NCV is a great place to stay if you can find a good condo. We stayed in D29 which is a water front and a lower level end unit. The location was nice because the kids could walk straight from the beach (over the rocks) to the outside showers to clean off the sand and right back to the condo. Other than the location this unit doesn’t have much going for it. The furnishings are very out dated and look like they came from a thrift store. The bathroom had only one light working. The sheets and blankets are old and paper thin and you could feel the wires in the mattress. The screen door comes off constantly, even with an adults opening it carefully. There are little to no beach toys for kids and the ones that were there are old and broken. The kitchen furnishings were old and some of the pans were rusting. The TV was about twenty five inches big. This is not horrible but almost every other unit has a big screen. The couches felt old and dirty.
With a few upgrades this could be a nice place, but it feels like the owner is trying to put as little money as she can into the upkeep of this unit.
Tips for NCV first timers:
1.This is not a hotel and there is little you can do to fix things after you get to your unit so do your homework. Only stay in units that have been recommended by others. If you have kids some units come with tons of toys while others have none. Look for units that are open and plain and resemble a hotel room. Some units have tons of little stuff everywhere that are magnets for kids to break and you don’t want to be looking at someone else’s family photos for a week. Leather couches are best because it’s very humid and cloth couches get a dirty feel after a while. A big screen TV is a must. If you’re not staying next to the beach stay on a top floor unit so you don’t hear the people above you. Make sure there are fans in the unit because there is no air conditioning. Do not trust pictures. Avoid carpet if you can. Sand gets into the carpet and feels grimmy.
2.NCV is the best ocean front condo place in Oceanside but it’s ALWAYS under construction. If you get the right condo you won’t even see it though. A leasing agent will not tell you where the construction is because they want to lease out their condo. Call the NCV security and ask them where the construction is and get a unit on the other side of the complex.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vacation rental condominiums located at North Coast Village in Oceanside, California. Choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedroom condos in a 24 hour secured, exclusive beachfront complex with direct access to wide, white, sandy beaches. Enjoy fully furnished beach condo rentals with reserved parking, 2 pools/Jacuzzis, conveniently located between San Diego and Newport Beach, close to Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Disneyland and Mexico. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- North Coast Village Hotel Oceanside