I’ve had several calls this afternoon from folks who were about to be taken in by a San Diego rental scam. These callers were saved, because they drove by 335 Venetia Way and saw our For Sale sign in the yard and took the time to call.
This lovely 3-bedroom home is on the market at $389,000, but someone who calls himself “Mark” is advertising it as a $1200 month rental–which would be an outrageous bargain.
Unfortunately, this Oceanside property is not for rent, as owners will only consider a sale–and have priced it to move quickly.
I called Mark’s phone: 910-310-7984, which is a Google phone number. Left a message, and hope to hear back from him.
BEWARE: THIS IS A RENTAL SCAM
…and one that is not unique to San Diego real estate. I’m sure the scammer will try to get a deposit (and possibly first month’s rent) to hold the property–and that’s the last you’ll hear from him. That would leave me on the hook for sharing the sad news to those taken.
I Googled the phone number, and it appears this guy is an operator working out of who-knows-where. And although the 910 area code serves southeastern North Carolina, the fraudster could be operating almost anywhere in the world.
My advice for anyone who is looking for rentals on sites like Craigslist is to cross-check owner of the home with a real estate agent who can easily pull up tax records to verify ownership. We offer it as a free service to our clients–and would-be clients. To check, just call 877-818-8197 or 760-942-9100.
Listed below, because we receive so many requests for them, are legitimate and currently-available rentals in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista. For rental information in other areas or if you are seeking property management, call Roberta or Scott Murphy at 760-942-9100 or 760-613-6190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (NOTE: Some of these listings may be vacation rentals, which we cannot filter. Apologies!)
Beautifully-upgraded (unfurnished) townhome in the gorgeous Seabluffe Community. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, loft, upgraded master bathroom, plus heating & air-conditioning! 2 blocks from the beach. Security guard on site, 2 pools, and pickle ball courts. Key fob for the private back gate entrance to Grandview beach stairs. A MUST-SEE RENTAL!! **6-month lease, with option to renew for a 1-year lease @ end of June. Flexible lease length (6 mos. or longer). Some utilities included. Neighborhoods: Seabluffe Complex Features: ,,
Gorgeous WHITE WATER VIEW!!! Great location, you can walk to the beach, Company Stores-Outlet mall, Legoland, restaurants etc. Beautiful ocean views from every room. New living room furniture with new Smart TV and brand new Number Sleep bed in master bedroom. Small dog ok upon approval, no cats please. Must see to appreciate. Rate $2800 and Summer June-September $3600/mo. Cleaning fee is $150, processing fee is $25, Security deposit is $1000 or damage Ins. $69, covers up to $3000 in damage. Neighborhoods: Alta Mira Complex Features: ,,
Single Story Beach Unit. No one above or below. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit is approx. 200 steps from sand! Available monthly or annual lease. Part of a small, 6 unit complex. Fully furnished. Stocked with linens, dishes, appliances, etc. Outdoor patio area with furniture, natural gas grill, outdoor shower and 1 off-street parking spot. An assortment of beach equipment is provided. Rent includes utilities, cable and WIFI. See supplemental remarks for details on pricing. Pets considered w/ fee. Neighborhoods: Coastal Oceanside
THIS IS A VACATION RENTAL. RATE SHOWN IS THE STANDARD MONTHLY OFF SEASON RATE. Amazing oceanfront home on world famous Carlsbad Boulevard. High end finishes and furnishings are sure to please even the most discriminating tastes. Beautiful master suite has a wonderful sitting area that faces the ocean and invites relaxation. The large living area has a huge comfortable sectional that invites family lounging time. The large patio is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the ocean and breathe! Neighborhoods: The Village Complex Features: ,, View: Panoramic Ocean
Spectacular tudor style house! Flexible term from 3 days to 12 months plus lease provided it is not booked/occupied. Walking distance to the water, pier, restaurants, a variety of services. Very comfortable, nicely appointed 2 bedroom/1 bath house with washer/dryer, refrigerator, furniture, TVs. mattresses, dishes, utensils, pots, towels, etc... In the master bedroom is a queen size bed, in the second guest room 2 twins. The 2 couches/futons in the living room unfold. Combined become a king size bed. Just bring your toothbrush! THIS IS an IDEAL TEMPORARY HOUSING OR VACATION BEACH HOUSE. Utilities included for rentals up to 30 days. High Speed Cox Internet, TVs provided up to 29 days. Can be rented for 12 months furnished for $3695 without services and utilities. Tenant/guest to reimburse Landlord for all services/utilities. June rate is $4995 with services/utilities. July $6595 and August rate is $6395 with services/utilities. Monthly - 3 months minimum stay. Daily - 3 days minimum stay. Daily/weekly/monthly rate varies throughout the year. Contact broker for availability and any additional information. The property is listed on HomeAway (VRBO) and AIRBNB.
Beautiful single story fully furnished home available all year. Recently remodeled bathrooms, freshly painted and new carpet in master bedroom. Hardwood floor throughout the rest of the house and slate tile flooring in bathrooms and laundry. King bed in master, queen in two bedrooms with a desk and sofa in the study. Private pool and Jacuzzi. All utilities including cable and Internet are included. SDG&E up to $75/mo. tenant pays difference. Minimum one month lease. Neighborhoods: Heartlands
Clean & quiet condo. Tenants may be able to move out sooner & after it is cleaned incoming tenant can move in if they need it before 8/1/19. All appliances furnished and condo will be professionally repaired if needed and deep cleaned & sanitized, all windows & screens will be washed inside & outside, carpeting will be spotted & steam cleaned to look like new and condo to be turn key ready for move in. One year lease required. prefer long term tenant. Tenant pays all utilities, owner pays HOA fees. Neighborhoods: Campana @ Rancho Coronado Complex Features: ,,,,,, Sewer: Sewer Connected
Incredibly charming country home in desirable Jeffries Ranch. 3 bedroom 2 bath single story, lot of natural light throughout the home. Large back-yard with plenty of room. Home will rent un-furnished. Pictures were taken pre-tenant in Feb 2018 Available 7/20/2019 Please call or text agent directly at 760.845.2844 All showings will be scheduled for Saturday 6/22/19 from 12-1:30Pm by appointment only Neighborhoods: Jeffries Ranch Sewer: Sewer Connected
Wonderful beach townhome with det. 2 car garage just one block from the ocean w/ steps to beach. Gated ocean front community, 2 pools, jacuzzi, tennis courts and a playground. New carpet, paint, remodeled kitchen and baths, upscale and ready to move in. Rare one year lease available. Enjoy the beach lifestyle in this wonderful home. Private courtyard for entertaining and then enjoy a deck that runs the full length of the home. Quiet location with greenbelt in the back. Vaulted ceilings, open floorpan. Neighborhoods: Sea Bluff Complex Features: ,,,,,,, Sewer: Sewer Connected
FULLY FURNISHED RENTAL HOUSE For Rent $3,900/MO. Home overlooks the Shadowridge golf course with panoramic views. Free parking, WiFi. Close to Oceanside and Carlsbad beaches, Legoland, shopping centers, grocery stores. Complex with community swimming pool and jacuzzi. 2 - 6 month minimum lease term required. Utilities $300/mo paid by tenant. No pets allowed. Home is available now. Month to month lease up to a 6 month lease. Neighborhoods: Shadowridge Complex Features: , Sewer: Sewer Connected
Available for short term lease from April 1-April 30, 2020 ONLY. Designed to capture the gorgeous views of this ideal location, this exquisite contemporary property features breathtaking views of the San Elijo lagoon & ocean.This fully furnished home was completely remodeled in 2016 & additional upgrades completed in the last year. On the main level you will find an open kitchen, dining & living area with floor to ceiling windows perfect for sunset viewing. Neighborhoods: Cardiff View: Lagoon/Estuary Sewer: Sewer Connected
Lease a single family home in one of the best neighborhoods in Oceanside. Close to all the amenities of the Tri-City area. 3 bedrooms including a master bedroom with attached bathroom. Large backyard with valley and city views. Christa McAullife Elementary school is at the end of the street. Palisades park is around the corner. Approximately 3 miles from the beach and the quality of the neighborhood speaks for itself. Tenant is responsible for all utilities, cable services, gas and electric. Pets may be authorized upon Landlord's written approval. First month, last month and security deposit due at lease signing. Washer and dryer not included but there are hookups in the 2 car garage.