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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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Terramar Garden Beach Cottage Getaway
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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
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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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Pictures were not representative of the rental property grounds

  • 3 of 5

The outdoor pictures on VRBO are of the owners' home exterior and their garden area - not the rental cottage. The patio and back garden area of the rental unit are substantially inferior to what is shown on VRBO. The interior pictures are accurate.

The owners are very nice, but the misrepresentation of the exterior grounds was a disappointment.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy Thanks for your feedback. We will update our listing with new photos of exterior seating areas - front and back of the cottage. We had to curtail the use of our main garden space a while back. We have not had any complaints about the cottage's exterior amenities - I am sorry to hear you were disappointed, we certainly would have liked to hear your feedback during your visit so we could address it in person. regards, Marcos and Karen
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Amazing. Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Words can't even begin to explain how perfect this place was, but I will try my best.

From the moment I stepped foot on the property I was welcomed like I was long lost friend. Marcos and Miss Karen are two of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met. I really felt like they genuinely cared about me enjoying myself on my vacation. They answered any questions I had about the area. They had no problems when I had some of my friends from the area pop in and visit for dinner and heated games of Parcheesi. LOL. They also had two wonderful dogs and a cat to add to the ambience. And speaking of ambience, the way it was decorated and the garden surrounding it or so beautiful I almost didn't want to leave to go and explore the area. The place is easy to find and I honestly cannot think of anything negative about my stay. I would recommend this for anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brittney Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay - we hope to be able to host you in the future! warm regards, Karen & Marcos
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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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