Guest Reviews

We had a blast

Tremont Villa is amazing. We had 7 people, 2 were toddlers. There was plenty of space, tons of thoughtful touches, like garage door openers instead of having to get out and use the keypad. The beach is close as many have stated, pop a few blocks down the hill and your toes are in the sand, however you don't have the constant traffic because, while right in the middle of everything, Tremont Street is mostly quiet. The neighborhood is so convenient, it's close to everything, great local restaurants and shops. We went to the beach, Legoland, Stone Brewery, got our kids surfing lessons, and rented a boat on the harbor. Tremont was our hub and our refuge, it made us feel like we all had space; It was very relaxing and comfortable. I would recommend it to anyone, Jody was great to work with and help us out in every way should could from local travel guides to the great wagon in the garage. If you're going to stay in So Cal with a larger group and want to be near the beach and attractions don't look further than Tremont.

by John M. from CO. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great property near the beach

Stayed at Tremont Villa for a soccer tournament over Thanksgiving with 3 kids and 3 adults. Property was beautiful and very clean. Great location near shopping, dining, and the beach. Everything positive, not a bad thing to say. We will stay again for sure!

by Heather S from NM. Submitted Date of Stay:

Terrific choice for families!

We rented this home for a family vacation including 2 families of 4 each and grandma & grandpa. Plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and find their own space. This rental is incredibly well stocked for trips down to the beach. Bikes, boogie boards, beach toys, beach chairs, umbrella, beach cart to haul it all down. Our family loves to cook and the kitchen offered everything we needed. It was a great place and I would highly recommend it for families who like to have fun.

by Annetta G. from ID. Submitted Date of Stay:

Don't bother looking anywhere else!

Where to start? We arrived late and upon entry into this beautiful property we were welcomed with a wonderful welcome note and a box of chocolate macadamia nuts. As soon as you walk in you feel "at home". The house is spacious, clean and very well maintained. It has three levels...main level is the kitchen, dining room, living area and half bath; second level has the bedrooms/bathrooms, laundry area and the third level has a pool table and my favorite, a roof top patio. We spent most nights enjoying the view from the roof top patio (along with a few adult beverages). It's location is ideal for just about anything...easy on/off the freeway (we went to SeaWorld and LA Dodgers, LA Angels and San Deigo Padres baseball games) and 2 blocks to the beach. They have a wagon that you can load up with beach chairs, sand pails/shovels and just about anything you need right in the garage for your use. We were able to fit (tightly) a mini van and sedan in the garage. Jody was very easy to work with and responded quickly to emails if we had questions. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!!! Thanks for everything, Jody!!!!

by Marlene O from WY. Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful home, wonderful beach location, great owner

We stayed for a week in March at Tremont Villa. We were two families, which in total has three children ages 3 and under. We very much enjoyed our stay - the house was spacious and had room to play, sleep, eat, and be together or spread out. It is just a 5 minute walk to the beach and the block itself is lined with lovely homes. The house itself is well equipped with everything you could want and the beds are comfortable and soft. Jody is a great host - she responds to emails very quickly and communicated clearly throughout the whole process. She was kind enough to suggest local activities for us, knowing we had toddlers, and left sand toys, bikes and fishing poles in the garage. We would definitely come back to stay, and would recommend Tremont Villa to other travelers!

by Gretchen M. from GA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Thank-mas at the beach!

Everything about our experience with this property was exceptional. The home is not only beautiful, spacious and clean, but very well appointed for entertaining and cooking for a large group. Two ovens, all of the kitchen gadgets you might need, plenty of dishes and even a gravy boat! We happily entertained ourselves with the deck of uno cards, chess and the upstairs pool table - and there was a perfect little Sony bluetooth speaker in the kitchen to keep our tunes rolling. The beds are comfortable and restful, the master bath is a sight to see, and the patios are lovely. Of course, the quality and cleanliness of the home is only half the battle when renting through VRBO - the other half is the pleasantness of interacting with the owner and Jody is wining on that front, as well. She's a pleasure to work with and the details of getting into the home and arranging payment were prompt, timely and friendly. Thank you Jody, for opening your home to us. Oceanside is a great place to visit (the beach! the sun! the lifestyle!) and we plan to be back.

by Kira D from WA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful Home!

I wanted to leave a thank you of some sort but I didn't know what to leave so this review I hope will serve as a thank you for beautiful Villa that we all enjoyed so much. As described on your site the rental is accurately described but it is even better in person. The Villa is so clean and there are so many accommodations that made our stay even more relaxed. It is located in a tranquil area and convenient to the highway. The whole process went smoothly and Jody was kind enough to also be flexible and easy to get in contact with. Thank you so much and we do also hope to stay again in the future.

by Denise M. from NY. Submitted Date of Stay:

Exceeded our high expectations!

After reading past reviews and seeing the online photos we had very high expectations of our stay at tremont villas, well, we walked in and grinned! It's enourmous and imaculate, everything sparkles and looks even better than the photos :) All the beds were very comfortable but the bed in the master suite was ridiculous, my mum compared it to being in a nest! Super comfy! Everything you need is here, there are a couple of markets just round the corner, we just found everything to be very convenient. Jody was really helpful and nice. We'd love to stay again :)

by Lucy H. from UK. Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect family vacation home

Tremont Villa is perfect! We rented for 10 nights to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday with our children and grandchildren. From the moment we arrived at the house, we could feel the attention to detail and it was like none other....(we have rented vacation homes around the world.) The location is ideal. It's an easy walk to the beach and the downtown area. The neighborhood is clean, safe and quiet. The owners are a breeze to work with. We highly recommend this property!!

by Margaret B. from NV. Submitted Date of Stay:

Lovely Lovely Lovely!

This home goes above and beyond! It's decor is lovely and gives one a sense of comfort. It's equipped like no other with amenities for the beach and for a bike ride. The kitchen lacks for nothing. You want to bake? Go right ahead! We so apppreciated the touches throughout the home. We will definitely be staying here again.

by Sue E from CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Just Like Home

We have stayed at this house for three successive winters (3 months a time). Every year was just like coming home. Jody is a marvelous host who not only makes you feel at home, but if a problem arises (seldom), she fixes it immediately. She even decorates the house for Christmas including a tree. The house is spacious and comfortable. The extras are way above average. The location is great for walking to the beach, movie theater, restaurants, downtown or driving to San Diego and other tourist spots in the area. It is less than an hour to get to the wine country of Temecula. I would highly recommend this house to anyone staying a weekend, a week, a month, or an entire winter. Thanks, Jody for making our winters in California a memorable experience.

by Al and Grace S. from St. Paul, MN. Submitted Date of Stay:

Tremont Villa - Fantastic!

Hi Jody, It was such a pleasure to stay at the house during our California vacation. It was even more beautiful than the pictures! In all honesty, having the house was an integral part of me being able to relax and enjoy myself. With five children under the age of seven, it was so nice to have space where everyone could have some quiet time when needed, where the babies (11 weeks old) could sleep in peace, and where we could visit with our family who were all in town for my sister's wedding. Anyone who came over commented on how absolutely beautiful everything was. We were very pleased and will hopefully be staying there again during any return trips to Oceanside! I particularly loved the luxurious master was sooo comfortable. The kids had a blast walking to the ocean every morning; we thought the location was perfect. Thank you for your hospitality, and for being so great to work with. Cheers, Nicole

by Nicole H. from Prince Edward Island, NS. Submitted Date of Stay:

Oceanside Home

This is an excellent place to vacation. It is very convienent and centrally located. We went to Coronado Island and La Jolla one day. The next day we went to Long Beach for a tour of the Queen Mary. On Thursday night a street festival is 2 blocks away. The home is beautiful and very comfortable. The person in charge is wonderful to work with. I have travelled there twice on girl-friend getaways. It is a wonderful place.

by Carol S. from Phoenix, AZ. Submitted Date of Stay:

Tremont Villa!

Our overall experience was truly awesome! It's proximity to the beach, the quiet and safe neighborhood, and the wonderful amenities made us feel like we were living at home. The linen, bedding, and towels were the best quality. The owners are so thoughtful when it comes to providing the little beach chairs, sand toys for the kids, and even matching visors for the family. The house is only 5-10 minutes away from Legoland which was a plus because we didn't have to wake the kids up early. My 3 year old son had such a wonderful time, he keeps on asking us when he gets to go back to the "pretty house" with the pool table. We would definitely rent this beach house again and surely recommend this property to all of our friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful experience

by Hien N. from San Jose, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Wonderful Furnished Home-Close to the Beach

We loved our stay at this vacation home. This is a very well furnished place. It feels very much like being at home away from home. The kitchen was fun to cook in. Having the grill was great. We enjoyed spending time in the living room, upstairs playing pool, and in the evening enjoying the rooftop patio. We loved the location, it was within walking distance to the beach, it was close to biking trails, shopping, the train. We would love to come back again

by Joann K. from Phoenix, AZ. Submitted Date of Stay:

Tremont Villa is the Place to Be!

As the General Manager/Director of Sales in the Hotel industry I pride myself on being able to pick a great place to stay. The Tremont Villa blew all my expectations out of the water. It contributed to making our family vacation absolutley unforgettable. •Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc? The home was above and beyone what we expected it to be. The amenities and furnishings were absolutly unimaginable for a vacation rental home. If you think the home listing looks nice you will be blown away when you walk in the doors. We spend hours on end on the roof top deck and around the pool table! •Was the property clean, was it well-maintained, etc? The home looked like a professional housekeeper had gone through before we arrived. Immaculate! It has very up to date and modern furnishings. •Did the owner provide good customer service? I would email Jody with a question and I would have a reply within a couple hours of sending it. We also received a welcome gift when we arrived which was a delightful touch. We also didn't fly out until in the evening and Jody contacted the housekeeper and arranged a late check out for us, which was great. •Would you recommend this property to a friend or relative? I would recommend this property to ANYONE and EVERYONE! •What activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike? We had a rental car but rarely used it because Jody so kindly provides "Beach Cruisers" (bikes; included one tandum) for your stay. The beach is only a couple blocks away so we obviously spent a ton of time there. Miso Harney Sushi was some of the best Sushi I have had in a long time! We also frequented Tremont Bar & Grill and Pier View Coffee. The Sunset Market on Thursday night was one of the highlights of our trip! Go with the Australian Meat Pie for dinner and Red Velvet Cake for dessert!

by Dori B. from Cheney, WA. Submitted Date of Stay:

What a Great Place!

The house was both beautiful and inviting. We had almost all our kids and grandkids there at one tie or another and they all loved it. Quiet neighborhood. Just a short walk to the beach and the pier. The bike path was only a block away. San Diego a short drive. We'll be coming back.

by Cherryl R. from Canyon Country, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:


If you are wondering if you should stay here, stop wondering and just do it! My family had a fantastic time here. The house was beautiful and spacious - tastefully decorated yet warm and inviting. The kitchen was large, open, and had nearly every gadget one could want. We especially loved the short walk to the beach and the plethora of toys available for us to take there. The only downside was when we had to leave! Thanks for your hospitality and the venue for us to make lifetime memories.

by Sharon L. from Phoenix, AZ. Submitted Date of Stay:

Truly Exceptional

A clean home with plenty of space for a large group (there were 8 of us sleeping and up to 12 people eating/hanging out). Well-appointed, we needed for nothing but groceries and personal items during our stay. The owners have carefully, thoughtfully and thoroughly stocked and decorated the home. During our stay, we used all the spaces - firepit on deck, pool table, game table, media room, amazing kitchen, sitting area on front patio, grill. The home is located in a beautiful neighborhood. Short walk to beach. Short walk to Pappy's Liquor Store (and bait shop). Short walk to restaurants, movie theatre, shopping, Thursday's Sunset Market. Responsive and dedicated owners. Truly, a lovely experience from time of arrival to winding down. You should go. Have fun!

by Jill W. from Bothell, WA. Submitted Date of Stay:

A Wonderful Place!

Tremont Villa is a lovely home: comfortable, spacious, clean and very well-maintained! Just as described in the listing, and then some. It was the perfect place for a small family reunion with space to gather and to spread out. When we arrived we found everything as described, and we had been sent all the information we needed to feel comfortable immediately. All arrangements were easily made with the owners. We felt welcomed before we came, and have already recommended the Villa to friends. The beach is a short, lovely walk away, a most comfy, impressive coffee shop nearby became a morning ritual, the street is quiet, and the town, including the Thursday outdoor market with all manner of yummy treats is just around a couple of corners. Thank you for opening your wonderful home to us!

by Terry C. from Burlington, VT. Submitted Date of Stay:

Excellent Vacation Spot

This is an excellent vacation spot, whether you want to just relax and enjoy a California beach, or use this as a home base for excursions to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Sea World, San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. The large, roomy home is impeccably maintained and beautifully furnished. We loved the large modern kitchen, and spent quite a bit of time just vegging out in front of the big screen TV in the front room. (It was a LONG tax season.) Thank you for a great relaxing time!

by Stewart I. from Lake Forest, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

A Great Place to Stay

The roominess of this vacation home is fabulous and accomodates our family very well. We had stayed here a couple years ago and knew how well we fit so chose it again. There is so much to do that we never get it all finished but what a wonderful time we have trying! The ocean is only a few blocks away and there is so much equipment provided for our use. Terrific fun! Thanks!

by Judy N. from Phoenix, AZ. Submitted Date of Stay:

First Class Rental!

I have stayed in vacation rentals before but never like this one! Everything from the furnishings to the dishes to the bath towels were first class. In fact, I contacted the owner and found out which towels she used and which silverware pattern she had and bought them as soon as I got home--very luxurious! We were here for a girls' weekend and rarely even left the house! The pool table was really nice and the patio area was very nice, too. I wish Jody would come and decorate my home! This place is also close to the beach and shops and restaurants.

by Julie H. from Huntington Beach, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Warm, inviting, beautiful space steps from the beach!

I am a part of a women's group that gets together quarterly in different areas to relax and rejuvenate. We decided on Oceanside and found this beautiful home to rent for 4 days in March. Jody, the owner, was so friendly, helpful and attentive. She gave us wonderful restaurant recommendations and all the instructions we needed to seamlessly enter and enjoy her house. The house is beautifully maintained and had plenty of space for our gathering. Jody stocks it with all the amenities you could ask for including kitchen supplies, condiments and spices, bathroom supplies, bikes, boogie boards, beach towels, BBQ, etc. All you have to do is bring your clothes and you're all set! The house is only a few blocks to a beautiful beach and there are great restaurants also in walking distance. My favorite parts of the house were the pool table and the fire pit on the upstairs porch. We will definitely stay here any time we are in the area. Thank you Jody!

by Amber M. from San Francisco, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Family Annual Get-Together

Once a year our family gets together in different locations and for special events. This year it was for Flo's and my 65th wedding aniversery and our grand daughters wedding. The house provided a location close to most family members and a place away from the 40 plus people to relax and have a few visit us. It was one of the best choices we could have made. Four or five at a time enabled us to get personal. We enjoyed the beach walks and the close axcess to stores. The house was perfect, comfortable and clean. Jody is an exceptional hostess and we were grateful for the chance to meet her. If we ever come back to the area we will use the house as our vacation again.

by Edd B. from Greenville, SC. Submitted Date of Stay:

Can't Wait to Come Back!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tremont Villa in Oceanside, CA. It had all the comforts of home.... if you live in a million dollar home! All the furnishings and accomodations were first rate: well-stocked kitchen; plush, comfortable beds; great location for the beaches and downtown Oceanside; fire pit on the roof; TV's in every room, and it easily fit our party of 6. This will become a regular stop for us since we love vacationing in southern California.

by Christopher D. from Havertown, PA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Our Oceanside Home Away from Home

We absolutely loved our stay at this vacation rental. It is exactly as pictured on the internet. It was very comfortable for our family of 13. It was very clean and fully stocked for our stay. It was a wonderful place to return to from whatever we had done that day. We enjoyed using the beach "toys" that were provided for our use. It was a short walk to the beach and the pier. The drive to San Diego and Disneyland were no problem at all. Then it was very nice to come home to such a nice place. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice place to stay in Oceanside. We are trying to plan a time that we can return, soon. Jody had thought of everything and is very nice to work with. You can't go wrong staying here.

by Cheryl D. from Centerville, UT. Submitted Date of Stay:

What an amazing time we had at this beautiful home!

Our family vacation was one of the best ever due in part to the owners and the home itself. The layout and location are perfect for a comfortable and relaxing trip. The house has plenty of space for all, also very kid-friendly, even for our 2 year old twins. The house has everything you could possibly imagine- the kitchen is well-equipped and had all the amenities we needed to cook at home, the garage was stocked with bikes, beach chairs and more...perfect for the beach and the neighborhood. The linens, towels, and all the extras were top quality and we never needed anything more! The roof top patio and fire pit were a huge hit and great for summer nights. I would highly recommend this home and owner to anyone out there, you will not be dissapointed!

by Tara V. from Indonesia. Submitted Date of Stay: