2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom w/ spacious fenced in Backyard. Close to Beach & Village
About Nicole Martin
My name is Nicole Martin (née Edwards) and I am the proud Granddaughter of Mildred "Mid" Edwards and her late husband Sterling "Eddie" Edwards, who purchased this home back in 1956. As a child I grew up in the home across the street from my grandparents & some of my fondest childhood memories took place at Seaside Cottage. I'll never forget how my grandfather always made me a shirley temple while my grandmother and I played board games. Over the years, the home has been host to countless martini & poker parties, Thanksgivings, Christmases, & family get togethers. So one can imagine I was beyond thrilled when asked to manage the property for my family. That being said, I would love to tell you a little bit about my beloved grandparents: My grandfather, Eddie, served 35 years in the US Marine Corps before retiring as a Sgt. Major. He served in WWII, Korea, & Vietnam. Eddie and Mid purchased this home with the help of a CALVET loan granted to returning GI's after WWII and the payments were $73/month, which at the time was barely affordable. Even though they re-located all over the world with the military, they kept their home by the beach knowing they would want to retire in Carlsbad. In their later years, Eddie enjoyed tending to his gardens where he grew vegetables, fruit bushes and trees, and the family's favorite: the rose garden. Mid enjoyed crocheting, sewing, cooking, card games and her favorite hobby to this day, reading. Eddie passed in 2007 and now Mid currently resides with her oldest daughter Diana. She is still healthy and thriving at 95 years of age. With the cottage vacant, our family made the decision to convert it into a vacation rental so our beloved home could be shared with others and so they too could fall in love with the beach and Carlsbad. It is my goal as Property Manager to ensure our guests love and enjoy our family's home as much as we have... but most of all to make them feel as if they have found a new home in Carlsba
Nicole Martin purchased this Cottage in 1956
Why Nicole Martin chose Carlsbad
This home is incredibly special to our family. When we set out to convert it into a vacation rental, we knew we wanted to stand out and not be like everyone else. That is why we go above and beyond to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. No concern is ever too small! It warms our hearts beyond measure when guests tell us how they can feel the love that comes from the home. It also brightens Mid's day when we tell her about how much our guests love and cherish the home.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our cottage is unique in the sense that many rentals in the area don't have the spacious and fenced in backyard that we do! Our home has been owned and occupied by the same family, my grandparents, since 1956. We are a family owned and operated rental which means dependable service and the desire to make you and your friends and family feel at home while staying with us! Our neighborhood is quiet, safe, close the the beach, and walking distance from The Village, dining and shops!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place for a small family
This is an ideal location for a family with small kids. They toys, playground in the backyard, wagon, and trailer for the kids for the bike were a big hit with the kids. The short walk to the beach was so nice.
We just keep coming back!
Love Seaside Cottage & just stayed for our 4th year in a row. We love the spacious yard, all the amenities (especially the bikes) and the perfect beach location. Nicole, is so easy to work with & professional. Carlsbad+Seaside Cottage is always our best vacation week of the year.
Great Place for a Family Beach Trip
Our family had a wonderful stay here. The property is perfect for a relaxing vacation near the beach. The house is lovingly maintained and fit our family of four plus two grandparents perfectly. Family-friendly features like the play structure, toys, stroller, and wagon were much appreciated. We walked to Carlsbad Village easily. We’d love to visit again in the future.
This property has it all if you have little ones. The home literally has everything you would need to enjoy the beach and a perfect backyard that kept our little ones active and happy. Thanks so much for such an enjoyable stay!
My family and I loved Seaside Cottage. Our 3 kids LOVED the backyard, and my husband and I loved the covered patio. We had plenty of room for 5 of us. The location is pretty close to perfect: near restaurants, grocery, activities and the interstate. We drove south to downtown San Diego a couple of times. The drive was very easy. I would recommend this house to friends and family. Nicole was quick to answer any questions I had. I felt like I was staying at my Grandma’s house, so cute and quaint!!
Great family home
Walking distance to beach and town with all necessities for beach and families.
Visit some of downtown Carlsbad's top tourist attractions:
Alt Karlsbad home of Frazier's Mineral Well
Old Santa Fe Depot