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Modern Home With Lake Views At Lake San Marcos

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


San Marcos House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, modern 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath mid-century home with Lake Views

*** We are open to shorter stays of seven days or more though the end of 2016****

This modern, renovated home has it all!

From the patio, living room & dining room you will enjoy beautiful views of the lake.

Other lake activities include fishing, kayaking & boating (pedal-boat, SUP, golf cart included).

Recent upgrades include:

• Polished concrete floors throughout

• Modern paint palette

• Floating bath vanities

• New drapes

• Bedroom ceiling fans

• Recessed lighting

• Low flow toilets

• Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillows & mattresses

• Newer dual paned windows/sliding doors

• Air conditioning

The front door lock offers the latest security technology so that visitors have their own custom code for the lock.

Wifi is available throughout the home; basic cable is available in both bedrooms & the living room HDTV smart flat screen TV has cable & HBO.

There are 2 king beds along with a folding twin bed & a child sized cot to sleep 6.

The fully stocked kitchen has every possible utensil for a vacation retreat including a drip coffee maker, Aero Press coffee maker, stainless steel pots & pans, a variety of wine/cocktail glasses & Fortessa silverware.

If you enjoy wine, nearby North County Wine Company is a great place to attend their tastings & stock up on wine.

It’s a quick walk to the community pool. Around the corner you will find the St. Mark Golf Course & Club House. There are delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options at The Grill, which overlooks the course.

Nearby dining/shopping choices:

• Albertson’s

• Sprouts Market

• Slater’s 50/50

• Love Boat Sushi

• Phil’s BBQ

• Fratelli’s

• The Grill

• Sublime Ale House

• Curry & More

Other area attractions:

• Aviara Golf Club

• La Costa Golf Resort

• Legoland

• Safari Park

• San Diego Zoo

• Carlsbad beach

• Cal-State San Marcos

• Palomar College

• Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas (La Costa)

• Solana Beach Farmers Market (every Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm)

Day Trip Shopping:

• Carlsbad Premium Outlets

• Cedros Design District (Two and a half blocks of 85+ unique shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants)

Easy access to highway 78


We’ve put a lot of thought & care in this home. Please respect & be kind to our home & furnishings.

Please no pets on the furniture; please bring a favorite dog blanket/bed for your dog

Damage to contents of property beyond normal wear and tear will be evaluated and a reasonable charge for repair or replacement will be invoiced to the renter. Photos & notice of any issues will be brought to your attention within 24-48 hours of vacating

Please respect our neighbors & keep noise levels to a minimum after 9:30 p.m.

Pet friendly with no weight limit or additional deposit required

Absolutely no drugs or smoking allowed; NO EVENTS

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Patti, Caroline, Cheryl and Joe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016

About Patti, Caroline, Cheryl and Joe

Our family vacation home. The on-site owners are long time San Marcos residents and live close by. They are available for questions or assistance with the property and can provide restaurant and hiking tips.

I'm a San Francisco based Realtor, golf addict, foodie & wine lover. We've partnered up with our in-laws who live at the lake in this joint purchase which is our 2nd home.

Patti, Caroline, Cheryl and Joe purchased this house in 2014

Why Patti, Caroline, Cheryl and Joe chose San Diego County

This is our get away from the sometimes hectic, busy S.F. Bay Area. We've always wanted a mid-century home to decorate & renovate with modern finishes that are also dog friendly. We love golfing & water sports which makes this location the perfect spot to get away from it all with our Labradoodle, Coco & Greyhound mix, Carson. We know you will enjoy our lake side home & all the great offerings as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

What is special about this location is the St. Mark's Golf Course/Club is right around the corner. The area attractions are diverse ranging from hip restaurants, fun shopping, beach access within 20 minutes & golf courses galore including La Costa.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Modern Home With Lake Views At Lake San Marcos
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Fantastic place with so many added bonuses

  • 5 of 5

First off, the easy stuff, everything was exactly as described, and we had no surprises our entire stay (1 week+). Everything was clean and you can tell the owners love this place too, and there were many thoughtful utility items placed throughout, such as small appliances and various kitchen gadgets. Probably better stocked than my own kitchen... The owners were easy to contact when we had any questions, and also gave us our privacy the rest of the time.

Let me talk about one of the best parts, we brought our standard (55lb) poodle along (with a giant crate for him to hang out in when needed) and to say he was welcome is an understatement, they clearly love dogs - there are dog-fan signs and sayings all over the place. You do need to keep your furry friend off the furniture, and I have to say as an allergy sufferer, I had no problems from any former dog residents! You will need to take your dog for longer walks and be careful about it, as there are not a lot of big dog-friendly lawns in the area, there are also no sidewalks on the streets - and the areas around the lake are, as noted, not for doggies. None of the neighbors gave us any trouble though, as we always walk with pickup bags and no one had a problem with that.

The major items in the house were all modern and great - with a baby along we made great use of the washer/dryer and dishwasher as well as the excellent fridge. The TVs (the main one had netflix built into it) and Internet service (TWC) were great, though the poor little wifi router the cable company gives out only barely reaches the back of the house, but it still works.

Sadly we didn't have time to get on the lake itself, and I forgot all about the golf cart! We will have to come back to enjoy those :)

Overall, this was a great "home base" for us for the time we needed in the area, and we would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magalia, CA, USA

Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with our 2 toddlers stayed at this house the 1st week in September. The owners were very accommodating from the very beginning and remained that way throughout our entire stay. They allowed us to rent the house for 1 week instead of 2. We chose this property because we wanted to be near San Diego and it's attractions (Sea World, Sand Diego Zoo and Safari Park, the beach) and also be within a reasonable distance to Disneyland. This house was perfect as it was about 30-45 mins to the San Diego locations and about 1 hr 20 mins to Disneyland. We're already used to driving over 30 mins from our house to go shopping in town so that distance wasn't out of the ordinary for us. The house is just as described in the listing. It is very new and well maintained. The lake is just steps from the back doors. The community pool is also within walking distance. We did not have time to go to either of these but it was nice to have the option. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are nice and spacious. You definitely feel like you are in a home away from home which is what we wanted. The kitchen is also stocked with everything that you need and should you choose to take your dog they even have treats available. We arrived pretty late the 1st night and would like to let others know that the entrance is located on the side of the house and is the 2nd door that you come to. After our long, exhausting drive we tried to get into the 1st door and didn't realize it was the door to the garage. It was wonderful to find bottles of wine upon our arrival for us to enjoy! The neighborhood is very quiet. There were two minor things we needed to contact the owners about (they were unaware of them) and they took care of them immediately. We will definitely stay here again on our next vacation to the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southsea, UK

A comfortable, well equipped home in quiet community

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay at Lake San Marcos. The house has everything needed with comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. Lots of space too. The large outside patio is a pleasant seating area with loungers, dining table and a nice view over the lake dock and the attractive, landscaped gardens. It is a very peaceful neighbourhood and the communal pool is a good size + warm. The pedal boat was fun for trips around the lake, especially at sunset (a bit disappointed that we weren't able to access it for our final day). We didn't see the golf cart - must have been in the garage which was locked. There are also paddle boards. Booking was easy & the house has a good locking system. Thanks for a relaxing week. Cathy, Rob and Tom. Southsea, UK

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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redlands, ca

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Joe and Patti were great people and were very helpful when we had any request. We will return to Lake San Marcos in the near future.

Bob an Sandy

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a home that's meticulously clean and well-kept, then this is the property for you. Not only is this lovely home well-maintained, the owners go out of their way to make sure their visitors have everything they need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The home's location is perfect as it is close to the beach and all the cultural activities that San Diego has to offer. We enjoyed our time there so much that we are planning our vacation there next year as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind was a pleasure to have you here and we hope you come back soon!
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Perfect Summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely relaxing home where one can enjoy the view through the windows or participate in the glorious California weather outdoors. The setting on the lake is like being in the middle of a great park/retreat. We enjoyed the pool and ambiance of the environment. It is great for at home entertaining or a place to lay your head at night. Every convenience has been thoroughly planned for the guest. Highest recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
5.7 Miles
McClellan–Palomar Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
The Grill
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
St. Marks Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.4 Miles
Highway 78
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
The Grill
Nearest Ski
121 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Lake view property on quiet street.


Rates & Availability

San Marcos House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Refundable damage deposit $600

Rates Sun-Thursday are $150/night. Fri & Sat $200/night. Holidays $200/night. Please inquire about rates for rental periods of 35+ days. Cleaning fee is $130 for reservations of less then 5 nights or $150 if additional twin fold out bed is set up. Reservations made 10 days or less from booking date, 100% of payment due at time of booking. **Check in is 3pm & check out is 11am. ***Long term bookings of 21+ days require 2 months cancellation notice in addition to a $150 cancellation fee***<<>>>

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San Marcos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1458 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2-Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1-Hall Bath - toilet , shower , Washer & Dryer in closet; single sink vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1-Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has a TV with basic cable & hypo-allergenic bedding, pillows & mattresses.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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