About this listing
Quaint and private downstairs unit on the sand in the heart of Carlsbad Village. A moments walk to restaurants and shops. Beautiful Sunsets!! A cozy one bedroom w/kitchen & bathroom. Private balcony and pathway to the sand. Sorry no pets or parties.
Welcome to the Beach Box
Make yourself at home… In doing so, please treat our place with respect.
Please review our guidelines and sign our guestbook.
Help us to to share our space. Clean up after yourself!!!
Keep the sand outside! It belongs on the beach; rinse if necessary.
Watch out for tar on the bottom of your feet and rinse or wear sandals inside. Tar stains the carpet. We can thank BP and Arco for that.
Please be aware of sunscreen and oils on your body, they stain the couch.
Please use the tables to eat on. Don’t let your kids eat on the couch or floor.
Recycle… and leave no trace on the beach.
There are beach toys, boogie boards and umbrellas located behind the small door at the bottom of the stairs. Watch your head and help yourself. Use at your own risk! Please rinse and return items to the “hobbit hole”.
Absolutely no smoking inside or on the balcony.
If you must smoke, please do so downstairs by the fire pit and dispose of butts in the white bucket.
We tend to be “hands-off” in our hosting but we are always close by. If you need any assistance don’t hesitate to call or text Drew at (phone number hidden) or Amber at (phone number hidden) Emergencies Dial 9-1-1.
Checking out of the Beach Box
Turn off thermostat, lights and appliances.
Remove your food items from the refrigerator and wipe up any spills.
Do all of your dishes.
Empty all of your trash into the bins inside the courtyard.
Make sure you have all of your personal belongings… Check again.
Lock the front door and place the key back into the lockbox.
(You must enter your code to open it, and again to close it)
Thanks for staying with us and for doing your part!
Hope you had a blast!!!
This was our 2nd visit and stay and the Charming Oceanfront Cottage and we can't wait to come back again. Just a few stairs away from a terrific beach and ocean water to play in. Beautiful sunsets from one of two patios, take your pick! The above ground cottage allows you to enjoy open air windows, sea breezes and the sound of the surf as you sleep. The hosts are very responsive to our questions. Very highly recommended. Was able to ride the train into San Diego, which was awesome. Terrific on all fronts.
The place was as charming as described and demonstrated in the pictures posted. Amber was there to welcome us and orient us. It was a fantastic vacation locale and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
My boyfriend & I spent a week here in June and enjoyed our stay. A few details about the rental, from our perspective:
- Wonderful oceanfront view!
- Great location - walking distance to shops & restaurants, and you're right on the beach.
- Thoughtful details in apartment: beach towels, binoculars, cooler, dishes, extra blankets, etc.
- Reasonable nightly rate
- Comfy bed
- Steep path to the beach - might be rough for some people
- Awkward shower - bit of a quirky complaint, but the shower head is in the far corner of two walls & doesn't move much, and there's NO water pressure, so unless you're a contortionist, you'll have a little trouble getting clean.
- During our visit, there was construction next door (immediately outside "our" front door), so the atmosphere indoors was extremely noisy and less than relaxing. Also, the workers put some tools/etc. on our steps, so we had to maneuver around them to get to the beach.
- No designated parking, & parking is very limited since it is/was the beach in the summertime.
- Hosts were mostly unresponsive - didn't respond to question about parking before arrival, inquiry about a possible early check-in, etc. I was asked to notify them when I arrived, and did so, but never heard anything back. It was just a show yourself in/show yourself out situation. I'm mostly okay with being left alone, but if you're looking for an engaging/responsive host, or have multiple questions about the rental, this isn't the rental for you.
It might look like the cons outweighed the pros in this case, but overall, we enjoyed our stay and recommend it if you're looking for something oceanfront in the area. The beach was always full of people to watch and things to do, so if you're looking for a lazy/relaxing beach vibe, either look elsewhere or come during the off-season - if there is such a thing in California. :)
This was our first Airbnb experience and it turned out to be an amazing weekend! Check in & out was very easy. Drew met us when we arrived to show us around and he was very friendly! The location of the Beach Box is excellent. It's right on the beach with an amazing ocean view. You can actually see the waves crashing as you are lying in bed. The kitchen has everything you need and I was able to bake my husband a birthday cake with ingredients that I brought from home. Having coffee and breakfast on the balcony each morning was so calm and relaxing. We didn't want to leave!
Thank you very much Drew & Amber. This was the perfect spot to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. We will be looking forward to our next stay at the Beach Box!
We loved our stay in the beach house! We came to town from Wisconsin to photograph a clients wedding and we were able to relax and truly unwind and enjoy the rest of our time there because of this adorable little house. Everything was as described. It was and incredible location, we LOVE Carlsbad, especially Carlsbad Village, so it was just perfect. We saw tons of dolphins every day, which shocked us! We had a couple of bonfires on the porch while watching the sunsets and gazing up at the stars. We went to the local farmers market, which is highly recommended!
We were also able to meet Drew and chat with him for a while upon our arrival. He's a great guy and we really enjoyed getting to know him briefly and chat about each others' travels. The only minor complaint we had was a slight lack of communication, but beyond that, everything was wonderful! We strongly recommend staying here to anyone and everyone!
We really hope to be back one day! We wish we could just live there!
Amber and Drew's home is the perfect little hideaway! We enjoyed a week at the house which is in the perfect location to enjoy beachfront views and within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The house was exceptionally clean and in a quiet location. We are new to Airbnb and the hosts were very accommodating to requests and questions about checking in.