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Beach Colony's quaint SHELL Cottage just 7 houses to the sand

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom 1 bath, quiet, adorable beach getaway, with outdoor patio/yard

One short (perfectly FLAT) block and a half to the best family beaches in San Diego County complete with bathrooms and a lifeguard tower. Walk to Del Mar Village, restaurants and parks. Plenty of on site parking including garage. Outdoor living spaces for entertaining and meals. Boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and wagons for the beach. Located on a quiet cul de sac with minimum traffic. Come enjoy paradise - you won't want to leave.

There are two identical units each with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Queen bed and (2) twin beds in each unit. Rent both if you have two families vacationing together or for grandparents to join the vacation and still have their own space.

Beach Cruisers/Bikes can be rented in advance and be waiting for you in the garage when you arrive. Since the area is relatively flat, with bikes, you can go just about any where without your car. The Solana Beach Cedros Design District shopping area is a must see with unique boutiques and one of a kind stores, restaurants and cafes just 2 miles north of the property.

In addition to all of the commercial activities to enjoy in San Diego (SeaWorld, Legoland, SD Zoo, Disney Land), there are also miles of beaches and trails to walk on outside your door to enjoy nature at its best. Free public tennis courts are also just 3 blocks away.

Torrey Pines Reserve and Golf Course are 3 miles away. There is so much to do and enjoy within minutes of this quaint cottage with lots of personal touches.

More Details

Owner
Brenda Sampiere
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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 San Diego County

We purchased this property because Del Mar/San Diego is such a magical place to visit. The set up of the property is perfect for couples and families who want to enjoy all that the San Diego area has to offer in a quiet, safe, comfortable environment. We actually have a hard time going on vacation because we are usually so happy to come home!

What makes this house unique

The most unique thing about this property is the FLAT short walk to the beach. Most of the homes north and south of the Del Mar beach colony require ramps, 100s of stairs or cliffs to climb down to get to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oh Brenda, that's great news. And so kind of you to return booking fee as well. Kindest thanks!



I'm not at all surprised you rebooked, the cottages look just wonderful.



Hope, too, to be in touch with a request in the future.



All the best,

Terry
Sep 2014
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Amenities

Del Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Pack n Play, trundle twin beds to allow more floor space
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beach Colony's quaint SHELL Cottage just 7 houses to the sand
average rating of 4.94 based on 51 reviews
4

Easy walk to the best beach!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the shells cottage! Easy two minute walk to the beach, and with wagons, beach toys and much more provided if made it even easier with small children. Loved having a washer and dryer to use and Brenda and her team were wonderful to work with! You will not be disappointed if you stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Last minute vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely beach cottage in a great area! Near shops and restaurants, perfect for our family. Also, a super easy walk to the beach, which was great for our little ones (4 and 2 yrs. old). They had everything you could possibly need for the beach. We had amazing weather and couldn't be more happy with this amazing rental. We enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for small families

  • 5 of 5

This was a great setup for us with our 5- and 7-year-old boys given the proximity to the beach. Even with the slowest little walkers, it's 5 minutes at the most with only one street to cross and plenty of visible pedestrian crossings. The cottage itself, while not large, is plenty comfortable for such a vacation with all the necessary amenities. Our biggest comfort came from Brenda's regular communication throughout the process and we never wanted for anything as she replied promptly both before and during the entirety of our vacation whenever we had questions. Highly recommend...

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Del Mar Seashell Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place near the sea. Well appointed & thought out. Was nice to have beach items available, beach chairs, boogie boards, cooler bags, etc. Also had everything you need in a kitchen as well as extras such as first aid items if needed, plenty of towels, blankets, even toiletries. Beautiful and clean. I was very pleased with everything. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Del Mar vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at the Del Mar cottage! It had everything we needed, and was decorated nicely. One of the best parts, was it was within walking distance to the beach. I plan on staying there again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Shell cottage was perfect for our family beach getaway! Our 1.5 year old son loved playing in the front and side yard area and the cottage itself was very kid friendly. It's an easy 2 block walk to the beautiful Del Mar beach and they even provide wagons and beach toys to tote back and forth. You're a quick drive to many Del Mar and Solana Beach restaurants, but the kitchen in the cottage is also well equipped for eating in. Looking forward to another (hopefully longer!) vacation at the cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Jake's, Del Mar Plaza, Brigantine
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Solana Beach, Morgan Run, Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Jake's, Del Mar Plaza, Brigantine
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Del Mar
Car: recommended

Beach Cruisers can be rented in advance and be waiting for you in the garage when you arrive. Since the area is relatively flat, with bikes, you can go just about any where without your car. The Solana Beach Design District shopping area is a must see with unique boutiques and one of a kind stores, restaurants and cafes. It is located just 2 miles north of the property.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $500

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 brenda@beachhausrentals.com 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.

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