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This beach cottage is ideally located in the year-round resort village of Carlsbad, California, that is just waiting to be explored. It is situated at 155 Walnut Avenue, across the street from the 'Tamarack Beach Resort' and 'Dini's by the Sea' (a popular restaurant and bar). It is two houses from the coastal '101' oceanfront and Carlsbad State Beach. It is a football field distance to the water(approximately a 3 minute walk to the sand). Note: July and August rentals are weekly Saturday to Saturday rentals only.
The cottage is decorated in a comfortable and casual beach style. It has two bedrooms with queen-size beds and a TV/DVD in each bedroom. There are two living rooms with queen-size sleepers and TV/DVD in one. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are two baths. The cottage is a former duplex with a bedroom, bathroom and living area on each side. The wall has been removed in the kitchen area to join the 2 sides.
Beach cruiser bikes, boogie boards, beach toys, are included. The unit has linens, towels, bedding, and basic supplies. A carport and long driveway provide plenty of parking. A washing machine and dryer are located in the carport. An outdoor barbecue can be enjoyed in the back yard or patio. A portable firepit is provided for outdoor wood fires in the evenings.
Sandy beaches stretch for several miles with an adjacent 'boardwalk' that is great for strolling. Excellent surfing (longboard and shortboard) can be found across the street at spots known as Offshore, Tamarack, and Warm Waters. Numerous other famous surf spots are available along the North San Diego coast. Kayaking and fishing are also popular beach activities here.
Forty restaurants, three surf shops, 15 antique/collectible shops, numerous other shops, the village center, and train station are all within half of a mile. The local area also offers Legoland Amusement Park, shopping malls, biking, sport fishing, and golfing. Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and numerous other San Diego spots are a short drive or train ride away. Disneyland (61 miles) and Knotts Berry Farm (50 miles) are popular destinations to the north.
Try it, you will like it! We have been doing vacation rentals on this property since July 2003.
RESERVATIONS & DEPOSITS: A 25%(of rent amount) minimum deposit is required to reserve this rental(see cancellation policy)
TAXES & CLEANING FEES: A 10.5 % fee will be added to cover Carlsbad Hotel and CBTID Taxes. The non-refundable cleaning fee is $100.
INTERNET/TELEPHONE/TELEVISION: A free wireless or direct connection for high speed internet is available. Extended cable TV channels.
Summer Rentals: We only do weekly Saturday to Saturday rentals in July and August.
Keywords: Cottage, village, beach, walking, swimming, surfing, dining, shopping, biking, jogging, running, fishing, relaxing, Legoland, Disneyland, craft beer
Early Summer May 30 - Jun 5, 2015 6 night min stay
Early Summer June 6-12 Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015 7 night min stay
June 13th-20th Jun 13 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer(Sat to Sat weekly) Jun 20 - Aug 29, 2015 7 night min stay
September Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Oct 3 - Nov 24, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015 4 night min stay
December Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas, New Year Dec 24 - Jan 3, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$225 Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Base rates apply October thru May. Monthly rentals available Oct-May. Rentals of 31 days or longer do not require taxes. Premiums above listed rates may apply to holiday periods. Contact owner for rates beyond one month or rates during holiday periods.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Wild Animal Park, Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland are all within an easy drive
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Hi, We are Bob and Monica Flora, the owners of 155 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008. We live only 10 minutes away from the cottage but we still love to come and stay there becaause it is so relaxing. We love walking along the beach and walking up to Cafe Ellyse or Vinaka's in the village for a coffee. We have 2 sons who love the ocean and have a major passion for surfing and fishing.
We enjoy meeting the different people that we have hosted from all over the world. In the past 6 years we have hosted people from all over Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. We have also had two girls from Germany stay with us at our house.
Monica is originally from Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Her sister and 3 brothers still live in British Columbia. Her 2 older brothers were born in Austria before her parents migrated to Canada and she has a number of relatives living in Austria. Monica works in medical billing. She is a licensed massage therapist and is completing education as a holistic health practitioner in the spring of 2015. She enjoys making floral arrangements, exercise and outdoor activities among other interests.
Bob grew up in Sturgis Mich and went to the University of Michigan for 2 years before moving to San Diego and finishing his Engineering degree. Bob lived in Italy(Sicily) for 9 months and enjoyed meeting people from other cultures while traveling. Bob enjoys sports, travel and outdoor activities(beach, skiing, hiking). Bob has taken classical sculpting classes at a sculpting studio in the village(check it out, it is fun aand relaxing).
O yeah, we can't forget the animals. We have 2 dogs named Calvin(Bischon-Schnauzer) and a rescue named Jack because he looks like a giant Jack Russel terrior. Calvin loves walking along the boardwalk in Carlsbad to socialize with the other dogs.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Village: We bought this cottage with the ultimate goal of retiring here because it is located in the heart of one of the nicest spots on the earth(San Diego North County). The ocean is close enough to hear the waves, the beach is great, the village is at your doorstep(the car stays parked), the weather is awesome, the people are friendly, hiking, biking, shopping, restaurants, nightlife...I mean really, what's not to like?
The Unique Benefits at this House: This has got to be one of the most relaxing places to be at. The stress of everyday life just melts away and you can really enjoy experiencing the moment with your friends and family.