Near the center of Coronado beach, on the residential side, you will find a house that resembles the Hotel Del Coronado. This mansion-like house is known as the Baby Del due to it’s architectural features. The house was built in 1887 and was originally located in San Diego. But in 1985, the proud owner to this home decided to re-locate the house to Coronado. The house was brought to the island via barge, originally named the Livingston House.
When I was younger, my friend and her family lived at the Baby Del. I loved going to this house not only because it had all sorts of quirky rooms but also because of the pool, jacuzzi, huge backyard and a tree swing. Not to mention a cellar, which for a California girl is a novelty. But the absolute BEST part of the Baby Del was the secret room. Yes, it had a secret room. You enter through a tiny door (like Alice in Wonderland) and crawl along a small, narrow hallways that leads you into a room that is approximately 12x16 feet. It has a little round window where you can look out of and see the beach. The Baby Del is an awesome, historical part of Coronado.