Enchantment in Old Del Mar
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Here's your opportunity to experience being pampered, while maintaining your privacy at the Enchanted Cottage!
Located only three blocks from the beach and one block south of the beautiful Del Mar Plaza, you can enjoy all that the area has to offer without the crowds and mess of 'on-the-sand' properties! The cottage, (which is a NO SMOKING property), is completely landscaped with fountains, flowers, and fruit trees, and enclosed with custom fencing. There is a 'peek-of-the-ocean' view from the front of the house.
Indoors, you can relax with a 46' HD flat screen tv, or keep the children entertained with the Play Station 3.
From one of the front patios, you can relax in the porch swing savoring your morning coffee - all the while being entertained by the parade of locals, pets & tourists on their way to the beach or Starbucks! Or, head down to Starbucks yourself for coffee w/the locals (one block downhill) & enjoy the people parade there... In the evening have a glass of wine on the front terrace, sitting in wrought iron chairs by the warm glow of the chiminera - and watch the beautiful play of colors in the sky as the sun sets into the ocean (Yes, you can see the sunset from your front terrace!) Or walk to the Del Mar Plaza for dinner (Il Fornio, Pacifica del Mar, Epazotes - all have spectacular ocean views and spectacular menus)- just a block north...
The house itself is my personal retreat (although it's close to everything, it's very quiet) and has been in my possession for seven years now. During this time it has been completely renovated, and I continue to treat it like my 'baby'. The furnishings include a cheerful mix of antiques, wicker, French country pieces... the living room features a gas fireplace and overlooks the front gardens and 'peek-of-ocean' view.
The dining nook is just off the front entrance and also has windows overlooking the front garden area. The kitchen, located in the center of the cottage, has an arched pass-thru into the living room (so you can cook while still being part of the activities). Featured in the kitchen are a hand-painted floor, Viking appliances (range & dishwasher) in a light yellow ('lemonade' to Viking) and stainless steel. The east end of the kitchen merges into a glassed-in sitting/dining area opening onto the back courtyard and gardens; it is light & airy with sky-lights.
The master bedroom (the 'peach' bedroom) features painted French furnishings and has an extremely comfortable double 'pillow' (queen-size) bed; opening onto its own private atrium area, complete with fountain, ferns, and roses, it is very much a haven. Birds of all kinds visit and add their songs to the gardens. A full bathroom with glassed-in shower is adjacent.
On the other side of the house are two bedrooms and a separate bath, which includes a shower and large tub.
The back bedroom, (the 'green' bedroom) features an antique walnut double bed and dresser set with painted flowers. French doors opening onto the courtyard and gardens create a spacious and airy ambience. For your comfort, the famous 'Temprapedic' mattress (a double) is provided - one of the most comfortable mattresses on which I've ever slept!
The front bedroom (the 'blue' bedroom) contains a white wicker day bed which can be set up as a king, two twins, or one twin/daybed - each version contains a double layer of the'Temprapedic' toppers on top of the feather bed and mattress. Roses and fruit trees peek at you through the front window... The blue bedroom looks outon one of the front terraces and gardens and is the sunniest room in the cottage.
The house itself feels cozy, yet is spacious with an 'indoor-outdoor' feel, and is suitable for children and pets (the landscaping was designed with dogs in mind). The property is completely fenced, with gardens galore. The entire focus of my residence is of tranquility, relaxation, romance and laughter...
Everything possible will be done to customize your stay to fit your requirements - including a welcome package w/flowers & wine -or anything else you might need (including maid service for an additional charge). My wish for you is to truly have an enchanted experience at my cottage!
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- 1750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 1750 SF of living space, Gas F/P, Cable TV (with PPV), VCR/DVD, CD&Tape Player, printer/copier, wireless, Viking Range & D/W, Kitchen & bathrooms fully stocked, Extra Linens & towels, Neptune W&D, 1-car Garage with parking for 1 more car in driveway, on-street parking, Temprapedic mattresses/double pillow mattress Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Chimineras, Covered Patio, Fountains, Flowers! Flowers! Flowers!, Queen, double & day bed(can be made into 2 twins or king or left as a daybed), Cottage has complete water filtration/purification system, outdoor shower with hot and cold water, Welcome package with flowers and wine, etc. NO SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY or INSIDE THE HOUSE...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Jan 5 - Mar 5, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $750
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Pet Fee $150
- Taxes Not included
Cleaning fee of $250-$350; additional pets are $75.00 each; see owner/contract for payment schedule (usually 3 payments) See owner/contract for cancellation policy
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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In Del Mar (within 1/2 to 3 blocks), boutique shopping, picnics in parks overlooking the beach (with lifeguards & restrooms) & children's play area in the lower park, Walks on beach & lovely walks thru the hills & canyons of Del Mar - w/o getting in your car! Drinks on terrace of the Del Mar Plaza watching the sunset, fine dining at numerous restaurants, concerts-in-the-park, the racetrack, Del Mar Fair during the summer, enjoy use of day spa at Inn L'Auberge (1 blk away), all water activities, Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Lego Land, Disneyland all w/in 1/2 to 2 hour's drive or less, theatres within 10 minutes or so
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Del Mar is one of my favorite places, and when I saw this property I fell in love with it. I love being able to walk to the beach, Del Mar Plaza, around the neighborhood...I love the quiet cozy feel of the area. This cottage has become a sanctuary for me and my friends, and hopefully it will be for you too.
Why the Owner Chose Del Mar:
You can walk almost everywhere and still be in a quiet beautiful property!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
all one level, beautiful views of the neighborhood, garden and ocean
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The Living Room: Not visible in the photo are a gas fireplace and garden views -
View of Front Patios
View of Painted Floor From Kitchen into Breakfast Area
Detail From the "Blue" Room (Front Bedroom)
View from Living Room Pass Through Bar into Kitchen
Front Bedroom (or "Blue" Room) facing into Front Garden;
The Enchanted Cottage: situated in the Heart of Old Del Mar -
View of Front Garden with your Hostess (who resides offsite)
Looking thru laundry area at Jewel, my Great Pyrenees
Jewell greeting us in kitchen area/breakfast nook
View thru Peach Bedroom into fountain and garden
Outside the french doors of the Master Bedroom are fountains, flowers, birds...
One of my Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs, Boris (he also resides offsite)
"Green" Bedroom w/ Double Bed, Antique Walnut Furniture & Tempur-Pedic Mattress
Gas Fireplace & Living Room
Dining Room Nook, looking out into Front Garden
Back Courtyard, looking into Covered Patio/Lanai Area
Another View of the Back Courtyard
Looking into Guest Bathroom, with glassed-in Bath and Shower
Looking out the front gate beneathe the cork tree. Peek-of-ocean view not shown
LIving room with gas fireplace
This listing was first published here in 2000.
Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015
- Property typeCottage
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