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Breathtaking Ocean Views, Private Location - Steps From The Heart Of The Village

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


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage, Walking Distance To Fine Dining, Shopping And Beach

Panoramic views from living/family room and kitchen. Enjoy gourmet cooking and dining while watching the sunset. Relax on the leather sectional, use High speed internet, or view cable TV network on the 48' flat screen with the gas fireplace aglow. The master bedroom has king sized bed and private access to the back patio. The 2nd bedroom has one double bed and one twin bed. Both bedrooms have extra blankets, pillows and sheets. Both baths have luxury towels, as well as beach towels, and fine soaps and lotions. Back patio has gas BBQ, bar, loveseat and chairs seating 6 under umbrella. Front patio area has an umbrella table seating 2, as well as a shaded bench seat. One garage parking space included.

Beach activities, summer concerts at Powerhouse Park, award winning dining and shopping for the whole family- all within two blocks, as well as plenty of street parking at the cottage and throughout the village of Del Mar. Fitness center, public library, beauty salons and medical/dental offices are within walking distance. Whole Foods Market is less than 2 miles, as well as the world famous Del Mar Racetrack and the I-5 freeway.

More Details

M'Liss Wheelock Defrancesco
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About M'Liss Wheelock Defrancesco

Family has lived in Del Mar since 1955.

M'Liss Wheelock Defrancesco purchased this cottage in 75

Why M'Liss Wheelock Defrancesco chose San Diego County

This triplex property has only one unit as a vacation rental. The other two units, one attached and the other above the detached garage, are private, and have been rented for over 20 years to the renters.

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular white water ocean views. Quiet neighborhood, but easy access to walking path to village - two minute walk to Plaza and, at most, five minute walk to beach.


Del Mar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bottom Bunk is Full Size; Top Bunk is Twin Size
  • Bedroom 1:XLG Closet, ottoman, bedside tables with lamps. Bedroom 2:XLG Closet, desk, lamp, three chairs
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Amazing location right in the heart of the seaside village of Olde Del Mar. Walk to the beach, artisan restaurants, racetrack and fair.


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Breathtaking Ocean Views, Private Location - Steps From The Heart Of The Village
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

The best tonic

  • 5 of 5

This sweet cottage was everything we could have hoped for. It was immaculately clean and definitely well cared for. The beds were excellent quality and we slept like babies each night. For such a small kitchen we cooked with ease each night with quality pots and pans, tableware and did I mention a wonderful grill! The Petes coffee was so nice to have! I'm not a lover of carpet in a home but that is the only thing that took some getting used to. Thank you M'Liss for sharing your treasure with us. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible view of the ocean and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing vacation! The House is right in town and easily accessible to the beach. The kids had a blast! The house had everything we needed and M'Liss was always available to ask questions. It was clean and lovely. The views were definitely my favorite part! Couldn't be happier and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, charming, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this cottage. Clean, charming, great location... everything we needed for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kimberly D.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage on Stratford Way was very charming and comfortable. It is centrally located to the Village of Del Mar and a couple blocks to the beach. The view from the front lawn provided breathtaking sunsets over the ocean. The owner was fabulous! She went the extra mile to make sure our stay was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED everything about the owner- you can tell she has a passion for making her guests feel welcome. Linens were beautiful, lots of amenities to make it feel like home. Will say that the neighbor next store (shared yard/wall) was not as welcoming to our 2 young boys and small dog. With windows open and yard play, these people didn't want to hear/look at us-awkward. Wouldn't recommend bringing children under 10 yrs old or a dog. Highly recommend otherwise (hence the rating) it was a wonderful visit to Del Mar- central location and a beautiful view. Thanks again for everything M'Liss!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boonton, NJ

Hummingbird Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just loved this fabulous location and the cottage was very charming. My wife nicknamed it Hummingbird Cottage for obvious reasons. Plenty of closet and storage space and very well equipped. We enjoyed some of the best weather they have had in years and it was a great getaway from the cold and snow. We walked & biked to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. The sunsets, hummingbirds, and walks on the beach were fantastic. This was one of our top 5 vacations ever and we are already planning a return visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Jimmy O's, Sbicca
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sbicca, Jake's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Del Mar


Rates & Availability

Del Mar Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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