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Coastal Zone ADU Rental in Carlsbad

Arbuckle Place, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Homeowner Story: Generate rental income

Other Features: Covered porch

Special Circumstance: Coastal Zone

Status: Completed
2 Bed
2 Bath
749 ft 2
One Story

Located in the coastal zone of Carlsbad Village, this 749 sqft, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom ADU rental property provides a comfortable living space on a large lot. The trellis outside expands the living area onto the welcoming patio.

With its open living area, well-appointed kitchen, and convenient location, this rental ADU offers a desirable coastal lifestyle, and will help support this property with additional rental income.

“Thanks for reaching out. We haven’t had any issues and are very happy with it. We rented it out to a lovely young couple who absolutely fell in love with it and have told us that they’re really comfortable and happy there.
I appreciate all the hard work your team put in and your responsiveness. There seemed to be so many obstacles we had to overcome from issues getting permits, to having to combine lots but you guys were able to fix every issue that came up.”

Read more about ADUs in the coastal zone.

Floor Plan:

2BR/2BA 31×30 L-Shape

Great for roommates, this dual master also includes hall access to one of the bathrooms. Optional patio space off of the great room in the courtyard space.

Build Cost: $290K
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The Carlsbad ADU Guide

Several SnapADU team members live in Carlsbad, and we know the city’s regulations and processes very well. Turnaround times at the city are moderate. Carlsbad requires in-person submissions as well as soils reports (>500 sqft), both of which do add some processing time and expense. Also, some of Carlsbad is in the coastal zone and minor use permits are required in those areas.

What about Carlsbad’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit Ready Program?

You may have heard about the City of Carlsbad’s permit ready ADU program. Under the program, the city offers a handful of floor plans that may be used by the public.

However, these plans require property-specific modifications and additional documentation to meet full permitting requirements. While initially seeming cost-effective, pre-approved plans may not offer significant savings due to construction costs and potential design adjustments needed for your specific site. To our knowledge, the permitting time for these plans is also not any different than other ADU plans.

For a detailed exploration of using pre-approved ADU plans and their implications, read more about the considerations for using pre-approved ADU plans from cities.

Learn more about building an ADU in Carlsbad