AUG 16-23 AVAILABLE; LARGE, CHARMING DUPLEX; SHORT WALK TO BEACH & RACETRACK

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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AUG 16-23 AVAILABLE; LARGE, CHARMING DUPLEX; SHORT WALK TO BEACH & RACETRACK

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

THE PLACE TO BE...

Imagine a romantic vacation getaway to a quiet, relaxing and scenic village on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, with charming shops and excellent restaurants. Sound good?

This vacation home is:

- located in the charming Del Mar Beach Colony section

- in a low-traffic neighborhood with genuine, friendly neighbors

- just steps to the sand and on the same street as the 25th St. Lifeguard Tower

- a family (with older kids or teenagers) or friends' reunion getaway with all amenities (beach towels and chairs)

- a family beach vacation home recently remodeled with all new kitchen counters, sink, fridge, furniture, beds and flatscreen TVs in each bedroom!

Beach House recommended for families with older children

(there are stairs and cabinets are not child-proofed)

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Del Mar is one of the most beautiful, romantic resort beach towns in the world. Here you'll find world class restaurants, activities, including the exciting Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego County Fair, as well as beach and ocean water sports, and nearby San Diego, La Jolla and North County attractions (see listed activities).

Disneyland is just under two hours away, Sea World, the Zoo and Legoland all are within a 30-minute drive without traffic. And Torrey Pines' famous state park for scenic hiking is a ten-minute drive, too.

Del Mar has a colorful history filled with excitement, pleasure and even has a song recorded by Bing Crosby. Bing, Pat O'Brien and their friends, such as Jimmy Durante, turned the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club into one of the most beautiful and prestigious organizations in the entire racing world.

Del Mar is two square miles along the Northern San Diego County coast, best known for its beaches, fairgrounds and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 'Where the turf meets the surf.'

With beautiful sandstone canyons interspersed with hillsides of custom homes, and astonishing sunsets, the romantic village of Del Mar is a global destination point for visitors, vacationers and residents alike.

Keywords: Duplex, Beach House, Home, Del Mar Beach Colony, Coastal Rental, Romantic get away, Couples retreat, Steps to beach, walk to track

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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We are the McDermott kids.

Our earliest memories are at Del Mar beach running along the shore, and dodging the incoming waves like the sandpipers in the early 60s.

We would drag our inflatable canvas surf mats with rubberized ends into the waves to ride them. This was before surfboards made their appearance in the numbers we see now, yet it was how we learned to read the waves, know where to take off and get the best rides.

The lifeguards seem to have always been there – the red trucks slowly cruising the shore, the towers at 17th & 25th streets, providing a sense of security and safety to us young waterdogs.

This is also where we first tried surfing at 15th St.. It is a passion a few of us have to this day. We've surfed, bodysurfed, fished, skin & scuba dived, sailed, and Zodiaked through the surf. My brother and I even waterskied on surfboards behind our Zodiak in the slough west of the highway by the racetrack. We basically grew up in the waters of Del Mar.

The Owner purchased this house in 1972

Our parents, Bill and Phyllis, started coming to Del Mar in the '50s from a Los Angeles suburb because their own landlords owned a couple of duplexes - one on 28th and the other on 24th streets. They'd visit for a week each summer. They were hooked! (And so were we!)

Their first purchase was a small house on 23rd St. in 1964 and then another a few years later, then this duplex on 25th St. in 1972. My brother and I added on 2 bedrooms, a bath and 900 square feet while students in 1976 (all through Del Mar's Design Review Board, permit-hell, etc.)

After our Mom passed in 2010, we again updated everything: roof, windows, flooring, carpeting, kitchen, furnishings and paint to make it the home away from home that it is.

The beach, a few minutes from the property, is a romantic place for couples to stroll at sunset or in the morning with their coffee from Starbuck’s or the Poseidon. It is also ideal for vigorous jogging or running, and for many beach sports like volleyball, Frisbee, paddleball, surf-fishing, skim boarding, swimming, body surfing, Boogie boarding, and boardsurfing.

Many of these activities are limited to certain hours or locations based on the season and crowds, but you can almost always find something fun or relaxing to do here.

Finally, it is an excellent place to drag a chair, bring a good book, plug in your iPod (iPhone/iPad, etc!) and enjoy the calming effects of the Pacific waves against the white sands of the beach.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5
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Aug 16-23 available; Large, Charming Duplex; Short Walk to Beach & Racetrack
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Aug 16-23 available; Large, Charming Duplex; Short Walk to Beach & Racetrack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
Santiago, Chile
5

THE PERFECT PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
This is the vacation rental property you've always dreamed about! Beautifully decorated (believe it or not, even better than in photos!), with a fantastic layout: 2 BR upstairs and 2 BR downstairs, with very spacious and open common areas. Everything was impeccable, and you couldn't want for more. The property states "sleeps 10", but you could fit a few more in sleeping bags; there's plenty of floor space.

We've rented over a dozen vacation properties in different parts of the world, and this has been our favorite. It's so nice to go to a place that feels like home: it was fully loaded with kitchen appliances, spices and the crucial "basics" (unlike in many rental properties, there is NO need to run out to the grocery store for salt or napkins or toilet paper; the owners have thought of EVERYTHING), as well as the technological amenities (big HDTV, wifi, televisions in every room, if you want them) that make a trip so comfortable. To top it off, there was a washer and dryer, and everything you could need for a day at the beach (towels, boards, lunge chairs, buckets and toys) as well as a super cool cart to transport it all hassle free.

The house is situated on a quiet street, with plenty of parking, double paned windows (you almost don't hear the trains go by, despite their proximity), and it's a stone's throw from the ocean. The Del Mar Plaza, as well as quite a variety of restaurants and cafés, are walking distance from the house. And if you're up for a day at the spa, a haircut or manicure, you could also get there on foot.

If you've never been to Del Mar, it's a must! Paradise on the ocean because it's quiet enough to be 100% tranquil (NOTHING at all like those crowded beach towns that have no parking, traffic at all hours, fastfood joints, etc.), with plenty to do within walking distance, and almost everything imaginable to do within an hour's drive (Sea World, the Zoo, Old Town, Legoland, Balboa Park, Premium Outlet, the list goes on and on....)

The family that owns the place, . . . you could not ask for people to be warmer or more hospitable; they's kind, professional, cordial. And the neighbor Tracy, who lives in the adjoining unit, is always there to answer questions, lend you some sugar, and she does it with patience and a smile.

To sum it up, I would have moved in if they'd let me! My guess: when you go, you'll be like me and you'll NEVER want to leave.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love having visitors reunite with family especially from far off places. Look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to the States. Thanks for your feedback.
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Aug 16-23 available; Large, Charming Duplex; Short Walk to Beach & Racetrack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
Seattle, Washington
5

ENJOYED IT EVEN BETTER THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!

  • 5 of 5
This is our second year staying at the 25th street beach house. It really is a GREAT house!
The owners have done a wonderful job making sure their guests are completely comfortable and the experience is hassle free from start to finish.
The house is beautifully remodeled and really feels like stepping into a home. The beds are very comfortable, it is very quiet despite a working railroad being just a few houses down, the kitchen is very well stocked with starter spices, cooking utensils, pans, storage containers....really everything! It has an open floor plan, so many people can spread out and not feel compressed....we made pizza on the grill this time and served 15 people (7 adults/8 children) and it didn't feel crowded at all. This year our children were a little older (3.5 y & 5 y) and so we broke out the boogie boards, which the house supplies, and spent more time on the beach which is just a block away (and has a life guard stand with potties). Del Mar Village is just a 10-15 min walk away and was great for morning bagels & coffee. We had a great dinners in the Village there as well. The Powerhouse Park is great for kids too with a playground, nice beach & community center.
The house is a duplex shared by their on-site manager who is just lovely. She meets you at the door with a smile, walks you through the house and shows you where everything is and how everything works, and is always available, if not just by going next door, then by cell. Washer & dryer are on site which you share with on-site manager, but for as many loads as we did having our kids, we never seemed to overlap usage times. There is ample parking in their driveway....for probably 3 guest cars? The street is quaint with several families with children.
LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park are all about 30 min away. We took the Coaster (the local train) from the Solana Beach Station (just 1 mile away) this time into Downtown and toured the USS Midway and walked over then to the new Children's Museum. You can also take it into the Gas lamp District or Old Town as well. Next year we will take the Amtrak up to Disneyland for the day I think. Really! This house is the BEST for location, comfort and relaxation.
We really enjoyed our stay! We'll definitely be back next year again.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're always seeking new ways to deliver added value experiences and offerings. So great to have repeat visitors and look forward to your next visit.
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Aug 16-23 available; Large, Charming Duplex; Short Walk to Beach & Racetrack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
Yorba Linda, CA
5

GREAT FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
This beach house in Del Mar was the perfect place for our family reunion. My sister was visiting with her family from Santiago, Chile so we gathered together here in Del Mar. We were two families with 3 adults and 5 children, ages ranging from 3-13 yrs.
The layout is great for two families as there are two rooms upstairs and two downstairs. There is a huge sectional in the living room with a giant tv where the kids all gathered in the evenings to relax and watch movies together. We love to cook together and the kitchen is well stocked with spices, pots, pans and small appliances. The open layout of the kitchen and living room allowed for my brother in law, sister and I to cook together while being able to see the kids. There is also a large dining table that easily seated everyone.
The bathrooms and bedrooms are all well stocked as well. There were plenty of blankets, pillows, towels and TP. There were even games in the living room that we played with all the kids.
The beach was only a block and a half away and the house has all beach things you could want from beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys and the oh so cool beach cart with wheels large enough to roll it all over the sand!
Tourist attractions were all close and easily accessible. We were told to allow ourselves plenty of time (due to morning traffic) to arrive in time for ten am opening at Sea World. We lucked out and hit no traffic. We arrived in 18 minutes and were early for the gates to open. The science museum, zoo and Old Town San Diego were all a short drive as well. Our last day we had planned to go to Legoland, but kids and adults decided on a leisurely day instead. We walked on the beach and just enjoyed the serenity of the house.
Thank you so much for allowing us the use of your home. We really didn't want to leave. It was like a little bit of heaven.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice family visit and reunion. Hope to see you on another reunion stay.
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Aug 16-23 available; Large, Charming Duplex; Short Walk to Beach & Racetrack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
France
5

PERFECT HOLIDAY HOUSE FOR A BIG FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with my family (9 persons) in this lovely house and spent 2 weeks in Del Mar.
First of all, the location is great and there are 4 large parking spots reserved, which is very convenient during race season.
Then the house itself is large and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and functional.
We really enjoyed the service and were very well welcomed at our arrival.
We could not find anything wrong with the place.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Many thanks for pointing out one of the big amenities with ample off street parking for guests and their visitors. Look forward to welcoming you back again.
business
Aug 16-23 available; Large, Charming Duplex; Short Walk to Beach & Racetrack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
5

FELT LIKE OUR OWN BEACH HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The previous reviews have said it well: great location, perfectly equipped, helpful property manager... It was especially nice to just carry in our suitcases and some food and have everything else ready at our fingertips. The house is so comfortable with great shared spaces and yet enough indoor and outdoor room to spread out and not be stepping on each other. We were 8-10 adults/older teens and didn't feel a bit crowded. Our kids (17-25 year olds) loved their time together. And, of course, the location is superb with the beach a few steps down the street, but the house tucked away from the traffic on Camino Del Mar. And, we had a week of great weather-I'll give God the credit for that! Half of us are San Diego natives who live just 25 minutes away, but we felt like we were totally on vacation and away from it all! We enjoyed every moment.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terrific to learn your stay gave your group lots of space to relax. We look forward to seeing you again to let the tradition continue.
business
Aug 16-23 available; Large, Charming Duplex; Short Walk to Beach & Racetrack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
5

ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We rented this beautifully remodeled house for a week... 2 young kids and 7 adults... we were all really really happy with our experience both at this house. So close to the beach and the sweet little Old Del Mar. So much to do we didn't even get to the fair :) The house is perfect for relaxing, cooking and the way it's laid out (two bedrooms upstairs and two downstairs), everyone had the right amount of personal space they needed. The house is really well stocked and had all the beach toys, chairs, etc that a group could possible need including a car that helps you roll it all down to the sand. It was so hard to leave that sweet space and I will truly remember those days there forever. I can't wait to get back! Also, Tracy who lives in front was so gracious and friendly.... brought toys out for our little ones and really provided the best customer service ever. A really special spot.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So much to do in Del Mar this time of year, especially. That beach cart is one of the biggest hits with guests. So glad you found the beach house enjoyable for your happy family stay. Hope to see you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Diego International - Lindburgh Field
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Amtrak Station - Solana Beach
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
10 houses
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Brigantine - .8 miles; walking distance
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Poseidon Restaurant - On the beach .6 mile
Nearest Point of Interest
Del Mar Racetrack
Nearest Point of Interest
Solana Beach Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedros Design District
Nearest Point of Interest
Beachfront Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Del Mar Plaza
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Cleaning fee $200.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A $1500 security deposit is required upon return of signed lease. A non-refundable $200 cleaning fee will be deducted from deposit at conclusion of stay.

Rates are $3150 per week (October - May); $4350 per week (June - September).
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Amenities

Del Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled in November 2013
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled November 2013
  • Both bathrooms fully remodeled in November 2013. One located on each level and features bath/shower, basin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor, ceiling fan, lrg closet, Flatscreen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Ground floor, smaller room, flatscreen tv
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second floor, spacious, fan, AC, deck access, flatscreen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Second floor, spacious, fan, AC, deck access, flatscreen
  • House is divided with two smaller bedrooms downstairs on ground floor; two large, spacious rooms upstairs with deck access from both upstairs rooms; portable AC units for two upstairs bedrooms (these help to cool the room but don't fully eliminate the heat on hot, summer nights). Flatscreen TVs in each room of various sizes. See photos for support.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hot air ballooning
  • basketball court
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • hiking
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