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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lake San Marcos - Hidden Away In Southern California

INCLUDED WITH THE RENTAL OF THE HOUSE IS MEMBERSHIP IN THE LAKE SAN MARCOS RESORT FACILITIES. Swimming Pools, Tennis and Paddle Tennis Courts, Billiard Room, 25 % off Boat Rentals @ the Marina and 10% off @ the Country Club Dining Room.

Come for the year round paradise weather of Lake San Marcos. Practice your putting in the Court Yard on the Putting Green or kick back on the deck overlooking the lake. Watch the sun go down and watch the boaters enjoying a Sun Set Cruise. The water foul are there too, skimming the water for their dinner. Powered screen shades provide a way to ward off the afternoon sun, if needed. You don't have to go far for your favorite beverage with the outdoor bar and refrigerator. Throw a steak on the barbecue, for dessert bring out the marshmallows and make s'mores over the open fire pit.

When you are ready to call it a day your accommodations include a King size bed and HD flat screen television in the master bedroom which over looks the lake, twin beds in the second bedroom with a flat screen HD television, a queen sofa sleeper in the living room, with a HD flat screen television.

All linen and towels are provided, even beach towels. Cookware and service for 6 are furnished. The kitchen appliances include an ice maker, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove and microwave. Instant hot water is available from the faucet. Dishes and glassware provided. The washer and dryer are located in the hall.

Meals may be served in the dining room while watching the boats go by through the floor to ceiling windows. The house is equipped with wireless internet service as well as Netflix.

Go out the sliding doors to the patio, walk twenty feet and you can sit on the bank and fish (it's a Private Lake, no license required) or watch the ducks, snow egrets and blue heron fly by or see the Lake San Marcos Black and White Swans patrol the lake. If you want to boat or paddle board around the lake, water craft are available for rent from the Marina across the lake.

This home is at the end of a cul-du-sac located directly on the lake. It is a shared roof home with complete privacy. It is a retirement community and no children are in the neighborhood.

The location of Lake San Marcos is as ideal as the weather. There is a casino bus to take you to the Valley View Casino. You are minutes from the beaches, San Marcos Restaurant Row (every type of restaurant you can imagine all under separate roofs), multiple movie theaters, three Costco's, The Stone Brewery and The Safari Wild Animal Park. If you enjoy live theater, the Moonlight Theater is a wonderful venue in the summer. This is an outdoor theater where you enjoy Broadway shows while sitting under the stars. There is shopping for the ladies at the Carlsbad Outlet Mall, 20 min. away.

This is an active retirement community with swimming pools, tennis courts and paddle tennis courts. Golfing at St. Mark's Golf Course as well as the Executive Course. The new restaurant is right on the lake, Decoy for Fine Dining and downstairs the Dock Side for casual dining. Lake San Marcos is a hidden jewel, come and discover the beauty for yourselves.

More Details

Pam Herzog
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Pam Herzog

My husband and I are retired and moved to Lake San Marcos ten years ago from San Diego. We are totally involved in the community and have met some wonderful people here that have the same thing in common, 'Life is short - Enjoy every minute'!

Pam Herzog purchased this house in 2014

Why Pam Herzog chose San Diego County

This area is beyond description. A fresh water lake 30 minutes from the beaches in Southern California. Wonderful golfing on two beautiful courses, St. Mark and the Executive Course.

What makes this house unique

Lake San Marcos is near everything. The horse races at Del Mar in the summer. The World Famous San Diego Zoo year round. Boating and fishing on the lake. Something to do all the time and the weather is the best!


San Marcos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Grab Bars installed in the shower. Granite counter tops
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Grab Bars installed in the tub/shower. Granite Counter Tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa makes out into a sofa sleeper
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Flat Screen HD Television
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Second Bedroom with Flat Screen Television
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Fabulous lake views from nearly every room - fun to watch the parade of swans every day.

  • 5 of 5

Nicely updated home with comfortable beds. Kitchen is well equipped - we prepared all of our meals during the week. (Stove burner knobs are worn & hard to read - makes cooking difficult when the heat setting is unknown).

We enjoyed the tennis courts, kayaking & paddle boards with our 11 & 14 year old grandsons. A beautiful, relaxing week - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional accomodations and owner hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent nine days at the Herzog rental on Lake San Marcos, and thoroughly enjoyed the setting as well as the beautiful home! The location is marvelous, and the amenities at the lake are wonderful- including restaurants, bars, golf courses, and gorgeous swans gracing the water. Moreover, the Herzogs were gracious in attending to our questions, and their hospitality was a real bonus! This property is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this house and we hope to go back again. It is nicely furnished & comfortable. We enjoyed waking up in the morning, sitting by the lake and feeding the swans. Pam & Lee are great hosts and responed right away to anything we needed. This year there is a nice new restaurant right across the lake called Decoy. It has a good food & wine list, but the crowd noise can echo across the lake at night. There are many other restaurants just a few minutes drive. It is a nice place to make a home base - short trip to the ocean, downtown San Diego and Temecula. Tom & Judy

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry that the restaurant bothered you, fortunately for us both it closes at 9:00 P.M.. Hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was well maintained and it felt like home every time we returned after a day out. Many nice amenities. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good time. See you next year.
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Beautiful Lake View and a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying here and my wife and friends' first time here. I enjoyed watching my friends enter the home and ooh and aah at the view as they walked through the front door. I knew they would love it! The house has a great location on the lake and the windows in the living room and dining room really take advantage of the view.

The house is located far enough inland so it gets the sun sooner than the coast does. Its an easy drive to Carlsbad, Oceanside or Encinitas on the coast. We also easily drove to Palomar mountain, a winery in Temecula, and to Balboa Park in San Diego (hint: we took I-15 instead of the seemingly always congested I-5 and never had to stop on the interstate). There is also a restaurant row a short distance away in San Marcos that has a great variety of restaurants.

I can't say enough about how great the owners Pam and Lee are to their guests. The house is perfect as a base camp for visiting the area and is also a great place to hang out all by itself. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good time and found all the fun things to do in the area.
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Extreme comfort with a view!

  • 5 of 5

After moving to Oregon from San Diego's north county last year, we needed to find a place to stay when visiting family and friends. Although we were familiar with the Lake San Marcos area, we'd never spent any time there, but the location was perfect for our visit, so we took a chance on this particular VRBO listing. We felt right at home as soon as we walked in the door. This home was exactly as described...clean and so comfortable....from the deep cushioned sofa to the king-sized bed. We spent most evenings sitting around the fire pit on the patio overlooking the lake and enjoying the bird-life as well as the passing boaters. The home was the perfect venue to invite friends and family over during our stay. We also enjoyed the short walk to the country club for breakfast a time or two. The owners, Pam and Lee, invited us for a cruise around the lake on their boat and we had a wonderful time. They were fun, friendly and kind. We enjoyed the home and its location so much that we decided to extend our stay another couple of days. This rental will always be at the top of our list for future visits to San Diego's north county.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you got to enjoy Lake San Marcos, the house and your family. Hope you can come back again.
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Car: necessary

Lake San Marcos is hidden in Southern California between Carlsbad and Escondido. It is a 80 acre private lake, no fishing license is required. The resort includes swimming pools, tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, card rooms.


Rates & Availability

San Marcos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
JANUARY 1, - MAY 31, 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUNE 1, 2017 - DEC. 31, 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
JANUARY 1, 2018 - MAY 31, 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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