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Book Summertime in Carlsbad Village - 1930's Coastal Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom in Village, Cottage

Designer Cottage with all the charm that feels like home!

This home does not live like an ordinary vacation rental!

2 bedroom and 1 bath with full kitchen, living room (with new sofa bed) and park-like yard.

The Beach Cottage has just been updated with brand new subway tile walk-in shower, restored hardwood floors, alder doors, period lighting and ceiling fans in the bedrooms. (Summer A/C too) Beautifully decorated and very clean inside and out. This coastal home is open and bright. The bedrooms have new memory foam mattresses and new queen and king beds. Fully fenced park-like yard.

We also own an all natural bakery for any special orders you'd like delivered during your stay: Taste and Sea Cakery.

We are located In Carlsbad Village Proper, this newly updated one story beach cottage is a true urban beach town getaway. Sounds of the city, distant train and local street life with easy walk to beach, restaurants and shopping. We also have a 1 bedroom 500 sf Cottage on-site as VRBO #361784, The Hideaway. Booked separately and both have their own private yards.

*  Located 4-5 blocks from the surf n sand of our amazing Southern California beaches and just a short walk to the Village center where you'll find great shops, health spa, restaurants and entertainment for everyone. Close to all major attractions. Lego Land – 5 mins, Sea World – 25 mins, SD Zoo – 30 mins, Wild Animal Park - 45 mins, Coaster ( Train ) 2 blocks away can whisk you Down Town San Diego 35 mins.


*  Adorable outside laundry nook with complimentary washer and dryer on site with everything you need to wash your clothes the way you like, when you like.

*  This Cottage has it's own yard for beach style outdoor living, includes a gas BBQ and patio seating. Inviting front porch to relax and watch the world go by or watch a beautiful SoCal sunset.

*  Large Flat screen TV. Movie channels, Amazon Prime, NetFlix, Hulu, UTube. High speed secured wireless internet. New Blue-Tooth sound bar to enjoy your IPhone and iPad music.


  * Beach equipment includes towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, ice cooler and sand toys.

* Cruiser bikes to enjoy around town too!

The owners professionally manage this property themselves as well as their bakery Taste and Sea Cakery. They can arrange baskets of pastries or a special event cake delivered to your cottage with prior arrangements.

Book this property with confidence! No long term rents available.

Day Use for Event Available:

Charming historic cottage in the heart of Carlsbad Village available to book for day-use events such as baby showers, bridal showers, teas. Contact owner for information. Rates start at $350. The space accommodates up to 16. Full kitchen, bath, parlor and gardens are included for day-use.

(Day Use Events not available during vacation guest stays.)

More Details

Deanna Austin
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Deanna Austin

California natives: we love our beautiful beaches, great climate and active lifestyle! We were high school sweethearts and have been married 34 years. We have amazing adult kids on both Coasts.

Fans of our Australian Shepherds, hiking, golfing, fishing, writing and painting. We appreciate great food and art! And most of all our family and friends.

In peace and joy, Craig and Deanna

Deanna Austin purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Deanna Austin chose Carlsbad Village

Its home! The living is easy -- you can walk or bike everywhere! The beaches, restaurants, shopping, post office, Farmers Market, and New Village Arts Theatre. The area is friendly, bustling, casual and laid back. We have kept the home's heritage while adapting to the needs of a contemporary lifestyle. The cozy, warm and casual atmosphere is authentic and supremely comfortable. Kick off your shoes and put up your feet. Or grab your shoes and explore The Village from this well positioned cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

A top feature is that we also own an all-natural bakery in Carlsbad. We are exclusively baked-fresh-to-order and make custom event and wedding desserts too. We can make arrangements to deliver a custom cake, pastries or a delicious basket of scones or Nordstrom’s favorite all-natural cookies. (Yes, we make cookies for Nordstrom too!)


Carlsbad Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A jack and jill bathroom is newly remodeled with tiled walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Nova Foam mattress
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , New Nova Foam mattress
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , New sofa sleeper in living room
  • King bedroom and Queen bedrooms have new comfy mattresses, restored hardwood floors, custom closets and solid alder privacy doors. Beautiful new ceiling fans! Westerly exposure with sunsets. Both feature natural light and ocean breezes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Cozy beach bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Sweet house with lovely beach decor. Responsive hosts and lots of extras included (beach towels, wagon, toys, bikes, etc.). Very clean and plenty of room. The A/C units in each room (it's not central air) drown out any street/train noise, so that wasn't an issue. Sharing laundry with the unit next door proved an interesting challenge, but we made it work. Fairly short walk to the village. Great proximity to Legoland.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage, perfect for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, close to shopping, restaurants, and the beach. Our family had a great time in Carlsbad and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goodyear, AZ

Ideal location and quaint accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed here for a week with our 2 young girls, as well as our dog. The cottage was a very nice and open concept floor plan we never felt cramped considering we did not have access to the third bedroom called the lock off which is an option. Maybe it's included now but when we booked it was a separate fee. Anyway disclosure- this property is situated on a busy street corner, but the traffic was not bad nor bother us. We also love the fact it's located so close to train station as it's a short walk to take and ride into San Diego. We reserved this place to be beach bums for a week and we wanted to be close enough to walk, which is exactly what we did. The home was supplied with ALL necessary beach supplies umbrellas, chairs etc. even bikes and a wagon. The walk for us took a good 10-15 min but it wasn't bad, you get to pass by shops, restaurants along the way, and this is practically in the heart of the village- awesome. My husband is a runner and he loved running the coast dr to Oceanside each day. The neat thing is this property is almost on the boarder of Carlsbad/Oceanside so you can enjoy a long walk or quick drive to the Oceanside restaurant scene/shops. The cottage was clean (I'm very picky on cleanliness), comfortable and spacious. Kitchen is stocked, and has enough elbow room to really cook a feast. The minor negative thing was the bathroom sink had a plumb drain issue not allowing it to drain properly, but we were able to work it out. I would recommend this be addressed. We would definitely stay here again, and recommend this place. Thanks for a great vacation, Deanna.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen P. we so appreciate your 5 star review and your desire to book with us again next year! We value you and all of our guests! It is a blessing to share our historic home and we want all our guests to feel our attentiveness and joy and peace-filled atmosphere. To clear up confusion we have the property listed both as a 3/2 and 2/1 under separate VRBO listings. The 2/1 is now 971344 - Ocean View Cottage in Carlsbad Village. The 3/2 (new in 2017) is VRBO 478089 is only booked as a 3/2 now. We quote and book what we offer. I'm sorry to hear the drain was running slow. We would have fixed the issue during your stay, had we known. Quality amenities, responsiveness and hospitality is our trademark. We look forward to years of being your summer vacation cottage. Deanna
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A Seaside Cottage Straight Out of My Dreams

  • 5 of 5

Deanna has mastered the art of gracious innkeeping. She does not hover, and she allows her guests to privately enjoy the peaceful bliss of the atmosphere she has skillfully created. You will feel wrapped in warm, caring comfort because she thoughtfully provides everything you could ever need during your stay. This is not to say she is absent, because she cheerfully and immediately answered all the questions I asked. I could sense she is someone with a giving, kind heart who wants to share this special place so others may also enjoy its enchantment.

I spent 10 wonderful days here and loved every second. Just imagine the most perfect cottage by the sea, then open your eyes, and open the door to walk into that perfect dream. The colors, the decor, the incredible garden, the's straight out of a storybook. Every corner of every room is picture worthy. Simple luxury abounds. It looks like a magazine spread, yet it feels just like home. After a few days I had to keep reminding myself that I was just a very lucky guest and not the permanent resident. That's how "at home" I felt!

If you are fortunate enough to score dates on the schedule, then grab them. If your aim is to amble about enjoying the best that Carlsbad Village has to offer, then you won't be disappointed. It is close walking distance to everything there....the dining, the shops, the sights, and of course, the beautiful sea shore. There are terrific bikes in the garage just ready and waiting to take you on an up-close-and-personal tour of the village. If you want to play in the water and sand, there are beach toys and beach towels. The outdoor shower on the back patio is great to refresh sandy feet and salty hair.

You'll never want to leave! I know I didn't, and I can't wait to return. Thank you, Deanna, for every thoughtful thing!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Art from your heart! You captured the essence of what our dreams are for this property! What a gift to have you stay with us! We embrace the opportunity for many years to come with you! Our best gift is our guests and we desire to surpass their vacation hopes with a place that houses meaningful family time all the while giving a gift of dreaming of future memories in our sweet and beloved Coastal Cottage.
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Las Vegas, NV

Great home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent five wonderful nights here. The house is beautiful and is loaded with all the amenities of home. We loved the yard and the location is so close to restaurants, shopping and the beaches. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tonya, joy and sweet memories are a gift. Thank you for your attentive review and we invite you for many more years to come.
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Beautiful garden!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as described. Beautiful and clean. Deanna was very helpful and checked in on us before and upon our arrival. The garage is fully stocked with all kinds of beach toys for kids! We brought our own bikes but if we knew how nice the bikes they provided were we definitely wouldn't have. The house was clean, bathrooms updated and the garden was a great place for us to hang out with our little dogs. Walking distance from all the restaurants but if you want to cook we highly recommend the Smart and Final for great prices on groceries. Costco was also a 10 min drive. We have already told friends about this house and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nina, you are awesome to refer us to your friends! We love referrals. In a perfectly appointed summer vacation calendar: it will be filled with contented guests, warm memories, adventures that satisfy including cruiser bikes coasting along at sunset, surf when the day breaks, joy-filled bogey boarders conquering the local waves, sunshine on your back and sand between your toes, evenings in hip restaurants in the Village as a couple celebrating a special anniversary or toasting friends. And of course stories of time at the Coastal Cottage. Please keep us your home away from home! Deanna
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vinaka's cafe
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Hennessey's Bar & Grill, Roosevelt St., Carlsbad
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Bay to Coronado Island, San Diego Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Crossings, Crossings Drive, Carlsbad
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Carlsbad Station, Washington St., Carlsbad
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Interstate 5 Freeway, Carlsbad
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hennessey's Bar & Grill, Roosevelt St., Carlsbad
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Carlsbad Beaches
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

This home is booked Mar thru Sep as a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom.
Rates above are actual for season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.