A 1928 HISTORICAL GUEST HOUSE - CASUAL LUXURY FOR BUSINESS AND PLEASURE
ABOUT CASA BY THE SEA:
This well appointed B@B style beach bungalow, recognized in Oceanside as the original '1928 LINDSAY RESIDENCE' has been loving restored by Faith Paulus of Interiors by Faith; and maintains true to its original era; resulting in a comfortable, intimate, clean and upgraded historical environment for your next corporate or vacation stay in the San Diego vicinity.
WE LOVE TO PAMPER OUR GUESTS! So look for coffee beans from the local roaster, teas and biscotti, reading material, fresh flowers, luxurious bath products, candles, thick turkish towels and high thread count sheets with black label Serta mattresses - all designed to make each guests stay as comfortable as possible.
Just blocks from San Diego's most beautiful beaches and the train station, Casa by the Sea provides a haven of casual comfort and elegance, while you explore the vibrant and new happenings of the quickly developing Oceanside downtown, unique restaurants, the Harbor, and/or if here for business, the ease of accessibility to all transportation hubs and freeways.
Casa by the Sea is beach close- just a 9 minute walk - yet nestled in a quiet garden and parklike setting away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists. The home offers the beautiful architecture of its original vintage combined with State Of The Art conveniences of today. From interesting artwork to beautiful restored hardwood floors combined with casual slipcovered furniture,every detail has been considered with your ultimate comfort in mind.Enjoy west facing ocean views, towering pines, and glimpses of the Pacific from your own private porch and front yard.
Business or Pleasure Trip? Theres room for both!
The main house provides two spacious bedrooms for our guests. You can enjoy the quiet serenity of the 'GARDEN ROOM; which offers a large desk and the serenity of the fountain just outside the window. Or you may opt for the 'SEA BREEZE' room with fresh ocean breezes and glimpses of the Pacific from an oversized bed.
Whether staying for Business or Pleasure, each of the two Master Bedrooms offer luxury Serta (black label) mattresses which will insure you a a restful nights sleep.
A large luxury bath with jacuzzi tub and gourmet kitchen are available for your relaxing and dining pleasure. That is when you are not exploring all the diverse wonders of the San Diego and Orange County communities! Casa by the Sea is perfectly nestled between both - just a 25 mile distance each way.
About the Seaside Community of Oceanside:
THE PROPERTY: is situated within a lovely tree lined neighborhood of vintage homes in Old Oceanside - offering ocean breezes and peek ocean views from the front porch - along with every corner of the neighborhood for serene evening strolls.
This vintage, ocean view, and very safe neighborhood known as "Seaside" offers both scenic and nostalgic views as you stroll to the coffee shops, beach, Pier, Harbor, downtown, yoga studios, theater, and open air markets.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: Boasting wide, tree lined streets of active walkers and dog friendly beach goers; the Seaside neighborhood of Oceanside is considered the last great beach community of San Diego and is ranked with a 9.0 Vibe Score on Mapquest Vibe for its Lively and Urban popularity index - along with its ease in Going out, residential, and walkability. Just blocks from the beach, Coaster and Amtrak train station, restaurants, theater, museum of art, and exciting Thursday night 'Sunset Market; where hundreds of vendors, musicians, and artists combine their wares with healthy produce. Leave the car at home and rent from one of our many bike shops that surround this friendly, outdoors community.
Hop on the Coaster station - just a 5 minute walk from the house, and enjoy scenic stops through San Diego beach towns on historical 101 as the train glides through coastline and provides spectacular views and stops to the San Diego north county diverse villages of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, and of course the magnificent and ever-changing downtown area of San Diego, Petco park, and the Gas Lamp district. The Coaster can be picked up at the Oceanside station at Michigan and Tremont St. just a few short blocks from Casa By The Sea. One pass allows you to stop at each of the villages there and back for just $11.00 round trip. Here are the links for schedule and fares:
Or go North enjoying the lovely seaside villages of San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Laguna- all within 30 minutes from the property or even less than that by train.
Whether its a quiet day at the Casa, a day at the beach, or a long active day and evening exploring the sites, the comfort and elegance of Casa by the Sea will be the perfect environment to come home to.
Owner/Resident Faith Ann Paulus is an Author, Interior Designer and Travel Writer for Oceanside, and can guide you to all the best spots that only the Locals would know: See Locals Undercover preview below. When not traveling Faith resides in the Carriage House with Luke - a 6 year old golden retriever - and can offer requested information - while respecting the privacy of each guest.
PAY IT FORWARD : Our lovely guests at Casa by the Sea have enjoyed leaving little surprises for the next traveler’s pleasure, so feel free to continue to delightful tradition only if you are so inclined! (Maps, herbs, stationary, menus, soaps, lotions, wine, coffee beans, cheeses etc)
FOR YOU SERIOUS AND NOT-SO-SERIOUS BICYCLE ENTHUSIASTS!
Oceanside is the only community in San Diego County to receive recognition from the League of American Bicyclists as a bike-friendly community. In 2009, the League awarded Oceanside Bronze status, citing the San Luis Rey River Trail as one of the community’s highlights
Here's a great self guided map to the Oceanside Pier and the San Luis Rey River Trail
'KEEP IT IN THE FAM' PROMOTION FOR CASA BY THE SEA:
We pride ourselves on the number of repeat guests we are honored with every year and like to keep our guest list small and intimate. So refer a friend and we will give you a 15% discount on your next stay at Casa by the Sea - a Breathing Space.
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Casa by the Sea in the News!
CASA BY THE SEA HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE FEBRUARY 2013 ISSUE OF DUNN EDWARDS TRADE JOURNAL: SPECS AND SPACES: by FAITH PAULUS
Need a small Venue for your next SPECIAL EVENT?
TO INCLUDE THE ENTIRE PROPERTY AND GROUNDS OF CASA BY THE SEA:
MAXIMUM 25 GUESTS:
$1250.00.00 FOR A 7 HOUR EVENT
$250.00 - CLEANING FEE
Hope to see you back again soon...
About the Owner
Faith Paulus is the author of Popcorn Poppin on the Apricot Tree and Owner of Interiors by Faith in San Diego County. When not designing, writing, and traveling she is an active board member for the Design Committee of MainStreet Oceanside. Luke is her trusty Golden Retriever who is eager to greet and comfort each weary guest while reluctantly saying goodbye as they leave relaxed and happy. Note: Luke wants to suggest that dog treats are always welcome with the Pay it Forward tradition.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Casa by the Sea.
For our Pay It Forward token we have left a new Doggie bed for Luke!
Maria and Don
5 based on 7 traveler reviews
Hope to see you back again soon...
Lovely property and host!
We have already recommended the Casa by the Sea to friends who are thinking of vacationing in Oceanside next winter.
What fun it was to share wine and baked goods with each other from Petite Madeline! Though Luke was pretty forlorn to see you go.
Looking forward to meeting more of the Spokane, WA friends…and introducing them to the simple abundance of Casa by the Sea - a breathing space.
Faith Ann Paulus
Concierge of Casa by the Sea
and Luke: Companion to the Concierge
Perfect family vacation
The beds are very comfortable, and the bedrooms are just the right size and have ample closet space. You can sleep with the windows wide open, and we loved the fresh air every day. The shower and jet-tub are fabulous, and are perfect for relaxing after a long day at the beach. The kitchen is beautiful and has everything you need for cooking meals. Faith also supplies all of the spices, oils, etc. that you will need, with even some extras left behind by other guests. We also made fresh juice from the oranges right in the courtyard! But don't buy too much food--you'll want to eat out at all of the great restaurants in town too!
We had such a great stay that none of us wanted to go home! That is the sign of a perfect vacation! Thank you again Faith!
Thank you as well for taking such good care of the property - as if it were your own.
Luke is missing Zoe but we hope you will join our growing list of regular clientele and
come back to visit Casa by the Sea and our quirky little seaside town again soon!
P.S Visit Oceanside and Casa by the Sea's facebook page are great ways to keep up with the local happenings...
Great house, accommodating owner
If you are wondering, the pictures are true reflections of the property. Highly recommended property and owner.
A Real Gem
As an aside, I was so surprised by the area and enjoyed my stay so much that I bought my own bungalow just a few blocks away. I'm hoping to call on Faith's skills to help me make mine as charming as she made Casa By The Sea.
When it comes to Southern California, Oceanside is a bit of a hidden gem, and Casa By The Sea can arguably be claimed as one of its crowning jewels.
We are grateful for all those that have been rejuvenated in this home and look forward to the future guests who need the same restoration and spiritual uplifting that can be found in our lovely seaside town.
Casa By the Sea; Oceanside
In addition, we had a great time exploring the Oceanside/San Diego area together. I truly felt part of this fun-loving couples vacation!
The property was left immaculate and I would highly recommend this couple - and their dogs -should they ever need a reference for any future lodging needs.
From the Owner
“Casa by the Sea was originally purchased and completely restored in 2006. At the time it was created as the Interiors by Faith design showroom, but as the need for an interesting and unique vacation rental property became apparent, the Casa has gradually developed into a full time guest house which occasionally hosts clients who need a place while undergoing construction with a complete renovation by Faith. A historically recognized Spanish craftsman; and was purchased for just $10 in depression era 1928, the first residents of the home were the 'Lindsay family' , and Mr. Lindsay was the original Film Projectionist for The Brooks Theater on Coast Hwy in Oceanside, which still offers regular showings and special events. A recent article highlighting Faith Ann Paulus and Casa by the Sea was recently published in Specs and Spaces magazine:”
Activity and Interests
Oceanside is North of San Diego county, and perfectly located halfway between Laguna and the city of San Diego. Just two blocks from Coast Hwy 101, and to the local train station,you will find Casa By The Sea a haven away from the bustle of the tourists.
Walk to the Oceanside Pier, the longest pier in
Southern California, where you can view all the exciting
development that is currently making Oceanside the 'Talk of the Town.'
Downtown Oceanside is just blocks away from Casa By The Sea, where you will find funky shops and restaurants for that true Southern
California beach experience, or or visit the Civic Center and Oceanside Art Museum just three blocks away. Check out the Museum this summer for 'Jazz at the Museum' and and other great parties for a reasonable 25.00 rate to include music, appetizers and wine.
The Village of Carlsbad is just a mile away from Casa By The Sea, and from there you can drive down the coast and visit Encinitas, Cardiff, Solano Beach, Del Mar and La Jolla,- all within a mile of
each other on the 101.
The Coaster, San Diego's premier transit station can be accessed within a five minute walk, where for just a few dollars a day you can commute from the city of Los Angelos to the bustling nightlife of San Diego county, without ever needing a car.
The best part of your day however, will probably
be found in enjoying a famous Southern California sunset, from the comfort of your own private front porch.
by FAITH ANN PAULUS - COPYRIGHT 4/1/2010
An uncensored opinion for where to spend your time and money while in san diego
NOTE TO TOURISTS: THIS IS NOT A PAID ADVERTISEMENT, WHICH MAKES IT AS REAL AS IT GETS. IF YOU FEEL AN OVERWHELMING NEED TO COMPENSATE FOR THIS BENEVOLENT ADVICE, PLEASE ADD A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA TO SOMEONE’S TIP JAR. ALSO, DON’T BE LAME AND COPY THIS ANYWHERE ELSE WITHOUT ASKING FIRST.
LOCALS - UNDERCOVER of San Diego
THINGS TO DO
CUDDLE WITH A BEAR.
SLEEP OVERNIGHT AT (THE AMAZING) WILD ANIMAL PARK- Roar & Snore offers a variety of themed nights to choose from: Adults-only Nights for those 21 and up begin with hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to purchase cocktails while partying with the lions at Kilmia Point. Then its one big overnight lovefest with the wild animals. They even have upgraded tents for fussy camping whiners.
RENT A KAYAK OR BOAT -or sign up for an Outrigger or Whale Watching Expedition: 256 Harbor Dr. in Oceanside
RENT A VESPA - and even get an expresso in their coffee bar while you wait. Half day only 40.00. vespaofoceanside
LEARN TO SURF - at Surf Camp. Much more interesting than those stuffy camps of your childhood....this one is about survival with an emphasis on marine biology and coastal ecology. Linda Bensons Surf School at Moonlight Beach - just down the 101 in Encinitas:
CYCLE the San Luis Rey River Trail. You can pick up at Coast Highway and Neptune Dr. and follow the path of the San Luis Rey River for 8 miles each way. Or, grab a couple friends and Cycle down the Oceanside Strand and around the Harbor. Stop at watering holes on the way, but be sure you have your bike light in the “on” position on the way home after dark or the Strand Patrol will nail you. Bikes can be rented anywhere. NEWSFLASH!!!!! THE COASTAL BIKE/WALK TRAIL RUNS ALONGSIDE THE TRAIN TRACKS AND IS OPENING FALL OF 2012.
OUTDOOR FARMERS MARKETS The place to go for inexpensive and fresh fruits and vegetables for your gourmet dinners. Wednesday and Saturday 2:00 to 5:00 on Roosevelt in downtown Carlsbad. The Sunset Farmers Market in downtown Oceanside by the pier in a Must. Really unique food items, live music and festivities for all while you select from choice produce. Every Thursday evening from 5 to 9 pm.
ANTIQUE STORES - STATE STREET in Carlsbad Village. Or take a country drive to Escondido or Julian, where you can find great buys and interesting pieces for great prices.
HAPPY HOUR CRUISE: AZURE SEAS
What is better then watching the sun set on the Pacific Ocean? This two-hour cruise offers beautiful scenery, a magnificent sunset and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
Plus, its just 40.00 which is a lot less work than flirting with all the boat owners who have already seen all the right moves and trust me on this -are not interested in taking you anywhere. AZURE SEAS Dock 1 at The Harbor in Oceanside
OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART: If not in the mood to jump on the Coaster to visit any one of our magnificent San Diego cultural parks and museums like Balboa Park, check out the OCM on Pier Way in Oceanside.
If you are lucky enough to get in, JAZZ AT THE MUSEUM offers Cocktails, Appetizers, (compliments of 333) and music from artists like Dave Patrone for just 25.00 for Non Members. ART AFTER DARK is another all time favorite. 704 Pier View Way in Oceanside.
WINE TASTING - Our lovely Temecula Wine Country offers beautiful scenery and some great little vintages.
WILSON CREEK gets my votes for Best Wine Tasting…
LUNCH at THORNTON WINERY, which offers a sunlit view of the fruit trees, with a carafe of wine always served with hot baked bread. Note: Their summer jazz concerts are pricey but worth it.
SPEND THE NIGHT:
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May 16 2015 - Sep 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $95
- Tax Rate 10.0%
The Owner resides in the Carriage House will provide area information
or secure reservations on request
Below Rates include all Utilities including premium programming and movie channesl, Quality Linens and Cookware, coffee, teas, cooking spices, Candles, Flowers, and Beach Equipment. A one time Cleaning Fee of $95.00 is necessary for us to provide a meticulous environment for the next guest
From the Owner
“The engaging neighborhood is lively and well loved as the wide streets and towering pines create a quiet, peaceful and serene setting which is also just a 10 minute walk to the most beautiful beach in San Diego county. 'The Strand' is conveniently located at the end of Wisconsin and the beach and offers miles of biking and pedestrian trails as you make your way north toward the pier and harbor, or south toward the beautiful seaside village of Carlsbad. 95 plus miles of biking trails make Oceanside a noted city with the American Bicyclers Association, and the opportunity to shop, kayak, boat, shop, and be entertained is all within a 30 minute full circle walk. Or take the train and explore the other exciting villages that make up San Diego County. Laura Fran - a local artist who exhibits her work at the Michael Seawald gallery in La Jolla - has a collection of work which is scattered throughout Casa by the Sea. These pieces can be purchased directly through Laura Fran if interested in obtaining. As there is only so much time in a well-deserved vacation or retreat, this concierge-driven property allows the most efficient means of making your vacation as pleasing, restful, and productive as possible! We look forward to welcoming you to Casa by the Sea and the San Diego area.”
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
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- Beach View
- Ocean View
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- duty free shops
- live theater
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 1000 sq. ft.
- 1 Bathroom
- luxurious bathroom and jacuzzi tub - toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Our guests love: The oversized shower and jacuzzi tub
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Ocean breeze bedroom and book nook - 1 queen, Our guests love: the ocean breezes and book nook
- Garden breeze bedroom - Our guests love: Sounds of the fountain and garden outside
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- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- West facing ocean views, towering pines, and glimpses of the Pacific from your own private porch and front yard. Exclusive off street parking and shared backyard garden. ADDITIONAL AMENITIES 1) free wireless internet 2) premium cable channels 3) quality linens, towels and blankets for up to 5 guests 4) beach towels 5) boogie boards 6) bath products 7) quality kitchen cookware, dishes, and seasonings 8) fresh coffee beans, grinder, and coffee pot 9) maps and restaurants menus for best local eateries and pubs 10) Magazines 11)The book nook - take a book - and leave one if you wish 12) juicer and orange tree for fresh squeezed juices A gourmet kitchen and private dining room provide everything you need to entertain in style, or you may simply choose to grill out in the private back yard. The central courtyard offers a soothing fountain as its focus, while fruit trees and California foliage surround you with fragrance and beauty. The large spa-like bathroom invites you to take a relaxing jacuzzi bath with carefully chosen bath products and thick towels. The West-facing front porch provides glimpses of the beautiful blue Pacific, where as you relax and savor each beautiful San Diego sunset, you can also plan your next days activities. See 'My Picks' below for my personal favorites! PAY IT FORWARD Our guests are provided with the best so they have also been known to leave little surprises for the next travelers pleasure. Feel free to continue this delightful tradition if you are inclined! (Beach Equipment, Maps, stationary, menus, soaps, lotions, etc)