It is unique to Four Seasons as it is the only all-residence property within the brand. We were happy to check out this unique property that recently underwent an extensive renovation of the lobby, spa, and restaurant, exceeding $6 million.
Located in beautiful and centrally located Carlsbad, Four Seasons Residence Club, Aviara is ideally situated for a Southern California getaway. We enjoyed the proximity to the beaches of North San Diego County, the nightlife of San Diego, and the Temecula Wine Country. For families with children, the residence club is centrally located to attractions such as Legoland, San Diego Zoo, and Disneyland.
Upon arrival, we were happy to see that, like other Four Seasons properties, the Residence Club, Aviara embraces the local aesthetic. The reception area is located in the newly remodeled main building. The renovation incorporates the classic, Spanish mission style that is popular in San Diego County with modern contemporary touches. After the check-in process, we toured the rest of the main building which opens up to the beautiful outdoor lanai and pool area.
The seacoast inspires driftwood Spa. The warm colors evoke a feeling of being at the local beach. With three treatment rooms and a dedicated Mani-Pedi area, a day of pampering should not be missed! For those interested in fitness, there is a state of the art work out room and a new outdoor pavilion for yoga and Pilates classes.
Connecting the Spa and the Restaurant is The Living Room. Comfortable seating invites guests to relax with a cup of coffee in the morning, and a pre-dinner cocktail in the evening.
Seasons Restaurant debuted in early May with the completion of the property’s extensive renovation. Executive Chef, Jonathan Sudar created a brand new menu featuring a farm to table dining experience. One fantastic thing to note: The wine menu is very approachable, and bottles are priced at retail pricing! The main dining area is open and comfortable, with seating configurations to make everyone feel at home. Solo diners are as easily accommodated as large groups. For a more intimate experience, guests may reserve the private dining room. Culinary enthusiasts will enjoy the restaurant’s chef’s table dining experience. Unfortunately, this was not yet available when we were there. We hope to return later this summer and share our adventures with you!
The property is divided into two main areas. Our villa was located in the Meadows section, which is next to the Driftwood Spa and Seasons Restaurant. Although Four Seasons Aviara is solely a residence club, inventory during the low seasons opens up, allowing short term guests like us to stay. Longer term visitors may also stay, making this a great home base for business travelers. In recent months, Tom and I have been traveling for long periods. We enjoyed the property’s typical “Four Seasons Hotel/Resort” amenities such as twice daily housekeeping service, L’Occitane bath products, and outstanding, personalized service. However, we enjoyed the feeling of being “home” in our Villa. The villa is essentially our own fully equipped apartment with a full kitchen, fireplace, living and dining room, washer and dryer, two bathrooms, two balconies, and a spacious bedroom. The uniqueness of the property being a Four Seasons “Hotel” and a residence club sets this property apart from other luxury accommodations. It’s a balance that cannot be beaten!
Although we spent a lot of time exploring the surrounding area, Tom and I enjoyed returning to our “home” at the end of the day. The pool area was quite large with plenty of loungers available. The landscaping is beautiful. We particularly enjoyed unwinding down in the Jacuzzi before dinner. Dinnertime is when we met many of the other guests. On most evenings, we snacked on appetizers and sipped craft cocktails at the bar. Sean makes unique concoctions utilizing local and organic spirits. Be sure to try one of his inventions!
If you are visiting the North San Diego area and want to stay at a luxury property that has a more homey feel, we highly recommend Four Seasons Residence Club, Aviara!
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