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Enjoy our TURTLE'S Retreat just 7 houses to the sand in the Beach Colony

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Our duplex cottage is located on 25th Street in the Beach Colony area of Old Del Mar, just 7 houses from the sand. This cottage is comfortably furnished and has its own private yard with outdoor dining. With two bedrooms, a queen size bed in one bedroom, and two twins in the other bedroom, the house is perfect for a family of four. Pick a lemon from the lemon tree in the front yard, wash the sand off in the outdoor shower, or relax in the private yard.

Parking is a hard to find at the beach, but you won't have to worry abut that with your own garaged space and a second space in the driveway. We have beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers and boogie boards for your use- and a wagon to haul it around. 25th Street Beach is a favorite among the local community, used by lots of family beach goers. The 25th Street lifeguard tower has bathrooms and showers, and there is a marked cross walk for easy access to the shore. Freshly painted and landscaped, we just finished up our decorating in June 2014.

This location is perfect for running, hiking, walking to restaurants, or watching magical sunsets, night after night. You won't want to leave!

More Details

Brenda Sampiere
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Brenda Sampiere

Brenda, mother of 4 kids (within 5 years) and engineer by degree, is wildly detail oriented and loves to share the coastal San Diego area with all guests, especially young families creating their beach memories.

Our family has lived in Solana Beach (one town north - walking distance) since 1993. Our family thoroughly enjoys sharing everything this area has to offer from the beaches, surfing, body surfing, mountain biking, trail running, hiking, shops to the restaurants.

Brenda Sampiere purchased this house in 2014

Why Brenda Sampiere chose Del Mar

The Beach Colony has awesome access to Del Mar's sandy beaches and to the downtown with its restaurants and services.

What makes this house unique

The beach at 25th Street has its own lifeguard tower with showers and bathrooms, making it a favorite spot. Parking for this beach can be hard to find, so a stay at our bungalows can make this beach your own!

Guestbook comments from the owner

You guys did a great job on the place (even the neighbors on the street said so!) and you were right about how fun it was on the Fourth. Our little boy keeps asking to go back to the "little green house."


Jul 2013
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Del Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twins can be made up into one queen size bed upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Enjoy our TURTLE'S Retreat just 7 houses to the sand in the Beach Colony
average rating of 4.873418 based on 80 reviews
Phoenix, Arizona

Charming Del Mar cottage

  • 5 of 5

Throughout the booking process, the move-in and the stay, Brenda and Miriam were very responsive and professional. The cottage is ideally close to the beach and was perfect for our needs: extremely clean and well-maintained and adequately stocked and furnished. The décor was cheery and inviting. The only thing we lacked was an ample supply of blankets for the nippy San Diego nights. I travel to Del Mar often to visit family and will definitely consider coming back to this unit again and again.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Clean and Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Turtle's Retreat was very cute and super clean! Just a few minutes from the beach it was the perfect mix of convenient and quiet. We were able to walk or take a quick Uber to where ever we wanted to be.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location...only 2 minute walk to the beach. Parking was easy and the house was just perfect for a family of three. Brenda was very helpful in providing options of places to eat around town. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Darling cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great location, cozy accommodations, quiet neighborhood. Owners are wonderful. Very accommodating. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ

Awesome family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Turtle retreat was perfect for our family vacation. Home was beautiful and had everything we needed. We would certainly stay here again. Thank you for being so great to work with Brenda.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great place and fantastic location. Minutes to the beach by foot. Perfect size for family of four and kid friendly amenities (boogie boards, sand toys etc). And a lovely easy walk to great restaurants and shops. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our cottage duplex is just steps away from the sand at the 25th Street lifeguard tower on the beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cruiser bike rental $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $135

If you would like to rent the 3 speed Beach Cruiser bikes (helmet, U-locks and basket included), please confirm it/they are available by emailing us at and we will send you an additional payment request at $20/day or $80/week per bike.

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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