About the property
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place near the beach
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.
Thanks Darren! So glad you've decided to make San Diego your home :)
3 month stay
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!
Thank you for taking the time to review, Ashley! Glad you enjoyed your stay - hope you come back in the future :)
Wonderful Week in Del Mar
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.
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!
Great location! Great hosts!
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!
Thanks for taking the time to review, Michael! So glad you both enjoyed your stay and hope you return in the future! :)
Truly AMAZING and Restful Spot in Del Mar!
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!
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 :)
Perfect Beach House Retreat!
I was a long-term renter at the Beach House from January to June 2008 while I was between houses. It was one of the most peaceful, memorable, and wonderful places I've ever lived - and I've been all over the world. Even though I have lived in San Diego for nearly 20 years, this 6 months was the pinnacle of my San Diego experience. The house is simply beautiful, modern, well-equipped for quiet alone time, romantic sunset dinners on the deck, or fun get togethers. I took the 5 minute walk to the best beach in California almost every night after work. There are excellent restaurants all around but the house is in a quiet, private street. The furniture and amenities are top notch, and Felicia and Brett are great landlords. The house has a certain peace and serenity, while being immediately adjacent to the best spots in San Diego. During race season you are just minutes from the Del Mar race track and all of the incredible shopping and restaurants in downtown Del Mar. The lagoon provides for excellent bird watching (even from the deck), and the beach provides endless entertainment in your own backyard. It is a 3 minute drive to the 5 freeway which makes all of San Diego's attraction extremely convenient. I have recommended this place to anyone I know who is either visiting or locals who need someplace to stay during a move or renovation.
You cannot go wrong renting this property - whether it's for a week at the beach to get away from someplace cold or a local looking to have the full Del Mar experience staycation.
Thanks Kirk! Wow, maybe I should have you do our marketing - awesome review!
San Diego has SO much to offer! Legoland, Zoos, water parks, Sea World, world class Golf, Museums, Horse Racing, Hot Air balloon rides, gorgeous beaches, fantastic restaurants, shopping - you name it, we've got it!!!
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