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Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,570 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 5 min walk to the beach

Named on VRBO's TOP 10 Kid Friendly Vacation Rental Homes across the country in 2012. Thank you VRBO and to all of our guests!

Come enjoy our 2500+ sq. ft. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home. The house sleeps 10 comfortably and is located in a small neighborhood of custom homes ACROSS THE STREET from Carlsbad State beach. It is on a quiet residential cul-de-sac with no through traffic. It has a private backyard with a hot water outdoor shower and built in gas firepit! Cook your meals in the fully stocked custom kitchen or barbeque on the Weber gas grill in the backyard. The family room has a beautiful river rock gas fireplace and is a wonderful space to gather for games or watch movies. Enjoy NETFLIX movies with Blueray/DVD/CD/IPOD, wireless internet, wireless printer, and 4 high definition televisions throughout the home. The garage has been converted into a playroom with a playhouse, toys, games, and foosball table. All beds have new mattresses with 'CleanRest' encasements and new bedding. There are two king beds, two queen beds, and two queen sofa sleepers. An Aero mattress and/or crib are available upon request. Family vacations are special! It is important to us that you enjoy your stay.


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More Details

Jeff or Kim Todd
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Jeff or Kim Todd

We live in Carlsbad with our four children approximately one mile away. During the summer months our family spends almost every weekend at the beach. There's something for everyone - playing in the sand, jumping in the waves, boogie boarding, surfing, or just relaxing in the sun. We believe one of the greatest joys in life is quality time with family. We set up this home with the hope that our guests will create life long memories and have a wonderful, relaxing stay. Thank you for considering our house for your vacation!

Jeff or Kim Todd purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

The house is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the beach. It has hard floors throughout and all mattresses and pillows are encased for cleanliness. It is beautifully decorated, well maintained and without "owner clutter."


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carlsbad in San Diego County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2570 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Authentic claw foot tub
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , Hot water
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd Floor, double vanity
  • The Master Bath has an original claw foot tub, two beautiful pedestal sinks, a shower and a private toilet area. The powder room has an antique sink cabinet with a mosaic tile top. The upstairs guest bathroom was renovated in 2014.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • There is a queen sofa sleeper in the family room, a queen size sofa sleeper in the master bedrooom and a queen size Aero bed. We also provide a full size crib and portable pack and play.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 13 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous, comfortable and wonderful for kids

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in this Carlsbad home. Kim and Jeff were so hospitable, responsive, caring and kind. The home was immaculate and beautiful. The most fun came from our 3 young children in the playroom. It was fully stocked with everything kids love and our kids had an absolute blast. My husband and I enjoyed sitting out by the firepit at night and talking. The beds were comfortable and we were cozy and right at home. We would recommend this home to anyone looking for a wonderful family getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home & very kid-friendly. We had 5 grandchildren ranging from a 1-year old to a 9 year old. The garage converted to a playroom was a great area for the littles to play & there is a foosball table too!

The kitchen is well stocked, there wasn't a thing we needed that it didn't have to cook & serve our meals.

Beach towels, toys, boogie boards & beach chairs made our trips to the beach feel like we were locals!

The location is perfect too! We were about an hour to Disneyland & San Diego Zoo. Many great beaches in the area too.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Beautiful! The most thoughtfully designed VRBO imaginable.

  • 5 of 5

Although there were no dancing dishes, this entire home sings, "Be Our Guest." It is almost embarrassing how much I could gush endlessly about the beauty and hospitality of this VRBO.

Details worth knowing:

*The entire house is extremely clean and well-maintained.

*Well-stocked is putting it mildly. There were plenty of towels, soap, sheets, pillows, dishes, TVs, toys, water equipment, and cooking utensils.

*The playroom is even better than in the pictures. Along with the adorable playhouse, you’ll find Duplos, Legos, Crayons, storybooks, strollers, games, and an amazing wooden train set.

*The beach is across a busy street and down a lot of stairs, but once again, the owner’s thoughtfulness is on display with a very sturdy wagon to cart boogie boards and/or grandkids. We had the manpower to take the wagon down the stairs to the beach, but there is also a combination lock provided if you need to leave it at the top.

*The outside shower is another incredible addition to keep the sand outside the house.

*There is a terrific grocery store nearby, and Costco and WalMart aren’t too far either.

*The neighborhood is safe, kind and friendly.

*The gas fire pit for s’mores quickly became our favorite nightly activity.

*Kim and her family were so great to both take care of us and give us plenty of space. Kim met us when we got there and then was available by text for any questions and needs. For example, we needed an extra slow cooker and after a quick query, one magically showed up outside the door.

*There are so many little touches even beyond the welcome basket, that made our stay so magical: the refreshing colors that ran throughout the home and decor, how fabulous the mattresses are, the bath soaps, the supplies in the kitchen, the artwork, the landscape, and the backyard.

I think the biggest surprise was how easily the house accommodated three married couples, two more adults, four toddler granddaughters, and a grandson. We tended to hang out in the family room by the kitchen, but there was also the playroom, the eating area, and the front room in addition to the bedrooms. We never felt crowded and no one wanted to go home even after a week which even for a harmonious family is amazing.

Thank you, Kim and Jeff, for your amazing property and for all you did to make our family reunion vacation truly a relaxing treat.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a family

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious peaceful home with lots of space for active playtime and quiet moments. Had fun roasting marshmallows on gas fire pit. Kids spent a lot of time in the playroom or riding tricycle in backyard. Great kitchen!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, clean, and beyond stocked with anything and everything you or anyone in your family would need. The playroom was a huge hit with our kiddos and the fire pit and beautiful backyard was the perfect place for us adults to unwind after all the fun.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and cannot thank Kim and Jeff enough for everything! The communication with the hosts was terrific from day one! We will absolutely be back :)

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for staying with kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was beautiful and has set the bar very high for family-friendly vacation rentals. The house had everything we needed for fun trips to the beach, the zoos and Legoland.

If you are planning to hit Legoland this house is like 10 minutes away even during morning traffic. We spent more time in line at Legoland driving there.

As far as the beach goes, it's a bit of a trek down to the Carlsbad beach. You either go down (and eventually back up) a bunch of stairs that don't quite make it to the sand, or you can go down a big hill. We ended up driving about 15 minutes to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas for our final beach trip as it was far more kid friendly. Though there is still a big hill from the parking lot to the beach. The house had plenty of sand toys (and we donated a few more), boogie boards, beach towels, coolers and a wagon. Just bring your swimsuits (or wetsuits as that water is way chillier than the Texas Gulf).

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Downtown San Diego
Petco Park
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Seaport Village
LEGOLAND California
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Belmont Park
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
The Flower Fields
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Car: recommended

Carlsbad Beach - ACROSS THE STREET!

Legoland - 5 mins

Disneyland - 65 mins

Sea World - 40 mins

San Diego Zoo - 40 mins

Wild Animal Park - 40 mins

Carlsbad Flower Fields - blooming March to May - 5 mins

Carlsbad Company Stores (upscale outlet mall) - 5 mins -

24-Hour Fitness Sport gym - 5 mins

Aviara Four Seasons Resort, golf, spa, restaurants - 5 mins

Poinsettia Park - baseball, playground, basketball, tennis, soccer, jogging trail - 5 mins Palomar Airport - 5 mins

Carlsbad Village - shops, restaurants, antiques, live music, more beaches - 5 mins

Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds -(July-Sept),Dog Beach, Hot Air Balloons -15 mins

The Wave Waterpark in Vista - 20 mins

La Jolla - Birch Aquarium – 25 mins


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Carlsbad, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
last avail week of summer
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
8 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday 1
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday Week 2
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
25 May 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Late summer 2019
24 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7
Cleaning £152.28

*PROTECT YOUR PAYMENT - rent only from legally operated vacation rentals. Carlsbad city ordinance effective June 2015

Holidays will be charged at peak rate
$500.00 Security Deposit is refundable at end of rental period, less cost of any damages.
$180.00 non refundable cleaning fee, $200 for more than 8 guests.
The weekly rental rate to include 7 nights payable upon occupancy. A 50% non-refundable deposit of rent is due upon signing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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