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Casa By The Sea ~ RELAX, RESTORE, GET INSPIRED! in Oceanside

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About Casa by the Sea

A 1928 Historical residence, CASA BY THE SEA has been hosting executive and vacation guests since 2006!

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. 

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! 

Our Corporate guests enjoy the quiet serenity of the 'GARDEN ROOM; which offers a large desk and the serenity of the fountain just outside the window.  While our Vacation guests often prefer the 'OCEAN BREEZE' room with fresh ocean breezes.  

Whether staying for Business or Pleasure, each of these 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:

This vintage, ocean view neighborhood offers both scenic and nostalgic views as you stroll to the coffee shops, beach, Pier, Harbor, downtown, yoga studios, theater, and open air markets. 

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.

Boasting wide, tree lined streets of active walkers and dog friendly beach goers; the townsite 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.

Or go North enjoying the lovely seaside villages of San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Laguna- all within 30 minutes from the property.

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. 

Concierge Services

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.

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 
$1500.00 TOTAL


Promotions

'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.

Refer a friend or family member and when they confirm their reservation (one week minimum stay) you accumulate One (1) complimentary nights stay at Casa By The Sea. We provide you with a Guest Coupon which requires your stays to be cumulative (3 night minimum Guest Stay for your earned 3 nights credits).

Comments 

SOME COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS GUESTS: 
Thank you so much for letting us rent out your lovely vacation home. Rob and his mom enjoyed their stay. The bathroom had to be the most spectacular feature of the home. Our caterer loved the fact that they had a real kitchen they could use for once. Then there is the courtyard...It provided a lovely setting for our reception on a perfect San Diego day. There was not much need for extravagant decor as nothing can beat what nature has provided us in the courtyard. The fountain and the sound of the water was our musical backdrop. 
The courtyard was quite lovely with all the flowers in bloom: lavender, jasmine, roses. Even the neighbor's orange tree wanted to be in the courtyard with all the orange fruits cascading in. We adored the pomegranate that was bearing fruit at the time. Let me say that it took a lot of will power not to pick the pomegranate. My mother adored the jasmines. I am so sorry but I had to pick a couple of jasmine blooms for her which she then took home to the Philippines.

Thank you, Faith. We will always remember you and your beautiful home.

Lynn & Rob

Dear Faith, 
What a wonderful vacation and it was the little things that mattered most: A quiet backyard after an active day at the beach, the morning walk to get coffee at the local cafe, the chimes, the great books stashed in the quaint nooks of the house, the gorgeous garden, the quiet neighborhood, and of course the showcase home that felt both classy and cozy. 
This spot was a gem, and we are also grateful we rented Seaview Villa, as it gave us easy beach access and splendid sunset views over dinner. We look forward to next year! 
JAMES, MICHAEL, JEFF, AND ALICIA LOWE 
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO

Faith, 
Thank you for a lovely retreat. The Southern California weather was perfect - sunny days and refreshing ocean breezes. Casa By The Sea was so comforting - we enjoyed cooking in the great kitchen, evening fires, reading and lunch in the garden, and soothing spa baths. We also enjoyed some of your suggestions, especially the Farmers Market in Carlsbad (what a treat to have truly fresh fruit!) and the wine tasting at Thornton's Winery in Temecula. We planted a fresh herb garden and used them in our cooking. Hope your next guests enjoy them: Rosemary, Garlic Chives, Oregano, Thyme 
Warmest Regards, 
Chuch and Alison Boutcher 
Springfield, Illinois

Thank you so much for sharing your secret hideaway out here by the beach. After losing our house to the fires, it was a blessing to have found you and Casa By The Sea. The beautiful decor and wonderful colors were like healing hands. We now feel invigorated to begin our new life again. We shall be in touch and have you over at our New Home on top of the mountain! 
Much Love, 
Bill and Lupe Munro 
RANCHO BERNARDO, CALIFORNIA

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house rental amenities

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)

activities and attractions in Oceanside San Diego Area

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.

MY PICKS

-LOCALS–UNDERCOVER— 
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.

THANK YOU, 
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: At SOUTH COAST WINERY where you can get a wonderful little Villa and enjo(website hidden)t Air Balloon ride the next day. .

WHILE IN TEMECULA: Check out OLD TOWN for antiques. Okay, this is killing me to let you in on this one, cuz some of my best Interior Design finds have been found there so please lets just keep some of this info for ourselves or it won’t be a secret anymore. Here goes: Across the River from Front Street is GRANNYS ATTIC – complete with all the fun nooks and crannies that your own Grandmaw use to have in her own attic. One of a kind pieces that, with just a little imagination can help you create a whole room into something special. Don’t forget to check out the courtyard, where the cool vintage patio pieces are wearing genuine moss. Bring your SUV and trailer – and remember not to start a conversation with the cowboy slouching near the door. He isn’t real.

GLEN IVY HOT SPRINGS SPA - A little further north on the 15 from the Wine Country is this delightful day spa. For less than 50 bucks you get to spend the entire day relishing in a tropical wonderland of "Its All About Me" indulgement. Check out the underground caverns and discover a new layer of skin after scouring the mud off your sun-worn body in the famous mud baths. Get a massage for no other reason than to have one of their very handsome young boys lead you back to a secluded hut for a guilt-free rendezvous. Some say this spa and its healing waters were founded by The Mafia - I say it was founded by the gods of bliss.

CATALINA ISLAND - is unsurpassed in natural beauty, a true island oasis just off the coast of Southern California. Calm clear waters in a quaint Mediterranean like setting manages to be both relaxing and adventurous, which makes for the ideal romantic setting to fall in love – for a few days anyway. From the property, head North on the 5 about 20 minutes until you get to Dana Point - and pick up one of the cruise ships to the island. Venture out to the back country with a picnic lunch for a serious uphill hike, where in just under 3 miles, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of this magical aqua island and it’s studded sails.

Great whale watching can be had at the same time as your cruise, but be forewarned that the last boat out is typically filled with party animals who have had one too many margaritas, and the happiest one, (usually the heaviest one in the crowd) can somehow find a way to slip down the galley and onto your lap before you’re halfway back to Dana Point.

Stay at the AURORA HOTEL instead and ask for a third floor room. Then, go play kissy face on the roof top deck and witness one of the most amazing views on the planet.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL - Just tilt your nose up a little and ACT like you belong there! (it helps to be blonde - and skinny) Also known for its World Class golf courses. O.K, so you may have to pay for THAT privilege.

BEST HIKE: BATIQUITOS LAGOON – while running away from the Four Seasons staff member who is totally on to you – head down the canyon toward the lagoon that runs behind the hotel. Or, for a more proper arrival - park at one of two designated parking lots on Batiquitos Drive in Carlsbad. This park loops around and offers majestic views of the lagoon, with the intoxicating scent of deciduous plants like lavender and sage.

LA COSTA RESORT is easily my personal favorite serenity spot. Purchase a massage and you get to play Queen for the day while enjoying all the amenities. The grounds are beautiful especially at night. Try the Blue Fire Grill for Happy Hour. lacosta(website hidden)

BEST OUTLET ANYWHERE IN THE PLANET 
THE CARLSBAD COMPANY STORES 
Check out Bellefleur Restaurant for a great burger and extra crispy fries at lunch. Happy Hour Friday brings some pretty sensational martinis where a bartender named Girth will make you forget about that cute dress, which, in a weak moment reminiscent of the nineties: you put on hold at BCBG. Try to ignore the eternal 2012 voice that keeps coming back to haunt you with: “Is it a Need or a Want?”

BEST WAY TO TOOL AROUND TOWN: 
The Coaster.....no traffic lights, comfy seats, and a view of the coast all the way to your destination for just a few bucks each way. You can leave your car and pick up at any village exit on the 5 for no charge. Great way to see a Charger game!

WHILE YOU'RE DOWNTOWN: The Gas Lamp Quarter is easily the hottest spot in San Diego for nightlife. You single people should check out The W Hotel for a great happy hour on the Roof Top Beach. Since there are too many great dining places to choose from, it’s best to graze your way down 4th, 5th, and 6th Street for appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

BEST JAZZ STATION: 98.1 (kifm) will give you continuous updates on San Diego's famous jazz concerts. Also, this summer you will find them sponsoring some great entertainment on Oceanside's own pier during JAZZ AT THE BEACH. Tough to find a better venue than our own Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.

BEST CONCERN VENUE: The Oceanside Ampitheater at The Pier.

FOR WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT: The Belly Up in Solana Beach at the Design District.

BEST BREAKFAST:

BESSIE'S 1929 CAFE - Awesome fresh food in a darling twenties style environment complete with historical photos and books of the area.  Everything on the menu is exceptional but especially love the crepes w/ maple thyme bacon. Just a 5 minute walk from Casa by the Sea.

BEST BAKERY:  PETITE MADELINE:  Coast Hwy and Pier View Way.  Elegant Ambiance, to-die-for bakery products, and some of the best soups, crepes, and made from scratch French food you will ever have in San Diego. 


BEACHBREAK CAFÉ in OCEANSIDE: 
Go hungry and try a Jalapeno Scramble and the Banana Crunch French Toast. These guys have been servin’ it up fresh for us every morning for years, and they have got the breakfast thing DOWN – (even though the banks don’t seem to think so) So, hey, we’ll just continue boycotting Denny’s and all other Corporate Boxes until we see the Beach Break expansion approved. Thanks for your efforts Gary
NEWS ALERTXXXX THE NAKED CAFÉ: 

Another great breakfast spot in Carlsbad and a new location in Encinitas. Love the Fairy Dust Chai Tea Latte. They also do a mean jalapeno scramble! Ask for Nathan and he’ll make sure you get the perfect viewing spot even through on the way to your table, you may be trippin’ over children and their doting Carlsbad parents who don’t mind paying 10 bucks for Oatmeal.

QUICK BITE: Buckaneer Beach Club  across from Buckaneer Beach where Old Surfer Dudes are cookin’ up excellent fresh Ahi sandwiches, Breakfast Burritos and Fish Tacos. 
Some of the best pancakes anywhere since the Old Guys are also retired firemen who stand for hours gazing at the next wave with nary a surfboard in sight. Open by Chance but one worth taking.

HILL STREET COFFEE SHOP 524 Coast Hwy - 3 MINUTE WALK FROM CASA BY THE SEA;Organic healthy fare and a great little courtyard setting in one of Oceanside’s finest historical Victorian homes. Dan brings in fresh fruit from his own orchard, and the fresh baked cornbread makes you feel like you’re having breakfast at grandma’s house.

In the same setting, your will find Sushi restaurant with non-japanese chefs who are sportin more than just a few interesting tattoos. But hey, no one turns out a better sushi roll, so just be patient and enjoy a roll so good, its got the L.A people cruising up just for the experience.

BEST DOO 
Again in the same courtyard setting is a well-kept secret, HAIR STUDIO 514. Specializing in organic, environmentally friendly products, these people know how to brandish a pair of scissors like nobody’s business. They will have you sportin a new look that’s guaranteed to turn heads - and if you forgot lunch, someone will happily bring you an egg samwich from Hill Street.

BEST LATTE: THE PIERVIEW WAY COFFEE SHOP: 
I like to cruise down the beach - jog down the pier and cross back over to this coffee shop for a egg and cheese sandwich on fresh ciabatta bread. Just remember that your eggs always come scrambled in Southern California. (They will look at you weird if you ask to have them fried)

BEST HANG OUT COFFEE SHOP: 
PANNIKINS in Encinitas: Tucked away in a Charming Yellow Victorian House on the 101. Grab a paper to hide behind as you take notes on the best of the Southern Cal culture while surfers, exec, and Techies mingle with their overly well-behaved dogs.

BEST COFFEE SHOP FOOD and ENVIRONMENT 
VINAKAS CAFÉ in Carlsbad. Tropical themed in a funky eclectic style that warrants no real explanation. Starbucks tried to run them out a few years ago, by planting a store in the same plaza at Carlsbad Blvd. and Carlsbad Village Dr, but it worked out perfect cuz the Biker Geezers migrated to Starbucks and Vinaka’s gets to just keep doing what they do best. Grab a table over the central fountain and enjoy one of the best tuna fish sandwiches or Lox and Bagel dishes you’ll find anywhere at an affordable price. Plus, it’s nice not to have to divert your eyes when a pair of overly snug biker shorts walk past you.

BEST NEW COFFEE SHOP: 
THE CUP: My friends Karen and Dave will probably offer you a free cup of their secret blend of the world’s most exotic coffee, along with an aspirin for your hangover if you mention my name. Couches are brought out to the sidewalk for a view of the ocean while beach billionaires happily converse with cheerful deadbeats from the alleys who are poor but serene, cuz they knew what they were doing all the time and already have a place to lay their heads. (Squatters rights) Occasional guitars and singing bring a joyful spirit of denial, as you are transported far from the reality of a crazy economy.

THE LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT AT THE OCEANSIDE HARBOR: 
Fresh Mahi Mahi served up with a fabulous jalapeno tartar sauce and a Patios come complete with firepits and AND breathtaking view of both the Harbor and the Ocean. 
You get to virtually wave to the dolphins and hope that you are not sinking your teeth into one of their family members. Hey, its a f(phone number hidden) world out there....so order up a home-grown brewski and be grateful that Mother Nature continues to provide even through we don't really deserve her treasures from the sea.

THE FLYING PIG: A top 5 new restaurant according to San Diego Union Tribune – and even better? Its just a few blocks from Casa By The Sea. Mac and Cheese to die for – ribs, burgers, and just 6 bucks for a decent glass of house red. Culinary classy owners claim that it would be “When Pigs Fly” that they would finally open a restaurant together…and guess what? Duck your head cuz apparently they do. The Flying Pig is a member of the Slow Food Movement, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. All I know is that they graciously let us neighborhood gals pile in there for the last Oprah show – to the chagrin of some seething Chargers Fans. 

SWAMI’S– This little jewel of a restaurant was born decades ago and made their home across the street from the Realization Center and gardens. I did a Happy Dance when we discovered they were opening a new restaurant within walking distance. A perfect halfway mark from Casa By The Sea and the Beach. Serving up both breakfast and lunch with nothing but the freshest ingredients within a fun little community atmosphere that thrives on clamoring to both locals and tourists. My dog Luke gets bones and a bowl of water while I read the paper on the way to the pier. Someone recently brought in a bunch of fresh sea bass and they created the best fish and chips imaginable – or try the acai fruit bowl for a lighter fare.

BAJA LOBSTER AT THE HARBOR 
Buckets of fresh lobster and marinated chicken and carne asada. Plus a great Caesar and Salsa Bar. You can once again dream about being a boat owner and then just as quickly remember the price of gas and go back to humbly eating your taco.

DOMINICS AT THE HARBOR Hole in the Wall GREAT Italian Restaurant. Fabulous pizza with out of this world crust. Dominic might just crack open one of his better Chiantis if you ask really nicely.  NOW OPEN:  DAVINA'S WINE BAR IN THE SAME LOCATION.  OFFERING INTERESTING FARE AND ITALIAN SPUMONI.  

BEST HAUNTS ON COAST HWY 101: 
The Panikin Restaurant in Leucadia: A Pre-Starbucks Funky Coffee House. Try the curry chicken salad on one of their fresh baked bagels.

THE SELF REALIZATION CENTER In Cardiff - just walk through the ornate iron gate and take in the magic of these serene gardens overlooking the Pacific. No charge to discover who you REALLY are - but donations accepted.

THE CEDROS DESIGN DISTRICT 
Just behind the historical train station off Lomas Santa Fe and Coast Hwy. Gotta try the Mac and Cheese at the Zinc Cafe. Wonderful boutique shops and completely unaffordable design centers.

BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE 
The classy women of DOUBLE TAKE have been dressing me up for last minute affairs for years. Start with your basics of trousers, jeans, and couture - quality dress apparel downstairs, and then wind your way up to the Attic for accessories and sometimes the perfect Italian shoe. Fun beads, necklaces sunglasses will complete your look and have you out the door in minutes – but not without the final approval of your fellow shoppers. Be prepared to dance when encouraged to do so. Double Take’s got you covered with 3 locations in Encinitas, Solana Beach, and my personal fave – the rockin’ Roosevelt location in Carlsbad.

BEST BARBECUE:THAT BOY GOOD  (TBG) on Coast Hwy and Mission.  FABULOUS SMOKED RIBS AND ALL THE FIXIN'S IN A HONKY TONK STYLE ATMOSPHERE. GO!!!

BEST OCEANVIEW RESTAURANT 

The Beach House in Cardiff on 101: 
Dine upstairs cuz you may get splashed on the lower level when the surf comes crashing over the rocks.

BEST MEXICAN FOOD 
My choice is Las Olas in Carlsbad on Coast Hwy or across from The Beach House above. Try the Sour Cream Enchiladas with a fresh mango Margarita. Best Salsa too! WARNING: DO NOT DRINK MORE THAN 2 of the Infused Roasted Jalapeno and Pineapple Margaritas.

BEST MEXICAN PARTY PLACE 
COYOTES - For good food and live bands- w/ cozy outdoor fire pits for great margarita conversations - Carlsbad Village

BEST FAST FOOD MEXICAN 
We have more of these than other cities have McDonalds. I like Roberto’s on Oceanside Blvd and 101 and Juanita in Encinitas. 
For the best bowl of Mexican Chicken Soup in the city, try La Especial Norte in Leucadia. Said by some to be the ONLY cure for the common cold.

BEST HAPPY HOUR 
Calypso Café and its sister restaurant: Pappagallos for spicy south pacific fare and an excellent wine list. Located in Leucadia right before Encinitas. Blink and you might miss it.

BEST MARTINI AND OCEANSIDE RESTAURANT 
333 CAFÉ AT THE PIER IN OCEANSIDE. Gotta love the gamble the Kohn guys took to bring a classy club and restaurant to the hauntingly beautiful – albeit lonely- Oceanside pier. It’s a smashing success with a fabulous martini happy hour, wonderful service, and unforgettable dinner experience.

BEST DATE PLACE: 
Vigiluccis on State Street in Downtown Carlsbad. Tranquil and romantic. Also private enough that you can play footsies or something a little more daring.

BEST PIZZA 
Again, our local Restaurateur, located in Leucadia near Calypso Café: vigiluccis(website hidden). Gotta try the Four Cheese Pizza even if you are a Die-Hard Sauce person.

BEST SEAFOOD: 
You can choose anyone of the expensive restaurants in town, but DINIS’ in Carlsbad brings in extraordinary cuts of fresh seafood at an affordable price. Join the Happy Hour crowd and you’ll get an amazing fresh fish taco – and sometimes an unwanted phone number-for just 2 bucks.

BEST BURGER 
Roadhouse Grill: Next door to the Best Pizza guys above. 
Guaranteed red meat fix for at least 3 days.

BEST CHEESESTEAK 
I’ve never been to Philly – the ole King of Cheesesteaks town, but I do know a good sandwich, and THE CHEESTEAK GRILL is consistent every time with the kind of lean steak, grilled mushroom, and melted white cheese that will make a girls heart sing – and her protein level soar back to normal. I dare you to find a better Cheesesteak sandwich in Southern California. 
Oceanside Blvd next to the Starbucks.

BEST BEACH WALK 
Buckaneer Beach South to Carlsbad Village. If you count about 10 houses down after the citadel you can find the steps that take you right to Ocean drive, and into the heart of the village.

SECOND BEST BEACH WALK 
The Seawall in Carlsbad. Park at the West end of Carlsbad Village Drive. A bit busier but fun to people watch. NOTE: For tourists who don’t get it – the line to get into the parking lot is just that – which means don’t be an Ass and drive in front of us in search of a place to park. Instead, chill out with a fish taco and cold house brew at Harbor Fish Café.

BEST DRIVE UP THE COAST 
Oceanside to San Clemente. Go to Del Mar Avenue for fabulous antique and boutique shops. Try the Blue Fire Grill for dinner. Check out the all day Farmers Market on Sundays. Have a Bloody Mary at the Fishermans Seafood Restaurant. Live a little and ask for The Spicy Bull.

BEST MONTH TO VISIT SAN DIEGO: 
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER: No crowds, beautiful sunsets, crisp mornings

BEST BOOKSTORE; 
Barnes and Noble in Oceanside - across from Trader Joe's. Ask for a copy of the book: POPCORN POPPIN ON THE APRICOT TREE - By Faith Paulus – Also, affiliated with BEST DESIGNER: (website hidden) (No relation)

GREENBACKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR THIS SERVICE, HOWEVER LOCALS UNDERCOVER INC. WILL GRACIOUSLY ACCEPT TRADE AS GRATUITY FROM ESTABLISHMENTS NAMED ABOVE.

IE: THE BARTER SYSTEM STILL WORKS IN AMERICA EVEN IF OUR MONEY DOES’NT

vacation rental rates

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. 

We ask that you leave the premises in a clean and orderly fashion as prescribed by your Welcome Letter which will be forthcoming upon your request to confirm.  

SPECIAL CORPORATE OR EXTENDED STAY RATE: $3800 per month - 30 day minimum. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR UPCOMING FALL AND WINTER AVAILABILITY  

WINTER SEASON ~ SEPTEMBER 15TH - MAY 15th

  • NIGHTLY RATE: $150.00 Per Night (3 night minimum)
  • WEEKLY RATE:   $1100
  • MONTHLY RATE: 4300.00 (based on availability)

 PLEASE ADD A ONE-TIME CLEANING FEE OF: $95.00

SUMMER SEASON ~ MAY 15TH - SEPTEMBER 14TH

  • NIGHTLY RATE: $295.00 PER NIGHT (3 NIGHT MINIMUM)
  • WEEKLY RATE: $2200.00
  • MONTHLY RATE: $3900.00 (based on availability)

PLEASE INCLUDE A ONE-TIME CLEANING FEE OF: $95.00

    ONE extremely well-behaved dog may be considered at the following rates:

    nightly: $15.00

    weekly: $100.00

    monthly: $300.00  

    Back yard is fully fenced.  Neighborhood is extremely pet friendly.  One 6 year old Golden Retriever resides at Casita by the Sea (guest house) and is a great companion for your dog.  Please inquire with details concerning your pets breed and behavior style.  

    '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.

    Refer a friend or family member and when they confirm their reservation (one week minimum stay) you accumulate One (1) complimentary nights stay at Casa By The Sea. We provide you with a Guest Coupon which requires your stays to be cumulative (3 night minimum Guest Stay for your earned 3 nights credits).

    MONTH TO MONTH: For just $2900 you get to stay here on a month to month basis without paying high hotel fees. Furnished, completely equipped,. Tenant pays all utilities.  Gardener provided.   Requires Minimum One Year Lease Agreement.

    SMALL WEDDINGS OR SPECIAL EVENTS:

    ENJOY BOTH CASA BY THE SEA AND CASITA BY THE SEA FOR YOUR NEXT SMALL EVENT: 
    MAXIMUM 35 GUESTS: 
    $1250.00.00 FOR A 7 HOUR EVENT 
    $250.00 - CLEANING FEE 
    $1500.00 TOTAL *

    * SECURE YOUR SMALL WEDDING OR SPECIAL EVENT AND RECIEVE ONE COMPLIMENTARY NIGHTS STAY AT BOTH CASA BY THE SEA AND CASITA BY THE SEA 



    IMPORTANT NOTE: 
    A No Smoking Rule is strictly enforced both in and around the 
    premises of Seaview Villa. 

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    Top things to do in Oceanside
    • Walk the Pier and beautiful white sandy beaches
    • Sunset Market every Thur evening - all downtown streets
    • Attend Jazz at the Beach or at the Museum
    • explore all the villages of Historic Coast Hwy 101
    • Enjoy a Harbor Cruise
    Top things to do on a budget
    • Stroll the beach and ride the bike paths
    • Take the scenic "Coaster" downtown
    • pick strawberries, wine-taste, and go antiquing in Fallbrook
    • Explore one of our beautiful lagoons and conservation parks
    • rent a boat at the Harbor
    Top things to do with a family
    • Oceanside's Sunset Market on Thursday nights
    • Take a Family Surf lesson
    • Bike down the San Luis Rey Trail
    • Explore the beautiful Flower Fields
    • Enjoy a Harbor Cruise
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    Great house, accommodating owner

    Review submitted: January 17, 2014   Date of arrival: November 27, 2013

    Faith is a very personable and attentive owner that lives on-site. My family and I felt comfortable in her beautiful house nestled in a great neighborhood in Oceanside. The house is a historic house that is well-maintained and renovated in certain areas (bathroom, e.g.) to 21st century standards. The house is true to its roots and era, but without any sense of being old and worn. It is very clean and bright. We cooked in the kitchen on numerous occasions, and enjoyed quiet moments in the courtyard and on the porch. We never got to use the fireplace, but it was available and tempting on on one (rare) rainy day. We often walked to the beach and used the house as our base for daily car excursions to sites along the coast.

    If you are wondering, the pictures are true reflections of the property. Highly recommended property and owner.

    Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

    Owners response: Thank you for your kind comments and reviews! Nothing gives me more pleasure than providing a beautiful and well balanced environment for weary guests who need the comfort, and tasteful environment that Casa by the Sea offers. Along with a colorful and vibrant beach community - it's the formula for a memorable and restful getaway!

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    A Real Gem

    Review submitted: October 9, 2012   Date of arrival: June 1, 2012

    I have been fortunate to travel to a lot of places, including Europe, & Asia and I can honestly say I have never stayed in a more comfortable or charming cottage. The owner, Faith, is equally as charming; an interior designer who knows how to bring a 1929 bungalow to life. Check out the pictures, they speak for themselves. The mattresses are top of the line so you'll get the rest you're looking for, it has all the modern amenities like WiFi & cable, so you can stay in touch, and the location is central to everything, so you'll never be at odds for finding something to do. You can literally walk or bike to everything; the beach, the train, the pier, the harbor, the theaters, the library, the Thursday Farmer's Market, concerts on the beach, coffee shops, the french bakery, fantastic 5 star restaurants and 2 great breweries (all of which are exceptionally well priced.) Oh, and Faith writes a great rundown of local hot spots called "Locals Undercover" so you'll get the insider's track on everything that's great to do in San Diego.

    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.

    Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

    Owners response: I believe Casa by the Sea met its match with Penny as she was an equally gracious and charming guest. She also left her own creative touches to the home - as do so many of our regular clientele. The chemistry of giving to the next weary guest who leaves more spiritually refreshed has been an 8 year tradition that others are delighted to pass along. A well placed pillow, a thoughtful map or menu, the cabinets rearranged in an orderly fashion - or a new plant or herb that will find its place in the ever-blooming garden make up just a few of the personal touches by our own guests - that have made Casa by the Sea the personal sanctuary that it is today.

    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.

    Helpful votes: 0 / 0

     

    Casa By the Sea; Oceanside

    Review submitted: September 23, 2012   Date of arrival: September 9, 2012

    We had a wonderful stay at Casa By The Sea Oceanside; the decorating and space use were well done,a very nice kitchen as well as comfortable beds and bath. A nice plus, the owner was on premises and a wealth of local knowledge; we enjoyed her company too! We were able to walk to great restaurants and events; Thursday not to be missed is the Farmers Market (fresh produce, local restaurants booths and a band was playing blues!). Yes we will go back and we have already told friends now they also want to go to Casa By The Sea.

    Recommended for: adventure seekers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

    Owners response: I just want to also offer Ruth my own 5 stars since she and her husband were exemplary guests while here at Casa by the Sea. As the proud owners of two gorgeous Dobermans; Sedona and Bismark - they were also highly conscious of making sure their pets were well behaved and I found them to be really unobtrusive and remarkably kind animals.

    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.

    Helpful votes: 1 / 1

     

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