couples alike. We plan to book again next year

We loved the condo and its vicinity to all the attractions down at the beach.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank ed g
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McLean, Virginia
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2010

We've just returned from a wonderful stay at Aquamarine Villas (AMV) from Dec. 20 to 27, booked through RCI. We stayed in an upstairs corner one-bedroom suite with views of the ocean from the cozy living room with fireplace (that we didn't use) and its balcony; and from the open kitchen/dining area. From the bedroom we could see the ocean and the long Oceanside pier. (The restaurant "Ruby's" is at the end of the pier.) The AMV staff was friendly, welcoming, and fabulous. Kudos to Danielle, the hospitable manager, who answered our questions, recommended local sights and eateries, and arranged an early check-in for our adult children who stayed in a two-bedroom suite over the weekend. Kudos also to Kris, housekeeping manager, for the clean rooms and her and her staff's readiness to supply us with extra towels and blankets, and other arrangements. Perhaps because it's a small complex, Aquamarine Villas offered special touches that we have not found in our own timeshare at a large Eastern resort. The table was set for two when we arrived; all it needed was a candle in the middle for a romantic dinner. As in a hotel, a basket of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion were in the bathroom as well as a jar of cosmetic pads and Q-tips. Housekeeping came everyday (but Xmas) for trash and to replace any towels (if needed). We appreciated having free wireless and the help of a staff member to get our laptop set up. The attentiveness of the staff at this small "resort" also was a big advantage over staying at our own timeshare.

After 3 days of rain and lots of good reading, the sun came out and we enjoyed frequent walks to the pier, town, and the tiny harbor. As for the frequent trains that run along the Coast (not just at Oceanside), the tracks are about a half a block away but we quickly got used to their sound, and found our entire stay to be wonderfully comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Carlita62
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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2010

A delightful place to stay in a great location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Facility small (26 units) but very spacious and bright. Very close to ocean and pier for nice walks. Take the train to San Diego for a day; fun trip.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank gwgross1
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Southern California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2010

I am writing this from my unit in Aquamarine Villas, my home timeshare resort. We have been coming here for years and look forward to out stay each summer. Yes, it is in an older set of buildings..... but the landscaping and the pools are beautiful! Hot tub at about 102 degrees and pool somewhere in the 80s. The unit is large and airy. We are in a corner unit so it gets a bit more light than most. It is impeccably clean, in fact our housekeeper just won an award for timeshare housekeepers. Decor is such that it increases the feeling of light and air.

Let me answer a couple of the earlier reviews..... As with any building near the ocean, the management strugles to keep ahead of the elements. They have, in the last couple of years, installed aluminum double paned windows and doors. These make a great difference. Some of the older wood railings have been replaced with painted metal as protection against the termites, which happen to live at the beach. Each year the units are refurbished, and if a visitor has been here close to refurbishing time, the units may show the wear and tear of the year. ... but a groundskeeper in on site all the time to repair and keep this from happening. The units are a block from the ocean --- but, that beach gets very noisy on summer weekends and I am happy for the quiet here. There is no elevator for handicapped access, but that has been in the discussions and will someday happen -- meantime, when we came in with our gray hair and lots of stuff to unload, the staff was right there willing to help us take our things up the stairs. The primo unit is the upstairs one on the northwest corner -- but this year it was not available, so we took a corner unit on the first floor. My husband is quite relieved not to have to walk up that second set of stairs. Flat screen TVs are one of the upgrades coming soon, and it is great to finally have Wi-Fi in the room.

The train -- Any hotel on the coast in Oceanside has to deal with the train because the track parallels the coast. After the first day we seldom hear it, and the new windows and doors do minimize the noise inside the unit. On the other hand, frequency of trains and closeness of the station make it easy to take the train for a day in San Diego or San Juan Capistrano or even Disneyland....

This is not a deluxe luxury resort, but it is an excellent place to spend a week's vacation. As I say, we love it. The staff is friendly and helpful. Occasional continental breakfasts and social activities are nice. It is also child friendly. Yes, we would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Aquamarine Villas
Address: 711 S Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054-3906
Region: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Aquamarine Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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