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Terramar Garden Beach Cottage Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

1 Bdrm/1 bath Beach cottage, walk to beach

Enjoy the indoor/outdoor ease of living in our 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom single floor cottage. With a full kitchen that looks out into your private flagstone courtyard garden, enjoy your visit inside or step outside to enjoy spacious patio living. Our cottage sleeps 2*, 1 bedroom with queen bed, a large walk-in closet, full bath, full kitchen, living room and dining area. It has a front and back garden area and an outdoor shower - perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach!

For your beach days, boogie boards and beach towels are available for your use as well. After a day of activities enjoy relaxing, Cable internet/Netflix/WiFi keep you connected.

Enjoy the world famous, near perfect weather and make use of our gas BBQ and outdoor dining area, or just take a nap on our garden chaises. There is no phone at the home.

*For short term stays, a third person, children or pets may be allowed on a case by case basis. Please send us details so we can determine if the space is suitable for your needs.

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Marcos Mendez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Marcos Mendez

Being California native born, we are happy to be able to share our home with others. Our sunshine, beach and the great Pacific Ocean are truly treasures to share.

Marcos Mendez purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Marcos Mendez chose San Diego County

We were blessed in 2001 with locating this large lot right next to the beach- a terramar treasure indeed!

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the Immense Italian Stone Pine which graces our front garden. Planted in 1953 it boasts a 'waistline' equal to some cars!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Terramar Garden Beach Cottage Getaway
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

A clean, comfortabe cottage-- recommended

  • 4 of 5

I had a nice stay at the Garden Beach Cottage. Everything was provided and the house was well stocked, clean and comfortable. I loved the bed-- perfect firmness and super comfortable. The rental is detached and situated in the back of the host's lot but provides total privacy. The location is convenient and near the freeway, beaches and downtown Carlsbad. Proximity to the freeway means there's a good bit of background noise, and like wise for the train which is a couple blocks away. I found both were more noticeable in the evening with cool, calmer air; day's were fine in that regard. In all a comfortable, convenient spot.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended! Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the cottage. The owners were very flexible with our late arrival. It was very clean and modern. Very close to the beach, freeway, and local shopping (grocery, restaurants, outlets...). I would definitely stay here again without hesitation. Owners and their pets are very friendly and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

WE had a wonderful time and would love to come back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Amazing beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quite neighborhood with your own front porch and back patio that backs up to the beach, this is your place. The property has a fully stocked kitchen, making it easy to make your own meals. Inside and patio dinning available. On the first night, I went grocery shopping and prepared for a week of meals. Even though Carlsbad Village is only 1.8 miles away, we dined in most nights because I brought my 1 year child. When my daughter slept, I enjoyed Netflix, which is provided. Cable and Wifi are included as well. The beach is two blocks away. The cliffs are amazing if you do not have young children. Bring the chairs (which the owner provides) and sit and relax. This area of beach isn't crazy with traffic. It felt like we had our own private beach. We took surfing lessons with SoCal Surf Lessons (760) 672-2770. They meet at lifeguard station 30 which is right by the property, making it easy to walk to and from the lesson. By this lifeguard station, there is on the beach parking available if your vehicle can handle sand. We loaded our car with all the beach necessities and parked it on the street at 6am. Then as a family, we walked to the beach empty handed, making the walk easier. My only recommendation would be to bring bicycles if you drive. With the village being so close, it's an easy bike ride to shopping and dining. There are fantastic restaurants in the village. If you stay at this beach cottage, you won't be disappointed. I hope you enjoy yourself as much as we did.

The property was clean and well maintained. The yard is peaceful. The owners provided amazing customer service. They helped make this vacation memorable. Their two dogs were so sweet and very welcoming.The owners first asked if we were ok with dogs before we met them. So if you're not a dog person, they check. The owners were very considerate and welcoming. You have your own privacy gate and entrance. I would absolutely recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marissa - we thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your family. Your little girl is adorable - what lucky parents! We hope you make it an annual event to visit our little cottage at the beach! thanks for your kind words. Marcos & Karen
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Fantastic, best Cali has to offer

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay and very much enjoyed this home. The backyard and landscaping were inspirational and we loved our time here.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful Beach House Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family's stay at Karen's beach house was excellent. The neighborhood is quiet, the property is well-maintained, the house itself is very spacious and comfortable for a family of four. The location is perfect - two blocks from the beach, a short drive to Legoland and other local attractions and 2 minute's drive to the I-5 freeway. We would definitely recommend a stay here if you are looking for a relaxing getaway. We loved the area so much, we are planning a move here!

Thank you Karen!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve Thanks so much for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful visit and hope to see you in the future. During your month stay hopefully you met some of the neighbors and really got to enjoy our little corner of the world. I hope you enjoyed our local 4th of July parade and could see the fireworks from the end of the street. best, Karen
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
West Steak & Seafood
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Crossing Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Carlsbad Village
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
State Route Hwy 1 (Carlsbad Blvd)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
West Steak & Seafood
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Carlsbad South State Beach
Car: recommended

Terramar is located walking distance to the quieter, child friendly wide beach south of Tamarack State Beach. Just 10 minutes East is Legoland, The Flower Fields, Premium Shopping, Museum of Making Music, Gemological Institute of America, The Crossing Golf Course and the San Diego Botanical Gardens. If you love deep sea fishing or boating, 10 minutes to the North is the Oceanside Pier where boating rentals and charters are available as well as seaside dining. If you want to try out Paddle boarding, jet skis or kayaking, rentals are available at Carlsbad Lagoon 5 minutes from the house.

Walk along the Carlsbad ocean boardwalk at sunset and enjoy people watching, drag your toes through the sand or stop by one of many of our ocean front restaurants for cocktails or dinner.

If you want to venture further, take the train downtown to San Diego Old Town or Santa Fe Station. Downtown it is a quick cab to the famous Balboa park with the Old Globe Theater, San Diego Zoo, and many museums. Also located downtown on the San Diego waterfront are the Midway aircraft carrier and the Star of India both open to the public for tours.

If Disneyland is on your list it is a day trip North to Anaheim! At the end of your day of activities relax in our beautiful garden and enjoy your privacy!


Rates & Availability

Carlsbad Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Long term rental (more than 30 days) rate may be negotiable. Contact us for details of your stay.
For long term stays, weekly cleaning can be arranged for an additional $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carlsbad Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Addtional: Outdoor shower adjacent to garden.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious 200sqft bedroom opens to private courtyard.
  • Bedroom is spacious with lots of natural light and located at opposite side of cottage from L/R. Large walk-in closet is suitable space for a crib.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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