Carlsbad beach vacation rentals

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Condo in Oceanside
🐬 Enjoy Spectacular Beachfront Views from Pacific Villas Unit One
Built in the 1940s, this remodeled property combines original detailing such as the gorgeous stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling with modern furnishings and an open layout. Sit out on the balcony and enjoy the wonderful ocean breeze and stunning views any time of day. Pacific Villas: Unit 1 is located in the 2-story ocean front west building on the 2nd floor. The unit is ocean facing with a spectacular view and is nestled in a small, 6-unit vacation rental complex on the Oceanside Strand. Check In: Guests will be provided with a door code specific to their dates of stay and may self check in anytime after 4PM. Check Out: Guests must depart by 11AM. Property Details: - Per the City of Oceanside Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance, Sec. 24.7.m, a two-night minimum is required for all stays. A longer minimum may apply for holidays and special events. - Pacific Villas does not allow for parties or events within the complex nor do we permit photography shoots on the property. Follow us on Instagram @pacificvacationrentals This space booked? Check out our other listings: www.airbnb.com/p/osideproperties
$204 per night
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Rental unit in Leucadia
Modern Elegant Studio with Patio
Front Studio Unit in Modern Multi-Unit Building. State of the art new construction 2021. Clean design and environmentally mindful. Efficient and comfortable space for your time in Encinitas - large private bathroom with lush shower, purified water in every tab, contemporary heat and AC, workspace , microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, water heater, luxurious linens, private patio. Outdoor shower for surfers. Private patio space and one free parking spot. Walking distance to the Farmer's Market.
$101 per night
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Guesthouse in Carlsbad
Just Blocks to BEACH! Cozy cottage-lots of extras!
Walk to beautiful Tamarack Beach & Agua Hedionda lagoon! Our lovingly appointed studio has a full kitchen & peaceful garden courtyard w/ barbecue, buddha fountain & fire-pit. It’s separate from the main house w/ your own private entrance. In a quiet, upscale neighborhood, a mile from charming Carlsbad Village, with convenient access to freeway, train, and all San Diego attractions. A GREAT VALUE! FREE bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs/gear, snacks, wine, pastry, coffee & cream provided!
$142 per night
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Stay near Carlsbad's top sights

Photo of Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Carlsbad Premium Outlets401 locals recommend
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Carlsbad Village158 locals recommend
Photo of The Forum Carlsbad
The Forum Carlsbad54 locals recommend
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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park38 locals recommend
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Sea Life Aquarium27 locals recommend
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Museum of Making Music56 locals recommend

Carlsbad vacation rentals

Private room in Oceanside
Ray’s texture
$48 per night
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Guest suite in South Oceanside
Cozy Coastal Casita
$68 per night
Home in Oceanside
Walk 2 Beach & Restaurants|Garage|King|Outdoor Lounge & Shower
$182 per night
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Home in Oceanside
Luxury Private Entrance Jacuzzi Suite O'side Oasis
$109 per night
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Condo in Carlsbad Village
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort-2BD legoland
$90 per night
Private room in Oceanside
Oceanside Office Deluxe Queen Room Parking Space
$59 per night
Condo in Oceanside
🐬 Watch the Sunset from Beachfront Pacific Villas Unit Two
$190 per night
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Private room in Carlsbad
Private Room Less than 1 mile to Carlsbad Village!
$54 per night
Guest suite in Encinitas
Encinitas Private/Luxury Studio (5 miles to beach)
$82 per night
Private room in Oceanside
Alices Airbnb Best place 4 U.
$45 per night
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Condo in South Oceanside
Cozy Beachfront Rental P1615-1
$120 per night
Condo in Oceanside
Oceanview Suite at Southern California Beach Club
$96 per night
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Beach house rentals in Carlsbad

Home in Carlsbad
Modern Beach House With Direct Beach Access
$363 per night
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Home in Carlsbad Village
Contemporary Beach Living - Waterfront Home
$175 per night
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Home in Carlsbad
Classic Beach House, View, Spa, 1 Block to Beach
$230 per night
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Home in Carlsbad
Resort-Style Beach House on Pacific Coast Highway 101
$336 per night
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Home in Carlsbad
Oceanfront Beachy Villa w/ Private Beach Access,
$624 per night
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Home in Carlsbad Village
Walk to Beach | AC | Firepit | Grill
$301 per night
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Home in Carlsbad
Ocean Breeze with ease, near Carlsbad Village
$107 per night
Home in Leucadia
Hideaway Leucadia / Surf Retreat / Boho Stay
$197 per night
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Home in Carlsbad Village
In The VILLAGE! Walk Everywhere! Huge Yard! Pets!
$225 per night
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Home in Carlsbad
Ultimate beach bungalow- big yard- 1 blk to beach
$342 per night
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Home in Carlsbad
Upper Unit Condo, Private Balcony, BBQ +Steps to Sand
$308 per night
Home in Carlsbad
*OPEN 12/19-21! Ocean View Heated Pool/Spa ByBeach
$263 per night
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Carlsbad house rentals

Home in Vista
Pristine Views, 12 Min Drive to Beach, Come Relax!
$69 per night
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Private room in Oceanside
★Comfy Bed ★Fast WIFI ★Private Bath★Mini Fridge★TV
$42 per night
Private room in Vista
Master Room #1 with Private Bath & Queen Size Bed
$55 per night
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Home in Encinitas
EXCLUSIVE Apartment, Gated Community
$119 per night
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Private room in Carlsbad
Coastal Retreat-LaCosta/Carlsbad: Private Entrance
$97 per night
Home in Carlsbad
Cozy Brand New Casita Home in La Costa, California
$119 per night
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Private room in Oceanside
Guest Room at Villa Villekulla
$70 per night
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Home in Leucadia
Work & Surf
$195 per night
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Private room in Carlsbad
Peaceful room in a welcoming home.
$70 per night
Home in Leucadia
Brand-New Designer Studio with Private Hot Tub & Firepit -- Walk to Beach!
$198 per night
Private room in Oceanside
Friendly atmospere microwave,Ref provided
$50 per night
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Private room in La Jolla
Birdsnest Oceanview Suite
$52 per night
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Your guide to Carlsbad

Welcome to Carlsbad

Perched on seven miles of scenic coastline, the charming town of Carlsbad is quintessential Southern California. A one-time booming agricultural hub, replete with farms and cattle ranches, it began luring wealthy urbanites from nearby Los Angeles and San Diego to its shores with spas fed by mineral waters sourced from a local well dug in 1882. In 1976 the city opened California’s first modern skatepark. (It’s since been demolished, but new ones have sprung up to replace it — and a chunk of the old one lives at the Smithsonian.) Today Carlsbad is home to Legoland, the theme park temple to the tiny plastic building blocks. And while many come here to visit that brightly colored toy palace, it’s worth sticking around for other offerings, such as a robust microbrewery scene and tranquil beaches, some abutted by dramatic cliffs. Beaches, farming, spas, skateboarding, and a theme park: Carlsbad can be seen as a microcosm of the many attractions drawing travelers to Southern California.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Carlsbad?

Spring and summer are the high seasons in Carlsbad, when the sun shines bright and hot and flowers are in bloom. Sunbathers flock to the beach, and the parking lots can get crowded, so consider alternative transport if you’re driving during this time. In July and August, the city hosts live Friday night music performances in the parks and outdoor movie screenings downtown. Every May and November the village throws the Carlsbad Village Street Faire, with more than 900 vendors selling antiques and house plants, as well as a beer and wine garden. With generally warm weather and sunny days, fall and winter can be pleasant times to stay in a Carlsbad vacation rental, when the crowds are lower, lending the beaches a secluded feel.


What are the top things to do in Carlsbad?

Legoland

Don’t write this off as a tots-only zone. In addition to the usual theme park fare, Legoland is also home to detailed miniature recreations of New York, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. The attention to detail is stunning — the sounds played in the San Francisco model were recorded at Pier 39 — and the builders have been known to add in a cheeky joke or two, just for grown-ups, so stay alert.

The Flower Fields

Every spring, 50 acres of hillside in Carlsbad transform into a riotous rainbow when rows and rows of brightly colored ranunculus flowers bloom at the Flower Fields. For more than 40 years the farm has been growing and selling these colorful flowers and their bulbs, and from March through early May, guests can explore the farm on walking paths or via a tractor ride.

Batiquitos Lagoon

Carlsbad is home to one of the last coastal wetlands in California. Unfolding over 610 acres, the nature preserve is home to scores of native plants such as pickleweed — which usually looks like thick green fingers, but turns bright red in the fall — and birds such as snowy plovers and herons. You can navigate a network of trails yourself, or join a guided nature walk.

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