|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The La Jolla Garden Cottage is a perfect retreat for discriminating travelers. Charming and stylishly updated 1940's La Jolla beach area cottage with beautiful interiors, lush private gardens, trickling waterfall, and flagstone patio. No detail is overlooked. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat that is close to beach and village. Located in a quiet beach residential neighborhood, the cottage is sunny, bright and cheerful.
The 1,100 sq. ft. cottage is ideally located just a 3 1/2 block walk to semi-private Marine Street beach, or continue further down to world famous Windansea beach. For evenings, enjoy the 6 block stroll into La Jolla Village where you can visit the many restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and parks. On Sunday morning don't miss San Diego's best Farmer's Market, located just 3 blocks away.
Although you'll want to enjoy the weather BBQing and relaxing outside on the sunny deck and taking in the gardens, the interior of the cottage is tastefully decorated with modern day luxuries: 50' Plasma HDTV in living room, 32' LCD in master bedroom, cable, Wi-Fi internet, and DVD. The recently remodeled kitchen is fully stocked with all the quality appliances and utensils a gourmet chef would expect. The home is bathed in sunshine with skylights in four of the rooms.
The comfortable beds are furnished with 400 thread count linens and down pillows/duvets. The master bedroom has a king size bed with views out French windows to the back garden and small waterfall, and the second bedroom has a queen size bed. This property is best suited and available for guests age 14+.
Additional amenities: BBQ, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrellas, boogie board, washer/dryer facilities, iron/ironing board, hair dryer.
Enjoy your stay, but no parties or excessive noise. This is a perfect vacation cottage for those who want to enjoy the best of La Jolla at an exceptional rate.
Keywords: Cottage, House, Beach, Garden, Yard
I've owned the La Jolla Garden Cottage since 1998 and I've enjoyed opening it up to those who are looking for a peaceful and beautiful retreat. I am an avid traveler, so I know the importance of a destination being as perfect as possible upon arrival, and you can expect that to be the case when you come to the La Jolla Garden Cottage.
My goal is to exceed your expectations and make the entire booking process easy. That includes professional service such as prompt communication, a timely rental agreement, confirmation of deposit checks, easy access to the property, a complete guest guide, and recommendations for activities and restaurants that suit your specific needs and interests. I'm here to help make your vacation hassle-free.
Bruce Craig purchased this cottage in 1998
The pictures and description of this property cannot capture the beauty of this cottage--must be seen! Perfectly maintained and pristine in every detail, you will not want to leave. The owner, Bruce Craig, can set the standard for a great host, responsive even when away in Spain. If you like to cook, you will go crazy for the gourmet kitchen--equipped so that two chefs could work at the professional stove. The garden is just as pictured and the house is surrounded by flowering bushes and plants. When I was there, the jasmine bower was in full bloom and the scent was enchanting. One note of caution: La Jolla is going crazy with construction. It is supposed to be banned once the high summer season begins but I was told sometimes it continues. Just ask.
Have a fabulous stay and say hello to Bruce!
This was our first VRBO rental and we can only hope all of our future VRBO experiences are as phenomenal as this!
Bruce was the perfect host, shared his knowledge of the area - places to go, places to eat (you have to try the burgers at the Public House!)
His home is warm and comfortable with an outstanding kitchen - was able to make my smoothies every morning - and a great deck & garden for relaxing with a different type of beverage after a busy day.
It's the perfect location to explore the San Diego area - short walk into town or to the ocean. We rented a car but barely used it. We brought our bicycles and spent most days exploring the area - rode to Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, around Mission Bay - outstanding bike paths & lanes - very courteous drivers - felt very safe.
We'll definitely be back
I thought I struck gold when I found Bruce's cottage on VRBO, but realized quickly it was really more like DIAMONDS. Everything about the description is 100% accurate - you have to pinch yourself when you get here. La Jolla is awesome and the cottage is in the perfect part of town, on the quieter side but an easy walk to the village. We kayaked, snorkeled, hiked Torrey Pines, bet on the races at Del Mar and chilled. Class AAAA Vacay.
This was our family's first vacation in several years and expectations were high. We were not disappointed! The cottage is absolutely beautiful... Even more so than the pictures, if you can believe it. It is wonderfully maintained and the garden is amazing. Bruce is a pleasure to work with and he truly wants all of his guests to enjoy their time in La Jolla. He provided some excellent tips for us, including several delicious restaurant recommendations. The proximity to both the village and the beach is ideal. We hope to stay here again.
My husband and I were looking for a winter retreat and we hit the jackpot with Garden Cottage. Cozy, clean and comfortable, tastefully appointed, lovingly landscaped and private, the cottage answered all of our needs. The area offers so much: La Jolla with its shops, restaurants and beaches would be enough, but there is also the draw of San Diego and its many points of interest, such as the Zoo and Balboa Park, the Aquarium and Sea World. We hope to return to the Cottage and would enthusiastically recommend it to friends. Bruce was a great host and even emailed to remind us of the weekly Sunday farmer's market within walking distance, another must-do. What did we love most about the Cottage? Its backyard garden oasis, with two fountains and soft night lighting.
We have done VRBO before so a lot of research went into finding this Cottage. We were so impressed that the actual home was even far better than the photos. The Cottage was immaculate, well stocked and perfect for our needs. The deck and yard is completely private. Loved the fact we could easily walk to town or the beach. We felt very at home here and would have no reservations about retuning the next time we come out this way. Also, you could not find a better owner to work with than Bruce. This was certainly an A+ in our book!
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Echeck or personal check are the primary payment options and are free of charge. If paying by credit card, there is an additional 3% charge to cover the transaction cost.