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The Edwinds - a Spectacular California Ocean View Experience - VR 1241175

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

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

Carolyn McCarty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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.


Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

The Edwinds - a Spectacular California Ocean View Experience - VR 1241175
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Fantastic home close to beautiful Tamarack beach

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, spacious, cozy, in a great location with fresh fruit trees and fantastic sun sets. We have rented homes in many locations and this is a favourite we are sure to visit again. Carolyn the owner is organized, helpful and really easy to communicate with. Carlsbad is a wonderful hidden gem in California. So much to do and see or a great place to relax on the day bed and read a book. We cycled, climbed mountains, learned to paddle board in the lagoon and had great barbecued meals on the patio. This place has it all. Thanks Carolyn. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We pride ourselves in attending to any guests' needs, so we appreciate your comments. You were fantastic guests and we welcome you back soon!
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Great relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to live in-between selling and buying a new house and we rented "The Edwinds". It was a great place to stay during such a crazy transitional time especially when we have a daughter in elementary. We were able to just move in and go on as if we were in our own house. The location is perfect and close to downtown Carlsbad. There was plenty of space, cooking supplies, linens and towels. The beds were also super comfy. Thank you for providing us such a lovely house to stay in which we were comfortable and relaxed.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that The Edwinds worked well for your interim living arrangement. Moving is so stressful, so we try to make the home as effortless to stay in as possible! Welcome to the neighborhood and Happy Holidays!
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Tracy, CA

Our family loved the Edwinds!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Edwinds for a 5-day stay over Thanksgiving and for our 17 year old daughter's soccer showcase. The house was clean, cozy & had plenty of room for 2 adults and 3 teens. We really enjoyed the roomy (and private) backyard & patio areas. My husband & I especially enjoyed the upstairs deck where we enjoyed morning coffee & evening cocktails! The upstairs master bed is so, so comfy..., I slept like a rock every night. The house is in a great neighborhood and close to the beach as well as downtown Carlsbad.With 3 teenagers and having to attend a soccer showcase, the new, clean full size washer & dryer were priceless! We would definitely love to stay at the Edwinds again if we come down to Carlsbad. I can not imagine a cleaner, cuter & comfortable house in the area. Carolyn was responsive and extremely easy to communicate with. Everything went smooth as could be with the rental process and made for a great and stress-free Thanksgiving trip. The Hamilton Family

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the nice and thorough review! Your family were such great guests, and we so appreciate how you left the home - it was perfect! And you were equally as wonderful to deal with. Happy Holidays and we welcome you back anytime!
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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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Rates & Availability

Carlsbad House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
peak season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
US Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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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


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