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Cottage in Carlsbad Village-1/2 Block to Ocean, Walk to All-Open Aug 27th Week

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

This beach cottage is ideally located in the year-round resort village of Carlsbad, California, that is just waiting to be explored. It is situated at 155 Walnut Avenue, across the street from the 'Tamarack Beach Resort' and 'Dini's by the Sea' (a popular restaurant and bar). It is two houses from the coastal '101' oceanfront and Carlsbad State Beach. It is a football field distance to the water(approximately a 3 minute walk to the sand). Note: July and August rentals are weekly Saturday to Saturday rentals only.

The cottage is decorated in a comfortable and casual beach style. It has two bedrooms with queen-size beds. There is a TV/DVD in each bedroom with a cable hook up in one. There are two living rooms with queen-size sleepers and TV/DVD in one. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are two baths. The cottage is a former duplex with a bedroom, bathroom and living area on each side. The wall has been removed in the kitchen area to join the 2 sides.

Beach cruiser bikes, boogie boards, beach toys, are included. The unit has linens, towels, bedding, and basic supplies. A carport and long driveway provide plenty of parking. A washing machine is located in the carport. An outdoor barbecue can be enjoyed in the back yard or patio. A portable firepit is provided for outdoor wood fires in the evenings.

Sandy beaches stretch for several miles with an adjacent 'boardwalk' that is great for strolling. Excellent surfing (longboard and shortboard) can be found across the street at spots known as Offshore, Tamarack, and Warm Waters. Numerous other famous surf spots are available along the North San Diego coast. Kayaking and fishing are also popular beach activities here.

Forty restaurants, three surf shops, 15 antique/collectible shops, numerous other shops, the village center, and train station are all within half of a mile. The local area also offers Legoland Amusement Park, shopping malls, biking, sport fishing, and golfing. Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and numerous other San Diego spots are a short drive or train ride away. Disneyland (61 miles) and Knotts Berry Farm (50 miles) are popular destinations to the north.

Try it, you will like it! We have been doing vacation rentals on this property since July 2003.

A 25%(of rent amount) minimum deposit is required to reserve this rental(see cancellation policy)

A 10.5 % fee will be added to cover Carlsbad Hotel and CBTID Taxes. The non-refundable cleaning fee is $100.

A free wireless or direct connection for high speed internet is available. Extended cable TV channels.

Summer Rentals:
We only do weekly Saturday to Saturday rentals in July and August.

Keywords: Cottage, village, beach, walking, swimming, surfing, dining, shopping, biking, jogging, running, fishing, relaxing, Legoland, Disneyland, craft beer
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs consdiered in off-season(fall thru spring)...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outdoors only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are 4 steps up to get into the house...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beach items provided- Beach chairs, Shade umbrellas, Portable shade structure, Childrens shovels, Buckets, Sand screens and forms...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    I-Pod dock/player so that you can charge your I-Pod and play your tunes...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Flatscreens with DVD players in bedrooms and living area ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sony Radio/IPOD base...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The beach is across the street...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Oceanfront 100 yards as the crow flies...moreless

  • Village:

    The cottage is steps away from a great village atmosphere in Carlsbad...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining combined with kitchen area. Four seats at the dining table and 4 at the bars inside. Three outdoor tables and chairs foutdoor dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:


  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor portable firepit...moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage is converted to a storage area that houses provided bikes, beach toys, etc and can be used by tenant for golf clubs, etc....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Portable heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 small living room areas at opposite ends of cottage...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway can accomodate up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and Dryer in carport area...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large covered area with lights for hanging out, playing cards, etc...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,100 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Base rates apply October thru May. Monthly rentals available Oct-May. Rentals of 31 days or longer do not require taxes. Premiums above listed rates may apply to holiday periods. Contact owner for rates beyond one month or rates during holiday periods.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Carlsbad Palomar Airport
Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA, USA
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Crossings
1 Miles
Nearest Train
San Diego Coaster
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
120 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA, USA
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Wild Animal Park, Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland are all within an easy drive


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Hi, We are Bob and Monica Flora, the owners of 155 Walnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008. We live only 10 minutes away from the cottage but we still love to come and stay there becaause it is so relaxing. We love walking along the beach and walking up to Cafe Ellyse or Vinaka's in the village for a coffee. We have 2 sons who love the ocean and have a major passion for surfing and fishing. We enjoy meeting the different people that we have hosted from all over the world. In the past 13 years we have hosted people from all over Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. We have also had two girls from Germany stay with us at our house. Monica is originally from Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Her sister and 3 brothers still live in British Columbia. Her 2 older brothers were born in Austria before her parents migrated to Canada and she has a number of relatives living in Austria. Monica previously worked in medical billing. She currently works as a licensed massage therapist and completed education as a holistic health practitioner in 2015. She enjoys making floral arrangements, exercise and outdoor activities among other interests. Bob grew up in Sturgis Mich and went to the University of Michigan for 2 years before moving to San Diego and finishing his Engineering degree. Bob lived in Italy(Sicily) for 9 months and enjoyed meeting people from other cultures while traveling. Bob enjoys sports, travel and outdoor activities(beach, skiing, hiking). O yeah, we can't forget the animals. We have 2 dogs named Calvin(Bischon-Schnauzer) and a rescue named Jack because he looks like a giant Jack Russel terrior. Calvin loves walking along the boardwalk in Carlsbad to socialize with the other dogs.

Why the Owner Chose Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA, USA:
We bought this cottage with the ultimate goal of retiring here because it is located in the heart of one of the nicest spots on the earth(San Diego North County). The ocean is close enough to hear the waves, the beach is great, the village is at your doorstep(the car stays parked), the weather is awesome, the people are friendly, hiking, biking, shopping, restaurants, nightlife...I mean really, what's not to like? We will be doing a major expansion and reno on the house in 2017.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This has got to be one of the most relaxing places to be at. The stress of everyday life just melts away and you can really enjoy experiencing the moment with your friends and family.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

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  • Back Sitting Area

    Back Sitting Area

  • View from Kitchen to Living Area 1- View to the Opposite Direction is Same

    View from Kitchen to Living Area 1- View to the Opposite Direction is Same

  • Bedroom- Bed nests to the wall on the left

    Bedroom- Bed nests to the wall on the left

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VRBO #73420

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017

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