About the property
- House1520 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
California lifestyle at its best - air conditioned 3 bdrm, 2 bath home.
The Schooner is a newly renovated beach home with air conditioning! In decor, you'll find seashells, starfish, and casual blues, sands and whites that remind you that you are steps to the ocean lagoon full of water sport rentals, and just over 1 mile from the Pacific ocean! Walk to the lagoon, or fill up your car with beach chairs, towels, beach umbrella, boogie boards and sand toys courtesy to you as guests of The Schooner and enjoy your time at the stunning Tamarack beach. (You'll also find lots of free parking there!)
To make the most of California costal weather, The Schooner has both Indoor and outdoor cooking, dining, and games. An open kitchen inside with sit up island is thoughtfully equipped, and adjacent to a beautiful dining room for 6. Outside, another great dining area for 6, and full-sized Weber grill. Private grounds are fully fenced with citrus trees with fruit to enjoy, Rosemary herbs for cooking, and desert plantings.
Play inside or out - inside, a full game table with wooden pieces and additional games at a hightop for 4, or outside, your own fully equipped bocce court. Bike to the beach or nearby outdoor public pool, or head to the quaint village of Olde Carlsbad for shopping and dining, or the weekly Farmer's market, and enjoy California living at it's best!
The Schooner is a coveted 1-story with 3 bedrooms (Master with a California King, 1 Queen-bedded room, 1 with 2 XL adult-size twin beds), as well as 2 full bathrooms. The sleeping area has a door that can be closed to separate it from the main spaces in the home. In the main area, there are two separate sitting rooms - one for sunny cozy reading or conversation, the other with full sofa set, and a 50" TV and fireplace. There is also a beautiful dining area, sit up bar to the open kitchen island, and a game table in the main space under elevated peak ceilings with floor to ceiling glass patio doors to the completely private back yard.
The Schooner is managed by us and we carefully book guests who take care of the home well, while we attend to every detail in its upkeep ourselves. Though this home is a new vacation rental for us, we continue to exceed expectations at The Edwinds (#376574) with over 37 5-star ratings from guests to date in the 4 years we have accommodated guests from around the world.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 01, 2018
About Carolyn McCarty
Hi, We are the proud owners of The Schooner! We absolutely love Olde Carlsbad -- the village, the beach, the lifestyle, the restaurants, and walking and biking year round. We also love creating vacations and memories for guests to Carlsbad...it hails back to our roots working in the hotel industry for many years. We do not have an outsourced manager for our 2 vacation rental homes in Carlsbad, but rather attend to every detail and guest need happily ourselves. Check out our reviews on our other vacation rental #376574, The Edwinds and you'll see that so far we've exceeded expectations accommodating guests from around the world for almost 5 years. We will eventually retire in Carlsbad and will live in one of the vacation homes ourselves!
Carolyn McCarty purchased this House in 2015
Why Carolyn McCarty chose Olde Carlsbad
We fell in love with The Schooner as soon as we saw it! It has a great, open feel with high chalet-like ceilings and a warm, happy feeling. We love that it's one level and yet there are lots of spaces to relax in the home! We saw bocce court potential in the private L-shaped back yard and have always wanted to build one, so voila, we were able to do that here. We also love that it is so close to the ocean-fed lagoon, and the beach and village, yet has a big corner lot in a wonderful neighborhood.
What makes this House unique
We love to look at the surrounding local greenery of fruit trees, Palm trees and rich succulents from every window. Year round we enjoy flowers, fruits and herbs on the property! We can also see Canary palms in every direction in the distance which are magnificent with the sunset behind them each evening!
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Starting out 2018 in heaven
We had a wonderful time in the schonner! Nice quiet neighborhood, short jaunt to the sea and business area of Carlsbad. We enjoyed cooking and grilling our dinners inside and outside the home. The home was very spacious for 5 of us. Also enjoyed the bocce court. Really enjoyed the help that Carolyn gave to us with info at the house, info before our stay and after we arrived. Will be staying here again soon. We enjoyed our week in So Cal. Dinner in little Italy in San Diego to going to Disneyland this area in Carlsbad is close to everything. Thank you for sharing the Schooner! Terry and Joy Johnson Omaha,NE.
Thank you Johnson family for choosing The Schooner to start your 2018! You were wonderful guests and we are so happy to hear that you'll be returning. We will welcome you all back anytime. Happy New Year!
Perfect home for a getaway!
Lovely home in nice neighborhood.Perfect size for family of 4-5. Loved the beautiful new high end appliances and fixtures. Easily accessible to freeway and El Camino Real. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely rent here again!
We so loved having your family at The Schooner, and appreciate the care you took of the home. Very happy to hear that you may return and we would welcome that! Happy New Year to you and your family.
Summer in Paradise
From the moment we arrived at the Schooner until our sad departure 5 months later, we felt like we were at home.
Schooner presents accurately in the photos online and has everything one needs to enjoy living there. Beach towels, beach chairs, and boogie boards are provided which enabled us to frequently enjoy the beach 1.5 miles away. We grabbed early morning coffee and conversation on the beach in our chairs on many occasions!
The desert landscaping along with blooming hydrangeas, bottlebrush and orange trees created a pleasant, private oasis where we enjoyed barbecuing and conversation. Uniquely, a bocce ball court adds to the activity in the backyard.
Schooner is convenient to the freeway, and the Carlsbad Village restaurants and shops as well the train station. We were able to enjoy trips to the Padre Stadium , “Little Italy”, and “Old Town” in San Diego and also to Anaheim and Los Angeles to the north via the Coaster or the Amtrak trains.
We highly recommend the Schooner for short stays or long ones like we had for 5 glorious months.
Caroline and Todd McCarty have created a beautiful rental and were always readily available by phone or email regarding any concerns we might have had.
We would stay at the Schooner again in a heartbeat
You guys were awesome guests and it was a pleasure to have you! You took such great care of the home which we appreciate, and we're happy that you not only enjoyed the home, but also the neighborhood and neighboring places. We hope to see you soon!
The home was in a great location and very clean.
My family had a great time here. I especially appreciated the location - we saw many beautiful sunsets on the beach, rode our bikes along the beach, went snowboarding at Big Bear, and indoor rock climbing at Vital Gym in Carlsbad. The proximity to restaurants and shopping was also a plus. I especially appreciated Todd and Carolyn's responsiveness to any needs or questions. The property was well-maintained and clean. We ate some oranges from a tree in the backyard.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with your family over the holidays! Thank you for you kind words and for taking such good care of the home. We'd love to welcome you back anytime!
Clean Property in a Very Nice Neighborhood
We found the property in excellent condition, very clean and well-appointed, with enough beach items that we could use and not have to buy anything additionally. We loved the idea of being able to run just down the street for the beach, the grocery store and I-5. We took full advantage of the property's location. There was nothing better than Carlsbad Village, for taking the kids on walks, or shopping or dining. Great little places and a wonderful little community. The only negative was that the yard was a bit limiting in that there was no grass for kids to play on, but we used the beach instead. We would highly recommend the property to anyone looking for a non-luxury place to stay.
Thanks for your review and for staying with us! We are so glad you loved the set up of the home and the village of Carlsbad. We made the investment to replace the grass in the yard with professional desert landscaping and native plants to do the right thing given the serious California drought. It's it's fun to consider the beach as a second playground for wee ones. We welcome you back anytime!
Perfect Summer Home
Our family (two adults, two teenagers) stayed in this beautiful Carlsbad home for June and July this summer. It was a perfect home-away-from-away in all respects. We are a water sports family and the two garage was ideal for storing, organizing, and cleaning all of our gear, with minimal sand/dirt entering the home. The backyard is huge with lots of furniture for outdoor living, a fun bocce court, and a Weber grill which we used almost every summer night. The location is close to the lagoon and just 1.5 miles from Tamarack Beach, so easy to navigate by bike or car. And the home has ample living space, a completely modern kitchen, and three very comfortable bedrooms with great beds, another thing that is so helpful when out of your own home for two months. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the home or the landlord! They have thought of everything in terms of comfort and supplies (indoor, outdoor and beach). We definitely recommend this property and would stay here again should we be fortunate enough to spend another summer away in Carlsbad!
We were so happy to have you at The Schooner and thank you for taking such good care of the home! Your family truly is the consummate water adventurer gang, and we are happy that everything worked so well for you. We definitely try to think of everything we can to make your stay as effortless as possible! We welcome you back anytime!
The Schooner is located in a quiet, quintessential olde Carlsbad neighborhood, just steps to a sandy rimmed ocean fed lagoon, chock full of watersports. 1.5 miles to the stunning Tamarack beach for walking and beaching and the charming Carlsbad village for shopping and restaurants, and only 1 exit on the 1-5 from Legoland. Truly coastal with wonderful sunsets and palm tree views in the backyard overlooking a private bocce ball court!