Shell Cottage: Charming bungalow: always fresh, never fussy.

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Shell Cottage: Charming bungalow: always fresh, never fussy.

Entire home

Shell Cottage: Charming bungalow: always fresh, never fussy.

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Del Mar, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDel Mar Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDel Mar Fairgrounds12 min walk
  • Popular LocationDel Mar Racetrack19 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)25 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
800 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed

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About this area

Del Mar

This vacation home is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Del Mar Fairgrounds and Torrey Pines Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Del Mar Beach and Moonlight State Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider LEGOLAND® California and Birch Aquarium. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Del Mar Beach - 4 min walk
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds - 12 min walk
  • Del Mar Plaza - 14 min walk
  • Del Mar Racetrack - 19 min walk
  • Belly Up - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Solana Beach Station - 3 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 25 min drive


  • Del Mar Rendezvous — 14 min walk
  • Shimbashi — 14 min walk
  • Jake's — 15 min walk
  • Pacifica Del Mar — 15 min walk
  • Americana Restaurant — 16 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Shell Cottage: Charming bungalow: always fresh, never fussy.

Family-friendly vacation home in Del Mar with water park
BeachHausRentals deep cleans to CDC standards amidst COVID-19. Please consider third party travel insurance if you may want to cancel or reschedule within 30 days of arrival.

See that art? It's local. That day's worth of coffee waiting to get you going? BeachHaus brew. This is our original BeachHaus--loved and updated--so step into our world and stroll out two minutes to the beach. Splash in the water, laze in the sun, come back to a signature outdoor shower. Designed by a surf family for all families: we've lived in this space and loved it, and now spruced it up for you. Do come through! A shared front yard, private side yard, and gorgeous California waves await you.

This is part of a duplex, so the garage with laundry is shared. If you would like to book both duplexes together, they’re listed under “26th St: Joint Beach Bungalows”.  Del Mar is your ideal beach town, with swanky shopping walking distance up the hill, parks and beaches galore, and the famous Del Mar racetrack and Fairgrounds just a stone’s throw away.


All BeachHauses are engineered for simple, easy living

* Well stocked with beach toys, beach towels, bath towels, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, olive oil, cooking-ready kitchens and of course: wine glasses
* No contact check in and check out , so you can come and go as you please
* Complimentary toddler and baby items available upon request: high chairs, PackNPlays, booster seats, baby bath tubs, and step stools

Feel at home in our beloved North County

* We can recommend babysitters, photographers, acupuncture, whimsical-fantastic birthday cake chefs, and surf lessons for kids and adults alike.
* Discounts at local YogaSix studio
* Swanky shopping nearby in the Cedros Design District
* Hiking, parks, and beaches galore
* Del Mar racetrack and fairgrounds nearby

About Us

* Brenda is an engineer by degree and a mother of four
* Our team radiates passion, creativity, and enthusiasm for both learning and hospitality
* BeachHaus is a hyper-local operation, based just down the street in Solana Beach
* We’ve lived in the area since the early 1990’s, and know you'll find beauty and joy here 
* Find us at BeachHausRentals (dot you know what) and save :)
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

BeachHaus Rentals

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Highchair
  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 800 sq ft (74 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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5/5 Excellent

Great location
Easy, accessible, great for 2-3 people.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

This is a great house. It is very clean and well stocked. The beach is 1 1/2 blocks away.
I felt very comfortable here. I was by myself most of the time and felt safe. The house was very clean, comfortable beds and well stocked with everything I needed. This included all of the beach equipment you could want. The best part was being so close to the beach. I will be back.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Ideal Del Mar getaway spot
We had a great time at the Shell Cottage! We live in the SF Bay Area and have spent many years driving to La Jolla during the summer but after this experience, we would prob stay in Del Mar from now on. The house is terrific, the amenities are great and the location is ideal. We had 3 adults in the house (me, wife and 18-year old) for most of the time and it was perfect. I wouldn’t recommend more than 3 adults but a family with 2 kids would work great. One thing to note if this is important: there’s no cable or satellite TV service, just a Google Chromecast device. We happened to have a Xbox with us and have a YoutubeTV account which was handy because we were able to watch the Olympics in the evenings. Garage is fully stocked with umbrellas and chairs and towels which makes things super easy to walk to the beach. These items are shared between Shell cottage and adjoining cottage but there’s plenty of equipment to go around. We had a nice family next to us they were so quiet (they prob thought we were loud!) We had an amazing week thanks to Brenda and team for setting up the house perfectly for renters!

5/5 Excellent

Great location! Perfect for families.
My husband and I took our 1.5 your old on his first vacation and stayed in the shell cottage. It is absolutely perfect for families and such a quick easy walk to a nice, quiet beach. Within walking distance to good restaurants and in a quiet neighborhood. The property managers made sure we had everything we needed including a pack and play and anything you could possibly need for the beach. There’s a small gated in side yard that was very convenient to catch some fresh air without the baby running away. The bathroom could’ve used a little updating, but was still extremely clean. And this style is to be expected for beach properties. Would 100% stay again. Great value for the location!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Beachy Home!
My mom and I had a great time at this property. It was super clean and very cheery. The beach is just a block away and it's such a nice neighborhood. We will definitely come back again!