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SPACIOUS DUPLEX; SHORT WALK TO BEACH; PERFECT FOR REUNIONS / FAMILY GATHERINGS

Bruce McDermott

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bruce McDermott

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SPACIOUS DUPLEX; SHORT WALK TO BEACH; PERFECT FOR REUNIONS / FAMILY GATHERINGS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Del Mar House Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce McDermott (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About Bruce McDermott

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.

Bruce McDermott purchased this house in 1972

Why Bruce McDermott chose Del Mar

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Spacious Duplex; Short Walk to Beach; Perfect for Reunions / Family Gatherings
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Spacious Duplex; Short Walk to Beach; Perfect for Reunions / Family Gatherings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
+1 -858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
Vieques, PR 00765
5

Well Appointed, Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Beach House on 25th with a reunion of eight good friends and had a lovely comfortable, visit. The house is spotless and spacious. The linens and towels are all high quality and the furniture invites you to take a nap or curl up with a good book.
I am a professional chef and was looking forward to cooking for my friends with the amazing produce and seafood offered in San Diego. I was pleasantly surprised to find every appliance and kitchen utensil I needed in the newly renovated kitchen.
I will be back to the Beach House on my next visit to Del Mar!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting the kitchen. We spend a lot of time in there and so do our guests so we want to make sure all the comforts of home are present for our guests. Hope to see you again.
business
Spacious Duplex; Short Walk to Beach; Perfect for Reunions / Family Gatherings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
+1 -858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
Dallas
5

Stress-free Rental

  • 5 of 5
Over the years, we have rented several homes in Del Mar and by far, this is the best rental. The location in the Beach Colony cannot be beat...just a short walk to the beach. The house has a lot of room and was a perfect set up for me, my husband, and 5 teenagers. The house is equipped with everything you need for the beach (about 10 chairs, 3 umbrellas, beach towels, a cart to carry the stuff to the beach, coolers, boogie boards, a surf board and even a stand up paddle board!). The indoor and outdoor dining areas are very roomy, there are TVs all over, and the kitchen is stocked with a lot of "necessities". The property manager lives right next door and is extremely helpful. The house location is also conducive to walking into town. All-in-all, a wonderful place to stay and we will return!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Appreciate your endorsement and look forward to seeing you and your family in the future.
business
Spacious Duplex; Short Walk to Beach; Perfect for Reunions / Family Gatherings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
+1 -858-481-5535
Del Mar San Diego County
Chicago
5

Our July 2014 stay

  • 5 of 5
We have never felt more at home away from home anywhere else. 2 minute walk to beach. Could not have been better location. The legacy of family and love in this house was felt and respected. Thank you McDermott family.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Great to see you had a great time. Home away from home is truly our goal. Hope to see you again in the future.
business
Spacious Duplex; Short Walk to Beach; Perfect for Reunions / Family Gatherings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
+1 -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.
business
Spacious Duplex; Short Walk to Beach; Perfect for Reunions / Family Gatherings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
+1 -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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Spacious Duplex; Short Walk to Beach; Perfect for Reunions / Family Gatherings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351466vb
+1 -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.

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Diego International - Lindburgh Field
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Brigantine - .8 miles; walking distance
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Amtrak Station - Solana Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Poseidon Restaurant - On the beach .6 mile
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
10 houses
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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Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Del Mar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For 3-6-day stays, a $1,000 deposit is required with a completed agreement. For 7-day-summer stays, 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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
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. Both are in common areas of the house and you do not need to enter a bedroom to access a bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor, ceiling fan, lrg closet, Flatscreen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second floor, spacious, fan, AC, deck access, flatscreen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Second floor, spacious, fan, AC, deck access, flatscreen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ground floor, smaller room, flatscreen tv
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Portable Air Conditioning units are provided for upstairs bedrooms along with portable fans for use as needed.

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