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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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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!


Carlsbad Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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 , 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Terramar Garden Beach Cottage Getaway
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Very nice cottage with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Owners are extremely nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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What a great week in a great place.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Marcos and Karen's cottage for our 36 anniversary. We had a great week. Marcos and Karen were the perfect host, as they made sure we had everything we needed for a great stay. The cottage is beautiful and fully equipped for those staying there. There is great privacy and great comfort all rolled into one. The cottage is located just two blocks from the beach and is conveniently located to many local attractions from Los Angeles to San Diego. The cottage feels bigger than described in the promotional material, it is clean and just a very comfortable place to stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Perfect Beach Cottage with Perfect Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Terramar cottage for an entire month, and our only complaint was that we had to leave.

The cottage has everything you need for a short or long term stay. We found that the place was larger than the pictures do it justice, and there is a nice back patio with a private BBQ.

Marcos and Karen are the most relaxed hosts imaginable and brought us fresh fruit from their garden.

Some guests might be inconvenienced by the train, which is about 4 blocks away to the east. For us, the night time whistle soothed us right to sleep, but for light sleepers I'd suggest bringing a noise machine.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Friendly

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Terramar Garden Beach Cottage! It was quiet, comfortable and super relaxing. We were close to the beach but not in the middle of all the activity. Access to other area attractions were easy and within short driving areas (minus some traffic). We would definitely stay again if we are ever in this area. Thank you Marco & Karen!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful experience

  • 5 of 5

Totaly enjoyed the privacy, beautiful garden, flowers & scenery, the house & I could cook or barbecue my own meals. Felt safe & in friendly neighbourhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Encinitas, CA

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
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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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