Sea La Vie - Cute Retro Oceanfront Stay with Beach Access, Pool, Balcony

850 ft² Apartment


1 bedroom
3 guests max.
850 ft²
1 bathroom
No pets


Shared pool
Washing machine
High speed internet
No pets
No smoking
Hot tub
Coffee machine
Ocean view
Beach view
Tennis courts
Beach access
Mini golf
Water view
Smoke alarm
Bed linen (free)
Towels (free)

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out

What's nearby

50 yd to water
1 king size bed
Sleeps 2
Additional rooms
1 bathroom

"C'est la Vie... This is life!" This amazing Southern California oceanfront vacation is yours to enjoy! Second floor condo with a small balcony to appreciate the spectacular view. See unforgettable sunsets, watch surfers carve the waves, and dolphins and whales coast by.
The comfortable living room has a beachy theme open to a well-stocked kitchen with newer appliances. Spacious single bedroom is equipped with a king bed, ceiling fan and workspace. Bathroom includes an oversized jacuzzi. New sleeper sofa (purchased mid-2020) available for a third guest. Also included is wireless internet/cable modem, printer-fax-copier, unlimited long distance telephone, new tv (2020) with cable and HBO/Cinemax, telescope, ceiling fans and more!
Gated community has a pool and spa that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Head down the beach access stairs located in the community to walk along the shoreline or rent a board and try surfing for yourself.
This is an ideal oceanfront home for your getaway on the beach in North County San Diego, located within walking distance to many restaurants, unique shopping, and the Solana Beach Train Station. Be sure to stroll along the Coastal Rail Trail or hike one of the many diverse trails at San Elijo Lagoon. Enjoy a day watching thoroughbreds at the nearby Del Mar Racetrack or take a 30 minute drive to any of San Diego's famous attractions including Legoland, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo or Downtown San Diego.
Solana Beach has been rated one of the top Best Beach Towns by Travel and Leisure in 2021.
NOTE: No washer/dryer inside unit, but a complex laundry room is just steps away.
In accordance with Del Mar Shores Terrace HOA regulations, this property has a 7 night minimum.
No smoking anywhere on premises. This unit is not air conditioned.
Our properties are cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Managed by Stubbs Vacation Rentals, the premier company for short term rentals in coastal north county San Diego since 1976.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

190 Del Mar Shores Terrace, #17

92075 Solana Beach, California, US

"This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this complex and have loved every minute. The views are spectacular and to watch the clouds over the ocean and storms move in is so magical!. We love the close access to the beach and the pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean. Stubbs is very helpful and helps with any needs. It's a great home away from home and we look forward to our next visit. We wish were still there and walking on the beach as we came home to Utah to snow!"
Reviewed on 05/07/2024
"The view, the view, the view! Well appointed, clean and fun beach vibe throughout the condo. The sliding door could be tricky/loud, yet having a stubborn slider at our abode, we were able to manage."
Reviewed on 04/26/2024
"Unfortunately, the condo association was performing maintenance on piping, etc, which required us to use a porto-potty in the garage for 3 days. And yes, I understand this was thru no fault of the Stubbs rental company. They were apologetic and gave us a partial refund of our payments, so they DID try to help out. Our unit needed a serious deep cleaning, as it was starting to look rather worn, considering the $$$ paid for the unit. Best of all was the ocean view, with the amenities of Solana Beach close by. We would rent again from Stubbs, but a different unit."
Reviewed on 04/16/2024
Natalie A.
"Perfect location with great sunset views and surfers. Right on the beach. If you walk to the left, you will enjoy dog’s beach (vivid and joyful); if you walk to the right, you will enjoy solitude. We liked everything!"
Reviewed on 01/14/2024
"We spent a wonderful week at Sea La Vie in beautiful Solana Beach/Del Mar. It was a return to our favorite Southern California region, having lived in Poway for seven years previously. The location was ideal with easy access to Del Mar, Encinitas, La Jolla, Interstate 5, and all the other wonderful places in the San Diego area. The condo overlooked Solana Beach with a location where daily from sunup to sundown, surfers filled the sea and dogs from nearby dog beach chased one another in and out of the waves. The condo (with covered parking) was very accessible from Via de la Valle, and also had a beautiful pool, hot tub and easy access to the beach. The condo was fully furnished, including beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys (if you have kiddos) and anything else needed for a great day at the beach. We like to cook, and enjoyed all the kitchen amenities. There were a couple of cabinets that needed a little work on the latches and a sliding screen door that kept jumping its track, but the view and the attached balcony made those small flaws easy to overlook. Ceiling fans in the bedroom and living room helped on the warmer days, so beware that there is no AC if you there when heat is expected. The location did provide some great ocean breezes. Even though some of the condo felt a little dated, it was clean, the initial supply of paper towels, etc., was sufficient for the week and free access to the complex's laundry was a nice added benefit. It was also nice knowing the management team was just up the street should we have any special issues (which we did not!) Sea La Vie was a wonderful escape in a beautiful location!"
Reviewed on 10/17/2023
Vanessa H.
"Oceanfront placement is what this condo has going for it. Otherwise the deferred maintenance - tired furniture, broken kitchen faucet and declining refrigerator and dishwasher; old bed and stained bed linens; broken shutters and patio door; dirty rugs and smelly pillows; falling towel and shower curtain rods - not to mention loud upstairs tenants and their barking dog - made this a less than relaxing vacation experience."
Reviewed on 09/05/2023
"It was a great relaxing vacation!"
Reviewed on 05/26/2023
"Our rental with Stubbs was fantastic. They were always there to answer questions, and the process was very fast and efficient."
Reviewed on 05/14/2023
Ken F.
"We have wintered in this property (4 to 6 weeks) 11 out of the past 13 years (missing only 2 years of COVID). A great location. Beautiful views of the cliffs and sunset, and easy (walkable) access to shopping and dining in Solana Beach.

Unfortunately, the condition of the unit has deteriorated over that time, and has become quite worn. Furnishings have been replaced haphazardly, many disappearing. On line photos no longer representative of current condition of the unit.

Reviewed on 02/17/2023
James W.
Very good
"Overall, it was good. David and Jennifer at Stubbs Realty were extremely helpful in getting me settled in."
Reviewed on 10/10/2022
Bernd K.
"Very nice apartment with an awesome Pacific view. We found everything we need for a beach vacation. We will definitely come back next year."
Reviewed on 10/10/2022
Vanessa H.
Very good
"This was a comfortable, nicely located one-bedroom unit from which guests can both enjoy ocean views and easily access the pool and beach. It was well-equipped. We would rent it again, maybe for two weeks, though the rates for the same time next year appear to be increasing by over 1/3. The cleaning regimen could be improved a bit; e. g., bedroom rug and closet had significant dirt on and in them. I understand the owners will be renovating the unit. While it may be considered slightly tired, the unit is after all a beach “house, ” which shouldn’t be held to the same standard as other rentals."
Reviewed on 07/26/2022
"What a beautiful and perfect place to stay! From the incredible view to the amazing proximity to the ocean/beach to the attention from Stubbs (the rental company), we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We highly recommend Sea La Vie (and Stubbs)."
Reviewed on 07/10/2022
"This unit is furnished with comfortable furniture and is nicely decorated. However, there are a number of problems. It was dusted, but not clean. I scrubbed rust from the kitchen sink and washed dust from the glassware. The coffee maker needs to be descaled. The BBQ is unusable and if it can be cleaned, it should be covered to prevent the rust and salt air damage. The was one set of bath towels, several of which had rust stains. The bath mat was dirty. The shower liner was moldy. I cleaned spots off the rug when we arrived. The diverter cartridge in the shower was installed backwards. The bathroom sink had calcium deposits which had not been cleaned. Instructions for operating the TV would have been helpful."
Reviewed on 05/10/2022
Mahrukh M.
"The location was terrific, enjoyed each day, sunsets were spectacular. Very relaxing vacation."
Reviewed on 04/13/2022
Ken F.
"We have rented DMST17 for 13 of the past 15 years through Stubbs. It has been our winter home away from home.

We have been well pleased with the overall service. Great location."
Reviewed on 03/05/2022
Teri G.
"We stayed in this rental for a week, and absolutely will do it again. Fantastic location, spectacular view, quiet area. The condo was extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly want. The Stubbs rental staff were incredibly receptive and helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this unit, as well as working with Stubbs Vacation Rentals. We'll be back next year!"
Reviewed on 01/26/2022
Weldon J.
"Really enjoyed this ocean side condo which was beautifully decorated and fully equipped. Was able to provide a full Christmas family experience in this fantastic location."
Reviewed on 01/01/2022
Thomas M.
"I recently stayed at DMST17. This is my second go around at this property. Upon arrival, management was helpful with the check/in process, providing me with adequate information on how to the get to property, etc. Once I arrived at the property, the view is breathtaking. I had been looking forward to this stay with my family for a year, since our last stay was so pleasant. However, as we were settling in, I started to realize certain things about this property, namely it was just plain dirty. There were ants, a dirty floor mat in the shower, pistachio shells on the floor in the living room from prior guests, appliances were sticky with a film on them and closet doors that were off the tracks and would not open. One was just broken. Two of the three vanity lights were burnt out as well. I have a toddler who still likes to crawl around, so it even made matters worst. Upon noticing everything around us, we started by taking down the bed and washing everything, because who knows when the last time was that they were washed. My wife then tried to vacuum, but the vacuum canister was full and had to be emptied. Even after emptying it, the vacuum still did not work. After spending several hours wiping, washing and cleaning, we finally settled in. We tried to hang some towels in the bathroom, but one of the bath hooks was broken, and fell off. There was just a dirty feeling whenever we came home to our property. After all our cleaning, we decided to just stay and accept it, rather have to make other accommodations. Upon checkout, I mentioned the problems I had with the cleanliness of the property to management, and was met with a surprising remark of, yeah, it's that time of the year. Am I supposed to assume the rentals get cleaned once a year, and August is the dirty time? I plan to come back to the San Diego area again, but I can honestly say I will do further research, for a vacation rental company. I did recommend Dave Stubbs to the Donnelly family"
Reviewed on 08/14/2008
Very good
"Carpet needs updating--getting worn"
Reviewed on 07/30/2008
Kathryn R.
Very good
"There used to be a standing fan that could be used in the bedroom. It is now gone. The bedroom gets very stuffy without it. It would be great to have it back, or a ceiling fan. Two of the small light bulbs above the mirror were burned out. Made it more challenging to put makeup on. If you have any rentals with air conditioning, let me know. It gets rather damp and a little stuffy without it. This is a minor detail, but the hot tub is uncomfortably hot, almost burning. Just an FYI."
Reviewed on 07/29/2008
Very good
"This was a beautifully appointed condo with a spectaculer view of the Pacific Ocean just outside our Living Room window. We enjoyed the cool ocean breezes and the sound of the breaking waves from our oceanfront balcony. The kitchen was completely stocked with all necessary dishes and untensils. There was an abundant supply of immaculate bed linens and towels. It was a pleasure to stay in this unit. Our only complaints were a "too-soft" king-size mattress, and a non-functional sofa bed with a slipcover full of animal hairs that we suspect to be cat hairs. This was a problem because of allergies. Everything else was clean and neat and quite lovely."
Reviewed on 06/27/2008
Russ P.
"We rented this unit for our visit to the US Open Golf Tournament. View from the front room and balcony was excellent; my wife enjoyed watching the ocean surf and it was refreshing to hear the soft roar of the ocean. We could walk to the bus stop which took us to Torrey Pines. Amenities of the unit were very good. I would recommend this unit to my friends."
Reviewed on 06/18/2008
Very good
"Needs new carpet and a detailed cleaning"
Reviewed on 04/01/2008
Reviewed on 06/10/2008
Solana Beach, San Diego County, United States
Solana Beach, California