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Casita walk/bike to shops/dining! Blocks to beach
Entire guesthouse · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Casita walk/bike to shops/dining! Blocks to beachPerfect for small families, couples, or a few friends. Close to everything when you stay at this centrally-located Casita. Within walking distance of Carlsbad Village where you can find coffee shops, restaurants, entertainment, and local shops. Blocks away from the Carlsbad State Beach and Tamarack Surf Beach. 10 minute drive to Legoland, 6 min drive to the Premium Outlets, 45 min drive to the San Diego Zoo, and 1 hour drive to Disneyland.
Walk to the Beach! Oceanside Surf Cabin
SUPERHOST
Entire cottage · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Walk to the Beach! Oceanside Surf CabinTiny house inspired cabin in Oceanside, an easy ten minute walk to the beach. Walk to The Strand, Oceanside Pier, restaurants, and breweries. Privacy fenced outdoor area for dining and relaxing. Secure storage space for surf boards or bikes. Queen bed. Stand up shower. The mini kitchen has a fridge/ freezer, microwave, Keurig, and toaster. Private yard with charcoal grill. TV, WiFi, workspace area. Perfect for a single traveler or a couples getaway.
"Shore Break" House. Remodeled. Turf Meets Surf!
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Entire bungalow · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
"Shore Break" House. Remodeled. Turf Meets Surf!Easy/Direct Access to House from Street! Private Parking! Fresh/Clean Designed Beach House! Outdoor Shower! 1 block to beach! Newly remodeled! Fully enclosed Private patio w/ New Fire Pit, BBQ, & rocking chairs. New cabinets, stainless appliances, flooring, beautiful lighting! Beach equipment = surfboards, boogie boards, beach cruiser bikes, beach chairs! Easy beach access! HBO, Showtime, CineMax, ESPN1&2! In the heart of Oceanside. Grass yard for pets & kids! Great surf spot close by!

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  • Free parking on premises
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Oceanside
Coastal Retreat - Pets OK, Close to everything!
$102 per night
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Oceanside
*Beach Break* Oceanfront/Balcony/Walk Everywhere
$170 per night
  1. Entire loft
  2. Carlsbad
The Salty Loft! Ocean view in Carlsbad Village🌴☀️
$160 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Oceanside
B-326 Oceanside Penthouse Condo w/ Pool Spa & Sauna
$147 per night
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Carlsbad
Ocean/Lagoon View/New Luxury Casita /Walk To Beach
$250 per night
PLUS
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Encinitas
Dive into the Pool of this Secluded Casita in Encinitas
$248 per night
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Carlsbad
OCEAN VIEW GUEST APARTMENT , SPA, 1 BLOCK TO BEACH
$136 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Carlsbad
Unique Ocean View Bungalow, Spa, 1 Block to Beach
$179 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Carlsbad
Peaceful Carlsbad Getaway
$130 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Encinitas
Tropical Beach Retreat w/Private Pool & Hot Tub!
$91 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Oceanside
Stroll to the Beach from Pacific Villas Unit Five
$145 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Oceanside
Writers' Cottage - Pets OK, Close to everything!
$99 per night

Your guide to Carlsbad

Welcome to Carlsbad


How do I get around Carlsbad?

Flying into John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana will get you within an hour’s drive of Carlsbad. At the airport, you’ll have your pick of rideshares, taxis, shuttles, or buses to ferry you into town, although if you plan to explore nearby areas such as glitzy Orange County or the world-famous attractions of San Diego, a rental car is the best option. Once in Carlsbad, it’s easy to walk to shops and restaurants downtown, and the Breeze bus system makes stops throughout, including at Legoland. Rideshares and taxis are also plentiful.


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 visit Carlsbad, 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.