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The Edwinds - a Spectacular California Ocean View Experience with A/C!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Bright, airy, private home with ocean breezes (and A/C this Spring)! 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, A/C, 3 bedrooms, fireplace, cactus garden, 2-level, sun-filled home

More Details

Carolyn McCarty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 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.

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 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.


Carlsbad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Downstairs main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 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, french doors
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • 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


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The Edwinds - a Spectacular California Ocean View Experience with A/C!
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 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: January 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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Thank you! We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from our week long vacation at the Edwinds. It was as expected, if not better. The floorplan was perfect for us! Everything we might not have packed is at the home. After long days of playing, we'd spend the evenings in the warm hot tub. Their landscaping is incredible!

Also, our starter went out on our car. Carolyn was so sweet and found us a repair shop within a mile and had it fixed that same day. Thank you, thank you for all you do, it was wonderful. We'll be back! ;)

PS.... loved the location too. Walked to the beach every day and the laguna. Great shopping and food, really close by. We really didn't mind that our car was broke down.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed The Edwinds, and thank you so much for the perfect shape you left it in! We really appreciate that and your kind comments. Come back soon! Carolyn and Todd
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Los Gatos, Calif.... now Carmel, Calif.

The home is lovely, clean, beautiful sunset view from master terrace. One mile walk to the beach .

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!)

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Best 4th of July

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Paddleboarding, meditation gardens, zoo


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund