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*** Best Spot in Carlsbad!*** Ocean View, Steps to Beach, Yard, Pets OK!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) Pet Friendly 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

NOTE: Please go to VRBO #662845 to see our other Pet Friendly House called 'HOUSE 2' in the reviews for this listing. it is now listed separately at VRBO #662845

SUMMER rentals are weekly only, Saturday to Saturday only.

ALL our pictures are taken from our property, 'THE BEST SPOT IN CARLSBAD!'

Enjoy spectacular ocean and lagoon views from this extraordinarily relaxing & serene home-away-from-home at the beach. Locals call it, 'The Best Spot in Carlsbad.'

. . . would you like to know WHY???

#1. We have beautiful unobstructed panoramic white water views of the ocean, inside the house and out!

#2. We are just a short walk to the beach. A scenic trail to the beach starts just a few steps from the house.

#3. We are in a SAFE location, on a QUIET residential neighborhood with little traffic.

#4. We have a beautifully landscaped grassy yard looking out to the ocean. Enjoy the ocean while dining on the patio, sunbathing in the yard, or sitting around the fire pit with a beverage at sunset.

#5. We are pet friendly.

#6. We are NOT on a noisy street with lots of traffic, or next to a bar with live music, a restaurant, or apartments with loud parties at night.

#7. We are close to everything! 10 minutes to Legoland; 30 minutes to Seaward; 35 minutes to San Diego Zoo; 45 minute to Wild Animal Park; 1:15 hour to Disneyland;

Your home-away-from home at the beach is fully equipped, and features lovely views of the ocean, with plenty of outdoor space for the children to play and the adults to relax. You will enjoy wonderfully comfortable beds, a well-stocked kitchen, plenty of off-street parking, wireless broadband, private laundry facilities, a grassy yard with patio furnished for outdoor dining and lounging, a propane grill, a fire-ring with granite surround for enjoying an evening beverage, and an outdoor shower with hot water for your pleasure upon returning from the beach. Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, boogey boards, beach toys and coolers are provided, along with all your linens and basic kitchen supplies.

And it's sparkling clean!

At the beach you will find lifeguards, restrooms and showers. There are designated areas for surfing and swimming.

Pelicans, egrets, seagulls, and great blue herons will point the way as you follow the short and easy scenic trail from the property to the beach (about a block-and-a-half).

In the evening, enjoy the view of the magnificent sunset over the Pacific and the graceful flight of many sea birds, while you cook dinner on the grill. If you've brought children, there's plenty of room for them to play, and you can relax knowing they are safe in the yard.

Stroll, bike, or rollerblade a few blocks up the coast to the "village" for lunch. Explore the small shops, boutiques, antique stores and cafes. There are many excellent restaurants, and If you in the mood for romantic evening out, one of Carlsbad's best ocean view restaurants is just three blocks from your home.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets mall - a five minute drive away - is a shopper's paradise. But remember to save some energy for tomorrow . . .

Will it be surf lessons, sunbathing, or golf, the Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Legoland, Old Town, Balboa Park, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, The Lagoon Discovery Center, Disneyland, or . . . Just RELAXING at the BEST SPOT IN CARLSBAD!

Contact us now to reserve your "spot!"

Keywords: Beach House, Tamarack, Ocean View, Walk to Beach, Carlsbad

More Details

Denise Junge
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Denise Junge

Starting with my early childhood summer vacations at the seashore in New Jersey, I have always loved the beach and ocean. After growing up on the San Francisco peninsula, surrounded by the Bay and the ocean, I moved to Hawaii ... and that was it! I became a true ocean addict. I have enjoyed the magnificence of an ocean view virtually my entire adult life, and consider it an essential. Getting tossed by the waves and walking on the beach are two of my favorite passtimes. It delights me to share the experience of these things with my guests, and to see their smiling faces as they relax and enjoy the stunning meeting of earth, sea, and sky!

Denise Junge purchased this house in 2001

Why Denise Junge chose San Diego County

When I discovered the property, I said the same thing I have heard thousands of times from neighbors and visitors...'This is the Best Spot in Carlsbad!' This little neighborhood has it all: The gorgeous views of the ocean and the lagoon, wonderful ocean breezes, a trail from the property to the beach, proximity to the restaurants of the Village and the Coaster train, great nearby shopping, easy freeway access -- but it's just far enough away from all these to avoid the noise and traffic! And, being at the North end of San Diego County, it's a great location for day trips to Disneyland or LA as well as all the San Diego attractions.

What makes this house unique

There is something very special about this property and its classic beach house -- a feeling of peaceful enjoyment, serenity, and the beauty of nature. Yet, it's just a stones throw to all the action! Carlsbad's best beach, Tamarack, is right out front. It is a sandy beach with lifeguards (summer only), restrooms, and showers. The Village is one mile away, with many restaurants, cafes, icecream, gift shops, and boutiques. A shopper's delight awaits at the Carlsbad Company Stores mall, a 5 minute drive. The lagoon (just to the south and east of the property) offers fishing, exploring, jet skiing, and sailing. Many guests love to simply relax in the ocean breezes, enjoying the sunshine and views from the yard and patios, dining outside, and letting the kids play safely in the yard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is so clean and cozy, and it's so peaceful here. You

thought of everything! Our best vacations ever. Thank you.
Aug 2003
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Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1 sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) Twin or Single Beds (1), Child's 'Pack'n'Play' (1), Air mattress (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gorgeous views of ocean, coastline, and lagoon, Walk to beach, Enclosed yard, Safe neighborhood, Close to all, Completely and beautifully renovated, Wildlife viewing (great blue herons, pelicans, hummingbirds, dolphins, whales, etc, ), Surround sound, Gas range, Coffee maker, Comfortable beds with all-cotton bedding, Great natural ventilation and Ceiling Fans, All Linens provided, Outdoor Dining area with Gas Grill (BBQ), Gas Fire ring, Beach Chairs, Beach towels, Beach umbrellas, Boogie boards


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*** Best Spot in Carlsbad!*** Ocean View, Steps to Beach, Yard, Pets OK!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 40 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lovely beach house

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful property. Lovely view, clean and had everything we needed. Particularly love the gas fire pit. We sat outside at night and in the early morning and had a fire. Very cozy. Across the street is access to an ocean inlet and it's like having your own private walking area. The yard is lovely. Short walk to the beach. Beautiful residential neighborhood. The only thing that needs an update is the master bed. Otherwise couldn't have been nicer.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay at a Nice Property

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally located for easy walking access to beaches and downtown Carlsbad. The property was very clean and the amenities were just right for our extended stay. The laundry room area was nicely arranged and well supplied. Though we didn't use the beach toys, having them available in the laundry area is a great feature. The yard area and the gas grill were especially nice and added additional relaxation and a great ocean view while preparing outdoor meals. The property is highly recommended for those who will want to be beach-goers. The property could use a few more lights in the living room area but otherwise all was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint little home was perfect for our small family! The best part was waking up to the most gorgeous views of the ocean!! The fenced yard was awesome for our two dogs! The location is fabulous! We would come again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon!
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Clean and well organized

  • 5 of 5

The place is TINY, yet fully stocked, very minimally and effectively furnished. Unlike other rentals we stayed majority of the items are fully stocked such as stretch film, aluminum folio, detergent, towels, sheets etc. The management is very responsive to any questions.

A few things weren't up to our expectations;

The bushes on the fence are very overgrown so the beautiful view is hard to see when you are sitting. It may not seem like a big deal but it becomes a big deal when you want to watch sunset.

Kitchen is really tiny and makes it difficult to cook and clean at the same time.

Besides these, enjoy the short walk to the beach, gorgeous view, the breeze. Definitely have some s,mores with the kids. Pick a nice , ripe fig from a tree in the backyard and added to your cheese plate.

We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Lovely home, appeared as advertised. Responsive and flexible owner.

  • 5 of 5

This adorably decorated home was in an ideal location for day trips to Legoland, the Safari Zoo, as well as reasonably priced restaurants, and of course the beach! In fact, from the front yard, one can watch the sun set on the ocean, and it's just a few short minutes' walk down to the beach itself. The neighbors were quiet, in fact we never heard a peep from them. The house itself is clean, well-maintained, and outfitted with everything one would need for a quick getaway, or a longer stay. It had everything one would expect: microwave, refrigerator, stove/oven, comfy beds and couch, but also a washing machine, dryer, iron and an ironing board. In addition, I appreciated the fact that the owner was thoughtful enough to include some books, movies, and also a football, boogie boards, and other equipment for outdoor play. There was also a barbecue grill provided and a fire pit to enjoy the outdoors a bit longer if it's chilly. Perhaps the icing on the cake was that this gem was reasonably priced, a fantastic value for all that it offers. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Carlsbad Municipal 10 mi., San Diego Intn'l 35mi
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Four Seasons,Avaira La Costa Resort
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Amtrack or San Diego Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Tamarack Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail to the Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Seawall and Sidewalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Carlsbad Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Coaster Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market
Nearest Point of Interest
California Water Sports/ carlsbad lagoon
Nearest Point of Interest
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
"South Jetty" beach
Car: recommended

Ocean kayaking, Canoeing, Whale watching, Hang Gliding, Water Park, Fine dining, Casual dining, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Sea World, Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Casinos, Nightlife


Rates & Availability

Carlsbad House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
October/November 2016
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
January - March
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early summer
May 1 2018 - Jun 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 4 2018 - Aug 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
term cleaning fee $160
Tax Rate 10.0%

BE SURE TO EMAIL - WE SOMETIMES OFFER DISCOUNTS (except in the summer.) WE HAVE OTHER SIMILAR UNITS that may be available, too.
Check in time is 4pm; check out is 10am. We need the time in between to thoroughly clean and prepare for you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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