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Outstanding Location Beach Rental #8

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Experience our luxury, completely renovated and generously proportioned vacation homes.

Your vacation home surrounds you with premium-quality finishes and furnishings at it’s finest. Located a frisbee throw away from the sandy beach, in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Walk to boutiques, local cafes and restaurants.

Your vacation home boasts the amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel/resort, yet, you can live like a local by taking advantage of the fully equipped kitchen for gourmet cooking. The combination of the location and luxuriousness is rare.


- Fully equipped kitchen - High quality appliances, cookware sets and dinnerware sets

- Stainless Steel Gas range/oven with five burners

- Stainless Steel Over the range Convection/microwave oven

- Stainless Steel Refrigerator/freezer

- Stainless Steel dishwasher

- Luxury beds - Stearns and Foster mattresses

- Luxurious and comfortable furnishings

- Luxury linens

- Complementary on-site laundry facility

- State of the Art Air Conditioning

- Beach Supplies for each vacation home: Incl. boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, beach toys and large wagon

- High speed wifi complementary

- Smart TVs: 55” TV in living room, 42” TV in bedrooms

- Blue Ray Player

- Onsite parking

- Simple Check-in and Check-out


The Courtyard is an oasis in paradise and ideal for outdoor lounging, cooking and entertaining.

- Auto ignite, stainless steel gourmet gas BBQ grill surrounded by 12 ft L-shaped Bar that seats up to 8 guests comfortably

- State of the Art commercial Gas Fire Pit, surrounded by custom built seat walls, which can accommodate 10-12 guests comfortably.

- Approximately 300 Sq. Ft of synthetic turf for children to play and enjoy.

- Ample outdoor dining tables and chairs.

- Sofa and loungers for needed rest and or just visiting with friends and family.

More Details

Shawn and Lily Smith
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Shawn and Lily Smith

Shawn and Lily Smith, live in Carlsbad, two children.

Purchased property in 2012.

After purchasing the property, we completely renovated and modernized the interiors and common area with the latest luxurious amenities that guests come to expect.

Shawn and Lily Smith purchased this apartment in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

I don’t normally write reviews, but this place is totally worth reviewing. And if I could from a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 10++. We are a young family with two little boys and one on the way. I wanted to find a place that was very accommodating to families, but also has a great bed for my preggo self. Shawn and Lily definitely have the gift of hospitality and paid very closely attention to fine details. I am a light sleeper and so is one of my other children. Even at home, I have to be very quiet in opening and closing things. Shawn and Lily had put in soft-close drawers which make it very nice and the doors open/close very easily as well. It was nice not having to worry about the family opening and shutting things. They also provided a really cool wagon and sand toys which was great to walk across the street to the beach with. Not having to worry about bringing all that stuff is a great relief for an OCD mom! Haha. The place is also so so clean. Everything is very luxurious and up to date. I would even have to go to say it’s cleaner than most hotels I’ve seen. I met the cleaning lady and she is very nice and pays attention to close detail as well. The laundry room was great too! Don’t forget to bring your detergent. Shawn and Lily have also provided random things I asked for and needed such as a French press, play pen, extra towels, etc. They have some condiments in the fridge, such as organic ketchup, ranch, another salad dressing, BBQ sauce. Himalayan salt and pepper were also provided. Bring your own cooking oil. In the shower, they provided shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. The neighborhood was nice, quiet and relaxing. We didn’t go the restaurant next door, but it’s just a couple steps away. Have a young family? This is THE PLACE to be! Would definitely recommend and come back many times over. Enjoy your stay! :)
May 2016
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Carlsbad Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Size Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin size beds
  • (2) Rollaways bed available
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(50 traveler reviews)

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Outstanding Location Beach Rental #8
average rating of 4.66 based on 51 reviews

What a fantastic experience staying at Carlsbad on our first trip to US Western Coast!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Carlsbad and our 3 bed/2 bath condo was fantastic. We stayed here in June 2018. The interior was spacious and plenty of room for our group of 3 adults and 2 small children. It takes up the entire 2nd floor of the north building and the front patio overlooks the courtyard. The interior was clean and well appointed.

The host provides so many things to make the stay convenient for the guests. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a new dish sponge, paper towels, napkins, and I could go on and on. The place was immaculate! There were so many towels for the bathroom and the beach. The unit came with all of the beach equipment we needed including toys for the kids, umbrellas, chairs and a wagon to haul everything. The wagon was key and a very nice touch.

The fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas are open and a hallway leads to the bedrooms with the master split on one side of the hall and two bedrooms on the other side. All of the bedrooms are good size.

There is a gated courtyard in the middle of the property that has a built-in gas BBQ, gas fire pit and several seating areas. We grilled one night and it worked great. We sat by the fire pit and used to it make s'mores. This was a great area for the kids to run around in.

The laundry room is off the courtyard and has two washers and two dryers. Laundry detergent was provided by the property. The location is fantastic. We did not have to use the car to get anywhere besides Legoland which is an easy 10-15 minute drive.

The beach is basically across the street and there is a signaled crosswalk at Carlsbad Blvd & Pine Ave a block away for beach access. We would stay there again!!!

Holly Alan and Sen from Australia 🇦🇺 Down Under

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good property - great host *but* NOT a villa as advertised

  • 3 of 5

When I booked this property, I booked it because it is advertised as "villa". From the photos and description, it seemed like the backyard is the private backyard attached to the house. As it turns out, the house is actually a condominium and the backyard and laundry are shared spaces. The entryway is narrow which just fits one car. I was pretty upset when I checked in. This is NOT what I was expecting at all. I searched for a house and I was in a 3 bedroom apartment with shared laundry and common space. Plus it was on second floor which was not apparent from the listing. In the money that I paid, I could have got good hotel service. So I was almost mad.

What made me turn positive was the host and the good amenities in the house. Cooking utensils, sheets, pillows, towels - everything was nicely done. Host was responsive and helpful. We DID not use any of the common space since we had small kids and there was always someone else in the common area and we did not want to spoil the fun of those people with our kids screaming next to them.

I wish if this was properly described as an apartment with shared spaces and was priced like an apartment. I would have given 1 or 2 stars if not for the proper amenities and good host. I still feel as if I got cheated with property description and price.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tumwater, WA 98501

fabulous location - nice property - great sleeping beds!

  • 5 of 5

Location - Location - it is perfect and love the amenities of the boogie boards and chairs with the wagon to take everything to the beach. It was great ! The beds were so comfortable and the place so clean. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington state

Loved everything about it!!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is less than a block from a public beach and restaurants as well as a short drive to shopping and Legoland. We loved the kitchen, deck with eating area, comfortable bedrooms and the common area. Our grandson commented that he thought it was so clean that there couldn’t possibly have been kids who had stayed there before. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Walking distance to everything. Loved the wagon and all beach necessities. The courtyard was a great as well and having laundry facilities was a bonus with kids. Owners were responsive. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the space was perfect for our family. We enjoyed the outdoor space where we barbecued, had a corn hole tournament, and sat by the fire pit. We could walk everywhere we needed to go. The kitchen was well supplied and there was plenty of beach supplies with towels, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, plus a wagon to haul it all down to the beach. We have stayed in this area before and love the beach & restaurants. Only negative was a bit of noise from neighboring hotel, but when the windows were closed it wasn't bad at all. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Carlsbad Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Robert Frazee State Beach
Car: not necessary

Beach/sand/surfing/sun just 150 feet away, Legoland 7 minutes, Carlsbad Premium Outlets 7 minutes, Four Season's Aviara Golf Course 10 mins away, Sea World 30 minutes, San Diego Zoo 30 minutes, we are located adjacent to Tamarack Beach Resort, Sand Diego Wild Animal Park 40 minutes, Disneyland 1 hour, Oceanside Pier 3 miles, Bird watching in our beautiful lagoons 1 mile, SD Airport 30 minutes, Down Town San Diego 35 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Property Damage Insurance $59

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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