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Del Mar Artistic Vision, Ocean Views, Private Pool & Spa

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Last updated: 08/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: Rates drop to $345-390 Aug 17-22,26-28, Sept 1-19,21-25 Details

Del Mar house description

This 2800-square-foot, five-level architectural house has a timeless design inspired by the artist who commissioned it for her own home in the 1970s. The views of ocean, pool and gardens are rivaled by its interior views -- of high open-beam ceilings, wide passageways, and big, open rooms bathed in natural light from many windows and skylights. Decorated with a mix of the traditional and the whimsical, the property invites you to breathe, rest, dream, laugh and play.

The two full suites are upstairs, each with ocean views, a full bath and a large dressing room. The master suite has a king bed, full sofa-bed, fireplace and private balcony; the guest suite has a queen bed and twin Murphy bed. A smaller bedroom downstairs offers has one queen bed, and French doors to its own private patio. A ladder loft at the top of the house, with four twin beds, serves as a fourth play/sleeping room for kids.

Indoors, you can splash and feast in the big kitchen, equipped with a six-burner, two-oven Wolf commercial-style range, large prep island, and a wood-burning fireplace for toasted desserts. The kitchen table can seat 8, and the island has 5 stools on two sides. Entertain in the big living room, equipped with its own grown-up sized, ocean-view swing, which passes through the (open!) double French doors to the pool deck. Or retreat upstairs to one of the very private suites.

Outdoors, there's grilling and French style dining table in the kitchen garden, lounging on the sundeck, gathering for stories and s'mores round the fire-pit, splashing and lap-swimming in the pool, and soaking in the spa. You can eat by the pool on a Balinese teak dining table, … and if you ever decide to venture OFF the property, Del Mar's best beaches, parks, shopping, race track, fair grounds and dining are all down the hill.

Although near the beach, this is generally a very quiet neighborhood, and guests must act in ways that will not disturb neighbors; hence when outside, no raised voices, shouting, screaming, or music... but splashing and laughing are fine.

Please use the link below to visit the house's website, with lots more photos and room details. (But you must return here to make an inquiry.)


Keywords: house, 2 suites, pool, spa, ocean view, trees

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            high-fenced kitchen patio and garden with small lawn and shade; high-fenced pool and sundeck area with small unpaved area and shade; one-minute walk to Crest Canyon open space; five-minute drive to dog beach at north end of town...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            oh my! living room swing, ladder loft, pool with pool toys, beach and beach toys... but its a quiet neighborhood so only suitable for children who can play quietly (no raised voices, shouts, screams, radios, music) when outside....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            outdoors only, and find an ash tray since in extremely high fire rise area (when hot and dry)....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 10-17

          • Master Suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            ...moreless

          • Guest Suite: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed

            ...moreless

          • Loft: 3 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Little Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • King size beds (1) in Master Suite; Queen size beds (1) in Guest Suite; (1) Small bedroom; Twin or Single Beds (6) 4 in Loft; 1 in Study; 1 in Guest Suite (Murphy); Baby Cribs (1) portable playpen/crib, can be set up anywhere, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full sofabed (in Master Suite). Airbeds: 3 queen airbeds (anywhere), one king (or 2 twins), 2 other twins. Up to 3 camping pads....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped, with Wolf commercial gas range, and griddle; large ridge with dispenser; quiet KitchenAid dishwasher and heavy duty disposal; woodburning fireplace, nook, and patio ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            staples, oils, spices, coffee, filters, tea; paper supplies, soaps, detergents, etc....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            large GE side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with filtered water and ice dispenser...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            large assortment of cookware, bakeware, mixing bowls, cutting boards, etc....moreless

          • Stove:

            classic Wolf commercial gas range with two ovens, 6 burners and a griddle...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            1 or 2 cars in garage off the alley. One space on the stones beside the garage....moreless

          • Parking:

            unlimited free street parking on street. No parking in the alley in rear....moreless

          • Living Room:

            large room with gas fireplace, adult-sized swing, pool and ocean views...moreless

          • Heating:

            central heating, plus portable heaters in all bedrooms...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            one parking space off the alley, next to garage...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            three...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • twice weekly gardening service, weekly pool service, indoor adult-sized swing...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Two TVs. One in master and other in study. Both have DVD player, internet streaming (Amazon Fire TV, netflix etc) and over the air stations from LA. No satellite. No cable....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Receiver for radio. Plug for your phone. CD player. Lots of CDs....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Toys

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                2 access points ensure coverage everywhere on property...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                heated year-round; approx. 12' x 42' 3' to 6' deep, with broad steps and swim benches; black bottom; pool toys...moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) kitchen patio, enclosed, with day bed; pool and sundeck, with fire-pit; small bedroom has its own tiny patio...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                fully stocked beach pantry includes several beach chairs, bodyboards, sandcastle equipment and toys...moreless

              • Balcony:

                master suite, with views of pool, trees and ocean...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                small lawn in enclosed kitchen patio...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    From living room, studio, master suite, guest suite, pool and sundecks...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Theme Parks
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hospital
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Surf Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Special offer: Rates drop to $345-390 Aug 17-22,26-28, Sept 1-19,21-25

                  We sold out July, Aug at $700/night early in year. August 17-22 (3 night minimum, 5 maximum) $390 August 26-28 (2 night minimum) $390 September 1-19, 21-25 (5, 4 night minimum) $345

                  Offer for: Aug 17, 2014 - Sep 25, 2014 View calendar

                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  September special
                  Sep 1 - Sep 24, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $345
                  Fall
                  Oct 24 - Nov 20, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $450
                  $3,150
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $590
                  $4,130
                  Early Winter
                  Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $510
                  $3,570
                  Christmas
                  Dec 12 - Jan 2, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $650
                  $4,550
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $600
                  $4,200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Multiple ways to pay are described on the Information Sheet emailed in response to a request.


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                  Last updated: 08/05/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Diego International Lindberg Field
                  0.6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 5
                  1.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Torrey Pines State Beach
                  3.7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Torrey Pines Golf Course (ocean view - reserve!)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Many ion Camino Del Mar (old del mar)

                  Car: Recommended

                  Excellent location for numerous venues adored by children and adults: beaches, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, Seaworld

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2014

                  About the owner: I am an astronomer, and long time world traveler who first used VRBO as a renter in the early 2000s. Since I have lived in Scotland, London, Munich, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles and New York I tend to see things with a mixture of European, American and Asian values. My passions these days are electronic dance music, yoga and camping in the desert.

                  Why the Owner Chose Del Mar:
                  Before this house, I lived in an elegant 1914 Victorian/Craftsman house, and I moved to find something more open, spacious and architecturally adventurous. Former owners included artists, and Todd and Marna Temple sold this house to me in February 2014. It is they who began renting this house in 2009 and they kindly took the time to introduce Polina and me to the process. The house is complicated – children cannot stop from running around exploring the different levels, and adults are often lost on the first day. It has many private spaces, making it hard to find people in the house. The house opens up towards the ocean, with a variety of views from different rooms. Some rooms have very high ceiling, but others were designed to be cozy. And the location is unrivaled. In front the hill is steep straight down to the ocean, but it is flatter in the back. Immediately south is the best ocean view in the county and a popular beach. To the north, winding old streets full of overgrown trees, leading to the quaintest town in the county and excellent restaurants. And the house is the ideal distance from the freeway.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The house is architecturally unique with many places to play or rest making it fun for both children and adults, as the reviews attest. Since I bought the property in 2014 I have been making some changes, bit by bit. Several rooms (small bedroom, guest suite bedroom, laundry) have been repainted (photos are current). There are new extra-large quiet washer and dryer units. The furniture is mostly but not entirely new since Todd and Marna kindly sold me some items: the adult sized indoor swing, the convertible bed in the master, all 5 twin beds, the kitchen table (now repainted), the chest by the front door, 2 white tables (now in garage), 6 dining chairs, 8 outdoor chairs, the gas BBQ, outdoor fire-pit, the pool and beach and indoor toys, board games, pots and pans in kitchen. I have added 3 new tables (French wood outside kitchen, long antique Mahogany dining table, poolside Balinese teak table), one additional queen bed (two twins formerly in the small bedroom are now in the loft and study), many new top-rated air mattresses and various chairs and a Stickley couch and reading chair. And the two tortoises that used to live near the kitchen sink are now visiting a local school.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Welcome to Del Mar!

                    Welcome to Del Mar!

                  • Pool: from living room's French doors

                    Pool: from living room's French doors

                  • Living and dining room: view to pool, ocean

                    Living and dining room: view to pool, ocean

                  • a real adult swing

                    a real adult swing

                  • Kitchen: prep island, Wolf commercial range

                    Kitchen: prep island, Wolf commercial range

                  • Kitchen: classic Wolf commercial range with two ovens, six burners and a griddle

                    Kitchen: classic Wolf commercial range with two ovens, six burners and a griddle

                  • master suite. Ocean view and French doors to balcony off the left

                    master suite. Ocean view and French doors to balcony off the left

                  • Master Suite: ocean view

                    Master Suite: ocean view

                  • Loft: three twin beds, child-height entrance and ceiling

                    Loft: three twin beds, child-height entrance and ceiling

                  • You can see off shore islands

                    You can see off shore islands

                  • Living room: fireplace on left, dining room and entry above

                    Living room: fireplace on left, dining room and entry above

                  • Kichen: breakfast nook, kitchen patio

                    Kichen: breakfast nook, kitchen patio

                  • Kitchen: prep island, wood-burning fireplace

                    Kitchen: prep island, wood-burning fireplace

                  • Dining room. Table can extend to seat 12

                    Dining room. Table can extend to seat 12

                  • sun set over ocean from rear

                    sun set over ocean from rear

                  • Master Suite: two-sink vanity, tub; door to WC with shower

                    Master Suite: two-sink vanity, tub; door to WC with shower

                  • Little Bedroom: Now queen bed, double french doors to outside, full bath across.

                    Little Bedroom: Now queen bed, double french doors to outside, full bath across.

                  VRBO #255625

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

                  $345 - $650 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 17

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