About this listing
Come to Beautiful Carlsbad by the Beach- Southern California's best kept Secret! This home is a very clean, bright, quiet home, and unique option of Sleeping from 6-12 if combined with other attached home also listed.
Planning a Family Reunion or Getaway? Come to Beautiful Carlsbad by the Beach- Southern California's best kept Secret! This is a private attached 2 bedroom 1 bath home located in safe family neighborhood. This is a very clean, bright, and comfortable home (approx 700 sqft). This home is centrally located 3 miles to the beautiful pristine beaches of Carlsbad, famous for its surf. You will enjoy the benefits of living by the ocean while also being conveniently close to great shopping, dining and family friendly venues.
We can supply beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, and coolers for your day of fun in the sun upon request! A 3 minute drive and you are in the heart of Carlsbad Village where you will find quaint shops and excellent restaurants. Lego Land is just 5 minutes in another direction. Enjoy local golf at Aviara, La Costa or Torrey Pines. The World Famous Del Mar Race Track is located only 17 miles south. Disneyland and California Adventure Land is just an hour and a half up the coast to Anaheim. Come, relax and experience the joy of this perfect vacation home!
Enjoy a home cooked meal. After dinner, take a walk on the beach and breathe in the fresh salt air as you watch the gorgeous Southern California Sunsets! Play games by the cozy fire as you laugh and plan your next day. Then wake early grab some hot coffee as you stroll through the local shops in the 'Village" . Stay through the weekend so you can gather all the local produce including world renowned Carlsbad Strawberrys at the nearby Farmers Market.
-2 bedrooms/1 full bath : Sleeps 6 people max with 2 Queens and a pullout full couch (recommend for kids only).
- Living room- Fireplace
-Granite counter tops,
- Hardwood floors
Our Favorite Things To Do Nearby
The Beach!!! Carlsbad State Beach was rated one of the top 10 beaches in the US by Traveler Magazine and is located only a few minute drive away. So much to do at the beach: Dig your toes in the sand, get a tan, go for a swim, surf, boogie board, play volleyball, explore the tide pools teeming with life, make sandcastles with the kids, join the joggers and bikers along the seawall, enjoy a bonfire with friends and family, or just sit on a bench and people watch! Just remember to bring your sunscreen!
Visit the luxurious Day Spa at La Costa Resort - We love to spend time at the Day Spa. Men and women have their own facilities each with their own indoor Sauna, Steamroom, and Jacuzzis. Outside you can meet up with your spouse by the pool, roman waterfalls, and outdoor jacuzzi. We love to wrap up our spa days with a good massage and then eat at one of the chic restaurants in the resort. The resort is gorgeous and perfect for a romantic date or a girl's day. (website hidden) it.
Shopping: The beach house is about 5 minutes away from a huge outdoor shopping mall called the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. This mall has both affordable and high end stores like: Coach, Dooney and Burke, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, Barneys New York, Ralph Lauren, BCBG Max Azria, Banana Republic, DKNY, Gap, BabyGap, Carters, and Crate and Barrel.
My favorite place to shop, however, is "The Forum" about 10 minutes South off Leucadia BLVD. They have a Z Gallerie, Sur La Table, Bed Bath and Beyond, Anthropologie, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Black House White Market, Mac Cosmetics, Ulta, and an Apple Store. Also nearby is a Target and plenty of amazing restaurants!
World Class Golfing at: Aviara's Four Seasons (Carlsbad), La Costa Resort (Carlsbad), The Crossings at Carlsbad, Encinitas Ranch (Encinitas), and world famous Torrey Pines (La Jolla).
Dining Out: We love dining out so we will leave you with a list of our favorite restaurants and where to find them. However if you're just looking for something convenient, restaurants under 5 minutes away include: Islands, King's Fish House, BJ's Brewery, Karl Strauss, Claim Jumper, TGIF's, PF Changs, and Bellefleur (amazing Sunday Brunch!!). There are also several fast places nearby like Starbucks, Rubio's, and California's Exclusive In-n-Out Burger (if you haven't tried an In-n-Out Burger then you really haven't lived).
For Kids: Legoland, Legoland Water Park, Sealife Aquarium, Playwerx (an indoor jungle gym in Carlsbad), San Diego Botanic Garden in neighboring Encinitas (cheap admission but tons for little kids/toddlers to do), Wild Wonders (kids and adults can "tame" their curiosity for "wildlife". Live tours, & interactive programs, 150 animal ambassadors & educators will take you on a dynamic adventure you won't forget.) La Costa Resort Waterpark, and also a variety of beautiful public playgrounds including some on the beach.
Common Nearby Tourist Destinations and Mapquest Travel Times
Legoland, Legoland Water Park, and Sealife Aquarium - 5 minute drive!
San Diego Botanic Garden - 10 minute drive
San Diego Wild Animal Park - 30 minute drive
San Diego Zoo - 40 minute drive
Sea World - 30 minute drive
Disneyland - 1 hour drive
Knotts Berry Farm - 1 hour 15 minute drive
San Diego Balboa Park - 40 minute drive
Coronado Island - 50 minute drive
La Jolla Village - 30 minute drive
Mt. Soledad - 30 minute drive
Del Mar Horse Races - 20 minutes
Downtown San Diego/Gaslamp Quarter (shopping, dining, nightclubs, etc.) - 40 minutes, also accessible by "Coaster" train.
Rates for Unit# 2:
$250 Refundable Security Deposit due at Booking
Fall/Winter (October - February) $800/week or $3500/month
Spring (March - May) $800/week
Summer (June-August) $1000/week
Late Summer (September) $1000/week
$125 Non-Refundable Move Out Cleaning Fee
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
***THESE 2 HOMES HAVE SEPARATE PRIVATE ENTRANCES AND SEPARATE PARKING. THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE. ALL GUEST MUST SHOW COMMON CURTSEY SO ALL GUESTS MAY ENJOY A RELAXING STAY. THEY DO SHARE A COMMON WALL. Please be considerate and treat this special home like your own.
No Smoking, No pets
Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules listed below at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property.
No pets shall be allowed to stay at the property.
This is a non smoking property. California has a wildfire problem and we don't want to be a part of it!
People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. If you choose to have your own guests, you will be held responsible for any damages they incur.
This is not a party house. Quiet time is requested between 10pm and 9am so that our neighbors will not be disturbed.
Please respect our property and furnishings as you would your own. Any damages sustained to property or furnishings not covered by our property damage insurance plan will be taken out of the security deposit if necessary.
Housekeeping: While the house is sure to be clean when you arrive, there is no daily housekeeping service. Please clean up after yourself in the kitchen, making sure that all dishes and pots and pans have been washed and put away before checking out.
Gas Fireplace: Please do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the fireplace.
We had a wonderful stay at the Carlsbad cottage. The neighborhood was great, very peaceful and quite. The house was very clean and decorated beautifully. It was very well stocked.
Cynthia was very accomodating and all her communications were friendly and quick! She went out of her way to leave a balloon bouquet surprise upon our arrival, as we had for one of our group was celebraing a birthday. I felt comfortable with our email exchanges up until our arrival.
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Cynthia was very accommodating. The space was comfortable for a family of 4. We were equally happy with how close the location was to various sites on our list. We would definitely stay here again.
The cottage was very cute and as described. There's some deferred maintenance (broken bedroom door & TV cabinet) but not a big deal, especially for the price and location. Easy quick trip to the beach, it was perfect. My only complaint is that this is an attached rental with a non-operable door in the second bedroom going into the other rental. While we are advised to be conscious, there is no sound barrier and the other side of the door is the main living area for the other group. The other party had a baby...luckily, it slept through the night, but around 730/745 they were up and the baby squealing, as babies do. It wasn't so bad for us bc we were an hour ahead, but if someone has a younger baby that was still waking up in the middle of the night That would have been miserable. I would remove the door and add a bunch of insulation. My only other recommendation is to leave a few extra bath towels. 4 people, 4 towels, going to the beach and extra showers, it would have been nice to have a few extra fresh ones laying around. Overall, I'd stay again, but maybe if it was just two people to avoid the interior bedroom.
Our family of four had a wonderful experience at Cynthia's two bedroom cottage. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen and living space were cozy and functional. A big plus were the beach umbrella, boogie boards and beach towels. We look forward to staying here again!
The 3 bedroom house is bigger. (about 1500 sqft) It has 2 full baths 3 bedrooms with all queen beds, a large family room, kitchen in open space like the cottage only much bigger. The kitchen island is an entire slab, so very large. It has all the same upgrades of the 2 bedroom. The 3 bedroom does have a large backyard with patio and bbq for outdoor grilling.
We had a great stay at Carlsbad cottage. Everything was as posted. Clean and accommodating. Communication with the host exceptional. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay there again.
This was a great place to stay for our 1 week family vacation. We have two little ones 4 and 2 years old, so it was nice to have a separate room for them to share. Cynthia was so great to even have toys in the rental for our kids to play with, which was a big hit. We ended up cooking/making most of our meals at the rental and the kitchen had almost all the basic cooking items. The location of the rental was convenient, since we visited Legoland, local beaches, and San Diego during our stay. Cynthia was super responsive and checked in on us to see if we needed anything, as well as delivered us morning pastries the second morning of our stay. Overall, I would highly recommend this rental.
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About the Host, Cynthia
We are a young energetic family of 4. We have grown up in the coastal town of Carlsbad. We love to share our home town experience with others. We also love to travel and live abroad from time to time.