About this listing
European style beach cottage, 10 blocks to beautiful beaches. Quiet old Carlsbad neighborhood, peek of the ocean, walking trails, organic garden, pet chickens, BBQ, fire pit, WIFI, 200+ channels. ***3 night minimum please
The cottage offers a peek of the Pacific Ocean, which can be seen from the porch and cozy living room. The home is newly updated and furnished with a variety of upscale and vintage pieces. It offers relaxed cozy comfort in the heart of Carlsbad.
The light filled space opens to French doors and an expansive redwood deck. Perfect for lounging the day away or recovering from a day at the beach. Visit the hens located on the east side of the garden for a special treat, fresh eggs, when they are laying. Peruse our gourmet cook books for that special meal you've been craving.
We welcome you to our home and assure you will enjoy your stay!
Entire house excluding garage as it has not been beautified. It's a garage.
Interaction with Guests
The beach and Buena Vista Lagoon are just a few minutes away. Sea World, Downtown Gaslamp District, PetCo Park, San Diego Zoo, Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Bay, San Diego Bay, and the Airport are all within a 30 minute drive.
Walking, biking, and driving are all safe in Carlsbad. We also have a handy Coaster, Pacific rail and Amtrak that will take you to LA, Orange County or San Diego.
Other Things to Note
*Next available rental date is July 16th, and there's a 3 night minimum during the summer..***
There's a few trails just a few blocks behind our house that take you down to the lagoon. You can walk or ride the trails.
We have beach chairs, umbrellas and a full size soft surfboard if you dare!
Foodie? We have a great list of restaurants for you to try!
***Bwak*** We have a small flock of specialty chickens. If you feel comfortable interacting with them you can or our neighbor can come by and check on them in our absence. They are very cute and friendly!
We can offer discounted cleaning fees because most guests don't mind emptying the trash and stripping the beds on departure. If you would rather not, just let us know.
No animals and no smoking please.....we are allergic.
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Beautiful and peaceful home! This is a very quaint cottage style home in a friendly neighborhood. Our kids enjoyed the "chicken experience" and walking in the trails behind the home. My husband enjoyed the sunsets on the front porch and I loved feeling at home.
Sylvia was very helpful and fast in responding to our questions.
I will rent this home again on our next visit. We made great memories here.
Thank you Sylvia!!
Sylvia is the best host! She is extremely responsive and addressed any questions we had before and during our stay. The cottage was better than expected and we couldn't ask for anything more cozy and inviting for a weekend beach getaway. We would definitely look into staying here again if we go back to Carlsbad. The chickens, oh man, the chickens were the cherry on top! Thanks again for a fabulous weekend!
The house is absolutely perfect with comfortable bedrooms and living area - and a very functional and well equipped kitchen. You can easily go jogging on the quiet streets right around the house, or walk to downtown Carlsbad in just 20 minutes, or all the way to the beach in less than 30 minutes. Everything was clean and in place - the television and internet worked without any issues.
Sylvia was an excellent host and provided everything we could need. The use of the boogie boards and surf board were also greatly appreciated. We highly recommend staying at this home and would be happy to come back.
Sylvia was prompt and thorough from the start of our booking all the way up until our departure.
~House: Charming (decor was anthropologie meets downton abbey), stocked (there wasn't much we ever "needed" as they had thought of everything from beach supplies, cooking needs, toiletries, and even kettlebells for exercising), clean, and big enough for our family of 3.
~Neighborhood: Quiet, close to major roads, 5-10 minute drive to beach, close to Carlsbad village, and 2 exits or so away from Legoland
~Chickens: I have to admit, I partly booked because my daughter wanted to play with the chickens. They were so cute and my daughter had a blast following them around the yard.
Overall, the place was fairly priced and exceeded our expectations.
Thanks again for having us.
Sylvia's home was a perfect California cottage. We loved the light and open air feel (great breezes flowing throughout). The house was nicely furnished and supplied with everything we needed (plus boogie boards, towels, chairs, and umbrellas for the beach). This is a perfect home for families with school-age kids: caring for the chickens, playing in the yard, and visiting on the deck worked great for our family. I can't stress enough how nice it was to not be stuck in a hotel room. We loved having all of the amenities of home while experiencing California. It's an easy drive to the beach (close to the interstate) and other local attractions.
Sylvia was great to work with. We hope to stay there again in the future!
About the Host, Sylvia
We're a 40 something couple and we've been working in education for 20+ years. We own a College Planning Company (call me if you have a high school student) and I've worked for a local school district since 1996. We're also foodie types who love to cook and travel. We spent last summer eating our way through France and Spain on a home swap.