Top 10 Vacation Rentals With Pool In Carlsbad, California - Updated 2024

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Give yourself a much-needed break with a vacation in Carlsbad. Thanks to its perfect weather year-round, you will have fun here regardless of the season. One of its top family-friendly attractions is LEGOLAND California, which boasts over 60 exciting rides. For Instagram-worthy pictures, stop by Carlsbad Ranch, known for housing The Flower Fields. Art and music lovers can check out the Museum of Making Music. Of course, don’t forget to visit the many beaches in this city, such as South Carlsbad State Beach and Oceanside Harbor Beach, which are perfect places to hang out and get a tan. After a long day of exploring the outdoors, it’s ideal to wind down with a refreshing dip in the pool. For a wonderful stay, read on for the top vacation rentals with pool in Carlsbad, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to pool. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 02, 2024.

1. Beach Spa Getaway (from USD 411)

Come and discover what Beach Spa Getaway has to offer during your stay in Carlsbad. The charming rental is where you can indulge in tranquility and thrilling experiences all at once. Besides the spacious jetted spa tub, the home boasts a huge outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. You may reach out to the host to learn more about pool rules.

Inside, there is a living room with comfy couches and a TV, complete with Brazillian cherry wood flooring for a touch of flair. The kitchen is also fully equipped for ease of cooking.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

2. Lacosta Paradiso (from USD 499)

Have a fun family getaway at Lacosta Paradiso. Parents bringing their children will always be at ease, thanks to the many child-friendly measures available, from baby gates to pool fences. There is also a high chair, bouncer, toys, crib, and many more amenities, so you won’t need to pack a lot. This home also offers spacious patios, perfect spots for drinking a delicious cup of coffee or simply lounging.

For more entertainment, there is a game room you can spend hours in. It boasts a gaming console, poker table, and board games. There is also a private heated outdoor pool, which is open from March to October. However, do note that heating requires additional cost.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thankfully we found a fan in the garage that we could use
our kids spent the entire week in the pool excellent space to relax and have fun with the kids
the place was clean and well organized
the house was very clean and well stocked
the owners obviously take great pride in providing a wonderful experience
communication with the host was fair to good
truly a perfect set up and location for us
close to san diego and what a beautiful drive great property and outdoor spaces
great pool great location with lots of shops and restaurants nearby
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3. Gorgeous villa near the beach (from USD 1007)

Looking for an ideal place to stay in Carlsbad? If so, look no further than this magnificent villa located close to many top attractions. Tamarack Surf Beach and Carlsbad State Beach are less than 0.5 mi (0.80 km) away from the property. Besides its convenient location, there are a lot of amenities on offer. There is a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter spaces, cathedral ceilings, and a wine cave under the spiral staircase.

When the weather is fine, there’s no better place to hang out than in or by the pool, which boasts a waterfall spa, shallow end, and toys. Upon request, you can also heat up the swimming pool.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 13 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

4. Bright home with barbecue facilities (from USD 795)

Relaxation awaits at this bright home, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. This rental is close to the beautiful Agua Hedionda Lagoon — a known spot for fishing and other water activities. If you are not in the mood to head down to the sand and sea, you can always take a dip in the private heated outdoor pool with a gorgeous waterfall feature. Another great amenity to enjoy while you’re here is the jetted spa situated under a rock grotto.

To make the most of your time by the pool, there is a spacious outdoor area with ample seating arrangements, a fire pit, and even barbecue facilities.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

5. Spacious house ideal for large groups (from USD 700)

If you’re looking for a place to stay that can comfortably accommodate a large group, then check out this property. It is nestled on around 0.5 ac (0.20 ha) lush grounds and provides easy access to walking trails and beaches, so you can maximize your vacation. During your downtime, relax in the lounge area with high ceilings and tall windows. There is also a nice TV room with surround sound for a more immersive watching experience.

The solar-heated outdoor pool is also a great spot to unwind, even more so when taking advantage of the two waterfalls.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

6. Holiday home near downtown (from USD 250)

Choose this rental as your home away from home if you want to be situated near the lovely downtown area and the beach. Restaurants, boutiques, and public transportation are also within walking distance, ensuring a hassle-free stay. This apartment is also on one of the upper floors of a building, and there is a private furnished balcony for when you want to enjoy a coffee while admiring the views.

Beat the heat of California by enjoying a few laps in the communal outdoor pool. There are a couple of loungers surrounding the area if you are done swimming.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

7. Modern condo with an open-plan layout (from USD 170)

Expect cleanliness and the utmost sanitation when staying in this modern condo. While it is quite compact, the open-plan layout of this rental makes the space feel bigger. Designated chefs will surely enjoy whipping up a delectable meal in the newly remodeled kitchen, and they can then serve it in the dining area. Want to cool down with an invigorating swim? Head to the private pool area and enjoy a few laps. This area also features loungers and barbecue facilities.

Moreover, this condo offers guests access to high-speed internet, letting them post their vacation photos on social media or catch up with family back home.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
condo 6 Guests 2 Bathrooms

8. Renovated home with a private hot tub (from USD 889)

Look forward to a delightful stay experience at this newly renovated home, which can fit a large group. This two-story home offers enough space for everyone to properly relax. The first floor boasts a kitchen, living room, family room, and workspace. On the other hand, the upstairs area is where you can find the master suite. You will also enjoy public beach access while you are here.

Come and spend a few hours in the private outdoor saltwater pool. This pool is heated and is open for use all year round. A lovely hot tub is also available, ideal for a relaxing soak.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
26 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
jessica was a fantastic host
jessica was extremely responsive and her home is beautiful
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9. Hotel California (from USD 161)

Expect an unforgettable and magnificent stay at Hotel California, once owned by the famous musician Joe Walsh from the band named ‘Eagles’. This prestigious condo is brimming with great amenities and is situated in a gated community, guaranteeing an incredible and secure stay experience. A highlight of this property is the private pool, the perfect place to rejuvenate. The pool also overlooks the tennis court.

Planning to bring your electric vehicle with you? If so, make use of the dedicated charging station on site. Laundry facilities are also available, so there is no need to pack heavy.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, United States
127 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has fully stocked kitchenware and smart tv fully loaded and signed in to streaming apps
not to mention the balcony overlooking the nice yard with pool included
super comfortable unit with two cozy beds and a big comfy couch
spacious apartment in a really nice resort: we enjoyed the view and walking around
ftom the comfortable beds to lounging on the patio in the mornings i highly recommend
nice area clean and comfortable place
robyn’s place was very clean with plenty of room
pros: comfortable beds spacious clean
i highly recommend staying here robyn was very accommodating and her home was clean and had everything we needed
the condo was very clean and located reasonably close to everything
robyn is a friendly welcoming and accommodating host
thank you for hosting us
quiet restful and nice getaway host very communicative
robyn is an amazing host she is very nice very responsive and extremely friendly
robyn was a beautiful host the home is set up beautifully
awesome location via proximity to resort
great condo in a good location
great location a short uber/lyft away from downtown carlsbad and/or the beach
the location was also amazing stores and restaurants were less than 8 minutes away
in a great location & the garage parking was a plus
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10. Pet-friendly home with tasteful decor

Welcome to this luxurious yet warm home in Carlsbad. This home boasts hardwood floors throughout its rooms, as well as vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows that let in natural light. For a more refreshing experience, take advantage of the private, year-round outdoor pool. If you want to heat the pool, there is an additional charge of 50 USD per day. What’s more, this rental is close to a couple of beaches if you want to feel the sand between your toes.

The outdoor area also features a fire pit, hot tub, and barbecue facilities. Pets are welcome on the property, so long as you pay the 25 USD pet fee.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
142 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great pool and plenty of space to enjoy the backyard
there was so much space it was nice to have our own rooms
the property was nice and we felt comfortable during our stay
the place was nice but there were a few things that could have made our stay more comfortable
the house was very clean and well organized
clean and nice location
clean house lovely decor and quiet neighborhood
kitchen appliances could be replaced due to functioning and parts of the house needed a deep clean
spacious clean and beautiful home the pool and jacuzzi were our highlights
our host was awsome definitely recommend it
great house and host the house is very spacious
jennifer was very accommodating and helpful with arranging and assisting us throughout our stay
this is such a great house and jennifer is a perfect host everything is just like in the pictures
loved staying at this location
great location not far from the coast and shopping
excellent place in a great location
nice hike/walk near the house on eucalyptus trail
great house to stay at super close to lots of beaches
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A refreshing retreat awaits at Carlsbad

The city of Carlsbad boasts tons of attractions for all types of travelers — whether you are craving a serene getaway or an adrenaline-pumping adventure. But other than that, it also offers comfy accommodations with lovely amenities, such as a pool. So, be sure to see the above list and book one that catches your eye.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.


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