About the property
- House2100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Bright, airy, private home with ocean breezes. French doors and 16-pane windows throughout create the feeling of a romantic cottage. A 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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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. Eventually we will return to The Edwinds West to enjoy a fabulous retirement.
Carolyn McCarty purchased this House in 2004
Why Carolyn McCarty chose Carlsbad
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The home is lovely, clean, beautiful sunset view from master terrace. One mile walk to the beach .
The house was roomy, lots of light, comfy beds and pillows.There were plenty of dishes and glasses,pots and pans both bath towels and beach towels. Master was extremely roomy both front and back yards were well kept and
nice to play to relax. A Market close by and not far from downtown Carlsbad and the cute shops and good restaurants. We hope to come back next year.
Thanks Carolyn and Todd for a great stay!
Thanks for all the detail in your review. We try our very best to make sure we have everything covered so guests can relax and enjoy the cute town and big beach. We so appreciate how you left the home and we'd love to see you back next year!
Perfect Beach Vacation
This was our second time staying at the Edwinds. We love the home and location. It is perfect for an extended family, including our two small children.
Thank you for making our family vacation special (again!)
We were so happy to have welcomed you and your family back to The Edwinds, and of course even happier that you made some more special memories there! Thank you for being such great guests, and we welcome you back anytime! Carolyn and Todd
Best 4th of July
We have spent the last 5 years in Carlsbad for the 4th of July, this home has been the best yet. They house is spacious, comfortable and convent. The owners are warm and welcoming and had everything that we needed for our vacation. Cant wait to come back next year.
Exactly What We Needed
The Edwinds was exactly as advertised. Great home with several places throughout to relax and enjoy. The beach was a 2min drive...less than two turns. So easy. The 2nd floor patio was the favorite spot. We could walk to the grocery store if we forgot anything and we took a quick run into the Carlsbad Village everyday for coffee or a good bite to eat. Really enjoyed our stay!
Thank you Brandon, and we were happy to have you and your family stay at The Edwinds! We love the deck too -- great sunsets! Love that you loved the little town - it truly is chock full of great restaurants. Please come stay again, you were great guests and we appreciate that so much.
We needed a place for a family of 4 plus a dog. The Edwinds worked out really well. What a wonderful house, with lots of amenities and a beautiful yard. It's clean and well maintained, with everything you need provided -- towels, kitchen items, bicycles, beach gear, grill. You'll not be disappointed (although be prepared for some traffic noise from I-5). Thank you!
We are so happy that The Edwinds worked out so well for you and we were happy to have you and your family (including the furry member) stay with us!
Fantastic home close to beautiful Tamarack beach
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.
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!
Paddleboarding, meditation gardens, zoo