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Our Del Mar Dream

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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This is not just any vacation rental. This Del Mar Dream is our second home and a place that we love and visit frequently. We purchased our condo in Aug.'02. After years of searching for just the right beach place, we found it! Steps to the beach in the Del Mar beach colony! (Please see the photo of our actual proximity to the beach-in one photo frame!). We never thought we would accomplish that, thus the name, 'Our Del Mar Dream'. The condo was completely remodeled when we purchased it and we continue to refresh and redo. Recently, we got all new bedroom furniture for the master suite including a king sized bed and higher end bedding (we will post new photos soon). We have also just purchased a new and nicer washer and dryer set.

We have a nice sized master en suite with a Cal King bed. The second bedroom has 2 full sized beds. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the front room. We also provide 2 high quality sleep mats that fit well in the master or in the family room and a port-a-crib, if needed.

Each of the two bathrooms has newer granite composite solid surface counters and two sinks. There is also a separate vainity area in the master bedroom allowing 5 people to be getting ready to go out at one time. There are two showers, plus the second bathroom has an integrated tub.

We have our own laundry room in the condo plus a common laundry room downstairs in the complex.

Our condo is 1150 square feet and on the second floor of a small, 16 unit, three floor complex. We are the southern most end unit so no neighbors on the south side. We are right next to the stair well and also not far from the elevator.

There is a common use veranda out front and a private balcony off the master bedroom with views of Del Mar heights.

We provide one covered assigned parking spot, beach toys and accessories, and towels and linens, including beach towels.

There is also a shower down stairs by the elevator entrance to rinse the sand off before reentering the condo after a day at the beach.

We were both raised in Southern California and know the beaches here well. Del Mar is our 'hands down' favorite! It is a relatively small beach community nestled between the bluffs of La Jolla to the south and Solana Beach to the north. Del Mar has a quaint 'village' feel, with a gorgeous beach, top notch restaurants and shops, and, of course, the Del Mar Race Track/Fair Grounds. Plus, we are 20 minutes to downtown San Diego with all the activities there. We are about 20 minutes to Legoland and about an hour or so to Disneyland.

Keywords: Condominium

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Tammy Hayton
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Tammy Hayton

We have three children and live about an hour from Del Mar. Although we are not too far away, we feel 'miles away' from home when we are there in Del Mar. It is truly a special place! We love sharing our beach home with people who share our love for Del Mar or who want to discover what makes our beach special among the Southern California beach communities.

Tammy Hayton purchased this condo in 2002

Why Tammy Hayton chose Del Mar

Our condo complex is nestled in the Del Mar beach colony among mostly multimillion dollar single family homes. There are not many smaller, more affordable places to rent. Of the other rental properties similar to ours, they cannot beat our location. We are close to the beach with a stop sign and cross walk out in front of the complex and a flat walk to the beach-no bluff, no hills. We are in a quiet slower part of the colony and farther from the train tracks than others. We are walking distance to the Del Mar village, the Del Mar Fair Grounds, and close to the Cedros Design area, and the new ecological walking trails.

What makes this condo unique

An important feature we love about the beaches of Del Mar is the way the waves break. Our beach is flat making the break with larger waves out further and smaller waves closer to the beach. This is a great feature for families with smaller children or for those who are less experienced swimming in the Pacific waves. Our beaches are also sandy with many less rocks than, say, Carlsbad to our north.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Loved the closeness to the beach. Can't wait to come back."
Sep 2003
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Del Mar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wood Burning Fireplace, Phone with Answering Machine, Linens Provided (including beach towels), Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Sand Toys, Children's Boogy Boards, Private Washer & Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Walking Distance to Tennis, Park, Restaurants and Shopping, ***Short Flat Walk to the Beach- Equal to About Three or Four Beach Lots***


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Our Del Mar Dream
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

A great condo in lovely Del Mar

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with trips to San Diego and enjoyed beach, Belly up and local brewery Culture

A very fine condo with god beds, towels,wi-fi and a complete kitchen

Very helpful host!

Robert with family from Sweden

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condo in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was very well equipped including beach toys and highly needed chairs and umbrellas. Only thing we were surprised by was no A/C - which is usually not an issue in So. Cal - until it is crazy hot. We put the fans to good use! Would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. Great value and location!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chino Hills, CA

VERY nice place, so close to the beach, great owners.

  • 5 of 5

Will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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The condo was cozy and very close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Overall, the place had everything we needed for our stay. It comfortably accommodated 9 people. Loved that it was 2 minute walk to the beach. On the downside, the Wi-Fi was not working. Tammy and Bruce were quick in communicating with us about the issue, however it was still unresolved.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, & short walk to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

My family of four enjoyed our week l

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Exactly as described, maybe even nicer!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay, the owners have made lots of upgrades since the photos were taken (new bed, new sofa etc) and the place was great. Less than 2 minutes to the beach and pristinely clean when I arrived! It couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amusement Parks (15 mins, to Sea World, 20 mins, to Lego Land, About an hour to Disneyland).

About 45 minutes to Mexico.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellations more than 60 days from reservation date are refundable. Within 60 days, deposits will be returned minus $200 if the rental time can be filled. If the condo is not rented for that time period, 50% of the deposit will be retained and 50% returned to the guest canceling. Note that holiday times may rent at a higher rental amount. Minimum stays may on occasion be based on availability in peak season. Pls inquire. Rates are subject to change. Please contact the owner for confirmation on rates and fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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