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

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Sunset from the Best Spot in Carlsbad!


Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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
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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are considered please indicate breed & weight...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • 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)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1 sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A few family games are provided...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Cable tv package has many music channels...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    TV system includes stereo and there are numerous music stations available via Uverse TV...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Some Beach Toys provided -- best to bring your child's favorites!...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    From the property, you look west over the inlet to the beach and ocean....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are directly on a lagoon inlet, with the ocean just beyond. Not directly on the sand (or the coast hwy) about .1 mi away....moreless

  • Village:

    just 1 mile to the center of Carlsbad Village...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of both ocean, coastline, and inlet...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On a low bluff, about 50' above an inlet where the ocean comes into a lagoon a bit to the south....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table and chairs for 6, plus small table for 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall heater and electric space heater...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and pillow cases, blankets, comforters, throws...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for two cars in driveway (tandem) additional parkingon the street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath Towels, Beach towels, kitchen towlels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed wireless...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Side-by-side Refrigerator/Freezer with ice maker; 4 burner Gas Range; Gas oven; Dual sinks with waste disposal; Toaster; Coffee Maker; Microwave; (We do not have a dishwasher) Blender; Mixer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices and condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor Dining Table with Umbrella and Chairs; Propane Fire Pit with Granite Surround perfect for enjoying the sunset and a beverage. Gas Grill and tools....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grass yard and landscaping. Chaises for sunbathing and enjoying the ocean air...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early summer
May 23 - Jun 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 15 - Aug 19, 2017
3 night min stay
late summer
Aug 20 - Sep 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
October/November 2016
Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,400 $4,200
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 28 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat
$1,400 $4,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,400 $4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • term cleaning fee $160
  • Tax Rate 10%


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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Carlsbad Municipal 10 mi., San Diego Intn'l 35mi
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Four Seasons,Avaira La Costa Resort
1.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack or San Diego Coaster
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest 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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Sunset from the Best Spot in Carlsbad!

    Sunset from the Best Spot in Carlsbad!

  • Big windows look out to the crashing waves

    Big windows look out to the crashing waves

  • Kitchen with everything you need opens to the patio for ocean view dining

    Kitchen with everything you need opens to the patio for ocean view dining

  • Second bedroom: two twins and plenty of room for a pack'n' play or air mattress

    Second bedroom: two twins and plenty of room for a pack'n' play or air mattress

  • Located at the end of a cup de sac, few cars pass by, but many sea birds do!

    Located at the end of a cup de sac, few cars pass by, but many sea birds do!

  • Scenic trail to the beach starts right in front of the house - about 1.5 blocks

    Scenic trail to the beach starts right in front of the house - about 1.5 blocks

  • Patio area

    Patio area

  • The view.

    The view.

  • Comfortable space for watching TV, the ocean waves, and gorgeous sunsets.

    Comfortable space for watching TV, the ocean waves, and gorgeous sunsets.

  • Looking out the front window from the dining table

    Looking out the front window from the dining table

  • master bedroom has queen bed

    master bedroom has queen bed

  • Full bath with tub/shower

    Full bath with tub/shower

  • Your view!

    Your view!

VRBO #20836

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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