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27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Del Mar Heights House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 bath, (Sleeps 10-11)

One of a kind! Nestled in the rare Torrey Pine Trees and tucked privately off of the street. WHITE WATER OCEAN VIEW!!! The most peaceful feeling comes over you when you enter this ocean beauty, custom built, dream home. Available first time ever for vacationers that really want to relax, reflect and blend in with the beauty of the surrounding nature and views. You will enjoy the ocean view and the view of the nature reserve behind this house. The zen garden and new landscaping make this home delightful and peaceful. There is a private master bedroom suite. Magnificent views of the ocean from the home and large outdoor decks. Walking distance to the Torrey Pines State Beach and local restaurants along Carmel Valley Road. We are approximately 2 miles from Del Mar horse racetrack, Del Mar fair grounds and great restaurants, charming shops and Del Mar Plaza in downtown Del Mar. Lots of hiking trails at the Torrey Pines State Park that lead down to the beach. Torrey Pines Golf Course approximately 10 minutes away. Enjoy all that this home and Del Mar/San Diego area have to offer. Treat yourself and book now for one of the greatest get-aways ever!!! Del Mar , San Diego area have to offer. Treat yourself and book now!

*Seasonal rates apply

*Peak season 7 night minimum/Saturday-Saturday applies.

We have a good neighbor policy and are located in a family neighborhood. ( we are not a "party" house)

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Kathy

I am a San Diego Realtor, I have managed my own properties for over 30 years. My husband Jim and I built and designed this home as our dream home 22 years ago. We raised our daughter in Del Mar and now she is a teacher at a charter school, she has her masters degree in administration. We love Del Mar and the San Diego area for its great schools, climate, beachs, entertainment, restaurants, quality of life and all that the area has to offer.

Kathy purchased this house in 1990

Why Kathy chose San Diego

Our vacation home is easy access from freeeway 5 and approximately 20-30 minutes from the airport yet we feel like we are away from it all in our own little world with the surrounding beauty of the ocean, nature and sandstone cliffs. We are a straight drive down the freeway 5 to sea world ,old town and downtown san diego.

What makes this house unique

We are walking distance to the beach, and great local restaurants along Carmel Valley Road. The back of the home abuts an open space nature reserve. We also enjoy the Lagoon view, Torrey Pine Trees, and the beautiful sunsets when they occur. Watching a sail boat sail on the ocean or a wind surfer, or a ship out at sea from the great room or decks is one of the many thrills to enjoy in this home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So happy your group/family had such a great time and good 1st time vrbo experience. You guys really did your research to find fun things to do in our area with hiking and kayaking! Thank you for being so clean and respectful with our vacation home! Love to have your group back again! Kathy
Mar 2016
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average rating of 4.962963 based on 29 reviews

Relaxing getaway close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week reuniting with family at this lovely home. It was large enough to accommodate our party and had plenty of kitchen supplies for us to prepare our own meals. It was nice to dine outside to see the ocean view and to feel the breeze each day. The best part was Kathy who was extremely easy to work with and quite responsive to all of our needs. We definitely hope to return again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewisville, Texas

The perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 days at this house, 3 families, 9 people and we loved it! The house is huge and has a really unique layout, making it fun for everyone, definitely feels like a vacation getaway in a very quiet neighborhood. 3 balconies with ocean views. We had plenty of room, loved the huge very well equipped kitchen. A very large balcony off the 2nd floor kitchen with more than ample space to celebrate the 6-yr olds birthday with 15 people.

Minutes walking time from the beaches, some awesome hiking in the Torrey Pines Reserve that we took advantage of daily. The house is well equipped with everything, including beach towels, beach toys, chairs, boogie boards, linens, a grill, etc!

Convenient to a number of good restaurants. Short drive to Sea World, San Diego Zoo and downtown San Diego..

Kathy was awesome to work with and very accommodating. Thank you Kathy for sharing this wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great view

  • 5 of 5

This a beautiful house with plenty of room for a large family. Close to beaches with wonderful views. Secluded, yet central to several nice restaurants and shopping. Well stocked kitchen for those choosing to cook in, and multiple outdoor seating areas for dining or just enjoying coffee in the morning. I would recommend this location for anyone looking for a relaxing vacation, with all the comforts one expects to enjoy in there own home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for a family trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay for our spring break. We loved seeing view of the Pacific Ocean and easy access to get to other places. We had two families stay together and it was perfect. Torrey Pines Reserve is a quick drive or nice walk. We enjoyed hiking in the Reserve, kayaking in LaJolla Cove, and other activities. This was my first VRBO experience and it worked out great. It will not be my last.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely homely stay

  • 5 of 5

9 of us stayed at this property for 10 days over Christmas and New Year for a long awaited family reunion (we had 2 sisters who hadn't seen each other for 23 years!!). It was a lovely spacious property and even better than what we were expecting. Kathy - I don't think the photos do the property justice, as we were so wowed with how great the views and sunsets from the house were down to the beach. The kitchen was much bigger and well equipped than what we were expecting and catered so well for all our needs - evening cooking a pavlova for Christmas dessert was achieved with the array of large bowls to choose from. (We brought our own hand held mixer and I purchased a pizza tray to cook it on), so everything was great. The bedrooms were spacious and although we were worried about the kids room off the bathroom, after a little insistence, our children adjusted to the room (it would be great to have a blind over the window so they wont wake up when its sunrise as an added suggestion). However the softly dimmed stars on the walls gave the room a lovely special touch. What I also liked so much about this home, is the fact there are so many different living spaces within the one large room where people could relax. Also the large dining table suitably accommodated all of us, which we didn't know was there from the photo's, so again that was a bonus. You can tell this is a regularly used holiday home in summer, i.e. the boogie boards in the carport, so it was a shame it was a little too cold to use them - we'll just have to consider it again when it gets warmer. However being able to walk easily to Torrey Pines for a well earned hike was fantastic! We managed an 8.5 mile (13.68km's) walk after Christmas to get rid of those extra kilo's. The best touch of the stay though was Kathy asking us if we'd like a 'little' Christmas tree put up for our stay. Well it was such a beautifully big tree and really made the festive occasion come to life. So thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, we made some wonderful memories there.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Jolla, CA

Peace and serenity in Del Mar

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kathy for allowing my family to share your beautiful home. This is the second time that we stay at your house and couldn't be happier.

The home is secluded in an enclave of homes with direct ocean and lagoon views overlooking Torrey Pines State Beach. The home is laid out magnificently for entertaining and is very comfortable for multiple families. The home is located within walking distance to the beach and Torrey Pines State Park. It is also very accessible to Hwy 5. At nights you can hear the waves crashing! I highly recommend this home to anyone that is looking to make the most of a San Diego getaway...

Once again, thank you Kathy for another unforgettable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you and your family enjoy our vacation home once again Sergio! Love to have you & your family back again! Sincerely, Kathy
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Nearest Airport
18.44 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Car: recommended

Del mar race track,, del mar fairgrounds, polo fields, Bing Crosby Races, Susan Koman Walk, horse shows, Del mar thoroughbred club, del mar national horse show, seagrove park, powerhouse park


Rates & Availability

Del Mar Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 11.05%

* Seasonal rates apply
4th bedroom is a kids room off of master suite/ master bath area. (converted from a large walk-in closet to provide extra sleeping area and or to help little ones be closer to parents. It has a trundle bed.

There is a studio for extra privacy for large groups and is perfect for a space that may be needed for that extra privacy. Available upon request for additional fee

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Del Mar Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), 1 Queen sofa sleeper (brown couch) 1 queen inflatable bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
6 boogie boards 6 beach chairs 6 beach towels sand toys beach umbrella

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