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Deep Discounts for Fall* Walk to the Beach*4BD/3BA*Pool/Spa*Gated Comm'y*Full A/

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,314 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Air conditioned private house, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) gated community

Walk to the Beach - Luxury 4BD/3BA furnished, centrally- air-conditioned private home in Waters End, a gated community near South Carlsbad State Beach -- and close to everything else! Refurbished 2017. September to December 2018 is available for deep discounts since we had a last-minute cancellation. Only $5500 for the whole month!

Our house rents fast. Discounted rates for multi-month rentals, just ask!

Please check the calendar on this site for availability, and read our terrific reviews below. No one has ever been disappointed in renting our home. As one reviewer said, 'This rental property has given us our best rental experience. As I told the owner, this home is so well appointed, clean and comfortable that we were surprised that it would be rented out to the public. Everything in the home is in perfect condition, including the kitchen with all of the dishes, cooking supplies, etc.'

This is not grandma's old-fashioned furnished "rental" home. It is our modern, comfortable, airy and bright beach house, furnished with the most up-to-date appliances, furniture, art, and technology for your complete enjoyment. Unlike most homes in our neighborhood, our home is centrally air-conditioned for your comfort. This is not a "rental property," It is our second home. You will notice a big difference because of that. Everything works. Everything is spotless. Everything you need is there.

Our 4BD/3BA beach home is an excellent choice for longer vacations and executive relocation. Our rental rates are lower than rates for less desirable homes further from the beach. We know because if we could have found a beautiful home like this to rent -- this close to the beach -- we may not have bought this home!

Location in gated community close to the beach

Our home is located in a gated community in Carlsbad, CA near the beach (see map below). The community is west of I-5, reachable from the Poinsettia Lane exit. The Poinsettia Coaster Train Station is a 5 minute walk from our house -- a side gate from the community leads directly to the parking lot. The Coaster gets you to downtown San Diego in minutes, and connects with Amtrak. We are also ten minutes from Palomar Airport with direct service to LAX and plenty of space for private planes.

South Carlsbad beach is a short 10 minute walk (or 4 minute bike ride), and our community has very large pool and spa. The pool, spa, and playground are 6 houses down the street from our house -- but you can't hear any pool noise from our house. The community is very kid friendly.

There is a very good shopping center across Poinsettia Lane about a block down Avenida Encinas, with a large Ralph's grocery store, Starbucks, Ames Hardware, Rite Aide, and numerous restaurants and small specialty markets and shops. All of this is a short walk, maybe five minutes.

Description of the house

The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. One bedroom and full bath are on the first floor and three bedrooms and two baths are on the second floor. In addition to central air-conditioning, all bedrooms have cross-ventilation (the MB has windows on all four sides). The house has brand new ceiling fans in every bedroom upstairs and all downstairs rooms.

The master suite has a king bed, huge walk-in closet, and bath with both shower stall and soaking tub and double sinks. The master suite also has a sitting area with a comfortable couch and chair and 32 inch flat-screen TV. A balcony from the sitting area looks over the back patio and has a nice bench and comfortable cushions.

The second bedroom upstairs has a queen bed. The third bedroom upstairs has two twin beds and a Pac 'n' Play portable crib. The hall bathroom has a tub and shower. Also upstairs is a laundry room with a high-efficiency washer and dryer. There is also a small office upstairs in the hall alcove (see pictures on our web site). The house is our second home, not a 'rental unit,' and is immaculate. It is most suitable for 6 to 8 people.

On the first floor, the bedroom has a desk and can be used as an office. It also has a queen bed that is very high-tech. It is a Frontgate bed that comes out of the closet, and when you plug it in, it unfolds to a complete queen bed on a platform -- it's incredibly comfortable, and nothing like a traditional 'rollaway'. There is a full bath with shower next to the first floor bedroom. Even the bathrooms in our house have granite counter-tops.

As you can see from the pictures, the kitchen is ultra modern with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, and is fully equipped. The fireplace in the living room is only decorative. The dining room seats 8, and there is also a high chair for babies.

The living room has a new 55' flat screen TV with technology to save shows, blu-ray DVD player, couches and two comfortable chairs.

Both patios have tables and chairs for outside dining.

There is a two car garage, and outside the kitchen in the play area is a built-in gas BBQ with built-in gas line -- so no canisters to worry about.

Restrictions on rentals

No cats or dogs or other pets please -- we are very allergic. We do not rent to weddings, reunions, parties, or anyone else who might disturb this family- and kid-friendly neighborhood. Our homeowner's association restricts renters to longer terms (30 days or more), and assesses severe fines for any disturbances -- we would pass along any such fines to renters if that occurred, although we expect that it will not. We must limit guests to a maximum of 8, and the house is most suitable for 6 to 8 people.

Why did we buy this house?

We bought this house because we could not find a suitable rental in the San Diego area that was this close to the beach. We found that the rentals we experienced in this area left a lot to be desired and were over-priced, and nothing compared to our house in luxury and convenience. Most were minimally furnished, had no art on the walls, and felt like a cheap hotel room.

So, we created the ideal vacation house for ourselves and our family, and for you and your family. We have a local property manager who is available to tenants if anything goes wrong -- although the house is so perfect and well-maintained that we can't imagine that happening. We also have a housekeeper who provides cleaning services. Check out the pictures and reviews below -- it truly is a fabulous home.

Keywords: Private home, detached, single family, beach house, quiet neighborhood, community pool, playground, close to the beach, family home, kid friendly,fully air-conditioned, close to Palomar Airport, Starbucks, Grocery store, restaurants, West of I-5, executive rental, walk to the beach, San Diego, Legoland, San Diego Zoo, golf nearby, surfing is terrific, executive rentals.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jim

We live near Minneapolis, MN and love to come to our home in Carlsbad, CA .We manage two businesses and you can learn more about us at our website JanisGroupdotcom. We have furnished our Carlsbad home with lots of art from Santa Fe, NM, where we used to live. Besides the cleanliness and modern feel to our home, the art is the main thing that our guests talk to us about.

Jim purchased this house in 2011

Why Jim chose Carlsbad

We have rented in this area but have not been able to find a truly beautiful house that meets our needs at a reasonable price. We want to be near the beaches, bike paths, restaurants, and shopping that Carlsbad and San Diego have in abundance -- not to mention the best weather in the world. So, we bought this house in June 2011. Now you can enjoy it, too! This is our second home and is definitely not a 'rental unit.' Read our reviews! We refurbished it in 2017.

What makes this house unique

We love to swim, bike, and go to the beach. Our favorite health club is close-by. We enjoy walking, and our neighborhood has sidewalks everywhere -- unlike so much of California! We have great restaurants, the San Diego Zoo, incredible surfing, and the best weather in the world all year round!

This home is very convenient to just about everything. The beach is a ten minute walk. Grocery store is 5 minute walk. Costco is around the corner -- a 5 minute drive. 24hr Fitness is 10 minute drive. Restaurants are 5 minute walk. Commuter train station to San Diego (also connects to Amtrak) is a 5 minute walk. Our community pool and spa are on our street, 6 doors away, but far enough so there is never any noise from it. Walking trails all around the community. It is a great location, quiet and peaceful, but very convenient. You will not find yourself driving very much, even to the store! We always remark about how little driving we do when we are at our Carlsbad home -- it's so convenient to everything. The same house in our community (but not as nicely furnished) is listed on this site for $7500 per month. Read our reviews!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have loved every summer at your house. It has always been special as a way to hang out and have fun in Carlsbad. Obviously, we considered it our home and looked forward to coming to SD because we knew that we were in our cocoon, listening to either silence or the kids and dogs playing in their backyards...Thanks for everything that you did to make our life extraordinary. It has been a mutually beneficial wonderful relationship.
May 2015
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Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath has two sinks, separate shower and tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bathroom on first floor next to 4th BD/Office/Den
  • 3 full bathrooms, one on first floor and two on second floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with large sitting area, 32' flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Baby Crib is a PacN'Play folding crib for any room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , High-tech Frontgate bed that unfolds to Queen
  • King size beds (1) New bed and mattress, Queen size Beds (1) New bed and mattress, Twin or Single Beds (2) New beds and mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) Pac 'n' Play crib with mattress protector and sheet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) High-tech Frontgate bed, plug it in and it creates a wonderful queen bed on a platform, or use the 4th bedroom as an office/den
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Walk to the beach, two patios, 55 inch and 32 inch TV's, two offices, gated community, bi-weekly cleaning service, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, walk to the commuter train station (Coaster), walk to Starbucks, grocery store, restaurants, west of I-5, master bedroom with sitting room and flat-screen TV, huge master closet, high efficiency washer and dryer, washer and dryer near bedroom, bamboo wood floors, furnished front porch, carpeted bedrooms, fully air-conditioned, and a new ceiling fan in every bedroom.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Malmö, Sweden

Great house, wonderful surroundings and nice and helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful house! Such a good house, everything you need is there for you! And the surroundings are wonderful! We just love Waters end and this area close to the beach and the coastline! Waters End have the best pool area with heated pools all year around and a great playground for kids.

We appreciate the handsome cleaning lady who cleaned the house with the absolute best result!

Margaret and Jim are the best renters and they do everything for your convenience and comfort! Everything worked out so smooth!

We would love to come back and can definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our guests from Sweden for this very nice review! We enjoyed having you and your family as our guests and hope that you all return next year. Thanks again.
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Great house and wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the house for 3 months and we were really satisfied with everything. The house was nice , clean, well maintained and when we needed something the owners ( Jim and Margaret) were always helpful and really so wonderful!

They also had a very nice cleaning lady who came every 2 weeks and always did a wonderful job . We are a family of 4 - 2 kids ( 3 and 8 years old) and we all loved it there . The community was friendly and very safe - with big playground and nice pool and jacuzzi. My son loved to run around the neighborhood with his scooter and my daughter adored the playground. It was close to everything- the grocery store, restaurant and to the beach as well - It took as 10 minutes to get there with the stroller and beach stuff so it was really close. We will definitely recommend this property and we all are looking forward to renting it again:)

Thanks for everything Jim and Margaret!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! You were wonderful guests. Our whole neighborhood told us how much they loved having you stay in our home. We look forward to your return later this year. Thanks again.
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Feels like Home! Great Place for families!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to call "home" while on vacation, or for us, while during a relocation to a new state. Such a hectic time for my family and we were looking for somewhere that would feel like home with all the comforts and amenities of the one we just sold. The Janis' home provided all that and much more! So beautifully decorated, clean, and wonderfully comfortable! No expense spared on amenities, from a fully stocked kitchen, outdoor dining, grill, bedrooms, linens, office, laundry, beach towels, etc. I didn't feel like a rental, but a home away from home. Because it was so comfortable for our family, my kids were able to finish out school, study for finals and feel like we had never moved! And what a great place for family fun! The community pool and playground were fantastic! My kids even made some new friends in the neighborhood! We loved walking to the beach and we had quick access groceries, gas and some great restaurants are just down the street. I can't say enough about what a welcoming, family friendly place the Janis' have and what wonderful people they are. They went out of their way to ensure our stay was exceptional. When we come back to visit San Diego, we will always look to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you and your family were wonderful guests! Please come back soon!
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Great summer beach place

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the San Diego area for over 40 years. We spent all of June at this rental as well as two years ago. This is much nicer than the typical San Diego beach rental in that it is a house as comfortable and clean as your own, probably more so. We hope to return next year.

We were walking distance to the beach as well as the commuter train station (Poinsettia Station) if you want to spend the day in downtown San Diego or Los Angeles and not hassle with the traffic.

The house is fully equipped with a great, open kitchen and living area. This is a gated community with a rec area which includes a large pool area and playground.

All in all, this is by far the best place in the San Diego area we have ever found.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for being terrific guests! We look forward to your return next year.
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Naples Florida

A perfect location to spend every summer and winter too

  • 5 of 5

We have spent the past 4 summers residing in this house from June 1-Sept 30. This house feels like our own home and because of our owner friends, the Janis', we have always taken the responsibility to treat it like ours. We never feel like renters. We feel like family. The house is a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2 story piece of heaven. Only my wife and I (both geriatrics) live here so we keep the house spotless for the other renters. The master bedroom area has a king bed and a luxurious bathroom (tub and separate enclosed shower.) The master closet is huge- we don't have enough clothes to fill it and we are staying for 4 months!

The other bedrooms have a queen sized bed in one room and 2 single beds in the 3rd room upstairs. Downstairs, we have a portable blow up queen bed (professional grade and comfortable) which we have never had to use. Instead we use this bedroom as 1 of our offices. (it has everything that you will need to work in the house). Upstairs, there is a small alcove that is also set up as a second office which has all of the goodies too.) The three bathrooms are very large with showers in each.

Now for the play area. The kitchen is big. Having a party is easy (or a big family.) The great room sits 7 comfortably, the dining room seats 8. The backyard is fenced and can hold a really good party. Whatever you are looking for is waiting for you in this house.

The good news- the house is now air conditioned (as well as a new heater). Last summer the house got very warm since Carlsbad broke all of their heat records for the summer. Instead of 73* daily, we were stuck with 85*+. The wonderful owners realized the issue and have installed central AC. Needless to say, they are very special people.

The neighborhood is loaded with young families so if you have children, you will probably never see them. They will be hanging out with all of the wonderful neighbor kids. (or hang out at the community pool yourselves.) If you want to hang out at the ocean, it is an easy walk to get to the beach. I think that you are getting the idea that this house is priceless. It is!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, folks, for this wonderful review. You are very special guests and it is a great pleasure to welcome you back. Our brand new high efficiency furnace and whole house air conditioning system should make the house more comfortable if it gets too warm in the summer for you this year. I believe that ours may be the only short term rental property in Waters End that has whole house air conditioning. Thanks again.
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winter escape in SoCal

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a 3 week sojourn in Southern California having stayed in this lovely house. There were 6 adults - all of us feeling that we had enough space to spread out in this well equipped home. The house is very well appointed and well looked after. The art work is varied and lovely. The kitchen has all the utensils and equipment that you would want and more. The master bedroom is very spacious and well laid out. The heating ( which was unfortunately used), the garage space, the barbeque (potent!), the large appliances, the laundry facilities, linen/towels, seating areas, storage areas... in fact everything in this house has been chosen and thought out to a "T".

Despite the many rules and regulations to read through in their house manual it's mere existence is testament to the reason that the place is in such good condition and you truly have the feeling of being a guest in someone's house than being in a rental unit.

It is perfectly situated near the beach, the coastal train, the I-5, and shopping.

Although the weather did not allow for much swimming, the inviting hot tub/jacuzzi in the community spa area was frequented by our gang daily. Great relaxation! This gated community is friendly and gives off a safe vibe.

The owners were extremely informative, communicative in a timely fashion, thoughtful, and pleasant.

We look forward to returning to this home in the future - especially after returning home to -30C temperatures in northern Canada........

Thanks so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for this review. We were very happy to have you and your family as our guests and hope that you will soon return. Thanks again.
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lots of them!
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
La Costa, Aviara
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
California Coaster and Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
California I-5 and CA 101, Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lots of them! All within walking distance!
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Carlsbad Beach, Ponto Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
South Carlsbad State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Commuter train station
Nearest Point of Interest
Community Pool and spa
Car: recommended

Very Close to Legoland, San Diego Botanical Gardens, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wildlife Park, dog parks, South Carlsbad State Beach, Starbucks, 24 Hour Fitness, bike lanes, West of I-5, Coaster Station, Carlsbad Outlet Center, Costco, Palomar Airport,Encinitas, Leucadia, la Costa, restaurants, walk to the beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Bi-weekly cleaning $140
Final Cleaning $180

Cleaning is additional. Our housekeeper will come every two weeks during your stay for 4 hours and at the end of your stay for 6 hours or more, depending on how clean the property is left when you depart. This way the house stays spotless as noted in all of our reviews.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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