About This Listing
1bed/1bath guest house located in Del Mar, CA. Easy walk to beach, 4 miles to Torrey Pines Golf Course, bike to UCSD & Del Mar race track. Easy access to all major SD attractions - includes parking pass to Torrey Pines State Park.
Mid century modern beach house. The 1-bedroom/1 bath home is detached from the main house with a separate entrance and privacy screens.
3 large skylights - providing beautiful natural light.
A 'Nano-House' - based on the philosophy 'less is more'
While maximizing living space with minimal environmental impact.
ALL electricity production is via Solar.
Salvaged materials have been incorporated wherever possible. Extensive use of high efficient LED and CFL lights are used throughout. Laundered items are washed in eco-friendly soap, and generally dried in the sun. The house is cleaned with eco-friendly products.
'Unlimited bottled water' (w/o the plastic) - we purchase it, in bulk, from a local man that purifies it... we think its the next best thing to rain water :)
The house represents a crisp, modern, and minimalistic design.
As Owner/Designers...we welcome you!
The guest house is equipped with a full kitchen - includes dishwasher, fridge, gas stove top/gas oven, cooking tools and dishware. No microwave. Of course, condiments are provided ( salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic, herbs, etc...)
There is a small dining table, large mahogany bar counter top, and options for outdoor dining.
The bedroom has a queen size, memory foam mattress (super comfy), and floor-to-ceiling closets, plus a small, built in, mahogany desk. Basic office supplies are also provided, even fax/scan, if req'd.
Large walk-in shower + Outdoor shower - for after beach activities.
Shared yard with outdoor dining area and small patio.
Full sized washer and dryer (includes bio degradable detergent) located on exterior of main house.
The sofa in the main room is super comfy...and sleeps additional person, if needed.
No A/C, but you won't need it. The weather is amazing year-round and there is a beautiful breeze off the ocean. House is equipped with a gas wall furnace.
Need anything else?? Just ask!
Interaction with Guests
We live next door and welcome interaction. We'll take your lead on how much....we are willing to be local guides, take you on a hike, Brian might take you for a surf, share a glass of wine or craft brew with you, and show you what we love about San Diego. We are also fine with giving you heaps of privacy and your own space!
Nestled in a beautiful coastal hillside just north of San Diego, "Del Mar Terrace," is a eclectic, upscale neighborhood of long-time residents. At night, you'll hear the ocean waves and in the morning awake to views of the lagoon and Torrey Pines state beach. The central Del Mar business district is a 5 minute drive for shopping, dining, farmers market, etc.
You can easily visit all the coastal beach communities - Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas. Downtown San Diego is a 20-45 minute drive, depending on traffic.
Parking on the property is included - plus ample street parking, if needed.
Our home is located approximately 20 miles from the San Diego International Airport. If you are driving or renting a car, we will provide directions. Longer term guests: happy to collect you, if need be, at airport ;)
Other Things to Note
We have a dog named Maya. She is mixed breed, 3 1/2 years young, mellow and friendly.
Kids are welcome.
FOR GUEST USE: 2 lightweight mountain bikes + helmets, boogie board, surfboards (soft and hard) skateboard, ping pong table, beach towels, umbrella, cooler, +++
To respect our neighbors, we expect guests to keep noise levels to a minimum after 10 p.m.
Modifications to check-in/check-out times always considered, so long as the calendar permits :)
Our stay was amazing! We felt right at home in the guest house which is not only beautiful and super clean but filled with tons of perks. Del Mar is gorgeous and Torrey Pines is a great place to hike (Jana leaves a parking pass which was a great little extra). We loved Maya the dog who was so friendly. We would definitely stay again... Maybe for longer next time!
My husband and I stayed here at this adorable cottage for my long birthday weekend. Everything about it was amazing! It looks exactly like the pictures, but even cuter in person. Jana and I even had a yoga session on the grass one day! We had such a good feeling about it that we not only booked it for my birthday, but Christmas too! And good thing because it would definitely be booked by now. We highly recommend staying here for a fun and relaxing weekend away!
Jen and Jay
This guesthouse is just perfect and amazing. We have stayed there with our 6 month old daughter for 1 month and really enjoyed the time. It is fully equipped, we haven´t missed anything. It was very clean and comfortable. We also enjoyed the time and contact with Jana and Brian. They are just lovely people, very open, nice and helpful. The area is also very nice with many things to do within 30 mins drive. All I can say is: 5 of 5 stars!
Thanks a lot to Jana and Brian.
This is an absolutely adorable space. Decorated to the highest degree. Every detail of your stay is covered from their welcome packet to leaving great water and maps. They miss nothing! I would stay here agsin in a heartbeat. They are friendly and wonderful hosts. The location is great; close to restaurents and fin shopping. Beautiful views and extraordinary facility...private, fun and i felt safe and well cared for. You can cook or go out...laundry facilities on site. I will come back. I searched over 150 properties before i chose this one. Extraordinary!
This was my second stay with Brian, Jana and Calvin and it was just as relaxing, inspiring and fun as the first time. Their hospitality is fantastic and truly one of a kind. One day, Brian would take me to a local fish restaurant - another night, they would invite me to a barbecue dinner. Jana even provided a free pass to the MOPA in Balboa Park, which is always worth a visit!
The beach house is a five star accommodation with everything you could possibly imagine. I spent two weeks but didn’t even have enough time to try out all the amenities they provide.
If you are looking for a comfy, stylish and quiet retreat that’s situated near the lively community of Del Mar but yet only a 20 minute drive from downtown San Diego, this is the perfect choice.
I will definitely visit again.
About the Host, Brian & Jana
Good Italian, 500m from house.Carmel Valley Rd Del Mar CA 92014
Sushi/Japanese...quality is hit n miss...service sucks...but we go there for convenience - 5 min walk from house.Carmel Valley Road Del Mar CA 92014-3701
Quick - iconic Mexican food...5 minute walk from house.Carmel Valley Road Del Mar CA 92014-3704
We consider it to be one of the best spots for walking, sightseeing, ocean activities...AND 5 minutes from the house.San Diego CA 92037
Organic GroceriesEl Camino Real San Diego CA 92130
Nice selection of quality/food/ingredients, reasonable prices...quick and easy.El Camino Real Del Mar CA 92130
Great beach...where Brian surfs...also, happens to be a nude beach ;) Maybe thats why Brian goes there???San Diego CA 92037
One of the only beaches that allows dogs off leash. 5 minute drive from house.Sandy Ln Del Mar CA 92014
Hot Yoga...where we practice.Via De La Valle Del Mar CA 92014
Organic Groceries...slightly overpriced, but good quality.Via De La Valle San Diego CA 92014
Heaps of shops/restaurants, great street to walk.S Cedros Ave Solana Beach CA 92075
Live MusicSouth Cedros Avenue Solana Beach CA 92075
Eclectic place to shop (house goods, gifts, furniture, one-off items..)S Cedros Ave Solana Beach CA 92075
Reasonably good, close to the house.N Highway 101 Solana Beach CA 92075
Where we buy the majority of our food staples....great selection, great quality and prices...highly recommend!Villa La Jolla Dr La Jolla CA 92037-8309
Great for walking - seal colony - La Jolla Cove a must see!CA 92037
One of our favourite little art museaumsS El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024
Only if you can handle the HEAT!Pearl St La Jolla CA 92037
Brians go to Japanese market - great selection of Japanese groceries, sushi grade fish, unique fruit and veg.Kearny Mesa Rd San Diego CA 92111
Fun downtown bar...pretty good food....they make a mean moscow mule!San Diego CA 92103
Fishing ChartersEmerson St San Diego CA 92106
A must, for animals but quite impressive collection of plants.Zoo Drive San Diego CA 92101
A must! Museums, beautiful Spanish Architecture...w/i walking distance to the famous SD ZooSan Diego CA
Must see, particularly because its where Jana hangs her hat.El Prado San Diego CA 92101