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Rose Cottage by-the-Sea - Charming 3BR Bungalow - Del Mar Beach Colony

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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This charming 3 BR, 1BA family bungalow is exactly where you want it to be: in the heart of the Del Mar Beach Colony, less than two short blocks from the 24th Street beach, and within easy walking distance of the Del Mar Racetrack, County Fairgrounds, and all the shops and restaurants in the heart of Del Mar village. Comfortably sleeps 4-5.

The Rose Cottage By the Sea has everything you need to feel at home on vacation: a gourmet cook-ready kitchen with oils, spices, deluxe one-press coffee maker, Cuisinart & more; luxurious tempurpedic mattresses and plenty of down pillows and all-cotton bed & bath linens; beach, surf and picnic gear; board games & books to borrow; flat screen HDTVs and WiFi throughout the house; backyard barbecue, outdoor tables & linens for dining al fresco; cozy furniture, and an authentic bohemian California vibe.

If you're looking for all the comforts of home away from home, in an idyllic setting with plenty of local flavor, then our fully stocked beach bungalow is your dream come true.

Fall asleep to the sounds of the surf in one of 2 master bedrooms, while your little ones drift off to dreamland in the kids' room or second master. Both masters feature queen-sized tempurpedic beds for ultimate comfort after a day of play, and have LCD TVs with cable channels, blue ray DVDs, and access to online content (Netflix, Hulu, etc).

* The Writer's Retreat master bedroom, located on the west side of the living room apart from the other bedrooms, features rustic redwood paneling, vintage artwork, a spacious closet, and an antique roll top desk for the Hemingway in your family.

* The Reader's Nook second master bedroom, on the east side, is adjacent to the kids' room, warmly decorated in an authentic bohemian bungalow style, and fully stocked with over a half-century of English and American novels ready to be borrowed.

* The Kids' Room has twin trundle beds, a cozy beach vibe, and is stocked with children's literature and board games.

If you are the kind of traveler who wants to immerse yourself in local flavor, who opts for character over generic, and would prefer a genuine bohemian home to a cookie-cutter hotel chain, then Rose Cottage is where you want to be.

Rentals are by the week only, Saturday-to-Saturday.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Bungalow
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Our Kids' Bedroom features a trundle bed, a bean bag for story time, and of course a collection of children's books and family games. Rose Cottage is beach-ready, with a sturdy Radio Flyer wagon to transport our supply of Boogie Boards, sand toys, umbrellas, towels & beach cairs down the street to the beach. Our Guest Guide offers detailed instructions for walking your kids to the Del Mar Fair, bringing a picnic to Seagrove Park & playground, plus driving directions to all the local family activities, from the Zoo & Seaworld to Legoland & Dsneyland. We did the homework, so your time can be devoted to having fun!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We thank you for not smoking on our property, so that Rose Cottage can be fresh and smoke-free for all our guests....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Kids' Room: 2 twin/ single

    Twin trundle beds...moreless

  • Writer's Retreat: 1 queen

    Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

  • Reader's Nook: 1 queen

    Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

  • Writer's Retreat and Reader's Nook both include luxurious tempurpedic mattresses, high thread count all-cotton bedding, and LCD TVs with access to cable and online content. Our kids' bedding is all cotton too - only the softest will do for our kids, and yours!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • There is plenty of storage for your toiletries in the bathroom, and we have handrails in the tub/shower....moreless


  • Books:

    Fully stocked borrowing library for adults & kids...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue ray DVD players in both masters with access to online content (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon . . .)...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cable with local channels, sports, and many cable channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod compatible player in living room....moreless

  • Television:

    LCD televisions in both master bedrooms...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach wagon & sand toys, frisbee & other beach games....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs available for use...moreless


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


  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Less than 2 blocks to the best beach in Del Mar....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Indoor light-filled dining room with backyard views, plus outdoor dining table & barbecue....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All 100% cotton, high thread count linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortably seats 5...moreless

  • Parking:

    1-2 car driveway plus street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of high quality, colorful beach towels, and resort-style bath towels for the whole family....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extensive cooking gear, including: Cuisinart, blender, utensils, kitchen knives, gourmet coffee maker and French press, wafflemaker, and more. Table settings for 6-8....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Our mom was old school: kids were the dishwashers!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet cook-ready kitchen with everything you need for quick meals or serious chefs....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size microwave with all the bells & whistles....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Assorted oils, vinegars, spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size, squeaky clean refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner stainless steel gas range....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    5 miles to world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Community courts two blocks away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 surfboards (one soft board and one long board), 2 boogie boards...moreless



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from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 7 - Sep 7
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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  • San Diego Zoo

    "What can we say? It is simply the best zoo in the world. It's all about the unique, beautifu..."

  • Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds

    "If you book Rose Cottage in the summer, you're one of the lucky ones. No suffering through ..."

  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    "Obviously you love the ocean - that's why you're headed to Del Mar! So why not get an insid..."

  • San Diego County Fair

    "It's where we rode a ferris wheel for the first time. And roller coasters, potato sack slid..."

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22.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International
0.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jake's Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Torrey Pines Golf Course
1.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Solana Beach Amtrack Station
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jake's Restaurant
Del Mar
Nearest Beach
Down the street!

Car: Recommended

*Personalized Visitors Guide for Our Guests*

Once you book your stay, we will send you our unique Rose Cottage Guest Guide, filled with photos, links to maps and websites, and all of our personal recommendations for an unforgettable stay. While it will be tempting to spend your whole visit at the beach, in the water, and on foot (after all, that’s pretty much how we roll when we’re there), you can easily explore all that San Diego County has to offer from your home base at Rose Cottage. With its mild weather and stunning coastal geography, San Diego has endless options for the active, and we'll tell you where to find the best surfing (and surf lessons), hiking, golfing, diving, snorkeling, and horseback riding in the area... plus where to treat yourself to a spa day, the best spots for Mexican food, Pizza, Italian, Thai, deli, burgers, gourmet picnics, and romantic dinners. And we’ve included links to cultural venues, plus suggestions for day trips for those of you who plan to stay a while.

*Happy is Easy*

From your home base in Del Mar, you can be as active or relaxed as you need to be. And with our exclusive Rose Cottage Visitors Guide, you'll have all of our locals-only recommendations for the best places to eat, play and shop - complete with links to websites, maps and menus. Because life in Del Mar should be easy.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: The Rose Cottage By the Sea has been our family home since 1972. We are a brother and sister who grew up as Del Mar locals since the 1960s, and we love sharing our magical hometown with travelers who appreciate an authentic 'local' experience. Our kids look forward to returning to Del Mar every season for family vacations, and we know yours will too.

Why the Owner Chose Del Mar:
If you're looking for an authentic Southern California experience where you can live like the locals, rather than a packaged resort where you're surrounded by other tourists, then you want to stay in Del Mar, not in San Diego. From the home base of the Rose Cottage in the heart of the Del Mar Beach Colony, you can walk to the beach, to quaint shops & enticing boutiques, fine restaurants & casual cafes, the Del Mar Fairgrounds & Racetrack, or hang out with local families at Seagrove Park playground... And it's still an easy drive to adventures throughout San Diego County, from the world famous San Diego Zoo and Sea World to Legoland and the Wild Animal Park.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
With a gourmet cook-ready kitchen, well-stocked library, and plenty of beach supplies, you will live like a local at Rose Cottage. In the morning, you roll out of bed, walk just steps to the beach, and roll out your towels to save your favorite spot on the sand. You come home for breakfast, bring the kids and boogie boards back to the beach, and then pop home for lunch (or even to use the bathroom - it's that close!). Finished your novel? No worries: run back to the house to borrow a book from the house library, grab a surfboard or snack, and when you're thoroughly waterlogged, walk into town for a picnic in Seagrove Park, or a dinner overlooking the ocean at Del Mar Plaza. We've mapped out all the best places to eat, play, and enjoy the unique culture of North County, including local hangouts that you won't read about in a travel guide. So come to Rose Cottage By the Sea, and live like a Del Mar local. You'll fall in love with our way of life.

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Speaks: english


  • Welcome to the Rose Cottage By the Sea

    Welcome to the Rose Cottage By the Sea

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining room opens to the back yard

    Dining room opens to the back yard

  • Living room to master bedroom #1

    Living room to master bedroom #1

  • Living room to east bedrooms and bathroom.

    Living room to east bedrooms and bathroom.

  • Rustic Cottage Bathroom

    Rustic Cottage Bathroom

  • Entry


  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Backyard BBQ & dining al fresco

    Backyard BBQ & dining al fresco

  • Master Bed #1: Writer's Retreat

    Master Bed #1: Writer's Retreat

  • Kids' Room with trundle bed. 2nd twin pulls out as needed.

    Kids' Room with trundle bed. 2nd twin pulls out as needed.

  • Master #2: Reader's Nook

    Master #2: Reader's Nook

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Rose Cottage By-The-Sea - Charming 3Br Bungalow - Del Mar Beach Colony

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