California is home to a number of the most popular cities and areas in the country including the biggest entertainment scene in the world. It is also regarded as America’s gateway to the Pacific and with that being said, many of the cities and towns are coastal in nature. One of these cities you should check out is the coastal city of Carlsbad, which is sandwiched between Los Angeles and San Diego. Aside from the beautiful sandy beaches, Carlsbad boasts a number of fun activities to offer its guests including the LEGOLAND California Resort, SEA Life Aquarium, Flower Fields of Carlsbad, and many more attractions. If you’re planning a visit soon, it’s best to get a full coastal experience of the city and stay at a beachside house. To help you get an idea, here are the top Airbnbs in Carlsbad, California.
If you’re a small family of about three to four members and you’d like a quiet but convenient place to stay, this guesthouse is for you. It’s located near the Village of Carlsbad where most of the restaurants and shops are. It’s also just walking distance from the beach so everything is within reach. The house is fully equipped with the basic amenities you will be needing and even has a grill should you want to have a barbecue. The outdoor patio provides a great place to do so. There is also free parking on the property and the house has no stairs so accessibility won’t be a problem.
Gorgeous guesthouse w/ private entry/1 mi to beachCarlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe house is really well equipped and comfortable while the new sleeper sofa is greatthe backyard space was comfortable and relaxing alsoit's quiet private well-stocked and comfortablebeautiful home with a nice kitchen and bathvery nice apartment great kitchen to cook in private backyard to lounge around in when the beach gets boringvery clean and not clutteredvery clean room beautiful gardenvery clean with everything you needprivate and very clean guest housethe house is very clean and has high end finishes
Host:the hosts are kind and very welcominglori was a great hostbeautiful place and delightful hoststhe hosts are considerate and responsive to our minor requeststhe host was great and was very accommodatingRead more reviewsthe location is greatgreat quiet location close to everythinglocation is ideal in nice quiet street just a short walk from carlsbad villagegreat location in nice neighborhood and close to restaurants and the beachwe loved that it was centrally located--close to the beach legoland restaurants and shopping centers
Located practically next door to the beach, this stylish beach house is a great option for travellers of up to three people. You will first notice and be in awe of how the interiors are impressively modern in design, even from the outside. There is a king-sized bed and an additional airbed should it be needed. The kitchen and bathroom are also well-equipped with what you need. The host also provides a guest’s manual which lists some great recommendations in the area. For your entertainment purposes, the house has a fire pit, a gaming room, and beach gear for rent.
WIND SUITE - MODERN STUNNER - 1 BLOCK TO BEACH!Carlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat amenities from the outdoor fire-pit game room grills outdoor shower and shed full of beach equipmentwell equipped kitchen and useful beach equipment toomost importantly the bed is really comfortablenice space in a clean nice buildingrental unit is clean comfortable with modern designthe flat was clean and had everything we neededthe apartment itself is on a quiet road sparkling clean and just as picturedthis home was fabulous clean modern uncluttered
Host:hosts were responsive and made check in/out easygood communication with hosthost left goodies upon arrival & even during our stay for the holiday which was a nice touchRead more reviewsgreat location to stay to be near the beach and villagegreat apartment in a great location - close to the beach and walkable to carlsbad villagegreat space and location loved staying heregreat location is great just a block from the beachgreat location to numerous other breaks and restaurants within a 10-20min drive in oceanside and teramar
One of three units, this bungalow beach house is so close to the beach you can fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves. It’s also walking distance to the Village of Carlsbad so restaurants and shops are just around the corner. The style of the bungalow is bohemian and truly exudes beach and vacation vibes. You can also enjoy the view of a Balinese-style garden to complete the ambiance. The kitchen is fully equipped with your cooking needs including a coffee-maker while towels, toiletries, and bedsheets are also provided.
Unit B - Beach Bungalow Good VibesCarlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat kitchen super comfortable bed hangers and air conditionerthe cottage is comfortable and well maintainedwe enjoyed watching movies on the pull out sofa and cooking in the stocked kitchenthe one bedroom place is sparkling clean zen great lighting outside patio for breakfast coffeewe enjoyed relaxing and watching tv on the pullout sofavery clean and easy beach accessvery clean and plenty of linens availablethe place was super clean and beachythe place was very clean and well maintainedclean comfy and charming loved it
Host:hosts are very helpfulhosts were super great tonicole was a wonderful hostnicole and jason were excellent hostsnicole was a fantastic hostRead more reviewsthe location was greatreally cute space in an awesome location great value for the locationthe location is unbeatable :)great little place close to beachthis place is super cute and the location is fantastic
Just a few minute’s walk from the beach, this one-bedroom guesthouse is an ideal location for pairs to small groups of four. The interiors of the house are simple and casual with one queen bed and one sofa bed, a fully stocked kitchen, and a spacious living area. The even cooler bit is the outdoor area which is composed of a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen with a full barbecue grill and kitchen countertop. It’s a great location to chill out, relax, and have a barbecue party after a day at the beach.
Backyard bungalow 2 blocks from the beachCarlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe couch had a queen sized pull out bed which allowed us to fit 4 gueststhe kitchen amenities were top of the line and there were really nice touches throughout the bungalowtodd's place was exactly as described and had everything we needed for a comfortable stayvery clean and modern looking areathis airbnb was extremely clean and newthe living space is very clean and opentodd’s place was spacious and sparkling cleansuper clean cute and great location
Host:the host was incredibly responsivetodd was very accommodating with special requesttodd was great; very responsive to any questions and hands-onlovely home + great host + beautiful location can't get any better than thattodd has a very nice and clean place that is newly built by the owner himselfRead more reviewsperfect location and nice spacethe location was amazing; close to the beach and carlsbad villagelocation was great for walking to the beachamazing place and great locationthe location is pretty stellar as well
Located a few blocks from Tamarack Beach & Agua Hedionda Lagoon, you will fall in love with this small yet charming house. Not many beach houses in the area will give you more extras than this one. The interiors are filled with extra quirky decors that will surely brighten your days such as signs, flowers, and colorful patterns. Aside from the interiors, the host also offers a lot of extra perks like complimentary use of bikes, free wine, snacks and homemade goodies, and even toys and board games for children, if you’re bringing any. The backyard is also as charming as the house itself that you won’t want to leave.
Just Blocks to BEACH! Cozy cottage-lots of extras!Carlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat amenities and super cozythe bed was so comfortable and the couch toothe bed was comfortable but the sofa bed not so much may be better suited for childrenthe space including the kitchen and bathroom are updated and modern but also warm and comfortablethe space is very comfortable and thoughtfully designedthe place was very clean with very modern decorlaurie’s place is exceptionally clean and beautifully decoratedwonderful host beautiful + clean space fantastic locationit was so stylish and cleanthe space is clean and comfortable with virtually everything one could want or need
Host:laurie was a fantastic hostlaurie is a fantastic hostlaurie was a great hostshe was an attentive and helpful hostlaurie and her husband were great hostsRead more reviewsthe location is perfectthe location was ideal for our time at legolandwe enjoyed the location very muchthe location is perfect for carslbadthe location is very quiet and peaceful
At this property, you won’t need to walk any further than stepping outside your porch to head to the beach. It’s literally your backyard as you will be treated to the smell of the ocean breeze when you wake in the morning and sleep to the sound of crashing waves at night. The interiors of this newly renovated one-bedroom apartment are bright with accents of purple to create a relaxing atmosphere. The unit includes an outdoor patio where you can sit back, relax, and just admire the beautiful view in front of you.
Sea Breeze #1 - on the beach!Carlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsyou get air flow through the sliding door with one fan and that is iteven if you have ceiling fan on and sliding door wide open bring an extra fanthe bed was comfortable as well as the couch and chair in the living roomfront room needs a fanthe main bed was great but i wouldn't try to sleep on the sofa bedclean and nice decorunit was clean and had everything we neededplace was clean and perfect for 2 peoplethe place is great it was so clean which is the most important thing to methe space is modern clean and comfortable
Host:host were very nicenancy was a great hostanother great thing is the host is very responsivegreat communication from the owner as wellRead more reviewslocation was great in walking distance to downtown and beachesthis place is located in a great areaamazing location with direct beach accesswalking distance to carlsbad village and many great places for shopping and eatinggreat location if you want to be on the beach and in the heart of this cute beach town
This bungalow is one of three units of Beach Bungalow Good Vibes and particularly has a great location because it faces the beach itself. It may not be on the beach itself, but you simply cross the street and you’re there. Its backyard has a lovely Balinese-style bed swing and a barbecue area complete with grill and dining set-up. Guests should note that this is a shared area with the other unit so you may have some company. The design of this unit is minimalist with the majority of the place covered in whites and beiges with a touch of Californian vibes to it.
Unit C - Beach Bungalow Good VibesCarlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewswifi was great it wasn’t slow at all and it was super cleanthe place is stylish decorated impeccably clean and has all the amenities you need for a comfortable staythe place had a wonderful set of kitchen utilitiesclean and quietsuch a lovely spot so clean to the oceanperfectly clean and comfyvery clean with comfy furniturethe bungalow was super clean and the decor was awesome
Host:the hosts were attentive and easily availablenicole is a fantastic hostvery peaceful apartment with great hostsnicole is the perfect host and provides practically all you needalso nicole is a super host quick to respond to your questionsRead more reviewsvery cute place and perfect locationwonderful location with good parkinggood location nice enough placegreat place close to the beachlocation couldn’t be better
Guests are in for a treat with this lovely guesthouse in southern Carlsbad. If you’re not so much fond of the beach and prefer a truer Californian style of living, this place is for you. Though part of a main house, the guesthouse can be privately accessed by its visitors without disturbing the main house. Take note that there is no kitchen but the host provides a fridge, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, and microwave for your convenience. They also provide coffee or tea for their guests daily. For recreation, you may take a mile’s walk down to the community pool area with a place for workout and a duck pond complete with some lovely waterfalls.
La Costa Private Suite in Carlsbad, CACarlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsroom was as described and the bed was very comfortablevery comfortable room and private bath with separate entrancesuper tidy clean room with a comfortable bed and nice amenities like apple tv a fridge a microwave etcthe room was great nice tv and comfortable bedthe place was clean and well keptaccommodations very new clean and comfortableshannon's place is very nice clean and quite placethe room was clean very comfortable and smelled really fresh neighbourhood was nice and safegreat location very clean and good communication
Host:shannon was a great host informative and communicativethe hosts were easily accessible for directions or recommendationsshannon was awesome and very helpfulshannon was very responsive accommodating and helpfulshannon is a great host very friendly and helpfulRead more reviewslovely setting ideal locationwe loved it great location beautiful placethe location is very quiet tucked back in a neighborhood which also made for easy parkingthis was the perfect place to have a central homegreat private room with own entrance residential neighborhood close to supermarket and hotels
This one-bedroom unit is located on the second floor of a separate building of the host’s property. It boasts a great view of the ocean and downtown Carlsbad. There is a yard before ascending the flights of steps to the room but guests must remember the pool and separate yard in the main house are not open to guests. The interiors of the room are snug and cozy, perfect for couples or pairs.
Coastal Carlsbad FlatCarlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsnigel was very responsive when i couldn't figure out the tvvery clean and comfortable private space to stay all the little details (coffee snacksnice clean space in a nice neighborhoodvery clean well decorated and relaxinggreat clean place for my son and me to goit was very clean and spacious we would definitely stay there againgreat place nice clean exactly what we needed
Host:the host is very friendly and professionalnigel was very responsive and we appreciated his quick responsesloved that there were games to play very accommodating hoststhanks again nigel for hosting usRead more reviewsgreat location super easy check inamazing little spot close to carlsbad villagefantastic location for legoland and the beachbeautiful place in a great neighborhoodthe place is absolutely beautiful and literally near everything 10min to legoland
Nothing screams beach-themed interiors like this cute cottage in Carlsbad. The newly renovated property is filled with cool blue and white accents and sea-themed decors from frames to pillowcases. There is only one bedroom and one bathroom on the property so this is ideal for solo travellers or pairs. It’s located a few minutes away from the beach and from the Village of Carlsbad so the fun won’t be too far away. You can also have fun in the backyard but the host requests minimal noise as a sign of respect to the neighbors. The host also provides books, magazines, and DVDs for your entertainment and there is also a tennis court just down the street.
Seaside Sanctuary, Near Beach, Laundry, WIFICarlsbad, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe main bed was comfortable and the pull-out-bed was sufficient as wellbed was comfortable and kitchen had everything we needed to start our day with breakfastvery clean and comfortablevery cozy and clean placevery quiet and cleana clean and quiet spot with everything you need for your tripthis is the cutest place very clean and everything as described
Host:she was very responsive to my parent's needssandra is a great hostsandra and james were charming hosts and very available whenever neededsandra is a kind host and quick to accommodate anything you may needsandra and james are wonderful hosts very friendly and easy to deal withRead more reviewsgreat location safe and close to townsandra's place is very cute and decorated wellas described adorable and close to some major shopping/attraction areasthe location was beautiful and a perfect distance from the beach and anything else we neededthe location is great for getting to shopping carlsbad multiple beaches and the main highway
Spend your beach holiday at Carlsbad, California
There’s no doubt that your main itinerary when coming to Carlsbad will be to head to the beach. There are also other main attractions in the city that are accessible from many of the beach houses in the area. Soak up the sun, sand, and sea in style by staying at an Airbnb instead of a hotel to get a real taste of coastal Californian living.
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