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Carolyn McCarty

Member since: 2011
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The Edwinds - a Spectacular California Ocean View Experience - VR 1241175

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6, plus infant)

Bright, airy, private home with ocean breezes. French doors and 16-pane windows throughout create the feeling of a romantic cottage. A wood burning fireplace and modern, fully equipped kitchen allow you to settle in and make The Edwinds home away from home.

Nestled in Olde Carlsbad, where each home is unique - no track home presence - with quiet neighbors and mature gardens and Palm trees.

If you feel the need, there is a full office space with desk, lamp, chair, and wireless printer that also doubles as a game room with ocean views from the attached deck. Or, enjoy the TV Room with DVD as another space -- both allow for work and play while there.

Day or evening, sip a cocktail on the private ocean view deck, and take in amazing, unobstructed sunsets.

The heart of the house opens onto a pristine, outdoor oasis with a day bed, bbq, patio, fruit trees and cactus garden in complete privacy. Gardener tended gardens and yard ensures green grass to sink your feet into, all winter long.

It's a happy place to be!

Keywords: Ocean view deck, walking distance to the village, walk to the ocean, 3 bedrooms, fireplace, cactus garden, 2-level, sun-filled home

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Carolyn McCarty (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Carolyn McCarty

We love The Edwinds West - named after both our fathers who were named Edwin, coupled with the amazingly fresh ocean breezes there.

We were married in 2011, and with Todd's work on the east coast, we are only able to enjoy this home occasionally, so we decided to share it with others!

We are both lovers of the outdoors and spend time sailing, mountain biking and golfing together, particularly in Carlsbad...

We both spent years working in the Hotel business, and so love to create wonderful experiences with our friends and family through cooking, wine tasting, entertaining and traveling.

We have 2 cats who stay with us on the east coast, and Todd 3 kids who are now heading off to college.

Eventually we will return to The Edwinds West to enjoy a fabulous retirement.

Carolyn McCarty purchased this house in 2004

Why Carolyn McCarty chose San Diego County

After many discussions, we decided to open our home to people, like us, who enjoy vacation rentals. We have trust in the network of people who experience and trust others homes as their own, and hope to hear about wonderful experiences for those who stay there.

What makes this house unique

We love to bike or walk to the beach in the mornings... after a few blocks, you suddenly see and feel the ocean and pick up your pace to get on the sand. We walk for miles without many people around in most parts, and enjoy the fabulous oceanfront mansions along the way.

We do the same for wonderful dinners on the ocean or in The Village. Paon - Zagat rated and where we held our wedding dinner is a favorite for wine tasting and dinners, and Vigillucci's on the ocean with live music and a great outdoor view deck. We also love the local pubs, shopping, and restaurants for fish tacos and sunset rituals.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets are just 2 miles away and have endless finds with some of our favorite brands. Because it's an outdoor mall, it's wonderful even on a sunny day.

There are so many places to golf year round within a few miles, that we can't settle on one favorite spot.

A few blocks from the house is a salt water lagoon with paddle boards, jet skis and kayaks, which we love. While on the water, we see seals and amazing birds...such a hidden treasure.

Mission Bay, Oceanside Pier, Legoland, The famous San Diego Zoo and Safari are all a quick drive away. Disneyland and Orange County finds like Laguna and Newport Beach are perfect 30-40 minute drives. All summer, we enjoy Legoland firework displays from our deck.

Sometimes we just cruise the coast, and visit the small towns on the water to stroll, shop or dine in. We love the meditation gardens in Encinitas and kayaking with the Sea Lions in La Jolla.


based on 29 traveler reviews

The Edwinds - a Spectacular California Ocean View Experience - VR 1241175
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lively trip to Carlsbad! The home was spacious, clean and a perfect retreat for our family. We loved the outdoor space- it was great that it was fully enclosed so our small children could play without worry. Carolyn and Todd left beach items and toys for us to use while we were there. We also loved that the property had a full size washer and dryer. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We do try very hard to make our guests' stays as perfect as possible, so we love your header on your review:) Please do come back soon - we'll be ready to welcome your family back!
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The Perfect Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed this comfortable home. We enjoyed quick access to the beautiful beach and our walk through Carlsbad Village. The Farmer's Market was perfect for picking up fresh produce for dinner. The Gem Institute was close by and we took a guided tour. My elderly parents were comfortable and all enjoyed family dinners around the large farmhouse dining table. We watched the fireworks from the deck. I highly recommend this home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that you all enjoyed The Edwinds and Olde Carlsbad. Thanks for taking such nice care of the home and happy that you enjoyed the fireworks from the deck!
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented "The Edwinds " for a week in August. It was absolutely perfect! The house is very charming and well set up for a family. It easily accommodated our family of 5 adults. My oldest son lived 2 blocks away so it made for a perfect meeting place for dinner and drinks when they got off work. We rode our bikes every morning for coffee and for a walk on the beach. Then rode all over Old Carlsbad exploring. We went to the beach every day. The boys surfed and paddle boarded. The back yard was our favorite gathering spot. We loved the Day bed for relaxing in the afternoon. We even had a traditional crab boil outside under the stars. Carolyn was most accommodating. We all said that we would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during August for 6 nights and we loved it! There were 4 adults and 3 young children. The set up of the house, the landscaping, hot tub and location were perfect! My only complaint, having a one year old was it was a little hot, with no air conditioning. I know it's hard to find places with AC. The house definitely cools down at night, but with a 6 o'clock bedtime for my little one, it was a little hot. :) The beach toys, boogie boards, chairs, and umbrellas were so nice to have! Carolyn was extremely responsive and we would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review! We appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again another time! The beach toys do make it endless fun for little ones with the big sandy beach at Tamarack!
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Could not be better!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five, all adults, and stayed in the Edwinds after 3 weeks of travelling through the USA. We wanted to have one week of relaxing at the end of our US tour. We first rented a house in San Diego, but it was not a relaxing place, so we moved out after 1 day and moved to the Edwinds. This was a perfect decision. The house is fantastic and quiet although it is close to shops, the beach and the city center. As parents we slept in the master bedroom which is very large and has a super bed. But also the other bedrooms are great. The house is spacious and we had breakfast every morning in the beautiful garden. When we had to return to Europe, we all said we liked to stay in the house longer. We still miss it. Also the contact with Carolyn and Todd was great. They reacted instantly on any call or e-mail. Thank you Carolyn and Todd.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your last week in the US was enjoyed in Carlsbad and especially at The Edwinds! Thank you for your kind comments. It's our pleasure to have helped you in this instance! Come back and visit again.
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Great vacation home in Carlsbad

  • 5 of 5

I must say this was an excellent vacation home for my family (myself, wife, 2 young children, grandma). The house was clean, comfortable and had absolutely everything we needed (extra towels, beach towels, beach toys, cooler, bikes, games, movies, etc,).

The Edwinds is well located just off the interstate. Great access, was so easy to navigate and quick to get around. We drove to the San Diego Zoo (30-40mins), Sea World (30-40mins), Lego land (5mins), meals (5mins) and shopping (5-15mins). We walked to the beach with everyone one night to watch the sunset and routinely walked to the grocery store.

Yard was well manicured and green, kids loved playing in the back on the patio and on the grass. They absolutely loved the hot tub, was easy to use and keep at a lower temp so they could play.

My mother stayed upstairs, it was the perfect for her own space to relax (bed, bathroom, tv, couch/office area and deck).

Carolyn checked in with me routinely and was always available for questions and help. Thank you Carolyn.

A lot of choices in the San Diego area and so happy we chose Carlsbad, was so impressed by the area. Nice little shops, great food. Make sure to check out the pier in Oceanside (10min drive away)

I really can not say enough good things about this vacation home and area. Don't miss out on this gem.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your detailed review. We are happy to hear about a wonderful stay and thank you for choosing us and taking such great care if the home. Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Paddleboarding, meditation gardens, zoo


Rates & Availability

Carlsbad House Rental Rates

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US Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
peak season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Full ensuite bathroom with window to lush landscaping
    Downstairs main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full downstairs bath with granite, white tile and a window
    Spare bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom with walk in shower on main floor
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom with full dresser and closet.
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Ceiling fan, beautiful windows in this upstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Downstairs bedroom with beautiful linens and view of spa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Beach chairs, umbrella, beach bags, bogie boards, beginner surf board, cooler, back pack, beach bags, beach blanket, children's beach toys all available for perfect beach set up

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