20 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Carlsbad, California - Updated 2024

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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. It also offers kid-friendly restaurants as well as Mexican restaurants. 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 best Airbnb vacation rentals in Carlsbad, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Well-equipped home with a grill (from USD 185)

This stylish home is sure to provide you with a convenient vacation. The accommodation is equipped with a lot of thoughtful amenities, including laundry appliances, a smart TV, and even a hot tub. If you’re looking forward to having a cookout while holidaying here, you will appreciate the gas grill and the beautiful al fresco dining setup available on the outdoor patio. Furthermore, the rental boasts a modern kitchen.

The property has spacious grounds where you can lounge and enjoy the sun.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
2.59 km (1.7 mi) from The Flower Fields
207 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wireless excellent didn't use the tv
and the fan in the main bedroom didn't work
great kitchen and patio for mealtime
lots of room and great yard
lynn and jacob place was private and comfortable
very clean home away from home
nice location; clean well-stocked home; peaceful back yard; everything we needed; responsive friendly hosts
my family and i were here for my sister’s wedding and the home was very clean and fitting
host was very responsive
great host who was responsive throughout our stay
great place and hosts are available to answer questions
the host was attentive and responsive when we reached out
hosts are also extremely friendly and helpful
nice location just a couple miles from the beach
excellent location in a quiet neighborhood
nice location with plenty of parking
the house is so beautiful and so close to everything
very nice place to relax with direct sunlight to the rooms
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2. Historic bungalow with chic interiors (from USD 250)

This bungalow dates back to the 1940s, though its modern and stylish interiors may deceive you about its age. The charming brick fireplace might just be the only feature that betrays the history of the space. The cozy living area is equipped with plush armchairs and a sofa and it is the perfect spot to enjoy the views.

The kitchen is sure to enchant you with its beautiful floor tiles and thoughtful amenities such as a coffee station with a Terra Kaffe machine. You can enjoy your coffee while relaxing in the dining booth.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
3.11 km (2.0 mi) from The Flower Fields
79 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen windows have an ocean view and we loved the terra kaffe coffee maker
while beautiful to look at the cottage is not fussy ~ each room is super comfortable
high-end appliances and an ocean view in the kitchen made cooking a pleasure
fantastic views fully stocked kitchen uber comfortable bed quiet neighborhood the perfect escape
we especially loved the nook leveraged as the dining table in the kitchen
exceptionally clean and great neighborhood
it was clean comfortable beautifully decorated and well stocked with towels and kitchen essentials
the home was super clean well decorated with no clutter
the whole house is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean
responsive communication and the home’s cleanliness and thoughtful outfitting made our stay comfortable and created total ease
the hosts were responsive
hosts paul & amy and sara the property manager were unbelievably responsive to requests or questions
paul is kind and was very eager to help me feel at home
the best host/pm i’ve encountered
thoroughly enjoyed our stay great hosts
it’s located in a quiet residential neighborhood yet still close to the beach with easy access to stores
the location is perfect for a quick drive to the village or the beach
close to the beach carlsbad village and easy access to the freeway
super close to groceries and shopping vigilucci's italian restaurant and only 1
the location is great for a quick trip to the beach grocery store and easy freeway access
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3. Charming guesthouse for the family (from USD 2560)

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. The Airbnb is located near Carlsbad Village where most of the city’s popular 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.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4.48 km (2.8 mi) from The Flower Fields
143 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is really well equipped and comfortable while the new sleeper sofa is great
the backyard space was comfortable and relaxing also
it's quiet private well-stocked and comfortable
beautiful home with a nice kitchen and bath
very nice apartment great kitchen to cook in private backyard to lounge around in when the beach gets boring
very clean and not cluttered
very clean room beautiful garden
very clean with everything you need
private and very clean guest house
the house is very clean and has high end finishes
the hosts are kind and very welcoming
lori was a great host
beautiful place and delightful hosts
the hosts are considerate and responsive to our minor requests
the host was great and was very accommodating
the location is great
great quiet location close to everything
location is ideal in nice quiet street just a short walk from carlsbad village
great location in nice neighborhood and close to restaurants and the beach
we loved that it was centrally located--close to the beach legoland restaurants and shopping centers
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4. Coastal living in style (from USD 241)

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.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4.22 km (2.7 mi) from The Flower Fields
59 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities from the outdoor fire-pit game room grills outdoor shower and shed full of beach equipment
well equipped kitchen and useful beach equipment too
most importantly the bed is really comfortable
nice space in a clean nice building
rental unit is clean comfortable with modern design
the flat was clean and had everything we needed
the apartment itself is on a quiet road sparkling clean and just as pictured
this home was fabulous clean modern uncluttered
hosts were responsive and made check in/out easy
good communication with host
host left goodies upon arrival & even during our stay for the holiday which was a nice touch
great location to stay to be near the beach and village
great apartment in a great location - close to the beach and walkable to carlsbad village
great space and location loved staying here
great location is great just a block from the beach
great location to numerous other breaks and restaurants within a 10-20min drive in oceanside and teramar
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5. Chill and relaxing beach house (from USD 197)

Just a few minute’s walk from the beach, this one-bedroom vacation rental 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.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
3.77 km (2.4 mi) from The Flower Fields
211 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch had a queen sized pull out bed which allowed us to fit 4 guests
the kitchen amenities were top of the line and there were really nice touches throughout the bungalow
todd's place was exactly as described and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
very clean and modern looking area
this airbnb was extremely clean and new
the living space is very clean and open
todd’s place was spacious and sparkling clean
super clean cute and great location
the host was incredibly responsive
todd was very accommodating with special request
todd was great; very responsive to any questions and hands-on
lovely home + great host + beautiful location can't get any better than that
todd has a very nice and clean place that is newly built by the owner himself
perfect location and nice space
the location was amazing; close to the beach and carlsbad village
location was great for walking to the beach
amazing place and great location
the location is pretty stellar as well
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6. Cute and quirky cottage by the beach (from USD 149)

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.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
3.49 km (2.2 mi) from The Flower Fields
648 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and super cozy
the bed was so comfortable and the couch too
the bed was comfortable but the sofa bed not so much may be better suited for children
the space including the kitchen and bathroom are updated and modern but also warm and comfortable
the space is very comfortable and thoughtfully designed
the place was very clean with very modern decor
laurie’s place is exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated
wonderful host beautiful + clean space fantastic location
it was so stylish and clean
the space is clean and comfortable with virtually everything one could want or need
laurie was a fantastic host
laurie is a fantastic host
laurie was a great host
she was an attentive and helpful host
laurie and her husband were great hosts
the location is perfect
the location was ideal for our time at legoland
we enjoyed the location very much
the location is perfect for carslbad
the location is very quiet and peaceful
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7. Modern apartment with sea views (from USD 206)

Looking for apartments in Carlsbad, CA that’s near to a beach? 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.

This beachfront Airbnb rental also includes an outdoor patio where you can sit back, relax, and just admire the beautiful view in front of you.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4.82 km (3.0 mi) from The Flower Fields
220 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you get air flow through the sliding door with one fan and that is it
even if you have ceiling fan on and sliding door wide open bring an extra fan
the bed was comfortable as well as the couch and chair in the living room
front room needs a fan
the main bed was great but i wouldn't try to sleep on the sofa bed
clean and nice decor
unit was clean and had everything we needed
place was clean and perfect for 2 people
the place is great it was so clean which is the most important thing to me
the space is modern clean and comfortable
host were very nice
nancy was a great host
another great thing is the host is very responsive
great communication from the owner as well
location was great in walking distance to downtown and beaches
this place is located in a great area
amazing location with direct beach access
walking distance to carlsbad village and many great places for shopping and eating
great location if you want to be on the beach and in the heart of this cute beach town
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8. Southern-style suite with amenities nearby (from USD 2241)

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.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4.61 km (2.9 mi) from The Flower Fields
67 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was as described and the bed was very comfortable
very comfortable room and private bath with separate entrance
super tidy clean room with a comfortable bed and nice amenities like apple tv a fridge a microwave etc
the room was great nice tv and comfortable bed
the place was clean and well kept
accommodations very new clean and comfortable
shannon's place is very nice clean and quite place
the room was clean very comfortable and smelled really fresh neighbourhood was nice and safe
great location very clean and good communication
shannon was a great host informative and communicative
the hosts were easily accessible for directions or recommendations
shannon was awesome and very helpful
shannon was very responsive accommodating and helpful
shannon is a great host very friendly and helpful
lovely setting ideal location
we loved it great location beautiful place
the location is very quiet tucked back in a neighborhood which also made for easy parking
this was the perfect place to have a central home
great private room with own entrance residential neighborhood close to supermarket and hotels
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9. Beach house with good ambient sounds and smells (from USD 113)

In the heart of Carlsbad Village lies this beautiful 1956 California Beach House. Being just a walking distance to the beach, bistros, the Buena Vista Lagoon nature center, a health food market, a farmer’s market, the Village Arts Theatre, and so many more, you won’t need a car or even public transport to enjoy the attractions around Carlsbad Village. The home offers many ways for you to relax and enjoy the ambiance. Whether it’s enjoying a cup of coffee in the patio or relaxing in the couch while watching TV, the sounds of water flowing through the koi pond, the distance chirping of native birds off the Buena Vista Lagoon, and fragrant aroma of fruit trees in season is sure to make your stay even more comfortable.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
5.78 km (3.6 mi) from The Flower Fields
211 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor patio with table and chairs is nice for relaxing or eating outside
lots of space very comfortable great welcoming amenities
there is a lovely seating arrangement on the patio which we used in the mornings during our breakfast
spacious kitchen and bedroom and a beautiful garden to boot
there is a full kitchen and lovely sunny places to sit and read or have your lunch
place was super clean and was excellently located
it was very spacious and clean
clean and calm stocked with healthy treats and all items you need for a great stay
it is clean and spacious and summer’s personal touches just add to the overall enjoyment
very clean and nice touches with different teas coffees snacks fruits
host is amazing and beyond welcoming
summer and kevin are amazing hosts very warm kind and welcoming
such a lovely place and very thoughtful hosts
friendly hosts and just a wonderful guest suite to stay in
summer is a wonderful host so kind and friendly
summer’s guest house was in a great location
we are from los angeles but it was a close wonderful get away
within walking distance of local restaurants and close to the freeway for easy traveling access
everything is close great restaurants
summer’s guest house was amazing great location only 5-10 minutes to downtown carlsbad village to the beach
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10. Elegant bungalow with a saltwater pool (from USD 109)

This is an elegant one-bedroom bungalow perfect for you and that special someone. This Carlsbad home for rent has a saltwater pool, and it is among the few vacation rentals with a pool in the city. It’s surrounded by a beautifully landscaped backyard that guarantees relaxing and romantic scenery for you and your loved one to enjoy. Do note that this home only allows for a maximum of two guests and does not allow extra guests, pets, or children.

In terms of the attractions Carlsbad has to offer, this home is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away from both the beach and downtown as well as being close to several train stations. You are sure to have little to no trouble enjoying the attractions Carlsbad has to offer.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4.52 km (2.9 mi) from The Flower Fields
17 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the space was clean and had everything that is needed for a long-term stay
it is close to downtown and many great places to walk around and shop
my second visit i love staying here it's a great place in a great area
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11. Peaceful guesthouse for small families (from USD 204)

For those traveling as a couple or as a small family, this one-bedroom guesthouse welcomes you. With a beautifully landscaped backyard alongside a barbeque grill, you and your family can enjoy a bonding moment over barbeque. And for the kids, there is also a Pack ‘n Play ready for them. With all these amenities, this is the best Airbnb in Carlsbad, CA for small groups and families.

The home is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) from the beach, 1 mi (1.6 km) to downtown, and less than an hour’s drive to San Diego’s attractions. Moreover, you’ll love that this Airbnb home is near LEGOLAND California, which is just one freeway exit away.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
3.64 km (2.3 mi) from The Flower Fields
183 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect a great well thought out quite comfortable guest house with all the amenities
the rooms are welcoming and have lots of light
there was pack n play for our 22-month-old son toys and like another guest mentioned kid-friendly kitchen amenities
my husband and i had a great stay at this lovely comfortable cottage
the bed is super comfortable
christine keeps the place very clean and all the communication was prompt
it’s exceptionally clean and maintained
christine’s place was amazingly clean and inviting
it is immaculately clean
it is very well decorated andwas sparkling clean upon arrival
christine was an amazing host i would rate the airbnb a 10/10
this place was amazing perfect for what we needed and the host was awesome
absolutely wonderful christine is an amazing host so thoughtful and kind
christine is an amazing host
and christine is incredibly helpful and always available if you have any questions or need anything
this place is perfectly situated nearby all things carlsbad
a perfect location especially for young families like us
great location and christine provides all the little extras in this wonderful place
the best part is the amazing location
ideal walk to the beach even carlsbad village if you’re up for it
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12. Comfy guest suite with the soothing sounds of the ocean waves (from USD 195)

Enjoy the calming sounds of the ocean waves from this one-bedroom guest suite. Relax to these soothing sounds as you sleep in the queen-sized bed, watch some TV, cook in the kitchen, relax in the outdoor deck, or cook some food in the propane grill. Located just a short walk from the beach, this suite promises you a soothing atmosphere where you can unwind and be at peace.

Since the suite is in Carlsbad Village, you are just a few steps away from the various restaurants, shops, and cafes.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
5.38 km (3.4 mi) from The Flower Fields
281 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is also a lovely outdoor space with a table and two chairs including a grill
great stay overall perfect cozy little place for couples or solo travelers very sleek and neat modern interior design
clean quiet and relaxing
it was very clean and comfortable
overall very clean and beautiful home
her place was very clean and had lots of thoughtful touches
the house was clean
miki was a great host and her house is beautiful
miki was an actively involved host
miki was very responsive
miki was very responsive
the location was awesome
amazing place to stay walking distance from the village and beach
really good location close to the beach and carlsbad village
easy street parking and walking distance to everything
great location for walking down to the village center or the beach
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13. Pet-friendly townhouse best for families (from USD 195)

This one-bedroom townhouse is named Camp Jackson and is certainly a great place for small families and groups of friends. Enjoy the sunsets and lounge in the back patio or gather around the fire pit and cook some delicious s'mores. Pets are also welcome to stay for the price of 20 USD per day. In terms of attractions, this vacation home is only a short walk from various restaurants and the beach, providing guests quick access to fun water activities.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4.56 km (2.9 mi) from The Flower Fields
197 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
could easily sleep 4 adults with the couch acting as 2 twin beds
the couch could have easily been a bed for another person
we enjoyed lounging on the couch at night watching movies on the smart tv with sound bar
the bed is super comfortable and the house has so many amenities
the kitchen equipment and supplies were also better than expected and contributed to a relaxing time
very clean thoughtful touches great communication and location
this place is very clean and charming
this place was amazing very clean
we loved the spacious bathroom with extra deep bathtub
great little townhouse clean great location
host was so nice
the layout is intuitive the manager responsive the neighborhood quiet and safe
it's one of the kind with the glass in it in case you're picturing a "campfire" type pit
lisa responded very quickly and was super helpful
staying at camp jackson was amazing lisa is super responsive and helpful with any needs
near the beach wonderful location next to village
very comfortable and great location
excellent location and wonderful “extras”
great location easy check inn peaceful surrounding
great location and perfect little space
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14. Relaxing beachside condo (from USD 388)

A relaxing beachside vacation awaits you in this one-bedroom rental that sleeps a maximum of three guests. With a kitchen, comfy king-sized bed, and spacious living area, this condo promises a cozy atmosphere. You can relax on the private balcony and watch the beautiful ocean waves as you feel the fresh ocean breeze.

Located in the heart of Carlsbad Village, this Airbnb condo is right on the beach, and you can take the paved path from the home to get to the sands. It is only a quick walk away from several restaurants and shops around the area.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
5.07 km (3.2 mi) from The Flower Fields
355 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sleeping in the super comfy bed with the waves lulling us to sleep was perfect
very comfortable and i would come again
very clean and comfortable
the condo itself was clean and had everything we needed
as always it is clean comfortable quiet best location and private
great time drew is a great host
owners are very thoughtful providing quick responses and local tips
drew is an awesome host and goes out of his way to make sure our stay is perfect
amazing host and an amazing place
drew is very easy to communicate with and extremely accommodating to your requests
the location was amazing
great location on the beach
great place the location is unbeatable
location location location this place is absolutely perfect if you’re looking for beach and bar/restaurant proximity
perfect location {beach front} but also to carlsbad village & all the amazing restaurants & shops
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15. Pet-friendly apartment with garden views (from USD 110)

Located in a quiet neighborhood filled with large trees, this spacious, one-bedroom studio apartment promises you a relaxing time with amenities like a backyard, coffeemaker, mountain spring water, and whole bean coffee from a local roaster. The apartment also allows for small pets weighing under 30 lb (13 kg).

This home is less than 1 mi (1.6 km) from downtown Carlsbad, the beach, antique shops, and many more. And with Los Angeles being only one and a half hours away as well as Orange County being less than an hour away, you can also enjoy the attractions that these places offer.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
5.11 km (3.2 mi) from The Flower Fields
270 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has all the thoughtful little amenities
very comfortable bed we want to buy this mattress for our house
sita’s place is perfect- we had a very comfortable bed very comfortable pull out couch
well stocked kitchen and plenty of space for two people
the apartment has great light in the daytime with big windows that let the seaside breeze blow through
it's very clean and comfortable
always clean and the garden area is beautiful
the room was very clean and cozy had everything we needed
clean and comfortable accommodations with an accessible host
it was clean and felt welcoming and sita answered all of my questions asap
she is a very gracious host
the host is very friendly and is great with having pets over
she was very thoughtful and helpful with great tips for our day at the beach
while sita was friendly she certainly was not intrusive
sita is a wonderful host and makes sure you have what you need for a pleasant stay
sita’s location is perfect grocery stores restaurants and other shopping very close by
the location was perfect
perfect studio in a good location
very close to carlsbad village & the beautiful beach
excellent place in a great location
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16. Boho-style bungalow near the beach

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.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4.05 km (2.6 mi) from The Flower Fields
173 reviews  
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great kitchen super comfortable bed hangers and air conditioner
the cottage is comfortable and well maintained
we enjoyed watching movies on the pull out sofa and cooking in the stocked kitchen
the one bedroom place is sparkling clean zen great lighting outside patio for breakfast coffee
we enjoyed relaxing and watching tv on the pullout sofa
very clean and easy beach access
very clean and plenty of linens available
the place was super clean and beachy
the place was very clean and well maintained
clean comfy and charming loved it
hosts are very helpful
hosts were super great to
nicole was a wonderful host
nicole and jason were excellent hosts
nicole was a fantastic host
the location was great
really cute space in an awesome location great value for the location
the location is unbeatable :)
great little place close to beach
this place is super cute and the location is fantastic
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17. Classy Californian-themed bungalow across the beach

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.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4.22 km (2.7 mi) from The Flower Fields
149 reviews  
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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wifi was great it wasn’t slow at all and it was super clean
the place is stylish decorated impeccably clean and has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay
the place had a wonderful set of kitchen utilities
clean and quiet
such a lovely spot so clean to the ocean
perfectly clean and comfy
very clean with comfy furniture
the bungalow was super clean and the decor was awesome
the hosts were attentive and easily available
nicole is a fantastic host
very peaceful apartment with great hosts
nicole is the perfect host and provides practically all you need
also nicole is a super host quick to respond to your questions
very cute place and perfect location
wonderful location with good parking
good location nice enough place
great place close to the beach
location couldn’t be better
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18. Beach-themed cottage for couples (from USD 3253)

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.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
3.22 km (2.0 mi) from The Flower Fields
63 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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the main bed was comfortable and the pull-out-bed was sufficient as well
bed was comfortable and kitchen had everything we needed to start our day with breakfast
very clean and comfortable
very cozy and clean place
very quiet and clean
a clean and quiet spot with everything you need for your trip
this is the cutest place very clean and everything as described
she was very responsive to my parent's needs
sandra is a great host
sandra and james were charming hosts and very available whenever needed
sandra is a kind host and quick to accommodate anything you may need
sandra and james are wonderful hosts very friendly and easy to deal with
great location safe and close to town
sandra's place is very cute and decorated well
as described adorable and close to some major shopping/attraction areas
the location was beautiful and a perfect distance from the beach and anything else we needed
the location is great for getting to shopping carlsbad multiple beaches and the main highway
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19. Guest suite close to Legoland

This one-bedroom guest suite is located within the city of Carlsbad itself. Being near Agua Hedionda Lagoon, you can enjoy various watersports like paddleboarding, kayaking, and jet skiing. It is also 2 mi (3.2 km) away from the beach, 4 mi (6.4 km) away from Legoland, and 3 mi (4.8 km) away from downtown.

The suite also sports a lush and tropical-themed backyard where you can sit back and relax, a water filtration system so you can drink right off the faucet, a queen bed made of organic bamboo, a pebble rock shower, and many more.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
2.48 km (1.6 mi) from The Flower Fields
97 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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one thing to note - no a/c so it got pretty warm and humid at night
they had everything you could think of from extra bathroom supplies to a keurig it was perfect
luckily there are ceiling fans in both rooms and the hosts provided an extra tower fan
the place is super comfortable and very thoughtfully set up
this place was clean and cozy
amazing place very clean and comfortable
the place was clean private and well maintained
super clean cozy and great amenities
what a great spot extremely clean and very comfortable
host were very nice and accommodating
very satisfied with the hosts and rental
richard and emelyne are exceptional hosts who instantly made us feel like family
great place with sweet helpful hosts
more than accommodating and very comfortable
the location is great
great experience and location
great place to stay close to legoland shopping and beach
great location to beach and legoland too (roughly 10 minute drive to either)
the location is good with easy access to downtown the highway the lagoon and beaches
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20. Ocean-view room best for couples

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.

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4.39 km (2.8 mi) from The Flower Fields
49 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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nigel was very responsive when i couldn't figure out the tv
very clean and comfortable private space to stay all the little details (coffee snacks
nice clean space in a nice neighborhood
very clean well decorated and relaxing
great clean place for my son and me to go
it was very clean and spacious we would definitely stay there again
great place nice clean exactly what we needed
the host is very friendly and professional
nigel was very responsive and we appreciated his quick responses
loved that there were games to play very accommodating hosts
thanks again nigel for hosting us
great location super easy check in
amazing little spot close to carlsbad village
fantastic location for legoland and the beach
beautiful place in a great neighborhood
the place is absolutely beautiful and literally near everything 10min to legoland
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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 but there are plenty of other things to do. There are also other main attractions in the city that are accessible from many of the beach houses in the area. There are plenty of Carlsbad vacation rentals to choose from. 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.

If you’d like more options on beachfront accommodations, you can also check out the beachfront hotels in Carlsbad.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnb vacation rentals in Carlsbad, California

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