First off: The property manager is fantastic. I loved how automatic everything was. The technology was great - the communication was fantastic, and the call follow up on our stay was excellent. I would rent from Beachside Vacation Rentals out of San Clemente again just due to their customer service alone. No hassle!
The unit was clean, tidy, casual and close to everything. Two parents and 3 kids for 7 days, and we were never missing anything. The deck was fantastic and a size that you don't see on all the other beach bungalows. We grilled out, watched sunsets, and loved the breezes coming thru the screen doors (which you need since this unit does not have AC).
This unit is probably the smallest my family could manage 7 days. Hubs and I missed our king bed, and ultimately decided to throw all the kids in the twin room and we slept separate (a slight damper on the stay). One bathroom with 5 of us, beaches, pool, towels, etc. got tight by the end of the week. We managed and the price of this unit was more reasonable than anything we saw that was bigger. Frankly, when you're at the beach, you're at the beach. You don't want to be worried about your 3 year old getting goldfish crumbs on a fancy couch. Speaking of couches... wow, these were comfy. We enjoyed lounging and I think I actually fell asleep on one, which is totally unheard of.
We went online to buy our LEGOLAND tickets and bought 1 day got the next 5 free (or some crazy thing). So we spent out mornings at the beach, at lunch at the condo, then hit LEGOLAND when everyone was leaving at 3pm. This worked well for us since we never like fighting crowds. The Unit had all the beach stuff you need - wagon, chairs, toys, boogie boards, umbrella etc. That's a nice touch.
Mid-week I made use of the washer and dryer downstairs. That room was shared with other units, and even still, very clean and user friendly. The grill was also functional although my husband commented that perhaps prior renters hadn't cleaned it well. We ran the dishwasher daily and it was loud but cleaned well. We made use of extra blankets (my dessert dwelling kids are always cold), and also the extra fan when the unit seemed stuffy in the late afternoon. We made friends with the renters downstairs, and I did feel bad, cause I have to think they heard our kids pounding back and forth across the floors at ungodly hours of the morning. Thanks for the board games, they came in handy!
All and all, if we rent in Carlsbad again, this unit would be a possibility. An all around great vacation!
We stayed here with our two kids, 4 year old and 8 month old, and had a wonderful time. The condo is spacious and beautiful. You get your own parking garage and parking spot. The deck is amazing and you'll want to stay out there for your entire stay. The beach is only a couple a blocks away. The main area of Carlsbad is also within walking distance. The outlets and chain restaurants are about a 7 minute drive away. We highly recommend staying here and we'll definitely be back.
Management was very responsive to the one problem we had and they took care of it very quickly. Property was clean and had everything we needed. Deck was large enough to entertain a group, we never wanted to go inside even when quiet hours came (9pm). While on the deck we had multiple people stop to ask for the contact info to rent it. Only downside was the way the sound traveled up in the master bedroom from the downstairs condo. It sounded like they were in the room with you but could barely hear them anywhere else in the condo.
We loved our stay in this cute beach condo! Exactly as pictured, wonderful deck, everything you need for cooking and cleaning provided! Beach toys, chairs, wagon and umbrella! We were very impressed with all that was provided to make our vacation easy and smooth! We loved the cute decorations, movie channels, and board games! Great location easy to walk to the beach and a short drive to legoland! We would definitely stay here again in the future if coming back to Carlsbad! Thank you!!!