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THE PLACE TO BE... Imagine a romantic vacation getaway to a quiet, relaxing and scenic village on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, with charming shops and excellent restaurants. Sound good?
This vacation home is: - Member of the 'Good Neighbor' program (translation: not a "party" house). - located in the charming Del Mar Beach Colony section - in a low-traffic neighborhood with genuine, friendly neighbors - just steps to the sand and on the same street as the 25th St. Lifeguard Tower - ideal for reunion groups or families with older kids - a family beach vacation home remodeled (2010 and 2014) with all new kitchen counters, sink, fridge, furniture, bathrooms, beds and flatscreen TVs in each bedroom! - priced INCLUDING TAXES. Most others charge an additional 8% - 11.5% on top of listed rate.
Beach House recommended for families with older children (there are stairs and cabinets are not child-proofed)
---------------- Del Mar is one of the most beautiful, romantic resort beach towns in the world. Here you'll find world class restaurants, activities, including the exciting Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego County Fair, as well as beach and ocean water sports, and nearby San Diego, La Jolla and North County attractions (see listed activities).
Disneyland is just under two hours away, Sea World, the Zoo and Legoland all are within a 30-minute drive without traffic. And Torrey Pines' famous state park for scenic hiking is a ten-minute drive, too.
Del Mar has a colorful history filled with excitement, pleasure and even has a song recorded by Bing Crosby. Bing, Pat O'Brien and their friends, such as Jimmy Durante, turned the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club into one of the most beautiful and prestigious organizations in the entire racing world.
Del Mar is two square miles along the Northern San Diego County coast, best known for its beaches, fairgrounds and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 'Where the turf meets the surf.'
With beautiful sandstone canyons interspersed with hillsides of custom homes, and astonishing sunsets, the romantic village of Del Mar is a global destination point for visitors, vacationers and residents alike.
Keywords: Duplex, Beach House, Home, Del Mar Beach Colony, Coastal Rental, Romantic get away, Couples retreat, Steps to beach, walk to track
House is divided with two smaller bedrooms downstairs on ground floor; two large, spacious rooms upstairs with deck access from both upstairs rooms; portable AC units for two upstairs bedrooms (these help to cool the room but don't fully eliminate the heat on hot, summer nights). Flatscreen TVs in each room of various sizes. See photos for support....moreless
Both bathrooms fully remodeled in November 2013. One located on each level and features bath/shower, basin and toilet. Both are in common areas of the house and you do not need to enter a bedroom to access a bathroom....moreless
Portable Air Conditioning units are provided for upstairs bedrooms along with portable fans for use as needed....moreless
There are several board, card and domino-style games in the house for guest use....moreless
CD library of music compilations from '60s, '70s and '80s, Motown; portable stereo unit....moreless
WHEN SHOPPING PRICING, PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR RATES INCLUDE TAXES. MOST OTHER OFFERINGS DO NOT INCLUDE THESE AND CAN BE AN ADDITIONAL 8%-11.5%.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A refundable $1,500 security deposit is required with the return of a completed agreement or BOOK IT NOW feature. Reservation is NOT confirmed until both are received. Non-refundable $200 cleaning fee will be added to the rental fee. The entire $200 is paid to the cleaning team.
Rates are based on $3150 per week (October - May); $4350 per week (June - September).
Part of the GOOD NEIGHBOR program. Highlights: Not a "party" house; respect for neighbors and quiet times between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.; no PROM-like groups; Number of overnight guests limited to contracted number (not to exceed 10 capacity). See full agreement terms for details.
Security Deposit (assuming no damage or missing items) will be refunded within 7-9 business days (by mail) or 5-7 business days if paid via HomeAway Payment System (credit card: which charges a small fee).
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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About: We are the McDermott kids.
Our earliest memories are at Del Mar beach running along the shore, and dodging the incoming waves like the sandpipers in the early '60s.
We would drag our inflatable canvas surf mats with rubberized ends into the waves to ride them. This was before surfboards made their appearance in the numbers we see now, yet it was how we learned to read the waves, know where to take off and get the best rides.
The lifeguards seem to have always been there – the red trucks slowly cruising the shore, the towers at 17th & 25th streets, providing a sense of security and safety to us young waterdogs.
This is also where we first tried surfing at 15th Street. It is a passion a few of us have to this day. We've surfed, bodysurfed, fished, skin- and scuba-dived, sailed, and Zodiaked through the surf. My brother and I even waterskied on surfboards behind our Zodiak in the slough west of the highway by the racetrack. We basically grew up in the waters of Del Mar.
Why Del Mar: Our parents, Bill and Phyllis, started coming to Del Mar in the '50s from a Los Angeles suburb because their own landlords owned a couple of duplexes - one on 28th and the other on 24th streets. They'd visit for a week each summer. They were hooked! (And so were we!)
Their first purchase was a small house on 23rd Street in 1962 and then another a few years later, then this duplex on 25th Street in 1972. My brother and I added on two bedrooms, a bath and 900 square feet as students in 1976 (all through Del Mar's Design Review Board, permit hell, etc.)
After our Mom passed in 2010, we again updated everything: roof, windows, flooring, carpeting, kitchen, furnishings and paint to make it the home away from home that it is.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The beach, a few minutes from the property, is a romantic place for couples to stroll at sunset or in the morning with their coffee from Starbuck’s or a nice oceanfront lunch or dinner at the Poseidon. It is also ideal for vigorous jogging or running, and for many beach sports like volleyball, Frisbee, paddleball, surf-fishing, skim boarding, swimming, body surfing, Boogie boarding, SUP and boardsurfing.
Many of these activities are limited to certain hours or locations based on the season and crowds, but you can almost always find something fun or relaxing to do here.
Finally, it is an excellent place to drag a chair, bring a good book (or Kindle), plug in your iPod (iPhone/iPad, etc!) and enjoy the calming effects of the Pacific waves against the white sands of the beach.