House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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 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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Just a fantastic experience ..!
The owner of the property went above and beyond the call of duty to make our stay “Fantastic”..! Would definitely recommend to friends and family..!! Thank you so much Carolyn and Todd..!!
We enjoyed hosting you at The Edwinds and appreciate your kind note and for staying! We would gladly welcome you back anytime again.
Summertime in Carlsbad
The Edwinds is everything you want in a VRBO rental and more. We loved everything about our stay. We wished we could have stayed longer! In the morning we had our coffee outside in the garden. In the afternoon we sat upstairs on the outdoor patio and read and caught the summer breeze. It was a delightful house with a lot of space. Carolyn was very attentive to any problems that arose and willing to give advise on all the good restaurants. We celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary at the house and hope to. Come back for years to come.
Home Away From Home Vacation Rental
I loved this vacation home! This home was immaculate and very well-kept. The yard and garden were just beautiful complete with an ocean view from the second story deck. Carolyn was a gracious and kind host, and we will definitely be back!
Gina, you and your family were wonderful guests and we appreciate your kind note. We strive to keep things as perfect we can so guests can just relax-- southern California as it should be! We gladly welcome you back anytime.
Great location! Comfortable! Excellent Amenities! Outstanding Management! Dog-friendly!
We rented Edwinds from 12/12/18-1/24/19 and look forward to our return. I won't repeat what others have already said, but our Vizsla enjoyed her vacation as much as we did and that's saying a lot. The house is wonderfully maintained and spotless and the owners promptly took care of all of our needs and questions while still respecting our privacy.
Carlsbad is a delightful oceanside community in North San Diego County with every amenity convenient to Edwinds. We enjoyed the restaurants (Vigilucci's, Bluewater and King's Fish were favorites), golf (The Crossings is fantastic) and shopping (check out Tip Top Market for amazing meat and European delicacies).
The house is in a great neighborhood and is roomy enough for guests (our son and daughter visited). The upstairs master bedroom is very large and the adjoining comfy sitting room/office with its own terrace with oceanview is terrific.
We've stayed at dozens of VRBO rentals and this is one of the very best for sure.
We loved having you stay at The Edwinds and especially loved that you enjoyed the home and area. So glad your pup loved it too:) Thank you for the kind review and we look forward to seeing you back!
A lovely property with everything you need.
We arrived for a week stay over Thanksgiving and were delighted when we first walked in the front door. Just as described - a spacious three-bedroom home with extra spaces to get away alone for a little while. Beautiful sunsets over the ocean from the upstairs deck. The house was tastefully furnished and thoughtfully equipped. The grocery store was truly a block away and the beach and village were an easy drive or nice walk away. Lots of great restaurants all around. Carolyn was a doll to work with and very accommodating as we wanted to invite other friends over to her house for Thanksgiving dinner. She inventoried what she had for us several weeks before our arrival date so we knew what to bring from Phoenix. Thanks Carolyn and Todd!
We loved having you for Thanksgiving and you were great in asking to host 3 people for dinner, so we were so happy to oblige as the total number of people didn't exceed our maximum of 8 people for dining comfortably in the home. You were great guests and we welcome you back anytime! Carolyn and Todd
Caroline was a very caring and gracious host. Our family felt right at home during a stressful transition . of moving into our new home. She went over the top to make sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend this beautiful home.
We were so happy to be able to accommodate your family and do anything we could to alleviate any of the stress of relocating! Thanks for being such wonderful guests and welcome to Carlsbad!
Paddleboarding, surfing, biking, meditation gardens, San Diego Zoo, downtown farmers markets, restaurants, paved beach walking routes, outlet malls, Legoland, beach