Top 10 Vacation Rentals In Oceanside, California, USA - Updated 2022

vacation rentals in oceanside ca

Oceanside is a quintessential SoCal beach town with a laid-back vibe, pleasant year-round weather, a New England-style harbor with a quaint wooden pier, and delightful neighborhoods. Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Oceanside offers awe-inspiring marine explorations; fun at nearby parks such as LEGOLAND California Resort, Disneyland California Resort, and the Diego Zoo; an overview of Californian history at King of Missions; and a vibrant surf culture. While you are planning your California vacation, take care to choose accommodations that will cater to all your needs. Check out our list of the top vacation rentals in Oceanside, and book the perfect home for a sunny Californian holiday.

1. Gorgeous beach-garden getaway (from USD 117)

If you are looking for a romantic vacation home, then this beautiful condo in a gated beachfront complex is a great choice. Wake up in the morning to the view of lush tropical grounds giving way to white pristine beaches and the blue ocean. Pretty grottoes, waterfalls, fountains, koi ponds, and wooden bridges make the garden a magical space for a walk. Along with all the amenities, you have access to two lagoon-style sparkling pools, two hot tubs, a sauna, community barbecue grills, and beach accessories.

Affordable, Beautiful Condo in Gated, Family-friendly Beachfront Complex
128 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bathroom fan is extremely loud and the control knobs on the heaters are missing requiring use of pliers to turn on and off
The king bed was comfortable and the shower was nice and big as well
The advertised TV in the bedroom does not exist any longer ( a HUGE disappointment) the living room lamps were too small for reading and one did not work at all one of the bedroom lamps flickere...
It was nice to have an ac unit in the bedroom
the condo itself was fine
The pool was clean and big
The condo was clean and spacious inside
marina had more to do with a cool mexican tiki bar place with great food
could and should be dealt with
Anytime I had questions I would directly email the owner of this property and he would respond to me rather promptly the whole process for booking to check it in to check me out with seamless
the unit faces the train tracks just across the street and they blow the horn every time they run through town
The owner was very cooperative and even let us in early due to us arriving earlier than our check in time We will definitely be coming back for future vacations
Property is beautiful and a great location
Also there are very loud trains going by every ten minutes or so
It's secure convenient and close to everything
but once you got used to it very nice
I was surprised at the large number and variety of restaurants within a short distance to the complex
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2. Family-friendly beach bungalow (from USD 177)

Located near the heart of downtown Oceanside and a block away from the beach, this one-bedroom bungalow can comfortably host up to four guests. The house also has a quaint sleeping loft for kids and an ottoman and futon which fold out to twin beds. With recessed lighting throughout the house and tasteful coastal decor, there’s a nice seaside vibe here. Two flat-screen HDTVs, a garage with laundry machines, a side patio with a gorgeous sunrise view, and many other delights make this one of the most comfortable holiday homes in Oceanside.

Completely Remodeled Beach Bungalow! Everything you could ask for!
185 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The bed was super comfortable
the bed was very comfortable
Most of the furniture was stained
We had to go out a purchase an inflatable bed due to the fact the one in the rental was flat
The area was very quiet and it was wonderful to have a place to park our car
Clean and bright A bit small
The pet friendly front yard was greatly appreciated by our fur baby
The host was very responsive to any questions or concerns that you may have
We can't wait to book with her again
Laney and Stephanie are great to work with
she was out of the country but had her cleaning lady as a contact
the beach Laney reached out to me right away to make sure we checked in okay and made herself available for any questions
The location was a block away from the beach
It is in a great location
just block from the beach
2 blocks away is a pet friendly coffee shop
We would stay again in a minute Close to the beach and easy access to stores and the I-5 Oceanside Transit Center a block away
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3. Studio unit with scenic ocean views (from USD 162)

With both ocean and pier views, this cottage is a perfect place for a bohemian beach holiday. The compact studio unit comes with a king-size bed and a queen sleeping sofa, a fully loaded kitchen, a dining space, and a TV. Relax with a cocktail and book, as you watch the surfers and sailboats on the open ocean in front of you. Or head out to the beach for some bathing. The apartment is stocked with everything you need for a beach trip: chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, beach wagon, and beach towels.

130 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It has a view of the pier and all amenities
The view of the ocean and the pier was amazing
My 14 year old particularly like the view at night of the pier lit up
Twenty steps to the beach
The kitchen had everything we needed to make home cooked meals
The entire complex was clean and quiet Highly recommend
The place was very clean and professionally ran Even though it is studio
Nice place to stay very clean and very well equipped studio
The views and sounds from the ocean were amazing especially the sunsets
all the beach gear that we needed and a fabulous heated pool and hot tub
We also enjoyed the pool and hot tub
It also comes with beach chairs umbrella wagon and toys to ensure you have an enjoyable experience at the beach
Great condo great location
The condo was clean and had everything we needed and more Wine on the deck listening to the waves is a must Very easy check in process Would definitely go back
This is a beautiful studio right on the beach in North Coast Village
Loved every aspect of my stay
such a relaxing peaceful stay
The Inuit was perfect in every way
The only issue we had was finding the parking and entrance to check-in Coming from the south it is difficult to see the main entrance to North Coast Village
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4. Classic Californian ocean-view apartment (from USD 149)

This immaculate studio apartment sleeps four. You’ll enjoy the touches of luxury here: quartz countertops in the kitchen, wood-grain porcelain floors, beautiful designer tile bath with a separate vanity area, a spacious closet, and a charming fireplace. The beach is just a few steps away. The property also gives you access to an outdoor pool, a sauna, a communal pool, and two hot tubs. And, if you want a break from beach trips, the California Surf Museum and Oceanside Museum of Art make for an interesting visit.

Breathtaking Ocean Views, Steps to Sand, Resort-like Complex
114 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
provided as promised in the description
well equipment with everything you could possibly need As great as the view looks in the pictures
The condo was fully stocked with all the amenities you can think of to truly enjoy your vacation
This unit had everything we needed and more Very clean and stocked with plenty of beach supplies Kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need (no need to pack anything)
Clean updated and fully stocked condo
Checkin was very easy and we were in the studio just a few minutes after It was clean and towels soap etc
The unit is impeccably clean comfortable and incredibility
even the garages were tidy and clean
The condo is beautifully decorated with a great ocean view
My wife was so impressed she almost started planning next trip only hours from our arrival
She answered all of my questions almost before I asked them Very helpful
immaculate grounds well groomed
made our stay so easy
but this was only required to say good bye and a big thank
We have stayed in several hotels in San Diego County from Coronado to Carlsbad and
Great location for spending time at the beach and LEGO land
Just Beachy has the best amenities views and location of any place we have stayed Our kids loved being steps away from the soft sandy beach and the owners provide a great selection on of beach to...
We enjoyed every night and every morning
Beautiful location beautiful view wonderful attention to detail by the owner
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5. Modern apartment with breathtaking beach view (from USD 250)

If you want a romantic beach vacation, then don’t think twice about booking this French-style property. It is an airy one-bedroom air-conditioned apartment with access to a private beach, an outdoor barbeque, a kitchenette, and a deck with stunning beach views. Legoland is a few minutes away. Seaworld, Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park are just half an hour away. Matthew, the owner, is a super host, so you know you are in good hands. If you need a few peaceful days off from life, book a stay in this apartment.

Forty feet from Pacific Ocean
441 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 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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6. Live the beach life in a modern studio unit (from USD 127)

This beach studio unit is perfect for a few days of laid-back beach life on the California coast. The cozy space comprises a queen bed, a dinette, a bathroom, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a queen bed. It is furnished with all the amenities needed for a comfortable holiday including laundry facilities, beach essentials, parking facilities, and an outdoor barbecue grill. Fall asleep and wake up to the sound of waves, have your morning coffee while watching the sunrise, and step into the gentle ocean a few steps from your door.

Charming Beach Studio 2, just steps from the sea!
214 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ceiling fan needed faster speed
if you want to relax you have to lay on the bed or sit outside
clean cute quaint
the space was clean well maintained and right by the ocean
very clean and nice kitchenette to use
the house was very clean
my studio apartment was clean well-stocked and decorated with a beachy theme
the owners/care takers were wonderful
management was responsive and helpful
the owner was super helpful and accommodating
the owners are most responsive and happy to make sure you have all you need for your stay
overall i plan on returning a great stay and great hospitality by the host
this is located in an awesome location
great location walking distance to everything
awesome location and place
very close to the beach nice location
excellent beachfront location
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7. Condo with a tropical Hawaiian island vibe

Located in the charming North Coast Village, this two-bedroom and two bath condo offers all the essential amenities. Cook your meals in the well-equipped kitchen; you even have a professional waffle maker for scrumptious breakfasts! To eat out, simply stroll down to Ruby’s on the pier or to the 333 Pacific St. for steak and seafood. The beach is just a short five-minute walk from your apartment. After a day of sightseeing, relax with a glass of wine in garden-facing patio.

Stay At the Beach! Beautiful Tropical Hawaiian Island Setting - Short Walk to Dining - Close Parking
14 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Updated kitchen Comfy leather couch in the living room Fireplace Cable
leather couch in the living room
The last minute discount was great
and (a little :-)) oceanview
(They did have 2 pedestal fans but they were very old and didn't give us much air - the fan in the master bedroom was gross - it was rusty dusty
No washer or dryer in this unit
even have to cross a road
This vacation rental was awesome
-Easy check in -Close to the pool & hot tub
Everything is well maintained and very child friendly and Seworld (a must ) and San Diego Zoo (another
The condo was clean comfortable nicely decorated and had more than we expected
2 min walk to pool Tile floors
North Coast Village itself is a great condominium complex
-6 min walk to the beach -2
North coast village itself is a wonderful community
so there was not a lot to choose from in North Coast Village
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8. Awe-inspiring apartment for maximum comfort

With views of the deep blue sea and the melodious sounds of the nearby water fountain, a stay in this one-bedroom apartment is like a dream come true. There is space for up to four guests, making it perfect for a small family to book for any holiday season. You’ll have all the basic amenities here such as free WiFi, a laptop-friendly workspace, laundry facilities, a television, linens, beach essentials, and cooking facilities. If you want a deep sleep, the soft bedding and quality noise machines here will block out any surrounding sounds to ensure a restful sleep.

😎DREAMS Will Come True at this Great Beach Condo🏖‼️
Oceanside, California, United States
98 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi connection was excellent and made plugging in work work easy
it was so comfortable and had all the amenities we needed
i used a combination of coleen's vertical fan and my white noise sound machine and slept well
quality stylish and comfortable furnishings
the beds were comfortable and there was an abundance of kitchenware
very clean and cozy
everything was very clean and we felt very safe
this place was exceptionally clean
the condo was clean
clean and very responsive to our needs
coleen is a great host answering any queries promptly
our hosts were very nice clearly communicated directions checkin/checkout instructions and things to do in the area
coleen was very responsive to our questions
this place was awesome coleen's instructions and directions were super helpful
the hostess is very helpful and friendly
the location is amazing
great walking distance to everything
great location just steps from the sand
the location is great
loved the location near the beach
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9. Charming beach-front cottage

This one-bedroom, one bathroom beach-front cottage sleeps up to three people. It is done up with enchanted vintage furniture, has a cozy balcony, wooden floors, and a homely vibe. Located just a few steps from the beach makes it a popular holiday accommodation. The Oceanside pier is just half a mile away and downtown Oceanside is close by as well. Head to the downtown farmers market on Thursdays. The cottage offers all modern amenities for a comfortable oceanfront stay. Note from the owners; the cottage has a beach level hose and shower to rinse off the sand. You can use the coin-operated washer and dryer as well.

Cottage Window-Beach Front Cottage Style Apt. just Steps from the Sand
213 S. Pacific St.
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Romantic holiday villa for two

The Hideaway Cottage is a romantic holiday villa for a couple in a private, gated property. It features cozy accommodation that consists of a queen-size bed, a bath, a glass brick stall shower, a patio area with a grill, and a well-equipped kitchenette. End your days with a quiet drink in the private fenced patio overlooking a freshwater lagoon. You’ll also get some gorgeous sunset views from the patio. The hosts take special care to ensure that you remain undisturbed during your stay.

Sunset Villa #3 - The Hideaway Cottage Studio
Oceanside, California, United States
208 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great little studio apartment with a patio and a nice view
the view from the patio is lovely and a great place to have breakfast or chill out
perfect for two we loved the view the patio setup with tables chairs candles and canopy
i especially appreciated the kitchen supplies like tin foil and spices
this apartment has a very spacious deck area with a good view of the ocean
beautiful place and very clean
it was very clean and updated and the bed was quite comfortable
the place is ultra clean
the place was very clean when i arrived and had everything i needed and more
the interior space is clean sweet and comfortable
william is a wonderful host
bill was so helpful and kind
everyone was so nice and accommodating
wendy the property manager was a lovely and helpful to making sure we were comfortable
great place and wonderful hosts - we will certainly come back
wonderful location and close to everything
the location is great
location very well located near shops and the city of san diego
its location is fantastic near stores and not far from the beach
it was super close to downtown carlsbad and oceanside
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Enjoy a tranquil beach vacation

Renting any of these vacation homes in Oceanview, California, is highly recommended if you are looking for a relaxed seaside vacation. Oceanview is a wonderful place to sit back and laze around or get active and have fun. And, these highly recommended accommodations offer the most comfortable and convenient stay here.

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