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Terramar Garden Beach Cottage Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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.

More Details

Marcos Mendez
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 Carlsbad

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!


Carlsbad Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Terramar Garden Beach Cottage Getaway
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

The Perfect Cottage Near the Sea

  • 5 of 5

The owners of the rental were so inviting and so helpful with every question or need that we had. They invited us to pick lemons from their trees and arugula from their small garden. It was an absolute delight. The functionality and space with its artistic decor made this place comfortable and inviting... My husband and I took daily walks by the ocean, dined at the many restaurants in the lovely village of Carlsbad, and spent time in the private patios that the cottage provided. Our daughter and family live near by, and we were able to see them often. I cannot imagine any negative experiences whatsoever by anyone staying at this cottage. We will without a doubt be back to this lovely place in the perfect sea community.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey,British Columbia,Canada

Terramar Garden Beach Cottage disappointment.....lacking in important amenities

  • 1 of 5

Tried to sit on the outdoor patio furniture, but, got wet instead not protected from the recent rain. Microwave positioned too high at level of 6 feet. No dishwasher as advertised.

No handy electrical plugs for recharging computer devices.

Poor lighting in bedroom. Bed had odour of stinky feet. No properly working heater in the bedroom. A 'silverfish' bug found in dresser.

TV remote controller not working properly....took four days to get it attended to, and then the 'guide' button still never worked.

The gardens surrounding the home were lush and lovely.

We have used VRBO for 10 years now & this was the biggest disappointment...we deserve a rebate. Wendy T

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ferrisburgh, VT

Comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my two week stay at the cottage. It was very private and only a short walk to the beach. Marcos was very friendly and inviting.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terramar Garden Beach Cottage was ideal

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the month of November at the Terramar Garden Beach Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage has all the amenities to make life comfortable. Marcos and Karen are exceptional hosts and are very responsive to any needs. The location is excellent being close to the beach, good shopping and downtown. We will look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Marcos and Karen were great hosts, the MIL cottage was spacious and comfortable. Location was just what we wanted. Will visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The couple Marcos and Karen are very nice. The apartment is very cozy, clean, and safe.

  • 4 of 5

I would recommended it!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

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 lives on property, please advise if arriving after 8pm PT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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