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The Flying Mermaid
SUPERHOST
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

The Flying MermaidTreat yourself to this charming detached studio cottage. Relax on your private deck overlooking a tropical garden. Take a leisurely stroll or cycle to the nearby cafes and beaches where you can enjoy the magnificent sunsets.

Writers' Cottage - Pets OK, Close to everything!
SUPERHOST
Entire cottage · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Writers' Cottage - Pets OK, Close to everything!A cozy writer's cottage retreat surrounded by a garden as well as views of trees and mountains. This cottage is ideal for 1-3 people looking to relax and unwind in a quiet neighborhood. 1 mile to beach and beautiful downtown Carlsbad. Pet friendly environment (private front yard completely fenced in). We invite guests to stay between 1-15 days. Contact us about 16+ stays. We also have a larger place called Coastal Retreat for 3-4 people comfortably. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/28406524?s=51

Oceanside Coastal Home - Romantic, Relaxing, & Fun
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Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Oceanside Coastal Home - Romantic, Relaxing, & FunDream vacation home. Less than mile to beautiful ocean. Your private parking is steps from front door. Comfortable, cozy, clean home w/full kitchen, ambient lighting, ceiling fans, cable tv in living room & bedroom, firepit, cornhole, gas BBQ, & outdoor speakers. Beach chairs, umbrellas & boogie boards. Perfect place for private getaway, happy times & making lasting memories. To accommodate our family members and guests with allergies, we cannot allow animals of any kind in the home.

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  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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  2. Vista
Pristine Views, 12 Min Drive to Beach, Come Relax!
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Oceanside
Coastal Retreat - Pets OK, Close to everything!
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Oceanside
GARDEN GUEST HOUSE
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Rancho Santa Fe
Vacation House with Private Yard in RanchoSantaFe
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Encinitas
Dive into the Pool of this Secluded Casita in Encinitas
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Carlsbad
Just Blocks to BEACH! Cozy cottage-lots of extras!
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Oceanside
Clean & cozy private guest suite near beaches
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Encinitas
Beach City Bungalow
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Oceanside
The Buccaneer House - Oceanfront
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Oceanside
Stunning beach casita in Oceanside, CA
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Oceanside
Cozy Studio for 2, Resort Pool Vibes, Fire Pit
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Oceanside
Oceanside Retreat

Top-rated things to do in Carlsbad

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  • Food Forest & Garden Tour
    When you arrive on my property drive in the driveway and park to the left, there is enough parking for 6 cars, you will be given a 10 minute tour of the 1/2 acre food forest garden. Then you can: walk the property, pick fruit, harvest herbs, mediate, relax, enjoy the butterflies, bunnies, birds or hold a chicken. Other things to note No Dogs!! Please wear shoes. There are chickens so there is the occasional chicken dropping. Fruit differs depending on the time of year! Spring and summer are best!
    From Price:$26/person
  • Horseback Riding and Bonding Experience
    Come and enjoy the experience of learning about the exceptional breed of arabian horses. You will watch a horse show, learn how to put a halter, lead, lunge, bond with the horses, properly groom, tack up, and have a valuable foundational lesson focusing on proper riding techniques. This is a full rounded experience that helps you understand and experience all aspects of horse evaluation, horseback care and riding. We have very well behaved Arabian horses who work well for all levels of riders. Very engaging, fun activities for the whole family! Enjoy the beautiful property which also has a fishing pond, chickens, pheasants, quails, ducks, and turkeys. ***For safety reasons, beginner groups will be assigned one horse for care and shared riding. Advanced notice is required for multiple horse riding groups and trail riding.
    From Price:$82/person
  • Carlsbad Food Tours
    Eat Like a Local with Carlsbad Historic Walking Food Tours - 6 delicious food & wine tastings. Receive an insiders view into the culture, history and architecture that defines the Carlsbad. Included in the guided walking tour is also our popular Tasting Guide, which features valuable maps, exclusive guest coupons and discounts. You will learn about the origins of Carlsbad while you sample unique local favorites. Tasting locations may vary depending on day of the week. Other things to note Parking available at Carlsbad Village Train Station. Wheelchair Accessible: This tour is suitable for those with mobility issues as the route is step free, throughout the tour there are also opportunities to use accessible toilets. Family Friendly Children Welcome
    From Price:$89/person
  • Incredible Slot Canyon at Sunset
    This incredible experience will start and end at the same location and has FREE parking. I am an expert guide and amatuer photographer. I will guide you into the most spectacular and hard to reach areas where others have never even heard about! We will descend into an incredible slot canyon with opportunities for one of a kind photos and breathtaking views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. We will hike the sands of a secluded beach until we reach the mouth of our canyon where we will climb a short rope into a majestic and beautiful green Grotto with a waterfall. We will visit amazing sandstone slot canyons and wind caves on our trek. The hike up is strenuous at times but you will be rewarded with a 20 million dollar view as we summit magnificent cliffs. The experience will leave you with memories and pictures that will last a lifetime! Watch the 1 minute Virtual Tour Video https://youtu.be/V-dAx-2vA1g (cut and paste the link into your browser) If this sunset tour does not work for your schedule perhaps consider the morning adventure which is just as spectacular https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/341650 If you have a large group or family you can select "private tour" as an option making the experience that much more special for you! I can also add custom times (like moonlight tours) for you and your group if you like.....just ask! Other things to note This is a safe family, partner, team building and bonding hiking-adventure experience. You may get a little dirty (or not) but will create a memory that will last a lifetime.
    From Price:$72/person
  • Falconry Experience over the beach
    You will help us free fly our falcons on the cliffs of La Jolla at the Torrey Pines Gliderport, a National Historical Place and beloved landmark. In our Falconry Experience, offered through Total Raptor Experience San Diego, you'll learn how to call and release one of our trained falcons using a falconry glove, and admire their aerial skills while they soar above the cliffs. You'll get an up-close and personal view of their mastery of flight as they perform simulated hunting behaviors, swooping, ground-skimming and diving at high speed after a moving target. At the same time we will discuss raptor flight styles and how they contribute to the diverse ecologies of different types of hawks and falcons. There will be plenty of time for questions and pictures with our birds. My hope is to send you home with a new, or perhaps renewed, love for these majestic predators and the environment. The experience is ideal for special occasions and corporate team building. If you'd like to book a private group please feel free to contact us. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and there is some standing involved, we can always provide a chair if necessary, just let us know in advance. Other things to note The Gliderport has a good cafe and free parking. Bring camera and sunscreen. Please contact me via the "contact host" if your verification takes too long or you want to reschedule a booking.
    From Price:$97/person

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