|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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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:
- Member of the 'Good Neighbor' program (translation: not a "party" house).
- 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
- ideal for reunion groups or families with older kids
- a family beach vacation home remodeled (2010 and 2014) with all new kitchen counters, sink, fridge, furniture, bathrooms, beds and flatscreen TVs in each bedroom and newly-installed zoned Air Conditioning (2015)!
Beach House recommended for families with older children
(there are stairs and cabinets are not child-proofed)
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
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 Street. It is a passion a few of us have to this day. We've surfed, bodysurfed, fished, skin- and 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
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 Street in 1962 and then another a few years later, then this duplex on 25th Street in 1972. My brother and I added on two bedrooms, a bath and 900 square feet as 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 a nice oceanfront lunch or dinner at 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, SUP 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 (or Kindle), plug in your iPod (iPhone/iPad, etc!) and enjoy the calming effects of the Pacific waves against the white sands of the beach.
We spent a week in this beach house to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary. It was the perfect place to create some lasting family memories. There were 9 people and three generations (children are 6 and 9) and the beach house was perfect for all of us. We stay in a lot of vacation rentals and this was the best layout we've ever seen. There was plenty of room for everyone to both be together or get some alone time, if needed. The shared space and upstairs rooms were very spacious and all rooms were well-decorated and comfortable. Even the smaller rooms downstairs had enough space for all of our stuff to fit comfortably. The outside patio was beautiful and comfortable, with plenty of room for all of us and some visitors we had for an afternoon. Everything was in working order, very clean and very well-stocked, including lots of towels, a well-stocked kitchen, games and a great TV room with a huge couch which we all fit in to watch family videos. The kitchen wasn't just well-stocked but had enough for all of us and more, plus the "starter spices" were much more than just starter and they were fresh, unlike those we have seen in some places-just an indication of the care that they put into the whole house. They provided everything we needed for the trip and more! Of course the highlight was the beach. It was just blocks away...an easy walk for even my Uncle, who uses a walker. They provided chairs, shade, boogie boards, sand toys, a cart to carry it all and the softest beach towels ever. We really felt like Bruce and Tracy did everything they could to make sure our stay was comfortable. Having Tracy on-site was great as she could help us with whatever we needed. She was very helpful in finding a restaurant, showing us how everything worked in the house and even giving tips on where the best place on the beach. She was friendly and knowledgable. One thing to note is that they are very serious about the noise restrictions and no parties. This is a residential neighborhood. The McDermotts are very open with their family photos and memories...this was their home...and it was a privilege to be allowed to share it for a little while. Definitely a place that was hard to leave...hopefully we can return someday.
Our group of women fell in love with this property a block from the ocean in Del Mar. It was clean, well equipped, well manicured and decorated perfectly, in great beach style. The owner provided great customer service at all times while the manager on site was helpful and friendly. There was plenty of room for all 10 quests, including indoor/outdoor sitting as well as beach chairs and umbrellas for the sand. The cottage is close to many walkable restaurants (Poseidon, Sbicca), close to the Del Mar Race Track and shopping on Cedros in Solana Beach.
I would recommend this little piece of perfection to anyone wanting to experience a bit of heaven by the ocean.
A fully equipped home close to the beach restaurants and amenities. By far the beat place we have rented in Del Mar. Even the neighbors were fun. Thx for the memories McDermotts
The property is beautiful and well maintained. Every amenity is provided and then some! The owners go above and beyond to make sure that all my needs are taken care of and I always hate to leave! It is like checking into a luxury property/hotel that never disappoints!! Can't wait to be back next year and years after that!!! Thank you Bruce and family , and of course sweet Tracy for another special few weeks!!!
Great location for seeing San Diego. Quick walk to beach. Close to downtown Delmar. Easy to get to other sights in the San Diego area. We had a girls trip of 6 women. Good space for such a group. Great hang out space inside and out. Patio area with fire pit was extra bonus. Very well stocked throughout. Clean and well cared for home. We had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed our accommodations. Owner was very responsive and helpful. On-sight property manager was a helpful and very thorough in showing us the property.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,500|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A refundable $1,500 security deposit is required with the return of a completed agreement or BOOK IT NOW feature. Reservation is NOT confirmed until both are received. Non-refundable $200 cleaning fee will be added to the rental fee. The entire $200 is paid to the cleaning team.
Rates are based on $3395 per week (mid-September - June); $4500 per week (July - September).
Part of the GOOD NEIGHBOR program. Highlights: Not a "party" house; respect for neighbors and quiet times between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.; no PROM-like groups; Number of overnight guests limited to contracted number (not to exceed 10 capacity). See full agreement terms for details.
Security Deposit (assuming no damage or missing items) will be refunded within 7-9 business days (by mail) or 5-7 business days if paid via HomeAway Payment System (credit card).