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Gorgeous Luxury Home W/ Tropical Pool & Resort Style Backyard!

Julia Duncan

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, none
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Julia Duncan

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, none
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2015
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Gorgeous Luxury Home W/ Tropical Pool & Resort Style Backyard!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


La Costa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

HIGHLY RATED FROM VRBO GUESTS! This is the perfect home for anyone looking for a RESORT-like atmosphere. Step into your private tropical resort-like yard with pool and spa, palapas, outdoor barbecue, spectacular views, 4 fireplaces, game room, lounge, indoor Pool Table and outdoor trampoline! Need to sweat it out? Weight machine, free weights, treadmill and flat panel TV create a perfect, private workout room. Love to cook? Our property features a large, fully equipped chef's gourmet kitchen. Open the adjoining french doors and let the warm coastal air in, or walk out to the back yard's meandering outdoor spaces designed to create nooks and unique places to relax or entertain. The salt water pool features natural rocks to jump from and cascading water from the raised spa. Outdoor barbecue and bar area includes new flat panel screen for watching sports or movies outside (the kids love to sit at the outside bar and watch movies under the stars!). Enjoy meals at the large flagstone barbecue bar or take it under the lighted african-thatch palapa on the built-in dining table that seats 8 comfortably.

This 4200sf home is meticulously decorated and maintained, offering you a gorgeous, warm location for all your vacation needs. The house is a few miles from the beach, Legoland, as well as amazing shops and restaurants. The house and the back yard are kept private by a locking front gate. We designed this home for a fantastic stay-vacation resort-like lifestyle, and have taken great care to offer you a meticulously clean, worry-free, turn-key vacation home so you can just relax and have fun.

Looking for something to do? How about the amazing cuisine available from a deliciously diverse array of local restaurants in downtown Encinitas and Carlsbad. Or head down to some of the best beaches in San Diego - all minutes away from the house. Want to learn how to surf? Let us know and we'll arrange for your own private lessons with San Diego's best instructors. How about wine tasting in Temecula? We are happy to arrange limo wine tasting tours, too. Legoland is so close you can see their summer fireworks from our back yard. Or take a day trip to the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, Seaworld, or Balboa Park. Don't forget to try to make it home in time to catch the amazing sunsets as you toast the end of another beautiful San Diego day.

The home features 4 large bedrooms upstairs. The Master suite has a fireplace, large bathroom, his and hers vanities, soaking tub, separate shower, walk in closet, wonderful views from all windows, and a luxurious king bed. Bedroom #2 is bright and fresh and has a queen bed set in a curved alcove. This room has loads of natural light from the many windows, a private bathroom with shower, vanity and walk in closet. Bedroom #3 and #4 have a Jack and Jill bathroom with tub and shower, and each has its own private vanity. Room #4 has a queen bed and french doors opening out to a private balcony overlooking the small cul-de-sac.

Downstairs, the well-furnished game room can also be used as an additional bedroom. The large L-shaped chenille-like couch sleeps 2 easily, and we offer a queen-sized double top air mattress if you need it. The downstairs bathroom is next to the game room, and includes a full shower, making it ideal as a 5th bedroom. The game room also features french doors that open out into the pool area, a brand new flat screen tv, lots of dvds, and board games for your enjoyment. For music lovers, draw everyone around the piano and pick up the acoustic guitars for your own jam session.

Like to stay fit? Get your workout in on your schedule in our nicely equipped work out room in the garage. This space features free weights, universal weight machine, treadmill, exercise ball, resistance bands, and flat panel tv, and our new ping pong table! Outdoor games include volleyball and croquet, plus a nice basketball hoop in the cul-de-sac.

Gated pool safety fence available upon request.

Keywords: House, tropical, coastal, carlsbad, Encinitas, resort, luxurious, pool, views, ocean, coast, surf, Legoland, 4+ bedrooms, 4 bath, designer, beach, outdoor living,

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Julia Duncan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, none
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2015

Why Julia Duncan chose La Costa

Carlsbad / Encinitas is such a wonderful place due to its proximity to the beach, local shopping and restaurants, and other San Diego attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Legoland. The weather is absolutely amazing!

What makes this house unique

Peace and relaxation, plus all the amenities to entertain and create wonderful memories without leaving home.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 16 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Luxury Home W/ Tropical Pool & Resort Style Backyard!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Christmas in Carlsbad

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family Christmas at this lovely home. It suited our somewhat diverse group perfectly. We had 6 adults and 3 children (8, 7, and 6). We had planned to take a few day trips, but enjoyed the house so much, we rarely left. The owners decorated for Christmas for us, including a beautiful tree, which made our stay so nice for all of us. We used the pool several times a day and particularly loved the 'water falls' and the fact that adult seating was so near-by. We used one of the outdoor tables for crafts and other activities for the children.

We loved the kitchen and used it constantly because our group consisted on vegans, vegetarians, gluten-sensitive, some food allergies, not to mention children with food preferences. It had a large, walk-in pantry and large refrigerator/freezer combination which made it very convenient for us to stock what we needed for the week.

There were too many small touches that made this stay so relaxing and enjoyable for all of us. One of our sons brought his telescope so we could watch the night sky. It was a perfect location for it. Shopping was nearby for last minutes purchases. The owner met us when we arrived and explained everything carefully; and then checked in regularly to ensure that we had everything needed. Several of us worked out in garage and took walks in neighborhood.

Everyone in our group hopes to return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN USA

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from San Diego and this home last night. We did not want to leave! Our group was four adults and three children (ages 7, 5 and 5), and the house suited us perfectly. The children LOVED the pool: waterfalls, a rock to jump from, and the pool toys. They also spent a lot of time on the trampoline. We visited over Thanksgiving, so the men in our group appreciated the outdoor TV where they could enjoy the sun and keep up with the Thanksgiving football games. There were also many different areas outside where we could relax: the pool area, the bar, the fireplace and the little outdoor "living room" area.

The house was decorated to a tee. Everything looked exactly as it appears in the photos. Everything was spotless and well-organized. The kitchen was well-stocked--we prepared our Thanksgiving dinner there and we had everything we needed.

The home is located in a quiet neighborhood on a cul de sac. Our kids enjoyed skateboarding and running around in this space. The home is quite close to the ocean, just a straight shot down a main thoroughfare to Moonlight Beach. We also visited Legoland and the San Diego Zoo, all within easy driving distance.

Julia, the owner, was more than helpful. She texted us occasionally to ensure we had what we needed, which was great.

In all, we had a wonderful time. The house was a perfect size for our group of seven. We loved the pool, the kitchen, the location, and of course the warm weather. I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Twice is nice!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay a year ago was so fabulous, we decided to make it "twice as nice" by going back this year! From the second you enter the yard, the owners Stu and Julia make you feel like their home is your home. My first memory of the home was the extremely inviting wide open french doors whose curtains were gently blowing out into the open, California air. It was as if they were saying, "Come right in...." And so we did! But which entrance shall I begin with? The kitchen entrance with the amazing island, bar stools and giant table where my family enjoyed eating snacks every day. Or the billiard room with the beautiful piano in which I would serenade my family every night. Or the den where my children would spend each night watching netflix or the many dvds they had to offer after countless hours of jumping in the outdoor trampoline. No matter which way you entered, you mouth was just in awe. As you traveled upstairs, the decor was lined with small and large votives meticulously lit to add just the right amount of ambiance. Each room had its own emotion. The chalkboard bedroom as my kids would call it, was the perfect place for my two kids to hang out and feel like a skater boy. The front bedroom had a beautiful veranda to look over. The "Tiffany" blue room overlooked the yard and had such an open vibe. The master bedroom was so enormous along with the master bathroom that I did not know how I would ever go back home to my minute Brooklyn bathroom every again. The pool was like our second home that we frequented at all hours of day and night. And then the barbeque and bar area.... My father in laws paradise! We sat many a moments for every meal just hanging by the grill, sipping wine, mimosas and/or a cold beverage, watching television and relaxing as a family. At night, we would make smores near the outdoor fireplace and tell wonderful stories. My daughter got so attached to the amenities this house had to offer for both years, that the minute we arrived this year, she went straight to the bookshelf to find a Shel Silverstein poem book that she fell in love with last year. Thats what made this house so amazing. The wonderful family memories that we have made and continued to make this year. It was truly an amazing experience and a home that has left a wonderful impression on our entire family. Our friends back home see pictures and wonder where we went. There is a definite possibility for a THREE - PEAT!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

The Absolutely Perfect Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

How often does this happen: You scan lots of different vacation homes, finally select one based on the photos and reviews, and then you show up at the place and your immediate reaction is, Wow, this is even better than it looked!

That's what happened with Stew and Julia's incredible resort-like house in Carlsbad. Their place is perfect for all kinds of travelers: adventurers, foodies (what a kitchen!), folks seeking privacy and quiet, surfers, and more...

We were a group of two families with five kids ranging from 6 to 13 years old. The house has plenty to entertain kids (pool, trampoline, billiards, ping pong, Xbox, televisions) and plenty to entertain adults. Lots of space to spread out, and yet lots of space to gather together over a movie or a meal or by the outdoor fireplace while the sun sets.

We had imagined that we'd head out to the beach every day, but the house was so inviting, and the kids were so happy, that we spent several days just lounging around swimming, eating, talking, and playing there. Wonderfully relaxing.

What's more, Stew and Julia provided plenty of terrific recommendations and made us feel completely welcome and at home.

Can't say enough good things about this house or the owners. Truly magnificent.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Albuquerque, NM

Magnificient Home!!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this home for your vacation rental. My family felt at home and the owners made you feel that as well. The home had charm and what an amazing back yard retreat. On our next stay we will return to Julia & Stews home. Thank You for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at this beautiful home. The house is absolutely breathtaking, but what made this stay one of the best vacations we have ever been on, were the owners. They were so accommodating from start to finish. We arrived late in the evening and found everything as described. We walked around the house in complete awe. The pictures don't do this house justice. Completely breathtaking!!! The next day Julia and Stew came by to meet us and show us a few things about the house, especially the resort like backyard. They made sure everything was the way we expected it to be and I will say that they and there home were way above our expectations. The backyard was so awesome we never wanted to come inside. The kids couldn't get enough of the pool. I personally couldn't get enough of the gourmet kitchen and outside grilling area. I love to cook and this kitchen and outdoor grilling area were like being in heaven. It is fully stocked with appliances for preparing anything you can imagine. So awesome!! After an evening swim, we enjoyed relaxing in the media room and watching movies. Overall, this home and Julia and Stew made this vacation perfect. They were available for anything we needed, from replacing a 20 lb propane tank for the deck heater to helping us find places to dine. They made us feel like this was our home while we were staying there. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone!!! Julia and Stew made this entire process completely stress free. BEST VACATION RENTAL EVER!!!! Thanks for everything

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
La Costa Resort and Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Encinitas Station
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bentley's Chop & Steak House, Crust Pizza
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Moonlight State Beach, Encinitas
Car: recommended

Surf lessons available, Boogie boards and wetsuits are here for you and your family - just let us know what you need,. Besides Legoland, SeaWorld, WildAnimal Park, we are close to Temecula wine tasting tours, historic Old Town, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, world famous beaches, and fantastic dining options.


Rates & Availability

From $6,000 Per week

La Costa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Notes $1000 security deposit is required to reserve property.
The rates quoted are the starting rate. After 6 people the price goes up. Summer rates are from $6500-$7000 depending on the number of people in the party. Personal Checks or money orders are accepted. Sorry no credit cards.
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La Costa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4150 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Full Private Bathroom with tub, shower and 2 vanities.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Relaxing, spa-like bedroom with private bath & closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Private vanity and jack-n-jill bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private vanity and veranda.
  • King size beds (1) Brand new (December 2011) California King - top of the line firm with comfort top., Queen size Beds (1) comfortable queen, Double Beds (2) 2 rooms have double beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Work out room in garage features free weights, universal weight machine, treadmill, exercise ball, resistance bands, and flat panel TV. Trampoline with safety enclosure.The Pool Table adds to your activity options.

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