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Suzanne Harris

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Charming Windansea Cottage

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Beach Barber Tract Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Beautifully remodeled, single-story, one bedroom, one bathroom cottage features lovely custom furnishings and a charming beach cottage style décor. The cottage is nestled behind another home, yet is extremely private and secluded from the street and shares a majestic neighborhood Monterey Cypress. Just a short walk (200 yards) down Nautilus Street to La Jolla's scenic 'Windansea' Beach. Fantastic surfing, sunsets, tide pools, and Windansea's beautiful sandy beach are just a block away.

An ideal getaway for a couple, the cottage has a spacious bedroom with vaulted ceilings and operable skylights. The comfy bedroom is beautifully furnished with a queen Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top bed, fine linens, flat screen TV, generous storage, and spacious walk-in closet. The bathroom is finished in tumbled travertine marble and has a Jen Air jetted tub.

The cottage features hardwood floors, forced air heat, two ceiling fans and two flat screen TVs. CD/DVD player has surround sound with volume controls in both living and bedroom areas. Open living area includes fully equipped kitchen with work island, stainless steel appliances, solid granite countertops, and gourmet cooking equipment.

Living area has 42 inch flat screen TV plus a sleeper sofa (full-size) and two club chairs. Dining table with service for eight. Gated enclosed front patio is beautifully landscaped with tropical plants and flowers and has outside dining for four to six. 'Ducane' gas barbecue, two beach cruiser bikes, and beach chairs are also provided.

Keywords: La Jolla, Beachhouse, beach cottage, Windansea beach cottage

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Suzanne Harris (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Suzanne Harris

I grew up in San Diego but moved to the Rockies over 25 years ago. The beach has always moved my soul. One of my earliest childhood memories is going to Windansea Beach as a little girl with my family. This cottage is a welcome retreat where I rest, relax and rejuvenate from everyday life. Owning this charming home has been one of the best things I have ever done for living life to its fullest and staying connected with family, friends and everything that San Diego has to offer.

Suzanne Harris purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Suzanne Harris chose San Diego

This location is absolutely perfect in everyway! It is walking distance not only to the most beautiful beach in San Diego but it is just a stroll (less than a minute walk) to restaurants and shops on La Jolla Blvd and Nautilus Street. Pearl Street is less than one mile to the north, where the heart of La Jolla Village awaits you with all it has to offer. Museums, parks, farmers markets, galleries, night life and some of the finest restaurants in San Diego. One mile south of the cottage is the little neighborhood of Bird Rock also filled with sidewalk cafes, coffee houses, bakeries and restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is fully appointed with all the comforts one would expect and then some! We even leave beach towels, bikes, beach chairs, coolers, snorkel gear and a boogie board for guests to enjoy. Be sure to check out the Zagat restaurant guide, left in the kitchen, to read about personal recommendations for great places to eat all over San Diego.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is a perfect getaway in a lovely location in southern California. We loved all the amenities of the Cottage from the parking space to kitchen necessities to make it feel like home. We absolutely had a great time and we hope to come back again and stay here! Going back east is going to be tough.
Apr 2013
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Charming Windansea Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Quaint & Charming Cottage by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

This cosy cottage is located just 2 minutes walk from Windansea beach and a 15 minute walk into central La Jolla. The cottage was nicely decorated and well laid out and had all the comforts of home, to include a very well equipped kitchen. I especially enjoyed the little decorative touches and the diffusers made the interior smell good. We stayed with our 2 boys (ages 11 and 14) who slept on the sofa bed (true to the property description was king size and very comfortable). Despite the close proximity to other homes it was very quiet. There was an off road parking space and a private patio. The agent Kathleen was there to greet us when we arrived and provide additional information about the area. The Cottage was very clean, there were plenty of towels, and all kitchen basics were provided. Especially loved that there were beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella and boogie boards provided which made our time on the beach much more enjoyable and is so very helpful when travelling from out of state. My only critic was that the bedroom has 2 skylights that do not have any window coverings (blinds) consequently as soon as the sun is up (around 6 am) the room is flooded with light, this is great if you are an early riser but not so much fun if you are trying to sleep in. I was able to resolve this with some eye shades but some kind of window covering would be ideal. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Park City Utah

Favorite Beach Vacation Ever.

  • 5 of 5

Think details. Everything you think you need seems to appear in front of you. Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom all seem to have the products and special touches that make us so well cared for. Cute, cozy, open and bright. Favorite daily activity: walking 2 blocks to the beach to toast the sunset with all the locals. The sunny weather allowed for lots of local walking and there are dozens of beaches and attractions within a short drive. Other favorite suggestions from the owner: Birk Aquarium, Farmers Market, Surf scene, boardwalk, Great restaurants. SO bummed to miss the WWII museum. Not the typical rental. Truly homey and sweet. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosemère, Québec,Canada

Great accomodations in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was super cosy and comfortable for my husband and I. It was beautifully decorated, clean and very well supplied with everything we needed. The kitchen was well equiped. The personal touches really set this place apart from our normal rental. This cottage made us feel like we were at home. The location is great, few steps from the Beach and a small walk to the village. I recommend this cottage to anyone that appreciated staying in a property that is obviously so very well taken care of by it's owner and her manager.


Montréal, Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado, USA

The Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect in every way. Location, 100 yards from the ocean, 1 mile from the Bird Rock shops, 1 mile from downtown La Jolla. Completely outfitted kitchen, large closet, most comfortable bed, 2 flat-screen tv's, delightful courtyard. a complete delight!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA

Honeymoon Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided not to do the typical tropical honeymoon and opted to stay in my home state of California and make a little trip down the coast. Looking back, we could not be happier with our decision! La Jolla was beautiful and this little place had everything we needed. The location is perfect-- we brought our bikes and rode everywhere. A morning walk down to the beach took no more than 2 minutes. Windansea Cottage was clean, the perfect size for 2 people, and tastefully decorated. We are so happy now that we decided to do a more relaxed honeymoon and would definitely go back and stay there if we ever get the chance!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a weekend getaway at yhe Windansea cottage from Phoenix. With our average temperature here lately being around 110, it was a great relief to get to the pleasant weather of San Diego. We brought our 2 young boys ( almost 3 year old and 3 month old). Cathleen was impressed and said we were brave for bringing them, and after the weekend was over, we agree- it may be a couple years before we attempt it again! The location was awesome. We loved the idea that we could walk to the beach, especially with the boys taking naps, etc. It was nice to go down the hill in the morning, and then go back to the cottage for lunch and naps, and then return to the beach afterwards and not have to deal with parking at a beach in the middle of the day. The cottage was very nice too-very clean and the instant we walked in gave us the feel of a fun beach vacation. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo
" Going in the evening can be very fun. Fewer crowds and the animals are often awake."
La Jolla Shores
"Perfect beach for beginners to take surf lessons. If you wander to very south end you can ta..."
Balboa Park
"Great place to spend some time. Lovely gardens and museums. My great grandfather did some of..."
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
"The SAN airport is only 11 miles from the Windansea Cottage on surface streets. Take the sce..."
La Jolla Cove
"This is a not to miss if you are staying at the Cottage. Please ride bikes and take in the s..."
USS Midway Museum
"Do not miss this amazing floating museum that the WWII treaty was signed on. Please take tim..."
Pacific Beach
"PB is about 4-5 miles to from the cottage. For a delicous breakfast, lunch or dinner visit J..."
George's at the Cove
"This is a MUST on a beautiful day. Please go to George's Ocean Terrace on the very top deck...."
Windansea Beach
"The most beautiful beach in San Diego. This beach is about a 1-2 minute walk from Windansea ..."
Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
"Great venue for outdoor concerts. Slurge for the dinner/concert combo for excellent seats."
World Famous
"Excellent people watching for an ocean front breakfast or lunch. Dinner can be very busy but..."
The Mission
"Great organic breakfasts! Try the Zen breakfast. Buy a paper and expect to wait."
Point Loma Seafoods
"VERY VERY fresh seafood. Take out fresh and grill at the cottage or eat there. I like to get..."
JRDN Surf Sky Spirit Restaurant
El Pescador Fish Market
"Just up La Jolla Blvd on Pearl about 1 mile from the cottage. This is the BEST fresh seafood..."
Marine Room
"Go before sunset and get a drink in the bar and watch the waves almost break on the ocean fr..."
Coffee Cup
"Ride the beach bikes up for a simply perfect breakfast at this tiny sidewalk cafe. Get a bre..."
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
"Live Jazz music, killer views and tasty food. "
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Shack Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Downtown San Diego Depot
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Promiscuous Fork
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Windansea Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunday Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
"Childrens Cove"
Nearest Point of Interest
George's Ocean Terrace
Nearest Point of Interest
Windansea Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Cheap Eats Galore
Nearest Point of Interest
The shopping on Girard & Prospect Avenues
Nearest Point of Interest
Bird Rock
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Bike Route
Car: not necessary

There is a gym less than one block from the cottage at the intersection of La Jolla Village Drive & Nautilus Street.


Rates & Availability

Beach Barber Tract Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 11.5%

50% deposit required upon booking with reservation agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Beach Barber Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Sealy Posturepedic Pillow-Top in bedroom. Custom (super comfortable) king size sofa sleeper (5' think high density foam mattress) in living room. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) King-Size custom sofa sleeper with 5' thick high density mattress.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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