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Our 1,200 square foot detached cottage sits next to our main home, atop 1.25 acres of lush gardens. The comfortable kitchen with granite countertops and all the amenities allows our guests many delightful meals. Inside the family room, our guests can play pool and watch TV on the flat screen hanging from the wall. The king size pillow top bed is very comfortable, and each side of the bed has its own personal recessed lighting hanging right above, perfect for reading at night. The bathroom is spacious with double sinks and a large shower with limestone walls. Next to the bathroom is another large storage area with shelves to store shoes, bags, luggage and any other extras.
The bedroom holds a king size bed with a pillow top mattress, giving all the comforts needed for a peaceful nights' sleep. A/C is available for those warm nights, or the ceiling fan can be turned on. Heating is available for those cold winter nights. There is a closet with mirrored doors, and an extra storage area right next to the closet for shoes, toys, sweaters, etc.. Above the headboard are two recessed dimmer lights, perfect for the late-night readers....moreless
The shower/bath is spacious with limestone walls. There are two sinks, making it easier for the bathroom morning rush if needed. Next to the sinks is another room with a large storage area for any extras, and those shopping sprees....moreless
A flat screen TV that is connected to a DVD player hangs from the wall and can be moved around, to be able to watch a film from different places around the room....moreless
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Even though we are less than one mile from the center of town, our area is characteristic of country life and rural tranquility. Walking or mountain biking is a must with all the varying trails....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hot Air Ballooning
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
There are two seating options for meals. There are barstools next to the granite countertop, perfect for kids where they can be served right from the kitchen. Meals can also be eaten outside....moreless
Bedsheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets and comforters are provided for both the main bed and the pullout....moreless
The living room has a flat screen TV hanging from the wall so that it can be shifted around. One can play pool while watching TV. DVD player is also available....moreless
Large parking space is available on the driveway....moreless
Bath and kitchen towels are provided. Beach towels are not provided....moreless
No washer or dryer is available in the cottage. We can launder your clothes for a fee of $15....moreless
Sugar and Trader Joe's ground coffee is provided for the coffee maker....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
The kitchen is provided with plates, coffee cups, wine glasses, water glasses, serving platters, serving bowls, sugar and creamer bowl, silverware, cooking knifes, cutting boards, BBQ utensils....moreless
The kitchen with sink holds all the amenities for a lovely meal. The large granite countertops are spacious enough for all the chopping and cutting. There is even an ice maker. Kitchen is not shared...moreless
Our microwave can turn into an oven. Perfect for cooking roasts, whole chickens, fish....moreless
The microwave turns into an oven as well, and there is a toaster oven....moreless
Salt and pepper, and BBQ rub is provided. Paper towels, Kleenex and toilet paper is provided....moreless
Small refrigerator is large enough to hold all the necessities, with a small freezer at the top....moreless
The kitchen holds a portable stove. Rice cooker is also available....moreless
Bring bikes to enjoy all the varied trails around the area of the cottage....moreless
There are many opportunities for boat rentals in Mission Bay and La Jolla, and through the Seaforth Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters in San Diego, which offers whale watching and sailing classes....moreless
Deck / Patio:
The patio has a wood table with six chairs and an umbrella, for comfortable meals druing the day or under the stars....moreless
Torrey Pines Golf Course is a few miles from our property....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
There are opportunities to rent kayaks through the La Jolla Kayak Rentals....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
The cottage sits on a 1.25 acre property. The large lawns are perfect for children to run and play....moreless
Outdoor propane grill is available to cook delicious steaks, chicken, fish, grilled veggies....moreless
The Grand Del Mar Hotel, walking distance from the cottage has tennis courts in the Grand Tennis Pavilion....moreless
Water Sports Gear:
There are many opportunities for water sports rentals, including jet skiis at the Mission Bay Sportcenter, Adventure Water Sports in Mission Bay, and SD Motorsport Rentals in La Jolla....moreless
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Our country lifestyle neighborhood has many varying hiking trails for all of you who love the outdoors and enjoy walking or jogging. Del Mar Mesa's single track, and winding and narrow trails make it a great place to moutain bike. We are centrally located. Walking distance from the Hyatt Grand Del Mar where you can enjoy golfing, world class restaurants, the spa, and nightly dancing. We are 5 miles from the beaches of Del Mar, where you can boogie board, surf, swim or hike the trails of Torrey Pines. 3 miles from us, the Carmel Creek Plaza offers shopping, luxury cinemas and wonderful eateries like Mia Francesca and Burlap. 6 miles from us is Del Mar Plaza, another fun shopping area with boutiques, Banana Republic, and trendy restaurants like Il Fornaio. We are 8 miles from the world famous Del Mar Racetrack that runs each summer from July 17 - September 4. The Del Mar Fair can also be enjoyed from June 8 - July 14. Between October and March whale watching tours are available in La Jolla Shores to enjoy the migration of the grey whales. Yearly, Del Mar offers hot air balloon rides, where you will be flown over the green golf courses, and beautiful coastline with its orange sunsets. Being surrounded by beaches, it is water sports galore, where you can enjoy surfing, water skiing, snorkeling, diving and sailing. hand gliding is also available through the Torrey Pines State Park Glider Port. We are 8 miles from the La Jolla Playhouse where you can enjoy many live theatre performances year round. Children will love the La Jolla Birch Aquarium, 9 miles from us, where they can see jellyfish, seahorses, octopus, and much more with a showcase of sea life from more than 60 habitats. The Tide Pool area overlooking the Pacific allows adults and children to touch marine sea life, like sea cucumbers and star fish. San Diego has something for everyone. If you are looking for a romantic getaway this is the place. If you are in search of family fun this is also the place for you.
Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley: Our family loves the tranquility of the countryside, and the beauty and fun of the California beaches. This property gives us the best of both worlds. My husband and I love to jog. We wake up each morning, attach Nala, our Labradoodle to her leash and off we go in search of new trails that our neighborhood has to offer, with horses that sometimes like to trot alongside of us. Sometimes we will pack up the car with our kids and rush to the beach that's only ten minutes away to build sandcastles, swim or boogie board, and grab an ice cream at the Del Mar Plaza before we head home. This property has something for everyone. If you want to just relax, set your cell phone off and walk or explore the trails in the area, our guests can do that. If you want to venture out and visit the spa, go golfing during the day, or dancing at night, we are walking distance from the Grand Del Mar. Our property is large, so children have a lot of grassy area to play and run around.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: One of my family's favorite places on earth is Italy. The first time I saw my home, walking through and around the gardens, with its olive trees, and the view of the valley, it reminded me of Tuscany. Throughout the day, it seems as if the valley changes personality. When the fog rolls in and hides between the houses, it suspends them in air. The sunset turns the sky into different colors, giving the valley a fiery effect. Now, every morning when I look at my backyard, I feel like I have a little bit of Tuscany tucked away in Carmel Valley, California.