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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath. The sand is just steps away.

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 heading to the races or 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, wetsuits, 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Steven McDowell

Del Mar resident since 2001. Picture is from our own home in Del Mar. Bought our beach place to have somewhere to share with family and friends and a place for our kids to stay in the future when they have their own family. At the place are towels, beach toys for running out to the surf and at the place more stuff for young children to keep them occupied while you relax or cook. Many items we switch out with our own gear, if you need something just let us know.

Steven McDowell purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Steven McDowell chose Del Mar

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.


Del Mar Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • limited accessibility
  • 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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Steps from the Beach. Gear and Grill waiting for you.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Perfect setting and location for a relaxing beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here with two of our three children (ages 18 and 22) right after Christmas. While our friends at home in Michigan were freezing, we were lucky enough to spend 5 days in Del Mar. The house is a very short walk across the street from a beautiful beach. We walked and ran on the beach and were able to boogey board in the ocean because Steven has several wetsuits and boards available for his guests to use. We enjoyed hiking in Torrey Pines and renting bikes in Coronado but mainly stayed close to home. It is really fun to see the surfers who show up each morning before heading off to their jobs. Del Mar has many delicious restaurants and again you can walk to them. The VRBO has a well furnished kitchen, games, beach chairs and anything else you might want. Steven lives nearby and graciously came over one day when we managed to lock ourself out of our unit. We will definitely be going back and would love to stay longer in this VRBO next time. A great way to end 2017!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great, clean home. Very close to beach, restaurants, shopping. Owner was quick to respond, easy to work with, accommodating, friendly! Hope to stay here again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our third year coming back to Steven's place. Hope to visit again next year, if the city will let him continuing renting the place out to multiple guest.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Had a great time, great location

  • 4 of 5

Location, location, location, it is a great location. Was great for our two labordoodles, grass area in front and back fenced area. Had lots of beach supplies and owner Steve was great.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was the perfect place to vacation in.

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Steven, was awesome as a host.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Del Mar Stay

  • 5 of 5

Steven was an awesome host, the place was comfortable, clean, well laid out. The location is absolutely perfect. Parking is easy, there are beach toys/towels/etc, and an awesome patio area that is completely enclosed to keep the kids contained. The only negative part of our stay is that it wasn't long enough. This place is perfect for families, we have a 10 month old and three year old and the set up couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, Thanks for the kind words. It was great having you guys staying at our place and that the books we read to our kids were still loved by new families like yours.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150
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.

Due to new laws being placed in Del Mar, please start with doing an Inquiry versus trying to book. Many bookings I can't take due to restrictions that are being put in place. Sorry.

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.

Prefer Security Damage Deposit, in the form of a separate check on arrival. In most situation I will hold onto Security Deposit versus deposit it prior to arrival. Normally check is just voided unless issues during stay; extra dogs, complains about smoke, parking.

While a dog is allowed, sorry no cats. There is an additional Pet Fee and if bringing pets that needs to be agreed on prior to arrival.

While should not be required to mention, no alcohol allowed for minors. Possible impact for travelers is 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 switch out some of the more fragile decorator items. For older kids, I can try and add a bike or two, WIFI devices, skateboards etc.

For just adults, I can rearrange the twins into a king and change out some items geared to kids if asked in advance and time permits me to make it happen.

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

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