Tiny but Charming Cottage/ Cabin ("Cabbage") Near Carlsbad City Center & Caverns

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, WiFi
TV, video games, books, music library
TV, video games, books, music library

Overview of Tiny but Charming Cottage/ Cabin ("Cabbage") Near Carlsbad City Center & Caverns

Tiny but Charming Cottage/ Cabin ("Cabbage") Near Carlsbad City Center & Caverns

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Carlsbad, NM

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarlsbad Museum & Art Center10 min walk
  • Popular LocationRiverwalk Recreation Center6 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Carlsbad Recreation Area6 min drive
  • AirportCarlsbad, NM (CNM-Cavern City Air Terminal)9 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
640 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Tiny but Charming Cottage/ Cabin ("Cabbage") Near Carlsbad City Center & Caverns

Family-friendly vacation home in Carlsbad
Thanks for considering our place! We have worked really hard to make it the perfect space for travelers who want privacy, a convenient location, and a pleasant overall experience without much fuss.

Things people love about the Cabbage:
- Central location 2 blocks from City center & close to the Caverns
-Clean and unique New Mexico style, hand picked decor with a homey feel.
-Private space all your own ( whole house and yard for the cost of a basic hotel room) and 3 small but private bedrooms to separate the kids or unruly coworkers..
-All the amenities of home in a tiny little package- kitchen, washer and dryer, Netflix, barbecue grill, comfy couch, fluffy pillows, cozy beds, WiFi, etc
- Hopefully it's not vain to say we try to be attentive, friendly hosts and our guests mostly like us.
-Generally a better price than other full house listings due to it's small size, exterior condition, and location.

Reasons it might not be for you (and no shame in that!):
-working class neighborhood with many small, cheap, and/or ugly houses.
-Exterior still has cosmetic repairs to be done.
-Old house has uneven floors and weird ceiling heights
-Small space (mostly only a problem when you try to pass people in the hallway to the bathroom)

The Cabbage is probably the smallest 3 bedroom in town,- only 640 sq ft- but it lives large! It is an older house in a quiet hard working neighborhood and a with some quirks (wonky floors, low ceiling heights, and leaning porch, or example). The setup is perfect for those who want to have private rooms for the members of their group. The house is arranged to accommodate 4 comfortably, plus a pack n play for a spare kiddo. Each of the 3 bedrooms neatly fits a bed, a desk and a closet. The home is heated and cooled by window mounted air conditioner units, and we also offer space heaters/fans in each bedroom. The exterior has a nice deck and a gas grill and a (super dead) garden, but is a work in progress, so this is the wrong house for you if you will be bothered by seeing sad plants, a dirt lot, unpainted stucco, or parts of the old wooden beams peeking out from under the brand new aluminum roof, or our neighbors ugly house/cars ( no offense to them, they are otherwise good neighbors).

Kitchen: Complete kitchen with adequate storage, a full size fridge, and kitchen gadgets and accessories for preparing your own meals. Dine at the bartop with seating for 4 or enjoy al fresco dining on the adjacent outdoor deck.

Bathroom: Compact but complete bathroom with a combo tub/ shower, toilet and single vanity. Toiletries provided.

Living Room: Comfy sofa to watch Netflix on the flat screen TV with roku. Or unplug and play wii, board games or borrow a book.

Bedrooms: Just enough space for sleeping or working. They are tiny but they get the job done, and you should be out exploring anyway! Clean white bedding on comfortable pillow-top mattresses covered in a warm down alternative filled euro-style duvets, with fluffy pillows and a cozy handmade throw for cooler nights. Small desk with task light for work, and of course a closet to store your things. Washer and dryer for guest use in the master bedroom closet.

Outdoor space: Eat dinner on the private deck to enjoy the great weather, grill some steaks on the barbecue. Let the kids or the dogs run free in the large fenced (but mostly dirt) yard. Parking for 2+ cars in the carport/ driveway, and plenty of street parking.

Note: We have fixed up the inside for the most part, but the exterior of the house needs some stucco work and paint and the yard is what we like to call "natural" with an "authentic New Mexico Style" fence. It is an older home and both the inside and outside have their little idiosyncrasies. We are always trying to improve!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Cribs/infant beds are also available.

Property manager

Janelle Hicks
Speaks English, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Family friendly

  • Crib/infant bed available
  • Children's games
  • Highchair
  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer


  • TV
  • Video games
  • Games
  • Books
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 640 sq ft (59 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Tiny but Charming Cottage/ Cabin Carlsbad City Center & Caverns
Tiny but Charming Cottage

About this area


Located in Carlsbad, this vacation home is in an area with good shopping. Brantley Lake State Park and Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Carlsbad Water Park and Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. Guests appreciate the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Carlsbad Museum & Art Center - 10 min walk
  • Riverwalk Recreation Center - 6 min drive
  • Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area - 6 min drive
  • Carlsbad Water Park - 7 min drive
  • Lamont Street Park - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlsbad, NM (CNM-Cavern City Air Terminal) - 9 min drive


  • Pecos River Cafe — 8 min walk
  • Danny's BBQ — 9 min walk
  • Lucy's — 9 min walk
  • Sonic — 9 min walk
  • Wendy's — 10 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 17 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 22 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Cabbage house
Had a nice stay. Everything went smoothly.

5/5 Excellent

Great cottage.
The stay was short but the property was as described. Very comfortable.

5/5 Excellent

Great rental with everything you need.
We enjoyed our stay!! The backyard is perfect for the dogs if you bring them along. The yard is fenced and has plenty of room for them to explore. It is also a great location if you are planning a trip to Carlsbad Caverns. The property owner is super welcoming and has gone above and beyond to make you feel at home.

5/5 Excellent

Cute and Cozy!
We loved the Cabbage! So many amenities were provided to make us feel welcomed. The host was easy to contact and responded quickly when we had questions. We would highly recommend it!

5/5 Excellent

Charming cottage in Carlsbad
This was a charmingly-decorated cottage in a quiet neighborhood. It was nice to have access to a washer and dryer and the kitchen had everything that we needed. There are board games and TV/video game access in the house. It was around 2 miles (give or take) to the river and a close stay for the Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.