Donna's Carlsbad Beach Cottage
|Per night:||$200 - $225|
|Per week:||$1,300 - $2,300|
It has two bedrooms, one full bath, a small but complete kitchen, laundry facilities, and off-street parking. Wireless internet access is included.
The kitchen, dining area, and living room look out to the ocean, and you can also see a bit of the ocean from one of the bedrooms.
The house is fully equipped in every respect, and features a large flat panel TV, an electric fireplace, and comfortable beds. There is a fenced front yard with magnificent ocean views, and a private enclosed back patio area.
It is located in a safe neighborhood, on a cul-de-sac. The beach is one block away, with a beautiful lagoon inlet in between. To get to the beach you can walk along an easy scenic trail bordering the lagoon. The walk is about 1 1/2 blocks.
... but it is just 1 mile from the center of Carlsbad's "Village" area which bustles with visitors to the many restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and small shops located there. Also in the Village is the Coaster Train. Taking the Coaster to San Diego is relaxing and fun.
The beach is a short walk away -- about 1 1/2 blocks. It is a sandy beach, with lifeguards (summer only) restrooms, and showers.
Waterskiing, jetskiing, kayaking, sailing, and fishing are all available at the nearby lagoon. Whale watching, and deepsea fishing excursion depart from Oceanside Harbor, six miles away.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets shopping center and Legoland theme park are both about 5 minutes away.
SeaWorld and the San Diego airport are about 35 minutes by car, and all the sights of San Diego and the Zoo are about 45 minutes. Disneyland is about 45 minutes to the north.
|Feb 28 2015||May 22 2015||$200||$225||$1,400||-||3 Nights|
|May 23 2015||Jun 12 2015||-||-||$1,900||-||1 Week|
|Jun 13 2015||Aug 21 2015||-||-||$2,300||-||1 Week|
|Aug 22 2015||Aug 29 2015||-||-||$2,000||-||1 Week|
|Aug 29 2015||Sep 26 2015||-||-||$1,900||-||1 Week|
|Sep 26 2015||Oct 31 2015||-||-||$1,600||$3,600||1 Week|
|Oct 31 2015||Feb 27 2016||$200||$225||$1,300||$3,400||1 Week|
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|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: Cleaning/restocking/damage waiver fee: $150 Pet fee: $100|
- 2 Queen Beds
- Beach Chairs
- Parking Included
- View (Ocean)
- Beach Towels
- High Speed Internet
- View (Water)
- Linens Provided
- Pet Friendly
- Full Kitchen
- Alarm Clock
- DVD Player
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Gas Grill
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Coffee Maker
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Grocery Store
- Amusement Park
- Whale Watching
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Movie Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Water Park
- Scuba Diving
- Shopping Area
- Theme Park
- Live Entertainment
- Water Skiing
- Deep Sea Fishing
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Carlsbad, California
Palm Desert, CA
Our recent stajy at Donna's cottage
August 18, 2014
This is a lovely cottage which provides a beautiful view of the lagoon and the ocean. We enjoyed sitting in the front yard & watching the beautiful sunsets. The inclusion of the parking pass for Tamarack Beach was a bonus. My husband & I really enjoyed our stay and found the cottage perfect for the two of us. Donna and Joe were wonderful gracious hosts who made sure we felt welcome and comfortable.
We loved Donna's Beach Cottage!
July 23, 2014
We loved our stay at Donna's Beach cottage--it was so comfortable, relaxing and YOU CAN"T BEAT THE VIEW!! Every morning, we sat on the front room couch or in the front lawn, enjoying the view of the ocean and our morning coffee. We didn't need to bring anything from home except our suits when going to the beach (it was just a short walk over) as everything else was supplied (fresh towels, beach chairs, boogie boards). We also enjoyed the lovely landscape and soft green grass in the yard! We would love to come back and strongly recommend staying here!
Chino Hills, CA
June 25, 2014
Staying at Donna's Carlsbad beach cottage is like going back in time to the simplicity of the 50's. It's like going to 'Grandma's house' at the beach. Sweet, charming, comfortable, bright and sunny, and surprisingly private since it's on a corner lot. You can lounge on the couch and read a book or just sit and stare out the huge picture window at the ocean as the refreshing breeze wafts in. We enjoyed playing with our dog in the front yard that's enclosed by a picket fence, we never had to worry about her out there. The house is fully stocked with almost everything you could need, there was even a wagon we could take into town with us to put our little, old weeniedog in when she pooped out from too much walking! My favorite aspects of the place are the amazing views of the ocean, the charm and character of a true beach 'cottage', the pre-1990's-water-rationing showerhead which is oh so wonderful (haven't felt water pressure like that in years!), the proximity to any and every place you'd want to go, the amazing fresh air breezes that sweep through the entire cottage when the windows are opened, the safe feeling of the neighborhood and the friendly neighbors, and all the modern conveniences thrown in like wifi, cable tv, flat screen tv, microwave, firepit, etc. The down sides were that the queen bed in one room is a little uncomfortable and the canopy bed frame squeaks every time you move, the living room furniture could be updated for a little more comfort, people park across the street in front of the house to fish at the lagoon and can sometimes be noisy but usually only for a few minutes if at all. But those things are minor compared to the annoyances at most hotels we've stayed at in the past year. We have already booked our next stay at Donna's cottage and can't wait for it.
April 7, 2014
First off, Donna and Jim are the BEST!!! They go out of their way to make everything perfect for you. Now for the view! NOTHING BEATS IT! We sold our house and could not get into our next house until a week later. We stayed here and never wanted to leave. Talk about relaxing, geez! We even had a couple of Spring storms and didn't even mind. Very open feeling with all the front facing VIEW windows of the ocean. LOVE IT!!!
Thanks for the review , Tori . First off ,... we must say you were five star guests . You left everything amazingly spotless ! It was our great pleasure to meet you and grace our little cottage by the sea . We hope you love your new Carlsbad neighborhood and please don't be strangers . Drop by often when you can . Mahalo , J & D
Seanna Connor Gendreau
CHARMING cottage! BEST sunsets! GREAT owners!
September 3, 2013
We stayed here for a girls' trip. Me, my teenage daughter and her BFF. My husband wasn't with us, and I couldn't have picked a nicer area. Very safe-we could walk everywhere. It's right off the historic coastal Highway 101. Very well appointed area with some of the greatest food. The owners were so sweet and offered so many hints about the happenings of Carlsbad-which was so helpful as we are from the east coast. The interior reminded my daughter of a greek coastal cottage. A lot of white and blue. It was perfect for us, and should the gals need to venture to the west coast again...we will contact Donna and rent her lovely cottage. There certainly is something to be said about waking up and not having to run to a coffee shop in the am. You just walk a few steps into the kitchen. :)
Seanna and girls were five star guests . They left our sea shore cottage feeling delightful and left behind a few little surprises that enhanced the kitchen , as well as some great suggestions for eateries and shopping . Looking forward to their next visit . Thanks so much , Seannna .
Wonderful vacation spot!
June 27, 2012
We had a wonderful time at Donna's cottage. Everything we needed was there. It is a very nice location, in a very safe and quiet neighborhood. It is close to everything. Legoland is 5 minutes away. The kids had a great time and enjoyed playing in the gated front yard or relaxing in the hammock. We will definitely be back! Thank you Donna and Joe for making our vacation so pleasant!
St Johnsbury, VT
Great stay at "Donna's Beach Cottage"
March 18, 2012
We had a wonderful stay, accommodations are delightful, the owners very gracious. We were told over and over by people passing by that we had the best view and we agree. Our son and daughter in law got to spend a couple of night's with us and their adorable Bernese Mt dog loved the great front yard. All in all a wonderful vacation!
Eric Van den Bemden
Antwerp, Belgium, Europe
August 9, 2011
Very nice cottage. We stayed with family of 5. Beautiful views on the ocean. It is not downtown, so quiet and nice, yet only minutes away from all you need ...walking to the beach and minutes drive to the shops. And having a little piece of lawn after having spent the day at the beach is just great. By the way, the outside shower is also proving to be very useful with kids coming from the beach! It is a "charming" cottage and it is well equipped. Last but not least, not only the cottage is charming ...the owners Donna & Joe are as well!
Marvelous, Simply Marvelous
June 30, 2011
Photos don't give this cottage justice. You have to be here to experience the beautiful views. We live nearby and found this to be a great place to stay, play and work if you must. Dog friendly, great walks and good fishing. You'll love it.
the greatest time ever
August 27, 2010
My wife and I loved every min we spent at the beach cottage. It is a wonderful location. Access to the beach couldn't be any better. You can sit in the living room and watch the sun go down and watch the waves come in, you feel like your right on the beach. And its secluded enough you don't have to listen to traffic all night, or noisy neighbors. We loved it!! And the owners are the greatest. We will be back for sure.
August 5, 2010
Want your own private get-a-way for the icying on your wedding cake? Donna's is IT!!!!!!! My new husband and I enjoyed our privacy and the beauty of mother nature in this sweet cottage......I am spoild NOW! Give it a try and you will NEVER go back to hotels......Worth every penny....and looking forward to our next visit with the wonderful hospitality of Donna.
The Dow Porter Family
Lewiston , Idaho
THIS COTTAGE MAKES US HAPPY
July 12, 2010
We love the feeling of waking up and being by the ocean , but not feeling like a tourist. We fished in the lagoon at night and walked to village each day after playing at the beach .We love Carlsbad and we love this little cottage . It is so charming and we will be returning often . The view from our windows are unbelievable and so are the sunsets.
Klamath Falls, Or
March 31, 2010
This was a great place to stay. The house is very nice and very clean. It had a beautiful view of the ocean and the beach was a short walk away. We would not hesitate to stay there again.
New York, NY
Paradise in Carlsbad
September 12, 2009
If you want fancy features, this divine house is not for you. If you want a charming, comfortable rental that feels as if it is a true home: you've found a winner. Donna's cottage has spectacular ocean views from large picture windows in kitchen, dining, and living areas. Outdoors, you can sit on the edge of the sea and not even bother to walk across the sand. The beds are comfortable, spotlessly clean, and the furnishing is very comfortable. I hate to share my enthusiasm: we want this home to be available when we come to San Diego again.
Why would anyone want to stay in a hotel when they could stay in a dreamy little cottage by the seashore ? It is my idea of heaven on earth....makes life worth living and renews my energy just being around all the Village people who are so upbeat !
Donnas little beach cottage was more than we expected. Donna and her husband Joe treated us like family and made us feel like we were part of the neighborhood , locals , not tourists. The decor was fresh and beachy and fun ! They supplied us with everything we needed for a getaway , including a free parking pass for the Tamarak State Beach , also good for all the state parks and beaches. The best part was that we were able to bring along an important part of our family , Muffin . Each night we celebrated the sunsets and will treasure those memories forever. The day after arriving home , my husband left for Afganistan.
We spent some winter months in Donnas Beach Cottage and found the ambiance of the cottage delightful. I was able to bring my work with me and sit by the big window and watch the waves while I worked . The cottage was supplied with a nice flat screened TV , cable & wireless internet connection.
My huband golfed nearby and after we watched the sunset we would dine in the nearby resturants and walk around the village feeling very safe . I was facinated by the shops in the Village , so unique. Later I discovered the OUTLETS Mall just south of the cottage . We can't wait to returned and have already reserved for next year.
This was our 2nd stay in Donna's Beach Cottage and it was fun to see the excitment as our two little boys bailed out of the car and ran for the hammock and said they remember this little cottage from the summer before . It has become our home away from home . Many of our Arizona friends book during the same two weeks so we can all hang out at the beach together . It is soooo worth the long drive to the little cottage we call home !
We did something fun this summer for a family reunion . We discovered two other beach cottages almost next door and combined them with Donna's cottage and then Donna said she would rent out her maid's quarter located in the back of her property for our grandmother so she could have a quiet getaway of her own. We gathered often at the beach and yet everyone had their own private cottage while we had our family reunion. It worked great and hope it can happen again in two years.
We recently stayed in Donna's Beach cottage and loved every thing about it . It is a very happy little cottage . After visiting with the longtime members of the neighborhood, we learned a little bit of history about this little house. Years ago a local music man named Arno Kimsey recorded Jewel in this little cottage , long before she became famous. As you enter the blue bedroom with the canopy , you will see the big lights , left there as a reminder of those days the room was used as a recording studio. Then we learned that ,Sean Watkins of the emmy award winning group NICKEL CREEK , livedin the cottage for five years while he wrote music and recorded. His favorite bedroom was the one with the bay window that looks out to the ocean . What once was his recording studio is now the maid's quarters out in the back and Donna let us rent it for a few days while my Dad came to visit us so he could have his privacy. Since we are fans of both NICKEL CREEK and JEWEL , we were glad they shared this with us . I am a writer and I can see why this little cottage can inspire a person . Loved my stay and hope to return often !
We wish to express our graditude to all of you who have been so kind and gracious to us during your stays in our cottage during our first year of experiencing vacation home rentals . It has been both a pleasant and exciting adventure getting to meet all of you . We are amazed at the great people you are and how you have enriched our lives and blessed our cottage. Some of you have even been so kind to leave little additions that we find after you have left for home . What is even more amazing is that you have always left our little cottage so clean .....how thoughtful of you ! We wish to express a huge thank you to our dear friend and neighbor , Barbara Ryan who inspired us to take this leap , as she is the owner of THE BEST SPOT IN CARLSBAD and we work together to help make your stay be the best possible . Many sincere thanks to all of you , from the owners of Donna's Carlsbad Beach Cottage , Joe and Donna
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR IF YOU WILL HAVE US BACK ! tHANKS
We will be back to celebrate our anniversary. It is so romantic , especially if the moon is full and bright. Thanks !
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About:Our quaint cottage is located is the small coastal village of Carlsbad . The very first thing we do is open the front door and welcome in the gentle sea breeze . We have the the most awesome view of the water without leaving our sofa. Summer or winter , the feeling is the same .Our family has...
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