stephen Parker

Speaks english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house

Contact the Owner

stephen Parker

Speaks english
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


La Jolla House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to The Sea Dahlia, circa 1910, our summer home in the heart of old La Jolla and the last of a dying breed. We rarely rent our home - perhaps once a year, so this is a wonderful opportunity to live in the Village of old village of La Jolla. We have been off the market for almost a year and only got back into it recently. Rebuilt 2007 our three thousand square foot, 4bedroom, 2 1/2-bath two story cottage has soaring ten foot ceilings in all the rooms. Architecturally emulating the ambience of an earlier, quieter era of village life, it's a local landmark and simply invites neighborly chatting for most people who walk by. Spend a half hour on our patio and you will see what we mean. Our very existence is somewhat of a surprise to passersby and the 'micro climate' under our Magnolia used to be a stopping point for Depak Chopra nature walks. The center used to be across the street. A beautiful old fountain on the corner creates a certain indefinable but comfortable ambience of, 'je ne sais quoi…' On a corner lot, The Sea Dahlia feels open, sunny and uncrowded. Privacy is assured because the first floor is well above the sidewalk. Brand new dual pane Anderson windows with divided lights insure our home is quiet. Downstairs has six-inch wide solid oak flooring in the living/dining area. A brand new lighted four hundred square foot patio, with gas grill is sure to be a place where the family migrates in the evening.

A block from La Jolla Tennis Club and the La Jolla Recreation Center, your children, and you will not want to be watching movies, DVD's and playing videos games - though all are available at no extra cost. If you stay seven or more nights you will have membership rights at La Jolla tennis club and we shall provide enough rackets for your entire party.

Park your car. There is simply no reason to drive once you arrive. We are a ten minute walk from five beaches, coastal hikes along the shore or along the cliffs afford stunning views. Bikes paths abound if you are a bit more adventurous. We have two children's and two adult bikes.

You can dine at a different restaurant every day. The best Sushi of La Jolla is a one minute walk from our home. There are great, free concerts on Sundays at the La Jolla Cove....and a gourmet grocery store is just one block away. Our home is in the best location for being in the village of La Jolla.

Our garden has all kinds of edibles. But you are welcome to whatever produce is ripe when you are here; from spinach to nectarines; apples and oranges.

And we shall leave all our swim gear and bikes and whatever else for your use. Our home has new berber carpet, so no food or drink in the upstairs.

Keywords: craftsman turn of the century; elevated above the street. Beautiful garden, fruit trees, fountain, magnolia. Quiet village street. La Jolla Village, Village of La Jolla, La Jolla.

More Details
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
stephen Parker (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english

About stephen Parker

We chose this particular location because even at a very young age the children could walk one block to the park, the village, and the beach by themselves. They can also go to lunch, and walk to camp independently, even at the age of 9. We hope that you enjoy our home as much as we do and that you might even want to come back one day. The patio is just enough above the street and that you can feel comfortable having a evening meal as the sun sets and the world walks by.

stephen Parker purchased this house in 1998

Why stephen Parker chose La Jolla

We like to live close to where we have fun and relax. Our home is the best of both worlds, it is spacious but city close to everything a person could possibly want to do. We have a garden, a patio, and our downstairs is very comfortable. We are close restaurants, beaches, bike paths, museums, and parks.

What makes this house unique

1. We are a spacious home in the village. All the bedrooms are comfortable, light, large and easy to sleep in. 2. We get to go to concerts at; The Athenaeum, the presbyterian church, the La Jolla Cove and the Neurosciences Institute. We get to walk to swimming and snorkeling every day in the summer. International destination spot - La Jolla Cove, of of the top snorkeling locations in the United States and a Marine Reserve, is a few blocks away. One block away is a recreation center / park which has a half dozen tennis courts, play areas for small children, and basketball. Since walking to several beaches is an option we don't have to put up with the trying to park near the beach in the summer. The temperature is almost always perfect so we can always get fresh air. Good restaurants, friendly neighborhood, nearby library, great coffee shops, a good farmers market on Sundays. Beautiful hikes along the cliff edge. Tell us what you like to do and we will set up some nice days for you. If you are lucky... ten foot waves. (They are rare) But lots of small little beaches. You can go to a new one every day.

It's fun to sit on the patio, as people walk by all day and admire all the gardens, the fountain etc. In fact, many people walk down the street just to see the garden and at night our glass globes light up our great big magnolia tree. Outside, on warm nights, turn on the barbecue and have dinner on our outside patio as you watch the world go by! You immediately make friends because people stop all the time to compliment our home and tell how much they like the gardens....they often go out of their way on their walks to pass by our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. All we have to ask is, when will it be available next summer?
Aug 2010
  • 1 of 1

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.



The Village of La Jolla the Sea Dahlia - Circa 1910 -
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
The Village of La Jolla the Sea Dahlia - Circa 1910 -
La Jolla San Diego County
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sea Dahlia is a class act!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 adults and one baby stayed at Sea Dahlia over the Christmas holiday and had a wonderful time. The house is so much more than the pictures of it on VRBO capture. The owners were extremely thoughtful, helpful and accommodating. Something we never expected and loved was that the house was beautifully decorated for the holidays and included a live Christmas tree! The owners of Sea Dahlia thought of everything and I can honestly say everything we needed was at our finger tips. There is a great front porch to sit and enjoy your morning coffee, a beautiful patio with a grill, comfortable seating & a gas heater for a late night meal. We even found some ripe tomatoes in the garden for our salad. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to prepare and serve all your meals. The house was spotless and everything in it was high quality. The ocean, restaurants, grocery stores and shopping are all within walking distance and we didn't need a car during our stay. We all agreed that Sea Dahlia is where we'll stay next time we visit La Jolla. I miss our morning walks to the ocean where we watched the surfers. We highly recommend Sea Dahlia. We've rented various homes through VRBO and Sea Dahlia is by far the best we've rented. ~Family from Minneapolis, MN
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Email Owner Contact Me



La Jolla Cove
"Just on the coast, a marine preserve, a park, a beach, seals, sea lions, great snorkeling an..."
La Jolla Cove Cottage
"just steps from our home. The Cottage is the most popular breakfast restaurant in La Jolla...."
Sunny Jim's Cave
"Steps down to this cave were carved about 100 years ago. At La Jolla Cove, it is fun for yo..."
Children's Pool Beach
"Now a seal refuge. It is a ten minute walk from the Sea Dahlia. "
La Jolla Open Aire Market
"On Sudays at La Jolla Elementary School until 1 PM. A ten minute walk from the Sea Dahlia. ..."
La Jolla Recreation Center
"play structures, tennis, basketball, ping pong, foosball, a big field, toddler playground eq..."
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
highway 5
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Torrey Pines
Car: not necessary

tennis, basketball, ping pong, foosball, and even a weight room are one block away at the recreation center. Walk to the beach, museums, the village for shopping, fresh seafood, coffee shops. free concerts at La Jolla Cove in the summer. La Jolla Cove is one of the nations top snorkeling destinations where you will also see many brown pelicans, cormorants, seals and sea lions.

Email Owner Contact Me



Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


La Jolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Please do not try to negotiate this rate as it is a very very good rate. We want you to have a great time. If you would like something less expensive we understand. We only have this one home to rent.
Cash or check - due upon booking. If you have to cancel there is no refund unless we can rebook and then we will return your payment. The $1500 damage deposit will be returned.
Email Owner Contact Me



La Jolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom downstairs - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - hall - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bath, spacious, second floor, Cal King Bed
    The Tree Room - 1 queen , light and airy, corner room
    Children's room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Corner room, pull out sleeper sofa.
  • King size beds (1) large master bedroom with a Cal King bed, Queen size Beds (1) Large guest room. Light and airy. Sout and west facing windows. Great for morning sun., Twin or Single Beds (2) Great for young people. South facing windows. Great morning sun, Baby Cribs (1) We can provide a crib. But please give us notice as we do not keep a crib on site., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a queen size bed. It is new and comfortable.
  • Video Game Console
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • hiking
Email Owner Contact Me

Other Vacation Properties

$2,500 - $5,500 per week
3 - 7 night minimum stay
  • 4 BR,
  • 3 BA,
  • Sleeps 10
$4,900 - $7,000 per week
3 - 7 night minimum stay
  • 4 BR,
  • 4 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
  • Sleeps 10
$10,283 per week
3 night minimum stay
  • 4 BR,
  • 4 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
  • Sleeps 8