|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This is the place for those that want first-class accommodations along with a top location only steps from the beach. Beautiful ocean views! This immaculate home with contemporary furnishings is located just a short block to the ocean. It is a large 2 bedroom 2 bath with separate dining area, granite countertops in kitchen, queen sofa bed, travertine stone floors, private garden patio, fully stocked kitchen, gas grill, plasma television and CD/DVD player in living room, fine linens and more. Come and enjoy!
Just brought the wife and kids and spent an incredible week. I mean, I know the pictures make it look close to the beach, but this house is REALLY close to the beach. Woke up every morning, made a coffee and walked along what turns out to be a beautiful beach. The house was clean, very nicely appointed, easy to access and had everything we needed (boogie boards etc) for an incredible La Jolla beach trip. We WILL be staying here again. What a great trip!
This 2 bdrm condo is in a very nice location. It is a very short block away from the ocean, about a 20-25 min walk from town and shopping, 20-25 min walk to red rock coffee shop(the best coffee) and 5-10 min walk from a good take out(promiscuous fork). We hardly drove anywhere except to explore furthur afield, i.e. San diego, La Jolla shores, UCSB, and the Torrey Pines reserve where there was some wonderful hiking and spectacular views.
The owner of the condo and property manager were both available by phone if needed. Michael, the property manager had left me a message to inform me that the condo was ready early and we could move in before the arranged arrival time. He also checked in with us to make sure everything was fine at the beginning of our stay. When i did call Michael with a question, he returned my call promptly and it was a pleasure having such an attentive person to deal with. Karl the owner was also available if needed---- and I appreciated his returning the damage deposit the next day. There are times when I have stayed at other vrbo's and have had to enquire about the refund after a few weeks have passed and I have heard nothing from the owner.
The condo is as portrayed, two bedrooms each with its own washroom. Beds are comfortable, condo is clean and nicely presented. There are bikes in the garage for use as well as laundry facilities. Although we had 3-4 days of rain during our stay, we were cozy in the condo and when it did clear for a while, we would go down to the water to watch the surf and beautiful sunsets. There is a lovely view of the water while sitting on the balcony too. Unfortunately, the
weather was not too cooperative and we did not get to use the lovely private patio which is accessed from both bedrooms. This is where the bbq and patio table are--and if it had been warmer, it would be a great spot for a glass of wine, book, dinner etc.
We would definitely return to this property but maybe not the first week of January.
This review also took me longer to submit than anticipated. We stayed here in July 2015 and from the moment we opened the front door were impressed and thoroughly happy. It is much closer to the beach than we expected given the pictures. Literally two houses from the beach and the view is amazing. As another viewer stated, we rarely ventured around town as our own accommodations and view surpassed most of what the downtown area could offer. Sunset was great! We would sit on the very large patio and share a bottle of wine at the table or read on the lounge chairs strategically placed for the best views. We never heard any noise from the unit above and there were several people staying in the unit as we saw them coming and going.
The kitchen was perfect as I love to cook and there were more than enough dishes and pots and utensils to keep me happy. The lawn chairs and towels were a nice touch and used by us on several days.
I loved the contemporary decor as it was clean, calming and fit so well with the layout of the rooms.
Bed was really comfortable, bathrooms great and ample closet and storage space. The neighborhood was lovely and ever evening we took a walk . Property manager was great and checked in on us during our stay.
The owner Karl was more than accommodating and went above and beyond when it came to an initial booking dilemma we incurred. Was always available and friendly, even when I awoke him late one night unaware of the time difference.
I highly recommend this unit and I would love to be able to stay here again!
I took some great pictures and can hopefully submit them as the view again is spectacular.
Sorry it took so long to write this. What you see in the pictures are correct. This is a quiet place to stay, not a lot of street noise. The sounds of the ocean is great. We grilled out every night, and enjoyed both the patio and the deck for the sunset views. The kitchen is well supplied with more than one of a kind plates, pots and pans. We enjoyed it so much that the only thing we did was to go to the beach and then back home. Being able to park in the driveway was great. Michael helped us with things we were not sure of. He was really nice. It was nice to meet you on our last day. We are really glad that you allowed small pets, as they are our family. Thank you for the prompt deposit refund. We are in hopes to come back this fall. Anyone wanting to enjoy the quiet and the closeness to the ocean should check your places out. I am glad we rented the downstairs, not sure if I could have made the steps to the upper condo. The view on your ad is exactly what you see and you are only a block from the ocean. We will be back. Shirley
Let me start by saying that I will definitely be staying here again and I found my San Diego area place to stay when in town. The unit is big and in great condition, the appliances are nicer than what I have at home, there is a nice big TV in the living room with cable and DVR, and, last but certainly not least, you can see the sunset on the ocean from the balcony (the profile pic is the balcony view and during our stay that piece of the ocean was where the sun set :) ).
If you are not happy enough watching the sunset from the balcony, the unit is one very small block back from the ocean and takes a minute to walk to. When you walk to the beach, you go down a few stairs and you are on a beautiful sandy beach with two point breaks on either side. The beach is long enough not to be crowded at all and one of the points is the legendary Windansea surf break, so there is no lack of talented surfers to watch as you enjoy the sun and sand.
Back at the condo, there is a large private back patio with a nice gas grill. The second night we were there we grilled up some steaks and made chili on the state of the art smooth electric range. Then the wife and I sat down to the dinning room table and enjoyed our dinner with a delicious bottle of wine that the owner so graciously gave to us! After dinner, we played monopoly (provided) and watched a couple of movies that we had DVRed on the comfy pull out couch in the living room... it was one of the best wedding anniversaries that we've had, thanks to this superb listing!
Parking was perfect, right in the driveway of the condo, and the condo is located close to the shops and restaurants in La Jolla. However, I recommend ordering some pizza and garlic knots from Pizza on Pearl, which delivers to the condo.
The WiFi was great, a washer and dryer were available to wash clothes, and there were even boogie boards and bikes available to use. It seems that the owner has really thought about everything we could have needed as each time the wife and I thought about something, sure enough, the condo had it.
As for the noise issue that the one 4 star rating discussed, we never at anytime noticed any noise from the unit above and we know that people were there as we saw them walk into the unit. I'd be surprised if noise is ever an issue at this sleepy condo.
Overall, an extremely beautiful and comfortable place to spend some quiet time in heaven!!!
What we liked about this VRBO is that the place looks just like the photo's. It is clean, bright, comfortable and 150 feet to the ocean which you can see and hear from the living / dining room. It is a quiet area of town just under a mile to Pearl street. If you are a walker, it is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Discounts for longer stays and last minute availability (call for details).
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's weeks are $2600 per week or $433 per night for stays of less than one week. Feel free to make an offer for last minute discounts. All reasonable offers will be considered.