We enjoyed our visit to Carlsbad very much with our family. We spent time at the beach (so close! and the chairs/umbrella provided in the house was perfect, we even found a kite to fly with the kids), we visited the village area and had great sushi and ice cream made right in front of you at Sub Zero (we walked of course!) and we visited Legoland (obviously not as great as disneyland but the kids had fun). If you don't normally wear shoes indoors, I'd recommend bringing house slippers. I'd like to suggest that the owners add some niceties like matching towels, more towel hangers in the bathrooms, newer pillows with easy to find pillowcases and maybe a fan in every room. Overall, the place is great for a family getaway. Our kids still talk about the beach house and how much fun they had. We would definitely return and recommend to our friends/family.