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Distinctive Del Mar Haven

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3BR Gardenview Vacation Rental San Diego, California USA

This fabulous twin-home is located close to the beach in the heart of north coastal San Diego.

Our three-bedroom/2.5-bath townhome is situated in a distinctive private, gated community that features a private courtyard entry with custom wrought iron gates, and a beautiful landscaped front entry and common area.

You'll enter through a private gate to a dramatic cathedral ceiling leading into the living room. A light and elegant formal dining area catches the eye. Special features include nine-foot-high ceilings, spacious open floor plan, and multi-paned windows bringing in lots of light. Fans throughout the home and gentle breezes make this home cool without the need for air-conditioning.

Relax in the family room by the cozy fireplace. Catch your favorite sports or movies on the 42' HD flat screen TV, which is equipped with cable, DVR, surround-sound, a DVD, CD player, Netflix and Hulu for your enjoyment and more. Beautiful and comfortable furnishings add to the ambiance. This home is equipped with WiFi.

Interior and Patio Description: The den is open to the gourmet kitchen, where family and friends will be delighted to gather.

Outside the glass doors there is a lush and spacious landscaped patio -- complete with a barbecue, table, and chairs and lovely swing. Share hors d'oeuvres, and a margarita or a fine wine as you enjoy the incredible weather that San Diego offers.

The sunny kitchen has big-view windows overlooking this flower-filled patio. It offers a breakfast nook, with a unique table that opens to seat 6-8, dishwasher, and a full-size refrigerator with filtered water and an ice dispenser. All are provided to make your stay warm and welcome!

There is a powder room on the 1st floor.

On the second floor you'll find the large master bedroom suite with its spacious vaulted ceiling, flat screen TV, double china sinks, full tub, separate shower, and private toilet room. The second and third bedrooms each feature full size beds with a flat screen TV in one. The upstairs bath features double china sinks, a private toilet, a tub with shower. All upstairs bathrooms have windows for natural lighting.

Enjoy a swim in the large beautifully landscaped pool, or enjoy a soak in the jacuzzi spa. The recreation area comes complete with a cabana with umbrella covered tables, a shower and rest rooms for your convenience.

A large grassy area invites a place for children to run, have a catch or play.

World Class Golf and lots to do! It's less than a 10 minute drive to the beach. And it's just 10 minutes to both the Del Mar Race Track and the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course. Several other golf courses are within an easy drive.

It's just 20 minutes to Sea World, downtown San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, and Legoland -- and an easy drive to the Wild Animal Park. Disneyland is just 1.5 hours away.


Carmel Valley, Del Mar, is the best that San Diego has to offer. Many famous people have homes or vacation in Del Mar. Who knows whom you might run into!

It's just a short walk to playgrounds with tot equipment, basketball nets, and walking trails. Boogie boards, beach and wheelchair rentals, and a snack bar are beach convenient. Visit Powerhouse Park for gorgeous ocean views from the comfort of the grassy picnic/barbecue area or beach below.

Torrey Pines Reserve is breath-taking for hikes overlooking the ocean.

A beautiful new shopping center with Trader Joes, restaurants, boutiques and Crunch Fitness Center recently opened just 3 minutes away!

5 minutes away is the Highlands Shopping Center with 2 stories of stores, sweet shops, restaurants, a unique fountain for the young or young at heart to play in, Cinepolis Luxury Cinema with reclining seats and wait service at your seat!

More to See and Do! Being a little east off the ocean has the added luxury of waking to sunshine when the coastal fog may take a few hours to burn off from about mid May to mid July. Take a swim in the pool or relax in the jacuzzi before heading to the coast, or play tennis, go horseback riding, go for run or ride at the bike trails that are all close by. Your preferred church or synagogue is very nearby.

The 5 star hotel The Grand, is very close and boasts a magnificent spa and golf course.

Quaint Del Mar is a haven for strollers who enjoy window shopping, dining outdoors on the patio, and exploring Del Mar Plaza with its three-level shops and restaurants overlooking the magnificent ocean. This is a favorite village, with a village feel. Along with all of the shops and restaurants, manicures and pedicure salons are conveniently located.

Renowned L'Auberge Del Mar Hotel is a beautiful place to have a sunset cocktail and people watch.

North Coast San Diego is full of places to run, bike, hike, take a yoga class, and take advantage of a luxurious spa day! Enjoy the Del Mar or Solana Beach Farmer's Market on weekends. Cedro Design District is a favorite place for antique shopping and shopping for unique gifts. You will find Alexis K. Brows, THE place for facials, brow shaping and more should you desire beauty services.

All in all Del Mar Haven is the perfect spot for your vacation!

More Details

Patti Aretz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

Why Patti Aretz chose North City

This property is our home not just a rental property. Many of the pieces are designed and built as one a kind pieces. The home is decorated with a contemporary look and comfort in mind. It is immaculate, breezy with fans throughout, very well organized with living in style in mind. The kitchen and den overlooks the lush garden which the homeowners have enjoyed nurturing for 20 years. The foliage is beautiful and a pleasure to enjoy over morning coffee or tea in the kitchen nook. We absolutely love our home, proximity to the pool and spa and beaches, and are proud to have our guests enjoy it as well!


North City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Full baths have double sinks and separate toilet. Windows in both.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • A pack and play and other baby equipment can be provided if needed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Babysitters available upon request


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Distinctive Del Mar Haven
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Terrific Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Property was in great condition and everything was as advertised. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. Patti was great and timely with all communication and inquires. Very convenient location for getting around San Diego/Del Mar area. Would highly recommend and would consider renting again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Patti's Place is Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Patti's place was absolutely perfect for my family and I to relax and recharge. The home is clean and has everything you could possibly need - it was like going from home to home. Patti made everything easy for us all - there were six of us including our little dog. The pool is close by and all the wonders of San Diego and La Jolla are just on your doorstep. I could not recommend Patti's place highly enough. It's great!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Gail. It was a pleasure to host your family. Come back anytime! Also love the alliterations 😉?
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Gorgeous place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience dealing with Patti from A to Z. We were originally supposed to come with our children only, but Patti was kind enough to accommodate 2 additional guests (parents) as well as lend us a crib for our 2-year old toddler. She also gave us plenty of details about her house prior to us booking it as well as after when we were arranging our trip to San Diego.

Patti's house is spacious, located in a quiet, gated community. We stayed there a whole week of July 2016 and we very much enjoyed both the proximity to Legoland (15 minutes away from Patti's home) as well the community pool. The nearby mall with a large Ralph's was very convenient to stay well stocked during the week.

We highly recommend Patti's home for a family or up to 3 couples who are looking for a comfortable and quiet place to stay in the San Diego surroundings.ex

Thanks again Patti and Steve for the excellent vacation we had in San Diego thanks to you!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! What a glowing and thoughtful review. Very much appreciated.
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Great vacation property

  • 4 of 5

Patti and Steve have a lovely townhouse in a great location. It is spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed. Patti and Steve were very accommodating and quick to respond if we needed anything. The pool at the complex was warm and never busy which we really liked. There is no A/C at the townhouse but there are ceiling fans throughout the home. The location can't be eat. It is close to the freeways and all amenities. We spent a month at this home and had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spotless Attractive Safe, LOVED IT!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful home this past March. The home was as shown on the photos and perfectly located. We were able to enjoy San Diego and look forward to coming back to a comfortable well appointed warm home. Patti and Steve were completely available to recommend babysitters, restaurants, attractions for teenagers and young children. We made the perfect choice!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Delivered Everything and More Than Promised

  • 5 of 5

"Distinctive Del Mar Haven" delivered everything and more than promised. As pretty as the pictures, ideal location and welcoming/organized property host. Everything was so easy. Amenities of home (loved having a washer/dryer) plus a swimming pool, lots of space, and a private backyard (so pretty) -- plenty of room for all of us to stretch out and enjoy the trip and each other. Plus, so close to a fabulous beach, parks, many really good restaurants and even a movie theatre. This was our first time staying in a rental home. No reason to ever check into a San Diego hotel again with my family. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Searsucker, Rimel's, Mia Francesca, Davanti
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Solana Beach Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
hwys 5, 56, 805
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Del Mar Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach
Car: necessary

Gorgeous east Del Mar, bright and sunny, none of that morning overcast or June Gloom as we call it, that can stubbornly hover over the coast. Close enough to enjoy the beaches and much much more! Less than 10 minutes to the beach, only about 20 minutes to Sea World and a little more to Balboa Park for the World Famous San Diego Zoo and museums including the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, the 1910 Balboa Carousel and so much more.

The Gaslamp District, Seaport Village offer a beautiful day of walking, dining and great people watching! While south, Point Loma offers the Cabrillo Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument, spectacular views and is close to funky Ocean Beach. Coronado is a 30 minute gorgeous ride along Mission Bay and across the Coronado Bridge.

The most famous Hotel Del Coronado is located there. It is a resort town surrounded by water-amazing beaches and San Diego Bay water sports abound.

We are 15 minutes from The Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 17 minutes to downtown La Jolla, with its gorgeous beaches, where tide pooling is a must, shopping and fine dining. La Valancia Hotel is a beautiful historic La Jolla hotel to take in the scenery or enjoy a cocktail.

More strolling opportunities include the quaint town of Del Mar, the Solana Beach Design District, or funky Encinitas. Continue north up the coast to Carlsbad for Legoland and the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Stores filled with designer goods. Onto Orange County for a day at Disneyland!

Mexico is a 45 minute ride from our home! So much to see day and over night trips, and most hotels and restaurants offer a med pass to bypass the dreaded hours long boarder wait to return. This home is perfectly located to make the most of your San Diego vacation!

Other Activities: Hiking up Torrey Pines, biking through nearby beaches and small beach towns, enjoying the many bistros by the beach (notably at the Del Mar Plaza) for breath-taking sunsets,

Our neighborhood hosts shops, movies, parks, walks, a variety of restaurants, and beach proxmity.

Golf: World famous Torrey Pines Golf Course is one of many close by for golfing challenges and pleasure.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

Non refundable cleaning fee $150, refundable security deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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