My wife and I stayed in the timeshare portion on the Oak side during Christmas week, 2012. These units were remodeled last year except for the bathrooms which are scheduled for 2013. We have been staying at this location for four years and love it. It is difficult to trade into Southern California beachfront property so we purchased a week in 2011. We have not been disappointed.
There are currently foreclosures available for purchase for very attractive rates. We purchased a one bedroom for Week 51 in 2011 for $7,000.
The people at the resort are very friendly. We also like the evening activities especially karaoke by a staff member, Terry.
The town is beautiful and peaceful with ample restaurants. In the timeshare, we can also cook in the room. There is a great local theater company in town with superb performances at a reasonable cost. The sunsets over the Pacific are breathtaking. Wish I had not purchased my first timeshare in Mexico since S. Cal. is our most favorite. Carlsbad Inn is wonderful!