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Oceanview Home, remodeled, great indoor-outdoor living.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Very private. Excellently maintained including gardens, Remodeled view cottage in Old Del Mar. 1650 sq. ft. of wonderful indoor-outdoor living. Beautiful garden with many varieties of plants, fruit trees plus refreshing indoor-outdoor living on patios with new hot tub, finest kitchen appliances and private garden. Fun for foodies.

Walking distance to downtown Del Mar (1.2mile) and the beach, (0.7 miles) downhill-uphill walk. Ocean breezes makes air conditioning completely unnecessary. Private parking (2 car) outside entrance to private courtyard entrance. Three short stairs transition from parking area to courtyard; otherwise all indoor and outdoor facilities are on one level. Ideal for two couples or family of 4-5. Excellent for entertaining. Gardener included. Maid available.

Pet friendly with side dog run with high fence and shade.

Keywords: Our primary home in old Del Mar.

More Details

Terri Timms
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Can read (somewhat) French & Spanish.
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Terri Timms

• Retired UCSD and Scripps scientist & teacher

• Obstetrics nurse

Terri Timms purchased this house in 1979

Why Terri Timms chose San Diego County

Worked at Scripps and UCSD

What makes this house unique

Comfort, ease, full privacy, beauty with indoor outdoor living. Two separate suites with full bathroom including tub. 2014 remodeled kitchen & office space with finest appliances. Great locale for walking, biking, exploring SD and La Jolla, access to freeway, etc. Del Mar beaches are the best.


Del Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No illegal drugs, no fireworks,
  • Be nice to all including gardener.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both full with showers, master bath (recently remodeled) also includes a tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Available with advance notice.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
West facing patio plus enclosed, private East courtyard with patio; perfect indoor outdoor living; private sunning with breezes. Two full baths. Very private home a few minutes from beach, downtown Del Mar, golf and #5 freeway. Ocean view and breeze from master bed, kitchen and living room. Large guest room can add queen air mattress (available) or crib. Play pen and portable highchair available. 1700 sq. ft. of indoor living space.


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Oceanview Home, remodeled, great indoor-outdoor living.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Palm Desert, CA

Oceanview living in Del Mar

  • 5 of 5

We went on our first extended family trip: my wife, dog and myself. The house was exactly what we had hoped for, a private oasis in a very nice neighborhood; not too close to the ocean, but close enough to enjoy the ocean breezes and views that come with its location. Coming from the desert where it is over 110 this time of the year, this was exactly what we needed. The house was well set up and we enjoyed having all the windows open and no a/c; we greatly enjoyed the outside patio with hot tub and; we were able to enjoy all the amenities provided. We will be going back later this summer and are really looking forward to it.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a concise, direct and honest review that sums up our home, and we do our very best to be sure that our guests feel supported, and truly enjoy themselves. Richard & Terri Timms
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Beautiful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and future mother-in-law stayed here for 6 days over the July 4th weekend/week. Everything was "as advertised" if not better! The house is very clean and most of it is newly remodeled including the kitchen, living/dining room and master bathroom. The inside was very nice and comfortable but the outdoor areas are what really made the stay amazing! There are multiple patios and seating areas and the front/ocean facing patios have great ocean views. The back patio is like a gardeners dream - beautiful flowers and foliage everywhere you look - and all kept up to snuff by a gardener. The home is perched up on a hill/bluff and just a short walk to the ocean and beach although the main entrance to the beach is about a mile or so away and may be best to drive and park if you have a lot of beach attire to bring (beach chairs, umbrella, etc.). Being there in Del Mar on a holiday weekend, I would have expected more crowds but it was really easy to get around and to get reservations at all of the good restaurants in town, surprisingly! Also, traffic was never horrific. We went into La Jolla for lunch one day and it was bumper to bumper insane traffic - not fun!

The home had a very clean and new-looking hot tub that I used every day! Also, it had DirecTV so we were able to catch a lot of Wimbledon :). Sheets and towels and all of the kitchen tools/spices were available for our use and a washing machine and dryer made it nice to be able to do some laundry while there - detergent included!

I would and will go back in a heartbeat - the owners are very nice to work with and very quick to respond to texts/emails. I felt like this was an amazing VALUE - I feel like we got a lot of "bang for our buck"! Great place to stay in Del Mar!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Private and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week at this property. The home is very comfortable, very private, and ideally suited for a week of unwinding and relaxing. Multiple outdoor seating options for various purposes. A great hot tub. Beautiful kitchen. Comfortable seating and great TV. Loved that both bedrooms had their own bathrooms. Everything we were hoping for and more.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Mesa, CA

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have been meaning to write a review for a while now. My wife and I used this place as our honeymoon retreat and had a wonderful time. It was a cozy, comfortable and private place to unwind after months of wedding planning. The owner was very communicative and accommodating and we had no issues with regards to money. It looks like they take credit cards now which is nicer than sending checks in the mail (which is what we did). We did not rent the place for the ocean view, and it was distant, so if your main reason for choosing this place is the ocean view there may be other options. However if you are looking for hot tub (amazing), fireplace (cozy), adjustable massaging beds (only wish we had discovered this earlier!), close to the beach and quaint Del Mar (walking distance if you wish...we were lazy and took our car), then this is a great place. We enjoyed the bbq grill and kitchen too, but there are plenty of places to eat close by if you wish.

We certainly hope to come back again if we can.

P.S. Although I only checked the box for "Romantic getaway" I am sure it would be a great place for other people/events, I just can't speak personally to that.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New york

Retreat in Del Mar, California

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in California very much. We had stayed in a different VRBO twice before, but the dates we wanted were already filled, so we tried this listing. We were VERY happy with the property. The listing was very accurate, but more beautiful then the pictures showed. The owners were cooperative and answered all our concerns and questions. We visited the usual tourist spots, but also enjoyed the city of Del Mar which we hadn't done before. Excellent restaurants and shops were so close it made the vacation much more fun. My wife cristina and I will definitely come back to this home next year, and will bring our baby, which is due in a few months.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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salisbury, NC

Beautiful Ocean Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We visited San Diego for a week and stayed in this very beautiful home. There was 2 couples in all, and we had such a great time in this very unique city. We ended up spending alot of time at the house, it was so beautiful, and the kitchen was perfect for making great dinners. We used the hot tub a few times, and felt like we were in heaven. I'd recommend to everyone to take this type of vacation. The owners were very cooperative and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego Internat.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Del Mar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Torrey Pine Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Solana Beach Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Rt. 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many in Del Mar
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Del Mar
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Del Mal
Car: recommended

In Old Del Mar.... Great beaches, dining, shopping, easy access to freeway, Torrey Pines Park, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Returnees given rental discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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