10 Best Beachfront Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Oceanside, California - Updated 2024

Ma. Lorraine
Ma. Lorraine 
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With a coastline spanning nearly 4 miles (6.44 kilometers), the city of Oceanside in California ticks off the checklist of the ideal beach destination. When spending a vacation here, you can plunge into many water activities, such as kayaking and jet skiing. If you are with kids, whale-watching tours or sea lion shows at Oceanside Harbor might be up their alley. 

Beach itinerary aside, do not miss out on a stroll or fishing trip at the iconic Oceanside Pier, the longest wooden pier on the California coast. In close proximity to the pier is the California Surf Museum, which houses a collection of surfing history troves. For your stay here, check out the best beachfront Airbnb vacation rentals in Oceanside, California, and have fun.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and location with easy access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. The Sand Castle (from USD 659)

The Sand Castle goes beyond the basic amenities for a luxurious stay in Oceanside. This two-story rental is ideal for a group of travelers, with a garage that can accommodate up to two cars. Apart from exclusive access to a private beach, this property is also about a 10-minute walk away from the esteemed Buccaneer Beach for more fun.

After catching waves and building sand castles, you can easily cook hearty meals with the range of Thermador appliances and play board games provided in the living room. 

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen has all the amenities and a great stove
the kitchen counter/ table was huge and fantastic the ocean views were fantastic and relaxing
the beds pillows and linens were super comfy
there are also ceiling fans in each room which was a great feature
excellent kitchen with lots of items to cook with including pots/pans cookie sheets and pyrex containers
very clean throughout
it was exceptionally clean and very modern
everything was very tidy and clean hearing the ocean non-stop is the best
place is beautiful and clean
beautiful clean house right on the beach
thank you very much susan you were a great host
susan was a wonderful host and responded quickly to questions
best place and a wonderful host
we highly recommend both the house and susan the owner
susan was easy to reach and very responsive to any inquiries
the location is fantastic
wonderful location and beautiful home
great location we plan to book again
it is an easy walk to the pier
we had a wonderful stay the location is absolutely incredible
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2. Condo with oceanfront balcony (from USD 177)

With its oceanfront location and offerings, this condo will certainly delight travelers. From the second-floor balcony, you can hear the waves and watch the sunrises and sunsets in the Pacific. This property also has a well-stocked kitchen with the availability of a toaster oven, coffee, tea, and spices for cooking. For indoor relaxation, you can sit in the recliner while streaming movies or shows on the Smart TV provided. 

Before hitting the beach, explore the premises and its lush tropical garden and koi pond. You can also opt to unwind in the pool, play billiards in the game room, or continue the grind at the fitness center. 

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
156 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi is useful for us too
our kids really enjoyed the heated pool and hot tub too
the bed is comfortable and have extra pillows to use
there's a pool and hot-tub in the complex which we appreciated especially our two young kids
very clean highly recommended
the place is beautiful and super clean
the pool is a perfect temperature and very clean
bart and debra condo is the best the place was very clean and well stocked
the condo was pretty and clean
the owners were very responsive with any questions i had
hosts were super friendly and responsive
bart and debra were responsive when i had questions
the location is perfect
great location and secure parking is nice
loved the harbour for close dining
we loved the 5 minute walk to the beach and being able to walk to stores and restaurants
great access to the beach to enjoy a walk jog and/or surf
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3. Minimalist rental with patio (from USD 163)

This sleek, minimalist apartment will give you a clear, panoramic ocean view from the third level. You can also bring up to two of your furry friends in this rental, provided you pay the fee of 50 USD per stay and per pet.

There is a lovely outdoor patio, where you can relax on the sun deck and grill barbecues by the fire pit. A solar-powered property, you can still work comfortably while on vacation with the property’s dedicated workspace and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
trevor was very responsive when the heater didn’t work as expected and provided a backup solution
very comfortabke room will definitely be back and thanks for the coffee cups
the bed is very comfortable - not too hard not too soft
the airbnb was clean and accurately described
apartment is modern and very clean
the room was clean and stocked with the basics
had a smooth check in and a clean room
clean space with a great view
the property manager and staff were extremely nice and were incredibly helpful with everything we needed
host very responsive to a variety of queries both before and during stay
host was very communicative and it’s a great location
great value loved the location
plus easy walk to the train to see san diego
excellent location walkable to shops and restaurants
the place is in a perfect location
amazing location with great access to both the strand and pacific streets
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4. Bright condo with panoramic ocean view (from USD 198)

Feel like a local when you stay at this condo situated in a vibrant neighborhood. From the front patio, you can enjoy a private view of the ocean while eating and sipping wine. Apart from the beach life, maximize your experience by visiting the Oceanside Pier, shopping at the farmer’s market, and trying the local coffee shops, breweries, and restaurants.

For your laundry needs, the property also offers free use of the washer and dryer.

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
61 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
alan was very responsive when we had small issue with heater
bathroom was clean as were all the linens
clean new enough towels bed sheets pillows… for the week
beautiful view and the space was very clean we will be coming back for sure
great view hosts were great and responsive super clean place will definitely stay again
alan was always quick and helpful
he was a great host responded fast and very easy going
the location was perfect
easy to walk everywhere
very relaxing yet so much to do within walking distance
great stay at this airbnb close to nearby restaurants and beach access
beautiful place to stay away from home
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5. Beautiful accommodation near the beach (from USD 175)

Located in the North Coast Village complex, this property sits between Oceanside Harbor and Oceanside Pier. It also only takes a few steps to get to the beach, where you can look forward to an unparalleled view of the ocean and boats arriving and leaving the harbor at any time of the day. 

This property comes with a variety of resort-style amenities, including a shared hot tub, swimming pool, and game room. Health enthusiasts will also be pleased with the fitness center, where you can keep yourself in tip-top shape while on vacation. 

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
215 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved enjoying breakfast out on the balcony watching the surfers
fully stocked kitchen gas powered fire place and some amazing views of the pacific right from your windows
the amenities were great the kids loved playing in the pool and thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub
loved watching the sunset every night from the balcony and listening to the ocean from bed
i would be very comfortable renting her condo again when we come back
condo clean and people very friendly
the space was super clean and had enough towels and toiletries for our stay
condo was nice and clean definitely will be back
great place clean comfortable convenient to the beach
super clean place that looked exactly like the photos
the instructions were clear and helpful
super easy to communicate with very helpful quick to answer questions
from our initial correspondence with alexandria to check-out she was helpful and quick to respond
amazing location amazing home amazing host there was clear communication for both the check-in and check-out process
so close and just beautiful
the location is good with restaurants and bars
complex was nice great location
the ocean-front location was in the heart of all the fun and walking distance to the pier
great stay perfect location had everything we needed
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6. Three-story home near conveniences (from USD 509)

This three-story home guarantees no shortage of exciting activities in the city for travelers of any age. Whether you’re on the balcony or in the master bedroom, every corner gives a spectacular view of the ocean. Keep your kids entertained with the foosball table or even the arcade-style basketball, which can be found in the game room. After resting, you can take a leisurely stroll and watch surfers on the Oceanside Pier or rent bicycles to explore the surrounding area more.

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
46 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of room beautiful decks to watch the sunset
house was clean upon arrival
host was responsive with any questions we had
host was friendly and responsive
our host was very nice and responsive
kim was very responsive
we enjoyed the home and kim was incredibly kind and responsive
great place for a photo field trip
my family had a great couple of days together at this location and house
everyone loved this great location and spacious gathering room and outdoor area
excellent place no need to go out side you enjoying in the house we all members very happy
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7. Apartment with stunning view of the Pacific Ocean (from USD 325)

Make your wedding anniversary, honeymoon, or quick retreat an unforgettable experience by booking this apartment close to paradise. It has a patio with a splendid backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, where you can set up a romantic dinner. And if you’re looking for other date ideas, bring your partner to a couple of nearby attractions, such as LEGOLAND California, Balboa Park, and San Diego Zoo. Do note that on-site parking is also available for free.

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
550 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from our room and patio was wonderful
comfortable quiet and spectacular water views
extremely comfortable space with incredible views perfect for relaxing
the unit itself had all the comforts we could expect including wifi and tv
the apartment patio area landscaping private beach amazing view--all are top-notch
clean nicely furnished and well appointed
the place was sparkling clean and extremely comfy
this place was supper clean and so relaxing
incredible sunsets clean and inviting space
neighborhood and street were both very clean and quiet with very little traffic
matthew & pat showed wonderful hospitality they are excellent hosts
matthew and pat were wonderful hosts
matthew was an excellent host
matthew and pat are special hosts
host was very kind and responsive
the location is perfect
great location within a mile of many great restaurants and local shopping
location location location there is no better location in oceanside than this oceanfront suite
oceanside is a perfect location for a short drive to san diego for site seeing
we would definitely choose this place again
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8. The Cottages by The Coast Concepts (from USD 179)

Surprise your friends or small family with a wonderful outing in Oceanside in this warm and cozy cottage. With its prime location in The Strand, you are only a street away from playing with the sand and sea. From the bed, you can wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves. This cottage is also within walking distance of the Oceanside Pier, market, and other restaurants and shops downtown. You can also make use of the fast Wi-Fi.

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
254 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
host was extremely responsive and accommodating beds were super comfortable washer/dryer a plus
clean beautiful kitchen fantastic view of the beach
all in all a great stay and had everything we needed to be comfortable
the murphy bed was comfortable
very clean and comfortable
steps from the ocean the place was very clean and cozy it was ideal
place was clean check in and check out was easy
the place was clean looked just like the pictures
location was perfect steps away from the ocean living space was very clean and had all the necessities available
host was very proactive and super responsive definitely recommend staying here
aja is a thoughtful responsive friendly and very helpful host
amazing place would love to visit again great complication from the host thank you
aja was very responsive and friendly
all in all a 10/10 stay and excellent host
great location on the strand
close to great restaurants and tons to do
great stay and a fantastic location
great location a stones throw from the beach
great location aja was very responsive
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9. Apartment with easy beach access (from USD 180)

Couples looking for their beachfront nest in Oceanside will be delighted with this modern, bright apartment. The sliding glass door gives easy access to the balcony and makes it easier to admire the ocean view from the kitchen and living room. With Wi-Fi and a high-quality Bluetooth sound system, guests can listen to music and podcasts while on vacation for a better experience. 

Take your dinner or simply relax on the outdoor patio with a fire pit. Located in the main strip, you can easily check out coffee shops, bars, and other popular establishments in Oceanside.

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
143 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous view beautifully designed effortlessly comfortable
it’s very clean as well
the unit was spotless with a comfortable vibe
oceanside is such a beautiful super clean and safe town
the apartment was clean and cozy and had everything i needed for a comfortable stay
clean and welcoming space wonderful views
lauren was a great host who made sure everything was great
lauren was responsive and very helpful throughout our trip
lauren is also very responsive and a great host
lauren is responsive and a great host
lauren and aj were great hosts and highly recommend renting from them
the location is perfect
great walkability and location to restaurants
prime location and we felt very safe
great location and very well kept space
the location was fantastic - just steps away from the beach and some great restaurants
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10. Spacious home with great amenities

With a space that can entertain large groups, this private beach house is perfect for those looking to have the best time at Oceanside. For a 375 USD pet fee, you can also bring your dogs to this property, so they can have some fun. Head to the sun deck and feel the cool ocean breeze and get a glimpse of dolphins. Make bonding time more special by having a bonfire, grilling marshmallows, sharing meals, and waiting for the sunset. 

After touring the area by bike, you can take your time out and choose from a variety of content on HDTV, which has Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Roku subscriptions.  

Stayed at this property?
Oceanside, California, United States
47 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were super comfortable
air conditioners in all the bedrooms but could really use them in the living rooms as well
the inside of the house was amazing with 3 kitchens and plenty of bathrooms
the beds were extremely comfortable and overall we were very happy with our stay
perfect found the house clean and comfortable
it’s clean beautiful and easily accommodated a large group looking for a quiet beach escape
the house was big clean extremely nice and right on the beach
our host was easy to communicate with making check in a breeze
shorebird was responsive to our concerns of which we had a few
everything was wonderful the house was bery clean and the host was very helpful and responsive
wonderful restaurants nearby comfy beds each bedroom has their own bathroom responsive hosts
great location lots of space and a good host would stay again and recommend to others
really beautiful place and location
the house is beautiful the location is beautiful
the house was beautiful and in a great location
great location and plenty of room to spread out
the location is wonderful easy to go all around town
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Have the best beach getaway at Oceanside

When yearning for the sand, sea, and tight-knit surf culture, look no further than laid-back Oceanside. You’re sure to catch beautiful sunrises and sunsets and sleep soundly with the waves at the best beachfront Airbnb vacation rentals in Oceanside, California.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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