Spacious Duplex; Short Walk to Beach; Perfect for Reunions / Family Gatherings
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
THE PLACE TO BE...
Imagine a romantic vacation getaway to a quiet, relaxing and scenic village on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, with charming shops and excellent restaurants. Sound good?
This vacation home is:
- Member of the 'Good Neighbor' program (translation: not a "party" house).
- located in the charming Del Mar Beach Colony section
- in a low-traffic neighborhood with genuine, friendly neighbors
- just steps to the sand and on the same street as the 25th St. Lifeguard Tower
- ideal for reunion groups or families with older kids
- a family beach vacation home remodeled (2010 and 2014) with all new kitchen counters, sink, fridge, furniture, bathrooms, beds and flatscreen TVs in each bedroom and newly-installed zoned Air Conditioning (2015)!
Beach House recommended for families with older children
(there are stairs and cabinets are not child-proofed)
Del Mar is one of the most beautiful, romantic resort beach towns in the world. Here you'll find world class restaurants, activities, including the exciting Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego County Fair, as well as beach and ocean water sports, and nearby San Diego, La Jolla and North County attractions (see listed activities).
Disneyland is just under two hours away, Sea World, the Zoo and Legoland all are within a 30-minute drive without traffic. And Torrey Pines' famous state park for scenic hiking is a ten-minute drive, too.
Del Mar has a colorful history filled with excitement, pleasure and even has a song recorded by Bing Crosby. Bing, Pat O'Brien and their friends, such as Jimmy Durante, turned the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club into one of the most beautiful and prestigious organizations in the entire racing world.
Del Mar is two square miles along the Northern San Diego County coast, best known for its beaches, fairgrounds and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 'Where the turf meets the surf.'
With beautiful sandstone canyons interspersed with hillsides of custom homes, and astonishing sunsets, the romantic village of Del Mar is a global destination point for visitors, vacationers and residents alike.
Keywords: Duplex, Beach House, Home, Del Mar Beach Colony, Coastal Rental, Romantic get away, Couples retreat, Steps to beach, walk to track
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Music Library:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
There is NOT central air throughout the house; however, in October 2015, zoned-AC/heating units (remote-controlled) were installed in the two upstairs bedrooms and dining room; fans in all bedrooms....moreless
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 6 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 18 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 1 - Jul 7, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 8 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Cleaning fee $200
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A refundable $1,500 security deposit is required with the return of a completed agreement or BOOK IT NOW feature. Reservation is NOT confirmed until both are received. Non-refundable $200 cleaning fee will be added to the rental fee. The entire $200 is paid to the cleaning team.
Rates are based on $3220 per week (mid-September, 2016 - July 8, 2017); $4550 per week (July 8, 2017 - September 2, 2017).
Part of the GOOD NEIGHBOR program. Highlights: Not a "party" house; respect for neighbors and quiet times between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.; no PROM-like groups; Number of onsite and overnight guests limited to contracted number (not to exceed 10 capacity). See full agreement terms for details.
Security Deposit (assuming no damage or missing items) will be refunded within 7-9 business days (by mail) or 5-7 business days if paid via HomeAway Payment System (credit card).
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: We are the McDermott kids. Our earliest memories are at Del Mar beach running along the shore, and dodging the incoming waves like the sandpipers in the early '60s. We would drag our inflatable canvas surf mats with rubberized ends into the waves to ride them. This was before surfboards made their appearance in the numbers we see now, yet it was how we learned to read the waves, know where to take off and get the best rides. The lifeguards seem to have always been there – the red trucks slowly cruising the shore, the towers at 17th & 25th streets, providing a sense of security and safety to us young waterdogs. This is also where we first tried surfing at 15th Street. It is a passion a few of us have to this day. We've surfed, bodysurfed, fished, skin- and scuba-dived, sailed, and Zodiaked through the surf. My brother and I even waterskied on surfboards behind our Zodiak in the slough west of the highway by the racetrack. We basically grew up in the waters of Del Mar.
Why the Owner Chose Del Mar, CA, USA:
Our parents, Bill and Phyllis, started coming to Del Mar in the '50s from a Los Angeles suburb because their own landlords owned a couple of duplexes - one on 28th and the other on 24th streets. They'd visit for a week each summer. They were hooked! (And so were we!) Their first purchase was a small house on 23rd Street in 1962 and then another a few years later, then this duplex on 25th Street in 1972. My brother and I added on two bedrooms, a bath and 900 square feet as students in 1976 (all through Del Mar's Design Review Board, permit hell, etc.) After our Mom passed in 2010, we again updated everything: roof, windows, flooring, carpeting, kitchen, furnishings and paint to make it the home away from home that it is.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beach, a few minutes from the property, is a romantic place for couples to stroll at sunset or in the morning with their coffee from Starbuck’s or a nice oceanfront lunch or dinner at the Poseidon. It is also ideal for vigorous jogging or running, and for many beach sports like volleyball, Frisbee, paddleball, surf-fishing, skim boarding, swimming, body surfing, Boogie boarding, SUP and boardsurfing. Many of these activities are limited to certain hours or locations based on the season and crowds, but you can almost always find something fun or relaxing to do here. Finally, it is an excellent place to drag a chair, bring a good book (or Kindle), plug in your iPod (iPhone/iPad, etc!) and enjoy the calming effects of the Pacific waves against the white sands of the beach.
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Custom skylight focal point over stairwell delights with non-working phone pole.
Front entry walkway approaching home entrance and common sitting areas.
Bright front foyer and sitting room for reading, relaxing or socializing.
Newly remodeled downstairs bathroom. New fixtures, floor, tile, tub. Nov. 2013
Quaint and cozy Double / Full size bed in downstairs room with closet & dresser.
Kitchen view from dining room perspective. Open format for socializing & access.
Large living room with 55" flatscreen and ancillary seating for group gatherings
Upstairs bathroom fully remodeled late 2013 in common access area.
Upstairs private deck for getting the most of the day and afternoon sun.
Rear private patio table and chairs for six. Several other seating areas in yard
Side fence for retiring the day's towels to dry in the fresh air.
Updated lifeguard tower and public restrooms and outside showers at 25th St.
Street facing exterior with four precious off-street parking spaces for guests.
Bright foyer entrance with windows, slider, skylight and side yard sitting area.
Front entry sitting room. Cozy and perfect for socializing, reading and chilling
Comfy downstairs Queen size bed with closet, dresser and wall mounted flatscreen
Dining room view from kitchen. Ideal for large meal gatherings and group games.
Dining view looking to open kitchen area appointed with all major appliances.
Spacious master bedroom with new California king bed, sitting area & deck access
Large upstairs bedroom with 2 Queen beds for maximum flexibility and deck access
Private backyard outdoor livingroom with fire pit, fountain & dining table
Evening effect with overhead lighting, fire pit and BBQ for entertaining.
A bird's eye view perched above dog beach. Great spot for unparallelled vistas.
Sunset at river mouth in north beach. Doesn't get much better in paradise.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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