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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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Last updated: 06/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Del Mar townhome 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

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Multiple levels and stairs make accessibility difficult...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No pets allowed. No exceptions....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Garage:

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

          • Washing Machine:

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

          • Gas Fireplace:

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

          • Fireplace:

            Fireplaces in master bedroom and living room...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Full size downstairs in private garage...moreless

          • Parking:

            Additional parking passes available...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Available. ...moreless

          • Covered Parking
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

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

          • Shared Hot Tub:

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

          • Ping Pong Table
          • Stereo
          • Television

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

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

          • Telephone:

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

          • Free Long Distance:

            Domestic US calling free of charge....moreless

          • Broadband Access
          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

          • Communal Pool:

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

          • Heated Pool
          • Jetted Tub

          Outdoor Features

          • Water Sports Gear:

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

          • Balcony:

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

          • Golf:

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

          • Tennis:

            Private courts in the complex....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            New Weber Barbeque ...moreless

          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • 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

          • Ocean View:

            Beach and ocean views close enough to still hear the surf 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

          Activities

          • Museums
          • Water Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Golf
          • Swimming
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Fishing
          • Cycling
          • Tennis
          • Hiking
          • Sailing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • Theme Parks
          • Live Theater
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Playground
          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo
          • Shopping
          • Jet Skiing
          • Beachcombing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Shelling
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Fitness Center
          • ATM/Bank
          • Bird Watching
          • Parasailing
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer
          Jun 29 - Sep 14, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $2,900 $12,000
          Christmas - New Year 2014-5
          Dec 21 - Jan 4
          7 night min stay

          $2,100
          Early Summer
          Jun 1 - Jun 28
          7 night min stay

          $2,100 $8,250
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $1,900 $5,250
          * 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
          • Taxes Included

          Cancellation policy:

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


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          Last updated: 06/30/2014
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          Location

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

          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

          • Dining room is adjacent to the open kitchen and living room

            Dining room is adjacent to the open kitchen and living room

          • Living room adjacent to kitchen. Ocean/beach/Torrey Pines preserve views.

            Living room adjacent to kitchen. Ocean/beach/Torrey Pines preserve views.

          • 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

          • 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

          • Gourmet kitchen has a 5 burner gas stove, convection oven, and is fully equipped

            Gourmet kitchen has a 5 burner gas stove, convection oven, and is fully equipped

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

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

          • 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

          • Private, 2 car garage with steps directly into unit-sorry, bikes aren't avail.

            Private, 2 car garage with steps directly into unit-sorry, bikes aren't avail.

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

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

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          This listing was first published here in 2010.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

          $1,900 - $2,900 per week (USD)
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          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 5

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          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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