This Carlsbad vacation retreat is located on the lagoon and it has ocean views as well! Come stay in this 3 story, 5 bedroom /5 1/2 bath house directly on the famous Carlsbad lagoon. Truly one of the best Southern California vacation rentals, this house has everything you will need to make this an unforgettable vacation.
Spend your days enjoying all of the activities the Carlsbad lagoon has to offer including fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, boating and wake boarding. For a more relaxing day, you can spend the day sitting out by the private pool in the southern California sunshine and enjoy the spectacular lagoon and ocean views. Enjoy... a sunset barbecue with friends and family and then end the day with a dip in the outdoor Jacuzzi tub or the indoor steam room!
The house is the perfect vacation home for a large family, a group of friends, or even 2 or 3 small families sharing a vacation together. The house consists of 3 stories, with the master bedroom, living room, entertainment room, and kitchen all on the first level. The kitchen is loaded with everything you will need and fully equipped with professional appliances. The living room is furnished with two over sized leather couches, a 61" HD flat screen TV complete with cable, blue ray DVD player, and a full entertainment center. The water view master bedroom has a king sized bed and a full bathroom complete with a private steam room. The remaining bedrooms are located on the two stories below and all have queen and full beds, individual balconies with spectacular water views, and private bathrooms. Additional amenities include WIFI (high speed wireless internet), washer/dryer, and off street parking for 5 cars.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at this pet friendly Carlsbad luxury vacation rental home.
Very spacious home for a family reunion. LOTS of stairs (there's 3 stories), so not good for elderly, very small children. Pool was clean, hot tub was warm, and there were enough chairs for everyone to eat together between the bar and the dining table. Huge kitchen, lots of counter space - we cooked in almost every night. However, NO wine opener. We also had ants in the laundry room. The mattresses are a bit hard, but 6 bedrooms for everyone was very nice. We were lacking TP ... only a few extra in each of the 6 bathrooms ... and no bath soap. Thank goodness we brought some. We had a bit of a time with the front door sticking ... then just used the side. Overall, things worked out fine. Oh, be careful with the driveway ... VERY steep. We just parked on the road.
Left on 07/15/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Tammy D.
The place was fantastic for our family reunion. It was roomy and comfortable for everyone. The pool and hot tub were the best and used daily. It was nice having a grocery store arond the corner and we were able to go to 3 different beaches which were all very close. We all would highly recommend this property with no hesitation!
Overall the house was was a bit disappointing that there was still laundry to be done when we arrived. Also since Thursday was a holiday the pool was not serviced and was extremely cloudy by the end of the week. While the house was nice and spacious there are a lot of stairs so it may not be ideal for older adults and young children.
Grand Bay Westfield, New Brunswick, Canada
Great House but a rundown furnishings in living area.
Left on 03/11/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Moira A.
We thoroughly enjoyed the house for the 8 days we were there. 8 adults and 3 small children. The pool and hot tub were great but the heat was not turned on until 24 hours after we were there. After we checked in we called because we had paid for two bassinets for babies and only had 1 (plus the problem with the pool)Our garbage bin was full and we took it to the curb as we noticed all the other homes have theirs out. An explanation would have been nice. The number we were given to call if there was a problem went directly to voicemail and we were no called back until the next morning.
The kitchen is beautiful but missing some of the basics like spoons.All the small appliances were either not working or only partially. The furniture in the living room has seen better days and very low to the ground not good for the over 50's.
These are all small things but very annoying.
On the plus side,when we had an internet problem they responded within 30 minutes.The bedrooms were all good with good beds and bathrooms. The house was great for my family and close to so many things.
Left on 11/06/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Carl C.
This was our second time staying here and love the location and the fact that it is pet friendly. The kitchen was our favorite place, great stove, fridge and eating area, bring sharp knives if you intend to do any cutting although the rental has plenty of cooking knives they were all blunt. The BBQ could do with a refresh as it was difficult to fire up but once going it's a super hot BBQ.
We love the location and would recommend it to any groups from 4 like we were to 12.
The house is ideally located in the area. We were right by Legoland and about 20 minutes from Sea World and the San Diego Zoo (depending on traffic of course). The house is very nice, big and spacious. We enjoyed all the different levels and loved that each bedroom had a bathroom attached to it. The hot tub and pool were a hit. We enjoyed them every night after all the trips to the theme parks and the beach. It doesn’t have air conditioning and we were told that is normal for the area. We were told to open the windows and it was so nice to have the ocean breeze coming through the windows. The house is right on the beach of a lagoon that is gorgeous. The guys were able to fish right off the beach. We would love to plan another trip and stay at the house again.
Left on 08/27/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Richard M.
We trapped 8 mice in the house over 4 nights (ran out of traps). Had to spray for ants. Most of kitchen ware (plates, flatware, pots and pans had food residue on them & dirty dishes in dishwasher when we arrived), it took 2 1/2 minutes for hot water to get to kitchen, (I timed it). Furniture generally worn, holes in screen doors, all bedrooms faced I-5 across the lagoon (traffic noise), no A/C (my bad for not asking). Worth less than half what they ask.
Left on 08/20/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Christine B.
Broken oven, refrigerator, toaster, toaster oven just a few of the problems with this home. For the price it should have been cleaner and everything in working order. Pool was nice but dirty, spa never worked, no T'v's in most bedrooms in spite of pictures showing them, one bedromm had no storage space including closet or drawers...hard to count it as a bedroom in psite of two beds. On positive side, beds were comfortable, enough seating for a large crowd, and plenty of pots/pans etc, which could have come in useful if food hadn't gone bad in non working appliances!
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Kellie F.
The living area in the house is great for large families or a group of families. Loved the pool and the hot tub. The fire pit was nice at night. The property could have been cleaner but it was livable. The beach at the bottom of the property was not great. There is a great beach about 2 miles down the road. During our stay there was a mouse in the house. The property management company was quick to respond. We stayed with 2 other families and had plenty of room.
Left on 07/24/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Heather K.
House is huge! Very nice place but a but dated. Beautiful new granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances... But run down 1970's cupboards and drawers.
Patio furniture could be replaced.
Important things are all there. Location size and cleanliness.
Gene and Lorraine B.
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Left on 07/23/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Gene and Lorraine B.
PLENTY OF ROOM, GREAT LAYOUT FOR 3 FAMILIES - WE HAD 11, 6 ADULTS AND 5 CHILDREN FROM 7 TO 16. EVERYONE WAS HAPPY WITH LOCATION, SO MUCH TO DO. KIDS LOVED THE WATER SPORTS ON THE LAGOON, POOL AND HOT TUB AND OF COURSE THE BEACH, 5-10 MINUTES AWAY. LEGOLAND WAS ALSO ENJOYED BY ALL. WE VISITED THE SEAPORT FOR DINNER AND SOME OF OUR GROUP TOOK A DAY TRIP UP TO HOLLYWOOD AND TOOK A TOUR.
SEDANS COULD NOT BE PARKED DOWN ON DRIVEWAY.
SMALL APPLIANCES, TOASTER, TOASTER OVEN NEED UPDATING, EVERYTHING ELSE WORKED FINE.
DEFINITELY NOT FOR HANDICAP, A LOT OF STAIRS.
WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY.
Our family was more than satisfied with our stay in Carlsbad. The location on the lagoon was perfect. The pool and hottub, the many bedrooms and bathrooms,the large kitchen,made our stay enjoyable and comfortable for our family reunion. We have all agreed we would like to go back again in 2013 to the same place.
Overall the property is very nice! Secluded yet still close enough to be convenient for groceries and the beach. Mattresses were a little firm, but that is a matter of personal preference. Some minor details need to be attended to such as the tiles in the hot tub,etc. but still very nice overall. The house has lots of room and we would definitely stay there again.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Amy B.
This house was perfect and fit our family's needs. It was large and spacious, there were plenty linens, towels, supplies. The kitchen is huge and the back yard was amazing. We loved the views, and used the pool, spa and firepit nightly. It was chilly, so having the option to have the pool heated was amazing. The kids were entertained constantly. Thank you so much!
Left on 03/09/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Andre B.
We just came back from our holiday in this big beautiful house & want to thank the owners for allowing us to rent it. We are a family of 3 couples with 2 children, ages 10 months & 4 years old & everyone had a great time. Having each our own bedroom, TV & bathroom gave us the benefit of a hotel yet the house gave us the intimacy of a home. My 4 yr old grand daughter wanted to live there forever & ever.
Before I rented it, I read a review that said it was run down which made me nervous about renting it, so I thought it was important that I do this review. We didn’t find the house to be run down at all, however I suspect that they may have felt that way because it is not a new house. The doors, cabinets & kitchen tiles are most likely the original ones so they are a little worn but they still serve their purpose. The carpets in the bedrooms are older but they are clean which is what matters to me the most. In fact we found everything to be very clean, even the countless windows were spotless. The only suggestion I would have is to have a new toaster & possibly a digital clock radio in the bedrooms. The WiFi is strong throughout the house. I was a little disappointed to be cut off the evening before we left though, not sure if that is standard practice or if it was an error.
The beach is great but if you have trouble walking you may have trouble getting down there as there are quite a few steps & they are very steep. To sum it up, it was a great holiday & if I told the kids we were going back next year they would be jumping with joy. Don’t be afraid to rent this house, it is everything the pictures say it is & more.
I dealt mostly with Vanessa when I booked the house & she was very friendly & accommodating with questions & requests. Due to allergies we asked that the sheets & towels be washed in unscented laundry soap & they were very willing to do that for us, as well as clean with unscented products. We can’t tell you how much we appreci
Left on 01/15/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Matthew S.
We had a fantastic trip. The property was better than we expected. Only down side to this property is the proximity to the freeway and the train. Train is going to be a problem anywhere in Carlsbad. Freeway was a bit loud when we concentrated on it (i.e. sitting in the hot tub at night), but otherwise the noise was ignored. Besides that, I highly recommend this house and we will be coming back.
Left on 11/26/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Carl C.
Overall, this was a great stay and a very comfortable home. A few things would really help to make it perfect. Searched all closets and finally found a small handful of wire hangers. No bar soap in any showers. Knives in poor condition, need more bowls, there were only two, and there were no serving platters. A/C heating control was locked. First night we were all extremely hot even with sliders open, had to call the next day to have someone come over to unlock and adjust. Very disappointed that for the price we were paying we were unable to adjust our own temperature. Outdoor furniture on upper deck is very uncomfortable. Clothes left in a drawer in master bedroom. We are planning to return next year but would bring our own knives, serving ware etc so that we could serve meals properly. Minimal fixes would make this home 5 star. Read more
Upon receipt of this review, we have purchased hangers for eaach of the closets, new knives, more bowls, and some serviing platters. We appreciate our customers feedback as it helps us to insure the comfort of our future guests.
Surprise, AZ, United States
The property was a perfect place for our group. the large open a
Left on 08/01/2011 for a stay in July 2011 |
Bedroom furniture was dusty and kitchen floor was not clean.But pretty much the rest was ok. Tere is a major ANT problem..We had ants in the master bedroom closet and we on our clothes..Also bedrooms on second floor. the major outbreak of ants was in the kitchen and in the kitchen closets. The black leather sofa needs some work done on its feet. They are NOT even attached, just stuck under it! ouse needs a little TLC, because it is a great place..just starting to get a little run down. Read more
Since receiving this review, we have addressed every issue that these guesst brought to our attention. We purchased more mixing bowls and baking pans and addressed the ant problem immediately. SInce then, we have had no further issues with ants in this property.
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