Centrally located home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
Why Owner chose Carlsbad
We bought this house because it is in a great convenient location, and has some fun character and good bones despite its age. We did a lot of work to make it nice for guests, and in fact are constantly working to make it better and better.
What makes this House unique
We also may have available upon request (please ask in advance as these are our personal items that we are willing to share if you seem nice enough): --A couple bicycles --Sleds for visits to White Sands or rare snow --Swim toys for the river --Tennis rackets --Golf clubs --Inflatable raft/ boat for fishing or floating --Baby stuff (Pac n Play, high chair, stroller, etc) or kids toys Ask in advance if you need/want something in particular! And if you think of something after you arrive, we will do our best to hook you up.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cabbage or sauerkraut?
I don’t like to give owners poor reviews, but honesty is important too. The master bed was great. The house had plenty of hot water, large combo freezer/fridge, and gas range. Lighting in the kitchen is inadequate, especially at the sink and range. Cookware`````` was so/so, some nice oven sheets, badly worn s`killet. Bathroom was scary, floor tiles broken, grout smeared, tub was caulked by a blind person? Vanity basin was cracked, leaky?? Toilet was adequate. Floors uneven throughout the house,could be dangerous esp at kitchen/hall,but we got used to them. The window a/c units worked ok. Front screen storm door is broken and slammed repeatedly during a high wind event during our stay. Same wind required us to tie the carport gate. The carport was nice to have. Outside security lights need help, go on/off repeatedly... where is the switch? Those Lights and ceiling fans have exposed wiring in several areas. We owned an older beach cottage, on Vrbo, and the issues listed above are ones that need work before the exterior. And the neighborhood is not your responsibility. Old houses take lots of effort to maintain. Best wishes.
We enjoyed our stay at "the cabbage". It was exactly as described. The hosts left some nice treats for us to enjoy which was an added perk.
Colorful and cozy home in great location
This home was a perfect spot for our family of 4. It was close to good restaurants. The rooms were the perfect size for us. The patio and yard were great to relax outside and let the kids play. They had a/c for hot days and colorful afghan blankets for cold nights. I loved the pop-of-color decor and furniture. The hosts were very responsive to any messages and left lots of info in the house.
Quaint little cottage
The description fits the house. It is located in a budget neighborhood. The inside is very clean and the kitchen is well-stocked. The inside is nicely decorated. It is a small home but our family of 6 fit comfortably. I liked having Netflix for the kids to enjoy watching shows. There is a booklet Janelle put together of area attractions. We came to enjoy Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains. Through her information we enjoyed the Living Desert Zoo as well. There is a nice patio off the kitchen. A little wooden fence would add a lot to the appeal of sitting out there. Overall, we enjoyed our stay in this quaint little cottage and would stay here again.
We loved the bedding: mattress and linens felt brand new. The kitchen is functional, with the the all basics provided. There are just enough plates for 4 people. A few more plates would have been nice. The living room is very enjoyable with netflix, and wii games available.
But there was a pile of bed sheets on the master bedroom floor near the dryer, that should have been folded away or washed.
Also, the home restoration must still not be complete, because the bathtub had rust spots, and some electrical outlets in the bedrooms didn't work.
However, we enjoyed our stay and would book again.
Great and charming home!
Came to visit to national parks that are close by and this was the perfect place for us two and our dog. We will be back when we visit the area again!