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Mermaid Beach Cottage! 1/2 block from the Beach! Includes Private Patio!

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Come stay at our Mermaid Cottage with a private entrance and lush patio just 1/2 block from beautiful Tide Park Beach access, three blocks from Fletcher Cove Park & Beach and about 2 miles from the internationally renowned surf spot, Swamis!

Enjoy a relaxing time in a beautiful guesthouse with your own patio with mosaics, an urn fountain, an outdoor daybed, adirondack chair & ottoman and bistro table for two. Sleep on a king size bed and enjoy a 32' flatscreen HDTV with cable, HBO, a Bluray player and great dedicated reliable wifi. There’s a beautiful bathroom with a deeper soaking tub and elegant travertine and tile throughout! The fully stocked kitchenette has a Breville oven, a microwave oven, a compact size refrigerator/freezer, a 12-cup coffee maker and single cup keurig coffee maker, a George Foreman grill and an electric skillet. You're walking distance to Cedros Design and Art District where there's great shopping and galleries, San Elijo Lagoon for some easy trail walks and birding, and lots of great restaurants. The Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds is just two miles away and Torrey Pines Reserve is 5 miles away. The train station is 2 blocks away where the Amtrak/Coaster can take you downtown to San Diego's Historic Old Town and Gaslamp District and north to downtown Encinitas, Old Carlsbad and Oceanside. The friendly neighborhood is a great area for walking and running too.

Sleeps two.

No pets and absolutely no smoking.

Free parking on the street.

Washer and dryer available.

Two miles to the Del Mar Racetrack & Fair.

Five miles to Torrey Pines State Park for more great hiking.

Short walks to great beaches!

Check-in Time - 3 pm

Check-out time - 11 amThese times flexible whenever possible.

Keywords: Studio, Guest House, with private patio, beach, lagoon, restaurants, shopping.

More Details

Judie and Dave Swinington
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Judie and Dave Swinington

We're retired homeowners and have lived here for over 40 years. We love the area and our friendly walking neighborhood. We enjoy hiking, walking, bike riding, birding, and traveling!

Judie and Dave Swinington purchased this studio in 1976

Why Judie and Dave Swinington chose Olde Solana Beach

It has old Solana Beach charm and is in a great neighborhood to walk in that's close to lots of great things to do! The beaches are beautiful and the close by San Elijo lagoon is great for hiking and birding.

What makes this studio unique

You are close to everything here. Great beaches are a quick walk away. There's lots of shopping and restaurants in the area.There are nature walks and trails close by. The Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds is two miles away. SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and Legoland are all short drives from Solana Beach. Self Realization Fellowship is just over 2 miles away. Great surfing beaches are all close by. A perfect vacation spot with something for everyone.


Olde Solana Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The Bathtub is a deeper soaking tub.
  • Custom Mermaid Tiles with travertine throughout. Amenities are provided, including a hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) with 32" HD flatscreen Cable TV and a Blu-Ray DVD player. We have a huge selection of 100s of DVDs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cancellation Policy - Strict Cancel up to 7 days before check in and get a 50% refund (minus service fees). Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable. Service fees are refunded when cancellation happens before check in and within 48 hours of booking.


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Mermaid Beach Cottage! 1/2 block from the Beach! Includes Private Patio!
average rating of 4.9633026 based on 109 reviews

Charming & Inviting

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely charming, and my mom and I really enjoyed our stay for our mini holiday. The location can't be beat as it is only a few minutes from the beach and the fabulous shopping on S. Cedros Ave. Additionally, the owners could be not nicer, and they always responded quite quickly to any needs both before our stay and during. Overall, it was a fabulous time, and I would recommend this spot to everybody.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily and Jill, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're happy you both enjoyed your time together here at the cottage. We enjoyed having you stay here as well and are especially glad you liked the private patio and the hummingbirds. Thank you! You are welcome back anytime!
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Wonderful, quiet stay!

  • 5 of 5

Judie goes out of her way to make sure you have every amenity you may need during your stay. The kitchen and bathroom are stocked with everything! Private patio for early morning coffee or late night relaxing. Comfortable king size bed, huge closet, large bathroom, etc., even access to washer/dryer. They really thought of everything. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I would love to have you stay again!
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic experience at the Mermaid Cottage! Judie was absolutely wonderful to work with. First of all, the cottage is just ADORABLE! Everything we could possible need was provided, in addition to some personalized extras (Thank you for your thoughtfulness). As a VRBO owner, I am EXTREMELY picky and I know a good rental when I see it.....this is definitely a GREAT rental. We would love to return in the future. Thank you again for sharing your home ;-)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Birthday Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Cottage was the PERFECT get away and location for beach time and within walking distance of so many great eating spots. Just a short drive from a great area of shopping and more beaches and hiking trails. I have visited San Diego several times, and this was my favorite get away spot thus far. My birthday trip was so memorable and Judie made sure everything was just perfect for us. I will definitely look at this location again for my next trip to Solana Beach!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place for a quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

The room was comfortable and the owners are very nice and do whatever they can to make your stay perfect. The community is very quiet and there are many options for going to the beach. It’s a great place if you were looking for peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the Mermaid Cottage! It was so cute, clean and the perfect location from the beach and shops. Looking forward to returning....

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests too!! Thank you and, yes, please come stay again! Judie
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lomas Santa Fe Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Solana Beach Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tide Park Beach Cove
Car: recommended

Legoland, Torrey Pines Reserve, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and Safari Animal Park are all close by. Snow skiing is less than 3 hours away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Check in time is 3 pm and check out time is 11 am
No smoking anywhere on the property
No pets

Cancellation Policy - Strict
Cancel up to 7 days before check in and get a 50% refund (minus service fees). Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable. Service fees are refunded when cancellation happens before check in and within 48 hours of booking.

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.

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