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Carlsbad Beauty - Privacy, Close to the Beach, Short drive to Del Mar Racetrack

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps

Beautiful Home In Quiet Carlsbad Neighborhood. Minutes Away From Beach, Carlsbad Village, Legoland, & Easy Freeway Access. Spacious Grounds With Very Private Outdoor Jacuzzi. Sleeps 4 In Two Private Bedrooms, And Can Accommodate 6 Comfortably.

Our Home Sits Back From The Street Affording Visitors With An Abundance Of Privacy, Bird And Lizard Watching, A Long View To The South East, And Peace And Quiet. Often Our Home Will Be Sunny When The Beach Is Overcast. Large Kitchen And Dining Area Will Accommodate Multiple Cooks, And Seats 8 At The Dining Room Table. There Is One Private Bedroom With Its Own Bathroom Upstairs, And One Master Suite/bath On The Main Floor. Additionally, The Living Room And/or The Family Room Could Sleep Additional People On A Futon Or Sofa Bed With Semi-privacy. There Is A Half-bath Nearby.

Guests Have Access To The Living Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Master Bedroom Suite, Second Bedroom And Bath, And Half Bath, Outdoor Patio, And Spacious On-site Parking. In Addition, There Is A Washer & Dryer, A Private Outdoor Jacuzzi, And A 3/4 Acre Yard With Twelve Separate Sitting Areas For Your Enjoyment And Meditation.

Our Home Is Located In A Well Established Neighborhood On A Cul-de-sac Street With Minimal Traffic. We Know Our Neighbors. From Our Yard, There Are Great Views To The South East. There Are Twelve Separate Meditation/sitting Areas -- Each Offering Privacy, Different Views, And Sounds To Enjoy.

We Are Located Approximately 2 Miles From I-5, The Main North-south Highway. There Is A Public Bus Stop 3 Blocks Away. There Is A Coaster (light Rail) Stop In Carlsbad Village (2.5 Miles). From The San Diego Airport One Can Take A Bus To The Santa Fe Depot, And Then Take The Coaster North To Carlsbad Village. We Would Be Happy To Provide Additional Public Transportation Detail If Requested.

We Are Interested In Renting Our Home to travelers and vacationers interested in enjoying Carlsbad and Southern California for 30 days or more. We have a 30 day rental minimum and a no pet policy.

This Is Our Home And We Would Like To Invite You To Enjoy It As Much As We Do, As Well As Respect Our Property And The Peace And Quiet Of Our Neighbors. There Is Absolutely No Smoking Allowed Inside The House. Responsible Smoking Outdoors Is Allowed. Please Dispose Of All Cigarette Butts Responsibly.

More Details

Don and Mercedes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018

About Don and Mercedes

We enjoy budget traveling and meeting new people from around the world. Don is active in promoting decentralized renewable energy -- such as solar and wind, and is civically and politically active in our community. He also works as a California real estate agent. We both enjoy music, art, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and playing croquet with friends while enjoying a glass of wine and listening to music.

Don and Mercedes purchased this house in 1994

Why Don and Mercedes chose Carlsbad

We love our home because of its unique setting. It is conveniently located near Carlsbad's beautiful beach, I-5, rail transportation, shopping, restaurants, and other destinations, and yet has a uniquely private yard that is particularly large for Southern California standards. We hope that you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, birds, views, lizards, peace of mind.


Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath has double sink & double mirrors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath just across the hall from 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath conveniently located between living room & kitchen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom/Bath Suite -- Lots of closet space
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Closet, dresser, full bath just across the hall
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The living room has a sleeper sofa that accommodates two.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Carlsbad Beauty - Privacy, Close to the Beach, Short drive to Del Mar Racetrack
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great property, we really enjoyed our stay there. The landscaping is beautiful and there are multiple outdoor patios, all very private, for enjoying the sunshine. The hot tub is very large. Don and Mercedes were very responsive to the few questions we had. All in all we would recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane! Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed our home. You two were wonderful guests and are welcome to stay here again anytime you would like to visit Carlsbad. Regards, Mercedes and Don
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Private garden getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 4 delightful months. Spacious house is tucked into a beautifully terraced and landscaped hillside. Very peaceful and quiet. No AC but we did not need it during our stay. Plenty of towels, sheets and kitchen utensils & dishes. Would have liked a toaster oven, but toaster was available. Spacious MBRm suite downstairs, additional BR and full bath upstairs. 2 addl BR are not accessible to renters. Grill and firepit and hot tub available. Many areas on the property to sit and enjoy the S California climate. No garage available, but there is plenty of off-street parking.

House is convenient to shopping and freeways. Grocery, drug stores, etc are close. House mailbox is not available but there is a UPS store with mail box rentals 1 mile away. Several shopping centers and movie theater nearby.

Don and Mercedes were friendly and easy to work with. They responded promptly to questions and the few minor problems that we encountered.

We highly recommend this property and are considering returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy and Tom! It was so nice to meet you both. You were a delight to host in our home, and it was great to have ongoing communication during your 4 month stay. We hope you will come back next summer, and we have a toaster oven (although rather small) that we will be happy to add to the kitchen amenities. Best regards, Mercedes and Don
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Really loved the garden and all the beautiful sitting areas. The house is comfortable, clean and well designed with nice decor throughout. It's centrally located - close to the beach, Legoland, 2 shopping malls, great restaurants and truly enjoyed discovering the Carlsbad village area.

We'll definitely be returning to this gem!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, nicely decorated, bright, and spacious. The beds and other furniture are comfortable, the kitchen has more than you need, and the garden is very beautiful and peaceful. Everything you see is well designed and maintained. It is about 10 minute drive to get to the beach, and many stores are close by.

We had a chance to meet the owners and really enjoyed their company.

It is a great pleasure to stay in a place that makes you feel at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Carlsbad Airport
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.7 Miles
Car: recommended

The City of Carlsbad is a beautiful coastal city well located for all of your Southern California adventures. To learn more about what is happening in the City of Carlsbad itself


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Long term rentals may qualify for a discount in the monthly rate.
Smoking is not allowed inside the property. Pets are not allowed.
Semi-weekly cleaning is included. Guest may pay for optional weekly cleaning at a fee of $120 week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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