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Discounted*Walk to the Beach-4BD/3BA, pool, spa, Full A/C, Private Luxury Home*

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,314 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Private home, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6-8, gated community, pool & spa, A/C

We had a last minute cancellation, and have discounted our rates. Now available October 11, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Extra discounts for multi-month rentals.

Walk to the Beach - 4BD/3BA luxury centrally- air-conditioned private home in Waters End, a gated community near South Carlsbad State Beach -- and close to everything else! Refurbished 2017.

Our 4BD beach home is an excellent choice for longer vacations and executive relocations. Our home is located in Waters End, a gated community in Carlsbad, CA near the beach. The community is west of I-5, reachable from the Poinsettia Lane exit. The Poinsettia Coaster Train Station is a 5 minute walk from our house -- a side gate from the community leads directly to the parking lot. The Coaster gets you to downtown San Diego in minutes, and connects with Amtrak. We are also ten minutes from Palomar Airport with direct service to LAX and plenty of space for private planes.

South Carlsbad beach is a short walk, and our community has very large pool and spa. The pool, spa, and playground are about 6 houses down the street from our house -- but you can't hear any pool noise from our house. There is a very good shopping center across Poinsettia Lane about a block down Encinas Avenue, with a large Ralph's, Starbucks, Ames Hardware, Rite Aide, and numerous restaurants and small specialty markets and shops. All of this is a short walk.

Description of the House

The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. One bedroom and full bath is on the first floor and three bedrooms and two full baths are on the second floor. The house is centrally air-conditioned. All bedrooms have cross-ventilation (the MB has windows on all four sides), and all bedrooms have new ceiling fans. The master suite has a king bed, huge walk-in closet, and bath with both shower stall and soaking tub and double sinks. The master suite also has a sitting area with a comfortable couch and chair and 32 inch flat-screen TV. A balcony looks over the back patio and has a nice bench and comfortable cushions.

The second bedroom upstairs has a queen bed. The third bedroom upstairs has two twin beds and a Pac 'n' Play portable crib. The hall bathroom has a tub and shower. Also upstairs is a laundry room with a high-efficiency washer and dryer. There is also a small office upstairs in the hall alcove (see pictures). The house is immaculate -- see reviews on this site from past guests. As one reviewer wrote, 'This rental property has given us our best rental experience. As I told the owner, this home is so well appointed, clean and comfortable that we were surprised that it would be rented out to the public. Everything in the home is in perfect condition, including the kitchen with all of the dishes, cooking supplies, etc.'

On the first floor, the bedroom has a desk and can be used as an office. It also has a queen bed that is very high-tech. It is a Frontgate bed that comes out of the closet, and when you plug it in, it unfolds to a complete queen bed on a platform -- it's incredibly comfortable, and nothing like a traditional 'rollaway'. There is a full bath with shower next to the first floor bedroom. Even the bathrooms in our house have granite counter-tops.

As you can see from the pictures, the kitchen is ultra modern with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, and is fully equipped. The fireplace in the living room is only decorative until we find and install a gas burner and glass doors -- the previous owners never got around to that.

The living room has a new 55' flat screen TV, blu-ray DVD player, couches and two comfortable chairs.

There is a two car garage, and outside the kitchen in the play area is a built-in gas barbecue with built-in gas line -- so no canisters to worry about.


No cats, dogs or other pets please. We do not rent to weddings, parties, reunions, or anyone else who might disturb this family- and kid-friendly neighborhood. Our homeowner's association assesses severe fines for any disturbances -- we would pass along any such fines to renters if that occurred, although we expect that it will not.

Why did we buy this house?

We bought this house and furnished it in June and July of 2011 because we could not find a suitable rental in the San Diego area that a short walk to the beach. We found that the beach rentals we experienced in this area left a lot to be desired and were over-priced. So, we created the ideal beach vacation house for ourselves and our family, and for you and your family. We have a local property manager who is available to tenants if anything goes wrong -- although the house is so perfect and well-maintained that we can't imagine that happening. We also have a housekeeper who provides cleaning services. Check out the pictures below -- it truly is a fabulous home.

More Details

James Janis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About James Janis

Jim and Margaret manage their own business near Santa Fe, NM and visit their home in Carlsbad as often as they can. Our home in Carlsbad is full of art we have collected in Santa Fe and around the world in China, Europe, and North America. Learn more about us at our website JanisGroup dot com. This is not a rental property. It is our second home.

James Janis purchased this house in 2011

Why James Janis chose Carlsbad

This is a very special place. We have rented homes all over the world and have never found a rental house that is equal to ours in style, space, technology, and location -- especially not in Southern California! See our reviews for insights from previous guests. This is not a rental property. It is our second home. We use it as often as we can. And because of that, everything works!

What makes this house unique

Our home is very private yet a short walking distance from the beach, swimming pool, hot tub, playground, restaurants, shopping, bars, Coaster/Amtrak station, etc. A ten minute drive to Legoland. This is not a rental property. It is our second home. We use it as often as we can.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have loved every summer at your house. It has always been special as a way to hang out and have fun in Carlsbad. Obviously, we considered it our home and looked forward to coming to SD because we knew that we were in our cocoon, listening to either silence or the kids and dogs playing in their backyards...Thanks for everything that you did to make our life extraordinary. It has been a mutually beneficial wonderful relationship.
May 2015
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San Diego Zoo
LEGOLAND California
Carlsbad State Beach
"The beach is a 10 minute walk or 4 minute bike ride away."
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
The Flower Fields
Gaslamp Quarter
Carlsbad Village
Moonlight Beach
Carlsbad State Beach
"The beach is a 10 minute walk or 4 minute bike ride away."
Balboa Park
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
San Diego Coaster and Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Carlsbad State Beach -- 8 minute walk
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* The beach is glorious -- surfer's paradise.

* Legoland.

* Outlet Center.

* Biking.

* Hiking.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk to the beach, enjoy the sunsets.

* Bike in the bike lanes.

* Hike the lagoons and ponds.

* Our pool and hot tub are free!.

* Great inexpensive restaurants a short walk away.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Legoland.

* Walk to the beach.

* Hike or kayak around the lagoons.

* Use our Community Pool and hot tub.

* Pizza at the local restaurant -- very reasonably priced.



San Diego Zoo/Wildlife Park




* Surfing






Mountain Biking


Fitness Center/Gym

Health/Beauty Spa

Basketball Court

Cinemas/Movie Theaters


Miniature golf

Other Activities

* Close to Legoland, San Diego Botanical Gardens, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wildlife Park, dog parks, South Carlsbad State Beach, Starbucks, 24 Hour Fitness, bike lanes, West of I-5, Coaster Station, Carlsbad Outlet Center, Costco, Palomar Airport


Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bath has twin sinks, separate shower and separate tub. Full bath on first floor next to fourth bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master Suite with sitting area, balcony, couch, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Also has a Pac'n'play, high chair, and baby gate
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , High tech Frontgate queen bed. This room also an office.
  • Master bedroom has a large sitting area with couch, chair, and 36 inch TV with DIRECTV, and a balcony with sitting bench and views. Two other full bedrooms on second floor. First floor fourth bedroom is also used as an office. Full bathroom on first floor next to office/bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Walk to the beach, two patios, playground in community, 55 inch and 32 inch TV's, two offices, gated community, bi-weekly maid service, community pool, community spa, walking trails, outside shower, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, walk to the commuter train station (Coaster), walk to Starbucks, grocery store, restaurants, west of I-5, master bedroom with sitting room and flat-screen TV, huge master closet, high efficiency washer and dryer, washer and dryer near bedroom, bamboo wood floors, furnished front porch, carpeted bedrooms.


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Discounted*Walk to the Beach-4BD/3BA, pool, spa, Full A/C, Private Luxury Home*
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Malmö, Sweden

Great house, wonderful surroundings and nice and helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful house! Such a good house, everything you need is there for you! And the surroundings are wonderful! We just love Waters end and this area close to the beach and the coastline! Waters End have the best pool area with heated pools all year around and a great playground for kids.

We appreciate the handsome cleaning lady who cleaned the house with the absolute best result!

Margaret and Jim are the best renters and they do everything for your convenience and comfort! Everything worked out so smooth!

We would love to come back and can definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our guests from Sweden for this very nice review! We enjoyed having you and your family as our guests and hope that you all return next year. Thanks again.
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Great house and wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the house for 3 months and we were really satisfied with everything. The house was nice , clean, well maintained and when we needed something the owners ( Jim and Margaret) were always helpful and really so wonderful!

They also had a very nice cleaning lady who came every 2 weeks and always did a wonderful job . We are a family of 4 - 2 kids ( 3 and 8 years old) and we all loved it there . The community was friendly and very safe - with big playground and nice pool and jacuzzi. My son loved to run around the neighborhood with his scooter and my daughter adored the playground. It was close to everything- the grocery store, restaurant and to the beach as well - It took as 10 minutes to get there with the stroller and beach stuff so it was really close. We will definitely recommend this property and we all are looking forward to renting it again:)

Thanks for everything Jim and Margaret!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! You were wonderful guests. Our whole neighborhood told us how much they loved having you stay in our home. We look forward to your return later this year. Thanks again.
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Feels like Home! Great Place for families!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to call "home" while on vacation, or for us, while during a relocation to a new state. Such a hectic time for my family and we were looking for somewhere that would feel like home with all the comforts and amenities of the one we just sold. The Janis' home provided all that and much more! So beautifully decorated, clean, and wonderfully comfortable! No expense spared on amenities, from a fully stocked kitchen, outdoor dining, grill, bedrooms, linens, office, laundry, beach towels, etc. I didn't feel like a rental, but a home away from home. Because it was so comfortable for our family, my kids were able to finish out school, study for finals and feel like we had never moved! And what a great place for family fun! The community pool and playground were fantastic! My kids even made some new friends in the neighborhood! We loved walking to the beach and we had quick access groceries, gas and some great restaurants are just down the street. I can't say enough about what a welcoming, family friendly place the Janis' have and what wonderful people they are. They went out of their way to ensure our stay was exceptional. When we come back to visit San Diego, we will always look to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you and your family were wonderful guests! Please come back soon!
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Great summer beach place

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the San Diego area for over 40 years. We spent all of June at this rental as well as two years ago. This is much nicer than the typical San Diego beach rental in that it is a house as comfortable and clean as your own, probably more so. We hope to return next year.

We were walking distance to the beach as well as the commuter train station (Poinsettia Station) if you want to spend the day in downtown San Diego or Los Angeles and not hassle with the traffic.

The house is fully equipped with a great, open kitchen and living area. This is a gated community with a rec area which includes a large pool area and playground.

All in all, this is by far the best place in the San Diego area we have ever found.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for being terrific guests! We look forward to your return next year.
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Naples Florida

A perfect location to spend every summer and winter too

  • 5 of 5

We have spent the past 4 summers residing in this house from June 1-Sept 30. This house feels like our own home and because of our owner friends, the Janis', we have always taken the responsibility to treat it like ours. We never feel like renters. We feel like family. The house is a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2 story piece of heaven. Only my wife and I (both geriatrics) live here so we keep the house spotless for the other renters. The master bedroom area has a king bed and a luxurious bathroom (tub and separate enclosed shower.) The master closet is huge- we don't have enough clothes to fill it and we are staying for 4 months!

The other bedrooms have a queen sized bed in one room and 2 single beds in the 3rd room upstairs. Downstairs, we have a portable blow up queen bed (professional grade and comfortable) which we have never had to use. Instead we use this bedroom as 1 of our offices. (it has everything that you will need to work in the house). Upstairs, there is a small alcove that is also set up as a second office which has all of the goodies too.) The three bathrooms are very large with showers in each.

Now for the play area. The kitchen is big. Having a party is easy (or a big family.) The great room sits 7 comfortably, the dining room seats 8. The backyard is fenced and can hold a really good party. Whatever you are looking for is waiting for you in this house.

The good news- the house is now air conditioned (as well as a new heater). Last summer the house got very warm since Carlsbad broke all of their heat records for the summer. Instead of 73* daily, we were stuck with 85*+. The wonderful owners realized the issue and have installed central AC. Needless to say, they are very special people.

The neighborhood is loaded with young families so if you have children, you will probably never see them. They will be hanging out with all of the wonderful neighbor kids. (or hang out at the community pool yourselves.) If you want to hang out at the ocean, it is an easy walk to get to the beach. I think that you are getting the idea that this house is priceless. It is!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, folks, for this wonderful review. You are very special guests and it is a great pleasure to welcome you back. Our brand new high efficiency furnace and whole house air conditioning system should make the house more comfortable if it gets too warm in the summer for you this year. I believe that ours may be the only short term rental property in Waters End that has whole house air conditioning. Thanks again.
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winter escape in SoCal

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a 3 week sojourn in Southern California having stayed in this lovely house. There were 6 adults - all of us feeling that we had enough space to spread out in this well equipped home. The house is very well appointed and well looked after. The art work is varied and lovely. The kitchen has all the utensils and equipment that you would want and more. The master bedroom is very spacious and well laid out. The heating ( which was unfortunately used), the garage space, the barbeque (potent!), the large appliances, the laundry facilities, linen/towels, seating areas, storage areas... in fact everything in this house has been chosen and thought out to a "T".

Despite the many rules and regulations to read through in their house manual it's mere existence is testament to the reason that the place is in such good condition and you truly have the feeling of being a guest in someone's house than being in a rental unit.

It is perfectly situated near the beach, the coastal train, the I-5, and shopping.

Although the weather did not allow for much swimming, the inviting hot tub/jacuzzi in the community spa area was frequented by our gang daily. Great relaxation! This gated community is friendly and gives off a safe vibe.

The owners were extremely informative, communicative in a timely fashion, thoughtful, and pleasant.

We look forward to returning to this home in the future - especially after returning home to -30C temperatures in northern Canada........

Thanks so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for this review. We were very happy to have you and your family as our guests and hope that you will soon return. Thanks again.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Bi-weekly Cleaning $140
Final Cleaning $180

Discounts for stays longer than one month any time of year -- just ask!
Cleaning is additional.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.