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Dolphin Cottage in Carlsbad Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Walking distance to beach and village, perfect location.

Cute, quiet and cozy 1 bedroom unit centrally located in the Carlsbad Village. Full kitchen and bathroom and parking. AC added now for those warm summer days. Walk or bike ride to the shops and restaurants and equally close to the beach. Fully furnished and includes beach cruisers, beach chairs & umbrella's.

Newly remodeled and restored. We live in the front house but you have your own parking and use of the rear cottage. Close to Amtrack Train Station.

David McGee
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About David McGee

My wife and I are Carlsbad residence for over 25 years. Our children are grown and love living in the Village area of Carlsbad.

We love the beach community and ready to share our insights with you.

David and Jackie

David McGee purchased this cottage in 1980

Why David McGee chose Carlsbad

Unique, newly remodeled and restored. Close to all. Great safe parking. Location is perfect.

What makes this cottage unique

Full kitchen and bath. Beach stuff for you to use.


Carlsbad Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly remodled
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom with closet and TV
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Dolphin Cottage in Carlsbad Village
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Cute, pristine and quiet

  • 5 of 5

I throughly enjoyed my stay here recently while attending classes at The Spanish Institute in Carlsbad. The cottage is a stroll from restaurants and the beach on a very quiet lane. I spent a lot of time in the cottage doing homework and can vouch for its comfort.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Updated but quaint and cute

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time...the only thing that was bothersome was the motion light outside that went on every ten minutes or so-it made it difficult to sleep-otherwise-amenities were prefect-loved the bathroom and the place is close to everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We will adjust the settings on the light to make it less sensitive. We are always concerned about your feedback so we can make things better. Thanks, David & Jackie
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Perfect for our Needs

  • 5 of 5

This cute cottage was perfect in many ways for our weekend in Carlsbad. The location was within short driving distant to South Carlsbad beach, where we had a memorial service for my husband’s brother, a CA State lifeguard for 30 years. The cottage is close to restaurants and shops (less than 1/2 mile walk), and the beach. We packed the folding beach chairs in the car the day of the service, but didn’t use them because of the rain. Glad they were available though. The updated interior is beautiful, and the bed is incredibly comfortable. We had some of the best sleep here. The neighborhood is quiet, which we really appreciate. Also appreciated the heater in the bathroom. The only ‘cons’ are—and they are minuscule and minor—we had to supply some toilet paper (just had 1 roll), and soap in the shower. We highly recommend this rental and would love to visit again for a happier reason. Thank you, David and Jackie!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review!
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We love it!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very cute, clean, and comfortable. It was perfect for our family of 3. It is in a great location as we could walk to the beach and the village. Jacqui and Dave were helpful while still giving us plenty of privacy.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean, great design all around perfect for our stay

  • 4 of 5

Awesome place, has everything you need. We drove down from Las Vegas and they had chips and salsa (hit the spot and made us feel welcome) in a welcome basket for us. Place is neat and well constructed and leaves no complaints..had beach chairs, umbrella and bicycles to hit the beach. thanks dolphin cottage owners

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charm and location!

  • 5 of 5

The Dolphin Cottage was small, but charming, spotless and well-stocked. The location is perfect for walking to the village, beach and coaster. Though the cottage faces an alley, the neighborhood is colorfully eclectic and pleasantly quiet. The only suggestion i might make would be a larger coffee table as this is where we spent most of our time when inside, with computer, books, and drinks. The small dining table by the door was where purse, camera, maps, etc. were placed so not much room there for anything else. The kitchen area was well-equipped, appliances new, and basics such as coffee, olive oil, salt and pepper provided. The bikes on-site and quality beach chairs were greatly appreciated! Would definitely recommend this cottage to couples, and we hope to stay there again soon. L. Gonzalez, Chandler, Az.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Coastal, Village, Legoland, Flowerfields, Beaches, Farmers markets, Craft Faires


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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