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 :)