Rented from Barbara and Jim Jagger, via VRBO, their 2BR Condo at 804 North The Strand on the beach in Oceanside, Ca. Pics, descriptions, and phone and email exchanges with them prior to our trip produced very high expectations. Those were met and exceeded.
Upon our arrival we found a bottle of wine with a personal note plus a gift card to a local store in case anything we wanted was not supplied in the condo. That is class.
The accommodations are roomy, comfortable, and flexible (they provided a blowup bed and a porta-crib for when our grandchildren came, plus the couches are pull outs). The patio is large and the views from it awesome.
And the condo is within reasonable walking distance of downtown and even closer to the pier. And there's a local contact person who's less than 10 minutes away should anything go wrong.
Only possible drawbacks (so no one thinks they paid us to write this review)... it is up a flight of stairs, so not suitable for...