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Welcome to Surf Vacation Rentals

I have lived in San Diego for 35 years and have been doing rentals for over 23 years.

I love my job and love all the families I have met over the years. I have 3 kids... My son graduated from The Ohio State. My daughter graduated from Oregon. And my youngest daughter attended University of Arizona started her own clothing line ILYSMkinda Here is a link to her line

I was blessed to be a Ball Girl for the Padres for 19 years! I have 3 Top Ten ESPN Play of Day!

I used to work as a Promotion Director for a San Diego radio station. I can help you plan the greatest party ... anything from amazing caterers, guitarist, magician, theme parties, taco guy, valet parking, bartenders ... whatever you need I can find it!

I think you will like working with me and my staff. I am very lucky to have the best assistants, cleaning crews and handymen who have also all worked for me personally and professionally for over 20 years! We truly do our best to make sure you feel at home.

Please feel free to call, text or email me with any questions.

We also provide all your paper products and beach gear for a vacation ready home.


“Working with Nina was an incredible experience. There are not enough good words I can say to describe it! She is very responsive, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. For some background I was in the process of relocating to San Diego from LA when I met Nina. Nina helped me find a number of short-term rentals in San Diego to stay, ranging from a month to a few months, while I was trying to sell my home in LA. All of the properties she managed were spectacular- well kept, great locations, clean, and very reasonably priced given the accommodations. Her response time was extremely quick whenever I needed anything, and she went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable wherever I was staying. The sale of my home in LA took almost a year given tough market conditions. Nina helped make a challenging period where I was in transition, seamless. I knew I had flexibility in where I was staying and I could find a rental term in each property I was comfortable with. Whether you are buying, selling, listing your property for rent, or looking for a rental I highly recommend working with Nina.”

“This place is the best and has every detail. Nina, the host, is fantastic. Everything is perfect. Close to the beach, cozy, soft beds, extra towels, a stationary bike which I loved and used frequency, snacks and pops/water waiting for us. Everything was perfect. Parking in a underground garage. I just cannot say enough great things about this place. We loved it. Comfortable furniture, TVs in every bedroom. I could go on and on. I highly recommend Nina and the place. Thanks Nina for the best stay ever. THANK YOU!!!”

Amy G

“First, Nina is the best property manager; very responsive and just a kind, genuine person. We live in the area but due to a slab leak in our house, we were displaced for a couple of months. Working with Nina made the experience so much easier.”

Melissa Watkins

“Hands down the best air bnb everrrrrr if you have kids. It’s stocked with everything and Nina provides wonderful service and communication from Start to finish. My 1 year old twins were in absolute heaven! Toys, location to the beach, layout, all of it was absolutely perfect”


“2nd stay in this fantastic cluster of units 1 block off the beach. This particular unit was recently remodeled and it was gorgeous. Boho beach chic with top of the line appliances, TV’s and furniture. The unit was well appointed with everything you will need for a first class stay. Of special note was how comfortable the beds were. Most important is Nina Detrow with Surfside Vacation Rentals. She represents these Units with great professionalism; great communication, excellent responsiveness, and easy to do business with. She is Top Notch!”


“Nina is the absolute best when it comes to property management, as the many 5 star reviews of our vacation rental attest (most of which specifically reference Nina by name). She is organized, a great communicator and her friendly, extroverted nature makes her perfectly suited to this work. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her!”


““Nina's place is beachside perfection! It's literally steps from the beach and she's provides everything you'll need without lugging a bunch of stuff to the condo, specifically, beach chairs and towels. The condo is spacious and well appointed. The master (upstairs) has an AC unit that really came in handy. The rest of the unit is fairly well cooled naturally. We had a fantastic stay and will definitely be back!””


“"We had a great trip and thoroughly enjoyed the property. The location can't be beat, as it's right across the street from a fantastic stretch of beach, and it is also just a short walk into the main part of Del Mar. The property has everything one could need - and I do mean everything. It is equipped as if it's someone's own vacation house, not just a rental where the owner is trying to cut corners. It was particularly helpful to not have to haul a bunch of books / toys / beach gear for our little ones - so much there for them to do. Wouldn't hesitate to book again"”

Kevin M

“"Great location! The home was clean and well stocked. The property manager is super responsive. Enjoyed our stay””


“I reserved this for a 2 week stay while recovering from brain surgery, we were required to stay close to the hospital. We were shocked at just how close you are to the beach, literally didn't even need to put shoes on. Del Mar is such a wonderful town! This condo had everything. EVERYTHING. Well stocked with blankets and pillows, very comfortable beds, all the beach toys you could ever need, and really well thought out decor. Everyone was comfortable. I can say it was the best Vrbo experience we've ever had. Nina was incredible, give that woman a raise! The pool was great, it was a quiet location even being next to the tracks, there was never a noise issue. I can't rate this high enough. Great family place for sure!”