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Clients Reviews

  • review

    Pam Linzer

    We escaped from snow, snow, snow to this Oasis! What a great time to tour San Diego area and what a perfect house to do it from. We loved the heated pool and whirlpool. Heat pool is definitely needed in winter for pure enjoyment. We never turned the heat on inside- but loved the electric fire place. Our kids (3,5,9,12,15) enjoyed the pool everyday- even when it was 55 degrees out. My kids sleep with fans as white noise and the owner went to trouble to find us one for each bedroom! Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your winter escape. Grocery store, Starbucks, Brueggers, Broken Yolk within 5 minutes of house. Great area to jog, explore, and hike! We fell in love with In and Out Burger also about 9 minutes from the house. 30 minutes to Torrey Pines, Airport and Zoo, but only 9 minutes with traffic lights to LEGOLAND. We also visited LA for the day – that took us about 1:45 minutes with traffic there and 2 hours home at rush hour. Truly memorable vacation. The 9 of us each had 2 internet devices each (excessive I know- kindles, iphones, computers, etc.). The wireless internet was not strong enough for each of us to stream shows/movies at night- not a complaint of the house or from the parents- but from the children/teens within the home! There was satellite TV in every room with plenty of channels and DVDs- but my kids are used to Netflix, Prime, and all the Streaming movies they can get their hands on! They will live- ha! I love VRBO. We will be back.

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    Cindi S.

    Our family has used VRBO listings in the past but this house was absolutely perfect and allowed us to have a relaxing and fun vacation as a family. We decided to stay in Carlsbad for an entire month and allow our children to come and go as their schedules permitted. The house was spotless and completely stocked with all the amenities you would ever need. The pool was clean and the yard was beautiful and kept in pristine condition. There was a spacious covered area that allowed us to sit and visit while our two grandchildren swam. We BBQ-ed and enjoyed the nice pool furniture. The house was perfect for our large family. We ate together and enjoyed cooking in the beautiful kitchen. We loved the large family room upstairs and used it often to watch movies and play games. We were close enough to the beach that we went almost every day and enjoyed the beautiful coastline. This house offered some special and much needed toys and baby necessities. We had three little ones that used all of the baby equipment. The T.V’s were big and worked without a hitch and we all enjoyed the high speed internet. The neighborhood was nice and we were close to the grocery store and some fun restaurants. Towels and sand toys for the beach and a ping pong table and foose ball table were all fun to play at the house. We couldn’t recommend this home highly enough. The owners were quick to address any concerns or problems and easy to contact. We are planning another extended stay in a year or two and wouldn’t go anywhere else!

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    We chose this house for a Spring Break getaway with our 2 teenagers in advance of a new baby being born in July. The house looks just like the pictures, the location is easy to find and it is close enough to the freeway that it does not take that long to get anywhere. We paid to heat the pool which helped the boys enjoy it but being that it was only April it was still a little chilly but teenagers are tough. The house has all of the amenities you need to cook, BBQ, do laundry etc. We did 1 day at the Zoo, another at Seaworld, another at a Padre game and the rest of the time we just hung out and enjoyed ourselves. There is a wonderful coffee shop (not Starbucks) in the Vons shopping center that we enjoyed most mornings! Thanks again for everything and if/when our travels bring us back to San Diego we will definitely stay at the house with the Red Umbrella!

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    Chrissy L.

    We really enjoyed staying at your home. It was close to the amusement parks we wanted to go to. The beach was just a short drive and it was fun to have all the beach toys, chairs, coolers and towels that we needed right at the house to be able to enjoy the beach. Our whole family enjoyed being able to have several relaxing days just at the house. Our family really loved having our own private pool and hot tub to play in! There were so many fun pool toys and great patio furniture that we spent hours just relaxing and playing. This house was set up nice for the 8 of us to sleep and eat in. The beds were really comfortable and the kitchen had so many appliances and dishes. We were easily able to cook our own meals for the 8 of us. The grocery store was also close by. We appreciated the cleanliness of the home and liked how well everything was set up for us to feel right at home. We would love to stay here again and would definitely recommend this home for families. Thanks, Chrissy

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    Our family of 7 spent a week here from July 19th . We had a wounderful week, in this beautiful home. We spent most of the week in the house because we enjoied it so much. We really liked the pool area, and sitting around the fire pit in the night. The owner was very helpful, and responded very quickly if we had any question. The Ping pong table was great fun for both children and adults.

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    Our family of 10 spent the week of July 4th at this property. It is in a great location and very convenient to all the local attractions, shopping, and beaches. The whole property is very family friendly with pool fencing and baby gates for the stairs – the layout worked well for our two toddler grandsons. We lived out by the pool and patio and really enjoyed sitting around the fire pit each night. The only drawback for our large family (we had to use the room for our toddler)was that the upstairs fourth bedroom is quite small and does not have a window for ventilation. They do have a floor fan you can use, but it still was very warm. The owner was very helpful and responsive when we had a question about the wifi connection.

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    Peggy C.

    This was our first time renting a vacation home and could not have asked for a more wonderful experience. Our family of nine (6 adults & 3 children) enjoyed every minute of our stay. The house was absolutely perfect and did not deviate from the pictures we saw on the website. The pool, hot tub, ping pong table, etc. were great fun for all. The house had everything you could imagine to make us feel at home…from the well equipped kitchen to the toys & towels! The house is very centrally located to stores, golf courses, beaches, theme parks & other fun places! The owners were fantastic in making sure everything was in good order and responded to any queries very quickly. The only problem we had during this week was that we had to leave at the end of it! This is a perfect vacation home for all ages and we would (and have) highly recommended this home to our family & friends. We are all saving our pennies to someday be able to return! Thanks, Destry & William for a wonderful memory-making vacation.

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    M. Anderson

    We have rented many vacation homes, and this one has been the best! From the first encounter to our final departure everything went seamless. This home was absolutely perfect for our kids and family. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. Everything was so clean and comfortable. The furniture, beds, and outdoor furniture were all really nice. We had 2 families with 4 children aged 5-14, and this home was so amazing! The kids loved all of the fun stuff, had a great time in the pool and playing in the game room. It had more than enough room for all of us. The home more than met our expectations. The pool and hot tub were perfect. The location was perfect for our grocery runs, and our outings. The kids really enjoyed having the pool heated! Everything was easy, simple and hassle free, so many nice amenities. Better and more comfortable than a hotel any day. Thank you very much for making our week one we will remember forever. We very enthusiastically recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing place to enjoy your family time. We look forward to coming back!

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    Blaine S.

    What an amazing place to stay for our holiday in California. Our stay here couldn’t have been more relaxed or more stress free. There was 9 of us in total, including a 1, 5 and 7 year old and this house was perfect. The owners had everything there to make our stay easy, including toys, baby gates, crib, high chair, etc, etc…the list goes on. Even DVR’s so we could record the NHL playoffs while we were out!! The 5 year old watched Tangled on the DVR every single night!! There was plenty of activities for everyone of all ages, making it harder to decide which we all enjoyed more…the theme parks or the pool days!! The owner was always fast with communication if we had any questions. We would love the chance to come back again…thank you for everything Destry.

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    Christina P.

    We had 7 adults and a 21 month old here on vacation and we totally enjoyed our stay. This is a wonderful home environment with all the extras you would not expect in a rental property. Toys, pool table, lot’s of outdoor gathering spaces with very nice bedrooms where you can still get away to yourself when needed. Extra blankets, pillows, towels, hair dryer, an iron, bagel toaster, special basket with items you may have forgotten …etc, and I must say the most helpful owners with any issues that might come up or suggestions on the best places to eat! We loved grilling outside and the kitchen had all the utensils, pot holders, pots & pan and serving trays we needed. Very clean property and very nice neighborhood. There were lots of extras and for a family vacation we had the best time going to near by places (LaJolla Beach, the Zoo and SeaWorld) as well as a Dodger game. Hated to leave! Won’t forget this vacation anytime soon!

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    The pictures are accurate – this house is as beautiful and as clean as the pictures show!! The location is perfect – an easy drive to San Diego and just down the road from Legoland and the beach. We spent the days seeing all the area sites and the evenings enjoying this great vacation home. Our 8 year old boys loved the pool and the adults loved the hot tub. The game room (garage) was excellent too. This house has everything you could need! It was easy to cook in the well appointed kitchen. Vons (the grocery store) is right down the road (and they deliver!). They also had extra things that were so nice – tons of towels, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, pool toys, beach toys, coolers for our picnics, full size washer/dryer, etc.. Anything we needed, it was there. Our stay was perfect.

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    We stayed at this family friendly home over our spring break this year – six adults and three children (ages 5, 3, and 10 months) – and it was the perfect base for some memory-making adventures. The sparkling clean pool was a big hit, especially with the 5 and 3 years olds – we opted to have it heated and it was just perfect. The hot tub was also a favorite for all of us. The modern kitchen is very well appointed – we ate in every night, and found it very easy to make some wonderful meals. Plenty of pots and pans, dishes and glasses, and even baby dishes and cups … along with just about every spice you can imagine. Be sure to see what’s already there before heading out to buy groceries. I also really liked the fact that there were plenty of pool towels, as well as lots of wonderfully fluffy towels for indoor bath use – we have stayed at other vacation homes and this was the first time we had such nice towels. There is also a great washer and dryer for laundry. This is the perfect vacation home for anyone with young children – it’s clean, safe, and there is a huge array of toys and games to keep the children occupied should you be able to tear them away from the fun of being in the pool. Location can’t be beat – close to Lego Land and beaches. We also drove into San Diego to visit Old Town and Balboa Park – so much to do in the area around this home. The owner is very proactive in making sure everything is in good order, and although we never needed to contact her about any problems, it was very clear that she would have dealt with anything that might have come up. The only drawback for us was having to leave at the end of the week!

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    Beth L.

    This place was perfect for 2 families of 5 with kids ranging in age from 2 to 16! We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and beach toys! House was clean and had everything we needed including things in the kitchen to make all our meals and grill a couple of times! Room for everyone to relax and be together! This house is in a great neighborhood, very quiet and safe and easy to get on and off major highways to see the sights! Loved the beaches within 5 minutes from the house! If we are ever in the area again we will definitely come back here! So glad we were able to rent this home!

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    leann l.

    We came here with our family and extended family for a winter getaway. (4 adults and 6 kids) This had plenty of room and was perfect. They had everything you could possibly need for kids and adults alike. Lots of extra bedding, lots of towels, comfy beds, crib for my little one, toys for baby and up, board games, cooler to bring to the beach, and so much more! There is a blow up mattress if needed for extra sleeping that we did not use. We just made a bed on the floor for our 4 year old. It is close to the ocean and we loved the beach that the owners recommended! They have boogie boards for the kids to use and sand toys in the garage as well. I feel like this was such a great house for us and it was so convenient with only being a 1/2 hour from San Diego and an hour from Disney. I would definitely come back! The neighborhood is so nice and feels very safe and secure. We all enjoyed the hot tub and swimming pool as well. It was really nice to have our own pool area. It was worth it to pay extra for the heated pool as well. I can’t say enough good things about this house. They really have thought of everything!!!

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    We have stayed at many homes using VRBO and this house could not have been better for our family, it was perfect. The owners are great and were available at all times if we needed anything. The pictures are exactly what you get. Our kids loved the pool, games, and learning how to play pingpong/foosball. The house and yards are beautiful, and the house is well kept!!! Great neighborhood and location was great. Beautiful beaches nearby, Legoland a few minutes away. There is a shopping center a couple of minutes away called the Forum Shops and my wife loved all of the stores! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this great home. Very comfortable home and layout was great for our family. Would definitely rent it again. Thanks for everything. George and Family

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    Melissa S.

    We could not have asking for anything more! We had 2 families, 4 adults and 5 kids and we never ran out of room in our 10 day stay. The location was perfect, the amenities were beyond my expectations! I would definitely recommend to family and friends.

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    Judith S.

    We booked this home for a multi-generational family vacation. It could not have been better suited for us! The pictures and descriptions are accurate and it really was child friendly. There were many toys, a high chair and other accommodations for babies, yet our older grandsons was not bored as they spent almost every hour in the pool when we were “home” and there were games for them to play with when they weren’t in the pool. We truly felt like it was our home for the time we were there. Many kitchen appliances made cooking there easy and we enjoyed the grill also. Destry was prompt in responding to our questions in the reservation process and when we had questions upon arrival. We would recommend this home to anyone traveling to Southern California.

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    Sherry S.

Conveniently Located, Clean, A+ Amenities
We have stayed at La Costa Paradiso for two years in a row as our annual family vacation. It’s an awesome place for vacation – convenient location, amenities are top notch. We always heat the pool and it’s like having your own personal paradise for a week…pure luxury. Destry and team are extremely responsive and send frequent email updates which I appreciate since vacation planning can be an anxiety provoking experience. In fact, we are staying here again for 2016 and look forward to creating even more great memories.

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    Laura Salt Lake City, Utah

    Your Place Tops All the Places I Have Stayed At!!!
I have been telling people about your vacation spot away from home. It was perfect for my 40th birthday party. I have used house rentals for a few years and your place tops all the places I have stayed at. It was so clean and organized and you thought of everything. The kids loved the pool and all the toys that came with it. The adults really enjoyed the outside patio with the fireplace. It was so nice to have two living rooms. One for the adults to watch sports and one the kids to play X-Box and watch kid shows. We didn’t realize until the last day how close the house was to tide pools. Next time I rent we are going to hit that spot first. We will definitely be back.

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    Emily R.

    Close to everything but you may not want to leave the house!
We were attending a meeting at the Carlsbad resort but wanted to stay off site in a vrbo home. Destry’s home is in a quiet neigborhood that is a short, easy walk to the Carlsbad resort and also to a shopping mall which has great restuarants and a supermarket – Vonns. We had breakfast at the Beach Plum restaurant three times, and dinner at the sushi place. All really great. There’s also a Starbucks at the shopping center but we preferred the local coffee place that’s there. The house is well equipped – lots of linens, toys, and appliances. The backyard is absolutely beautiful – a dining area that comfortably seats six, a fire pit with lots of chairs to pull up, BBQ, spa hot tub and pool. A short drive to the beach and the airport. Destry the owner was very pro with all the needed details.

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    Julie, Chicago IL

    Great home base for San Diego area exploring
This house served as a great home base for our recent trip to the San Diego area in mid-November. We stayed with our two young children, my parents, and my brother.


    Great amenities:

    – Plenty of toys for my toddler

    – Crib, high chair for my baby

    – Pool and hot tub for everyone! Even though we paid to have the pool heated, it was still a bit cool for the kids (fine for the adults), so they just splashed around in the hot tub

    – Ping pong, foosball table in the garage

    – Tons of towels for indoor and pool



    – About a 30-45 minute drive from the attractions, depending on traffic – Balboa Park, Zoo, USS Midway

    – 5 minute drive from grocery store



    – Three bedrooms on the main floor. The master bathroom has a single sink and shower stall. The hall bathroom has a single sink and a tub. (Double vanities would have been helpful for everyone who was sharing bathrooms!)

    – One “bedroom” in the loft. This had a day bed with a trundle bed, but no windows, no closet, but it was spacious.

    – Eating area off of the kitchen had a large square table and high stools. The stools were very uncomfortable (cushions had no padding), that was probably my only complaint.

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    Excellent Vacation Home!!
Everything was exactly as described and we had an excellent visit! We have 2 small children and we had everything we needed for them. The pool was great, we visited in mid October so paid for the heating. The house was very central to shopping and other attractions. They provided everything we needed for a beach visit and were very pleased with all of the things available in the house. Would definitely recommend this property if you are looking for a place to stay in the San Diego area!!

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    Another Excellent Stay at the Costa Paradiso
This is our second stay at the Costa Paradiso.  Its difficult to add much tho the numerous previous reviews, as our experience this and last was absolutely excellent!  My wide and I stayed with our children aged 4,5,19.  The house is setup for all ages from big to small.  You literally don’t need to bring anything – its all there.  The house is very well maintained in a quite neighbourhood.  We initially stayed because of the pool – and its great (I think its a must to spend the extra $$ to heat the pool) but all of the home is outstanding – the kitchen is well equipped, the beds are comfortable, the living area are well appointed.

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    So Kid Friendly , Perfect .
This house was the best ever especially if you have children u can relax and enjoy your vacation.We have 2 young children a 4 yr old & a 10 month old and this house was perfect from the pool been gated in , to the upstairs room with so many toys and child gates on the stairs. We could put the baby down and enjoy a glass of wine by the fire pit as the 4yr old watched tv and played upstairs. The pool was so lovely to cool down in everyday .

    The house is located a 10min walk from Von’s Grocery Store ,also located 15min drive to Legoland and The Oulets which we enjoyed . About half an drive from the airport.Its a quiet neighborhood which was perfect for us with the children .

    The owners were great if we needed anything we just emailed or called ,but everything was perfect we needed nothing.

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    Kevin, FL

    This place was the best place ever… We needed a place that could house my brothers and sisters family that lived on the East Coast… This place was perfect it had everything you could possibly need away from home.. That what it  was JUST LIKE HOME..but better:)..Pool,spa,grill, wonderful…Neighborhood great…My family has made this place our California meeting place and we will do it every year at La Casta Paradiso… Thanks so much.. Kevin Fauntleroy Sr.

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    Pharmer, CO

    La Cost Paradiso is absolutely everything as advertised.  Right from the start, Destry and William have been very responsive and communication has been right on point.  The few times we had to contact them, response was usually received within minutes.  We stayed at La Costa for our trip to Legoland with our kids and grandparents.  Our group consisted of 3 couples and 2 kids aged 2 and 5.  Couldn’t think of a better place to stay, including the onsite Legoland hotel.  The proximity to all the attractions is exactly as advertised.  Drive to the park each morning was no more than 7-10 minutes.  5 minutes to the freeway, 3 minutes to the grocery store, and 20 minutes to downtown Carlsbad.


    As far as the house itself, it was nicely furnished and very comfortable.  Upon arrival, we were greeted with place settings on the dining room table for all of our guests, and a bottle of wine to kick off our time.  Bedrooms are comfortable and nicely appointed.  The private pool and hot tub were great additions, and a terrific way to unwind from a fun day of exploring and chasing after the kids at Legoland.


    The ability to do laundry and cook your own meals was a comfort and a cost savings.  Even if eating in is not your thing on vacation, downtown Carlsbad and surrounding areas have a wide selection of restaurants.


    Overall, there is no question we would want to stay La Costa again, if our vacations brought us to the San Diego area in the future.  Our trip was amazing, and we believe it was very much enhanced by this great residence to start and end each day.


    Thanks Destry and William, for your hospitality and for sharing your terrific home!

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    John F Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    We stayed at La Costa Paradiso in Carlsbad for two weeks in July.  There were 10  in our party, with 4 kids under 8.  We had a great vacation and the house had everything we needed.  The pool and hot tub in the backyard were a great hit plus the upstairs loft, complete with Xbox, was ideal for the kids to wind down after a long day out while the adults enjoyed a glass of wine downstairs.  We visited Legoland, sea world, zoo, safari park and Disneyland and the location of the house was excellent for all.  Destroy, the owner, was excellent to deal with and always got back to us promptly to answer any questions.

    I can highly recommend this property, particularly for families with children, as the house exceeded our expectations and had everything you need for a great vacation.

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    Stacy D.

    We had a fantastic family vacation this past week at Destry’s Carlsbad rental home! It was perfect for all 10 of us! It was so awesome having a pool right in the backyard for those of us that didn’t want to visit the beach every day. The loft is such a great place for kids to hang out! They can be close to the family yet separate at the same time which gives the adults some time to themselves. The house was very well equipped; we couldn’t have asked for a better vacation!

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    Troy W.

    This Family-Friendly Property With Customer Service Oriented Owners Will Exceeded All Expectations!
I can’t say enough good things about La Costa Paradiso and its owner, Destry, but I will say that renting this particular vacation home was the main highlight of our Southern California vacation.  We are so pleased we decided to book it as we found ourselves wanting to be there, opting to hang out by our heated pool with our two sons who are 6 and 4).


    The property is perfectly located, a few minutes from all conveniences (groceries, Starbucks, shopping, playground, restaurants, Costco).  And it was just 10-45 minutes away all the attractions that were important to us (Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Children Pool Beach, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, La Jolla Shores).


    When we arrived, a little later in the evening, it was a wonderful surprise to be greeted with a bottle of wine, a non-alcoholic apple cider (which the kids loved), and a few cold beer in the fridge.  The house was already very well stocked with condiments, coffee and the likes so we only had to buy the main staples for eating and not all the extras, saving us on food costs.


    The house is located on a quiet street, very private.  It was super clean and well organized, with a helpful binder that explained everything we needed to know.


    The beds were super comfortable and this was the first time I’ve ever been on a vacation where I actually preferred the pillows to my own pillows at home.  Even in the nicest of hotels, I usually prefer my pillow at home.  As a result, we slept very well here.  And more importantly, so did our toddlers!


    The setup was perfect for us, especially because their is loads of security in relation to the pool.  Our boys can’t swim, so there is an alarm on the patio door, a lock from the main part of the patio to the poolside, and then a locked fence around the pool.  We always felt secure with our boys wandering in and out of the house onto the patio.


    I’m not sure what to say about the pool except that it was simply AWESOME!  So is the poolside hot tub.  We used the pool at least 3 times per day.  When we first awoke, usually sometime mid-day, and always before bed.  The kids and I couldn’t get enough of it.  And since the house came with all the pool toys, life jackets, etc that a family needs, it was always where we wanted to spend our time even though the weather was somewhat cool which didn’t matter with the pool heated to my liking!


    I would go on and on about how perfect this home is but I’m limited in the number of words and I’ve just maxed out!

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    Teresa H.

    We rented this house for a week.  There were six adults and four children aged three to ten.  This was a perfect fit for us. The house is lovely and contains everything you need for your stay.  The outdoor space is so great.  We loved the neighborhood.  It is quiet and has nice homes, providing a safe place for morning walks.  We used the pool daily.  The children couldn’t get enough of it.  We will be back and would highly recommend this home for a vacation spot.  The owners were so kind and accommodating, a pleasure to work with.

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    Marcia, AK

    Great vacation!
Excellent house to rent!  The home was clean, all the beds were comfortable, plenty of towels, large washer and dryer, wonderful pool, close to everything!  We even took several walks because the neighborhood was beautiful.  Owners were fantastic!  We had some questions and they responded in a very timely fashion.  My grandchildren will remember this vacation forever!

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    Scott Seattle, WA

    Great Vacation Spot
Really enjoyed this house in Carlsbad. All kinds of amenities and close to the beach and many other attractions around San Diego. in addition, the owners were very accomodating and responded in short order to any quesitons that we had. Would highly recommend this to other users.

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    Linda A.

    We came to La Costa Paradisio with our kids and grandkids.  We would definately recommend this home to anyone who wants a fun, comfortable, quiet place to stay.  We loved the clean, large, heated pool.  The hot tub was perfect and so relaxing.  The home was well equipped with everything we needed.  We used the kitchen and we were impressed with all the extras that made our quick meals easier.  It had all the dishes, pots and pans and condiments we needed.  Loved that it had a lot of beach towels and a big washer and dryer.  We went to the zoo and to a few beaches and especially loved La Jolla Cove.  We had so much fun just being able to be together.

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    Grammy and Papa

    We utilized this property for a family get-together in the sun. Our family included Grandparents, 2 children and their spouses, and 2 grandchildren. The house and amenities were geared for the entire family. We especially appreciated the baby furniture and all the toys as we had a 4 month old and a 3 year old as part of our group. The big hit was the pool and hot tub area and was perfect for all ages ( 4 months to 62 years). We spent a lot of time at the house but managed to take advantage of the local attractions including golfing, Lego Land, the beach and shopping at the local malls and Carlsbad Outlets. The house, it’s amenities and location helped lend to a fantastic and relaxing family vacation.

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    I can’t say enough good things about La Costa Paradiso and its owner, Destry, but I will say that renting this particular vacation home was the main highlight of our Southern California vacation. We are so pleased we decided to book it as we found ourselves wanting to be there, opting to hang out by our heated pool with our two sons who are 6 and 4).
    The property is perfectly located, a few minutes from all conveniences (groceries, Starbucks, shopping, playground, restaurants, Costco). And it was just 10-45 minutes away all the attractions that were important to us (Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Children Pool Beach, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, La Jolla Shores).

    When we arrived, a little later in the evening, it was a wonderful surprise to be greeted with a bottle of wine, a non-alcoholic apple cider (which the kids loved), and a few cold beer in the fridge. The house was already very well stocked with condiments, coffee and the likes so we only had to buy the main staples for eating and not all the extras, saving us on food costs.
    The house is located on a quiet street, very private. It was super clean and well organized, with a helpful binder that explained everything we needed to know.
    The beds were super comfortable and this was the first time I’ve ever been on a vacation where I actually preferred the pillows to my own pillows at home. Even in the nicest of hotels, I usually prefer my pillow at home. As a result, we slept very well here. And more importantly, so did our toddlers!
    The setup was perfect for us, especially because their is loads of security in relation to the pool. Our boys can’t swim, so there is an alarm on the patio door, a lock from the main part of the patio to the poolside, and then a locked fence around the pool. We always felt secure with our boys wandering in and out of the house onto the patio.
    I’m not sure what to say about the pool except that it was simply AWESOME! So is the poolside hot tub. We used the pool at least 3 times per day. When we first awoke, usually sometime mid-day, and always before bed. The kids and I couldn’t get enough of it. And since the house came with all the pool toys, life jackets, etc that a family needs, it was always where we wanted to spend our time even though the weather was somewhat cool which didn’t matter with the pool heated to my liking!
    One of the big surprises (in a very good way) about this property is how responsive the owners are. We texted them about a couple of minor things and they instantly responded. For example, a few of the pool inflatables we blew up were leaking air…and as soon as Destry found out, she overnight ordered more for the pool…WOW…was not expecting that. I had only wondered if she wanted me to trash the ones that were leaking.
    If you’re considering renting this property, we highly recommend renting this property. I know they often booked in advance, but its worth booking your holiday around availability to ensure you get the right property. We will book La Costa Paradiso again for sure the next time we are back in the area!
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    Davis A.

    What a great place! We were only there for 3 nights for a short trip to San Diego. The house was perfectly suited for our needs. With 4 adults, 3 kids we wanted to make sure that we had enough space for the kids to play as well as for the adults to just hang out. The house was spotless and in immaculate condition. Everything was well organized and stocked. We appreciated the abundance of toys, towels and just every day items that came with the house. The upstairs loft area was a great location for the kids to play, while the adults hung out downstairs. The bedrooms were amazingly comfortable and well stocked with extra blankets and pillows.

    We were only able to use the pool one day because it was a bit cold outside, but I’m sure it would be a lot of fun on a hot San Diego Summer Day! The Wifi was good but sometimes it would slow down if too many devices were on at the same time.

    Tip: We went to a local Wal Mart and loaded up on items for our outings during the day. The cooler that was provided in the house was great for our trips to the zoo, Sea World and Lego Land. Make a quick trip and load up on drinks and snacks and save yourself a ton of money when your out and about.

    The property owners were great to work with and communicate via email or the VRBO/HomeAway app. We texted them a few questions during our stay and they were prompt in responding and offering suggestions for local places to eat.

    I highly recommend this location – you will not be disappointed! Thank you for making our stay so welcoming and comfortable!

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    Tammy H.

    This is a wonderful home for a multifamily vacation. From Ping-Pong to foosball to swimming or just relaxing around the fire pit or staring at the stars in the hot tub at night. Great location. would totally recommend this home to anyone wanting to stay in the area. Grocery store and Costco close by and only 30 minute drive from San Diego airport.

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    angela f.

    We loved our stay and will definitely be back!

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    Susan M.

    Wonderful home for multiple families. Has the pool, games room in the garage and sleeps 10. We would certainly recommend this home to other family and friends.

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    Diane W.

    This home was very clean and well stocked. We had plenty of room for the seven of us. Our four year old and six year old loved having the upstairs to themselves. Paying to heat the pool was well worth it. We filled the hummingbird feeder and enjoyed having hummingbirds visit us everyday. Also the backyard pool area was perfect for an Easter Egg Hunt.

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    We sincerely enjoyed our first stay here. The house is large and well-layed out for multiple families. The neighborhood is quiet and close to Costco, grocery stores, Legoland and I5 access. We loved all of the amenities: children’s toys, crib, pack and plays, high chair, foosball, pingpong, beach toys, welcome wine, and some condiments and spices in the pantry. There was even a basket of items in case you forgot them-qtips, batteries, childrens tylenol. The owners really went out of their way to think of every comfort. We used the pool and hottub everyday in March. Definitely pay for the heated pool option if coming in the winter!

    We will come again and recommend to all.

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    Nastashia S.

    Was equipped with everything you may need when travelling young ones. We were travelling with a 1& 2 year old. There was a crib with change table, bed rail, all sorts of cups and dishes for the kids, toys and books, etc. We were travelling with 3 adults and 2 children and the house was perfect size including sleeping arrangement. We were spread out comfortably and our 2 yr old ended up with own room so there would have been plenty more space to fit more kids and/or adults. The owners are very helpful and quick to respond to any questions or concerns. The back yard is a perfect little retreat and the double gates made it extra relaxing knowing the kids are safe when not utilizing the pool. We had a small issue with the pool heat but between the owners and pool guy it was fixed and rectified quickly and easily. The weather wasn’t super warm while there (beginning of feb) so paying for the pool heat was well worth it especially with little ones! Very easy to get to and from many attractions and conviently close to the grocery store. We were sent many options for eating out from the owners before travelling, which was very helpful and took that advise on a couple occasions! The house was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen boasts everything you may need from pans, dishes, spices, down to a popcorn popper! All in all a very enjoyable time and will definitely keep in mind for any future travel to the San Diego area! Highly recommend this property to everyone!

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    Richard S.

    We had 3 adults and 3 kids (aged 6 months to 7 years) living in the house. Everyone had a very good time. The house was nicely maintained and well suited for children – games, toys. We paid to have the swimming pool / hot tub heated (February). It was definitely worthwhile. The kids spent a lot of time in the pool and the temperature was warm, as promised. The kitchen was fully supplied with cooking, serving, and eating supplies (i.e. pots, pans, dishes). Location was good – 15 minutes from LEGOLAND, 40 minutes from Safari park, 2 minutes from Vons grocery.

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    Clint T.

    We stayed here for 10 days in late January and early February. This house had everything we needed, including plenty of sleeping area, two living rooms to stretch out in, games room, fully equipped kitchen, and of course the incredible back yard with pool, spa and barbecue. We had 3 kids and 4 adults, and had plenty of space. The house is kept up very well. It was the perfect home base for our getaway, and we spent a few days not going anywhere and just enjoying the quiet neighborhood. The owner was in touch with us prior to arrival and let us know they were available for any questions.

    We will definitely be looking to come back here on our next trip to the San Diego area!

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    Dianne P.

    This house is perfect for families, with toys and entertainment for children of all ages. It is very clean, and the kitchen has everything needed to cook meals. The pool, spa, and grill area are all well maintained. We will definitely come again.

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    Melissa H.

    We had a great time staying at this house. The set up was great for us and the kids loved the pool and all the toys that came with the house. We will definitely stay here again when we return to San Diego!

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    Seward P.

    The house was great for our stay! It had plenty of room and things to entertain our two families of five. The pool is nice, but a bit cold without heating – the kids spent a lot of time in the spa. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking at home. Would recommend to families looking to stay in Carlsbad.

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    Sarah G.

    This house was great – fully equipped for families with little kids. Lots of kitchen gadgets (couldn’t find a drying rack), hot tub heated up quickly, which was great. Furniture arrangement upstairs is a bit dangerous with little kids (couches close to railing) so would suggest homeowner make a change there or guests make sure there is always an adult upstairs with them playing. Lots of board games and toys for kids, ping pong etc in garage was great. Would stay again.

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    Carol N.

    Our extended family loved the house and the location. It was perfect for our 3 families. It was well kept and very clean and organized. The toys for the small children was a nice touch. We enjoyed the backyard and the games in the garage. Our family would stay there again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a home in the San Diego area.

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    Tony & Joan A.

    One of the best rental homes we have enjoyed renting on VRBO with caring owners!

    Perfect for our two families of 5 that shared this well kept, organized, clean home. We had everything we needed.

    It felt like home except with better weather:-) Beaches are minutes away as are other attractions along with shopping literally a minute away. The backyard patio was great for relaxing after our daily adventures and the kids loved the ping pong table, board games and of course the swimming pool.

    We would definitely recommend this home to friends, family and anyone looking into a San Diego family vacation.

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    Berenecea E.

    We were so so pleased with this rental!

    They have prepared for everything any family needs amazing experiences for us all

    The kids

    The middle aged adults

    The seniors

    The space was more than ample and had all we needed

    Very clean and comfortable

    Close to Lego land and outlets and downtown Carlsbad

    Many more amenities and comforts than we could ever imagine

    Thank you

    Thank you

    Thank you

    We celebrated 17 wedding anniversary and my sister bday priceless memories

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    Alicia H.

    Both property owners were super helpful, communicative and reliable. The house is beautifully kept and holds true to it’s photos. We have 5 children ages 12 through 19 and we have vacationed in houses close to the beach for 7 years. They all agree that this is our favorite house! Clean, beautiful flooring, cool indoor temp, comfortable beds, and kitchen table that seated all of us are some of the reasons why it is our favorite. However, the two biggest factors were the extremely cozy and roomy couches in the loft/tv area where we gathered each night to watch late movies AND the jacuzzi where we spent time each night chatting, bonding and catching up with our kids that are in or leaving for college. I highly recommend this fantastic summer rental.

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    Dylan S.

    William and Destry exceeded our expectations! You can’t beat the location off Aviara Parkway about 2 miles from the beach. The home is very well appointed and comfortable. stocked with everything you need, it felt like home away from home. We especially appreciated that everything was baby proofed considering we had 2 under the age of 2 in the house. Pool, spa, firepit, and ping pong table were all a hit! My family will definitely return when we are back in the area. Above all, we really appreciated the owners hospitality. Thank you William and Destry!

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    Joo L.

    Three generations of our family, including two young children, vacationed here. The neighborhood was quiet and lovely. The property owners were very accessible whenever we had questions. We appreciated the thoughtful touches to make the house enjoyable and safe for kids, with the additional security locks positioned high on the doors, the front lawn fence and the extra gate around the pool. There were plenty of toys and the kids were never bored. The heated pool was clean and comfortable. There was an abundant supply of towels and bedding. The outdoor fire pit was a relaxing area to gather during the cool evenings. Even though there were plenty of restaurants nearby, we took advantage of the nearby grocery store and cooked many of our family meals inside and out on the grill. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed. All of the appliances appeared new and worked well. The bedrooms were nice sizes (note: the upstairs bedroom doesn’t have a window and can get a little warm but the ceiling fan helps). Overall, we all enjoyed our stay and we couldn’t have asked for a better location. Some of our favorite excursions include visiting the nearby beach, going strawberry-picking and spending an afternoon at the San Diego zoo.

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    Alice G.

    We absolutely loved the property!!! When we arrived, I was so impressed! The yard was so nice, green grass and pretty flowers, I loved it!

    When we entered the house, it too was so nice. I was really impressed how clean everything was. We had our 2 year old twin granddaughters and their 7month old brother

    with us. My son and daughter in law did not need to bring pack and plays because Destry provided 2 pack and plays and a crib and changing table, this was a huge help!!

    Not to mention all the toys and other baby

    items. The pool was clean and nice and alot of pool floaties and pool toys were also provided. We had everything we could want and need.

    We will definitely stay again!

    Thank you,

    Alice J. Goettl

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    Danielle H.

    This home was wonderful for our family vacation. We came with 10 family members, 4 of which were children 5 and under. The house was ideal for our family and the children. The kitchen is very nice and up-to-date. The bedrooms were spacious and the upstairs space was great for the kids. The kids loved the chalkboard, ping pong table, and foosball table in the garage. The pool was also very clean, well-maintained, and a great addition to the property. The house was very clean and very well decorated. The landscaping and outdoor areas were also well maintained and it provided a wonderful setting. The location was great too. We visited SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo (which were about 30-40 minutes away), and Legoland (which was about 15 minutes away). Restaurants and many stores, including grocery stores were also close by. There isn’t one thing that we would have changed about the rental. Everyone was very pleased with the accommodations! The property owners were very accommodating and very easy to work with. We came from the East Coast, and if we were to visit this area again, we would certainly stay at the property again!

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    This home is ideally situated for exploring the Carlsbad area (beaches, Legoland, etc). The house had everything needed to keep 3 children entertained (games, toys, swimming). I also cooked several meals in the kitchen and on the grill and was not at a loss for anything in terms of kitchen equipment. If you have very young children, the house provides cribs, dining chairs and an array of toys. Our kids loved the ping pong table and foosball (when they were not in the pool). We would definitely stay here again on our next trip down to the area.

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    We just completed the perfect vacation in the perfect home for us. Great pool and spa, great toys and equipment for the children, game room, kitchen, fire pit, outdoor eating spots, everything! And, of course, great location…..close to so many beaches, , Legoland, Flower Fields, tide pools, seals, restaurants, and the zoo. We did it all. Breakfasts at the Beach Plum should not be missed. This home has everything you need for a wonderful time with your family. The kitchen is stocked so well with all essentials. We made special memories that will be with us forever. Destry and William have done a great job making this home perfect.

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    Greg A.

    We have used VRBO many times, from Hawaii to Italy and this home was one of the best. Close to lego land and all the San Diego parks. Everything you could possibly need for a baby or toddler and the older kids loved the ping pong, and the pool. The pool was large, warm and deep enough at one end to practice their diving. We really appreciated the fencing around the pool to keep the toddler safe. The home is very well stocked with beach gear, toys, crib, kitchen items and tons of towels. The owners were so gracious and always immediately available for any questions. If you are planning a trip with young children you won’t be disappointed in this property, our kids are already begging to come back.

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