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POOL & SPA in a Family Friendly BEACH/Village Home

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Olde Carlsbad House Rental Photos and Description

Single Story Beach Home with Private Heated Pool and Spa

Enjoy your own Private Year Round Heated Pool & Spa/Jacuzzi Tropical Oasis in one of the best year round climates in the world!

Welcome to the Village by-the-Sea! enJoy your own 4BR Single Story Home in a Private Tropical Oasis Setting. All in a very safe & secluded cul-de-sac neighborhood. EnJoy your own Private Year Round Heated Pool & Spa/Jacuzzi surrounded by a Tropical Oasis.

Enjoy breakfast on the back patio overlooking the warm Pool surrounded by the open tropical yard and plan your day: Relax by the Heated Pool in the Hammock, Explore Southern California, Bike along the Coast, EnJoy our Charming Village, Excellent Holding & Surfing minutes away, Legoland is just 5 minutes away, Visit San Diego, or just Relax at your own Coastal California Tropical Pool & Spa Retreat...

After your day return home and relax in the Spa on the Deck as you watch the Sun set behind the Palm trees. Don’t want to cook? Plan a short trip to the Village to enjoy one of over 30 restaurants. Afterwards unwind at one of the many nightspots where you can hear live music, live theater, sip margaritas around the fire pits and enjoy a romantic walk along the beach under the stars.

Great location only 3 blocks to Carlsbad Village by-the-Sea - reminiscent of a typical mid-century Southern California beach town. Enjoy staying in a Walkers (rated very walkable by WalkScore) and Bikers Paradise by the Sea. Walk around Carlsbad Village and enjoy the Restaurants, Shopping, Culture and Nightlife.

*Minutes to The Village & Beach - Shopping, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Spots, Live Music & Theater, Pacific Coastline. *10 Minutes to Legoland, Outlet Stores, Music Museum, Four Seasons & La Costa Resort, Carlsbad Airport, Oceanside Harbor, Pier, Fishing & Boat rentals. *20 Minutes to San Diego Botanical Garden, Swami's Fellowship Garden, Solana Beach Cedros Arts District. *30 Miles to Del Mar Race Track & Fairgrounds, La Jolla, Sea World, Torrey Pines, Wild Animal Park, Capistrano Mission. *40 Miles to San Diego - Downtown/Zoo/Harbor/Old Town/Sea World/Seaport Village, San Diego or Orange County Airport & Coronado Island. *50 Miles to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach & Baja Mexico.

Comments from our previous Guests:

'We had a wonderful time at Casa del Sol. We really appreciated the welcoming touches in this very warm home. Thanks for the hospitality and making our stay so comfortable.'

'We thoroughly enjoyed our week at your home! The home was so close to everything! And lastly, we loved the back yard and used the pool, jacuzzi and grill daily. What a nice way to relax! Thanks again!'

'We had an amazing time here at Casa del Sol in Carlsbad. The house is simply fantastic and the best place for holiday relaxation. Thanks to Kevin and Patty for all help and useful information.'

'Our stay at Casa del Sol was relaxing and fun-filled! Your house is equipped with everything one would need. A great selection of games and DVDs, super comfortable sofas and a lovely fireplace and much to my surprise eco-friendly cleaning and household products! The kids loved the pool and hot tub and we enjoyed the lush and gorgeous garden.'

'You have an amazing house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We love all the bright colors and the coziness. Thanks for the warm welcome."


HOW FAR TO BEACH? Only 1-2 minutes away from our long, sandy & clean Carlsbad Village Beaches! You can walk (10-15 minutes) and bike (5 minutes) through The Village or drive (1-2 minutes) directly west to the coast. Carlsbad Village Drive is the nearest cross street to Casa del Sol! This is a wonderful beach perfect for families, surfing and body surfing! No rocks, plenty of sand and lots of free public parking!

HOW FAR TO GROCERY STORE? Only 3 blocks away is Poinsettia Shopping Plaza which includes Smart&Final Express (a full service grocery store), 7-11 Open 24 hours, French Bakery, Sushi, Thai, Mexican restaurants and more!

WHAT GOLF COURSES ARE CLOSE BY? Four Season Aviara Resort Golf Club - 10 minutes, The Crossings at Carlsbad - 10 minutes, Encinitas Ranch Golf Club - 15 minutes, La Costa Resort - 15 minutes, Torrey Pines Golf Course - 30 minutes!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Kevin

We love relaxing & enJoying Carlsbad Village-by-the-Sea! Every chance we can get we stay at our Home away from Home! We are very fortunate to have grown up in Southern California, the MidWest & Europa! We love combining our creative and practical minds to enhancing Casa del Sol every chance we can get!

We feel so blessed to have explored the beautiful coastlines of Australia, Hawaii, Brazil, England, Mexico and Portugal and enjoyed the picturesque towns in Italia, Argentina, Espana, Greece and Germany. Met wonderful people, ate amazing food and experienced magical places - every time we come back home we are reminded what a beautiful, relaxing & charming place Carlsbad Village-by-the-Sea is - tucked quietly between LA and San Diego...

Kevin purchased this house in 2000

Why Kevin chose Carlsbad

We love the location! Walking to the Village for groceries, getting a bite to eat or relaxing at a cafe. Biking, jogging or walking through the Village to the sandy beaches to play with our son and continue along the beautiful coastline. We love coming back to our private pool and spa, which is rare this close to the beach. The single story design is very free flowing - with the inside opening up to the outside and enjoying the fresh ocean air from every room. The beach and ocean are very beautiful, easily accessible and clean in the area. Very easy access to the major sites of Southern California - San Diego, Orange County & Los Angeles.

What makes this house unique

Carlsbad Village by-the-Sea is THE ideal place to experience a relaxing yet entertaining Southern California vacation for everyone - families, couples, kids and adults. The Village is what the LA beach towns - Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach - were like 40 years ago. And The OC - Huntington Beach to Dana Point - was like 20 years ago. A very beautiful and accessible coastline with miles of sandy coves and beaches with a laid back Aloha atmosphere - Hawaii on the Mainland!


based on 37 traveler reviews

POOL & SPA in a Family Friendly BEACH/Village Home
average rating of 4.675676 based on 37 reviews
Pleasant Grove

Perfect vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation getaway! We had 12 family members (6 adults/6 kids) staying in the home and it was such a fun experience! The kids loved the pool and hot-tub. The yard is beautifully landscaped with a water feature in the front and back creating quite a relaxing environment for all. The proximity to the beach and freeway access was also perfect! The home is well stocked with games and things, the kitchen also has everything you need for food prep, and they have lots of water/beach items as well. We ate all but one meal at the home. The layout of the home gave us the perfect space for all to gather. We would definitely go back! Great memories here! The owner was there to greet us personally and show us the particulars of the home and pool. 5-star for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice meeting you & your wonderful family! You were the ideal group to enjoy our Home Away from Home! 6 adults & 6 kids is a great number to take advantage of the spread out single story layout inside & the private tropical yard with pool & spa outside. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa del Sol!
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3 0

Good for the money

  • 3 of 5

Heated pool was fantastic and was the reason we went with this house. The pool was nice enough and thoroughly enjoyed my 3 year old and dad! The hot tub was also a welcome treat! The yard is lush and a nice spot to enjoy an afternoon. There is some freeway noise, but wasnt terribly bothersome inside or outside the home.

I am a bit conflicted with my review in that we had a nice time, but not without a few headache issues. The owners were AMAZING to work with, they were very responsive and did what they could in very real time about our problems.

The home has everything you could possibly need for making meals, including a wide variety of spices and seasonings. The owners have done a wonderful job of ammenitizing this home for vacationers. We did not use them, but there were several beach cruisers in the garage, boogey boards, wetsuits, pack in play, highchairs, etc, etc!

As for the home itself, we had an issue with a very strong mildew smell in one of the bedrooms. - Owners explained home is close to beach and is tested for mold every year and is safe. We did end up having to move out of that room and move into another. They sent us a HEPA filter and dehumidifier the very next day. The house seems to be cleaned well on the surface but needs a real good deep clean. I get that it is an older home, but with so many people renting this home on regular basis, it could use a little more regular TLC. Baseboards were pretty dirty, furniture really needs to perhaps be vacuumed and steam cleaned, and master shower had a very gross moldy mat in it - we ended up not using that shower. We did also have an uninvited guest burrow a giant hole into a loaf of bread that we had set on the counter - once we moved other bread items into the fridge we did not see any more signs of an intrusion.

Owners were very available and were kind enough to send a beautiful tart from the local French bakery for my birthday, very thoughtful.

All in all we had a good time and home was more or less as pictured. I am sure that the owners are doing what they can to make the home better for the next guests, so do reach out if you have concerns.

8-10 minutes to LEGOLAND - just a straight shot down the freeway, very easy!

2 minute drive to Carlsbad Village and very close walk (about 10 minutes - without 2 tiny kids!)

5 minute drive or less to the beach! And is also walkable if not carting a bunch of stuff.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad overall you enjoyed your stay with your family - the location is very convenient! The heated pool & spa are always a big hit - especially with kids! We are very sorry one of the bedrooms had a mildew smell. We understand with a new 3 month & 3 year old you had your hands full. Thank you for understanding and letting us do what we could to make your stay as enJoyable as possible even with the issues. Thank you!
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Miami, Florida

Great space, privacy backyard and location

  • 4 of 5

Casa del Sol is a comfortable, laid back cottage with a great vibe, wonderful back yard that is very lush and private.

The location is ideal, being within walking distance to Carlsbad Village and so close to Legoland.

Also it is very pet friendly as there are no carpets which with our 2 dogs we really appreciated.

The kitchen is a little dated but is full equipped with everything any chef would need.

Kevin was terrific and was there to welcome us.

We had a great time and will certainly stay there again should our travels take us back to that area.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the privacy, backyard and ideal location! Yes, we also enjoy the comfortable & laid back place with a great vibe & wonderful lush back yard every chance we can get. Glad you could use the fully equipped kitchen with everything any chef would need. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Take care!
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Santa Maria, CA

Casa Del Sol Escape

  • 4 of 5

We went for a family reunion in September and had a wonderful time. Kervin was very helpful on tips for the area, the house was stocked with everything we needed and we so enjoyed the pool, spa and the space! We used the barbeque and cooked every day! The beaches nearby are excellent with warm water and the town center is quant and not crowded in September. One drawback was the walk to the beach was pretty far - you can't walk and take your beach accessories. However, there was parking in a residential area nearby so we made it work!

Kervin even allowed us to stay longer due to a family member's flight leaving later. I would definitely recommend Casa del Sol for all the above reasons!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you got to enjoy your stay at Casa del Sol in Carlsbad! Glad the fully stocked home & kitchen was well used daily during your stay. Yes we have created a home away from home where you could just relax & enjoy Casa del Sol - we often do this ourselves! Sounds like you got to make the most of your vacation in our little slice of paradise by the Sea!
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3 0

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great home for a multi family get together with young kids. We had everything we needed, and the pool and hot tub with toys and games throughout the house was perfect for the 5 kids in our group, ages 2-6. The owner is so helpful and accommodating, with quick response. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enJoyed your stay so much! Between the pool, spa, toys & games there is a lot to keep kids busy at Casa del Sol. We try & make every visit as memorable as possible. Thank you!
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4 0

Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

The pool and hot tub are a great place for relaxing. The landscaping is very beautiful, it is like being in an oasis. The kitchen has a great layout and the house and bedrooms were just the perfect size for our growing family. It is a great location to all the sites we like to visit when we are there. We will definitely book your place next time. Thank you so much for letting our family stay at your beautiful home, we will miss it but look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are happy you enJoyed your stay at Casa del Sol. Glad the single story layout was spacious enough for your large family. Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Diego & Orange County
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Village has 15+ Bars, Brew Pubs & Night Spots
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Oceanside Harbor
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Crossings/Aviara/La Costa
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Carlsbad Village to San Diego, OC and LA
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
5 Freeway to San Diego, OC and LA
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Village has 30+ only 2 blocks away
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Water skiing, Wake boarding & SUP on Lagoon
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
7 Miles of Clean Sandy Beaches with Free Parking
Car: recommended

One of the best year round climates in the world for enjoying the outdoors every day and sleeping at night! Excellent body/boogie/board surfing - beginner to advanced!! EnJoy biking/strolling through The Village and along the beautiful coastline...


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30 night minimum stay

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Property Damage Protection $59

Full refund is ALWAYS available when your stay is re booked for your dates.

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Includes Cable HDTV, Hi-Speed Wi-Fi, Boogie Boards and Bikes
A portion of the proceeds benefit local charities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Olde Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Sink with plenty of space
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Lavender Bedroom - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lazy Boy Sofa
    Yellow Tropical Room - 1 queen , Overlooks Tropical Pool Area
    Blue Ocean Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Overlooks Tropical Yard
    Red Artist Bedroom - 1 queen , Garden View
  • King size bed in Master Bedroom. Queen size Tempur Pedic Beds in Blue, Yellow & Red Rooms. 2 Queen air mattresses. 2 Pack & Play, High chairs & baby/child toys available. Converted Garage Play room includes Lazy Boy pull out sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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