The house was fully equipped for our stay with a very child friendly back garden. It was only a ten minute drive to the beach at Del Mar and 20 minutes to downtown San Diego with all it's attractions - SeaWorld, Zoo,museums,restaurants & nightlife. We could walk to the mall for supermarkets,cinema,restaurants & a nice selection of sdmall shops. We are keen cyclists and the whole area has good cycle paths, we especially liked to cycle to the beach then along the coast to the nice towns of Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-sea and Carlsbad. There is a good local train service, south to downtown and North to LA and beyond stopping at all the beach resorts along the way. I would thoroughly recommend this property for a family vacation.