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Del Mar Artistic Vision, Ocean Views, Private Pool & Spa

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Heated pool and attached spa/hot tub/jacuzzi from tall living room French doors

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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This 2800-square-foot, five-level architectural house has a timeless design inspired by the artist who commissioned it for her own home in the 1970s. The views of ocean, pool and gardens are rivaled by its interior views -- of high open-beam ceilings, wide passageways, and big, open rooms bathed in natural light from many windows and skylights. Decorated with a mix of the traditional and the whimsical, the property invites you to breathe, rest, dream, laugh and play.

The two full suites are upstairs, each with ocean views, a full bath and a large dressing room. The master suite has a king bed, full sofa-bed, lots room for air-mattresses and private balcony; the guest suite has a queen bed and twin Murphy bed. A smaller bedroom downstairs offers has one queen bed, and French doors to its own private patio. A ladder loft at the top of the house, with four twin beds, serves as a fourth play/sleeping room for kids.

Indoors, you can splash and feast in the big kitchen, equipped with a six-burner, two-oven Wolf commercial-style range, large prep island, and a wood-burning fireplace for toasted desserts. The kitchen table can seat 8, and the island has 5 stools on two sides. Entertain in the big living room, equipped with its own grown-up sized, ocean-view swing, which passes through the (open!) double French doors to the pool deck. Or retreat upstairs to one of the very private suites.

Outdoors, there's grilling and French style dining table in the kitchen garden, lounging on the sundeck, gathering for stories and s'mores round the fire-pit, splashing and lap-swimming in the pool, and soaking in the spa. You can eat by the pool on a Balinese teak dining table, … and if you ever decide to venture off the property, Del Mar's best beaches, parks, shopping, race track, fair grounds and dining are all down the hill.

Although near the beach, this is generally a very quiet neighborhood, and guests must act in ways that will not disturb neighbors; hence when outside, no raised voices, shouting, screaming, or music... but splashing and laughing are fine.

Keywords: house, 2 suites, pool, spa, ocean view, trees

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    oh my! living room swing, ladder loft, pool with pool toys, beach and beach toys... but it is a quiet neighborhood so only suitable for children who can play quietly (no raised voices, shouts, screams, radios, music) when outside....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    outdoors only, and find an ash tray since in extremely high fire risk area (especially when hot and dry) since we are near an open canyon with lots of trees....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Guest will keep no animals on the premises except properly trained service animals and up to two well-mannered pet dogs. Guests will keep their dogs outdoors. There is a high-fenced kitchen patio and garden with small lawn and shade and separate high-fenced (but gaps for small dog to escape!) pool and sundeck area with small unpaved area and shade; one-minute walk to Crest Canyon open space; five-minute drive to dog beach at north end of town. Guests will clean up all droppings on the premises and pay for the extra cleaning or damages related to their dogs. They will prevent dogs from entering the carpeted living room and loft at all times; and will keep dogs out of closets and off the beds, upholstered chairs, sofas, pillows, blankets, sheets, towels etc. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are too many stairs with house on 5 levels. More stairs down to garage....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 9-13

  • Master Suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    room for several of the air-mattresses...moreless

  • Guest Suite: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed

    On its own floor. Murphy bed folds down from wall....moreless

  • Small Bedroom: 1 queen

    Downstairs on E side of house, is isolated and private...moreless

  • Study: 1 twin/ single

    The study is a large room near pool, with ocean view...moreless

  • Loft: 4 twin/ single

    loft top of 4 foot ladder, low ceiling, for kids to play...moreless

  • 1 King bed in Master Suite. 2 Queen beds: (1) in Guest Suite + (1) Small bedroom. 6 Twin or Single Beds: 4 in Loft, 1 in Study, 1 Murphy bed in Guest Suite. 1 Baby Cribs portable playpen/crib stored in guest suite closet. 1 Sleep Sofa or Futons, a full light-weight sofa-bed in Master Suite. 7 Air mattresses: 3 queen, one king (or 2 twins), 2 other twins. Stored under bed in study. Please put back after use. Up to 3 camping pads (if I am not using them) in study or garage. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • twice weekly gardening service, weekly pool service (text owner if any issues), indoor adult-sized swing...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Yes lots....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    NO. Neither....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Receiver for radio. Plug for your phone. CD player. Lots of CDs. Portable blue tooth or cable input Bose sound (indoors only) lives in Kitchen. No music or radios outside....moreless

  • Television:

    Two TVs. One in master and other in study. Both have DVD player, internet streaming (Amazon Fire TV, Netflix etc) and over the air stations from LA. No satellite. No cable....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Wii-2 in study with 10 games. Wii Fit....moreless

  • Video Library:

    some DVDs mostly art related. Almost no popular movies - best to stream them live....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    From living room, studio, master suite, guest suite, pool and sundecks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    three...moreless

  • Garage:

    1 or 2 cars in garage off the alley. One space on the stones beside the garage....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) living room and master suite...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating, plus portable heaters in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    spares also provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    large room with gas fireplace, adult-sized swing, pool and ocean views...moreless

  • Parking:

    unlimited free street parking on street. No parking in the alley in rear....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    one parking space off the alley, next to garage...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and beach/pool ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    detergent and other supplies provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    2 access points ensure coverage everywhere on property...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    kitchen...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    large assortment of cookware, bakeware, mixing bowls, cutting boards, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    quiet KitchenAide...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, with Wolf commercial gas range, and griddle; large ridge with dispenser; quiet KitchenAid dishwasher and heavy duty disposal; woodburning fireplace, nook, and patio ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    staples, oils, spices, coffee, filters, tea; paper supplies, soaps, detergents, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    large GE side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with filtered water and ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    classic Wolf commercial gas range with two ovens, 6 burners and a griddle...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    master suite, with views of pool, trees and ocean...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) kitchen patio, enclosed, with day bed; pool and sundeck, with fire-pit; small bedroom has its own tiny patio...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    small lawn in enclosed kitchen patio...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    infrared gas grill on kitchen patio...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    fully stocked beach pantry in garage includes several beach chairs, body-boards, sandcastle equipment and toys...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Next to pool, seats 4 to 6, push button on the control pad on fence to West of living room. It turns times out in 1 hour....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    heated year-round; approx. 12' x 42' and 3' to 6' deep, with broad steps and swim benches; black bottom; pool toys...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
aug14 sep1
Aug 14 - Sep 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$449 $599
Fri, Sat
sep2 sep4
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$696
sep5 sep16
Sep 5 - Sep 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$399 $540
Fri, Sat
sep 17 18
Sep 17 - Sep 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$799
sep19 oct22
Sep 19 - Oct 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$399 $549
Fri, Sat
oct23 nov22
Oct 23 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$399 $480
Fri, Sat
nov 23-26
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$699 $839
Fri, Sat
nov27 dec8
Nov 27 - Dec 8, 2016
2 night min stay
$399 $479
Fri, Sat
dec9 dec22
Dec 9 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$499 $599
Fri, Sat
dec23 dec25
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
2 night min stay
$690 $828
Fri, Sat
dec 26 28
Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$630
dec 29 31
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$720
jan 1, 17 feb25, 17
Jan 1 - Feb 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$399 $479
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$399 $479
Fri, Sat
$2,953

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Minimal light cleaning $295 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.05%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Lindberg Field
3.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Torrey Pines Golf Course (ocean view - reserve!)
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Solana Beach Hwy101 at Lomas Santa Fe
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5, 1 exit North of 805 merge
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many on Camino Del Mar (olde del mar)
1.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach

Car: Recommended

Excellent location for numerous venues adored by children and adults: beaches, Del Mar race track, olde Del Mar ocean view restaurants, Polo, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, Seaworld. Ideal distance from I-5 freeway 0.8 miles, 2 minutes in a car.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I am a scientist and long time world traveler who first used VRBO as a renter in the early 2000s. Since I have lived in Scotland, London, Munich, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles and New York I tend to see things with a mixture of European, American and Asian values. My passions these days are electronic dance music, yoga and camping in the desert.

Why the Owner Chose Del Mar Heights, San Diego, CA, USA:
Before this house, I lived in an elegant 1914 Victorian/Craftsman house, and I moved to find something more open, spacious and architecturally adventurous. Former owners included artists, and Todd and Marna Temple sold this house to me in February 2014. It is they who began renting this house in 2009 and they kindly took the time to introduce Polina and me to the process. The house is complicated – children cannot stop from running around exploring the different levels, and adults are often lost on the first day. It has many private spaces, making it hard to find people in the house. The house opens up towards the ocean, with a variety of views from different rooms. Some rooms have very high ceiling, but others were designed to be cozy. And the location is unrivaled. In front the hill is steep straight down to the ocean, but it is flatter in the back. Immediately south is the best ocean view in the county and a popular beach. To the north, winding old streets full of overgrown trees, leading to the quaintest town in the county and excellent restaurants. And the house is the ideal distance from the freeway.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is architecturally unique with many places to play or rest making it fun for both children and adults, as the reviews attest. Since I bought the property in 2014 I have been making changes, bit by bit, moving towards an elegant (marble floor, silver nickel bath) beach style (high beam ceilings, swing in living room) with antique details (5 chandeliers, 9 glass pendant lights, art on walls). Most rooms have been redecorated and photos updated. There are new extra-large quiet washer and dryer units. The furniture is mostly but not entirely new since Todd and Marna kindly sold me some items: the adult sized indoor swing, the convertible bed in the master, all 5 twin beds, the kitchen table (now repainted), the chest by the front door, 2 white tables (now in garage), 6 dining chairs, 8 outdoor chairs, the gas BBQ, outdoor fire-pit, the pool and beach and indoor toys, board games, pots and pans in kitchen. I have added 3 new tables (French wood outside kitchen, long antique Mahogany dining table, poolside Balinese teak table), one additional queen bed (two twins formerly in the small bedroom are now in the loft and study), many new top-rated air mattresses and various chairs and a Stickley couch and reading chair. And the two tortoises that used to live near the kitchen sink are now visiting a local school.


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Photos

  • Heated pool and attached spa/hot tub/jacuzzi from tall living room French doors

    Heated pool and attached spa/hot tub/jacuzzi from tall living room French doors

  • view from deck. We often hear the waves from outdoors, sometimes from inside

    view from deck. We often hear the waves from outdoors, sometimes from inside

  • Fully private master bathroom w silver nickel tub, cherry tree outside windows

    Fully private master bathroom w silver nickel tub, cherry tree outside windows

  • kitchen island and Wolf commercial range with 6 burners and griddle

    kitchen island and Wolf commercial range with 6 burners and griddle

  • guest suite w queen bed, fold down Murphy twin (left) and large walk in closet

    guest suite w queen bed, fold down Murphy twin (left) and large walk in closet

  • living room looking towards dining room up 1/2 level.

    living room looking towards dining room up 1/2 level.

  • Kitchen: large prep island, wood burning fireplace

    Kitchen: large prep island, wood burning fireplace

  • small bedroom w queen bed, french doors to patio on right. next to bathroom

    small bedroom w queen bed, french doors to patio on right. next to bathroom

  • From master bedroom balcony, San Clemente island due West on horizon

    From master bedroom balcony, San Clemente island due West on horizon

  • master bedroom w king bed, convertible couch, ample room for air mattresses

    master bedroom w king bed, convertible couch, ample room for air mattresses

  • wide-angle view from master bedroom  balcony - trees, ocean and privacy

    wide-angle view from master bedroom balcony - trees, ocean and privacy

  • rear by pool. Master balcony (top right), living room below, study (lower left)

    rear by pool. Master balcony (top right), living room below, study (lower left)

  • deck and pool from guest suite. Bottom under cover is large Balinese teak table

    deck and pool from guest suite. Bottom under cover is large Balinese teak table

  • master bedroom, balcony outside the french doors

    master bedroom, balcony outside the french doors

  • kitchen: breakfast nook, kitchen patio

    kitchen: breakfast nook, kitchen patio

  • dining room table extends to seat 12

    dining room table extends to seat 12

  • guest suite's own private bathroom

    guest suite's own private bathroom

  • study with twin bed, door opens onto deck, garage is below next to alley parking

    study with twin bed, door opens onto deck, garage is below next to alley parking

  • Kitchen: classic commercial range with two ovens, 6 burners and a griddle

    Kitchen: classic commercial range with two ovens, 6 burners and a griddle

  • Loft: four twin beds, child-height entrance and ceiling

    Loft: four twin beds, child-height entrance and ceiling

  • view from master balcony, sun setting behind San Clemente island on horizon

    view from master balcony, sun setting behind San Clemente island on horizon

  • fully private master bath. Door is from from the master bedroom

    fully private master bath. Door is from from the master bedroom

  • looking North from master balcony, across  ocean to hills of orange county

    looking North from master balcony, across ocean to hills of orange county

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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