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See the water! Walk to the Beach, Restaurants and MORE!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Del Mar, California is located 20 minutes north of San Diego on the beautiful Southern California coast. This house is a spectacular location, and it is convenient to drive to many attractions in the area; such as Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, and Legoland. With the bordering communities of La Jolla to its south and Rancho Santa Fe to its east, Del Mar is a tiny, exclusive enclave of two square miles of coastal land with a population of about 5,000. The main attraction of residents and visitors alike is its beautiful beach and year-round sunny weather. The spectacular Torrey Pines Golf Course, site of the 2008 U.S. Open Championship, is just 4 miles to the south.

You're walking distance to several restaurants and just steps from famous Torrey Pines State Beach and Reserve. Surfing, sunbathing, hiking, biking, shopping, wining and dining come standard with this Del Mar retreat.

If relaxation is the goal, sleep in and enjoy brunch and Bloody Marys on your private ocean and lagoon view deck before a stress-free day of sun bathing.

Eat, Drink and be Merry- It's All Right Here for You!

You're only a short stroll from numerous family restaurants featuring pizza, pasta, sandwiches, Mexican and Chinese food. If you've got a taste for something a little more sophisticated, sushi, Italian and California cuisine will suit your fine dining palette- all within walking distance!

If you prefer to dine in, you'll find everything you need to whip up a gourmet dinner in the fully equipped kitchen. BBQ enthusiasts can sear their favorite seafood delicacies on the patio grill and enjoy sunset cocktails and dinner on the deck.

Everything You'd Expect, Indoors and Out!

Satellite TV with 40 movie channels and DVR in living room and master bedroom

Wireless Internet, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils

Grill, Outdoor Ocean View Dining

Private Decks with Outdoor Furniture

Washer, Dryer

Designated Parking

Linens, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs


The house itself is a stone's throw from Penasquitos Lagoon. An abundance of wildlife thrive in this protected natural habitat where many varieties of birds, fish, and plants compliment the ebb and flow of the tides. The entrance to Torrey Pines State Beach is just a 3-4 minute walk.

An easy 10 minute stroll down the beach takes you to the base of Torrey Pines State Reserve. You can spend days hiking miles of  trails winding through an unspoiled natural environment that boasts the most spectacular ocean views you've ever seen. Golf enthusiasts have easy access to some of southern California's finest courses. Chief among them is Torrey Pines which is less than five minutes from your front door.

If boutiques and bistros are your fancy, The Village of Del Mar is right around the corner. Countless restaurants and shops cater to those who crave some of the finer things Del Mar has to offer.

More Details

Felicia Ward
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Felicia Ward

Brett & Felicia were both raised here so we're wonderful resources on everything San Diego! We live an active lifestyle with our 2 daughters and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. We love helping visitors make the best of their time here so don't be shy about asking for suggestions!

Felicia Ward purchased this house in 2008

Why Felicia Ward chose Del Mar Heights

The location is perfect! We have access to everything that makes north county amazing but can still get downtown in 15 minutes. It's the best of both San Diego worlds. All of San Diego's great attractions are a short drive but most of all, it's the VIEW is gorgeous! There is nothing but Torrey Pines reserve on the south side of the property so it's quiet and there isn't a lot of light pollution. We love falling asleep to the sound of the waves when there is big surf. We can walk to the beach and a handful of great restaurants. We're also walking distance to some of the most stunning hiking trails on the west coast. SO many reasons we love this house!


Del Mar Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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See the water! Walk to the Beach, Restaurants and MORE!!!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great place near the beach

  • 5 of 5

When I moved to San Diego I needed a furnished place to stay and this rental did not disappoint! Not only is the unit furnished but it also includes cable and Wi-Fi. The location is incredible, literally walking distance to the gorgeous Torrey Pines beach and plenty of restaurants. The best part is that the owners live next door and are incredibly helpful. Brett and Felicia guided me thru my transition to San Diego and I am forever grateful! I would highly recommend the Via Aprillia cottage to any and all potential renters.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Wonderful Week in Del Mar

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a fabulous week here - it's within walking distance of our favorite beach in the San Diego area. Felicia made me feel welcome even before we arrived - communication was friendly and she responded quickly - and necessary as I came in late the first night.

There was a space off the street for us to park, the bedroom had a very generous closet, and we were right across the street from a wonderful place to eat Mexican food after a day at the beach. The neighborhood is friendly to walk in, and many streets have stunning views. The kitchen was well-appointed, and we made good use of it after boogie boarding daily at Torrey Pines.

Felicia and Brett were super-friendly - they even loaned us some hand weights to use while we were there! If staying in a home rather than a hotel and enjoying stunning sunsets at Torrey Pines without worrying about parking sounds great to you - this is the place!

P.S. We went to celebrate our anniversary. There are many great restaurants in the area, but we went back to our favorite: Market off of Via de la Valle, which was an easy drive from our location.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled you two enjoyed your stay and your anniversary!! Market is one of our favorites too for special occasions :) Hope to see you come back in the future and thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated! Felicia
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San Diego, CA

3 month stay

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about staying here. Felicia communicated with me before hand about how to pay & what I needed. Everything was supplied. When it got hot out she even purchased another fan for the house very quickly. And for cold nights the heater worked perfectly to warm up the place. She's such a sweet person as are her 2 girls. I slept during the day sometimes during the week for night shift and the bedroom curtains provided darkness and it was nice & quiet. I loved the deck to grill out on and watch the people & ocean. Just so renters know ants are a part of the area and you'll see them occasionally. Ant traps were helpful. The bed was comfortable and the shower had good water pressure. Loved having a full kitchen with everything you need to cook at my disposal. Highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review, Ashley! Glad you enjoyed your stay - hope you come back in the future :)
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United States

Great location! Great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful Del Mar beach house in Aug 2015. Felicia was totally and immediately responsive to any questions we had, whether it was how something worked or the best restaurants in the area. We were interested in doing some grilling during our stay and had asked if there was a propane grill available. There wasn't when I asked the question, but by the time we arrived Brett had bought a brand new propane grill and got it operational. In addition to wonderful hosts, the house itself was an easy walk to the beach, there were restaurants(both inexpensive and the other kind) within a short walk, and the weather was great. So a ringing endorsement all around!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review, Michael! So glad you both enjoyed your stay and hope you return in the future! :)
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Eagle River, Alaska, USA

Truly AMAZING and Restful Spot in Del Mar!

  • 5 of 5

We are a military family stationed in Alaska- in dire need of sun, sand, and warmth. We found this beautiful PERFECT rental in Del Mar through VRBO, and everything about it fit our needs and then some. Felicia and Brett were amazing hosts to us and our VERY ACTIVE 3 yr old little boy... even providing Beach toys and chairs and an umbrella to ensure the VERY best Beach relaxation and enjoyment. With a 5 min walk to beautiful Torrey Pines Beach, and local shopping amenities all around- this place is absolutely the greatest little nugget of paradise! Having been previously stationed in Southern California- we knew where we wanted to be and spend our time, and not having to deal with cramped hotel rooms, additional hotel charges, and pool crowds made this a perfect stay for us! Thank you so much Felicia, Brett, and girls for opening your beautiful rental to us- it was truly comfortable, and just what our frozen Alaskan Bodies needed to move into spring and the long Summer Alaskan Days approaching. We hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled you and the family had such a wonderful time! It was great having you - hope you all visit again sometime! Thank you for taking the time to post a review :)
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Great stay near the beach for a month

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a month in summer. It is a great 1 bedroom with large TV, tile floor, full kitchen, nice bed. The patio with bbq is awesome to enjoy dinner outside with a glass of wine while watching the sunset over the ocean! It takes about 5 minutes to walk to the beach. There is some waves out there to surf. Better waves at other beaches in the area but its fine there. Great beach for running. Also running on the cliff trail is great. Del mar is awesome spot in san diego. You can find some nightlife and restaurants in downtown delmar, or in Encinitas, or go towards downtown. You can get by without a car if you can get here but best to have a car to explore the area too.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $500

Damage Protection is optional.

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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