Southern California is one of our favorite summer destinations. At just a 5-6 hour drive from Phoenix, it’s a great option for escaping the summer heat and getting some beach time! So, we were thrilled when ResorTime reached out about coming to experience the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. Doesn’t the property look SO nice?! It has such a charming feel to it! The Carlsbad Inn is managed by Grand Pacific Resort (the parent company of ResorTime). The resort offers boutique hotel accommodations, condos and vacation rentals. Given the close proximity to the beach and the full kitchen in the resort condominiums, the Carlsbad Inn is a great option for families. Our condo featured a king-sized bed in the bedroom and a queen-sized sofa sleeper in the living area. We LOVE having a separate area like this so we can put the kids to bed, but still have the tv on in another room. The condo also featured a fully-equipped kitchen – a HUGE plus when traveling with kids! It was a great amount of space for us – at one point we had two strollers, a pack ‘n play, multiple bags, and the sofa sleeper pulled out. Yet, we still had plenty of room to move around. The boys don’t take showers yet, so there was a little meltdown from the youngest two that they couldn’t take a bath. But, we worked around that and everything else was perfect for us! Honestly, our king-sized bed was THE most comfortable hotel/condo bed I have EVER slept on! Truly! If I could have taken the mattress home with me, I would have! And, we were so happy to have two spaces – and the “living area” really was quite spacious! Just outside the curtains in the picture above was our private balcony – another nice touch. At times, you could actually hear the waves. Heaven! The view wasn’t too shabby either! 😉 The grounds of the resort were so lovely. In addition to the pool & hot tub, the center courtyard had various tables and lounge chairs in open grass. Our boys loved having some open space to run around a bit, but they also enjoyed just kicking back. I LOVE this photo of all the boys (ours & Allison’s from All for the Boys)! We loved this space so much that one night we actually just ate a late dinner in the courtyard after picking up some food from one of the near-by restaurants. There are a couple of fire pits you could sit around at night (all we were missing was s’mores supplies). The resort also has an activity center where you can check out items (including jogging strollers, boogie boards, and a whole bunch of beach gear) and a playground on-site for the kids. Very family friendly! As nice as the property is though, the real draw is just a few steps away – the beautiful beach!! The boys were SOOOO excited! We could have spent the entire weekend just hanging out in the sand & waves! From the property, we just had to cross one residential street & take a stairway down to the beach. It took us less than 5 minutes from our room to the water’s edge (and that’s from a 3rd floor room with 3 little ones & a whole bunch of beach gear in tow). So, we actually did 3 separate times down on the beach in less than a 24-hour period…and the boys loved every minute. We built sand castles, hunted for seashells, caught sand crabs, and did a lot of splashing in the water–having fun and making family memories. So, are you ready to book YOUR beach vacation now? Be sure to head over to ResorTime.com where you can book vacation ownership resort, resort condos, beach houses, hotels and suites to fit just about any size group. ResorTime is actually one of the largest and most established rental reservation services in the timeshare industry, allowing members and the public to book their reservation online (no timeshare pitch presentation necessary). They just recently launched a new, easy-to-navigate website where you can learn more information and even find some great deals! With a portfolio that includes resorts in places like Tahoe, Montana, Canada, Napa, Kauai, and Southern California, you are SURE to find a great destination for your next trip. And, how about getting a great deal on that trip…
20% off ResorTime Discount Code
To use this special discount, be sure to click here to visit ResorTime. Search the site to find your perfect destination and use the following 20% off discount code (good site-wide).
Discount Code: V2HCE
Book by 8/31 to use the coupon code, valid for travel through 2015 (holidays excluded).
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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with ResorTime. However all opinions and experiences are entirely our own.