North of Del Mar and a 45-minute drive from downtown San Diego
, the pretty communities of Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Carlsbad
provide many reasons to linger on the California
coast: good swimming and surfing beaches, small-town atmosphere, an abundance of antiques and gift shops, and a seasonal display of the region's most beautiful flowers
. Carlsbad is the perfect vacation rentals destination for your next family get away including a wide assortment of condo rentals, home accommodations and affordable lodging.
Carlsbad was named after Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia, because of the similar mineral (some say curative) waters each produced. Bird-watchers and walkers can explore Carlsbad's three lagoons, where the Luiseno Indians made their homes for centuries. The small-town, relaxed environment here fits nicely with the fields of colorful flowers and the mountain and ocean vistas where many of our vacation rental properties and located.
Long recognized as one of the most picturesque coastal communities in Southern California, Carlsbad is blessed with over 7 miles of sun-splashed beaches, world-class shopping, restaurants with character and a downtown Village with a European flair
. After a day of shopping in delightful boutiques and antique shops or just relaxing over lunch at a sidewalk café, you will be captivated by Carlsbad's charm. Accommodations in this area are in great demand in the warmer seasons so be sure to book your vacation house rentals or condo rentals early.
Carlsbad is also well known as the golf capital of the world
. Golfers are lured by the dozen or so courses, including the world-class Aviara Golf Club where a vacation rental accommodation is always close by.
A colorful display can be seen at Carlsbad Ranch each spring, when 50 acres of solid ranunculus fields bloom into a breathtaking rainbow visible even from the freeway
. Vibrant bands of color — yellow, pink, orange, magenta, purple and white — march across 50 rolling acres. Carlsbad has grown up around the ranch, sandwiching the Flower Fields among a shopping mall, an amusement park and acres of California-tan homes (perfect for vacation rentals) and businesses. At the Flower Fields ranch, kids are part of the equation, with a playground and child-friendly displays.
from 2 to 12 will be thoroughly entertained at LEGOLAND
, CALIFORNIA, 128-acre theme park offering 5,000 Lego models in addition to rides and shows.
For information on things to see and do stop in at the Carlsbad Convention and Visitors Bureau in the historic old train depot in the heart of the coastal village at 400 Carlsbad Village Drive.
Vacation rentals are an excellent opportunity for you and your family to discover historic Carlsbad. Whether you prefer a condo rental, or a full size house rental, Owner Direct has the perfect accommodation to make your vacation extra special