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Red, white and blue OCTOPUS Hideaway - Make your family memories here

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

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Adorable Beach Getaway With A 3 Minute Flat Walk To The Sand

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. Cottage equipped with Pack N Play, high chair and twin bed side rail.

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:
December 11, 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 Del Mar

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 young families who want to enjoy all that the San Diego area has to offer in a quiet, safe, comfortable environment.

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.

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
  • 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 , Pack and Play
  • 2 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The beach is magnificent and the weather unparalleled. The property is 7 houses from the sand which is far enough to be out of the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy in 5 minutes. Legoland, SeaWorld, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Race Track and the San Diego Zoo are a must see with kids. Walk to restaurants, shops (Cedros Design District), and trails. Come and enjoy paradise!! You won't want to leave.

Reviews

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Red, white and blue OCTOPUS Hideaway - Make your family memories here
average rating of 4.927536 based on 69 reviews
pasadena, ca
5

All I needed plus a great location

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as advertised! I didn't realize it was as close to the beach as it was, fantastic location. Everything was perfect, I would highly recommend it and will be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this little cottage! It was extremely clean, the owners were awesome and we loved being so close to the beach!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

terrific place for weekend with family

  • 5 of 5

Great little place. Ideally located. 1 block from a nice stretch of the beach (not too busy, not the "dog beach"-- though that's close too). Close enough to Del Mar to walk in (or 3 min in car), but not busy an no street noice. Perfect size for my family (wife + girls 4 and 6). Private garden with an outdoor table to eat on (it was a hot weekend). Beach toys in garage. They were kind enough to let us have both an early check-in and a late check-out without charge. The host texted to welcome us and make sure all was ready. And she left a little fun age-appropriate gift for my girls on our arrival. Really a nice long weekend getaway.

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

Literally the best rental experience I have had

  • 5 of 5

This place is just amazing. The location, the amenities, the OWNER. I can't say enough about any one of those, but the owners were so great and helpful during our stay. Willing to accommodate us at every turn. There is so much in walking distance (<1 mi) and the beach is a 2 minute walk. This place really made our weekend, and we couldn't be more thankful! Hoping to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This property was just AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with the Octopus house from the moment we walked in the door. The property is well maintained inside & out, very clean. The backyard was outstanding enjoyed my coffee every morning outside on the picnic table. We enjoyed the privacy. The owner of this property provides many essentials. When we go back to Del Mar we will be using this owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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This place and its owner are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is just the perfect spot for a small family (we have two little kids) to get away for a beach vacation. Brenda and her team are incredibly friendly, responsive, and helpful, and they go the extra mile to make your stay extra easy and relaxing. Del Mar is a gorgeous little beach town, and this house is just a few minutes' walk to a beautiful beach and a slightly longer walk to the great park and restaurants in town. It's also a very short drive from Cardiff, Solana Beach, Encinitas and all those great beach towns. This little house is a dream!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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 26th Street
Car: recommended

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 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

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.