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Steps from the Beach. Gear and Grill waiting for you.

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

Just steps from the beach. Downstairs unit in a stacked duplex. Kitchen and Living Room open up to front patio where you can grill, have breakfast, watch you kids before going to the races or opening your own gate and heading to the beach.

Kitchen – Completely supplied for you to cook indoors or bring everything outside to grill in your own outdoor Patio dining space

Parking – 2 spots, a big deal when you are in the heart of Del Mar

Washer and Dryer – Shared by upstairs and downstairs unit

Outdoor shower – No need to bring the beach in. Wash off outside put beach gear in the wash and head out to the races or your favorite restaurant.

Master Bedroom – King Size Bed and its own bathroom.

Bedroom - Queen size bed

Bedroom – Two Twin beds, one with a trundle that can be pulled out when you need to sleep 3 in the room.

Beach gear includes – Beach chairs, umbrellas, and lots of towels. For the more adventures; surfboards, wet suits, boogie boards, and bikes

(available depended on the owner’s themselves using them)

More Details

Steven McDowell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Steven McDowell

Lived in Del Mar since 2001. Picture is from our own home in Del Mar. Bought our beach place to have somewhere to share with family and friends. Now we are also sharing it with you. If there is something you need usually someone there within an hour. For guest that have young children we do have some gear tailored to their needs and if all adults we can rearrange some items to make your visit special also.

Steven McDowell purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Steven McDowell chose San Diego County

Purchased from a family that has owned the place since 1963. Loved the location, have friends with families that live close. Wanted a place to share. This works

What makes this townhome unique

Beach, the Powerhouse are just steps away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Steps from the Beach. Gear and Grill waiting for you.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great Vacation Rental in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The Rental was amazing! Very comfortable, great lay out and location couldn't be better. Kitchen is fully stocked for cooking, BBQ-ing or anything else you could want. You'll spend most of your time on the big, gorgeous patio. Highly recommend this perfect beach get away!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Perfect set up for the family!

  • 5 of 5

We spent just over 3 weeks at this rental. Setup was perfect for small children. 1-Minute walk to the beach. Steve was very responsive to all of our needs. If you want to be in a great Del Mar location this is a perfect place!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location. Will most definitely be back. Thanks to Steve for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4, including two teenage boys, really enjoyed this property. The beach is a block away, and there are shops and restaurants a few blocks walk away. Parking was a breeze in the covered carport. The beds and bedding were very comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, and the family room comfortable. There are plenty of beach toys and equipment, and board games. We didn't use the outdoor grill or dining table in the private patio, as it was a bit chilly, but they looked inviting. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Steves place. We rented the lower floor and it was just like the pictures online. Stones throw to the beach and a short walk into town. Steve was a pleasure to work with. Going back for 2 weeks next year so I can learn to surf. You won't be disappointed

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Fully stocked beach condo - great owner too!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family of six staying in Steven's beach condo and loved every bit of it! Steven's condo is less than a block from the beach. I told friends afterward it was close enough to walk back to refill your drink. The condo was very tastefully decorated and comfortable. They have provided everything a family and friends will need for a beach vacation. He has bikes, wet suits surf and boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, wagons and more - all in good condition. Inside the kitchen is well stocked, the living room is comfortable and the bedrooms/bathrooms are also very nice. We stayed in his bottom floor unit (he also owns the top floor). We enjoyed being able to walk out onto the patio and enjoy coffee every morning. Lot's of outdoor seating for everyone when we had a barbeque one night. There is also a grassy patio area out back if you would prefer something off the street that is a little quieter. Within very close walking distance are the beach, Jakes and Poseidon's, a beautiful beachside park, and more on the main street in Del Mar (Starbucks etc). Steven was a VERY attentive owner. We appreciated his quick communication and even stopping by to make sure everything was ok. He dropped off some games and books that he thought our son would enjoy. Thanks Steven - We can't wait to stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Train
5 Miles
Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Del Mar

Del Mar Race Track within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Del Mar Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter into Spring
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 15 2017 - Apr 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring (4 week Mth)
Apr 15 2017 - May 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
End of School
May 21 2017 - Jun 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Start of Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Prime Time
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Breeders Cup
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

I have tried to gear the place for a family get away. If you are looking for a place to party this isn't it.

First Payment is Non Refundable. Some Holidays, School Breaks maybe more.
Additional nights beyond the weekly rate listed maybe higher or lower then average based on impact of future bookings.

Security Damage Deposit required on arrival. $1,500 to $2,000 depending on number of guest.
Owner has right to decide to deposit or hold Security Deposit. Normally check is held unless issues during stay; extra dogs, complains about smoke, parking.

While a dog is allowed, sorry no cats. There is an additional Pet Fee of $200, half returned if no stains, no calls for barking, no extra cleaning for hair, etc.

While should not be required to mention, no alcohol allowed for minors, possible cause for removal from facilities and total lost of Security Deposit.

Upper unit is Both share back parking, washer and dryer. If interested in both please let me know.

I live in the neighborhood and I enjoy adding in extra special touches to make your trip more enjoyable.

For kids under 5, I bring down some DVDs, extra toys and beach gear. I also put up high some of the more fragile things. For older kids, I can add a bike or two, WIFI devices, skateboards etc.
For just adults, I can pull out the kids stuff so you don't have to worry about.

While should not be required to mention, no alcohol allowed for minors, possible cause for removal from facilities and total lost of Security Deposit.

Agreement to usage of space not finalized until acceptance and receipt of payment has been made by owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Del Mar Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Everything new in 2013
    Share Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible to all guest
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king , Walk in bathroom. Brand new shower. No Bathtub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Trundle under a single. Other Single Extra Long
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
Signer of agreement and responsible party must be over 25 years of age. If more then 3 guest under 20 another adult. Place has both a cold and a warm outdoor shower for use of guest at both upstairs and downstairs unit of duplex.

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