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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

The new restaurant is right on the lake. The Decoy, Fine Dining is upstairs and downstairs is the Dock Side, Casual Dining. Lake San Marcos is a hidden gem, come and discover the beauty for yourselves.

More Details

Pam Herzog
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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!


Sun Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

San Marcos #484518

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for all of our needs! Very clean, well-stocked home on the lake, roomy enough for the two of us to spread out, with all the amenities you can imagine. We spent our days wandering all over San Diego County, had cozy evenings watching recorded news programs, and all of our shopping needs were very close by (within minutes). Thank you, Pam, we intend to return during other times of the year, and we have raved about your property to all our friends and family. =) Larry and Missy

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you found beautiful Lake San Marcos. Please come back again.
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Bradenton, FL

Rental home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending our vacation at Pam's beautiful home. The pictures do not show the overall beauty of the home. We like to go out for lunch and prepare the evening meal either on the grill or in the beautiful kitchen with all the cooking utensils.

We were joined by our Son and family from Canada and the house slept 5 in complete comfort.

We used the discount coupons that came with the country club membership, to rent a kayak to go out on the lake. All in all, it was a perfect vacation on beautiful Lake San Marcos and special thanks to Pam for making it possible.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had an opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy the lake. Kayaking is always fun and you can get close to the water foul. I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation and I hope you can come back again.
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Outstanding Private Getaway at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We are an active retired couple who spent a pleasant, quiet week at the end of January, 2017, at this delightful home on the lake. This 2 bed, 2 bath residence has been completely renovated. Furnishings, beds & decorating are all of a high standard and the home is perfect for a couple who enjoy "spreading" out with their own bathrooms or for 4 adults who would each have their own (small) bathrooms. The charming owners live next door and are happy to assist with any questions; however, they are not intrusive. The view from the home is truly beautiful. Sitting in the large sun room is totally relaxing either watching the huge TV, (3 TVs in total) or sitting around the dining table that accommodates 8 or more or just watching the water fowl, swans & quiet electric (?) powered party boats on the lake. The kitchen is clean and well stocked with all the utensils you could ever need plus the bar area has a huge variety of glasses, etc. to prepare the fanciest of beverages. The outside area, complete with a log fire arrangement and large gazebo-type patio cover, are perfect for enjoying the views & wonderful climate of Lake San Marcos. This is NOT a party place. If you are looking for peace and quiet and an idyllic view vacation home, this is the place for you. In addition to the attractive new restaurant The Decoy @ Lake San Marcos, there are numerous other great restaurants & shops within 15 mins. of the Lake. Check out The Forum over the hill in La Costa. Also the Coaster (train) station is just 20 mins away & the 45 minute train ride runs down to San Diego w/ various fun stops in between. The Coaster is clean, efficient and the views are pristine - so much easier than fighting the freeway traffic and then having to find a parking place in San Diego. The Fish Market restaurant in San Diego is fabulous. It is right on the water adjacent to the Midway aircraft carrier, which is open to the public. So much to little time! We shall return....Thank you, Pam & Lee.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful fully equipped property in a wonderful location overlooking Lake San Marcos

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday stay in this property. The outdoor area is beautiful with a large dining table and barbecue and many chairs and cushions for relaxing. One can wander straight out of the gate to the lake. The owners live next door and were incredibly welcoming and helpful and looked after our every need. Inside the house is spacious and fully equipped. It was a pleasure to cook in the kitchen. The beds were extremely comfortable with beautiful linen and plenty of towels. A card provides access to swimming pools and tennis courts. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo
"Wold Famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park"
SeaWorld San Diego
"Sea World"
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
LEGOLAND California
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (Escondido)
Carlsbad State Beach
Oceanside Pier
Poseidon Restaurant-On The Bch
Swami's State Beach
San Diego Botanic Garden
Oceanside Beach
Phil's BBQ
Pizza Port (Carlsbad)
Casa de Bandini
St. Mark's Golf Club
Petco Park
"Beautiful home of the San Diego Padres."
Qualcomm Stadium
"Home of the Chargers"
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.


Rates & Availability

Sun Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
JANUARY 1, 2017 - MAY 31, 2017
Jan 29 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUNE 1, 2017 - DEC. 31, 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
JANUARY 1, 2018 - MAY 31, 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $140

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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