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Luxury Surfview House 100' from Beach--a Truly Special Home

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Visualize yourself watching the sun slip below the breaking waves from the Terramar Beach House.

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                At least one renter must be 25 or older...moreless

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome:

                We have a portable 'pack and play' crib for infants and child safety outlet covers available. Young children should be supervised when using the staircase....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Mature, well-behaved dogs are welcome upon owners' approval. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              • The Blue Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

                Great for a couple or kids. Port-a-crib available....moreless

              • The Surfview Suite: 1 queen

                This bedroom has whitewater views and lux bath...moreless

              • The Retreat : 1 queen

                Large bedroom with antiques, garden view, & TV...moreless

              • The Library: 2 twin/ single

                Day Bed converts to two twin beds. ...moreless

              • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                The Living Room has a Queen sofa bed. ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), (1) Queen sofa bed- sleeps two...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Rose Marble Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Adjoins retreat bedroom. ...moreless

              • Peach Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                This bathroom has doors to both the Blue Bedroom and Library...moreless

              • Sea Mist Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

                Huge luxury bathroom with separate vanity, dual sinks...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    You are welcome to enjoy books and magazines or all ages from extensive collections in most of the rooms. ...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    We have dozens of games and puzzles for family fun....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Indoor toys and beach toys available....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Panoramic view of the beach and ocean from the upstairs master suite, family room and deck....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    White water ocean view of a world class surf break...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    The formal Dining Room seats 10 with leaves added to table. A separate Breakfast Room seats up to 6 persons....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    ...is provided by Mother Nature. On warm days just open the windows for the cooling breezes off the ocean....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    High speed internet access throughout the house. ...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Gas dryer...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Bicycles, basketball, baseball, golf clubs, tennis rackets, badminton and croquet...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    2 car ...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    In the Living Room...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Gas forced air furnace is needed only November-early March during evening and early morning hours....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Ralph Lauren linens throughout....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Seating for 10. Piano and plenty of board games....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Street parking is available, but we ask our guests to use the garage and driveway....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Two car parking available in driveway in addition to the garage....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Free local and long distance dialing within the US. ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Includes beach towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Large capacity washer...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    In the Family Room (also visible from the Surfview Bedroom)...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Automatic drip coffeemaker, French Press and Espresso machine...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    The kitchen is equipped with Cuisinart, blender, waffle iron and the full array of pots, pans and utensils ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Large supply of casual and formal dishes and glassware....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    New dishwasher....moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    The large gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters and custom cherry wood cabinets....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    New full-feature electric and convection oven...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Large supply of spices, dish towels, cloth napkins and napkin rings, placemats, chargers, vases, etc....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large capacity French door refrigerator has icemaker, filtered water....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Thermador gas cooktop with 4 burners, electric griddle and pop-up vent....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Overlooks the ocean and beach. Great for lounging or outdoor dining....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Take the coast highway all the way to Del Mar!...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Fenced patio is accessed through breakfast room. Table and chairs for outdoor dining....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    There are abundant options for golf, including the prestigious Aviara and Torrey Pines courses....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Two small patios are in the front yard and adjacent to the Blue Bedroom...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The front yard garden features a pond, tropical plants and a succulent garden. The fenced back yard has a lawn....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Both gas and charcoal grills available...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Rackets available-public courts nearby....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Surfboards (2), Boogie Boards (3), snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, fins, carts for hauling beach gear, sand chairs, ice chests and portable BBQ...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring
                          Mar 21 - May 23, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,500 $7,000

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Early Summer
                          May 24 - Jun 19, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $450
                          $3,100 $10,000
                          Peak Summer
                          Jun 20 - Sep 6, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,600 $12,000
                          Indian Summer
                          Sep 8 - Oct 24, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,500 $7,000
                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,000
                          flat fee
                          Christmas
                          Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,300
                          flat fee
                          My Standard Rate
                          5 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,300 $5,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Cleaning Fee $150
                          • Pet Fee $150
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                          Location

                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Palomar Airport (San Diego Airport is 30 miles)
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          West Bistro (a 9 minute walk)
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Aviara and The Crossings
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          To San Diego and Los Angeles and parts in between
                          0.75 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          I-5
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          West Bistro
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Water skiing in Agua Hedionda Lagoon
                          30 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Terramar Beach, Carlsbad State Beach

                          Car: Recommended

                          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.

                           

                          Owner info

                          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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                          Photos

                          • Visualize yourself watching the sun slip below the breaking waves from the Terramar Beach House.

                            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.

                            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.

                            Watch the migrating gray whales by day, and a movie by night.

                          • You may be tempted to stay in bed.

                            You may be tempted to stay in bed.

                          • The adjoining Sea Mist Bathroom is an oasis of luxury.

                            The adjoining Sea Mist Bathroom is an oasis of luxury.

                          • The Retreat Bedroom is the downstairs master suite.

                            The Retreat Bedroom is the downstairs master suite.

                          • The Blue Bedroom has both a double and twin bed,

                            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 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 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 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 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.

                            The fenced back yard is great for playing croquet or badminton.

                          • Welcome to the Terramar Beach House!

                            Welcome to the Terramar Beach House!

                          • The panoramic ocean view makes this room a favorite family gathering spot.

                            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.

                            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.

                            Enjoy the salt air and sound of crashing waves in the Surfview Bedroom.

                          • This bathroom invites pampering.

                            This bathroom invites pampering.

                          • The adjoining Rose Marble bathroom

                            The adjoining Rose Marble bathroom

                          • The Peach bathroom, which adjoins both the Blue Bedroom and the Library, also has an oversized jetted bathtub.

                            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.

                            The living room has comfortable seating for 9.

                          • You can add leaves to the Dining Room table to seat up to 10 people.

                            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.

                            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.

                            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!)

                            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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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

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