Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, but there is a 3.5% surcharge to use credit card via PayPal.
Is there air conditioning?
Sorry, there is not, Carlsbad is generally very mild in climate, especially at the beach.
What are the average temperatures in San Diego?
San Diego enjoys beautiful weather year round with an average daily temperature of 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit (21.4 degrees Celsius). A marked feature of the climate is the wide variation in temperature within short distances due to the topography of the land. You can enjoy coastal, mountain and desert environments all in the space of one day
What type of clothing do I need to pack?
San Diego’s location makes it the perfect year round destination. Few demands will be put on your wardrobe. Casual sportswear is ideal for San Diego’s comfortable weather. You’ll rarely need a topcoat (or rain coat) in the winter months. Evenings are cooler, even in the summer, so be sure to bring a jacket or a sweater. The temperatures are on the warm side during the day so make sure to have shorts and swimming attire handy. A handful of restaurants require coats and ties for gentleman, but most welcome casual attire
How is the nightlife scene in San Diego?
When the sun goes down, San Diego´s nightlife comes alive with neon lights, kinetic energy and the hustle of clubgoers seeking the ideal place to listen to live music. Downtown´s historic Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego´s most electrifying and eclectic entertainment hub featuring more than 80 nightclubs, restaurants, theaters and galleries. Other San Diego areas with exciting nightlife include Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Bay and La Jolla. Also be sure to experience the nightlife at one of San Diego´s Indian-reservation casinos.
What can you tell me about beaches in the San Diego area?
If “life’s a beach,” then San Diego County is the place to experience it to the fullest, with 70 miles of sand and sea stretching from Oceanside at the north of the County, to Imperial Beach close to the Mexican border. Within those limits lie more than 33 beaches, each with a look and personality all its own. There’s a beach to satisfy the aquatic craving for each person in your group
Do you have a washer and dryer?
Yes, There is a shared laundry room one the first floor.
What are the maximum number of guests allowed?
Our condo sleeps 4 very comfortably however we do have futons to accommodate 1 or 2 additional guests. Your rate is, in part, based from number of guest’s originally disclosed. Additional guests may be charged extra.
Do you have onsite parking?
We have our own parking lot and each condo is allowed one space only. There is usually additional parking on the street just in front of the complex.
Do you have an elevator?
No, This is a small 4 unit 2 story complex.
What size beds do you have?
The master bedroom is a Queen and the secondary room are 2 twins.
Are there “House rules” that we can review?
Yes, please refer to the “House rules” page of our Website.
Which floor are you on?
Second (Top) floor.
Does this unit face the ocean?
You will have great ocean views from both the living room and Master bedroom. You are just steps away for the Boardwalk and Ocean.
Do you rent by the day or week?
During the summer months, we rent Saturday to Saturday (7/nts) only. All other months are by the night.
What items will we need to bring?
Toiletries, kitchen, beach gear ect.. Our units are stocked with all the cooking and eating utensils plates, glasses and equipment. I would suggest you check into the condo before you go shopping as you will find many spices and condiments from passed guests. Additionally our bathrooms have soap, TP, iron/board and hairdryers. All linens and towels are provided. Beach chairs, towels and cooler.
Do you allow smoking?
No, our unit is a non-smoking unit.
What are the Check-in/out times?
Check-in is 3pm and Check-out is 10am.
Yes, if you want to insure you can check-out late at time of booking, I suggest you book the additional night at the current nightly rate. If you are flexible, I might suggest waiting until a few days before your departure ”check with us” and if there is no one arriving the next day we can allow you to check out by 8pm for an extra $95.
Do you have internet access?
Yes we have broadband with a wireless router so you can plug into the router or connect wirelessly unsecured.
How is the cell phone reception in and around the condos?
Verizon is by far the best coverage however most carriers do not offer great coverage right on the ocean.
Are there restaurants close by?
Some of Carlsbad’s finest restaurants are just a stroll up or down the boardwalk. Additional fine dinning can be less than a 10 minute drive in either direction.
Are there grocery and general stores nearby?
Major grocery stores, retail outlets and national retail stores are all within a 5 mile radius.
Is there someplace to rent surf board, bikes and beach gear near by?
Yes, only a few blocks up the boardwalk can be found a surf shop with all the beach gear to rent.
How are the beaches and surfing?
In one word, “INCREDIBLE” white sandy beaches for miles directly out front of our condo with Lifeguard stations up and down the beaches.
Is there a pool onsite?
No, remember we are just steps from the ocean’s edge.
What is rental car situation?
We usually use cheapticket.com or some other reservation search site and pick the one that suits my needs for space and price the best.
What is your cancellation policy? What if we have to cancel at the last minute?
Please refer to our “Terms and Conditions” page. If you cancel before 60 days from your arrival date then we refund your money, including your deposit, no problem. If you cancel within 60 days of your arrival then you forfeit your rental amount unless we can find someone else to rent it to. We recommend that you look into purchasing Vacation Insurance If you think you might need to cancel from many vendors on-line.
How do we receive the keys?
We actually use a key lock-box. Two weeks prior to your arrival, we will send you an email with code and other information including address, directions and important phone numbers and more.
How is security at the condo?
Although we have had Zero Problems reported by our guests, I always recommend locking up your personal belonging in a safe place when not in sight.
What if something goes wrong?
We will provide you with the Maid’s, and Handyman’s contact information before you arrive.
Do you have a BBQ on the lanai?
Yes, but you may have to pick up some charcoal and lighter fluid.
How can we make the most of our vacation?
There are So Many attractions in San Diego including: The San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Wild Animal Park and just a couple minutes away, LEGOLAND. We would encourage you vista the Carlsbad Tourism Info on line.