Vacation rentals in Carlsbad

Vacation rentals in Carlsbad

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Popular Vacation Rentals in Carlsbad

Vacation rental for 3 people, with terrace, with pets in Carlsbad
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$166
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with terrace, with pets
3 pers.1 bedroom0.9mi to the beach
3.6
(146 reviews)
Vacation rental for 9 people, with pool and yard as well as hot tub and sauna, kid friendly in Carlsbad
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$157
per night
Vacation rental for 9 people, with pool and yard as well as hot tub and sauna, kid friendly
9 pers.1 bedroom2.7mi to the beach
4.0
(421 reviews)
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and yard as well as hot tub in Carlsbad
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$70
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and yard as well as hot tub
2 pers.1 bedroom3.6mi to the beach
4.2
(483 reviews)
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Vacation rental for 5 people, with yard in Carlsbad
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$90
per night
Vacation rental for 5 people, with yard
5 pers.2 bedrooms0.9mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.7
(16 reviews)
Vacation rental for 7 people, with balcony and view in Carlsbad
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$192
per night
Vacation rental for 7 people, with balcony and view
7 pers.3 bedrooms200yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.1
(3 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with pool, with pets in Carlsbad
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$54
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with pool, with pets
2 pers.1 bedroom172ft²700yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
3.3
(1841 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals in Carlsbad

Vacation rental for 4 people, with pool and yard as well as hot tub, with pets in Carlsbad
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$134
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with pool and yard as well as hot tub, with pets
4 pers.1 bedroom200yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.0
(625 reviews)
Apartmenthotel for 2 people, with terrace and pool as well as view in Carlsbad
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$108
per night
Apartmenthotel for 2 people, with terrace and pool as well as view
2 pers.1 bedroom0.9mi to the beach
4.3
(163 reviews)
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard and pool as well as view, with pets in Carlsbad
from
$71
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard and pool as well as view, with pets
2 pers.1 bedroom495ft²0.6mi to the beach
4.0
(3554 reviews)
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub and pool as well as yard in Carlsbad
from
$155
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub and pool as well as yard
4 pers.1 bedroom495ft²0.8mi to the beach
4.1
(427 reviews)
Vacation rental for 2 people, with sauna and pool as well as terrace and hot tub in Carlsbad
from
$116
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with sauna and pool as well as terrace and hot tub
2 pers.1 bedroom291ft²0.8mi to the beach
4.3
(988 reviews)
Apartmenthotel for 3 people, with view and terrace in Carlsbad
from
$327
per night
Apartmenthotel for 3 people, with view and terrace
3 pers.1 bedroom0.7mi to the beach
4.7
(39 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and terrace as well as hot tub, with pets in Carlsbad
from
$102
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and terrace as well as hot tub, with pets
2 pers.1 bedroom1.4mi to the beach
4.1
(108 reviews)
Vacation rental for 5 people, with yard, with pets in Carlsbad
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$343
per night
Vacation rental for 5 people, with yard, with pets
5 pers.2 bedrooms950yd to the beach
4.9
(33 reviews)
Vacation rental for 9 people, with yard and hot tub in Carlsbad
from
$188
per night
Vacation rental for 9 people, with yard and hot tub
9 pers.4 bedrooms850yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.8
(21 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard and pool as well as hot tub, kid friendly in Carlsbad
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$132
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with yard and pool as well as hot tub, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom420ft²1.3mi to the beach
Vacation rental for 5 people, with pool and hot tub as well as yard in Carlsbad
from
$132
per night
Vacation rental for 5 people, with pool and hot tub as well as yard
5 pers.2 bedrooms1.3mi to the beach
4.4
(47 reviews)
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and sauna as well as balcony and hot tub, kid friendly in Carlsbad
from
$172
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and sauna as well as balcony and hot tub, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom200yd to the beach
4.5
(125 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation rental for 3 people, with view and yard in Carlsbad
from
$312
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with view and yard
3 pers.1 bedroom300yd to the beach
4.8
(13 reviews)
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace in Carlsbad
from
$575
per night
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace
8 pers.4 bedrooms0.9mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
5.0
(3 reviews)
Vacation rental for 10 people, with hot tub and yard in Carlsbad
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$461
per night
Vacation rental for 10 people, with hot tub and yard
10 pers.4 bedrooms150yd to the beach
5.0
(5 reviews)
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Highlights Carlsbad

  • Carlsbad Village
  • Botanical gardens
  • Legoland
  • Flower Fields
  • Beaches

Most popular in Carlsbad

Pool 21
Internet 42
Pets allowed 7
Balcony/Terrace 21
TV 42
Air conditioning 34

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Prices and availability

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$729
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Availabilities

49 %
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Vacation rentals in Carlsbad

An idyllic Southern California getaway

Carlsbad is a coastal city situated in North County San Diego in Southern California. It’s conveniently located just a 35-minute drive north of San Diego, and just over an hour south of Los Angeles. The laid-back beach town boasts year-round sunny mild temps, family-friendly activities, and a plethora of unique attractions. Come stroll through the Flower Fields, enjoy spectacular sunsets, and create memories that will last a lifetime with your family in Carlsbad, California.

Finding your perfect Carlsbad vacation rental

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Carlsbad getaway. The peaceful coastal town is home to a wide variety of rentals, ranging in size, style, and location, with something for every type of traveler. Treat yourself to an upscale rental, with luxury amenities, a private jacuzzi, and a private balcony with ocean views. Many rentals come with a private pool which you can splash around in during the warmer months. Oversized rentals are available for large groups and families, with several bedrooms and bathrooms to comfortably accommodate everyone. Vacation rentals in Carlsbad are equipped with all the modern comforts you’ll need to feel at home throughout your trip. Expect high-speed wireless internet, air-conditioning, a washing machine, and a fully functioning kitchen. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Carlsbad

The area and getting around

Arriving in Carlsbad

The closest major airport to Carlsbad is San Diego International Airport. It is around a 40-minute drive from the airport along highway I-5 North to downtown Carlsbad. There is a train that goes from the airport to Carlsbad, which takes around an hour and a half. The most popular option is to use a rideshare app, such as Uber or Lyft.

Getting around Carlsbad

Carlsbad is considered one of California’s most walkable cities! Carlsbad Village, in the downtown district of the city, is among the most walkable area of the city. The entire city is very tourist oriented, with several paved walking paths leading from place to place. Biking is another popular way of getting around.

Travelers and activities

Carlsbad for couples

Carlsbad is an excellent choice for couples, it offers all the charm and flare of nearby San Diego and Los Angeles without all the crowds. Head to Carlsbad Village for shopping, dining, art galleries, theaters, and the farmer’s market. Also, take a walk hand-in-hand through the San Diego Botanic Gardens in nearby Encinitas. These stunning 37-acre botanical gardens include rare plants, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest exhibit, and more.

Carlsbad for families

Come to Carlsbad with the whole family to enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities. Families with children shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Legoland. The popular resort theme park is based on the Lego toy brand and features endless fun and colorful activities for kids to enjoy. Families can also visit Sea Life Aquarium, which is located in the same resort as Legoland. The aquarium features over 5,000 marine creatures as well as a variety of hands-on exhibits and educational talks about sea life.

„Carlsbad is known by the nickname “The Village by the Sea.”“

Top 5 travel tips in Carlsbad

1. Stroll through the Flower Fields

These colorful flower gardens, officially called the Carlsbad Flower Fields, offer a vibrant, unique experience to visitors. The gardens were started 85 years ago and feature nearly fifty acres filled with brightly colored giant ranunculus flowers. To see the flowers in full bloom, be sure to visit between March and May. Don’t forget to bring a sun hat, sunscreen, and walking shoes since you’ll be walking outside for a couple of hours.

2. Spend the day at the beach

Carlsbad offers a wide range of popular, sandy beaches. Head to Carlsbad State Beach where you can enjoy wide sandy shores, excellent sunsets, and swimming. Try Robert C. Frazee State Beach for its extra-wide shores, which are perfect for a peaceful stroll. Beaches in Carlsbad are very family-friendly, offering the perfect environment for kids to run around and let out some energy.

3. Fish and catch the sunset on the pier

For incredible sunsets and great fishing, head to Oceanside Pier. It’s the longest wooden pier on the West Coast at nearly 2,000 feet long! The pier is a beautiful place to go for a stroll and to watch particularly golden sunsets. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the quintessential California scenery around the pier.

4. Enjoy water sports at Carlsbad Lagoon

Carlsbad Lagoon is a water sports paradise. Rent kayaks, paddleboards, powerboats, or wave runners and explore the glassy waters of the lake. The lake is quite massive, so you’ll be able to find a peaceful, quiet area to enjoy the water and surrounding nature.

5. Rent bikes

Cycling is one of the best ways to discover Carlsbad. You can either rent electric bikes from Pedego Electric Bikes, or regular bikes from a variety of rental companies in town. Take the scenic coastal route along Highway 101 for a peaceful ride with great views of the beaches and coastline. You can even bike to the nearby town of Encinitas, which is around 9 miles, or a 50-minute bike ride away. Or, you can stay in Carlsbad and bike along the Carlsbad Coastal Rail Trail.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Carlsbad

What was the average price for a vacation rental in Carlsbad in 2020, during the corona crisis?

We can see from our data that Carlsbad has an average price of $410.31 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Carlsbad are January ($367.2 the average per night for accommodation), February ($371.57), and December ($383.44).

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Carlsbad?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Carlsbad, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, July, August and June, with average prices per night of $475.46, $466.6, and $436.87, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Carlsbad?

When going on vacation to Carlsbad, we recommend you to think ahead as 85% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?

The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in Carlsbad are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 28.6% of the total in 2020), April (27%), and December (23%).

Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The months with the lowest properties available in Carlsbad are, in order, July, August, and September with respective average availability figures of 7.25%, 7.6%, and 8.25%, based on data collected in 2020.

How many rentals are there in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad we have an extensive catalogue of approximately 810 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 6 local and international providers.

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