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A Relaxing Retreat In The Heart Of Carlsbad Village!

Bedrooms 1
Space 610 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

“Tutu’s Place” is a fully furnished one bedroom condo located in the heart of Carlsbad Village. This condo shines with fresh paint, new flooring, and a vented skylight. With a king bed, queen sofa sleeper and a comfortable dining area, the unit can accommodate a family of four.

Amenities include:

• Flat screen HD television

• Wi-Fi/Internet connection

• Patio table with chairs for 2

• Beach supplies: towels, chairs, boogie boards, small cooler, beach umbrella

• Dedicated parking spaces for 2 cars

• Vaulted open beam ceilings

• Vented skylight

• Common area and community use of gas BBQ’s

• Outdoor shower to wash off the beach sand

• Laundry facilities

This condo is oh-so-close to everything! Within minutes of stepping outside the condo, you find yourself strolling along the sandy beaches and splashing in the ocean, exploring the unique shops and restaurants in Carlsbad Village, riding the Coaster train to downtown San Diego, or enjoying an evening of live entertainment. All within easy walking distance.

A special vacation retreat, our home away from home, awaits you. Whether you are relaxing in the serenity of a quiet moment, or laughing and creating memories with friends and family, you will find that life is good at ‘Tutu’s Place!”

Carlsbad City Short Term Rental Licensed - Permit # VR-1241713

More Details

Peter or Faye Ogilvie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Peter or Faye Ogilvie

Peter and Faye live on the Big Island of Hawaii. Peter, a former navy pilot, realtor, coffee farmer, soccer coach and teacher, spends his leisure time working on his sailboat. Faye, a retired teacher and elementary school principal, works at perfecting her game of golf.

Peter or Faye Ogilvie purchased this condo in 2013

Why Peter or Faye Ogilvie chose Carlsbad

We love this condo complex! This was the property we stayed at when we first visited Carlsbad. We discovered how wonderful a location this is for our walks to the beach, exploring the village, and spending Tutu (Grandparent) time with our young grandson who learned to walk here. After our initial 10 day stay, we decided the Monterey Gage condos was perfect for us, and knew that we would be returning.

What makes this condo unique

Despite its modest square footage, the unit feels spacious because of its open beam ceilings and vented skylight. An added benefit - there's no one above us or below us. This condominium complex provides privacy yet gives easy access to the vibrant Carlsbad community.


Carlsbad Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 610 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Combo tub/shower, toilet, granite vanity - counter height.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 bedroom with Cal King bed; Queen sofa sleeper in living room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

A Relaxing Retreat In The Heart Of Carlsbad Village!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

An inviting, comfortable place with everything you need including the ocean a block and a half away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this clean, lovely, relaxing place. It was so thoughtfully furnished and aesthetically decorated with interesting prints and art adding to the serenity and the feeling we'd just escaped to our own beachside retreat. So many nice touches! Everything we needed was provided, from camping chairs and beach towels to pots, pans and utensils, and a television on which to follow the March Madness games! Not only was it a quick couple of blocks before we were sinking our toes in the sand and reveling in the waves, it was also only a few blocks in the other direction to the small shops and restaurants where we found exactly what we'd hoped for--good vintage jewelry and amazingly delicious food from what immediately became favorite restaurants. Highly recommended! Could not ask for better hosts or a more convenient location. This place felt like a second home, making us feel so relaxed. Tutu's Place is special!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that Tutu's Place added to the serenity and relaxation of your Carlsbad vacation. We're looking forward to welcoming you back again.
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Carlsbad at Tutu's Place

  • 4 of 5

They owners were very kind and quick to respond to our questions. The location was wonderful and price was good. Thank You

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Dare I say.... AWESOME!!!!

  • 5 of 5

At the risk of filling the condo schedule year around (thus making it less available for us in the future), this place was ideal. Everything from email inquiry to the owners, to an awesome doorlock system, to location and comfort, it was great!! Truly 5 min to food and coffee and dinner type restaurants and beach.

Bed was comfy, ceiling fans in each room helped circulate air throughout, and the beach towels and other add ons were a perfect supplement.

Crazy, but as we were here for a soccer tourney, we found ourselves looking at heavy downpours of rain. Would love to have an umbrella. Lol.

Perks: close to beach, freeway is 5 min away, the city of Oceanside is just 10 min north or so, you get your own parking space right under your unit. I could go on and on.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed Carlsbad - despite the rain - and will add an umbrella for those occasional wet days. It's always a pleasure to share Tutu's Place with families like yours - much of the pleasure is in the email and phone conversations - Thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a great stay. The place is in a perfect location within walking distance to the beach and a block behind the village. The complex is quiet at night and yes you do hear the train but we knew that. Covered parking and kitchen was fully stocked. No a/c but not needed as we had screen door open (lock from inside) and extra fans provided in addition to ceiling fans. Price can't be beat for location and ammenities.

Owners were quick to respond to all my emails/questions, even while traveling to Europe. We recommend pizza port for craft beer, pizza and games for kids. We wanted to keep this place our secret but the owners deserve to have their treasure revealed. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed staying at our place, and we look forward to having you back. Next time you visit, be sure and stop at Cafe Elysa for coffee/breakfast before heading to the beach. Our grandsons' favorite place for breakfast when they stay with us!
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Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, grandson and I stayed at Tutu's Place in October. It was a wonderful stay. The place is clean, everything you'd need they have on site in the condo.

Everything was within walking distance, the only time I had drive was to a Von's grocery which was literally about a 5 minute drive.

I had read some complaints about noise before we decided on Tutu's. It was NOT an issue! Yes there's a train, but it didn't bother us in the least and actually my little grandson loved hearing it.

Starbucks was a 5 minute walk, and then another 5 minute walk to the beach...every morning to enjoy my coffee!

I do recommend this place. The owners are wonderful and made our stay that much better.

Thank you to the Ogelvies!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thomas. When our young grandson stays with us, hearing the train always perks up his ears and sparks an imaginative train ride, complete with his own train sounds. We're so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay - and absolutely delighted that your grandson enjoyed hearing the train whistle!
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Tutu's Place is every bit as good as advertised. The unit itself is neat, clean and well equipped. You can walk everywhere. The beach, scores of restaurants, shops and the train station. Carlsbad has a great feel to it. We feel in love with TuTu's Place and Carlsbad. We hope to make it back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Steve. We totally agree that Carlsbad is a great place to visit! We're glad you enjoyed our home away from home.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
McClellan-Palomar Airport, Carlsbad
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Beautiful golf courses within easy driving distanc
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
The Coaster - Train station, 3 blocks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-5 off Carlsbad Village Drive
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Carlsbad State Beach, a quick walk
Car: not necessary

Centrally located, Carlsbad provides easy access to sites and activities in both San Diego and Los Angeles.


Rates & Availability

Carlsbad Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable Deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Inquire about rates for extended stay.

$250 security deposit is due upon signing agreement. Balance is due 60 days before your first nights stay.

Cancellation: $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 60 days of first night stay will receive refund upon rebooking.

Mail check or pay by credit card (2.5% charge applies if paying by credit card).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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