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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.

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:
September 19, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 4
  • 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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Lovely place with wonderful hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

It's quiet & lively at the same time. The golf course is practically next door and the hotel is directly across the lake. The kids and they loved feeding the ducks and swans. The putting green is good fun. We never ate at the hotel, but it was busy every night. Pam & Lee were quick to answer any questions we had!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paihia, New Zealand

Lovely House in a Superb Setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the San Marcos Lake House. It was handy for visits to the coast and to San Diego and yet gave us some tranquillity away from the big city. The house was well equipped with everything you would need and more. Pam and Lee were great hosts and went out of their way to make us welcome.

There is lots of activity on the lake especially on Saturday and sitting out on the terrace in the evening with a glass of wine was something we looked forward to.

Highly Recommended.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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San Diego Zoo
"Wold Famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park"
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Petco Park
"Beautiful home of the San Diego Padres."
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Carlsbad State Beach
Pizza Port (Carlsbad)
Carlsbad Village
California State University San Marcos
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (Escondido)
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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