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La Jolla Shores, enjoy a free kayak tour with your 7 night stay!

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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La Jolla Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-5)

'Truel's Cottage' is located in the 'Heart of La Jolla Shores'. Park your car.... everything you need including restaurants, shopping, surf & sand are all within a block of the cottage. In addition, the beautiful village of La Jolla with its many shops, art galleries and restaurants is just a short pleasant coastal walk from the cottage. Vons. Ralphs and Trader Joe's grocery store are just 5 minutes away by car.

Enjoy breakfast on the front porch while you watch beach goers stroll by on their way to the world famous La Jolla Shores Beach. After you enjoy a day at the beach, retire to the back patio for a barbecue and dine alfresco with family and friends. Or if you prefer, walk across the street and dine at one of the many award wining local restaurants. This home is nicely decorated with TV's, appliances, dishes, towels & linen. The property is fully fenced and gated offering you privacy and security.

*Book a seven night stay and receive a FREE kayak tour for two out to the seven caves of La Jolla! Or purchase San Diego Padres tickets (right behind homeplate) at Petco Park and enjoy a summer evening at the ballgame. These seats are not always available so book early!

There is always something to do! Torrey Pines Golf Course, Birch Aquarium, and Westfield Mall at University Town Center are less than 5 minutes away by car. And a short 10 to 15 minute drive can get you to Seaworld, Mission Bay, Old Town San Diego, Del Mar Race Track, Downtown Gaslamp District, Seaport Village or San Diego International Airport.

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Keywords: San Diego, La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, Beach, romantic, surf, vacation, UCSD, friendly, Sea World, sunny, patio, La Jolla vacation rental, Kayak tours, Family,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bob Whitney
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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About Bob Whitney

We bought this property from the estate of Truel Simpson. Truel was a dressmaker to the 'Rich and Famous'. Truel and his wife lived in the cottage and sold his fashionable dresses from the shop next door for almost 50 years.

Why Bob Whitney chose San Diego County

This property is unique because it is isolated by beautiful landscaping in the 'Heart of La Jolla Shores Village'. When you stay at the cottage your imagination brings you back to when La Jolla was a sleepy little sea side village.

What makes this cottage unique

Park your car in your reserved carport and walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. Or just sit on the front porch and watch the world walk by.....

Guestbook comments from the owner

The best place in La Jolla. Great Time!!!
May 2009
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based on 46 traveler reviews

La Jolla Shores, enjoy a free kayak tour with your 7 night stay!
average rating of 4.978261 based on 47 reviews

Well maintained cottage in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend, Well maintained cottage in great location. Numerous good restaurants for breakfast, lunch, & dinner within a block. Beach 2 blocks way. Really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed it!!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was the perfect place for me and my family of 4. We were in La Jolla for a wedding. The location was the heart of La Jolla Shores and very convienent and close to the wedding venue, as well as the beach, shops and restaurants, too. The cottage was just as described...clean and well maintained and well stocked with essentials. We enjoyed the boogie boards and sand toys when we went to the beach and our kids loved having there own sleeping quarters in back. Bob stopped by the first night of our stay. He introduced himself, he was very friendly and made us feel right at home.. It was nice having 2 parking spots as parking in La Jolla is always a challenge. We would definitely recommend this place to friends and relatives and would rent from Bob again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Thanks Bob

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location!! It's just a fantastic little place for a family of 4. So so convenient. So much to do right outside your door. We kayaked, snorkeled and went boogie boarding everyday. Multiple Restaurants and coffee shops all with in 3 blocks.

Bob was very friendly and accessible.

We can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice clean cute property. Close to La Jolla shores beach!

  • 4 of 5

This location was perfect for our stay in La Jolla! Very well stocked kitchen and ice chests etc to use. Very nice owner. He checked on us and made sure all was good.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Pretty Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

I have rented numerous properties over the years and I try to do my research by reading the reviews before putting money down. Sometimes the reviews live up to expectations but rarely do they exceed. Truel's cottage exceeded our expectations in every way from the location, the furnishings and the owner's (Bob) helpfulness. It was a fantastic experience and I would not hesitate renting the "cottage" again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect place to stay for family of four!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Truels Cottage this Spring Break. Perfect location! Super close to everything and only a 3 minute walk to the beach. The separate room out back was perfect for our 2 boys. They loved having their own space. Will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo
"If your in San Diego you must visit the San Diego Zoo. "
Balboa Park
La Jolla Shores
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Petco Park
Seaport Village
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Old Town Trolley
"Great way to see alot of San Diego."
Star of India
Children's Pool Beach
Coronado Island
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Piatti Resturant
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sorrento Valley
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Piatti & Barbarellas
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
La Jolla Shores
Car: recommended

Go on a kayak tour with La Jolla Kayak to view the seven coves of La Jolla and the sea life in La Jolla Cove.


Rates & Availability

La Jolla Shores Cottage Rental Rates

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Summer Season
May 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.05%

Rates above are exclusive of City of San Diego 11.05% TOT plus $100 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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La Jolla Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Main house bath is shower/tub combo. Back bedroom has bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has 1 King Bed, Queen size Beds (1) Detached Guest bedroom has 1 Queen Bed - Secured patio entrance through main house, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has a Queen sofa sleeper
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Other amenities include discounts to local kayak shop and opportunity to purchase baseball tickets (subject to availability)

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