Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Best Location: Walk To Beach from Spacious Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bd, 4 bath, Nearly 3900 sq. ft., Sleeps up to 12; Walk to beach

Enjoy endless summer in this spacious, spectacularly beautiful custom home located in a quiet upscale beachfront community within an easy, two-block safe walk to one of Carlsbad’s best beaches, North Ponto Beach.

Fully licensed and permitted by the City of Carlsbad, this home has everything you, your family and your friends need to relax in a home away from home or enjoy all the area has to offer. Walk two blocks to the check out the waves at the beach; sip your morning coffee lounging in the morning sun on a secluded front gated patio, or on the main floor, gather with family and friends in the spacious dining room with a unique ceiling designed to replicate a yacht, or gather for after-dinner drinks as you relax around a custom fire-pit designed to sparkle like the stars above. Hang out in the family room adjacent to the kitchen with gas fireplace roaring or watch the 55" HD TV. If cooking at home appeals, you can prepare your meals in a gourmet kitchen featuring a 6-burner Thermidor range, new Samsung 4-door refrigerator, and Calphalon cookware – or enjoy Carlsbad’s lovely weather while grilling outside on the Char-Broil grill. Or if you prefer eating out, you can choose any one of the many nearby restaurants based on menus and recommendations in the binder we’ve prepared for you. A full office, with French doors to an outside patio, offers quiet space if work should call.

Easy to get find – by car or train (with the Coaster station in walking distance) – this home provides space to gather or spread out. With three stories, including a unique full basement, this nearly 3900 sq. foot, 5 bedroom home with three full bathrooms and two half baths has a place for up to 12 people to sleep in their own premium beds. Four bedrooms have HD TVs (40”). The master has a king bed, small balcony and a master bath equipped with two-person indoor jetted tub, large glass shower with two shower heads, and toilet room with a bidet. Each of the other three bedrooms upstairs has a queen bed; one has a walk-out balcony to enjoy the morning sun; another has an en-suite 1/2 bath; the last, a serene setting.

Downstairs, there is fun for kids of all ages. While the little ones play in a space dedicated and furnished for them, the gang can cozy up on the sectional sofa to watch a movie on the 65” HD smart TV in the theater area or challenge each other to a rousing game on the indoor basketball shooting machine or playing Ping-Pong. The fifth bedroom – with two twin beds and a set of bunk beds – and second full bath are downstairs.

Beach gear is stored in the clean two-car garage. Beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, surfboards, sand toys, umbrella – and a wagon to pull the goodies to the beach are all there for your use. After you wash off the sand in a warm outdoor shower, you can toss your towels in to the new Samsung washer and dryer to get ready for another day of fun.

More Details

Property Manager
Jackie O'Shea
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Un poco espanol.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Jackie O'Shea

We live in Carlsbad with our three children. When we moved here from the east coast five years ago, we felt that we had arrived in paradise. We are very active family and we spend a lot of time at the beach and enjoying the many local activities. This home was purchased by my parents as their winter home so they could enjoy time with their granddaughters as well as the beach weather and lifestyle. We are proud of this home and look forward to sharing it with you.

Jackie O'Shea purchased this house in 2015

Why Jackie O'Shea chose Carlsbad

This house is so beautiful with so many wonderful luxury details. Its clean, professionally designed, and furnished with both style and your comfort in mind. Uniquely, it has a full basement with lots of room for indoor play. In addition to its spacious private areas, it has both a family and a living room, a theater room, a separate office and two outdoor patios. We've taken extra steps to reduce allergens with bamboo floors throughout the main level and both mattresses and pillows being encased for cleanliness. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the beach and near to many activities.

What makes this house unique

Whether you are planning a family vacation or a get away with your favorite friends, experiencing the time together in this beautiful house creates the foundation for making memories that will last a lifetime. There is space to be together, space to be in smaller groups, and, if desired, space to be apart. Thank you for considering our house for your vacation. We will hope to see you in Carlsbad soon!


Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master: 2-person jetted tub; glass shower; 2 sinks, bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between Bedroom 2 and 3; Deep soaking tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Pedestal sink; Ensuite to Wave Bedroom
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 5
    Main Level Powder room - toilet , Powder room near Family room on Main Floor
  • Three full bathrooms (Master, 1 upstairs, 1 in basement) with shower only). Two 1/2 bathrooms (1 on main floor; 1 ensuite to Queen room)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 (Mint Room) - 1 queen , Luxury Queen bed, 40" HD TV
    Bedroom 3 (Cal Bear room) - 1 queen , Luxury Queen bed, 40" TV, balcony with 2 chairs
    Bedroom 4 (Wave Room) - 1 queen , Serene bedroom; 1/2 bath ensuite
    Bedroom 5 (Bunk Room) - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Downstairs; 2 bunk beds, 2 twin beds, full bath (shower)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King, sm balc; bidet, two sinks, sep. shower and lg. tub
  • 5 bedrooms; Master with Cal King bed, Juliet balcony, 2 person jetted tub, 2 sinks and bidet; 3 bedrooms with luxury queen beds, one with walk-out balcony; another with ensuite 1/2 bath; 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds and bunk bed with ensuite full bathroom; Fifth bedroom downstairs in basement with two twin beds, bunk beds and on-suite full bathroom (shower only).
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Grocery service available so you can have goodies available upon your arrival. Home has gated front patio with two sitting areas, a full office with French doors to the front patio, a gated backyard with an outdoor hot water shower, Char-broil grill, dining table that seats 12, and additional seating area, a full basement with children's play area, theatre space with 65" HD TV and electronic basketball shooting game and ping pong table. The home has a wireless Sonos radio system, high speed internet and landline telpehone.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

97% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Best Location: Walk To Beach from Spacious Home
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

House was excellent. Very modern and comfortable. Sonos was a nice touch!

  • 4 of 5

Again, modern and comfortable. Would have appreciated air conditioning in the basement as it was very warm. Outdoor bbq grill needs maintenance/replacement. Other than that house was excellent with a great location. Would definitely stay there again! Jackie was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and for taking such great care of the home. I apologize for the poor condition of the grill.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A beautiful home just a block from the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We were completely thrilled with the home. My siblings and parents are spread out all over the country and we were all able to get together for a week on the beach. This home had absolutely everything we needed. I have two small children and the bunk beds and playroom downstairs was completely ideal. More on the kids, the kitchen is stocked with kids cups and dishes, and the garage with strollers for the beach (or anywhere), sand toys, boards, beach towels, chairs etc. The appliances were all very nice including the kitchen and the washer in dryer in the garage. The kitchen was also stocked with almost everything we needed to cook including spices! I was pleasantly surprised with the thought and care that went into this rental property, making it feel like home. Plenty of space to park outside the home (we had 3 large SUV's). We loved eating every meal on the long tables on the back patio and then having beverages around the fire pit in the front yard every night. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all very nicely furnished. They have thought of everything you might need. Also, you are about 100 yards from the coaster station which was so handy! Costco was about a 3-5 min drive. Carlsbad village was very close as well and you can take the coaster or drive. The beach is very nice and not too crowded. We would definitely stay again, but this time would bring way less stuff (because the home already has it!). Another awesome feature of this home is the outdoor shower with hot and cold water (crucial when your children are covered in sand from head to toe)! The home was very clean and well maintained. Thanks so much for making our stay so easy and fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so grateful for your lovely, thoughtful review. Your group was truly a pleasure to work with. Thank you for being so gracious throughout the entire process.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Jackie was great and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Delightful property

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable for the 10 of us. The master bedroom was particularly roomy. The 4 grandchildren loved playing in the basement with the various toys and games and being able to sleep in the 4 beds. It would have been nice to have a full-sized bathroom for the third bedroom upstairs. The house is convenient to the beach and restaurants in Carlsbad. I recommend this property to families of 10 people.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and for being such a pleasure to work with. I am so glad that the house worked out for you. Take good care.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect home for a group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for our camp/retreat for the teenage girls in our church congregation. We had about 21 people staying in the house comfortably (the girls all got cozy in the basement, and the adults took the upstairs bedrooms). It was perfect! Walking distance from the beach, so the girls could explore a little, or hang out in front of the house since it's in a safe and quiet cul-de-sac. They also enjoyed the sound system and playing music throughout the house. The place was clean and well stocked, with towels, toilet paper, and a fully stocked kitchen with new appliances. There were a couple big spaces where our group could gather together to play games and such in the evenings. The garage was full of fun stuff for the beach, including beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, a wagon, etc. I even noticed strollers, a car booster seat, and some other toys for kids in the garage. Lots of TVs around the house, fun things like ping pong to play in the basement, and even a little corner full of little kids' toys. Something for everyone! The washer and dryer in the garage was a plus, too. Check in and check out was easy, and the owner/property manager Jackie was kind and helpful. The location was great, too. We were able to easily get on the 5 to get anywhere else we needed to go for our trip, and there were plenty of good places to eat nearby. We really lucked out getting this place, and if I ever have occasion to bring a large group to the San Diego area again, I would definitely book this place again! Thank you so much for providing the perfect home base for our trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful review! It was a pleasure working with you and your group. Thank you for taking such great care of the home!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We had exactly the vacation we were hoping for. Relaxation, family time and fun. Thoroughly enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such a pleasure to work with, start to finish! I am so grateful for guests like you.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Four Seasons Avaira Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
California Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Miguel's Cocina
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Carlsbad State Beach
Car: recommended

Relax at our spacious, custom beach home or enjoy one of the many activities and attractions in the area:

• Try the craze of stand-up paddle boarding, the roar of jet skiing or the quiet of kayaking around the Carlsbad Lagoon where you can rent the necessary equipment. (10 min drive)

• Take the Coaster (5 min walk) to Downtown San Diego where you can take in a baseball game at Petco Field (home to the San Diego Padres), explore microbrew pubs in the Gas Lamp district, explore Old Town, or shop in the nautical themed Seaport Village (30-40 min drive);

• Experience the nearby theme parks including Legoland (5 mins drive), Sea World (40 mins drive); San Diego Zoo (40 min drive), Wild Animal Safari (40 min drive), and Disneyland (65 min drive).

• Savor the small town feel of Downtown Carlsbad shops and restaurants (5 min drive or 3 mins on the Coaster); enjoy a special coffee at the World Coffee Shop, lunch on great salad and pizza at Pizza Port, or indulge with a wine tasting at Paon Wine store.

• Pamper yourself at Four Seasons Aviara Resort (5 mins drive) or La Costa Resort (10 min drive) with golf, spa, and restaurants or enjoy a sunset cocktail at Chandler’s Restaurant at the Oceanfront Hilton Resort (10 min walk).

• Shop ‘til you drop at the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Stores (5 min drive) or enjoy the flowers at the famous Carlsbad Flower Fields in bloom between March and May (5 min drive).

• Play at the Poinsettia Park – baseball, playground, basketball, tennis, soccer, jogging trail (5 min drive) or work out at a nearby 24 Hour Fitness.

• Learn more about the ocean at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (30 mins drive) or about space at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center & Space Theater (in Balboa Park; 40 min drive).

• Watch the sea lions at La Jolla Cove (30 mins) or catch the hang-gliders at Torrey Pines State Reserve (30 mins drive).

• Put your money down on a favorite horse at the Del Mar Racetrack where Thoroughbreds race July-Sept and Oct-Nov.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Door locks are coded for each quest. You will receive your code on the day of arrival.

Please be aware check out time on your day of departure of 10 AM. We appreciate your understanding this is necessary to allow us time to clean properly before the next guest arrives.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.