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Casual Luxury Beach Condo Overlooking Torrey Pines Beach

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Professional, open kitchen is great for entertaining or hanging out with friends

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse is a perfect spot for a couples retreat, family vacation, or romantic getaway. We do weekly or monthly rentals. Overlooking Torrey Pines State Beach and Los Peñasquitos Preserve, it's close enough to check the surf from the living room or master suite and be lulled to sleep with the sound of waves breaking. It's just a half block walk to the Torrey Pines State Reserve beach entrance, but if you're loaded with beach toys and gear, use our Torrey Pines State Reserve parking pass to shuttle your gear to the beach.

The townhouse is in a low density complex and is a quiet end-unit with no neighbors above or below. It's beautifully remodeled with a large, open kitchen with high-end appliances and granite counter tops that open to the dining room and living room areas - great for entertaining or hanging out with friends and family. Mission style furnishings, hardwood floors, and two fireplaces - one in the living room and one in the master bedroom - complete a high-end, but elegantly casual and relaxed feel.

The master suite has ocean and Torrey Pines Preserve views, a queen bed, a lounge area with couch, reading chair, LCD cable TV, fireplace and master bath that includes a whirlpool tub with views to the ocean (but still completely private). The guest bedroom has two twins and has its own full bath, as well as access and views to a beautiful patio. Stored in bedroom closets are portable sleeping mats that are great for 2 additional kids or adults. The private, attached 2 car garage eliminates street parking or dragging luggage or groceries through an underground parking garage. The complex includes 2 heated pools, 2 whirlpool spas, clubhouse and recreation room, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a tot lot, and a 5 acre park.

Included are all linens, bath towels, beach towels, shampoo, and hair dryers, as well as an array of beach toys, boogie boards, foam surfboards, beach chairs, and snorkeling equipment. There are new LCD TVs in the living room and each bedroom as well as a high speed wireless internet connection.

Del Mar is the best beach town around. We've lived or vacationed in beach towns from California to Florida, the Caribbean to Hawaii. Del Mar is easy to get to (24 min to San Diego's Lindbergh Field) with great beaches, fantastic restaurants and shopping, and a ton of things to do. For nature lovers, our place sits between the two components of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Hiking the ocean bluffs of Torrey Pines, you can see native wildflowers amid spectacular ocean views, including possible glimpses of dolphins, seals, migrating whales, and the most powerful waves in Southern California. Surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing or just hanging out at the beach are a short walk. Golfers can pick from dozens of world class courses and we are 15-25 minutes from Legoland, Sea World, and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography is 10 minutes away and the Del Mar Race Track and Fairgrounds is a 6 minute drive. La Jolla Cove beach is under 10 miles away.


Keywords: Pool, hot tub, TV, cable TV, HDTV, tennis, internet, fireplace, porch, beach house, beach getaway, ocean view, whitewater view, beach getaway, romantic getaway, surf, surfing, golf, hiking, nature preserve

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Multiple levels and stairs make accessibility difficult...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Ocean view, lounge area w couch & fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Patio view, black out curtains...moreless

  • Additional sleeping: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 portable sleep pads (not sofa/futon), more comfortable...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom, a new top-end lux-foam mattress that's the best we've ever slept on. Better than the king @ home. , Twin or Single Beds (1) 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 portable foam sleeping mats - ~5' thick and 6'8' long that work well as additional sleeping beds. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    2 sinks, whirlpool tub, rain shower, ocean view...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Flat screen LCD TVs (new as of May 2010)in living room and both bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach and ocean views close enough to hear the surf at night and check out the size and shape of the waves....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Looks out to the beach as well as to Torrey Pines hill that rises above Los Penasquitos preserve. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beach and ocean views close enough to still hear the surf and check out the size and shape of the waves. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size downstairs in private garage...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplaces in master bedroom and living room...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic US calling free of charge....moreless

  • Garage:

    Attached 2 car garage with stairs directly into our townhouse. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) One in the living room, another in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Additional parking passes available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Available. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and domestic U.S. calling free of charge....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine and dryer in private attached garage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed internet with secure wireless provided. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Completely furnished professional kitchen with all new utensils, plates, silverware, pots, pans, etc. as of May 2010. Coffee machine, espresso maker, blender, mixer, toaster all bought new May 2010....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All new kitchen with high end appliances, granite counter tops, and all new dishes, pots, pans, etc. as of May 2010....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    We enjoy morning coffee and in the evening, watch the sunset over the ocean from our balcony....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Close to Torrey Pines and dozens of other San Diego courses....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber Barbeque ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Private courts in the complex....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Foam surfboards, boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, etc. are available in the unit...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The complex has 2 swimming pools. One is heated year round. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna:

    Located in the club house. ...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Whirlpool hot tubs are located next to the 2 swimming pools ...moreless

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer - Sat-to-Sat only
Jun 27 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $429 Nightly

Christmas week 2014
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $343 Nightly

Early summer
May 29 - Jul 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $343 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,000 $5,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $286 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $183 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $130
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: $500 deposit is needed to hold the reservation and is NOT refundable if you cancel your reservation. It becomes a damage deposit which is fully refundable after your stay once we've verified that no damage has occurred. We are happy to say that we've had just one instance over six years where we had any


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • San Diego Zoo

    "2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 234-3153 Home to 4,000 rare and endangered birds, ma..."

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  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    "15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido, CA 92027-9614 (760) 747-8702 FAX (760) 685-3258 Som..."

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  • Petco Park

    "Great downtown baseball park "

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  • Fashion Valley Mall

    "My wife and daughter think this is the best mall-based shopping in San Diego. About 20-30 mi..."

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  • USS Midway Museum

  • Coronado Beach

    "Our favorite beach in San Diego is still Del Mar, but if you want to explore the Hotel Del C..."

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  • In-N-Out Burger

    "In-N-Out is a Southern California tradition. Great burgers, hand cut fries, and milk shakes...."

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  • The Old Globe

    "A Tony Award-winning theatre producing 12 or more works annually on 3 stages, one outdoors. ..."

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  • Torrey Pines State Reserve

    "12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037 (858) 755-2063 Torrey Pines State Natural ..."

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  • Del Mar Plaza

    "Fine coastal and casual dining, clothing, jewelry and specialty shops with a spectacular vie..."

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  • San Diego County Fair

    "Live horse racing runs July 21 through September 8, 2010. San Diego County Fair runs June 11..."

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  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    "More than 3000 fish, interactive oceanographic museum, specialty book shop and a great view...."

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  • Powerhouse Park

    "Perfect park for picnics or just enjoying the great views. Pick up sandwiches in town at Boa..."

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  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

    "12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037 (858) 755-2063 Torrey Pines State Natural ..."

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  • Jake's Del Mar

    "Beach front dining"

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  • Urban Plates

    "12857 El Camino Real, Del Mar Highlands Town Center. (858) 509 1800. Our new casual go-to we..."

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  • Roberto's Mexican Food

    "2206 Carmel Valley Rd., walk ~3 blocks E on Carmel Valley Road from the condo. Take out or e..."

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  • Board & Brew - Del Mar

    "1212 Camino Del Mar, (858) 481-1021. There's a reason there's always a line. Great sandwiche..."

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  • Il Fornaio - Del Mar

    "1555 Camino Del Mar (858) 755-8639. A favorite of ours for many, many years. Great location ..."

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  • George's Ocean Terrace

    "1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858-454-4244. The less expensive, rooftop restaurant above t..."

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  • Stratford Court Cafe

    "1307 Stratford Court (858) 792-7433. Our favorite coffee house that also serves breakfast in..."

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  • Claire's on Cedros

    "246 North Cedros, Solana Beach. (858) 259-8597. The best breakfast place on the North Coast ..."

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  • Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill

    "In the Ralph’s shopping center in Del Mar Heights or on Pacific Coast Hwy in Solana Beach. I..."

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  • Pannikin Coffee & Tea

    "Original is @ 510 North Coast Highway (Pacifica Coast Highway) in Leucadia in the old train ..."

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  • Prepkitchen

    "1201 Camino Del Mar (Pacific Coast Hwy) 858-792-7737. Inventive food, casual atmosphere. Be ..."

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  • California Surf Museum

    "312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054, (760) 721-6876 The California Surf Museum serves as ..."

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  • La Jolla Playhouse

    "This Tony Award-winning San Diego theater located just south of Del Mar on the UCSD campus. "

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  • LEGOLAND California

    "LEGOLAND California is a 128-acre park geared specifically towards youngsters ages two throu..."

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  • Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds

    "Live Horse Racing at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Dates: Mid July through early September. Dark..."

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  • Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater

    "1875 El Prado (Balboa Park), San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-1233, Advance Sales (619) 232-686..."

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  • Mitch's Surf Shop

    "363 N Highway 101 (PCH), Solana Beach, CA 92075 (858) 481-1354. Will be far less expensive t..."

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  • Surf Ride

    "325 North Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075, (858) 755-0858 Almost next door to Mitch's su..."

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  • Rusty Del Mar Surf Shop

    "Pricey, but Rusty makes great boards and has a good selection of surf shorts and beach cloth..."

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  • Del Mar Pizza

    "211 15th Street, (858) 481-8088. Despite the tourist location, really good pizza. High prais..."

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  • Ralphs

    "3455 Del Mar Heights Road, (858) 259-1077. The best big grocery store."

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  • Jimbo's...Naturally!

    "12853 El Camino Real, (858) 793-7755. Locally owned version of Whole Foods. In Del Mar Heigh..."

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  • La Jolla Open Aire Farmers Market

    "Corner of Girard and Genter Street on the upper playground of La Jolla Elementary School. S..."

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  • UNION Kitchen & Tap

    "1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 230-2337. Up the coast about 15 minutes ..."

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  • Cedros Design District

    "After breakfast at Claire's, a walk around the Cedros Design District offers two and a half ..."

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  • Belly Up

    "143 S. Cedros Ave,Solana Beach, CA 92075 (858) 481-8140 A live music night club located in S..."

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  • La Jolla Cove

    "A must-see if you've not spent time in La Jolla or coastal California. You can wander down h..."

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18.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego Lindberg
3.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Torrey Pines Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
multiple restaurants
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Torrey Pines Beach

Car: Necessary

Sand volleyball court, surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, hang gliding at Torrey Pines glider port. Property has a 5 acre park with a tot lot playground for young kids.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We met and were married in San Diego but have lived in the Chicago area since 1995 where we are raising our family. This townhouse is our getaway from Chicago winters and our chance to reconnect with the West Coast. Ultimately, we'll spend more time here, but with kids still in school, we're limited to Christmas and Spring breaks plus a few long weekends during the winter months (that'd be ~8 winter months in Chicago). That leaves it open for rental throughout the summer and for significant blocks during the winter.

Why the Owner Chose Del Mar:
We've tried beaches all over the world and keep coming back to Del Mar - there's natural beauty we don't find at beaches on the East Coast, not to mention far better surfing. Del Mar combines everything we love: great weather, perfect beaches, great restaurants, good surfing, and an endless variety of things to do. We've lived and vacationed from California to Florida, Hawaii to the Caribbean, and there's no place we'd rather be than Del Mar. We picked this specific unit after looking up and down the coast - this complex is far lower density than others, has a great floor plan and livable space, and has an open, uncrowded feel. While not directly on the beach, it has easier beach access than the high density complexes considered 'beach front' but with no way of getting down the bluff to the beach below. We can check the surf from the living room or master and sleep with the sound of waves crashing not far away.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Half a block to the entrance of Torrey Pines State Beach North Entrance and then a couple of hundred yards and you're on the beach. Six minutes by car to the Del Mar racetrack. Three minutes up the hill to the Torrey Pines Golf Course. This complex has much lower density than other condo complexes - there are no units above or below and we are an end unit. We also have a private 2 car garage rather than a large parking structure. When in Del Mar, we walk daily at Torrey Pines State Reserve and love the town of Del Mar - good shopping, great restaurants, and the best beaches. The beach is just a few minutes walk - easy for morning walks or surf sessions. For a guilty pleasure, the best fast food Mexican is 1 block away at Roberto's and for higher end eating, there are great choices in Del Mar just 4 minutes drive from our door. La Jolla is next door to Del Mar and offers fantastic high-end shopping, restaurants, and stunning scenery.


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  • Professional, open kitchen is great for entertaining or hanging out with friends

    Professional, open kitchen is great for entertaining or hanging out with friends

  • Master includes sitting area with fireplace - a great getaway with an ocean view

    Master includes sitting area with fireplace - a great getaway with an ocean view

  • Gourmet kitchen w/5 burner gas stove, conv oven, fully equipped. Views to ocean.

    Gourmet kitchen w/5 burner gas stove, conv oven, fully equipped. Views to ocean.

  • Living room adjacent to the kitchen

    Living room adjacent to the kitchen

  • Master bedroom with sitting area and entrance to master bath

    Master bedroom with sitting area and entrance to master bath

  • Second bedroom with access to porch. Blinds have been replaced w/dark curtains

    Second bedroom with access to porch. Blinds have been replaced w/dark curtains

  • Patio area outside bedroom 2

    Patio area outside bedroom 2

  • Pool and whirlpool spa overlook Los Penasquitos Preserve and Torrey Pines Beach

    Pool and whirlpool spa overlook Los Penasquitos Preserve and Torrey Pines Beach

  • Spring flowers at Torrey Pines  Preserve - hiking distance from our condo

    Spring flowers at Torrey Pines Preserve - hiking distance from our condo

  • Torrey Pines Beach, mid-high tide. Again, just down the street.

    Torrey Pines Beach, mid-high tide. Again, just down the street.

  • View of Black's Beach from Torrey Pines hiking trails, walkable from our place.

    View of Black's Beach from Torrey Pines hiking trails, walkable from our place.

  • Hear the surf & ocean views from the Master Bedroom; hardwood floors throughout

    Hear the surf & ocean views from the Master Bedroom; hardwood floors throughout

  • Master bath has whirlpool tub/shower and ocean views

    Master bath has whirlpool tub/shower and ocean views

  • Dining room adjacent to the open kitchen and lvg room. Next pic shows new furni.

    Dining room adjacent to the open kitchen and lvg room. Next pic shows new furni.

  • View of ocean and Penasquitos Reserve from the condo living room & kitchen.

    View of ocean and Penasquitos Reserve from the condo living room & kitchen.

  • 2nd bedroom - blinds in this pic have been replaced with blackout curtains

    2nd bedroom - blinds in this pic have been replaced with blackout curtains

  • Bathroom with shower off of 2nd bedroom

    Bathroom with shower off of 2nd bedroom

  • 2 car garage. On right, surfboards, boogey boards, etc available to guests.

    2 car garage. On right, surfboards, boogey boards, etc available to guests.

  • Our location - the view from Torrey Pines Hill to our townhouse

    Our location - the view from Torrey Pines Hill to our townhouse

  • Sunset at the Torrey Pines beach at low tide. This is just down the street.

    Sunset at the Torrey Pines beach at low tide. This is just down the street.

  • Torrey Pines bridge. La Jolla, far background. Our place is to the left.

    Torrey Pines bridge. La Jolla, far background. Our place is to the left.

  • Blacks Bch, ~2.5 miles S has some of the most powerful waves in SoCal

    Blacks Bch, ~2.5 miles S has some of the most powerful waves in SoCal

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