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Casual Luxury Beach Condo Overlooking Torrey Pines Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
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 king size 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 one queen and one twin 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

More Details

Doug Reese
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

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 Del Mar Heights

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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Del Mar Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read Rental Contract prior to booking as it explains cancellation policies and other key conditions.
  • MINIMUM SEVEN NIGHT BOOKING - No exceptions by local ordinance and condo homeowner requirements.
  • Weekly bookings during summer months (June-August) are Saturday to Saturday ONLY.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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
  • Additional sleeping - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 portable sleep pads (not sofa/futon), more comfortable
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean view, lounge area & fireplace. New KING bed 2017
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Patio view, black out curtains. 1 queen, 1 twin
  • King bed (1) In the master bedroom, a new (2017) top-end mattress that's the best we've ever slept on. Twin or Single Beds (1) 2nd bedroom has 1 twin bed and 1 Queen bed, 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 ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Casual Luxury Beach Condo Overlooking Torrey Pines Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
Asbury Park, NJ USA

Great Home and location.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home. Perfect for a Breeders Cup week and adult get away. Close to downtown and the track as well as San Diego.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable SoCal home base. Stay here with your family!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week here from June into early July with my wife and 2 children. It really was the perfect setup for our family. Our kids shared a room with 2 separate beds while we slept comfortably on the second floor. Full kitchen with a grill on the patio. The condo is well appointed and in a great location right off of Torrey Pines beach, on the south end of the town of Del Mar, itself a wonderful vacation destination with a beautiful beach, cute shops and great restaurants. The owners provided an extensive list of Del Mar restaurants and activities, with personal recommendations, that we used several times. This was better than yelp or a hotel concierge! Great location for a morning run into Torrey Pines, Crest Canyon, or on the beach itself. We made it into downtown San Diego several times, typically about 25 minutes and we were parked and walking around. The pool(s) and beach are a short walk from the condo and there was plenty of beach gear in the garage to make it comfortable. We barely ran the A/C, but it was really nice to have it after a couple of hot days in SD. We had a potential maintenance issue when we arrived (that turned out to be nothing), and the (local) property manager checked into it immediately. Great week in southern Cal. We'd stay here again, and couldn't be happier with our experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite area of Del Mar (we lived here for many years) - away from crowds and the ability to hike the multiple canyons, walk to the beach, and just a few minutes' walk to a few of our favorite restaurants for a nice glass of wine, great food and lovely ocean views. The condo is very nicely appointed with updates to the kitchen and master bath, and well equipped for those like me who love to cook. The garage holds every single beach item you could want. We had a very minor maintenance issue, and the onsite property manager responded immediately and efficiently - the problem was fixed in no time. If you are a walker, you can walk the bluffs or the beach into old Del Mar within about 40 minutes; otherwise, jump in the car and get to town or grocery store in less than 10. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely Beach Condo.

Even though I ended up working for about 3 days of our stay, It was wonderful to wake up, grab a cup of coffee and run back upstairs to sit in the master bedroom and watch the waves in the distance from the windows.

I have never had a better night's sleep, we opened the windows at night to hear the ocean. Such a far cry from the daily grind in Manhattan!

Perfect for the three of us, our daughter used the bedroom downstairs. Condo was beautiful, clean, and bright, garage below the unit for parking. Great to be walking distance from the beach and to Robertos! Would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect. We will return.

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at this property. Very thoughtfully prepared and cared for home. We will return year after year.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Devon, PA

Great house, amenities and location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable and attractive place to stay. Really comfortable master bed that I wish I had at home! You wake up to a view of the Pacific. Incredible! Fabulous rainhead shower, beautiful kitchen, all the beach supplies and walking distance to beach and spectacular hiking. Driving distance to the desert and cute beach towns. We stayed for a month and loved it. We went an adventure of some sort everyday and did not run out of things to do. There are great restaurants and coffee shops nearby too.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
18.9 Miles
San Diego Lindberg
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Solana Beach Station
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.