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Our stay at the Charming Beach Cottage was great. The house was old, but quaint and decorated with lovely antiques. It was as pictured, and we really enjoyed our stay there. The yard was great for the kids to play in, and taking care of the chickens was no problem. It gave the kids something to do. Great experience.
Our stay at the Charming Beach Cottage was great. It was everything we hoped for. It was as pictured, and very comfortable. The yard was really nice for the kids to play in, and we didn't mind taking care of the chickens at all. It was a fun thing for the kids to do.
Such a cute little place that matched the photos in the listing. It was a little further from the beach than we expected, about a 20-30 minute walk, but not a problem. I loved the chickens, especially Blondie, who I held daily :) There was a nice walking trail nearby and overall it was just a quiet, peaceful place. The house was clean and simple. We had a quick stay, but would definitely stay again in the future!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sylvia's lovely home. The interior of the house is both charming and practical and we had everything we needed from kitchen items to beach gear. The property the house sits on is nicely sized (for Southern California) and boasts a great deck and fire pit. And as others have said the chickens were a huge hit with my toddler and having fresh eggs for breakfast was amazing! The house is located within a bike ride to Carlsbad Village and an easy drive to great beaches, shopping and eating with super easy freeway access.
Sylvia was a great host and was very honest and helpful. We'd love to come back. My daughter keeps talking about our "vacation house" a week later!
We would definitely recommend this home to other guests! The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed (including a great espresso machine), and we could get in a 30 minute walk to the beach (or drive) from this location. There is a large open space behind their property which provides a place of solitude...very peaceful setting... Red Tailed Hawks circling above...beautiful!
Sylvia's place was perfect for our Christmas getaway. It was very comfy and kid friendly, not to mention the great views and trails nearby. We'd definitely come back!
We loved the location, the chickens, the quiet, and the great taste and care with which this place was put together. Sylvia was very helpful with local tips as well. I highly recommend her place.
The home was lovely and cozy at the same time, and we felt quite at home. Sylvia was a great hostess, and my boys enjoyed interacting with her chickens. The location is close to the beach, to Legoland, to a quaint seaside village, and modern stores and shopping nearby. We would definitely stay here again.
Sylvia and Ron have a beautiful home in Carlsbad CA. The inside feels welcoming and open. Sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee and breathing the fresh ocean air is like a dream. The neighborhood is very nice. Walking and mountain bike trails are only blocks away. Amazing restaurants and shops also nearby.
I've stayed at Ron and Sylvia's place several times, and have always thoroughly enjoyed my stay. You can see the ocean from their place, and it has the feel of a cozy beach house with a great backyard. The location in Carlsbad is fantastic, close to San Diego, right in the middle of Southern California, a prime location as a jumping off point to see all the California attractions you hear about so much. I recommended a friend of mine stay there too if he got a chance, and he was just as impressed as I was. If you get a chance to stay there, I highly recommend it.
Sylvia and I met when working at a school together and have been friends for almost 15 years since. We like to shop estate sales and travel to wineries together.
Her house is adorable and the location is fantastic. You can't stay at a nicer place.Those pictures are very accurate and it is super clean.
In no more than 2 hours- north or south, east or west you can go to the beach, the mountains, all kinds of museums or even Hollywood if that is your thing.
If I did not live close by I would certainly stay here!
My husband and I stayed a week in Sylvia's home in June and we found it just delightful. The house is very comfortable with charming décor that feels European. The neighborhood is mostly residential with single family homes and really quiet ... no city, freeway, or street noise at all. At the same time, the home is located close to freeway access and major highways that get you anywhere.. Carlsbad Village is short 5 minute drive from the house and it has all the moderate-to-upscale dining and shopping anyone could want. The beaches and oceanfront promenade are equally close. Overall, we found Sylvia's home the ideal base for exploring northern San Diego county, which has much to offer.
San Francisco, CA