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Ocean Front Vacation RentalAre you looking for an alternative to the typical “family vacation”? Maybe a vacation home rental is the way to go. You may be surprised how affordable it really is. While peak season summer prices seem high, I did some research on hotels in the area, and what the rates would be. Now the difference between these hotels and our vacation rentals is they are not directly on the beach. I looked up what it would be for a week stay in the middle of July. Two resorts, Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort and Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, both with living space, kitchens, and one bedrooms, would cost between $2200 and $2500, just for one room, or for 4 guests. Say you have 16 people coming, that could be 3, 4, or even 5 different families, a total of 4 rooms would come out to $8800 to $10000 for the week.

Now, take one of our vacation rentals. 809 S. Pacific St., a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, luxury condo, on the beach in Oceanside. In the peak of summer, coming during the same week as above, the rental cost is $8750. Your group can be all together, yet still have their individual space. Walk out your front door to the beach, Barbecue on your balcony at night, cook wonderful gourmet meals in the fully appointed kitchens, spend quality time together in the large living areas….a family vacation can’t get much better!

Now if you really are looking for an affordable vacation, come during our off season, when our prices drop fifty to seventy-five percent! Rent a 5 bedroom, luxury beach front home for as little as $550 per night (thats equivalent to $110/room)!!

For more information on our vacation rentals, and for rates and availability, etc, please visit our website.

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The coastal street fairs are approaching fast! These make for a wonderful outing for anyone! I will start with the Encinitas Street Fair…

The annual Encinitas Street Fair, which began in 1983, takes place the last Saturday and Sunday in April, 9:00am to 5:00pm (4/26-4/27). The fair is located right in downtown Old Encinitas, covering six blocks of the Coast Highway 101. There will be over 400 booths featuring everything from arts & crafts, antiques, clothing, ethnic imports, kettle corn, and so much more! The whole family can enjoy the day, as there will be rides for the children, a Karl Strauss Brewery beer garden, and four stages with live performances, and plus, it is only two blocks from the ocean! Website

Carlsbad Village Fair

The Carlsbad Village Fair, taking place on the first Sunday in May, 8:00am to 5:00pm (May 4) is the largest one day street fair in the nation! With over 850 vendors there is something for everyone! Along with all of the usual street fair booths and activities, there are children’s rides, an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast! The fair started 34 years ago, and has an expected attendance of over 100,000 this year. Website

Whether you are a local to North County San Diego, or a visitor, you should definitely check out one of these street fairs…Soak in the Southern California sun as you browse hundreds of unique booths, enjoy local bands and performers, eat freshly grilled/fried/baked foods, and sip on ice cold beer, all at your own leisurely pace.

(I suggest NOT driving to either one of these fairs. Parking will not be fun. See websites for shuttle information. If you are staying with us in Encinitas, you can easily walk to the Encinitas Street Fair if you are in the mood for a nice stroll! )

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The Red Bull Air Races take place all around the world, from London, to Budapest, to Abu Dhabi, and yes, to America’s finest city, San Diego! The races will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2008, over the San Diego Bay, between Embarcadero Park and Coronado Island. You do not want to miss this!! (more…)

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Having trouble finding a vacation rental on the beach that is ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly? We have several beachfront vacation rentals that are wheelchair accessible, and a few in particular that are completely ADA compliant. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their vacation no matter what!

ADA Compliant Property

Luxury Oceanfront Vacation Rental809 S. Pacific St.

This is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, luxury condo on the beach in Oceanside, CA

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