Frequently Asked Questions

Make Oceanside your home base to explore all of the major Southern California attractions.

When planning the perfect Southern California getaway, the top must-see items on the family vacation itinerary are usually to go to the beach, see the “California” palm trees, and eating a burger at In-N-Out; followed by selecting which major attraction you and your family want to go to.

As you sit around the dinner table discussing where everyone wants to go and what each person wants to see, the next question is “Where are we going to stay so that we can be close to everything?

Located in the heart of Southern California, Oceanside is central to the major attractions including Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland California Resort, San Diego Zoo and Sea World San Diego. When you stay in Oceanside, you can easily travel to and from each attraction whether you are traveling by car or train!

Did you know?: Discount attraction tickets can be purchased from the California Welcome Center-Oceanside.

How far is each attraction from Oceanside?

San Diego Attractions

  • LEGOLAND California Resort: 7.6 miles / 12.3 km
  • San Diego Zoo: 40.5 miles / 64.2 km
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 27.2 miles / 43.8 km
  • Sea World San Diego: 35.7 miles / 57.5 km

Orange County Attractions

  • Aquarium of the Pacific: 76.1 miles / 122 km
  • Angel Stadium of Anaheim / Honda Center: 55.2 miles / 88.9 km
  • Disneyland California Resort: 57.6 miles / 92.7 km
  • Knott’s Berry Farm: 63.6 miles / 102 km

Los Angeles Attractions

  • Hollywood Sign: 95 miles / 153 km
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 95.7 miles / 154 km

Have questions about our Oceanside beach vacation rentals? We have answers.

Our San Diego county beachfront rentals offer excellent amenities and easy access to local food and entertainment. You’ll love staying with your friends and family at one of our Oceanside rentals!
What time is check in and checkout?
Check in is at 4 pm check in and 10am check out for most properties.  All guests are required to agree to and follow the Oceanside Good Neighbor Policy
What is the minimum stay?
The minimum stay varies for each property and changes depending upon time of year and for school holiday weeks. Please inquire for a specific stay.
Can I bring pets to an Oceanside rental?
A few of our properties are pet friendly. Please let us know you have a pet, and we are happy to discuss and point out best match properties.
Is there a maximum number of people or visiting guests allowed?
Yes, each property has a maximum and specific rules regarding total number of people allowed. If you let us know your sleeping/guest count needs, we can help you find the right property for your group. Please note as per new city of Oceanside rules:  weddings, receptions, engagement parties and birthday celebrations where you have invited additional guests are no longer allowed at any City of Oceanside vacation rental. Sorry.
Are there places to eat nearby?
There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. See our “local info” page for our favorite places to eat in Oceanside, CA.
Can I see the ocean from my bedroom?
It depends on which Oceanside rental you’re staying at. If the bedroom window doesn’t overlook the beach, the living room probably does. Most of our rentals have a patio or a deck where you can enjoy a meal with a view. Browse our properties for a complete description. Or call us today at (760) 722-1866 to find out if your Oceanside rental comes with a beachfront view from the bedroom.
Is there a fire pit or fire ring we can use?
Most of our San Diego beachfront rentals have a wood fire ring you are welcome to roast marshmallows over. You furnish your firewood that is easily purchased at the local grocery stores.  Our other properties have gas firepits.
Is the kitchen fully equipped and are linens supplied?
Of course,  All of the Oceanside beach vacation rentals have fully stocked kitchens. Fresh linens are supplied  for all beds and sofa sleepers. One bath towel, one beach towel, one hand towel and one wash cloth per guest.
When is payment due?
Unless we make special arrangements, payment in full is due 120 days from check in. 
Is there a sandy beach?
Many  of the homes have a private beach backyard or private access to a sandy beach. That being said the level of sand and size of waves changes daily.  We can not make any promise about the condition of the beach.  We cant control Mother Nature....but we will try :)
Are these homes wheelchair friendly?
Private Beach Houses are  not suitable for elderly, infirmed or those with stability or mobility issues. Hotels are better suited for those guests with special needs.

Have More Questions?

Contact us at (760) 722-1866. We’re here to help you plan and enjoy your beachfront vacation rental at Oceanside Beach Rental.