Luxury Surfview House 100' from Beach--a Truly Special Home
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Terramar house description
This captivating beach house has it all: whitewater views, nearby accesses to the State Beach, in a peaceful residential neighborhood west of the coast highway. Carlsbad Village is a about a half mile away. You can access additional pictures the web address provided below.
The home has been extensively remodeled throughout with high end finishes and has a charming blend of contemporary and antique furnishings. The gourmet kitchen, which features granite counters and stainless steel appliances, is equipped for serious cooks.
The spacious floor plan features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room AND a family room, a dining room, and breakfast room. Outdoor 'living areas' include an oceanview deck, several patios, and a fenced back yard.
Most of our guests spend their time either relaxing in the house, watching the doplphins frolic in the ocean and the pelicans floating by, or enjoying the very special beach. In addition to the sandy beach suitable for all ages, Terramar has tidepools teeming with sealife and the premier offshore surf break in Carlsbad.
Should you tire of salt air and the sound of breaking waves, Carlsbad offers a world of recreational opportunities, including free weekly summer jazz concerts, water and jet skiing, sportsfishing, golf, tennis and cycling. Legoland, Carlsbad Village, the flower fields and the Company Stores (an outlet mall with high-end stores) are all 5 minutes away. The world-renowned San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and Sea World are about 1/2 hour away. Del Mar, with its thoroughbred racetrack is 15 minutes south. Day trips to LA and Orange County (Disneyland, etc.) are also possible. However, you may never want to leave the beach house!
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- This charming beach house is located about 100 feet (one house)from the water's edge. The entire second floor master suite and family room has dramatic views of the breaking waves. Guests are lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf (and occasionally barking seals!). There are nearby accesses to the State beach within walking distance both to the north and the south. Long beach walks, shell gathering and watching the pelicans and dolphins is also a popular pastime....moreless
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- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
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- Sports & Activities
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Location & View
- Pier Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Medical Services
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- We are 5 minutes from Legoland, the Carlsbad Flower Fields, the Carlsbad Village and the Carlsbad outlet stores. Del Mar is 15 minutes away and San Diego is 45 minutes. We have a supply of sporting equipment, including surfboards, boogie boards, bicycles, tennis rackets, golf clubs, croquet set, etc. available for your use....moreless
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Annual Trip with Friends to the BeachGuest comment entered by owner
Annual Trip with Friends to the Beach
We are beginning our last day at your beach house and want to say we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your home is lovely and very unique. We spent mornings on the side patio after our beach walk, afternoons reading and visiting in the living and family rooms and we found it quite amazing that all of us could be in the kitchen at the same time (cooking is one of our main vacation pastimes and your generously appointed kitchen is terrific for the creation of great meals). The usual after dinner evening routine was for Donna and Sanita to watch the sunset from the upstairs balcony while the rest of us enjoyed a long evening beach walk. We have had many beach vacations all up and down the southern coast of California going at least once a year for the past 32 years. Your home was absolutely one of the best experiences.
- Guest Linda and Steve- Tucson, AZ
- Date of stay 06/24/11
- Review Submitted 07/23/11
This home is loved and it truly shows! Great location to the beach as well as other activities. The layout of the house worked well with our family of 5 adults and 1 child and 3 small dogs. The kitchen works well for family breakfasts as well as dinners spilling out onto the back yard for outside dining. The 3 beds and baths were a must for us and were lovely. Would recommend for families or couples, young and old alike. The surf and boogie boards were an added treat for the younger ones, a good time was had by all. Great communication with the rep and a very fair rate. Best rental we've ever had!!
- Guest Enchantment (Las Cruces, NM USA)
- Date of stay 09/22/10
- Review Submitted 10/03/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: This rental is our former home, and we seek renters who, like the above family, who want to have a special time at the beach.
Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you very much for renting us your beach house. It was a wonderful home and very well set up for our family. We enjoyed the beach and the surrounding area. Your neighbor, Michael was extremely helpful to us. What a great guy!! Everyone liked him and he is very personable. My seven year old grandson loved your home. He had a blast running around the yard, up the stairs, down the stairs, in and out of the doors. He also played with many of the games. Wishing you good luck with future rentals and once again thank you.
- Guest N/A
- Date of stay 04/25/09
- Review Submitted 04/25/09
The house is very comfortable and just one house away from a lovely private beach. My family loved staying there!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/29/08
- Review Submitted 04/29/08
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Mar 22 - May 23, 2014
5 night min stay
May 24 - Jun 20, 2014
5 night min stay
Jun 21 - Sep 6, 2014
7 night min stay
Sep 7 - Oct 25, 2014
5 night min stay
Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
5 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
- Pet Fee: $150
- Cleaning Fee: $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 10%
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- Nearest Airport: Palomar Airport (San Diego Airport is 30 miles) at 5 Miles
- Nearest Train: To San Diego and Los Angeles and parts in between at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-5 at 0.75 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Terramar Beach, Carlsbad State Beach at 30 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: West Bistro (a 9 minute walk) at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Water skiing in Agua Hedionda Lagoon at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Aviara and The Crossings at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: West Bistro at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 1975
About the owner: Our family (Kent,Dana and Amelia Whitson)lived in this house for over 20 years and we still use it occasionally as our second home. Dana, a retired City Manager, does the bookings and (to Kent's dismay) usually has a remodeling or redecorating project going on while we stay at the beach. Amelia, who grew up in the Terramar Beach House and now works in San Francisco as a scientist with the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Kent is a retired transportation engineer/ planner who enjoys golfing, and is a senior PBA bowler. We are fortunate to have Carlsbad residents Karen and John Witmer, our wonderful friends, to be our onsite managers. Karen does the weekly inspections and coordinates the cleaning. John is incredibly handy and can fix just about anything. It is very much a family operation!
Why the Owner Chose Terramar:
This beach house is a cared-for home, not a cookie cutter rental property. We have remodeled it extensively over the years and it is very comfortable for extended families celebrating vacation time together or special occasions. Moreover, we try to keep the house in the kind of condition we would want for ourselves from a rental property. For example, the dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, washer and dryer have all been replaced within the last couple of years. Last year we tore out all the wall to wall carpet and put in new oak floors upstairs and refinished all of the oak floors downstairs. We also repainted inside and out.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a one-of a kind custom beach house with a combination of ocean views, privacy, and comfortable living spaces that you are unlikely to find in other rental properties . Our blog contains additional pictures and information that will help you to appreciate the special qualities of this beach house. Be sure to call us or email if you have any questions!
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Visualize yourself watching the sun slip below the breaking waves from the Terramar Beach House.
Living the good life at the beach is what the Family Room is all about.
Watch the migrating gray whales by day, and a movie by night.
You may be tempted to stay in bed.
The adjoining Sea Mist Bathroom is an oasis of luxury.
The Retreat Bedroom is the downstairs master suite.
The Blue Bedroom has both a double and twin bed,
The Library has a daybed that makes into two twins and a door to the Peach Bathroom. Doors can be closed at night for privacy.
The leather sofa makes into a queen bed.
The Kitchen is well equipped for making simple meals or feasts. It's easy to have multiple cooks in this spacious setting.
The front yard is filled with tropical plants and a separate succulent garden. Just about everything grows in the mild climate!
The fenced back yard is great for playing croquet or badminton.
Welcome to the Terramar Beach House!
The panoramic ocean view makes this room a favorite family gathering spot.
Want to chill out at the beach without even leaving the house? Grab a deck chair and soak in the sunshine and the view.
Enjoy the salt air and sound of crashing waves in the Surfview Bedroom.
This bathroom invites pampering.
The adjoining Rose Marble bathroom
The Peach bathroom, which adjoins both the Blue Bedroom and the Library, also has an oversized jetted bathtub.
The living room has comfortable seating for 9.
You can add leaves to the Dining Room table to seat up to 10 people.
The Breakfast Room provides another dining option for up to six people.
You can enjoy your morning coffee looking at the fish pond and tropical garden.
Enjoy an al fresco dinner on the patio! There are both gas and charcoal BBQ's that can be used year round and dining outside is possible from March to October (and sometimes in the winter!)
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Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014
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