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Walk to Beach, 4bdr + Playroom! "

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's3
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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 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
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Authentic claw foot tub
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , Hot water
    Half Bathroom -
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd Floor, double vanity
  • The Master Bath has an original claw foot tub under a romantic chandelier, 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 Hall Bath Upstairs 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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(99 traveller reviews)

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Walk to Beach, 4bdr + Playroom!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 99 reviews

The Way VRBO Should Be Done

  • 5 of 5

Kudos to Jeff and Kim for doing VRBO the right way. Our group of 5 adults had plenty of space to enjoy this phenomenally clean and well kept property. Kim has thought of every detail, provided great documentation on how to make things function and had great communication and follow-thru during the entire process. You're just a short walk to the beach and convenient to everything the north county has to offer. Thanks for the use of you're great property!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island, WA

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and spacious. The playroom was the star attraction for our kids with games and toys for all ages. You can tell there has been a lot of care and attention taken to ensure all conveniences are available; beach equipment, infant care, a fully appointed kitchen. All of this and an ideal location.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Clara California

Beautiful home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our vacation at this beautiful home. Kim & Jeff have literally thought of every detail. When we arrived, Kim had a wonderful array of desserts for us, and essentials like a brand new bag of coffee! She has everything you could imagine for a great trip to the beach ... towels, sand toys, chairs, wagon, etc. While we didn't need to use it, I loved that they also have a full size crib (in addition to a pack n' play if you need 2!) And the playroom! There are legos galore, puzzles, books, crayons & paper to draw, a little house that my daughter just loved, a spare stroller, and more. And, for any visits to a public park for hiking, Kim has a parking pass so you don't have to pay for parking. The list goes on & on. We very often rent through VRBO, and this is hands down the best house we've stayed in (no contest).

Kim and Jeff were also so great & incredibly responsive. If I ever had a question about where something was, I got a response super quick. You can tell they really care about making it a great experience.

Not only is the house amazing, but it's also in the perfect location. A very short walk to the beach. You'll find that there's more sand & area for the kids to play during low tide, so we timed our visits then. Some of our other favorites: Safari Park, Botanical Garden (great area for young kids to play), and of course, Legoland. It's only an hour from Disney too. :)

I would highly, highly recommend staying in this beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver Island, BC

Perfect family home-away-from-home

  • 5 of 5

We just left and already want to go back! We were two travelling families with two babies and two toddlers - which may sound like work but was so relaxing thanks to all the many kids amenities in the house. Everyone got to relax and enjoy themselves, the location was great and Kim was a wonderful and proactive host. Thank you for such a wonderful family vacation - the first for both groups as a family of four!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a family; perfect for young kids

  • 5 of 5

My kids absolutely loved the playroom — the most challenging part of our stay was getting them out of the playroom long enough to eat meals. Seamless arrival/departure. Kim was very responsive to emails about logistics. The complimentary coffee and s’mores was a very nice touch. The house is less than a 5 minute drive from Legoland. We would stay there again if/when we are back in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Wonderful home with the perfect setup for kids

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. The host (Kim) was very attentive and helpful. The proximity to the beach made things so easy. We loved our stay in this house.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • 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
3 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer II
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
16 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Winter Holiday 1
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Winter Holiday Week 2
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £129.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Tax Rate 10.0%

*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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