300 Steps to Sand Private Balcony & Yard w/ Corner Ocean View! Sleeps 1-6
Major and Jessica Harbour
- English, Spanish
About Major and Jessica Harbour
About the owner: My husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary this year, February 5th, 2019. My Husband, Major, has been self-employed for over 30 years with Major Home Services) . I am a stay at home mom to our three beautiful children, Major Matthewmark (10), Daisy Pearl (8) and Flash Lukejohn (5). My second job is taking care of families like yours and our Carlsbad property of 16 years. In everything we do, we enjoy meeting new people! We make friends wherever we go.....to dinner, the park, the movies, the beach, and other social gatherings. We truly look forward to meeting you and your family! Hoping to make your visit to Carlsbad as memorable to you, as it is to us.
Major and Jessica Harbour purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Major and Jessica Harbour chose Carlsbad
We loved Carlsbad so much, we wanted to give others the opportunity to vacation in a home...close to the beach, walking distance to the village, good size for their family and still keep it at a reasonable price. Hope you enjoy our Carlsbad Beach property.
What makes this Condo unique
As I mentioned...we love people! So, in staying at our property, you'll have the opportunity to meet some great families. Our building has a total of three units...all of which have there own private entrance, sounds of waves crashing, and private balcony. The front patio is available with gas BBQ, gas fire pit, lounge seating, gaze at the ocean blue, play kick ball in the driveway, and enjoy a glass of wine....all while taking-in the beautiful people of Carlsbad.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We were at Major's and Jesscia's property in late August. Their property is 3 homes away from the beach. We were provided beach towels, chairs and sand toys. We could walk to major restaurants and had an amazing time. We had an issue with the coffee machine and Major and Jessica fixed it the next day. They are a great couple and very quick to respond and to help. The property is a bit run down and is in need of some TLC but the beds were great so we slept well and honestly, given the location, didn't spend a tonne of time in the property. The air conditioner is a portable unit but it did keep the place cool at night. The second bedroom does not have a window and the doors did not close properly but again these things did not impact our enjoyment of our stay.
Thank you to Major and Jessica - it was a great way to end our summer!!!
This was a major disappointment! We were so excited for our beach vacation, and when we arrived at the unit, we were let down. There is a ton of stuff laying around under tarps, blocking two of the garages. There are about 10 garbage cans. The deck is not suitable to hang out on, as there is a missing spindle, and then a bunch of other spindles were not nailed in. I was with my seven year old niece and this was definitely a safety concern. When we got into the place, so disappointed to find one room had no windows. The place was very old and dated, and ants were an issue! The worst thing was, on Sunday morning when I went to grab the boogie boards and chairs in the storage shed under the stairs, there was a dead rat! Friday night when we were packing, there was a LIVE rat, running on all of the stuff outside of the garages. Needless to say, we will never return! I understand that the place needs work, but full disclosure about the condition of the outside and the unit would have prevented this bad review.
Disappointed with Property and Owner
After reading all the other reviews, I felt as if we were not staying in the same property. This is our 9th time renting through VRBO and we have always been very satisfied with the properties we rented.
Location 1 block from the beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants
Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards and Beach Toys provided
The entire building is dated, very modestly equipped and furniture in the unit is worn out and tired.
Note: many of the photos advertised are not of this unit
Parking is not adequate due to furnishings from other 2 units being piled up in the driveway covered in tarps
10 Large Trash Recepticles were all full and in front of the gate to the rental unit.
Construction was being performed every day on adjoining unit and the roof of our unit. It was terribly noisy until 8-9 pm every night.
There is no Air Conditioning.
The 2nd bedroom has no windows and is very warm. We were given a pedistal fan to put in that room
The Fence around the courtyard is in very bad condition as is the deck in front of the unit.
We left a day early. With the constant construction we were done. The owner met with us the day before we left and apologized for our bad experience. He said he was overwhelmed with the work that needed to be done in the 3 units in the building and that he would issue is a partial refund for our inconvenience. After receiving only the refund of our security deposit, we contacted him inquiring about the promised refund he said it could not be processed with the security deposit but that he would be issuing it to our credit card. We reached out to him 2 more times the last contact being yesterday. He messaged me saying he would call us last night or this morning. No call, no refund and it has been over a month now...
This has been overall a very disappointing experience.
The owners were great, the property was amazing. Could not of asked for a better location for a family vacation!
Lisa & Shawn were wonderful. Very pleasant, easy-going. Cannot wait to have 'em back soon!
Great location, so-so hospitality, safety hazards
Pros: Loved the location. 3 minutes walk from the front door to the beach. Plenty of beach supplies included: chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, sand toys.
Cons: Ants were prevalent in the condo throughout the stay. Not an infestation, but several were on the kitchen counters at any one time. Also had to throw out a box of cereal we bought because they got inside the box.
Most concerning was a missing slat on the balcony. We have a 2 year old and she could have easily fallen through the open space to the concrete below. We had to watch her closely anytime she was out there.
Fire pit was not working despite the owners telling us to enjoy the fire pit and grill. This should be checked prior to guests checking in. We were hoping to use it one evening but couldn’t.
We communicated the issues to the owners upon leaving as an FYI and expected at least an apology and that they would fix the issues but they didn’t even respond. Based on the lack of response I wouldn’t stay here again.
Great accommodations for our first family trip to the beach. Walking to the beach was so amazing! The condo was everything we hoped for and more. The well stocked kitchen gelled us prepare tasty food without dining out every meal. The beds were prefect. And the soothing ocean sounds lulled us to sleep each night. I highly recommend it for your next beach vacation.
Our lovely property is in the beautiful beach town of Carlsbad, California. We are literally 300 steps to the sands of 'Tamarack Beach'...a true 'Surfer's Paradise!!!' The Location of our Tri-Plex (3 units) is 140 Hemlock Ave. in Carlsbad 92008.
Other Activities: Your Basic Carefree, Let-Your-Hair-Down, Easy-Going, Leave Your Work and Your Homework at Home Attitude
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