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Pam Herzog

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english


9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

INCLUDED WITH THE RENTAL OF THE HOUSE IS MEMBERSHIP IN THE LAKE SAN MARCOS RESORT FACILITIES. Swimming Pools, Tennis and Paddle Tennis Courts, Billiard Room, 25 % off Boat Rentals @ the Marina and 10% off @ the Country Club Dining Room. A Golf Cart is included for getting around the Resort.

Enjoy the year round paradise weather at Lake San Marcos. Every morning watch the sun rise over the lake, mountains and St. Mark's Golf Course.

Lake front stand alone home. King size bed in the master, twin beds in the second bedroom, a queen sofa sleeper in the living room. All linen and towels are provided, even beach towels. Cookware and service for 6 are furnished. The kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances including an ice maker, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove and microwave. Water is always hot from the tankless water heater. A washer and dryer are located in the garage.

To make your exotic cocktails, you have a separate mini bar with sink, refrigerator and blender There are three orange trees and a lemon tree in the side yard so you can pick your fruit for your favorite drink. Meals may be served on a table for 6 while watching the boats sail by through the floor to ceiling sun room windows. You can relax in a separate living space in the sun room while watching a 50 inch flat screen HD television. There are also HD televisions in the master bedroom and the living room. The house is equipped with wireless internet service as well as Netflex.

Go out the sun room sliding door, walk twenty feet and you can sit on the bank and fish or watch the ducks, snow egrets and blue heron fly by or see the Lake San Marcos Swans patrol the lake, both black and white. A large trellis covered deck is a great place to end the day by throwing a steak on the barbecue, relax and watch the boaters and water fowl. If you want to boat around the lake, a half block away water craft are available for rent.

The location of Lake San Marcos is as ideal as the weather. There is a casino bus to take you to the Valley View Casino less than 100 yards away from the house. You are minutes from the beach, San Marcos Restaurant Row (every type of restaurant you can imagine all under separate roofs), multiple movie theaters, three Costco's, The Stone Brewery and The Safari Wild Animal Park. If you enjoy live theater, the Moonlight Theater is a wonderful venue in the summer. This is an outdoor theater where you enjoy Broadway shows while sitting under the stars.

This is an active retirement community with swimming pools, tennis and paddle tennis courts. There is shopping for the ladies at the Carlsbad Outlet Mall, 20 min. away.

Lake San Marcos is a hidden gem, come and discover the beauty for yourselves.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pam Herzog (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Pam Herzog

My husband and I are retired and moved to Lake San Marcos ten years ago from San Diego. We are totally involved in the community and have met some wonderful people here that have the same thing in common, 'Life is short - Enjoy every minute'!

Pam Herzog purchased this house in 2013

Why Pam Herzog chose San Diego County

We love living on the lake. We never get tired of watching the water foul and boaters as they lazily make their way around the lake.

What makes this house unique

The stillness of the lake is a calming relaxing feeling. The sounds of the birds and ducks make you feel you are secluded from the hassles of life. It's a great place to get away from it all!


based on 9 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Pleasant Mount, PA

Swan Lake

  • 5 of 5

The spacious sunroom overlooked the upper end of beautiful Lake San Marcos. Our grandchildren lived nearby and visited often. They enjoyed feeding the ducks, and especially the swans. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, scarlet tanagers and red finches at the bird feeder from the patio. The marina was within walking distance and we rented kayaks, paddle boats and pontoon boats during our stay. All of our grandchildren enjoyed exploring the lake. The house was perfect for our month stay: generous open spaces inside, a modern, well equipped, kitchen, room for eight around the dining room table for Easter dinner, a grille for cookouts, orange and lemon trees with fresh fruit for squeezing our own lemonade and orange juice, a very comfortable king bed, and AC for the few days we needed it. Not far from the ocean or the mountains (Julian) and shops and restaurants everywhere. The owners were extremely hospitable and helpful. We look forward to our return to Lake San Marcos.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had an opportunity to enjoy the hidden area of Lake San Marcos and your grandchildren as well. What a wonderful place to have a family reunion.
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  • 5 of 5

We came to Lake San Marcos to be near our grandchildren (who live 10 minutes away in San Marcos). We'll go back-even if our grandkids move! The house was ideal in every meaningful respect - very comfortable and more than accommodating to one's needs. Just like home. Can't think of a thing for our next time " wish list ". The lake view is enticing, so the Sun Room was our favorite haunt. Jim enjoyed the golf, the kids had fun with the water activities and Peggy enjoyed the shopping and the good restaurants. All in all,Lake San Marcos is a hidden gem. We loved our 6-week visit. Special thanks to Lee and Pam for being such great landlords. We look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the wonders of the lake. The fact that you got to see two pair of Trumpeter Swans introduced into the lake was a once in a lifetime opportunity. So glad you were able to experience it.
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Lake San Marcos. Golf was fabulous at Saint Marks Golf Club and Saint Marks Executive course the staff was great along with golf clinics. Lee and Pam where great host and made us feel very welcome during our two month stay this summer. The property was exactly like the pictures. Can't wait to go back in 2016.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, Az

Could Not Have Been Nicer !!

  • 5 of 5

From the time we walked through the front door and saw the beautiful view of the lake through the big windows, we knew we had hit the right spot.

All the appointments and furnishings were absolutely beautiful. The owner's attention to detail left nothing missing. What we found, but wasn't apparent on the website, was what wonderfull owners Pam and Lee were during our entire stay. Everything was provided and help offered upon every request.

The location was perfect for all our interests...30 minutes to the Del Mar Race Track, 20 minutes to the Ocean and several good restaraunts along the coast Highway (Vigilucci's in Carlsbad and Poisiden in Del Mar were a "must for us.") Another "must for us" was Mama Kats restaurant for breakfast or lunch...5 minutes away. Lee told us about the Tip Top Market nearby where we were able to get authentic German, Bavarian and Swiss meat and sausage products. Great stuff.

When we weren't running off the the beach, we were enjoying Bar-B-Q'ing some "Cardiff Crack" beef steaks (from the Cardiff Market on the Coast Hwy), on the back patio, sipping a cocktail and enjoying the lake views.

We're looking forward to our return next year. We had a "HOOT"" !!

Thank you, Pam & Lee, for making our vacation so special.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom and Betty, We had a "HOOT" meeting you and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Beautiful Lake San Marcos. Thank you for introducing us to "Cardiff Crack" it's now a "must have" Bar-B-Q item. So much fun to learn about new things in our own "Back Yard." Looking forward to your return visit. Pam & Lee
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Atlanta GA

Absolutely Stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to start, this was the first time that my wife and I rented a vacation home, we always try to the best hotels in different places. we saw this house on VRBO it looked very promising but we didn't know what to expect.

Honestly I don't think that we could have found a better place stay. breath taking views, beautiful lake house and most comfortable... and I don't think we could have found better hosts than Pam and Lee, We stayed there for 6 weeks and it felt like a a week! They made us feel right at home.

But the biggest surprise was the fishing! I have fished in many lakes before but not like this, I caught so many 10-14 pound basses that I lost count! It was awesome!

Make the long story short if you're looking for a most comfortable, beautiful, peaceful, clean place to stay with wonderful hosts and a great view, you found it! I defiantly recommend this place and I'm defiantly going back!

Thank you Pam and Lee again for letting us rent your beautiful lake house... It was 6 weeks of memories for my whole family.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed the lake, especially the fishing. You did catch some big ones! It was so nice meeting your family and I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation at Lake San Marcos. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A.

Such a gem

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I looked at many rentals before deciding on this perfect gem with such an awesome view. We spent two wonderful weeks here and we felt completely at home. Pam and Lee went out of their way to make us feel "extra special" and totally at home. This property far surpasses the photo's - it truly is a special place to play, sightsee, and to recover your energy after playing with our young grandchildren .... thank you Pam and Lee - you are the perfect hosts, and thank you for letting us stay with you. My husband and I highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to feel "totally spoiled" whilst away from home.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you stay at beautiful Lake San Marcos. Amazing to have a lake in Southern California! We love it here and we're so glad we got to share this beautiful area with you.
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Car: necessary

Lake San Marcos is a hidden gem in the North County of San Diego. It is situated on an 80 acre lake surrounded by two golf courses, tennis and paddle tennis courts as well as swimming too. The St.Marks County Club is 5 minutes from the rental property where you can can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, while watching the golfers practice their putting. The Del Mar Race track is a short train ride away. The beaches and Outlet Shopping are 20 minutes away. It's a secluded location where you can sit back and enjoy watching the water foul as they fly over the lake.


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San Marcos House Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Property Damage Protection $59

Long term reservation payments can be paid quarterly. Discounted rental rates apply to return renters.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub/Shower with Grab Bars
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Walk In Shower with Grab Bars and built in Bench
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sleep Sofa in the Living Room
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , HD Flat Screen Television in Master Bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Yoga and water aerobic classes available twice a week, for a fee

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