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Designers Custom Home, Summer Beach/Race Rental

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Residential House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Cottage, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8 in 7 beds)

Private, Custom Built, Designers own Home + Private Cottage

300 yds to closest of Two beach accesses.

Comfortable family style beach home. 4 upper decks, 1 patio with fire pit, BBQ and outdoor dining area. Enjoy this lovely beach town neighborhood in style.

The upper level is where the Master Suite, Bath with two showers (one outdoors) and home Office are situated.

The main floor is where the entertaining takes place with the Living, Dining (indoor/outdoor), Powder Bath, Kitchen and Laundry room are located. Also, an outdoor surf shower.

The lower level is complemented by a cozy Family-TV room and two children's bedrooms with a shared vanity and separate toilet, shower/tub.

A detached secluded 400 sq ft quaint Cottage with private bath & kitchenette is perfect for visiting friends or teen. You can check that other really popular "Air" rental site for over 200 reviews. "Cottage by the Sea" is our guest house that we rent all year long.

1 Block from famous Cedros Design District, train station, shops, restaurants, and nightlife.

1 mile from Del Mar Fairgrounds/Racetrack. WEST of 5. Residential, single family home neighborhood, (not condos section) Locals only......except for those that visit us everyday here in paradise?

Close to Del Mar, Cardiff and Encinitas. Lego Land, Sea World and San Diego Zoo just a short trip. Great Surfing year round. Home of the 'Fiesta del Sol', 'Solana Beach Triathlon', 'Playa Del Run' and many other fun filled events. All less then 100 yds from house.

Three level, open plan, custom built home 2001. Beautifully designed. Quality that is impeccably kept. You will not want to leave. Park your car and walk or bike everywhere.

Keywords: Custom built, Designers own home + Secluded detached Cottage

More Details

Nina L.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Nina L.

Active parents of two spectacular young children. Business owner for 29 years, Private Residential Interior Designer. Retired Marine Scout Sniper, Fitness enthusiast, and Helicopter Pilot.

Nina L. purchased this house in 2001

Why Nina L. chose Olde Solana Beach

This is our primary residence that we choose to rent during the most popular times of the year so that we can holiday elsewhere. You can check that other really popular "Air" rental site for over 200 reviews. "Cottage by the Sea" is our guest house that we rent all year long.

What makes this house unique

Great detached Guest Cottage for In-Laws, the second couple, or Nannie. You can park your car and walk to everything. Restaurants, Sunsets, Shops, Movies, concerts every Thursday evening in the park. It is Mayberry, USA!


Olde Solana Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Master Suite bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Kids bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest Cottage bathroom
    Surf Shower - outdoor shower , Surf Shower/Driveway
  • bathroom on each floor, two surf-outdoor showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Girls room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Boys room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Family Room
    Bedroom 5 - Office, No bed
    Detached Cottage - 1 queen , Guest Cottage w/Bath & Kitchen amenities
  • King size beds (1) Cal-King mattress in Master Suite, Queen size Bed (1) Queen, Four Poster bed in detached Guest Cottage, Double Beds (1) One Double sleeper sofa in Family room, Twin or Single Beds (4) Children's bedrooms (2), each room features twin trundle beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a concert in the Fletcher Cove park every Thursday evening in the Summer. 100 yds from house. Our home is NOT in the condo area of Solana Beach. Residential (locals, less transient) section of town, North of Fletcher Cove.


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Designers Custom Home, Summer Beach/Race Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We shared this home with another family, while out for a national competition. The layout of the home afforded privacy for our families, while the kitchen, dining and courtyard areas were great spaces for us to enjoy meals and the beautiful weather together. We were in town at the kick off of racing season and while there were throngs of people in Del Mar, we never felt inconvenienced or unable to access the the home or neighborhood. We had numerous cars and never had a challenge parking, which is remarkable. The area nearby is suitable for those heading to surf, stroll the beach or enjoy the sunset, it's gorgeous! The home is charming and comfortable and well cared for. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive and take pride in their home. It was a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Our location the the horse show grounds is ideal, and all the other perks make it an easy trip to enjoy. Thsnk you for taking such great care of our home. We do appreciate it greatly. Please let other "horse people" know about our rental residence for future shows. Come back again soon! Nina
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West Palm Beach, Fl

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the home for 2 weeks and loved every minute of it. We were traveling for work all the way from Florida and had never been to SoCal before. We were a little bit nervous because we had heard so many things about California (bad traffic, crowded, over priced, etc) and were a little bit nervous but we would go back to Solana Beach (and the home) in a heartbeat. The weather was great, the people were extremely friendly and every meal we had outside of the house was really good. The house was perfectly appointed, the front porch and back deck were great for relaxing after work and the kitchen was a joy to cook in. Station Sushi, Pizza Port and a few other bar/restaurants within walking distance were great. Having use of the bikes was a nice feature and we definitely utilized them. The beach access was a 2 minute walk from the house and we went almost every day, even if just to watch the sunset. On Thursday nights there was live music at the beach access point at Fletcher's Cove sponsored by Belly Up (a music venue within walking distance) and there were so many families enjoying a nice evening overlooking the Pacific. We went to Del Mar Racetrack one night too. There is a shuttle bus on weekends from the train station just across the PCH so we didn't even have to worry about driving and parking. I'm looking forward to getting back here someday with my wife and enjoying Nina's cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found our place on VRBO. Happy to hear your work week went well and that the family got to enjoy the beach & races. There is a now a new second season in November, at the race track! We love Floridians (hubby from Tampa)! Please do come back and visit again soon.
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San Mateo, California

Wonderful home, terrific vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and tastefully decorated home with an excellent kitchen and plenty of space. Best of all, 150 yards from one of San Diego County's finest beaches, Fletcher Cove. All in all, an outstanding experience. Our second time.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so blessed to have several repeat families visit us year after year. Our home is very centrally located in North County. Easy for all ages to enjoy the surrounding amenities. From the tot-lot at Fletcher Cove Beach, or the train station 2 blocks away, to the Del Mar Race Track a 1/2 mile away, the residence is very conducive to a multi-generational family vacation. We can't wait to have you stay with us again!
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United States

Solana Beach Beauty

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at this amazing home. It is always a bit of a leap of faith when renting a home you have only seen through pictures on a website. We were nothing short of thrilled with this home. First off, the location was perfect. It was a short walk to restaurants, groceries and, best of all, the beach. We have two young children and were thrilled with the beach toys, beach chairs, umbrella and wagon provided by the owners. The outdoor shower was fantastic upon returning from the beach as well. The interior of the home was beautiful and immaculate while still being casual and comfortable. Every amenity that we are accustomed to at home was readily available. And when we had a question, the owner was easy to contact and very pleasant. The kitchen had everything a professional chef could need and the bbq area outside was perfect for dining/drinks. It was luxurious to shower and feel the ocean breeze in the outdoor shower off of the master bath. The separate bungalow provided privacy for our nanny and some quiet time away from our two kiddos. When we return to Solana Beach, there will be no need for us to look for a vacation home - we will be renting this one, assuming some other lucky family hasn't already snatched it up.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. So glad that you and your family could enjoy the home. Its nice when an owner can return to the residence and find it as nice (or better) then when they left it. You are welcome back anytime. Nina
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Los Angeles

Such a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

My Girlfriend and I took our first weekend away here and it was pretty spectacular. A block from the beach(cliffs and all), a few blocks from some good restaurants, and a nice patio. We stayed up and made dinner on the grill and had s'mores by the fire. Magical. The hosts were so accommodating and the place was clean and so comfy. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Glad you got to enjoy the dining patio. Its a nice space that we also really enjoy. Sitting outside by the Fire Pit when the sun is going down behind the large Torry Pine is quite peaceful. We would love to have you come back and stay with us again. Cheers,
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Miami, Fl

Solana Beach Splendor

  • 5 of 5

I spent my teen years in Solana Beach and this fabulous house was perfect for recreating those golden summers of my youth. First of all, the house exceeded my expectations. This split level charmer was created with every attention to detail, including speakers in every room. My husband and two teens, as well my cousin, his wife and two teens were able to cook and dine together in a fully stocked cook's kitchen that opens up to huge round dining room table in a dining room that then opens up with 12 foot glass wall with sliding doors to a huge outdoor dining patio and fireplace. We basically spent our time cooking and eating at the house and relaxing on the beach. We were also able have family members from San Diego come to visit and enjoy dinners al fresco. My husband even prepared his famous smoked turkey on the gas grill. I really indulged in the wonderful white master bath trimmed out with bead board and marble. There are his and her sinks with high countertops and a "to die for" corner set soaking tub. The skylight, huge walk-in closet, cozy corner fireplace, two decks and refreshing outdoor shower in the master suite make this a space you wouldn't ever want to leave if the beach weren't just around the corner. The owner provided us with surf gear, beach chairs and tons of beach towels. Although we spent most of our time at Fletcher Cove, less than a block away, we did take advantage of the impressive surround sound system to watch videos of our stay. I fell in love with this place the minute I saw the stacked stone entrance with a curved front porch with a swing and upstairs deck with chaise lounges. The designer touches definitely are a plus!

We had an incredible week in this house and the weather definitely was there. We're already talking about next year, and for longer if we can.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to know that you enjoyed and appreciated our home. We love our place in the sun by the beach and its Always nice to hear that others appreciate our home as much as we do. The neighborhood also works really well for family groups. It's easy to get around (with no car), fun options with lots to do for all ages. We would love to have you and your extended family, stay in the home again next summer. Thank you for taking such good care of things.
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Cedros Design District
"BE sure to catch the Belly Up for a great show in a small intimate venue"
Fletcher Cove Park
"Concerts in the Park every Thursday evening during the summer"
Solana Beach Amtrak Station
"Easy to get to Downtown or Los Angeles (north) with-in 2 blocks walking distance"
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
Cardiff Seaside Market
"Great food & wine"
Belly Up Tavern
"wonderful small venue with great performances nightly"
Petco Park
USS Midway Museum
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
San Diego Air & Space Museum
LEGOLAND California
"Great fun for the little ones!"
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Saddle Bar
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Solana Beach Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Kilometres
Naked Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.05 Kilometres
Fletcher Cove
Car: not necessary

Grunion running, Skateboarding, Roller Skating, Snip Hunting, Phosphorescent surf watching (but only with a red tide.....)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non refundable cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 13.0%

Absolutely NO PETS, NO SERVICE or THERAPY animals. Please, don't ask! NO SMOKING!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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