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Property Details

Updated: May 8, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

Only 5 blocks to the beach and even less to restaurants and shops!! Please note minimum stay times in rates.

Near LEGO LAND! We are a 10 minute drive to Lego Land. This charming 1940’s beach cottage in the middle of Carlsbad Village has been completely remodeled. The interior is open and airy with new beach colors and bright white beamed and vaulted ceilings in every room. Skylights and big windows bring in the sun and the cool breezes. At night the cottage becomes cozier and even romantic with subtle upper lighting controlled by dimmers. Hardwood floors, cushy area rugs, crown molding and inspired decor will remind you of your favorite beach home found on the pages of “Coastal Living” magazine.

Park your car when you arrive because you won’t need to drive again till it is time to leave for home. Five blocks to the ocean with great restaurants, shops and even a grocery store within a 2 – 10 minute walk from your front door. The Coaster train is 2 blocks away and can take you to Downtown San Diego in 50 minutes. Carlsbad has been described as the best small town on the beach.

Sleeping is easy with the breeze from the ocean and the comfortable king size pedestal bed in the master bedroom.

The second bedroom has a unique built -in bunk bed with a trundle underneath so that the room sleeps three. And there are two twin size day beds in the living room. The bathroom has been completely modernized with stone tiles, vessel sink and other new fixtures. Modern appliances and a fully equipped kitchen complete with place-mats, hand painted dishes, glassware, pots & pans, etc. make vacation meals a celebration. The living room is relaxing for the whole family with daybeds, chairs, soft area rug, dining table, and eating bar that opens up to the kitchen. Vaulted open ceilings in every room with ceiling fans throughout plus thermostatically controlled exchange fans at each end keep the cottage comfortable. Complete with indoor washer/dryer and two story kids playhouse in the side yard.

The “beach cottage” decor is bright and airy inside and outside there is gas barbeque on the deck for grilling on a beautiful balmy evening. A patio set and umbrella complete the picture. The large front porch with four Adirondack chairs invites you to relax and watch the world pass by, just like in the 40’s. Added to the “no worries” atmosphere is the off-street parking for multiple vehicles. You can watch satellite TV on the flat screen TV’s in the Living Room and Master Bedroom. The living room has a Blu-Ray player with Red Box within walking distance. Complimentary WiFi is included throughout the house, porch and patio areas.

This home is located in a quiet neighborhood. If you are looking for a party location, this is not the place. No pets and no smoking on the property. The house will be very clean when you arrive. We take pride in our cottage. Thanks.

Summer rentals are by the week only. Holidays a five night minimum, other times a three night minimum.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Cottage w/Playhouse 5 blocks to beach!
+1 -6023771707
Carlsbad San Diego County

Perfect for our family with small children

  • 5 of 5
We could not have hoped for better accomodations for our family with three small children. Perfect sleeping arrangements with the triple bunk bed, a great playset that kept them busy when we were home, wonderful location. The property manager was extremely accomodating and easy to work with. The cottage was so well maintained and clean and equipped with everything we needed: beach toys, great kitchen, staples, plenty of toweles and blankets, umbrella and chairs. Just perfect. We were able to visit all of the local theme parks within a half hour drive. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Keri,
So glad you enjoyed the cottage Thank you for taking such good care of it during your visit. It was a joy to have your family here. We appreciate your choosing the cottage.
Cottage w/Playhouse 5 blocks to beach!
+1 -6023771707
Carlsbad San Diego County


  • 5 of 5
This cottage was a perfect spot for my family of four. CLEAN, easily accessible, all amenities available...just perfect. The kiddos had things to play with, a back yard to run around in, etc. Having your own parking was key and only a few minute walk to the beach. Highly recommend if you plan on visiting Lego Land/SD Zoo.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Cottage w/Playhouse 5 blocks to beach!
+1 -6023771707
Carlsbad San Diego County

Great little beach cottage

  • 5 of 5
Great little place, perfect for couples or family of 4/5. 5 blocks to beach, close to restaurants and shopping. Really great, we'll be back.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Cottage w/Playhouse 5 blocks to beach!
+1 -6023771707
Carlsbad San Diego County

Excellent stay, clean, very family friendly, had everything we needed!!!

  • 5 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay in this vacation rental. The house was spotless, very family friendly (the kids LOVED the bunk beds, the toys, the outdoor playhouse, the kid-friendly channels on the TV, etc.), it had everything we needed, the owners respected our privacy and even gave us our deposit back the day we checked-out! It was close to the beach, close to downtown Carlsbad, close to supermarkets. We have nothing negative to say and will definitely be back! The home is updated/modern and the decor is just adorable (beachy decor- like straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog). This rental is perfect for a family with small kids (our kids are 1 and 4)...if you have little ones, do NOT hesitate to book this rental.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Cottage w/Playhouse 5 blocks to beach!
+1 -6023771707
Carlsbad San Diego County
Cadolive, France

Trés agréable séjour / Realy Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was brillant and realy relaxy. We enjoyed Carlsbad life like local inhabitants.
Comments for the French visitors: La maison est trés agréable et rien absoluement rien ne manquait depuis les serviettes de plage et passant par des éponges neuves, jouets de plage, parsole, un BBQ... Tout était trés propre et les propriétaires charmants (ils habitent à côté).
Carlsbad est bien situé pour visiter San Diego, Lego land, le zoo ect... et la maison est dans le centre du village ce qui nous a permis d'aller le soir au resto ou de faire qlq courses, à pied. La plage est proche mais un peu loin pour y aller à pied (à moins de ne pas être chargé) - 1 min en voiture et on se gare trés facilement devant la plage.
Les enfants ont adoré la cabane et les lits supperposés.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Cottage w/Playhouse 5 blocks to beach!
+1 -6023771707
Carlsbad San Diego County
Zurich, Switzerland

Perfect stay in Carlsbad

  • 5 of 5
We searched extensivly on the internet before we booked this cottage. We really enjoyed it (a family of 4 with 2 small kids aged 2 and 4). We loved it as soon as we entered the house.
It was a short drive to the beach, to Legoland and an even shorter walk to restaurants and shops.
If we are in the Carlsbad region again, we surely book the place again.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

You are close to everything. Only 5 blocks to the beach. Just a 5 minute walk to many restaurants with outdoor dining, live music, coffee shops, pubs, and shopping. Surfing in Carlsbad and all of San Diego can be very good for experts and there are some great spots here in Carlsbad that are easy and safe for learning. Great beaches for boogie boards, skim boards, just walking with your feet in the surf or kicking back with a book and a Starbucks (only a few blocks away). You can park in your driveway and walk to everything. And you are only minutes from your cottage if you decide to go back for a nap in the middle of the day. Golf is close by, as are wildlife walks and horseback riding. Carlsbad Beach has been voted one of the top 5 family beaches in the U.S.

Lego land -10 minutes, Sea World - 30 minutes, the world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are 40 minutes, San Diego Harbor - 40 minutes, San Diego airport - 40 minutes, Petco Park Baseball Field; Old Town San Diego - 35 minutes. Deep-Sea fishing and boat rentals are just a few miles away at the Oceanside Harbor. The Carlsbad Flower Fields are just 5 minutes away and the outlet mall is right next to the Flower Fields. Del Mar Horse Races are 15 minutes away and in the summer the Del Mar County Fair takes place. Downtown San Diego has Little Italy for great dining and shopping as well as Horton Plaza for tons of shops and restaurants. Sea Port Village is just 45 minutes away with quaint shops, many restaurants, harbors to wander around and is right on the bay with a great view of Coronado Island. The aircraft carrier Midway is docked permanently in San Diego can be toured daily.

Kayaking, surfing, swimming, biking, antiquing, museums, live theatre, health/beauty spa, and fishing are all just steps away. 5 minutes to boating, jet skiing and sailing facilities. 5 minutes to movie theaters and the mall.

Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Anaheim Stadium are just a short drive to the North.


From $240 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Jan 3 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
Low Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $400.00

Half of the rental fee is paid by PayPal in advance to secure the rental. The balance of monies due: 1/2 of rent; $125 cleaning fee; and $400 refundable security deposit, paid by PayPal at least 40 days prior to check-in. Any PayPal fees will be paid by the Guests.

We do not accept credit cards directly. PayPal may be used for any payments which allows a credit card to be used. There is a 3% fee added to PayPal usage to cover PayPal fees. If you would like to use this option let us know and we will send you a PayPal invoice. We will occasionally allow a two night stay at a rate of $300/night over dates other than summer. No two night stays in summer.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Village


  • festivals
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing

Floor Area

  • 727 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Tub/shower combination, vessel sink, built-in hair dryer, skylight.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single, Bunk beds with a trundle


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Hardwood and tile floors with area rugs and ceiling fans throughout. A quiet front porch is shaded by giant trees. Bedding and towels as well as soap, shampoo and a hair dryer are provided. The complete kitchen has everything you will need: stainless steel sink, disposal, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove-top w/oven and refrigerator. A coffee maker, toaster, food processor and blender are included. The kitchen has many staples and condiments so you have the basics if you decide to prepare any of your own meals. There is a dining area and eating bar in the living room, an ice cream seating set in the kitchen and a patio table outside near the gas barbeque. There is a tub/shower combination in the bathroom. You can dim the lights in each room so that you can create the mood you desire. Then set the satellite TV to a romantic station or put your favorite CD in the Blu-Ray player and sit back and enjoy. High speed WiFi is ready when you need it. If you need to do some laundry we have a washer/dryer in the cottage. There is a two story playhouse in the side yard for kids. It is complete with slide and climbing wall. It is appropriate for kids up to 110 lbs. NO SMOKING PLEASE. Summer rentals are by the week only.

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