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Casual Luxury Beach Condo Overlooking Torrey Pines Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse is a perfect spot for a couples retreat, family vacation, or romantic getaway. We do weekly or monthly rentals. Overlooking Torrey Pines State Beach and Los Peñasquitos Preserve, it's close enough to check the surf from the living room or master suite and be lulled to sleep with the sound of waves breaking. It's just a half block walk to the Torrey Pines State Reserve beach entrance, but if you're loaded with beach toys and gear, use our Torrey Pines State Reserve parking pass to shuttle your gear to the beach.

The townhouse is in a low density complex and is a quiet end-unit with no neighbors above or below. It's beautifully remodeled with a large, open kitchen with high-end appliances and granite counter tops that open to the dining room and living room areas - great for entertaining or hanging out with friends and family. Mission style furnishings, hardwood floors, and two fireplaces - one in the living room and one in the master bedroom - complete a high-end, but elegantly casual and relaxed feel.

The master suite has ocean and Torrey Pines Preserve views, a queen bed, a lounge area with couch, reading chair, LCD cable TV, fireplace and master bath that includes a whirlpool tub with views to the ocean (but still completely private). The guest bedroom has two twins and has its own full bath, as well as access and views to a beautiful patio. Stored in bedroom closets are portable sleeping mats that are great for 2 additional kids or adults. The private, attached 2 car garage eliminates street parking or dragging luggage or groceries through an underground parking garage. The complex includes 2 heated pools, 2 whirlpool spas, clubhouse and recreation room, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a tot lot, and a 5 acre park.

Included are all linens, bath towels, beach towels, shampoo, and hair dryers, as well as an array of beach toys, boogie boards, foam surfboards, beach chairs, and snorkeling equipment. There are new LCD TVs in the living room and each bedroom as well as a high speed wireless internet connection.

Del Mar is the best beach town around. We've lived or vacationed in beach towns from California to Florida, the Caribbean to Hawaii. Del Mar is easy to get to (24 min to San Diego's Lindbergh Field) with great beaches, fantastic restaurants and shopping, and a ton of things to do. For nature lovers, our place sits between the two components of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Hiking the ocean bluffs of Torrey Pines, you can see native wildflowers amid spectacular ocean views, including possible glimpses of dolphins, seals, migrating whales, and the most powerful waves in Southern California. Surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing or just hanging out at the beach are a short walk. Golfers can pick from dozens of world class courses and we are 15-25 minutes from Legoland, Sea World, and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography is 10 minutes away and the Del Mar Race Track and Fairgrounds is a 6 minute drive. La Jolla Cove beach is under 10 miles away.

Keywords: Pool, hot tub, TV, cable TV, HDTV, tennis, internet, fireplace, porch, beach house, beach getaway, ocean view, whitewater view, beach getaway, romantic getaway, surf, surfing, golf, hiking, nature preserve

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Doug Reese
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About Doug Reese

We met and were married in San Diego but have lived in the Chicago area since 1995 where we are raising our family. This townhouse is our getaway from Chicago winters and our chance to reconnect with the West Coast. Ultimately, we'll spend more time here, but with kids still in school, we're limited to Christmas and Spring breaks plus a few long weekends during the winter months (that'd be ~8 winter months in Chicago). That leaves it open for rental throughout the summer and for significant blocks during the winter.

Doug Reese purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Doug Reese chose San Diego

We've tried beaches all over the world and keep coming back to Del Mar - there's natural beauty we don't find at beaches on the East Coast, not to mention far better surfing. Del Mar combines everything we love: great weather, perfect beaches, great restaurants, good surfing, and an endless variety of things to do. We've lived and vacationed from California to Florida, Hawaii to the Caribbean, and there's no place we'd rather be than Del Mar. We picked this specific unit after looking up and down the coast - this complex is far lower density than others, has a great floor plan and livable space, and has an open, uncrowded feel. While not directly on the beach, it has easier beach access than the high density complexes considered 'beach front' but with no way of getting down the bluff to the beach below. We can check the surf from the living room or master and sleep with the sound of waves crashing not far away.

What makes this townhome unique

Half a block to the entrance of Torrey Pines State Beach North Entrance and then a couple of hundred yards and you're on the beach. Six minutes by car to the Del Mar racetrack. Three minutes up the hill to the Torrey Pines Golf Course. This complex has much lower density than other condo complexes - there are no units above or below and we are an end unit. We also have a private 2 car garage rather than a large parking structure. When in Del Mar, we walk daily at Torrey Pines State Reserve and love the town of Del Mar - good shopping, great restaurants, and the best beaches. The beach is just a few minutes walk - easy for morning walks or surf sessions. For a guilty pleasure, the best fast food Mexican is 1 block away at Roberto's and for higher end eating, there are great choices in Del Mar just 4 minutes drive from our door. La Jolla is next door to Del Mar and offers fantastic high-end shopping, restaurants, and stunning scenery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

[from guestbook] We so enjoyed our week at your lovely home. The weather gods were with us and we had 6 sun-filled days. We played at the beach and took in all the locatl sites - Sea World went to the top of the list for all of us. All your beach toys were just perfect and we were glad to have them. Thanks!
Aug 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Casual Luxury Beach Condo Overlooking Torrey Pines Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Very pleased with the accommodations!! The location was absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property was well appointed and had everything we needed for an extremely enjoyable vacation! We did have an issue with the whirlpool tub, however, the onsite manager did offer to rectify the situation.

The location of the property was excellent, allowing for beautiful nature hikes on a daily basis. It was also a quick drive to any area attractions in San Diego! We truly enjoyed our time in Del Mar!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for summer vacation with kids

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for summer vacation for us, a family of four. Great house in a quiet neighborhood. Short walk distance to the beach. Also nice wildlife park close by, for hiking/run. And Del Mar (5 min drive) is a very charming small town with plenty of restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Accolades deserved

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a 2-week stay at this townhome with my wife and adult daughter. We had a terrific time! All the other five-star reviews of this facility are right on the mark: caring owner, fully stocked supplies, nicely appointed interior, fine ocean views and excellent location. The beds were very comfortable for sleeping. It's hard to ask for anything more!

We lived in San Diego area for more than 25 years before we moved to the desert, so we are familiar with all the wonderful experiences it has to offer. This residence is ideally located as a base of operations for the whole area, from North County down to the city itself..

The tennis facilities in the complex are excellent: two newly resurfaced courts, four courts total. The walk to the beach is about ten minutes, and there are hiking trails up the canyon above the development. If you like walking, you can go for miles along the beach, all the way north to Del Mar if you like.

Thanks, Doug, for a wonderful two weeks. We hope to use your facility again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We keep our place as somewhere we really want to stay. We're glad that you feel the same! We hope you'll be back. Doug & Dana
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The perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was in a perfect location for us and our young children--quiet and private, with an ocean view, but close to the beach and nearby attractions. The complex has two pools, which no one else was using while we were there. As for the condo itself, everything was clean, modern, and comfortable. We definitely appreciated having laundry facilities as well as the other upscale appliances. Beach trips were easy, because the condo includes boogie boards, umbrellas, chairs, sand toys, etc. As a note for those with babies, the condo's master bedroom has a large attached sitting room that was perfect for our pack n play. There are stairs, but we simply moved a large ottoman to block the opening--no problems. We loved staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Del Mar Condo - Torrey Pines and Ocean view

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first visit to the San Diego area. We are an active family with two teenage boys. Our experience staying at the condo was perfect for us. Del Mar is a beautiful area. There is so much to do and see in and around San Diego. The condo is located across from Torrey Pines state park and beach; walking distance to the beach and local eateries. Our accommodations were wonderful with up-scale appliances, plenty of space and privacy, and a ocean view. We especially liked having our own garage, laundry facilities and fully furnished kitchen. The complex has two nice pool areas. They are good places to relax if you want to take a break from the beach. There is everything at this condo to make you feel like you're at home. It's a hard place to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing condo with great location and kid-friendly complex

  • 5 of 5

Living in Arizona, we frequently take summer vacations in San Diego and without a doubt this was the best condo we have ever stayed at. We have three children ages 4-9 and it was a great fit for our family. The condo itself has modern high-end kitchen appliances, comfortable furniture, and plenty of space. We put some of the end tables against a back wall so that the kids could play and not be worried about breaking anything or getting hurt, which made a large main space in the living room even larger. Upstairs there's a very comfortable bed and two standard twins downstairs, all in good condition. There's a huge hot tub up stairs as well that the kids really enjoyed. What I do not recall being advertised was how good the views were as you could clearly see the ocean both downstairs and upstairs. There's a nice garage downstairs with tons of room as well.

The second really wonderful thing about this condo was how well it was equipped...with beach chairs, boogie boards, etc, etc...and not cheap stuff either. The same is true with everything at this condo, its obvious the owners bought the things they would like to use when they stay there and have good taste! Most of the stuff we didn't use, but the comfortable beach chairs were awesome.

The third factor making this a great condo was the location. Its a short walk for adults and a long walk for a 4 year old to the beach, but guess what, the owner also has a year-long parking pass that you can park at the beach in a huge parking lot thats almost always empty. At the north end of the parking lot is a very short access road that leads to a very quiet stretch of beach. The only day we were not pretty much the ONLY people there was the weekend, and the beachgoers were older, mature, and "employed" surfers so it was great for the kids. My daughter and I also would take long walks along the beach cliffs and the costal Del Mar neighborhoods in the early morning which was absolutely beautiful.

The last aspect making this a perfect condo was the complex itself. It was quiet, lots of very friendly residents walking their dogs, and had two large pools. When we were there the hot tub that was closest to the condo was being worked on so we used the "far" one that was literally a 2 minute walk at most. We visited the pool almost every day of our nearly 2 week trip and saw only four other people there the entire was as if we had the entire place to ourselves. Altogether a spectacular condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
18.9 Miles
San Diego Lindberg
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
multiple restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Torrey Pines Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Torrey Pines State Reserve Beach, north entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Torrey Pines Reserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Del Mar Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Powerhouse Park and Seagrove Parks
Nearest Point of Interest
Jakes Del Mar, the Poseiden
Nearest Point of Interest
Del Mar Fairgrounds and Race Track
Nearest Point of Interest
Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute
Car: necessary

Sand volleyball court, surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, hang gliding at Torrey Pines glider port. Property has a 5 acre park with a tot lot playground for young kids.


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Del Mar Heights Townhome Rental Rates

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Early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $130

PLEASE NOTE: $500 deposit is needed to hold the reservation and is NOT refundable if you cancel your reservation. It becomes a damage deposit which is fully refundable after your stay once we've verified that no damage has occurred.

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Del Mar Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2 sinks, whirlpool tub, rain shower, ocean view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean view, lounge area w couch & fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Patio view, black out curtains
    Additional sleeping - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 portable sleep pads (not sofa/futon), more comfortable
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom, a new top-end lux-foam mattress that's the best we've ever slept on. Better than the king @ home. , Twin or Single Beds (1) 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 portable foam sleeping mats - ~5' thick and 6'8' long that work well as additional sleeping beds.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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