Waited Most of Your Lifetime
For This Opportunity;
Now’s the Time to Start Living in Your Dream Home at a Fraction
the Cost You’d Expect!
Finally Time… Enjoy Warm San Diego (“America’s Finest
City”) and Live Your Precious Retirement Years in the “Lap
Of Luxury” (Famous Del Mar)…For Pennies On the Dollar!
Del Mar, California, Four Bedroom Furnished Home, 2,900 Sq Ft. with Ocean View, 2 Blocks from the Beach.
about lunch out on the deck today, honey?” (see your view above)
right. Your lifelong dream can still be fulfilled: an ocean view, privacy,
walk to the beach and year-round moderate weather.
have heard all the sayings: You only live once. Carpe diem. No regrets.
Live your dreams. Life is short. You won’t live forever. These
are the best years of your life. There’s some truth to them.
realistically, what are the chances you’d be able to live in a
multi-million dollar home, just 2 blocks from the majestic Pacific Ocean?
the odds are pretty good.
do I say that? My name is Eric and my wife is Diane. We have recently
moved out of state. We are sad to leave our home of 20 years, but our
loss is your gain. We are renting out gorgeous home and it might just
be to you.
let’s take care of the basics.
home is in Del Mar, California. Yes, it’s the world famous Del
Mar, home of surf and turf (beaches and the racetrack). It is an incorporated
city, 20 miles north of San Diego, with a population of 5,500. Here
what you’ll see as you head towards your driveway after as you
enter your gated community.
average summertime temperatures are a comfortable 75-78 and wintertime
temperatures are a cool (but not cold) 62-65. Extreme hot summer or
fall days are in the 80’s and extreme cold winter days are in
the 50’s. Here, even in midwinter, the trees are green! You can
sit out on your back deck year-round and enjoy the greenery around your
own personal waterfall (see below).
CLOSE: Less than 5 minutes from grocery stores, movies, health
food stores, the world famous Del Mar Racetrack, the annual county fair,
the home and garden show, the weekly Farmer’s market, the Torrey
Pines golf course (home of the 2008 U.S. Open), and walking distance
to the beach. You’re less than 5 minutes from the main north-south
freeway (I-5). Also within a 5-minute drive are 21 restaurants, three
of which are on the beach, ready for a romantic sunset dinner. Life
is, indeed, good in Del Mar.
“I have lived in many places over the years,
and there is no question in my mind that San Diego is my favorite city.
It offers perfect weather, friendly people, and more tourist attractions
than you can shake a fist at," says tour guide Bill Seaton.
you take photos? “San Diego is
my favorite city to photograph. I find the beauty of the landscape to
be mind-boggling, offering so many beautiful and varied places to photograph,”
says James Blank, America’s most prolific postcard photographer.
You are 20
minutes from La Jolla (famous for the Birch Aquarium, shops and restaurants)
and the abundant sea life at the Children’s Pool beach park, famous
for sea lions for close-up viewing. You are a 25-minute drive to the
San Diego airport, the world famous zoo, Seaworld, whale-watching, Balboa
Park, museums, the Point Loma Lighthouse and Hotel Del Coronado. San
Diego has a fabulous new baseball park (Petco Park) for the Padres and
the San Diego Chargers are a solid team every year.
you play golf? Golf Digest named San Diego "One of the
Top 50 Golf Destinations in the World". Golfers enjoy over 90 courses
located within an hour’s drive of Del Mar. Oh wait, I just remembered:
you can see and hear fireworks from your own back deck during the annual
Fourth of July celebrations.
As the movie
classic title said: That’s Entertainment!
HOME: This is an amazing two-story (split level) 2,900 sq.ft.
home. There are three bedrooms and an ocean-view office. There are four
(very convenient!) baths and a gas fireplace.
is the “public area” with kitchen, formal dining, living
room, family room and office. The downstairs includes the master bedroom
and bath, plus two other bedrooms and baths. The entry to the house
is though a secluded garden with waterfall. See below:
When the surf is up, you’ll hear breaking waves from your bedroom
window. Otherwise expect total quiet or the sound of your own waterfall.
Your bedroom is spacious, almost Zen-like. See below.
THE MASTER BATHROOM:
The master bathroom offers a Jacuzzi tub, huge shower, dual sinks and
special make-up counter. Raised vessel sinks mean less bending over
and greater ease in personal care. The three windows let in the fresh
air, sunshine and sounds of the waterfalls. The bathroom is huge, so
we’re only showing a part of it. See below.
YARD: This house has a small yard (1/4 acre). The trees are
all positioned for maximum privacy. The shrubs are easy to maintain,
flowers are abundant and there’s a small rose garden. There are
two waterfalls on the property, one near the front entry yard and one
in the back; they mask nearby traffic noise and provide a soothing backdrop
to living in paradise. The back waterfall is shown below.
The newly remodeled kitchen has beautiful custom Thomasville cabinets.
The counter surface is a rare black abalone granite that sparkles in
the sun. The appliances (warming oven, microwave, convection/traditional
oven, refrigerator, dishwasher) are all “top of the line”
brands and provide quiet quality. There’s a pantry, plus drawers
with the easy open and auto close feature. You can enjoy the kitchen
whether you’re cooking for the two of you (as we did for years)
or cooking for company (plenty of room for that, too)! See below.
TOUCHES: Laundry room is indoors and you have a 2-car garage. Downstairs, in the more personal areas, you'll enjoy a new comfortable, luxurious carpet. Upstairs your new home has easy to maintain ceramic tile floors and a gas fireplace. The aquarium is a massive 240-gallon salt-water tank. It's hard to capture in a photo, since the fish are active and the tank is see-through! But rest assured, it's a beauty! And best of all, it is maintained weekly by a professional.
TIME: One of the best ways to relax and unwind is to sit quietly
listening to nature. From this spacious living room, you can hear the
sounds of the ocean, birds, or your own waterfalls. Both of us have
found that watching the tropical fish is amazingly entertaining and
stress reducing. This is the tank view in your amazing upstairs living
room. See the picture below.
As you can
see with this room, the design is to take in the outdoors and let in
the light! The upstairs is designed to take advantage of the views.
It’s the public area and there are no window coverings. Downstairs
is for privacy and every bedroom has fully private window coverings.
NEIGHBORHOOD: There are nine other homes in the neighborhood;
only one of them has children, less than 10 years old. All of them are
easy to talk to and we consider them friends. This yard, as well as
the neighbor’s landscaping is mature with abundant shrubs, trees
This home is in a security-gated cul-de-sac. There’s a remote
for your car and touch keypad for access for guests through the heavy
metal gates. The beautiful custom wood front gate in front of the home
can be locked. The front door is dead bolted. The neighbors know each
other and report any suspicious activity. You’ll be given a list
of all the names of the neighbors and we’ll email them your contact
ABOUT PETS? Small pets are welcome. You’ll be expected
to pick up after your pet, clean up or repair any wear, tear or damage.
Just outside your home, this is the front entry through the beautiful
custom wood gate on the left. The yard is not totally fenced in, though
with a small modification, it could become “pet secure.”
Before you lease, ask the “hard questions.”
Here are the 7 NOT SO GOOD
things to consider...
is perfect. This property, for the price, is pretty darn close to it.
But there are few “less than perfect” things you should
know up front so that you’re prepared. What are all the concerns
you might have? Here they are, in no particular order…
As I said, no place is totally
perfect. But it’s good to know these things up front so there
are no surprises after you move in.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION
PROCESS? Once you apply, you'll undergo an extensive background check. Your application will be returned if your credit is poor, you've had bankruptcies, if you are on the national landlord's "no rent" tenant list, if you are a smoker, or you've been convicted of a felony. You'll need good references (who will talk) and we do call them.
TERMS OF THE LEASE:
This is only for the long-term and is not a "vacation" rental. Minimum lease is for one year, preferred length is 2 years If you can't commit to that, it's not for you. If you break your lease, and choose to move before your lease is up, you may incur penalties.
IS IT AVAILABLE? This piece of paradise will be available for full-time living starting July 1, 2009
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
There are three costs: 1) You'll put the utilities including gas, electric, and telephone in your name, as well as the direct TV satellite service 2) normal replacements costs or minor repairs and, 3) your monthly lease payments.
MONTHLY PAYMENTS: Your lease payments will be direct deposited in a nearby bank. No checks please. If you are unable to do that, please contact us.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW:
This is NOT a rural property with ranch qualities. You may NOT store extra vehicles, RVs, horses or boats here. There is room for 2 cars only.
There is NO swimming pool and the yard may be used for fencing in pets, but there's no fenced lawn for infants. This is a split-level, so there are stairs. There are four bedrooms; and each have a bath built-in or a bath next to them.
WHAT ARE LEASE PAYMENTS?
First, here's a bit of background. Before the big real estate meltdown of 2008-2009, the neighborhood houses were valued in the pricey two to four-plus million-dollar range. Realtors say homes near the ocean held their value well during the downturn, so even a 25% drop in value means the neighbor homes are still valued at 2-3 million. A home just three doors down is currently listed for $3.4 million.
Typically, homes in luxury areas rent out for 5% of the home's value. A two million dollar home would typically rent for $10,000 a month. Years ago, tennis legend Martina Navratilova rented the house next door on the north side and actor Tim Conway owned the house on the other (west) side of us for three years before moving. This is a luxury neighborhood in a pricey community. Check the websites for "Del Mar, ocean view, within 2 blocks of the beach, furnished home" and you'll see leases for $7,500 to $15,500 per month. Ouch.
But, as you know, times have changed. You'll be able to do much better in this market. In fact, your lease payments will be about 60 cents on the dollar. But you'll have to be the right person and you'll have to act fast. This dream home will likely be taken quickly. Why? It's simple. There are no negotiators, no realtors, and no management company in the way. All of them will charge you extra for their services. They simply raise the lease price, so you pay more. You don't need that.
MONTHLY LEASE: There is NO BROKER, so you get the lowest "wholesale" lease price, with no extras added. Your lease is $5,250 a month unfurnished.
Each month, you pay for your own utilities but the weekly landscaping service and aquarium services are monthly costs, which are already included in your lease payment. No other extra costs.
This is a multi-million dollar home with custom flooring, an exquisite buffet, granite counter tops and tile flooring. The security deposit (refundable) is required and it takes 2 months lease payment to move in. The rest is all set up on auto pay. You'll be given a one-year lease, which guarantees you the same low rate for 12 months. The home may be available for more than the initial lease. When you move out, the security deposit is yours if the stated conditions on the lease are met.
Even if you enjoy the property just 10% as much as we did over the years, it will be the best year of your life! And, it's as easy as 1-2-3...
1. HOW DO YOU SEE THE PROPERTY?
If you live within driving (or flying) distance and would like to schedule an appointment, email us at email@example.com. If you live out of town and would like more pictures, email us and tell us what you'd like to see pictures of, and we'll email them to you.
READ THIS CAREFULLY: there is no "drive by" for lookers. This is a gated security community and we will not give you the address without an appointment. To save you time, please ask your questions on the phone first. If you are serious, we will make an appointment with the current tenants for you. Once you visit the property, we'll follow up with you by email.
2. HOW DO YOU APPLY
FOR MOVING IN? It's simple. Let us know by email and we'll send you an application. You can fax the application back to us. Then we'll begin the screening process. We check your credit, your references and finances. You'll be given an opportunity to see the property again to finalize room sizes, spacing and get a second, more detailed look at the house. The current tenants will be happy to show it to you.
ONE FINAL THING: Choosing a new place to live is a big decision. It will fundamentally alter your lifestyle, your health and daily joy. If there's anything we can do to help you make that decision, let us know. To start the process, click on firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to get this squared away ASAP. The first application accepted gets the jump - and a fabulous home in paradise. Thank you.