Designer Furnished Guest House and Gym in Quiet Residential Area Close to Beach
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
This guest house sits on its own property. It's very private with a high hedge separating it from neighbors. The living/dining room has three sets of French doors with electrical roll up darkening screens. There's a large covered patio with outdoor dining and an outdoor table comfortably seating 4 people as well as a teak bench and another small bistro table with granite top of 2 teak chairs..
The kitchen features Hawaiian koa wood cabinets, granite counter tops, and top of the line appliances (Sub-Zero fridge/freezer and Dacor stove with gas burners/convection oven). It's fully equipped for any chef's needs and has a pantry with stables, condiments, coffee, and teas. For coffee drinkers you will find a Nespresso Vertuoline coffee and espresso maker with frother and a stock of various pods. There's a ceiling fan in the kitchen with remote control just in case a guest would prefer to have a natural breeze instead of the air conditioning.
The dining area has a granite top table with four modern designer chairs, a floating buffet made from Hawaiian koa wood with an antique French walnut framed mirror on the wall. There are tablecloths, placemats and napkins, both linen and cotton ones, in the buffet.
Between the living and dining areas is a custom made cabinet with black granite
top which sits beneath a large 4s Ultra Smart flat screen.
In the living area is an A. Rudin custom made three cushioned couch with a pull out queen bed. The end tables are custom made and have an antique Flow Blue drain board embedded in the top of each table. The coffee table has a lucite base with a Blue Louise granite top. It sits on a Jack Lenor Larson custom area rug. Leather covers the arms and seats of the two French carved wood chairs which have Jim Thompson designer fabric covering the fronts and backs of the chairs in a jungle print. Two original oils painted by Magin, a French modern painter, are hung on a living room wall. One of his water colors is in the bedroom just under another large flat screen.
The bedroom has designer fabric on the headboard with luxurious bedding including down duvets, 1000 ct. sheets, down pillows and cotton blankets. There's a flat screen mounted in a corner on a wall. An antique three drawer chest of drawers is on the wall opposite the bed and a wonderfully functional wooden luggage rack next to the chest. Over the chest of drawers is a vintage, gilded framed mirror. The clothes closet has two mirrored sliding glass doors. There's another ceiling fan in the bedroom.
The bathroom has a large walk in shower with a steam unit and a beautiful custom made, one of a kind glass sink. The bathroom floor and shower walls are covered in stone.
The entire bedroom, kitchen, dining, living and bedroom areas have hickory wood flooring with area rugs in the bedroom, kitchen and living room.
The house has a Bose docking station with speakers for ipods, ipads and iphones as well as other androids. Just outside the back door off the kitchen is a Weber gas grill.
A crib and high chair are available for an infant.
Right next to the guest house is a fully equipped gym. It has 2 Precor elliptical machines, a bench and complete set of free weights, spinning bike, high end Total Gym, half and full balls, yoga mats and blocks, and a huge flat screen TV (HD satellite). There are also 2 large mirrors in the free weight area. At the back of the gym is a small kitchenette with granite counter tops and a combination washer/dryer. The bathroom in the gym has a large, walk in shower with a custom sink similar to the one in the guest house and the floor and shower walls are covered in stone.
For watching the large flat screen TV there are two oversized, custom made leather chairs and ottoman. The gym is home to some very original art work which includes two antique Chinese, large wood paneled window shutters purchased in Thailand , an abstract metal illusional painted piece, a modern Dutch still life and three photographs taken at the same time of day, but on different days, of the same location outside of Yellowstone National Park.
Wifi is available in the guest house and the gym. There is a fax, printer, copier available should a guest need it. Both the guest house and the gym have a hard line phone. The lights on the back and front of the guest house and gym are on motion sensitive sensors. There is plenty of parking off the street in front of the house. Outdoor gas heaters are available should a guest like to have them set up.
At night with the French doors or windows open one can hear the ocean which seems like it's just outside the house. The house and gym are heated as well as air conditioned. However, in summer it's almost always very comfortable with the windows open as there is a wonderful ocean breeze.
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Member since: 2014
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- The bedroom has a queen bed with two night stands with drawers. There is an antique three drawer chest with a vintage gilded framed mirror over the marble top chest. A wonderfully functional luggage rack is in the corner. A flat screen is wall mounted. There are two sliding mirrored doors to the closet. A ceiling fan is operated from a wall switch just inside the bedroom door. The house is also air conditioned....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The bathroom has a huge walk in shower with a steam unit that is operated by controls on the shower wall just under the window. There are two recessed glass shelves in the shower for supplies and soap. The sink is custom, one of a kind glass. There are two additional glass shelves mounted on a bathroom wall. Lastly, there is a toilet. In the gym there is another shower without steam, but it also has two recessed glass shelves in the shower and the sink is similar to the one in the guest house. There are two additional wall mounted glass shelves and a toilet....moreless
- San Diego has many tourist attractions. Our guests will have a booklet listing all of these tourist attractions including museums, zoo, parks, restaurants and locations of super markets, farmers market, pharmacies, organic grocery stores. The booklet will also provide other information including the name and contact information for a massage person who comes to the home. There will be operating information for all the kitchen appliances, work out equipment, flat screens and Bose docking station. It will also include all emergency information, closest hospital, Del Mar fire department number for paramedics. Individuals who provide in home services will also be included in the booklet, a manicurist who does Schellac polish as well as a massage person who comes to the home....moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
Fitness Room / Equipment:
Complete set of free weights, tilting bench, high end Total Gym, 2 Precor ellipticals, spinning bike, 2 yoga mats and blocks, 1/2 ball and medium ball, 2 mirrored walls. Air Conditioned if necessary....moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Well equipped with hand mixer, toaster, roaster, dutch oven, baking pans, many mixing bowls, chef's knives including carving, chopping, tomato, paring, grapefruit, boning, has everything a chef needs....moreless
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- Water Sports Gear:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 20 - Dec 18, 2016
5 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Jan 3 - Mar 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Mar 4 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
If guest cancels 90 days before arrival date then there is a full refund of deposit. If guest cancels during 90 days before arrival and owner is able to rent guest house during the occupancy period, then there is a full refund of deposit.
Fifty percent of total rental fee due upon guest signing vacation rental agreement and the remainder due 30 days before arrival date. Can be paid by cash, check, wire transfer or credit card. In lieu of a security deposit, owner requires credit card information from guest which owner will use should there be damage to guest house more than a broken glass or plate.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The guest house is within easy walking distance of the village and the beach. Just walk down 15th street to the intersection of Camino Del Mar and you're at the Plaza with all its restaurants and shops and to your left at the beginning of all the boutique shops in the village as well as other restaurants. Otherwise, continue on 15th street and you're at the beach.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: My husband and I are retired professionals. We have houses in Del Mar, California, Deer Valley, Utah, and Paris, France. We travel several months of the year. During the late 60s I lived in Paris and have always wanted to have a house there, so we bought an apartment in Paris and in 2013 listed it with VRBO. The vacation rental experience has been interesting and enjoyable. I personally handle all the bookings. Recently we realized that we weren't using our guest house as much as we did in the past - we have guests staying there maybe one week out of the year. We decided that it was crazy to let this beautiful home sit empty. Having had such a good experience with our VRBO guests in Paris we thought we'd try listing this house as well.
Why the Owner Chose Del Mar, CA, USA:
Originally we bought this property because it was a duplex rental which was occupied by very noisey college students. It was difficult for us to enjoy summer with windows open because the noise from the duplex traveled right to our house. We'd had enough and decided to buy the property to eliminate the noise and have some quiet. At first my husband had his office in the front part of the duplex. Then we did some remodeling and raised the roof, knocked out some walls in the back half of the duplex and made room for a gym for us. Subsequently we did a little more remodeling and added upscale bathrooms to both the front and back parts of the duplex. We continued with the remodeling and designed and installed a new kitchen in the guest house, added hardwood floors, air conditioning, French doors, electric roll up screens, and custom furnishings. Before our married daughter who lived in New York had children when she and her husband came to visit us, they stayed in this guest house. After they had children this guest house no longer worked for them. They stayed elsewhere. That was the start of us not using the guest house as often as we had in the past. Here we are today ready to share with others this fully equipped little gem just a short walk away from one of the best beaches in Southern California, the Del Mar race track and many restaurants and shops in our quaint, affluent village.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location of the guest house is ideal. It's in a residential area that's quiet, but yet it's close enough to walk to the village of Del Mar with it's shops, plaza, and restaurants as well as the beach. We've always walked to the beach and have a wonderful "beach buggy" that hauls all of our beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, beach towels, toys and coolers to the beach. This great buggy along with boogie boards and beach chairs will be available to our guests. Beach towels will be in the guest house. Because I've rented houses in various parts of Europe and have had to purchase all our staples, coffee, tea, spices, herbs, flour, sugar, etc. I decided that it was more convenient to have a stocked pantry for guests and to request that if they used up something in the pantry to please restock it for the next guest. I know that sometimes guests arrive late at night. I'm willing to do some grocery shopping for guests with them reimbursing me for that expense. Upon the guests arrival, there will be flowers on the dining table and a welcoming snack. I will have a booklet in the guest house which will give the guests instructions on how to operate all of the equipment in the guest house and the gym as well as give the address and phone number of local restaurants, point them in the right direction for supermarkets, organic markets and the farmers' market in Del Mar. It will also list emergency information, the closest hospital, pharmacy, and just in case the Del Mar fire department.
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front patio looking into 3 sets of French door with electric operated screens
4 comfortable chairs, ottoman and custom made glass top table
back of garden to alley
chairs moved to fit photo - corner of bedroom
koa wood buffet and antique walnut mirror in dining area
queen bed and side tables
custom glass sink
oversized leather chairs, spinning bike, one elliptical. 3 photos
gym bathroom with walk in shower, custom glass sink
front of patio with gym to back and to left of table
far end of patio looking to back of garden
living room with chairs moved forward to fit - photo -cabinet TV
back of kitchen to diningarea and front of house
TV cabinet with flat screen inside which lifted also swivels for viewing
large walk in shower with steam if turned on by guest - custom glass sink
free weights, bench part of total gym and flat screen
gym kitchenette to front of gym
custom glass sink in gym bathroom
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, November 28, 2016
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