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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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5 bedrooms 4 full baths, Beach Close, HEATED pool and spa!

Welcome to this relaxing slice of peaceful heaven, with a large heated (in Fall and Winter) sparkling pool and spa in the back yard! You will feel pampered and at 'home' in this exquisitely decorated and super clean retreat. Around one mile to the beach. Over 3200 Sq. ft. of super clean luxury. 5 Bedrooms and 4 full baths. Carlsbad, simply spectacular! Where having it all is a way of life. Piles of newer furnishings regularly added, outstanding beds, sofas, fully appointed kitchen and so much more! Super close beach location, only a few short minutes to some of the most spectacular beaches in our nation. Honestly, only minutes to the sand, Legoland, The Music Museum, Palomar Shops, amazing surf beaches, shopping, Costco, entertainment, trendy restaurants and more. Offering so many 'extras' for your stay, such as fresh biscotti's to have with your freshly brewed morning coffee, who wouldn't be delighted?

Ever been to Disneyland? It is also not too far away, only around an hours drive, north on the 5 freeway. Disneyland is amazing in the winter, with it's Christmas theme decorations. Of course, Lego Land, The Coaster, The Music Museum, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, The Crossings Golf Course, The Four Season's Hotel and more! In Spring, don't miss around the corner, the Carlsbad Flower Fields, that brim with vibrant spring flowers. Make a special Mother's Day Trip to the flower fields in Spring. Tours are conducted at the flower fields regularly during booking season.

The location of this outstanding home, is only a short drive to Del Mar, Sea World, San Diego Zoo and other great places. Did I mention, this Sensational Home has a Large Pebble Tech Pool and Spa with water spillways? Yes, I did mention the amazing pool and spa, but thought I'd mention it again. Beautiful tropical landscaping abounds in the yards, tropical Palm trees, Ficus, flowering bushes and lots of color. Yards are kept immaculate too, and professionally kept.

This is a Non-smoking home. It is super clean. One bedroom with a queen size bed (not pictured) and full bath on main floor. Walking distance to Poinsettia Park where you can enjoy a game of tennis or basketball. Newer 24 Hour Fitness super center is also around the corner.

Golf courses right around the corner too. Enjoy a day at the Crossings or the Aviara course. Fees at the Crossings are affordable, so call the local courses for quotes on green fees.

Home is immaculate, Super Clean, tastefully decorated in neutral colors and located in a super quiet, tranquil beach close community. This home is my dream home, hope that you too will enjoy it's tranquil beauty with your family or friends. It is perhaps the most relaxing place I have ever retreated to, and I work hard to keep it that way. I hope you also find this home away from home, as special as other guests have found it. It is my utmost pleasure to share my 'slice of paradise' with you, and I hope you continue to come back, over and over again!

Enter into the foyer, to see cathedral ceilings and a stunning spiral staircase. Pretty tile flooring, with custom inset stone designs and plush upgraded carpeting. Cable TV, and Internet are included. There is a big screen TV downstairs 42 inch, and another large big screen TV around 60 inches, upstairs. Pretty new bedding is regularly changed out, this home is fully furnished, has a full working kitchen, a bbq, lots of patio furniture, is super clean and awaits your arrival.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Denise Fulkerson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016
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About Denise Fulkerson

I am a licensed Real Estate agent with the State of California, and this is my own home. I have been licensed for 27 years and have a spotless record of service to the community. I honestly care about people and their futures. My goal during your stay, will be to take excellent care of you. If you need anything at all, I am only a phone call away. I was born and raised in beautiful Southern California. Growing up, I visited family members at the beach, so one day, several years ago, I made my dream of beach living come true. I selected this home, due to it's ultra livable, and beautiful floor plan. The spectacular pool and spa, and beach close location of this property, made it a dream come true for me.

I love Carlsbad. I love the smell of the salt air, the beautiful beaches, and I honestly consider Carlsbad as perhaps the best place in the entire world to visit and to live in.

My goal during your stay, is that you feel completely acclimated to your surroundings, comfortable, happy and content.

Denise Fulkerson purchased this house in 2005

Why Denise Fulkerson chose Carlsbad

This is not your ordinary vacation rental. Come and enjoy my beach dream, maintained by an owner who cares! The pool has a beach entry, that kids love to play on. I selected this home, over other homes in the area at the time, due to the fact that it is beach close, was not too old, with great big bedrooms to accommodate my large family.

All sorts of shopping is close by, with the Carlsbad Premium Outlet shops, right around the corner. Costco just a hop skip and a jump away. This slice of paradise is not stuffy. It is comfortable yet elegant, has a remarkable floor plan, faces in a great direction for the back yard usage, has cool westerly breezes, and common sense dictated I needed to buy this home.

Neighborhood abounds with beautiful landscaping. Wait till you see this location! I've added my own touches over the years and I love this property. The home flows exceedingly well, with a stunning spiral staircase that caught my imagination and visitors praises. Ready for all visitors, this home is super clean, and it provides an abundance of comforts for all guests.

It is very well stocked, and has many things that guests just never expect from a vacation rental. I hope you are surprised and thrilled when you see it!

I save unique surprises for your check in, such as fresh biscotti's to go with your morning coffee. This is your vacation time, so I will do little extra things for you, to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

What makes this house unique

It is very hard to find a home like this, with 5 big bedrooms, close to the beach, with a spectacular pool and spa. My home sleeps 10 comfortably. It has a full size crib for babies, a crib, a pack and play and a toddler bed. I also have a queen size air mattress. I provide beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, and beach toys for the kids. I have boogie boards and a surf board too!

The water spillways on the pool make beautiful trickling noises. The home has arched doorways, a solid wood front door, that is lovingly stained from time to time with a deep mahogony finish. The yards were replanted around 2006, with new sod, and beautiful queen palms were added. There is a side yard on the home, that has beautiful shasta daisies that bloom in a seasonal cycle. Custom 2 tone paint thru out, in very soft neutral shade, gives a very calming feel to the home. There is a wooden swing in the corner of the yard that my children have enjoyed over the years. I still like to sit on that swing, and enjoy the cool coastal breezes. Windows on this home are generally open, in order to enjoy the westerly coastal breezes. All 4 bedrooms upstairs have their own bathrooms. One bathroom is shared between 2 bedrooms, Jack and Jill style. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and nice center island. The kitchen is also very well equipped, with all sorts of pots and pans, cooking utensils and other goodies that any guest will find helpful and comfortable during their stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed at house, to get it ready for next guest. Wow... weather is amazing, crystal clear skies, and sparkling blue on the water. I am so grateful for my last guests, who took such good care of the house. I hope all my guests get to enjoy some of this fantastic blue sky beach weather. I love the new decor I put into the house, it is so pretty and comfortable. My favorite spot to sit outside, is still on the swing in the corner of the back yard, but I have taken a big liking to the patio umbrella and chair too. It is so relaxing to just sit by the pool, listen to the water spill way, and take it all in.
Jul 2012
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average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews

Pool House

  • 3 of 5

Overall, we had a pleasant stay. The house was roomy and the pool/spa in the back yard was very nice. The location was very convenient to shopping. However, some improvements are needed. The home should be updated to a coded door lock for convenience when the entire group does not all leave and return at the same time. The “instruction book” needs a total makeover. The hand written pages were a mess and did not explain our duties as renters or features of the house. It clearly needs to be redone with detailed information on running the pool/spa (it took us an hour to find the control box for the spa); how to work the entertainment system (took another hour just to figure out how to get the TV to provide sound and picture. We could never figure out how to get the gaming system to work for the kids). This system really needs to be simplified; provide clear, consistent instructions on what is expected in terms of laundry. For the price you pay, you wouldn’t expect that you’d have to wash all your towels (or that you’d at least be notified up front that this is expected). The décor of the house is very busy. At least half of the pillows should be removed. My biggest dissatisfaction was that there were toiletries and feminine hygiene products and ointments left in the bathroom drawers. I don’t want to see that when I walk into a rental – anywhere for any price. Please ensure your cleaning crew empties the drawers and medicine cabinets in the home before new renters appear. This includes the dresser drawers that contained random articles of clothing, towels or décor items. The kitchen needs to be decluttered reorganized (too much décor on the countertops). All the drawers reminded me of the “junk drawer” we all have in our homes. The AC did a fine job of cooling most of the house except the master bedroom which really had insufficient airflow to get it cool. So overall, the location was good, the house had enough room for us and the pool/spa was the highlight. However for the price you pay, I expected a much more polished presentation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Occupancy of my home is not to be over 12 people and they invited MORE people than allowed to my home. After his departure, he tried to negotiate with me, I told him NO. . Items in kitchen drawers are my items that pertain to the house, other drawers in the house are empty, there is generally a supply of feminine products and toilet paper in the cupboard of the master bathroom, which is left as a convenience to my guests. Kitchen decor is exactly as indicated in pictures online, this guest interpretation of "cluttered" pertains to his having too many people in my home, and air mattresses left everywhere. I maintained communication with these people DURING AND AFTER their stay, and was exceedingly kind to them. The AC unit in the house is BRAND NEW. This massive group of people had the house cooled all the way down to 71 degrees for their entire stay, which was reflected on my thermostat and high utility bill after they left.
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Great reunion location

  • 5 of 5

Twelve of us, including six children, spent a great week at this property. Plenty of room for all, including crib and toys. Thanks for extras like beach towels and umbrella. Pool and spa were great. Kitchen was well-equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

my wife and I, together with our 2 small dogs, have just returned from this amazing property.

The house is located in a very nice area and is close to everything ( LEGOLAND ,golf ,park ,multiple restaurants, Carlsbad Village and of course numerous fabulous beaches). We loved the space, the cleanliness and the private pool was a superb facility which we used every afternoon( our dogs also loved the secure and enclosed yard)

Denise, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. She genuinely wants you to enjoy your stay and is always available to answer any questions. We never met but I found her to be exceptionally pleasant and very professional

There is no doubt we will return to this wonderful rental

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hot! Hot! Hot!

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely fabulous home, well equipped for families right down to everything you need when traveling with small children (we had 3 under 3) EXCEPT Air Conditioning 😝 And we were there during record temperatures. Needless to say everyone could have used cooler nights that would have promoted better sleeping. Will be more careful to check for AC when booking places in the future, lesson learned

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay due to the warm weather. It did cool off during your stay, and although I provided a portable AC unit, it was obviously not enough to make you all comfortable. You were not the only guest to complain this month, due to record heat wave, so I am remedying the situation by installing an AC unit for the house in Spring. This way, my guests are more comfortable, particularly in the summer months. Your input is appreciated and if you would like to stay again this winter, let me know, and I can afford you a nice discount for your trouble. All my best to you and your family!
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Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky that this property was still available for the week of July 4th! My family lives up and down California, from San Diego to San Francisco, and we love to get together for a week of fun in Carlsbad. The house was so clean, spacious, and conveniently close to everything! We did a couple of days at Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, the beach, and the outlets for shopping. The kids loved the pool in the backyard, the toddlers had tons of toys to play with in the kids' room, and the adults enjoyed relaxing in the spa. The home is well stocked with toiletries, towels, pool toys, cooking utensils, and things to entertain. The owner was always easy to reach and so helpful! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We had lovely stay at this house. Great location, very nice neighborhood. Was the perfect house for 2 families. Beautiful yard with large pool... Nice sitting deck area to relax. The house had everything and more! Looking forward to coming back in had future. Felt like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
TGI Fridays
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The Crossings
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
The Coaster
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
The 5 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Palomar Shops
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Legoland is a stones throw away from the home. Families with children must see Legoland, with new rides, a water park and abundant adventures. The sprawling greens of the Crossings golf course, and Aviara Golf Course, also down the street. The Coaster, which is a train, is only a couple blocks away, and families can enjoy a very scenic train tour of the coast. The Coaster is boasted as one of the most scenic train rides in the nation. Palomar Shops is also, right around the corner, where there is ample shopping for all sorts of things. Palomar Shops carry name brand, designer clothing, purses, shoes, and just about anything else you can think of. There are lots of great, newer, sea food restaurants, and fine dining, also just a few short minutes from the home. Hey, you're at the beach, so if you don't like seafood, now's the time to try it! The home is located only around 4 minutes in a car, to the sparkling blue ocean and sand. There is ample beach parking in Carlsbad, unlike other beach areas. Location is very close to the 5 freeway, which makes a drive to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo a breeze. Don't miss the Museum of Music, that is located next to Legoland. Also, Legoland is continuing to grow. It now boasts a new Sealife display adventure, where children and family can get up close, and see what lurks in the Ocean, face to face.


Rates & Availability

Aviara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 12 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Reservation deposits are non refundable. Summertime vacations are to be paid by check. Rates and terms are subject to change until booking is confirmed and paid. Summer season and holidays are higher rates, and require 7 night stay minimum. Only guests listed on agreement are allowed in the home, no visitors are allowed, and this is not a party house. Owner is licensed RE agent California, representing this property as owner operator. If you do not have a personalized Vacation Rental agreement, with your name on it, you do not have a reservation. The Vacation Rental Agreement must be initialed, signed and returned to owner, with executed copy of the rental rules, in order for your reservation to be put into place. No payments through the payment system will be processed, until copy of the vacation rental agreement and rules are returned to owner.

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Aviara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3210 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4, each bedroom has it's own bathroom, and 2 bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom Jack and Jill style.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Pack and Play (1), Toddler Bed (1) Full size crib (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Owner provides beach towels, Beach Chairs, umbrellas and coolers for beach. All the best that Carlsbad has to offer! Close to Legoland, the Coaster and Palomar shops, fantastic dining is abundant, only a short ride to Del Mar, Sea World or the San Diego Zoo. Literally minutes to the beach. Glorious and westerly coastal breezes at the home. Full size crib, pack and play, high chair and a stroller for families with babies.

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