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

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Last updated: 03/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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, lots room for air-mattresses 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.

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


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    oh my! living room swing, ladder loft, pool with pool toys, beach and beach toys... but it is 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 risk area (especially when hot and dry) since we are near an open canyon with lots of trees....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Guest will keep no animals on the premises except properly trained service animals and up to two well-mannered pet dogs. Guests will keep their dogs outdoors. There is a high-fenced kitchen patio and garden with small lawn and shade and separate high-fenced (but gaps for small dog to escape!) 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. Guests will clean up all droppings on the premises and pay for the extra cleaning or damages related to their dogs. They will prevent dogs from entering the carpeted living room and loft at all times; and will keep dogs out of closets and off the beds, upholstered chairs, sofas, pillows, blankets, sheets, towels etc. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are too many stairs with house on 5 levels. More stairs down to garage....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 9-17

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

    room for several of the air-mattresses...moreless

  • Guest Suite: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed

    On its own floor. Murphy bed folds down from wall....moreless

  • Small Bedroom: 1 queen

    Downstairs on E side of house, is isolated and private...moreless

  • Loft: 4 twin/ single

    ladder loft, near Master, for kids to play...moreless

  • Study: 1 twin/ single

    The study is in a corner near pool, with ocean view, TV...moreless

  • 1 King bed in Master Suite. 2 Queen beds: (1) in Guest Suite + (1) Small bedroom. 6 Twin or Single Beds: 4 in Loft, 1 in Study, 1 Murphy bed in Guest Suite. 1 Baby Cribs portable playpen/crib stored in guest suite closet. 1 Sleep Sofa or Futons, a full light-weight sofa-bed in Master Suite. 7 Air mattresses: 3 queen, one king (or 2 twins), 2 other twins. Stored under bed in study. Please put back after use. Up to 3 camping pads (if I am not using them) in study or garage. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • twice weekly gardening service, weekly pool service (text owner if any issues), indoor adult-sized swing...moreless


  • Music Library:

    Yes lots....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    NO. Neither....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Receiver for radio. Plug for your phone. CD player. Lots of CDs. Portable blue tooth or cable input Bose sound (indoors only) lives in Kitchen. No music or radios outside....moreless

  • 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

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Wii-2 in study with 10 games. Wii Fit....moreless

  • Video Library:

    some DVDs mostly art related. Almost no popular movies - best to stream them live....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Garage:

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

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) living room and master suite...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    spares also provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and beach/pool ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    detergent and other supplies provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

  • Wood Fireplace:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    quiet KitchenAide...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • 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

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    small lawn in enclosed kitchen patio...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    infrared gas grill on kitchen patio...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    fully stocked beach pantry in garage includes several beach chairs, body-boards, sandcastle equipment and toys...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Next to pool, seats 4 to 6, push button on the control pad on fence to West of living room. It turns times out in 1 hour....moreless

  • Private Pool:

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



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Mar 29 - May 20, 2015
1 night min stay
May 21 - May 24, 2015
4 night min stay
May 25 - Jun 11, 2015
1 night min stay
Jun 12 - Jul 2, 2015
1 night min stay
july 3 4
Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2015
1 night min stay
Jul 5 - Jul 9, 2015
1 night min stay
Jul 10 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay
Aug 16 - Sep 1, 2015
5 night min stay
Sept 2 3
Sep 2 - Sep 3, 2015
1 night min stay
sep4 6
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
1 night min stay
sept7 17
Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2015
1 night min stay
sept 18 19
Sep 18 - Sep 19, 2015
1 night min stay
Sep 20 - Nov 19, 2015
1 night min stay
Nov20 28 thanks
Nov 20 - Nov 28, 2015
5 night min stay
Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2015
1 night min stay
dec 11 23
Dec 11 - Dec 23, 2015
1 night min stay
dec 24 26
Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2015
1 night min stay
dec 27 29
Dec 27 - Dec 29, 2015
1 night min stay
dec 30 31
Dec 30 - Dec 31, 2015
1 night min stay
Jan 1 2 2015
Jan 1 - Jan 2, 2016
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Minimal light cleaning $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 03/02/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Lindberg Field
3.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Torrey Pines Golf Course (ocean view - reserve!)
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many ion Camino Del Mar (old del mar)
1.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach

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 a scientist 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 changes, bit by bit, moving towards an elegant beach style with antique details. Several rooms (master bedroom, guest suite bedroom, small bedroom, study, small bathroom, laundry) have been redecorated (photos slowly updated). 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.

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Speaks: english


  • 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 right

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

  • 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.

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

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