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Historic Del Mar Village Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

One of Del Mar's historic properties located in the heart of Del Mar Village and featured in 'Better Homes and Gardens'. One block from the beach and walking distance to all that the Village has to offer. Fully restored, decorated and equipped with everything you will need for your stay. Wood deck off of the master bedroom with ocean views leading to beautifully landscaped backyard with large lawn, fig and lemon trees. Outdoor fireplace and shower. 2-story tree house for the kids with a swing, wetsuits, surfboards, boogie boards, scooters and kayak available. Located next to L'Auberge resort between 15th and 13th streets and the best shopping and dining in Del Mar. 1.5 miles to Del Mar Race Track and Del Mar fair.

Del Mar is an easy drive to Sea World, Legoland, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. 20 minute drive to downtown, and close to train station.


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


Del Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower also outdoor shower for after the beach
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2-story tree house; swings; beach toys; kayak, wet suits


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Historic Del Mar Village Cottage
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Great house for your beach vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house. It is cute and quaint, with a lot of charm. The house is well stocked with all things you need to be comfortable. There are plenty of beach supplies to use - chairs, to ya, towels, and even a wagon to haul it all there. My husband and kids loved the outdoor shower, and the tree house was fun. We loved walking to get coffee and food, and the easy walk to the beach for sunset. It was a tad warm when we visited, so AC would have been nice to have, but we made do just fine. Thank you, Gary, for making this rental so easy!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgeous treat

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This is a gem with a great location and tons of charm.

Don't expect ultra modern, but do expect ultra comfortable.

The lack of air con for us was no issue, just let the breeze run through the home. The home is so well positioned foe tnebeach, play park and shopping/restaurants on the 'main street'.

The owner is vey ameniable and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful beach cottage, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming beach cottage! Walking distance from all downtown Del Mar restaurants/shopping and just a short walk away from Del Mar's best beach. I grew up in Del Mar (we were visiting my family) and we could not have picked a better location. Spacious and fully equipped. Great amenities for kids and families: a treehouse (with ocean view!), XBox, and bikes, etc. This rental is perfect for parties/families of 4-6 people.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain View

Awesome beach cottage in unbeatable location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this great little beach cottage in the heart of Del Mar. It's rare that we rent something on VRBO or Airbnb and our expectations are greatly exceeded. This is one of those times. We were there with our young sons and they loved the tree house and the swing. We loved the location two blocks from a great beach and a block away from restaurants and shops. The cottage feels like home - the owner thought of everything and has the house fully stocked with supplies, beach accessories, towels, kitchen needs, movies, an xbox, etc. The home is two bedrooms and one bath but feels much bigger with a full dining room, a great kitchen and a nicely sized living room. The outdoor (hot!) shower was a great way to clean up after coming back with sandy kids from the beach and we spent a lot of time lounging on the patio while the kids played in the tree house. We loved our stay and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and location in Del Mar!

  • 5 of 5

This is an adorable craftsman cottage in an excellent location. My sister, husband, two daughters (aged 7 and 10) and I stayed there for a week and it was really the perfect accommodation for us. It is just about 1.5 blocks to Powerhouse Park and the breathtaking beach in Del Mar where my husband and the girls went boogie boarding on several occasions (with wetsuits, the water is cold!). The beach is long and wide, perfect for playing, walking or running. The house is also about 1.5 blocks away from Camino del Mar which has a variety of shops and restaurants. It is on a quiet street, yet perfectly situated close to the beach and restaurants....and, luckily, far enough from the train tracks so that the train is not an issue at night.

As far as the house itself, it is not only charming but very functional and well equipped. I agree with other reviewers that the photos don't really do it justice. Our party consisted of three adults and two children, and we felt that there was certainly enough space for us to not at all feel crowded. The beds were comfortable, the house very clean and well stocked and the garden immaculate. The girls loved playing in the yard, on the swing and in the "most awesome treehouse ever". The large back deck was great. The one challenge for us, as a group of 5 people, was having only one bathroom, but having the outside shower helped a lot when returning from the husband and older daughter often took their showers out there while my youngest had a bath since running a bath takes a while. This is a charming old house with a lot of traditional features retained, yet it is upgraded with all of the contemporary conveniences that you would want (professional gas range, dishwasher, microwave, laundry, internet etc). Gary was quick to respond to any questions and a pleasure to correspond with. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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doll house at the beach

  • 5 of 5

this is a special place. its on a street with homes that have been updated and mcmansioned, but this house stays true to its roots. a lot of people walk by and look at this little cottage as if it stepped right out of hansel and gretel. it is quaint and functional inside. there is an access gate to the alley so can you can walk right to the beach. there is a nice patio where we had breakfast and the kids liked playing in the tree house. the interior has been renovated and feels very comfortable. one room with queen size bed, one with two bunk beds. one block either way up and youre on the strip, near restaurants, on the beach or having a drink. cant beat the location. the garage is stocked with beach supplies, bikes, a wagon to haul your kids and their toys to the beach which is less than a few blocks of easy and nice views walking. be aware there is no AC since it is close to the beach, and when the windows are open there is a nice breeze, but only two windows in the whole house have screens so at night either keep the lights off or bugs may get in. we ended up using the candles provided, which seemed to relax the kids and keep the night calm. if youre concerned about leaving windows open at night with no screens then you can think about it but if it doesnt bother you at all then this place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

1 Block from the heart of Del Mar. Lots of restaurants, bars and shopping. Close to Del Mar race track, Del Mar fair, 1/2 block to beach and Powerhouse Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Info on the house and area as well as move in info will be sent upon receipt of the rent

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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