We had an amazing stay at Marijane and Steve's home and would highly recommend this rental for anyone visiting the Oceanside/Carlsbad area. The house was beautiful, clean, and spacious. Even with a large group of multiple families, we never felt on top of each other. The 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms allowed us all to have our own space and have some quiet time when needed. The back patio is fabulous and beautifully landscaped. We spent much of our time on the patio and it felt very private due to the house sitting up on a hill. The house is located close to the beach; however, if taking a lot of gear with you or if traveling with children, the walk can be a little long. We didn't mind taking the car to the beach because we could be there in minutes. The house is also located close to Wal-Mart, Trader Joe's, Starbucks, and other shops and restaurants. It was actually faster for us to walk to the stores than to drive as there is a foot path to stores a couple blocks away. Getting on the 5 and 78 is also very easy from this location. Lastly, our hosts, Marijane and Steve, were wonderful. They gave us our privacy and made us feel welcome in their home. They provided a lot of information on what there was to do in the area and they even gave us a bottle of wine to enjoy. The house had everything we needed, from bedding to dishes. We would definitely stay here again!