This is a timeshare property but it can be booked without being an owner. It is an older property and not that big, but that;'s it's charm. It is intimate and the close proximity to the beach makes it a highly desirable p;lace to stay. I stayed in a studio unit on the second floor. It was one of only two units on the property that had it's own balcony overlooking the ocean. It was 12B. The other unit is 13B. The view from that balcony is just great. One can watch surfers, pelicans flying by in formation or the activity at the pool below.
For a studio unit, it was quite large. Other studio units at this property have fold out murphy beds. This one had it's own standing bed and I loved that. It was definitely a big enough space for two people. The kitchen is quite large, as is the bathroom.
This property is right next to a really nice seashore park which gives one access to the beach. I happen to be there when they had a free community concert one evening and that was great fun. The property is also only a few blocks from the main street of the village that is Del Mar, with restauraunts and shops. I also found a nice frozen yogurt shop on the main street just a few blocks from the resort.
Wave Crest is also just a few miles from the SolanaBeach train station where, for less than $10 you can catch the train that will take you right to San Diego's Old Town or Downtown area....much easier than trying to navigate busy streets and find parking in San Diego. You don't want Amtrak. You want the "Coaster" train.
I found this property to be ideally located and having everyuthing I needed to make my stay a very satisfying one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Del Mar Village is only two blocks from Wave Crest Resort, yet when you're at this private seaside retreat overlooking the Pacific everything else melts away! Wave Crest Resort offers studio suites as well as one and two bedroom bungalows featuring complete kitchens, flat-screen televisions, tile counter tops, and private patio or balcony with glass doors that welcome in the sea breezes. In addition to these amenities, the resort offers a swimming pool with an ocean view, jacuzzi, barbecue grill and onsite laundry. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wave Crest Del Mar Hotel Del Mar