Submitted: February 4, 2013
Stayed: November 2012
My family of three had the most wonderful vacation here in November 2012. For a few nights we were joined by another couple and their 3 year old boy. Our little ones would race out of their rooms each morning and put their faces and hands up against the glass patio doors and shout "beach, beach!" They could see the waves from the living room and we could barely get them into the sand fast enough. And the sand is literally steps away across the street from the front door. The house is also a short walk to a small strip of shops and restaurants. There are several delicious Italian restaurants, a French bistro, an eclectic American food bar, a burger shack, and a yogurt shop to name a few. We ate very well and enjoyed not having to cook on vacay. But, the kitchen is well stocked and suited for cooking large meals if that's what you want to do. The garage has everything from umbrellas to sand toys to boogie boards to towels, so you don't need to worry about bringing any of that. Each bedroom is nicely appointed. There are two bathrooms, one large one in the master bedroom with a walk in shower and one hallway bath with a tub/shower combo. The courtyard patio has a large dining table and, of course, a jacuzzi tub. We spent most of our time, however, out on the front porch, which overlooks the beach and has four large, comfy chairs and a fire pit. We used the fire pit every single day and enjoyed making s'mores at night.
A note to dog owners: if you get approval to bring your dog, Fido will have a wonderful stay too! La Jolla Shores beach, just across the street, has dog friendly hours. They are 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. April 1st through Oct 31st, and 4:00 p.m. - 9 a.m.. November 1st through March 31st. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Our pooch loves the sand and had the time of her life!
Why I called this review "happy?" Well, that's what my 21 month old daughter said to us on the beach, sand covering her face, biggest smile ever. We couldn't have asked for a better family vacation and we plan to return again soon, hopefully in 2013!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
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